Startin Over years : 1997-2011

1997

January 21 : Katherine’s father, Prince Scruse, dies at the age of 90 years old.

February 13 : Debbie Rowe gives birth to Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, first child of Michael, at the Cedar Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles.

Late February : Michael hosts a Jackson Family Day at Neverland to introduce Prince to the clan. Janet who is in studio in Minneapolis can’t attend the party. LaToya is not invited.

June 27 : The stormy six-year marriage of singer LaToya Jackson and manager Jack Gordon is officially over. Jackson was granted her divorce Tuesday in Clark County Family Court.

Katherine, Joe, Randy, Jackie, Tito & Jermaine attend the first day of court to support LaToya and they also visit her Las Vegas home.

July 10 : Janet is presented with an award from the Spelman College.

September : Latoya visits Janet at her Malibu beach house and the two sisters reconnect after 9 years apart.

Early November : LaToya is a guest on the RuPaul Show on VH1 where she speaks for the first time of her reconcilation with the family.

December : Janet is on the cover of Ebony magazine with new pictures and a new interview where she reveals that she recently reconnected with LaToya.

December 20 : Enid Spann Jackson, Jackie’s ex wife and mother of their children Siggy & Brandi tragically dies of a brain aneurysm in a movie theater bahhroom. The Jackson family gather at Hayvenhurst to support Siggy & brandi.

1998

January 10 : LaToya appears as herself in an episode of MADtv.

March 3 : An order is entered by District Judge Carl J. Christensen at Clark County, Nevada dissolving the marriage between LaToya and Jack Gordon and awarding LaToya royalties and property.
The order concludes with a response to Jackson’s petition for a restraining order against Gordon; it is ordered by the court that Gordon and Jackson are both strictly prohibited from going within 100 feet of each other, each other’s work place or residence, or any member of each other’s family. Gordon is ordered to provide Jackson with a $350,000 settlement and pay $15,000 to cover Jackson’s attorney fees.

March 14 : LaToya goes to Spain where she gives an interview to Alfonso Arus and she is a guest on Risas y estrellas.

April 3 : Debbie Rowe gives birth to Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, second child of Michael, at the Spalding Pain Medical Clinic of Beverly Hills.

August 29 : Janet gives a concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Michael spends his 40th birthday with Taj & Taryll and they attend Janet’s concert together. LaToya also attends the concert but doesn’t get to see Michael.

September 9 : LaToya performs on a TV show in Germany.

1999

January 29 : LaToya is a guest on the Graham Norton Show in London, UK.

February 12 : After 13 years of relationship and 8 years of marriage, Janet & Rene decide to split and soon file for divorce. Janet leaves their Malibu beach house.

May : LaToya and her business partner Jeffre Philipps launch their joint company JATAIL Enterprise.

October 8 : Debbie officially files for divorce and sign a confidentiality agreement.

October 23 : Birth of Royal Jackson, first child of TJ with Frances Casey, first grandchild of Tito and first great grandchild of Joe & Katherine.

2000

February 27 : A whole episode of E True Hollywood Story is dedicated to LaToya and features an interview of Katherine at Hayvenhurst where she speaks for the first time about LaToya’s reconciliation with the family.

October 07 : Alejandra gives birth to Jermajesty and takes him home to Hayvenhurst to live with Genevieve, Randy Jr, Donte, Jaafar, Jermaine, Katherine & Joe.

2001

September 11 : After hearing of the terrorist attacks in New York , Michael leaves New York with Grace, Prince & Paris and the Cascios. They go at the Cascio family house in New Jersey. The Jackson family rides back to California in a bus.

LaToya is in Las Vegas. She writes the song “Free The World”.

October 5+6 : Janet gives 2 concerts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Katherine, Joe & LaToya attend the concerts.

2002

February 16 : 72nd and last concert of the All For You Tour at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Missy Elliot does a surprise performance during the song “Son Of A Gun”.
Katherine, Rebbie, LaToya & Jermaine Dupri attend the concert.

February 21 : Birth of Michael’s new son Prince Michael II at the Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, California. Michael soon nicknames him Blanket!

May :  Katherine, Jackie, LaToya, Tito, Janet, Rebbie & Randy stage an intervention at Neverland to help Michael on his prescription-drug dependency. Michael & LaToya are reunited 14 years after their last meeting during the 1988 Bad Tour. Michael introduces them to Blanket.

