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  1. Happy birthday, dear Blanket

    Photos unrevealed until after Michael Jackson's death in June 2009 show the singer to have been an affectionate father to children Prince Michael II (nicknamed Blanket), Paris and Prince Michael, who had often appeared masked or veiled in public. The pictures were released by Blanket's godfather, Al Malnik.

    Here Jackson celebrates the first birthday of Blanket, his youngest child, who sits on Jackson's lap while Prince Michael I (on Jackson's left) and Paris join the party. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Happy birthday to Al

    For the 70th birthday party of friend Al Malnik, the godfather of his son Blanket, Michael Jackson donned an Afro wig. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Kid stuff

    Michael Jackson's children regularly played with Al Malnik's children at Malnik's home. Seated at center among Malnik's kids is Jackson's daughter Paris; at far right is his elder son, Prince Michael. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Shirt shrift

    Mugging for the camera, Michael Jackson and friend Al Malnik point to an image of a younger Jackson on the T-shirt Jackson is wearing. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Daddy in the middle

    By all accounts an affectionate father, Michael Jackson enjoys an intimate moment with son Prince Michael (top) and daughter Paris. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Family friend

    Michael Jackson was a frequent visitor to Al Malnik's home and enjoyed an easy camaraderie with his friend's children. Here he poses with Malnik's daughter. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Supermarket sweep

    Michael Jackson sometimes longed for the simple life, according to his friend Al Malnik. In one of the intimate photos recently revealed by Malnik, Michael enjoys a specially arranged nighttime visit to a supermarket. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Movie time

    Michael Jackson enjoys a movie and snacks with son Prince Michael II, nicknamed Blanket (right), and the daughter of friend Al Malnik. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Michael and Paris

    Michael Jackson poses with daughter Paris in one of a trove of previously unseen photos revealed by Jackson friend Al Malnik. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Bubbly personalities

    Michael Jackson's eldest child, Prince Michael, is clearly enjoying bubble fun with the son of Jackson friend Al Malnik, who is the godfather of Jackson's younger son, Blanket. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Paris and her pal

    Michael Jackson's children frequently played with the children of Jackson friend Al Malnik. Here Jackson's daughter Paris (left) hangs out with Malnik's daughter. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Paris and Prince Michael

    Intimate photos from Michael Jackson friend Al Malnik reveal the faces of Michael Jackson's children, who often appeared masked or veiled in public. Here are Jackson's daughter, Paris, and his elder son, Prince Michael. (Courtesy of the Malnik family) Back to slideshow navigation
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Access Hollywood
updated 7/13/2009 4:03:13 PM ET 2009-07-13T20:03:13

Joe Jackson is reportedly hoping to take Michael Jackson’s three children on tour in 2010, a biographer of the late “King of Pop” claimed on Monday.

Ian Halperin, a celebrity biographer claimed in The Sun Newspaper that a source close to the family told him Michael’s father already has plans for Prince Michael I, 12; Paris Michael Katherine, 11; and Prince Michael II (Blanket), 7.

“Joe wants the children to go on a world tour in 2010. He has also already offered recording contracts to two of Michael’s kids,” Halperin said.

“Now he is talking about getting them the world’s best backing band and taking them on tour as The Jackson Three,” he added.

Halperin told the publication that his source is concerned for the children and may soon speak out publicly. Additionally, the writer claimed a family member inside the Jackson camp is very upset over the patriarch’s plans.

“One of the family members is livid. He is saying Joe seems intent to do this no matter what,” Halperin said.

On Friday, during an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Joe hinted at the talents of Michael’s children.

“I keep watching Paris. She … wants to do something. And as far as I can see, well, they say Blanket, he can really dance,” Joe told “GMA.”

When contacted by Access Hollywood, a rep for the Jackson family wasn’t immediately available for comment.

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