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MJ Burial Could Cost Jacksons a Pretty Penny

8/19/2009 2:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonThrowing a memorial service for Michael Jackson is a lot cheaper when you trade the Staples Center for the more traditional places to honor the dead.

Law enforcement sources tell us the cost of providing police and other city services for the private memorial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale could top $50,000. That's like a Costco version of a memorial, compared to the estimated $1.4 million to stage the event at the Staples Center in L.A.

A Glendale PD source tells us the Jackson family will foot the bill for police and other services associated with the service, which will be held on August 29.

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meh    



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Those who can joke so casually and snidely about something as horrible as sexual abuse of a child, is no better than practicing pedophiles themselves.

Does it give you a tiny hardon to constantly think of slash scenarios involving celebrities and children?

have you ever donated to children's charities, actually read up on profiles, behavioral patterns and progressions of pedophiles, their patterns of seduction & abuse, the counseling and rehabilitation of abused children?

or do you just lurrrrrve sitting at the computer and type up fantasies that use a famous person as your stand-in for violating children?

1894 days ago
17.

meh    

QUOTING:

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7. WONDERFUL that he will be locked away permanently from society.

And if the following post (on another TMZ forum) is true, ALL THE BETTER A REMINDER TO ANYONE WHO VISITS HIM).

"The sarcophagus that he will be interred in has a panel on the right of a man with a young boy facing him (face hitting the waist area) that is very suggestive. If the family was aware of this they wouldn't put him there."

Posted at 2:08AM on Aug 19th 2009 by Finally

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TO "FINALLY":

Those who can joke so casually and snidely about something as horrible as sexual abuse of a child, are no better than practicing pedophiles themselves.

Does it give you a tiny hardon to constantly think of slash scenarios involving celebrities and children?

have you ever donated to children's charities, actually read up on profiles, behavioral patterns and progressions of pedophiles, their patterns of seduction & abuse, the counseling and rehabilitation of abused children?

or do you just lurrrrrve sitting at the computer and type up fantasies that use a famous person as your stand-in for violating children?

1894 days ago
18.

Lori    

Maybe, just maybe this will actually happen and there will finally be closure to this phase of the Jackson story. Then we will maybe find out if their will be a trial. Rest in peace Michael. Love you (and yes I know you loved me more!)

1894 days ago
19.

morana    

i love u and miss u michael r.i.p

1894 days ago
20.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Posting a comment, meh. Don't like it? Tough.

1894 days ago
21.

Simone    

I would like to go to the Michael Jackson's burial. But, crap, I am just a poor fan. What can I do????!!!!

1894 days ago
22.

I am    

I too am concerned about the disclosure of the arrangements surrounding the burial and final resting place of MJ, given the Jackson's profound expressions regarding privacy. Why must they seemingly continue to exploit this situation? I'm left to believe that when MJ sang the lyrics, 'leave me alone'...certain family members weren't exempt. I guess I should be satisfied that smarmy-ass Jermaine's plan to pimp out MJ's body at Neverland was permanently nixed despite his tv campaign for same. Guess he thought he would garner fan support that would sway the family members who abhored the idea. Then again, there is always the slight possibility that they may pull the old switcheroo.

1894 days ago
23.

Kris    

They better use the money for charity.

Smeizer

1894 days ago
24.

morana    

i love u michael and miss u r.i.p

1894 days ago
25.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Wonder if they'll sing suffer the little children.

1894 days ago
26.

LucyInTheSky    

ARE YA'LL NUTS?

Michael Jackson is paying his own way like he always did, this time for his own burial.

Costing the Jacksons a pretty penny....PHEWY.....get real.

Just where do you think the Jacksons would get such money for such a dignified and deserving burial?

A month ago they couldn't buy groceries, Kate only had her meager SS.


Well, IF, any of it's coming out of their pockets, which is unlikely, it came from all the Media $$$$$$$$ from pushing their mugs in front of every camera across the world. And their notorious phone interviews with the UK tabloids. They made big $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ of all those interviews and LKL shows.

