January 15 : LaToya wearing a dress by Guido Maria Kretschmer attends the Semper Opera Ball in Dresden, Germany.
January 18 : Janet graces the cover of the January/February 2010 issue of Gotham Magazine which features a new interview.
January 23 : Janet & Tyra Bank attend Lady Gaga’s concert at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC
January 29 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“I love being in NY at this time of year. I feel blessed to be able to live here.”
The cover of the February/March issue of Wonderland Magazine, which features a brand new photo of Janet, was posted early this morning on the mag’s official web site
The website explains that the physical magazine will hit newsstands on February 5 and will feature a brand new photoshoot + an exclusive new interview that Marshall Heyman conducted with Janet recently while in New York.
January 31 : The Recording Academy pays tribute to Michael during the 52nd Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in L.A and live on CBS.
It features a 3D mini movie of his song Earth song that was designed for his This is It Tour.
The following perform alongside the mini movie : Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood & Usher.
And then Lionel Richie presents the Michael Jackson’s Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award to Prince & Paris (joined by the 3T) who give a short and emotional speech.
Backstage after the tribute, Prince, Paris & Blanket pose for a picture with Lionel Richie.
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “So proud, my brother being honored 2nite w/the Lifetime Achievement Award. My family would love to be there but truth is, we weren’t invited. Do u want more truth? Let me be clear, when I said “My family” I meant my brothers, sisters & parents.”
February 1 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“In ATL to discuss Why Did I Get Married Too on @TylerPerry‘s show. It’s great to see the cast again”
Janet, Tyler Perry and JD watch the movie together.
Janet and JD start working on a track for the movie soundtrack.
February 2 : Janet participates in a new version of “We Are The World” that is being recorded for Haiti earthquake victims.
Most of the singers participating in the song, which included Barbara Streisand, Kanye West, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, LL Cool J, will.i.am, and Josh Groban, recorded their vocals together on February 1 at the same Hollywood studio where the original version of the song was made.
Janet, however, records her lines from a studio in Atlanta.
February 8 : Dr. Conrad Murray is arraigned and pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of Michael Jackson. His bail is set at $75,000. The judge rules as a condition to bail, Murray cannot be in possession of (or prescribe) anesthetics and specifically mentioned Propofol. The next court date is determined to be April 5th.
Joe, Katherine, Jermaine, LaToya, Jackie, Tito, Randy, Rebbie and Austin attend the hearing.
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “Sitting in court & I’m sad. Those profiting most from my bro’s death: AEG, Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega, Estate Executors r nowhere in sight”.
Coroner’s report has been released
Joe Jackson is a guest on Larry King Live on CNN with lawyer Brian Oxman.
February 11 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Hey u guys, Jermaine n I just finished the theme song for the film. I hope u like! ”
“The song is called ‘Nothing.’ ”
“Today we lost a True Genius, Alexander McQueen. He possessed a unique creativity that will never b recaptured. Alexander invited me to my very 1st fashion show (his in London.) There will NEVER b another!
February 12 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“It was such an honor to participate in the remake of We Are The World. Please show your support for the people of Haiti. http://world25.org”
The song and video for the 25th anniversary recording of “We Are the World” have its world premiere during NBC’s live broadcast of the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in Vancouver.
Immediately following the televised premiere, both the song and video are made available to purchase on iTunes. Proceeds of each download go to the We Are the World Foundation, a non-profit organization whose funds will be directed to worthwhile charities, hand-selected by the board of directors, which include Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie. The artists have agreed to forego payment, so the Foundation can receive a greater share of the proceeds. iTunes has even waived its share of the proceeds for downloads for the first months of the Foundation’s campaign. Additional donations to the Foundation can be made on its official website at www.world25.org.
February 13 : Prince celebrates his 13th birthday with family and friends.
February 17 : California medical board announces the changes to Murray’s medical license. They also state that they plan to seek the suspension of Murray’s medical license.
Janet arrives in London for the Fashion Week with her friend Wissam Al Mana.
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “I have a heavy heart… Ok Can’t say 2much. WHY WHY WHY r LAPD & DA ignoring evidence that goes beyond Dr. Murray? Wondering who they r protecting. Hmmm. Talk to me. My brother doesn’t have a voice anymore…. We must fight & speak for him.”.
February 19 : Rodney Jerkins releases a new Janet song featuring Pitbull titled “HeartBeatLove.”
The song can be streamed and downloaded at Jerkins’ website. You need to register to the website in order to view the link.
This is the final version of a demo revealed several weeks ago, which at the time was titled “Not My Love.”
February 20 : Janet attends Finch & Partners annual pre-BAFTA party at Annabels in London.
February 21 : The Jackson family gets together at Hayvenhurst for Blanket’s 8th birthday and Bryce’s 2nd birthday.
Janet attends the Todd Lynn Show and the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Show in London.
February 22 : Janet attends the Pringle Of Scotland show for London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 at The Serpentine Gallery.
New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Hey u guys – I’m in London for Fashion Week. I loved seeing Todd Lynn’s show. ”
“I wore outfits designed by Todd in my music video for ‘Make Me.’ He is incredibly talented.”
“Had fun guesting on Darkchild’s new record for Pitbull. Hope you like it.
February 23 : Captain EO returns to Disneyland (California).
February 24 : Janet attends the “A Child of the Jago” fashion show during London Fashion Week in London.
March 1 :L.A Children & Family Services go to Hayvenhurst to check on Michael’s children after receiving a secret call from Grace Rwaramba claiming that Blanket was threatened by a stun gun purchased online by Jaafar. When the family finds out that Grace made the call she is fired.
