Tucker To Accept Jackson's Award

Actor CHRIS TUCKER will accept an award on behalf of late superstar MICHAEL JACKSON at the Apollo Theater's annual benefit concert in New York on Monday night (14Jun10).
The late King of Pop and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be named Apollo Legends at the gala on 14 June (10), at the venue where Jackson launched his career with the Jackson 5 at the Apollo's Amateur Night in the late 1960s.
Organisers had initially planned to hand Jackson's trophy to the late star's family, but it has now been confirmed that Rush Hour star Tucker will take the stage in their place to accept the prize, according to New York Post gossip column PageSix.
Tucker was close friends with the late Thriller hitmaker and even appeared in his 2001 music video for You Rock My World.
The event, which will be hosted by Jamie Foxx, will also honour Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony for their charity work and see performances from stars including British singer Estelle.


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IS IT GOING TO BE TELEVISED TONIGHT...PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME PLEASE,PLEASE...LET ME KNOW.
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it should be michael jackson's sister janet
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chris tucker is some hirlarious,with his impersonations of the late king of pop. and in the video in which he co-stared with him smooth=crimmal.eventhought there had been reports of michael not want to work with him, all was forgiven, when he attented the burial at forrest lawn, last year. this is such a honor to be inducted in the hall of fame, with ther queen of soul aretha frank;in, Now if the make fun of Ms. franklins hat agian as the talkshow hostess ellen degenerst did. I would just ache in my side from the laugher. congradutions to Ms. Franklin the Queen of Soul for her honroree, at the Apollo. you can purchase in the Espcally yours magzines. imagine, singing for the president and Mrs obama and you are the punchline for a joke from a well known leiban. if was done in awlfull taste. they are loved very much by girly girly mor mor as the king of pop micheal jackson and the quenn of soul arthea franklin, the god-father of soul james brown and the queen of hip-hop mary j blidge, xoxo 4- ever
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Chris & Michael were hilarious together in the video "You Rock My World." There's some footage of the making of the video & they show them in a Chinese Restaurant eating & then they leave. The chinese restaurant owner keeps telling them "you go & you no pay" & Chris is telling him he needs to pay them for eating his food, it's halarious. I think that it's great that Chris is accepting the award; he & his baby mother was also very supportive of Michael during the 2005 molestation trial.
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MICHAEL JACKSON should be receiving awards everyday....................Let his sister receive it for MICHAEL ........
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