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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.

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  • 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 family is disappointed. What transpired in court Wednesday, when a jury found that AEG Live was not liable for his death, is beyond them.

"We think this was a very important case to bring for a lot of reasons," Kevin Boyle, a lawyer for Katherine Jackson, told reporters after the verdict.

"We think what we've done with this case is proved some things that are important for the Jackson family, for the concert industry and the sports industry."

"With regard to treatment by doctors," Boyle said, the family proved its point, however. "We, of course, are not happy with the result as it stands now."

"We will be exploring all options legally and factually," he added.

A jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial decided that AEG Live was not responsible for Jackson's 2009 death of acute propofol intoxication.

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Katherine Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live took an interesting turn Monday when two company executives were dismissed as defendants.

AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips and executive Paul Gongaware are no longer liable in the wrongful death lawsuit, in which she is claiming billions in damages.

The company as a whole is left as the sole defendant.

Katherine’s claim is that AEG was negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, who administered a lethal dose of Propofol to Michael Jackson in 2009.

Murray was subsequently convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison, but a giant lawsuit against AEG followed.

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Katherine Jackson says that her ailing granddaughter Paris Jackson, who tried to take her own life earlier this year, is getting the help she needs.

Things have taken a turn for the better, as well.

"She is in a good place," the 83-year-old said.

Paris Jackson, 15, has been under doctors' care since June 5, which her uncle, Randy Jackson, recently described on Twitter as "much too long."

That led to a rebuke by her mom, Debbie Rowe.

But Katherine Jackson, the teen's legal guardian, maintained that Paris is "doing much better" and her treatment is "going good, really good."

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The promoters of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts watched him waste away and should have reached out to his family, his mother says.

Clutching a tissue, Katherine Jackson said she didn't know the extent of her son's weakness until after the start of her trial against AEG Live LLC.

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"They watched him waste away," she said after her attorney cited several emails from workers preparing for the planned 2009 "This Is It" shows.

Jackson is suing AEG for billions, and the messages described her ailing son's condition as deteriorating and cited his inability to even rehearse.

"They could have called me," Katherine, 83, said. "He was asking me for his father. My grandson told me that his daddy was nervous and scared."

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The wedding of Taj Jackson and Tayana Jackson was a major family affair, with one notable exception: Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson.

The Sunday nuptials of Taj and Tayana took place at the family's Hayvenhurst home, and "was like a family reunion," says a source inside the wedding.

Taj Jackson, Wife

Taj Jackson is the oldest son of Michael's brother Tito, and the older brother of TJ Jackson, who in 2012 was named co-guardian of MJ's three children.

One of whom, Paris Jackson, was conspicuously absent Sunday.

"No one said a word about Paris," an E! source says, adding that the troubled teen "really wanted to come but they wouldn't let her out of the hospital."

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The Michael Jackson wrongful death trial is in full swing, and it looks like defendant/concert promoting giant AEG Live actually stands a chance of losing.

This Was It

Michael's mother and his children's guardian, Katherine Jackson, have made a bold effort to convince a jury AEG Live was negligent, TMZ reports.

Randy Phillips, the head of the company, had trouble explaining why he thought MJ "looked really good" in a meeting just five days before his death.

A photograph of the entertainer taken a day before - June 19, 2009 - clearly showed otherwise, with a smiling Jackson looking noticeably gaunt and pale.

Kenny Ortega and others testifying that they were alarmed over MJ's health as AEG and Dr. Conrad Murray ignored them has also provd compelling.

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Katherine Jackson's apparent contradiction about her son Michael‘s drug use may hurt her wrongful death lawsuit claim, according to a new report.

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An attorney for Katherine told jurors Monday during opening statements that the late King of Pop had been addicted to prescription drugs for decades.

The Jackson family's case hinges on the notion that this was common knowledge and that AEG's claims to have been unaware of it were negligent.

However, a statement signed by the Jackson family matriarch in 2007 claiming that her son DIDN’T have an addiction problem may not help her cause.

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With Debbie Rowe set to testify in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case, lawyers are wondering what she might reveal under oath about his kids' paternity.

Debbie Rowe and Michael Jackson

Lawyers for Katherine Jackson have been making a number of inquiries on the eve of the trial, in which the family attempts to win billions from AEG Live.

Katherine's legal team worries that Debbie will testify Michael is NOT the biological father of Prince and Paris Jackson, which has long been rumored.

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