More than likely, they've worked out payment arrangements based on on Kates 40% pymts from MJs estate. You know they're sure not going to use their own money that they made off him since he died!?

The down payment probably came from the 6 month advance prorated from June 25, 2009. Can you believe that, even prorated the payment effective from her sons date of death. That payment might have been so big, that 1/2 of it could've paid for the burial.

Well, she can always brag, "I recieved that first big beneficiary check from Michael, prorated from the day he died. Now I can buy all the sleeping bags I'll ever need for his children"

Geez....the pathetic paupers.

Costing the Jackson family a pretty penny!

Maybe Randy chipped in a abit from an advance on the film rights he's probably sold already for helping to carry his dead brothers coffin into the mausoleum.

The banner to this topic is A BIG FAT BAD JOKE.

I just spit out a big wad of Beechnut! Before I choked on it from ROFL.


1894 days ago
27.

LucyInTheSky    

2. WHY, if they want a private burial is it
being splattered all over the news?!!
WHY don't they just BURY him once and
for all...HOW many times is he going to
be buried?
WTF is going on?

Posted at 1:50AM on Aug 19th 2009 by blkbeary
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It's called damage control baby.

They were planning to keep him on ice indefinitely (until they could locate the proper place to make $$$$$$$$ off him,Neverland and Las Vegas were out for the time being, and no time left to locate a suitable location in the near future)...but the public backlash got to be too much.

Damage control, it's all about damage control.

But you know, sometimes it's just too late to clean up grossly tarnished reputations.





1894 days ago
28.

laurala    

... To buried him at his birthday - take my breath away ...
... it makes me speechless ...

Dear friends,
send this to whom it may concern ...
someone in your special friendslist or other contacts, radio stations, magazines and so on ...!


Dear ...

i know it is a time of turbulence.

but just in the minute the message for the last place of Michael arrives my soul.

WE ... the fans of our beloved Michael ... NEED a place to grieve!
We are not apes ... we didnt steel his body!

I know that YOU know this too inside your deepest corner and that you can planned his last place in NEVERLAND ... the right place for him ...

... read my thinking under my BLOG:
„FIGHT FOR MICHAELS LAST RESTING IN NEVERLAND“

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendId=484347410&page=5



... please HELP us to have a place for grieving!
... i didnt think that you know really how many silent fans Michael has ...

... all in a deep grieving about our Michael ... since weeks ...
I had the messages on my board ...

... so many tears so many broken souls!
a lot of them in the near to follow Michael!

Its a hard work the last weeks! this decicion is a beat in our souls and hearts ...

PLEASE change this!
With my deepest respect
with my deepest LOVE from the bottom ...

and I think from the bottom of millions of hearts!


Hugs and kisses to YOU

1894 days ago
29.

LucyInTheSky    

What?

The "Mayor's" not letting the city foot the bill for this one?

1894 days ago
30.

maizieful    

TMZ I appreciate your coverage of Michael Jackson but you have some real disrespectful and distastful comments from people who apparently like spewing filth and accusation.#15 You might want to read Aphrodite Jones book on "The Conspiracy Against Michael Jackson" regarding the molestation extravaganza! She explains how the media accusation,freny, the D A and accusers were liars. Michael was completely aquitted on all charges and the previous attempts were definitely extortion minded. Do your homework. You're wrong and it's ignorant people like you who contributed to the pressure and stress that eventually killed him. TMZ I don't read much anymore.It was at one time fairly intelligent but now seems to be attracting the low life who have nothing better to do than be ugly. You ARE TOTALLY IGNORANT. READ WHAT HIS LAWYER STATES IN THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK. THANK GOD MICHAEL HAD THE LEGAL DEFENSE HE NEEDED AS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND LIARS WERE OUT TO DESTROY HIM..LOTS OF BOOKS OUT THERE ABOUT HIM AND SOME ARE TOTALLY FALSE. THE IAN HEPARIN IS ONE OF THEM

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