Michael Jackson's family has filed a motion in their lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live asking the judge to exclude evidence pertaining to the paternity to Jackson's three children.
Hmm ... and why, per chance, might they want that?
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Jackson family also wants to exclude any evidence of financial problems in the family, and they want the judge to exclude any mention of child molestation allegations as well.
Right. Because otherwise, no one would ever figure out that Michael Jackson was accused of child molestation.
The Jacksons are suing the entertainment giant -- who sponsored Jackson't "This Is It" tour -- for its alleged negligent hiring and supervision of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death in 2009. The family is asking for $40 billion in damages.
Right -- with a "b."
Of course, asking to exclude talk of who biologically fathered Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson might lead someone to believe it wasn't Jackson. In January, Jackson's former dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, hinted he's the biological father of Jackson's 15-year-old son, Prince. On Jan 17, Klein posted a cryptic photo on his Facebook page, showing a side-by-side comparison of Prince Michael and Klein when he was younger, and wrote "hmmmmm."
Even though the resemblance was striking, Klein is on record saying he's not the father. Well,
To the best of his knowledge. Uh-huh.
Klein was rumored to have fathered Jackson's eldest son and his daughter, Paris, because Jackson met his ex-wife Debbie Rowe (who would give birth to his two oldest children) when she worked for Klein at his office. The paternity of Jackson's youngest child, Blanket, has also been a mystery. He was born by an anonymous surrogate in 2002. In April 2012 the singer's former bodyguard, Matt Fiddes, announced he was the boy's biological father, which hasn't been confirmed.
SELENA GOMEZ MADE JUSTIN BIEBER CRY: Selena Gomez has redeemed herself for spending so much time with Justin Bieber.
The "Spring Breakers" actress told David Letterman she made Justin Bieber cry Monday night, in a comical exchange that earned her a fist-bump from Letterman.
"Last time you were here, you were with a Justin Bieber," Letterman said on the show. "That's not going on now."
"No, I'm single," Gomez said. "I'm so good."
"Now, the last time he was on, he and I got into a conversation and he said something and I said something, and then he said something and I said something, and I made him cry," Letterman recalled.
"Well then, that makes two of us," said Gomez, with a big smile on her face, cracking Letterman up.
Obviously that didn't play well on the Internet with Bieber fans. So Gomez might want to increase her security detail and lay low for a few days, until they find something else to be concerned with.
RAPPER OUT OF THE HOSPITAL: Lil Wayne has been released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood after six days -- most of which were spent in the Intensive Care Unit -- for seizures related to an apparent codeine overdose.
Wayne has indicated in the past that he wanted to stop using "sizzurp," a drug cocktail consisting of either codeine and cough syrup, or codeine-based cough syrup, and Jolly Ranchers candy. He's had issues with seizures in the past as well.
Sources connected with the rapper told TMZ Wayne is feeling weak but much better, and plans on laying low until he makes a full recovery.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO RELEASE ANOTHER ALBUM: Justin Timberlake, the singer, is going to be around for a while.
"I need to clear up a rumor," he told the crowd at a release party for his new album "The 20/20 Experience" in Los Angeles on Monday night, during an interview with Ryan Seacrest. "This whole thing about this being the first half of the album is true."
According to the Huffington Post, Timberlake was referring to a second "20/20" album surfacing some time later this year. The rumor has been swirling since the Roots' Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson leaked info on the message boards for the Roots' Okayplayer label. "Spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov," Thompson wrote. "10 songs now ... 10 songs later = 20 vision."
Who does this Justin Timberlake person think he is: Guns N' Roses?
Then again, if he thought he was Guns 'N Roses, he wouldn't release another record until 2050.
Neither Timberlake nor his publicist confirmed the November release date. Which probably means it's true.
TOM CRUISE MAY PLAY MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.: Tom Cruise is in talks to star in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E" for director Guy Ritchie and Warner Bros., according to Deadline.com.
The film is based on the TV series of the same name that ran from 1964 through 1968, starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo.
Was he related to Han Solo?
George Clooney was initially attached to the role, back in November 2010, with Steven Soderbergh set to direct. Clooney dropped out after injuring his back, and Soderbergh later left the project after not being able to agree on a budget with the studio.
Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender were also reportedly considered for the leading role, but no deals were closed. "Sherlock Holmes" director Ritchie came on board in December 2011.
MARCH 20 IN HISTORY
Wednesday is March 20, the 79th day of 2013. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 7:02 a.m. EDT.
1413: England's King Henry IV died; he was succeeded by Henry V.
1727: Physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton died in London.
1815: Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris after escaping his exile on Elba, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.
1852: Harriet Beecher Stowe's influential novel about slavery, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was first published in book form after being serialized.
1912: A coal mine explosion in McCurtain, Okla., claimed the lives of 73 workers.
1922: The decommissioned USS Jupiter, converted into the first U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, was recommissioned as the USS Langley.
1933: The state of Florida electrocuted Giuseppe Zangara for the shooting death of Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak at a Miami event attended by President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, the presumed target, the previous February.
1952: The U.S. Senate ratified, 66-10, the Treaty of Peace with Japan.
1969: John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
1977: Voters in Paris chose former French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac to be the French capital's first mayor in more than a century.
1985: Libby Riddles of Teller, Alaska, became the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race.
1988: DeAndra Anrig, 8, found herself airborne when the string of her kite was snagged by an airplane flying over Shoreline Park in Mountain View, Calif. (DeAndra was lifted 10 feet off the ground and carried some 100 feet until she let go; she was not seriously hurt.)
1995: In Tokyo, 12 people were killed, more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing the poisonous gas sarin were leaked on five separate subway trains by Aum Shinrikyo cult members.
2003: On the first day of the Iraq War, a subdued Saddam Hussein appeared on state-run television after the initial American air strike on Baghdad, accusing the United States of a "shameful crime" and urging his people to "draw your sword" against the invaders. American combat units rumbled across the desert into Iraq from the south and U.S. and British forces bombed limited targets in Baghdad. The start of war in Iraq triggered one of the heaviest days of anti-government protesting in years, leading to thousands of arrests across the United States and prompting pro-war counter-demonstrations.
2012: A 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Mexico damaged hundreds of homes and killed at least two people near the border between Guerrero and Oaxaca states. Army linebacker Andrew Rodriguez won the James E. Sullivan Award, given by the Amateur Athletic Union to the top amateur athlete in the United States.
Producer-director-comedian Carl Reiner (91), actor Hal Linden (82), former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney (74), hockey great Bobby Orr (65), actor William Hurt (63), drummer Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) (63), guitarist Jimmie Vaughan (62), director Spike Lee (56), actress Theresa Russell (56), actress Holly Hunter (55), rock musician Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) (52), model Kathy Ireland (50), actor Michael Rapaport (43), rock singer Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) (37).