Blanket Jackson Filing to Block Grandmother ... No Estate Money For Appeal

Michael Jackson's family is involved in a complex legal battle ... and they're not all on the same side in this one -- 'cause MJ's son Blanket is trying to stop his own grandmother from using estate money in her ongoing fight.

Here's the deal ... Blanket -- MJ's youngest son, whose real name is Bigi Jackson -- filed documents this week, obtained by TMZ,  asking the court not to allow his grandmother Katherine to use Michael's estate money to fund an appeal of a previous ruling.

Basically, Blanket and his grandmother were recently working together to stop the executors of Jackson's estate from going through with a huge business transaction that they were very much so against.

The docs don't say exactly what the transaction was -- it's been shrouded in mystery throughout this saga -- but, based on recent reporting, it seems like it may be related to the deal the estate made with Sony to sell about half of Michael's music catalog for $600M.

Blanket explains he and his grandmother presented their arguments opposing the deal ... but ultimately the court ruled against them -- seemingly bringing the legal issue to a close.

However, Katherine's decided to appeal the ruling ... a move Blanket says he doesn’t want any part of -- and, more importantly ... he doesn't want his father's estate paying for her legal bills. As you know, he's an heir to the estate ... so that cash is pretty important to him.

The way Blanket explains it in the docs ... the appeal has little chance of winning, and he says he doesn't think it truly benefits the beneficiaries of the trust to continue the fight -- so, he simply doesn't want the estate to foot the bill for it ... something Katherine wants.


Blanket's also asked the court to use its best judgment to grant Katherine reasonable attorney's fees incurred from the pre-appeal battle -- which he agrees she's entitled to ... at least to a certain extent.


It's unsurprising Blanket's filing against Katherine ... just yesterday, executors of Michael's estate reportedly claimed that she receives a seven-figure allowance for the year -- money Blanket presumably would rather she use for the appeal instead of the estate's dough.

Seems like the family's not totally seeing eye to eye on this one ... a judge has yet to rule.

Blanket Jackson Pide bloquear a su abuela... No hay dinero de la herencia para la apelación

La familia de Michael Jackson está involucrada en una compleja batalla legal y no todos están en el mismo bando, pues el hijo de Michael, Blanket, está tratando de detener a su propia abuela de usar dinero de la herencia en el marco de la lucha que está en curso.

Esta es la cuestión, Blanket, el hijo menor de Michael Jackson, cuyo verdadero nombre es Bigi Jackson, presentó documentos esta semana que fueron obtenidos por TMZ, que piden al tribunal que no permita que su abuela Katherine utilice el dinero de la herencia de Michael para financiar una apelación de una sentencia anterior.

Básicamente, Blanket y su abuela estuvieron trabajando juntos recientemente para impedir que los albaceas de la herencia de Jackson siguieran adelante con una enorme transacción comercial con la que ellos estaban muy en contra.

Los documentos no dicen exactamente cuál fue la transacción, la que ha estado envuelta en misterio a lo largo de esta saga, pero de acuerdo a la información reciente, parece que puede estar relacionada con el acuerdo que los albaceas hicieron con Sony para vender la mitad del catálogo musical de Michael por $600M.

Blanket explica que él y su abuela presentaron sus argumentos en contra del acuerdo, pero en última instancia, el tribunal falló en contra de ellos y aparentemente habría puesto fin a la cuestión jurídica.

Sin embargo, Katherine ha decidido apelar al fallo, un movimiento del que Blanket no quiere ser parte, y más importante, no quiere que la herencia de su padre pague estas facturas legales. Como saben, él es uno de los herederos, por lo que el dinero es muy importante.

Por la forma en que Blanket lo explica en los documentos, la apelación tiene pocas posibilidades de ganar y dice que no cree que beneficie a los beneficiarios del fideicomiso, por lo que simplemente no quiere pagar por ello, pero Katherine sí.

Blanket también le ha pedido al tribunal que use su mejor juicio para concederle a Katherine unos honorarios razonables por los abogados incurridos en la batalla previa a la apelación, algo a lo que él considera que sí tiene derecho, al menos hasta cierto punto.

