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Michael Jackson's mother, kids open up to Oprah about coping with his death


Oprah Winfrey is certainly going out with a bang in the final season of her talk show, including Monday's show, which features her highly anticipated sit-down chat with Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, and his three children.

In the revealing interview, Katherine admits that her son was addicted to plastic surgery and that after years of denial, Jackson patriarch Joe had admitted to beating his children. Katherine also discusses her son's 2009 death, saying she received the news from his personal doctor, Conrad Murray, when she arrived at the hospital, according to E!'s transcript of the show.

"He came out, and he was talking and it took him so long." Finally, Katherine asked, "Did he make it?" "He said, 'No, he's gone.' That's all I remember," she said, tearing up. "I'm sorry."

Read more about the interview and get up to speed on all the latest with Murray's involuntary manslaugher case over on news blog L.A. Now.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy


Photo: Oprah Winfrey, left, interviews Michael Jackson's family for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Encino, Calf. At the taping are Jackson's parents -- Katherine and Joe -- and Jackson's three children  --  Prince, Paris and Blanket. Credit: Harpo Productions.

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What about the part where Oprah asks what do they miss most about their father and Paris says "Everything" and that he was probably "the best father in the world"? Or the part where Katherine says that she never doubted Michael's innocence, not for a minute because she knew what kind of person he was and he would never do anything to hurt a child. Or that "they" (she won't name names, but says that "they" know who they are) "were always telling lies on him."????

wow no mention on what the kids had to say. Well Paris said Michael was the best cook ever and she misses everything about him.

Tactful not to bring up that manslaughter trial.

Although you have to think that's just consolation. Michael wanted to be under - I mean, UNDER. That's what that anesthetic does.

I love Mrs Jackson and knows that she will be a great grandmother to the kids.


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