Ex-Bulls Player Marquis Teague Kicked Off Plane, Falsely Accused of Stealing Blanket

American Airlines has issued an apology to two professional basketball players — including ex-Chicago Bulls player Marquis Teague — after they were kicked off a plane by a flight attendant who accused them of stealing blankets.  Teague — the…


Blanket Jackson: Spotted! It’s a Christmas Miracle!

Paris Jackson has gained a reputation for sharing unexpected photos.

We didn’t expect her to show off her sideboob tattoo while hugging a tree, for instance.

But now the daughter of legendary singer Michael Jackson has truly taken the Internet by surprise, taking to Instagram on Christmas Day and posting a picture of…


Indeed, it’s the rarest of rare occasions on which we get to see the 15-year old third child of Jackson, as he typically shuns the spotlight and attempts to live a normal life.

As normal a life as possible for someone commonly referred to as “Blanket,” that is.

The last time we saw Blanket was back in April when Paris posted a Snapchat update on her sibling, giving us a look at Blanket just chilling with some friends.

For the record, the identity of Blanket biological mother (a surrogate) remains unknown.

But we do know that Blanket was seven years old when his father died on June 25, 2009.

And we also know he hasn’t always been so close to Paris or other members of his famous, occasionally controversial family.

The source of Paris’ beef in the past actually centered around the treatment of her younger brother, specifically by grandmother Katherine Jackson, who has been accused of neglecting poor Blanket.

In October, questions abounded over whether Blanket had been left without a guardian.

Only in high school, the teenager is in need of, you know, someone to actually care for him.

And while Katherine had been placed in legal charge of her grandson, she’s 87 years old and spends a chunk of her time in London.

According to E! News, Katherine has basically retired from caring for Blanket, fearing that she’s no longer up to the task.

As a result, Blanket’s Aunt Rebbie and Uncle T.J. have assumed the bulk of the child-rearing responsibilities.

But fans are understandably concerned.

We therefore appreciate Paris providing Instagram followers with this quick update, even if she only wrote “happy christmas from ours to yours #brahdas” as a caption.

That doesn’t reveal a great deal about Blanket’s well being.

That’s fine, though. We don’t need to know every detail of his life.

It’s probably better for the young man to enjoy as much privacy as he is able to. And we really do wish him the best.

Go ahead and click through the images below to see how Blanket and his siblings have grown over the years:


Joe Jackson Posts Bizarre Video Message to Blanket Jackson

It's been a tumultuous few weeks in the life of Blanket Jackson.

The youngest son of Michael Jackson lost his primary guardian when his grandmother, Katherine Jackson, declared that she was physically unable to continue caring for him.

Fortunately, the situation was resolved quickly, and Blanket is currently under the care of his uncle T.J. Jackson.

But fans and loved ones remain concerned for the 15-year-old whose young life has sadly been characterized by tragedy and instability.

One of the concerned parties is Blanket's controversial grandfather, Joe Jackson.

Joe typically keeps a low profile these days, but he emerged on Twitter last night to post a photo of Blanket, as well as a video message for his grandson.

“Hello, Blanket! This is Joe Jackson,” the 89-year-old says in the clip below.

“Your health is… I don’t know what. You’re like your father. Now I understand why your father had you wear masks all the time ’cause news people was bothering him so much."

Jackson adds:

"I want you to stay healthy and stay off those bikes. Don’t ride, now. But anyway, tell your brothers I said hello and stay clean and healthy."

That portion of the video left some fans confused, as it was Prince Jackson who suffered a motorcycle accident last week, and his Blanket has only one brother and one sister, Paris Jackson.

Obviously, Joe can be forgiven for being a bit disoriented as he approaches the age of 90.

But while Jackson doesn't seem to be particularly worried in the clip, his remarks about Blanket's health have prompted concern amongst fans.

Watch Joe's video message below:

Joe jackson posts bizarre video message to blanket jackson

Blanket Jackson: Left Without a Guardian?!

