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MTV Video Music Awards: 13 Best Performances of All Time!

The VMAs aren't like other award shows. 

But unlike when someone you met on Tinder tells you they're not like other girls/guys, in this case, the claim is legit.

You never know what might happen at the VMAs.

Kanye might interrupt someone's acceptance speech.

Nicki Minaj might call out Miley Cyrus.

Kanye might interrupt everyone's acceptance speeches.

You really never know.

In fact, the only thing that's certain is: there will be some amazing performances.

Check out the gallery below to relive some of the most unforgettable musical moments from 32 years of the VMAs.

1. Beyonce: "Love on Top," 2011

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Beyonce crushed it with her performance of "Love on Top" in 2011. It didn't hurt that she capped things off by confirming rumors that she and Jay Z were expecting their first child.

2. Madonna: "Like a Virgin," 1984

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The Material Girl was just exploding onto the scene when the VMAs first started confusing parents in 1984. To give you an idea of how different things were then: Herbie Hancock beat out Michael Jackson as the night's top winner.

3. Britney Spears: "Slave 4 U," 2011

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Britney Spears cemented her place as a VMA icon with her 2001 performance. Giant live snakes are great for when you're trying to make a lasting impression.

4. Taylor Swift: "You Belong With Me," 2009

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Later that night, Taylor would become an unwilling participant in the most notorious moment in VMAs history. But when she crooned one of her signature tunes to a subway full of fans, she was still just the country girl with a broken heart full of hits.

5. Eminem: "The Real Slim Shady"/"Way I Am," 2000

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There were thousands of Eminem wannabes in 2000. But as Mr. Mathers proved in his unforgettable 2000 medley, there's only one real Slim Shady.

6. Diddy, Faith Evans, Sting: "I'll Be Missing You"

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Diddy's tribute to the late, great Notorious B.I.G. became a massive success in 1997. It also made for one of the most unforgettable performances in VMA history.
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David Rothenberg: "Burn Boy," Considered a Son to Michael Jackson, Dies at 42

Michael Jackson was the closest thing to a father figure that Dave Dave, who was born David Rothenberg, ever had. Dave even spoke at MJ's funeral.

Dave, who survived a horrific attack decades ago and was an inspiration to others, has passed away.

Once known as "burn boy" for the injuries that covered 90% of his body, Dave was 42 years old.

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"Dave died of heat exhaustion on the 15th of July," Dave's friend Justin revealed on Instagram.

Justin, who goes by Lil' Eric and has worked with celebrities like Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, shared this grim news.

"Our friendship started with a hug," Justin tells RadarOnline. "And that his how he started every friendship."

"He got that from his father figure, Michael Jackson," Justin explains.

"Michael taught him to love unconditionally," Justin says. "And he did."

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Justin took to Instagram to explain how he made this tragic discovery.

"Last night, I called my good friend Dave," Justin writes. "And his mother picked up the phone and we talked."

There is no good way to find out that your friend has died.

"It wasn’t what I expected or who I expected," Justin admits. "But she told me that Dave had passed away on July 15th."

This is only now going public.

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"I am going to be talking to her today," Justin continued on Instagram. "She was very tired last night."

"And there will be a funeral/memorial I will be attending sometime in the near future," Justin wrote at the time.

"I know dave had a lot of people who loved him," Justin says. "And knows of his story from the early 80s."

In 1983, David's father doused him in kerosene and set him on fire. The burns covered 90% of his body.

Michael Jackson was a friend and a father figure to Dave, who changed his name to Dave Dave after surviving the tragic ordeal.

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Justin acknowledges that he and Dave were different people.

"The one thing that we had in common was we didn’t have many friends," Justin says. "People that we could trust and he knew that and felt that about me and I knew that about him."

"He talked to my mother several times on the phone," Justin shares. "And was a very close friend of mine."

This is just heartbreaking.

Justin writes: "He was helping me with promotion with my career and other things as we was preparing for his own music and working together."

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"I am deeply saddened today," Justin writes. "And my friend will be missed by many I’m sure."

