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This was one of my most unusual nights on the red carpet. I poked choreographer, Sohey Sugihara, in the eye to show that the frames to his glasses were just that frames, no glasses (Stay until the end of the piece, you will see what I mean.), I stumped many dancers with the easy question, "Who is the one major dance influence in your life/career?", and I made Janet Jackson's choreographer, Gil Duldulao, cry. Yes, I said cry. He is such a sweet man and I wish more of his interview made the final edit. Here's the scoop: I asked him how his working relationship with Janet has changed since Michael was such a huge influence on her work. Well, Gil is a very close friend of the family and the emotions of the loss of the pop icon are still raw. His eyes welled up with tears and he explained that his influence is so great, it is almost like Michael is still here. It was such an emotional moment on the red carpet. One I have never experienced before and one that I will never forget. I sent Gil off with a big hug after our interview.
We were also able to capture some of the rehearsal footage with the dancers and grab what happens behind the scenes on the night before a big performance. And I know, I know, it's "bad rehearsal, good show.", I think I screwed that phrase up in the piece. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy all of the hot action from the red carpet: