EVENT OF THE YEAR

Michael's Star-Studded Memorial

It’s a concert for the ages, but one with a melancholy motive: Usher, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, and Mariah Carey along with Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson and Lionel Richie are all set to perform at Michael Jackson’s memorial service tomorrow at the Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Joining them will be Jackson’s long-time friend (and once rumored fling) Brooke Shields, Martin Luther King Jr. III, Reverend Al Sharpton, as well as Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson, the latter whom appeared in Jackson’s music video for “Remember the Time.” No word yet on who will perform what songs, or whether the rumors that Justin Timberlake may join the roster are true, but there will be one extra seat in the house: Debbie Rowe, Jackson’s ex-wife, has already announced she will not attend.