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Michael Jackson Memorial -- The Players

7/6/2009 4:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Memorial -- The PlayersThe Jackson family just announced everyone who will participate in tomorrow's memorial -- and here's the list:

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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Chelsie    

Wouldn't it be more appropriate for Jennifer Hudson to sing at the memorial for Steve McNair?

1935 days ago
32.

slt    

I don't want to say goodbye. : (

1935 days ago
33.

crystal    

Where the heck is Diana Ross??? Havent heard from her in the news at all.

1935 days ago
34.

Saddenend    

Shaheen was the little boy on Britain's got talent who after Susan Boyle, sounds JUST LIKE MICHAEL as a kid.

1935 days ago
35.

wtf    

Mayer and Hudson? These losers are only going for the publicity.

1935 days ago
36.

OhPaleeze    

Two white folk, yay. That snail Al Sharpton as a rep for the family, that's enough to make me change the channel. I hope it isn't as bad as it sounds it may be. Another BET? Sad, sad, sad.

1935 days ago
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Catholic Girl    

His dearest & closest aren't going to be there, are you kidding? This is for the public, some Jackson family members may attend to thank the public for their love, but all significant people in Michael's life will be at his FUNERAL & PRIVATE memorial service with Michael's body, not this Staples madness, get real.

1935 days ago
38.

dreem    

the man deserves to rest... The human Race was dangerously obsessed... Dear World: If u really care. LET HIM SNOOZE AFTER THIS, I LOVE A HARD WORKING MAN

1935 days ago
39.

Alex    

Predominantly black lineup. Hmmm. Oh, and Shaheen Jarfargholi was crap on BGT, so don't be expecting much from that annoying little thing. If they wanted a BGT Michael Jackson person, they should've got Signature, they were brilliant. So disappointed about Shaheen. Also, I'm not bothered about the Diana Ross thing, according to something Jon Bon Jovi said, she's a bitch, and I never liked her voice anyway.

1935 days ago
40.

Dr. Lex    

Really, why did Kobe get a free pass? to steal the limelight from Jackson well, that makes him no better than the mayor of L.A. when he wanted to ride with Kobe on his bus.

1935 days ago
41.

brockton    

This is sad, Total exploitation so that money can be made at a later date. Oh yeah....not so later....already movie theatres will show a live digital feed and charge for tickets. Other than Brooke Shields, who went to an awards show with him many many years ago, were any of these people Michael's good friends ? Is this a memorial for all of Michael's real friends and fans, or another chance for Al Sharpton to put on a show ?

1935 days ago
42.

Ashleeee    

I CRIED MORE OVER GERALD LEVERT THAN THIS DAM GUY! MJ was a bit of an ICON, but come on....

1935 days ago
43.

Scotty    

HE TOUCHED LITTLE BOYS IM GLAD HES DEAD. ALL OF YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK. LOSERS! HE WAS A FREAK I WISH HE WOULD HAVE SUFFERED MORE. ID URINATE ON HIS GRAVE IF I COULD

1935 days ago
44.

Oh My Goodness    

"Most of these people are black. Michael love being around white people. His kids are white and he bleached his skin to be white. We only shared him with the black community. This line is very disappointing. Kobe? Please...............

Posted at 4:00PM on Jul 6th 2009 by Mikey"
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You are not even a real fan I bet. Yes he DID loved being around whites a lot. Nothing wrong with that. They were nonjudgemental. However, he also loved being around blacks just as much. Chris Tucker , Emmnauel Lewis, and Diana Ross and so many others are some who he was always so crazy about.

He enjoyed being with people of all races, including chinese ...............
Michael was truly a man of all colors, completely colorblind.

1935 days ago
45.

Cali23    

AND...you can bet this is Jesse and Al's idea and the family just are going along with it b/c while EVERYONE under the sun is at Staples the real burial and funeral will be going on at Neverland or elsewhere.....

1935 days ago
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