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Brittany Murphy Memorial Mysteriously On Hold

2/3/2010 2:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brittany Murphy's husband has suddenly called off the fundraising party he was throwing in her honor tomorrow night -- but the man who pulled the plug isn't saying why.

Brittany Murphy & Simon Monjack

Simon Monjack had planned a huge launch party Thursday night for his new Brittany Murphy Foundation -- an organization he claims is dedicated to arts education for children. Monjack had been reportedly soliciting $1,000 donations per person to attend.

But just days before the big night, someone called the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts -- where the event was supposed to go down -- and told the Rabbi to hold the Manischewitz... because the party was off.

We're told Monjack insists the party was simply postponed -- but so far, no new date has been set.

UPDATE: TMZ has learned guests for the event received the following email from someone at the Brittany Murphy Foundation, "So sorry but the memorial has been canceled due to an illness in the family."

We spoke with Rabbi David Baron, who was supposed to conduct the memorial, who told us when the call came in, the person who canceled never gave a reason.

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31.

* WHiSKY GiRL *    

I dont trust this guy he seems fishy i wonder what Eminem or Ashton are thinking about this guy?? R.I.P Brittany Murphy you are a good actress miss you

1659 days ago
32.

P.W.    

To the person Buck something that posted earlier and said Britts career fizzled after Ashton and was a C lister.
If she "sank to a C lister", that must make you a triple ZZZZZZ lister.
Brittany Murphy made SIN CITY and HAPPY FEET way after Ashton Kutcher which both made MILLIONS and MILLIONS . She was a voice on Futurama and did over 200 episodes of KING OF THE HILL.
She was earning MILLIONS on movies,she earned 4 million on Little Black Book alone.(again after Ashton C.)This is just a sampling.
How many millions have YOU made,how many movies of the caliber of SIN CITY have you been in? She had such a good voice she could have been a pop star, and had club hit and sang in several movies. There is no other way to measure it except she was extremely successful and talented.
If your trying to make a statement from switching the letters around in your name,that would make sense,with your logic someone that came from nothing and became president would be a C lister too.

1659 days ago
33.

Robyn    

The authorities need to look into Brittany's death closer. It's just too fishy. I saw pictures of her mom and Monjack and they look like a couple. WTF?? Really weird stuff!!

1659 days ago
34.

Barbie    

As someone already said previously this is a new low. I have never heard of someone charging money to attend a memorial service. Honestly if this guy was on the up and up he wouldn't be using his wife's passing as a way to make money. You have a memorial service to honor that person's life, and to help in mourning the persons passing, you don't pay at the door for tickets to attend. How did this man manage to wrangle his way into her life? He bashes Hollywood and says they are the reason she's dead and then he turns around and does something unspeakable like charging people to get in the door ! He's crude, nasty, and didn't deserve to breath the same air as BM. May she rest in peace !

1659 days ago
35.

damon    

this dude was probably found out that it was some way to scam money. JUST ANOTHER JOE JACKSON? what was brittany thinking reguarding him? r.i.p.

1658 days ago
36.

vanessa    

She will be missed, a brilliant actress.

1653 days ago
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