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Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson's ex-wife and mother of his two eldest kids, has left messages in hopes of getting in touch with the late singer's family.

She's been unsuccessful so far, according to reports.

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"We've been trying to reach them at different numbers," says Marc Schaffel, a former Jackson business associate who's close with Debbie Rowe. "We don't know if who we have been leaving messages with have gotten the messages."

Rowe is the legal parent of Prince Michael Jackson I (a.k.a. Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.), 12, and Paris Jackson, 11, and most sources close to the situation think that she can likely obtain custody of the two children if she chooses.

Jackson's third child, Prince Michael Jackson II (a.k.a. Blanket), 7, was born to Michael via an unnamed surrogate who has never once been identified.

The children's grandmother and Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, was granted temporary guardianship after filing a petition in L.A. Probate Court.

In the 22-page document, Katherine claims the kids "have no relationship with their biological mother" and "have a long established relationship" with her.

"In all fairness I wouldn't say they are avoiding [Debbie]," Schaffel says, adding that Rowe usually contacts them through Jackson's business office. "Our understanding, though, is that the Jackson family does want contact with Debbie."

Schaffel says there were "several reasons" why Rowe reached out, including wanting "to offer input into a venue where they could have a public memorial."

"Debbie was absolutely devastated by Michael's death," he says.

"They had an incredible bond and friendship even prior to the marriage ... Debbie was a very good friend to Michael during all those years."

While Schaffel won't comment on whether Debbie Rowe has had contact with the kids the past few days, or will seek custody of them herself, "she understands it's a very difficult time for everybody involved, including the children."

"I think everybody involved would say they want to see the children have no more disruption in their life until their father has been put to rest."

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Michael Jackson's lawyer has a copy of the late singer's will and he intends to file it with the court, according to a report this afternoon on TMZ.

The Jackson family doesn't have a copy of the will, which is currently in possession of attorney John Branca. It's unclear how many wills Michael Jackson made out and when, but Branca believes he's looking at the most current.

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Branca says he has a signed will by Michael Jackson that he intends to file within 30 days. It is unclear at this time what Jackson's will might say.

John Branca has a long history with Jackson, having brokered the singer's famous deal for Jackson to purchase The Beatles' publishing catalogue in 1985.

Branca and Jackson stopped working together in 2006, but interestingly, he was re-hired just weeks ago. Michael died Thursday of cardiac arrest.

So far, the confirmed autopsy results are unclear as to the cause. The leaked autopsy results from earlier today are apparently completely fabricated.

Meanwhile, initial papers have been filed with the court to probate Michael Jackson's estate, and it seems Jackson's mom and dad don't know Michael had a will.

The petition was filed by Michael's parents, Joe and Katherine Jackson, who also filed a petition to obtain guardianship of Michael's children in court today.

But the odd thing regarding the will is that the Jacksons filed the papers saying the music icon died "intestate" - or in layman's terms, without a will.

The petition asks that Katherine Jackson be named as administrator of the will, meaning she wants to call the shots (and receive a commission, most likely).

The papers say Debbie Rowe, the mother of Michael's two older children, Michael Jr. (Prince I) and Paris, will be served with notice of a hearing.

More details as the story develops.

Meanwhile, two photos believed to be from Jackson's final tour rehearsal at L.A.'s Staples Center (Tuesday, June 23) have surfaced. Click to enlarge:

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A guardianship petition has been filed for Michael Jackson's children by 79-year-old Katherine Jackson, the late superstar's mother, according to reports.

She is asking the court to appoint her the guardian for all three kids. The petition states the kids have "no relationship with their biological mother."

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That would be Debbie Rowe, in the case of Michael Jackson's older two children, Michael Jackson, Jr. (a.k.a. Prince Michael Jackson) and Paris Jackson.

The biological mother of his youngest child, Prince Michael Jackson II (a.k.a. Blanket) is not known, and believed by most sources to be a surrogate.

According to the petition, the three children of Michael Jackson are in the care of Katherine Jackson and they have "a long established relationship."

Michael Jackson's three children have been under the care of his mom Katherine (left) since his death Thursday. The future role of his ex-wife Debbie Rowe is unclear.

Katherine Jackson thinks it would be "best" to appoint her guardian of the star's offspring because they have been and are "comfortable in her care."

Debbie Rowe is named as mother of two kids (ages 12 and 11) in the petition. The petition says the value of Michael Jackson's assets is unknown.

As for Prince Michael II, Michael's third child, in the box where it says "mother" the box is checked "none." His DOB is listed as January 21, 2002.

