King of Pop

Jackson Service Kicks Off

Michael Jackson is ready to grace the stage for the final time: The King of Pop’s casket arrived at the Staples Center for his public memorial. Awaiting him were some 20,000 fans and celebrities like Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Kobe Bryant, and Jennifer Hudson. “Jackson's gold-plated casket, draped in crimson flowers, was placed in a the hearse by pallbearers in dark suits and gold neckties,” according to the Associated Press. When the Jackson family entered the building earlier today, 20 helicopters circled overhead. The logistical nightmare that some feared seems to have been avoided.