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Jackson Gets Posthumous B'Day Gift from Vegas

8/30/2009 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson was honored in Las Vegas last night -- on what would have been his 51st birthday -- with a star on the Palms Casino Resort's Walk of Fame.

Joe Jackson

Robin Leach presented the star to Joe Jackson, Michael's dad, who said, "I wish he was here to see this take place."

Afterwards, Joe had dinner at the N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms and then went up to the Playboy Club. After that, he went to another nightclub called Moon, where the DJ played Michael Jackson songs all night.

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danger baby    

Really nice post! MJ forgave Joe, and we should as well. Also, IMHO, the family (in general) has taken a bad rap since MJ's death. I don't agree that they are in cahoots with Allgood (as some were suggesting last night) as a 'cover' for their involvement in MJ's death. That is just nonsense.

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5. Everybody who is bashing Joe Jackson needs to listen to MJ's speech at Oxford on YouTube, especially part 3 and 4. He cries about his relationship with his father, but he says now he realizes how much his father loves him and he understands what made his father who he is, and he tells why he appreciates his father, then he says the only way to heal the world is for all people to forgive their parents the way he forgave Joe. He says he how much he loves Joe.

Then in an interview with Geraldo, he tells what qualities he admires in Joe and says he sees some of those qualities in himself. Katherine recently called Geraldo on the air and she said all this stuff you're hearing about Joe in the media is a bunch of crap, and that anything negative happened 39 years ago.

Joe supported MJ through his trial, he was in MJ's life until he died, and MJ had asked Joe to help him straighten out the AEG mess. So Joe, Leonard Rowe, and MJ had a meeting with AEG 3 weeks before he died.

Now Joe is calling for a congressional investigation into MJ's death. He says it goes way beyond the doctors. I wholeheartedly agree. MJ said Joe is a genius and a warrior. Joe will fight hard for justice for MJ, and that's why the media will trash Joe even more. If you want justice for MJ, don't bash one of the key people who will fight for it.

MJ said he knew he couldn't be a perfect parent and hoped his kids would forgive his mistakes. It is absolutely NOT MJ's wishes for people to harbor unforgiveness toward Joe and trash him. Let's honor MJ's wish that Joe and all parents be forgiven.

Posted at 11:36AM on Aug 30th 2009 by LoveHimMore

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disfasia    

Insanity 7.0

Well, I am someone who does not have to be vulgar or be aggressive in addressing others. Your constant infantilization of Michael is offensive and you are no different than those who come on here insulting him in a more, albeit honest, way.

But I will ask that you put your aggression and anger away. We don't need it here.

1816 days ago
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Insanity 7.0    


Insanity Says:

This is why I call him Pete..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnepp9GsekQ

1816 days ago
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disfasia    

danger baby

Well, the family orchestrated a concert Michael simply did not want to do. I think people have every reason to dislike Michael's family--his parents especially. That he forgave him is really beside the point. Many recognize Michael Jackson's demise as stemming directly from his parents' hijacking of his childhood and his life until he was already an adult. The Allgood deal was really something his family and Allgood orchestrated and this caused a great amount of stress for Michael.

But I certainly don't let the family off the hook at all.

1816 days ago
35.

danger baby    

hugh hefner should have his viagra taken away and be sentenced to a lifetime of community service.

Insanity -- No, MJ spent time in Bahrain, Ireland and France (or so I've read), then Vegas, then Los Angeles.

1816 days ago
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Insanity 7.0    

35. Insanity 7.0

Well, I am someone who does not have to be vulgar or be aggressive in addressing others. Your constant infantilization of Michael is offensive and you are no different than those who come on here insulting him in a more, albeit honest, way.

But I will ask that you put your aggression and anger away. We don't need it here.

Posted at 12:04PM on Aug 30th 2009 by disfasia

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Insanity Says:

Chick please get a life...You should not try to inform someone how they should reference someone they cared about...Furthermore, you are really getting on my nerves with this self ritious act and we don't need you here...I have been here from day one...Insanity Goes Nowhere on the count of someone as tired as you..Please..Who are you??

1816 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Lankandiva can't even comply with her own instructions in her missive to adoring WJ fans. If Lankandiva can spew his or her thoughts (in caps no less), why is Lankandiva expecting you to keep mum? Lankandiva's time may be better spent with legislators trying to change the First Amendment. Lankandiva reminds me alot of Victicrats talking about reimposing the Fairness Doctrine. Did WJ hate the concept of free speech?

1816 days ago
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disfasia    

Insanity 7.0

I am quite aware that he envisioned himself a Peter Pan, but that was not his name nor did he wish for that to be his name. He worked extremely hard these past fifteen years for people to call him Michael, Jackson or Michael Jackson and nothing other. I just think we ought to respect that which is his name. Moreover, he used that allusion to show people that he was good, not bad, to children. He certainly did not mean it literally.

1816 days ago
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Insanity 7.0    

Insanity Laughs

1816 days ago
40.

Debi    

What is with this F-ing jerk accepting things for and using Michaels fame & name for anything? MICHAEL HATED YOU JOE JACKSON! All you are is a sperm donor. Get off Michaels nuts and for sure if Michael was here to see the star and accept it, YOU JOE J would not. You are an old perverted, abusing, nothing coot and you deserve nothing in life. In fact if Michael could come back and you would go in his place, the world would be a better place! LOVE YOU ALWAYS MICHAEL & MISS YOU TO DEATH! REST IN PEACE!!!!!

1816 days ago
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disfasia    

Insanity 7.0

It seems a lot of things get on your nerves. Again, your anger and insults are not appreciated.

1816 days ago
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Angela    

Michael would have been so honored. It's good to see that people have not forgotten the real talents in this world. But I'll just keep my mouth closed in reference to Joe Jackson.

1816 days ago
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Insanity 7.0    

Insanity Says:

This is why I call him Pete..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnepp9GsekQ

Posted at 12:06PM on Aug 30th 2009 by Insanity 7.0

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Insanity Says:

Instead of being so judgmental and critical of others take the time to comprehend why someone might reference him this way. I have been here since day on accepting insults hurled my way and taking on just about every hater that posted insulting comments.

1816 days ago
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disfasia    

Angela

I think part of the problems many of the Jackson children had was in keeping their mouths closed about Joe Jackson as long as many of them did.

1816 days ago
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disfasia    

Insanity 7.0

You are completely missing the point and you react angrily insulting people, all the while claiming to be insulted since "day one". Most everyone here has dealt with the haters. I just find it strange that you refuse to use a name that Michael himself asked to be called, combatting years of people calling him anything but.

Judgmental? Everyone is judgemental--judgement is part of decision-making. Do I have te or coffee? Do I walk or take the metro? I simply asked you to use his name. It just comes off rather oddly that you claim to love him yet you don't use the very name he fought so hard for people to call him.

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