Gran movimiento

No es de extrañar esta petición de Blanket en contra de Katherine. Ayer mismo, los albaceas de la herencia de Michael, según los informes, afirmaron que ella recibió una asignación de siete cifras este año, dinero que Blanket presumiblemente preferiría que utilice para la apelación en lugar de recurrir al efectivo del fideicomiso.

Parece que la familia no está totalmente de acuerdo en esto. Los jueces aún no se han pronunciado.

Michael Jackson Nephew Jaafar Is Spitting Image ... Shoots Scenes For MJ Biopic

Some people in L.A. probably did a double take Friday thinking they saw Michael Jackson walking around.

But it was actually the spitting image of the late "King of Pop" -- namely his nephew, Jaafar Jackson, who was on his way to shoot scenes for MJ's upcoming biopic, "Michael."

It's truly amazing how much Jaafar looks almost exactly like the world-famous singer, especially when he's in costume.

Check out these photos, obtained by TMZ, which show Jaafar on the movie set, sporting MJ's famous red varsity jacket next to a Tower Records pop-up shop and a huge ad promoting the entertainer's 1979 album, "Off The Walls."

As we reported ... Jaafar -- the son of Jermaine Jackson -- was spotted Thursday shooting scenes for the flick in LA's Encino neighborhood.

Jaafar was in total MJ mode from his hair to his makeup and clothes.

Actress Nia Long, who is playing Michael's mom, Katherine Jackson, also appeared on set Thursday. Colman Domingo wasn't there, but he snagged the role of MJ's dad, Joe Jackson, and has been spotted with the cast.

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The first full-length film about MJ's life is scheduled to be released in April 2025.

Paris & Prince Jackson Pay Tribute to Michael at Tonys 'Our Dad Changed Music'


Michael Jackson's children, Prince and Paris Jackson, honored him in a special way ... sharing kind words as they introduced a tribute performance of his Broadway musical at the Tony Awards.

The duo introduced a performance from "MJ the Musical" -- the Broadway show all about the making of Jackson's 1992 Dangerous World Tour.

Prince told the audience, "A lot of people seem to think our dad Michael Jackson changed popular music forever,' before adding: 'And, who are we to disagree?"

"But, what people may not know is he loved musicals, on film and on the stage. That's why we are so incredibly honored to introduce the night's first nominee for best musical, 'MJ', which, using many of his iconic hits, looks at the complexities and brilliance of our father's process."

Paris added, it was a great honor to be on stage introducing the musical performance,  along with actor Myles Frost, who plays their dad ... and the rest of the cast. The show was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Myles seemed to do their dad's role justice cause he also won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role -- his first Tony ever!

Janet Jackson Claims MJ Bullied Her Over Weight ... Called Her 'Pig, Hog' as Kids

Janet Jackson's revealing a painful aspect of her tight relationship with Michael Jackson -- claiming he brutally taunted her about her weight, and she says it had a lasting impact on her.

Janet opens up about her brother in the upcoming documentary, "Janet," and reportedly says Michael teased her by hurling insults like "pig, horse, slaughter hog'' during their childhood.

That might sound like typical sibling jabs -- she does say they both laughed at the time ... but JJ also says it hurt her deep down.

The 2-part docu-series premieres Friday night on A&E and Lifetime, and shows Janet discussing her weight issues, and much more about Michael -- including the molestation accusations against him and how they impacted her career.

Janet also gets into her marriages and relationships with James DeBarge, Rene Elizondo Jr., Jermaine Dupri and Wissam Al Mana ... the father of her son.

As for Michael's cruel remarks -- according to Daily Mail, Janet says in the doc ... "When you have somebody say you're too heavy, it affects you."

Janet and Michael were famously very close -- she's said Michael and Randy Jackson were the siblings she bonded with most -- but it looks like the "Janet" docuseries is about to reveal a new facet of their relationship.

Janet Jackson's Brothers Thank Timberlake for Super Bowl Apology

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Janet Jackson's brothers are thanking Justin Timberlake for stepping up and taking responsibility for his role in the infamous Super Bowl Halftime wardrobe malfunction, and hanging their sister out to dry.

Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson appeared on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM radio show Wednesday and opened up for the first time about JT's apology, saying they appreciated him finally saying something ... albeit, 17 years after the fact.

Marlon said, "First of all, I just want to thank Justin Timberlake. It takes a man to step up and do that, so we do thank him." That being said ... Marlon added they'd like to move on from the negativity that surrounded the Super Bowl XXXVIII incident.

In case you were in diapers back in 2004 ... Justin and Janet were embroiled in controversy when a "wardrobe malfunction" exposed Janet's breast to MILLIONS of viewers tuning in to the highly-anticipated Halftime Show.

It seemed everyone BUT Justin suffered for an incident dubbed "Nipplegate" -- Janet's career took a big hit, and the FCC slapped CBS with a $550k indecency fine.

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Two years later, during an interview with Oprah, Janet said she felt Justin left her hanging with all of the emphasis put on her "as opposed to us."

Nearly 20 years later ... Justin apologized specifically to Janet for situations "where I spoke out of turn or did not speak up for what was right."

Michael Jackson Bloodstained IV Drip for Sale ... His Final One, Cousin Claims

Michael Jackson's cousin claims to have his last IV drip -- the one that delivered the fatal dose of Propofol -- and she's ready to part ways with the macabre memorabilia.

The IV setup includes the tubing and the bag used to administer drugs, and even has bloodstain from the King of Pop ... according to his cousin, Marsha Stewart, who claims she took it from his bedroom shortly after his death.

Marsha says she swiped the IV from the rented Holmby Hills mansion where Michael died. She claims she saw it near Michael's bed, and that there was a "white milk fluid" -- an accurate description of Propofol -- inside the bag, which has since dissolved.

Still, Michael's cousin says traces of his blood on the device caught her eye and made her want to put it in her purse to take home.

Now, the IV drip is going up for auction through Memorabilia Expert Auctions in Sin City, and the auction house is looking to get at least $2,500 for this gruesome piece of MJ history.

As for the validity of the item? It seems odd to us that police would not have collected the IV as evidence at the scene. We're reaching out to MJ's Estate to see what their take is on it.

Michael Jackson Son Hosts 'Thriller' Party Talks About Past Halloweens w/ Dad

Michael Jackson's imprint on Halloween culture is living on through his children -- one of whom's got an interesting tidbit about how his late father would celebrate ... incognito.

Prince Jackson hosted the third annual 'Thriller Night' at the Jackson family estate Friday night, which was all done in partnership with the charity Heal LA Foundation -- a nonprofit that emulates MJ's Heal the World org, but with a focus on those struggling in Los Angeles.

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Tons of members of the Jackson clan rolled through, including Paris and Blanket (who goes by Bigi now), as well as Michael's nephews Taryll, TJ and Taj Jackson ... they all wore costumes.

While being interviewed outside the party, Prince shared a nice little nugget about life with their dad during the spooky holiday ... which, as it turns out, was one of the only times MJ could get out in public with his family without so much hoopla and attention.

PJ says because it's acceptable to be in costume for Halloween, MJ would take advantage and go trick-or-treating with the kids. Sounds like those outings were successful to a certain extent. MJ's nephews say there was always a tell that'd give him away. Any guesses???

As for what went down inside the actual party, it seemed pretty family-friendly ... with what appeared to be a haunted maze built in, and a 'Thriller' tribute show put on by dancers.

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Of course, Michael's signature song has become a Halloween staple -- and tons of people still jam out to it and even rock his look from the music vid to this day. Again, a classic.

Controversies aside, it looks like the fam's keeping that going for a good cause. Good on them.

Paris Jackson Busted for Speeding ... Almost Hit the Century Mark!!!

Paris Jackson was hauling ass near Universal Studios Hollywood -- according to cops, anyway -- and ended up with a ticket in hand, but not for the amusement park.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Michael's daughter was busted on the 101 freeway last month by the California Highway Patrol for going well over 90 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.

