6:10 pm - 05/20/2011

Joe Jackson continues to exploit his son's death & Janet Jackson snubs her father at Cannes!

Joe Jackson reveals plans for a Neverland themed resort in Vietnam

CANNES, France (Hollywood Reporter) --
Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, and a number of his associates, gathered at the Playboy Mansion in Cannes Tuesday for an impromptu press conference on the sidelines of this year's Festival de Cannes, on behalf of the Jackson Family Foundation.

After posing around the pool for two-dozen photographers, Jackson briefly spoke about plans for a second theme park in Vietnam he's involved with called Happy Land Resort Vietnam: A Jackson Neverland Themed Worldwide Resort. His plans for Neverland include 5 five-star hotels, a seven-star hotel and a statue of his son smack dab in the middle.

"Anything you get involved with, you are supposed to make money," he said during the conference. "You know what you can do with money, you smile all the way to the bank!
[…] I want people to know that [the Jackson Family Foundation is] a legitimate foundation to make money and carry on what we have to do. It is for the health of people in need, like any foundation, in any part of the world."

Jackson was accompanied at the conference by Michael Jackson's former manager, Dieter Wiesner, who spoke about a book he is writing on his time with Michael. "My time with Michael was a beautiful and also a hard time," he said, adding that the book would cover his experiences working with the singer.

As some of you many already know, Wiesner (known for operating sex clubs and brothels in Germany)
once stood trial for fraud, and was fired by Michael Jackson in 2003. Jackson's ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, referred to Wiesner as an "opportunistic vulture" on the witness stand in 2005.

Well, you know how the saying goes: opportunistic vultures of a feather flock together!


Janet and Joe Jackson pass like ships in the Cannes night

Janet Jackson and her father, Joseph, may each be in Cannes, but they didn’t see each other — and they won’t.

Unlike siblings Jane and Peter Fonda, who had a rendezvous last night at director Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice Haiti fundraiser, the Jacksons are not having a family moment. This is even with Janet celebrating a birthday on Monday. Janet appears tonight at fundraiser in Antibes and last night was seen on the boat of designer Roberto Cavalli. But when I ran into Joseph Jackson on Wednesday night at the Carlton Hotel, he was nonplussed by the information that his famous daughter was in town.

"Tell her I said hello," he told me. Did he know she had a birthday this week, I asked? "We don’t celebrate birthdays," he replied.


What a caricature of a man. ANYWHO. I edited out the info about the MJ perfume Joe is hawking at Cannes, since there's already a post about that. Double the oppertunity to hate on Joe Jackson! Have at it! :)
crucified 20th-May-2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
lol @ that picture.
bluesforgotten 20th-May-2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
you go, janet!
headcaseheidi 20th-May-2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
dying at that macro

and good for janet
cab 20th-May-2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
wow he doesn't even give a fuck that his daughter was there smh
brucelynn 20th-May-2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
Lol Janet is awesome!!!!

cab 20th-May-2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
A Jackson Neverland Themed Worldwide Resort. His plans for Neverland include 5 five-star hotels, a seven-star hotel and a statue of his son smack dab in the middle

tuluum 20th-May-2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
pretty sure she celebrated birthdays the minute she left encino lol
leitao 20th-May-2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
IKR. Janet isn't a Jehovah's Witness (I don't think any of them still are, except for Katherine and Rebbie). And Joe's NEVER been a Jehovah's Witness in the first place, lol. He just doesn't want to admit he wasn't invited to Janet's b-day bash~
sookehhh 20th-May-2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
Who the fuck doesn't celebrate birthdays??
bignoor 20th-May-2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
Jahova's Witnesses don't celebrate bdays. I tried giving my friend balloons on her bday once and she made me carry them around in public so none of her JW friends saw lol.
bignoor 20th-May-2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
woops Jehova*
sookehhh 20th-May-2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Huh. I had no idea.
leitao 20th-May-2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
They don't celebrate any holidays, tbh -- MJ had his first Christmas in 1993, after Elizabeth Taylor nagged him about it for years. XD
seraficradiance 20th-May-2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
and he cried in her bathroom because of the guilt he felt about it
leitao 20th-May-2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
Poor MJ. I think it was Carrie Fischer that visited him on X-mas Eve in 2008, and said MJ still didn't seem to feel comfortable joining in the X-Mas time stuff, but had fun watching his kids get excited about it. XD
resided 21st-May-2011 02:28 am (UTC)
i was raised as a JW and although i had my first christmas when i was 14, i CANNOT let myself get into it. i don't feel guilt, but i feel extremely uncomfortable; it isn't something natural for me since i didn't grow up with it. i'm actually kind of grateful that i don't care about holidays because it's less stress and i think it's kind of greedy that people expect gifts and exchanging of words. we all could do without it, really. it's fun to have "special" days i will admit but some make wayyy too big of a deal out of it.
leitao 21st-May-2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not a Jehovah's Witness, but I'm not too big on celebrating holidays either, tbh. XD When my brother left home, my mom and I no longer bothered to decorate for Christmas or to put a tree, etc. We're just too lazy to care, haha. But for many people, it means a lot -- the whole tradition of it, getting together w/ family, fond childhood memories, etc. I'm just not the type, I guess. :P
bbmela 21st-May-2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Pretty sure Katherine will put all of that to a stop... Isn't she raising them that way?
leitao 21st-May-2011 03:49 am (UTC)
I think they attend church with her (LaToya tweeted something about going to Kingdom Hall with "Mother and the kids" recently) . . . but no, they still celebrate all the stuff they did when their dad was alive. I remember, cuz the paparazzi or someone were tipped off and saw them flying to someone else's house for x-mas last year or the year before, IDK. I think Janet celebrated x-mas with them.
cab 20th-May-2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
jehovah's witnesses

