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Star-studded lineup announced for Michael Jackson memorial

July 6, 2009 |  1:10 pm

Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Hudson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Brooke Shields are among the celebrities scheduled to be involved in Tuesday's Michael Jackson memorial.

Organizers announced the participants this morning. Many are entertainment figures, but there are also some from the political world, including Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has been serving as a Jackson family advisor.

The full list:

Ron Boyd (family friend); Kobe Bryant; Mariah Carey; Andrae Crouch Choir; Berry Gordy; Jennifer Hudson; Shaheen Jafargholi (finalist on "Britain’s Got Talent"); Magic Johnson; Martin Luther King III; Bernice A. King; John Mayer; Lionel Richie; Smokey Robinson; the Rev. Al Sharpton; Brooke Shields; Pastor Lucious Smith (family friend); Usher; and Stevie Wonder.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

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