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Katherine Jackson

LIVID Over Unpaid Workers

At MJ Tribute Concert

11/16/2011 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson
Katherine Jackson is upset she had anything to do with the recent Michael Jackson Tribute concert -- telling TMZ, Global Live better take care of the workers they allegedly failed to pay.

Scores of crew members recently went on Twitter to slam Global Live -- the concert producers -- and insist the company stiffed them after they busted their asses for the event.

Katherine's lawyer tells us, "After Mrs. Jackson did all she could to help promote and make this a great event for all of Michael's fans, she is extremely displeased to hear that concert promoters have allegedly failed to pay their bills."

The lawyer adds, "Katherine is hoping that they step up and take care of their obligations." So far no word back from Global Live.

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mymjj5.    

Mrs Jackson was used to promote the event. The Jacksons and none of the other celebrity performers are complaining of non payment. So who exactly was not paid and why?????

(They weren't paid so they took it to twitter----LOL)

To my knowledge, the event was not authorized by the estate. They had no involvement therefore no payment should come from there. If there's nothing legally binding Mrs. Jackson, she should not pay anyone either. Whomever hired those workers are responsible for their compensation. Tying Mrs. Jackson or the estate to it is absurd.
Sue whomever owes the money.......(per the article, the crew memebers are upset with Global Live.....not mrs. jackson.........so why are bloggers on here mad at Mrs. Jackson or the Jacksons in general???????-----LOL!!!)

Global Live
Chris Hunt-Founder
Andy Picheta-Live Event Director
Steve Cole-Director

1050 days ago
62.

mymjj5.    

Love YOU Michael........................

Counting Down the Daze to Michael Jackson's Fanfest and the Cirque dS............in beautiful Las Vegas!!!!

1050 days ago
63.

natasha    

The concert promoters should pay if there was a contract signed, it shouldn't matter if Katherine or any other Jackson has the money to pay it's not their obligations to pay the workers, they're just endorsers of the concert.

1049 days ago
64.

nan    

Not buying this ..one bit.
Latoya was involved in making this happen..
I believe it is her company that put this money grabbing fiasco on...
She the one tweeting herself in first class having a glass of wine and some caviar while Murrays trial was going on after her supposed "tribute to MJ concert"??
seriously give me a break..
Nobody even gave a crap about her when she posed with a snake in Playboy,so she attaches herself to her dead brother and uses his poor kids..??
She has been using her brother and his children since the day he died ...
What kind of person shares private moments between a child and their deceased parent on television shows as she promotes herself???
YOU know what ??
Nobody does ..

Katherine Jackson put her name on this thing, asked people to support it ..one last time for an old lady..
now it was all for the fans??
the fans were not supporting this thing one bit..

thought it insulting to mj memory
Jacksons didnt care because they saw dollar signs..

Gimme a break....
she is using her own sons brand and disrespecting it........ if she doesn't follow up and make sure the people running this thing are legitimate.
then it reflects on her dead son..

I dont know given their record with finances , why they think MJ would put them in charge of his enormous estate??
so I believe that is his will and nobody gave a crap until they realized the kids were the heirs..

his kids would be broke if his family was in charge..
I have never seen them produce even an outdated will that put them in charge of anything regarding him...

who has Janet put in charge of her estate if she should pass.
I will bet it isnt her family...

The mother put her name on everything ...very cheap trick imo.
The family that performed got paid ...but not the workers???

If they dont have a legal obligation, they most certainly have a moral obligation since his mother was supposedly doing this in the memory of her own son...
I have supported the Jackson family for a long time but this is absolute bull****.
and they should quit using Michaels children for a quick buck..
call it a day Jacksons and find another source of income.

1049 days ago
65.

Pegasus    

Michael Jackson's Children 'Pleased & Relieved' Conrad Murray ConvictedMichael Jackson's Children 'Pleased & Relieved' Conrad Murray Convicted
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Posted on Nov 17, 2011 @ 10:30AM print it send it
Splash NewsBy Jen Heger - Radar Legal Editor

Michael Jackson's oldest two children, Prince and Paris were "extremely pleased and relieved" that Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of killing their father, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009. Jackson died from acute propofol intoxication.

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson Through The Years

As soon as the verdict was read in court, Katherine Jackson met privately with Deputy District Attorney David Walgren, and "broke down in tears as she thanked him for bringing Michael's children justice. It was very emotional. Walgren had hammered home the point to the jury that Michael's three children didn't have a father because of Conrad Murray. Katherine gave the DA one final hug before leaving and said, 'Now I can go home and tell the children that he has been found guilty.’ Katherine doesn't like to say Murray's name," a Jackson family insider tells RadarOnline.com.

Katherine wanted to get home as quickly as possible after the verdict had been announced so she could tell Prince, Paris, and Blanket that Murray was found guilty and behind bars.

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"Katherine sat all three children down together, and told them. Prince and Paris were very pleased and relieved that Murray had been found guilty. Blanket didn't ask many questions, he is so young,” the source says. “Prince wanted to make sure that his grandma was ok, he knew the toll the trial had taken on her. Paris kept asking Katherine if there was any chance Murray would be able to harm someone else. Paris is extremely sensitive, and she hopes that Murray isn't allowed to practice medicine ever again.”

“The children were surprised that Murray was placed in jail. Paris kept asking Katherine, 'what will happen to the doctor in jail?' Katherine responded that she didn't know, and changed the subject," the Jackson spy asserts.

PHOTOS: Katherine Jackson Holds Memorial For King Of Pop In His Hometown

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Prince and Paris wanted to testify at the trial, but the DA decided against putting the children on the stand.

“Prince is telling Katherine that he wants to formally talk to the judge on Murray’s sentencing day,” the source says. “Nothing has been decided yet, Katherine doesn't want him anywhere near the sentencing though. She is encouraging the children to write letters to the judge, formal victim impact statements that could be read aloud by a Jackson family member at the sentencing on November 29. The contents of the letters could remain private, and for Judge Pastor to review only.”

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

Walgren has told Katherine that he supports the children participating in the sentencing. "If either one of them wish to address the court, Walgren will fully support the children, and make whatever accommodations need to be made," the insider tells RadarOnline.com.

1049 days ago
67.

nan    

Phantom...my favorite ..Stranger in Moscow..Just loved it:))
Hope all is well with you..
I dont come to this site on a regular basis like I used to ..but when I do, I certainly love to check out your selections..
You can always find me on fb..not hard to do ..just look for nan on mj sites..lol

1049 days ago
68.

mymjj5.    

Bookie Betting Johnny Depp Will Play Michael Jackson in Biopic - Forbes
www.forbes.com
Paddy Power out of the U.K. has Depp at 4 to 1 to play Jackson.
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okay.........i'll say it........a white actor portraying the life of a black american ICON is ridiculous!!!! (vitiligo or no vitiligo... the idea is stupid)!!!

Who in the ignuttdhazz world continues to come up with this stuff??????pleasezzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!

www.forbes.com wouldn't place Michael on their list as one of the world's wealthiest men/people during the "PEAK" of his career. He was/is a billionaire!!!! Yet people with a net worth of $300 million were mentioned.

Now they've lowered their standards and want to run a bet placing story as to who will portray him in a film????....(LIARz)........not buying it!!!

Who's going to do all the dance moves for Johnny??????
Will Johnny wear darker make up, get a wave nouveau or Carefree curl to make him look like a bruthah in the late 80s???? (perhaps timberlake can handle that era).....after all michael was/is black american..........what's next...Zoe Saldana as LMP, Monique or Q Latifa as Debbie Rowe, Angela Bassett as E Taylor..................LOL!!!


Please forbes.com and all the rest..................
move on!!! it's not worth it. no more books, stories, or films on michael's life by non relatives for a full generation.........................pleasezzzz.

michael and all the dead in Christ will have returned after this generation passes. Michael can finally do a hollywood block buster film himself.......LOL!!
Michael was so handsome..................dontchu agree?????


Is anything too hard for the Lord?......
(Genesis 18:14)

1047 days ago
69.

mymjj5.    

I have supported the Jackson family for a long time but this is absolute bull****.
and they should quit using Michaels children for a quick buck..
call it a day Jacksons and find another source of income.
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Aint nobody using those kids for financial gain!!!! It's silly, immature, senseless and
Keep going Jackson Family. Intelligent life is alive and kicking amongst the working-adult-paying-customer population...!!!

What the Jackson's should do is disallow all coverage of Michael's children on TMZ. No photos, no stories, no coverage period!
The children should be allowed to work and market their talents if that's what the plan to do via responsible media.
Michael started to nurture their gifts early on. However PPB should not be on TMZ for as long as they are under the age of 18. The Jacksons should carefully select the entertainment media outlet(s) in which the children's name and likeness will be aired. TMZ should not be on that list...Period!!! (jmo)
I really think Michael would be displeased nor would ever allow PPB to be attacked and targeted like a dart board on TMZ!!!!

1047 days ago
70.

LadyD    

Prayers for Michael's children and the Jackson family. Stay strong with your bond of love. Much love to all.

1047 days ago
71.

mymjj5.    

Someone should tell Robin that Fanfest begins on 12/3/11 at Noon. wonder why the Brothers chose to make an appearance after the Vegas premier of CdS????? Not fair to the fans who arrive on opening day. I'm sure they'll get their money's worth and catch some "ZZZZZs" not listening to the produciton staff........

By Robin Leach (contact)
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 | 3:29 p.m.
More arts and entertainment
■Check out Robin Leach's VegasDeLuxe.com for more celebrity and A&E coverage.
Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tou

Three of the late Michael Jackson’s brothers -- Marlon, Jackie and Tito -- will meet fans to provide a more in-depth look at the pop superstar’s life the day after Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” premieres at Mandalay Bay next month. The arena concert, which we featured on Vegas DeLuxe when it premiered in Montreal last month, opens here Dec. 3.