To compound the tragedy, it's been noted that Dave's burn injuries make him extra vulnerable to heat exhaustion.

In other words, one might argue that he died from the injuries he received back in 1983.

"He was loved by many," Justin writes to his followers before addressing his late friend. "And I thank you for being apart of my life and being my friend Dave !!!!"

"RIP brother," Justin concludes.

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Justin also shared a couple of photos from Dave Dave's memorial.

"My amazing friend," Justin writes on Instagram. "It was great getting together to meet everyone today."

"Your memorial was beautiful," Justin shares. "Your mother has given me many hugs."

We are sure that he was a tremendous comfort to her.

"As I got to meet your other friends your 'energy' was beautiful," Justin shares in reference to this image.

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"I am posting this with your mother and your uncle and Marna in your mother’s house," Justin shares.

He tagged the late Michael Jackson in the photo. Dave had spoken at Michael Jackson's funeral.

"I thank everyone who loved my friend," Justin writes. "He was amazing and touched so many lives!!!!! Including mine."

"Thank you," Justin concludes. "Always in my heart. My brother I love you"

Joe Jackson Chemically Castrated Michael Jackson, Conrad Murray Claims

Late last month, Joe Jackson passed away at age 89 after a battle with cancer. 

In a new video that is making the rounds, the late Michael Jackson's disgraced former doctor, Conrad Murray, has very harsh words for the late manager.

Among other things, Murray claims that Joe had Michael chemically castrated to preserve his voice through puberty.

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"Joe Jackson was one of the worst fathers to his children in history," Murray claims in the video.

That's a very tall order. Though one supported by statements from Michael Jackson and some of his siblings over the years. We'll get into that in a moment.

"The cruelty expressed by Michael that he experienced at the hand of his father…" Murray says, trailing off.

Once you've heard someone tell you a story of how they were abused, it can haunt you, even after both the victim and the alleged abuser have passed away.

"Particularly his bad treatment, and moreover," Murray says, preparing to make his explosive claim. "The fact that he was chemically castrated to maintain his high-pitched voice is beyond words."

If true, that is certainly "beyond words." Murray has made this chemical castration claim before.

Specifically, he wrote in his book that Joe forced Michael, at the age of 12, to receive hormone injections to put an end to his acne and to prevent his voice from changing.

"I knew and cared for Michael very well," Murray asserts.

Murray continues: "And he told me of the many sufferings at the hands of his father that he [experienced]."

"It was dreadful," Murray says. "Beyond imagination and words."

There are some people who believe that, no matter the man's deeds in life, it is wrong to speak ill of the dead.

Murray is clearly not one of those people.

"I would not shed a single tear over the passing of this cruel and evil man," Murray announces.

"Joe Jackson," he continues, addressing the late manager. "It is said that only the good die young."

Joe Jackson was 89 at the time of his passing.

Murray then declares: "I hope Joe Jackson finds redemption in hell."

Those are certainly some strong words, and Joe Jackson is not alive to defend himself.

It should be noted, though, that there's more than just Murray's word for some of this.

Michael Jackson spoke on Oprah, first back in the early 1990s, with stories of horrifying abuse endured at the hands of his father, who also worked as his manager.

He described emotional abuse, incessant rehearsals, as well as physical violence. Specifically, Michael said that Joe would sit holding a belt during his children's rehearsals, and "he would tear you up" if you made an error.

Joe Jackson even admitted to having used violence on his children, including the use of switches and belts, but objected to the characterization of these incidents of abuse as "beatings."

Notably, many accused of abuse may happily admit to evil deeds, but dislike the use of certain words to describe them.

But while Murray's claims about Joe Jackson's behavior as a father and manager are backed up by Michael's own words in interviews, the claims about chemical castration are ... another matter.

Additionally, many would question Murray's credibility, given that a lot of people still believe that he is at least partially responsible for Michael Jackson's 2009 death.

Regardless of what one thinks about Murray or Joe, however, it seems safe to say that his grandchildren knew a different man than the one described by Murray and Michael.