November 25 : Janet introduces her new boyfriend Jermaine Dupri to the Jackson family during Thanksgiving dinner at Hayvenhurst.

2003

Early Year : Michael takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to a family day at Hayvenhurst.

This is the first time since 1988 that Michael, Janet & LaToya spend time together at Hayvenhurst.

March 4 : LaToya gives her first interview on US TV since 1996 appearing on CNN’ s Larry King Live to announce an upcoming album titled “Starting Over”.

Later that week she also appears on The View.

April 17 : During a shopping spree in Santa Monica with Prince & Paris, Michael meets his sister LaToya!

May 2 : Janet, JD & LaToya attend the annual Barnstable-Brown pre-Derby Party in Louisville, Kentucky.

May 3 : Janet, JD & LaToya attend the Kentucky Derby race.

June 23 : LaToya attends the 3rd Annual BET Awards Media Room in L.A.

June 24 : Michael makes a surprise appearance at the BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood to present James Brown with a Lifetime Achievement Award. LaToya also attends the ceremony and poses with Michael backstage.

July 26 : Michael hosts the “Joe Jackson Day” in Neverland (attended by Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, Janet, JD & LaToya) but after too many people show up, he decides to leave the ranch with his children and they go to Monterey to spend the week end.

September 29 : Janet is presented with an humanitarian award during a private gala with JD, Katherine, LaToya, Jermaine & Jimmy Jam among others.

October : Michael invites the whole Jackson family to Neverland for a special photoshoot including Prince, Paris, Blanket, Omer Bhatti, Katherine, Joe, Rebbie, Jermaine, LaToya, Randy, TJ, Auggie among others. For the occasion Michael meets his half sister Joh Vonnie and her daughter Yasmine for the first (and only) time.

November 5 : LaToya attends a party held at Ferre Rodeo Store in Beverly Hills.

November 18 : Tom Sneddon raids Neverland with a search warrant accompanied by 7O members of the Santa Barbara County Sherriff. Katherine, Rebbie, LaToya, Jeffre & Jermaine visit Michael at the Mirage Hotel where he just had a nervous breakdown.

November 25 : Janet hosts Thanksgiving dinner at her Malibu house with Katherine, LaToya, Rebbie, Austin, Jermaine, Brandi, 3T among others.

December 20 : Michael returns to Neverland for the first time since it was searched for a private get together entitled “You Are Not Alone” which about 600 friends & family attend (including Janet & LaToya). The event is organised by Grace. Michael attends the celebration surrounded by his parents and siblings. Many friends and family members give speeches of support.

2004

May 1 : LaToya attends the 130th Running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky.

June 16 :LaToya attends the 2004 Crest Whitestrips Style Awards held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills.

June 25 : Katherine hosts the graduation party of Austin Brown at Hayvenhurt with Janet, Rebbie, LaToya, Jackie & Tito among others.

August 7 : LaToya Jackson gives an interview to VH1 All Access.

August 16 (Day 1 of pre-trial) : Even though his presence is not complulsory, Michael goes to the Santa Maria courthouse. Accompanied by Katherine, Joe, Janet, LaToya, Jermaine, Jackie, Randy, Grace, Karen, Mesereau & Oxman to watch district attorney Tom Sneddon testify about the search of Brad Miller. After the court Michael & the family go to Neverland to spend time with Prince, Paris & Blanket.

August 30 : For his 46th birthday, Michael takes all the Jackson family (including Janet, JD, LaToya & Jeffre) to the Noe Restaurant at the Omni Hotel of Los Angeles.

September 15 : LaToya attends the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

September 17 (7th day): Even though his presence is not complulsory, Michael goes to the Santa Maria . Accompanied by Katherine, Joe, Janet, LaToya, Jermaine, Jackie, Randy, Grace, Karen, Mesereau & Oxman to watch Janet Arvizo Jackson testify. The Jackson family returns to Neverland where Michael has invited the fans and later they all have dinner at the Epihany Restaurant in Santa Barabara.

October 14 : LaToya is a guest on the Frank Skinner Show in the UK where she defends Michael.

November : Alejandra files for divorce and Jermaines gets married for the third time to his new girlfriend Halima Rashid. Alejandra and her children remain at Hayvenhurst with Katherine.

