03:56 PM EDT 05/07/2013
Originally posted 05/06/2013 11:30AM
A new pony for Paris?
Michael Jackson's daughter, now 15, spent the past weekend with her mother, Debbie Rowe, scoping out horses at a ranch in Temecula, Calif.
Rowe, 54, who lives on a ranch, breeds horses and who has rekindled a relationship with her daughter in recent months, accompanied Paris to Bricker Performance Ponies, a training and show horse facility in Riverside County, Calif. They later shared a sushi meal, capping off a relaxed weekend together.
Originally posted 04/29/2013 05:00PM
For years, Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson's ex-wife and the mother of two of his children, was out of the picture.
As followers of the frequently bizarre Jackson family saga know, the former dermatology nurse – who was married to Jackson from 1996 to 1999 – gave her pop star husband sole custody of Michael Joseph "Prince" Jackson Jr., 16, and Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, 15, in the divorce.
Rowe, 54, was awarded $8 million in the settlement and, except for occasional visits with her children, steered clear of the family. She settled in Palmdale, Calif., about an hour outside Los Angeles, breeding horses and zealously guarding her privacy.
Originally posted 04/09/2013 02:20PM
In the 1970s, after McDonald's introduced Ronald but before Wendy's introduced the elderly "Where's the Beef?" lady, the Jack in the Box fast-food chain featured commercials with a cherubic Rodney Allen Rippy, no more than 4, attempting to bite into a Jumbo Jack.
"It's too big to eat!" says the tot, barely distinguishable because of the food in his mouth. (See commercial in video below.)
How famous did cute little Rodney become? Enough for Tonight Show host Johnny Carson to mention him in monologues. Enough for Michael Jackson, who was 10 years Rodney's senior, to befriend him at the time.
Originally posted 03/01/2013 08:30AM
Punk rock Paris!
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris, now 14, debuted a more edgy and downtown look this week when she Tweeted photos of herself wearing a knotted Pink Floyd T-shirt with a short, spiked jet black coif.
Titling her Tweet "late night creativity," Paris sported a new look that included black liner rimming her striking light-blue eyes, and dagger-style earrings.
Her transformation from long-haired and girlie draws comparisons to the latest cropped, rock-inspired look of Miley Cyrus.
Originally posted 02/25/2013 03:30PM
When Motown: The Musical begins performances on Broadway March 11, Michael Jackson won't be there only in spirit.
The King of Pop will be right on stage – portrayed by an actor, as will several of the other big-name powerhouses from the fabled Detroit hit factory: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Smokey Robinson and their '60s record label's founder, Berry Gordy. (They can all be seen in a first-look video clip of the show, exclusive to PEOPLE.com.)
Originally posted 02/21/2013 09:15PM
The King of Pop will live in Vegas!
The long-rumored Cirque Du Soleil show based on the music of Michael Jackson was formally announced Thursday afternoon.
Premiering June 29 at Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay, the show, Michael Jackson ONE, will run 90 minutes and will feature more than 60 dancers and aerialists performing to Jackson's best known music.
Executives say the show will be different from the current Cirque Du Soleil show Immortal, which features Jackson's music.
Originally posted 11/29/2012 07:00PM
Joe Jackson is in the hospital, recovering from a stroke.
Michael Jackson's father, 84, fell ill at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday at his home in Las Vegas, a source tells PEOPLE, explaining, "He was sitting down and then found he couldn't stand up. When he finally was able to, he found himself without balance and falling into the walls."
Experiencing "tightness in his head," Jackson then called a friend and told them something didn't feel right, the source says. The friend then came to Joe's house and took him to the hospital.
Originally posted 09/07/2012 05:20PM
Forget Paris Jackson's ultra-famous father – or her equally famous family, for that matter. The teenager wants to be taken on her terms.
"I love my dad, and I'm proud to be his daughter," Jackson, 14, tells Glamour for its October issue. "I just don't think the title 'M.J.'s daughter' fits me."
Jackson maintains an active Twitter presence, and has already booked her first movie role – in the upcoming film Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys.
Originally posted 08/31/2012 11:35AM
After making a pilgrimage to their father's hometown of Gary, Ind., this week, Michael Jackson's children continued to celebrate what would have been the King of Pop's 54th birthday by participating in America's favorite pastime.
On Thursday, Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10, along with their aunt, La Toya Jackson, 56, attended a Gary Southshore Railcats baseball game – where they threw out ceremonial pitches in honor of their father.
Originally posted 08/30/2012 10:30AM
Michael Jackson's children Prince, Paris and Blanket made a pilgrimage to their father's hometown of Gary, Ind., on Wednesday – joining an emotional vigil at his childhood home – to mark what would have been the King of Pop's 54th birthday.
As a throng of fans gathered near 2300 Jackson St., Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10, reflected on the legacy of their father, who died three summers ago at the age of 50.
"We're here in Gary, and it's a new experience for us. People are real nice here," Prince told a local reporter. "It's amazing how much he was respected and loved."
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