January 7 : Michael goes to see the movie Oliver Twist at the Dana Mall with Grace and the kids
January 13 : Michael is invited by the Al Gosaibi family to their wedding celebrations and he surprises everyone by showing up at the marriage ceremony.
Michael, Grace and the kids have now moved into a mansion in Sanad, about 10km south of Manama.
January 18 : In a recent investigation by federal authorities, it was concluded that the animals at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Valley Ranch are not being mistreated.
January 23 : Neverland’s veterinarian Dr Martin Dinnes reveals that lawsuit over unpaid bills has been settled.
January 25 : Michael is spotted behind a shopping mall in Manama, disguised as a Bahraini woman and accompanied by Blanket, Prince, Paris and Grace.
January 26 : Michael, Grace and the kids fly to Hamburg to visit the Shleiter family but upon arriving to their house, fans and reporters arrive after hearing the news of his arrival on the radio…
January 30 : Unable to go out because of the fans and reporters in front of the house, Michael, Anton, Grace & the kids leave Hamburg and fly to Venice
They land in Marco Polo airport and travel to Florence where they check in Weistein Excelsior Hotel
February 3 : They leave Florence and go in the Neapolitan Riviera resort of Sorrento where they stay in The Villa Savarese.
February 8 : They leave Sorrento and go to Roma.
JD reveals to the New York Times that Janet’s new album will be titled “20 Years Old.” and will be released next summer…
February 11 : They fly from Roma to London .
They stay on and off at Cliveden in Berkshire , the magnificent backdrop to the Profumo sex scandal where they visit Mark Lester and his family.
February 13 : Michael hosts a big party for Prince’s 9th birthday with the Lesters.
February 15 : The California Court of Appeal rules that Debbie Rowe’s parental rights were not terminated by an earlier court order and that she can pursue custody of Prince & Paris.
February 21 : Michael hosts a big party for Blanket’s 4th birthday.
February 23 : Thomas Mesereau confirms that he is no longer Michael’s attorney but they remain close friends.
Michael, Grace and the kids move from Cliveden to the Buckland Manor Hotel near Broadway and they visit Mark Lester at his home in Cheltenham .
March 2 : Michael, Grace & the kids go back to Cliveden.
March 6 : Jermaine Jackson appears on CNN’s Larry King Live to refute claims from Stacy Brown that he was planning a damaging book on Michael just after his arrestation in 2003.
March 9 : Following complaints from Neverland employees who haven’t been paid since December 23, authorities decide to close the ranch and order Michael to pay $69,000 in fines for allowing his insurance to lapse + $100,000 in fines for not paying the employees and $306,000 for the 3 months wages of the 69 employees
March 11 : Michael, Grace and the kids return to Manama. Michael has dinner with Prince Abdullah at The Hunting Lodge.
March 12 : Michael watches the Bahrain Grand Prix from the VIP tower and he then attends the official Formula One after party at Manama where he meets DJ Whoo Kid.
March 13 : Michael has dinner with Prince Abdullah, DJ Whoo Kid & John Legend and they discuss musical collaborations with 50 Cent & Kayne West.
March 16 : Employees of Neverland are summoned to the ranch in staggered groups, given back pay for 12 weeks and are told the ranch had been shut down by Michael…
March 23 : LaToya attends the Collection Bebe Fall 2006 show during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California.
Early April : Michael attends a private party in Bahrain where he meets Arab singer Ragheb Alama.
Michael’s lawyers file a Petition for Review with the California State Supreme Court. They ask the State Court to review an earlier decision that helps clear the way for Debbie to argue for custody rights to Prince & Paris.
Chris Tucker visits Michael in Bahrain.
April 03 : Michael hosts a big party for Paris’ 8th birthday.
April 13 : It is announced that Michael has restructured his finances. “Following negotiations with several leading financial institutions, Mr. Jackson has concluded refinancing with affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, the lender that currently holds secured debts that were previously held by Bank of America,” the statement said.
Qays H. Zubi Attorneys & Legal Consultants was part of an advisory team that included Bahrain-based financial adviser Ahmed Al Khan, it said.
The music catalogue that Jackson co-owns, known as Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, includes 200 Beatles hits and is thought to be worth $1 billion. The deal ultimately would require Jackson to sell half of his 50 percent share in the catalogue to Sony, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources familiar with the negotiations.
