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Elizabeth Taylor Fashionably Late to Own Funeral

Film legend laid to rest in LA cemetery

(Newser) - Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest in a Los Angeles cemetery yesterday following a small private ceremony attended by around 40 friends and family. In keeping with instructions left by the screen legend, the service began 15 minutes after the announced start time, AP reports. "She even wanted to... More »

Want to Leave MJ a Gift? That'll Be $3

Forest Lawn Cemetery is now charging fans to send flowers

(Newser) - Michael Jackson fans love to leave gifts outside his grave (just take a look at the pictures if you don't believe us)—but if they want to keep doing so, it'll cost them. Forest Lawn Cemetery is taking down a stage where people could previously leave gifts, TMZ reports. Now,... More »

Fans Honor Michael Jackson

Hundreds gather in California, Indiana, Japan, New York

(Newser) - Michael Jackson fans around the world honored the singer today on the first anniversary of his death, the AP reports. About 500 fans gathered at Jackson's mausoleum outside LA for a calm but emotional tribute to the King of Pop. "He's been my idol all my life since I... More »

Sunflowers to Perk Up Michael Jackson's Tomb

Company donates thousands after Lisa Marie's plea

(Newser) - Thousands of sunflowers will be delivered to Michael Jackson's LA-area burial site today, TMZ reports. After ex Lisa Marie Presley complained on MySpace that Jacko deserved more than the smattering of flowers that sit outside his tomb, the owner of Sunflowerguy.com stepped up with a plan to ship thousands... More »

Family, Friends Gather for Brittany Murphy's Funeral

After small LA ceremony, family plans public service next year

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy’s family and a small group of friends gathered this afternoon in Los Angeles for a funeral for the actress, who died Sunday at 32. RadarOnline puts the guest list at about 20, including Hollywooders Penny Marshall and Eric Balfour. Her 83-year-old father could not make the trip... More »

Jacko Crypt Drives Up Plot Prices

New addition to the neighborhood sending Forest Lawn prices skywards

(Newser) - Michael Jackson has sent property prices soaring for the graves surrounding his final resting place, a sales rep at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale tells TMZ. The cemetery has hiked the price of plots near the late singer's tomb as much as $3,000 from the usual $7,000 since ... More »

Jackson Laid to Rest

Elizabeth Taylor, ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley among invitees

(Newser) - Paris Jackson wept as she stepped into the Forest Lawn mausoleum where her father, Michael, was to be entombed. Katherine Jackson, overcome by sorrow, turned back when she was faced with her son's final resting place. On a sultry evening, amid a sea of white flowers and with a bejeweled... More »

Jackson Burial Moved to Sept. 3

(Newser) - Michael Jackson will be buried Sept. 3, not Aug. 29 as first planned, his family announced today. No reason was given for the change in the burial date, which would have been the pop icon’s 51st birthday, People reports. Jackson, who died June 25, is to be entombed at... More »

Jackson's Body Will Head to Celeb-Stacked LA Mausoleum

Final funeral will be family, friends only

(Newser) - Michael Jackson will be entombed in a Los Angeles-area mausoleum that’s the final Neverland of many other celebrities, the New York Post reports. The Holly Terrace section of the Great Mausoleum is reputedly the most secure section of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. The same chamber hosts the... More »

Questions Linger in Wake of Memorial

How much it will cost? Where is his body? And what caused his death?

(Newser) - Fans are donating to the city of Los Angeles in an effort to defray the cost of Michael Jackson’s memorial, E! reports. The final total is still in the works, and some famous friends and corporate sponsors are rumored to have donated generously. More from the aftermath:
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