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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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Michael Jackson    

Bury the freak already.

1899 days ago
32.

Becca    

What is the agenda of some of these
people who keep coming on this forum and trying to persuade people to sign petitions and crap to bury Michael at neverland. Neverland as MJ knew it is GONE. He was INTERESTED in purchasing a beautiful place in LAS VEGAS.
What is your political agenda???? It is transparent..quit trying to come across as humble little fans who believe in some fairytale pastoral MJ land.
It would be FITTING if the family WOULD bury him in a quiet location that is NOT a media circus.
Graceland happened because it happened. It
was NEVER planned (no pun). The family
had the public memorial and laid Elvis to
rest in a tasteful classy manner. The rest
just happened in an already somewhat commercial area of Memphis. They did not
take land and disrupt the lives of residents
and have the t-shirts already printed, ect.!

1899 days ago
33.

pamela    

Zombiehunter...you are dead on (no punt intended)...This family is a disgrace!! It is all abt the money for themselves...
And now all this merchandise is coming out for the fans to buy to keep this family up..Im excited abt the movie because its the last thing Michael did, but I am not buying any merchandise to support this family..
The family are grown adults..They should be self supporting...Dont ya think...

If this family had any dignity abt them they would give everything to his children and charity...

1899 days ago
34.

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

Sin City is a perfect place for the Jackson circus to set up their tent.

1899 days ago
35.

Tim    

It is a Cosco version? Nice reference, but you may mean Costco. I mean doesn't anyone proofread this stuff. Dear TMZ, I am looking for a job as a proofreader. It is obvious that the position is vacant and I can do it. Also, I can write the posts for you if need be as the people doing that do not appear to be very good and will likely be fired soon. Thanks.

1899 days ago
36.

LoveHimMore    

Thank you, TMZ, for finally posting a better photo of MJ! Please keep improving on the photos of MJ. We really appreciate it!

1899 days ago
37.

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

Profanity becomes you.

1899 days ago
38.

pamela    

And another thing...I can't believe that they are burying Michael on his Birthday...A birthday is to celebrate life, NOT DEATH and not a BURIAL!!

Just b/c she doesn't honor birthdays, she should recognize that Michael did!! And he did for his children...So she has put this into a prospective that his children, who may want to celebrate and remember his birthday, will have the memory of his burial at the same time...

And yes, for such a private burial, they sure are making it soooo public..Isnt this the same place where they were buying 6 total plots for extra family members as well?? I read that they were for a total of $250,000.00...

1899 days ago
39.

welc ome    

Nothing wrong with getting buried on your birthday. It is the full cycle of life. And should be looked at that way

1899 days ago
40.

ASHLEE    

GET OVER IT IDIOTS!!!!

MICHAEL VICK SUKS...............SEND HIM BACK TO JAIL.

1899 days ago
41.

marloes    

Hallo,

Ben blij dat michael eindelijk begraven word en ik hoop dat hij nu eindelijk de rust krijgt die hij zo verdient. Ik wens zijn familie heel veel sterkte met het verwerken van dit enorme verlies,

love you michael, Marloes (the netherlands)

1899 days ago
42.

Simone    

TMZ, I want to know if MJ's fans will never be allowed to visit his mausoleum. As the cemetery is private and full of security, could we, fans, someday be allowed to visit MJ's final resting place and pay our respects???? Do you know something about it???

1899 days ago
43.

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

Can't go in the mausoleum unless you are an owner or a family member according to website. Maybe TMZ can pull some strings though. You can always go to Gary, IN and visit the casket crammed with stuffed toys.

1899 days ago
44.

Simone    

"You can always go to Gary, IN and visit the casket crammed with stuffed toys."
Hahahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhaha.

That was a good one!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahaahhaaha.


PS: I want to visit MJ's mausoleum someday and pay my tribute. The fans deserve it!!!!!!!!

1899 days ago
45.

ASHLEE    

I guess Michael Jackson is dead....

But, for real..... Michael Vick should be shot in his UGLY face!

1899 days ago
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