Hot Shot: Oprah Visits Michael Jackson’s Children

Published: Tuesday 2nd Nov 2010 by Sam

Chat-show queen Oprah Winfrey really appears to be pulling out all the stops for the last season of her show. For, the 56 year old billionaire’s latest guests are the family of the late, great Michael Jackson.

In the episode, which is set to air on November 8th, Winfrey visits the Encino, California home of Jackson’s parent’s Katherine and Joseph, meeting and speaking with the King of Pop’s children Prince, Paris, and Blanket while there.

Prior to the show’s airing, Winfrey’s exclusive chat with Pop star Ricky Martin (his first since ‘coming out’) is screened tonight in the US.

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When considering Oprah’s negative sentiments towards MJ in his later life, her apparent fixation with his family now (as seen by her chats with Janet this year, the re-run of her initial interview with MJ, and now this) raise serious questions about her intentions. It all somewhat unnerves me. Still, like many, yours truly will be tuning in; hence will hold my words until then.

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  1. Soulful Roses November 2, 2010

    UGH….I CAN’T STAND HER ASS!

    She is sooo fake. This women didn’t give a damn about MJ when he was here so I dont know why in the hell shes trying to get close with his family now. When Micheal was going through all that crap, thats when he needed her the most but her ass was nowhere to be found…smh.

  2. LuLu November 2, 2010

    Dam Joe is UGALAY

  3. BEEYONCED November 2, 2010

    I will watch cuz it’s da family. UNLIKE LMP who is irrelevant for 14 yrs.

    BUT dat wicked witch of the North (Chicago) will not get away with it. She had no business to do up in Encino. Gosh I could just stab her. Stupid, fat freak-show.

  4. truthfully November 2, 2010

    WTF….She shud win the fakest women award…

  5. kw November 2, 2010

    Something about her just rubs me the wrong way. She is all smiles in your face when its for ratings and all is going well for a celeb, let that celeb hit a bump in the road and she turns her back, quck fast and in a hurry, especially if that celeb is male…. Sorry just can’t see how MJ would have approved but I am sure his mom would know best. Gotta trust her judgment.

  6. Benjamin November 2, 2010

    Beyonced, I don’t take kindly to that wicked witch of the north comment, as I am from Chicago and Chicago has nothing to do with Oprah’s intentions. On the other hand, she has been quite consistent with the Jacksons as of late, and I don’t think MJ would be happy knowing his kids will be put on public display again. She seemed like she was beating questions out of Lisa Marie in that interview a couple of weeks ago, though Lisa didn’t make a big deal about it, Oprah needs to learn how to stay outta some business. I rather wait until these kids get a little up in age like 18, so they can digest this a little more and give us a good story when they more comfortable. I know they have much to say, but I can wait.

  7. O LeDoIt November 2, 2010

    Maybe she is feelin sme guilt about wht she has said and done and is trying to make up for it? or maybe she is exploiting his children & family for ratings? We may never know

  8. ~AalexisR~ The Summer King (The Bahamas) November 2, 2010

    Dunno how I feel about this.

  9. Spunkypoop November 2, 2010

    I KNOW JUST WHAT U MEAN! I QUESTION HER MOTIVES TOO!

  10. royalkev November 2, 2010

    I must say that Oprah is so quick to be judged for her motives. I’m sure some of this is done in the name of scoring high ratings. Still, I think Oprah provided a safe place for the Jacksons to be heard, respectfully – without any manipulation of their words or condescending and offensive questions that seem to convict them of things that their not found guilty of. If I was a celebrity and I wanted to make a statement and put something negative to rest I’d choose Oprah to divulge any of my personal issues to.

    I don’t hold anythng against her, for being suspicious of MJ. Nobody knew really what to think at that time(when he was being brought up on charges for child molestation). I don’t think she was seeking out to incriminate him. I think her concern for those children were genuine. I’d bank on it today that she believes in MJ’s innocence and perhaps she’s participating more actively in trying to have people firmly understand just how normal MJ was. In recent times, I’ve learned more about him than I ever have. I didn’t follow him, because I wasn’t a fan – but at the same time his mysterious nature sort of made it difficult. I think Oprah is more trustworthy, than Barbara Walters or Diane Sawyer. I prefer we hear her covering these stories, because I don’t believe theree will be any bias.

  11. Nik November 2, 2010

    Oprah has interviewed Janet before on numerous occasions. She didn’t just start because Michael. Also, Jackie Jackson will be on Oprah this Thursday because he was her teen idol.

