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Judge Checks in on Michael Jackson's Kids

10/2/2009 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A hearing is underway in Michael Jackson's probate case -- the judge wants to know how the three kids are doing. And some family members may try and boot John Branca as executor under the will.

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UPDATE 5:27 PM ET -- All done.

UPDATE 5:25 PM ET -- Billie Jean Jackson objects!!!! To what, we don't know.

UPDATE 5:17 PM ET -- Howard Weitzman, who reps Branca and McClain, asked the judge to extend the co-Special Administrators powers through the end of the year. The judge saw it Weitzman's way, and gave the pair basically the same power as executors of the estate would have, with one string attached -- they have to loop in Katherine Jackson and the Guardian Ad Litem for the kids for any deals they negotiate.

UPDATE 5:05 PM ET -- Katherine Jackson's attorney, Burt Levitch, just told the judge the family would rather see a member of the family be the administrator of Jackson's estate.

UPDATE 4:44 PM ET
-- A motion to seal several business agreements was granted.

UPDATE 4:41 PM ET -- The judge has received a report from the court investigator that says kids are doing well. The judge called it "an excellent report."

UPDATE 4:37 PM ET -- The judge has taken the bench.

UPDATE 4:31 PM ET -- But fear not ... Billie Jean Jackson is in the house!!!

UPDATE 4:28 PM ET -- We originally thought Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother and the guardian of his three kids, would be at the hearing -- but now we've learned she will not be. We're told she was all set to come, but then backed out when she heard Joe Jackson would be there.
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Tessa    

Spending the kids' money going to court every other day...paying those huge attorney's fees....you could make just as much money....silly rabbits.

1784 days ago
2.

tommyr    

What a clusterF^&k....

1784 days ago
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tanya    

#258 you say, Mr. Joe Jackson BEAT,MOLESTED AND RAISED HELL WITH HIS CHILDREN. Please show me proof that he molested his children or BEAT them I know that he whipped them with a belt or a switch, which was extremely common in those days for blacks to discipline children in that way, I am not saying that it was o.k. but that was the way I was disciplined and everyone I knew,your neighbor could give you a few swats and it was alright. I do not agree with the beatings you are alleging, he got whippings. Black families raised hell and yelled, so what...that was then and this is now. They were not taught the proper way of raising and discipline children it was a common way among blacks,it is OUR history. SO LEAVE MR.JOE JACKSON ALONE!!!

1783 days ago
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The Jacksons & TohmeDiLeo dunnit    

THE PATIENT CRYPTKEEPER WAITS FOR THE DANCING JACKSON 4


Michael Jackson speaks of his parents from beyond the grave.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crn_B9OFOaw

"In the sample, Jackson could be heard telling his former friend, "He (Joe) was rough. The way he would beat you was hard... He would make you strip nude first, he would oil you down. It would be a whole ritual. He would oil you down, so when the flip of the ironing cord hit you... it was just like me dying, and you had whips all over your face, your back, everywhere.

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

"I always heard my mother like, 'No Joe, you're gonna kill 'em,
you're gonna kill 'em.' And I would just give up, like there was
nothing I could do... And I hated him for it."
Joe Jackson has maintained he never beat his children."

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/jackson-attacks-dad-over-beatings-from-beyond-the-grave_1117215


...Joe and Katherine will be dancing and singing from dawn until
dusk.

Joe will not be allowed to bring any of his cheap priced young HOs in here nor will he be allowed to pimp from within these walls. He will get bored but I have plenty to do that will help him out with that and will take care of all his needs in that area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qHaIO0LU38

Katherine does not need to worry about jewelry, clothes or
chauffeuring expenses here. She does not need to worry about her hair or her wigs here. It will be singed to the scalp as soon as she gets here. You can bet on that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52vcspOpH94

Shame on you Katherine you shouldn't have made him do the Pepsi
commercial. You do remember making him do it don't you? Making him
feel guilty because if he didn't he wouldn't be helping his brothers.

Joe and Katherine will not need money here.

We plan to make Joe and Kate dance and sing from dawn until dusk from now until the end of time.
They will not be paid for doing so at least not with money.

