Michael Jackson's three children were given a new guardian on Wednesday (July 25) in an escalating power struggle within the famous musical family involving the singer's multimillion-dollar estate and
Michael Jackson's three children were given a new guardian on Wednesday (July 25) in an escalating power struggle within the famous musical family involving the singer's multimillion-dollar estate and the well-being of his elderly mother. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge gave temporary guardianship of the children to their cousin Tito Jackson Jr., 34, at his request, after a chaotic week of conflicting reports over the health and whereabouts of family matriarch Katherine Jackson Katherine Jackson, 82, who was appointed guardian of Prince Michael, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket Jackson, 10, in her son's will, was reported missing by granddaughter Paris last week. But, Katherine was later said by family members to be resting under doctor's order at the Arizona home of one of her daughters. Reportedly she is on her way back home. The family dispute broke into the open earlier this week in an angry confrontation, caught on security video, between Paris and her aunt, singer Janet Jackson, at the family's Los Angeles home. Actress Kristen Stewart apologized to long-term boyfriend and "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson on Wednesday (July 25) for a recent fling in which she was photographed kissing and embracing the director of her most recent movie, Rupert Sanders. "I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected," Stewart said in a statement to People magazine. Sanders, the 41-year-old director of Stewart's film, "Snow White and the Huntsman," also issued a statement on Wednesday saying he was "utterly distraught" over the pain he has caused to his wife and children. A freelance paparazzo was charged on Wednesday with driving recklessly after speeding through a Los Angeles freeway to photograph pop star Justin Bieber earlier this month, the first use of a new anti-paparazzi law. The celebrity photographer is being charged under a 2010 California law that penalizes paparazzi for dangerous driving when taking photos for commercial gain. He could face up to a year in prison and 3,500 (USD) in fines if convicted of the charges, and will be arraigned in August. John Russell, Reuters.