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Michael Jackson’s two oldest children, 14 and 13 respectively, are looking more grown up by the day. Prince Michael and Paris Jackson also look like your normal, happy teenagers - just like their famous father wanted for them.

The two were spotted out and about at a Los Angeles Starbucks Thursday ...

Prince Michael, Paris Jackson

Paris and Prince are growing up so fast!

Dressed in their school uniforms, the youngsters - who Katherine Jackson enrolled in a posh private school once she became their guardian - looked like any regular kids as they enjoyed their drinks and headed to their waiting car.

It’s had to believe it's been nearly two years since Michael Jackson died at his Holmby Hills home on June 25, 2009 following an overdose of Propofol.

Dr. Conrad Murray will be tried on manslaughter charge related to the death.

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Michael Jackson must be smiling from his grave.

That was the primary thing we took away from his kids' interview on Good Morning America this morning. In the year and a half since their father passed away, Paris, Blanket and Prince Michael Jackson have adjusted, even thrived.

While the children, now under the care of Michael's mother Katherine, are some of the most famous kids anywhere, they don't act like it. Instead, the GMA interview speaks volumes of a balanced, well-adjusted and  age-appropriate upbringing.

Dad would be proud ...

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Michael Jackson wanted his kids to lead the normal childhood he never had, but they still idolize their famous dad and want to follow in his footsteps.

So they told Good Morning America in interview to air tomorrow.

The late King of Pop's mom, Katherine, joins Prince, Paris and Blanket in talking about how they have "adjusted pretty well" to life without Michael.

The kids are young, but their career plans involve "continuing what our dad was doing." Paris added, "I'm thinking about auditioning for a play."

Here's a preview of the segment, which should be interesting:

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Michael Jackson is always around his children, even in death.

Their uncle, and MJ's brother, Jackie Jackson explains why.

Vintage Michael Jackson

"They are with their father 24 hours a day," Jackie said of Paris, Prince and Prince II (Blanket). "They have pictures in the bedroom. They talk about him all the time."

"They ask me stories about him. They want to know more about him."

The pop star's kids are "doing really well," Jackie said, adding that Prince wants to be a director one day, while little sister Paris wants to be an actress.

"I told the kids, 'You better get busy, because when we were your age, we were selling out concerts,'" Jackie joked, referring to the famed Jackson 5.

The children have embraced that era of their father's life, with Prince even donning a Jackson 5 shirt to a recent Los Angeles Lakers game with Jackie.

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Last fall, we reported that Michael Jackson's children may be asked to testify on behalf of Dr. Conrad Murray, as the embattled physician's lawyers seek to establish that the late, great King of Pop had longstanding drug addictions.

While that says little about Murray's actual care, Jackson's kids apparently thought highly of him in that regard too, because their famous father did.

The children refused to believe that their dad died of a heart attack in June 2009, since MJ raved that Dr. Conrad Murray was the best doctor on Earth.

For what it's worth, Michael and the kids loved Murray.

Jackson's former nanny, Grace Rwaramba, has described his addictions in detail, and spoke with LAPD investigators about how Dr. Murray became a "regular" around the house when the singer lived in Vegas, visiting at least twice a week.

Grace said Michael would constantly praise Murray in front of the kids, and that's why after he died, the kids would say, "There's no way daddy could have died of a heart attack because Dr. Murray is the best doctor in the whole world."

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Michael Jackson's children watched him die, according to a prosecution witness in the preliminary hearing for his embattled physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.

As Murray tried in vain to revive MJ after a drug overdose, his children Paris and Prince entered his bedroom, a former employee testified on Wednesday.

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"Paris screamed, 'Daddy,' and she started crying," Alberto Alvarez, a logistics director for Jackson, recalled as Katherine and Janet Jackson sat in court.

Paris, Blanket and Prince have been through a lot.

Alvarez testified in the second day of a preliminary hearing in L.A. Superior Court on an involuntary manslaughter charge against Dr. Conrad Murray.

Jackson feared being murdered, we learned yesterday, but Murray is not accused of anything like that. He didn't mean for MJ to die, but is he liable?

The judge will determine whether there's enough evidence for a trial for the 57-year-old doctor, and it's all but a formality that Murray will stand trial.

According to Alvarez, when MJ's children appeared that day, Murray shouted, "Get them out! Get them out! Don’t let them see their father like this."

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Katherine Jackson, the mother of the late Michael Jackson and the guardian of his three children, is about to clean house in more ways than one.

Renovations are being done and people are getting kicked out.

Prince Michael, Paris Jackson

Everyone is moving out of the Jackson compound in Encino, Calif., while the house undergoes extensive renovations. Some won't be returning.

PERSONA NON GRATA: That's Alejandra Jackson (left) with ex Jermaine.

Katherine Jackson and company are in the process of packing boxes and will leave the family home in early December for several months during remodeling.

The reason this is significant is that after the "stun gun" incident in March, when Jaafar Jackson tried to taser Blanket, Katherine wanted the teenager out.

More specifically, she wanted Alejandra Jackson and her four kids - two with Jermaine and two with Randy Jackson (yup, it's weird) - to beat it for good.

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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.

Vintage MJ

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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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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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?

The Late King of Pop

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?

Paris Jackson Biography

Paris J. Pic Paris Jackson is the daughter of Michael Jackson. She has an older brother, Prince, and a younger brother, Blanket (also Prince,... More »
Birthplace
Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Paris Michael Katherine Jackson
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