LaToya Jackson is trying to cash in on Michael Jackson‘s death by, well, cashing in on his kids and getting them on TV. Here’s the deal: LaToya signed all three – Prince, Blanket and Paris – to the Ja-Tail Enterprises talent agency, which totally isn’t even a real thing and has no other clients. Since starting this venture, she’s put them right out on the ho stroll. Paris has been signed up to a movie that’ll start shooting over the summer and Prince is a new corespondent for Entertainment Tonight and will also appear on 90210, though I’d rather be unemployed than be part of that disaster.
If all that wasn’t enough, it’s now claimed that LaToya is trying to secure a six-figure deal for the kids to appear in their own reality show, and Oprah Winfrey may be the highest bidder. Make it stop.
From The New York Post:
The coup de grâce for La Toya, who gets a standard 15 percent commission on each deal, would be a reality TV show deal she’s negotiating. Insiders said bidding has approached $10 million.
OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s network, is thought to be the front-runner to land the series that would feature Jacko’s children, La Toya and cameos by family matriarch Katherine.
“Toya’s working it. It’s because [Katherine] can’t say no to her,” one person close to the family said.
She was able to use the sympathy card because most of her siblings were legally barred from the mansion following the videotaped fight between Paris and her aunt Janet, the failed coup on Jacko’s will and the alleged kidnapping of Katherine.
“She pounced while everyone else was making a lot of useless noise. It was her smoke screen, and she got it done,” the insider said.
“She told them how she knew [Michael] better than anybody else, and she knew he’d want them to follow their dreams; and because they were his children, they could be media and entertainment moguls.
“She had a blueprint. She sold it, and they bought it.”
This bitch. Michael’s probably rolling in his grave for a number of reasons, this probably being the least of them, but whatever. His whole family has gone buckwild since he passed away and everyone is trying to cash in on these kids in any way possible, which is a shame. Here’s hoping they manage to find some sense of normality and don’t end up going down the same path that put their father in an early grave.
March 5, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Prince Michael Jackson I AKA , Prince Michael, AKA Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., AKA Michael Jackson‘s oldest son, is working as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Is everyone else thinking, “Wait…what?” Jackson is 16. Meanwhile Lindsay Lohan still can’t get a job. His first interview for the show was with James Franco, Zach Braff, and Sam Raimi of Oz the Great and Powerful. Ewww, Zach Braff. Sorry, at this point, that’s just a reflex I picked up from the ’00s.
Jackson has great ambitions.
From ABC News:
I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.
Dude, I don’t even doubt him. I bet he can do it. In this video, an ET exclusive, Jackson is composed, smart, and sauve. Brooke Anderson, his mentor that’s interveiwing him, is the opposite of all of these. Anderson gushes and giggles,
You’re only sixteen but you seem so much wise and older than your years!
To which Jackson responds,
That’s all thanks to my dad.
And then Anderson lets out a hushed and awed, “Aaohhhhhhhhh” like Jackson just told her, “I am the reincarnation of an Egyptian Pharaoh which is why I’m so much older and wiser beyond my years, shamone.”
February 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Something really fishy is going on with this whole Katherine Jackson thing. She was reported missing, but now she’s not missing, but she could possibly be in the process of being brainwashed so that she’s actually missing even though she doesn’t believe she’s missing. I know, it’s complicated, but let’s break down all the recent developments in convenient bullet points, all right?
- Yesterday, TMZ got a photo of Katherine at a spa in Arizona, playing Uno with some family members. Nothing to see here!
- But just an hour after that, we learned that police had been sent to the Jackson family’s house in California after someone reported an assault. The story is that “someone inside accused someone else present of a physical assault.” No one got arrested, but a report was made.
- Here’s where it starts to get interesting: yesterday, just before that assault happened, a few unnamed Jacksons confronted Michael Jackson’s kids when they arrived at Katherine’s home, yelling at them and trying to take their cell phones. The children were taken away to “a safe location,” and that’s when the assault occurred. It was then revealed somehow that “a plan has been in place for the last three years to remove Katherine Jackson from her home and her beloved grandchildren.” SHOCKING.
- But here’s where it starts to get really interesting: the executors of Michael Jackson’s estate believe that Katherine has actually been kidnapped by her own children so they can convince her that Michael’s will, which, in case you forgot, leaves all his money to his children and none to his siblings, was faked. The executors are also going to court to request an emergency guardianship for Michael’s kids, since Katherine is god knows where.
If you’re still confused, I don’t blame you. I guess the gist of it all is that Michael Jackson’s brothers and sisters are f-cked up and greedy as hell, they’re trying to convince their mother to be the same way, and also they want to steal money from children. Oh, and Katherine Jackson may still be missing.
July 24, 2012 at 11:30 am by Emily
“He really could not sleep. Have you ever seen the Thriller image when he was made up? He looked that hysterical. … I think in many ways, there were some mirror images in our lives. I’ve seen him cry so many times. He lived a life greater than a hundred years of pain of any human.”
That’s … horrible. I mean, we all know that Jackson had these myriad issues with abuse as a child and substance abuse later on in life, but why the whole “not sleeping” thing? Were his traumas scarringly bad enough that he couldn’t even escape them in shutting down for the evening? Was it due to medication withdrawal? Was it, as a lot of people say, an inability to “shut down” his creativity? Was this how he wanted it to end after all?
All I know is that Conrad Murray is releasing a documentary this Friday, one that was filmed in the days after Jackson’s death in 2009, discussing all sorts of issues that had been in place which resulted in Jackson’s untimely death. In the special, 8Murray will be divulging information about the late performer’s special lifelong friendship with Murray himself. I don’t know about you guys, but he has got my attention. This could be fascinating. Will you be tuning in to MSNBC on Friday?
November 9, 2011 at 9:30 am by Sarah
For our honeymoon a few years back, my husband and I went to the Dominican Republic and vacationed at an oceanfront resort. After checking out a plethora of spots, we’d decided to head there because it looked pretty sweet when we’d checked it out online, but the real clincher was that every night, their performance team did a Michael Jackson tribute show. Yeah, it was the same show every night, but if you were drunk enough, it really didn’t matter. It was entertaining as all hell, and not at all creepy that there were, at any given time, sixteen to twenty “Michael Jacksons” moonwalking around the stage and amphitheater.
This kid, however, completely kills it. And I’m sure – no, as a matter of fact, I’m completely positive – that if he ever decided to apply for an entertainment job at the Excellence Punta Cana resort, he’d be welcomed with open arms and one-gloved hands.
November 8, 2011 at 6:30 am by Sarah
Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the June 25, 2009, death of Michael Jackson.
A bewildered-looking Murray was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom. He was held without bail pending sentencing.
“This is a crime where the end result was the death of a human being,” said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor. “That factor demonstrates rather dramatically that the public should be protected.”
Earlier, Murray showed no emotion as the clerk read the verdict, which was reached after 10 hours of deliberation.
As the verdict was read in the courtroom, Jackson’s sister La Toya said, “Yes!” His mother Katherine dabbed tears with a tissue. Other Jackson family members and fans shouted in joy.