April 17 : District Judge Eldon Fallon dismisses the suit brought by Joseph Bartucci Jr., who claimed he was lured into Michael ‘s limousine during the 1984 world’s fair in New Orleans and held for nine days, during which he was both sexually and physically assaulted. The lawsuit filed in November 2004 sought unspecified damages.
April 18 : It is announced that Michael has hired English music mogul Guy Holmes as new manager who is also named CEO of Two Seas Records, the label founded by ruler Sheik Abdulla Hamad Al-Khalifa and Jermaine Jackson. Michael is currently writing a new album which is due for release late next year on 2 Seas Records.
April 19 : Michael Jackson meets with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the Safriya Palace in Safriya, Bahrain.
April 19/20/21 : Gil Duldulao and several guest choreographers hold auditions for the new Kids at the Alley Cats Studios (LA) Janet joins them for the final selection.
May 1 : Janet announces on her official website that she has just finished her new album and she offers a new song called “Weekend” which is a cover of Debbie Deb’s classic “Lookout Weekend”.
May 2 : Janet puts a new message and picture on her offical website. She announces that her first single from her upcoming album ’20 Years Old’ is called “Call on me” and will hit the radio stations on June 19th and she asks fans to “get ready for her “20 Years Old” album & tour!
Janet & JD arrive in London and they have dinner at the Nobu Berkley Restaurant.
May 3 : Janet & JD visit the LG Chocolate Phone – Launch Party in London.
May 8 : One of the songs on Janet’s new album will reportedly be titled “So Excited” and features rapper Khia, according to the rapper’s official website.
The site claims that the song will be Janet’s “new single” and will be “in stores August 2006.”
May 11 : Janet & JD attend the screening of “Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball” at JP Morgan Library in New York City.
May 16 : Janet celebrates her 40th birthday at the new Los Angeles spot Shag with 300 friends and family members such as Jermaine, Randy, Austin, Jimmy Jam, Gil Duldulao, Stevie Wonder & Paris Hilton.
JD presents Janet with a 2006 white Porsche Caymon as her birthday gift.
May 21 : Janet & JD attend Johnny Gill’s 40th birthday at BB King’s Blues Club in Universal City, California.
May 22 : Michael is in London to give a second deposition for the Marc Schaffel’s lawsuit.
May 23 : Michael talks briefly to Showbiz Reporter Fiona Cummins at the London offices of Harrods where he is visiting his close pal Mohamed Al Fayed.
May 24 : The California Supreme Court declines Michael’s appeal against ex-wife Debbie Rowe regarding her parental rights.
Janet is on the cover of the next issue of Us Magazine, which also features an exclusive interview and a brand new photo shoot.
Entertainment Tonight airs footage from behind the scene of the photo shoot for the cover of Janet’s new album, “20 Years Old”
May 26 : Michael arrives in Tokyo (Japan) with Grace and the kids. They are joined by Raymone Bain and Katherine Jackson.
Janet is on the cover of Jet magazine. She goes to New York to be photographed by the fabulous Ruven Afanador in high fashion style for her upcoming Essence cover.
May 27 : Michael (accompanied by Raymone) attends the MTV Japan Awards ceremony at Yoyugi Olympic Stadium in Tokyo where he is presented with the MTV Legend Award. He meets Rihanna backstage.
May 28 : Michael visits an orphanage in Tokyo with Grace, Prince, Paris and Raymone.
May 29 : Michael has business meetings in his hotel and then he goes out for a shopping spree
May 30 : Michael and Grace take the kids to the Tokyo Disneyland.
May 31 : Michael makes a surprise appearance on widly popular SMAP variety show in Japan.
LaToya attends Wolfgang Puck Opens Cut Steakhouse – Arrivals at The Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA.
June 1 : Michael and Raymone Bain sign an agreement appointing her as his personal general manager and president of his new company, The Michael Jackson Company.
June 2 : Michael, Grace and the kids leave Tokyo and fly back to Bahrain.
Upon arriving they learn that their belongings have been put in storage at the Ritz Carlton Hotel!
Janet makes a photoshoot in Miami for an upcoming cover of VIBE magazine. Later she and JD Janet attend Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat.
