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Joe Jackson -- 'I Do Believe It Was Foul Play'

7/10/2009 2:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jackson continues talking to anyone who will listen -- and last night on "ABC News" he said he does believe there was "foul play" in the death of his son, Michael.

Joe Jackson: Click to watch
As far as drug use is concerned, Joe says he didn't know anything about it but said whatever Michael took he did so he could "relax and sleep."

Michael Jackson Funeral

7/1/2009 10:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's funeralEveryone's speculating on Michael Jackson's funeral. We know three things for sure.

-- it won't be until next week
-- it will not be at Neverland
-- it will be in the L.A. area, and the Staples Center is an option but it hasn't been decided.

Beyond that -- the family still hasn't made its decision.




Jackson Family: No Public Viewing at Neverland

7/1/2009 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jackson FamilyThe Jackson family has just released a statement via their newly acquired reps, saying there will be no public or private service for Michael Jackson at Neverland.

"Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland.

Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly."


Jackson Burial -- Cart Before the Horse?

7/1/2009 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A white carriage hearse was spotted on the 405 Freeway -- making its way North yesterday -- toward Santa Barbara -- adding fuel to the rumors that Michael Jackson will be taken to Neverland for his final resting place.

We've already told you about the hotels that have sold out ... construction trucks and porta-pottys near the Ranch. But we're hearing nothing about the funeral has even been decided by the family.


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The buzz is that Jackson's body will be taken to Neverland tomorrow, but so far we're told nothing has been decided.

Concrete Evidence Found at Neverland

6/30/2009 6:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A shipment of concrete was just delivered to the Neverland Ranch.

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

We saw the concrete truck drive onto the property. A rep from the construction company told us they got a call today for 32,000 pounds of the hard stuff -- for what, we're not sure ... but it's certainly interesting ...

Neverland Reps: Watch Out, Santa Barbara

6/30/2009 5:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The part owners of Neverland Ranch have released a letter to the residents of Santa Barbara, warning of the impending madness that will engulf the county if a public viewing of MJ's body occurs later this week.

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The letter -- sent by a rep for Colony Capital, LLC -- calls Neverland a "temporary sanctuary" for Michael Jackson fans who "will come, with or without permission or an invitation."

The doc also addresses Neverland's dark past by saying, "As we all know, the impressions left by Michael's last interaction with Santa Barbara County were not positive." But it goes on to say, "Michael was accused, tried and acquitted in our county and found innocent on all counts."

Wacko Jacko Auction Called Off

4/14/2009 7:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonIf you had your eye on the gloves from "Edward Scissorhands" or the actual gates of Neverland Ranch, we have some disappointing news for you -- the auction of Michael Jackson's crazy stuff ain't happening.

As part of a settlement between Jackson's production company and Julien's Auction House, Jackson gets to keep the nearly 2,000 items that were to be auctioned off beginning next week.

Terms of the settlement are confidential, but the attorney for the auction house tells us "everyone is happy."

The auction house had previously said they spent $2 million organizing the sale and it was guessing the items could have fetched $12 million.

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Bangarang! Rufio Resurfaces!

4/13/2009 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dante Basco, a.k.a. "Ru-fi-ooooh" in "Hook," has come a long way from Neverland -- and yesterday, the 33-year-old mohawked leader of the Lost Boys filled us in on what he's been up to these days: Writing poetry!?

Dante Basco: Click to watch video
So much for never growing up...

MJ's Auction -- Unsurprisingly Scary

4/11/2009 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Is it wrong to buy gigantic metal gates from a very creepy man? Apparently not, according to the one person who bid at least $10,000 to buy the gates from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch via the singer's online auction.

Michael Jackson: Click to launch!

Some of the items also up for grabs: A gigantic, five-foot tall statue of Geppetto holding Pinnochio, the claws from Edward Scissorhands and even an autographed basketball from Michael Jordan.

It's nice to know Jacko is still sticking to his guns by refusing to represent himself as a normal human being who doesn't own scary things.

Neverland Was Filled with Sculpted Boys

3/12/2009 9:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson has fired off another legal attack in the hopes of keeping his personal creepy stuff from Neverland off of the auction block -- but these legal papers come fully equipped with an item-by-item breakdown of every bizarre, disturbing item on his property. Warning: It gets weird...

Michael Jackson -- launch docs
Here's a sample of some of the various works of art on the 2,952 item list: "boy with accordion," "boy sitting on bricks," "boy w/ baton and hat w/ feathers," "two boys on swing bar," "two boys with ladder," "boys sleeping on bench," " boys milking goat," "boy on a toy car with girl," "boy pulling, 2 boys on a bike," "boy lifting girl," "2 boys sitting on a sunflower," "little boy with turquoise overalls on a stand," "bronze boy and girl hugging," "bronze boy carrying a fruit basket," "boys catching fish." And it goes on and on and on and on ....

Jacko also has an item described as "child's upper body mannequin." In fact, he has two of those.

Check out the documents. Discuss among yourselves...

Jacko's Crapo Up for Auction

2/17/2009 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

From bejeweled gloves and a tacky robe, to the Neverland Gate and even the "scissorhands" from "Edward Scissorhands," perennially broke Michael Jackson needs dough and is auctioning off tons of his overpriced weird stuff. Check out why Jacko is the King of Schlock.


Billie Jean

Not My Lover,

Just a Trespasser!

3/12/2008 4:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0312_billie_jean_jackson_booking-1A woman named Billie Jean Jackson was arrested for trespassing at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. We don't make this stuff up, folks.

S
anta Barbara County sheriff's deputies were called to the house Monday night after Neverland's security detained Billie Jean, 60, who has long claimed to be Michael's wife.

She
was arrested and booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail.

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