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Katherine Jackson

How I Ended Up in Arizona

8/2/2012 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Katherine Jackson wants the judge to know ... she's a competent guardian for Michael Jackson's children -- and to prove it she spelled out the details of her strange journey to Arizona last month. Question is ... are you buying her NEW version of the story?

Plus, Miley Cyrus became the latest victim of "swatting" -- we'll explain how cops are trying to catch the creep who falsely reported an armed hostage situation at Miley's house.

And, is Jessica Simpson's weight loss program working? The latest shots of Jess sparked a battle in the news room ... over her figure, and her fashion choices. 

00:00 - Katherine Jackson says she was duped into a visit to Arizona, where she was blocked from contacting her own grandchildren!
10:35 - Katy Perry was spotted out on the town last night with a new man-- and let's just say she isn't his first famous date...
13:51 - Miley Cyrus' house was on red alert last night-- Find out why the SWAT team was called in.
18:31 - With the Olympics in full swing, Ryan Lochte is getting plenty of attention right now-- so why's his mom blabbing about his sex life?!
21:27 - Casper Smart & JLo are fuming over reports he was caught at a gay sex club-- but it looks like he was only getting a little trim. 
25:17 - Embroiled in a nasty custody battle, Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster calls radishes on the superstar's sympathy for her dead son.
28:42 - Cuba Gooding, Jr. catches a big break in The Big Easy as the bartender he allegedly pushed drops her charges.
31:37 - Jessica Simpson surfaces in a get-up so eye-popping, we're still struggling to find the words.
36:06 - Don't believe everything you read-- Macaulay Culkin insists he's NOT hopped up on heroin.
38:11 - Michael Phelps has more medals than ANY OLYMPIAN EVER-- and even better, he might not have to look for work when he's done competing!
42:06 - We take your calls!

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Fat Mike    

I'm hungry

814 days ago

Honeys Booboo    

Janet slapped Paris and called her a bitch.
I know this cuz I read it on TMZ.

814 days ago

Fat Mike    

Roll call:
Harvey Kardashian?

814 days ago

john wayne gacy    

rather the desert than the sea, as
cats would bury them in the sand;

814 days ago


Who has custody of the Child Support and did she have permission to take the kids to Florida last week? If she did not have permission will the judge slap her with a fine for contempt of his orders as he said the kids could not leave the state without the courts permission.

814 days ago


bummer, Harvey is not back! this girl Martini bores me senseless. is it just me or are most of TMZ’s staff like meth dealers or bag boys and cashiers at the grocery store? it is as if Charles, lawyer dude, Josh, and Mike are the only sober ones…which makes it a car wreck to watch. and the cajones of Harvey to act like a victim of life, when he humiliates celebrities for a living…Caraazy!

814 days ago

Fat Mike    

That watch on my arm was borrowed from Flava Flav. Does it make my arms look thinner?

814 days ago


So her current sworn declaration actually matches exactly what I read on the Internet in the first place, when this whole family drama became news. Everybody kept saying, the sources are lying. However, it looks like first reports were exactly right. The judge is being very lenient. And in cases of kidnapping, like this surely is, it is probably up to the DA to bring charges, and they haven't gotten involved at all. I believe the judge will have put layers of safeguards into this new agreement that will provide more protection for the children and the money. It's probably not just a simple matter of Katherine and TJ sharing custody with one acting if the other is out of reach, or needing to agree on things. I believe there is more that will preserve Katherine's image of dignity as the grandmother and guardian while rendering her powerless and even if she is incapacitated again by those thugs she gave birth to, the MJ3 will be totally safe. The judge hasn't seemed to be as gullible as Katherine has been.

814 days ago


KJ your a liar or stupid and dont know what a phone looks like.all these celebs do is lie all of them they refuse to take responsibility for what they are doing

814 days ago

Flying Blind    

there' bubbles doing a back flip on the right margin.

814 days ago

Fat Mike    

Martini's not looking happy today. She looks a little shaken

814 days ago


@Rabby - You got on air! Congrats.

814 days ago

Flying Blind    

hummm, those ribs were good, bring on the Skype, getto chick even with the yellow top. Ok, not the yellow top. But Miley yes with any top yellow or no top mmmm mmmm good.

814 days ago


Katherine is a nice lady, however, she is easily manipulated by her kids because of her age. She should not have daily, active custody of the children.

814 days ago

Fat Mike    

Wow, they just went to a break and Martini forgot to play with her hair

814 days ago
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