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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Jermaine Jackson, brother of the late Michael Jackson, has had some interesting things happen in his life. Most recently, his teenage son tried to taser Blanket.

A messy divorce between Jermaine and his ex-wife likely set events in motion that resulted in the stun gun drama that made headlines in this slow news week.

Katherine Jackson is reportedly considering sending Michael Jackson's three kids to one of the most elite private schools in Los Angeles, according to sources.

The Jackson matriarch, who has full custody of MJ's children, is talking about enrolling Michael Jr. (Prince), Paris, and Prince (Blanket) in the Buckley School, where Tito Jackson's three kids went, along with other Jackson family members.

Katherine Jackson, 79, was awarded full, permanent guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children during a custody hearing in Los Angeles this morning.

Here's the hearing blow-by-blow from TMZ, which was on hand for the proceedings this morning. As you can see, everything went down more or less as expected, although there were some odd twists (and a Mark Vincent Kaplan sighting) in there ...

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