Michael Jackson’s family will gather to remember the legendary performer on the anniversary of his death.
S2S has learned from a reliable source that the Jacksons will hold a memorial service for Michael tomorrow. Nearly a year ago, the King of Pop died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
We’re also hearing that members of the press are not allowed to attend the event.
Just as she’s paying tribute to her deceased son on Friday, “NBC Dateline” will air an interview Katherine Jackson at 9 p.m. It’s her first sit-down since Michael died. After that, ABC will run a special episode of “20/20” at 10 p.m., featuring a chat with some of Michael’s closest associates.
BET has plans to show three different specials about Mijac. Meanwhile MTV will play a countdown of the entertainer’s Top 10 videos before running a documentary outlining Michael’s ultimate influence on music.
While many people around the world take a moment to mourn MJ, his former financial advisor Leonard Rowe continues to dispute the validity of the singer’s last will.
In the months since his passing Michael’s estate has endured many battles, including a dispute over which copy of the entertainer’s will would be submitted to the courts. A judge ultimately signed off on a version dated July 7, 2002.
Leonard, however, still argues that the will is a fake. He’s aiming to prove his case in a tell-all book that points out several huge errors with the court-recognized document. For starters, Leonard points out that Michael misspells his own children’s name in the will. And Leonard claims that the pop icon couldn’t have signed the document in Los Angeles on July 7 because he was actually in New York at that time.
According to our insider, the book also contains a copy of Michael’s contract with AEG for the 50-show run Michael was planning at London’s O2 arena before he died.
– Sonya Eskridge