Latest on Michael Jackson plans

They're talking now about a private family funeral at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, with no motorcade through the city. Cops will have their hands full with Tuesday's Staples Center memorial, which requires one of those 17,500 free tickets. The lucky people among the 1.6 million that registered through the Staples Center website should be notified by 8 p.m. today. They will get instructions on how to pick up their tickets tomorrow, when they also will have a wristband affixed that they must wear overnight. Even then, 6,500 of the tickets will be for the Nokia Theatre across the street. The LAPD is asking people not to come if they don't have tickets — they won't get within blocks of the arena. My KCRW commentary that aired Friday was taped before the plans became clearer.

Also: NBC announced today it would join ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and E! Entertainment in airing Tuesday's Staples Center event live.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Celebrity stories on LA Observed:
Inside the eye of the Outlander storm
Knife at O.J.'s old house tests for nothing
How TMZ and Harvey Levin get the dirt
Cosby charged and arraigned in Pennsylvania, out on $1 million bail
Charlie Sheen confirms he is HIV positive (video)
Lamar Odom found unconscious in rural Nevada brothel
Those were Kardashian fireworks that woke up the coast this morning
Portrait: 35 of the women who say Bill Cosby raped them


LA Observed on Twitter