Paris Jackson mourned Joe in a heartfelt farewell message describing his final moments, including her exacting a promise that he would visit her as a spirit.

Not everyone believes that the dead can visit the living, and even some who do believe that a person's evil deeds might prevent them from doing so.

Prince Jackson also penned a tribute to his late grandfather, defending Joe against allegations of abuse.

Promising to make a video on the subject, Prince says: "He raised these kids right."

It sounds safe to say that Prince's relationship with Joe was very different than his father's, though even Michael eventually seemed to forgive Joe.

Regardless of what fans think about Joe's actions in life, we would strongly discourage anyone from writing hurtful messages to his grandchildren about his behavior.

His grandchildren are innocent, and upsetting them is not going to give you the sense of vindication that you seek.

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Michael Jackson: La Toya Jackson Hears His Final Thoughts on Hollywood Medium

The third season finale of Hollywood Medium aired, and Tyler Henry sat down with La Toya Jackson to speak of the tragic passing of late music legend Michael Jackson.

It has been nine years, and a number of lingering questions have weighed heavily on La Toya's heart and soul. 

As you'll see in the video below, she's sitting down with everyone's favorite adorable Medium for a very serious conversation about Michael's final thoughts.

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Tyler Henry speaks of Michael Jackson, saying:

"He's acknowledging that he should not have been left alone at a time when he was left alone."

The circumstances of Michael's passing have been a source of speculation and uncertainty for nine years, now.

"And that's coming in. And that's what he's putting a lot of emphasis on."

But it isn't La Toya who is to blame.

"The person who should have been there to monitor wasn't monitoring."

Henry says that the message communicated to him was that the person charged with looking after Michael had abandoned him.

"And it's like 'I trusted you to be there, I trusted the role that you were supposed to have to help me, and you left.'"

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La Toya asks: "Did something happen while he was abandoned?"

Tyler Henry answers, saying:

"It's the interesting thing with this ... because I feel like, when he was abandoned, that would have been an ideal time for him to try to reach 911, to try to call for help, to try to get help."

This is when he begins to describe Michael's final thoughts.

"At this time, he realized that something was wrong while he was alive."

He clarifies:

"And that's when he was conscious and realizing something's wrong here."

But again, he laments -- or rather, says that Michael laments -- that there was no one there to help.

"But I just don't feel like he had someone to, like, say 'hey, I'm having a medical emergency.'"

La Toya summarizes:

"Right, no one was there to save him, yeah, okay."

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Tyler continues, this time lapsing into first person.

"And so after I realize that something is going wrong in here, there is this feeling of ... oh, this medication kicks in."

But those medications, Tyler says, robbed Michael of his ability to seek help.

"I actually become affected by this medicine."

And then he describes a powerful feeling of panic.

"So it's kind of like, a feeling of like, oh my god, what do I do, I don't want to waste time, like clearly something is happening."

He says that it happened quickly.

"And this is happening very fast."

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La Toya responds to her illuminating experience with Tyler, syaing:

"I think what hurts more than anything else is that, not only is there a need for someone to be there for him, but there was a trusted person ... and that person wasn't there."

Even though she's mourned and processed Michael's death, she's still crushed. She will always grieve him.

"And just to hear that, really, it tears you apart."

Even to this day, she's heartbroken over it.

"I wanted to just cry."

We hope that Tyler Henry's reading was able to bring her closure.

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Obviously, Hollywood Medium is sometimes controversial with certain groups.

Some believe that Tyler Henry is perpetrating a fraud and should not be speaking to these people, no matter how much closure and peace it may bring them.

Others believe that he is very real, but that his readings are the work of dark forces (the devil) and that mediums should not be "glorified" on television.

But no matter what you believe, it's hard to see that he's doing any harm. In fact, he seems to bring a lot of peace and closure to a lot of people.

Check out the video of his conversation with La Toya. She clearly feels validated by his words.

