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February 15th, 2011
12:51 PM ET

Janet Jackson describes her favorite memories with Michael Jackson

In this preview from tonight's revealing "Piers Morgan Tonight" interview of Janet Jackson, the superstar talks about her relationship with her brother, Michael Jackson.

"I feel like it's part of my job as a little sister, to have the back of my brothers and sisters," said Janet, describing Michael as "very sweet, very gentle, incredible smart. Always about love." She also recalls a memory the two shared during their youth.

"Mike and I were very close," Jackson tells Piers Morgan. "We used to go to this restaurant called Love's...and we used to get a ton of dinners and we'd drive around in the car looking for homeless people to give them to."

The full interview airs tonight at 9pmET/PT, and on CNNI tomorrow at 21:00 CET. Check out this excerpt from Jackson's new book "True You" here.

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  1. Jan

    Someone named Mikey sounds like they are hurt from their own situations. Don't blame anyone else for that!

    February 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Leslie Hardin

      Jan, this is one the reason why they will never be peace in the world. Even in death, Michael still can't have peace. If you don't like yourself, then do something about it!! Don't spread your hatred comments to others just because you're not a happy person! Michael Jackson done more good then bad and we should just honor him for that. Is easy for you to say that because we don't know who you are. But one day, you will find yourself eating your own words when someone say something about you that you will not like. "God don't like ugly people" and i hope you learn one day, words can hurt people.

      February 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jan

        Hello Leslie, my comments were for someone who was calling themselves Mikey that made a negative comment. It was not toward Michael Jackson. I am a huge fan and would never talk about him like that. They must have removed his comments. Just wanted to let you know that.

        February 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Msquita

        Well said Ms Leslie and I agree 100%. Everybody is quick to judge not stepping back and thinking about if the shoe was on the other foot

        June 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Claire

    The above comments are just hateful comments. You should shut up if you don't know the truth about Michael Jackson. They really speak loud about the individual who made them, not about Jackson. Get a life and leave this great artist alone, dancing and singing around the stars.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Edward

      Michael was a great singer and dancer. He was very loving, charitable and good natured. He was also a child molester and committed suicide by using very powerful drugs to sleep. He had a family that knew he was doing this yet did nothing to force him to get help or get rid of that crazy doctor that Michael allowed to kill him. It is so sweet that now they the family pays tribute and talk about memories – better that they had done something to prevent what happened.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Lorlor

        You believe he was a child molester with no evidence to back it. If you have any interest in finding out the truth so that you can stop spreading lies which only make you look ignorant, you can find tons of legitimate, factual research on the internet to show that your accusation is baseless.

        February 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mr. Butters

        You believe he commited suicide? Take off your tinfoil hat.The truth is these drugs are powerful, but there is a general idea among the public that hey, it's just a sleep aid. Taking a few extra can't hurt you. The people responsible are the doctors in these situations. They know how strong they are, and they are needed to get the perscription strength medication. At any time they could say no, but they don't want to lose their famous client.

        February 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • JD

        I'm so sorry, Edward. You must have been born this stupid. I'm sure it's not your fault.

        February 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • jimmy

        hi there,how can you humiliate mj was a molester,for you know the truth? now i know why the lie can become the truth,cause there are some guys like you...

        February 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • pat

        Michael Jackson was NOT a child molester. This is a FACT. Jackson was an easy target for extortionists and would-be extortionists. All those claiming to have witnessed inappropriate behaviour (of course motivated by the desire to make money selling their stories) were thoroughly discredited during the 2005 trial. The trial covered past allegations and left absolutely no stone unturned. The fact that you don't like him or that you are so incredibly gullible does not make him a criminal.

        February 16, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
      • Natalie

        OK Mr Edward, since you know everything about everyone, please explain how you KNOW without a doubt that MJ was a molester. You do not belittle a man who is dead you moron! The man was acquitted in a court of law because the defense was able to prove the charges were facbricated! There is alot of info proving that this poor guy was falsely accused. As long as I live I will continue to defend Michael's honour! Where the hell do you get off spreading lies, are you so hateful that you have to put down someone who is no longer around to defend himself? Go find something constructive to do than spread falsehoods, you evil person!

        February 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Leslie H

        I guest you're god – You are the only one that can judge someone you don't know nothing about. For all we know, you are the child molester. It's people like you that keep hatred alive today. I tell you this, one day you will see how words can hurt someone when something told isn't true. Course, I don't think you have a heart or a soul.

