Moments From The Michael Jackson Memorial

Michael Jackson Memorial Program

Michael Jackson Memorial Program

Friends, family and a world on fans came to say goodbye to Michael Jackson in a memorial at The Staples Center on Tuesday.

A host of celebrity friends, including Queen Latifah, Brooke Shields, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy, Lakers Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, brother Jermaine Jackson and daughter Paris Jackson,  remembered the singer with moving words and songs.

Here’s a look back at some moments from the event. Michael Jackson 1958-2009.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee: “We are the world and we are better because Michael Joseph Jackson lived. On behalf of myself and the people who are here, Michael Jackson, I salute you.”

President Barack Obama, asked about the outpouring of emotion related to Jackson’s death during an interview in Moscow: “There are certain people in our popular culture that just capture people’s imaginations. And in death, they become even larger. Now, I have to admit that it’s also fed by a 24/7 media that is insatiable.”

Brooke Shields, recalling a moment she shared with Jackson at Elizabeth Taylor’s 1991 wedding: “We snuck in and took pictures of ourselves next to her dress. We always seemed to revert to being little kids.”

Jennifer Hudson’s Tribute to Michael:

Paris Jackson’s Speaks About Her Father:

NBC Cancels Lipstick Jungle, Enemy


NBC is pulling the plug on “My Own Worst Enemy” and “Lipstick Jungle,” two of its more high-profile young series, according to two network executives who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the decision.

The network will not order new episodes of either series when their current orders — nine in the case of “My Own Worst Enemy” and 13 for “Lipstick Jungle” — run out, the executives said.

“My Own Worst Enemy” was given a big promotional pitch by NBC. The psychological thriller starred Slater as a man who had two separate identities and lives, and was slowly coming to learn about the situation.

But it was just another new series that viewers shrugged their shoulders at in the lackluster new TV season. The series ranked No. 61 in the Nielsen Media Research season standings, averaging just under 5 million viewers each week.

Shields was one of three hard-driving Manhattan career women in “Lipstick Jungle,” one of two series that premiered last season with clear bloodlines to HBO’s “Sex and the City.” It was averaging just 4.2 million viewers for each new episode this season, according to Nielsen.

If it’s any consolation to NBC and Shields, “Lipstick Jungle” at least lasted longer than “Cashmere Mafia,” the ABC version of the New York career women story.

The executives said it was still not clear whether all the episodes that have been shot for each series will be used.

NBC isn’t the only network to say bye bye to some shows. CBS and ABC have cancelled shows after a few airings, The Ex-List and Opportunity Knocks, respectively.

EMMY FASHIONS: The Best of The Best

It was an overall winner in fashion this year as the biggest stars in television came out to celebrate The Emmy ceremony’s 60th birthday in style. There were no real fashion blunders, with everyone looking to go elegant and virtually convservative in these hard uncertain ecomonic times. Could that be why the jewelry seemed a little simplier and less flashy? Take a peak at some of the best….

Christina Applegate of “Samantha Who” was the best dressed.

The runners up were…

Kate Walsh of “Private Practice”

Mary Louise Parker of “Weeds”

Brooke Shields of “Lipstick Jungle”

Sandra Oh of “Grey’s Anatomy”

Just to name a few…