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Michael Jackson Accused of "Assaulting" Corey Haim

Corey Haim was a beloved child actor who died too soon. For a lot of his life, he was better known for his drug use -- and for being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

Recently, an accusation came forward that Charlie Sheen had been one of Haim's abusers.

Now someone else has stepped forward, claiming that Corey Haim had told him of Charlie Sheen ... and had also described an alleged assault by Michael Jackson.

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As more and more stars come forward with their #MeToo stories, some consider it only a matter of time before every sexual predator in the entertainment business is exposed.

Others aren't so optimistic.

Some predators are organized and know how to keep their victims silent. Harassment campaigns and threats of lawsuits can keep people from coming forward even when so many are shedding the culture of silence.

Corey Haim's friend, Corey Feldman, survived Haim's death and has spoken and written about what they both endured at the hands of sexual predators.

But Corey Feldman has named only one name, citing that the others are too powerful for him to risk trying to expose.

Remember -- anyone with enough money can sue someone who lacks the financial means to fight a long, expensive court battle.

But sometimes, accusations slip through the cracks.

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It's now been claimed that Charlie Sheen raped Corey Haim when Haim was just 13 years old.

Charlie Sheen would have been 19 at the time.

It was Haim's close friend, Dominick Brascia, who made the claim. Charlie Sheen responded with a denial.

But now another famous celebrity has been named as one of Corey Haim's abusers.

And this one ... well, he's not exactly around to defend himself.

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RadarOnline reports that film producer Ed Meyer has come forward with allegations that he says Corey Haim made in 2008, before his tragic death.

"Corey said, ‘I have a problem with Michael Jackson and with Charlie Sheen.'"

Well, that could mean a lot.

"'I was assaulted by these guys, and a few others.'"

Note that Meyer says that Haim didn't call it "sexual assault." That can be hard to say, especially for survivors and especially for male survivors.

Meyer explains why he didn't press for details or more names:

"I didn’t feel it was appropriate to say, ‘Who are the other people?'"

That sounds best.

"He didn’t use the word sexual in either case. [It was just], ‘I was assaulted by these guys and a few others.’ It was also clear Sheen turned him on to drugs. That was 100 percent clear …"

We don't know what Haim said to make that so clear to Meyer.

"He sounded like he was calling Charlie a pimp."

That's not what it sounded like to us, but maybe you had to be there?

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Critics have been quick to point out that coming forward with a dead man's alleged accusation against another dead man isn't exactly a bold move.

And skeptics have found it suspect that Meyer just happens to name a man who's already been accused ... and a controversial man who isn't alive to respond.

Both of those are fair points. These are secondhand accusations

Michael Jackson is also a complicated person to accuse because, well, he's dead. Accusing an active predator who's living the good life is one thing.

Some argue that accusing someone who's dead ... doesn't really help anyone.

Oh, if somebody wants to take down a statue or rename a street, bringing up someone's troubled history is totally valid.

But in Michael Jackson's case, he has living relatives -- including his children (despite conspiracy theories about Paris Jackson's paternity). They stand to be hurt by accusations that can't help anyone.

Honestly, though -- isn't the truth always worth it?

If this is the truth, that is. Again, we're talking about secondhand allegations from a decade ago. Corey Haim isn't around to speak for himself.

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Janet Jackson might get custody of Michael’s kids

In a surprising logical twist, Janet Jackson is emerging as the potential custodian of Michael's children Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket, according to OK! Magazine: "All three want Janet to read to them at night," a Jackson family friend... full story

Dr. Conrad Murray Incriminating Himself in Jackson Death

The man at the center of the investigation into Michael Jackson's death, Dr. Conrad Murray, is in the LAPD's crosshairs thanks to his own comments.

According to TMZ, which cites law enforcement sources, Dr. Conrad Murray's statements to police on the Saturday following Jackson's June 25 death of cardiac arrest contained several incriminating disclosures about his involvement.

Some members of law enforcement are surprised Jackson's personal physician spoke in the first place and equally surprised about what he volunteered.

