In case you didn’t get the hottest tickets in town last night no worries we have a recap for you. This Is It premiered yesterday and stars flocked to The Nokia Theater in Los Angeles to view the last rehearsals from the King of Pop. It was one of 19 screenings being held simultaneously around the world, from London, New York, Rio, Moscow to Berlin and Seoul.
Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Neil Patrick Harris, Paula Abdul, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, Adam Lambert, and Jennifer Love Hewitt were just some of the celebs in attendance.
The “This Is It” director Kenny Ortega introduced the film by telling the audience that Jackson was “all about love.” Throughout the 112-minute film, Jackson fans screamed and roared their approval, with even some shouting out: “Michael Jackson — we love you!”
Not all of the Jacksons’ were in attendance. Papa Joe was at the Las Vegas premiere (thank goodness). Latoya decided to not attend because she thought that Michael would not want his rehearsals to be released publicly let alone be a movie. Jackie, Tito Jermaine, and Marlon were snapped walking the red carpet at the the Nokia Theater. Jermaine told Larry King that even though he walked the red carpet he was not going to view the film. Jermaine said: “I’m not going to be able to view this movie tonight, like other members of my family, who didn’t attend today, because it is emotional and I think I will be better watching it at a time when I’m more comfortable with it.
I think we can all understand and respect Jermaine’s decision. Michael’s kids Prince, Paris, and Blanket did watch a private screening which was most likely a touching moment for them all. Mother Katherine was a no-show because, according to Jermaine, the film’s release is “tough for her.”
The good news is that the fans get a glimpse into Michael Jackson‘s world. This Is It had already sold 6,000 tickets before Tuesday’s screening! Make sure to get your tickets because the movie is only in theatres for two weeks.
Make sure to check out more pics of Corbin Bleu, Vivica Fox, High School Musical’s Monique Coleman looking sexy as hell in a tight leather dress, Lou Ferrigno, Carla Ferrigno and Katy Perry.