2005

January 21 : ABC airs a 20/20 interview of LaToya & Katherine taped at Hayvenhurst where they defend Michael.

March 4 (Day 5) : Michael goes to court with Katherine, LaToya & Jermaine. The prosecution shows the rebuttal interview of the Arvizo family made by Michael’s team. Davellin Arvizo is cross examined by Mesereau.

June 3 (Day 67) : Michael goes to court with Katherine, Joe, Janet and LaToya. Tom Mesereau completes his closing arguments.

June 3-13 : While Jury deliberations take place, the whole Jackson family waits for the verdict at Neverland.

June 13 : The Jury reaches a verdict. Michael and the Jackson family goes to court where he is acquitted on all counts! They go back to Neverland. The trial is over. Family and friends gather at Neverland to celebrate but Michael is too tired and he goes to sleep early.

July 25 : Birth of London Blue Salas, first son of Stacee Brown & Rex Salas and first grandson of Rebbie & Nathaniel.

November 23 : Janet & JD attend Tito Jackson’s concert at B.B. King’s. 1000 Universal Center Dr. Universal City, CA  with Katherine, Latoya, Rebbie, 3T and many other members of the Jackson family.

2006

March 23 : LaToya attends the Collection Bebe Fall 2006 show during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California.

May 31 : LaToya attends Wolfgang Puck Opens Cut Steakhouse – Arrivals at The Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA.

June 2 : LaToya poses with Dodge RAM SRT10 Truck during Chrysler SRT, Dodge SRT and MOPAR Vehicles at ‘House of Hype’ – Day Two at Private Residence in Beverly Hills.

June 28 : LaToya attends La Toya Jackson Presents Star Ice by Coors Las Vegas and Star Beverages – at OPM Nightclub in Las Vegas.

August 18 : Birth of Noah Laniak, first child of Valencia and first grandchild of Marlon and Carol.

2007

January 10 : The TV Reality Show “Armed & Famous” premieres on CBS starring LaToya and other celebrities. The program documents celebrities basic training and service as a reserve police officer with the Muncie Police Department. The show is eventually removed from the CBS lineup, due to its inability to compete with American Idol.

A single called “Armed and Famous” was planned but the title was changed to “I Don’t PLay That” shortly before it was sent to radio stations, where it failed to take off, on January 29, 2007, due to CBS’ cancellation of the show.

Early May : Janet & the kids go to the Bahamas to rehearse for the forthcoming mini concert at the Atlantis Resort. They are joined by Katherine, LaToya & Rebbie.

May 11 : Rebbie, LaToya and Katherine attend the grand opening of The Cove Atlantis on Paradise Island. After the concert Janet celebrates her forthcoming birthday at the Aura Nightclub on Paradise Island with JD, La Toya and Usher.

July 7 : LaToya attends the wedding of her nephew TJ to Frances Casey.

November 11 : Birth of Sophia Laniak, 2nd child of Valencia Jackson.

2008

February 20 : Birth of Bryce Connor Jackson, first child of Taryll & Breana Cabral.

March 20 : Birth of Delores “Dee Dee” Dior Jackson, daughter of TJ & Frances.

May 12 : La Toya is a guest on the Danish program “Go’ Aften DK”.

May 14 : LaToya is a guest on Danish TV Show “Jensen”.

May 30 : Jackie and LaToya Jackson celebrate LaToya’s birthday for the first time at Prive Las Vegas in Las Vegas,

May 31 : LaToya & Jackie attend the grand opening of Palms Place Hotel & Spa, Palms Las Vegas  in Las Vegas, Nevada.

September 4 : Janet presents Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Randy with the lifetime achievement BMI Icon Award in Beverly Hills.
Following the acceptance of the icon award, the Jackson brothers posed on stage for photos with father Joseph, mother Katherine and sisters Janet, LaToya and Rebbie. Michael and Jermaine do not attend the presentation.

September 17 : LaToya attends Janet’s concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

November 13 : LaToya attends The Gipsyland Gala Dinner at The Beverly Hills Hotel Crystal Ballroom in Los Angeles, California.

2009

January 2 : LaToya arrives to take part in Celebrity Big Brother at Elstree TV studios in London, England.

January 21 : LaToya (who has just been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house) and Tito visit Janet at her London hotel.

