12/10/2009 11:51:00 AMPosted by SouthernGurl
Below are more pics from the launch of the Jackson's reality show which took place last night (Wednesday) in Los Angeles as well as the afterparty. Marlon Jackson told Entertainment Tonight that Michael is with them "always in spirit." Jermaine said the late King of Pop "would be very, very proud because we kept it real." To get a glimpse of the dynamics of the brotherly love, Marlon was asked which brother takes the longest to get ready. "Jermaine takes three hours." Tito chimed in, "on his hair!" Marlon then added, "He's worse than a female." Another famous brother pairing, Marlon and Shawn Wayans, from the First Family of Comedy, were looking forward to seeing the premiere. Marlon joked, "I want to see another dysfunctional brother crew because I know me and my brother, we have a nice beautiful, dysfunctional love relationship." Coincidentally, Marlon Wayans says he was named after Marlon Jackson.
Other celebrities in attendance included: Darius McCrary, Flex Alexander and Shanice Wilson, Flavor Flav, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (who played Joe Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream), Jazsmine Lewis, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Raven Kelly (who played young Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It), Jackie's kids, Siggy Jr. and Brandi Jackson and Jermaine's wife, Halima and two of Jermaine's sons, Jaffar and Jermajesty were there as well. Even Randy's kids, Donte, Genevieve and Randy Jr. came out to support the premiere.
Don't forget to tune in to the two-hour world premiere of the Jacksons new reality show The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty this Sunday, December 13th from 9 p.m to 11 p.m.(then 9 p.m. Sundays starting Dec. 20.) on A&E. In the show, cameras follow original members Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon as they planned for a tentative 40th anniversary reunion of the Jackson 5 before -- and after -- the sudden death in June of Michael. According to Reuters, producers said fans would have to watch the six-episode show to find out whether the brothers decide to go ahead in some form, without Michael. "That is a surprise ending...so you have to stay tuned for that. The guys live all of those answers out on camera," said executive producer Jodi Gomes. Jermaine has denied reports from earlier this year that his late Michael's three young children would appear on the TV show, citing respect for Michael's efforts to keep them away from the media spotlight during his life. "There was never any intention to put Michael's children on the show before or after his death."
We'll also see the first inside look on how they dealt with the loss of MJ. Big brother Jackie, 58, breaks into tears as he recalls hearing about Michael's death on his car radio. What we won't see is any of the family learning of the news, or exclusive footage from the memorial, or the brothers at all until they've had a month to mourn.