Tag Archives: Premiere

Michael Jackson Documentary Cops On Alert for Protesters … At Sundance Premiere

EXCLUSIVE

The blistering Michael Jackson documentary premiering at Sundance will also feature angry pro-Jackson protesters, and we’ve learned local police are gearing up for possible confrontations.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the Park City PD is aware of an anti-documentary protest being organized on social media, so cops are going to beef up their presence both inside and outside the premiere with uniformed and undercover officers.

We’re told law enforcement is most concerned about disruptions taking place during the Q&A portion of the screening — historically, that’s when protesters have caused the biggest disturbances. However, we’re told cops won’t stop people from exercising their First Amendment rights, so long as protesters don’t block sidewalks or entrances.

As you know … the doc, “Leaving Neverland,” explores alleged sexual abuse by the King of Pop, and the film is already being slammed by the late singer’s estate. Despite outside pressure to pull the film, Sundance officials say it’s full steam ahead.

All Sundance events have increased security — including bag checks and bomb dogs — but extra resources will be allocated to the MJ screening when it premieres Friday, Jan. 25.

‘The Bachelor’ Season Premiere Colton’s Virginity Top of Mind

As if the new ‘Bachelor’ didn’t already know he was a virgin, his suitors (and the show at large) constantly reminded him during the season premiere … and it got old fast.

Colton Underwood‘s journey got started Monday night, and as he was meeting the lovely ladies who’ll be vying for his heart …and apparently his crotch. His virginity was on the minds in the mouths of almost every girl. It was awkwardly charming at first, but quickly became a tired gag.

Even worse … the virgin gimmicks quickly escalated from a chat to full-blown costumes just to land the joke. One girl popped a “cherry” balloon in front of Colton, another teased him with a real peach, and yet another took away his “V” card in a corny magic trick.

But, Alex D. of Boston took the cake (and the award for worst contestant thus far) by creeping out of the limo in a human-size sloth suit and lurching over to him in slow-mo … staying committed to the whole sloth thing the entire way through. 

It was cringeworthy to say the least. Fact is … Colton’s more than just his virginity — here’s hoping the producers of the show realized that before it’s too late.