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Here’s a fun way to spend your Tuesday afternoon. Michael Jackson, a huge draw even though he’s no longer with us, is taking the stage for the last time, via the This Is It documentary. The behind-the-scenes movie, set to be shown in theaters for just […]

Here’s a fun way to spend your Tuesday afternoon. Michael Jackson, a huge draw even though he’s no longer with us, is taking the stage for the last time, via the This Is It documentary. The behind-the-scenes movie, set to be shown in theaters for just two weeks, debuts tomorrow with a red carpet premiere at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 4:30 p.m. PT. And the red carpet activities will be streamed internationally online on multiple sites, including Crackle, ThisIsIt-movie.com, Ustream and Facebook.

ThisIsItSony Pictures Entertainment has enlisted Premiere Entertainment to produce the webcast, hosted in the U.S. by Big Boy and Luscious Liz of KPWR, with five more international hosts webcasting in a promised nine different languages.

At this point, we’re used to red carpet streams for awards shows like the Oscars. If the Michael Jackson stream does well — and it is likely to — red carpet streams may soon be another booming category of live online content. The only problem is, the web audience gets left in the dust when the VIPs head into the theater to see the real show.

Update: Livestream says it will also be broadcasting from the red carpet, with a freelance host using the company’s cool new Livepack streaming backpack. The feed will be here.

Update 2: The stats are in from Ustream.

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  1. krazykoreankyle Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    i’ll be watching
    not necessarily a fan of michael
    or what he might have done,
    but boy, he was one heck of a dancer

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  5. southshorefitted Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    We will for sure be watching!!! RIP Michael Jackson, you will always be remembered!!!

  6. MorningErection Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    My friends and I will be watching! Thanks for the websites.

  7. I’m looking forward to seeing this. The reviews that I’ve seen say that it’s pretty good. I REALLY hope that this movie does the great man justice.

  8. I’m so excited to see MJ’s movie tonight! I’m just glad they released the “This Is It” song early online. I’m still going to get the concert film’s album since there’s a collectible photo book.

  9. Eric Frost-Barnes Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    Hopefully, this will give the millions of Jackson fans some finality. At least until the NEXT documentary and the NEXT greatest-hits album are released…

    http://jdrourke.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/is-this-it-michael-jackson/

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