January 2 : LaToya arrives to take part in Celebrity Big Brother at Elstree TV studios in London, England.
January 14 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
January 18 : Janet & Gil arrive at Heathrow International Airport in London after flying in from Los Angeles.
January 20 : Janet has dinner at Mayfair restaurant Cipriani with Gil, supermodels Jerry Hall and Caprice, and Prince Azem of Brunei and then they go to nearby nightclub Mahiki for a party in celebration of President Obama’s inauguration.
January 21 : LaToya (who has just been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house) and Tito visit Janet at her London hotel.
January 23 : Janet & Gil fly back to L.A.
January 26 : Meeting at the Carolwood mansion : Michael (with Blanket and Dr Tohme Tohme by his side), meets an AEG delegation headed by Philip Anschutz, its billionaire founder, AEG’s chief executive Tim Leiweke, Randy Phillips, who heads up AEG Live and Paul Gongaware. Michael signs a deal for 10 concerts in London next summer and he also accepts to submit to a rigorous medical check-up.
Janet has postponed her “Rock Witchu Tour” in Japan next month because of the global financial crisis. The tour will be rescheduled for later this year. New dates are expected to be announced in late March.
LaToya is a guest on Loose Women.
January 30 : Christian Audigier visits Michael at his Carolwood home.
January 31 : LaToya is a guest on Tubridy Tonight in Dublin, Ireland.
February 06 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills
February 07 : Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting with Dr Tohme.
February 08 : Jimmy Jam reveals that he is currently working on a new project with Janet.
February 10 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills
February 13 : Michael hosts a party for Prince’s 12th birthday at the Carolwood home.
February 18 : The medias reveal that Michael is in secret talks with AEG Live to stage his pop revival with up to 30 dates at the O2 arena in London.
February 21 : Michael hosts a party for Blanket 7th birthday at the Carolwood home.
February 23 : Michael invites his fans Robert and Talitha to his Carolwood home.
February 27 :Michael goes shopping with Christian Audigier in L.A.
March 01 : In an interview to hollywood.tv, Christian Audigier reveals that Michael is about to go to London to give a press conference next march 05 in order to announce a new tour next summer!
Janet has lunch with Johnny Gil at a burrito restaurant in El Chavo, California.
March 03 : Michael lands via private jet of Harrod’s owner Mohammed Al-Fayeds at Luton Airport, London with Prince, Paris, Blanket and manager Dr Tohme Tohme. They check in the hotel Lanesborough, Park Lane.
March 04 : MJJ Productions, file a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on against Julien’s Auction House. It claims founder Darren Julien promised to send Michael an inventory of sale items, but that the singer hasn’t given permission to move them all.The suit claims many of the items are “priceless and irreplaceable” and describes the attempt to sell them as “malicious, fraudulent, extreme, outrageous and without any legal justification whatsoever.”MJJ Productions authorized the auction house to remove the items from Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, according to court documents, but not to sell them without Jackson’s permission.
March 05 : Michael announces his last concerts in London beginning on July 08 during a short press conference at the O2 Arena. The event named “This Is It” .The touring deal with concert promoter AEG Live was arranged by a Colony Capital associate Dr Tohme Tohme who has been Michael’s manager and president of MJJ Productions for a year.As part of the deal, AEG’s corporate parent, Anschutz Corp., agreed to invest in a pet project of Mr. Jackson’s, a 3-D feature film based on his song and music video “Thriller.”People close to the singer say that he is eager to return to work. “Between Anschutz and us, he’s got plenty of capital,” said Tom Barrack, Colony’s chief executive. “He’s serious, he’s focused, he’s healthy and he’s listening.”To obtain insurance for the tour, AEG arranged for an independent physician to conduct a five-hour physical exam of Mr. Jackson. “He passed with flying colors,” said AEG’s Mr. Phillips.”For the first time in his life, Michael Jackson has people around him who believe in him and look after him,” said Dr. Tohme. “And are trying to help him and advance his career.”
March 06 : Michael goes to see the musical “Oliver” at the Royal Theatre in London with Prince, Paris, Blanket as well as Mark Lester and his children Lucy, Harriet, Olivia & Felix.
March 08 : Michael and his entourage fly back to Los Angeles.
March 11 : Pre-sale begins on Ticketmaster for Michael’s concerts. 40 dates are added.
Michael goes shopping in L.A.
March 13 : Tickets for Michael’s 50 live dates at London’s O2 arena sell out within 4 hours on Ticketmaster
March 19 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
March 21 : Janet flies from L.A to Atlanta.
March 23 : Michael goes to Dr Kein’s in Beverly Hills with Blanket.
March 24 : Janet & JD fly from Atlanta to NYC.
March 25 : In a lettrer adressed to AEG’s Randy Philips, Michael names Leonard Rowe as his authorized representative in all matters concerning his endeavors in the Entertainment Industry.
Janet & JD visit the Waverly Inn in NYC.
March 28 : Michael goes to CenterStaging, a studio in Burbank, California with Kenny Ortega and Travis Payne to start rehearsals for This Is It.
April : Janet starts recording new tracks with Jimmy Jam in Los Angeles.
Miko Brando, Michael Bush, Dennis Tompkins & Karen Faye are back in the MJ TEAM.
April 1 : Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting with Dr Tohme.
April 3 : Michael hosts a party for Paris’s 11th birthday at the Carolwood home.
Grace attends the party and soon after she is “terminated” by AEG.
April 4 : Michael goes to Las Vegas where he and Kenny Ortega attend the show “Le Rêve” at the Wynn resort.
April 6 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
April 9 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills and he visits the antique store Lladro on Rodeo Drive.
April 10 : Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting.
April 12 : Michael spends Easter Sunday with the kids at his home in Carolwood.
Nurse Cherilyn Lee visits him to help his sleeping problem.
