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Michael Jackson would've been friends with Justin Bieber, says Jermaine Jackson. And while the thought of Michael hanging out with a 14-year-old Justin might be a little unsettling, Jermaine claims the King of Pop would've been a positive influence on Bieber.

TMZ caught up with Jermaine at LAX recently and posed some interesting questions to the former jackson 5 member about how Michael would've gotten along with Justin:

Asked how his brother would react to the recent leak of Bieber's racist videos, Jermaine replied, "Michael would've straightened him out. Michael would've spoke to him like a father figure, told him, 'Hey you've gotta cool it, calm down.'"

Responding to the much simpler question of, "Do you think Michael would've been friends with Justin?" Jermaine replied quickly, "Probably so, yeah."

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Debbie Rowe is predictably engrossed in a war of words with Michael Jackson's brothers, claiming they are no talent hacks who sponged off of him.

Rowe pretty much expected Jermaine, Randy, Tito and Jackie to attack her when word got out that she's seeking guardianship of Paris and Prince.

But Michael's brothers came out swinging, claiming Debbie Rowe took Michael's money and then ran away from her children and her responsibilities.

  • Paris Jackson, Debbie Rowe Picture
  • Jermaine Jackson in London

Rowe bristles at that allegation, insisting she never abandoned her kids and that Michael constantly called her for parenting help, which she provided.

Oh, and she says Michael often told her that his only sibling with any talent was Janet Jackson, while the others turned sponging off him into an art form.

Rowe, who would also like to become Blanket's guardian even though she's not his biological mother, is deeply fearful that the kids have no supervision.

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Debbie Rowe is ready to fight for guardianship of Michael Jackson's children, believing the Jackson family "isn't connected with the kids or their lives."

Rowe, the mother of Prince Michael and Paris Jackson, will seek custody of both, and would gladly care for their brother Blanket as well if she could.

According to insiders, Debbie Rowe is very concerned about the environment in the Jackson home, even though she genuinely likes Katherine Jackson.

The kids' grandmother is in her 80s and too old to serve as guardian, she feels, while Michael's brothers are around the three and are terrible influences.

As for co-guardian T.J. Jackson (Kim Kardashian's first love), Rowe likes him too, but is worried that he's on tour and away from the kids for long stretches.

Among other things, she's complained Prince has developed a filthy mouth and is rebellious because no one is even trying to keep him in line anymore.

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Michael Jackson's older brother Jermaine has a new, brighter outlook on life.

Thr 58-year-old Jermaine Jackson is now Jermaine Jacksun, with a "u."

Really. A Los Angeles judge approved the official change on Friday.

Jermaine Jackson in London

The Jermaine Jackson name change, which he filed the paperwork for late last year, was sought solely for "artistic reasons," according to the vocalist.

He insists it has nothing to do with the massive rift in his family over the care of MJ's children last summer, which he later withdrew from to a degree.

His attorney, Bret D. Lewis says the newly renamed Jermaine Jacksun is in Europe performing with his brothers, but hears it's "a sunny day in California."

Well played, Mr. Jacksun.
 

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No one in Michael Jackson's family will be prosecuted over the infamous fight that went down in Jily at Katherine Jackson's home, according to reports.

MJ's kids Prince and Paris Jackson got into it with the King of Pop's sister and their aunt Janet Jackson, who was reportedly trying to snach Paris' phone.

The younger Jackson then told Janet to get the eff out.

Katherine Jackson and Paris Jackson

Paris charged at Janet, who was restrained by Randy; a physical confrontation then erupted with Randy and Jermaine on one side, and Trent on the other.

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Jermaine Jackson is changing his famous last name ... by one letter. He will soon be Jermaine Jacksun, according to TMZ. The reason for the change?

Artistic reasons. No further details are available at this time.

Jermaine Jacksun Photo

Jermaine filed a petition for a change of name with L.A. County Superior Court Wednesday, requesting the change in nomenclature. A hearing has been scheduled.

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Jermaine Jackson, one of the main players in the family revolt against the Michael Jackson Estate, has officially defected from the rebellion ... mostly.

While he has "deep reservations" about their conduct, Jermaine is bowing out of official efforts to challenge the power of his late brother's executors.

"I rescind my signature from the letter which was sent to the Estate, and which should never have gone public," Jermaine Tweeted Wednesday.

Jermaine Jackson Photo

"I still hold deep reservations about many issues involving the Estate," he adds.

"I will continue to bring scrutiny and a resolute voice wherever we have great cause for concern. But the way to address such matters is through the proper channels and via a private dialogue, not public conflict."

"In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive-branch."

That would be long overdue, following their apparent coup attempt to wrest guardianship of Michael's kids away from their grandmother and guardian.

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The Jackson family feud has simmered down somewhat, but relations are still icy as four of Michael's siblings are now banned from their mom's house.

Michael Jackson's kids Prince, Blanket and Paris Jackson - subjects of a bizarre custody feud - are currently staying at Katherine Jackson's L.A. home.

The kids' cousin and temporary guardian, T.J. Jackson, has been advised by lawyers for the Michael Jackson estate on who should not be allowed in.

As such, Jermaine, Randy, Rebbie and Janet Jackson have been 86'd.

Janet, Jermaine

T.J.'s lawyer Charles Shultz says he's instructed the security team accordingly and his actions are "in compliance" with a judge's orders, not arbitrary.

Those on the not-allowed list were either present on July 23 "or in some way participated in the events surrounding that date," Shultz stated.

It was then that Jermaine, Randy and Janet Jackson arrived at Katherine's home and allegedly tried to physically remove Prince, Paris and Blanket.

Randy, Jermaine, Janet and sister Rebbie Jackson have been accused by some of being motivated by money to separate Katherine from the kids.

Michael's will, which left his estate to his children and provided an ample allowance to their guardian (Katherine), obviously stands in their way.

Since Michael's death in 2009, Katherine Jackson had been receiving a monthly allowance of $86,000 as guardian of Prince, Paris and Blanket.

For the time being, that sum goes to T.J. Jackson.

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The National Enquirer is not the only tabloid that won't let Whitney Houston rest in peace.

According to The London Sun, the late singer carried on an affair with Jermaine Jackson - while the latter was married - in the early 1980s. The newspaper, which does not cite a single source, even claims Whitney's hit single "Saving All My Love for You" was based on her secret romance with MJ's brother.

  • Classic Whitney Houston Pic
  • Jermaine Jackson Photograph

A few stolen moments is all that we share/You've got your family and they need you there. Though I've tried to resist being last on your list/But no other man's gonna do/So I'm saving all my love for you, Houston croons on that track.

The tabloid goes on to say that Michael Jackson was aware of the relationship and did not approve. It also says Jermaine was so broken up over Houston's death that he could not attend her funeral.

Late last month, Jermaine offered a few words of wisdom to Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

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Tragically, Jermaine Jackson can relate to Bobbi Kristina Brown. Both have lost loved ones under the intense glare of the public spotlight.

So, with Whitney Houston's 18-year old daughter reportedly nearing a breakdown and with her family hoping she enters rehab, what advice would Jermaine offer the teenager?

"She's got to stay strong and be with her family," the former Jackson 5 member told Us Weekly last night. "There are so many bad influences... [you have to] go back to the basics. Surround yourself with love from your family. That's the most important thing."

Jermaine Jackson in London

Jackson was close to the late artist. He worked with Houston on her first album, spoke to her mother yesterday and said he considered Whitney a "good friend."

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