The rumor mill would have Michael Jackson's strange saga take an even odder twist. After British reports that unnamed friends of the singer allege that Jackson pal and child-star Macaulay Culkin is the natural father of Blanket, Jackson's youngest son, the actor has come forward to crush speculation. "The inquiries are too preposterous for us to even acknowledge," his rep told TMZ.com. An unnamed source told the Sun, "Jackson and Culkin were best friends. He was one of the few people Jackson really trusted and Mack never let him down," adding that Jackson "always wished Mack was his son" and that "creating Blanket" through sperm donation "was the next best thing."