April 13 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
April 13/14/15 : Auditions take place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood to select the dancers for Michael’s upoming concerts. Michael attends the final call back on the 15th along with his choreographer Travis Payne and creative director Kenny Ortega. They select 6 men (with 4 understudies) and 2 women (with 2 understudies) on a 2-year contract to perform “national” and “international” venues on the “This Is It” tour
April 14 : LOS ANGELES – A collection of Michael Jackson’s possessions from Neverland Ranch is safe from the auctioneer’s gavel now that the pop singer and Julien’s Auction House have reached a settlement to their dispute over whether 2,000 items were ever intended for sale.Specific terms were not disclosed. But, in short, Jackson keeps his things, while Julien’s keeps its exhibition, which was open to the public and originally meant to promote next week’s sale.”There was so much interest from so many of Jackson’s fans that instead of putting the items in the hands of private collectors, Dr. Tohme and Julien’s Auction House have made arrangements that will allow the collection to be shared with and enjoyed by Jackson’s fans for many years to come,” read a joint statement from Jackson spokesman Dr. Tohme R. Tohme and auction organizer Darren Julien.Jackson’s production company, MJJ Productions, sued Julien in early March, seeking to halt the sale by arguing that Jackson hadn’t authorized it. A judge blocked one effort by MJJ Productions to cancel it earlier this month, and another was scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday for an injunction.”I believe both sides are pleased with the resolution,” Julien said Tuesday by telephone.Julien has said he spent $2 million organizing the sale, which another auctioneer estimated could have fetched $12 million after its April 22 start. The exhibition in Beverly Hills costs $20 to attend, and auction catalogues — a $50 single volume and $200, five-volume boxed set — were still selling, Julien said.The statement also said MJJ Productions and Julien’s Auction House would be making a “substantial” donation to MusiCares to benefit artists in need.Julien said all of Jackson’s possessions, which the auction house took directly from the Neverland Ranch property, would be returned to the pop singer. He would not say where they would be taken.
Michael has a meeting with Leonard Rowe & Joe Jackson at his home in Beverly Hills and signs the letter adressed to Randy Philips of AEG to advise him that he has appointed Leonard Rowe as his representative.
April 15 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
April 16 : Michael goes to CenterStaging where he meets Frank Dileo, Travis Payne and his fans Talitha and Robert.
April 17 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
April 18 : Dr Allan Metzger visits Michael & the kids at their Carolwood home.
April 19 : Nurse Cherilyn Lee visits Michael at his home in Carolwood.
April 21/22/23/25/27/28/30 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
April 22/23 : Michael rehearses songs at CenterStaging.
May : Family Day at Tito’s Calabasas home to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “I Want You Back” (Michael, Janet & LaToya do not attend).
The Jacksons (Jermaine, Jackie, Tito & Marlon) start shooting their reality TV series.
May 4/5/6 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
May 5 : Raymone Bain, Michael’s former manager and spokersperson, files a lawsuit in Washington D.C claiming breach of contract; quantum meruit and unjust enrichment and she asks for 44 millions $.
Dr. Tohme Tohme is officially terminated as Michael’s manager and disbarred from having any subsequent affiliation with him or any of his numerous established entities (including MJJ Productions and the newer MJJ Kingdom).
Michael hires Frank Dileo as his new manager.
May 8 : AEG hires Dr Conrad Murray as Michael’s personal physician for the “This Is It” tour.
May 12 : AEG issues a press release to officially announce Kenny Ortega as the show producer. Along with the press release is a new picture of Michael & Ortega during the rehearsals.
May 13 : Michael hires magician Ed Alonzo to work on the “This Is It” show.
May 14 : Michael and his kids attends Katherine & Joe 60th wedding anniversary at an Indian restaurant in Beverly Hills with the whole family (Jackie, Rebbie, Tito, Jermaine, Latoya, Marlon, Janet and their children).
Randy is the only one not attending.
This is the last time Michael sees most of his family including Janet & LaToya.
May 15 : Beverly Hills, CA, – In an official statement issued today The Jacksons (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson) have denied they were in any way involved with a proposed Jackson 5 reunion concert in Texas on July 3rd claimed this week by New Jersey concert promoters AllGood Entertainment.According to The Jackson’s manager, Danny O’Donovan, The Jacksons, were never approached about participating in the purported Texas concert event with Michael and sister, Janet.
Michael attends a business meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel with his parents Joe and Katherine, Randy Philips, his business associate Paul Gongaware and Leonard Rowe
Later he goes shopping with the kids and he also goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
May 16 : Janet celebrates her 43rd birthday with her nephew Austin.
Michael invites his fans Robert and Talitha to his Carolwood home.
May 17 : Michael goes to an art festival in Beverly Hills with Prince, Paris & Blanket.
May 18 : A new video is premiered on http://www.michaeljacksonlive.com/ showing the dancers’ auditions.
May 19/20/21 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Berverly Hills.
May 20 : Kenny Ortega and Randy Phillips announce in a press conference that the 4 opening shows have been rescheduled due to production delay. The opening night is now July 13th.
In a letter signed by Michael, Leonard Rowe is preventing from working or speaking on his behalf. Frank Dileo is now the one and only Michael’s manager.
May 22 : Fans hear Michael recording a new song from a building in the back of Michael’s Holmby Hills estate. Michael tells them he is working on the lyrics and has not chosen the title yet.
May 25 : Janet and her brother Jermaine are spotted leaving Nice in France.
May 29 : Michael invites some fans into the CenterStaging and reveals that he had gone to bed thinking it was 10 concerts and woke up finding out it was 50. Michael’s curly hair is back! Later Michael goes for the second time in 10 days to a sound design studio on Magnolia Boulevard.
June 01 : The “This Is It” team leaves Center Staging for a bigger place : The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Berverly Hills with Blanket.
June 01-11 : In Culver Studios in Culver City, Michael shoots “The Dome” Project which consists seven works: “Smooth Criminal” (Jackson inserted into classic 2D black-and-white film noir chase sequence); “Thriller” (3-D movie starting in a haunted house with a ghostly image of Vincent Price, then moving into a graveyard where the dead awaken); “Earth Song” (3D short film featuring little girl who wanders through rain forest, takes a nap and dreams of the splendor of nature, and awakens to find the natural world has been devastated); “They Don’t Care About Us” (a/k/a Drill, 2D film in which a sea of soldiers march in unison; 10 male dancers replicated hundreds of times); “MJ Air” (3-D movie in which a 707 jet pulls into the frame; hole was to open in screen for Michael Jackson to enter; jet flies away); “The Final Message” (3-D movie of little girl from rain forest embracing the earth); and “The Way You Make Me Feel” (2D theatrical background featuring male dancers fashioned as historical construction workers.
June 3 : Michael goes to Culver Studios with Prince, Paris & Kenny Ortega where he shoots “The Drill” 3D
June 3/4 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
June 4 : Michael attends rehearsals at the Forum for the first time.