We're told she was driving in her 2017 Jeep Wrangler around 1:00 AM when the cop pulled her over, and she was cited for speeding.

It's unclear if there was anyone else in the ride with her at the time.


We know Paris has been focused on her music career this year -- playing gigs around L.A. from time to time -- and seems like she's got the right stuff to be the next Danica Patrick.

Seriously though ... speeding is bad. Don't do it.

Janet Jackson Surprises No. 1 Dad Fan in Vegas ... Due to Father's Day Tweet

Janet Jackson left what may be her number 1 one fan SHOOK after he achieved viral fame with an epic reaction video to snagging tickets to her show. Yup, she took notice.

Entrepreneur KB Strawder Jr. documented the sweet interaction from start to finish, which ended on a high note Sunday when his father got to meet the one and only Janet backstage after one of her Metamorphosis concerts this weekend at the Park MGM hotel and casino.

It was the perfect time to catch her too -- Janet's residency ends on August 17, and she's only doing 3 more shows between now and then.

In the clip, you see KB's dad talking to what looks like the media, and then Janet sneaks up behind him. As he shares some kind words about her and highlights his favorite parts of the show, Janet wraps her around him ... saying she's glad he enjoyed it.

Safe to say ... this guy's soul might've jumped out of his body for a second based on his reaction here. They go in for a hug afterward, and talk for a bit longer too.

The meet-n-greet comes a couple months after KB recorded his dad receiving the tickets as a Father's Day gift, which was quite a moment in and of itself.

At the time, KB's Twitter video caught a bit of steam, and he later tagged Janet ... hoping to catch her attention. He wrote, "Thank you all so much for the love. My dad is excited that you all are excited for him. Follow me on Instagram @Real_KB and I’ll make sure to post the entire trip on my IGTV Hopefully @JanetJackson will see this!"

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Welp, she heard him loud and clear ... and really seemed to make this dad's dream come true. Awesome story all around.

Janet Jackson Michael's Legacy 'Will Continue'

Janet Jackson has broken her silence amid new allegations against her brother, Michael Jackson, in "Leaving Neverland" -- and her message is simple ... his rep will be just fine.

Michael's younger sister spoke with The Sunday Times, and addressed what she thought would happen to the King of Pop's legacy going forward ... saying, "It will continue." Janet went on to say that she still sees Michael's influence in the world today ... a reassuring sign.

Janet says, "I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music. It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world." She added, "I hope I'm not sounding arrogant in any way -- I'm just stating what it is. It's really all God's doing, and I'm just thankful for that."

In the interview, Janet did not speak on Wade Robson and James Safechuck's specific allegations head-on ... but it's pretty clear where she stands on the issue. According to Billboard, Janet has been playing Michael's tunes during her concerts without hesitation.

She's also defended him in the past, specifically when Jordy Chandler accused Michael of sexual abuse in '93. At the time, Janet called it a money grab.

Other members of Michael's family have gone to bat for him in the wake of "Leaving Neverland," calling Wade and James' claims full-blown lies. His estate is even taking HBO to court for airing the explosive documentary ... saying the network violated a decades-old contract they signed with him back in the day, in which it agreed not to disparage MJ.

Janet's latest comments come just days ahead of Michael's 10-year death anniversary. TMZ broke the story ... MJ died on June 25, 2009. He was 50 years old.

Michael Jackson's Son Prince I'm a College Grad!!!

Michael Jackson would have been proud because his oldest son is now a college grad.

Prince Jackson graduated Saturday from Loyola Marymount University in L.A., snagging a degree in business administration.


TJ Jackson, who has been a surrogate parent to Prince, Paris and Blanket since Michael's death in 2009, was on hand and said, "Prince, it's been a long road but you did it. Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back! So so proud of you. I love you."

Prince rode his motorcycle to the ceremony at the Loyola campus.

Michael's kid attended the famous Buckley School before attending college. Buckley turned out tons of celebs, including Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Matthew Perry and Rashida Jones.

Unclear what Prince will do with his degree. He said back in 2016 he can't sing or dance so he's not pursuing a career in music ... at least behind the mic. He's expressed interest in producing and directing and has indicated he was inspired by music, which has obviously been a big part of his life.

