Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson, Prince Jackson

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After something of a second day lull, testimony in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case was back to a dramatic high today as the late superstar's bodyguard took the stand.

But this may be just the tip of the iceberg if increasing reports are proved true, that proceedings may reach a theatrical, bombshell-laden peak should any of Jackson's three children be called to the stand.

And even though both the defense and prosecution have said from the start that the chances of calling any or all of the kids to the stand is slim, it's far from nonexistent.

"All the Jacksons were on the list to testify," one of Murray's defense lawyers, Michael Flanagan, told E! News. "But in the beginning we made a motion to exclude witnesses from the courtroom and the Jackson family members that stayed in the courtroom now can't testify."

So don't hold your breath for Katherine, Joe, La Toya, Jermaine, Randy and Janet Jackson to take the stand. But that does leave three Jacksons—namely, Paris, Prince and Blanket, who have already been mentioned in detail in bodyguard Alberto Alvarez's testimony—could at least theoretically be called upon.

Unlikely though it may be.

Flanagan told E! News that to do so would be unnecessarily dramatic and would be a sign that the prosecution is "desperate" and "losing confidence" in their case.

Well, we were wondering how long it would take for one side to take a pot shot or two at the other. Whoever had three days in the office pool, congrats.

In any case, while possible, it's unlikely any of the three will ultimately be called, as they did not testify at any of the preliminary hearings in the case, and to add them to the docket now would require some serious last-minute explaining.

To say nothing of the explanation that would be necessary as to why they were putting the kids through such unnecessary stress and sadness once again.

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