Michael Jackson's Memorial: Who Bailed and Why

"The big ones: Diana, Liza, Madonna -- no excuse is good enough," he said. "Just show up. These are incredibly rich people. It can be arranged. You get escorted in, you get a limo, you don't talk to anybody, you hide behind your sunglasses, you get back on your private jet, you're gone. They're hiding behind excuses. This is when you drop everything."

No one will contest that Jackson's memorial moved his family, friends and fans and paid tasteful tribute to the pop icon. But for better or for worse, Tuesday's ceremony lacked the fireworks and spectacle that characterized Jackson's career, an over-the-top quality the King of Pop himself surely would have appreciated.

Casablanca blames the celebrities for that.

"It's another tragedy, in a way. You arrange this big, glittery send off and not all the glitter shows up," he said. "I thought it smacked of letting him be buried a bit lonelier than he should've been. He should have been sent off better than this."

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