TMZ reports that the investigators believe that Dr. Murray may have tried to cover up the fatal dose of propofol. They state that the amount that Dr. Murray told the cops that he gave to Michael Jackson versus the amount of propofol in Michael’s system does not match up. They also report that there was an empty bottle of propofol with a tear in the stopper in a hidden compartment in a closet.
March 3 : Janet attends a performance of Tyler Perry’s stage play Madea’s Big Happy Family at the Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago.
Following the play’s conclusion, Janet makes an appearance on the stage with Perry, shows the trailer for Why Did I Get Married Too?, and encourages the audience to go see it when it comes out next month.
Janet’s new song “Nothing,” the theme song from the movie Why Did I Get Married Too?, is played tonight in its entirety at a private advance screening of the film that is held at a movie theater in Chicago for people who will be in the audience at tomorrow’s taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which Janet and Tyler Perry will be appearing on.
March 4 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Hey guys. Janet is heading to Chicago to appear on @Oprah. She is looking forward to seeing her Chicago fans again”. -Janet’s web team
Janet & Tyler Perry tape an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago which will air on Friday, April 2, the same day that Why Did I Get Married Too? hits theaters.
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “All the kids r safe. My nephew is a GREAT kid. Sad that the media has to pick on a 13 year old for their own gain. As I said, I must unite my family, evident by this most recent issue @ my family home. Was handled correctly, no harm done. Allegations 90% false, fabricated by evildoers covertly trying 2 separate my family from the inside out. A private issue, handled internally. The 1 in the house that called TMZ&DCFS is on a mission 2 exploit us & separate the kids 4 her evil gain. Oops – Did I say ‘her’… ?”.
March 6 : Janet attends the Ari Emanuel’s Pre-Oscar Party in Hollywood.
March 15 : TMZ has confirmed the Michael Jackson estate has signed the biggest deal ever in music — worth up to $250 million with a guarantee of $200 million. The estate made the deal with Sony Music Entertainment — the contract is for 10 projects over seven years. One album will debut in November, which contains never-before released recordings. We’re told Jackson left enough material for at least three albums of fresh material. A source tells TMZ the royalty rate on foreign sales is the key to the deal — and 2/3 of the sales of MJ records traditionally have been outside the U.S.And we’re told Sony gets a two-year extension for the right to distribute the Michael Jackson catalog — to 2017. The deal has nothing to do with The Beatles’ catalog — it’s all about MJ original recordings.The agreement was brokered by John Branca and John McClain, executors of the MJ estate.
March 16 : A new interview with Janet to promote Why Did I Get Married Too? is featured on tonight’s episode of Entertainment Tonight.
March 17 : TMZ reports that Murray’s defense says that they aren’t receiving documents related to the case from the DA’s office. DA’s office responds back saying that they are sending the documents as soon as they are processed.
March 18 : Janet is a guest on NBC’s “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” live from Burbank, California.
March 19 : Atlanta radio station V103 FM premieres Janet’s new song “Nothing” on the air in its entirety this afternoon.
March 22 : Back in NYC, Janet and Tyler Perry are guests on NBC’s Today Show to promote the release of Why Did I Get Married Too?
Janet attends the world fpremiere of Why Did I Get Married Too? at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City with sister Rebbie and nephew Austin.
March 23 : Janet & Tyler Perry give a press conference in NYC.
New Janet interviews on E.T, Extra and Access Hollywood.
Janet is a guest on Late Nite with Jimmy Fallon on NBC.
Janet ‘s new song “Nothing” from Why Did I Get Married Too? is now available to purchase on iTunes worldwide.
AOL’s Black Voices is reporting that Janet will star in Tyler Perry next film, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.
The website says that last night at the New York City premiere of Why Did I Get Married Too?, Perry revealed the film’s cast, which, in addition to Janet, will include Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray.
The film is based on Ntozake Shange’s award-winning 1975 play consisting of a series of poems performed through a cast of nameless women. The poems deal with love, abandonment, rape, and abortion. It is scheduled to shoot in June in New York with a possible winter 2010/2011 release date.
Attorney General Jerry Brown on the behalf of Medical Board of California files documents asking Los Angeles Superior Court to prevent Dr. Murray practicing medicine in California until the criminal proceedings against him are completed.
March 24 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“It has been great seeing Tyler n the cast of Why Did I Get Married Too this week! ”
“Today I’m working on the video for ‘Nothing’ from the film with Tim Palen n it should be ready next week. ”
In NYC, Janet films the video for “Nothing” directed by Tim Palen who is a photographer and the Co-President of Theatrical Marketing at Lions Gate Entertainment, the company that is releasing Why Did I Get Married Too?.
Janet’s interview on The Tyler Perry Show (taped in Atlanta on February 1) is aired on TBS.
March 25 : JD posts a behind the scenes video clip from the set of the music video for “Nothing” on his You Tube, Twitter and blog pages.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Janet says that although she had been in the studio recently to record new music, she is not recording an album at the moment.
She also reveals that she has not signed a deal with any record labels and is actually contemplating releasing music independently.
March 27 : Joe Jackson files for wrongful death lawsuit. In the documents that he has filed it is stated that a weak pulse was able to be triggered by the emergency efforts but it could not be sustained. In the lawsuit Joe argues that Michael Jackson could have been saved if Murray called the paramedics sooner and told them about the propofol.
March 29 : TMZ reports that Michael Jackson’s bodyguard Alberto Alvarez is fired by the Jackson family. Although it has been rumored that his past was the reason for the firing, there hasn’t been an official statement.
March 30 : Janet is added to the line-up of artists scheduled to perform this Fourth of July weekend at the Essence Music Festival.
