Mike's hair was on fire for like 10 seconds.
The Memorial for the King of Pop is underway at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The body of Michael Jackson was brought into the arena at about 10:30, carried by his brothers, each wearing one white glove. Among the stars seen in attendance were Usher, Mike Tyson, Kobe Bryant, Akon, Kardashians (because they were so close), Smokey Robinson, John Mayer...
Choir performs We're Going to see the King to open.
Mariah Carey, Trey Lorenz - I'll Be There
Queen Latifah - Speech - His star power
Lionel Richie - Jesus is Love
Berry Gordy, Jr. - Speech - As a young man
Video Montage of Michael through the years
Stevie Wonder - Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer
Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson - Speech - His generosity, family memories, how MJ helped Magic be a better Point Guard...
Jennifer Hudson - Will You be There
Sources are saying that the estate of Michael Jackson could reach upwards of one billion dollars when all of the music catalogs, property, and possesions are figured in. Not only does he own a large portion of the Beatles catalog, he also owns a lot of his own music, property, and a lot of possesions. According to what they've been saying on CNN, he's about 400 million in debt.
Sure the Jackson Family is going to be taken care of, as will his children, and whichever charity the remaining 20% of his estate will go to.
Randy Phillips, in an interview with CBS news, first gave a moving account of how his first thoughts at the hospital after learning that Michael probably would not survive did not go to the concerts (which had netted $85 million dollars in the first minutes of ticket sales), but to Michael's mother and Michael's children. Only when Michael's mom left to Target to buy toys for the kids did his thoughts turn to business. (why Michael Jackson's mom shops at Target is a mystery to explore another time.)