Druckin with the Man in the Mirror

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"What I really want to do is direct."

Thanks to my awesome new friend at Sony (thanks, Michael!), I got to see a screening of the Gloved One’s movie, “This Is It” last night. “It” is not so much a movie as it is a series of rehearsals (dress and otherwise) loosely slung together with a snatch of dialogue here and there.

Having recently (as of this week) become a fan of “So You Think You Can Dance” — Yabba dabba DOOOO! — I have rediscovered my love of dancing as an art form, and perhaps the purest, most visceral expression of joy incarnate. To this end, Jackson in all his frail, surgically-enhanced weirdness, doesn’t disappoint. The man can DANCE. And sing! His voice sounds beautiful.

Something else that surprised me — he’s very, very sweet. At least in the film, whenever he makes a suggestion or critique, he always starts by saying it comes from a place of love, even spelling out “L..O..V..E” and touching his heart. At least, that’s what we see. 80 hours of footage for roughly 90 minutes of movie — who knows what transpired during the other 78.5 hours.

A pal at work just told me that Michael was supposedly revealing a new dance move, the Penguin, which reminds me of “Zoolander”, and the revelation of the much-anticipated “Magnum.”

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"I'm pretty sure there's more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking."

I myself am working on a new way to show off my cleavage. I’m calling it the Cleave-Ho, and it will premier in January 2010. Watch this space.

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