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Michael Jackson Star Maps

Banished from Death Site

2/2/2012 3:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The woman who has made a bundle selling star maps near the home where Michael Jackson died has been ordered to move her operation -- folding chair and all.

Linda Welton had a booming business after MJ died, servicing a steady stream of tourists who created a perilous line on Sunset Blvd. to buy maps from her. 

Welton set up shop just feet from the house where MJ passed, and the owners of the estate sued her ... claiming they couldn't sell the property because Welton had created such a nuisance and safety hazard. 

A judge has now ruled Welton must move her business ... but all is not lost.  The judge said Welton could sell her maps down the block, but the problem is that the new location is not visible from Sunset Blvd. .... which is how she gets much of her business.

The ruling doesn't solve all of the property owner's problems, because convoys of tour buses descend on the estate daily.


TMZ spoke with Welton ... who tells us she's happy with the judge's decision and claims she'll get to remain in the spot where she's always been ... even though she's barred from going any closer to the house where MJ died. 


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Linda the map lady does a bang up job!
She is bright and is very good to the tourists, even the people in the neighborhood.
People are so expendable in our fair city... s'up with that?
You go girl...

992 days ago

mj fan forever    

And what does he expect to have solved??? The judge should have impede to this nasty woman to sell anything!!!! It's a shame!!!

992 days ago

Barb. A.    

She is doing the same thing that TMZ is doing. The only difference is TMZ takes these people to see the star's home's by bus and she sell's the location's of the star's home's on a real map by sitting her butt in front of MJ's last home. She chose that spot because a tour bus drives by everyday. This really isn't an MJ story. It's about the owner of the house wanting her gone so he can sell the house.

992 days ago


Time To Move On
And Forget About
The Gay Little

The Memory Of MJ
Is Fading Faster
Than The Hits On
TMZ's MJ Boards.

Good By Wacko
It's About Time
For You To Fade
Into Obscurity.

992 days ago


Do you recycle news much TMZ??? MJ = $$$$$$$$

992 days ago


Really..... No, Really?????

992 days ago


Wonder how all the little boys he molested feel about him having "star maps?" Poor kids.

992 days ago


Isn't she just an arm of occupy (wherever)? Oops no, she is trying to earn an income not being given one.

992 days ago

Barb. A.    

Some of you should think about this.

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Bob, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How did all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake."

"And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue."
"Hush, child," He said,
"They're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you."


992 days ago


Wake up TMZ the map lady won and I hope she sues you for lashing out to harm her business. I live in this area. She has been there for 2 decades. Michael Jackson moved to where she was well before those pathetically warped owners. She was not profiting off of Michael he moved to our neighborhood and made it the biggest tourist attraction ever. Shes back to stay. Get over it TMZ. I hope she seriously takes legal action to sue you for getting it twisted. Renting to Michael and whining like a child having a tantrum just to loose the case entirely should prove the owners created a "Self Inflicted Wound" back off the map lady. The owners have serious insecurities to lash out at a lady carrying on a family tradition. TMZ Grow Up Before You Loose Even More Credability.

992 days ago


I'd bet anything that the person complaining votes Republican. This new batch of Republicans (nowhere close to Reagan, no matter whaT THEY SAY) hate job and economy growth......Google job/economy growth under Republican/Democrat administration and see what you come up with

"Facts have a Liberal bias" - Rev. Dr. Stephen Colbert DFA CPA MD Esq.

992 days ago

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

She should change her last name to "Jackson". Everone with that last name gets a free pass milking the "Gloved One's legacy" for all it's worth by any means possible. Problem solved!

992 days ago


Prayers and love for Michael's children and the Jackson family. Much love, hugs and many prayers to all.

992 days ago


hows is coach buttermaker going to find her now? she is supposed to pitch in a big game against the yankees this weekend!

992 days ago
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