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Bubbles the Chimp Disses La Toya Jackson

6/23/2010 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

La Toya Jackson just tried to rekindle her treasured relationship with Michael Jackson's former pet chimp Bubbles -- but when she went to the cage, it was clear Bubbles wasn't havin' it.

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The two met up for an Animal Planet special which ran last night called "Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story." It was the first time they'd seen each other since 2004 ... when MJ gave him up.

During the encounter, La Toya gets super emotional ... begging Bubbles to simply acknowledge her. There's crying, there's awkward moments ... but no dung was flung.

Still, you gotta see this video.

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121.

juney    

The chimp didn't diss LaToya, I found it warm and emotional, whether he recognized her or not; she had a moment at the end where she became emotional, maybe memories catching up with her. TMZ, please do what another commenter suggested, and stop giving a forum to the HATERS over nothing. Isn't Animal Planet immune from your gossip and innuendo? I wondered what TMZ and your likes would do differently when Michael left us, now I know! Absolutely nothing, keep hacking away at even the most innocent of stories. But you know what? I can see the tide of sentiment turning away from the likes of TMZ, the Enquirer, Dimond, Orth, and Bashir; Michael was a gentleman and his legacy will endure.

1579 days ago
122.

Tiahzzi    

These MJ STANS are HIDEOUS!!!! It's probably Jermaine wacko ass patrolling this board! Why didn't Latoya visit bibbles last year??? This was FAKE ASS DRAMA for TV TIME!!!

1579 days ago
123.

cynthia    

It's too bad that TMZ can't appreciate the Animal Planet doc without find fault...I watched is twice and would have watched it more...Latoya shared her memories of Bubbles as precisely at many interviews with Michael had shown...she remined at the Encino for a very long time so she knew Bubbles...When watching the program..I belived Bubbles did recognize Latoya and Latoya's emotions were heartfelt... it was like closure and her and Michael..Michael had planned to see Bubbles last year..It's about time people stop looking for negative things and appreciate a doc. that was based on good positive information..why made it ugly?

1579 days ago
124.

Linda Blum    

The saddest story about Bubbles is that the CENTER FOR THE GREAT APES was promised 1 million dollars for his care. The center never received any money - EVER. Having seen Bubbles in this center - he has an expansive 3 story habitat, with other chimps he loves. It would have been pertinent to show this view and also allow others to donate to this amazing not for profit facility.



This is the link to her website http://www.centerforgreatapes.org/

1579 days ago
125.

Mike Ford    

That is funny, how pathetic is that family? Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles...

1578 days ago
126.

TMZ Fan    

She's being dumb. I saw the do***entary - "Oh YAYYYYY! Look at it, I miss it! I want to see him so MUCH (and while talking, her glasses were in a very awkward area) She goes up, and asks him "Do you remember me", but he CAN NOT SPEAK! LOL

1578 days ago
127.

my opinion    

This video brought tears to my eyes...Bubbles knew her he responded immediately when LaToya called his name...Bubbles seemed disappointed nd sad he was never kept in a cage he was able to roam free and not to mention he had the best of EVERYTHING and NOW he is in a cage he is PISSED!!!!!



RIP MJ



Love the Jackson's
Tanya

1574 days ago
128.

Cathy    

I found this moment really touching, actually. Yes, part of it was comical, but when La Toya started weeping it brought tears to my eyes too. I don't know if Bubbles recognized her or not, but when she cried, she was clearly crying over the memories from long ago, and for the loss of her brother. Can't see anything hateful or ridiculous about that.

1569 days ago
129.

Kaijin    

Lame news is lame.

1562 days ago
130.

brianna    

gosh, she's such a bad actress lmao.

1551 days ago
131.

MTZI    

TO 134: RESPONSE FROM #130:

IN REGUARD TO THE COMMENT THAT THE PERSON WHO COMMENTED ON MICHEAL JACKSON BEING PRSENT WHEN THEY TORE DOWN THE BERLIN WALL IS ACTUALLY A TRUE HISTORICAL FACT....HE GAVE A CONCERT AFTERWARD TO HONOR THE EVENT.......SO....BEFORE YOU GO CALLING A COMMENTOR ON HERE "DELUSIONAL , CRAZY & CULTIST"....

QUESTION: WHY CAN'T YOU BOTHER TO DO A LITTLE HISTORY RESEARCH FIRST....OR PICK UP A BOOK...
BEFORE POSTING A TOTALLY MEAN,NASTY AND HATEFUL COMMENT....
ALSO...I AM GLAD I GREW UP IN THE 1980'S ...WHEN PEOPLE WERE STILL NICE....HAD MANNERS AND CARED ABOUT OTHERS FEELINGS....
AND WE ALL CARED ABOUT MICHEAL,BUBBLES AND LATOYA...AND THE WHOLE JACKSON FAMILY....AND HAD RESPECT FOR THEM...
SOMETHING I HAVE NOTICED DOES NOT EXIST ON THIS FORUM...OR SADLY IN THE WORLD TODAY....WHAT WENT WRONG? THAT ALL THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE SO HATEFUL ?
MICHEAL JACKSON'S MOTIVE FOR MUSIC WAS TO BRING PEACE....AND JOY TO THE WORLD...
AND MAKE A BETTER WORLD FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF CHILDREN

( PLEASE NO CRUEL MOLEST COMMENTS:HE WAS FOUND INNOCENT:GET OVER IT!)

MY POINT IS: ARE YOU THE CURRENT YOUTH OF AMERICA GOING TO HONOR HIS MEMORY....AND HIS LOVE FOR ALL HUMANITY AND ANIMALS?

OR ARE YOU GOING TO CONTINUE TO DEFILE THE WORLD WITH HATRED AND CRUELTY....OR CHOOSE TO STEP UP...RISE ABOVE AND SHOW ALL OF US OUT HERE WHEN WE GET OLDER ....

AND DEPART THIS WORLD...THAT WE CAN REST IN PEACE KNOWING WE LEFT IT IN THE CARE OF A YOUTH GENERATION THAT WOULD CARRY PROUDLY MICHEAL'S MESSAGE OF LOVE AND WORLD PEACE.

...IT STARTS WITH YOU AND AN ATTUTUDE CHANGE..."IT'S TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE" (MJ'S SONG: MAN IN THE MIRROR )

1531 days ago
132.

Sym    

Not surprised if he didn't remember Latoya. If Michael would have visited, Bubbles would've remember him. Or if Jermaine or Tito or Jackie had visited him, but Latoya?! Puh-Lease!

1443 days ago
133.

Joan    

I think that Bubbles was not rude,hewas mystified by seeing and hearing a voice from the pasr - perhaps remembering Michael. he looked stupified and sad to me.

1020 days ago
134.

Joan    

I thought that Bubbles did recognize her but was confused, maybe flashbacks of memories. He did not seem mean or to snub her, just looked sad.

1018 days ago
135.

Dawn Forsythe    

LaToya cries, but I doubt that she or her family have given a penny to Bubbles' support. Tears are cheap, caring for an adult chimpanzee is not. http://tinyurl.com/7z3t7dd

927 days ago
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