  12. UMMM………… November 2, 2010

    I hate this witch! She is evil and a disgusting opportunist! The Jackson clan needs to watch their backs with this one! I bet she’s going to add some BS about MJ into the footage! URGH…..

  13. B November 2, 2010

    As much as I love Oprah…this has bothered me a little as well. I don’t really remember her bashing MJ (cuz I didn’t see those shows when she did), I do find it odd that she has put so much focus in him over the past year. To me, it almost seems like she’s tryin to dig for more information to prove her negative feelings. I mean, Janet told her that the family tried to help him numerous times, Lisa Marie said the same thing, and so did Tyler Perry (when he was on with Janet). The man was found not guilty of child molestation and no one can prove it. Who else needs to confirm these things before she lets go of those questions? DAMN

  14. Mishka November 2, 2010

    I think she wants to make amends to MJ and his family before her show ends.

  15. SparkD November 2, 2010

    @Mishka AGREED

  16. anonimo November 2, 2010

    MAMENME EL GUEVO TODITOS. QUE VIVA EL REY DEL POP

  17. oprah slag November 2, 2010

    I think oprah is a fat cow.
    She is so fake the way she said negatvive things about michael
    especially when she said i dont know the truth about michael and the charges.
    What the f*** is she trying to say. The fat heffa.

  18. FUTURESTARdelux November 2, 2010

    I don’t like this at all, i don’t know about her bashing MJ because i live in the UK and don’t watch her show but i do know that MJ did everything he could to keep his children out of the spotlight and now that he’s gone his mother (who i’m sure has good intentions) is being manipulated by people (E.G Joe & Oprah) into having them put in front of the media time and again.
    They have so much money that there is no need, just let these kids grow up as normally as possible (like their father wanted) and once they are adults if they wanna talk about their father and their life it will be their decision…

  19. Liberian Girl November 2, 2010

    Knowing how she tried to play MJ in the past, I feel some kind of way about her interviewing the kids. We all know how Michael wanted to keep his children shielded from the media as much as possible, so I’m sure he would NOT approve of this. But at the same time, if they are gonna have the kids do an interview, she would be a good chice b/c I’m sure she’d be fair with the kids.
    But I do have to side-eye the fact that the interviews w/ the Jacksons are being aired in between episodes that deal with men being molested as children…it seems like it was intentional and that ish ain’t cool. I hope it wasn’t intentional but……yeah. I won’t be watching but I know there will be a recap on numerous MJ fanboards and I’ll read it there #KanyeShurg

  20. GagaIsLove November 2, 2010

    This makes me so sick. Oprah treated MJ like a p******** & turned her back on him… I can’t believe she’s not interviewing her kids… She’s such an hypocrite. It makes me sick, I don’t even know what to say because it’s unfair.. :'(

  21. GagaIsLove November 2, 2010

    I mean I can’t believe she is NOW interviewing his kids

  22. floridagirl November 2, 2010

    @Gagaislove…I feel the same way.

