2002

  • January 9 :

At the end of the American Music Awards Ceremony, Chris Tucker presents the Artist of The Century Award to Michael.

Chris introduces film director Brett Ratner to Michael.

Janet gives a press conference in Tokyo and then she accepts an American Music Awards via satellite.

  • ALL FOR YOU TOUR : JAPAN LEG

 

January 12, 2002 Osaka Japan Osaka Dome
January 13, 2002
January 17, 2002 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
January 18, 2002
  • January 16 :

Janet appears at an album signing at an HMV store in Tokyo . While at the signing, Janet is interviewed by the radio station J-Wave 81.3 FM and is presented with an award for having the best selling album of 2001 at HMV stores

  • ALL FOR YOU TOUR : NORTH AMERICA 2ND LEG

 

January 25, 2002 Louisville United States Freedom Hall
January 26, 2002 Champaign Assembly Hall
January 29, 2002 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
January 30, 2002 Grand Rapids United States Van Andel Arena
February 1, 2002 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
February 2, 2002 Atlantic City Etess Arena
February 5, 2002 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
February 6, 2002 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 8, 2002 Wilkes-Barre First Union Arena
February 9, 2002 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
February 16, 2002 Honolulu Aloha Stadium
  • February :

Michael is on the cover of VIBE magazine with an exclusive interview & pictures taken at Neverland.

 

  • February 9 :

Michael & Elizabeth Taylor attend the fund-raiser Art For Aids : A Tribute To Rock Hudson at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach .

Later in the evening, they attend a private dinner at Dana Point with Michael’s dermatologist Dr Arnold Klein.

  • February 10 :

Janet goes to New York City to promote her upcoming HBO Special in Hawaii.

February 11 : 

Janet tapes appearances on the Rosie O’Donnell Show and Late Show With David Letterman.

February 12 :

Janet tapes apperances on Good Morning America & The View.

February 13 :

Janet arrives in Hawaii.

Michael hosts a party for Prince’s 5th birthday at Neverland with Grace & the Cascio family.
February 14 :

Janet films the opening sequence for the HBO Special.

February 15 :

Janet rehearses for her HBO Special.

 

  • February 16 :

72nd and last concert of the All For You Tour in Hawaii with a surprise apperance by Missy Elliot during the song “Son Of A Gun”.
Katherine, Rebbie, LaToya & Jermaine Dupri attend the concert.

  • February 17 :

Janet “Live in Hawaii” is broadcasted on HBO.

  • February 21 :

 

Birth of Michael’s new son Prince Michael II at the Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, California. Soon after Michael accompanied by Connie Cascio pick up the baby from the surrogate’s representative at an hotel and take in to Neverland on a private luxury bus.

They decide to nickname him Blanket!

 

 

  • February 24 :

 

Michael, Elizabeth Taylor & Brett Ratner attend a private party at Mark Damon’s house to announce that Neverland Entertainment and Raju Sharad Patel have signed with Damon’s independant film company MDP Worldwide Entertainment to create a new division called Neverland Pictures.

  • February 27 :

Janet, along with singer Gloria Estefan and actor Matthew McConaughey, presents the Album of the Year award to the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack diring the Grammy Awards Ceremony.

  • March 8 :

Jimmy Jam presents Janet with the Entertainer Of  The Year Award at the NABOB Awards in Washington DC.

  • March 16 :

 

Michael is best man at the wedding of David Gest & Liza Minnelli celebrated in New York City with a galaxy of stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Frank Cascio, Joan Collins and Michael’s brothers Randy & Tito.

 

Angry with Sony Music who refused to release What More Can I Give & finance the video for Unbreakable, Michael invites several fans to his suite to explain them the situation and encourage them to push the promotion of Invincible.

 

Michael also decides to finance & produce the Unbreakable video by himself. He hires Brett Ratner to direct it and asks Chris Tucker & Mel Gibson to play in it. He also contemplates the video of a new world tour mainly to pay back his debt to Sony.