We have a special band from Hell complete with backup singers and
dancers who will help Jermaine perform "Word To the Bad" for us. We
have a special surprise ready for him when he is finished. When we
have him ready he will sing his brothers song "Smile" until his
tongue turns black and rots out. He will never sing again and will
not be smiling when he is done. You can bet on that also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lidJPARmp68&feature=related

Randy will not need to worry about airspace since there is none.
He will not need to worry about taking his orders from Joe and Kate
anymore he will be answering directly to us. Randy will still be
driving something red but it will not be his Porsche. It will be a
redhot poker forged straight from Hell. He will be riding and driving several of them all at the same time.

There is no Sandman here to help Randy out of this. He will beg for
him to come but the Sandman will not be listening.

All 4 of the Jacksons will feast on rats, waterbugs and maggots. This is not the Villa Sorriso or Madeos but they will have to make do.

I am personally keeping their slimy cold and damp beds ready and
waiting.

Halloween is almost here. We can hardly wait.

If the members of the Jackson family are here in time for All Saints Eve I will personally teach them the Dance of Death.

None of them will be earning any money by performing it for us.

There is no escape from what awaits within these walls.
This is a place where all hopes of redemption are past.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOUUb3iRqs8

We are anxiously waiting
We love Halloween

1783 days ago
5.

janicebyrne01    

Old Joe has no right to be there so please.... BAN HIM!!!! Michael did NOT want him involved IN ANY WAY so he should be kept out of EVERYTHING. Branca and McClain MUST be involved. They were Michael's choice and if Katherine, or anyone else, doesn't like it then too bad. It's not Katherine's choice to make. Another Jackson family member should also NOT be involved. They were and still are, only interested in themselves. Apart from Janet, they are all parasites. RIP Michael Jackson. Greatly loved and missed.

1783 days ago
6.

jenne    

WHAT THE HELL IS JOE JACKSON DOING IN MICHAEL'S BUSINESS. HE WAS LEFT OUT..OUT..OUT.. OF THE WILL. WHAT PART OF THAT DON'T THEY UNDRSTAND???? YES, MICHAEL'S MONEY SHOULD NOT..NOT..NOT..BE SUPPORTING JERMAINE'S KIDS WHO LIVE AT MICHAEL'S HOME HAYVENHURT..AND THE OTHERS WHO HAVE NO INCOME.. NO WAY EVER..EVER..EVER..IS THIS JUDGE IN THE END GOING TO TAKE BRANCA OUT OF THE PICTURE...NEVER, EVER, EVEN IF HELL FROZE OVER, THE JUDGE IS NOT GOING TO TAKE BRANCA OUT OF THE PICTURE. IF THEY CLAIM MICHAEL DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING, THEN HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING BY GIVING HIS MOTHER CUSTODY OF THE CHILDREN AND 40 % of his estate.

1783 days ago
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gs    

319. How many posters here are pretending to be haters or grieving fans so you too can profit from MJ's death? Those of you who are sincere fans don't be taken in by these fake posters. They are trying to lure you in for their own selfish profit. Some are pretending to be your friend, pretending to share with you sadness over Michael's death, while they are really laughing at you and manipulating you. They are creating their own tribute sites hoping for your hits or planning to write books etc? Keep eyes wide open and be careful what you share. Don't be their fools. There are so many genuine ways to honor Michael Jackson. THIS IS NOT IT.
Posted at 12:06PM on Oct 3rd 2009 by killed with kindness

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YOU SHOULD KNOW YOU ARE THE BIGGEST LIAR AND FAKE PERSONALITY IN HERE. ALL YOU DO IS HIDE BEHIND ALL THESE DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES AND HATE ONE DAY AND ACT INNOCENT THE NEXT. WE KNOW WHO YOU REALLY ARE AND WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE BEHIND SEVERAL HATER IDENTITIES. WE SEE YOU AND WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE. YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE AND GET SOME HELP CAUSE YOU ARE NUTS. YOU LIVE IN THIS VIRTUAL WORLD LIKE ITS SOME KIND OF PRIVATE HOME WHERE ONLY YOU CAN COME AND THOSE YOU INVITE IN OR ACCEPT. BITCH THIS IS NOT REAL. WAKE UP YOU ARE LOOSING IT. TROLLING THIS BOARD EVERYDAY STALKING PEOPLE
AND CREATING CONFUSION WITH DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES, ACTING LIKE YOU ARE SOME KIND OF BOARD POLICEMAN. YOU ARE NOT HERE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON EITHER. IF YOU WERE YOU WOULD NOT SPEND ALL YOUR TIME PLAYING PSYCO HIDE AND SEEK. GET HELP CAUSE YOU HAVE LOST YOUR FREAKING MIND. AND GET OUT OF THIS BOARD SOMETIME, THIS IS NOT YOUR HOUSE. THIS IS A COMPUTER GOSSIP BOARD WAKE UP. YOU HAVE BECOME SO ADDICTED TO THIS BOARD THAT YOU TAKE EVERYTHING PERSONAL AND ONLY ALLOW PEOPLE TO SAY WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO.
YOU COME HERE EVERY SINGLE DAY AND HANG OUT UNDER SO MANY PERSONALITIES IT BOGGLES THE MIND. THAT IS A SICKNESS AND YOU NEED SOME HELP BECAUSE YOU CAN NO LONGER FUNCTION OUTSIDE OF THIS BOARD. BELIEVE ME EVERYONE IN HERE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE, YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED. SO GIVE IT UP. GET SOME HELP BECAUSE EVERYONE IN HERE IS SICK OF YOUR STRANGE BEHAVIOR.

