In a surprising development in the never-ending drama that is the Jackson family, there may have been a top-secret family reunion between Paris Jackson and birth mom Debbie Rowe. TMZ reports that the two have been spending some time time together outside of the public eye.site, Debbie helped Paris celebrate her 15th birthday on Wednesday. A source revealed, "The two just hung out. They've gotten really tight."
The tabloids are fired-up with rumors that Dr. Klein's former assistant Debbie Rowe ratted him out for illegally prescribing drugs to Michael Jackson.
According to a report from Britain, Rowe reportedly tipped off the feds with an anonymous phone call to let them know Jackson was using aliases to score powerful sedatives from Klein.
Rowe and Jackson were married from 1996 to 1999.
Michael Jackson's personal biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli knows "The Magic, the Madness, the Whole Story." Taraborrelli opens up to "Extra" about the superstar's drug use, sexuality -- and whether Jackson was the biological father of his three children.
Grace Rwaramba, the elusive nanny to Michael Jackson's kids, is speaking out for the first time since the pop star's death. From her relationship with the brood, to her unexpected dismissal just weeks before Michael's death, Grace tells all in this interview with celebrity journalist Daphne Barak.
A judge has approved Katherine Jackson and Debbie Rowe's custody agreement today in a Los Angeles courthouse, where more decisions about Jackson's kids and estate are being finalized.
Katherine was awarded custody of Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket, while Debbie will have visitation with the kids. In an interesting twist, Dr. Arnold Klein -- the doc rumored to be the biological pop of Prince Michael and Paris -- requested involvement in the children's education, which was denied by the judge.
Katherine has also been granted an allowance from her son's estate to raise his three children. The Jackson matriarch phoned-in to Geraldo Rivera's show last night and reaffirmed her belief that someone is responsible for Michael's death. "All I know is that my son is dead, and I don't think he just died of natural causes or whatever," she said. "He's too young for that. Something happened, I don't know what it was and I can't say."
After weeks of speculation, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine, 79, will get custody of the pop star's three young children.
Debbie Rowe, mother of Michael's two eldest children, will be granted visitation but will not receive any extra money.
Katherine Jackson's attorney, Londell McMillan, said on "The Early Show" on Thursday, "It's an agreement, an agreement for the best interest of the children. This is not a money deal. This is not about money." McMillian later released a statement saying, "Mrs Jackson and the family are pleased this matter is resolved and was handled in a caring, thoughtful and courteous manner by the parties and their representatives. We were all united in our goals to do what is best for Michael's wonderful children, and both Mrs. Jackson and Debbie Rowe were on the exact same page. Accordingly, although important issues had to be resolved, this was no legal contest but rather simply a process doing the right thing for the right reasons."
Rowe's lawyer Eric George released a statement as well, saying, "The parties engaged in a dignified discussion that resulted in a dignified outcome. The sole consideration between the parties was the best interests of the children. I'm proud to have worked with such professionals who represented Ms. Jackson, and I am particularly proud of Deborah for her integrity and selflessness."
Following Michael's death on June 25, Katherine was granted temporary guardianship of his three children, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket.
Katherine Jackson's lawyer, L. Londell McMillian, announced today that Katherine is "close" to reaching a custody agreement with Michael's ex-wife Debbie Rowe.
"We're close to reaching an agreement," McMillian confirmed this morning on the "Today Show." Katherine's counsel added that the deal between Jackson and Rowe -- who mothered two of Jackson's three children -- would not be based on finances. "Whatever the agreement will be, will not be based on money... The agreement about custody is not a money issue."
Michael was the father of three children -- Prince Michael, Paris Katherine and Blanket. Rumors circulated recently that Jackson may have fathered rapper Omer Bhatti during a one-night stand in the 1980s, but Michael's pal Ricky Harlow dismissed those rumors.
"He treated him like a son, and he was very protective," Harlow told People magazine of Jackson's relationship with Bhatti, who came forward to say that he is not the biological son of the late pop icon, and is willing to take a DNA test to prove it.
While Michael may not be Omer's biological pop, Harlow admitted that Bhatti resembles Jackson, who acted as a father figure to the young man. "It was basically a mini-me version of Michael Jackson."
Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson could be willing to step aside to help his wife win guardianship of his son's three children.
"Joe is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure Katherine gets those kids, even if it means stepping aside," a source close to the family tells People magazine. "He knows he's done nothing wrong, but he's willing to sign papers saying he doesn't live with Katherine and won't be involved in the raising of Michael's kids," the source adds.
Joe, 79, lives in Las Vegas while wife Katherine Jackson, also 79, lives in the Los Angeles area. Katherine has been awarded temporary custody of Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Blanket, 7.
It's not confirmed whether Debbie Rowe, Michael's ex wife and the biological mother of the two oldest kids, will also fight for custody.
The guardianship hearing for the children is scheduled for Aug. 3.