The petition says it's "not known at this time" whether the mother (Rowe) will seek custody or if she agrees Katherine should be the legal guardian.

UPDATE: Katherine has been granted temporary guardianship of Michael's three kids. A hearing August 3 will determine if it will be permanent.

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The autopsy on Michael Jackson's body revealed him to be in terrible shape, with only pills in his stomach when he died, according to a report out of the UK.

These findings seem to substantiate allegations made by former Jackson nanny Grace Rwaramba, however, neither story has been independently confirmed.

The Sun, which claims to have obtained the autopsy results, claims:

  • Michael Jackson's hips, thighs and shoulders were riddled with needle wounds.
  • There is unexplained bruising on Jackson's knees and on the front of his shins.
  • That he weighed just 112 pounds, a shockingly low number for a 5'10" man.
  • His body was covered by a plethora of surgery scars were thought to be the result of at least 13 plastic surgery operations.
  • The star was bald at the time of his death and suffered several broken ribs, probably from the failed attempts to revive him.
  • There were four "injection sites" near his heart, where rescue workers reportedly shot adrenaline into his heart to restart it.

The graphic below outlines what the newspaper claims it learned from the autopsy results, which did not officially determine Jackson's cause of death:

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Whether or not these claims are substantiated remains to be seen, so take it all with a grain of salt. In related news, the lawyer for Jackson's personal doctor, Conrad Murray, claims now that when Murray found Jackson, he had a faint pulse.

Murray's lawyer, Edward Chernoff, says Murray went into Michael Jackson's bedroom and saw he wasn't breathing, then immediately began administering CPR.

Chernoff told the AP, regarding his client, that "He just happened to find him in his bed, and he wasn't breathing. Mr. Jackson was still warm and had a pulse."

In response to a major story circulating, Chernoff says Murray did not prescribe or give Jackson Demerol or OxyContin at any point in his treatment of the star.

Rumors have surfaced that Jackson OD'd on Demerol. Chernoff says any drugs Murray prescribed were given in response to a specific complaint from Jackson.

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The Jamie Foxx moonwalk stole the show at the BET Awards Sunday night, but Janet Jackson's poignant tribute to her brother Michael Jackson was a close second.

"My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful so they elected me to speak with you," she told the crowd at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A.

"I would just like to say that to you, Michael is an icon," said Janet, who wore all white. "To us, Michael is family, and he will forever live in all of our hearts."

Janet Jackson, 43, is the youngest of the nine Jackson children.

"On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all your love; thank you for all your support," she went on, tearing up near the end. "We miss him so much."

As she exited the stage, Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder and Ne-Yo performed a cover of the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" as Michael Jackson photos played on screen.

Here's the video of Janet's tribute, followed by Foxx & Co.'s performance:

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Of all the Michael Jackson tributes taking place since the King of Pop died tragically Thursday afternoon, this has to be one of our favorites so far.

Hosting Sunday's BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Foxx walked on stage dressed as an 80s era Jackson - complete with the gloves - as "Beat It" blared in the background. He shouted for the audience to clap their hands.

Saying he was there to honor Jackson, Foxx said "It don't matter what he looked like ... what his nose looked like ... it was what he sounded like."

"C'mon," he yelled, "for Michael."

Later, Foxx did the moonwalk across the stage to honor the music icon, who died Thursday at the age of 50 after suffering cardiac arrest (initial autopsy results on Jackson's body were inconclusive, and a second is reportedly being conducted).

"I am going to moonwalk for Michael Jackson," Foxx told the crowd. As he worked his way across the stage, the audience went wild.

No one can move like Michael Jackson, but Foxx certainly held his own. Check out the video of him moonwalking to "Billie Jean" ...

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A haunting and upsetting portrait of Michael Jackson's final months has now been painted by Grace Rwaramba, a nanny who cared for his three children.

In an interview with The Times of London, Rwaramba said she routinely pumped his stomach after he had ingested a dangerous combination of drugs.

"I had to pump his stomach so many times. He always mixed so much of it," Grace Rwaramba, 42, said. "There was one period that it was so bad that I didn't let the children see him ... He always ate too little and mixed too much."

Rwaramba, who is originally from Rwanda, is en route to L.A. where she will be interviewed by the LAPD, which is investigating why Michael Jackson died.

Having once proposed a drug invention for Michael, and contacting his mother Katherine and sister Janet for their help with it, the nanny instead got fired:

"He didn't want to listen. That was one of the times he let me go."

