HOME ALONE star Macaulay Culkin is baffled as to why people always link him with Michael Jackson and is desperate to distance himself from the troubled pop star. The former child star frequently appeared with Jackson in the 1980's and is the godfather to Jackson's first child, PRINCE MICHAEL. He explains, "We're friends. I don't know when this happened, but at some point in my life or career, I've become the 'Michael Jackson Ambassador' and I don't know how this happened. "I don't know why. He's a friend of mine. It's not like I have any grand insight into his personal life. "I talk to him maybe once or twice a year, on the phone, long distance. "He's an interesting personality. I try my best to talk to him, but at the same time he lives in his own world."