        February 17, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
      • indiana

        I will never tire to say this...Michael was, is, will be the most influential and unique person and artist in this world. Edward seems to be hypnotised by the crap the tabloids and those extortionists say about the great Michael. Please why does it really itch you to say something bad(definitely false) about Michael...ask yourself what you'll gain by doing that...can't you just thank God that a great human being like Michael lived and that he has left an unbeatable legacy for us to appreciate and enjoy? and get your facts right, were you there when he allegedly molested those boys...no, so don't say things just because your tiny brain thinks its true. He said it himself, he would slit his wrist before hurting anyone. Michael will be the best forever.

        May 19, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pina

    I absolutely LOVE and ADORE Michael Jackson and am so glad to see Janet speaking so lovingly about him – telling the truth for all to hear. Michael was so misunderstood. He really was a sweet, loving, gentle person – incredibly smart and charitable. There will never be another like him. Rest in Peace Michael and Thank you Janet for sharing your memories of Michael. Loving and Missing Michael Always.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • what?

      sounds like you just revealed a little too much about yourself because none of what you say can be attributed to Michael Jackson and sounds more like your own fantasy. Truly – I never thought about any of that with regards to Michael Jackson – that came out of your own mind.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Miss M

      You are so weak minded every thing you spouted Mikey10- is from the tabloids, just made up crap! Ha, ha well maybei bshould sell ya some prime commercial swamp land, Ur are just stupid enough to buy it!! Lord please he;p the weak minded!

      February 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • LeonJaaames

        You be craazy girlfriend. Spoutin nonsense about folks you dont even know. Mikey Jackson be GREAT ! 'Cept don't be a referring him as Mikey. That be rude honey.

        February 15, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jessica

        Stephanie,Good commentary on the rvanlutiooery who came to his art in my hometown. Michael Jackson's dancing was certainly radically inventive and inspired many to follow his footsteps. My son, Jonah, could perform a credible moonwalk and joined with several of his grammar school mates to form a break dance group that used to perform in the plaza in Ashland for tips. The lasting effect of Michael Jackson's life will be in the trillion moves that other dancers make when their bodies and spirits demand physical expression. I believe Barbara Ehrenreigh's wonderful book, Dancing in the Streets, tells this story best that we dance publically as an ancient rite (one that has been suppressed for centuries by Puritain disdain), that our ancestors once all danced on the village green and the drumming ground during the midsummer and harvest festivals. Michael Jackson will be mimed forever, which is what has happened to Shakespeare, who was himself himself the absolute master of mimesis. I love to go to Jazz Fest in NOLA to join the people dancing in the streets, just like I love to go to the Shakespeare theatre in Ashland where my eyes and ears set my mind to dancing, so great is this art. Perfect lines of poetry are the same as perfect lines of the body in motion both are prayers in their root.Earl

        March 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. NeNe

    Although he had nowhere near the talent of Justin Bieber, i agree Michale Jackson had a few fans. It really is a shame he let fame and fortune go to his head. Sadly,vi the end, Michael was an unknown washed up has been living on delusions of past glory. As Michael fades from memory the true tallent of the legendary artist Justin Bieber shines the brightest of any musicicn in known history.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ping

      NeNe: are you kidding? Justin Beiber has NO TALENT baby, baby

      February 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maude

      Justin Bieber is talented but hardly a legend. For one, hasn't been around long enough. Michael Jackson is the true definiton of a legend. Consult your dictionary.

      February 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JLa

      hahahahhahah NeNe I can not stop laughing at your comment. Sorry Justin Beiber is talented but not that talented he can not even sing live. no one will ever be able to reach the talent that was MJ not in this lifetime. He was fantastic a legend.

      February 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mary derricotte

      What planet are you from, Justin Beiber will wash up and be gone he will never reach the level of music direct dance or composition of Michael Jackson

      February 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lorenzo

      ?????You've got to kidding right?????? You must be a teenager.

      February 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Aziz

        First I would like to say that this game was a lot of fun. I got it yesterday and yepald it for an hour and was sweating so much it was crazy. If you're a MJ fan, then this is the perfect game for you. I danced, I sang, then I danced some more. Interesting enough it wasn't hard to follow the moves from the pictograms or even MJ himself because they depicted his signature moves. I'm totally in love with this game. Now for the bad unlocking training videos, really? Training and warm/up videos should have been a feature that is available to the user before they begin attempting the dance moves and not something that the user gets after he has attempted the dance moves. The next thing that I found annoying was that I had to enter my name each time I completed a song. I should have been assigned a avatar/user at the beginning of the game to eliminate this need. Overall, BIG FUN!!! But, I couldn't in good conscience give this game the full five stars because of the problems with game usability. The realism and fun of the songs and dance moves are a solid 6 stars but the usability is a only worthy of 2 stars. Thus, I'll compromise with a rating of 4 stars.

