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Katherine Jackson to Release MJ Book

6/19/2010 10:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, is preparing to release a coffee table book dedicated to her late son ... this according to a new report.

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According to Showbiz411.com, the book will be released next week and is called "Never Can Say Goodbye: The Katherine Jackson Archives." The book will reportedly consist of photos on one page and Katherine's thoughts and memories on another ... and will be sold through a website, www.jacksonsecretvault.com.

The site also says Katherine gave an interview with former MJ confidante Marc Schaffel in an effort to promote the book -- a curious decision because Schaffel was heavily involved in Michael's life at one point, but the two had a huge falling out which resulted in several lawsuits.

As we first reported, Katherine plans on taking Michael's kids -- Prince, Paris, and Blanket -- to Michael's hometown of Gary, IN on the anniversary of his death.


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61.

janicebyrne    

Further to my previous posting, I now know that the proceeds will be split between Katherine, Michael's three children and a cancer charity.

1587 days ago
62.

Cherwood    

Mama's Pearl........
This books looks like one I would love to add to my Michael collection--especially since it has Katherine's thoughts included!I plan to look into it and see what it's about.
My only problem with this book is not knowing the extent to which that Schaffel character is involved. Hopefully, he was only doing an interview and not involved with the book. Clearly, Katherine doesn't realize his Porn background and that he was involved with Dieter Wiesner and Ron Konitzer who were both accused of embezzling funds from Michael when Wiesner had his temporary power of attorney. But all of this came out in the 2005 Trial so I'm not sure why she wouldn't know.
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-#6: Bill read the 2005 Trial transcripts and you'll see why many Fans have a problem with this Schaffel character. He's a con-artist who manipulated his way into MIchael's life along with Wiesner and Konitzer back around 2003-2004. He also built himself up as this major Video Director to Michael who hired him to do his "What More Can I give?" Short film. The short was never made, however, because Michael found out that the only films Schaffel specialized in were Porn.
Lately Schaffel has been seen cozying up to Debbie Rowe. I think this guy will do whatever he can to get back on the MJ Gravy Train. Problem is, there are Sharks much bigger than him guarding the gates....
-#9: dd, Katherine is not responsible for making money for the Estate. Believe me she never has to worry about that. The Executors will make sure the Estate makes money so they can collect their 15%!!
-#10: BarbieJean, not sure why you're so upset over this. This looks like a well-packaged, tastefully done book about Michael. I know you have a problem with people making money off Michael's name--so do I, but I won't judge Katherine no more than Michael would. He loved his Mother and so do I.
Unlike the autographed MJ belt fiasco, I think this is something that's going to help BUILD MIchael's legacy...WITHOUT BUILDING THE EXECUTOR'S BANK ACCTS!!
Going forward, I refuse to make any more purchases that benefit the Estate, AEG,SONY, and UNIVERSAL MUSIC!! I know I'm just one person and this will probably hurt me more than them, but I don't care! I refuse to put money into the pockets of the VULTURES who took my man's life...
-#47: Nessie, that's correct. Because Joe, Katherine and Jermy agreed to a reunion concert with Michael which he later decided against, they were all sued. However, Michael went to court and agreed to a settlement, but the other 3 never showed up to court, ASSuming MIchael would handle it as usual. They found out the hard way that he didn't because he had his own financial issues in 2005. So Joe, Katherine and Jermy had a lien against them so all of the money Katherine gets for the Estate, is going to pay off that lien. Sad thing is Katherine probably just went along with Joe as usual, and as usual, she's the one left holding the bag......
-#49: Daphne, I hadn't heard that she's gotten the money but I would hope so. Remember, the Trust states that the Trustees have the right to delay payment to Beneficiaries at their discretion....
-#50: Jody, I totally disagree. In fact, Michael looks EXTREMELY SEXY IN THIS PICTURE! OWWW!!! I know, I know, he's gone, but I don't care. HE'S TOO HOT!!!
-#52: You tell 'em Daphne! Why limit it to buying MJ Merchandise? When you buy those designer jeans or that new flat screen TV, couldn't you also take THAT money and give it to charity? When I buy a cup of Starbucks, I can also take THAT money and give it to charity. You get the point. Just because you don't want to buy it, don't try to put a guilt trip on those who do. GET REAL, FOLKS!!!
-Cher
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--IL.O.V.E.U4EVER and MISS-U-SO-MUCH!!!

