John Oliver Hits Netanyahu’s ‘Michael Jackson-Level’ Walking Back on Two-State Solution

Before he dove into America’s municipal fine fiasco, John Oliver spent a couple of minutes tackling last week’s Israeli prime minister election and specifically Benjamin Netanyahu’s apparent flip-flop on a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.

Oliver posited that Netanyahu’s victory may have been due to his “last minute swing to the even-farther right,” saying in an interview that he would not support the formation of a Palestinian state on his watch. But then, in his first post-election interview with NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell, Netanyahu reversed course, saying he still supports a two-state solution.

“That is a Michael Jackson-level of walking backwards,” Oliver said, comparing Netanyahu’s “verbal gymnastics” to a “guy caught being too honest on a first date.” What’s “so amazing” about the whole thing is that Netanyahu had left himself “almost no wiggle room.”

If he emerges unscathed, Oliver suggested the prime minister go on the road as “Netanyahoudini”: “Words cannot hold him!”

Exclusive: Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s Daughter, Home and Happy After Almost 2 Years

EXCLUSIVE Paris Jackson is home. My sources tell me that Michael Jackson’s teenage daughter is back with her family in Calabasas, California after almost two years. In June 2013 Paris– who’d been a feisty, funny kid on Twitter, and had stood up for her grandmother against forces in their family– had emotional problems. There was talk that she’d attempted suicide. Her family moved quickly, and sent her to a boarding school in Utah so she could properly mourn her father and gain skills for coping with grief and fame.

And now, Voila!, Paris is home. She was visited recently by grandpa Joe Jackson, the Wily Coyote of the Jackson family. A source sent me some pictures, one of which I have reproduced here. Paris had wanted to leave the Utah school and come home for a while, sources say. It’s unclear if she will return to Buckley Hall or finish high school at another private school in the area. I am told that “she wants to help people, that’s what she wants to do with her life.” Which is a lot better than being a professional celebrity. And look at the pic– she’s smiling, tall, and beautiful. A happy ending, to be sure.

Welcome home, Paris. And may the paparazzi, as well as the press, leave you alone. You deserve some privacy.

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Paris Jackson ‘creates Neverland grief therapy’

Paris Jackson is using her late father’s Neverland Ranch for ‘peaceful reflection’, according to reports.

The 16-year-old is the daughter of Thriller singer Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe. Her superstar father famously lived at his Neverland Ranch which featured its own theme park for a lot of his career, but following his death in 2009, the estate fell in to disrepair. But it has now been claimed that Paris regularly visits the property and has turned it into a place for ‘grief therapy’.
She has reportedly planted a Zen garden and had Michael’s favourite image, a Peter Pan-esque figure sitting on a quarter moon, carved in the middle.

‘[She] now uses the spot for peaceful reflection,’ a source told The National Enquirer.

Michael left his home in 2005 after being acquitted of child molestation charges but didn’t give up control of the property until 2009.

After his death, Paris had a tough time dealing with her loss and living situation and allegedly tried to commit suicide by overdosing on Motrin and cutting her wrists. But since returning to Neverland, the teen has reportedly been able to feel close to her dad once more.

‘She’s been there more than her siblings,” the insider continued. ‘She reflects on how Michael would talk to her about not losing her innocence as a child, to not let people – even family – take advantage of her, and to always look after her brothers.’

Michael gave control of the ranch to Colony Capitol not long before his death. The investors are reportedly trying to sell the property for $75 million. But for Paris, it would be devastating to lose the place which holds such special memories for her.

‘More than anyone else, losing Neverland hurts Paris the most without a doubt,’ the source added. ‘There are things up at Neverland that she insisted upon while she still has the access, and the garden was one of them.’

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Prince Michael Jackson Celebrates 18th Birthday by Paying Tribute to His ”Incredible” Father and Family

Happy birthday, Prince Michael Jackson!

Michael Jackson‘s oldest son turns 18 years old today. The B-Day boy took to Twitter last night to celebrate his milestone birthday with a heartfelt tribute to his late father and his famous family.

