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TMZ: Michael Jackson memorial set for Tuesday

Michael_Jackson_Jermaine_NYIf all goes according to plan -- and that’s asking a lot for this story -- Michael Jackson’s funeral may finally be set for Tuesday in Los Angeles. reported Thursday that a private family service was scheduled for 10 a.m. at a suburban memorial park. A motorcade would then go to the Staples Center downtown where a public memorial would be held.

But according to the Los Angeles Times, the Staples Center is set to host the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus is scheduled to appear at that venue starting Wednesday. The arrival parade for the circus is set for Tuesday.

A circus and a Michael Jackson memorial service at the same time? Oh, the irony.

Meanwhile, Jermaine Jackson told NBC's Today show that Michael Jackson was "a gift from Allah" and that he wishes he were in the grave instead of his brother. "He went too soon," Jermaine said. "I don't know how people are going to take this, but I wish it was me."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:47pm]


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