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Jermaine Jackson to Trump Sit Down! You're No Friend of MJ

2/19/2016 12:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0219-jermaine-jackson-michael-jackson-donald-trump-TMZ-GETTY-01Donald Trump just got called out for claiming to be friends with Michael Jackson -- by MJ's brother, Jermaine.

Jermaine ripped Trump, saying ... "name-dropping Michael don't make you cool and won't win you votes. Especially when using botched facts."

It's a known fact Michael and Donald were friends, but Jermaine is taking issue with Trump claiming MJ lost his confidence because of "bad, bad, bad surgery."

Jermaine calls that a "BS" theory and tweeted, "Michael's confidence was affected by the pressures, injustice and vitriol of external circumstances. Period."

Jermaine Jackson's Wife I'm No Criminal, Because He Spit On Me

1/26/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0125-jeremy-jackson-halima-rashid-TMZ-GETTY-01Jermaine Jackson's wife Halima won't be criminally charged for biting her hubby in the leg, because of what he did to her ... TMZ has learned.

Our law enforcement sources say their investigation shows Jermaine and Halima were engaged in mutual combat. Specifically, they concluded he spit on her, she bit him and they fought like crazy.

In the end, cops say they couldn't decide who the aggressor was, so it's case closed.  

Halima was arrested last November for felony domestic violence, but now she's in the clear.

It appears Jermaine and Halima have reconciled. 

Michael Jackson's Cousin Let Me See Paris & Blanket

1/19/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0118-paris-blanket-02Michael Jackson's cousin, Anthony James Jackson II, is so desperate to spend time with MJ's kids ... he wants the courts to order some QT with them. 

AJJ filed a request for visitation with Blanket and Paris ... who are minors and currently under the guardianship of grandma Katherine and their cousin TJ

In his docs, Anthony says he is a close family member who says he used to live with Michael and all the children. Since MJ's death, Anthony's had a rocky history with the family. Two years ago he attempted to terminate TJ and Katherine's guardianship, but got shot down in court.

This time around ... Anthony's asking the judge to grant him regularly scheduled visits.

Jermaine Jackson Is That a Bag of Oranges Or ...

12/10/2015 7:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1210-jermaine-jackson-akmgsiIt's usually Jermaine Jackson's bizarrely immaculate hairline that mesmerizes ... but his tight leather pants stole the show Wednesday in Calabasas.  

The Jacksons are still a BIG deal. Can you feel it?

Jermaine Jackson I Still Love My Wife After Dom. Violence Arrest

12/4/2015 8:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jackson's wife got busted for allegedly biting into his leg -- but he's still trying to work things out with her.

Jackson tried to downplay Halima Rashid's arrest with our photog, saying ... "Things happen," and claiming he's just fine after the incident over Thanksgiving weekend. Rashid was booked for felony corporal injury on a spouse. 

Even though he hasn't spoken to his wife since the arrest ... Jermaine appears to be in forgive and forget mode when it comes to their 11 year marriage. 

Still unclear how Halima feels.

Jermaine Jackson's Wife Arrested For Domestic Violence

12/2/2015 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1202-jackson-rashid-getty-tmz-01Jermaine Jackson's wife was arrested for domestic violence after the couple had a dispute over the holiday weekend ... TMZ has learned.

Halima Rashid was arrested on Saturday evening at their home in Woodland Hills, CA. Law enforcement sources tell us she was booked for felony corporal injury on a spouse.

38-year-old Halima was only in jail for about 5 hours before getting released on $50,000 bail.

It's unclear what sparked the fight, but sources connected to the couple tell us it got so nasty ... Halima bit Jermaine's leg. We're told he called cops.

They've been married since 2004, and don't have any kids together.

Story developing ... 

Prince Jackson Michael Might Not Be My Father ... But I Don't Care

10/22/2015 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Prince Jackson is admitting it ... there's a chance Michael Jackson isn't his biological parent, but he's also saying MJ is still dad. 

This started when someone trolled Prince on Twitter by saying, "everyone knows you are a Rowe-Klein NOT A Jackson!!" Prince responded, "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb ... I was raised by my dad with my brother and sister." 

Prince's statement is the closest he's ever come to saying MJ isn't blood -- but it also makes it clear Michael is the only father he's ever known.

There have been a lot of rumors claiming Dr. Arnie Klein fathered Michael's kids with Debbie Rowe. Klein added fuel to the fire in 2013 when he compared an old drivers license pic of himself to one of Prince. 

But as TMZ has confirmed, and previously reported, Michael is NOT Prince's biological father ... and neither is Arnie Klein.



