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Michael Jackson Memorial Service Participants Revealed

Michael Jackson Memorial Service Participants Revealed

The Jackson family today announced the participants for the Michael Jackson memorial for Tuesday (July 7) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The family’s rep revealed the list to 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.

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Posted to: Brooke Shields, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Usher

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  • Rita

    JOHN MAYER?!?!?!? omg that douche will try to be anywhere

  • brina

    i just hope it’s good, michael deserves the best

  • Dog the Bunny hunter

    of course Al Sharpton has to put his face and name on the event… that guy is more annoying than Kate Gosselin and that is impossible -so i thought

  • deea

    may god rest his soul in peace

  • the_boyfriend

    where’s Miss Ross?
    what a boring line up, i’ll pass.

  • Vivian

    I love you MJ! You will live forever!!!

  • marissa

    r.i.p mj

    Im surprised JT is not performing..omg what??

  • Nicole

    We love you michael! you will be forever in our hearts!

    follow me and I’ll follow u back

  • Cooh

    the”douche”happens to be a great singer,a great artist and a person who learned a lot from Michael

  • eLLIE

    Thank you for everything you’ve given us Michael – you’re truly a legend and a gift from God. You will never be forgotten and will always be loved. RIP

  • Nahla

    I’m shocked at how this is not a funeral but a public “event” ……I know when your name is MICHAEL JACKSON you get the best, but…..I don’t know, it amazes me. That said, I don’t want it to be too sad. I think death is just a path we all have to go through LOL. Why be sad? Why be scared? I never got it why some fear death. It’s not like some can avoid it haha. I’m not saying we’ll have to sing and dance tomorrow but …yeah, just feel happy that he is respected forever and will always be missed and well, a LEGEND. You know, it’s not like that for everybody…..I would have loved to be loved by so many people and have my funeral on every channels on tv XD

  • LolaSvelt

    MJ wanted it to be a show. I guess if it’s what he wanted…

    I find it random that the boy from Britain’s Got Talent will be there. I know he sang Who’s Loving You?, but still…

  • irish girl

    @Rita: John Mayer would go to the opening of an envelope to get his picture taken. I agree with you he’s a douche.
    I wonder what LA will be like tomorrow? Duck and run is my best advice to those venturing out.

  • Its just me

    On, they are saying that MJ will be buried at 8am Pacific Time at LA Forest Lawn Cemetery, There will probably be a throng of fans that will show up at his gravesite. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a psychotic fan that tries to dig him up if there is no security there.

  • tonton

    I hope Brooke Shields doesn’t want to sell stuff while she is there.

    She is on TV enough hawking items.

  • Cherri

    No Diana Ross or Elizabeth Taylor? o__O
    An odd list.

  • nev

    this is not a funeral…it is a memorial service…the funeral is private for the family.

    R.I.P Soldier.
    Thanks for the beats and the chills…you will be missed.

  • susi

    without diana ross?



  • lakers fan in boston

    those r all the ppl?
    i thought it would be filled with celebs
    i guess ill tune in but not for long since im getting tired of all these MJ rumors

  • FUgs

    @Cooh: still a douche

  • Pixy

    i know it might not be right but, chris brown sure owed a lot to MJ. as did Justin. and as others have said…no Diana Ross or Liz Taylor…?

  • Camila

    ohh, it will surely be a lovely tribute to an icon. i hope i could be there, but it seems impossible since i live in Chile and the tickets are way too expensive for me…

  • maryf

    No Diana Ross, Quincy Jones?! Wait and see…
    @ Marissa : JT !!! Are you serious ?? I’m glad he is not performing !!!!! No one has forgotten how he left Janet out there to take all of the blame during that Super bowl fiasco…It would be truly hypocritical…
    I’d like to see Chris Brown, he’s the only young guy who could do it justice. Have you seen the ” Wall to Wall ” video ? and his 2007 vma performance ? The boy was showing respect to MJ !!! Damn he can move his legs !!!
    Of course we all know what he did, but now he has to deal with it…, and he is human like we are, so who are we to judge…he should be able to perform in memory of his idol and inspiration.
    R.I.P MJ !

  • DAN

    I thought Orianthi Panagaris was going to be a part of this. I was looking forward to seeing Michael’s beautiful guitarist.

  • lyla

    i still can’t believe he’s dead
    loved by the world
    beautiful man, he deserves the best.
    he’s with god now

  • Sama

    Elizabeth Taylor and Diana Ross will surely be at the private ceremony. I would think they have no desire to entertain Michaels fans in a public memorial. Looks like a list that Al Sharpton has put together – Michael had many many very close white friends, but, somehow the best they could do was Brooke Shields and ?????John Mayer????? come on.

  • cosi

    poor guy… RIP

  • RIP

    List is not so impressive or long.


    @Cherri: Diana Ross Can Not Attend Due To Security Concerns, Sadly : (

  • dee

    where’s all the white people? ya know, michael didn’t want to be black…obviously so this is kinda strange that there are only 2 gonna be there.

  • a total fan

    To # 31

    He did not want to be white, he suffered from a skin disease. He also suffered from Lupus which according to reports was in remission. Do your research and see for yourself. Just google under images “Michael Jackson vitiligo pictures.

  • Marieme

    Oh brother. Talk about extravaganza. Seems to me the wrong people are calling the shots for this ceremony. Big is not always better. At this point I wouldn’t even go if someone gave me a ticket.

    RIP (and quiet) Michael.

  • meg

    LOL. NUMBER # 3. Absolutely agree with you. This is turning into a media circus to rival with Barnum and Bailey. Disgusting and Shameful to say the least to wait this long to bury this man for big bucks, and it is Big Daddy Jackson’s doing. He IS the freak in the family, and he is doomed. His past WILL catch up with him, and it won’t be pretty. And it won’t be on earth. Good luck freaky Jackson Daddy.
    At your age, your ugly old face won’t be around long to spend anything. God DOES have a sense of humor, and takes care of greedy abusive freaks like you.

  • madi

    john mayer?????

  • emmaa

    Jared, there are rumours that Justin is also a participant – is this true? I was hoping for Diana Ross also.

  • susi

    Elizabeth Taylor won’t be there

  • carol


    you’re a jerk

  • lmlc.2000

    @Rita: Say what you will, but he just played a beautiful rendition of “Human Nature.”

  • shankar
  • MayCai368

    It is the last chance to say goodbye to the pop icon, Michael Jackson on the touching
    I will hold my favorite Michael Jackson DVDs for repeating Michael Jackson memories

  • Louis

    The Britains got talent kid was there because he was part of Michaels comeback tour he was personally invited to perform.

  • suppress your appetite

    @Nicole: ????