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Michael Jackson fans will have to hang on to their doves -- and their dance shoes [poll]

June 22, 2010 |  7:20 pm

Michael Jackson-related memorial activities rejected at Forest Lawn Cemetary

What do the three images above have in common? Hint: We won't be seeing any of them at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale on Friday as Michael Jackson fans mark the first anniversary of the pop star's death.

Sgt. Tom Lorenz of the Glendale Police Department told TMZ that special requests to release doves, release balloons and release the musical magic inside -- by performing Michael Jackson songs and dance routines -- had been rejected by officials. 

Where's the fun in that?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos, clockwise from top: Filipino inmates perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance routine in June 2009; balloons are released; doves are released. (Note: The inmates weren't released.) Credits, clockwise from top: Dennis M. Sabangan / European Pressphoto Agency; Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times; Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times.

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