UPDATE: OK! magazine is reporting that at 8 a.m. tomorrow, the family will gather together for a private funeral at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park before proceeding to the memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
UPDATE: The Jackson family have just announced the names of participants at tomorrow’s memorial for Michael:
They are (in alphabetical order):
Ron Boyd (family friend); Kobe Bryant; Mariah Carey; Andrae Crouch Choir; Berry Gordy; Jennifer Hudson; Shaheen Jafargholi (finalist on Britain’s Got Talent); Magic Johnson; Martin Luther King III; Bernice A. King; John Mayer; Lionel Richie; Smokey Robinson; Rev. Al Sharpton; Brooke Shields; Pastor Lucious Smith (family friend); Usher; and Stevie Wonder.
We’re wondering where is Diana Ross???? The singer has not been visible during this tragedy.
UPDATE: Debbie Rowe will NOT attend memorial service!! MSNBC just announced a quote from Rowe that she will NOT attend the memorial because she doesn’t want to take away the attention from Michael.
Radaronline.com is reporting that Michael Jackson will be buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills Tuesday morning, a few hours before the public memorial to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The funeral will start at 8am PDT Tuesday, according to acting LA Mayor Jan Perry.
Debbie Rowe – mother to Michael Jackson’s two eldest children -will reportedly attend the memorial service on Tuesday.
Former business associate to Jackson, Marc Schaffel, told ABC’s Good Morning America that Rowe is confirmed for VIP seats to the event:
“Debbie will attend. We just got confirmation last night from the people who are handling the VIP seats that they do have Debbie’s seats and she will be attending,” Schaffel said of Tuesday’s memorial at the Staples Center.
“There has been outreach, unfortunately, like so many cases, there’s so much going on that they just have not been able to make contact,” he continued. “There were several tries, just for the fact of phone numbers
that had changed, you know, answering machines that were full. Contact had not been able to happen prior.”
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