Michael Jackson's Kids I Don't Want Them to Feel Trapped ... Says Guardian TJ Jackson

10/7/2015 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson went to such extremes to hide his children from the public, it seems shocking they're doing a reality TV series -- but Prince, Paris and Blanket are only doing what they want to do ... according to their cousins.

TJ Jackson and his brothers Taryll and Taj joined us on TMZ Live to talk about "The Jacksons: Next Generation." TJ has a unique perspective on how Michael's kids are raised ... since he was named their legal co-guardian a few years ago.

Tito's sons revealed why their younger cousins were starting to feel trapped by their secluded lifestyle -- and it sounds like the Lifetime docuseries is giving them a chance to turn that around.

Check it out ... TJ seems wise beyond his 37 years, and talks about wanting to make his uncle MJ proud.

Michael Jackson You Wanna See Where I Recorded 'Billie Jean' Maybe You Can!

8/4/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0803_Hayvenhurst-home_MJ_APThe people who run Michael Jackson's Estate are considering opening up the family home in Encino, CA to tourists ... the home where MJ recorded his biggest hits, including "Billie Jean."

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, the Estate is noodling the idea of Hollywood tour buses and individuals making the trek to the property and then taking a room-by-room tour.

After Michael bought the house for his family, he tore it down and then built a new one, which included a recording studio where he laid down the tracks for "Billie Jean," "We Are the World," "Beat It," "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," and many others.

Michael also built a 2-story wing which served as his separate living quarters.

Our sources say nothing's in cement ... the Estate is currently exploring the idea and also checking to see if the zoning laws would allow it, and if not whether they could get a variance. 


Joe Jackson Reportedly Suffers Stroke

7/26/2015 7:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0726S-SINGLE-joe-jackson-brazil-AKMGSI-01Joe Jackson has reportedly suffered a stroke that left him at the very least temporarily blind.

Jackson family sources confirm to TMZ, Joe was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo after reportedly waking up Sunday feeling dizzy, with no vision.

Joe, who has diabetes, was in the city for his 87th birthday party that was being thrown for him.

These pics were taken hours before the reported stroke.  

Family sources tell TMZ, doctors are running tests and they're trying to decide whether to fly Joe back to the U.S. for further treatment.  

La Toya Jackson I Believe That's Michael in the Clouds!!!

6/27/2015 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

La Toya Jackson is a believer, and seems to think the eerie image of Michael Jackson in the middle of a thunder storm is the real deal.

We got La Toya and ex-fiance Jeffré Phillips were leaving Macau restaurant in Hollywood -- which they raved about -- when our photog showed M.J.'s older sis the pic.

La Toya doesn't think it's a mind trick at all.

As for her and her ex-fiance, they're together-ish, but they seem to have different views on the relationship.


Michael Jackson 6 Years After Death Estate Generated $2 BILLION

6/25/2015 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0625-michael-jackson-getty-02Michael Jackson died 6 years ago today, and TMZ has learned his estate went from the brink of bankruptcy to financial fortune ... and his kids are now better off than their famous dad.

Sources familiar with the financials tell TMZ, the estate has grossed nearly $2 billion since MJ's death. The money comes from the movies "This is It," the Cirque show "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," 50 million albums sold and various other ventures.

After expenses, that $2 bil gets whittled down to around $800 million -- which is a very good return.

But the $800 mil gets significantly cut by taxes ... we're told to around $450 mil.

MJ's debts at the time of his death were around $500 million, so just on those 2 numbers the estate approaches being in the black.  

But there are other ventures, like Sony, where the estate generates a lot of cash.

As for Michael's kids, there's a trust where millions gets distributed as they get older.

Our sources familiar with the financials tell TMZ ... if the estate were completely liquidated today, each kid would get around $100 million.  

Not a bad bounce back from the edge of bankruptcy. 


Prince Jackson Grandma & Grandpa Reunite for Graduation Party

6/1/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0601_prince_jackson_graduation_party_launchJoe and Katherine Jackson don't get together often, but they put aside their differences to celebrate Michael Jackson's firstborn graduating from high school. 

According to our sources, the family shindig for Prince Jackson went down Saturday afternoon at Joe's house in Encino. We're told it was a small gathering -- about 35 people or so -- with Prince's aunts, uncles and cousins making up most of the crowd.  

The party was catered, but just typical party food ... nothing too fancy ... especially considering how filthy rich the guest of honor is. Uncle Jackie and Grandpa Joe made speeches, along with Prince. 

Prince graduated Saturday from the exclusive Buckley School -- and says he's going to LMU School of Film and Television ... following in the footsteps of other celeb kids Colin Hanks and Scott Eastwood

Bonus fun facts: Carson Daly AND Gilligan (Bob Denver) went to LMU too!

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