Michael Jackson memorial celeb lineup

Jul 6, 2009 at 5:22 p.m. ET

The stars are aligning for Michael Jackson's memorial service July 7 and include the likes of Mariah Carey and Usher.

Mariah Carey is only one of the acts announced for Michael Jackson's memorialThe Michael Jackson memorial will feature Oscar-winner and former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson. Hudson has made few public appearances since the murder of several in her family.

Jackson's memorial is promised to be a somber affair, according to producers.

Guess that request to have Usher cover Michael's Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' is too much to ask!

As for the Michael Jackson memorial details... here is what we know so far:

Michael Jackson memorial

SheKnows will have a live webcast of the event beginning at 10:30 a.m. PST.  Watch MJ's memorial LIVE here!

All major networks (except CBS) as well as all the cable news channels will broadcast the remembrance live.

Other acts that have been confirmed for the 10 a.m. Staples Center memorial include John Mayer and Stevie Wonder.

Usher joins Mariah Carey as two of the artists announced for MJ's memorialCelebrities who have been announced as paying their respects to Michael Jackson include: Motown founder Berry Gordy, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Jackson family friend Ron Boyd, Kobe Bryant, Brooke Shields, Martin Luther King III and Magic Johnson.

Musical guests also include Michael Jackson's We are the World co-writer Lionel Richie and Motown legend Smokey Robinson.

Stay tuned to SheKnows throughout the afternoon as more details on the Michael Jackson memorial come into view. More big-name stars will be on the list, for sure!

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