Mark Lester Is Convinced He’s Paris Jackson’s Biological Father

Mark Lester, the godfather of Michael Jackson’s children Paris, 11, Prince, 12 and Blanket, 7, tells News of the World he donated the sperm that likely helped the late King of Pop to have children and wants to take a paternity test to prove he’s the biological father of Paris Jackson and perhaps the other two children. Lester says he’s coming forward because since Jackson’s memorial service, he hasn’t been able to contact the kids that he had spent a lot time before Michael’s death. “This isn’t what Michael would have wanted. I feel I have to come forward, as my only way of saying, ‘Please don’t shut me out!’,” the 51-year-old said.

As for Lester’s motivation, he insists it’s not about money. “I’ll push all the way for contact with her, Prince and Blanket,” he said. “I feel it’s important. I love those kids so much. We’ve had great times together. I don’t know if I’m doing the right thing speaking out. But I’m not trying to make any claim on anything. Even if it’s proven Paris is biologically mine I wouldn’t see her as anything other than Michael’s daughter. He raised her. Michael was a brilliant, brilliant dad. Those kids are Michael’s children. He was their father. End of story. But I just want to make sure they’re happy.”

Illicit Drug Use Nullifies Michael Jackson’s Life Insurance Policy?

August 7, 2009 – According to the $17.5 million Lloyd’s of London insurance policy AEG took out on Michael, which was obtained by the L.A. Times, illegal drug use was not covered. “This insurance does not cover any loss directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed, to, by or resulting from … the illegal possession or illicit taking of drugs and their effects,” the policy stated. The legal drug Propofol, which TMZ reports a lethal amount was in his system at the time of his death, could be qualify as illicit since the drug is only intended as an anesthetic in hospital use, not for home use.

Michael Jackson’s Mother Imposes Internet Ban On The Kids

August 7, 2009 – Michael’s mother Katherine has banned the late King of Pop’s children from accessing the internet to prevent Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Blanket, 7 from obtaining details about their dad’s death. “She wants to give them every comfort to ensure they settle in properly but is adamant that she will not allow them internet access,” a source close to the family tells The Sun.

Katherine Jackson Speaks Out For The First Time Since Michael’s Death

Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine spoke with Geraldo Rivera on FOX News Channel shortly after she was granted custody of the singer’s three children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11 and Blanket, 7.

Asked about reports regarding Joe not being allowed to see the kids, Katherine said, “I don’t know why they’re saying he’s not allowed in the house. Joe is a good grandfather. The kids will tell you that.”

As for the circumstances regarding the King of Pop’s death, the 79-year-old said, “All I know is my son is dead – and I don’t think he died of natural causes or whatever. He’s too young to have that. Something happened. I don’t know what it was. And I can’t say.” Watch the interview at YouTube.

Michael Jackson’s Personal Chef Leaving CNN’s LA Studios

August 3, 2009 – Michael’s personal chef Kai Chase talked to the paparazzi and media while leaving CNN studios after appearing on ‘Larry King Live’ in Los Angeles on Thursday (July 30). She talked about where she was and what she was doing when Michael stopped breathing on June 25th, praying with the children, and having no idea her name was on the prescription drugs Michael was using. Watch Hollywood.tv footage via YouTube below.

Michael Jackson’s Personal Chef On That Fateful Day

August 3, 2009 – Celebrity chef Kai Chase was Michael Jackson’s personal chef at the time of his death, and was preparing lunch for the King of Pop and his children on June 25th when the mood in the house turned grim. Chase writes at the Larry King Live Blog:

I instantly felt the energy in the house change. It was normally a warm, happy home. In an instant that feeling was gone. The mood became very unsettling. I tried to continue with my lunch preparations, but the house became chaotic. Security guards were rushing by, the housekeepers were crying, Paris was screaming “Daddy, Daddy”. The children knew something was very wrong. This was their father — the only person they have in the world. We weren’t told what was going on, but you could feel things were very bad. We eventually gathered everyone together in a circle — the three kids, all the staff — and we prayed. “God, please let everything be O.K. with Mr. Jackson.”

Check out the entire blog at cnn.com. Video of Chase’s interview with ‘Campbell Brown’ last week has since been removed at Turner.com.

