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TJ Jackson

Officially Co-Guardian

Of Michael Jackson's Kids

8/22/2012 11:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TJ Jackson
is now PERMANENTLY sharing guardianship of Michael Jackson's children with their grandmother Katherine Jackson, an L.A. judge just ruled.

As we previously reported, TJ was awarded temporary co-guardianship of Prince, Paris, and Blanket along with Katherine ... but that was made permanent today.

TJ has received enormous support from the Jackson family to take a guardianship role, including from Katherine herself ... as well as MJ's kids. TJ has been a father figure to the children for years.

The judge told TJ in court to be mindful of the giant rift currently tearing apart the Jackson family -- and asked TJ to make sure the children aren't negatively affected.

As co-guardian, TJ will assume many of the day-to-day tasks involved in taking care of the children -- including management of household personnel and security.

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76.

annonymous    

Michaels PYT will suddenly become wild

698 days ago
77.

Helen    

Why don't they let their REAL father raise them? It's obvious, the (er) mother and the doctor she worked for created this kids- I think maaaaaybe the little one looks a little like Michael.

698 days ago
78.

charekay    

The best part of this story.....Debbie Rowe OUT now and forever more!

698 days ago
79.

Laura    

Please refresh my memory - who is TJ Jackson (Tito)? What relation is he to the kids and family?

698 days ago
80.

Laura    

I lost this family tree somewhere - who is TJ (Tito) Jackson? What relation is he to the kids and the family?

698 days ago
81.

kathy johnson    

and lets not forget probably management of the money which is probably his main concern

698 days ago
82.

Will    

the kids should go to their biological mother. they would loved it, instead of being around their dad's dysfunctional and greedy family.

698 days ago
83.

d.b. cooper    

more insult upon injury for the one best prepared and equipped to handle these kids; i.e.: michael's best friend, mentor, part time stand-in, and favorite dance partner: "bubbles" the chimpanzee! money talks obviously and "bubbles" doesn't have any because of the cheating ways of the jackson's.

698 days ago
84.

Daze    

While Katherine seems to be an excellent grandmother and at full capacity mentally, she is very elderly and might not be able to keep up with young teens and provide adequate discipline. Their cousin is young and seems not as greedy as the aunts and uncles. Why is that?

698 days ago
85.

tommyjr    

Do the jacksons get a bulk rate for their nosejobs? They spend more money trying to be white than most people make. And as for the twisted, pedophile freak, he's got a white baby moma, and who knows where the sperm came from. Maybe that chimp he used to carry around

697 days ago
87.

HumanNature    


Michael Jackson's business partner John Branca looks to rebuild singer's finances, legacy


Branca, and his co-executor, John McClain, have been successfully pursuing projects to pay off a mountain of debt left by the superstar, to assure the financial future of his three children and to guarantee that Jackson's music will live forever.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — While family members squabble in public over Michael Jackson's money, the man who holds the purse strings of the estate is a calm center of the storm.


As co-executor of Jackson's will, John Branca chooses to ignore the erupting dramas and personal attacks and keeps his eye on the future, which he says belongs to Jackson's mother and children and to the pop star's musical legacy.


He and co-executor John McClain have been successfully pursuing projects to pay off a mountain of debt left by the superstar, to assure the financial future of his three children and to guarantee that Jackson's music will live forever.


"When Michael Jackson died, he was near bankruptcy," said Branca, suggesting the future for his three young children was uncertain. "Now we know the kids will be OK."


Branca sat down recently with The Associated Press to discuss the current state of the Jackson estate and projects to preserve Jackson's image as the King of Pop. But he resolutely refused to address the elephant in the room — recent attacks on him and McClain by some Jackson siblings who were left out of their brother's will.


They sent a lengthy letter that became public accusing the executors of deceit and manipulation of their mother and claiming that Jackson's will was a fraud. They have not taken any court action and legal experts say the time to challenge the will, which disinherited them, is long past.


Branca and McClain issued a statement calling the accusations "false and defamatory," adding "we are especially disheartened that they come at a time when remarkable progress is being made to secure the financial future of his children ..."


Secure in his knowledge that all four of Jackson's wills named him as executor, Branca continues to make deals for the Jackson estate that are generating millions in revenue. This week, they announced an agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to administer Jackson's Mijac Music catalog, which includes such hits as "Beat It" and "Billie Jean." The deal is expected to generate enough revenues to pay off a remaining $5 million loan by year's end.


Since Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, Branca said the singer's personal debt of $200 million has been paid off and another $300 million tied to his ownership of the Sony and ATV catalogs has been renegotiated.


"Michael had a will and a trust and that's what we follow," he said.


The estate pays Mrs. Jackson $70,000 a month for the children's support, pays the rent on their mansion in Calabasas, and is picking up bills for other expenses including renovation of their Encino home.


Branca's AP interview was his indirect response to accusations by Janet, Jermaine, Randy and Rebbie Jackson that the estate was being mishandled. Jermaine later disavowed the incendiary letter and called for peace in the family. But Janet, Randy and Rebbie fired back with a letter of their own reiterating their complaints.


Brimming with excitement, Branca spoke of upcoming ventures he thinks would have delighted Jackson, especially a permanent Jackson-themed extravaganza on the Las Vegas Strip. It comes on the heels of the Cirque du Soleil Jackson tribute show, "Immortal: The World Tour."


"The Lion King" theater at the Mandalay Bay Hotel is being rebuilt to house the still untitled show, also a Cirque du Soleil production, which is set to open May 23, 2013.