June 7 : Michael takes Prince, Paris and Blanket to the El Captain Theater to see the Disney film “Up” with Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne and Alif Sankey.
Jeffre Phillips throws a surprise party for LaToya 53rd birthday in L.A with Joe, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Janet, Taj, Taryll, TJ, Auggie, Jermaine, Jr, Autumn, Jaimy, Jeremy, Jourdyn, Genevieve, Steveanna, Randy Jr, Donte and Jaafar.
Michael does not attend the party.
June 10 : Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
June 11 : Michael invites several fans on the set of Thriller 3-D in Culver Studios including Marika and Mounya from the french team of followers.
When they see how thin is Michael, the fans decide to write e-mails to Michael’s friends and family including Karen Faye. Karen replies that she is “aware of Michael’s condition” and is “doing everything humanly possible”.
Janet arrives in London with Gil. She attends the launch of the MCM store and charity event held by Prince Azim of Brunei.
June 13 : Michael cancels rehearsals in “Doctor’s orders”.
Janet & Gil attend Prince Azim of Brunei’s birthday party at Stapleford Park in Leicestershire.
June 14 : Kenny Ortega exchanges e-mails with Paul Gongaware, Randy Phillips, Travis Payne and Frank Dileo about Michael’s health.
June 16 : Jermaine, Jackie, Tito & Marlon give a press conference to announce that they are back in the studio for their “40th anniversary album”.
Janet & Gil fly back to NYC.
Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills and then he attends rehearsals at the Forum. On his way back to his house, Michael seems “confuse and incoherent” according yo Talitha.
This week, local D.C. attorney Henry W. Asbill of Dewey and LeBoeuf LLP appeared in court to represent Michael Jackson against the charges filed by Raymone Bain. Also, three additional attorneys from the New York firm have been arranged to help work on the case pro hac vice (as they aren’t legally licensed to practice law in D.C.) alongside Mr. Asbill, including Frank C. Salzano, Donna L Gordon, and most notably L. Londell McMillan. It is now expected that a response to the suit will be filed before the 10-day default notice is up–later this week, and that no default judgment will be awarded.
June 17 : John Branca meets with Michael and Frank Dileo during rehearsals at The Forum and they talk about working together again.
June 18 : Michael does not show up at rehearsals. Randy Phillips goes to Michael’s house at 100 Carolwood Way. In the presence of Dr Murray he demands Michael to stop seeing Dr Klein and stop takings the drugs Dr Klein give him.
June 19 : During the last day of rehearsal at the Forum, Michael seems upset, not coherent, drugged and disoriented so following Kenny Ortega’s suggestion he decides to go back home in order to rest.
June 20 : A meeting takes place at Michael’s house in presence of Dr Murray, Randy Philips & Kenny Ortega.
June 21 : Michael spends father’s day with Prince, Paris and Blanket and he also calls the Cascio family and the Lester family but in the afternoon he feels sick and calls his nurse Cherilyn Lee.
A French fan named Mariko sends an email to MJ’s followers and to warn them that Michael needs help and is “scary skinny like a skeleton”.
June 22 : For the last time Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
Filming has started on “Why Did I Get Married, Too” in Atlanta, Georgia. Janet’s character Patricia from the original film is being reprised along with the entire original cast. Janet is still in New York City preparing to leave soon to Atlanta.
Release of “Why Did I Get Married, Too” is expected in April 2010
June 23 : Michael and the “This Is It” team start rehearsing at the Staples Center in L.A. Talitha reaches Michael’s hand after rehrarsals and says later to her friends “Michael’s hand was trembling”.
June 24 : Last day of rehearsals for “This Is It” at the Staples Center. “Earth Song” & “Dangerous” are the last songs that Michael rehearse. Before going back home, Michael is given fan letters by his beloved Talitha.
June 25 : Last day of Michael’s life.
-12 :30 am : Michael leaves the Staples Center with a “huge smile on his face” according to Talitha.
– 1:00 am : Michael arrives at his home, 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles. and Dr Murray begins treatment.
– 2:00 am : Valium pill administered
– 3:00 am : Intravenous diazebeem, IV of benzso
– 5:00 am : Other treatment
– 7:30 am : Other drugs through IV
– 10:40-11am : Infusing with propofol. At some point he ceases to breathe and dies after that.
– 11:51 am : Dr Murray call- lasted 11 mins..witness heard noises at other end of phone. Likely Conrad Murray who realized MJ was not breathing.
– 12:05 pm : Murray comes down the stairwell and tells chef Kai Chase “Get security, get Prince”.
– 12:12 pm : Dr Murray calls Michael Amir Williams, and leaves him a message.
– 12:15 pm : Williams returns call and Murray says MJ had a bad reaction.
– 12:17 pm : Williams then calls Alberto Alvarez who is in second trailer outside house, checks permission to go in house, goes upstairs to MJ’s bedroom. Alvarez sees MJ on bed, Murray doing one handed CPR on the soft bed. Murray tells Alvarez that MJ had a bad reaction and asks him to collect medical evidence. Faheem Muhammad arrives in the room. Prince & Paris also go upstairs and Paris is crying on her hands and knees. Muhammad leaves the room to whisk two of Paris and Prince, away from the foyer at the front of the room to keep them from the commotion.
– 12:21 pm : Alvarez is told to get a bag and Murray collects medical bottles, and IV bag etc., as told and only then is he told to call 911.
– 12:22 pm : Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics receive a 911 call.
-12:26 pm : Paramedics treating MJ on site. MJ’s Eyes fixed and dilated and he was cool to touch. He flatlined so heart action taking place. No observation of appropriate equipment for treatment with propofol, according to paramedics. Asked Murray about underlying medical condition. Asked Murray what drugs he had given doesn’t mention propofol. UCLA medical center advised futher care on MJ useless..they in contact with paramedics.
-12:57 pm : As the revival efforts produce no results Dr. Cooper gives the paramedics permission to pronounce MJ dead. She is told that Dr Muarry wants to continue with life saving efforts.
– 1:07 pm : Paramedics transport to UCLA Medical Center with MJ.
Prince, Paris & Blanket follow the ambulance in a car with Michael Amir Williams & Faheem Muhammad.
– 1:13 pm : Michael’s body arrives in ER room. Doctors at hospital only asked Murray what he treating MJ for. Mentioned on drug, valium and flomax..no mention of propofol to UCLA doctors.
– Doctors still tried to bring MJ to life.