Joe Jackson Claims Omer Bhatti Is Michael’s Son

In an interview with NewsOne.com / TV One, Michael Jackson’s father Joe claimed that 25-year-old Omer Bhatti is the King of Pop’s son, even though Bhatti reportedly told a friend that there’s not a biological connection. Joe also said he believes Michael would still be alive today if he had been active in the singer’s life.

Watch three clips from the interview below.

Omer Bhatti Tells Friend Michael Jackson Isn’t His Father

July 26, 2009 – Though Omer Bhatti was feted as Michael’s honorary son, the 25-year-old from Norway tells The Mirror that they have no biological link. “Michael is not my father. He and I were just very, very close. He was my best friend,” Omer told a close friend. “Michael always used to say I was like a son to him. But my true parents are here in Norway. The reason I was asked to sit with his family at the memorial service is because I was Michael’s closest friend – not because I am his son.”

Michael Jackson Was Dead Upon Paramedics’ Arrival

July 26, 2009 – Sources tell TMZ when paramedics arrived at Michael’s home on June 25th he was flatlined with no electrical activity in his heart and showing no sign of life. Though the paramedics wanted to pronounce the King of Pop dead at the scene, Dr. Conrad Murray, who had a higher medical authority than the EMTs, insisted that the singer be sent to the hospital.

One worker said they didn’t realize the famous singer they were dealing with for nearly 10 minutes. “It just looked like a frail, old, sickly man,” the source said.

Investigators To Meet With Michael Jackson’s Doctor Again

July 23, 2009 – Investigators in California are seeking another meeting with Conrad Burns, the doctor who was with Michael when he died. They also want to see more of the late pop star’s medical records. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reported on the developments, along with the battle over wear to bury the King of Pop and comments from Claire Hoffman of Rolling Stone about the magazine’s issue dedicated to Jackson. Watch the report, aired Wednesday (July 22) on the ‘Today’ show, below.

Jermaine Says Jacksons – Not The Jackson 5 – Will Tour Again

The remaining Jacksons will tour again according to Jermaine Jackson. He hinted to an August 29th date at the O2 Arena in London, England. “Yes there’s been talk that we’re going to do something at the O2 on the 29th with my brothers and also Janet,” Jermaine explained to France2, “but just know this, there will never be another Jackson 5, there was only one Jackson 5 and that was Michael, Marlon, Jermaine, Tito and Jackie. So we won’t be called the Jackson 5, we’ll just be the Jacksons, because I feel that Michael played a very, very important part of the Jackson 5, and to do that would be not fair to him. So we’re gonna let the Jackson 5 rest but we will be the Jacksons, and we will tour, and he will be with us always.” Watch the remarks at blinkx.com.

Thomas Mesereau Discusses Michael Jackson Headlines

Thomas Mesereau, the lawyer who helped Michael Jackson gain acquittal in his child molestation trial, spoke with TMZ’s Harvey Levin and Hollywood.tv outside Madeo restaurant in West Hollywood on Friday (July 17). Mesereau said he hopes Michael’s mother Katharine Jackson wins custody of the late King of Pop’s three children, though he has nothing against Debbie Rowe. He didn’t want to comment on the doctors because he didn’t know the evidence. Watch Hollywood.tv’s footage via YouTube below.

Shaquille O’Neal ‘Beat It’ Michael Jackson Tribute

July 20, 2009 – Shaquille O’Neal is out with a video offering his own interpretation to the Michael Jackson music video ‘Beat It’, in tribute to the late King of Pop. Watch it via Metacafe below.

Authorities Push For Murder Charge In Michael Jackson Overdose?

Michael Jackson’s music promoter pal Terry Harvey spoke with News of the World about what he’s heard following the pop star’s death last month. Harvey claims authorities are trying to pin a second-degree murder charge on whoever administered or made available the powerful painkiller Diprivan to the King of Pop.

“Michael had a long-term drug habit,” Terry said. “He was no different to a drug addict living in a crack house. What he wanted was served up to him. He didn’t go to the stores to get his fix, it was brought to him. He started in 1984 after he got burned filming that Pepsi advert. But in recent years it spiraled out of control and he was even self-injecting. By the end he knew how to administer these drugs himself as he had so much medical knowledge. Now he’s dead everyone is washing their hands of it. I don’t believe that Michael injected himself in the neck though. The jury is out on everyone in his inner circle. I believe some of them actually got him drugs. These people should be thrown into jail.”