        March 4, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Wahyu

        danie1murphy on December 7, 2010 @lkeibkele For the same reason that ainplare wings are thin, lessfrontal aera for wind resistance. They are also moving much fasterthan the wind and are thus able to capture the energy of the windin an aera much greater than their width.

        March 4, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • vwambanji

      NeNe. You are so stupid you don't even realize how stupid.

      February 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ladya

      Dream on! See if Justing Bieber will still be around 30 years from now. Few fans my ass! Quit hatin hater.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ladya

      NeNe. Dream on! See if Justing Bieber will still be around 30 years from now. Few fans my ass! Quit hatin hater. You must be a youngun

      February 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Listening

      That's wonderful that you are enjoying Justin Bieber's music and you find his talent so delightful. You know you don't have to put down another artist to celebrate who you enjoy. It's not necessary and it only makes you look bad. Justin is a talent for sure as is Michael Jackson and many other artists that have gone before. Frankly, I'm pretty sure Justin Bieber would find your comment kind of sad.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Teeter

      A troll folks, don't get so excited. You read enough of these comments and you too can learn how to spot them.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Evelyn

      NeNe you get the award for 'Most Dillusional'!

      February 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hud

      You are joking right? Justin Bieber is talentless. Furthermore, you must be either too young to know anything about MJ, or you are retarded. MJ was the most talented individual of the 21st century. Justin Biebers music is typical pop crap. MJ was groundbreaking. Justin is the same as everyone else. Idiot!!!

      February 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • chris

        Tats telling em!! Justin Bieber???? His music is crap and in absolutely NO WAY in league with Michael Jackson!

        February 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name

      How old are you? Eleven? Twelve?

      February 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tina

      I think I really have heard everything now. Stating the obvious here, there is no comparison between Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber. Bieber is talented and has a following but if he is able to write, choreograph, dance, and sing as well as MJ, I'll be forever shocked.

      February 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cathy

      NeNe..............that statement is comical.....Michael had a few fans......... He Has Had and will always have a FOLLOWING Bieber?? maybe you are 12 and I should understand your comment in that context.

      February 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jadescorpion

      NeNe please! All the Justin Biebers and Chris Browns idolized MJ. Let me guess, you've just seen Bieber's "movie" right? This kid hasn't even touched where MJ was at his age.

      February 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sym

      Justin Bieber has talent. But not as much as Michael, I'm sorry, but let's see if Justin is around 30 years from now.

      February 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Henrietta

      Nene – surely you are just kidding. Trying to stir people up and get some attention. Do you really know who you are talking about ?

      February 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Leslie Hardin

      Nene...
      Well...we can say this, he had more talent then you. Even in death, he still have more talent then you!! The only wash up i see here is you!! "I guess if you don't feel good about yourself, you have to put others down." This only goes what stupid people will say to get attention.

      February 15, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Diana

      "Washed up?" – with 750,000 tickets sold in advance of his London concerts?!

      February 16, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Natalie

      NeNe, we will have to forgive you for your baseless comments! They say it is better to be quiet and be suspected a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Are you delusional?! Girl, get yu head out the clouds and come back down to REALITY. Justin WHO?! Puleeeze, do you think ANYONE except the young teeny boppers CARE about that hurry come-up Kid?! There is NO comparison with Michael Jackson. End of Story! In 5 years from now no one will remeber Bieber.

      February 16, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • indiana

      Why should people be so judgemental of others yet, they also make mistakes like any other man? HONESTLY, Michael was the best in EVERYTHING he did. yes as a human, like me and you...he wasn't perfect, but that doesn't give anyone the right to say false, stupid stuff about others, especially the great Michael. He did his best to bring change through his music, dance, even his loving personality, yet all you just saw you can write is something to make Michael look bad. Ask yourself, is your purpose on earth to discredit innocent people like Michael? Think...because you have never been in Michael's shoes, you don't know what he felt when people said untrue things about him, so you think its normal for you to say such crap and not get hurt. Please give Michael the respect he truly deserves.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jan

    Claire you are right. These people that make comments about MJ don't have a clue of who he was and believed every negative thing they heard about him in the media. Just because people thought he was weird and he loved children doesn't make him a child molester.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Resist710

      Edward, the fact that you make such a generalization goes to show that you have very little knowledge about the realities of the legal system and how it works.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Flora

      Michael didn't pay those people off because he was guilty, he did it because he didn't want to deal with it. Michael was the type of person who shied away from any type of conflict, so he usually ended up solving just about every problem in his life with money and/or drugs (which is why it was the mess it turned out to be)...