"It will be highly theatrical and completely different from the arena show, which was more of a concert," Branca said. "We will have the opportunity to create something special and ground-breaking."


Declining to reveal all of the technical wizardry planned, he said, "We've got all kinds of tricks up our sleeves."


Every seat will have its own speakers, while the walls and ceiling will be used to create "a totally immersive experience for the audience," he said.


Unlike the touring show, there will be no live band and all music will come from remixes of Jackson's recordings.


Branca and co-executor McClain, a reclusive recording executive, say they understand Jackson's desires to take care of his mother and children — Prince, Paris and Blanket — financially and keep his music alive.


"We feel Michael entrusted us with his legacy and with the future of his mother and children," Branca said. "We're honored and proud and passionate about celebrating Michael. It's a labor of love for us. We love Michael."


Branca met Jackson in 1980 when both were just starting out. They would go on to legendary success together but there were also some rocky times. During more than two decades together, they had two three-year periods of estrangement over business disagreements.


Branca was rehired by Jackson a month before he died, with instructions to draft an agenda for future business deals. Branca presented the plan a week before Jackson died and it has been the roadmap for the estate's posthumous enterprises.


In addition to the upcoming Las Vegas show, a new album and a concert DVD will be released soon celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jackson's "BAD" album. Then a two-hour do***entary by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee on the making of "BAD" will show at the Toronto and Venice film festivals next month.


The anniversary promotions include a deal with Pepsi to put silhouettes of Jackson on a billion cans of soda in 20 countries.


And this week, the Cirque du Soleil traveling show begins an international tour to Mexico, Europe and perhaps Asia.


http://www.cleveland.com/music/index.ssf/2012/08/michael_jacksons_business_part.html


KEEP UP THE "GREAT WORK" BRANCA!!!!

696 days ago
88.

HumanNature    

Michael Jackson had an "insatiable" appetite for gay sex, it has been claimed.


The late Beat It singer's unofficial biographer Ian Halperin claims to have spoken to two of the star's male lovers, including an actor named only as Lawrence.


Lawrence told the author: "He was very shy. But when he started to have sex, he was insatiable."


According to Halperin - who makes the allegations in his book 'Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson' - "virtually everyone" around the singer knew he was gay and he used to meet lovers in a run-down motel dressed as a woman.


One alleged lover said: "The very first time he had sex with me he said, 'The King of Pop's going to lick your lollipop.' I still laugh thinking about that."


Jackson moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and barely left his home, except to meet one of his lovers for secret liaisons.


A source told Halperin: "He met a construction worker and fell madly in love with him. Michael would leave the house in disguise, often dressed as a woman, and would go to meet his boyfriend at a motel that was one of Vegas' grungiest dives. Michael was broke. He struggled to put food on the table for his children. It was all he could afford then."


Halperin added: "A close aide of Jackson who confirmed the affair to me said that he had no knowledge of what went on behind closed doors at the motel.


"But the aide said Jackson would dress as a woman after midnight to meet a worker employed by the city of Las Vegas."
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Meanwhile, toxicology tests carried out on the singer's body reportedly showed lethal levels of the painkillers Demerol and heroin substitute Methadone in his system before he died.


Preliminary toxicology reports submitted to the Los Angeles county coroner's office also showed high levels of anti-anxiety drug Xanax, "significant" amounts of painkiller Dilaudid, lower levels of Propofol - allegedly used by the singer as a sleeping aid - plus "therapeutic" levels of strong painkillers Fentanyl and Vicodin, anti-anxiety tablet Valium and sleeping drug Ambien.


A source said: "Michael Jackson was a walking drug store when he died - he never stood a chance.


The body can build up extreme tolerances to huge doses of drugs but eventually it overloads and just shuts down. That is what happened to Michael."


KEEP UP THE "GAY WORK" RABIDS!!!!

696 days ago
89.

HumanNature    

HELLO Pegasus


NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU AND HOPE THAT ALL IS WELL WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!


I AGREE THAT BRANCA IS DOING A WONDERFUL JOB IN KEEPING MJ LEGACY A LIVE AND PAYING DOWN HIS DEBT!!!!!


HERE'S SOME MORE GREAT NEWS


The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- which meant it received regulatory approval.


The investor group -- comprised of Sony Corporation of America, the Estate of Michael Jackson, Mubadala Development Company PJSC, Jynwel Capital Limited, the Blackstone Group's GSO Capital Partners LP and David Geffen - won a bidding war with BMG back in November. With the closing of the deal, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, a joint venture between Sony and the estate of Michael Jackson, will serve as administrator for EMI, which means that it will oversee more than 2 million songs, 1.3 million from EMI and its own 750,000 copyrights.


"Music publishing, along with the rest of our entertainment companies, has been a bright spot in our business portfolio, and we expect that trend to continue with this important acquisition," Sony Corp. president and CEO Kazuo Hirai said in a statement.


Read more at http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/publishing/updated-sony-led-group-closes-purchase-of-1007463562.story#bolORQg1FVlbv0e5.99

696 days ago
90.

HumanNature    

OhWell


ROTLMAO AT STUPIDITY!!!


MJ FANS CAN COUNT ON YOU FOR KEEPING HIS NAME RELEVANT AND "IMPORTANT" EVEN THOUGH WE ALL KNOW THAT YOU ARE ONE SICK AND IGNORANT "PSYCHO"!!


TURN ON THE RADIO, THE WORLD IS STILL "JAMMING" TO MJ MUSIC!!!!!


LONG LIVE THE "IMMORTAL" KING OF ALL MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON


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