LaToya poses with Dodge RAM SRT10 Truck during Chrysler SRT, Dodge SRT and MOPAR Vehicles at ‘House of Hype’ – Day Two at Private Residence in Beverly Hills.
June 3 : Michael, Grace & the kids leave Bahrain and take a private jet to Paris. They check in the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace in Versailles.
June 4 : Janet makes an appearance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, at Giants Stadium in New York as a surprise guest of JD who is performing himself. Mariah Carey is also a special guest of JD. All three artists are seen greeting each other backstage.
June 5 : Janet attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the New York Public Library.
June 8 : Janet attends Cartier and Interview Magazine’s “Celebrate Love” event at the Cartier Mansion in NYC.
Aileen Medalla, Prince, Paris & Blanket ‘s private teacher join Michael, Grace a the kids at the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace in Versailles.
June 10 : Janet and JD attend music mogul Antonio “LA” Reid’s 50th birthday party at Nobu 57 in NYC.
June 12 : Michael gives a deposition in the Prescient case in Versailles, France.
Michael is also spotted in Paris botanique garden “Jardin Des Plantes” with Anton & the kids.
A press release is issued this morning by Virgin Records announcing the release of Janet’s new album, “20 Years Old” on September 26, 2006
June 14 : Michael, Anton, Grace, Aileen and the kids go to Disneyland Paris where they check in the New York Hotel.
Janet makes a visit to the Us Weekly offices in NYC to celebrate, along with the magazine’s staff, the large success of the magazine’s recent issue that featured Janet on the cover.
June 17 : Janet’s new single “Call On Me” is played on New York radio station Z100, two days before it was to have its official radio premiere.
June 19 : “Call On Me’ is released as the first single from “20YO”. It peaks at #25 on Hot 100 Billboard.
June 23 : Michael, Grace, Anton and the kids leave Disneyland Paris and fly to Cork in Ireland.
They stay at Blackwater Castle.
June 24 : Janet makes a surprise guest appearance at the Power 106 FM Powerhouse 2006 event at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California.
June 27 : Janet & JD attend the BET Awards in L.A where Janet presents the award for best female hip-hop artist along with former “Good Times” castmates Jimmie ‘J.J.’ Walker, Bernadette Stanis, and Ralph Carter. Janet also attends LG & Jermaine Dupri’s launch of the Hot New Fusic mobile phone at Day After in Hollywood, following the BET Awards.
In what is the first of a sweeping restructuring of his personal and business affairs, Michael has severed ties with his long-time accounts and business managers, Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman and Sloan, with Bahrani attorneys Qays Zu’bi and Grahame Nelson, and Gut Records executive, Guy Holmes.
He has also established The Michael Jackson Company, Inc., with plans to phase out MJJ Productions. In other related matters, he has named Spokesperson Raymone K. Bain as General Manager, and has retained N.Y.-based L. Londell McMillan and The McMillan Firm, known for business restructurings and turnarounds, to oversee legal matters pertaining to his business affairs. Michael has previously announced plans to record an album which he predicts will be released in 2007. His recent Japan tour was the first in what will be a line of public appearances, and he is reviewing numerous offers to tour musically, which he plans to embark upon within the next several months.Michael, who is currently in Ireland on personal business, plans on relocating to Europe in the near future.He is continuing to build his management team and other appointments will be forthcoming.
June 28-July 2 : Janet shoots the video for “Call On Me” in L.A directed by Hype Williams and featuring Nelly.
June 28 (Day 1 of Shaffel VS Jackson civil trial) : A jury is selected in Santa Monica and Suprior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor allows Michael ‘s lawyer, Thomas Mundell & Schaffel’s lawyer Howard King to give mini opening statements.
LaToya attends La Toya Jackson Presents Star Ice by Coors Las Vegas and Star Beverages – at OPM Nightclub in Las Vegas.
June 29 (Day 2) : Howard King opens his case by showing the Jury part of Michael’s videotaped deposition then he calls his first witness Allan Whitman.
June 30 (Day 3) : The defenses calls Evelyn Tavasci, Michael’s personal assistant for 15 years
July 3 : Debbie sues Michael at Los Angeles Superior Court for failing to pay her what he promised after their divorce. She seeks an immediate payment of $ 195,000 + $50,000 in living expenses.
