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Jackson Update on Will, Drugs, Paternity

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 30, 2009 at 5:27AM

KTLA reports on TMZ news that Jackson is not the biological parent of his children, nor is ex-wife Debbie Rowe. And Us Weekly suggests that LA dermatologist Arnold Klein, who employed Rowe as a nurse, donated the sperm for Prince Michael 1 and Paris Michael? Is this credible? UPDATE: Rowe's attorney insists she is their biological mother.
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KTLA reports on TMZ news that Jackson is not the biological parent of his children, nor is ex-wife Debbie Rowe. And Us Weekly suggests that LA dermatologist Arnold Klein, who employed Rowe as a nurse, donated the sperm for Prince Michael 1 and Paris Michael? Is this credible? UPDATE: Rowe's attorney insists she is their biological mother.

UPDATE: The Daily Beast quotes an unnamed Jackson insider with a thesis: Jackson was trying to provoke a brief hospital visit to get out of starting his tour.


The Wall Street Journal digs into the issues surrounding Michael Jackson's will, which appears to have been made in 2002, and leaves out father Joseph Jackson. The late singer's three children are in their grandmother Katherine Jackson's custody until a July hearing. For now, Jackson's mother also has limited control of his assets, reports the LAT. Jackson's estate executors have been named. He is believed to owe $500 million, but his assets should cover that, leaving his estate with some $200 million. Also, his songs are selling like hotcakes. The funeral is still up in the air.

Time examines in grisly detail why Jackson has had two autopsies.

MTV reports on the drug sweep at Jackson's house.

UPDATE: People Magazine posts a video photo montage of Jackson's changing face. Watching a VH1 special the other night, I was reminded of the joy he brought to performing. Watch his face show not only changes from plastic surgery but increasing sadness.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.