Janet and Tyler Perry tape interviews for “Good Day LA” and MTV.
March 31 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “Thank u for all the love on ‘Nothing.’ I hope u will enjoy Why Did I Get Married Too this week! ”
Janet and Malik Yoba appear on today’s episode of BET’s 106 & Park to promote Why Did I Get Married Too?. During the interview, they preview a short clip of the music video for “Nothing,”
April 1 : Janet is a guest on “Live With Regis & Kelly”. Why Did I Get Married Too?
Janet is interviewed this morning on the San Diego-based radio show “AJ in the Morning” to promote Why Did I Get Married Too?
Janet’s new music video for “Nothing” makes its premiere today online.
MTV posts a new interview with Janet and Tyler Perry, and in the clip, Perry confirms that Janet has signed on to film his next movie, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf:
Dr. Murray’s defense files documents to respond to Attorney General’s motion to suspend Murray’s medical licence. They state that Dr. Murray need to be able to work and earn an income to be able to pay for his defense.
April 2 : U.S. theatrical release of Why Did I Get Married Too?
Janet’s interview on Oprah (taped in Chicago on March 4) is aired on ABC
April 3 : Paris celebrates her 12th birthday at Hayvenhurst with family and friends.
April 5 : Judge Michael Pastor is assigned as the trial judge. The next hearing date is set to June 14th. Judge did not make a decision in regards to Murray’s medical license.
Katherine, Joe, Jermaine, Randy and Janet attend the court hearing. Murray enters the courthouse from back entrance to avoid fans and media. Judge Pastor does not allow cameras into the courtroom.
Janet is interviewed this morning on the Los Angeles-based Radio Big Boy morning show on Power 106 FM to promote the release of Why Did I Get Married Too?
Janet is interviewed on the Atlanta-based “The Bert Show” on Q100 FM to promote the release of Why Did I Get Married Too?
The soundtrack for Why Did I Get Married Too? will hit stores in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, April 27 and can now be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.
Why Did I Get Married Too? has debuted at the second spot on the box office charts, grossing an estimated $30.2 million in its opening weekend.
The film becomes the second highest opener for Tyler Perry after last year’s Madea Goes to Jail, which scored $41 million. The original Why Did I Get Married? opened at number one with $21.4 million in 2007.
April 6 : Ed Chernoff (Defense lawyer for Murray) gives a brief interview to Good Morning America saying that Murray is innocent and all the claims that he delayed to call the paramedics and hid propofol bottles are lies. Futhermore Chernoff claims that police rushed to blame Murray due to pressure from public. His statements also include that Dr. Murray did not know what Michael Jackson doing in his own time and although they do not plan to convey Michael Jackson in a bad light, the facts will have to come out.
TMZ reports that Murray will not plead to involuntary manslaughter or any other charge (in other words he will not take a plea bargain) as he’s adamant that he’s innocent. However TMZ states that Murray is afraid that the medical boards can pull his licence.
TMZ reports that Dr. Murray found Michael Jackson eyes open and pupils dilated. They state this could be a possible defense strategy/evidence that Michael woke up and injected himself (and therefore his eyes were open when he died).
In a news conference Attorney General Jerry Brown announced that California Medical Board will go ahead with their own investigation and proceedings to take Murray’s licence.
Arnold Klein (long time Michael Jackson dermatologist) on twitter refutes a possible defense strategy by saying “As Michael Jackson’s physician for 25 years i can assure the world he could never self-inject. He was needle phobic.”
April 8 : Janet visits Sirius XM’s Heart and Soul Radio to give an interview that will air on Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00 PM ET.
Janet attends Gil’s birthday party with her nephew Austin at Playhouse in Hollywood.
April 9 : Janet attends Q-Tip’s 40th birthday party at LIV at Fontainebleau, Miami.
April 10 : LaToya is a guest on Danish TV Show “Jensen”.
April 19 : Raymone Bain — Jackson’s longtime publicist/manager/friend — had filed the docs claiming MJ owed her more than $44 mil in back wages and profit sharing. But today, MJ’s estate finally got back to Bain — with a big, fat, rejection stamp. Bain is the latest in a series of creditors’ claims to be denied by the estate — with more denials expected to be on the way shortly.
April 20 : TMZ has learned the executors for Michael’s estate have signed a huge deal with Cirque du Soleil. Co-executor John Branca tells TMZ, the first show will open in fall of 2011 — and will travel throughout North America including the Staples Center in L.A. … the same venue where MJ’s memorial was held. The show will be heavily focused on dancing — honoring the legendary moves of MJ. It will also feature Jackson’s songs and have the trademark Cirque du Soleil acrobatics.In 2012, a second show — in partnership with MGM MIRAGE — will open in Las Vegas which will be far more theatrical with emphasis on technology and 3D. “It will be a theme-park-like show,” says Branca. Sources say the shows will be worth a fortune to the estate. Cirque and the estate will split costs and profits 50-50Read more.
April 22 : Rebbie gives an interview live on The Today Show with Matt Lauer.
April 26/27 : Gil & Janet select the dancers for the upcoming Essence Festival during a 2- days audition in NYC.
April 28 : “With over 900 talented dancers who came out n auditioned to dance with me @EssenceMusic, it was so difficult to choose. Thank u everyone who came out n even waited in the rain. Now we start rehearsing for July 2!”
April 30 : Janet attends Art of Elysium ‘Bright Lights’ with VERSUS by Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane at Milk Studios in New York City.
May 3 : Janet attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
May 12 : Janet & Adam Rodriguez are photograped in East Hampton, New York for the August issue of Essence magazine”
“It was a pleasure shooting my upcoming cover with Essence Magazine today. I hope u will enjoy the issue.