July 4 : Janet & JD spend Independance Day at their Atlanta home.
July 4 : Michael, Grace, Aileen & the kids check in the Lugalla Estate in County Wicklow, Ireland. Set on 5,000 acres, Luggala estate (which has been in the Guinness family since the 1930s) overlooks the scenic Lough Tay and steep Djouce Mountains. Built in 1787, Luggala Lodge is a Gothic-style white castle with decorative battlements, arched windows, and quatrefoil designs. The 7,438-square-foot historic hideaway features seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, and three living rooms
July 5 (Day 4) : Testimonies of Marc Schaffel and Al Malnik.
July 6 (Day 5) : Marc Schaffel is cross examined bu Thomas Mundell and the Jurors get to see more of Michael’s videotaped deposition.
July 7 (Day 6) : End of Schaffel’s cross examination. Howard King shows the Jury more of Michael’s depositions + audio clips of Michael’s voicemails left on Schaffel’s answering machine.
He then rests his case and the defense calls her next witness Raul Perez.
July 10 (Day 7) : The defense calls Michael’s former lawyer Zia Modabber.
July 11 (Day 8) : Zia Modabber is cross examined bu Schaffel’s lawyer. The defense then calls forensinc accountant Jan Goren.
July 11 : Janet & JD gIve a surprise live interview on Los Angeles radio station Power 106 FM.
Extra airs a new interview with Janet filmed on the set of the “Call On Me” video
July 12 (Day 9) : Jan Goren is cross examided. The defense rests its case and Howard King gives his closing arguments.
Janet & JD attend the Espy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles where Janet presents the Best Championship Performance award to Vince Young.
July 13 (Day 10) : Thomas Mundell gives his closing arguments and the case goes to Jury deliberations.
Janet is interviewed on Los Angeles radio KDAY 93.5
July 14 (verdict day) : In a split decision, Santa Monica civil court jury awards $900,000 to Schaffel in his complaint and $200,000 to Michael in his cross-complaint F. Marc Schaffel originally sued for $3.8 million, but his claims were later reduced to $1.6 million, and his attorney ultimately asked the jury for $1.4 million in unpaid loans and expenses before deliberations began Thursday. Michael’s attorney had said Schaffel owed the pop star $660,000.
July 17 : Janet gives an interview via telephone this morning with Houston’s The Box 97.9 FM
Later she visits Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS FM radio show to give an interview.
July 18 : In an exciting promotion for her upcoming album 20 Years Old, R&B-pop superstar Janet Jackson is asking her fans to submit designs for the album’s cover through a contest held in conjunction with Yahoo! Music. Four winners will see their designs grace the cover of Janet’s new album when the CD hits stores on September 26th.
July 20 : Janet & JD go to Washington D.C for a round of press junkets and meet-and-greet sessions to promote her new album, “20 Years Old’ and the first single ‘Call On Me’.
July 21 : Janet & JD go to Atlanta to give a press conference & radio interviews.
July 23 : Janet & JD arrive in London.
July 24 : Janet & JD visit London’s radio station Capitol FM and then they attend a listening party of 4 new songs from 20YO plus the world premiere of the “Call On Me” video.
July 25 : Janet gives interviews in London before leaving for Berlin.
July 26 : Janet gives interviews in Berlin and attend a meet & greet party before leaving for Paris.
July 27 : Janet gives interviews in Paris.
July 28 : Janet gives interviews to ELLE magazine & Access Hollywood and attends a meet & greet party at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Paris where 6 songs from 20YO are premiered for the fans!
July 29 : In Paris, Janet makes a photoshoot with Jean-Paul Goude for the cover of V Magazine and then she flies back to NYC.
July 31 : Janet presents the video of “Call On Me” on BET’s 106h & Park in NYC.
August 2 : Janet goes to Chicago to give radio interviews and a press conference.
August 7 : Janet appears topless on the cover of VIBE’s september issue with exclusive pictures and a new interview.