– 2:26 pm : Michael Joseph Jackson is pronounced dead by Dr. Cooper
Michael Williams, Frank Dileo and Dr Murray tell Prince, Paris & Blanket that their father is dead. Frank Dileo says “Your daddy had a heart attack and died”.
Katherine arrives to UCLA with her nephew Trent and learns from Dr Murray about Michael’s death. She then reunites with Prince, Paris & Blanket.
LaToya, Jermaine, Halima, Randy, Kathy Hilton Randy Phillips and Dr Tohme arrive to UCLA.
Jermaine announces Michael’s death in a short press conference.
Michael’s body is taken by helicopter to the coroner’s office.
LaToya signs Michael’s death certificate.
Prince, Paris and Blanket are taken to Hayvenhurst with Katherine, LaToya, Austin, Jermaine, Halima, Randy & Tito join them.
Larry King Live special on CNN with Celine Dion, Cher & Suzanne DePasse among others.
Janet who is at her home in NYC learns the tragic news from Tito on the phone. Her manager Kenneth Crear releases the following statement as reported live on CNN:
“Janet Jackson is grief stricken and devastated at the sudden loss of her brother. She is in pre-production for a movie and is flying immediately to California to be with her family.”
Janet flies from NYC to L.A.
At night LaToya goes to Michael’s Carolwood home with Jeffré Phillips, Ron Boud. Rebbie, Katherine, Trent. Janet joins them.
June 26 : An autopsy is done on Michael’s body.
Joe and Jackie arrive from Las Vegas and go to Hayvenhurst.
Marlon arrives from Atlanta and goes to Hayvenhurst.
Michael’s death is on the cover of every newsparers in the world.
Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando, Liza Minneli, Usher, Deepak Choprah, Quincy Jones and Berry Gordy among others
June 27 : Grace arrives from London and goes to Hayvenhurst to be with the kids.
Janet sends moving trucks to Michael’s home in Beverly Hills.
June 28 : Daphne Barak publishes Grace confessions in the Sunday Times UK.
Joe Jackson attends the BET Awards ceremony who turns into a Michael Jackson tribute show.
Janet makes a surprise appearance at the BET Awards where she gives a short speech on behalf of the Jackson family thanking everyone for their support following the death of her brother Michael.
The previously scheduled awards show ends up turning into a tribute to the King of Pop, who is honored throughout the entire night.
June 29 : Katherines gets temporary custody of Prince, Paris & Blanket in a Los Angeles court. She also files a claim on Michael’s estate, saying he died without a will.
Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando and Lou Ferrigno among others
June 30 : Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando and London Mc Millan among others.
July : Omer Bhatti arrives at Hayvenhurst to support the kids.
Michael is on the cover of Time, Newsweek, USA Today, US Weekly, People, Entertainment Weekly, Jet & Rolling Stones tribute issues.
16 people live at Hayvenhurst : Katherine, Joe, Trent, Alejandra, Genevieve, Randy Jr, Donte, Jaafar, Jermajesty, Prince, Paris, Blanket, Rebbie, Anthony, Omer & Grace.
The Cascio family visits the kids there.
July 01 : Michael’s will is filed today in Los Angeles Surrogate Court. It names Katherine as the legal guardian of Prince, Paris and Blanket (or Diana Ross if Katherine is not able) and John BRANCA & John McCLAIN as co-Executors of the Will.
Larry King Live special on CNN with Mark Geragos among others
July 02 : Over two minutes of footage from Michael’s tour rehearsal — filmed on June 23 has been released by AEG, showing the legend rocking out to his song “They Don’t Care About Us.”
AEG and reps for the Jackson family just announced a memorial service for Michael Jackson will take place at the Staples Center on Tuesday July 07 at 10:00 AM.11,000 tickets will be distributed free of charge to the general public — a press conference will be held tomorrow morning to address the situation further.
Larry King Live special on CNN live from Neverland with Miko Brando, Jermaine Jackson and Gotham Choprah among others
July 03 : Larry King Live special on CNN live from Neverland with Miko & Karen Brando, Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne and Gotham Choprah among others
July 05 : Janet and JD are spotted getting burgers and drinks in Malibu, California ((it’s the last time they are seen together before they break up)
July 06 : The Jackson family has an open coffin viewing of Michael’s body at Forest Lawn cemetary with Karen Faye and Michael Bush’ s help to make Michael look beautiful for eternity.
July 07 : Frank Cascio gives an interview on Good Morning America.
The whole Jackson family and friends attend a private memorial early in the morning at Forest Lawn cemetary.
Then they go to the public memorial at the Staples Center in downtown L.A.
The tribute show is aired live all around the world.
At the end, the Jackson family and all the artist perform “We Are The World” and “Heal The World” with Prince, Paris and Blanket.
Paris ends the tribute with a moving speech calling Michael “the best daddy you could ever imagine” before breaking in Janet’s arms.
The guest list includes among others :
Katherine Jackson, Joe Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket) Rebbie Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Janet Jackson, Austin Brown, Stacee Brown Salas, Rex Salas, London Blue Salas, Yashi Brown, Nathaniel Brown, Siggy Jackson, Brandi Jackson, Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson, TJ Jackson, Royal Jackson, Jermaine Jackson II, Autumn Jackson, Jaimy Jackson, Jeremy Jackson, Jourdynn Jackson, Donte Jackson, Jaafar Jackson, Jermajesty Jackson, Brittny Jackson, Valencia Jackson, Marlon Jackson Jr, Genevieve Jackson, Steveanna Jackson, Randy Jackson Jr, Levon Jackson, Elijah Jackson, Rijo Jackson, Simone Jackson, Michelle Jackson, Antony Jackson, Brent Jackson, Jeffré Philips, Frank Dileo, Grace Rwaramba, Omer Bhatti, Dominic Cascio, Connie Cascio, Dominic Cascio Jr, Frank Cascio, Eddie Cascio, Marie Nicole Cascio, Aldo Cascio, Anton Schleiter, Francescka Schleiter, Miko Brando, Karen Brando, Shane Brando, Prudence Brando, Mark Lester, Todd Bridges, Corey Feldman, Chris Tucker, Evvy Tavasci, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Usher; Kobe Bryant, Jesse Jackson, Mariah Carey, Andrae Crouch Choir, Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi, Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Pastor Lucious Smith, Stevie Wonder, Wesley Snipes, Kim Porter, Nicole Richie,Spike Lee,, Louis Farrakhan, Ja’net Dubois, Eddie Holland, Freda Payne, David Gest, Joe Frazier, Sean, Diddy” Combs, Don King, Martin Bander, Tommy Mottola, Mickey Rooney, Dionne Warwick, Levar Burton, Telma Hopkins, Lou Ferrigno, Mike Tyson, John Landis, Wayne Nagin, Mike Lapperuque, Anil Kapoor, Shana Mangatal, Evan Ross, Riley Keough, Chris Brown, The Kardashians, Debbie Allen, Brian Oxman, Raymone Bain, Tohme Tohme Lil Kim, Brett Ratner, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Akon, Suzanne DePasse, Nathan East, Paulinho DaCosta.Basheer, Michael Amir, Faheem, the This Is It Team (Michael Bearden, Alfred Dunbar, Roger Bashiri Johnson, Jonathan Moffett, Thomas Organ, Orianthi Panagaris, and Morris Pleasure,Judith Hill, Dorian Holley, Darryl Phinnesse,Kenneth Stacey; Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne, Anthony Testa, Stacey Walker; Karen Faye Heinze, Michael Bush, Nicholas Bass, Daniel Celebre, Mekia Cox, Christopher Grant, Misha Hamilton, Shannon Holtzapffel, Devin Jamieson, Charles Klapow, Ricardo Reid, Danielle Rueda Watts, Tyne Stecklein, and Timor Steffens)
Following the memorial at Staples, the family has a lunch reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel ballroom with a couple hundred of their nearest and dearest.
Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando, Patti Austin, Gotham Choprah and Dionne Warwick among others.
July 08 : Larry King Live special on CNN with Dr Arnold Klein.
July 8 : Janet flies to the Bahamas to start the filming of “Why Did I Get Married II”.
July 12 : In a new shocking interview to UK journalist Caroline Graham from The Mail On Sunday, LaToya tells the world “my brother was murdered”.
July 14 : Joe Jackson gives an interview to ABC’s show Primetime.
Katherine, Rebbie & Grace take Prince, Paris, Blanket & Jermajesty to a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in L.A.
July 20 : Joe Jackson gives an interview to Larry King Live from Las Vegas. Leonard Rowe is also interviewed.
July 21 : Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to acquire the film that will be made out of Michael’s rehearsals for his “This Is It” concert tour for $60 millions. Sony and AEG Live have set the release date for Halloween week: Friday, Oct. 30.
July 22 : Dr. Conrad Murray’s lawyer, Ed Chernoff, releases a statement about today’s raid at the doc’s office — saying law enforcement officials were searching for evidence “of the offense of manslaughter.””We can confirm that a search warrant was executed today on Dr. Murray’s offices in Houston, Texas. We reviewed the warrant and remained on the premises while the search was being executed.The search was conducted by members of the DEA, two Robbery – Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department and Houston Police officers.The search warrant authorized law enforcement to search for and seize items, including documents, they believed constituted evidence of the offense of manslaughter.
For those curious about the kind of home Michael Jackson‘s kids would grow up in under Katherine and Joe, some never-before-seen video of the family may be the best glimpse.
The more than 40-hours of footage — showing Joe with several grandchildren in their Hayvenhurst home months before Michael’s death — is the only known video showcasing them living as a family.
Joe can be seen repeatedly praising the kids — at one point even telling granddaughter Genevieve she could have a potential singing career because “You have the talent. You are a Jackson.”
Joe also speaks pointedly about Michael, saying no one but the family truly knows the kind of gentle spirit he is, saying “Anybody in pain, you see tears coming from (Michael’s) eyes.”
The production company, Xonger Global Entertainment Network, is working with Beverly Hills talent agency APA to license the footage — originally filmed in hopes of making a reality show. So far, ABC is the only network to license any of the footage.
July 24 : Jermaine performs “Smile” during a Michael’s tribute during the Save The World Awards in Vienna, Austria and he accepts an award on behalf of Michael.
July 28 : La Toya is releasing a new single called “Home” on iTunes in Michael’s memory. All proceeds will go to AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of Michael’s favorite charities.
July 30 : A custody deal is reached betwenn Katherine and Debbie regarding Prince and Paris. Under terms of the custody agreement, Katherine will retain guardianship over the children, as Michael ‘s 2002 will stipulated, lawyers for both parties confirmed. Debbie will have visitation rights whose frequency will be determined by a child psychologist to be jointly selected, and jointly paid, by both Katherine & her.The agreement, which will be presented to a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge on August 3rd for approval, does not include an additional compensation for Debbie other than what she has already received in prior settlements with Michael.“The parties engaged in a dignified discussion that resulted in a dignified outcome,” said Eric George, Rowe’s attorney. “The sole consideration between the parties was the best interests of the children.”L. Londell McMillan and Diane Goodman, attorneys for Jackson said the Jackson family was “pleased this matter is resolved and was handled in a caring, thoughtful and courteous manner.
Kai Chase, Michael’s chef from March 2009 to his death gives interviews on the Today Show and Larry King Live revealing her experience of the day Michael died in his home.
Late July : Janet completes the filming of Why Did I Get Married, Too? in Atlanta.
August : Michael is on the cover of Ebony, Sister 2 Sister and Vanity Fair tribute issues.
August 2 : Prince and Blanket go to an L.A bookstore with aunt Alejandra, cousins Jaafar and Jermajesty and Omer Bhatti.
August 3 : Janet’s official website,re-opens with a new look and new features.
In addition, the site contains links to Janet’s official YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook pages.
The website states: Later this year, Janet will publish her first book, providing an intimate look at her life and how she has dealt with issues of self-esteem. Janet will reveal aspects not known before about her uniquely successful career not only in music but in television and motion pictures.
The next months and new year will also bring another film starring Janet as she joins Tyler Perry in his sequel, Why Did I Get Married Too, followed by a new album slated to released during the first quarter of 2010.
Katherine goes to the Los Angeles Superior Court with Rebbie, LaToya and Randy where the judge names her permanent guardian of Prince, Paris & Blanket.The Judge also grants visitation rights for Debbie Rowe as well as spousal support based on the agreement she struck with Michael several years ago.
August 4 : Frank Dileo is a guest on Larry King Live on CNN.
Janet’s 1st post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space
“Hey you guys, Welcome, explore, Thank you for all the love http://www.janetjackson.com”
August 6 : LaToya gives her first TV interview about Michael’s death on German TV Show RED.