      February 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Diana

      Where do you find "endless families?" Hundreds, if not thousands, of children visited Neverland and Chandler and Arvizo are the only two who ever accused Michael if anything.

      February 16, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Laquecia

    Although I love MIchaels music, I think everyone will most remember him for his insurmountable legal and financial troubles.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mary derricotte

      Because Michael is remmebered from Africa to Asia, only American dogged him. African Americans adored him so only people who nwvwer saw a concert would say such non truths

      February 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • H

      I agree that he will be remembered, in part, for this legal woes and false allegations by others. But I strongly believe he will be most remembered for his music..and not just his but that of the Jackson 5. He was the king of pop, and he was certainly part of the kings court (if you will) in just about every other type of music.

      February 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • D

      Laquecia, I think you may be drunk or just plain rude. Or maybe to young to remember all the happiness their family has brought to everyone. (hope i'm not being rude – sorry)

      February 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Dave

    Janet Jackson is such a beautiful person and Michael J was a shooting star the burned out long before his time.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Presly

    Truly he was the Lady GaGa of his generation. Trying to hide lack of talent with outrageous costumes and firework displays.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mary derricotte

      Lady Gaga is nice but she is no Michael Jackson, nor will she ever be. People all over the world no the words to thiller. Not to mention money.

      February 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sean

      She'd could be the Michael Jackson of our generation if she made innovative, quality music. I've still yet to see either from her.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rafalweb

      Only in terms of buzz, not in terms of production, talent or staying power. Please don't make me laugh.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tina

      Have you listened to his music?

      February 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe Peterson

      lol Here we have to opposite problem not enough credit given to MJ's career and impact. I mean really JB better than MJ lol You are funny and point well taken... lol

      February 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Joe Peterson

        "the" Opposite problem sorry

        February 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Murali Nair

    Who is Justin Bieber?

    February 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Marie

    When, for GOD'S sake are you going to show the Colin Firth interview? Has it been scrapped? He should sue you for not showing it. It was a complete waste of his time if it's not going to be shown.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rmmp

      Thank you Marie! I'm a huge Jackson family fan but I'm dying to know when Colin and Rod Stewart's interviews will be aired!!! I check every day! It's driving me nuts! truly! I know Eygpt was amazing but PLEASE put on COLIN for God's sake already!

      February 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Erika

      I know! Hopefully Piers is just stringing us along to keep us all in suspense :)

      Maybe they're saving it for after the Academy awards – before or after. Then the already high ratings will be through the roof. Colin's such a hottie! ;)

      February 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kelly June

      I demand to know too! I love Janet Jackson, but I'm sick and tired of tuning into Piers every night with the hope that this will be the night they show the Colin Firth interview. After this week, I will watch no more, because these guests are unbearable. I didn't get past the first 4 minutes of last nights show without being so bored! After Wednesday night, that's it. I'm not tuning in anymore. If Colin airs after that, I guess I'll have to go find the clip on YouTube.

      February 15, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. tankrothchild

    Who?

    February 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Shamone

    What is "NeNe" talking about? Are you serious? Justin Beaver? Lady or "it", whatever you are....GO AWAY!

    Michael Jackson will be remembered for his music; that is undeniable. I think his enemies and his fans both were misunderstood about what kind of person he was. His fans saw no wrong, his enemies saw nothing but money. I didn't know him, but what I "think" about him, is that he was someone who became larger than life. He wasn't a person to the people around him, but nothing more than an opportunity. Janet says that he knows who he was and I would think she would know.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Jeff

    MJ was a circuis act, no kore. He just had the best marketing

    February 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Jo

    It's funny that the feds had to apologize when it was found out that the "Big bed" that he supposedly slept with kids in, was only there for kids from the hospital who couldn't get out of bed, and needed to be transferred onto it, and needed room for I'vs. He felt ALL kids should be able to visit and come watch movies. Hence the "Movie room" with the big bed. They don't mention that much though.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Bubbles

