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Judge Reinstates Katherine Jackson as Guardian of Michael’s Children

Any concerns about the well-being of Michael Jackson’s children perhaps can be put aside after a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge reinstated their grandmother Katherine Jackson as guardian after a court investigation declared she was doing “a wonderful job.”

Judge Mitchell Beckloff said he would revisit the issue of whether Katherine would share custody with her grandson T.J. Jackson at another hearing in three weeks.

Beckloff last week had ordered an investigation into the well-being of Prince, 15, Paris, 14 and Blanket, 10, and apparently he was pleased with the results.

“It’s clear to me that the children are well cared for by Mrs. Jackson. It is clear to me they love her very much,” Beckloff said at the hearing. He said the interviews  by the investigator with the children and Katherine indicated the trio have “a substantial, significant” relationship with T.J. Jackson and that his background— he is the son of the Jackson Five’s Tito—allow the children to relate to him.

Diana Ross visited the children in Calabasas yesterday in the latest development in this strangely star-studded case and agreed to te custody arrangement, according to a lawyer who represents the children, Margaret Lodise.

There’s no indication whether the judge addressed the issue of whether Katherine’s children Janet, Randy and Jermaine should be banned from visiting the house, as Michael Jackson’s estate executors have declared.

Katherine Jackson has indicated that when she was with her children in Arizona for 10 days, no one told her that she had actually been reported missing back in Los Angeles by T.J.

Things have fallen so far with the Jacksons that they have postponed their annual family reunion, according to a report on The annual “Family Day,” which for decades brought together up to 100 members of the extended family to cook, eat, play cards and enjoy each other’s company, was supposed to be taking place yesterday. But with all the family drama still bubbling, the family decided at the last minute to postpone, according to sources. No new date has been set.

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