  23. MJfan November 2, 2010

    MICHAEL MUST HAVE GOTTEN HIS PARENTING SKILLS AND LOYALITY FROM HIS REAL PARENTS. BECAUSE THERE IS NOWAY IN THE WORLD THAT MICHAEL IS THEIR BIOLOGICAL SON, NOT THE WAY THEY DID AND ARE DOING HIM. MICHAEL WAS GOING THROUGH LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION WITH THE CHILD ALLEGATIONS, AND OPRAH JUMPED ON THE BANDWAGON , INFLUENCING THE PUBLIC AND POSSIBLY THE JURY ON HIS CHARACTER. SHE NEVER HAD MICHAEL OR HIS LAWYER OR HIS FRIENDS TO DEFEND HIM. BUT WHAT SHE DID, WAS MAKE PEOPLE THINK ABOUT HIS ACTIONS TOWARDS KIDS AS BEING UNHEALTHY. I REMEMBER CLEARLY HOW
    SHE TALKED ABOUT MJ SLEEPING IN BED, NEVER TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT MJ SAID HE SLEPT ON PILLOWS ON THE FLOOR. AND EVERYONE KNEW MJ DIDN’T SLEEP SO HE WAS PROBABLY IN ANOTHER ROOM. BUT OPRAH DIDN’T DISCUSS THAT. BUT BACK TO THE FAMILY, WE HAVE TO REALIZE THAT MJ IS GONE, AND THE PROTECTION THAT HE BESTOWED UPON HIS LOVING KIDS IS NO LONGER. ESPECIALLY, WHEN THERE ARE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO DONOT SHARE HIS MENTALITY. THOSE KIDS DESERVE TO BE WITH DIANA ROSS. BECAUSE ALL OF THE JACKSONS CAME OUT MESSED UP. IT’S SAD THAT MICHAEL REALLY DIDN’T HAVE CONTACT WITH HIS FAMILY IN YEARS, AND ACCORDING TO THE CHEF AND HIS BODYGUARDS MJ DIDN’T HAVE PEOPLE OVER THE HOUSE, AND IF THEY DID HE SPOKE TO THEM OUTSIDE. SAYS ALOT. IT’S ONE THING TO DO INTERVIEWS WITH KATHERINE ANDJOE, BUT WHOEVER DECIDED TO USE CHILDREN, AND CHILDREN ARE EAGER TO PLEASE THEIR GUARDIAN IS FOUL AND TACKY. THIS WILL ONLY CAUSE DEBBIE ROWE TO SEEK CUSTODY AGAIN OF HER TWO KIDS. AND INSTEAD OF DOING INTERVIEWS, WHY DON’T THEY TRY TO DEAL AND COME TO TERMS ON WHAT HAPPEN TO MICHAEL. WHAT WERE THE REASONS HE DECIDED TO GET PLASTIC SURGERIES SO MANY TIMES, WHY DID HE HAVE DEEP PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES ALL HIS LIFE, AND WHY DID HE ALWAYS DISCUSS HIS FATHER BEING ABUSIVE. WHY DON’T JOE AND KATHERINE WORK OUT THOSE ISSUES. BECAUSE IF MJ WAS MY SON, THE LAST THING I WOULD DO IS DO INTERVIEWS. NOW, I SEE WHY MJ ATTACHED HIMSELF TO OTHER FAMILIES AND WOULDN’T SPEAK TO HIS FAMILY. THE PROOF IS RIGHT THERE. AND I’M INCLUDING KATHERINE IN THIS WITH JOE. I WONDER IF MJ KIDS ARE THE FAVORITE NOT BECAUSE THEIR MJ KIDS, BUT BECAUSE THEY DON’T LOOK LIKE YOUR TYPICAL BLACK KIDS, MJ DID SAY HIS FATHER GAVE HIM A HARD TIME BECAUSE OF HIS DARK SKIN AND BIG LIPS, WIDE NOSE. SAD.

    I FEEL FOR PARIS , BLANKET, PRINCE. I LOST ALL RESPECT FOR KATHERINE JACKSON. NEVER HAD IT FOR JOE OR THE OTHER ONES.

  24. TheMan4u November 2, 2010

    its not Oprah’s fault MJ constantly kept putting himself in a position to be sued for child molestation, if he was still alive half of you would still be calling him a p******** so stop trying to diss Oprah for what most think anyway. i see nothing wrong with her visiting and interviewing his family.

  25. coockie November 2, 2010

    Behind Michaels back! Evil woman. Cant stand this narcistic specie, always asking question. Questioning motives, interrupting her guests. Retire already!!

  26. MJfan November 2, 2010

    THE ONLY PERSON WHO PROVIDED A SAFE PLACE FOR A JACKSON WAS ROBIN ROBERTS FROM 20/20. WHEN SHE DISCUSSED MJ WITH JANET IT WASN’T ANY CONTEMPT OR MALICE THERE. OPRAH DID MJ SHADY, SO UNLESS SHE COMES OUT SAYING THAT SHE CONTACTED MJ BEFORE HE PASSED AND APOLOGIZE , OR ON THE SHOW, SHE APOLOGIZE TO HIS KIDS FOR THE THINGS SHE SAID, THAN WHATEVER.

  27. MJfan November 2, 2010

    I NEVER THOUGHT MJ WAS GUILTY BECAUSE I WAS ALWAYS A FAN, AND I HEARD ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION AND HOW MJ WAS SET UP. AND WHEN MJ WAS ON TV WITH KIDS, HE NEVER CAME ACROSS AS SOMEONE WHO BECAME AROUSED BY CHILDREN. PAY ATTENTION TO THE WAY HE WOULD HOLD A KID, OR EMBRACE THEM IT WAS NEVER SEXUAL.

    MY PROBLEM WITH OPRAH IS THAT SHE HAS DIFFERENT PROGRAMS ON HER SHOW, AND NEVER REALLY HAS A REBUTTAL FOR HER ARGUMENT. SHE DID THIS WITH THE MIKE TYSON INTERVIEW. SHE SAT THERE AND LEFT WITH THE AUDIENCE WHEN MIKE SAID HE WANTED TO SOCK ROBIN GIVENS, SHE LAUGHED. GIVENS HAD TO REQUEST TO GO ON HER SHOW AND CALL HER OUT ON THE MESSAGE SHE SENT TO WOMEN THAT WERE ABUSED. MY THING IS THAT SHE ISN’T A GOOD INTERVIEWER, AND SHE USE HER SHOW TO STATE HER OPINION AND NOT GIVE THE OTHER SIDE.