New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“I just finished working on the film, “Why Did I Get Married Too.” I’m looking forward to getting started on my new album!”
August 7 : Jermaine is a guest on Larry King Live on CNN where he announces an upcoming Tribute Concert in Vienna in honor of Michael.
August 8 : News Of The World releases a video statement by Mark Lester claiming to be Paris’ biological father and asking for a DNA test. Later Mark Lester gives an interview on The Today Sgow with Matt Lauer with his daughter Harriett.
August 10 : Brian Oxman tells GMTV that after coroners had released certain tissues, including his brain, following an autopsy, they were buried with Michael’s body during a low key ceremony at the Forest Lawn cemetary in Hollywood Hills.
Court Hearing for Michael’s estate : The rehearsal-footage movie by Colombia Pictures is approved by the judge.
Sony issues an official press release regarding the “This Is It” movie to be released in theatres on October 30th.
August 14 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Hangin’ out with my babies Rocky n Bullwinkle while writing songs for the new project.”
August 20 : Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment announce that Michael Jackson “THIS IS IT” will be released exclusively for a special, limited, two-week engagement worldwide, with the studio pushing up the debut of the film by two days, to Wednesday, October 28th. Due to the anticipated demand for this film, tickets for the two-week presentation will go on sale in most cities beginning on Sunday, September 27th. Separately, the producers of Michael Jackson THIS IS IT announced that Kenny Ortega has been set to direct the motion picture. The film is being produced with the full support of The Estate of Michael Jackson.
August 23 : Katherine takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
August 24 : The Foundation for AIDS Research, also known as amfAR, has officially announced in a press release that Janet will co-chair amfAR Milano on September 28, along with Asia Argento, Roberto Bolle, Dr. Hermann Buhlbecker, Andrea Castronovo, Dean and Dan Caten, Lapo Elkann, and Cristina Lucchini.
August 28 : The L.A. County Coroner officially announces the cause of Michael’s death — Acute Propofol intoxication. The report says “other conditions contributing to death: Benzodiazepine effect.” Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs used to treat anxiety and insomnia.The manner of death is ruled: “HOMICIDE.”
The Coroner does not release the full autopsy report — just a press notice. It goes on: The drugs PROPOFOL and LORAZEPAM (Ativan) were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson’s death. Other drugs detected were: Midazolam (Versed), Diazepam (Valium), Lidocaine (topical anesthetic) and Ephedrine (used to treat hypotension associated with anesthesia).The final Coroner’s report, including the toxicology report, will remain on security hold, per the LAPD.
The Jackson family just released a statement: “The Jackson family again wishes to commend the actions of the Coroner, the LAPD and other law enforcement agencies, and looks forward to the day that justice can be served.”
August 29 : The whole world pays tribute to Michael on his birthday.
Robin Leach presents Joe Jackson with a star for Michael on the Palms Casino Resort’s Walk of Fame in Las Vegas.
Janet writes a message with a picture of her and Michael as children on her official websites.
Spike Lee hosts a big free gathering in Prospect Park in Brooklyn with thousands of people including Rev Al Sharpton who makes a speech
September 03 : Michael is finally buried in The Great Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.
The service is attended by approximately 200 family and close friends.
The pallbearers are Michael’s five brothers : Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson. At the beginning of the ceremony, Prince, Paris & Blanket put a crown on their father’s coffin to signify the final resting place of the King of Pop.
The opening prayer is delivered by Pastor Lucius Smith.
Gladys Knight sings the gospel hymn “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” accompanied by Greg Phillinganes.
Songwriter Clifton Davis sings The Jackson 5 song “Never Can Say Goodbye,”
The guests include Miko Brando, Macaulay Culkin, Corey Feldman, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Mila Kunis, Thomas Mesereau, Susan Yu, Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne, Randy Philips, Majestik, Lenoard Rowe, Brian Oxman, Tatiana Thumbzen, Suzanne de Passe, Lisa Marie Presley & her daughter Riley, Teddy Riley, Rodney Jerkins, Elizabeth Taylor and Chris Tucker.
Following the funerals the family and the guests go to Villa Sorriso Ristorante — an Italian restaurant in Pasadena.
September 07 : Janet starts rehearsing for a Michael Jackson tribute at the MTV Video Awards in a L.A studio with Wade Robsin, Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Cris Judd, Travis Payne, Tina Landon, Dave Scott, Tyce Diorio, Jerry Slaughter, Laurie Ann Gibson & Gil Duldulao.
September 09 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Janet graces the cover of Harper’s Bazaar featuring new interview & photos (From Janet’s web team) “.
In the article, Janet reveals for the first time that she has indeed split with Jermaine Dupri, confirming rumors that they had broken up this summer.
The title of her new book “True You” is also confirmed and will be released next year. The article also states that her new album will come out next spring and that she will go on tour next year, however it does not explain whether the tour simply means a promotional tour or a concert tour.
September 11 : LaToya gives an interview about Michael to Barbara Walters on ABC’s 20/20.
Janet arrives in NYC.
September 12 : Janet makes her dress rehearsals at the Radio City Music Hall.
September 13 : Janet opens the MTV Video Music Awards with a special performance of Scream in tribute to Michael. Gil Duldulao & Tina Landon are among the dancers with her.
Following her performance, a brand new song by Janet titled “Make Me” is released onto her official website, www.janetjackson.com as a surprise gift to her fans.
MTV premieres the trailer of “This Is It”.
September 14 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Thank u for ur endless love n support!”
“I hope u guys enjoyed us tonight. It was very special for me n I have a very special gift for all of u. ”
Music industry website Allbegins listing in the upcoming releases section of their site a a greatest hits album by Janet titled #1’s to be released on November 17 by A&M/Interscope Records.
Janet attends the Marc Jacobs fashion show afterparty at Club Hiro in downtown Manhattan.
Latoya visits Millions of Milshakes in Los Angeles, California.
September 16 : LaToya is a guest on The View where she discusses Michael’s death.
Oprah Winfrey remembers her 1993 interview with Michael on the Oprah Show on ABC.
Janet joins Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Baily and a group of editors and designers for dinner at Indochine to celebrate Janet’s cover of the October issue of the magazine.
September 17 : Janet attends the Ralph Lauren Spring 2010 show during New York Fashion Week where she poses with Dylan Lauren, daughter of Ralph Lauren.
Online store Amazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for Janet’s upcoming greatest hits album, Number1’s.
