Friday, July 3, 2009


According to, the PR firm Sachs & Associates announced that within the first hour-and-a-half of allowing fans to sign up for the drawing, the Web site received 500,000,000 hits, averaging 120,000 per second. Duplicate registrations are not allowed, so those seeking a chance are being asked to log on only once. Meanwhile, an additional server has been added to accommodate the volume of traffic.
Ain't that something?!! Even in death, Michael continues to break more records; sending legions of fans, stans and haters in a complete frenzy.

If you plan on attending Michael Jackson's public memorial on next Tuesday, there are a couple of important things you need to know. A press conference was held today where Los Angeles city and law officials carved out the details of how folks can receive free tickets to the memorial. First and foremost: If you don't have a ticket, you ain't getting in. You will be turned away from the Staples Center by the LAPD. Below are more key points from the press conference.
  • 17,500 tickets are available; 11,000 will be issued for the Staples Center where you can attend the memorial as it broadcast live. 6,500 tickets are available for the Nokia Center (across the street from the Staples Center), where you can watch the live telecast of the memorial.
  • Tickets are only available to U.S. citizens.
  • You can register for free tickets (at least two) today at; the deadline is tomorrow at 6 p.m. They're treating it like a web lottery. You register and then there's a random drawing. If you're selected you'll be contacted on Sunday by email with directions.
  • You must provide a valid ID in order to attend the memorial at either location. I believe they'll also give you some type of code or wristband.
  • For the public's safety, there will be no big screens/speakers outside of Staples Center. So if you want to experience the celebration of Michael's life, either register for a ticket or watch it from the comfort of your own home. There will be no outsiders/bystanders outside the Staples Center besides law enforcement officials.
  • A live feed will be provided by every network free of charge.
  • There will not be a funeral procession before or after the service.
  • Officials refused to answer questions on if there would be a public viewing of Michael's body at the memorial. According to, Michael's mother Katherine and sister Janet are allegedly opposed to having a public viewing because Michael's body isn't in shape to be viewed by the public.
  • No details about the order of service (i.e. who's performing, which celebrities are expected to be in attendance, etc.) were announced.
  • A private funeral for the Jackson family (and invite guests) will be held before the public memorial. Plans are underway to have more memorials across the United States.
  • Still no word on where his final resting place will be.
Good luck in being able to register for tickets and having your name drawn!




^^Yeah, Michael, that was my expression too as I watch the 2009 B.E.T. awards!

Were you as pissed off as I was while watching B.E.T.'s (or as I refer to them: Barely Entertainment Television) crap of a tribute to Michael Jackson? With their messy-ass, tacky-ass selves! Yeah, I said it! At first I wasn't going to post anything about it, but now the more I think about it, the madder I get. Is that how you salute a worldwide legend and icon? Somebody done told them wrong. Anyhoo, what I'm about to tell you all may piss you off even more. It was because of Don Cornelius babbling on and on about the O'Jays (no offense to them, of course) and several other screw-ups during the live taping of the show that caused B.E.T. (I also refer to them as Bootleg Entertainment Television) to NIX the five and a half minute video tribute they prepared specifically for the show after Michael's death.

So, to check out B.E.T.'s (a.k.a. Barely Entertainment Television) tribute to Michael that never had a chance to air, CLICK HERE. And if you're an avid fan just like me, have a hanky nearby.

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