Rowe may demand custody of Jackson's two older children
DEBBIE Rowe, the mother of Michael Jackson's two older children, has warned she will demand custody if the civil war in the famously dysfunctional family isn't resolved.
Up until now, Rowe has been happy to remain on the sidelines and allow the singer's mother, Katherine, to raise her children. But sources close to the family said she has become increasingly concerned about how the turmoil in the family is affecting Prince, 15, and 14-year-old Paris.
Now she has filed papers at Los Angeles Superior Court backing a new guardianship deal reached between Katherine Jackson, 82, and her grandson TJ, 34, to share parenting responsibilities for Michael's three children, including Blanket, 10, whose biological mother has never been identified. But in the documents, the 53-year-old former dermatology nurse warns: “Should the arrangement sought by TJ Jackson and Katherine Jackson become untenable, unstable, unsafe, or in any way contrary to the best interests of the children, Rowe will seek court intervention.” The stay-away mother claims her concern is for the health, safety and well-being of her children; and says she will continue to ensure their needs are met. Rowe is said to have strong feelings that the children should not be put into the care of the Jackson siblings who became embroiled in a bitter feud over the way Michael's children and his affairs have been handled in the wake of his 2009 death. Last month, Janet, Jermaine, Rebbie, and Randy Jackson took Katherine away to a spa in Arizona and kept her incommunicado from her grandchildren because they claimed she was becoming ill from the stress of handling the multi-million pound estate.
— Daily Mail
Richard Simmons' bizarre cry for attention
SINCE his 80s heyday Richard Simmons has constantly sought to regain his faded fame. And the 64-year-old made what might be his most bizarre cry for attention yet last Friday —taking to the streets of Beverly Hills dressed as a bush.
In his barely decent outfit he posed in front of a handy patch of topiary, adding some green shades to his already unusual costume. Richard's smaller frame sparked speculation that something was awry during his spell on Dancing With The Stars last year. But Tom Estey, the long-time rep for the eccentric exercise motivator, who is famous for his Sweatin' to the Oldies line of aerobics videos and DVDs, claimed all was just fine with 'The Weight Saint'. “He's the healthiest he's ever been” Estey told People magazine. Simmons gained huge success with his 80's line of weight-loss programmes. Simmons is still working hard at his day job; running a dance studio in Beverly Hills where he conducts his signaturestyle classes.
— Daily Mail
50 Cent to Kanye: ‘One man’s trash is another man's treasure’
THEY have never been the best of friends, but 50 Cent hit rival Kanye West below the belt by branding his girlfriend Kim Kardashian 'trash'. The Get Rich or Die Tryin' star has surely kicked off a new feud with his old sparring partner with his latest comments. He told XXL Magazine: “You know how it is? One man's trash is another man's treasure.”
The 37-year-old New Yorker made the quip as he shared his thoughts on the the College Dropout rapper’s touching ode to his lover, the charmingly titled Perfect B****. He said: “I mean, if that man feel like she's perfect, then she's perfect. He could mean it and you'll end up singing the words to it because he's Kanye.” But he also issued a note of caution, pointing out his doubts that there is such a thing as the perfect woman. The In Da Club rapper added: “I'm not sure. The smartest guys I know have lost being a bad judge of character in that area.” 50 Cent has been a rival of Kanye's throughout his career, and in 2007 he infamously promised to quit music if his Curtis album was outsold by West's album Graduation.
— Daily Mail