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “I have some serious concerns about this tribute to my brother on the 25th of June in Rome… I have 4 concerns… First, where are the proceeds from ticket sales going…?? Second, the coordinator is telling fans that my brother is alive & will be there in disguise…. That deeply disturbs me. Third, I fired Brian Oxman, but he is still under attorney-client restriction with me and cannot speak publicly.And lastly, My family has plans to be at Forest Lawn on the 25th of June…”.
May 15 : Janet touches down in London at Biggin Hill airport on board a private jet ahead of promotion for “Why Did I Get Married Too?” and her single Nothing.
May 16 : Janet celebrates her 44th birthday in London with friends.
May 17 : Randy Jackson on Twitter : My love & support for my family is unwavering….BUT…There r things some of us don’t agree upon. I’ll do my best to reveal the truth 2 them. But ultimately the choice is theirs. My Father is understandably passionate about the loss of his son. Oxman & others around my father, take advantage to promote themselves.
May 19 : Janet is spotted leaving the swanky Nobu restaurant in London with her new boyfriend Wissam Al Mana, a wealthy businessman from Qatar. She is sporting a much shorter hairstyle than she has previously been photographed in.
Janet reveals to the press : “I’m seeing somebody special and it’s great right now. He’s making me incredibly happy,”.
May 20 : Janet tapes an interview on the British comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show at The London Studios on the South Bank. The episode will be aired on Monday, May 24, at 10:35 p.m. on BBC One.
May 21 : Janet and Tyler Perry attend the London Premiere of Why Did I Get Married Too? at Ritzy Cinema in Brixton.
May 22 : Janet leaves London and flies back to Los Angeles.
May 24/25 : Janet, Gil & the new Kids rehearse for a secret performance on American Idol.
May 26 : Live on FOX from the Nokia Theatre in L.A, Janet gives a surprise performance of “Nothing” and “Nasty” on the season finale of American Idol. Prior to her walking on the stage, several of the contestants perform a few lines of “Again” and Janet joins in with them before she begins singing the other songs.
May 28 : Janet & Gil arrive in NYC to start the Essence Festival rehearsals.
Janet is at a photo shoot today. Check out iTunes where you’ve made her AI performance #2. Will this be her next Number One?! -Janet’s team
“I’m at a loss for words upon learning of Gary Coleman’s passing. I want to remember him as the fun, playful, adorable and affectionate man he was. He has left a lasting legacy. I know he is finally at peace.”
May 31 : Janet posts a short video to her Twitter account thanking fans for making her American Idol performance from last week #1 on iTunes.
June 1 : In a post on a Twitter account this afternoon, it is being reported that Janet has begun filming Tyler Perry’s new film For Colored Girls on 135th street in Riverside, NYC.
June 6 : Janet & the Kids fly to Atlanta where Janet will complete the filming Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls.
June 7 : Janet & the Kids resume the Essence rehearsals and at night they celebrate one of the Kids’ birthday, Sohey Sugihara, at the Golden Room Club where JD is playing!
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “The will: Me knowing my brother, Yes I believe its fake. I’d love 2 talk more in depth, but can’t. Am I doing something about it? of course. I love my mom & dad, they r both in their 80’s. My concern is mostly about the people around them and how they take advantage of them.
June 14 : Attorney General Brown ask Judge Pastor to revoke Dr. Murray’s medical licence. Murray’s defense team brings up the plane incident where Dr. Murray helped a patient, adding that there’s no need to suspend his licence. Judge Pastor doesn’t suspend Dr. Murray’s medical license refuses to overturn the decision made by the last judge to hear the case Judge Pastor says “I don’t have ability to revisit the actions of one of my colleagues. I do not have jurisdiction to revisit this matter. It doesn’t have anything to do with how I feel or what I think. It has to do with the law and this court’s ability to follow the law”.
Katherine, Joe, La Toya, Tito, Jermaine and his wife and his son (Jermaine Jr) attend the hearing.
The preliminary hearing date has been set for August 23
Michael is inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Hall Of Fame in NYC. Jamie Foxx introduces Michael’s induction and Chris Tucker accepts Michael’s award on behalf of his family and children.
Janet on Twitter : “Hey @randyjackson8, I want to tell u that I saw ur piece on CNN and I thought u were great! It’s time the fans know the truth and ur one of the very few I trust n doing so. I got ur back all the way bro, whatever u need. I love u!”
June 15 : Randy is taken to the hospital after suffering from chest pains
June 16 : Katherine, Prince, Paris, Blanket, Alejandra, Randy, Genevieve, Stevaanna, TJ, Taj & Austin attend Randy Jr & Donte’s graduation.
June 17 : Katherine gives a two hour long interview to Marc Schaffel in order to promote her new book “Never Can Say Goodbye : The Katherine Jackson Archives”
June 20 : In a new interview with the Mail On Sunday, Katherine reveals that Michael’s children will go to a private school for the first time in September.
June 23 : Prince, Paris & Blanket leave L.A and go on vacation in Hawaii with their cousins ( Taj with his girlfriend, Taryll with wife and son Bryce, TJ with wife and kids Royal & Dee Dee, Jermajesty & Jaafar).
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “Lets start with my family. There is a common concern about their lack of support and unity especially now that we’re approaching June 25th. I see what you see and I dont agree with many of their choices but they are my family and i do love them. Right now, my struggle is trying to get my family together on the 25th of June at Forest Lawn!!!!! Surprising as it may seem, this is the case…. Im putting myself in the hot seat. I have nothing to lose…. I am not in support of the Gary event/trip or whatever it is… Im tired but I promise to continue this discussion first thing in the morn.”
