Janet’s timeline : 2008

January 2 : Extra & Access Hollywood air new interviews of Janet on the set of the Feedback video.

January 4 : 
Back in New York City Janet gives a series of interviews.

January 6 : Janet makes a photoshoot for an upcoming cover of VIBE magazine at Milk Studios in NYC.

January 8 : The video for Janet’s new single “Feedback” is premiered on BET’s show 106 & Park.

January 11 : Janet is gracing the cover of this weeks Billboard Magazine issue with a new interview.

Island Def Jam Records  launches the new version of Janet’s official website.

January 14 : The “Feedback” video is premiered on MTV’s TRL.

January 15 : The mailinglist from Janet Jackson’s official website e-mails all of its subscribers  with the official cover of the Discipline album.

January 16 : L.A REID premieres 8 songs from the Discipline album during a listening party in London.

January 21 : Janet gives radio interviews over the phone.

In a recent interview of french magazine Mademoizelle Janet reveals that the production part of her upcoming tour is already complete.

Janet attends Jermaine Dupri’s Industry Night launch party at Prive Las Vegas inside of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

January 25 : Janet & JD attend Benny Medina’s birthday party in West Hollywood, California.

Late January : Janet starts rehearsing for her upcoming promo tour.

February 1 : Janet’s official website premieres 2 new songs from Discipline : “Rock With You” & “Luv”.

Janet is currently in rehearsals for her new video, “Rock With You”. The song will be released officially to radios in the next few weeks and the video is scheduled to be finished shooting in America within 2 weeks.

February 4 :  Janet is gracing the cover of  TOUCH magazine in the UK.

February 5 :“Rock With U” is released digitally as the 2nd single from “Discipline”.

February 6 : Janet  & JD attend a private Discipline album listening party thrown by LA Reid in New York City where Janet is interviewed by Blender magazine.

February 7 : Janet is gracing the cover of PARADE magazine with a new photoshoot/interview.

Janet, along with celebrety blogger Perez Hilton, makes a surprise appearance at the weekly gay dance party TigerHeat  which is held at the Arena nightclub in Los Angeles

February 8 : Janet & JD attend the So So Def/Island Records Annual Pre-Grammy Party held at Central Nightclub in Hollywood, California.

February 9 : Janet & JD attend the Clive Davis Annual Pre-Grammy Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

February 10 : Janet & JD attend Entertainment Weekly Island Def Jam Grammy After Party in honor to Antonio “L.A”  Reid in Los Angeles.

February 11 : “Luv” is released digitally as the 3rd single from “Discipline”.

February 13 : Janet graces the cover of The Big Issue & The Observer in the UK.

Janet visits the KIIS FM studios in L.A and gives a live interview on the Ryan Seacrest Morning Show.

Later she gives interviews to MTV News, CNN and Access Hollywwod.

February 14 : Janet & JD attend the NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in  Los Angeles  where Janet wins the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role in “Why Did I Get Married?”. She also presents the special “Hall Of Fame” award to Stevie Wonder.

February 15 : Janet gives radio interviews to Power 106 Big Boy’s Neighbourhood and the Rick Dees Morning Show.

February 19 : Janet shoots the video for “Rock With U” directed by Saam Farahman in Los Angeles.

February 20 : Discipline leaks online.

Janet goes to the S Bar in Los Angeles with JD & Saam Farahman.

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

February 22 :The album “DISCIPLINE” is released in France

Janet leaves her rehearsals for “Good Morning America” so that she can visit JD at his doctor’s office where he is getting eye surgery..

February 25 : The album DISCIPLINE is released in the UK

Janet is  named MTV’s artist of the week and she appears in a  group of 9 skits for MTV’s 52 Bands/52 Weeks series directed by Joel Schumacher and featuring Janet with the Kids.

In NYC, Janet tapes an interview on the Tyra Banks Show and makes an apperance on BET 1O6 & Park.

February 26 : The album DISCIPLINE is released in the US


-7AM: GOOD MORNING AMERICA – Janet performs “Feedback”, “That’s The Way Love Goes” & “Rock With U” at the Nokia Theatre (44th Street – West of 7th Avenue)

-3PM: MTV TRL – Janet performs “Feedback” live on 1515 Broadway

-6PM: BEST BUY – IN STORE SIGNING 529 5th Avenue

February 27 : The album DISCIPLINE is released in Japan with a bonus track.