  28. Geronimo Deuces November 2, 2010

    i am bothered with Oprah all the way……….. trust me i used to be a huge fan I cant understand why she likes to do this s*** to black people

  29. Geronimo Deuces November 2, 2010

    i didnt like how she handled the chrianna story (I guess it was coz of jayz mstzzzz) I still like beyonce though

  30. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue November 2, 2010

    Fake b**** is FAKE!!! Could never stand her, she’s all about kissing ass to get ahead. Good for her that she’s the first black female billionaire, it is just too bad that she had to sell her dignity to be where she is.

    If she believed him to be a child-m*******, then why the HELL would she all of a sudden give a damn about him? Especially since she’s a survivor of sexual abuse herself, I recall she had no trouble pulling that card when he was alive. But now that he’s dead, she becomes one of the many people that pretends to feel sorry for him.

    Doesn’t anyone notice how odd it is that all of a sudden, the media loves MJ when they hated him while he was alive? I mean really, where was all that love and support when he needed it? All the constant torment is what drove the poor man to an early grave. Perhaps if they hadn’t slandered him to no end, he might still be with us today. Bunch of hypocritical ASSHOLES.

  31. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue November 2, 2010

    @ MJfan:

    Co-sign.

  32. IfierceMonster November 2, 2010

    I agree… Oprah has been quite shady and non-supportive to MJ when he was alive… now all of a sudden she got his family on the LAST SEASON of her show! #GirlBye

  33. Keith November 2, 2010

    All of the comments are very interesting….especially considering Randy’s anger when this Oprah episode was taped. I don’t have any idea what Oprah’s motives are but I hope the kids get a fair airing.

    Although….I agree with the poster that said not to let the children “interview” until they are older. I think now is too soon. We’ve seen Prince volunteering with his classmates at the Buckley School. That’s enough for now.

  34. UGh November 3, 2010

    Oh look who it is, the hungry hungry hippo. I can’t stand this f****** fake ass pig. She disliked Michael and she would be the last person he would want around his kids. She has always looked down on him and no matter how nice she may come off in this interview deep down inside her heart she f****** hates MJ.

  35. UGh November 3, 2010

    She interviewed Lisa Marie rescently and didn’t waste any time diving into the question, “did you see Michael m***** any children?” Oprah knows that the FBI files have been released after Michael’s death. They are all online. The investigated him for 17 f****** years, 17 YEARS!!!!!!!! and nothing in those files would cause anyone to believe he would do such a thing.

    If i could only reach through this computer screen and strangle the b**** , i would. Oprah your day in hell will come!

  36. marie November 3, 2010

    I heard Oprah is airing this again with a back to back molestation. I also heard, she’s seeking to interview Debbie Rowe. Oprah is a b****!!!!

    Oprah, I hate you for bashing MJ and for trying to destroy MJ’s reputation even now that he’s dead. Leave MJ alone!!!

    Nothing matters to you more than your ratings and $$$. Go to hell Oprah, and you’ll be disappointed, because you will never see Michael there.

  37. UGh November 3, 2010

    Soon after MJ died, ppl were asking why she hasn’t done an interview. She released a statement saying she doesn’t associate herself ppl who have been accused of child molestation.

    I remember her scrunching up her face and saying, ” we weren’t friends”. it’s obvious that she was disgusted by him.

  38. UGh November 3, 2010

    she also aired a show with the topic of p*********. All this while Michael was on trial. She’s a b**** and yes all she cares about are her ratings.

  39. ADE November 3, 2010

    I cannot stand Oprah, she’s an opportunist and she is only here for money!

  40. No Name November 3, 2010

    Here is what I think: Katherine has good intentions and that is why I trust her judgement on this. Joe will be Joe so we can’t change him. As for his children, they will do right by their father.

    Regarding the negative comments that Oprah has said about MJ, all you have to do is go on youtube and search for it. It is all there. Oprah is a monster, I cannot stand her and she is full of s***. Period.

    Michael was a wonderful father and yes, he probably would not have liked to see his children out there like that but what can we do? The man was murdered and Katherine is running the show.

    According to the tweets that Michael’s nephew and Tito’s older son, Taj Jackson stated on his twitter page, the interview was basically done to change people’s views regarding Michael. Here is the link to his twitter page so you can read his tweets for yourself: http://www.twitter.com/tajjackson3.

