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.’
Happy birthday, Prince Michael Jackson!
“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!
“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.
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.
(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.
Concert promoter ‘in no way responsible for the tragic death of Michael Jackson,’ said firm’s lawyer
A California appeals court on Friday upheld a jury’s decision that the promoter of Michael Jackson’s ill-fated comeback concerts was not responsible for his death.
The 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a 39-page ruling a week after attorneys for Katherine Jackson argued for a new trial. The court found the verdict in favour of concert promoter AEG Live LLC was legal.
The court also upheld rulings by a trial court judge that narrowed the case to a single claim that AEG negligently hired, retained and supervised the doctor later convicted of causing Jackson’s death.
Jackson died in June 2009 while preparing for his This Is It shows.
His mother sued AEG, claiming executives exercised undue control over the doctor and failed to properly investigate before he was hired.
A jury listened to five months of testimony during the 2013 trial before siding with AEG.
The justices noted that jurors seemed to understand the case and did not appear confused by jury instructions or the verdict form, as Katherine Jackson’s attorneys have contended.
Lawyers for the Jackson family matriarch had been hoping to restore some claims against the promoter that Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos dismissed early in the case, but the court found no basis to do so.
It determined that Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death, was an independent contractor of AEG and not an agent of the company.
“Today in a strongly worded opinion, the court of appeal found what took a jury two days to see through and that is that AEG was in no way responsible for the tragic death of Michael Jackson,” AEG attorney Marvin S. Putnam said.
Kevin Boyle, an attorney for Katherine Jackson, said his office was still reading the ruling and did not have an immediate comment.
Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots could be the most watched edition in the game’s illustrious history. Cheap seats at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. are going for $8,500. But the NFL’s championship wasn’t always so grand. Way back when, it took some convincing by the league to get The King of Pop to show up. In a truly captivating read, Sports Illustrated’s Austin Murphy recounts the evolution of the Super Bowl’s halftime show. Murphy specifically notes Michael Jackson’s involvement in Super Bowl XXVII being a game-changing moment in how the halftime performance is viewed today — and how it almost never happened.
For a month they got nowhere. [The NFL’s Jim] Steeg sat down with the King of Pop’s manager, Sandy Gallin, 11 months before Super Bowl XXVII. “I remember pitching them,” he says, “and them not really having a clue what we were talking about.” At a subsequent meeting, producer Don Mischer pointed out that the Super Bowl would be broadcast in more than 120 countries. Now he had Jackson’s full attention.
Steeg recalls Jackson saying, “So you’re telling me that this show is going live to all those places where I’ll never do a concert?” A pause. “I’m in.”
“Michael worked harder than anybody [who’s done the halftime show], before or since,” says Steeg, who remembers seeing Jackson still rehearsing his act at seven the night before the game, in a tent outside the Rose Bowl.
And it showed. Jackson, rocking a bandolier-draped frock coat on loan, apparently, from Muammar Gaddafi, was sensational. The final moments of that show were the most viewed in the history of television at the time.