Back to Neverland, Frank decides to take a break from working for MJ and he comes back to NYC.

  • March 24 :

Janet attends the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party in West Hollywood.

 

  • April :

 

Michael is about to start shooting the Unbreakable short film when Sony announces that they won’t release the single. The promotion of the Invincible album is over with only 2 singles!!!

 

Michael’s former business manager Myung-Ho Lee files a $13 million lawsuit claiming that on September 14, Michael met him in Los Angeles and signed an agreement to pay him those fees but he never got them. Michael’s lawyer Zia Moddaber answsers that his client never signed anything and was not even in Los Angeles on that date…

 

 

  • April 03 :

 

Michael hosts a party for Paris 4th birthday at Neverland with Prince, Blanket, Brett Barnes and Grace.

 

 

  • April 12 :

 

Michael talks to the the actionnaires of MDP Worldwide through a recorded video message asking them to rename the company Neverland Pictures. The first movies project is called Wolfed.

 

Michael shoots a scene for the movie Miss Cast Away at Neverland directed by Brian Michael Stollers. Together, they work on a movie project called They Cage The Animals At Night based on a novel.

 

  • April 14 : 

Janet opens the MTV Icon ceremony with a speech in tribute of Aerosmith.

 

  • April 20 :

 

At the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Michael tapes a performance of Dangerous for Dick Clark’s 5Oth Anniversary of American Bandstand.April 21 : Michael, Grace and the kids go to NYC.

Janet is presented with the “Wannabe Award” at the Nickoldeon Kids Choice Awards.

 

  • April 22 :

 

The three biggest Michael Jackson’s fan-clubs in the world gather their effort to denounce the lack of promotion of Invincible from Sony Music and they organise many demonstrations of fans to re-launch the album.

 

 

  • April 24 :

 

Michael performs Dangerous, Black Or White & Heal The World (joined by Diana Ross!) during a fund-raiser for the Democratic National Committee’s Every Vote Counts ‘campaign held at the mythic Apollo Theatre in Harlem .

 

Brett Barnes, Prince, Paris, Blanket, Grace, the Cascio family Chris Tucker & Rodney Jerkins attend the event. Afterwards Michael makes a photoshoot with Bill Clinton.

 

While in NYC Michael introduces Prince, Paris & Blanket to President Clinton and Diana Ross and his son Evan Ross.

  • April 27 : 

Janet attends an N’SYNC concert in Fl Lauderdale (Florida).

  • May :

Katherine, Jackie, LaToya, Tito, Janet, Rebbie & Randy stage an intervention at Neverland to help Michael on his prescription-drug dependency.

Michael & LaToya are reunited 14 years after their last meeting during the 1988 Bad Tour.

Michael introduces them to his new son Blanket.

 

  • May 2 :

Janet joins her friend Jermaine Dupri (JD)  in Atlanta at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, GA to pay respects to Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes who just died in a car accident.

Soon after, Janet & JD start dating.

  • May 19 :

JD throws a birthday bash for Janet’ s 36th birthday. The party is held in the private room at the popular South Beach dance club Kiss Steakhouse with several celebrity friends including Jay-Z, Ashanti & Missy Elliot.

  • May 31 :

Janet is presented  with the first ever Essence Awards Reader’s Choice Entertainer of the Year Award at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles .  Later in the evening she also presents producing team Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis with the Excellence in Music Award.

  • June 6 :

 

Michael joins the NAC (National Action Network), a recently formed coalition which has been set up to investigate artist exploitation by major record labels supported by lawyer Jonnnie Cochran and civil rights campaigner Reverend Al Sharpton. He also denies owing $200 millions to Sony Music

 

 

  • June 10 :

 

Michael arrives in London and checks in the Marriott Renaissance Hotel.

 

 

  • June 11 :

 

Michael has dinner with Uri Geller and his family. Geller introduces him to British journalist Martin Bashir who wants to do a TV documentary on Michael.

