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Michael Jackson isn't the biological father of children Prince Michael Jr. and Paris, says his ex-wife.
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updated 11/30/2005 2:45:05 AM ET 2005-11-30T07:45:05

The mother of two of Michael Jackson’s children has reportedly said that the babies were conceived from a test tube.

An Irish publication is quoting Debbie Rowe as saying that Prince Michael Jr., 8, and Paris, 7, were both conceived using semen from a sperm bank.

“Michael knows the truth — that he is not the natural father of Prince Michael Jr. and Paris,” Rowe said, according to the Irish newspaper Sunday World. “He has to come clean.”

The alleged comments come on the heels of a report in the New York Daily News that Jackson has been limiting Rowe’s access to their children.

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Rowe couldn’t be reached for further comment and Jackson’s rep didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment.

Presidential parody?
Is Dennis Quaid spoofing George Bush?

The actor is denying that he’s playing the 43rd president in an upcoming political spoof, but insiders who’ve seen an early screening of “Dreamz” say it sure looks like the film is taking potshots at the current administration.

The film stars “Dennis Quaid as the President of the United States, doing his best George W. impersonation, Willem Dafoe as a Dick Cheney clone, complete with bald head and lumpy gut, and Marcia Gay Harden as the first lady,” according to a review posted on AintItCool.com. “The Prez wakes up one day and decides to read the newspaper, which sets Dafoe into damage control mode, as he usually not only keeps track of what the Prez reads, but literally tells him what to say to everyone via an earpiece.”

“Dreamz” also spoofs current TV trends, with Hugh Grant playing a Simon Cowell-esque judge on a televised competition, and movie insiders are calling the film a cross between the 1964 political satire “Dr. Strangelove” and “Network,” the 1976 send-up of TV.

“I’m not doing Bush,” Quaid told reporters while he was promoting “Cheaper By the Dozen.” “There’s some Bush, a little bit of Clinton and quite a dose of Ronnie Reagan. I sort of thought of myself, too.”

Notes from all over
Looks like Barbra Streisand isn’t happy with the way the Los Angeles Times edited her letter. The singer fired off an angry missive to protest the firing of columnist Robert Scheer. The letter was printed, but with some of her harshest criticism edited out, so Streisand ran the unedited copy on her Web site, along with the condensed version.  . . . Heather Graham is expanding her dating options. “In the past I tended to date creative people,” says Graham — whose boyfriends have included actors Heath Ledger,Benicio del Toro, and Chris Weitz.—told the Calgary Sun. “I think it’s time I branched out.” . . . Confirming an earlier report in The Scoop, Matt Damon says that his "Syriana" co-star, George Clooney, does indeed, grope his behind. “George grabs my [bleep] every day, at least once a day,” Damon told the Hamilton Spectator. “That’s why I’ve done three movies with him.”

Jeannette Walls Delivers the Scoop Mondays through Thursdays on MSNBC.com

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