January 26 : LaToya is a guest on Loose Women.

January 31 : LaToya is a guest on Tubridy Tonight in Dublin, Ireland.

May 14 : LaToya attend Katherine & Joe 60th wedding anniversary at an Indian restaurant in Beverly Hills with the whole family (Jackie, Rebbie, Tito, Jermaine, Janet, Marlon, Michael and their children). Randy is the only one not attending. This is the last time Michael sees most of his family including Janet & LaToya.

June 07 : 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 25 : LaToya learns from Katherine the tragic news that Michael has just died from cardiac arrest. LaToya goes to UCLA Medical Center where she gets to see Michael’s body. She tries to comfort Katherine & the kids. She signs the death certificate. Prince, Paris and Blanket are taken to Hayvenhurst with Katherine, LaToya, Austin, Jermaine, Halima, Randy & Tito join them. At night LaToya goes to Michael’s Carolwood home with Jeffré Phillips, Ron Boud. Rebbie, Katherine, Trent. Janet joins them.

July 06 : The Jackson family has a private 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 : 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. 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 friends.

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 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.

August 3 : 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 6 : LaToya gives her first TV interview about Michael’s death on German TV Show RED.

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,” Following the funerals the family and the guests go to Villa Sorriso Ristorante — an Italian restaurant in Pasadena.

September 11 : LaToya gives an interview about Michael to Barbara Walters on ABC’s 20/20.

September 14 : Latoya visits Millions of Milshakes  in Los Angeles, California.

September 16 : LaToya is a guest on The View where she discusses Michael’s death.

September 24 : LaToya attends the Macy’s Passport 2009 Fashion Show at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

September 30 : LaToya and Jermaine pay tribute to Michael at the MOBO Awards in London and accept a Lifetime Achievment Award on his behalf.

October 01 : LaToya is a guest on the Paul O’Grady Show taped in London.

October 05 : LaToya gives an interview on GMTV taped in London.

October 06 : Latoya attends ‘The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus’ UK film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England.

October 18 : Latoya Jackson attends the 25th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles in West Hollywood, California.

October 20 : Katherine, LaToya & Jermaine attend a MJ tribute at ABC’s show “Dancing With The Stars”.

October 27 : Katherine, Rebbie, Latoya, Randy & Janet decline an invitation to the “This Is It” premiere in L.A.

October 31 : Latoya Serves Milkshakes To Raise Money For Aids Project LA at Millions Of Milkshakes in West Hollywood, California.

November : Dutch TV star Wendy van Dijk interviews LaToya in her show in which she interviews celebrities in her Japanese “Ushi” disguise.

November 18 : LaToya attends US Weekly’s Hot Hollywood 2009 party at Voyeur in West Hollywood, California.

November 21 : LaToya attends GBK’s American Music Awards Luxury Gift Lounge in Los Angeles, California.

November 24 : The whole family gathers at Hayvenhurst to have pre-Thanksgiving dinner with Prince, Paris & Blanket.

November 28 : LaToya is a guest at the ‘Menschen 2009’ show  in Munich, Germany.

December 06 : LaToya is a guest on Menschen TV Show in Germany.

December 17 : LaToya Jackson shops at Target for HIV/AIDS patients and their families in Los Angeles, California.

2010

January 15 : LaToya wearing a dress by Guido Maria Kretschmer attends the Semper Opera Ball  in Dresden, Germany.

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.

April 10 : LaToya is a guest on Danish TV Show “Jensen”.

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.

June 25 : On the first anniversary of Michael’s death. The whole world pays tribute to the King Of Pop. ITV1 ‘s GMTV airs a new LaToya’s interview about Michael.

July 13 : LaToya visits Lloyd Klein Studio for a fitting in Los Angeles, California.

July 27 : Birth of Phoenix Sanchez, 1st child of Brittny Jackson.

September 16 : LaToya attends Macy’s Passport Glamorama Fashion Extravaganza at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

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 19 : Designer Dennis Basso and La Toya  pose for photos at the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ film set at Famiglia Restaurant in New York City.

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 : Birth of Dallas Jordan Michael Jackson (JoJo), third child of TJ & Frances.

Previous era : The Jack Gordon years : 1987-1996

Next era : Life With LaToya years : 2012-2022

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