 

 

  • June 12 :

 

Michael goes shopping at Hamley’s.

 

 

  • June 13 :

 

Michael goes shopping at HMV store.

 

Michael is inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Liza Minnelli & David Gest accept the award on his behalf.

 

 

  • June 14 :

 

Michael visits the Houses of Parliament accompanied by Uri Geller and magician David Blaine.

 

Later, Michael leaves Paddington Station, on a train ride to Exeter with Geller, Blaine, Mark Lester & 200 fans. They go to St James’ Park where 10 000 had gathered for this fund-raising event, organised to raise money for the footclub club and two charities aimed at combating Aids and malaria.

 

 

  • June 15 :

 

Michael attends a fan demonstration at the Sony Music offices in London . He arrives riding on the top deck of a London open topped bus which has been organised for him by a group of fans.

 

Later, Michael attends a fan-club event with Uri Geller at the Equinox nightclub where he speaks for the first time of his problems with Sony and his CEO Tommy Mottolla.

 

 

  • June 17 :

 

Michael has business meetings with Mohamed Al Fayed and Adrian Grant.

 

 

  • June 18 :

 

Michael flies back home.

 

  • June 20 :

Janet is presented with the Recording Academy’s Governors Award at the annual National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Luncheon in Beverly Hills in the presence of the Jackson family and Jimmy Jam.

  •  June 23/24 :

Janet shoots the video for “Feel It Boy” (a duet she recently recorded with Beenie Man), at a beach in southern California.

  • June 24 :

Janet’s HBO concert in Hawai is released on DVD.

  • June 25 :

 

Janet presents the Video Of The Year Award to Puff Daddy at the BET Awards.

“Feel It Boy” is released as a single.

  • June 28 :

Janet inducts Kathleen Battle into the Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame.

  • July 5 :

Janet & JD attend Missy Elliot birthday party in Miami with Justin Timberlake among others.

  • July 6 :

 

Michael attends a fan demonstration at the Sony Music offices in Manhattan, New York. As he did in London, Michael arrives on the top of a double-decker bus.

 

Later, Michael goes to a civil rights meeting to speak out against the music industry’s treatment of the artists and he calls Tommy Mottala a racist, mean and devilish man which causes a great controversy.

 

In the evening, Michael attends a fan-club party with Grace & Karen at the Webster Hall where he accepts the 3Oth Anniversary Fan Award.

 

 

  • July 7 :

 

Michael completes his Last Will and appoint John Branca, John McClain and Barry Siegel as co-Executors of this Will.

 

 

  • July 9 :

 

Michael goes to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network headquaters in Harlem where he speaks again of a conspiracy in the record industry against black artists.

 

 

  • July 13 :

 

Michael gives a live telephone interview with The Journal News.

 

 

  • Mid July :

 

Michael moves into the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas with Prince, Paris & Blanket, their nannies Grace & Patricia & bodyguards.

 

  • July 18 :

Janet presents JD with an award at the Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy’s First Annual Heroes Award Gala.

  • July 24 : 

World premiere of the “Feel It Boy” on BET.

  • July 30/31 :

 

Michael invites British journalist Martin Bashir to Neverland to shoot a documentary on his life.

 

  • August 26 :

 

Michael invites Chris Tucker to Las Vegas so that they can work on film projects together.

 

He also invites the Wolf, a German family who lost everything during the recent floods in .

 

 

  • August 29 :

 

Michael goes to New York City to appear at the MTV Video Awards Ceremony where Britney Spears present him a birthday cake for his 44th birthday but Michael misundetstands and gives a thanking speech for the Artist of the Millenium award.

 

Michael opens the gates of Neverland to all the fans that came for his birthday.

 

 

  • September :

 

Michael invites journalist Martin Bashir to Las Vegas . They do interviews and go on a shopping spree with Prince, Paris & Grace.

 

  • September 19 : 

Janet has completed vocals for the song “(And She Said) Take Me Now” which will appear on Justin Timberlake first solo album “Justified” to be released on november 5.

