Though the family has been blasted with negative headlines from around the country, Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Marlon put on a united front for their "Unity Tour" concert in Saratoga, CA on Friday.
Katherine Jackson, who was greeted with applause, arrived in tow with Michael's children Prince, Paris and Blanket. Earlier on Friday, a lawyer for the Jackson family said that Katherine and TJ Jackson would be filing for joint guardianship and this is what the kids want.
But there's still a lot of family discord. It was revealed that Howard Weitzman, who represents John McClain and John Branca (the executors), sent an email to Charles Schultz, an attorney for TJ Jackson,recently barring Janet, Rebbie, Randy and Jermaine from the kids' home in Calabasas.
“Given the circumstances of the last two weeks, and in order to protect the children and Mrs. Jackson, the Executors believe that it would not be appropriate to allow the following individuals to enter the residence or its grounds and we instruct the security to preclude the following from entering the residence or the grounds: Randy Jackson and any of his children, Janet Jackson, Rebbie Jackson and any of her children, Jermaine Jackson, his wife and any of his children, Janice Smith, or anyone else who was involved in the recent events that led to Mrs. Jackson’s separation from and inability to communicate with Michael’s children, or any agents or representatives of any of these individuals."
Randy tweeted on Friday that the executors of the Michael Jackson Estate were trying to isolate Katherine "...just like they did to Michael, in order to propagate their lies, financial agendas and to protect a fraudulent will."
Fresh from her success as war correspondent in her own home, 14 year old Paris Jackson–star of the summer, by far–has taken on a new cause. She’s defending Justin Bieber on Twitter from an attack by much older–yes, 26– actor and singer Drake Bell. Who is Drake Bell? For those of us over 21, he’s the biggest Nickelodeon star ever, from their series “Drake and Josh.” (Josh Peck, 25, was the very good star of a movie no one saw but I liked called “The Wackness.”)
Anyway, Drake Bell posted a questionable picture of Bieber tonight, thus inciting little Justin’s fans. Paris, not watching the Olympics (she Tweeted earlier that she didn’t care for them) came quickly to Bieber’s defense. What you might not know is that Bieber lives in the same gated community in Calabasas. Paris doesn’t want her neighbor attacked. (Yes Justin has left Canada for more privileged environs. Thank YouTube for that.)
So now it’s war. Paris having just won a war, is on a roll.
The Bell-Beiber conflict began about a week ago. The Bieb’s fans have been attacking Bell ever since. Bell wrote: “I haven’t listened to much Justin Bieber but his songs must be
full of hate and rage because that’s what his believers are filled with..”
Today he Tweeted: I don’t “Hate”
@justinbieber!! I just think his fans are repulsive. Not a huge fan of that style of music…big deal…I don’t like popradio”
And he put up this picture. Paris didn’t like that. “If u wanna compare the amount of fans or amount of TALENT even between u & Justin you know u would lose right? know ur place” She later added: “just like he stated his opinion , i stated mine …although posting a hate picture isn’t really an opinion but oh well”
Me, I don’t careabout Justin Bieber, I don’t know who Drake Bell is, and I wish Paris would watch the Olympics. But it’s Sunday night, and more importantly, the Yankees are taking it on the chin tonight from the Red Sox.