Paris Jackson Rocks the House with BF ... At Hot L.A. Club


Paris Jackson looked great and was in high spirits Saturday night, as she and her boyfriend performed a set at an L.A. club.

Paris and Gabriel Glenn did a set at The Mint ... a small club that has marquis value for singers. They performed Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" and Bob Marley's "Redemption Song." They call themselves The Soundflowers ... the crowd loved it.


Paris's biological mother, Debbie Rowe, sat front and center ... clearly enjoying her daughter's performance. Debbie has a long and interesting relationship with Paris. She gave custody to Michael Jackson soon after Paris was born and was shut out of Paris' life for many years. After Michael's death, they forged a strong bond, but the Jackson family wasn't happy and the two became estranged again.

A bunch of celebs were on hand, cheering Paris on, including Chris Brown, Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin.

Paris has clearly rebound since the scare earlier this month, when EMT's rushed to her after after someone called 911 to report a suicide attempt. She was taken to the hospital but soon after released.

Paris has had a rough time since her dad passed away, but it seems like she's on the mend and doing a lot better.

Darlene Love Keep MJ in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


Darlene Love, one of the greatest singers EVER, thinks anyone who wants to yank Michael Jackson out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame should have their head examined, "because music is music."

We got Love outside the Barclays Center Friday night, where Stevie Nicks became the first woman to ever be twice inducted. Darlene couldn't be happier and says it's a sign the days of the "Boy's Club" are over.

She also fangirled out over Janet Jackson, who was also inducted at the ceremony. We're guessing Janet was more than happy to have a word or two with Darlene.

In case you didn't know ... Darlene herself was inducted back in 2011. Her story is amazing ... from icon to maid, only to rise again.

As for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ... the honchos at the org say MJ's not going nowhere, saying the allegations made in the "Leaving Neverland" doc by Wade Robson and James Safechuck will have no bearing on Jackson's status.

Jackson was inducted into the HOF as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and again as a solo artist in 2001.

BTW ... Janet did not perform at Friday night's ceremony -- possibly because of the fallout over "Leaving Neverland."

The Jacksons Perform Songs Featuring Michael During Brazil Concert

The Jacksons put on a show Saturday night in Brazil ... this in the wake of "Leaving Neverland" and the move by some to mute Michael Jackson.

Tito, Marlon, Randy and Jackie hit the stage at the Espaco Das Americas in Sao Paulo to a packed audience. Jermaine wasn't there because he's ill.

The group sang some of the staples of The Jackson 5, including "I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save" and "Dancing Machine." The songs all featured Michael, who has become more controversial than ever after Wade Robson and James Safechuck told their stories on the HBO documentary.

Tito steadfastly said about the concert, "It will be a tribute to MJ. He is everything and will be represented on the stage."

The concert went down the same day Michael's daughter, Paris, slit her wrists, which law enforcement sources characterized as a suicide attempt. She has been released from the hospital. Family sources tell TMZ Paris was extremely upset over the documentary and the fallout.

The Jacksons will perform another concert on Tuesday, but Jermaine will not be there due to his undisclosed illness.

Paris Jackson Best Roadie GF ... For BF Gabriel Glenn

Paris Jackson can wear two hats at the same time for her boyfriend, Gabriel Glenn -- that of supportive girlfriend ... and, of course, the steadfast groupie roadie.

Michael Jackson's only daughter was spotted Tuesday night at The Viper Room in Hollywood for a gig Gabriel's band, Trash Dogs, was playing. She definitely wasn't just swooning in the audience though -- Paris was on her knees recording her beau onstage.

Her hard work didn't stop there. Paris was later seen handling some equipment for the band. BTW ... Gabe's the singer and plays guitar.

Fun fact ... Paris and Gabe play in another musical group together called The Soundflowers. They were seen jamming out together in L.A. earlier this summer for a cancer benefit performance, with Paris on the mic and Gabe strumming beside her.


Grandma Katherine was there for that show, and since Gabe's been tight with Paris since at least then ... we're guessing he's met some of the Jackson family already.

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