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Report: Michael Jackson's kids to be part of upcoming reality series


By Christopher Rocchio, 10/14/2009 

The inclusion of Michael Jackson's three children in a new A&E reality series has apparently created some turmoil amongst family members.

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Jackson's three children -- Prince, Paris and Blanket -- will be included in A&E's new The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty reality series, a source told Us Weekly in a Wednesday report.

However not all of Jackson's family members are on board with including the children on the show -- including his sister Rebbie, who has also refused to be in the series.

"[Rebbie feels] Michael would spin in his grave if he knew his kids would be on this show," the source told Us.

While Janet Jackson reportedly has no problems with the kids' involvements, the source told Us that Jackson family matriarch Katherine -- who has custody of her late son's children -- "is just going along with things."

A&E began developing a one-hour special that would follow Randy, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael Jackson as they prepared a new album and reunion tour earlier this year. It was reportedly intended to air as a "backdoor pilot" for a potential reality series.

However the project's status became uncertain when Michael died in June at the age of 50, as the network said it was taking a "wait and see" approach.

In August, A&E announced that it had decided to turn it into a reality series, however no details or premiere date was given.

Regardless of Prince, Paris and Blanket's participation, executive producer Jodi Gomes said a majority of the Jackson family has a positive outlook on the series.

"We have 23 cast members with the last name Jackson,"Gomes told Us. "They've done a great job opening up about losing a brother."

Representatives for both the Jackson family and A&E refused to comment when asked about the participation of the children, The New York Post reported.

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