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November 7, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jermaine Jackson says he took a biting musical swipe at his superstar sibling, Michael, because his younger brother had frozen him out of his life. In an interview, Jermaine explained that the cantankerous lyrics to his song "Word to the Badd!!," which criticize Michael for allegedly changing his skin color and obtaining plastic surgery, were written in retaliation for eight months of unreturned phone calls.
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August 22, 2013 | By Richard Winton
L.A. prosecutors accused two L.A. County jail workers of trying to cover up a deputy's alleged beating of an inmate at the the Twin Towers jail. A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and a custody assistant were  arrested and charged this week with felony filing false police reports in connection with the alleged assault on an inmate by another deputy on Christmas Day 2010 at the downtown L.A. facility. Karin Cring, a former deputy now living in Switzerland, was taken into custody Wednesday after authorities received information that she was at a residence in Covina.
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November 8, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Jermaine Jackson is changing his famous name. But not by much. Jackson filed court papers in L.A. on Tuesday to change his last name to Jacksun, citing "artistic reasons" for the slight alteration. While the world likely lets out a collective sigh of relief that the latest bizarre headline to plague this family this year is something laughable (this summer's “kidnapping” of Katherine Jackson , ongoing family battles, etc.) , we are waiting for Jackson to explain these “artistic reasons” in an overwrought press conference, which most likely will also plug some Jacksun-related product.
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November 8, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Jermaine Jackson is changing his famous name. But not by much. Jackson filed court papers in L.A. on Tuesday to change his last name to Jacksun, citing "artistic reasons" for the slight alteration. While the world likely lets out a collective sigh of relief that the latest bizarre headline to plague this family this year is something laughable (this summer's “kidnapping” of Katherine Jackson , ongoing family battles, etc.) , we are waiting for Jackson to explain these “artistic reasons” in an overwrought press conference, which most likely will also plug some Jacksun-related product.
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September 13, 1986 | CONNIE JOHNSON
Jermaine Jackson is a former teen-age idol who has grown into a credible, mature entertainer--the type you don't have to be 16 to appreciate. No, he isn't as exciting--in his first local solo performance Thursday night at the Universal Amphitheatre--as he was all those years ago when he was a member of what he dubbed, midway into his set, "a musical force that captured the world--the Jackson 5."
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November 5, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two more members of the battling Jackson family are duking it out on radio stations in Los Angeles and New York. Just as a bootlegged cut from superstar Michael Jackson's long-awaited "Dangerous" album hit the airwaves over the weekend, a recording by older brother Jermaine was heard taking shots at Michael's efforts over the years to alter his looks.
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October 15, 1987 | Deborah Caulfield and Victor Valle, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The wife of former teen-age idol Jermaine Jackson, superstar Michael's brother, filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences this week in Los Angeles Superior Court. Hazel Jackson wants her husband of 14 years to pay alimony and child support, plus assume joint custody of the couple's three children, ages 6 months to 10 years. Jackson first gained attention as a member of the Jackson 5, which featured Michael as the lead singer.
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August 8, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Jermaine Jackson's rendition of the song "Smile," sung at his brother Michael Jackson's public memorial last month, soon will be available on iTunes. Acting in advance of a hearing Monday at which the singer's posthumous merchandising is expected to be addressed, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff allowed administrators of Jackson's estate to enter into an agreement Friday with Apple Inc. to distribute the song and video on Apple Inc.'s popular downloading website.
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December 1, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT
* * "You Said," Jermaine Jackson, LaFace/Arista. The one memorable song here is not Jackson's ballyhooed dig at brother Michael--"Word to the Badd!!" just doesn't hold up under repeated listenings, because of mediocre vocals and uninspired production. But the long dance remix of "You Said, You Said" is one of the year's five best dance tunes. As for the rest, some first-rate songs and production by a team headed by L.A. Reid and Babyface are undermined by Jackson's colorless vocals.
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February 23, 1986 | CONNIE JOHNSON
"PRECIOUS MOMENTS." Jermaine Jackson. Arista. "CONTROL." Janet Jackson. A&M. Jermaine Jackson sounds like he means business on the most cohesive album of his solo career. While he lacks the trend-setting style of his brother Michael, Jackson at least displays a good ear for sturdy dance rhythms, most notably on "Our Love Story." That track has this Jackson 5 alumnus sounding as rhythmically daring as he's ever been. The album does have its share of colorless cuts.
