June : Janet goes to Minneapolis with Rene to record two new songs for a greatest hits album with Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam.
June 13 : The “Scream” short film is premiered on MTV & BET.
August 27 : Janet shoots the music video for “Runaway”, directed by Marcus Nispel and choreographed by Tina Landon.
August 29 : “Runaway” is released as the 1st single from “Design Of A Decade 1986-1996” along with the video. It peaks at #3 on Hot 100 Billboard.
September 7 : Michael & Janet attend the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City with Lisa Marie & Rene . MJ opens the ceremony with a 20 minutes long medley and accepts an award with Janet for Scream.
October 10 : “Design Of A Decade 1986-1996” is released by A&M Records as well as a VHS featuring all the videos from the “Control” & “Rhythm Nation” eras.
Janet goes to Australia to promote “Design Of A Decade”. She tapes an intervew on Rockp Pop Studio TV show.
November : Janet is on the cover of Jet & US magazines.
December 6 : Michael collapses while rehearsing the concert and he is rushed to the Beth Israel Medical Center . He is suffering from gastro-enteritis, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
Janet cancels her appearance at the Billboard Awards after hearing that Michael had a stroke. She visits him at the hospital.
Mid December : Janet shoots a video for “Twenty Foreplay” where she plays actress Dorothy Danthridge. On the set of the video she gives interviews to BET’s Conversation With Ed Gordon and her French fan-club Black Cat.
January : Katherine, Joe, Jermaine, Alejandra, Genevieve, Donte & Randy Jr move back into a renovated Hayvenhurst.
Janet is on the cover of Upsale magazine.
Janet renegociates her contracts with Virgin Records and earns an unprecedented 80 million dollars!
January : BET airs Janet’s interview with Ed Gordon.
January 8 : “Twenty Foreplay” is released as the 2nd & final single from “Design Of A Decade 1986-1996”.
January 18 : Lisa Marie officially files for divorce. Michael’s spokesman states that they remain friends.
May 3 : LaToya calls Randy and asks him to rescue her from Jack Gordon.
Randy immediately catches a plane with his cousin Tony and they take LaToya from her New York hotel straight to her Las Vegas home.
There, LaToya is treated for bruises and she files for divorce ans asks a restraining order to protect her from Jack Gordon.
LaToya slowly reconnects with the family starting with Randy, Jermaine & Joe and she speaks to Katherine on the phone.
July 25 : Alejandra gives birth to Jermaine’s son Jaafar Jackson.
September : Janet & Rene attend Stacee Brown wedding to Rex Salas at Neverland with all the Jackson family (except Michael, 3T & LaToya).
October 13 : Janet & Rene attend the baptizing of Tyler James Harris, the son of Jimmy Jam.
October 31 : Janet & Rene attend a Gay Parade in Santa Barbara.
November 15 : Michael gets married to Debbie Rowe.
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