Show Business: Too Much Risk on the Set?

Michael Jackson's fiery mishap renews concerns about safety The elaborate $1.5 million commercial for Pepsi-Cola was being taped in front of 3,000 fans at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Four times Singer Michael Jackson glided down a staircase toward Jermaine and his three other brothers as a pyrotechnic display was set off behind them.

But the effect was not quite right for Director Bob Giraldi.

According to Jackson's associates, Giraldi asked the singer to move more slowly and ordered the fireworks "heated up" a bit. The combination proved volatile. On the fiery fifth take, as pop...

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