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On this season's Michael Jackson night on American Idol, Kris Allen wowed viewers with an acoustic version of "Remember the Time."

In reaction, Paula Abdul said: "Kris, I truly believe no one knows Michael's catalog better than you."

Now, in an interview with Newsweek, the Idol chamopn - who started his run on the series with a rendition of "Man in the Mirror" - talks about the influence the late King of Pop had on his career.

On the first time he heard Jackson sing: I was probably 7 or 8 years old. The Dangerous album came out, and I bought it. It was a tape. It kind of stayed in my tape player forever.

On the appeal of Jackson: Every time you listen to this music you get this feeling and you always feel good. And as a kid, that's a captivating thing. His music was so easy to get lost into. I remember being 8 years old and dancing in my room to his music. Trying to dance like him, as well. It was ugly, but it was fun.

On hearing about Jackson's death: We were at rehearsal for the tour. Actually, [Adam Lambert] was on stage. He was almost done, and I was about to go up. We heard the news and we stopped everything and we canceled the rehearsal.

On his favorite Jackson song: I really, really like "Leave Me Alone." It's always been one of my favorites. But I don't know if you pick just one favorite Michael song.

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While we won't know Michael Jackson's official cause of death for several weeks, but the King of Pop's nutritionist, Cherilyn Lee, says she warned the pop icon about certain drugs just five days before he died from cardiac arrest.

In an interview with ABC News, Lee, who is also a registered nurse, said Jackson was suffering terribly from insomnia and practically begged her for Diprivan - the brand name for Propofol, an anesthetic normally administered in hospitals.

"He said, 'Find me an anesthesiologist - I don't care how much money they want - find me an anesthesiologist to be with me here overnight and give me this IV.'"

Cherilyn Lee said the 50-year-old singer complained his body felt cold on one side and hot on the other, and that she told him of the potentially lethal side effects, including cardiac arrest if combined with other prescription drugs.

"I said, 'This is not a safe medicine, please don't take this. I've been around you long enough now, Michael, I love you as family. I would not give this to anyone.'"

A practitioner of holistic medicine, Cherilyn Lee said she has worked with many celebrities. She met MJ in January and mainly treated his children for colds.

While Jackson seemed to be adamant about getting his hands on Diprivan, Lee admitted she never actually saw him take the drug. When she asked him what doctor may have prescribed him the sleeping agent in the past, he wouldn't say.

Investigators for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office have confirmed to E! News that they confiscated drugs from Jackson's rented Holmby Hills house where he passed away, but refused to identify which substances were found.

Media speculation has focused on Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician, who discovered the superstar unconscious in bed and administered CPR.

Edward Chertoff, an attorney for Murray, said over the weekend denying that his client did not Jackson certain painkillers, specifically Demerol and OxyContin. He made no mention of Diprivan or Lidocaine, also reportedly found at the house.

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An extremely dangerous, potent drug used for surgical anesthesia was found at Michael Jackson's residence after he died ... and may well what killed him.

According to TMZ, Propofol was confiscated at his home. A source said, "There is no conceivable way this drug can be properly prescribed for home use."

Michael, Prince and Paris Jackson

Some facts about this dangerous drug:

  • Propofol can only be administered with an IV.
  • The drug is used to put people under anesthesia before surgery.
  • It is extremely powerful, and only available to medical personnel.
  • Propofol burns and the drug Lidocaine is used to reduce the pain associated with the Propofol injection. Lidocaine was found near Jackson's body.
  • One of the major side-effects of Propofol can be cardiac arrest if it's taken in combination with narcotic painkillers. However, some sources suggest that Propofol is so powerful it can stop someone's heart on its own.

In the wake of Michael Jackson's death, a registered nurse has come out and said the star begged her for the drug Diprivan - the brand name for Propofol.

She says he needed it for insomnia but she declined to supply it.

Sources say that Propofol is so inappropriate and reckless for home use, if a doctor facilitated it for Michael Jackson and it caused his death, he or she could even be prosecuted for manslaughter under certain circumstances.

This is not to say the icon's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, administered this drug or anything else, only what TMZ's sources say about Propofol.

