<i>Jackson estate to pay cost of 'extraordinary' funeral </i>
Money from Michael Jackson's estate can be used to pay what were described as the "extraordinary" costs of the pop icon's funeral, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Wednesday.
Judge Mitchell Beckloff approved a request from Jackson's mother after lawyers for administrators of the singer's estate said they were willing to pay for the send-off at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Jeryll Cohen, an attorney for the administrators, John Branca and John McClain, said the costs of the service were likely to be steep.
"The expenses will be extraordinary, but Michael Jackson was extraordinary," Cohen said, without specifying the anticipated bill.