Frank DiLeo Jacksons Diss Michaels GrammyMichael Jackson finally got a Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday from the Grammys.

No one from his family showed up to accept it.

The Grammy board invited all the Jacksons. Sources say they never heard a word from anyone. At one point there was talk of Marlon Jackson showing up. He didn’t.

Michael’s faithful friend and longtime manager Frank DiLeo accepted in their place. He thanked NARAS and said he was accepting on behalf of Michael’s kids. He talked a little about their long association. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

Tonight on the Grammys: All eyes will be on seats marked for Katherine Jackson and Michael’s kids. They’re supposed to be there. Of course, the Lifetime Achievement ceremony isn’t televised and there’s no money involved. The Grammys at least are good for publicity.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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