Of all of Michael Jackson’s children, Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson tends to keep the lowest profile.

Part of the reason, of course, is his age.

Blanket is only 15 and still in high school, which means that while his older siblings are embarking on careers in the media, is attending high school classes.

Obviously, as a result of being the youngest son of one of the most famous musicians of all-time, Blanket’s childhood has been far from typical.

But it’s not just the boy’s wealth and fame that set him apart from his peers.

For one thing, Blanket’s life has been marred by tragedy and instability.

Following his father’s death, Blanket’s family situation was thrown into complete disarray, with various relatives sharing guardianship duties.

Until recently, Katherine Jackson was Blanket’s primary legal guardian.

However, her advanced age and hectic travel schedule (Katherine is 87 and spends much of the year in London), she was often forced to hand off duties to other relatives.

The family generally does a pretty good job of shielding press-shy Blanket from publicity, but this week, several media outlets reported that Katherine has surrendered her guardianship duties.

According to E! News, Katherine has essentially retired from caring for Blanket, fearing that she’s no longer up to the task.

Other adults in the family co-signed, explaining to the court that Katherine is  “no longer needed to fulfill the duties.”

News of the legal developments sparked fears for Blanket’s safety amongst fans.

Even when Katherine was the primary legal guardian, childcare duties were often divided amongst several realtives, with Blanket’s Aunt Rebbie and Uncle T.J. assuming the bulk of the responsibilities.

Unfortunately, there were gaps in the division of labor, and sources say Blanket often spent the night alone or was unable to get to school in the morning due to scheduling confusion.

With Kathering removing herself from the situation, there were concerns that Blanket would be on his own even more than usual.

Fortunately, it seems his older relatives have been able to reach an agreement, and E! is now reporting that at Katherine’s request, T.J. will take over as Blanket’s primary caretaker. 

“[Katherine] feels that TJ is able to assume all necessary responsibilities of the guardianship,” one court document reads.

Obviously, at 15, Blanket is probably able to care for himself for the most part.

But fans on social media are still expressing their gratitude that the boy may be able to experience a modicum of stability during the last few years of his childhood.


Blanket Jackson: New Name, New Beginning!

For most of his young life, Blanket Jackson has kept a low profile.

At 15, Blanket is the most seldom-seen of Michael Jackson’s three children, and those who know the boy best say that’s no accident.

Like his father, Blanket has often been described as shy and withdrawn, but it appears that these days, he’s taking a page from his older sister Paris’ book and embracing the public’s fascination with his life and family.

As you may have noticed, Paris is everywhere these days.

Insiders say the 19-year-old has a team of 20 full-time employees working around the clock to keep her in the spotlight.

And whether he likes it or not, it looks like Paris is bringing Blanket with her.

Despite not having any known social media accounts of his own, Blanket has been popping up on Snapchat and Instagram in recent weeks.

Blanket sightings on Paris’ pages are often result in the aspiring model’s most “liked” and shared posts.

Naturally, there’s been talk of Paris “exploiting” her press-shy younger brother, but fortunately, those closest to Blanket say he doesn’t mind in the slightest.

In fact, he’s reportedly shaking off his introverted ways and developing into a self-assured and media savvy young man,

Blanket changed his name back in 2015, and insiders say the new moniker, which is finally catching on, is of tremendous symbolic significance to the boy.

Blanket now goes by Bigi, and these days, his family and friends say he’s projecting a much more “confident” image.

Insiders tell People magazine that Blanket/Bigi is still “shy around people he doesn’t know,” but is gradually coming out of his shell/

His inspiration, the sources say, is his father, who didn’t allow his natural shyness to interfere with his career as one of the most iconic pop performers of all time.

“The kids live like Michael is constantly looking down upon them,” a family friend tells People.

The insider goes on to say that Bigi “has had the most problems adjusting after Michael died. He acted very lost and extremely upset.”

However, he adds that Bigi is beginning to overcome the trauma of losing his father so unexpectedly, and is able to instead celebrate Michael’s life.

We wish Bigi all the best.