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Friday
Jun082012

Michael Jackson's Daughter Reveals Private Moments with Dad

Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Paris Jackson, the only daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, is revealing more than ever about the father she knew.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Sunday's edition of Oprah's Next Chapter, the 14-year-old said she finally understands why her father would cover her face in public during childhood.

"I didn't get why I was wearing a mask, but I understand it now," Jackson said.  "When we went out without him we wouldn't be recognized.  We could have a normal childhood."

Jackson, a budding actress, also recalled how her father told them he wanted to ensure that she and her siblings -- Prince, 15, and Blanket, 10 -- would have a normal childhood because when he was a kid, he was always "stuck in the studio singing."

"And he wanted us to have that," she says.  "Toys R Us and Chuck E Cheese were our favorite places to go."

The King of Pop died in 2009 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, administered by his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.  Murray was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison.

The Oprah's Next Chapter interview with Paris Jackson airs Sunday on OWN.

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Monday
Nov222010

Oprah Gifts New Car to 'Favorite Things' Audience

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto/Discovery Communications(CHICAGO) -- From diamond earrings, an iPad, and a brand new car, Oprah Winfrey succeeded for the last time at sending unexpecting audience members into hysterics during part two of her legendary "Ultimate Favorite Things" episode.

On the heels of last week's first installment of the popular Oprah Winfrey Show segment, Winfrey shocked yet another group of guests with another round of gift giving in which hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goodies were doled out.

The first gift bestowed -- an Apple iPad -- came down from the ceiling flanked by angel wings as Winfrey explained that it is her "Number One favorite thing ever."

But the screams of the audience only escalated, peaking when Winfrey unveiled the never-before-seen 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, the keys to which were given to each guest in the studio.

Winfrey also gave the audience several items of clothing, including a cashmere sweater and matching leggings from Magaschoni, as well as Ugg boots covered in sequins and a patent-leather Coach bag that cost nearly $400.

She presented each guest with two $500 gift certificates to Nordstrom's lingerie department.

A custom set of Le Creuset cast iron pots and pans, plus its new line of stainless steel cookware, was also distributed to the audience -- carrying a price tag of nearly $600 per set.

A ballerina presented Oprah's audience with the Sophie Jewelry Box from Pottery Barn, which when opened displayed a pair of diamond Jessica Leigh earrings by Dana Rebecca Designs. Each pair has more than 100 diamonds.

Performances by some of Winfrey's favorite singers, Johnny Mathis and Josh Groban, helped finish the show, and audience members went home with each performer's new CD.

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