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The Jacksons on Oprah: tears, confessions, seemingly well-adjusted kids

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Oprah Winfrey with Katherine, Joe, Prince, Paris, and "Blanket" Jackson, 2010. (Reuters/Robin Layton/Harpo Productions)

Oprah Winfrey's exclusive softball interview with Katherine Jackson aired Monday, and it was about what you'd expect: Michael's mom still gets teary talking about him, called his death last year "the worst day of my life" and admitted he was addicted to plastic surgery and painkillers -- but insisted he never molested children. Joe Jackson admitted that he beat his kids with a strap and doesn't regret it: "It kept them out of trouble." Prince, Paris and Blanket made a rare appearance, seeming like normal kids. Prince wants to "produce movies and direct"; Paris wants to be an actress; and Blanket is still painfully shy. Revelation: Paris said their dad made "the best French toast in the world."

By The Reliable Source  | November 9, 2010; 1:03 AM ET
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Well adjusted kids? When they all want to go into the entertainment business that destroyed their father? If the Jackson family truly cared about anything other than money, they would steer these kids toward more normal lives.

Posted by: Domermom | November 9, 2010 1:04 AM | Report abuse

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