Katherine Jackson loses custody of Michael's children

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Saturday, July 28, 2012    

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Katherine Jackson has broken her silence after 'deserting' her grandchildren for 10 days — to claim she "wasn't kidnapped" but "just needed a rest". Following days of escalating tensions amongst her feuding family, Katherine was filmed by ABC News claiming: "There are rumours going around about me that I have been kidnapped... I am here today to let everybody know that I am good and fine. My children would never do anything to me like that. It's stupid." In a bizarre show of unity, her children Jermaine, Janet and Rebbie stood close around the anxious 82-year-old as she read out a prepared statement at the luxury resort where she has been staying. Katherine seemed confused at times, calling grandson Prince 'my nephew'. Earlier the Jackson family matriarch had lost custody of her late son Michael's three children after a judge awarded temporary guardianship of the trio to their cousin TJ.

Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10 will be cared for by their 34-year-old cousin who had been staying with them in their grandmother's absence. Katherine said: "I am devastated that while I've been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me and I'm coming home. And she claimed the move was 'based on a bunch of lies". But she failed to explain why she hadn't notified her three wards of her intention to take a 'short vacation and rest'.

"One reason I didn't call is I just gave up my phone and I didn't want to have any phone calls while I was here," she said. Katherine also confirmed that she had left her grandson TJ in charge. The film crew were told they were not to ask Katherine any questions as she read the statement. At one stage Janet and Jermaine exchanged glances and whispered. Katherine also explained that her assistant had been in contact with her grandson Prince. The latest feud between the Jacksons is said to have been stemmed from a dispute over Michael Jackson's $500-million will. Jackson died in June 2009 at age 50 and left his estate to care for his mother and three children. He left nothing to his father or siblings, who have repeatedly tried to intervene in the estate. Several have expressed doubts about the validity of his will, although the courts have rejected this.

— Daily Mail

Jeremy Renner accidentally took Viagra on long flight... instead of sleeping pill

Jeremy Renner has told of a recent embarrassing episode on a plane — which saw him take Viagra instead of a sleeping pill. The 41-year-old actor was on a flight from Los Angeles to London when he took the drug, which is used to combat erectile dysfunction. The Bourne Legacy star made the admission during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last Tuesday. Talking about his jet-set lifestyle, Renner told the host: "A lot of times when I'm on the plane, I have to sleep. And I'm not a good sleeper on the plane. I had to fly from London to Los Angeles for dinner, and then get right back on a plane to London. 'That's 10 to 12 hours. I had to get off the plane go to work, so I had to sleep on the plane." Renner said a friend gave me a pill, which he believed to be the sedative Ambien. He explained: "So I took a little sleeping pill, popped it and realised nothing's happening... but something else was happening! I realised very quickly that the 'A' was actually a little 'V' on the pill," he said gesticulating. Not only did I not sleep the entire flight, but there was 'camping' happening," the actor joked. Renner went on to say he was "really embarrassed" by the episode — but said fortunately most of the other passengers were asleep and didn't notice. The Academy Award-nominated Renner stars in the reboot of the Jason Bourne films that had previously starred Matt Damon.

— Daily Mail



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