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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.
Tue, Jul 7, 2009