Michael Jackson will be buried at L.A.’s Forest Lawn Cemetery on what would have been the pop star’s 51st birthday, Aug. 29, his father told the New York Daily News on Monday.
And E! Online is confirming that the ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m., and that the burial will be “fit for a king,” according to an individual close to the family. The body will be interred in a specially built mausoleum on the cemetery’s grounds.
Following the service, Jackson’s father Joe and sister LaToya will go to Las Vegas, where Joe will accept a star from the Brenden Theatre at the Palms Resort and Casino in his son’s honor. That will be followed by yet another tribute concert to Jackson.
"Donny and Marie (Osmond), and Wayne Newton are some of the celebrities that are coming to perform at the concert," the family insider told E! News.
Meanwhile,a judge is expected to rule soon on official Jackson merchandise.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff has scheduled a hearing for Monday afternoon on two counts. One would allow the sale of Jackson apparel and other official items; the other would allow concert promoter AEG Live to put Jackson memorabilia on tour.
Approval of the agreements was held up last week after attorneys for Jackson’s mother, Katherine, raised objections.