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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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Okay, our headline above is a bit misleading. Joe Jackson did not say this verbatim, but reading between the lines a bit ... that's pretty much exactly what he said.

On the same day as Michael Jackson's "Breaking News" hit the Internet, his family continues to make news for reasons entirely unrelated to his musical legacy.

Joe Jackson simply will not go away.

As part of Oprah's controversial interview with Michael Jackson's folks and kids, Joe says he never beat MJ ... he used a strap. And y'know what? He'd do it again.

Sounds to us like splitting hairs. Unless you're on the business end, in which case you're getting whooped, no matter the terminology. What an awful person.

You can follow this link to watch Oprah, who was as surprised as we were that Joe even showed his face, call out Joe. We'll have the full interview up ASAP.

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Some members of Michael Jackson's family have already criticized Oprah Winfrey for airing a special on molestation right before her interview with his kids.

Now a group of MJ fans are lashing out at O and her "purely coincidental" excuse for the broadcast schedule, saying they're "angry and disappointed."

A rep for the Official Michael Jackson Fans of Southern California bashed "Oprah’s need to reference child molestation shows" prior to MJ-related episodes.

Michael Jackson's family and fans have major beef with Oprah.

"Her tone seems to speak volumes,” the group added, a sentiment that's shared by Michael's brother Randy Jackson, among other friends and relatives.

Oprah says the scheduling was not intentional, but hasn't shuffled it, leaving MJ's fan group asking “How can something so obvious be a coincidence?"

Her interview with Michael Jackson's three children is scheduled to air next Monday, right after "200 Adult Men Who Were Molested Come Forward."

Coincidence? Trying to prove a point? Out of bounds? Discuss.

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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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Oprah Winfrey has unveiled a logo for the forthcoming Oprah Winfrey Network, which, fittingly for a woman probably worth 11 figures, spells out OWN.

Launching January 1, OWN will apparently take over the world using a color scheme most popular among glow stick waving ravers and seven-year-old girls.

Pretty much Oprah's audience, right? No?

OWNed

Oprah OWNS a copy of MS Paint for Windows 3.0.

We don't want to piss off the Big O, since she can so easily crush us all, but for her next global takeover, she may want to look into hiring a real designer.

Michelle Obama, the only woman more powerful than Oprah on planet Earth, would never have chosen these colors. The woman's got style. Just saying.

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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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Cultural impact might mean as much as money and political influence, as evidenced by the celebrities on Forbes' 2010 World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.

The list is based less on traditional titles and roles and more on creative influence as well as entrepreneurship, the building of brands, the breaking of barriers.

The women of politics, business, media and lifestyle (entertainment, sports and fashion) were ranked in each group, and after that, in group against group.

Two of the top three in one photo!

The diverse mash-up of hard and dynamic power led to this top ten:

  1. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the U.S.
  2. Irene Rosenfeld, Chief Executive, Kraft Foods
  3. Oprah Winfrey, Talk show host and media mogul
  4. Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
  5. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S.
  6. Indra Nooya, Chief Executive, Pepsico
  7. Lady Gaga, Singer and rumored hermaphrodite
  8. Gail Kelly, Chief Executive, Westpac
  9. Beyoncé Knowles, Singer and fashion designer
  10. Ellen DeGeneres, Talk show host

What do you think of this list of the most powerful females? Spot on? Off base? Who would you include/exclude? Who should be higher?

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Mel Gibson's estranged, money-hungry baby mama, Oksana Grigorieva, won't be doing the Oprah Winfrey Show after all. Reasons for her change of heart are conflicting.

A recent CNN report claims it's because a judge gagged her, but according to TMZ, which is all over this story like Mel on a Marlboro Light, OG's lawyers nixed it.

There's a report that Judge Scott Gordon ordered Oksana to pull the plug on Oprah, but this is untrue. Rather, it was Anne Kiley, her family lawyer, who objected.

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O-NO! Grigorieva won't be taking her PR show to Winfrey's.

Grigorieva, who accuses Mel Gibson of threatening, beating and otherwise mistreating her, has stepped up her public attacks of late. This was to be the latest effort.

Daniel Horowitz, who's handling her PR offensive against Mel, arranged the interview and obviously wanted her to do it. Oksana did too, but later deferred to Kiley.

Which is probably for the best, for everyone except viewers. We were looking forward to seeing Oksana on Oprah, bashing Mel and shilling for her bad music career.

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Oksana Grigorieva wasn't kidding about a PR offensive.

Oprah Winfrey has landed a coveted TV interview with Mel Gibson's estranged source of baby mama drama and domestic abuse allegations, edging out 60 Minutes.

Winfrey's production company, Harpo, apparently struck a deal with Team Oksana on Tuesday. There's no telling what the nut job will say on the popular program.

"Oksana has a very powerful story to share, from emigrating to the United States from Russia, her marriage with Timothy Dalton, her music career and a volatile relationship with Mel Gibson," an insider says, regarding the upcoming Oprah interview.

Let's be honest with ourselves here. Yes, Mel Gibson is a jackass and bona fide lunatic who should be locked up if he really did any of the things Oksana alleges.

But this woman is no saint herself. Quite the contrary, in fact.

In addition to the domestic violence investigation of Gibson, police are also probing Oksana to determine if she's guilty of extortion. Criminal or not, she is shady.

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