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The British Are Coming ... For Jackson

7/5/2009 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonThere are reports as many as a million people may come to L.A. for the Michael Jackson memorial on Tuesday. We can tell you for sure -- there's a British invasion.

A rep from British Airways tells us there has been a "huge influx" of reservations in the last few days by people from England trying to make their way to the memorial. The rep says people are "flying as close to L.A. as they can and then taking connecting flights."

In addition to non-stop and direct flights to L.A., flights from Heathrow to San Francisco and from Heathrow to Denver are almost full.

The rep says they expect all flights -- direct and indirect -- to be sold out by the end of the day.

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Jade731    

Just watched Harvey Levin on CNN defending TMZ on MJ coverage. The fact is TMZ broke the news that MJ had died a half-hour before CNN and has continued to be the best source for updates and information. It looks like the other media outlets are pissed off because, unlike TMZ, they can't pay their sources for info. Bad case of sour grapes. Everyone knows this story will be going on for awhile so I say keep up the good work, TMZ.

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DavidAcedupTrax    

First Biotches

1851 days ago
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Akbar    

Please take the freak

1851 days ago
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hollywood    

if this is accurate, there will be alot of disappointed brits.
you won't be able to get close to the stadium plus its highly doubtful his body will be there anyway. so whats the point? AND our city is broke and have pleaded with the public to stay away as they can't afford to pay the police to handle the crowd.
i want to know when he's being buried.. break that story TMZ. i live on the other side of the hill from the cemetery.. so i would like to know when its happening .. i'd like to see if i could get close.

1851 days ago
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entremedieu    

I miss you so much:( I always be with you and i think we will meet in heaven. i don't want live without you:( I'll always love you

1851 days ago
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jill    

I AM FLYING IN FROM NYC, I CAN NOT IMAGINE BEING ANYWHERE ELSE THAN LA TO BE APART OF THE ENERGY AND SPIRIT COMING TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE AS WELL AS MOURN THE GREATEST MAN OF ALL TIMES.

AS COMPLEX AS HE MIGHT HAVE SEEMED TO OUR OWN LIMITED PERCEPTION, HIS SPIRIT AND GIFT HE GAVE US ALL FAR OUT WAYS ANY CONTROVERSY AND SHOULD CHALLENGE US TO QUESTION " WHO THE FK ARE WE TO JUDGE" PERHAPS MICHAEL'S SPIRIT COULD NO LONGER BE CONTAINED BY THE BODY AND THE WORLD WHICH HE SO WANTED TO BE APART OF- WE SHOULD ALL BE ASKING FORGIVENESS FOR THE NEGATIVITY AND LIES OF THE THAT CONTRIBUTED TO HIS SADNESS AND LONELINESS. GOD BLESS HIM AND MAY HIS SPIRIT BE FREE

1851 days ago
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Keegan    

If this is true, WHY CAN'T ADULTS FOLLOW SIMPLE DIRECTIONS???????? Why complicate that day (the memorial) more than it already is?
The folks from the arena begged everyone to stay home and watch the coverage on TV and the Internet since they won't be allowed in if they have a ticket.
HOW MUCH CLEARER WERE THOSE DIRECTIONS TO THE WORLD?

If this is true, these Brts are stupid for wasting all this money on NOTHING!!!!!!!! Should have saved yourself a few hundred British pounds and stayed home so you can actually see the memorial instead of standing on some block in CA miles away from the Staples Center.

Americans don't follow directions to well either, there will be thousands who do the same thing, all the while making it harder on the police and security to do their jobs.

This is a memorial...you know...flowers, pictures, lots of talking and sharing memories, this isn't a funeral.

Thanks society, thanks alot for refusing to obey simple instructions from the Staple center and police precinct. The memorial is going to be chos and a mob scene because you can't follow a few basic rules.

1851 days ago
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noyankhere    

2. Just watched Harvey Levin on CNN defending TMZ on MJ coverage. The fact is TMZ broke the news that MJ had died a half-hour before CNN and has continued to be the best source for updates and information. It looks like the other media outlets are pissed off because, unlike TMZ, they can't pay their sources for info. Bad case of sour grapes. Everyone knows this story will be going on for awhile so I say keep up the good work, TMZ.


Posted at 11:16AM on Jul 5th 2009 by MJFan920

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who are you, the blonde or the guy with the rasta locks// or maybe this post is the surfer dude or the DADDY!!lol! yes harvey, we KNOW YOU DID IT FIRST NO NEED TO RUB IT IN ... the NETWORKS ARE STILL NURSING THEIR BRUSED EGOS! LOL!

1851 days ago
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Mikey    

Where can I get a Michael Jackson bobble head sex toy?

1851 days ago
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noyankhere    

people going to LA FOR THE MEMORIAL WHO DONT HAVE TICKETS ARE WASTING THEIR TIME COS THEY WONT SEE JACK !. that goes for EVERYONE NO MATTER THEIR NATIONALITY AS IDIOCY DOES TEND TO CROSS THE STATE LINE AMERICANS WILL BE EQUALLY AS STUPID . many will beg, borrow or steal their way to that memorial just to be there.. SO I GUESS ITS AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE. i will just watched it from the comfort of my home , in my time zone .there are those who put micheal jackson on a pedastel after all, some crazy fans actually killed themselves when he died......

1851 days ago
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Advil    

Great News! There will be a donation cup positioned every 3 feet around the staples center...since California has to issue out I.O.U's and now blaming the defecit on Michael Jackson although people coming to pay their resepcts to MJ this event will be quite profitable and if he was to be buried at Neverland could be great revenue for years and decades to come. But please stay away ....far far away.

1851 days ago
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Roma    

ENOUGH. The man was a pedifile. Don't tell me he wasn't because he settled the case by paying that boys family millions. He is a freak and I am sick of everyone acting like he did nothing wrong. For his second trial the media loved to call him Wacko Jacko but now that he is dead everyone is singing his praises. ENOUGH of the celebrity tributes. ENOUGH of his family. They are not close. He went YEARS without seeing them or talking to them, WHY, he was weird and a pedifile. ENOUGH COVERAGE. PEOPLE ONLY CARE BECAUSE THE MEDIA IS TELLING THEM THEY SHOULD. BHAAAAAAAAA

1851 days ago
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sam    

.....its not good to speak neg about dead person but, there's must some truth his molestation charges and his obsession for v young kids be his friends....i think he's a paedophile and thats the very reason he's caught up with guilt and couldn't sleep..just couldn't forgive himself and sleep like normal being....maybe the curse of the little children and their parents had evil spell on him and he couldnt sleep period...if thats true then he's the most disgusting fellow on earth.

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londongirl    

people in the u are not stupid, the ones going over do actually know that there wont be a body u know lol... its to pay their respects in person its now about how much its costing or how much time it takes is showing RESPECT. when princess diana died it was the same . people didnt sit outside for days to glimpse the body but to share their sorrow with other like minded people.

1851 days ago
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Disgusting    

The losers are coming, the losers are coming.

Thanks, LOSERS.

You're costing Los Angeles taxpayers tons of money in a budget crisis, just so you can stand in a crowd on a street. You were told not to come, that there was no point.

What a bunch of sad loser people in the world.

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