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Jackson Family Members

We're Back in the U.S.A.

10/17/2011 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Jackson family has officially returned to America ... impressive, considering their travel agents CANCELLED their return tickets from the U.K. at the last minute because they hadn't been paid.

TMZ has confirmed ... Tito Jackson's sons, TJ and Taryll, who performed at the MJ Tribute show with their group 3T ... returned to the U.S. yesterday after a bitter stand-off with their travel agents.

We broke the story ... Entertainment Travel claims they warned the company behind the MJ Tribute show about a $200k debt ... and eventually cancelled the flights claiming they still haven't been paid.

Sources close to the Jacksons tell TMZ ... the family found another agency ... who agreed to take on their business and booked them on new flights home. It's unclear who agreed to foot the bill for the new tix.

As we previously reported, Entertainment Travel has vowed to sue the crap out of Global Live if they don't pay up soon.

A rep for Global Live had told us the company intends to pay up  ... noting, "all bills are being reconciled."


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31.

TSIG    

EVERYTHING about this LaToya/Global Live FAKE charity/tribute concert has been suspect from the start, so this development is NO SURPRISE. Remember that GLE said they were going to present checks to the charities on stage, with more money to come later? As far as I know, IT NEVER HAPPENED, and NOBODY reported on it. Remember when one reason they gave for the original exhorbitant ticket prices was that this was a "one-off" tribute concert for MJ NEVER TO BE REPEATED? Now we learn that the Jacksons and their posse plan to hold ANNUAL MJ "tributes." In fact, they're not even waiting a year for the next one -- it's in Japan in December, and they're claiming it's a "BENEFIT CONCERT" to help the children of Japan because of the quake. Only problem is, the only money going to charity is the PROFITS from MERCHANDISE SOLD (e.g., $15 mugs, $30 T-shirts). (Note: It is NOT the REVENUE from merchandise sold, only the PROFITS: Revenue - Expenses = Profits.) NO MONEY FROM TICKET PRICES OR ANYTHING ELSE IS GOING TO CHARITY.

QUESTION: Can you advertise a FOR-PROFIT concert as a BENEFIT concert when NONE of the money from ticket prices or anything else is going to charity? IT'S ANOTHER JACKSON SCAM, USING MICHAEL'S REPUTATION FOR CHARITY TO DECEIVE PEOPLE INTO LINING THE JACKSONS' POCKETS!!!

Seems to me this should be illegal. When you tell people you're giving a "benefit" concert, aren't there standards as to a minimum percentage of the ticket revenue that must be donated to the charity?

1109 days ago
32.

nosy_parker    

Taryll should have stayed, hes so dishy.

1109 days ago
33.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

well you can tell they are related to WACKO JACKO..HE NEVER PAID HIS BILLS ON TIME

1109 days ago
34.

PT    

So how was coach?

1108 days ago
35.

Dose Of Reality    

I bet all the desperate Jackson's have the tabloids on speed dial to "leak" their "stories" too. Papa Jermain has to get the name of his kids group out to the public.

1108 days ago
36.

Pegasus    

Prosecution May Call Prince To Testify In Trial Of Dr. Conrad MurrayProsecution May Call Prince To Testify In Trial Of Dr. Conrad Murray
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Posted on Oct 18, 2011 @ 06:30AM print it send it
WENNBy Jen Heger
Radar Legal Editor

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren met recently with Michael Jackson's oldest son Prince and Katherine Jackson to discuss the possibility of the King of Pop's son being called to testify at the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.

The top secret meeting was held at Katherine's gated Calabasas residence. "Walgren met with Prince and Katherine Jackson to discuss Prince taking the stand. Katherine wants to ensure that Prince will be protected as much as possible," a Jackson family insider told RadarOnline.com.

"Even though she is steadfastly against Prince testifying, she recognizes this is something that he very much wants to do. Remember, from testimony heard so far, when he discovered Michael Jackson wasn't breathing Murray told the chef to send Prince up to the bedroom. Dr. Murray brought Prince into this. Prince has information that is clearly relevant to the proceedings. Make no mistake, Prince would have been called as a witness already if he was an adult."

