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As with most events in the final act of his life, the King Of Pop’s memorial today at Los Angeles’ Staples Center comes with pomp, overwhelming media attention, and of course, controversy. The star-studded event — promising appearances from Stevie Wonder, Usher, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Johny Mayer, Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Hudson, and the Jackson family — will reach an estimated 1 billion people worldwide via movie theaters, webcast, and telecast, while 11,000 fans (and 9,000 Jackson family guests) will attend the ticketed affair that countless thousands will celebrate just by lining the streets. Which is gonna cost $3.5MM to a city in a state that is already running a deficit, hence the whole thing not being a great idea to people who didn’t like him and/or like solvent governments. The details have been scant, but representatives and AEG Live promise a tribute befitting pop royalty. It starts at 1PM EST. Stream it at MySpace, or Hulu, or CNN, or on your television set.

Comments (5)
  1. Uncle Jesse Barfield  |   Posted on Jul 7th, 2009 0

    For the love of fuck, just hurry up and bury the man so the media can get over all their phony reverence and we can all get back to making fun of his face.

  2. Currently streaming on CNN via facebook…I’m watching out of curiosity and also I can’t take my eyes off that sweet ass gold coffin. Seriously.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/fb/facebook.html?stream=stream1&iref=lb100

  3. rick  |   Posted on Jul 7th, 2009 0

    Nothing but love for ya MJ. justin timberlake wishes he had your talent.

  4. zap  |   Posted on Jul 7th, 2009 0

    wait, michael jackson died?

  5. Alex  |   Posted on Jul 7th, 2009 0

    Holy fuck when his daughter came up and spoke I lost it, and I never cry.

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