The entire story and video of their interview with Terry at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Tito Jackson Says Michael Is His Kids’ Biological Dad

Michael Jackson’s brother Tito is speaking out about whether the late King of Pop is the biological father of his three children. “They are all his children,” Tito insisted to The Mirror. “Blanket is Michael’s, I can tell. Those eyes don’t lie. Them eyes are Michael over again. I see a lot of Michael in him.”

As for those who question if Michael’s their biological dad based on skin color, Tito told the British tabloid, “Paris and Prince are Michael’s children. Yes they are. Just because they look white doesn’t mean they are not his. I have an uncle who is married to a white girl and they have three kids. Two of them are white and one is black.”

Hair Fire Led Michael Jackson To Believe Pain Meds Were OK

July 17, 2009 – Video obtained by US Weekly shows a detailed look at the 1984 pyrotechnics accident that burned Michael’s scalp. ‘The Early Show’ correspondent Hattie Kauffman reported on the video release, talking with Jackson biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli about how the incident led the pop star to decide it was okay and necessary to take pain medication.

Then, ‘Early Show’ co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez spoke with ‘Unmasked’ author Ian Halperin about Jackson’s drug addiction and his conclusion that the singer wasn’t a child molestor but simply someone who was a victim of extortion attempts and people trying to bring him down. Halperin added that he’s confident of another Jackson will emerging to challenge the 2002 document. Watch the segment, aired Thursday (July 16), below the cut. (more…)

‘Today’ On Michael Jackson’s Hair Catching Fire In 1984

Stunning video of Michael Jackson shows the pop star’s hair catching on fire during a shoot for a Pepsi television commercial in 1984. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reported on how this accident could have started the King of Pop’s addiction to prescription painkillers, speaking with Us Weekly’s Melanie Bromley. Rossen also spoke with USC law school professor Jean Rosenbluth about the legal implications for the doctors who prescribed drugs to the pop star the day of his death.

Afterwards, ‘Today’ co-host Erin Burnett spoke with Dr. Nancy Sneiderman about how the Pepsi commercial incident may have been the turning point for an addiction to pain medication. Watch the segment, aired Thursday (July 16) on the ‘Today’ show, below.

Miko Brando Comments On Michael Jackson Pepsi Commercial Accident

July 17, 2009 – A Pepsi commercial shoot accident in 1984 may have led Michael to become addicted to painkillers. CNN’s Ted Rowlands talked with Jackson’s longtime friend Miko Brando about the incident. The video, featuring footage of the King of Pop’s hair catching on fire, has since been removed at Turner.com.

Ghostly Image Of Michael Jackson Appears On Car Hood

A builder from Stafford looked on his car hood and saw Michael Jackson’s face staring back. Gary Sloggett had taken some photographs of his Rover 200, intending to submit them to a car sales magazine. “It’s quite extraordinary,” the 43-year-old said. “The obvious explanation is that it seems to be some sort of cloud formation that just happened at the time. But I’ve shown the picture to quite a few people and without prompting they all say: ‘That’s Jacko.’ To be honest I’m a bit of a skeptic and I’m not the world’s greatest Michael Jackson fan, but as soon as I saw the picture on my computer it set me thinking.” Watch a report from ITN below.

Katherine Jackson & Debbie Rowe Join Forces To Thwart Joe

July 14, 2009 – “United in fury!” is how reports describe the teaming-up of Katherine Jackson and Debbie Rowe, after Joe Jackson reportedly expressed interest in putting Michael’s three children to work in 2010 as a performing act called the Jackson Three. ‘Access Hollywood’ spoke with reporter Chuck Henry about his conversation with Rowe, who said the mother of two of Jackson’s children was concerned about Joe being in the children’s lives like that, something she definitely doesn’t want. Video at AccessHollywood.com has since been removed.

Azja Pryor Discusses Open Letter To The Arvizo Family

Azja Pryor spoke with ‘Access Hollywood’, calling Michael Jackson’s 2003 molestation accusers “outrageous”, saying “shame on you” and demanding that the accuser Gavin Arvizo and his family step forward and clear the late King of Pop’s name.

Pryor, the mother of Chris Tucker’s son, said she spent a lot of time with the Arvizo family, and is confident the allegations were false. “I was present when [the accuser and his sibling] were at Neverland,” Pryor said. “I spoke to these children several times a day, a day when this was supposedly happening.”

Watch the interview below and read the open letter below the fold.

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