The LAPD is already treating Jackson's death as a homicide and there have been multiple conversations between its detectives and the L.A. County District Attorney's office, although the D.A. has not opened its own formal investigation.

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As more facts become known, the wide-ranging LAPD and DEA investigation into what killed Michael Jackson (1958-2009) is centering on his personal physician.

While some of the toxicology results are not in yet, important test results already completed point to the anesthesia Propofol as the primary cause of death.

Law enforcement sources say the evidence is clear - the use of the hospital-grade anesthesia was the primary reason Michael Jackson's heart stopped beating.

So far, Dr. Murray's lawyer has neither confirmed nor denied on the record if his client administered Propofol to Jackson the day he died. We'll keep you posted.

Crazy Michael Jackson Rumor of the Day: Paris, Prince and Blanket Want Janet Jackson to Raise Them

Just when you think OK! Magazine cannot lower the celebrity gossip bar any further, then come out with a new cover that proves you wrong. Kudos, guys.

While Michael Jackson’s mom, Katherine Jackson, was named guardian of the three children of the late singer in his will, it’s Michael’s sister Janet Jackson who has emerged in the eyes of many as their favored caregiver.

“All three want Janet Jackson to read to them at night,” a Jackson family friend says. “They just melt into her arms when she walks into the house.”

So much so, the magazine reports, that adorable Prince and Paris Jackson, 12 and 11, plus little Blanket, 7, have reached out to Janet and said ...

Be Our Mommy!

“Janet has completely bonded with those children in the last two weeks,” the friend continues. “She has been the rock for [Paris, Prince and Blanket]."

"It’s clear to everyone that they are looking to her for comfort and guidance.”

It's clear to everyone? Really? No one's doubting Janet Jackson is probably an awesome aunt, but do the kids even know her? Do they love Katherine less?

We also enjoy the trumping up of Debbie Rowe and her role in all this, as if she is trying to break up the family. While that would be good drama, it's untrue.

One semi-legitimate point raised is that at 79, caring for three kids might be too much for Katherine Jackson, a problem eased by Janet Jackson’s presence.

“Janet is not only willing to raise those children, she is also the only relative of Michael's who really knows how to protect them,” an insider tells OK!.

“Janet knows the value of a private life and knows how to keep her personal life out of the news. She is determined to do that for Michael’s children. She says that he would want no less for them, pointing out how far he went to shelter them.”

It does sound nice. But just in case you forgot the publication that is reporting this, here's a look back at their previous two Michael Jackson covers ...

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Video of 1984 Michael Jackson Pepsi Ad Accident Released

Never-before-seen footage of Michael Jackson's awful Pepsi commercial accident, filmed in L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 1984, has been released.

The Us Weekly clip shows one take where the singer's pyrotechnics exploded as planned - after Michael Jackson descended the stairs and began performing.

On the sixth take, fireworks erupted too early, igniting the singer's head in flames. Jackson was at first unaware he was on fire, and continued dancing.

Many say he was never the same after the accident, during which he suffered second and third-degree burns on his scalp and body, and after which some believe he developed an addiction to painkillers and an obsession with plastic surgery.

His drug addiction ever since that day has been well documented, and has become the focal point of a DEA and LAPD investigation into who supplied the singer with the dangerous substances that may have contributed to his demise.

Follow the jump to see the video of Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercial. Be forewarned, it shows him after his hair is clearly on fire and is somewhat disturbing:

Michael Jackson Pepsi Commercial Accident

LAPD Treating Michael Jackson Death as a Homicide, Ramping Up Investigation of Dr. Conrad Murray

Was Michael Jackson murdered?

La Toya Jackson's inflammatory statement from earlier in the week may not be all that far-fetched. Multiple law enforcement sources say the LAPD is already treating the superstar's death as a homicide, and are focusing on Dr. Conrad Murray.

The evidence points to the anesthesia Propofol as the primary cause of his death. As TMZ reported, vials of Propofol were found in Michael Jackson's home.

