Michael Jackson, Debbie Rowe Allegedly Not Biological Parents Of His Kids

  • Several sources say the real father of Michael Jackson's oldest children, Prince and Paris, is Arnold Klein, Jackson's dermatologist and Debbie Rowe's former boss.
  • "He is the dad," said a source. "He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth." [Us]
  • Nor is Debbie Rowe the mother! Sources tell TMZ she carried the two children but both were conceived by donor eggs and sperm outside the womb. As for Prince Michael II, the surrogate who carried him was never told the identity of the "receiving parent." Jackson's lawyer picked him up at the hospital and brought him to Michael. [TMZ]
  • Also, Michael Jackson never adopted any of his children, even though he's not the biological father. When the kids were born there was no one else he thought would try to claim custody. [TMZ]
  • But wait... Debbie Rowe's lawyer, says, "The vast majority of what is out there is untrue. Particularly hurtful and insidious is the most recent rumor — which is entirely false — concerning the maternity of the children. Ms. Rowe is the biological mother of the two oldest children." [Radar Online]
  • TMZ dug up Prince Michael Jackson II's birth certificate. Michael Jackson is listed as the father but the space for the mother's name was left blank. Also, the birthday Katherine Jackson listed on court papers yesterday doesn't match the date on the birth certificate. [TMZ]
  • The LAPD wants to talk to dermatologist Arnold Klein about drugs he may have been prescribing for Michael Jackson. [TMZ]
  • During a "confusing, meandering press conference" Joe Jackson said the family still hasn't decided on funeral arrangements for Michael Jackson because they're waiting for the results of a second autopsy they demanded on his body. But he said he wouldn't be buried at Neverland. Joe also mentioned his new record company once again. Katherine Jackson has been granted temporary custody of Michael Jackson's children, and Joe said Debbie Rowe "has nothing to do with what we're doing." [USA Today]
  • The doctor who was with Michael Jackson when he lost consciousness, Dr. Conrad Murray, won't be attending his funeral and hasn't spoken to the Jackson family since he saw them at the hospital where Michael died. [TMZ]
  • Michael Jackson's body was driven to the Neverland Ranch today in a 30 car motorcade. His body will be put on public display there this weekend. [TMZ]
  • Legal papers say Michael Jackson's had $567.6 million in assets, but was $331 million in debt. Neverland was valued at $33 million and the Beatles catalog was worth $390 million. [TMZ, AP]
  • Three of Michael Jackson's albums sold more than 100,000 copies this week: Thriller, Number Ones, and The Essential Michael Jackson. Jackson's albums may take more than six of the top ten spots on Billboard's Pop Catalog Charts. [Rolling Stone]
  • In this video Ciara cries while talking about Michael Jackson. [The Life Files]
  • Rep. John Yarmuth, a Kentucky Democrat, said he "was close to nauseated" by the House of Representative having a moment of silence for Michael Jackson last week. He said: "I thought it was outrageous... In my two and a half years, we've never done that for anybody else who's a celebrity. We've done it for former members, and that's about it, for former members who've passed away. … I basically got up and walked back to the cloakroom and got off the floor, because I just thought it was totally uncalled for and over the top." [Politico]
  • After hearing that some Michael Jackson fans are suicidal, Jesse Jackson said, "This is a time when hearts are heavy. There is great pain but great cause to celebrate Michael's life. It made Michael happy saying 'We Are the World.' Don't self destruct. We fall down sometimes, we get back up. That's the right thing to do. In Michael's name let's live together as brothers and sisters and not die apart as fools." [E!]
