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Katherine Jackson Temporarily Loses Custody of MJ's Kids

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Jackie, Tito and Katherine Jackson (Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com)
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Yesterday brought a whole boatload of Jackson family crazy to our doorsteps, and today, the drama continues: Since the family's matriarch, Katherine Jackson, has been in Arizona for over a week and hasn't had contact with her grandchildren, Paris, Prince and Blanket during that time, she's temporarily lost guardianship of them.

But rest assured -- the kids aren't going to be cared for by one of the aunts or uncles who allegedly physically assaulted them outside their Calabasas home on Monday. Instead, they'll be placed in the care of T.J. Jackson, Tito Jackson's son.

34-year-old T.J. has been supportive of the kids during the recent family infighting. When Paris tweeted her concerns about her grandmother being deliberately prevented from having contact with her and her brothers, T.J. responded:

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According to TMZ, T.J. has also been close with the kids for much of their lives, and has played a father-like role to them. He also reportedly had a lawyer draw up paperwork for him to be their temporary guardian, should a situation like this arise.

And surprise! Arise it did. Stay tuned...