Law enforcement sources say there is already "plenty of powerful evidence" linking Dr. Conrad Murray as the person who administered the drug to Jackson.

That evidence includes items found in Jackson's house, including Propofol, an IV stand and oxygen tank. Murray was Michael Jackson's personal physician.

The LAPD has had "multiple conversations" with the L.A. County District Attorney's office, even though the case has not been formally presented to the D.A.

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Dr. Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, has neither confirmed nor denied if his client gave Propofol to Jackson. Dr. Conrad Murray has not been charged with a crime.

Several pharmaceutical companies have been contacted by the DEA in the case as authorities close in on how the Propofol got into the body of the late singer.

The vials of Propofol found in Jackson's home all have lot numbers. The DEA contacted Teva Pharmaceuticals - which manufactured one of the vials found there.

Teva sells Propofol to medical distributors, who then turn around and sell the vials to hospitals and doctors. The DEA hopes a trail will lead to some answers.

Dr. Arnold Klein, a friend of the singer who treated him over the years, is also under investigation. It is not believed he ever administered Propofol, but the L.A. Coroner's Office has subpoenaed Jackson's medical records from Klein.

Debbie Rowe Denies Seeking Huge Custody Buyout

Despite myriad reports to the contrary - and quoting figures ranging from $3 million to $100 million - Michael Jackson's former wife Debbie Rowe isn't seeking a payout from the deceased superstar's family, her attorney says.

Eric George refuted an article in the New York Post that quoted an anonymous source who said that Katherine Jackson paid Debbie Rowe $4 million to solidify a custody agreement in which Rowe would basically back off for good.

George's letter states unequivocally that:

  • Nagreement - legal or financial - exists between Jackson and Rowe
  • Debbie Rowe has not relinquished her parental rights with the kids
  • The two women have not negotiated any new custody agreement

"It would be easier to identify those few background facts that are accurate than to catalog the number of blatant falsehoods in your story," the letter reads.

Rowe gave birth to Michael Jackson's two elder children, Prince Michael and Paris Jackson, 12 and 11. Blanket, 7, was born to an unnamed surrogate.

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Debbie Rowe is not at all pleased with celebrity gossip photographers. Or reports that erroneously say she is out to bilk Michael Jackson's estate. [Photo: Fame Pictures]

Sources close to the case say that instead of a huge payout, all Debbie Rowe wants is assurance that the Jackson family will honor the deal she had with Michael.

Rowe and Jackson struck an agreement in which she was paid a large sum over a period of years after carrying the two children and then divorcing the star.

The agreement stays in effect after hiss death, but Rowe wants assurance the family will abide by the terms. Most likely, the negotiations between the parties center on that pact and whether the family will continue to honor it. Simple as that.

Sources say talks do not involve anything beyond what Rowe would receive under the existing agreement and she will not fight for custody.

Uncooperative Dr. Arnold Klein Gets Visit From Coroner

Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter personally went to Dr. Arnold Klein's office to get Michael Jackson's medical records this afternoon, TMZ reports.

He went to the office because Dr. Klein was not fully cooperating with the L.A. Coroner's office request for documents pertaining to Klein's treatment of Jackson.

On July 2, Winter's office contacted the office of Dr. Klein and subpoenaed the medical records of Michael Jackson. At that time, Klein's lawyer sent partial records and then promised he would send the rest later, but never did.

Winter's office then called Dr. Arnold Klein's rep to say they still hadn't received the documents but Klein never responded. Thus the personal trip today.

According to Winter, a lawyer for Klein was in the office while another was on the telephone. The lawyers promised to hand over the files in 24 hours.

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Dr. Arnold Klein remains under investigation.

Law enforcement is investigating Dr. Klein's prescription practices as they relate to Michael Jackson - including prescribing him medication using aliases.

If he is found to have withheld, altered or destroyed medical records of the singer, it could lead to additional scrutiny of the well-known dermatologist.

There have also been reports that Klein is the biological father of Michael's kids Paris and Prince. He denies that he is ... to the best of his knowledge.

