If you are living under a rock, perhaps you haven’t heard that this Oprah’s last season and the girl is bringin it. The season before I was a bit over the Oprah show because I, a huge Hillary supporter, was sick of her Obama fundraising and I felt that she drifted away from what she does best and that is talk to people. These last few weeks of her show, with her interviews with Portia de Rossi and Ricky Martin, were so heartfelt and wonderful in light of the recent gay teenage suicides. Also, this past Friday’s episode, with all men who admitted to being sexually abused was also chilling as they were holding pictures of themselves from the age that they lost their innocence. Anyway, there was a preview for Monday’s (today’s) episode, which was the first interview with Katherine Jackson and Prince, Paris, and Blanket since Michael Jackson’s death. One thing for certain is that this is must-see television and Oprah…you go girl! I loved the Lisa Marie Presley interview on Michael so I have high hopes
Katherine Jackson is a vision in blue, as soft spoken as Michael, and she gets choked up whenever she talks about him.
4:05 Oprah remembers when MJ didn’t want any pictures of himself as a teenager because he thought he was ugly. Katherine also remember that one day he needed a nose job because he was tired of how big it was. Katherine says eventually it got too small like a toothpick. She also said he skin was always still blotchy on his legs, despite bleaching of face and arms.
Preview for her interview with Dubya tomorrow, not nearly as exciting…
4:13 Katherine whispered that Lisa Marie sounded like a black girl on the phone. Oprah laughed and said, “you can say that on television”
4:15 The worst day of Katherine’s life. Apparently, Katherine still goes door to door as a Jehovah’s Witness. Joe left a message that an ambulence came to Michael’s house. They told her just to go to the hospital. Dr. Murray was the one that told her that he didn’t make it. The kids ran in and Paris said she wanted to go with him.
(Chills all over my body)
4:19 After the Pepsi burn, he was addicted to pain killers.
4:20 She confronted him once and said, ”I don’t want to hear one day that you overdosed, because it would break my heart. It would kill me. He said, “Mother, you don’t believe me” and denied.
4:24 Talking about 2005 trial and how Katherine was there every single day. She knew he didn’t do it. Michael used to say, “Mother, why are they accusing me of something I love the most? I’d rather slit my own wrists then hurt a child.”
4:31 Katherine couldn’t go as far as to accuse Dr. Murray of murder but she did say that she wants to ask him, “Why didn’t he take care of my child? Why did he leave the room? Why did you give that to him? It’s very dangerous, why did you do it?”
4:32 Didn’t know the children real real well, but she knew them well-enough and they had regular grandma visits. She said it was Debbie Roe’s idea to hide the kids. She didn’t like it, but never said anything.
4:34 Saddest moment in the interview thus far. Katherine said that the hardest thing was in the hospital when they said you can leave now, Paris said, “Grandma, where are we going?” *I just cried*
4:37 Paris’ walls are covered in Michael Jackson posters.
4:41 Joe Jackson is in the house. Oprah is surprised. They said they are not divorced nor have they filed for divorce. Joe also denied the beatings of Michael.
4:43 Arguing over difference between the words: beating, whipping, and strapping. Katherine admitted that Joe strapped the kids and said, “It’s how black people raise their kids.”
4:44 Katherine talks about their old rickety washing machine and how Michael would always dance to it when he was very small. *smile*
4:48 Meeting all the kids in the Jackson house: Jafar and Jermajesty. Now on to the most important grandkids. Prince likes video games and sports and he wants to produce movies and direct. Paris wants to be an actress and she talked about doing improvs with her dad. They all grew up watching the Jackson 5. Paris and Prince are now in regular school, Paris’ friend didn’t know until outdoor ed who she was.
4:56 Oprah asks the kids the hardest question: What’s their favorite memory with their dad?
Prince- In Bahrain, waking up early and walking the beach with Coca-Cola and Skittles
Paris – Quality time with dad without the boys, on the roof in Vegas with Snickers and soda. Art museums, they both loved art. She said he was the best cook and the best dad ever. He made the best french toasts and breakfasts in the world. She misses everything the most.
I am sorry Mrs. Jackson and kids, you are good people!