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Prince Jackson Stands Up for Grandma in Court

12/5/2016 12:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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12:53 PM PT -- The judge just ruled Katherine knew exactly what she was doing when she replaced her previous attorney with Joy Bass ... saying there is no question in his mind. 

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Prince Jackson looked like man on a mission ... all in the name of his grandmother, Katherine Jackson.

Michael's son appeared in a Santa Monica court Monday for a hearing regarding Katherine getting a new attorney. The new lawyer is Joy Bass, and she says she's now representing Katherine in all matters related to Michael's estate.

This, apparently, was news to the Katherine's current attorney ... and sources close to the family tell TMZ Prince is in court now to tell the judge they're disputing the new attorney's claim she's now speaking for Katherine.

We got Prince and TJ Jackson (Tito's son) on the way into court and they were tight-lipped. 

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Paris Jackson Llama Tell Ya 'Bout My Neverland Homecoming

10/6/2016 6:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-paris-jackson-neverland-ranch-visit-INSTAGRAM-01Paris Jackson returned to her old house, and made some new friends.

Michael Jackson's daughter went back to Neverland Ranch on Wednesday and toured the grounds she used to call home. She stopped by the petting zoo, where at least one llama and a few goats are still kicking it.

Paris said, "It felt so good to be home even for a little bit." It's unclear what prompted her homecoming trip -- though it clearly lifted her spirits after the rough time she's recently had on social media.

Perhaps she's shopping? Colony Capital listed Neverland last year for $100 million.

Michael Jackson's Son I'm a Big-i Kid Now

9/19/2016 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0919-blanket-jackson-before-and-after-older-GETTY-X17-02Michael Jackson's youngest kid, Blanket, who changed his name to Bigi Jackson, surfaced Sunday outside a Malibu market living up to his new name.

He's 14 now and ... as they say ... growing like a weed. Bigi's come a long way since that balcony scene with his dad.

#TimeFlies

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Paris Jackson Takes Back House ... at Michael's Encino Crib

9/8/2016 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0908-paris-jackson-instagram-ap-01Paris Jackson's alone and in charge ... living in the back guesthouse at Michael's old Encino mansion.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ ... Paris had been itching to cut the cord from living with her grandmother in Calabasas ... where Blanket and several of her cousins also live. We're told the family had security concerns about her living just anywhere, so it was suggested she use MJ's old compound.

Michael's estate controls all of his properties, meaning ... technically, Paris needed permission to live there. We're told she went to them, and pointed out she basically owns the crib as part of her trust -- and the estate didn't fight her.

As for why she's in the guesthouse -- the main house is being remodeled.

We're also told Paris is living there completely on her own. She and bf Michael Snoddy recently posted pics from the backyard -- he comes and goes, but does NOT live there.

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Paris Jackson Reconnects with Mom After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

8/30/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829_debbie-rowe-paris_jackson_gettyDebbie Rowe just found out she must undergo chemo and radiation to fight her breast cancer that was recently diagnosed -- but if there is a silver lining, it's that the illness has brought Paris Jackson back into her life.

We've learned Paris -- who went radio silent on Debbie 2 years ago -- has been spending time with her mom since we broke the story last month she's fighting breast cancer. Paris has been visiting Debbie at her ranch and Debbie has gone to Paris' home, where the 2 have reestablished their bond. They're also texting ... a lot.  

Debbie and Paris became very close after Paris' dad, Michael Jackson, died back in 2009. But a couple years ago Paris cut all ties ... wouldn't even return Debbie's calls.

We're told Debbie starts her chemo next month, and Paris is at the center of her support system.

Conrad Murray Tell-All Michael Played Dress Up to Romp With Call Girls & Strippers

7/20/2016 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0720-Conrad-Murray-michael-jackson-gettyMichael Jackson dressed up like a clown, or even faked illness, just to meet random women ... at least that's what the man who killed him is reportedly claiming in a tell-all book.

Talk about chutzpah ... Conrad Murray has written a memoir called, 'This Is It' ... in which he says he will reveal all kinds of family secrets about MJ, yet also claims he's giving him "due respect."

Some of the secrets reportedly in the book include Murray claiming Michael would put on a clown costume and then hire strippers and call girls to hang with him in hotel rooms.

Murray -- who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter -- also claims Michael would use fake accents and pretend he was a stroke victim as a ploy to meet women.

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Murray was MJ's confidante -- as well as his doctor -- and reportedly writes extensively about his and Michael's frequent encounters with call girls while they were living in Las Vegas. 

Best of all, Murray claims Michael wanted him to make all these revelations. 

Murray lost his medical license after his conviction -- but clearly not his brass pair.

