Michael Jackson's requests to take Macaulay Culkin on a private journey to his Los Angeles apartment were refused by the former child star's estranged father KIT.

In the early 1990s, at the height of Macaulay's Home Alone fame, Kit and his famous son were staying in Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, when the superstar asked for some alone time with the young actor.

Kit refused to let Macaulay accompany Jackson alone, insisting he supervised the adventure.

Kit recalls, "The three of us drove down to Los Angeles together: Michael the host, Macaulay the Invited Guest and Me the Uninvited Guest. The apartment was decorated entirely in Disney prints and paraphernalia.

"What struck me right off was that no one was there. No butler, no cook, no maid, no anybody. When compared to Neverland, where the employees are simply overflowing, it was very, very odd indeed, and made me think: 'You mean that just the two of you were planning on staying here?'

"Mack and Michael played video games. Then Mack fell asleep, and I carried him to one of the bedrooms.

"I returned to where Michael was and we made some small talk for awhile. But I noticed that as we talked he got more and more uncomfortable, which I think he always got when having to speak with an adult too long. It was very strange."

05/04/2005 02:54