The store lists it as being a 2-disc package, retailing for $19.98 and being released by Hip-O Records on November 17, 2009.
September 19 : Taj Jackson takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to the George C. Page Museum at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits for a private tour of the science museum.
MTV premieres “The Making Of Janet Jackson’s Video Music Award Tribute Performance”
September 21 : CULVER CITY, Calif. –Fans worldwide will have the opportunity to celebrate the global launch of Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT when Sony Pictures Entertainment hosts over 25 global premieres, with more than 15 of those coordinated simultaneously around the world, on Tuesday, October 27th. Three hours after the red carpet events begin, audiences will be able to see the highly anticipated film for the first time as the studio has added special advance screenings that evening throughout the world.
September 22 : Janet arrives at the Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy.
“Make Me” is released digitally as the 1st and only single from “Number Ones”
Michael Jackson Exhibition : Event date: 28 Oct 09 – 31 Jan 10
Showing for only three months at The O2 bubble, Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition brings together an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia from The King of Pop. With individual galleries reflecting key stages in Michael’s career, this never-seen-before collection of over 250 objects is a unique insight into the life of one of the world’s most popular performers.
September 23 : October 12th, the first new Michael Jackson song to emerge since the world mourned the loss of this musical icon will be released – a brand new single entitled “This Is It.” Soon after, Sony Music Entertainment’s Columbia/Epic Label Group will release the two-disc album This Is It featuring the music that inspired Sony Pictures’ forthcoming film MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT. This two-disc album will be available internationally on October 26th and North America on October 27th to coincide with the worldwide release of the motion picture which arrives in theaters on October 28th and runs for a limited two-week engagement.
September 24 : Janet attends the Giorgio Armani Fashion Show as part of the Milan Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 at the Milano Fashion Center.
LaToya attends the Macy’s Passport 2009 Fashion Show at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
September 25 : Janet attends the Versace show as part of Milan Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
Later she attends Donatella Versace after party where she is joined by JD.
New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Janet’s New Single “Make Me” is Now Available on iTunes & Amazon! (From Janet’s web team) “
September 26 : Janet attends the presentation of Vicini Spring/Summer Collection as part of Milan Fashion Week.
September 27 : Advance screenings to the music documentary “Michael Jackson: This Is It” sold out within two hours early Sunday as fans who began lining up three days earlier snapped up all 3,000 tickets to the Los Angeles shows.
September 28 : Prince, Paris and Blanket are snapped by paps in Los Angeles during an outing with Grace Rwaramba, Alejandra, TJ, Randy Jr, Jaafar and Jermajesty.
Janet attends the inaugural amfAR Milano event at La Permanente Milano.
September 29 : Janet arrives in Paris where she is staying at her friend Wissam Al Mana’s private place, a high-profile Qatari businessman.
September 30 : LaToya and Jermaine pay tribute to Michael at the MOBO Awards in London and accept a Lifetime Achievment Award on his belahf.
October 01 : An autopsy report obtained by The Associated Press shows Michael Jackson was not the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids.The report says Jackson’s arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips. But overall he was a fairly healthy 50-year-old.Jackson’s 136 pounds were in the acceptable range for a 5-foot-9 man. And his heart was strong. He had some arthritis and his lungs were damaged, which may have left him short of breath.But the report said none of those health issues were life-threatening and that the pop star died from the potent anesthetic his personal physician gave him to sleep.
October 02 : Joe Jackson attends an hearing on estate and custody matters in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Janet attends the Lanvin Pret a Porter show as part of the Paris Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“The @amfAR evening was so special. It’s amazing how much we raised for AIDS research in just 1 night – over $1Million. Thank u everyone.”
“Enjoying some time in Paris for Fashion Week n some meetings. It is beautiful here. I love Paris!”
October 04 : Prince, Paris and Blanket celebrate their cousins Randy Jr, Jaafar and Jermajesty’ birthdays at Hayvenhurst.
October 5 : Janet attends the ‘Mario de Janeiro Testino’ book launch at Cafe Carmen in Paris.
October 6 : Janet has dinner with her make up artist Fran at the restaurant Gingers in Paris.
Latoya attends ‘The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus’ UK film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England.
October 07 :Grace and Omer Bhatti take Prince, Paris, Blanket, Jaafar and Jermajesty to a Karate class in L.A.
October 8 : Janet and her entourage leave Paris and fly back to Los Angeles.
October 12 : The song “This Is It” is premiered at midnight on http://www.michaeljackson.com/
October 13 : Universal Music Enterprises today sends a press release to announce Janet’s upcoming greatest hits compilation, Number Ones.
The release confirms the previously announced November 17 release date in the US and reveals a November 23 international release date.
The international edition of the album will be titled Janet Jackson: The Best.
The press release spells the album’s title as “Number Ones” and not “#1’s” as it was previously being referred to.
-New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Janet’s Greatest Hits Celebrated On NUMBER ONES: In Stores November 17! (From Janet’s web team)”
October 14 : Grace and Omer Bhatti take Prince, Paris, Blanket, Jaafar and Jermajesty to a Karate class in L.A.
October 16 : Kenny Ortega is a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show promoting This Is It.
She brings with her several family members, Miko Brando, Evvy Tavasci and Jose Eber.
October 17 : Auditions take place in L.A for Janet’s upcoming video.
October 18 : Latoya Jackson attends the 25th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles in West Hollywood, California.
October 19 : UK radio station Capital FM announces that Janet will perform at their annual Jingle Bell Ball at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday, December 6.
Her appearance will occur on the second day of the two-day event. Tickets for the show sold out before Janet’s appearance was announced.-New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :“I selected some great dancers with Gil this weekend for my new team. Looking forward to working with you guys! Thank u to the 150 plus dancers who came out n auditioned.”
October 20 : Kenny Ortega promotes “This Is It” in London.
“I’ve spent some more time in the studio with Rodney n I can’t wait for you to hear what we’ve created.”
October 21 : On their way to Karate class, Grace & the kids are chased by a paparazzo who hits their security car.
October 22 : Producer Rodney Jerkins speaks withto discuss Janet’s upcoming album, due early next year.
October 23 : Kenny Ortega is a guest on CBS’s Early Show promoting This Is It.
October 24 : Janet attend the UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun at Staples Center in Los Angeles with Will I Am and Rodney Jerkins among others.
October 26 : The This Is It soundtrack is released in Europe.
