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LA judge grants Jermaine Jackson name change

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jermaine Jackson has a new, brighter surname — Jacksun.

A Los Angeles judge approved the change to singer's name Friday.

The 58-year-old, who shared lead singing duties with his younger brother Michael in the Jackson 5, did not appear in court.

He sought the name change for "artistic reasons" and says it has nothing to do with a recent rift in his family over the care of Michael Jackson's children and family matriarch Katherine Jackson.

His attorney Bret D. Lewis says Jacksun is in Europe performing with his brothers and told him that he was sure it was "a sunny day in California."

Lewis says he doesn't know whether Jacksun will elaborate on the creative reasons for the change.

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Feb 23, 2013 6:09PM
Maybe he is trying to fool people into thinking he is not the one that had a baby with his brother Randy Jackson ex-wife. What a jack a// 
Feb 23, 2013 4:33PM
Should have changed it to CRACKson. I used to admire this guy, because he is talented, next to MJ probably the most talented member of the clan. But he's batsh** crazy. You would have thought after stealing his baby brother's wife and having 2 kids by her, he would have left the drama behind. Darn near 60 years old and still knee deep in it.
Feb 23, 2013 2:55PM
Jermaine is nothing but a old pussy drama queen.
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