NEVERLAND VIEWING FOR MICHAEL JACKSON
Pop singing star Michael Jackson's worldwide fans will get a chance to pay their final respects to him at a public viewing at his Neverland Valley Ranch on Friday. According to CNN, Jackson's body will arrive on Thursday. There will be a 30-car motorcade to the home that he lived in for almost 20 years. A spokesperson for Jackson also told the news outlet that a private memorial service for the legend will be held on Sunday. There has been no announcement on where Jackson will be buried. On Monday, Jackson's father, Joseph, denied rumors that his son would be buried at Neverland and said that it was too early to talk about funeral plans because the family was still awaiting the results of a second autopsy, that the family ordered. Jackson spent much of his life living in the Los Angeles California area, but the mayor of his hometown of Gary, Indiana has asked the family to consider burying the singer there. A spokesperson for Mayor Rudy Clay told CNN that the city's leader has been in touch with the Jackson family and is hoping that the gritty Midwestern industrial town could be Jackson's final resting place. At the very least, Clay told Chicago radio station WGN, he expects that Jackson's body will be taken to Gary for a memorial service he is planning next week. "I believe that his body will lie in state in Gary, Indiana," Clay said Tuesday. "Now, it may not happen, but I believe it will." That memorial service is slated to take place on July 10th at the city's U.S. Steel Works ballpark and Clay promised that it would be a memorial "fit for the prince of peace and a memorial that's fit for Gary, Indiana's favorite son, the greatest entertainer that ever lived." Should the Jackson family agree to have the singer buried there, a spokesperson for the mayor said the tomb could be near a proposed Jackson family museum and performing arts center that the city has discussed with family patriarch Joseph Jackson. Jackson lived at Neverland from 1988 to 2005. Ownership of the ranch, renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch, was transferred to a company called Colony Capital in 2008 in a deal that allowed Jackson to hold onto the property when Colony agreed to buy the $23.5 million mortgage, according to TMZ. Meanwhile TMZ is also reporting that Michael Jackson was not the biological father of any of his children. And Debbie Rowe is not the biological mother of the two kids she bore for Michael. All three children were conceived in vitro -- outside the womb. Multiple sources deeply connected to the births told TMZ, Michael was not the sperm donor for any of his kids. Debbie's eggs were not used. She was merely the surrogate, and paid well for her services in the births of Michael Jr. and Paris. In the case of Prince Michael II. TMZ was also told the surrogate was never told of the identity who the "receiving parent" was.