Thursday, March 4, 2010

Questions about the stun gun incident

ermaine's son Jafaar ordered one or more stun guns on the internet and had them delivered to the Hayvenhurst compound. According to staff at Hayvenhurst, security intercepted them before the kids ever saw them. This contrasts with media reports yesterday saying first Jafaar (or Jermajesty) used the gun on Blanket. Later reports say one of Jermaine's sons tested out the gun on a piece of paper. (Wouldn't that cause a fire?) Now, Katherine's attorney is confirming Social Services has paid several visits to the home and that none of the children were harmed or ever were in danger from the weapon.

My questions are:

1. Why is Jafaar allowed on the internet when Prince, roughly the same age, is not?

2. Why is he allowed on the internet unsupervised?

3. How was he able to place an order? Whose credit card did he use?

4. If security intercepted the weapon 3 weeks ago, why is it just blowing up now?

5. What was he intending to do with the weapon? Does he have something against Michael's children? Is he continuing the jealousy to the next generation?

6. Why is Jafaar living at Hayvenhurst and not with his father and step mother? Perhaps Jermaine really is still living there and not in that mansion they showed on the reality show.

7. If only staff knew about the weapon, who leaked the story to social services and why?

8. Why would they tell unless someone was actually hurt?

9. Is Grace his nanny, too? Have any staff been fired over this? Someone probably should be.

10. Is Debbie going to try to use this as leverage for either custody or more money?

There are so many questions and so few answers here. Rest assured, the media will pick the bones dry on this story. On a side note, he is one handsome kid! Unfortunately, no one seems to know how to spell his name: Jafar, Jaffar, Jaafar, Jafaar, media outlets are even confusing him with Jermajesty (as I did in an earlier report.)

Wesley Snipes is trying to redeem himself

He gets the side eye from me for a lot of what he has said and done, but Wesley Snipes really brought a tear to my eye with a recent interview he gave to Collider. He discussed his feelings about working with Michael Jackson on the "Bad" short film and how he felt the world treated him:

I am...critical about how Michael was treated, more than anything else. I think that he was an angel sent to us, and I think that we might have to reflect on how well we took care of him. People like to say, “Oh, people around him were bad and they didn’t do right by him.” But I think this is collective too. Because I don’t know the last time, and I can’t remember any other artist that attracted that much energy and projected that much power. That was that creative, and affected so many people, and was such a diplomat for America, and a champion for American culture, and African-American people worldwide. People wanted to move to America because of Michael Jackson. Industry changed, the music industry changed, because of Michael Jackson. That’s a gift to us, and, you know, I am concerned that the Good Lord may not send another one because we did not take good care of him (Michael Jackson).

Read the entire interview here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Did Jaafar shock Blanket?

Conflicting media reports have Jermaine Jackson's 13-year-old son ordering a stun gun from the internet, having it delivered to the Hayvenhurst compound, and using it on Michael Jackson's youngest son, Blanket. Attorneys for the family say Jaafar used the weapon on a piece of paper and that Michael's sons never came anywhere near it; the attorneys say Prince was the only other one to see the weapon when police confiscated it. Social Services reportedly paid a visit to the home late Monday night to investigate. Unconfirmed reports say Prince, Paris, and Blanket might possibly be removed from the home and grandmother Katherine Jackson's care pending further investigation.
While I think it was incredibly foolish for Jermajesty to have ordered a dangerous weapon online and I wonder where he obtained the credit card information to do so, I am not certain removing Michael's children would be the best thing. Perhaps a better solution would be for Jermaine to take custody of and raise his own children with his current wife; I wonder why that has not occurred to them before...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

28 years ago today...

26 years ago today, Michael Jackson won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards for his Thriller album, including 'Album of the Year'. R.I.P. Michael.

Joe Jackson granted access to medical records

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled that Joe Jackson can receive his son, Michael Jackson’s, medical records from the UCLA Medical Center. Joe Jackson's attorney, Brian Oxman, sought the records as part of an effort to obtain a $15,000 montly stipend for Joe from Michael's estate; Michael provided for his three children and his mother, but excluded his his father from his will. The judge will review the records first before releasing them to Oxman. Beckloff also ruled Jackson can only review records generated on or after the date of Michael's death so as to not violate doctor-patient confidentiality. Anyone granted review of the medical records will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Jackson and Oxman stated they are also considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Michael's death.

Maureen McCormick remembers Michael Jackson

TV's Marcia Brady recalls a phone call she received from Michael after he was accused of molestation in 1993.