TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

397 COMMENTS

No Avatar
61.

Odette    

Diana, Liz and Liza will not be at the public memorial because he was buried this morning in a private
ceremony. It's a public memorial people, not a wake. His body will not be there. I'm certain that
they were invited to the private service. Diana, Liz and Liza's grief, as well as the family's grief
is a private matter, not for international consumption. Very telling omissions here though: Ms. Rowe and
Grace the nanny.

1853 days ago
62.

Oh pleez    

YOU ALL ARE GREAT AT PLANNING MEMORIALS FOR CHILD RAPISTS. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE FUN WORSHIPPING THIS PEDOPHILE. JESUS HAS ALREADY SENT MJ TO HELL FOR HIS ACTIONS.

1853 days ago
63.

dcbill    

When/where is the burial? ABC News is reporting 8 am Tuesday at Forest Lawn. True?

1853 days ago
64.

OH REALLY    

Michael was HAPPY to be a BLACK MAN.... For anyone that does not believe me... watch this video of Micheal telling you this himself right here:http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/

1853 days ago
65.

Amazed    

I was with the program until Al 'I make my living off of the misfortune of others' Sharpton was mentioned. He and Jesse Jackson need to find a nice hole to cuddle in and stay there.

1853 days ago
66.

Catholic Girl    

Guys, guys, just because these folks are speaking and performing, doesn't mean some of the others won't be in the audience listening like the fans, Staples has many private box seats & suites, you probably won't even see them...but I'm convinced the private burial service is where his true friends & family will be seen, not at Staples. Frankly I'd rather wait until his is buried and the craziness quiets down, then go visit his grave site, so much more peaceful for crying out loud....besides Michael lives in our hearts now, not at Staples.

1853 days ago
67.

1989    

Okay seriously guys you're talking as if you knew MJ personally, " He wouldnt want them at his funeral", "He only knows about them through newspapers"...His family chose these people for a reason...and these are just the people that are performers or speakers..Diana Ross, Emmanuel Lewis, and McCauly Caulkin may very well be in attendance....theycant release every celebrity that is going to be there...just be calm and watch the memorial...

1853 days ago
68.

That'sMyRefrain    

Disgusting how the Jacksons make a “freak show” out of everything….. even MJ’s death. Makes me want to barf.

1853 days ago
69.

dana    

This is NOT his funeral. The funeral is private and that is where those that were close to him will be, the public will be at the memorial

1853 days ago
70.

Black Power    

To #39 Scotty- You win the prize for being the biggest idiot on this site. I'm sure you said all of those mean spirited things just to get a reaction out of someone. But anyone who says things like that must live a crappy life. Being mean just to be mean is something that kids do. Grow up! Now get back to work and flip those cheese burgers. And remember, no onions on mine. And give me a chocolate shake too. Snap it up snotty Scotty.

1853 days ago
71.

OhPaleeze    

I can only hope this is just an initial list, I have to assume there will be more folks at the memorial.

1853 days ago
72.

tangledweb    

not Rev. Al., pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzaghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh




1853 days ago
73.

Wombat    

Oh cool! A whole bunch of people that were nowhere to be found when he needed them during his court cases. I guess it pays to be a good friend to a dead person who can no longer ask anything in return.

1853 days ago
74.

Reynaldo    

WHY are the taxpayers paying for the police to be at the MJ memorial service???? WHY isn't the Jackson family paying for this, and/or the other famous people that are involved in putting this on IN MEMORY OF MJ????? The Jackson family said (if reports are true) that they were doing this for the fans. IF that is true, then why are they-the Jacksons-keeping thousands of tickets to the memorial service to hand out to who they want IF this is for the fans??
The taxpayers should NOT be the ones paying for the police to be there-no way especially when CA is so tight on money as it is!!!! They act like all they have to do is continue riding MJ's coat-tails and have celebrities show up-giving the common people a treat in the name of Michael Jackson! They want to make the common folk feel special so they will continue to invest their money into MJ memorabilia-which just so happens lines their pockets!! I personally like some of MJ's music, but although very talented, he was just a man. He was no God! He might have been the King of Music to some, but he was NOT just "the King" to which he is frequently referred to. Their is ONLY one King, and that is our Lord!!!!!! May Michael rest in peace, and those that try and line their pockets off of him any longer, reap what they sow! My heart is with his children, and those who are truly mourning MJ because they loved him as a person and NOT for what he could do for them, or because he was a star!

1853 days ago
75.

michael jacksonfan191    

I can't believe michael jackson's OWN DOCTOR would give him a drug pill. Plus if his doctor was at his house, the day he died the police should already know that the doctor killed michael jackson.

1853 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web