In what could be one of the biggest conspiracies in entertainment history, documents have been sent to Michael Jackson, and his representatives, which reveal a deliberate plan by some former attorneys as well as associates and advisors, to force Mr. Jackson into involuntary bankruptcy.The documents reveal that former attorneys actively solicited other attorneys, vendors and creditors to “join in a petition to place the client in involuntary bankruptcy.”Mr. Jackson who, on June 27, 2006, announced sweeping organizational changes, has instructed his legal team to investigate and file claims against those responsible for conspiracy, bad faith, and self dealing. These efforts may also result in civil and/or criminal charges, where appropriate.In addition, there is a strong possibility that these documents will be forwarded to the U.S. Attorney General for review and possible involvement.“Mr. Jackson is neither shocked or surprised by these revelations,” says Raymone K. Bain, Michael Jackson’s General Manager. “Based on the timing of events that have impacted his personal and professional life in recent years, he has long been suspicious that some of those whom he entrusted to act on his behalf, and to advise him with respect to his personal and business affairs, may not have always acted in his best interests.”
August 11 : Janet is on the cover of Life & Style magazine + OK magazine with exclusive pictures and a new interview.
August 13 : Janet is on the cover of Pride magazine with a new interview and she is also featured in the September issue of Essence with exlusives pictures and a new interview.
Janet attends a benefit stage performance of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Ricardi Montalban Theater in Los Angeles.
August 14 : Janet starts rehearsing the choreography for the video “So Exited” with the new “Kids” & Gil Duldulao in Los Angeles.
August 17 : Janet receives an Industry Award at Radio One’s 25th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington DC that she attends with JD.
August 18 : Birth of Noah Laniak, first child of Valencia and first grandchild of Marlon and Carol.
Power 106 FM airs Big Boy’s Backstage Breakfast with Janet.
August 19 : JD plays the world premiere of “So Exited” on his radio show SoSoDef radio.
August 23 & 24 : Janet & the Kids shoot the video for “So Exited” directed by Joseph Khan in L.A.
August 25 : MTV Europe premieres the making of the “Call On Me” video on MTV Base.
August 26 : Janet, Gil, and several of the dancers make a surprise appearance in the audience of the House of Latex Ball in New York at the Rosalind Ballroom.
August 28 : Janet & JD are guests at the June Ambrose release party for her new Book “Effortless Style , held at Tenjune in NY. “. After, they attend an album listening party for R&B artist Johnta Austin, which is hosted by JD at Show in Times Square and finally they move on to Club Butter for another Pre-VMA party hosted by P Diddy.
August 29 : Prince, Paris, Blanket, Grace & Aileen throw a surprise birthday party for Michael at the luxurious Luggala Castle, in County Wicklow where they have been staying for the past few weeks.
“So Excited” is released as the second single from “20YO”. It peaks at #93 on Hot 100 Billboard.
Janet goes back to Los Angeles to rehearse with the Kids for her upcoming promo tour.
September 1 : Janet is on the cover of the October issues of the FHM & EBONY magazines with new pictures and interviews.
September 5 : Janet is on the cover of Billboard magazine.
“Call On Me” is released as the 1st single from “20YO”.
September 6 : Entertainment Tonight goes behind the scenes of Janet’s new photo shoot for W Magazine.
Janet gives an interview to DJ Envy on Sirius radio.
September 7 : Janet performs “Nasty” & “So Exited” with the Kids during the taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago and she gives an interview (joined by JD)
Then she gives an interview to Chicago radio WCGI 107.5 and finally she attends a B96 listening party for 20YO.
September 8 : Janet & the kids arrive in Lille (France)
September 9 : Janet & the Kids perform “Nasty” & “So Exited” during NRJ’s Back To School free concert in Lille and then they go back to New York.
She is on the cover of Giant magazine (with new pictures and an interview).
September 11 : Janet gives a radio interview on New York’s Hot 97 with Funkmaster Flex.
September 12 : Janet attends Bill Blass Fashion Show in New York and then she gives a live interview on radio Z 100. Extra airs a new interview with Janet.
September 13 : The video for “So Excited” is world premiered on BET’s Access Granted.
Entertainment Tonight airs a new interview of Janet.
September 14 : The first episode of Janet’s My Space Video Journal is posted on her My Space website.
September 15 : Access Hollywood airs a new interview of Janet in Paris last July.
Janet scores #1 on ‘Billboard’s’ Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart with ‘Call on Me’
September 16 : A pre recorded video message of Janet congratulating JD on the honor of being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame is played at the induction ceremony in Atlanta.
