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Willow and Jaden Smith

Mentoring MJ's Kids

5/25/2011 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jaden and Willow Smith didn't just bump into MJ's kids on a movie set in L.A. yesterday -- TMZ has learned, it was all set up by Katherine Jackson ... to help nudge her grandchildren in a positive direction.

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Sources close to Katherine tell TMZ, she believes the Smith children are prime examples of young success in Hollywood -- both extremely talented and down-to-earth -- and thinks Prince, Paris, and Blanket could learn a lot from them.

According to sources, Katherine wants to surround her grandchildren with role models like Jaden and Willow -- so she set up the meet-and-greet ... and we're told, the kids got along like a house on fire.

Katherine wants Michael's kids to enjoy their childhood -- and is actively encouraging them to become involved in all kinds of activities ... including acting.

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Stiletto    

I guess her and Joe are too old to use the "belt" to nudge them like they did with their own kids.

1161 days ago
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karlew    

The Jacksons: Exploiting kids for over 50 years. Must be so happy she's able to screw up another generation.

1161 days ago
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Blanket    

Lovely! That's the right thing to do. She's such a sweet , loving granny, just like Michael, himself.As for the Smiths, they are , indeed, very intelligent, talented kids, just like their parents. Of course the kids need to hang out with celebrities: they need to have something in common, to "speak the same language", as they are celebrities, by birth.

1161 days ago
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Sandra     

Whatever!! The Jackson family is one dysfunctional group but suggest this is not the route to normalcy!!

1161 days ago
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Victoria    

I wish the very best for the kids! they seem smart and kind.

1161 days ago
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Sarafina    

Seriously, how can the word "mentor" apply to younger kids mentoring older kids?

1161 days ago
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Quinn    

So "Hollywood" is the "right" direction? - What happened to education?

1161 days ago
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ZeekOsbourne    

Good to know that she is going against the "rules" of the Jehovah's Witness upbringing. Let those kids be normal...not indoctrinated to believe that you will "live forever in Paradise on Earth". Seems that the Watchtower Corporation has lost its momentum. KUDOS TO SISTER JACKSON!

1161 days ago
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anony    

Who says Smith's kids are talented? They were handed careers by their parents. There are hundreds--if not thousands--of kids who have just as much "talent" but not parents with those kind of connections.
And Jada has become just another g*y $cientology robot who's manipulating both her spouse and her children.

1161 days ago
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SubH2O1682    

"Got along like a house on fire"?!?!?! Is that good or bad?

1161 days ago
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BC    

The Smith kids are down to earth? In public, they are the most obnoxious and conceited kids I've ever seen!

1161 days ago
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Sammie    

Good for her. The kids are lucky to have a grandma in their lives with some sense. She's been around long enough to know stuff so she's doing the best thing for them. The kids look nice and relaxed in the photo too so that's nice. Think of how sheltered they were with MJ.

1161 days ago
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bobby smith    

YES....AND WE ALL KNOW THAT ACTING WILL DO THESE KIDS GREAT.. What are you thinking Katherine!!! Don't you see that tons of actors end up on drugs, DUI, REHAB..

what idiots..

1161 days ago
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moonshake    

Jehovah's Witness kids (MJ) meld minds with Scientology kids (WS). ugh!

1161 days ago
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