October 27 : The “This Is It” soundtrack is released in the US.
October 28 : “This Is It,” opens worldwide (and in more than 3,400 theaters in the United States and Canada).
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “I can’t support a film my brother wouldn’t approve of, so I didn’t attend the screening. Also, because I know how it ends…Please understand, I don’t want to discourage anyone from seeing the film… it is just hard for me to see it.”
October 31 : Prince, Paris & Blanket go trick and treat on Halloween night with their cousins Jaafar & Jermasjesty.
November 1 :”This Is It” tops worldwide box office grossing an estimated $101 millions in 4 days!
November 2 : Grace and Omer take the kids to karate class.
November 2-4 : In L.A, Janet shoots the video for “Make Me” directed by Robert Hales and featuring Gil and the new “Kids”.
November 4 : Entertainment Tonight shows a preview of the trailer for Why Did I Get Married Too?
Janet will perform on the X FACTOR in the UK on 6th December.
-New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
The countdown to Number Ones has started! Visit Janet’s newly designed site (From Janet’s web team) http://www.janetjackson.com
November 5 : The MTV Europe Music Awards pay tribute to MJ live from Germany
November 6 : Janet takes Prince, Paris, Blanket, Jaafar and Jermajesty to a shopping spree and later they go to Cirque Du Soleil in Santa Monica.
November 7 : The ultimate issue of Black and White magazine is released. It was Michael’s official magazine and fan-club from 1992 to 2002.
November 8 : TMZ posts Karen Faye’s pictures of Michael’s crypt in the Forrest Lwn Mausoleum.
November 9 : Randy Jackson on Twitter : “2 things 2 make clear. I’ve never had a job in a garage changing tires. And yes, I chose not to be on the reality show.”
November 11 : Grace, Omer and Austin takes Prince, Paris and Blanket to a screening of a Christmas Carol.
New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“The Make Me video shoot was long but turned out wonderfully. It was great working with Robert Hales. Some of my family stopped by to see some of the dancing. It felt good to have them there”
November 12 : Janet has lunch with Tyra Banks in Bevery Hills.
November 13 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“I’m back in rehearsals with the kids – getting ready for our performance @ the AMAs! ”
November 14 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Thank you to the hundreds of people who showed up for the first Janet Number Ones Flash Mob today! There is a rumor that Janet is going to be at the 2nd Flash Mob at 2pm @ The Grove! We’re not sure about the 3rd”. – Janet’s web team
Janet attends a fan flashmob in L.A.
November 16 : Janet gives a phone interview to the Ryan Seacrest Radio Show on KIIS FM
New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“It was great to sit down with Robin for the ABC Special. I hope you guys watch n enjoy the interview Nov 18”
“Hey guys, we’re going to do a scavenger hunt this week to win a phone call/voicemail from Janet, & an autographed… ”
November 16-21 : Janet & the Kids rehearse at the Nokia Theatre for their upcoming AMA’s performance.
November 17 : Number Ones is released in the US.
November 18 : In an interview on ABC’s “In The Spotlight With Robin Roberts”, Janet speaks for the first time about Michael’s death and she reveals that she is single.
November 21 : The “Make Me” video is premiered in ABC’s 20/20.
LaToya attends GBK’s American Music Awards Luxury Gift Lounge in Los Angeles, California.
November 22 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“It’s almost show time – getting excited! I hope u tune in to see our performance tonite. @OfficialAMAs
Live from the Nokia Theatre, Janet opens the American Music Awards ceremony with a 8 minutes medley of “Control”, “What Have You Done For Me Lately”, “Miss You Much”, “If”, “Make Me” and “Together Again”.
November 23 : “Number Ones” is released in Europe under the title “The Best”.
Janet has dinner with her nephew Austin for his 24th birthday with Rodney Jerkins (who produces both Janet & Austin new albums)
November 24 : The whole family gathers at Hayvenhurst to have pre-Thanksgiving dinner with Prince, Paris & Blanket
November 25-29 : Prince, Paris and Blanket go to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving week end with Grace, Omer, Randy Jr, Donte, Jaafar and Jermajesty. They stay at the Palms and gets to spend tome with Joe.
November 28 : LaToya is a guest at the ‘Menschen 2009’ show in Munich, Germany.
December 3 : The Jacksons are guests on The Today Show and Regis and Kelly
Janet arrives in London from L.A.
New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Hey u guys! I’m in the UK rehearsing for Sunday’s Jingle Bell Ball n @TheXFactor I love London!”.
December 6 : Janet performs “All For You” and “Make Me” on X Factor UK’ s season finale.
Shortly after Janet closes the show at this weekend’s Jingle Bell Ball at the O2 Arena singing a medley of her hits.
Janet heads straight from her set to dinner at Mr Chow’s followed by nightclub Whisky Mist in Mayfair.
LaToya is a guest on Menschen TV Show in Germany.
December 7 : Janet arrives in Paris travelling on the Eurostar from St Pancras International station. She goes shopping with her friend Wissam Al Mana.
December 8 : The Jacksons are guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
December 10 : The Jacksons are guests on The Bonnie Hunt Show.
December 13 : A&E Network airs the 1st episode of The Jacksons : A Family Dynasty, a US reality show based on the lives of Jermaine, Marlon, Tito & Jackie and their plan to release an album and tour in celebration of the 40 anniversary of the band. Janet’s voice can be heard in this episode during a phone conversation between her and The Jacksons on her last birthday.
Randy refuses to participate in this project and he tweets : “Not only am i a private person but it was too soon for me after losing my brother to be on a reality show. i hope you all understand.”.
December 17 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“I had a nice mellow evening n NYC @AliciaKeys private party. It’s always nice spending time with u Alicia”.
LaToya Jackson shops at Target for HIV/AIDS patients and their families in Los Angeles, California.
Late December : The Michael Jackson Opus is released.
December 20 : A&E airs the 2nd episode of The Jacksons : A Family Dynasty.
December 21 :New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“My recent cover shoot for @WonderlandMag was so much fun. Make sure u check it out n February”.
December 22 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“It’s official! Every song on “Number Ones” is a #1 hit! Janet’s “Make Me” is #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Club Chart! -”
December 24-25 : Prince, Paris, Blanket spend Christman at the Cascio family’s house in New Jersey with Grace, TJ and Omer Bhatti.
December 27 : A&E airs the 3rd episode of The Jacksons : A Family Dynasty.