1783 days ago
8.

gs    

319. How many posters here are pretending to be haters or grieving fans so you too can profit from MJ's death? Those of you who are sincere fans don't be taken in by these fake posters. They are trying to lure you in for their own selfish profit. Some are pretending to be your friend, pretending to share with you sadness over Michael's death, while they are really laughing at you and manipulating you. They are creating their own tribute sites hoping for your hits or planning to write books etc? Keep eyes wide open and be careful what you share. Don't be their fools. There are so many genuine ways to honor Michael Jackson.

YOU SHOULD KNOW YOU ARE THE BIGGEST LIAR AND FAKE PERSONALITY IN HERE. ALL YOU DO IS HIDE BEHIND ALL THESE DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES AND HATE ONE DAY AND ACT INNOCENT THE NEXT. WE KNOW WHO YOU REALLY ARE AND WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE BEHIND SEVERAL HATER IDENTITIES. WE SEE YOU AND WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE. YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE AND GET SOME HELP CAUSE YOU ARE NUTS. YOU LIVE IN THIS VIRTUAL WORLD LIKE ITS SOME KIND OF PRIVATE HOME WHERE ONLY YOU CAN COME AND THOSE YOU INVITE IN OR ACCEPT. BITCH THIS IS NOT REAL. WAKE UP YOU ARE LOOSING IT. TROLLING THIS BOARD EVERYDAY STALKING PEOPLE AND CREATING CONFUSION WITH DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES, ACTING LIKE YOU ARE SOME KIND OF BOARD POLICEMAN. YOU ARE NOT HERE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON EITHER. IF YOU WERE YOU WOULD NOT SPEND ALL YOUR TIME PLAYING PSYCO HIDE AND SEEK. GET HELP CAUSE YOU HAVE LOST YOUR FREAKING MIND. AND GET OUT OF THIS BOARD SOMETIME, THIS IS NOT YOUR HOUSE. THIS IS A COMPUTER GOSSIP BOARD WAKE UP. YOU HAVE BECOME SO ADDICTED TO THIS BOARD THAT YOU TAKE EVERYTHING PERSONAL AND ONLY ALLOW PEOPLE TO SAY WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO. YOU COME HERE EVERY SINGLE DAY AND HANG OUT UNDER SO MANY PERSONALITIES IT BOGGLES THE MIND. THAT IS A SICKNESS AND YOU NEED SOME HELP BECAUSE YOU CAN NO LONGER FUNCTION OUTSIDE OF THIS BOARD. BELIEVE ME EVERYONE IN HERE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE, YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED. SO GIVE IT UP. GET SOME HELP BECAUSE EVERYONE IN HERE IS SICK OF YOUR STRANGE BEHAVIOR.

1783 days ago
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tanya    

YOU PEOPLE ACT AS IF YOU KNOW THE JACKSON FAMILY, NONE OF YOU DO...SO STOP ACTING AS IF YOU KNOW WHAT THE FAMILY WILL OR WILL NOT DO!!JOE JACKSON CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR YOUR SON'S LEGACY...IT IS NOBODIES BUSINESS WHAT YOUR FAMILY IS DOING...THESE SO CALLED FANS NEED TO MORN MJ AND STAY OUT OF HIS BUSINESS...THIS IS ONE REASON WHY HE IS DEAD...HE DID NOT LIKE THESE AWFUL THINGS PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HIM AND IS FAMILY...THIS IS WHY HE WAS SO PRIVATE...LEAVE MR.JACKSON ALONE!!!!

