I drove into Hollywood at 2:15a, and as I walked up to Michael Jackson's star on the Walk of Fame, I had to navigate a small throng. Jackson's star has prime real estate on Hollywood Boulevard. It's right in front of Graumann's Chinese Theater, and the star had been closed off from fans, along with the rest of the sidewalk, for most of the night. Last night they premiered the Sasha Baron Cohen film, "Bruno", at Graumann's, and the block was closed off.
In a case of mistaken identity, many fans rushed to another star for Michael Jackson on Vine Street, but that's a different Michael Jackson (a prominent LA radio personality).
Shortly after 2am, security officials uncovered the star and let the public move in. They were allowed to come near in small groups to place flowers or candles on the star, and take a photo. Given the hour and the place, things were pretty cordial.
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