PHOTOS: Key Players In The Trial Of Dr. Conrad Murray

Prince would be called as a rebuttal witness by the prosecution, and that decision will be made by the District Attorney after the defense presents their case. "Prince does have information that would be helpful for the jury to hear. However, it's a double-edged sword of putting a child in this case on the stand. This could be very traumatic and Prince, despite all assurances that he can handle it, well, you never know until it actually happens," the source says." How would he do under cross examination from Dr. Murray's lawyers? How will he react to seeing Dr. Murray in court? The last time Prince saw Dr. Murray was the day his dad died, and a lot has changed in his world since then."

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inside Michael Jackson's Mansion On The Day Of His Death

Prince and Katherine were told by the Deputy D.A., "there is a 50/50 chance that he will take the stand. Prince will be prepared if called to testify. Katherine and Prince trust the Deputy D.A., and Katherine knows that this is very, very important to her grandson, so in the end, she will not stand in the way of him doing this," the insider says.

PHOTOS: The Jackson Family Arrives To Dr. Conrad Murray’s Trial

Testimony will resume on Wednesday, October 19, with the prosecution's final witness, Dr. Steven Shafer, taking the stand once again.

Dr. Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, says the defense will call 15 witnesses.

1108 days ago
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Pegasus    

PETA Calls For Federal Investigation Into Conrad Murray Propofol Study On Beagle DogsPETA Calls For Federal Investigation Into Conrad Murray Propofol Study On Beagle Dogs
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Splashnews/Getty ImagesBy Alexis Tereszcuk - Radar Senior Reporter

The shocking news that Dr. Conrad Murray's defense team tested the drug Propofol on Beagle dogs to help with his case in the Michael Jackson death trial has outraged PETA so much that they're calling for a federal investigation, saying it would have caused "enormous suffering in the animals."

As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, Dr. Murray's defense team commissioned a study testing the affects of the powerful anesthetic on Beagle dogs, to bolster their claim that Michael Jackson orally overdosed on the drug.

"I cannot imagine any use for this information at all," PETA's Vice President of Laboratory Kathy Guillermo exclusively told RadarOnline.com. "These tests cause enormous suffering in animals."

PHOTOS: Key Players In The Trial Of Dr. Conrad Murray

PETA (the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organization), filed a complaint with the U.S. Department o****riculture (USDA) on Monday alleging "cruel drug toxicity tests on beagles commissioned by the defense team of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician now on trial for his alleged role in Michael Jackson's death.

“PETA asserts that if attorneys from Flanagan, Unger, Grover & McCool did commission the tests for the drug propofol - the toxic effects of which have been extensively studied in dogs and humans - those tests were likely conducted in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act's prohibition against tests on animals that duplicate previous experiments. PETA has filed a complaint with the State Bar of California as well."

Read PETA's Letter To The USDA

The animal rights organization is also requesting that the California State Bar investigate "how and why these cruel and archaic tests on beagles were allowed and, should violations of the law be found, to punish those responsible."

Whether or not the dogs died during the tests that Dr. Murray's team conducted is unclear, but PETA says the tests torture the innocent animals.

Read PETA's Complaint To The California Bar

"In toxicology tests, large doses of chemicals are pumped into dogs' bodies, slowly poisoning them. Substantial data are publicly available about the oral toxicity of propofol in dogs and other animals, and propofol toxicity and propofol infusion syndrome have been extensively studied in humans. PETA is calling on the USDA to also investigate whether the tests reportedly commissioned by Dr. Murray's defense team were conducted at a registered facility and whether they were properly reviewed and approved by an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee."

As PETA previously told RadarOnline.com, "This would have greatly upset Michael, who was known to be a huge animal lover. This was obviously a cruel attempt to drag out this trial and confuse the jurors, adding more victims to the death toll in this sad case."

PHOTOS: The Jackson Family Arrives To Dr. Conrad Murray’s Trial

Guillermo added: "If we find evidence that the testing occurred the USDA will cite the lab, but nothing is going to bring the dogs back."

Dr. Conard Murry's trial will continue on Wednesday and you can watch it live, right here, on RadarOnline.com.

1108 days ago
38.

Kat    

Ahhh 3t I love yas!!!

1083 days ago
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