The Jackson family has released a list of participants for tomorrow’s Michael Jackson memorial at the Staple Center in Los Angeles. More than 1.6 million people registered for a pair of tickets, only 8, 750 names were chosen:
Representatives for Jackson’s family released a list of participants Monday that includes Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Kobe Bryant, Brooke Shields, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Martin Luther King III and his sister Bernice.
Contrary to previous reports, Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe will NOT attend the memorial. All of the major networks and cable channels will be covering the memorial tomorrow beginning at 1 pm ET.
Plus, Jackson’s mother, Katherine, has been removed as temporary administrator of Jackson’s estate:
A judge said Monday that Michael Jackson’s longtime attorney and a family friend should take over the pop singer’s estate for now, rejecting a request from Jackson’s mother to be put in charge or share control.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff backed attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, who had been designated in Jackson’s 2002 will as the people he wanted to administer his estate. Attorneys for the pop singer’s mother repeatedly objected to their appointment at Monday’s court hearing.
“It’s our desire to do everything we can to carry out Michael Jackson’s wishes and to maximize the estate, ” said Howard Weitzman, who spoke after the hearing on behalf of Branca. Weitzman issued a statement later calling the judge’s.
This could get very ugly!