LaToya Jackson said her late brother Michael is haunting the family compound in Encino.
I smell a reality show cooking somewhere.
According to WEN, Jackson says she has learned of a series of strange events at the home, leading her to believe Michael is still making regular visits. The source of this info is a family bodyguard.
"He says it happens so much," Jackson says. "Every single night the dog barks and he looks up at this certain window... I said, 'That's where Michael's bedroom was, that's where he stayed.'
Right. Didn't he avoid his family the last 20 years or so of his life? You would think he certainly has better things to do in the afterlife.
"He barks at a certain time every night and he just keeps barking and looking at it... and then over in the other section of the house, he says that he hears someone tap dancing."
Maybe Sammy Davis Jr.'s ghost is lost.
"Michael did that every Sunday for two hours straight; he would do that to keep his adrenaline going."
LaToya Jackson said she was so intrigued by the family bodyguard's tales, she called on a top psychic to try and reach her brother, who died in 2009.
"I was like, 'If Michael wants to talk, if he wants to tell me something, I want to know.':
I think he wants to tell you to stop saying crazy things to the media.
"He (psychic) didn't know that I was coming, he didn't know it was me ... . I wrapped myself up and had on glasses, so he wouldn't know it was me, and he started telling me things and he knew right away.... When they tell you something personal that you and your brother only know... then you've gotta say, 'OK, this is really good!'"
Remember that reality show where LaToya was tasered? I think we're finally seeing the effects.
Jackson said her chats with the psychic, she calls A.J., have helped her find peace after previously insisting her brother's death was no medical accident.
"He (psychic) knew about me wanting to really know what happened, and he said, 'Michael wants you to just rest and move on with your life...'"
Yes, Please do.
PEOPLE MAGAZINE LIKES GWYNETH PALTROW: Gwyneth Paltrow is People magazine's 2013 Most Beautiful Woman.
I can tell you that the Salma Hayek fan club isn't pleased this morning.
The list also includes Kerry Washington, Amanda Seyfried, Zooey Deschanel, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lawrence, Kelly Rowland, Halle Berry, Drew Barrymore, Pink. The entire list will be published in the new People magazine, which hits newsstands Friday.
People.com published the usual fawning story about how Paltrow just feels like a normal girl ... you know, if normal girls name their kids Apple and Moses, marry British rock stars and conduct press conferences in flawless French.
Anyway, back to the fawning. Paltrow said her kids, Apple, 8, and Moses, 7, don't see her as anything but mom.
"Around the house, I'm in jeans and a T-shirt. I don't really wear makeup. That's what they're used to," she said. Talking about her husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, Paltrow said "He'll make a joke about it. If I've gotten fully dressed up, he'll be like, 'Oh, wow! You're Gwyneth Paltrow!' Because he's used to seeing me in like baggy shorts and frizzy hair."
How terribly normal of her.
Paltrow is obviously a busy most beautiful woman. Her second cookbook "It's All Good," debuting at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and her next film, "Iron Man 3," hits theaters on May 3, Paltrow credits her workout routine for keeping her looking youthful and less tired.
"It makes me look younger and feel strong," said Paltrow, who allegedly does something called the Tracy Anderson Method five days a week. "When I first started, I thought, 'I'll never be good at this. This is a nightmare!' But now it's like brushing my teeth, I just do it."
Right. Like it's the most normal thing in the world.
Paltrow said she wants to instill a good body image in both her kids, especially now that her daughter is starting to become interested in things like makeup. "When we're home sometimes, she'll put on mascara. And sometimes I'll let her wear something out to dinner — but just a little dab," she said.
"Also having a father who adores you the way that he adores her is very good for your body image. The more we can love her and let her be who she is, the more confident she'll feel."
MARK WAHLBERG OPEN TO FUNKY BUNCH REUNION: Mark Wahlberg is ready to reunite with the Funky Bunch.
That's right -- people can start calling him Marky Mark again without fear of having their face punched in by Wahlberg's pythons of steel.
Wahlberg told TMZ on Wednesday morning that he would be open to reuniting with his early '80s hip-hop crew to raise money for the victims of the Boston bombings.
Wahlberg hasn't wanted to revisit those days since he became a big star actor. But last week's events in his hometown of Boston have apparently changed that.
Members of the Funky Bunch told TMZ in March that they'd be down for a reunion with Wahlberg.
JUSTIN BIEBER GIVES UP MONKEY: Justin Bieber is giving up his monkey.
That sounds sort of strange, doesn't it?
Bieber's pet Capuchin monkey, Mally, has been in a Munich animal shelter since March 28, when Bieber arrived on a private plane for a concert. Customs officials took the baby monkey when Bieber couldn't provide the necessary paperwork to bring Mally into the country.
Roberta Mioni Coltro, a spokesperson for Munich Tierschutzverein, told E! News: "Justin Bieber's management contacted us and they will give up Mally."
"They are asking us for a good home for Mally," adding that the authorities still need an official document from Justin's manager rather than just an email.
The ultimate decision about Mally's future home, however, is up to the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation rather than the shelter. Coltro said, "We only can make a recommendation and we don't want to send Mally in the zoo, because the zoos will only (publicize) Mally ... We (Tierschutzverein) want Mally in a rescue center or some organization for primates."
