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PREACH IT! The Jackson family compound: Move along, nothing to see here

March 19, 2010 |  3:15 pm
Mj house We know we haven’t written in a while about the drama at Michael Jackson's family's compound in Encino.

Sorry about that.

But here’s the latest: It’s still sort of crazy-town in there -- what with all those kids, and one 79-year-old woman technically in charge of their care. But there’s nothing, you know, dangerous crazy.

That’s according to Radar, which reports that the local Department of Children and Family Services has wrapped up its investigation of the Jackson household. You’ll recall that DCFS reportedly delved into the situation at the Jackson home after one of Jermaine Jackson’s kids allegedly got his mitts on a stun gun. Well now, it seems, no kid appears to be in immediate danger, and all’s A-OK. I mean, given that it’s the Jackson house.

Meanwhile, another Jackson, Janet, is making the media rounds.

The singer and actress is promoting her new movie, “Why Did I Get Married Too.” During an interview with Jay Leno, Jackson revealed how she dug up the pain needed to deliver a particularly emotional scene. Her secret? Her brother’s death, among other tragedies.

No comment.

-- Leslie Gornstein

Photo: This isn't the Jackson compound in Encino, but we like the massive-gates vibe and the King of Pop proclamation as Japanese tourists Miyuki Ueda, left, and Yumi Isa take photos Saturday in front of Michael Jackson's last home on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills. Credit: Christina House / For The Times

More Ministry of Gossip dispatches about the King of Pop:

PREACH IT! The Jackson house o' crazy: a primer

Jackson's family members in court for Conrad Murray's 'not guilty' plea; full autopsy report released

Michael Jackson's doctor faces involuntary manslaughter charge

'Another Day': Sony yanks leaked Michael Jackson song; Lenny Kravitz speaks about the recording

Michael Jackson's white glove brings in $350,000 at auction

Barbara Walters finds Michael Jackson's children fascinating

Papa Joe Jackson wants an allowance from Michael's estate

Liz Taylor's review: Michael Jackson's genius drives 'This Is It' 

For complete Los Angeles Times coverage of MJ's life and death, click here.

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