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Michael Jackson's Children Place Glove, Shoe in Cement at Grauman's

The King of Pop's children also pressed their own hand prints in cement at the promotion for a show featuring Jackson's music

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    Michael Jackson honored in Hollywood along with fans, friends and family. (Published Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012)

    The hand prints of Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson and prints of their famous father's shoes and sequined glove were pressed into cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre Thursday in a tribute to the late pop star.

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    Members of the singer's family and stars Smokey Robinson, comedian Chris Tucker and Justin Bieber joined the Jackson children.

    Tucker told of his "Smooth Criminal" experience that was a little less than smooth.

    "I kept messing up the video because I kept looking at [Michael]," Tucker said. "And he got kinda mad. He was like, 'Chris, look straight, we're doing the video so stop looking at me."

    Jackson’s brothers, Tito and Marlon, and mother, Katherine Jackson, thanked fans for their support.

    "It's a very good celebration and I know if Michael was here he would  agree, to see all the friends and loved ones and especially his fans here to  celebrate this with him,'' Katherine Jackson told the crowd.

    "This, right here, is his lifetime achievement award," said Prince, 14.

    "I'm sad and I have a heavy heart because I don't feel like we appreciated him while he was here," said one Michael Jackson fan.

    The event was part of a promotion for the opening of a Cirque du Soleil production that features the King of Pop's music. Cast members of "Michael Jackson  The Immortal World Tour" performed at the ceremony.

    The show runs Friday through Sunday at Staples Center.

    Jackson, 50, died June 25, 2009, from an overdose of the powerful  anesthetic propofol. His personal physician was convicted in November of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years behind bars. 

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