List Of Memorial Participants Released

A collection of celebs from all walks of life will turn out for the Los Angeles memorial service honoring Michael Jackson at the Staples Center tomorrow.

The Jackson family released a list of participants today, cautioning that it isn’t a complete roster and it is subject to change.

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Policeman patrol around the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Who’s on the list? NBA star Kobe Bryant, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, basketball legend Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King and Rev. Al Sharpton are just some of the folks honoring the King of Pop.

There are also plenty of music artists on the list, including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Andrae Crouch Choir, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Stevie Wonder and “Britain’s Got Talent” finalist Shaheen Jafargholi.

Two friends of the family – Ron Boyd and Pastor Lucious Smith will also attend.

Meanwhile, ticketing for the service is moving at a steady pace. Winners of an Internet lottery drove through the Dodger Stadium parking lot exchanging vouchers for tickets today.  According to L.A.P.D., about 1,500 cars passed through by midmorning.

Police also warned anyone caught scalping the tickets would face arrest.