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August 2, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
Katherine Jackson regained partial custody of Michael Jackson 's three children Thursday, just as the Jackson family feud appears to be calming down. The 82-year-old matriarch filed papers to a Los Angeles judge asking to share guardianship of Prince, Paris and Blanket with her grandson T.J. Jackson, who was granted temporary custody July 25, L.A. Now reported. The request was granted after the court determined Katherine and T.J. Jackson could best care for the children together.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Jermaine Jackson's rendition of the song "Smile," sung at his brother Michael Jackson's public memorial last month, soon will be available on iTunes. Acting in advance of a hearing Monday at which the singer's posthumous merchandising is expected to be addressed, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff allowed administrators of Jackson's estate to enter into an agreement Friday with Apple Inc. to distribute the song and video on Apple Inc.'s popular downloading website.
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July 18, 2009 | Chris Lee
Will Michael Jackson's death result in a career rebirth for the R&B group the Jacksons? Four Jackson brothers, members of the hit-making quintet that counted Michael as a member until his solo career skyrocketed, have been in negotiations with AEG Live about performing at the O2 Arena in London. Specifically, they want to take over some of the dates the venue had earmarked for Michael Jackson's 50 comeback concerts, said a source with knowledge of the situation who declined to be identified because the person is not authorized to speak publicly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2009 | ANN POWERS, POP MUSIC CRITIC
In the days after his death, Michael Jackson's mother reportedly worried that if her son's funeral was too long delayed, his soul might wander the Earth. In a more secular sense, that is exactly what has been happening. Remembering Jackson -- debating his legacy, listening to his music, trying to make sense of his life -- has become the world's favorite activity. The shape of Jackson's shadow grows only more complicated as these thoughts and memories accrue. The public memorial July 7 at Staples Center could have performed the function such events often do, channeling all the different stories into one narrative, helping make the emotions that Jackson's death has generated feel neater and easier to digest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2009 | By Geoff Boucher and Cara Mia DiMassa
Music legends, sports figures, and civil rights leaders paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotional, song-filled service at Staples Center that was part polished entertainment, part revival meeting. Jackson was praised as a music pioneer and a barrier-breaking cultural figure, who the Rev. Al Sharpton said paved the way for other black entertainers to reach superstardom. "Michael made us love each other. Michael taught us to stand with each other," Sharpton said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2009 | Harriet Ryan, Chris Lee, Andrew Blankstein and Scott Gold
Michael Jackson, an incomparable figure in music, dance and culture whose ever-changing face graced the covers of albums that sold more than half a billion copies, died Thursday, shortly after going into cardiac arrest at his rented Holmby Hills mansion. He was 50. He spent much of his life as one of the most famous people on the planet, and to many, his untimely death felt both unthinkable and, oddly, inevitable.
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March 30, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The "Jackson Family Honors" NBC-TV show was brutally panned by critics when it aired Feb. 22, but the mishaps on camera were nothing compared to the financial imbroglio unfolding behind the scenes. Five weeks after the show was taped at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas, the producer says the cast and crew of the 200-member production are still owed about $2 million--with little evidence of money to pay them. In addition, only $100,000 of the estimated $4.5 million raised from the musical benefit will ever reach charities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1997 | JEFF KASS
Jermaine Jackson, brother of pop superstar Michael Jackson, made an appearance at a local elementary school Thursday, not to make music but to offer hope. Jackson, a former member of the Jackson 5 singing group, spoke to hundreds of students, teachers and others at the grand opening of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2005 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
Does anyone know a good mover in the Santa Ynez Valley that can handle a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round and zoo animals? Michael Jackson's attorney said Thursday the pop singer has made the Middle Eastern nation of Bahrain, not Neverland ranch, his permanent home. Attorney Thomas A. Mesereau Jr. declined to comment on local speculation that Jackson planned to sell Neverland ranch, but said the singer is very happy in his new home. "He's looking much better.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2004 | Nancy Rommelmann, Special to The Times
Although the PR people were spinning the party as a "celebration of Janet Jackson's career achievements," her latest album, "Damita Jo," was the second topic of conversation for those walking the black carpet in front of Morton's on Saturday night. "I'm hoping she's going to open her shirt and show both this time," said "Soul Food's" Rockmond Dunbar, who said he was watching the Super Bowl at "ER" actor Eriq La Salle's house when the wardrobe "malfunction" occurred.
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