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PHOTOS: ‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ premiere

Laker Fans
Lakers fans embrace under the big screen showing celebrities and Michael Jackson fans arriving for the premiere of “This Is It” at L.A. Live. The Lakers and Clippers opened their seasons against each other at the Staples Center the same night. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Waiting for celebrities
Gilbert Aquino, from left, Michelle Simonsem and Donna Vanwortel sway to Michael Jackson’s music while awaiting celebrity arrivals along the red carpet before the premiere of “This Is It” at L.A. Live. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Michael look-alikes
Jonathan Holguin, 11, left, and Frank Escuder, 12, dressed as Jackson. Don’t go around breaking young girls’ hearts, boys. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Jermaine Jackson
Jermaine Jackson greets fans from the red carpet before the premiere. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Tom and Star
Thomas Mesereau, who successfully defended Michael Jackson in the star’s 2005 child molestation trial, arrives with Star Campbell. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Jackie Jackson
Jackson’s brother Jackie arrives. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Monique Coleman
“High School Musical” actress Monique Coleman busts a move on the red carpet. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Kenny Ortega
“This Is It” director Kenny Ortega, Jackson manager Frank DiLeo and producer Randy Phillips greet the crowd at the movie premiere. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Mickey
Mickey Rooney arrives. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt poses with fans on the red carpet. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Berry Gordy
Motown founder Berry Gordy, who signed the Jackson 5 to the label in 1968, arrives. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Free gloves
Fans along the red carpet reach for free replicas of Michael Jackson’s famed gloves. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
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