Paris Jackson Reconnects with Debbie Rowe In Wake of Breast Cancer

7/5/2016 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0705-paris-jackson-debbie-rowe-getty-instagram-01Paris Jackson apparently saw our story Monday -- that she's cut off all contact with her mom, Debbie Rowe, who's now battling breast cancer -- because we've learned Paris just contacted Debbie and proclaimed her love ... this according to Jackson family sources.

As we reported, Paris broke off contact with Debbie more than a year ago. We're told Paris' family was upset MJ's daughter had reconnected with Debbie after the singer's death and became close. On top of that, when Paris began acting out Debbie became the disciplinarian ... something Paris didn't like.

Debbie was diagnosed with breast cancer recently and will undergo surgery. We're told Paris texted Debbie, "I love you," and it appears the 2 will meet up after the surgery.

Hopefully, a happy ending.

Debbie Rowe Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Daughter Paris Jackson in the Dark

7/4/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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070116-debbie-rowe-tmzMichael Jackson's ex-wife has breast cancer, and their estranged daughter doesn't even know.

We've learned Debbie Rowe was diagnosed recently and will undergo surgery in the next week, but her daughter, 18-year-old Paris Jackson, has no idea because she broke all contact with her mom more than a year ago.

Rowe has all but given up on salvaging the relationship. After Michael died, Debbie and Paris got extremely close, to the point it created friction with the rest of the family.

When Paris began dealing with her own problems, the relationship fell apart. Rowe believes the family influenced their daughter and drove a wedge.

Either way, we're told Debbie is sad, but is not counting on any emotional support from her daughter.

Jermaine Jackson Wife Files for Divorce

6/23/2016 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0623-jermaine-jackson-halima-rashid-tmz-getty-02Jermaine Jackson's wife is filing to divorce him and predictably ... she says the trouble started the day she got busted for attacking him.

Halima Rashid filed the divorce petition on Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences, and listing November 28, 2015 as the date of separation.

If that date sounds familiar it's because TMZ broke the story ... Halima was arrested for felony corporal injury that day. During a fight on Thanksgiving weekend, Jermaine allegedly spit on her and she allegedly bit him on the leg.

Halima is seeking spousal support. They got married in 2004, but don't have any kids together ... so no child support issues. She was wife #3 for Jermaine.

Her domestic violence case was tossed because prosecutors couldn't determine who was the aggressor in the fight.

Prince Jackson A Black Belt Won't Cover My Ass

5/28/2016 7:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Prince Jackson kind of scoffed at the notion a black belt proves you're a bad ass.

We got Michael's 19-year-old son Friday leaving Panera Bread in Bev Hills, and asked the jiu-jitsu enthusiast if he had his eye on a darker color.  It seems he's saying the belt doesn't protect you ... skill does.

Martial arts aside, it's always super interesting hearing Michael's kids ... by listening to Prince, you just wouldn't know.

Joe Jackson Hospitalized With Family By His Side

5/18/2016 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0518-joe-jackson-tmzJoe Jackson is in an L.A. hospital after his health took a turn for the worse during a routine checkup.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ Joe was scheduled for some tests with his personal doctor Friday. However, Joe became weak during the tests and struck a high fever. We're told that's when his doc admitted Joe to the hospital ... where he's been ever since.

We're told 87-year-old Joe still has a high fever, and docs can't pinpoint exactly what's wrong.

Our photog caught up with Jermaine over the weekend, and at the time he felt things were slowly improving.

Jermaine Jackson My Mom Has a Right to Michael's House

5/6/2016 3:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jackson thinks the deed that was filed attempting to transfer the title of Michael Jackson's Hayvenhurst home to Katherine was kosher, because he says that's exactly what MJ wanted.

We got Jermaine Friday at Health Nut in Calabasas, and he made it clear ... his mother and siblings have big beef with the Michael Jackson Estate.

TMZ broke the story ... Katherine signed legal docs 2 weeks ago making it appear that Michael deeded the family home to Katherine and his 3 kids. Jermaine is acting like either he or his siblings might be behind it, but he never says.

Fact is ... the deed isn't valid, because the property is owned by the estate, and dead people can't transfer property.

Michael Jackson He's So Dead He Can't Give Mom the House

5/6/2016 9:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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506-katherine-jackson-getty-apThe estate of Michael Jackson could not be clearer -- the deed that was recorded giving Katherine Jackson ownership of the family's Encino estate is bogus to the core.

Attorney Howard Weitzman is scoffing at the deed TMZ first told you about ... filed by Katherine which gives her 25% ownership in the home, and each of MJ's 3 kids 25% as well.

Weitzman says it's laughable that the person on the deed changing the title is Michael Jackson ... who is utterly incapable of giving anything to anyone anymore. Weitzman says, "Michael's estate owns the property for the benefit of his children and Mrs. Jackson has no ownership interest."

As we reported, although Katherine signed a document attached to the deed, she may not be the mastermind, but Weitzman vows to hunt down the culprit.

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