June 24 : Janet flies from Atlanta to L.A.
June 25 : On the first anniversary of Michael’s death. The whole world pays tribute to the King Of Pop.
Michael is on the cover of Billboard magazine.
ITV1 ‘s GMTV airs a new LaToya’s interview about Michael.
MTV & BET have Michael Jackson tribute’s week end.
CBS’s Early Show airs a special musical tribute with Smokey Robinson, Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, LL Cool J and John Landis among others.
Randy, Janet, Jermaine, Tito, Austin, Jermaine Jr, Autum, Jaimy, Jeremy, Frank Cascio, Tom Mesereau & Karen Faye attend a private memorial at the Forrest Lawn Cemetary.
Katherine & Genevieve attend the unveiling of a MJ monument outside the old family home in Gary, Indiana.
NBC’s Dateline airs Katherine’s first interview since Michael’s death.
ABC’s 20/20 airs a two-hour special featuring new interviews with Frank Cascio, Frank Dileo, Dr Tohme, Brian Oxman, Kai Chase, Randy Philips, Travis Payne, Ola Ray, Karen Faye & Michael Bush among others.
CNN airs a new documentaty “Michael Jackson : His Final Days” followed by a new Jermaine’s interview on Larry King Live which was taped on June 22 at Forest Lawn Cemetary.
Joe & Brian Oxman file a wrongful death civil lawsuit against Dr Murray.
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “Sorry Big Bro, for not getting ur children there on the anniversary of ur last day. I tried”.
June 26 : Katherine & Joe attend a tribute party for Michael named “Forever Michael” at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with speeches by Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman & Anthony Jackson and a performance by Genevieve Jackson. The money from the event will go to the Jackson Family Foundation.
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “Let me be clear, there’s no legitimate ‘Jackson Family Foundation’ that my brothers & sisters are aware of. As far as I am concerned, tonight’s event is a fraud. I know my parents would not be involved if they really knew the characters they have aligned themselves with… I am doing my best to get my parents to understand who the people are around them
June 27 : Chris Brown gives pays tribute to Michael during a performance the BET Awards and he breaks down crying during “Man In The Mirror”.
June 29 : Janet & the Kids arrive in New Orleans.
June 30 : Janet graces the over of the July issue of Essence Magazine with a new photoshoot and a new interview.
Janet’s interview with AD Berry of New Orleans radio station 98.5 WYLD-FM will air June 30th at 4:20pm CST!
Janet & the Kids start dress rehearsals at the Louisiana Superdome.
July 1 : Essence Magazine posts onto their blog a video from behind-the-scenes of Janet’s recent Essence Magazine photo shoot She posed for the shoot with Adam Rodriguez, an actor from CSI: Miami
Janet’s interview with Frank Nitti of New Orleans radio station KMEZ-FM (Old School 106.7) will air tonight, July 1, at 8:00pm CST
Janet gives an interview to Richelle Carey of CNN Headline News.
Second day of Dress Rehearsals.
July 2 : Janet gives an interview with Access Hollywood‘s Shaun Robinson.
At night she & the Kids perform a 2 hour show at the Essence Music Festival.
July 3 : Janet flies back to Atlanta to resume the filming of “For Coloured Girls”
July 7 : After 2 weeks of vacation in Hawaii & Florida, Prince, Paris, Blanket & their cousins fly back to Los Angeles.
July 9 : Last day of shooting in Atlanta.
July 10 : Janet goes back to NYC
July 11-12 : Janet wraps up the filming if Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls in NYC.
July 13 : LaToya visits Lloyd Klein Studio for a fitting in Los Angeles, California
July 15 : Janet is the latest celebrity who has posed for Blackglama’s long-running advertising campaign, “What Becomes a Legend Most?”
Janet was photographed by Rocco Laspata of Laspata DeCaro, at the Milk Studios in New York. The campaign, which begins in September, will span print, online and outdoor outlets. The ads will appear in Vanity Fair, W, Vogue, T Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as WWD and , in addition to the international editions of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. Blackglama will also mount a Times Square billboard at Broadway and 45th Street in September.
July 16 : Janet goes on vacation in Sardinia (Italy) with Wissam Al Mana.
July 17 : Janet & Wissam attend an event at the hotel Sindbad in Hammamet, Tunis.
July 20 : Janet & Wissam go to Porto Cervo, Sardinia (Italy).
July 27 : Birth of Phoenix Sanchez, 1st child of Brittny Jackson.
August 1 : Janet & Wissam go to the beach of Cala di Volpe Sardinia (Italy).
August 8 : Janet & Wissam attend jeweler Fawaz Gruosi birthday bash at the club Billionaires in Porto Cervo, Sardinia (Italy)
August 15 : The first publicity photograph of the cast of Janet’s upcoming film For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf appears in the September 2010 issue of Essence Magazine.
August 22 : Janet & Wissam arrive in Los Angeles.
August 23 : A short hearing happens. The prosecutor is arguing there have been issues with witness availability. The judge sets preliminary hearing date for January 4, 2011. Also Murray is due back in court on Oct. 26 for another status hearing.
Murray’s defense team reportedly asked for access to three fluids collected by the coroner’s office, including ones taken from syringes and an IV tube to re-examine test results. Pastor ruled that the coroner’s office must preserve the samples, and if defense attorneys and prosecutors cannot agree on the request, he will schedule a hearing on the matter.
Joe, Katherine, Rebbie and Randy attend the hearing.
August 25 : Janet will be performing a private concert for investment company Rodman & Renshaw during their 12th Annual Global Investment Conference on Monday, September 13, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Prince & Paris start private school at the Buckley school in the San Fernando Valley.