The first-ever estate-authorized Michael Jackson Fan Fest is set for Sunday, Dec. 4, beginning at noon with a Q&A. Fan Fest will transport guests through Michael’s life showcasing never-before-seen personal items memorabilia. It will only be here -- it will not travel to another stop. Joseph Vogel, author of “Man in the Music: The Creative Work and Life of Michael Jackson,” appears Dec. 9-10 to discuss Michael’s music

1047 days ago
72.

LadyD    

Thanks, Phantom. I really enjoyed your postings of Michael Joseph Jackson. His talents will always be revered and emulated. His sensuousness coupled with his unique dance skills is unmatched. Thank You!!

1047 days ago
73.

nan    

The children should be allowed to work and market their talents if that's what the plan to do via responsible media.
Michael started to nurture their gifts early on. However PPB should not be on TMZ for as long as they are under the age of 18. The Jacksons should carefully select the entertainment media outlet(s) in which the children's name and likeness will be aired. TMZ should not be on that list...Period!!! (jmo)
I really think Michael would be displeased nor would ever allow PPB to be attacked and targeted like a dart board on TMZ!!!!
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hi mymjj5!!
I have been waiting to hear from you LOL

the children are not honing their craft..
If they were I would be supporting them
Instead they are the draw for the rest of the Jacksons..
Now why would Prince be signing Thriller jackets with some of his uncles?
What did they have to do with Thriller.
We all know the draw is Princes signature..
after all if it was about the brothers they could have done it when Mike was alive..
Those children should be able to go into acting as Paris would like or directing as Prince has said he would like to do..
I think it is wonderful that they make appearances for charities..I think their father would be immensely proud of them in doing so.
That was always so important to him.
He has provided nicely for them so that it doesnt cost any of them one thin dime..
The rest of them should be making their own money without using these three to promote themselves.

1046 days ago
74.

mymjj5.    

hi mymjj5!!
I have been waiting to hear from you LOL

the children are not honing their craft..
If they were I would be supporting them
Instead they are the draw for the rest of the Jacksons..
Now why would Prince be signing Thriller jackets with some of his uncles?
What did they have to do with Thriller.
We all know the draw is Princes signature..
after all if it was about the brothers they could have done it when Mike was alive..
Those children should be able to go into acting as Paris would like or directing as Prince has said he would like to do..
I think it is wonderful that they make appearances for charities..I think their father would be immensely proud of them in doing so.
That was always so important to him.
He has provided nicely for them so that it doesnt cost any of them one thin dime..
The rest of them should be making their own money without using these three to promote themselves.
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......like, Nan!!!
It's all in how you picture it. I for one think it's wonderful that PPB and their extended family "The Jacksons" are honoring Michael's life. No matter what, someone will always think it's about money.....because there's so much of it. If Michael's brothers were signing the jackets someone would be upset. If the kids sign the jackets, someone will say the kids are being used.
If the kids were out there appearing to be on their own then someone would still find fault, blame and point fingers. Therefore, the Jacksons should simply do as they please for the fans who are interested and support all things Jackson.....
The children had nothing to do with "Thriller" this we all know. I dont know if the brothers performed background singing on Thriller, but they performed some songs from the album on the family's last tour (perhaps 4 or 5 songs from Thriller). It's still the biggest selling recording in the history of the world. They are his children and siblings. THey have every right to be at the forefront supporting their father and brother. I know in my heart it's therapeutic for them in every way. For all we know the children could very well be engaged with thier chose craft and have chosen not to go public with it. The criticism is still too intense about what they should or should not be allowed to do. Best they study hard and keep all future projects under wraps until the appointed time.

Maybe this will help you:
LMP and her children did not have a thing to do with her father's music or acting career. Her children never knew Elvis. Yet anyone who would put her or those children down for honoring his life's work anyway they saw fit: (be it annual events (Elvis Week), book signings etc... is ridiculous.

Same goes for any legendary artist. Their family should be at the helm carrying the public torch.....no one else!!! It's all for the fans who are interested. The Fans who care enough to take time off from work, book a hotel purchase airline tickets, and attend every event they can in honor of the artist(s) they admire.

I went to a tribute weekend for Sam Cooke----3 times. His siblings, adult children, nieces, nephews, and grandkids (he never met) were there mingling with the fans, signing autographs, signing books----they did not even write. Yes, fans attended events with books written by others and the fans wanted Cooke family members to sign those books.....complete with photo opts galore!.........
WE LOVED IT!!!! They family was interactive with the fans.

You see it your way. I see it the right way!...LOL! gotcha!


(shout out one more time: JB, he keeps it profitable!!!)

1046 days ago
75.

mymjj5.    

typo:

For all we know the children could very well be engaged with thier chosen craft but have chosen not to go public with it.

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