Michael Jackson Memorial

7/7/2009 1:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael JacksonWe've learned Michael Jackson's body will not be going back to Forest Lawn.

The body will go somewhere else pending final burial -- we don't know where that is. If a casket goes to Forest Lawn, it's a decoy.

We've learned the death certificate lists Forest Lawn as the responsible mortuary because the body was embalmed there -- but the rest is being kept secret.

Michael's Memorial


After over two hours of speeches and songs, Michael Jackson's poignant and sad memorial service has come to an end. Check out some of the memorial highlights.

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Jackson Death Certificate


We've obtained a copy of Michael Jackson's death certificate. On cause of death, it says "deferred."



It does say Forest Lawn Cemetery was a "temporary" disposition of the body. As we first reported the body will not go back to Forest Lawn. Final burial is pending at an unknown location.

Jackson's occupation is listed as "musician." The type of business is "entertainment." Years in occupation -- 45.

As for race, the word "black" is written.

The informant -- the person who gave the information for the death certificate -- is listed as La Toya Jackson.

The place of residence is not listed as the Holmby Hills home -- rather, it's listed as his parents' home in Encino.

Michael's Daughter: 'I Love Him So Much'


Michael Jackson's only daughter, 11-year-old Paris Michael Katherine, just gave an emotional speech at her father's memorial service -- saying he was the "best father you could ever imagine. I love him so much."


L.A. Mayor Asks Jackson Fans for Money


Michael JacksonL.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is asking fans of Michael Jackson to kick in and offset the $4 million it will cost the city to cover the city's costs associated with the funeral and memorial.

Chris Brown Peaces Out at Staples Center


Wearing shades and flashing a peace sign, Chris Brown was spotted at Staples Center for Michael Jackson's memorial.

Chris Brown

If Rihanna happens to show up to Staples Center, Chris will have to stay at least 10 yards from her.



The Circus Is in Town for MJ's Memorial


No really, the actual circus is in town.


Like Michael Jackson's memorial couldn't get any crazier -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey continued an L.A. tradition this morning by parading their elephants through downtown ... to the Staples Center.

11 elephants, seven horses, tigers, zebras, ponies and dogs are being stowed in a back lot behind Staples for a five-day Ringling event this week.

Jackson Family Gathers at Forest Lawn Cemetery


Jackson Family Gathers at Forest Lawn CemeteryJackson family members -- including La Toya and Randy -- have been spotted entering Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.

A hearse was also seen pulling up to the Hall of Liberty complex -- we hear there may be a viewing of Michael's body tonight.

UPDATE 12:36 AM ET: La Toya was seen leaving the cemetery around a half hour ago -- nearly everyone has left by now.


J.Hud & Usher at Staples Center


A pregnant Jennifer Hudson and Usher inside the Staples Center for Michael Jackson's memorial.

Jennifer Hudson and Usher

Brooke & Magic Arrive at Staples Center


Brooke Shields and Magic Johnson at Michael Jackson's memorial at Staples Center.

Brooke Shields and Magic Johnson

Whether at a TomKat birth, Kiefer Sutherland fight or high profile memorial, you can count on Brooke to be there. She's the new "Zelig."