Blanket remains homeschooled at Hayvenhurst.
August 29 : TV One airs a two-hour Essence Music Festival televised special feauturing some of Janet’s performance at the July 2 concert.
The whole world pays tribute to Michael on his birthday.
Spike Lee hosts the second annual “Brooklyn loves Michael Jackson birthday celebration” in the Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Teddy Riley & Lenny Kravitz announce that they are working on songs for the “new” album to be released later this year by Sony.
September 1 : Lionsgate announces that the theatrical release date in the U.S. and Canada for Tyler Perry’s new film For Colored Girlshas been moved up to November 5.
The film had originally been scheduled for release on January 14, 2011.
Variety is reporting that the move better positions the film for year-end awards consideration and is meant to bolster the company’s remaining 2010 slate.
More than a month and a half after announcing Janet Jackson as the newest Legend to grace the “What Becomes a Legend Most?” campaign, the media coverage and awareness continues to build.
On Wednesday, September 1, the “What Becomes a Legend Most?” billboard containing Janet Jackson was unveiled in Manhattan’s Times Square. Occupying one of the city’s most prestigious pieces of real estate, the billboard takes up two sides of a very busy corner space. In such a high-traffic area, these images are literally being seen by hundreds of thousands of people each day.
September 4 : Janet, Gil & the Kids start rehearsing for the private concert on Sept 13.
September 11 : Janet, Wissam & the Kids arrive in NYC.
September 13 : Janet performs a private concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall for investment company Rodman & Renshaw’s 12th Annual Global Investment Conference.
September 15 : Katherine, Prince, Paris & Blanket are suing AEG Live — claiming the company breached its agreement to provide physical care for Michael — and that AEG was negligent in their hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray as MJ’s physician.
In the suit, Katherine claims AEG’s contract with Michael “created a legal duty for AEG to act reasonably toward the physical well-being of Michael Jackson.” In the document, Katherine also blames AEG for hiring Dr. Murray without a proper background check — claiming, “AEG did not provide a doctor who was truly looking out for Jackson’s well-being and did not provide equipment.”
The suit also alleges AEG caused emotional distress to Michael’s son Prince because he witnessed Michael suffering and dying, and “he was put in a position as bystander to these tragic events.”
Kenny Ortega, who produced the planned London concerts for Michael, is also named as a defendant.
The attorney who filed the suit, Brian J. Panish, released a statement saying, “The purpose of this lawsuit is to prove to the world the truth about what happened to Michael Jackson, once and for all.”
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “I am doing my best to keep that promise. On this day my family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against AEG. I am proud of my family.”
September 16 : LaToya attends Macy’s Passport Glamorama Fashion Extravaganza at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
September 17 + 24 : Janet & Wissam are spotted walking in the streets of NYC.
September 29 : Janet & Wissam attend the Roberto Cavalli party 40th anniversary gala dinner at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
October 1 : Janet & Wissam attend the Lanvin Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Halle Freyssinet.
October 2 :Janet attends the Haider Ackermann Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show at the Espace Vendôme.
At night, she attends a private show Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld, rue du 4 Septembre in Paris.
October 3 : Janet & Wissam attend the John Galliano Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Opera Comique
October 4 : Janet attends the Naomi Campbell 25 Years of Career Celebration with Dolce & Gabbana and later she attends the Yves Saint Laurent Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 during Paris Fashion Week.
October 5 : Janet & Wissam have dinner together at a Marocoan restaurant in Paris.
October 6 : Janet attends the Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Cour Carree du Louvre.
October 9 : Oprah Winfrey’s production team move into Hayvenhurst to tape an interview with Katherine & Joe. While at Hayvenhurst Oprah gets to interview Prince, Paris & Blanket.
October 10 : Janet & Wissam go to Palais de Tokyo in Paris
October 11 : Kim Richards, Paris Hilton, La Toya Jackson and Kathy Hilton attend ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ series premiere party at Trousdale in West Hollywood, California.
October 13 : NEW YORK – Michael Jackson’s complete library of videos is being restored and rereleased, as well as a never-released clip for his song “One More Chance.”
The “Michael Jackson’s Vision” boxed set is due out on Nov. 22 and includes 4 1/2 hours worth of material, including the full version of “Black or White,” which was cut short after its initial release due to violent imagery and Jackson’s gyrations.
Jackson made a short film for the song “One More Chance,” but it was never released. He was charged with sexual molestation in 2003, right around the time the single was released. He was acquitted in that case.
Randy Jackson on Twitter : “I know every 1 wants to know my position on the Oprah interview. I found out Oprah was at our family home, my stomach ached and it still hasn’t gone away. I had no prior knowledge this was going to happen. it was deliberately kept from me because they knew i would have tried to stop it. I know how Oprah feels about my brother and family. i also know that he would not have wanted this. In fact, she is the last person on earth he would want around his children. I can never forget when she had the show on pedophilia during the jury deliberation process in my brother’s santa maria case. That was no coincidence
October 15 : Michael’s name once again is on display at Gardner Street Elementary School after the boards covering his name were removed. The sign is unveiled, where a member of the Los Angeles Board of Education said, “It’s important for the district to value the artistic impact and humanitarian contribution that will be the lasting legacy of Michael Jackson.”
October 17 : Janet & Wissam leave Paris and fly back to NYC.
October 19 : Designer Dennis Basso and La Toya pose for photos at the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ film set at Famiglia Restaurant in New York City.