Celebrity Gossip Mag Slightly Exaggerates Debbie Rowe Story

Just a few hours ago, we reported on a serious of stories claiming something to the effect of a deal being offered to Debbie Rowe by Michael Jackson's family.

The details are not confirmed, but reputable sources claim that the late singer's family would pay Debbie pay her $3-5 million in exchange for Rowe not contesting his mom Katherine Jackson's guardianship and full custody of Michael's children.

Debbie Rowe is the biological mother (probably) of Prince Michael, 12, and Paris Jackson, 11, but she has had little if any contact with them in recent years.

Jackson's will states that Katherine gets full custody of Prince and Paris (along with Blanket, 7) and omitted Rowe, the late star's former spouse, altogether.

Rowe has said she will appear at Monday's custody hearing in L.A. Her intentions are not known ... except, apparently, by the ultra-reliable OK! Magazine.

She wants $100 million or the kids!

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Apparently, $3-5 million wasn't good enough for OK! to sell large quantities of magazines, so they decided to boost the figure by $95-97 million. Details.

This headline is comical for numerous reasons, chief among them:

  • Having attempted to sign away her parental rights before, and having no relationship with the kids, Debbie Rowe has no grounds for this demand.
  • Even if she did seek out a settlement, there is little chance of her receiving even one-tenth that amount, given the singer's debts and obligations.
  • Debbie Rowe may or may not be weighing options and hedging bets, but has communicated only through a lawyer. No one knows what she wants.
  • OK!'s own blog links to an article in the New York Post claiming Rowe is negotiating a $4 million buyout to give up custody rights forever.

Then again, the magazine's previous cover was the infamous Michael Jackson death photo. So we suppose this actually is a step in the right direction.

Debbie Rowe reveals ‘secret settlement’ to friend

Shortly after Michael Jackson's death, Debbie Rowe reportedly sent e-mails to her best friend Rebecca White who sat down with Extra to talk about Debbie's intentions in fighting for custody of the children. And while those intentions involve keeping full story

Debbie Rowe Reportedly Offered Deal to Give Up Custody

According to various reports, Debbie Rowe has been offered at least $3 million from Michael Jackson's family if she does not fight for custody of her two biological children with the late music icon, Prince Michael and Paris Jackson, 12 and 11.

"One family member said $3 million, another said $5 million. My guess is that it will be somewhere in between," Jackson family friend Stacy Brown told ABC.

As part of the settlement, Debbie Rowe would get visitation rights to the two kids. Katherine Jackson, the star's mother, will remain the children's legal guardian, as specified in Michael Jackson's last will, written in 2002.

Michael is also father to Prince Michael Jackson II, a.k.a. Blanket, who was born to an unknown surrogate. His parents' identities have never been revealed.

Rowe has not accepted any deal, her attorney says. But numerous reports suggest there are offers on the table and ongoing negotiations.

Another report says the proposed deal would not prevent Michael's father Joe Jackson from seeing the kids, and multiple sources told ABC News that Debbie Rowe is insisting on a clause that prevents him from ever being named guardian.

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Debbie Rowe is considering fighting for custody because she felt Katherine was too old to care for them and concern about Joe being around them. [Photo: Fame Pictures]

A custody hearing that had been scheduled for yesterday was recently postponed until July 20. Rowe's attorney says she will attend the hearing.

The New York Post, which reported that Debbie Rowe was to receive about $4 million in a settlement, says the proposed agreement "takes away any rights she has to challenge custody at any given time... this would be it."

It wouldn't be the first time Rowe - who insists she is the biological parents of Paris and Prince despite reports circulating that she is not their mother - was paid for for giving up custody of the children she had with her ex-husband.

In a 2005 hearing - around when Jackson was acquitted on molestation charges - his lawyer says Rowe got "about $4 or $5 million up front," and a mansion in Beverly Hills, plus $900,000 a year for a number of years if she abided by the terms.

ABC says child welfare officials recently interviewed the children at Katherine Jackson's Encino, Calif. home, which is standard in cases such as this.