    As for the interview, I will be checking it out on youtube on Nov. 8th. I cannot stand watching that monster’s show. She is evil – point blank. It is good to see some people know what is up about that fat cow.

    Also, the comedian Paul Mooney has shared his personal opinions about Oprah and you people MUST check it out. Go on youtube and listen/watch his views about Oprah. It is very funny and insightful. He was on the money about her.

    The hell with Oprah!! Thank God that the show is on its last year. The Lord is good!

  41. Poor MJ – betrayed in life and death November 3, 2010

    oprah is truly one of the most pathetic human beings on the planet. she is right up there with supreme court uncle tom clarence thomas. when the white folks were persecuting michael SHE JUMPED ON THE BANDWAGON. now that he is dead, and white folks are making big money and promoting him SHE JUMPED ON THE BAND WAGON. weak people offend me. they should offend u as well. everyone who loves michael should boycott this show. EVERYONE.

  42. MJ parents seem retarded at times November 3, 2010

    I don’t know why Joe Jackson is smiling, when just the other day, oprah interviewed lisa marie and insinuated that MJ gave HIMSELF the fatal overdose, and called him a drug addict. she loves to call people on PRESCRIPTION LEGAL drugs , drug addicts, to make herself feel better about her low life ways.

  43. joyce November 3, 2010

    @MJFAN
    I THINK SHE IS TRYING TO HELP GET MJ’S MURDERER OFF THE HOOK AND

    #2 USING THIS FAMILY TO GET RATINGS, IN HOPES THAT VIEWERS WILL FOLLOW HER TO HER NEW NETWORK.

    NOT ME. I HOPE SHE GOES OFF THE AIR SOON AND VERY SOON, OR BE SO BURIED DOWN ON CHANNEL 10 MILLION AND 99, SHE’LL BE FORGOTTEN 4 EVER

  44. Fred November 3, 2010

    EFF Oprah!! B**** abandoned Michael Jackson, the Jackson family should be ashamed even talking to her, she is a two faced b**** she only wants ratings

  45. Renae November 3, 2010

    Its nothing wrong with Oprah doing an interview with the family. Just like there is nothing wrong with not supporting someone who is allegedly charged with harming a child. Oprah is a victim of abuse herself, so of course she’s not going to support someone whose accused of such acts.

  46. iloveciara November 4, 2010

    those are not mj kids….. even tho mj (rest n peace) looked white due to his ventilago he was black and those kids are WHITE as snow

  47. gaara1girl November 4, 2010

    TheMan4u Oprah is a two-faced b****
    and we michael jackson fans call say what ever we like about the fat cow(Oprah)
    michael was proven innocent dumbass
    and u been blinded by oprah’s lies
    but we mj fans can see through her lies

  48. Anonymous November 6, 2010

    katherine and joe are probably trying to appeal to MJ’s fans to clear his name, reputation, because they are promoting the show, the dance video game, and another game is coming out, Planet Michael… the estate seems to have alot of debt so promoting sales of these works would clear some of the debts — and there is his new unreleased songs — also to come out — I think there is a risk of over exposure for MJ’s artistry and of course he did not want his kids in the public eye — finally lets not forget that the Dr. Murrary court proceedings are in Jan 2011 so with the Oprah platform more of the public will gain insight into MJ’s background including his addiction issues and but one thing is they talk so little about vitiligo and lupus soooo — the estate has the legal duty to maximize the production of a business in an estate not just b/c art and MJ’s music is involved — Joe with Katherine is so yucki — but will I watch? Yep.

  49. John Adams November 13, 2010

    Oprah winfrey is an evil bítch who ran a program dealing with “child molestation” during the jury deliberations phase of Michael Jackson’s Santa Barbara County trial. She is still at it, the torch bearer in the anti-p******** witch-hunts. If Michael were alive he would never have allowed this thing to get within ten thousand feet of her children. The bítch is poison, a reflexive hater.

  50. John Adams November 13, 2010

    CORRECTED:

    Oprah winfrey is an evil bítch who ran a program dealing with “child molestation” during the jury deliberations phase of Michael Jackson’s Santa Barbara County trial. She is still at it, the torch bearer in the anti-p******** witch-hunts. If Michael were alive he would never have allowed this thing to get within ten thousand feet of his children. The bítch is poison, a reflexive hater.

  51. John Adams November 13, 2010

    What this bítch’s uncle saw in her when she was a young child sure beats me. This woman has made over a billion dollars with her pulp TV shows. Ugly, vicious, cold, and a Grade-A slút.

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