Hollywood long ago realized that death has no dominion over a star's ability to pull in cash, but Michael Jackson's funeral may be a landmark in money-grubbing. If the report by Radaronline.com is true, those who wish to attend his official memorial service at the Staples Center will have to shell out $25 apiece for the privilege.
The event, scheduled for next Tuesday, July 7th, at 10:00 a.m. PST will include testimonials from some of MJ's friends and admirers, as well as music and video clips. The Center, home of the recent world champion Los Angeles Lakers, will be equipped with extra video screens so those inside and outside can share in the ceremony.
T-shirts made for his canceled "This Is It" tour will be hawked to those attending the event.
Radaronline.com also reports that the day after the Jackson memorial service the Staples Center is scheduled to host the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.