Right. Monkeys hate the paparazzi.
There's a Mickey Dolenz joke in there just waiting to happen.
Coltro also said Mally will not have to part with his constant stuffed animal companion: "Mally will take the 'stuff cat' with him."
We can all sleep better now.
Bieber was reportedly charged a fine and the cost of the quarantine as a result of the incident.
ZOOEY DESCHANEL NOT A TERRORIST: Zooey Deschanel is not a bomber.
Maybe she has gotten bombed, or someone thinks she's the bomb, or a bombshell. But she's not a bomber, despite what some people might have seen on a Texas television station last week.
A TV captioning service has apologized for misidentifying the "New Girl" star last week as one of the Boston bombing suspects on a Texas news broadcast.
Lawrence, Kan.-based Caption Solutions says it and its captioner "deeply regret" the mistake. Company president Kala J. Patterson said in a statement issued Tuesday they "sincerely apologize for this error."
No biggie. So you called a Hollywood actress a terrorist. That sort of thing happens on Fox News all the time.
According to the Huffington Post, the erroneous onscreen text appeared during coverage by the Fox network affiliate KDFW in Dallas-Fort Worth of Friday's manhunt for a bombing suspect. It read "Marathon Bomber. He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel."
The suspect was 19-year-old college student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who later was arrested and hospitalized.
For those keeping track at home, Deschanel is 33.
Deschanel learned about the mistake over the weekend and tweeted: "Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!"
BEYONCE BANS PHOTOGRAPHERS: Beyoncé has banned media photographers from her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
The Guardian reported Wednesday Beyoncé is not granting photo credentials on the tour, which kicked off in Serbia last week and which comes to HP Pavilion in San Jose July 2. Instead, Beyoncé has hired a photographer whose concert pics will be distributed to the press after each show.
Other artists, including the Killers and Prince, are known for doing the same thing.
This sounds like a disturbing trend. Before you know it, performers will insist that only their publicists review their shows. Criminals will be distributing their own grainy crime shots, so no one publishes their bad side.
The decision comes after Beyonce's publicist asked BuzzFeed to remove "unflattering" photos of the singer's Super Bowl's performance. The photos were also reportedly removed from Getty.
It's not clear if the strategy's working, though. The unflattering photos (and memes created from them) have been popping up all over the Internet.
Beyonce's management company released two photos from the first show of her tour last Monday. But, as the Huffington Post UK pointed out, nonofficial photos taken by members of the crowd have also been circulating.
Professional photographer Noam Galai -- who also works for the Huffington Post's parent company AOL -- wrote in a blog post for Fstoppers:
"... we all know how media works -- they will do anything possible to get images that other publications don't have. If they can't send a photographer to give them original photos, the next best thing they can do is buy photos from fans in the front rows in the arena (cameras were not allowed, but no one can take away phones). It's the next best thing for them, and a huge nightmare for Beyoncé and her publicist."
Just for the record, we won't do ANYTHING to get images other papers don't have. I happen to know of a photo editor who actually refused to sell one of his children for Van Halen photos back in the '80s.
APRIL 25 IN HISTORY
Thursday is April 25, the 115th day of 2013. There are 250 days left in the year.
1507: A world map produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller contained the first recorded use of the term "America," in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci.
1792: Highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first person under French law to be executed by the guillotine.
1859: Ground was broken for the Suez Canal.
1862: During the Civil War, a Union fleet commanded by Flag Officer David G. Farragut captured the city of New Orleans.
1898: The United States formally declared war on Spain.
1901: New York Gov. Benjamin Barker Odell Jr. signed an automobile registration bill which imposed a 15 mph speed limit on highways.
1915: During World War I, Allied soldiers invaded the Gallipoli Peninsula in an unsuccessful attempt to take the Ottoman Empire out of the war.
1944: The United Negro College Fund was founded.
1945: During World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe iver, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany's defenses. Delegates from some 50 countries met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.
1972: Polaroid Corp. introduced its SX-70 folding camera, which ejected self-developing photographs.
1983: Ten-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, received a reply from Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov to a letter she'd written expressing concern about possible nuclear war; Andropov reassured Samantha that the Soviet Union did not want war, and he invited her to visit his country, a trip Samantha made the following July.
1993: Hundreds of thousands of gay rights activists and their supporters marched in Washington, D.C., demanding equal rights and freedom from discrimination.
2003: The Pentagon announced that Army Secretary Thomas White, whose tenure as civilian chief of the military's largest service was marked by tensions with his boss, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, was leaving office. Georgia lawmakers voted to scrap the Dixie cross from the state's flag.
2008: Three New York police detectives were acquitted in the 50-shot killing of Sean Bell, an unarmed groom-to-be, on his wedding day.
2012: The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Arizona's tough immigration law. (A divided court later threw out major parts of the law.) The Senate offered a lifeline to the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service, voting to give the struggling agency an $11 billion cash infusion while delaying controversial decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday delivery. (The House didn't pass a bill.)
Actor Al Pacino (73), ballroom dance judge Len Goodman (TV: "Dancing with the Stars") (69), rock musician Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) (68), singer Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA) (68), Actress Talia Shire (67), actor Hank Azaria (49), rock musician Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction) (48), actress Renee Zellweger (44), actor Jason Lee (43).