While a drug overdose has been widely speculated, Michael Jackson's autopsy results list the official cause of death as unknown pending further toxicology testing, which should shed more light on his tragic demise in 4-6 weeks.

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A lawyer for Debbie Rowe is denying reports that she is not the biological mother of Michael Jackson's two older children, Michael Jr., 12, and Paris, 11.

"We refuse to be drawn into addressing the various rumors and speculation swirling in the media," said Debbie Rowe's attorney Marta Almli.

"The vast majority of what is out there is untrue. Particularly hurtful and insidious is the most recent rumor which is entirely false concerning the maternity of the children. Ms. Rowe is the biological mother of the two oldest children."

The new issue of Us Weekly reveals that the children's biological father is Arnold Klein, Jackson's L.A.-based dermatologist and Rowe's former boss.

A different report on TMZ also stated that Jackson was not the father of the two kids, but added that Debbie Rowe was not the biological mother.

Jackson's youngest son, Prince Michael II (a.k.a. Blanket), 7, was born to an unnamed surrogate. That woman's name has never been revealed.

Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe were briefly married in the late '90s. Many questions about their union - including if the marriage was ever consummated - linger.

As for where the children end up from here, that's also anyone's guess.

On Monday - four days after Michael Jackson's June 25 death - his mother, Katherine Jackson, was awarded temporary legal guardianship of all three children, even though Rowe is still the legal parent of Michael Jr. and Paris.

Katherine Jackson's 22-page petition claims the kids "have no relationship with their biological mother." A hearing on the petition is scheduled for August 3.

The birth certificates for both children list Jackson as the father and Rowe as the mother. This likely means little from a biological standpoint, for any adopted child or child born via surrogate would still list the adoptive parents' names.

The place of birth for Michael Jr. is Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. The place of birth for Paris is listed as Spaulding Pain Medical Center in Beverly Hills.

Interestingly, Michael Jackson Jr. is often referred to as Prince Michael I (and Blanket as Prince Michael II) though this is not his name. Also, Paris' name is technically Paris-Michael, and Rowe signed Paris' certificate as Debbie Rowe-Jackson.

Click to enlarge the birth certificates below ...

  • Michael Jackson Jr. Birth Certificate
  • Paris Jackson Birth Certificate

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While lawyers for Michael Jackson's family claim no will exists for the late singer, a seven-year-old draft for a final testament surfaced yesterday.

The 2002 Michael Jackson will, believed to be his most current, reportedly left his estate to his mother, Katherine Jackson, along with his three children - Michael Jr., 12, Paris, 11, and Blanket, 7 - and at least one charity.

Michael Joseph Jackson Picture

Whether Arnold Klein allegedly being the biological father of the elder two and Jackson never formally adopting them becomes an issue is uncertain.

Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, wasn't listed as an heir.

Whether Joe's omission was deliberate is unclear, however, Michael has stated Joe was mentally and physically abusive of him during his upbringing.

The document, which surfaced yesterday, names his attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain as executors of the estate. Branca was on retainer for Jackson from 1980-2006 and was rehired shortly before the singer's death.

Michael Jackson and his parents, Katherine and Joseph, in a 2005 photo.

While Michael Jackson reportedly died with $400-500 million in debt, the value of his vast assets likely outweigh that by $200 million or more.

The 2002 will could be submitted to court as early as Thursday. John Branca has said he will file it within 30 days of the singer's tragic death.

Meanwhile, fans of Michael Jackson - those who choose to live, anyway - will get a chance to take part in laying him to rest when the singer's family organizes a public viewing of his body at Jackson's Neverland ranch near Santa Barbara.

Citing the Santa Barbara's Sherriff Department, E! Online says plans are underway to accommodate large crowds at the estate for a Friday viewing.

"Our guys are meeting as we speak with the California Highway Patrol to discuss the security issues," says Lt. Butch Arnoldi, a department spokesman.

Earlier in the week, Michael Jackson's brothers Jermaine and Tito visited the property and a delivery truck was spotted dropping off boxes, E! reports.

CNN reports a public viewing of the late music icon will held on Friday at Neverland, with a private service for the family to follow on Sunday. 

Michael Jackson's famed Neverland Ranch in Santa Ynez, California.

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Michael Jackson's death is sad, and it is tragic.

