Today, the Staples Center in Los Angeles will be filled with thousands of people for Michael Jackson's memorial, but his bestest friend Elizabeth Taylor won't be there. Liz Twittered yesterday afternoon that she didn't want to be a part of it. I loved that she used the word "whoopla." And I bet she says it the same way she says maaaaariage.
You know, it makes sense that Liz isn't going to show up. I think the memorial is more for the fans. It's bordering on a "public whoopla," but we'll see later. However, if there's a red carpet and Giuliana DePandasAss from E! is asking all the celebwhores who they are wearing, I'm throwing my TV out the window and sending Joe Jackson the bill!
The memorial will be televised on most major networks at 10am Pacific. So far, the list of performers and speakers include: Usher, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Rev. Al Sharpton, Shaheen Jafargholi (from Britain's Got Talent), Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and Brooke Shields.