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'This Is It' for Michael Jackson's brothers -- and the Lakers and Clippers

October 27, 2009 |  2:40 pm
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Michael Jackson's brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy will indeed attend the world premiere of "This Is It" tonight at the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A., Access Hollywood has learned.

But don't expect to see the little ones on the red carpet: Prince Michael Jr., Paris Michael Katherine and Prince Michael II, a.k.a. Blanket, have been invited to a private screening tonight on the Sony lot, according to TMZ.

Warning: MJ's concert film, which rolls at 6 p.m., isn't the only sold-out game in town tonight -- literally. The Lakers and Clippers face off across the street with a 7:30 start at Staples. But wait! It's also the night the Lakers will get their championship rings, at a 7:15 p.m. ceremony. Factor in the red carpet arrivals scheduled to start around 4 p.m. and ...

Well, good luck finding parking. 

(If you wanna see the "This Is It" arrivals but don't want to face the madness, or can't, remember there will be a live streaming red carpet webcast on various websites, including the official MJ site and UStream.) 

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Michael Jackson's brothers were among the pallbearers at his funeral, left. At right, a 1969 photo of the Jackson 5 -- Tito, left, Marlon, Michael, Jackie and Jermaine. Credits: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images, left; Associated Press, right.

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