It is not, however, something that should traumatize his fans, nor is this the end of the world. The Rev. Jesse Jackson says this and we have to agree.

Amid reports that distraught fans of Michael are becoming suicidal, the friend of the music icon is urging fans to get it together and "keep hope alive."

"This is a time when hearts are heavy. There is great pain but great cause to celebrate Michael's life," Jesse Jackson says. "It made Michael happy saying 'We Are the World.' Don't self destruct. We fall down sometimes, we get back up."

"That's the right thing to do. In Michael Jackson's name, let's live together as brothers and sisters and not die apart as fools."

MJ'S LEGACY: Michael Jackson is survived by the children he raised (Arnold Klein was the biological father). Jesse Jackson wants us to honor the star, not kill ourselves.

According to the U.K.'s Sky News and Gary Taylor, president and owner of the fansite MJJCommunity, at least 12 ardent fans have committed or attempted suicide in the aftermath of the superstar's death at age 50 on Thursday afternoon.

Pavel Talalayev, a Russian MJ impersonator who underwent plastic surgery to look like his idol, was among the first to attempt to take his own life.

The Barcelona Reporter is reporting an additional fan death in Tunisia.

So watch the video below, suicidal Michael Jackson fans, and remember that while he may be gone from this life, he did not take your CD collection.

Play it. Dance badly to it. There is so much to live for.

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Michael Jackson used to be married to Debbie Rowe, but neither were the biological parents of the singer's first two children, Michael Jr., 12, and Paris, 11.

Their father is Arnold Klein, Jackson's L.A.-based dermatologist and Rowe's former boss, multiple sources confirm to celebrity gossip magazine Us Weekly.

"He is the dad," says an insider of Arnold Klein, who has not commented. "He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth."

While Debbie Rowe and Michael Jackson never confessed to their kids' true lineage, she did admit in 2002 that she carried his children as a "personal favor."

Neither has confirmed that the marriage was ever consummated.

"I said, 'Let me do this. You need to be a dad. You have been so good to me,'" Rowe - who met Jackson when she was a nurse's assistant in the 1980s - has said.

  • Arnold Klein Pic
  • Arnold Klein, Michael Jackson

News that Michael Jackson is not the biological father of any of his kids surfaced earlier today. Now we've learned he never legally adopted them either.

Neither Jackson nor Debbie Rowe are the biological parents of Michael Jr. and Paris. Nor is Michael the biological parent of Prince Michael Jackson II.

Jackson never filed legal papers to adopt any of his children. Legal experts say Jackson would be presumed the father but it's not conclusive by any means.

As for why Jackson didn't formally adopt them - some speculate at the time they were born, there was no third party he though would try to claim custody.

Jackson apparently never thought Rowe would mount a custody battle, which wasn't totally absurd, as she actually tried to give up all rights to them once.

However, the music icon's death at the age of 50 last Thursday, along with today's developments, has everyone guessing where the children will end up.

Michael Jackson Jr., Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson (Blanket).

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The late Michael Jackson was not the biological father of any of his three children.

Moreover, his ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, is actually not the biological mother of the two children she bore for Michael, according to a report on TMZ.

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Multiple sources deeply connected to the births of Michael Jr., (aka Prince Michael Jackson I), Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II (aka Blanket) claim Michael Jackson was not the sperm donor for the kids.

Nor were Debbie Rowe's eggs used.

All three children were conceived in vitro, outside the womb.

Debbie Rowe, it turns out, was merely the surrogate, and was compensated well for her services in the births of Michael Jackson Jr. and Paris Jackson.

In the case of Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket, the youngest), TMZ says the surrogate was never told the identity of the "receiving parent" - Michael Jackson.

Three days after Prince was born at Grossmont Hospital in San Diego County, Jackson's lawyer came to the hospital to pick the baby up and deliver him to Michael.

It is unclear if Michael Jackson selected the sperm or egg donors or if he even knew anything about who Blanket's biological parents were.

If neither Michael Jackson or Debbie Rowe is a biological parent, what does that mean for the fate of Prince I, Prince II and Paris now that the King of Pop is gone?

Although Debbie Rowe is not the biological mother, some insiders say it is not a slam dunk that she would lose a custody battle for Michael Jr. and Paris.

