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'Dancing' tribute touches Jackson family

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
October 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
La Toya Jackson says that the tribute to her late brother, Michael, on "Dancing With the Stars" Tuesday night was very touching."We truly enjoyed every single moment of it," said La Toya Jackson. "It was really great."

The "Dancing With the Stars" pros thrilled the crowd with their tribute to Michael Jackson and his contributions to the dance world.

Members of the Jackson family were in the front row to watch the number choreographed for their lost loved one with love and admiration.

"My mother is a huge fan of this show. We have never missed a season. We watch this show together all the time," said Jackson. "And if we're not together, we watch it on the phone together."

"It was so wonderful and so touching to see the tribute. What they had done, my emotions were so up and down," added Jackson. When "Man In The Mirror" came out tears were ready, but I had to be strong my mother was there."

The spotlight will be on Michael for the upcoming several weeks. The movie documenting the making of his final concert tour, "This Is It," hits theaters next week.

Dozens of the movie's showtimes are sold out with fans anxious to see it. The Jackson family is not among that crowd.

"The family has no involvement, I will not be seeing it, or my mother," said Jackson. "We are not ready to see it. It is too soon for us."

The premiere of "This Is It" takes place next Tuesday, without the family, and officially opens for its two week run one week from today.