Jermaine Jackson doesn’t want to be a Jackson anymore?
The older brother of Michael Jackson filed a name change petition Tuesday in Los Angeles, reports the AP.
He wants to switch to Jermaine Jacksun. He says it’s for “artistic reasons.”
“The filing doesn’t elaborate, but Jackson’s friend Steve Dennis, who was speaking on the singer’s behalf, said it’s not unheard of for artists to change their names.
“Phonetically, it changes nothing,” he said. “It is something he has chosen to do, and it’s fair to say that you cannot blame this one on the boogie, you’ve got to blame it on the sunshine,” Dennis told AP, a reference to the Jackson 5 disco hit, Blame it on the Boogie.
A hearing on whether Jackson will become Jacksun is scheduled for Feb. 22.
Looks like the Jackson family troubles are far from over. The son of Michael Jackson, Prince Michael have taken to his Twitter account to speak and put us a text message conversation between Cousin Austin and Aunties Rebbie and Janet.
Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson and guardian of his three children, is safe and with a family member in Arizona, authorities said late Sunday, one day after another relative reported her missing.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Pope said investigators made contact with Jackson, but he did not have specifics on her whereabouts. The agency previously said they believed she was with a relative and safe, but wanted to speak with her.
Katherine Jackson is with her daughter Rebbie in Arizona, following a doctor’s orders to “de-stress” and stay away from the phone and computers, her son Jermaine Jackson said in a statement late Sunday. He said access to his mother is not being blocked.
A member of the Jackson family had reported the family matriarch missing on Saturday, prompting a frantic plea from the late pop star’s only daughter to help locate her grandmother.
“I haven’t spoken with her in a week I want her home now,” 14-year-old Paris Jackson tweeted, later providing a number for people to contact in case they see her grandmother. Katherine Jackson has been caring for Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket Jackson since their father’s death in June 2009.
It was unclear who is taking care of the children in her absence.
British singer M.I.A. joined Madonna & Nicki Minaj on the Super Bowl 46 halftime show stage and cause a controversy not seen since Janet Jackson’s nipple.
During the performance of Madonna’s new single “Give Me All Your Luvin” M.I.A. threw up her middle finger and could faintly be heard saying the words “I don’t give a shit.” The NFL & NBC wasted no time with a response.
“The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing and we apologize to our fans,” said Brian McCarthy, spokesman for the NFL, which produced Madonna’s halftime show.
M.I.A. is best known for her 2007grammy nominated hit “Paper Planes.”
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