    MJ was good til the 80's.. past that he was a freak

    February 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Connie Frances

    Presly, if you think MJ was hiding a lack of talent behind outragous costumes and fireworks, then your must be hiding a lack of a brain behind that face of yours. MJ was a kind, gentle, loving spirit who did not deserve the treatment he received in this life. He gave his all to the world, not only with his music and dance, but also with millions of dollars in donations to several charities. People who speak negatively of him only show their ignorance and their lack of compasion. Think about his family and his children for Gods sake and shut your trap! To Mary Derricotte, it is not just the African Americans that loved him. Michael was not in any way, shape or form inspired by race/color. He loved to see all races coming together as one in love and harmony. I am white, and I love him and will keep his memory forever. I hope his family and children can find some peace from the ignorance shown by many, and know that Michael really is loved.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brad

      I'm not saying he was guilty or innocent, but both sides, screaming he's innocent, screaming he's guilty. Neither side knows the truth. So remember him how you like, and shut up. He is dead, he doesn't even know this argument is going on, he isn't feeling anything, he isn't earning anything, he is decomposing back into dust. What you should do, is care for the family, they have to live with the loss, and possible knowledge of guild or innocense. Try this on for size, show respect.

      February 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Me Too

      Amen Our Good Friend. Michael was the best. A kind and gentle person in a land of mean folks.

      February 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Elaine

      Connie,
      Your words only confirm that you are a class act in all respects. Thank you for your kind words for Michael.

      February 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Kat

    What a bunch of ignorant people are here!
    Poor Mike, he was so so so talented that words can't describe, so gifted – so damn by us.
    When this will end? Think in his children, his fans, his family.
    Enough is Enough.

    February 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. H

    If you don't like MJ's music that is fine. But you CANNOT deny this mans talents and what he did for the music industry. People forget that when Thriller came out, the music industry was essentially dying, and he brought it back. So for all you haters out there, keep in mind what he did for the industry. You don't have to like the Beatles, but you cannot tell me that they did not revolutionize the music scene in the early 60's.

    February 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe Peterson

      "People forget that when Thriller came out, the music industry was essentially dying, and he brought it back"

      Once again reality takes a hit.... MJ was a good artist and I give him his due. But lets give a hand to the 2nd British invasion and other trends that were arriving/cresting at the time......

      February 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Speechless

    Most haters comments are from UK or USA as it was here that the media was most vile to Michael Jackson, and you dont find this level of hate so much from other countries. Upon reserach a great deal of information can be garnered as to a totally different person than was portrayed in the media, including trial transcripts and FBI files that clear Michael Jackson of any wrong doing. Also some incredible details of his humanitarian works.
    As for Michael as a legend, that is fact whether people like him or not. He was unique and master of Dance as attributed by great artists from Ballet to Street. His record sales and records of achievements cannot be argued with. HIs influence on todays artists is immense as they will testify. As Beiber once said at an award ceromony "If not for Michael Jackson none of us would be here" and that is true, he influenced people then as he does a younger generation now.
    And I would suggest to others, if you are an adult, who make silly little jokes about Bubbles and bones etc., to respectfully grow up. These are 13yr old jokes, classroom jokes, and have worn thin. As for being a drug addict, yes he had problems with presciption drugs at times but then so do a reputed 3 million people in the US alone. The recent autopsy report of Michael Jackson shows no long term drug damage so this assumption is premature and the trial of Dr Murray will provide more evidence one way or the other.
    Whether we like Michael Jackson as a person/entertainer or not – he sure must have been something for there is never any shortage or comments, good, insightful, ridiculous, silly or just plain hatred. But at the end of the day he was a human and had a heart and leaves 3 little children so I would ask posters to think about that sometimes before they post vile remarks about anyone. It always says more about you than your intended target!!

    February 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • TheTruthShallSetYouFree

      Well stated!

      February 15, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe Peterson

      "As Beiber once said at an award ceromony "If not for Michael Jackson none of us would be here" and that is true"

      Really ? You really believe that? There were other acts doing similar things though not as well executed (or promoted) as Jackson's work. I agree hate has no place, but neither does delusion. Give Mike credit for what he is due but beyond that come on lets be real.....

      February 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • CATHY T

      This is what shames me about being an American. We have some of the most cruel judgmental people! Michael was born here and we should be so proud of that, I know I am!

      February 15, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • NATALIE

      THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Someone who echoes my sentiments exactly.

