Michael Jackson's legal bills have prompted him to go back to work - and this time he's serious.
He's hired music producers RedOne and Akon to mastermind his new album, and the trio began working together at the Palms recording studio in Las Vegas Wednesday.
"Michael is producing the album himself and then will sell it to a record company when he's finished," our spy said. To maintain the utmost concentration, "Michael has banned his kids from the recording studio. He realizes this is very important and doesn't want any distractions."
Jackson has also sworn off women for the time being, despite never seeming to care much for them anyway. Jackson - who supposedly had been seeing his children's nanny, Grace Rwaramba - told pals, "He's not going to be involved in any personal relationships with women until he gets this record done. He's dumped the nanny - she's not around any more."