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Owner of Elvis home invites Jackson fans

06 July 2009
The owner of Elvis Presley's former home in Palm Springs (otherwise known as Graceland West) announced last Sunday he wants to invite 100 Michael Jackson fans to watch the entertainer's memorial service on Tuesday, which will be televised live from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

"It just seems fitting - pay respects for the King of Pop at the home of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Since Jackson was married for a time to Lisa Marie Presley, hosting some of Jackson's mourners on Tuesday seems like the right thing to do.",- said Reno Fontana, 56, who with wife Laura bought the 5,500-square-foot Spanish ranch-style estate in 2003. "We're not going to charge admission or anything like that. This is free."

Anyone interested in watching Tuesday's Jackson tribute at the Elvis Estate in Palm Springs should write a brief essay of 100 words or less and email it to Then the best essays will be picked out of the bunch. "We really don't know what to expect", - admitted Fontana.

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