      February 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. big

    It is funny, how people try to compare Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga to Michael Jackson. These two still have a long way to go and music business is hard. They can just as fast be gone than they showed up. If anybody, i compare Michael to people like Elton John or Bon Jovi, who have been in business for centuries. They can be called legend, not beginners like Bieber.

    February 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Wilson

    Pervert.

    February 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Leslie Hardin

      You're a devil. Just take a look in the mirror and you will see what hatred is. I think you are coward and I bet, not a happy person to be around. Just remember then, God don't for us to judge people and when you face him ( i serious doubt that) you will have to explain to him , how do you know he's a pervert? Unless you saw him do something with your own eyes, you really can't say anything bad about him. But what....if you're a coward...then you can say all you want cause nobody will know who you really are.

      February 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • CATHY T

      I am shocked you are admitting in a public place that you are a pervert! LOL

      February 15, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. G'day

    Michael Who? :)

    February 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Joe Peterson

    These comments are interesting. People are defending Jackson as if he was of their own flesh and blood. He had his time and some good music. But when it comes to MJ's private life you have to be naive not see how messed up he was. His parents have allot to do with this as well as the idiosyncrasies brought on by fame money etc... .Yet MJ is responsible for his actions, if not now than in his future life.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. brad1001

    Sleep aids, huh? These "aids" administered intraveinously by a Quack Dr. is what killed him. He didn't choose to die.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Scuba Steve

    I'm sure those making fun of Michael Jackson are either "trolls" or are joking. They are just posting to stir people up. Absolutely EVERYONE loved Michael Jackson. I remember watching him on the old Jackson 5 / MJ cartoon. Gosh I liked it and The Fat Albert Show. Michael brought a tremendous amount of happiness to a-lot of people. He is and always will be missed. And by the way young folks – NO ONE TODAY comes anywhere close to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, or Michael Jackson. Nope. Sorry.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. scuba steve

    I remember when Janet J was young and had a guest appearance ogn Different Strokes. WOW ! She was so cute it was just goofy ! Was and Is cute I mean : ) She and Michael are Wonderful ! : )

    February 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. RealityCheck

    I can appreciate everyone being very defensive of MJ's legacy. There is no denying MJ was a remarkable talent, but also a troubled youth. Since his accident on the set of a Pepsi commercial, MJ hasn't quite been the same. He became an addict to pain medications, which later became sleep aids. Once addicted, these medications blurred his reality. Doctors, Family and Friends rather than helping him and making him get some kind of rehab, perpetuated it and kept feeding him drugs as long as he kept feeding them hits. His inability to determine right from wrong made him a target because he preferred the company of children at the age of 30+ rather than those of his own age. Once again, no doctors, family or friends would/could help him. MJ is a victim of his own fame and talents. Everyone wanted a piece of his wealth and talent, and stopped at nothing to get it. Now, he's gone for those very reasons. Perhaps it's for the best, as much as millions suffer the loss...at least MJ isn't struggling with his life.
    Call him what you will, but he was an Entertainer, the rest is simply none of our business.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Kneegrow Jim

    I am an African American and proud to be one. I and most KNOW MJ was nothing but a publicity and media driven hack. Surrounded by backup singers, performers, fireworks, etc., he became nothing more than a silly circus act. He started out ok but many believe his nuuut joob family drove him craaazy. From having a pet moonkey to sleeping under a pyramid statue thing, this guy became mighty wiierd.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Natalie

      Who [...] are you to comment on how he chose to live his life? Did that affect you in ANY way what he did?

      February 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sally

      Your growing a knee in your head to think you know Michael Jackson. You didn't live with him, grow up with him or do anything with him to say such crap. Honestly what do you get by saying this things...and in any case is God happy with what you are saying? Did Michael steal any money from you or do you anything bad so that you say this trashy, false things you got from the media?? Can't you just celebrate his legacy and humanitarian efforts instead of channeling out all your jealousy and hate towards a very unique, talented and blessed child of God like Michael. Michael IS the best always

      May 19, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Working Woman

    You know, MJ was one of the most talented artists of my lifetime...I wasn't born when Elvis walked the earth, or when Jimmy Dean rode his motorcycle, but I was alive to see one of the most amazing talents of the 20th and 21st (so far, lol) century dance across the stage like the wind blew beneath his feet. He was truly amazing...just like everyone else, he had his demons and had to deal with those, but that doesn't mean that you can't seperate the dancing/music from his personal life. I certainly did and can appreciate him more because of that. Stop trolling folks, its uncouth.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. CATHY T

    That story about giving meals to homeless people is just the sort of thing that shows how compassionate and generous Michael was. Michael was a true Earth Angel! Love you Michael!

