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Fans worried about Michael Jackson's kids after watching Katherine Jackson on Oprah need not worry. They will not suffer the child abuse their father did.

Katherine, Michael's mother and now the legal guardian of his children Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket, does not believe in physical discipline. Period.

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Joe Jackson beat Michael and basically said he'd do it again, but Katherine corrects Paris, Prince and Blanket by talking to them. What a wild concept.

Prince, Paris and Blanket at the memorial service for Michael Jackson. The King of Pop was peerless musically, but felt his children were his greatest legacy.

Moreover, Katherine will not let Joe be involved in any disciplinary situations when it comes to the youngsters, so he won't lay a hand on MJ's kids.

Joe admitted to Oprah he whipped Michael with a strap, which he justified by saying that none of the couple's nine children had ever been to jail.

This wasn't exactly news, since his abusive past is common knowledge, but the bluntness and lack of regret was unsettling to many Michael fans.

In any case, it turns out discipline is not a high priority at the Jackson compound ... because Michael's kids are incredibly well-behaved anyway.

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Katherine Jackson, mother of the late Michael Jackson, spoke with Oprah Winfrey on Monday in a long, emotional interview about her son and grandchildren.

"I don't think I will ever be healed," Katherine said, recalling Michael's June 2009 death. "It will get better, but some days it's like it just happened... It hurts."

During the in-depth talk, Oprah also spoke to Joe Jackson, Michaels' father, who tried to dance around the fact that "beat" his kinds but basically admitted it.

"You might as well admit it," Katherine to Joe. "That's the way black people raise their children. ... He used a strap." Joe said he'd do it all over again too.

Michael, whose new single "Breaking News" was posthumously released this week, was never the same after his 2005 molestation case, Katherine says.

"All his life, he had to go through stuff like this, and they were just lying on him," she said, asserting that she never questioned his innocence in the matter.

"I never thought [he could be guilty of molestation], because I know he wouldn't," Katherine said. "He loved children, he was around children all the time."

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Has a new single by Michael Jackson truly been released?

According to Howard Mann, a partner with Jackson Secret Vault - a company that owns hundreds of MJ tracks, video and memorabilia - Katherine Jackson has decided to give the world a sampling of her late son.

"In an effort to overcome the confusion as to the authenticity of the track the estate has recently released we want to give an actual authentic Michael Jackson track to the world ... for free," Mann said.

There has been controversy for weeks over whether the songs in this company's possession are real or fake, as that debate was only heightened late last week when Sony released a teaser for Michael's upcoming Christmas album. Listen to it NOW.

MJ's mom swears the vocals above are 100% authentic. What do you think? Is this really Michael?

 

** UPDATE: Mann now claims this song is NOT an unreleased single, but rather a "remake." He has also removed all references to Katherine Jackson from the song's advertisements. Draw your own conclusions from these developments.

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Sony is releasing a Michael Jackson album this Christmas, featuring 10-12 original songs. The reason this is noteworthy? His kids say some of the tracks are bogus!

Five of the tracks were recorded at the New Jersey home of record producer named Eddie Cascio, where Michael and his children stayed for four months in 2007.

Many tracks were recorded then, plus remixes that were released on the Thriller 25 album. But the children say the soon-to-be-released ones aren't real.

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FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE: Is Michael's "new" music real or fake?

Michael Jackson's kids, who are also in the news because of an upcoming interview with Oprah this Monday, believe the Cascio tracks in question are fakes.

The theory is they were performed by a Michael Jackson sound-alike instead. Hard to believe? Maybe, but MJ's oldest, Prince Michael Jackson, is adamant.

He says he was upstairs at the Cascio's house when many tracks were recorded and heard the music, none of which match the Sony tracks, he says.

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As we've talked about, Oprah Winfrey is airing an interview with Michael Jackson's parents and children Monday, but not every family member is happy about it.

Michael's brother, Randy Jackson, has long resented O for doing a show on pedophilia during the jury deliberations of MJ's molestation trial. Just a coincidence?

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Maybe, maybe not. But next week, once again, her interview with MJ's kids will be immediately preceded by ... a special on child molestation. Makes you think.

Oprah sits down with the Jacksons. And some creepy old guy.

Oprah's sit-down with MJ's kids - Prince, Paris, and Blanket - is scheduled for Monday. The episode before? "200 Adult Men Who Were Molested Come Forward."

A rep for Oprah's production company denies this, telling TMZ that "There is no connection whatsoever between the two shows. This is purely coincidental."

They could switch it if that were true, though. Just saying. Why not air it some other time just to quiet the speculation that you're trying to send a message?

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Randy Jackson, the late Michael Jackson's brother, is seriously pissed about his parents' interview with Oprah. Why? Because he says O had it out for MJ.