October 20 : The catalog of the auction of never-before-seen Michael Jackson by Arno Bani shot in 1999 in Paris is released in French bookstores for €45 ($63) and, in a rare auction-house nod to the masses, a €19.90 ($28) edition is sold in supermarkets. Co-editors around the world signed up for translated versions without seeing any of the Bani pictures.
October 21 : Lisa Marie Presley opens up about Michael’s Death on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
October 24 : Janet hosts a special For Colored Girls Living Portrait opening night event at the Lehman Maupin gallery in Manhattan.
October 25 : Janet appears on the cover of the November 1/8, 2010 issue of Jet Magazine.
Live from NYC, Janet is a guest on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to discuss For Colored Girls. Then she gives a press conference with the whole cast of the film & Tyler Perry;
Later she is a guest on ABC’s “The View” along with her For Colored Girls co-star Loretta Devine.
At night Janet attends the Premiere of “For Colored Girls” with her nephew Austin.
October 27 : Janet is a guest on BET’s 106 & Park live from NYC.
October 29 : Janet and her stylist Robert Behar attend the 2010 Halloween Extravaganza at Lanvin Boutique in NYC.
October 30 : Janet flies to L.A
November 1 : Janet is a guest on NBC’s “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” live from Burbank and then she does a press junket with “Access Hollywwood”, “Entertainment Tonight”, “Extra”, “MTV News”, “Boston’s Fox 25” & “E! Online.
November 2 : Janet tapes interviews for “Larry King Live”, “Lopez Tonight”.
November 3 : Janet flies back to NYC.
November 4 : CNN airs Janet’s interview on “Larry King Live”.
New York, NY – The much anticipated album of newly completed recordings from Michael Jackson entitled MICHAEL will be released on December 14 by Epic Records in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson. Tomorrow, an exclusive teaser for the project will appear on http://www.michaeljackson.com/.
On Monday, November 8th the world premiere of “Breaking News,” a full track from the album, will stream on the site for one week only.
The creative process never stopped for the King of Pop who was always planning for his next album; unbeknownst to many fans around the world Michael Jackson was writing and recording songs continuously everywhere from a friend’s home in New Jersey to studios in Las Vegas and Los Angeles with a small group of handpicked collaborators. Now, through the unique stories that will be told about the songs that comprise MICHAEL, fans will get mind-blowing insight into how this artist worked and a chance to hear the songs he most recently created along with tracks that Michael had a desire to bring to fruition.
“Breaking News,” a never heard before song by Michael that appears on the new album was recorded in New Jersey in 2007 and recently brought to completion.
Fans can begin pre-ordering the album on http://www.michaeljackson.com in the next 24 hours.
The attached image of the album cover of MICHAEL was created by painter Kadir Nelson in 2009. In the oil painting, Kadir – who is known for story telling through his art – takes us on a journey through some key moments and important people in Michael Jackson’s life.
Stay tuned for the worldwide launch of the official first single from MICHAEL later this month.www.michaeljackson.com
November 5 : Janet’s film For Colored Girls released to theaters in US, Canada.
November 8 : The song “Breaking News” is premiered on michaeljackson.com, members of the Jackson family took to Twitter to raise their voice against the track.
Taryll Jackson on Twitter : “I am shocked that things have gotten this far. This is ridiculous. I tried so hard to prevent this craziness, but they wouldn’t listen. I KNOW my Uncle’s voice and something’s seriously wrong when you have immediate FAMILY saying it’s not him … They can’t give me answers, yet continue to move forward with lies and deception. Sounding like Michael Jackson and BEING Michael Jackson are two different things.”
TJ Jackson on Twitter : “There’s many MJ vocal impersonators. Some better than others. But there is only ONE Michael Jackson. Why they would ignore the obvious, look the other way and rush a suspicious track that was NEVER on my Uncle’s radar is beyond me. I’m disgusted, disappointed and saddened … We know how much he valued his legacy and his fans. And cheating either is unacceptable. ‘Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.’”
For Colored Girls debuted on the weekend box office chart at number 3, grossing $20.1 million. The film opened on 2,127 screens.
Janet Jackson attends the 2010 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
During the ceremony, she joins actress Hillary Swank to present an award to fashion designer Donatella Versace.
TBS airs Janet’s interview on “Lopez Tonight”.
During a special episode of the “Oprah Winfrey Show” filmed at Hayvenhurst one month before, Oprah interviews Katherine & Joe and she meets Prince, Paris & Blanket.
November 9 : Janet’s new book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself, co-written with David Ritz, will be released on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, according to a newly posted listing on Amazon.com.
Sony Music issues a statement over “Breaking News” controversy : “We have complete confidence in the results of our extensive research as well as the accounts of those who were in the studio with Michael that the vocals on the new album are his own.”
Teddy Riley on Twitter :“ The truth of this of it all [is that] no one knows [but] MJ and God knows. I have nothing more to say and I can’t prove anything. I did not original produce his vocals nor these songs. I’ve answered all that I can answer for MJ fans. The Cascios have a [Twitter] page. They have your answers.”
November 11 : Michael Jackson Estate issues a report: “Six of Michael’s former producers and engineers who had worked with Michael over the past 30 years – Bruce Swedien, Matt Forger, Stewart Brawley, Michael Prince, Dr. Freeze and Teddy Riley – were all invited to a listening session to hear the raw vocals of the Cascio tracks in question. All of these persons listened to the a cappella versions of the vocals on the Cascio tracks being considered for inclusion on the album, so they could give an opinion as to whether or not the lead vocals were sung by Michael. They all confirmed that the vocal was definitely Michael.”