    February 15, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sally

      I agree with you Cathy, Michael knew his purpose on earth was to help people and its so cute how Janet and Michael did this together, to bring change by doing such a noble thing like that. No wonder they were so close. Love you Michael and Janet. YOU are BOTH the BEST

      May 19, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Darlene

    I always liked Michael and Janet but watching this video I was mesmerized by her cheek bones. What the heck did she put in there? It looks like she had cheek implants. IT is way too pronounced.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Janelle Edgar

    I am sorry for your loss. We recently had an employee who could not bury her father without out help. We raised over $1,300 for our friend and colleague. We provide foster-care and mental healh services for many children in dire need. Our city has cut 40% out of the foster care budget in the last year. Please help our struggling kids. We need help from care-giving celebrities. Janet, please contact me directly through my email and help us help them. I am directly involved in an administrative role, but care deeply. These children need help and our local government will not give us the resources. They prefer to build dog walks and other eminities for the high-tax-paying neighbohoods. It is really sad. Thank you for your consideration. You live such a blessed life and your sharing and caring nature is much appreciated. We love your family and, again, mourn your loss.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. LL

    I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this interview Piers. It's great and Janet is amazing as always.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Keesha Thompson

    NeNe Leakes? Really? WHERE IS COLIN FIRTH!?!????!!????!

    February 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. M

    Janet Jackson ,,,, the most fake caracters I have ever seen , the one who tried to copy his brother's success , but it it was just like an imitation all along and it didnt go anywhere , she still try talk like hime , act like him and so on ,,,, come on Janet ,, get real you are not him ,,, you are respected to be his syster but please , do not try to be him , thats an insult to your passed brother .

    February 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Genelle

    Janet, it is not weird or strange that you feel uncomfortable in intimate situations, as that's what they are, intimate.

    When you are on stage performing for loads of people, it is much less intimate. They are not looking into your soul, but instead watching and taking-in only your performance.

    Same as people staring at you. When performing and focused on the show, with hundreds of people, it is not the same, as someone sitting across the table from you.

    It's normal.

    Thank you for the interview. God speed and many blessings.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Kathy

    That was really a fantastic show – so interesting to watch

    February 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. ChristianLove

    I am with TRY on this one.Im one of the biggest fans of MJ but where exactly was the family for MJ and his kids.Why didnt someone step in to help them.They knew he needed severe help with his addictions.Where the heck was childrens services to take the kids away from the addict.Let a normal hard working person be on all of the drugs MJ was on and we would lose our kids in a heartbeat no ? ask.Please people,step into reality yes MJ was amazingly talented,great humanitarian and a truley gentle soul but he was messed up.I stopped all of the addictions in my life because I loved my children more than myself and put their needs and wants before my own.Thats what makes a loving,caring,unselfish parent.Mj a good parent?I dont think so otherwise the 3 kids would still have their daddy here with them.He was very intelligent.He knew exactly what he was doing and he had the means to get it.The only ones I feel deeply sorry for in this family is the children coming up behind the arrogant,selfish adults who only care about one thing $$$$$$$.Im actually ashamed to say Ive been an MJ fan for all of these years.Love the soul,music,lyrics and dance the man not so much anymore.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rock With You Horsegirl

      Michael loved his children very much. I don't believe that he would have done this to his kids. Frankly, I don't know if it's true that he was an addict. The media had branded him as a pedophile. Now he's being labeled as a drug addict. Think!

      February 18, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Joyce

    Not a hint, not a single hint as to when Piers will air the Colin Firth interview. Maybe they are waiting for the Iranian people to revolt so they can schedule it and have it preempted again. It's beyond frustrating.. I'm not even watching anymore. I've written to CNN and got no response. so what is CONTACT US worth? Absolutely nothing. Airing it after the Oscars makes no sense. It's all pre Oscar talk.. There is a clip on it on CNN, but not the whole interview. I'm angry !

    February 16, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Christy

    Wow! Does anyone know the designer of the shoes that Janet was wearing tonight on Piers' show? I want those shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 16, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kendra

      I've been searching high and low. Those were hot and I want them!

      February 16, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    February 16, 2011 at 6:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Lili

    Love you MJ

    February 16, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Ann

    Michael Jackson was the greatest enertainer of all time. He was a genius that had a big heart and great personality. Greedy people tried to destroy him, but the truth always prevails. God put him on this earth to show us how we need to be kind and help each other. It was a priviledge to have known him in our lifetime!!!

