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Katherine Jackson -- Those Kids Won't Be on TV

10/14/2009 2:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson says Michael Jackson's kids will not appear on any TV reality show in her lifetime.

Katherine tells TMZ Michael would never want his kids to appear on TV, much less on a reality show. She says her son went to great lengths to protect the kids from TV cameras, often shielding them with masks.

There are reports A&E's Jackson reality show will include MJ's 3 kids. Katherine, who is the legal guardian of the kids and ultimately makes the decision, tells us it will NOT happen.

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31.

LIFE IS LIFE    

8. strange they had no problem making the little girl get up on stage and tell the world what a great dad the freak was..well lets say they forced the kid up there and made her say wacko jacko was a great dad.they will be on tv eventually either for drugs or killing someone im sure.....



YOU ARE RIGHT ON..

1799 days ago
32.

doc murry    

Nope - Paris asked her Aunt if she could speak. No one MADE her do anything

that was rehearsed so how could she have asked to do it,,they made her read it from a card..get real..those kids are already mental defectives anyways..with a father figure they had its no wonder as he was doped to the max and crazy as a loon

1799 days ago
33.

janalal4    

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/14/ent.jackson.kids.tv/index.html

Wrong TMZ! A&E says NO reality show for the kids. Rebbie says, "Michael would spin in his grave"

1799 days ago
34.

randi    

GOOD FOR YOU KATHERINE!!!
Michael would never have agreed to this travesty. This realty show is a joke anyway. He did not want his kids exploited.
Are the Jackson brothers behind wanting his kids on the show, if they are it's only because they know it's going to fail.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KATHERINE AND DON'T LET YOUR SONS AND HUSBAND CHANGE YOUR MIND

1799 days ago
35.

Butterfly    

Thats good news



LOVE AND MISS HIM SOOOOOO MUCH

1799 days ago
36.

o rly    

Simone's on TV all the time; Desperate Posters of TMZ.

1799 days ago
37.

ThePrevailingTruth    

When reporting news, why is TMZ Katherine Jackson's first call?

As far as the reality show, you can have 1,000 Jackson's on the show and it won't equal 1/100000 of the entertainment value of Michael Jackson.

1799 days ago
38.

janalal4    

So if Rebbie & Katherine didn't want the kids on the show then guess who did?? The usual media-whore suspects from the family I would imagine.

1799 days ago
39.

Jan    

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40.

Elizabeth    

Nice to know there is SOMEBODY in Hollyweird who has her head screwed on straight. Good for you Katherine.

1799 days ago
41.

Jan    

Less than a day after Michael Jackson's death, the mayor of Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, announced that the city would erect a statue of the
singer in Dona Marta, a favela that was once notorious for drug dealing
and is now a model for social development. The change was spurred partly
by Jackson's 1996 visit to film the video for "They Don't Care About
Us."

Jackson shot two videos for "They Don't Care About Us," the fourth
single from "HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I": one in a prison
and another in Dona Marta and Salvador da Bahia, a colonial Brazilian
city known for its Afro-Brazilian culture and music.

When Jackson came to Brazil to shoot the video, directed by Spike Lee,
Rio's local government became concerned that the singer would show the
world an unflattering picture of poverty. At the time, Brazilians, like
people the world over, saw Jackson as an idol. He'd been to the country
twice before, once with the Jackson 5 in the '70s and again in 1993,
when he played two concerts in São Paulo to 100,000 people each
night.
[left]
At the time, the concert promoter Dodi Sirena recalls a "sensitive"
artist who asked for an amusement park to be reserved for his use, then
invited children from the poorest public schools. "He displayed great
concern for everything in the country, with poverty, with street
children," Sirena says.

In that context, Jackson's choice of locale for his video made sense.
"The video is about the people no one cares about," says Claudia Silva,
press liaison for Rio's office of tourism.

When Jackson shot the video in Rio, Silva was a journalist for the daily
newspaper O Globo, but Lee and his staff had banned journalists from the
shoot because Dona Marta drug dealers didn't want the attention. But
Silva found a family that let her spend the night at their home and saw
the favela residents washing the streets to prepare for Jackson's
arrival. "The people were so proud," Silva says. "That was the best
thing for me. People got up early to clean the area, they prepared for
him, they took out the trash."

Jackson arrived by helicopter but walked the streets of Dona Marta
shaking hands and distributing candy. "People were very surprised in the
end, because they were expecting an extraterrestrial guy," Silva says.
"And he was—it sounds strange to say this—a normal guy."

Jackson shot scenes in Salvador, alongside throngs of people,
accompanied by the Afro-Brazilian cultural group Olodum. In the video,
he can be seen dancing to the beat of hundreds of Olodum's drummers and
with cheering fans who reach out to touch him—and at one point burst
through security and push him to the floor.

"This process to make Dona Marta better started with Michael Jackson,"
Silva says. "Now it's a safe favela. There are no drug dealers anymore,
and there's a massive social project. But all the attention started with
Michael Jackson." --Leila Cobo

1799 days ago
42.

Spirit    

Thank you Mrs. Katherine Jackson. I am 100% against this also. Question TMZ: Shortly after he died, Michael's bodyguards alluded to the fact that Michael and Grace (nanny) were a couple for many years? Does anyone have any information on that? She was there in photos with him at the last trail on most days. There are several pictures on Youtube with them together without the children.

1799 days ago
43.

ANDREIA BRAZIL    

Not for any reason that Michael has entrusted their children to their mother! He knew that it would protect children as it preserved! Okay. Health and peace to you all!

1799 days ago
44.

Zonny VanRant    

awww horse manure, wait till the money runs out yo

1799 days ago
45.

The Truth    

25. Who cares I want to hear about O J Simson being killed in jail this morning~~~~

Posted at 2:22PM on Oct 14th 2009 by The original Ha Ha


glad to hear that hes dead...Should have happened years ago lol

1799 days ago
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