The big news in the sad, crazy drama that is the death of Michael Jackson is his ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, revealing that Jackson did not father his two eldest children. Rowe admits she was artificially inseminated with an anonymous donor. Also, she does not want custody of the kids, and does not expect to see them again. “I offered him my womb, ” says Rowe, “It was a gift.” Just. Wow.
While the second autopsy ordered by the Jackson family is complete, news of Jackson’s poor health is leaking out to the press. Jackson’s nanny, says she had to pump his stomach many times after he mixed too much medication, and he became outraged when his family tried to intervene. He was also frequently broke, with the nanny often paying for expenses out of her own pocket.
Jackson’s close friend, Deepak Chopra says Jackson not only suffered from the skin disorder Vitiligo, but also the auto-immune disease, Lupus.
The lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who was with Jackson when he died, says the pop star still had a faint pulse when the doctor found him, and that Murray “has never prescribed nor administered Demerol to Michael Jackson…Not ever. Not Oxycontin [either].”
Dr. Murray completed a 3 hour interview with police Saturday night, and provided no “smoking gun.” His lawyer claims Murray had only been treating Jackson since last month, and is owed $300, 000 from the concert promoter, AEG.
Kenny Ortega, the director of Jackson’s ‘This Is It!’ shows, is ‘imaging’ a ‘We Are the World’ -style collaboration of artists to pay tribute to Jackson using some of the choreography, costumes and video shot for his upcoming shows.
Father, Joe Jackson was set to appear at tonight’s BET awards, which had been completely overhauled as a tribute to MJ.
Janet Jackson has been named the executor of Jackson’s vastly complicated estate. Jackson is said to have a secret library of 100 recorded songs he made for his children. Janet Jackson and her brothers have been offered a tribute tour to celebrate the life of their brother.
Jackson may be buried at Neverland, but the neighbors aren’t crazy about the estate being transformed into a Graceland-like tourist attraction.
And if you missed it the first time around, NBC will re-run the 2003 Martin Bashir documentary, Living with Michael Jackson–the program that led to the child molestation charges against Jackson–on Monday. But since we’ll all be watching the Top 13 sing MJ tunes on Fox, you can catch it on MSNBC–the cable channel is rerunning the special 6 times over the next couple of weeks.