jackson paris 150x1501 Paris Katherine Jackson: Shes Debbies Daughter

If you believed for a second last week that Debbie Rowe wasn’t the biological mother of Paris Katherine Jackson, 11, and her brother, Prince Michael, then yesterday’s memorial should have set you straight.

From my vantage point in the audience, you could see that Paris was moving toward the microphone on the stage as other people took their turns speaking. It looked for a moment that Janet Jackson was going to say something, but then Paris saw her opportunity.

She may not have a relationship with Debbie Rowe, but in that second it was clear that she was her daughter. Just as Rowe takes no prisoners with the intrusive paparazzi, Paris could not be stopped. She will be a child who speaks her mind. According to backstage insiders from the Staples, she was very clear about what should be happening at the memorial, too.

A good friend of Michael’s says, sweetly, “Michael knew she was a little actress. She can very dramatic. Michael said, ‘She’ll be an action star.’ “

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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