After Joe and Katherine Jackson invited Oprah Winfrey out to the Jacksons' family compound in Encino, Calif., for an interview, Randy Tweeted his disapproval.

Michael, Prince and Paris Jackson

RJ thinks Oprah tried to put his brother in jail and that she tried to blatantly use her influence to poison the jury in the Michael Jackson molestation trial.

Michael and Randy Jackson were always close.

Randy recalls Oprah doing a show about pedophilia during jury deliberations for his brother's famous molestation case, and, as he puts it, "That was no coincidence."

Randy says O "is the last person on earth [Michael] would want around his children" and had no idea the interview, which he calls a bad mistake, was going on.

If true, he makes a valid point. The air date for the interview is not yet known, but we have a hunch at least one family member won't be glued to the TV set.

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Oprah Winfrey may have just lost Oksana Grigorieva, but she's landed another celebrity interview scoop: Katherine and Joe Jackson sat down with her this weekend.

The parents of Michael Jackson will appear in a taped segment for O's show.

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Katherine and Joe Jackson have an interesting relationship.

It looks like O's interview has went down, too, although it's not clear when it will be televised. Production trucks for Oprah's show were parked outside of the Jackson family compound in Encino, Calif., for the better part of Saturday.

Oprah can be seen meeting with several family members and getting the tour of the house while doing an interview focused heavily on (guess) Michael Jackson.

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Is AEG responsible for Michael Jackson's death?

The concert promoter is livid with that assertion, and refutes Katherine Jackson's new lawsuit over the death of her son Michael, claiming it had nothing to do with hiring or supervising his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.

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Michael Jackson with his mother, Katherine.

The company calls the new Jackson lawsuit "inaccurate, unsubstantiated and meritless" and then goes on to explain its relationship with Dr. Murray.

A statement reads: "Dr. Murray was Mr. Jackson's longtime personal physician. AEG did not choose, hire or supervise him. That said, and in honor of our relationship with Mr. Jackson and his Estate, we will have no further public statements."

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Katherine Jackson, mother of the late Michael Jackson, has been taking care of the pop star's kids, as directed in his will, since his death almost a year ago.

Since June 25, 2009, the children have become "isolated" and miss their father desperately, she tells the UK's Daily Mirror. It's very sad and not surprising.

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"They don't have any friends. They don't go to school, they have private lessons at home," Katherine laments, "But that will all change in September."

"They are due to enroll at private college."

What college that is remains unclear, but according to the interview, one of the kids' coping mechanisms is to spend hours listening to their father's music.

Paris, Prince and Blanket are rarely seen in public.

Katherine says Paris Jackson has turned her bedroom into a shrine to her "Daddy" and that Prince and Blanket talk often about trying to make him proud.

The Jackson matriarch says that when the children moved in with her, she wanted to decorate Paris' room with flowers or ballerinas. That didn't happen.

Katherine says "Paris went into a closet and she brought out seven or eight pictures of Michael, and she told me, 'No, I want daddy hanging in my room.'"

Paris Jackson, who many fans remember from the memorial, "goes to bed and wakes up looking at him. She said, 'I always want to be able to see him.'"

Almost brings a tear to your eye, no?

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As we previously reported, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine wants four of her grandchildren and their mom to move out so she can care for MJ's kids.

Prince, Paris and Blanket are under Katherine's guardianship, but her mansion currently houses Alejandra Jackson and her four children as well, and it's chaos.

Jermaine Jackson in London

The family housing feud began when the matriarch asked Alejandra and her four kids to move out, because they're just too much to handle for Katherine, 80.

She has two kids (Jermajesty and Jaafar) by Jermaine Jackson and two others (Donte and Randy Jr.) by Randy Jackson, who had a heart attack this week.

The deal is this: Katherine and the Michael Jackson estate have offered to let Alejandra and her brood move into a nearby condo owned by Michael Jackson.

Alejandra has lawyered up, however, and while all Katherine wants is a confidentiality agreement, Alejandra wants better digs and a big financial settlement.

Another day, another dose of Jackson family drama.

Katherine needs Alejandra and her kids to move so she can care for Michael's kids, and is reportedly ready to play hardball over it - condo or the highway.

Sources close to the family say Katherine cares deeply for the four grandchildren but is not about to be held hostage by someone who has no legal claim.

Jermaine Jackson does owe Alejandra back child support, but Katherine sees that as her son's problem, not hers. Plus, Katherine is living on an allowance.

Michael left 40 percent of his estate to Katherine, but paid out in increments, with the remainder going to Paris, Prince and Blanket when she passes away.

Therefore, she doesn't have access to a lump sum for a payoff and the executors of MJ's estate aren't going to cover Jermaine and Randy's obligations.

Basically, it could get ugly for Katherine. Like, worse than Joe Jackson blaming Michael's death on her ugly. But don't underestimate this strong woman.

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