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Michael Jackson kids launch Hollywood celebration of the King of Pop

Michael Jackson's kids kicked off a celebration of their late father's achievements in Hollywood on Thursday (26Jan12) when they placed one of the King of Pop's sequined gloves and a pair of his shoes into wet cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and nine-year-old Blanket joined Smokey Robinson, Justin Bieber and Thriller producer Quincy Jones in front of the Los Angeles landmark - just feet away from Jackson's Walk of Fame star, which became a shrine for fans following his death in 2009.


Michael Jackson's brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie and his mother Katherine also attended the ceremony, which featured special performances from local schoolchildren, Bieber, the cast of Glee and members of the Cirque Du Soleil Jackson tribute show Immortal World Tour, which launches in Los Angeles this week (ends27Jan12).


The 80-minute spectacular ended with a Cirque Du Soleil performance of the King of Pop's Black or White complete with dancing lookalikes, reimagined characters from the video for the song and even a man dressed up as a chimpanzee to honour the pop superstar's ape pal Bubbles.