01:48 PM EDT 12/02/2013
Originally posted 06/30/2013 02:05PM
There was only one place to be in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE premiere garnered a star-studded crowd, including Neil Patrick Harris, Justin Bieber and David Arquette, as well as members of the late artist's family.
Among Jackson's family honoring his career: his mother Katherine, his 16-year-old son Prince, and his brothers Marlon, Tito and Jackie, who commented on Paris Jackson's recent mental health scare that began following a June 5 suicide attempt.
"She's going to be okay," Jackie Jackson said, according to the Associated Press. "She's getting better."
Originally posted 06/26/2013 02:55PM
Prince Jackson arrived at a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to testify in a case filed over his superstar father's death four years ago.
The eldest son of Michael Jackson wore a dark suit and black tie as he walked into the courtroom where a judge is hearing the negligence case against AEG Live LLC.
The 16-year-old is the first member of his family to testify in the case, which is now in its ninth week.
Originally posted 06/26/2013 12:55PM
Watching from afar in the U.K., Paris Jackson's godfather says he believes she's "doing okay" following her suicide attempt earlier this month – but that he'd love to console her in person.
"Michael made me their godfather, and as a godfather, I do have a responsibility," Mark Lester, the former child star who played the title role in the 1968 film Oliver!, tells British TV show Lorraine of Paris, 15, and her brothers Prince, who is testifying Wednesday in the negligence case against AEG Live LLC, and Blanket.
"I would love to go and just pick them up and give them a big hug, and then we all go and have fish and chips … just be normal, hang out."
Originally posted 06/11/2013 04:00PM
Paris Jackson's attempted suicide came in the middle of another family drama: the Los Angeles trial centering on the Jackson family's wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG.
Like other relatives, Paris has been personally drawn into case. She gave a pre-trial deposition in March, and was on the list of trial witnesses for Katherine Jackson's lawyers, along with Katherine herself and Paris's brother Prince Michael.
Also lingering was the very real possibility she'd have to take the stand – a question that takes on new sensitivity in light of her recent hospitalization. In a 911 call released Tuesday, a dispatcher said Paris cut her arm with a kitchen knife and took 20 Motrin on June 5.
Originally posted 06/08/2013 09:20AM
A probate court judge has ordered an investigation into the "health, education and welfare" of Paris Jackson following her suicide attempt.
The report by a court investigator will be submitted privately to Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff and is to contain recommendations relating to the 15-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson.
Beckloff, who said his June 6-dated order is in response to "recent media reports concerning her welfare," had approved Paris's grandmother Katherine Jackson and cousin TJ Jackson as the child's co-guardians.
Originally posted 06/07/2013 07:55AM
The hospitalization of Paris Jackson after her suicide attempt early Wednesday morning has once again placed the 15-year-old's family life under a microscope.
Though co-guardian grandmother Katherine Jackson, biological mother Debbie Rowe and co-guardian cousin TJ Jackson have all visited Paris, the future of her home life remains unclear as the trio tries to determine what's best for the teenager, who struggles to balance a normal childhood with the pressures that come with being part of her famous family.
"Katherine, Debbie and TJ are going to meet on this soon to discuss and come up with a plan," a source close to the family tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 06/06/2013 04:00PM
Still hospitalized after a suicide attempt, Paris Jackson is receiving family visitors while her guardians mull over what to do next.
"Paris is doing well, smiling again and can't wait to see her friends," a family source tells PEOPLE.
The 15-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson was sent to an L.A. area hospital early Tuesday after cutting her wrists with a kitchen knife and taking as many as 20 ibuprofen pills, PEOPLE confirms.
Originally posted 06/06/2013 07:15AM
A day after the news of his sister Paris Jackson's hospitalization for a suicide attempt, Prince Michael Jackson I has bowed out of a scheduled appearance on highly rated German TV show.
Prince Michael, 16, was to have filled in for Paris, 15, on Wetten, dass ...? (Wanna Bet?). Paris was originally booked on the program for its summer edition filmed in Mallorca, Spain.
On Thursday, a spokeswoman at German TV station ZDF told PEOPLE that the production team is in contact with Prince Michael's management, which canceled his trip to Europe.
Originally posted 06/05/2013 06:00PM
Paris Jackson's hospitalization Wednesday for a suicide attempt came after a lengthy depression, a source close to the Jackson family tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"Paris has been very, very depressed for a while. She's been throwing fits and tantrums, kicking and screaming and cutting herself," says the source.
PEOPLE has confirmed that Jackson, 15, cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and took as many as 20 ibuprofen tablets, and is now stabilized at a Southern California hospital.
Originally posted 06/05/2013 03:05PM
Following an suicide attempt on Wednesday, Paris Jackson is now recovering, a family representative says.
"Paris is physically fine and getting appropriate medical attention," Sandra Ribera, attorney for Paris's legal co-guardian Katherine Jackson, says in a statement.
"Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you," she says (the fourth anniversary of Paris's father Michael Jackson's death is June 25). "Please respect her privacy and the family's privacy."
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