Edited at 2011-05-20 10:49 pm (UTC)
popartpistol 21st-May-2011 11:08 am (UTC)
Apparently it's because Jesus didn't celebrate his birthday or Christmas...a JW friend once tried to lecture me on the wrongs of celebrating things.
cassie_epstein 20th-May-2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
He disgusts me
matchitehew 21st-May-2011 02:05 am (UTC)
darkwarrior 20th-May-2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
But why does he have rights to MJ's name or image? I can't imagine MJ left that to him.
metalowls 20th-May-2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
idk the ins and outs, but considering he managed the kids from a young age i wouldn't be surprised if he had trapped him for life in a shitty contract.
darkwarrior 20th-May-2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
I imagine any contract like that MJ would have fought his way out of easily in his adult life.
leitao 20th-May-2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
He doesn't. MJ's estate controls his name and image.

With the perfume Joe's been hawking, he's been careful to avoid MJ's name outright (calling it ~tribute~ perfume 'n' shit). IDK about the Neverland themed hotel deal. But according to another article, MJ's estate is watching Joe's every move very carefully. . . .
darkwarrior 20th-May-2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
Ah, I was confused by the image in the OP that has him holding something with MJ's face on it. Thought that was the perfume.

Guy is a fucking monster.
leitao 20th-May-2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
Nah, that's just an old pic of him holding one of MJ's "best hits" CDs. XD But I agree with the monster sentiment! LOL
frankenmutt All I could think about tbh20th-May-2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
leitao Re: All I could think about tbh20th-May-2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
shantayustay 20th-May-2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
That man is a piece of shit.
crackitycrackho 20th-May-2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
This guy is such a thundering cunt.

And do his eyebrows form a perfect right angle? Smh.
j_o_n_n_o 20th-May-2011 11:09 pm (UTC)

Joe Jackson reveals plans for a Neverland themed resort in Vietnam

am I reading an onion article or something
leitao 20th-May-2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
You would think so, especially with a name like "Happy Land Resort Vietnam: A Jackson Neverland Themed Worldwide Resort." XD
somnambulance 20th-May-2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
Vietnam? Really? Out of all places?
setsuna16 21st-May-2011 12:36 am (UTC)
There's either a VERY special place in hell for Joe Jackson, OR he's never going to die because hell don't want him.

I'm not sure which it's going to be.
pistol_eyes 21st-May-2011 01:00 am (UTC)
lol @ Janet not wanting to be around his ass.
one_song_for_me 21st-May-2011 01:45 am (UTC)
I hate this bastard so much for what he did to his kids.
vaginasandwhich 21st-May-2011 02:30 am (UTC)
"You know what you can do with money, you smile all the way to the bank!

lol. what a dick.
underworld_kate 21st-May-2011 02:33 am (UTC)
Takes a real piece of work to make money off your dead child. I hope Janet takes notice to make sure that this man does not make money off of her when he died.
leitao 21st-May-2011 03:55 am (UTC)
Janet kicked his ass to the curb (business and money-wise) a looonngg time ago, thankfully.
underworld_kate 21st-May-2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
Smart woman. And good to know that he will not be able to make a dime off her legacy as well.
xerox78 21st-May-2011 04:01 am (UTC)
fasdsr2 21st-May-2011 04:18 am (UTC)
even if you didn't know what joe jackson really was like and you just randomly saw him...you would truly think looks fucking evil. godamn he looks like the human form pazuzu
prophecypro 21st-May-2011 07:45 am (UTC)
Man, everyone just ends up in Cannes for any type of self-promotion..
insomniachobs 21st-May-2011 11:35 am (UTC)
That man is a piece of work.
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