The Stars Come Out for Michael Jackson's 'This is It'

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Oct. 28 2009, Published 5:19 a.m. ET

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The stars came out Tuesday night for Michael Jackson's This is It premiere at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. All the celebs were in great spirits as they watched the film and celebrated the life of the King of Pop.

Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, Paris Hilton, Larry Birkhead and Vivica A. Fox were among the stars to fill the red carpet. Michael's siblings Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine were also in attendance to support their brother's film.

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"I’m looking forward to seeing what could have been. I’m looking forward to seeing Michael Jackson’s unfinished symphony," Nigel told OK! as he made his way into the theater.

"You know, the sadness of losing him is the way that legends have been created in the past, so now this man, without question, is a legend," Nigel exclaimed. "He was always a global inspiration, but now he’s a legend.  Forever!  As long as we have pop culture."


Larry attended the event to honor Michael and also support his family through their loss.

"With everything that their family’s going through, I kind of feel some of the same things with what I’ve been through," Larry explained. "So I know some of the family members and I just thought it was great to come out and support the project."

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Vivica had to make sure she wore her best Michael attire to the event.

"I’m excited.  I’m scared," she explained about how she was feeling before seeing the film. "I’ve had anxiety about this all today to make sure that I had the right outfit, that I had my hair right, that I wore something sparkly that kind of resembled the glove.  This is a Swarovski crystal bracelet."

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Nigel, Larry and Vivica all had different favorite Michael Jackson moments. "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" for Nigel, "Thriller" for Larry and the moonwalk for Vivica.

"That night, he just truly became a superstar. That’s when Michael Jackson went into stratosphere," Vivica said. "That’s when it set him apart from anyone else.  That’s my favorite all time Michael Jackson moment!"

All equally brilliant moments!

Reporting by Elizabeth Rosselle


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