5:47 p.m. ET - LAPD tells NBC News that as of 11:25a PT, the downtown command post counted between 17,000 and 18,000 attendees inside the Staples Center.
This suggests that despite thousands of unclaimed tickets at Dodger Stadium yesterday, the Staples Center was filled as planned. Event organizers previously stated they would move people from the Nokia Theater if empty seats an issue. NBC can't confirm whether or not this actually happened.
5:10 p.m. ET - Jeff Rossen spoke with fans outside the Staples Center shortly after the memorial ended. Many seemed pleased with the tone of the memorial. Watch video here.
4:40 p.m. ET -- Plans for Jackson's body remain unclear. Many had anticipated that the singer's remains would be interred at Forest Lawn cemetery, the final resting place for many stars. But when police instructed members of the media gathered at the cemetery's gates to disperse midway through the memorial ceremony, they said his body would not be returned there. They did not say where it would be taken. Jackson's brother, Jermaine, has expressed a desire to have him buried someday at Jackson's Neverland estate in Santa Barbara County.