Last month we got our first look at Oprah Winfrey with the Jackson family in their Encino, CA home as she interviewed them for an upcoming episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. A few days later, it was reported that Oprah would also be interviewing Michael Jackson‘s children — Prince Michael Joseph, Paris Michael Katherine and Prince Michael Joseph, II aka Blanket — for her show. Today we get our first look a promo photo of Oprah with MJ‘s children as she interviewed them for next Monday November 8′s episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show:
Relaxed, smiling and playful – that’s the image of Michael Jackson’s three children captured in a candid photo taken during Oprah Winfrey’s visit to the Jacksons’ Encino, Calif., home last month. Prince, 13, and Paris, 12, are seen smiling as Paris reaches out to Blanket, 8, who is curled up in a lawn chair in the backyard of the home, while Winfrey and the children’s grandparents, Katherine and Joe Jackson, are seated across the table. The talk-show host was there to interview Katherine about Michael’s childhood, his career, his children and his legacy a year and a half after the pop legend’s untimely death at age 50.
While there are many people (me included) who are horribly curious to see the Jackson children interviewed, at least one person is NOT pleased that Oprah sat down to interview the kids in the first place. Randy Jackson has spoken out publicly to voice his displeasure with the interview, stating that MJ would NEVER have allowed his children to be interviewed on TV … not even by Oprah. While that claim is debatable, it is very true that MJ fiercely guarded his children’s privacy and it is unlikely that he would be totally cool with putting his kids on TV like this. Still, the interview has been filmed and is scheduled to air next Monday. Will you be tuning in?