September 19 : “2OYO” is leaked on Internet and put on as a free online stream.
Janet visits New Yorks Radio station Hot 97.
September 20 : Janet is on the cover of Black Hair & Vanity Fair (Italian) magazines with exclusives pictures & interviews.
Virgin announces the 4 winners of “20 Y.O.” album covers contest.
September 21 : Janet attends JD’s 34th birthday party in Los Angeles which is sponsored by Hennessy Paradis.
September 22 : “2OYO” is released in Europe & Japan (with 2 bonus tracks)
Janet makes an appearance via satellite from New York on French reality show Star Academy
September 25 : “2OYO” is released in the UK.
Janet graces the cover of King magazine.
The Oprah Show special Janet is aired on ABC.
Janet tapes an interview on BET’s 106 & Park and then she gives an interview to Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97.
Episode 2 of Janet’s MySpace video journal is now online.
September 26 : “20YO” is released in the US.
Janet makes an instore appearance (accompanied by JD & Gil) at the Virgin megastore of Time Square to sign copies of 20YO.
Her interview on 106 & Park is aired on BET.
Later she attends the official “20YO” release party with JD & Gil at Room Service in NYC.
September 29 : Live from the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, Janet is the special guest of NBC’s Today Show where she performs 3 songs live with the Kids : “Nasty”, “Call On Me” (featuring Nelly) & “So Excited”.
Michael and Debbie have reached a confidential settlement over their 3 years long dispute regarding Debbie’s visitation rights on Prince & Paris & money compensation.
Michael who is still in Ireland with Grace and the kids has recently met with hip hop producer Ron Feemster & his uncle/manager Charles Stanton to discuss possible collaboaration on his his album. He also asked Teddy Rilley and Will I AM from the Black Eyed Peas to work on new songs for him.
September 30 : Janet & JD attend a Mariah Carey concert in Las Vegas and then they go to another 20YO release party at the Tao nightclub with Joe Jackson among the many guests.
Early October : Michael, the kids, Grace & Aileen move from the valleys of Luggala to the Grouse Moutain Lodge in the Rosemount viillage in Westmeath County
October 2 : Janet arrives in Paris with Gil & her make up artist Fran Cooper. During her stay in Paris, Janet is introduced to a quarry businessman named Wissam Al Mana who stays at the same hotel (Park Hyatt).
October 3 : Janet & Gil attend the Vivienne Westwood show as a part of the Paris Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2007 at Carousselle du Louvre.
October 4 : Janet & Gil attend the Valentino Fashion Show in Paris and later they attend the PPR Gala Dinner at Museum Des Arts Decoratifs.
October 5 : Janet is on the cover of Upscale magazine.
She & Gill attend the Yves Saint Laurent Fashion Show in Paris.
October 7 : Janet, Gil & Fran attends John Galliano Ready to Wear Spring-Summer 2007 Fashion Show in Paris. Later they attend the Hermes fashion house show by French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier and Gaultiers 30th anniversary of fashion shows’ party.
Janet hosts BET’s top 25 countdown where she presents her top 25 favorite music videos.
Janet graces the cover of Atlanta’s Luxury Living Magazine Jezebel – October issue
October 8 : Janet attends The Louis Vuitton Lanvin Spring – Summer 2007 Fashion Show.
October 9 : Janet takes a flight from Paris to Miami.
October 14 : Janet presents JD with the Music of the Heart Award at the 9th annual benefit for the Lili Claire Foundation held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
October 15 : Janet & JD attend the Movieline Hollywood Style Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood where Janet is presented with the “Ultimate Trendsetter Icon” award.
Michael agrees to let US journalist Billy Bush from Access Hollywood visit him at the Grouse Lodge residential recording studios in County Westmeath where he is working on new music with producer Will I AM. Soon after, Michael and the kids move to Coolatore, a large Victorian-style mansion very close to the Grouse Lodge (a 10 minutes walk).
October 21 : Janet arrives in Tokyo for a short promotional stay in Japan.
October 22 : Janet goes to the FuJi tv station to shoot some tv shows (including 2 performances of “So Excited” with the Kids). She also attends Mickey Fickey Mix Japan Tour Special Party at club as a surprise guest at night.