1587 days ago
63.

james    

SHE BETTER WATCH OUT COS JOE IS ABOUT TO RELEASE MICHAEL'S SEXTAPE SO HER LITTLE BOOK IS ABOUT TO BE TOPPLED OVER BY THE TAPE.

1587 days ago
64.

cindee    

Stephanie Mills talks about Michael Jackson



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54NWOc-ea4Y&playnext_from=TL&videos=j6F_fxsRxtQ&feature=grec_index




LOVE YOU FOREVER and EVER

1587 days ago
65.

Sloane    

the way I see it is that if we have a choice of Katherine writing the so-called definitive personal book on Michael...or Joe or Jermaine writing it and going worldwide on every TV show to promote it, and profit from it



then if it's a choice I choose Katherine
and hope that if any other Jacksons come out with a book that the public/fans ignore it

1587 days ago
66.

SashaPanda    

Never Can Say Goodbye. Thank You Katherine.

1587 days ago
67.

kathy40    

@dd. You're so right. When Elvis died he only left $5.0000,00. His wife exploited him through GRACELASND and she still does. Everybody is alright with that, but they jump at the Jacksons every chance they get. MJ fans should be ashamed to badmouth his mother he loved so dearly.Katherine gave MJ life so she has the right to do whatever she finds fit with his legacy. The ones who should f..k off are those who are REALLY cashing in on someone they hated in life, or those who say they "loved" him, but are now SELLING him out.

1587 days ago
68.

mjfan011    

michael looks just like his mommy in the pic above (and they say he had all these different surgeries whatever!!)
i can't wait for the book to come out

1587 days ago
69.

Tinka    

Please help clearing MJs name!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v­=QmPxoyu9F3s



Thank you. :o)

1587 days ago
70.

jayell    

Who is getting the money from this book? Katherine or the MJ estate? Has the estate agreed to let this book be published, especially since they own all the rights to everything MJ? Just wonder if those rights extend to personal photos?

1587 days ago
71.

gabbi    

mj looks just like his mommy on the pic above (and they say he had all these surgeries whatev)
can't wait for the book to come out

1586 days ago
72.

Shame comments    

WHO EVER IS SAYING "SHE'S NO BETTER THEN THE REST OF THE JACKSONS"
OR SAYING "NOW SHES CASHING IN" NEED TO GO DIE AND FKK YOURSELF!!!
ITS HER SON AND SHES ONE OF THE FEW THAT REALLY CARED ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON YOU FKKKING IDIOT FKKKS....DIE MUTHER FKKKERS DIE WHO THINK KATHERINE IS DOING SOMETHING BAD AGAISNT MICHAEL JACKSON OR CASHINF IN!!!!!IF YOU PEOPLE OR GROWN UPS TYPING THAT ABOUT HER, THEN I WONDER IF YOU WERE PLANN ON BIRTH....TYPICAL SIMPLEMINDED BRAIN WASH TIMZ FANS BLAMING THE WRONG PERSON....

1586 days ago
73.

CloBird    

The money goes to Katherine,the children,and charities.

1586 days ago
74.

mysteria333    

I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY KATHERINE IS COLLABORATING WITH SCHAFFEL IF HE AND MICHAEL HAD A FALLING OUT, THAT IS CONFUSING, IT DOES'NT MAKE SENSE. HOWEVER EVEN THOUGH I KNOW A LOT OF THE MJ PARAPHANALIA IS STRICTLY ABOUT PROFIT I'D STILL BY IT IF I KNOW THE PROFITS ARE GOING TO THE KIDS. SIMPLY BECAUSE I LOVE MICHAEL, AND I LOVE HIS CHILDREN.

1586 days ago
75.

lyons    

it nice mrs jackson is taking the kids out of town lay off katherine shelost a son she gave birth to he was very misunderstood.i hope all three kids make him proud and they never forget what he taught them.stopallthe negative talkaboutmichaellet him rest in peacehe left behind three kids have respect stop the crap talk about him katherine is amom who lost a son the book will be nice

1586 days ago
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