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Arnie Klein Sings Like Canary

I'll Tell You Where

I Stashed the Artwork

2/26/2013 12:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0718-arnie-klein-tmz-3He talked a big game ... but Arnie Klein folded like a cheap suit when authorities came banging on his door this morning ready to arrest him unless he told officials where to find his expensive (missing) art collection ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... a warrant was issued for Klein's arrest after he allegedly failed to turn over more than 100 pieces of wildly expensive artwork as well as a 2001 Ferrari Spider to the bankruptcy trustee after he filed for bankruptcy in 2011. 

A rep for the U.S. Marshals Service tells TMZ ... deputies went down to Klein's home in Palm Springs, CA to arrest him this morning ... when Klein suddenly felt the urge to spill his guts.

We're told ... Klein (Michael Jackson's former doctor) informed the deputies exactly where to find the art and the Ferrari -- so officials decided not to arrest him because they felt he was cooperative.

As for the artwork, it includes pieces by Andy Warhol (including the famous Marilyn Monroe), Robert Graham, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Renoir, Rodin and Toulouse-Lautrec.

If Klein's information turns out to be legit -- we're told he'll stay out of jail ... for now.

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VictoriaGirl    

Thats stupid. They should have arrested him anyways until they had the missing items in hand and then let him go. Its quite possible he was/is lying.

573 days ago
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n.d.    

dr klein did not sing like a canary he stood up to the marshalls at his house like a man unlike many who would have run. Further more he was not the one to talk his assisant was being harrased and questioned more than the dr himself since the dr was not giving him anything. What an enterance though entering the house with guns drawn?

573 days ago
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jms    

Well, At least Arnie fought to the end, trying to prove his case. Anyone would try their hardest to keep what's there's and prove themselves, no matter what people think of them! And at gunpoint from the Marshalls, ANYONE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME WOULD GIVE UP THE LOOT just the same way they did! I think the Marshall's weren't fair to to hold my Brother & Arnie at gunpoint to get the info needed! Its only material items not murder!? It's done and over, lets move on...

573 days ago
19.

Denese    

I'd bet all of that stuff actually needs to be returned to the Estate of Michael Jackson.

573 days ago
20.

me    

MJ paid for the Warhol, Toulouse-Lautrec, Lichtenstein and so on... to be defamed by his friend and doctor after in his death.

573 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

He's got good taste for a s***bag but what will become of the paintings??? Pretty old car.

573 days ago
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n.d.    

Agreed jms these people do not know what really happend let the haters hate just like the marshalls said "its minor things we have better things to be doing like catching drug cartel and murders " in the end the courts will decide what happens and realize that everything arnie said is true and his belongings will be returned

573 days ago
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DaveT    

Ferrari's kick ass, bein' Italian and all ;)
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573 days ago
24.

Mike    

Yep, this the real father for Michael Jackson's so called "son". For all we know, Michael might have sexually abused him for a couple of years when he was a little kid.

573 days ago
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CyndiChainsaW    

So now what? Will the paintings be auctioned off?

573 days ago
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pimpdaddy    

This guy is all s***!

573 days ago
27.

Mrugowsky    

Is he more or is he less guilty than conrad murray???

573 days ago
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Missy    

So many ignorant people in the world who apparently have never seen a mixed race person. Klein is NOT the biofather to any of MJs kids. Klein is just as gulity as Murray and should be in jail too!

573 days ago
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Pegasus    


Michael Jackson’s Children Being Pushed For Reality TV Show By His Sister La Toya, Claims Report

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 @ 17:28PM | By David Perel


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Michael Jackson’s three children are being pushed for a reality TV show by the King of Pop’s controversial sister, La Toya, according to a new report.

La Toya, 56, has signed Prince, Paris and Blanket to her talent agency, according to the New York Post.

Prince recently made his debut as a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight, and will soon appear on the TV show 90210.

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Paris Jackson has signed a movie deal and will get her big-screen acting start shortly.

But a reality TV show featuring the three Jackson children is the big prize La Toya is actively chasing, according to the Post report.

According to the Post:

“The coup de grâce for La Toya, who gets a standard 15 percent commission on each deal, would be a reality TV show deal she’s negotiating. Insiders said bidding has approached $10 million.”

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But there’s one big problem: Paris isn’t interested in a reality show, according to sources quoted in the article.

Whether or not La Toya can overcome that obstacle for a lucrative payday is still undecided but Katherine Jackson is unlikely or unable to stop her, the Post claimed.

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Katherine was at the center of the family’s public drama in 2012 when reports surfaced that she had been “kidnapped” by Janet and Jermaine Jackson, after they took her on a strange trip to an Arizona spa.

The Post claims that La Toya has quietly ingratiated herself with Michael’s children as that drama, and other family issues played out in public.

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According to the Post:

“She pounced while everyone else was making a lot of useless noise. It was her smoke screen, and she got it done,” the insider said.

The OWN network was mentioned in the report as a possible home for the reality show

568 days ago
30.

Cry Baby    

No one cares anymore - there is a song somewhere---
right!


NO NOBODY CARES ABOUT US!!!

566 days ago
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