Cory Rooney on Twitter : “I have read the statement from the MJ estate and I have to say that it’s just more bullshit! I was in that room, and the majority of the people mentioned did NOT agree that it was MJ! Some felt it sounded like him but all agree that there was nothing there that was consistent with any MJ habits like finger snaps, headphone bleeding, foot stomping or just simple things like his voice asking for another take. Both Dr. Freeze and Teddy Riley sat with Taryll Jackson and myself and stated that they felt what we felt.”
Taryll Jackson on Twitter : “There are many inaccuracies and omissions in that statement. For one, I was also in that meeting and that was not the outcome. You will hear my story because this is way too important for my Uncle’s legacy. The truth will prevail.”
November 12 : Janet and the entire cast of For Colored Girls appear on the cover of the December 2010 issue of Essence Magazine.
Janet is featured on the cover of the December 2010 issue of Health Magazine.
November 15 : Janet & Wissam go to the Katsuya restaurant in Los Angeles.
“Hold My Hand” is released as the 1st single from “Michael”.
November 18 : Randy Jackson on Twitter : “Obviously there has been a lot of questions concerning the vocals on the new album that I want to address. Me and my nephew were the first to say that it wasn’t his voice on some of the tracks. The family and the executers of the Estate, Branca and Mclain are not on the same page. John McClain insisted that no family members were allowed at his studio where the project was being completed. Teddy Riley was brought in just to mix and insisted on switching studios. At which he called me to come down and hear my brothers music, may he rest in peace. I heard the music and I immediately said it wasn’t his voice. Now McClain points the finger at Sony, when he got the tracks before it even went to Sony. I invited McClain to the burial, Ironically, he didn’t show up. Neither of the executors didn’t show up to pay their respects. Maybe they were too busy getting deals done. Some of the songs are him, and some aren’t. I would be my life on that. I will miss his laughter. I will miss his silly jokes. I even miss our arguments.
November 19 : Janet announces through a video message this afternoon on AOL’s The Boombox that she will be launching her “largest ever world tour” in 2011 in support of her greatest hits album, Number Ones.
Fans will have the opportunity to suggest the 35 cities they want Janet to perform in through her official website,
November 24 : The Jackson family celebrates pre-Thanksgiving at Hayvenhurst for the last time.
November 27 : LaToya receives an award at SICAB 2010, The International Horse Fair of Spain on November 27, 2010 in Seville, Spain.
November 30 : Janet is featured on the cover of the December 2010/January 2011 issue of gay magazine Instinct.
AOL’s The Boombox this afternoon posted a Q&A with Janet Jackson comprised of questions submitted by fans via Twitter and Facebook.
In the Q&A, Janet reveals for the first time that she is currently working on a “box set” with Universal Music, but does not give any indication concerning what it will contain.
Birth of Dallas Jordan Michael Jackson (JoJo), third child of TJ & Frances.
December : Hayvenhurst has to be remodeled. Katherine, Trent, Prince, Paris & Bigi move to a rented mansion in Calabasas. Alejandra, Genevieve, Donte, Randy Jr & Jermajesty decide to stay at Hayvenhurst. The Michael Jackson Estate offered Alejandra a condo MJ owned in the San Fernando Valley, but she refused.
December 1 : Janet has partnered with the Trevor Project to film a PSA sending a message to LGBT youth who have been bullied that “It Gets Better.”
Janet speaks via telephone with CNN Headline News anchor Richelle Carey to discuss World AIDS Day, which is recognzied worldwide every December 1:
Project Angel Food, a charity that provides daily meals for people homebound or disabled by HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses, is auctioning off a custom-made Janet Jackson Barbie doll.
The unique doll was made by Mattel to resemble Janet as she performed during the 2010 American Idol finale. Proceeds from the auction, which ends on December 15, will benefit Project Angel Food
December 6 : The entire Cascio Family, which has been called “Michael’s secret family,” is on the Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, to speak of their long-lasting relationship with Michael.
Teddy Riley also appears to refute the controversy over the fake songs. Riley claims that Michael would be loving the controversy regarding the album, while attempting to convince Oprah, and the world, that vocals on the Cascio tracks are authentic.
“This is Michael’s voice,” he said nervously.
The only problem with Riley’s statement, that ‘no one can do a strong scream like Michael Jackson’, was that the screams heard on the Cascio tracks, i.e. “aow!” and “hoo!” were actually stolen from previously released Jackson recordings – something that Jackson’s nephew TJ has addressed in an earlier statement:
“Deceptively merging shady vocals with MJ samples (from prior MJ records) will never fool me.”
“I’ve always admired the talent of Teddy Riley,” stated Taryll Jackson after the Oprah interview aired on television. “But after hearing him lie on Oprah I am terribly disappointed.”. I remember when Teddy and I were at Encore listening to ‘Keep Your Head Up’,” . We both knew it wasn’t my Uncle. [Teddy] stopped working on it because (and I quote) ‘it didn’t sound enough like Michael. Michael doesn’t swing like that.’ He also said he was only working on the Cascio records in hopes that he would eventually be given a ‘real Michael Jackson song.’ As he knows, I never agreed with that logic.”
December 10 : “Michael” a compilation album and first posthumous album of previously unreleased tracks by American singer Michael Jackson is released by Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment. It was produced by Teddy Riley, Theron “Neff-U” Feemster, C. “Tricky” Stewart, and Eddie Cascio, among others, and features guest performances by Akon, 50 Cent and Lenny Kravitz.
“Michael” debuts at number three on the Billboard 200 and reached number one in six countries.
December 12 : Janet is spotted shopping and dining in Milan, Italy.
December 17 : Janet & Wissam are spotted Quatar Souk.
December 24/25 : Prince, Paris & Blanket spend Christmas with Omer & TJ.