  • September 26 :

 

Michael is at Neverland with Martin Bashir to shoot an interview with young Gavin Arvizo who says Michael saved him from cancer. At one point, he holds Michael’s hands and reveals that he has slep over in his bed (Michael adds that he slept on the floor).

  • Late september : 

Janet takes JD to the Carribean Island of Mustique for a two week vacation celebrating his 30th birthday.  They officially become an item.

  • September 29 :

It is announced that Janet has been chosen to record a new song for the “Chicago” movie soundtrack.

  • October 9 : 

Janet introduces President Bill Clinton at the Democraric National Commitee “Every Vote Counts” fundraiser in Washington.

  • October 12 :

 

Michael invites more than 2OO members of the US Air Force and their families to spend the day at Neverland.

 

  • October 23 : 

Janet is back in the studio in Minneapolis with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis to work on the Chicago soundtrack and on the new album.

  • November 2 :

 

Michael accepts the World Arts Awards through a recorded video message during the World Awards For Men in Vienna.

  • Early november :

Frank Cascio visits Michael at Neverland and meets Blanket for the first time.

  • November 6 :

Janet, Jimmy & Terry continues the recording sessions at Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles.

  • November 13/14/15 :

 

Michael goes to the Santa Maria Courthouse to testify in the Marcel Avram trial. His appearance causes media frenzy.

 

  • November 18 :

Janet & JD attend Puff Daddy’s birthday party at a club in Times Square (NYC).

  • November 19 :

 

Michael arrives in Berlin, with his three children and Grace.

 

Later he shocks the world by dangling Blanket over the balcony of his hotel suite because he wanted to show him to the fans.

 

In the evening he goes to the restaurant with journalist Martin Bashir & business partner Dieter Wiesner.

 

 

  • November 20 :

Janet makes a photoshoot for Harper Bazaar magazine in NYC.

Michael is on the cover of all the tabloids around the world because of the Balconygate and although he issues a statement of apologises, he is severly critisized. Michael makes things worse by taking Prince & Paris to the zoo (with Grace, Wiesner & Bashir) but he puts scarfs on their faces to protect their identity which is also severly critisized.

 

In the evening he attends the charity gala “A Tribute to Bambi” with Wiesner & Bashir where he donates one of his jacket for auction.

 

 

  • November 21 :

 

Michael attends the Bambi Awards with Wiesner & Bashir where Boris Becker presents him the Pop Artist Of The Millenium award.

 

During the ceremony, the video of What More Can I Give is premiered.

 

 

  • November 23 :

 

Michael and his entourage fly back home.

 

  • November 25  :

Janet introduces her new boyfriend Jermaine Dupri to the Jackson family during Thanksgiving at Hayvenhurst.

  • November 26 : 

It is announced that the song Janet recorded for “Chicago” won’t be on the soundtrack after all…

  • November 28 :

 

Bunte magazine publishes an interview of Michael

 

  • December :

 

Michael invites Dieter Wiesner & Ronald Konotzer at Neverland to work on a 10 year plan named MJ Universe.

 

 

  • December 3/4 :

 

Michael goes back to the Santa Maria Courthouse to resume his testimony in the Marcel Avram trial. He arrives on crutches after being severly bit by a spider at Neverland.

  • December 5 :

Janet & JD attend the premiere of the movie “Drumline” in Atlanta.

 

  • December 9 :

 

Live from Neverland, Chris Tucker presents Michael a special award to celebrate the 2Oth Anniversary of Thriller during the Billboard Awards. Frank Tyson and several fans are present.

 

 

  • December 20 :

 

Gold magazine publishes an interview of Michael.

 

Michael goes to Miami to visit houses and work with Barry Gibb on a charity song.

 

 

  • December 24/25 :

 

Michael celebrates Christmas at Neverland with Prince, Paris, Blanket, the Cascio family, the Bhatti Family, the Schleiter Family & the Farshchian family.

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