1783 days ago
10.

Guitar    

“Animals strike, not from Malice, But because they want to live, it is the same’ with those who Criticize, they desire our Blood, not our pain. But still I must achieve I must seek truth in all things. I must endure for the power, I was sent forth, for the world, for the children. But have Mercy, for I’ve been Bleeding a long time now.” By {Michael Jackson}

Individual’s slandering’ “Mr. Michael Jackson” American’ {dreamer of’, “everyone appreciating’ all”} ” Jocko or Wacko Jacko in the Headlines’ {his only Request’, mind you, was not being Disrespected’ in that manner} to promote sales’ or self’ relates only’ the posted News gossiper’s attempt to cloak’ and downgrade his insurmountable legacy’ {Remember’ not to betray’ Poster’s, Vengeance is mine say-eth the Lord’, evil attack’s do recoil, into anti-moral poster’s immediate neighborhood’ and person. Because’ atonement’ is never a gift’} accusing by assumption, Lowlife’, Pervert’, Narcotic’ and Stimulant’ addiction, with emphasis’ on Psychotic. I’m not a Jacko I’m Jackson’ Don’t do it to me, I’m not a Wacko, I’m heart and Sole’ don’t call me Wacko. Ignoring the humorous genius’ of very’ late’ late’ Court arrival’ in bedclothes’ with Tuxedo Jacket’ to receive Jury’ Judgment, then’ dancing’ singing’ on Limousine rooftop, because’ acquittal’ was assured, from preposterous’ accusation’s. That was Michael’ anticipating’ vindication’ and contrition, that now merit’s’ our seeking Absolution’. {think’ to assume, the assumption’ of guilt’ had Asexual Michael shared his bed’ with only preteen girl’s} All the Press’ acted the Gossip Tabloid, furthering’ former press posting’s’ of assumed’ Pedophile, disproven’ {advancing only’ the popularity of their Media’ while fueling’ Hate} child molester, disproven’ Drug Addiction, disproven’ by Toxicity report! Michael avoided cigarettes, alcohol {some wine} sugar and soft-drinks, he was mostly a vegetarian, excluding his end of the month’ fried chicken’ or chicken wing’ fetish, he often’ extreme fasted’ or skipped food for day’s’ his simply preferring not to eat’ has been reported as far back as childhood. Large hands’ firm handshake, Five’ Nine” or taller, Joe Jackson said' poor Michael died at 110 to 115 Pounds, Autopsy said' 136 pounds, Santa Barbara pretrial said' 120 pounds.

1782 days ago
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WHITE AMERICAN    

WOW,when it come to the jackson family,and 100%of these comments make's me glad that slavery is over.jus reading some of these post really let me know that racism is very much still alive.try posting this tmz.

1782 days ago
12.

lala    

I read comments where people cant believe that Michael left more to his mother. In my opinion Michael did that because he knew his mother was going to give some money to his many nicecs and nephews. I believe that the Jackson family only wanted custody of his children to keep the money in the Jackson family. I also believe that Debbie Rowe will try to get full custody of her 2 children when Katherine dies. thats why she didnt give up her parental rights and is requesting visitation.

1782 days ago
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missinfo    

All you people are clueless. I cant believe you people state something as it is a fact. Because youve read every book, watched every tv show, and belong to all web sights with info about this family doesnt mean you know whats really going on. They are humans who feeel, laugh, and love like the rest of us. Go live your life and leave others lives alone. I will say this Michael Jacksons kids are living in the real world the are more normal the these MJ crazed so called fans. Fans love the star not hurt him. Let the Jacksons be they have lost more then anyone of you.

1780 days ago
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sc341    

It would be nice if these kids were enrolled in a private school. If President Obama's kids can go to a private school, why can't MJ's kids go to school? They need to be around kids their own age. It would also be nice if they could go to college, they could be the first in the family to go. MJ never got to go to H.S. (he had a tutor) or college, none of his siblings went to college either I don't think. However I think their cousins go to private schools. These kids need a chance at a normal life now that their dad is gone.

Sadly, the Jackson family will probably keep them isolated because of the fear of them being taunted by mean people who will say nasty things about their dad. Very sad. I hope the kids will be okay, it is very sad that they lost their daddy.

1778 days ago
15.

Linda    

Those poor kids will be facing the holidays without their daddy. So very sad. My heart goes out to them.

1746 days ago
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