An employee of Michael Jackson's for more than a decade, Grace Rwaramba started as an office assistant to the pop star before becoming a nanny to his three children.

Jackson's three children are Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., 12 (also known as Prince Michael Jackson), Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11, and Prince Michael Jackson II (a.k.a. Blanket), 7. Debbie Rowe is the mother of the elder two.

Rwaramba was last fired by Michael in December 2008, and claims that when she visited the three children in April, she personally had to buy the balloons for Paris' birthday party because Michael Jackson was so broke.

"Michael had no idea about money," she says, backing up claims that Jackson was rumored to be awash in about $400 million in debt at the time of his death.

According to Rwaramba, on Friday, the day after Michael died, his mother Katherine called her from Michael's L.A. house and asked where he kept his cash.

"She said, 'Grace, the children are all crying. They are asking about you. They can't believe that their father died. Grace, you remember Michael used to hide cash at the house. I am here. Where can it be?'"

Rwaramba advised looking "at the garbage bags and under the carpets."

Then, said the former nanny, "She said, 'Grace, where are you? Come. I will pick you up from the airport.' She sounded so strong. So strong!"

Jackson's autopsy results revealed an unknown cause of death. Toxicology testing should help establish more concrete answer, but will take weeks.

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It seemed weird when he pulled a Mark Sanford and went off the grid, but Dr. Conrad Murray - who met with police last night - is no more than a witness when it comes to the death of Michael Jackson, according to the physician's attorney.

Investigators met with Murray for about three hours Saturday night after he voluntarily contacted authorities. Dr. Conrad Murray (also known as Dr. Conrad Robert Murray) is certain he is in no way responsible for the death of Jackson.

The LAPD released this statement:

"Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who was with Michael Jackson at the time of his collapse, voluntarily contacted the Los Angeles Police Department."

"Detectives met with Dr. Murray and conducted an extensive interview. Dr. Murray was cooperative and provided information which will aid the investigation."

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Murray is now free to go if he wants, but says he plans on staying in town "out of the goodness of his heart." His lawyer says there is "no need for further questioning" of Murray, but says the doctor "wants to help out as much as possible."

He is not considered a suspect.

Despite all of this, Michael Jackson's family members still have their suspicions about Dr. Conrad Murray and what happened on the day Jackson died.

A source close to the family says they feel Conrad Murray should not be cleared of any wrongdoing just yet. The family requested a second autopsy to find out the last drug Jackson took. A Demerol overdose has been rumored but not confirmed.

The family feels once those results are known, a criminal investigation will take place. The family is questioning Dr. Murray's abilities as a doctor.

In the Michael Jackson 911 call, the caller says Dr. Murray was performing CPR on Jackson on a bed; CPR is routinely performed on a hard surface.

A source said, "If you're a doctor, how can you not know how to do CPR?"

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The Los Angeles County Coroner says Michael Jackson's autopsy is complete, but more testing is needed before the official cause of death can be determined.

The coroner said the cause of Michael Jackson's death Thursday was deferred because additional testing - including toxicology and other tests - is needed.

That will take 4-6 weeks to complete.

There was no trauma to Michael Jackson's body and "no indication of foul play" - but he said the superstar had been taking "some prescription medications."

It has been theorized - though not confirmed - that a Demerol overdose may have played a role in his demise by slowing Jackson's breathing until it stopped.

While the singer pronounced dead in the emergency room of UCLA, evidence suggests he was not breathing or conscious at the time a 911 call was placed.

Attempts by Dr. Conrad Murray (left) to revive Michael Jackson were unsuccessful after he suffered cardiac arrest. Michael Jackson's official cause of death is still unknown.

His personal physician, Dr. Conrad Robert Murray (pictured) was presumably the last person to see him alive, performing CPR before paramedics arrived.

Jackson's body will be released after 6 p.m. PST.

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The Michael Jackson 911 call made yesterday at 12:21 p.m. PST from the music icon's house in Holmby Hills, Calif., has been released. It is not pleasant.

The person who makes the call says that the "50-year-old gentleman" (Jackson) was not breathing and was already unconscious at the time of the call.

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Michael Jackson was not responding to CPR or anything else. His personal physician was next to him at the time and attempting to revive him, to no avail.

The caller, who is not identified, says he did not see what happened to Jackson. The caller says the singer's - Dr. Conrad Murray - was the only witness.

"The doctor has been the only one here," the caller says.

Listen to the Michael Jackson 911 call by clicking here.