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Forest Lawn-Glendale cemetery

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At long last, the King of Pop—cooler than ever after being on ice for two months—is going to be laid to rest tonight within the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif.

Michael Jackson's children, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket, parents Joe and Katherine, and all of his brothers and sisters are expected at the private burial. They have commissioned a fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms to ferry them from the family compound in Encino to the cemetery.

Jackson is to be interred within the mausoleum's Holly Terrace section, where his neighbors will include old-school stars like Clark Gable, Carole Lombard and Jean Harlow.

Souces have told E! News that Diana Ross, Elizabeth TaylorCorey Feldman, Brooke Shields,Macaulay Culkin, Lisa Marie Presley and Larry King were all invited, but won't all be there. (King and Presley's reps tells have scheduling conflicts, while Taylor and Shields' played coy.) One definite attendee is Gladys Knight, who will be singing at the service.

Jackson's family had originally planned to say their latest round of final goodbyes on Aug. 29, which would have been the artist's 51st birthday, but the burial was postponed for unexplained reasons.


As his friends and family are doing, celebrate the life of Michael Jackson in our tribute gallery.