“Before I turn 18 tomorrow I really want to thank a few ppl and first is obviously my dad he was and is an incredible human being not only did he give me the gift of live he gave me an incredible opportunity to make something of myself,” Jackson wrote.

“Secondly my cousin/guardian TJ, he has made so many sacrifices to help me along and he’s been there when I needed him and helped shape who I am,” he added.

Jackson ended his sweet birthday message with a mention of his grandmother Katherine Jackson. “Finally my grandmother/guardian she has been through so much and is such a strong woman to have to live so much she’s an inspiration to keep going no matter what and have always been there for us and I love then all,” he concluded.

Hope you have a great birthday, Prince!

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“Antes de cumplir mañana mi 18º cumpleaños, quiero dar las gracias a algunas personas y el primero es obviamente mi padre. Él fue y es un ser humano increíble no sólo por lo que me dió el don de la vida sino porque me ofreció la oportunidad de llegar a ser alguien. En segundo lugar mi primo/tutor TJ, él ha hecho muchos sacrificios para ayudarme y ha estado ahí cuando lo he necesitado y me a ayudado a ser como soy. Finalmente mi abuela/tutora, ella ha pasado por mucho y es una mujer muy fuerte que ha vivido muchas cosas, es una inspiración para seguir adelante sin importar lo que ocurra y siempre ha estado ahí para nosotros. Los quiero a todos.

Janet Jackson Steps Out in Italy for First Time in Nearly Four Months

Well, hello there, Janet Jackson!

The 48-year-old singer stepped out in Milan, Italy on Wednesday, marking the first time we’ve seen the “All For You” beauty since her rare red carpet appearance in late October in Dubai.

Wearing a long coat to keep warm in the chilly weather, the hitmaker was dressed in an all-black ensemble, sporting a beanie hat, platform booties and loose-fitting cropped pants while wearing her hair in a side-swept braid.

She was photographed exiting Giuseppe Zanotti Design, where, presumably, she was shopping for designer shoes, keeping her head down as she left the high-end store.

The late Michael Jackson‘s sister has been keeping a low profile following her 2012 nuptials to billionaire Wissam Al Mana, after which she reportedly moved to Saudi Arabia.

Her October public appearance was the first time she had been seen on a red carpet in 18 months when she attended the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience in the UAE’s most populous city.

Despite tying the knot in 2012, Jackson did not confirm the couple’s I-do’s until February 2013. “The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true,” the couple said in a joint statement at the time. “Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony.”

Nearly one-year ago, the pair also found themselves at the center of divorce rumors, although a source told E! News there was no truth to the split reports.

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Michael Jackson’s family denied new trial in negligence case

Brian Panish, attorney for the Michael Jackson family delivers his closing argument to jurors in packed courtroom in Los Angeles

Brian Panish, attorney for the Michael Jackson family delivers his closing argument to jurors in a packed courtroom in Los Angeles, September 24, 2013.

 

(Reuters) – A California state appeals court on Friday denied Michael Jackson’s family its latest attempt to reverse a jury’s decision that cleared concert promoter AEG Live of negligence in the singer’s death.

The three-judge panel ruled that Jackson’s mother and children did not have standing for a new trial after their attorneys argued last week that AEG Live was liable for Jackson’s treatment, and that jury instructions were confusing and not wide enough in scope.

A Los Angeles jury in 2013 cleared privately held AEG Live, the organizer of Jackson’s ill-fated 50 “This Is It” comeback concerts in London, of negligently hiring cardiologist Conrad Murray as Jackson’s personal physician.

The sensational five-month trial offered a glimpse into Jackson’s private life and final days in which Murray administered surgical anesthetic propofol to the “Thriller” singer as a sleep aid.

The child star turned King of Pop, who set the world dancing but whose musical genius was overshadowed by a bizarre lifestyle and sex scandals, died in 2009 at age 50 in Los Angeles from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic.

The lawsuit against AEG Live was filed by Katherine Jackson, 84, and the singer’s three children.

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury found that Murray was sufficiently qualified for the job he was hired to do as general practitioner.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for Jackson’s death and served half of his 4-year sentence in a Los Angeles prison.