    February 16, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Mariam

    Hi Janet,
    Your a great family I'd love to meet one day. Thanks piers for doing this interview. We the world are waiting for justice for Michael and would like you to do more shows about the trial and what really happened to Michael Jackson . Also interview the people most close to him. Maybe an interview with Debbie Row and Lisa Marie . An interview with his chef, bodyguards etc. I've been a fan for over 30 years. Watched the Jackson five and Osmonds on weekends in the UK grew up with Michaels songs, watched the J5 cartoon. I was disspointed because I always wanted to see MJ live and now its impossible. I hope he rests in peace.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rock With You Horsegirl

      Yeah, I hope that Pier gets on top of what happened to Michael in a TRUTHFUL way. Tired of hearing lies. :(

      February 18, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. cynthia

    very cute. I used to eat there (Loves BBQ) . Not far from the home in Encino, but it is gone now. Brings back memories.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Gail Wilkinson

    Well said Natalie, i agree with everything u said, Mj was a legend n always will be...

    February 16, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Lauren

    Bless and janet and her family, Michaelw as such a kind and talented man with a big heart. I hope they get jsutice for him, he should still be here.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. El Tigre Muerto

    It really saddens me to see so many fans of Michael, while trying to defend his name, committing the very same injustice that he had to endure. Two wrongs do not a right make. Someone posts a comment or opinion that runs contrary to your cause and you slaughter them unmercifully. The same holds true for Murray. You have pre-judged him before all the facts have been heard. You just might be in for a shock. Many of the comments here are clearly baited to get a rise out of you and you fall for it. Do you really believe that Michael, the one who had more love in his heart than all the universe could hold, the one who always took the high road, the one who judged no one, the one who accepted everyone for who they were and not the color of their skin, would behave this same way? I sure hope not! I'm not judging you here either. I'm just asking you to holster your anger and channel it into something more positive. Love is stronger than evil. Try showering and overwhelming your enemies with it so they have no other choice but to embrace it. They obviously have none in their lives or they wouldn't post what they do. It's love that the world lacks and yearns for the most. Hate is a cry for lack of love. Please, give it to them! You have it within you, I can see it. But it's not to be hoarded, it's to be given freely or it dies. Learn to ignore the ignorance and embrace it as an opportunity to replace it with love. Please? Do it for Michael. For me. For you. For the world. Thank you.

    February 18, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • michaeljacksonkingoftheworld

      SOMEONE EXACLY UNDERSTAND THE LOVE WITHOUT ANY TINY MISTAKE THANK YOU, YOU JUST MADE MY DAY IM GONNA GO TELL MY MOTHER AND SIBLINGS CAUSE YOU ARE TRUE HUMAN BEING THANKS AGAIN.

      June 8, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Rock With You Horsegirl

    My favorite memory that she shared was when she and Michael would drive around, and give dinner out to the homeless. That was really sweet! :)

    February 18, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • michaeljacksonkingoftheworld

      THATS MY FAVOTIRE TOO DRIVING AROUND LOOKING FOR HOMELESS TO GIVE THE FOOD TO THEM

      June 8, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
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  51. Rock With You Horsegirl

    Just like to say it's Blanket's birthday! Happy Birthday Blanket!

    February 21, 2011 at 4:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Driscoll

    Now the media is letting Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan have all the spotlight and yet these are two people who are WASTING their lives and fortunes just for PARTYING. Michael J. just wanted to sleep and get relief from pain and yet they brand him an addict and put him in the same box with losers like Sheen, Lohan, Anna Nicole - even Elvis! This is so unfair. I really hope justice prevails in court Because Dr. MURDER is guilty as sin, but nothing will bring Michael back to us, unless he's faking, which I hope he is, but I guess he's not. Still, there are so many thousands of people, esp. in the USA, who are addicted to RECREATIONAL drugs BY CHOICE and never had the pressures that Michael had to face. Why is he so reviled? People need to just leave Michael alone and RESPECT his legacy and his entire family! R.I.P., sweet baby MJ. You were VERY strong and ENDURED punishment for as long as you could.

    March 1, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Lazae

    wow it amazes me how this whole coment thing turned into a big thing about mj ; when this is a janet interview !! : )

    March 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. maria Copelli

    Michael is so loved ,by Allof us ,we tend to turn any related Jackson topic into A michael one! Well it is all for L.O..V.E!
    Maria C.

    July 2, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
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