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Katherine & Joe Jackson

We're Shackin' Up

Near the Courthouse

11/4/2011 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine and Joe Jackson are currently on their way to a hotel near the L.A. County Superior courthouse ... so when the jury finally reaches a verdict, they're right near the action.

Katherine and Joe live in Calabasas -- with traffic, it could take over two hours to get to the courthouse ... and we're told, they just didn't want to chance missing a beat.

According to sources, they plan to check in and stay for as long as it takes the jury to come to a decision.

It's unclear if other members of the Jackson family also plan to crash nearby the courthouse.


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Fuck Celebrities    

She lives in LA and has to get a hotel room?

With the family dirtbag?

She is pretty loose with all that money she didn't earn.

She's a disgusting, money grubbing skank.

1083 days ago

Arcadia Rink    

TMZ is the best! Thanks for the clarification.

1083 days ago


That's what Michael would have wanted! That old ho lives in LA but needs a suite at a hotel. What a disgusting family.

1083 days ago


If the family members can get someone other than themselves to foot the bill, I'm sure they will be there in force. Bet they'll love having room service, etc. as freebies.

1083 days ago

Just Reading    

This makes sense because the one or two hour "heads up" is really for the defendant and his attorneys to get to the court house...the family of course wants to be there but it's doubtful they will hold up proceedings if they aren't present. It's amazing how difficult it can be to travel around L.A. due to traffic.

1083 days ago


Micheal loved his mother no matter what. It's sad that people who say they support MJ would say such nasty things about his mother. Michael is the one who left her the money in his will, because he wanted her to live in luxury. If she wants to spend money on a Hotel to be close by, that's her prerogative. She is not a young woman, and the closer she is to the court house the easier it will be for her to travel. Let's be respectful, at least to his mother.

1083 days ago


Another advantage is they won't have to drive distraught so far when the not guilty verdict is returned...

1083 days ago


Don't worry about the cost of the hotel. In the Jackson tradition they'll probably stiff the hotel for the bill like MJ did a lot of his creditors.

1083 days ago


I would say, that as part of the sentence, whatever that is; Judge Pastor should add: Forbidden to comment or talk, write, write books, give interviews or get monetary profit from the intimate life of Michael Jackson and his family.

1083 days ago


Source: Jackson's mother urged to return to Murray trial courthouse

The mother of the late pop icon Michael Jackson has been asked to return to a Los Angeles County courthouse, where a jury is deliberating the case against the physician charged in the death of her son, according to a source close to her.

It was not immediately clear from the source why Katherine Jackson was asked to return to the building.

Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson. Closing arguments in the case ended Thursday.

1083 days ago


This makes NO sense whatsoever! How can they afford that?

1083 days ago


How about a little respect here including you TMZ to use the words "Shacked Up" Really ? Come on - the lady lost her son - I'm pretty sure she is not shacked up - how dare you be so disrepectful of this woman who is raising her son's children at the age of 86. give me a break! As for the peanut gallery throwing rude comments - your jealousy is showing!

1083 days ago


They just want it over with. Even if it meant convicting an innocent man. Their son was the drug addict who was too far gone. Didn't they notice?

1083 days ago

Conrad Is Guilty    

I hope the don't have to wait much longer. Murray is responsible and I hope the jury does the right thing and finds him guilty.

1083 days ago


Nobody begrudges the Mother her money or her right to it. It's the opportunistic leeches that make-up the rest of the family (Janet the exception) that gets MJ's fans' blood boiling. Ugh! toward all of them.

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