October 23 : Janet holds a press conference at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo to promote her “20 Y.O.” album. Right after she makes a Live Talk at Yahoo Japan.
October 24 : E! Entertainment Special airs “Janet Jackson: Exposed” at 9 PM ET. The documentary follows Janet as she promotes her “20 Y.O.”
October 25 : JD officially confirms that he has quit as a top executive of Virgin Records over the lack of promotion of “2OYO”.
October 26 : Episode 3 of Janet’s MySpace video journal is now online.
October 30 : Grace & Aileen plan a surprise for the children by secretly decorating one of the room of the Coolatore for Halloween.
October 31 : “So Excited” is released as the 2nd single from “20YO”.
November 1 : Janet tapes a performance of “Nasty” & “So Excited” for the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank.
Later she & JD attend the Songs of Hope IV charity gala at Esquire House 360° in Beverly Hills.
November 2/3 : NBC airs Michael’s interview on Access Hollywood.
November 3 : Janet tapes an interview on the Tyra Banks Show at CBS Television City in L.A.
November 6 : Janet is on the cover of Hollywood Life magazine.
November 9 : Janet visits Genetic Denim’s One Year Anniversary party in L.A.
November 10 : Episode 4 of Janet’ MySpace video journal is now online.
The Ellen DeGeneres show featuring Janet is aired on US TV.
November 12 : Michael arrives in London with Grace and the kids and they check in the Hempel hotel.
November 13 : Michael is joined by Raymone and they have dinner at the Nobu restaurant with billionaire retail tycoon Sir Philip Green and then they go to the Oxford Street branch of Topshop which Sir Philip opened up especially for Michael at midnight.
November 14 : Michael goes to the Guinness Book Of Records office in London to collect his certificates of records sales.
November 15 : Michael attends the World Music Awards ceremony at Earl Court where Beyonce presents him with the Diamond Award for the Thriller sales and he performs a few lines of “We Are The World’ for the final.
During the ceremony, Prince, Paris & Blanket spend a movie night with Miss Aileen.
November 16 : Michael goes to Royal Albert Hall with Grace, Raymone, and kids to see Mary Poppins
November 18 : Michael and his entourage leave London and they go back to Ireland.
November 20 : Episode 5 of Janet’s MySpace video journal is now online.
The Tyra Banks show featuring Janet is aired on CBS.
Late November : Janet & the Kids rehearse for the Billboard Awards.
December 2 : Janet & the Kids tape a performance of “Nasty” & “Let’s Wait Awhile” at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas that will be put on stream on the American Express Website.
Then they rehearse for the Billboard Awards opening performance..
December 4 : Janet attends the Billboard Awards with JD and live on Fox TV from the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, she & the Kids open the ceremony with a medley performance of “The Pleasure Principle” & “So Excited”.
December 8 : Episode 6 of Janet’s MySpace video journal is now online.
December 11 : “With You” is released to US radios as the 3rd and final single from 20YO.
December 15 : Janet & JD attend Cirque Du Soleil’s “Corteo” at Atlantc Station in Atlanta.
December 18 : Janet graces the cover of the January 2007 issue of Harpers Bazaar.
December 20 : Episode 7 of Janet’s MySpace video journal is now online.
December 21 : Michael’s attorneys file a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against the company Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman and Sloan, claiming negligence and breach of fiduciary duty
December 22 : Michael, his personal assistant John Feldman, Grace and the kids arrive in Las Vegas on a private plane from Dublin (Ireland) and they are taken by their new bodyguard Bill Whitfield to a rented house in 2785 South Monte Cristo Way. Miss Aileen goes back to Bahrain to visit her family during the holidays.
December 24 : Eddie Cascio arrives in Vegas. Michael goes to the FAO Schwarz at the Forum Shop inside Caesars Palace with Eddie for a last minute shopping spree. At night he celebrates Christmas with Prince, Paris, Blanket.
December 25 : On Christmas morning Michael offers a dog to Prince. He names it Kenya. A few days later Katherine visits them.
December 30 : Michael, along with Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Raymone attends James Brown’s funerals held at the James Brown arena in Augusta (Georgia) and makes a speech.
December 31 : Michael attends the David Copperfield magic show at the MGM Grand in Vegas with Prince, Paris, Blanket & Omer.