Michael Jackson’s brother checks into hospital

PASADENA – Media outlets swarmed Huntington Hospital on Tuesday waiting for confirmation that Randy Jackson, brother of the late Michael Jackson, was being treated for chest pains.

A source close to the Jackson family who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly said Jackson, 48, experienced chest pains around noon and was taken to Huntington, where he is awaiting the outcome of tests. The source said doctors think it was a mild heart attack, but this has not yet been confirmed.

The announcement sparked a media frenzy. CBS, ABC and the Star-News were on scene, but unable to confirm whether the member of the Jackson 5 was being treated at Huntington.

So long, Captain EO

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Well, with the rest of the media tossing out their two cents about the passing of Michael Jackson, I guess I may as well share how I will remember the “King of Pop.”

Child molestation accusations aside, I will always remember Michael Jackson as “Captain EO,” the star of a 3-D movie played at Disney theme parks between 1986 and 1994.

I was bit too young to be a fan of Michael Jackson’s music at the height of his popularity in the 1980s, but the Captain EO movie at Disneyland made an impression on me as a child.

The sci-fi movie, which required 3-D glasses to view, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and executive-produced by George Lucas.

Anyone else out there have fond memories of watching Captain EO save the universe at Disneyland?