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The Jackson family has confirmed a preliminary list of participants for the memorial service that includes Kobe Bryant, Mariah Carey, Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Magic Johnson, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Usher, and Stevie Wonder. People is reporting that Beyonce Knowles and Whitney Houston will also appear, but will not perform. The family statement indicated that the list was subject to change, but that no further information would be available in advance of the service.
Despite the bold-faced names on the guest list, organizers have emphasized that the memorial will be a somber, respectful affair, not an entertainment event. The AP is reporting that Jackson's body will be present.
Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin
Comedy Central will finally see some girl-on-girl roasting: Kathy Griffin will serve as Roast Master at Comedy Central's Roast of Joan Rivers, the network announced. The pairing is the first all-female Roast Master and Roastee in the franchise's history.
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"It will be my distinct pleasure to honor a true comedy legend. The One and Only, The Great, Joan Rivers," Griffin said in a statement. "I mean, not that Pam Anderson wasn't a comedy legend or anything... Let's just say it will be an evening of highs and lows. I will be roasting Joan with more ...
Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:
• Who will follow in Kelly Taylor's circa-1992 shoes and crossover from 90210 to the new Melrose Place? Hear what one 90210 cast member has to say about talk that he is the chosen one, then get the latest word on whether that particular rumor is true or not.
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Kara DioGuardi with Mike McCuddy
American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi married teacher-turned-general contractor Mike McCuddy on Sunday afternoon.
The couple, who got engaged on December 8 while vacationing in Mexico, exchanged vows in front of about 30 guests at the United Methodist Church in Prospect, Maine.
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"What was most unbelievable about the experience was when I looked out at the church and saw all these people that were so important to me and Mike," DioGuardi told ...
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
Some ratings highlights from the long holiday weekend:
• So You Think You Can Dance on Thursday drew 7.15 million total viewers, up 250K week-to-week. NBC's The Listener (3.28 mil) dropped 14 percent.
• On Friday, Fox's Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? returned to an audience of 4.26 mil — a 40 percent plunge from its last outing (which was on a Thursday in December). Lead-out Mental dipped ...
Christian Slater replaces Rupert Penry-Jones
Christian Slater has signed on to The Forgotten, a new ABC crime drama from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Premiering Tuesday, Sept. 22 (leading out of the Dancing with the Stars results show), The Forgotten revolves around ...
Michael Jackson's sendoff will include some of music's biggest stars. It will be produced by the man long responsible for the Grammys, and broadcast across the world. The streets of downtown Los Angeles will be filled with many of the 1.6 million people who registered for free tickets to the event — which went to only 17,500 fans.
Despite the potential for chaos, producer Ken Erlich says it will be a tasteful, somber affair.
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"It will be a celebration of Michael's life [but] we're not approaching it as a TV show," Ehrlich told the Daily News of New York.
Roger Federer stands alone in tennis history after downing Andy Roddick at Wimbledon in the longest fifth set in Grand Slam history to claim his record 15th major.
The win — Federer's sixth in seven years at SW19 — propels the Swiss past Pete Sampras' tally of 14 majors. Sampras, along with his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, made a last-minute trip across the pond from California to watch the historic win. "I have to give it to him," Sampras said afterwards. "He's won all the majors. He's won 15 now. He's going to win a few more here. So in my book he is [the greatest]."
Relive all the tennis action from this year's Wimbledon
In a four-hour, 18-minute epic, Federer registered a 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14 win over a new and improved Roddick, who also lost the 2004 and 2005 Wimbledon finals and the 2006 U.S. Open final to Federer. In terms of games, it was the ...