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Gladys Knight to Sing at Michael's Funeral

9/2/2009 8:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gladys Knight We've learned there will be a special guest singing at Michael Jackson's burial tomorrow night: Gladys Knight.

Knight's rep confirmed the singer -- who knew Michael when he was little and once shared the same manager with him -- will perform at tomorrow's service.

The service will take place at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.

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166.

Eve    

Joe Jackson shouts "there needs to be a congressional hearing into MJ's death" - can the LAPD be trusted to do their job???????

MJ fans may need to petition President Barak Obama to ensure justice for MJ murder.

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167.

poppy    

what is wrong with her lips?! They look like something CHEWED on them

1845 days ago
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lankandiva    

Oprah planning a Jackson tribute show
Thursday, September 03, 2009 » 09:46pm(Australia)


Oprah Winfrey is planning a special episode of her talk show, dedicted to Michael Jackson.

Harpo Productions has announced that the show, scheduled to air on September 16 will be a tribute to the late pop star and will feature excerpts from Winfrey's Jackson interview in 1993.

It will also include parts of the interview never before revealed.

1845 days ago
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Alison Mitchell    

Today we will have to say goodbye to our legend, our last goodbye, he can rest in peace now, love you Michael Jackson, will never forget you, you will live forever in my heart & your music will live forever. Love you forever miss you loads, Love Alison Mitchell x x

1845 days ago
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houston    

Why are they having a funeral when there was a memorial service? They should just lay him to rest. I think this is entirely out of line.

1845 days ago
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HATERS ARE DESPERATE!    

ATTENTION ALL MICHAEL JACKSON FANS AROUND THE WORLD !!!

THIS IS A GREAT SUGGESTION (taken from another thread as TMZ is apparently censoring posts) !!!

"Any chance that someone can set up a website where we can all discuss this stuff....let's keep together & get to the truth."


1845 days ago
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cloe    

Never met him, never saw him perform live, but boy do i miss that sweet King of Pop. I can't wait till I see him up in heaven.i love you most.

1845 days ago
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Phishsteak    

How nice, the Jacksons, rasied Witnesses, are having a Mormon singing at his funeral.

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whatev    

Gladys Knight signing at Michael's service is perfect in every way. She was there from the beginning. Her voice is beautiful. She is a wonderful person. I think it would make Michael very happy.

Rest in Peace Michael. I miss you terribly and I love you more.

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fordtocarr    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsCpSneUEJM Same room MJ is suppose to be taken...

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Sefra    

68. It would be nice if his fans around the world could light a candle for him at 7PM Pacific time tomorrow, since we can't be there as he is being laid to rest.
Maybe a red one. He wore red often.

Posted at 10:36PM on Sep 2nd 2009 by Rose

This is so sweet Rose, I'm definitely going to light a candle for MJ at 7pm L.A. time today, and will send him my best thoughts. A white and pure candle (sorry, but red candles sound like voodo sessions, creepy!).
All MJ's fans of the entire world should do the same, it would be amazing!


1845 days ago
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Maddy    

Can someone PLEASE tell me if there is any type of connection between Prince Aldweed and the Sultan of Burnei?????? I know that they have the same religious beliefs, but is there anything else. Business ties etc....

If you can help, thanks in advanced

P.S sorry if you see this posted more than once, am posting it on all of Michael's threads hoping to get an answer.


1845 days ago
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cheryl    

We support complete vindication of MJ by mainstream media. MJ was exonerated by a jury. Not good enough. For his children’s sake, the media must become more responsible. We discuss how truth can compel the media to publicly admit it wrongly accused MJ of despicable crimes. Many people still believe MJ was guilty. They were influenced to believe the allegations were true by a biased media. Please join us. No links allowed here, so search at Yahoo Groups for "vindication better than tributes."

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JJN    

I am so glad Gladys Knight sang at Michael's funeral.

As a friend of the Jackson family, Gladys Knight was hit harder than most by The King of Pop's death but it was "God's plan" she says. Ahead of her farewell show at the Trent FM Arena next month SIMON WILSON spoke to the Empress of Soul.

Knight, a Mormon, uses an unusual phrase to describe Michael Jackson's death when I ask how she reacted to it.

"It really was sad in my heart for Michael's homegoing. But it's not our plan. That belongs to God. And as much as we'll miss him... we should be joyful for him that he's not in pain anymore.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/entertainmentnews/Gladys-Knight-Michael-Jackson-God/article-1306632-detail/article.html

1843 days ago
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j    

Found another video about Gladys was interviewed by Access Hollywood. She talked about Michael has never hurt anyone.

http://www.accesshollywood.com/gladys-knight-michael-jackson-was-the-greatest-entertainer-september-9-2009_video_1155514

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