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Jackson Family: No Public Viewing at Neverland

7/1/2009 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jackson FamilyThe Jackson family has just released a statement via their newly acquired reps, saying there will be no public or private service for Michael Jackson at Neverland.

"Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland.

Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly."


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61.

cherylnj81    

Well I am glad that I did not book my flights yet but I feel bad for the people who already did, trusting CNN and the like to be accurate.

1906 days ago
62.

whyuhere    

Because Karl Malden wasn't no Michael Jackson!
and Farrah so what she was famous beacuze of a poster

1906 days ago
63.

jaye    

Dang who jumped the gun on this. I guess those reservations will be cancelled now. Sorry Hotels , you're officially back in the recession.

1906 days ago
64.

The Doc Is In    

News flash - Karl Malden is dead at 97.
wonder if TMZ will get off their MJ-Lust-Fest long enough to mention it.

1906 days ago
65.

Madeleine    

42. Is there any other juicy news that does not start with a J and ends in ackson?

Posted at 3:58PM on Jul 1st 2009 by Midnight Snack

NO!!!! TMZ owns this story and they will keep giving updates. If you're not interested in MJ, then go to the hundreds of other celebrity/gossip web sites. Why are you wasting time even opening these stories if you have no interest?! Sheesh.

1906 days ago
66.

Delanie    

Keep posting about Michael! Like it or not, he had a big impact on a lot of things! A lot of people love him and want to be updated on everything that is happening.

This is a BIG thing! We lost a GREAT person.

People are going to be so mad,especially after booking plane tickets and hotel rooms. Too bad.

1906 days ago
67.

First whores!    

Perez Hilton's sight is much more insightful than this lame ass TMZ(o, sorry Michael Jackson Zone). Everyone go to Perez Hilton's site and leave thiss boring MJZ alone.

1906 days ago
68.

to little    

The Michael Zone

Has posted 16 articles today, and the day is still young. Hang in their people plenty more rumors and half truths comming up.131 articles since Farrahs death. only 17 have nothing to do with Michael. 9 of those cover Billy Mays death and one for farrah's. 95 % of all article posted on The Michael Zone is trash, rumors and hearsay.

First they report Public viewing at Neverland. People already booked hotels making plans and now their is nothing at neverland.. LMAO which is it The Michael Zone? Can't you lame ass reporters get Facts and not rumors?

Tabloid reporting at it's worst right here on The Michael Zone

1906 days ago
69.

PolarBear    

ARTFULLY APPLIED ELABORATION OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY STATEMENT:
Due to Michael having absorbed too many powerful, life-terminating and nerve-deadening drugs, the body is currently terminally dangerous to pedestrians up to a distance of 322 feet, and will be for the next 17,000 years which the 7th generation of the half-life of some of the more radioactive of the chemicals. As well, the autopsy made elaborate inspections of the nasal passages in the attempt to catagorize Michaels' nose as a North American Cocaine Free Trade Zone and this is an unresolved underground issue with territory still under negotiation and bad deals still under review. Therefore, due to chemical agent outgassing and heavily armed secret assassin agents from the jungles of Columbia in the immediate area, we do not feel that an open public viewing of Micheal is wise at this time. However, you are invited to learn about Joe Jackson's new record company and to forget Michael and dig the new vibes Joe's promoting. Young boys who want to be stars or who have parents who are weak are invited to contact any senior Jackson for advice."

1906 days ago
70.

hsjh jsajhfd    

what i know they is going through but they need to make up their minds the man been dead for almost a week tomorrow well i wasnt going anyways so i could care less love the jackson's & michael

1906 days ago
71.

JEANNETTE    

DOUBLE DITTO ! # 61 ABOUT # 42 .. THIS IS BIG NEWS! AS MICHAEL WOULD SAY "BEAT IT!" MOVE ON NOW TO ANOTHER WEBSITE!

1906 days ago
72.

whocares    

I suspect they wanted to having something at Neverland but I bet the cost of police, state traffic workers, the highway patrol, and all the hidden cost would have been an issue. The state, county, and city would want reimbursement for crowd control and other 'government" needed services to handle this affair. Perhaps the Jackson's thought the governments would pick up the tab, but for something like the cost would be huge. I also believe LAPD, the city and county of L.A. has spent enough to investigate a drug overdose. If it wasn't murder, it is not the people of CA or L.A.'s business to determine the wrong doing. Do they investigate and go after all the other doctors who prescribe drugs to their patients, and then their patients over dose. In the end how much money will be spent to determine the doctors over prescribed drugs. Then the county will take those doctors to trial and here in L.A. we don't convict very many people, so it will all be a waste of money.

1906 days ago
73.

tiger'smomaphonytoo    

Is this a circus or what? Whatever is decided, there will be those that are ticked off.

Tasteful, dignified, considerate...do these words mean anything anymore?

Karl Malden, Gary, Indiana born, just died. What is happening to the Hoosiers?

Celebrity deaths usually come in 3's, this time they are 6 now...in a few days.
Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Fred Travelina, Billy Mays, Karl Malden.

1906 days ago
74.

Ladybyrd    

TMZ is more like the ENQUIRER. They so want to be accepted as a credit news source.

1906 days ago
75.

K    

I just have 3 things to say. #1 didn't he convert to Islam? If so, they mandate a burial ASAP with NO embalming #2 if he was going to have a public viewing the law requires the body to be embalmed. #3 If a Muslim burial, not only mandated ASAP but as close to the place of death as possible and facing Mecca.

So Netherland is out of the question if a Muslim burial is planned for all of the above reasons.

1906 days ago
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