Katherine Jackson is apparently back home, reuniting with Michael Jackson's children after a judge temporarily took away her guardianship because of her dayslong absence from them. Paris Jackson tweeted early Thursday morning: "grandma's here! #thankyougod." Katherine Jackson's son Marlon also posted a note on Twitter saying his mother had returned, adding she looked and sounded great. On Wednesday, a judge removed Katherine Jackson as guardian temporarily and named her grandson Tito Joe "TJ" Jackson as temporary caretaker of the late legend's three minor children amid a bitter family dispute over Michael Jackson's estate. Katherine Jackson told ABC News that the court ruling was "based on a bunch of lies." "I am devastated that while I've been away, that my children, my grandchildren, have been taken away from me, and I'm coming home to see about that, also," she said. She denied the suggestion made in court and in court filings to support TJ Jackson's appointment that she was being held against her will. The judge cited a Monday incident in which Janet, Randy and Jermaine arrived at the children's home and told them they could speak with their grandmother but had to leave with them. Katherine Jackson's attorney Perry Sanders Jr. said he plans to ask the court to reinstate Katherine Jackson as guardian.Pattinson 'heartbroken and angry'
Actor Robert Pattinson, 26, has apparently left the Los Angeles house he shared with Kristen Stewart after her public apology for her affair with married director Rupert Sanders, 41. His whereabouts are unknown, but sources told People magazine that he was not in contact with Stewart, 22, and that he is "heartbroken and angry." The couple of three years are co-stars of the widely successful "Twilight" movie franchise, whose last installment is due out this November. Sources told People: "I'm not sure they'll be able to recover from this."A DEAL: Actor and comedian Russell Brand must perform 20 hours of community service and pay a $500 court fee to resolve a misdemeanor charge over a confrontation with a photographer in New Orleans, where he was filming a movie in March. Brand wasn't in a New Orleans courtroom Thursday when his attorney, Robert Glass, entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf to a charge of simple criminal damage to property. Glass said of Brand, "He's a good guy. He was harassed."
POPPING UP: Meanwhile, Brand's ex-wife, Katy Perry landed a deal of her own -- endorsing the snack brand Popchips. She also has become an investor and will be a creative partner, the company said. Perry, the subject of the 3-D documentary, "Katy Perry: Part of Me," joins Ashton Kutcher as a celebrity endorser of the snack food. Perry's ads will be unveiled in the fall.