Diana Ross and Paris Jackson

When Michael Jackson died in 2009, his will stipulated that close friend Diana Ross get custody of his children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, in the event of his mother Katherine's death.

But in light of the tragic events of this past week involving 15-year-old Paris, Diana Ross is extremely concerned and ready to take custody of Paris when she is released from the hospital.

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Marilyn Manson Simulates Cutting Onstage

Parents in Los Angeles are expressing outrage after rocker Marilyn Manson simulated cutting himself onstage during the LA leg of his Shock Therapy Tour.

The bizarre behavior occurred one day after Manson issued a personal VIP invite to Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson, 15, who was hospitalized after a possible suicide attempt.

During Thursday's concert, Manson dedicated a song to Paris, announcing, "This song is for Paris Jackson" before launching into his song "Disposable Teens."

Manson sent a message to Paris via TMZ, saying "I hope you feel better. You will be on my guest list anytime you want."

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Paris Jackson cutter

It isn't easy being a 15-year-old teenager growing up in the public eye. Being the daughter of the greatest entertainer the world has ever seen only compounds the problem. But police say Paris Jackson's "suicide" attempt on Tuesday was simply a cry for attention.

"She wanted attention," law enforcement sources told TMZ. The superficial scrapes seen on Paris's arms in paparazzi photos are consistent with cutting behavior exhibited by troubled teens who are depressed and lack coping skills.

But not all cutters seek attention explains Psychiatrist Leonard Sax in a Psychology Today article.

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Paris Jackson

Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter, Paris Jackson, is doing fine after possibly attempting suicide early this morning. TMZ reports that Paris was taken out of her grandmother, Katherine's Calabasas, CA home on a stretcher around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

"Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention," said Katherine Jackson's attorney, Perry Sanders, in a statement to TMZ.

"Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you," said Sanders.

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Paris Jackson

Remember when Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson was considered to be black because her biological father is a black man? Well those days are over.

According to numerous published reports, Paris, 15, has abandoned the black side of her family and now spends most of her time with her biological mother, Debbie Rowe. They say Paris hardly ever sees her paternal grandmother, Katherine Jackson anymore. Katherine, 82, has joint custody, with Michael's nephew, TJ, of Paris and her 2 brothers, Prince Michael, 16, and Blanket, 11.

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Michael Jackson and Taj Jackson

Michael Jackson's nephew, Taj Jackson, says he was molested as a boy by a male family member on his mother's side. Taj, 40, revealed his family secret in order to defend his uncle Michael against the most recent molestation allegations made by former child star Wade Robson.

Taj's father is Michael's brother, Tito Jackson, 59.

In a series of Twitter.com messages sent on Wednesday, Taj called Wade a liar, and he said Michael personally consoled him after he told his mother Dee Dee about the incident.

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Paris Jackson

Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson, 82, raised all 8 of her children to be Jehovah's Witnesses. Even at the peak of his fame, superstar Michael Jackson continued going door-to-door spreading the scripture and handing out copies of The Watchtower. But Michael, who did not observe holidays or birthdays as a child, broke with religious tradition by treating his own children to lavish birthday parties at his Neverland ranch.

When Katherine Jackson took custody of Michael's kids, Paris, 15, Prince Michael, 16, and Blanket, 11, after Michael's untimely death in 2009, the children attended meetings in Kingdom Hall with Mrs. Jackson, went door-to-door as their father did, and encouraged their friends to convert to Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Michael Jackson gold pants

More details are emerging about Michael Jackson's drug dependency as Katherine Jackson's $40 billion lawsuit against AEG gets underway.

Jackson died of heart failure and respiratory arrest caused by an overdose of an IV anesthetic on June 25, 2009 at age 50. Former Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of negligence in his death.

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Jermaine Jackson

The Jacksons are currently on a world tour that is drawing huge crowds and selling out all over the globe. Interest in the Jacksons has increased exponentially since their younger brother Michael passed away in 2009. The Jackson brothers, Marlon, 55, Tito, 59, and Jackie, 61, and Jermaine, 58, (pictured above) were seen leaving their hotel in Birmingham, England, heading to perform a concert during the UK stop on their world tour.

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I like Safire's version better than Michael's remake. Sorry, Mike.

Here's a tidbit of info that you probably didn't know, courtesy of a commenter on YouTube:

Michael wanted to call the victory tour 'this is it', but his brothers didn't want that, so it was? 4 against 1. Michael wanted to call it this is it, because it was going to be the final performances with his brothers. Now he chose this title so that it was sure that he was not going to perform anymore after This is it.


Michael Jackson's three kids, Prince, Michael Jr. and Paris were spotted on their way to Karate class in Los Angeles yesterday. The kids were accompanied by assorted nannies, cousins and bodyguards. They look so healthy and happy -- unlike when they lived with Michael and he forced them to wear masks in public.

Sporting their karate outfits, Paris Jackson and Blanket Jackson could be seen enthusiastically entering the building ready to punch, kick and elbow, but after an hour or so of butt-kicking, young Blanket was clearly left exhausted as he got a piggyback ride on the way out!

Prince Jackson was also there — though only as an observer, not a participant.

Meanwhile, in the neverending whirlwind of press coming from Michael Jackson siblings, big sis La Toya Jackson says the late pop icon was “like God.”

The 53-year-old star insists MJ had divine qualities because of the way he tried to spread peace and love during his life, which was tragically cut short in June.

Appearing on Britain’s Live From Studio Five, La Toya said: “Michael was very, very special and my mother would always say that, because he was. He was very different. I would always say, ‘He’s not God. But he’s so God-like.’ He really was God-like. He just wanted to spread love and share love and just do everything that was wonderful.” Read More...

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