Not shockingly, this type of case has never been litigated in California.

Since Rowe was married to Michael Jackson when Michael Jr. and Paris were born, there's a presumption (in legal terms) that she's the biological parent.

That presumption can be rebutted by other evidence.

There are apparently documents outlining the whole arrangement for the birth of all three kids. For now, though, it remains an open issue with the courts.

Rowe is said to have tried to contact Jackson's family since his death Thursday, but sources close to her say she has not actually communicated with them.

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In one of the more head-scratching statements in the Michael Jackson case so far, the lawyer repping Dr. Conrad Murray claims his client didn't call 911 immediately upon discovering Jackson unable to breathe and with only a faint pulse.

He waited 30 minutes before calling for help.

Attorney Edward Chernoff explained this somewhat odd revelation regarding the Michael Jackson 911 call by saying that Dr. Conrad Murray didn't call from his cellphone because know the exact address of Michael Jackson's rented mansion.

The house Jackson was renting is just above Sunset Blvd. in Beverly Hills, one of the most famous streets in the entire United States if not the world.

Chernoff said Murray eventually got someone in the house to make the 911 call. That (presently unknown) person is who is heard on the reporting.

Conrad Murray has already taken heat for performing CPR on Jackson as he was lying on a bed. CPR is usually done on a hard surface, like a floor.

Chernoff's excuse: it was a "firm bed."

Conrad Murray is not a suspect in any crime. Yet to some people close to the Michael Jackson case, his decisions on Thursday and prior to that may have been suspect.

Lastly, the doctor's attorney says the cardiologist - whose certification expired as of December 31 - is owed $300,000 by the promoter of the star's concerts.

Chernoff said that AEG Live is two months behind on paying Dr. Conrad Murray to serve as Jackson's personal physician during the run of the shows in London.

Randy Phillips, CEO and president of AEG Live, says the contract to pay Dr. Murray required Jackson's signature. Phillips says Jackson didn't sign the agreement.

Phillips says the firm had been negotiating to pay Murray $150,000 a month.

He says the company was only advancing the money to Michael Jackson, and the doctor's claim may now be against the singer's estate, over which disputes are already building. There is some confusion over whether a will exists and what it says.

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The L.A. County Coroner's office has confiscated various prescription drugs from the late Michael Jackson's rented Holmby Hills mansion, according to reports.

As Jackson's perplexing medical history continues to raise questions, Chief Investigator Craig Harvey confirmed that a team from the medical examiner's office, including a photographer and Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter, had been in the house.

The investigators emerged from the residence toting two large plastic bags, declining to mention any specifics of what they found inside or where.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the LAPD is in the process of interviewing a number of doctors who prescribed medication for Michael Jackson.

The initial Michael Jackson autopsy performed Friday was ruled inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests in 6-8 weeks, although it has been confirmed that the singer, who died at age 50, was taking prescription medication.

A second autopsy requested by the family was performed the following day. The "leaked results" of the first autopsy going around are fabricated.

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

We don't know for sure what caused Jackson's sudden heart failure, but his longtime friend Dr. Deepak Chopra has little doubt drug use may have come into play.

"He was extraordinary when he was in his ecstatic states. But he was also troubled, and he surrounded himself with people who were enablers and frequently avoided people who were trying to help him," he told CBS' Early Show.

"In the year 2005 after the trial, he came and stayed with us for a few days, and during that time he asked me for a prescription for OxyContin," he continued.

"I was very surprised, and I said, 'Why do you want that?' And he said, 'I have back pain.' And I said, 'You don't need that narcotic for back pain.' As I probed, I found out he was taking a lot of narcotics prescribed by different physicians."

"Somebody like that is obviously not in a normal state of consciousness," he said. "After a while, they actually believe that if they didn't get their fix, the drug, they might die. When taking narcotics, you need to be with very competent doctors."

Therein may lie the rub.

Despite claims not to have given Jackson OxyContin or Demerol, Dr. Conrad Murray, was working without board certification at the time of the star's death.

Specifically, the American Board of Internal Medicine confirmed that Dr. Conrad Murray's most recent board certification examination was taken in 1998.

His certification expired December 31, 2008.

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