Tuesday, July 07, 2009

LOS ANGELES FAREWELL TO MICHAEL JACKSON

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THE WORLD SAY'S FAREWELL
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POP LEGEND MICHAEL JACKSON

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Michael Jackson Memorial Service


Usher Performs At Casket


Randy Jackson Hugs Prince Michael Jackson


Queen Latifah


Lionel Richie


The Jackson Family


Singer Shaheen Jafargholi


Congresswoman Sheila Jackson


Joe Jackson


Usher


Paris Jackson With Prince Michael Jackson I And
Prince Michael Jackson II



Janet Jackson With Prince Michael Jackson II,
La Toya Jackson And Paris Jackson



Bernice King And Martin Luther King III


Brooke Shields


Jermaine Jackson


Stevie Wonder


Kobe Bryant And Magic Johnson


Jennifer Hudson


Rev. Al Sharpton


Berry Gordy


Pastor Lucious Smith


Mariah Carey


Smokey Robinson


Michael Jackson's Coffin


Michael Jackson Memorial Services


Reverend Jesse Jackson


Michael Jackson Funeral Procession

Pop singer Michael Jackson's very good friend Brooke Shields was fighting tears at Jackson's memorial as she recalled magical moments with the Thriller singer when they were just children.The star insisted her pal was "one of a kind" and revealed the pair could never quite understand why the media was so mean about their friendship. She told the Staples Center crowd, "The picture caption usually said something like 'an odd couple' or 'an unlikely pair,' but, to us, it was the most natural and easiest of friendships. I was 13 when we met and from that day on, our friendship grew. "Michael always knew he could count on me to support him or be his date, and that we would have fun no matter where we were. ... We had a bond and maybe it was because we both understood what it was like to be in the spotlight from a young age. "I used to tease him and I'd say, 'I started when I was 11 months old; you're a slacker. You were what, 5?'"Shields then recalled the night Jackson tried to teach her how to moonwalk, adding she and her late friend loved to laugh at her "silly imitations."She said, "MJ's laugh was the sweetest and purest laugh of anyone's I had ever known, his sense of humor was delightful."Remembering the night she joined Jackson on the eve of Elizabeth Taylor's wedding, the actress revealed she and Jackson were left giggling hysterically when they sneaked into Taylor's bedroom to catch a glimpse of the gown -- only to discover the movie great asleep just feet away from them.She also remembered the time Jackson "started wearing the glove," adding, "I was like, 'Look, if you're gonna hold my hand, it better be the non-gloved one.'"Shields also introduced Jackson's brother Jermaine, who performed the late star's favorite song, Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," sobbing, "Today, although our hearts are aching, we need to look up, where he (Jackson) is undoubtedly perched in a crescent moon, and we need to smile."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And one little child said it all when she said she loves her dad...

Perhaps, we need to set our preconceived ideas aside, ideas the media has fanned, and take the time to understand WHO this man really was...

The child knew him well... Let us hear more of her heart than the scratching of media pens.