Producer Ken Ehrlich talked with ‘Access Hollywood’ about producing the Michael Jackson memorial at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the family involvement in planning Tuesday’s event. Ehrlich explained the decision to have Jackson’s casket at the memorial, having Smokey Robinson read letters from Diana Ross and Nelson Mandela at the last minute, and not figuring Paris Jackson was going to speak at the end.
Taking On Jackson Memorial Cynics
July 10, 2009 – ‘Showbiz Tonight’ host A.J. Hammer talked about the Michael Jackson memorial and some criticisms of it with CNN.com, including the cynics who have suggested that the Jackson family put Paris up to making the comments about her dad. Hammer also disagreed with some who thought the celebrity performances were self-indulgent. Video of the segment at Turner.com has since been removed.
Madame Tussauds Unveils Latest Michael Jackson Wax Figure
July 10, 2009 – Madame Tussauds in London unveiled its newest wax figure of Michael Jackson, which was meant to mark his return to the stage with gigs at London’s O2 Arena this month. A report from CNN’s Errol Barnett, with footage of the King of Pop’s likeness, has since been removed at Turner.com. See another from ITN below.