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Michael Jackson Someone Pulls a Fast One To Grab Michael's Home

5/6/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

505-jackson-hayvenhurst-home-apSomeone secretly filed legal documents aimed at taking Michael Jackson's Hayvenhurst family home away from his estate and deeding it to Katherine Jackson and MJ's kids.

TMZ obtained the deed which was filed with the L.A. County Recorder's Office. It claims to transfer the long-standing family home in Encino from Michael Jackson to Katherine, Blanket, Paris and Prince. According to the deed, each now has a 25% ownership interest in the home.


It's a weird, suspicious document, but we've verified with the notary public who was there when it was signed that Katherine herself put pen to paper at her home in Calabasas.

As for why it's weird ... it's handwritten, and the deed is not signed although an attachment bears her signature. What's even more hinky ... the person granting the deed is Michael J. Jackson, which is impossible because he's long dead. The estate of Michael Jackson owns the property. The document was signed April 21st and recorded 5 days later.

What we don't know ... is Katherine the mastermind of the ploy or did someone just get her to sign the attachment without telling her it would be filed with a quitclaim deed?

We've learned the estate reps had no idea this document had been filed. As we've been reporting for years, Katherine has been bent out of shape for years, claiming the estate has been stingy with her family.

For all sorts of reasons the attempt to transfer the property won't work, but it's evidence of a continuing conflict between the estate and Katherine.

Paris Jackson This Tatt's for You, Grandma

4/7/2016 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0407-paris-jackson-instagram-01Paris Jackson's gonna run out of skin if she keeps getting tattoos for family members -- but she reserved a special spot for granny, Katherine Jackson.

Paris got a blue flower with Mandarin Chinese lettering "Kaiselin" inked on her left wrist. She proudly announced the tatt was "for Grandma Katherine."

The new piece looks to be adjacent to the one she just got in honor of her father.

Paris is gonna have to draw a line with Jackson family tattoos at some point. She's in trouble if she gets to Jermajesty territory. 


Paris Jackson Family Fears New BF is Hardcore Racist

4/7/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

040616-michael-snoddy-instagram-03Paris Jackson is dating a racist ... at least that's what some members of her family fear.

Members of the Jackson brood tell us ... Michael Snoddy's arm tattoo proudly displaying the Confederate flag is highly offensive and ironic, since Paris' dad was black.

Snoddy, a drummer with the band Street Drum Corps, is a little out of step, as some Southern states are removing vestiges of Confederate symbols from public view.

Paris, who's been dating Snoddy for a few weeks, doesn't seem to mind, but her family thinks the fact that his tat was strategically placed for all to see is an omen about his feelings toward African Americans.

We spoke with Snoddy, who scoffed at the claims and said, "I wouldn't be dating a black girl if I were a racist."

That answer might not fly with the Jacksons, so we're guessing his other defense could be he's a fan of Pantera's album, "Cowboys From Hell." Notice the "CFH" on the tat. That group used the flag on its merchandising and posters, although some members have expressed regret.


Jermaine Jackson MJ Would Have Been Team Hillary

4/1/2016 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jackson says if Michael Jackson were alive -- there's no doubt he'd be voting for Hillary Clinton ... despite Donald Trump recently bragging about his friendship with MJ.

The 4th Jackson brother was at LAX when he also said what MJ would have thought about Trump's comments regarding his botched plastic surgery.

For the record, MJ really was friends with Trump and the Clintons -- but JJ's sure which one would get his vote.


Michael Jackson Estate Goes After Popcorn Website ... You're Not the King of Pop!

2/26/2016 9:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0226-michael-jackson-king-of-pop-getty-01Nobody calls popcorn "pop" ... is the basis of a lawsuit the Michael Jackson estate has filed against a website using MJ's name to hawk popcorn.

MJ's estate has set its sights on ... a website that popped up in 2012 after buying the domain name of a former Michael Jackson fan website. 

The estate claims the site tried to defend its use of the popular MJ moniker by saying the word "pop" is a "nickname for popcorn products." The estate says that's BS because "pop" is only a nickname for soda ... in certain parts of the country. 

Team MJ is suing to get the site shut down, plus damages. Shoulda gone for a couple tins of Chocolate Dreams Popcorn too. Yummm ... 


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.

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