  • Will.i.am was producing Michael Jackson's unreleased comeback album. He says, "It was going to be out of this world. It's something Michael has never done before - a dance music album. I was very proud of it. But he was very protective and kept it under lock and key. After we made it I had to hand back every demo. He was a perfectionist and didn't want anyone to hear it until it was ready." [The Mirror]
  • Before her death Farrah Fawcett reconnected with her ex-husband, Lee Majors. "When Farrah got diagnosed, and it became public, Lee started calling Farrah's close friends to get updates on her," said a source. "He did that for two and a half years. He just wanted to know how she was doing because he still cared about her as a friend." [Us]
  • The future of Billy Mays' show Pitchman is in doubt. In this show, he and Anthony "Sully" Sullivan would travel the country looking for new products to promote. A Discovery Channel spokesman said that right now, "We're just focusing on trying to support the family." [UPI]
  • Jeff Goldblum appeared on The Colbert Report last night to reassure Stephen Colbert that he's not dead, despite what he read on "The Twitter." Stephen wouldn't accept that he's alive, so Goldblum gave up and eulogized himself. You can watch the clip here: [N.Y. Times]
  • Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker made a frantic plane flight to Ohio because their twins were born a few weeks early. "They were incredibly anxious they were going to miss the birth," said a friend, "Sarah Jessica and Matthew spent a very tense flight wondering if the girls would already be born by the time that they landed." They made it to the cesarean birth and were the first ones to hold the babies. [The Daily Mail]
  • In the video at the link, Beyonce stops while singing "Put A Ring On It" at her concert and hands the mic to a man in the audience who proposes to his girlfriend saying, "Beyonce, you told me if I like it, I need to put a ring on it." She said yes. [Radar Online]
  • Beyonce and Jay-Z went on a double date with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin after the BET Awards. [People]
  • Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer says he hopes his new memoir Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top will help other people. "Anybody that relates to stuff that's happened to me along the way — my anxiety, my depression, the drugs. If I can help someone, I'll have accomplished my goal," he says. [UPI]
  • Coming to Broadway this fall: Hamlet starring Jude Law. [N.Y. Times]
  • The "Madonna Nudes," have gone on display in London. She posed for the photos in 1979 for $30 and now they're being sold for £3,400 and up. [The Telegraph]
  • We're tired of hearing about how popular the $2,500 Crooked Houses are after being featured on Jon and Kate Plus 8, but it is cool that the company is donating 10 percent of their profits to building underprivileged housing. [CBS News]
  • Here are some racy pictures of Ashton Kutcher from his new movie Spread. [Perez Hilton]
  • Anna Kournikova ended up with cuts on her neck after she was in a fight with a drunk woman at a Las Vegas club this past weekend. [People]
  • Simon Cowell's hosting contract with American Idol will run out in May and he has reportedly been offered $144 million, about four times his current salary, to stay on for another year. [The Sun]
  • George Clooney's production company Smokehouse Pictures hasn't renewed its deal with Warner Brothers and is moving to Sony. [N.Y. Times]
  • A federal judge has ruled that Yoko Ono is the copyright holder of film footage of John Lennon taken in 1970. A Massachusetts company said they'd bought the rights to the footage of Lennon smoking marijuana and joking about putting LSD in President Richard Nixon's tea, but Ono says it was stolen and she's been buying up the copies. [AP]
  • The following stars have been invited to joint the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, James Franco, Michelle Williams, Michael Cera, Seth Rogan and Paul Rudd. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • At a screening of her film The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers, which was co-written by her boyfriend Rupert Friend, Keira Knightley joked, "He cast me because he was trying to get me into bed." [Style.com]
  • Max Weinberg wrote "know's everyone is upset im leaving the show....but ill stop by from time to time to say hi! thanks for all your support over the years" on his Facebook page leading people to conclude his hiatus from The Tonight Show is permanent. A NBC spokesman says, "This is untrue. He's coming back to the show." [N.Y. Magazine]
  • The sixth and final season of Lost will run 18 hours, an hour longer than originally announced. [THR Feed]
  • Kate Gosselin's upcoming cookbook Love is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories was originally due out in November but it has been postponed indefinitely. [N.Y. Post]
  • "I didn't know if marriage was something that was super important to me... I didn't take the decision lightly. I ventured into it realistically. But life takes you places you wouldn't have expected. I'm really content with what was in the cards for me." — Mandy Moore on marrying her "best friend," Ryan Adams. [People]
  • Johnny Depp says while making Public Enemies, he and Marion Cotillard "would sometimes speak French to each other on the set, especially when we didn't want anyone else to know what we were saying!" [The Daily Express]
  • "If I could avoid a mirror when I brush my teeth in the morning, I would. I find security and safety in the most profound degree of ignorance. If you can just stay ignorant in almost everything I think you're gonna be OK. Just keep walking forward. It's OK to notice things and look at things but to judge things you know will bog you down. I didn't watch myself in the movie 'cos I don't like to be aware of the product. I like the process, I enjoy that." — Johnny Depp [The Mirror]