February 28 :  DISCILPINE DAY IN L.A :


-ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW : Janet tapes a performance of “Feedback” & “That’s The Way Love Goes” in Burbank.

Janet goes to Culver City at Smashbox Studios to make a photoshoot for next month’s issue of Blackbook Magazine.

Janet gives an interview on the Larry King Show on CNN.

February 29 : The Ellen Degeneres Show with Janet is aired.

March : Janet graces the covers of EBONY, VIBE & Blackbook magazines.

March 4 :The Tyra Banks Show with Janet is aired.

Janet is a guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Following the filming, she has dinner at Katsuya, a new, popular celebrity hot-spot in Hollywood.

March 5 : “Discipline” debuts at the Number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

The video for “Rock With U” is premiered on BET’s Access Granted.

March 10 : Janet is taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with a shortness of breath due a bad flue.

March 11  : Janet cancels her upcoming planned performance on “Saturday Night Live” because of her flue.

March 18 :“Can’t Be Good” is released digitally as the 4th & final single from “Discimine”.

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

March 29 : Janet and actor Josh Peck present the award for Favorite Movie actress to Jessica Alba at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles

April 9 : Janet arrives in Tokyo, Japan

April 10 : Janet makes a surprise visit to a dance studio in Tokyo.

April 24 : Janet & JD go to the Foxtail club.

April 26 : Ellen DeGeneres presents Janet the Vanguard Award from GLAAD at the 19th Annual Media Awards at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

May 5 : Janet & JD attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in New York City which celebrates the opening of “Superheros: Fashion and Fantasy.

May 8 : Janet performs “Rhythm Nation” & “Luv” at the United America Concert at the Del Mar Beach in Camp Pendleton for 50,000 Marines, sailors and their families.

May 10 : Janet attends Ellen DeGeneres’s 50th birthday party  at the Warner Brothers lot in Los Angeles.

May 13 : Janet attends the Alexander McQueen Boutique launch party in L.A.

May 15 : Janet tapes a performance of “Rhythm Nation” & “Luv” for the Ellen DeGeneres show.
Later on, she has dinner with Tyra Bank at the STK in L.A

May 16 : Janet celebrates her 42nd birthday with JD & friends at the Katsuya restaurant in L.A.

May 17 : Janet & JD fly back to Atlanta to attends JD’s daughter birthday party.

May 19 : On today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Janet announces that she will be kicking off the Rock Witchu Tour on September 10 and she asks the fans to help pick the songs they’d like to see her perform on the tour by calling (323) 622-8139 with their suggestions.

A new official fan club has been created for Janet at www.janetfanclub.com.
The website states that members of the club will receive early access to tickets for the Rock Witchu Tour. The Tour Club, as it is called, apparently was created solely for this purpose.

Via satellite, Janet accepts the Always Next, Forever Now Award for being a friend to the LGBT community at  Logo NewNowNext Awards.
The show will air on Logo on Saturday, June 7 at 9:00 PM ET.

May 20 : Entertainment news show Extra has filmed a new interview with Janet that will air sometime next week

May 21 : Live Nation issues a press release to officially announce the Rock Withu Tour. The release lists a few of the tour dates with more to be announced soon

May 26 : Janet attends Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark Tour in Winnipeg.

May 30 : Rock Witchu Tour pre-sale starts today through Janet’s Tour Club.

June 2 : In NYC, Janet tapes an episode on MTV’s TRL and then an episode of BET’s 106 & Park. She also gives an interview to Entertainment Tonight.

At night, she presents the Humanitarian Award to Pauletta and Denzel Washington at the 2008 Apollo Theater Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

June 3 : Janet makes a surprise appearance this morning on  The View which airs live on ABC and she surprises host Serri Shepherd with free tickets to her upcoming tour.

Janet’s episode of 106 & Park is aired on BET.

June 4 : Janet’s episode on TRL is aired on MTV.

June 5 : Janet’s interview in Entertainment Tonight is aired on CBS

In a teleconference with a select group of blogger, Janet reveals that IDJ has stopped the promotion for “Discipline” and there won’t be a new single.

She also says that her upcoming book, due in November, will be titled “Me”.

June 14 : The episode of Nickelodeon’s Dance on Sunset which Janet filmed last month is aired on Nickelodeon.

The Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Foundation presents the 2008 Lisa Lopes Humanitarian Award to Janet during the 13th Annual Hot 107.9 FM Birthday Bash at Phillips Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

Janet accepts it via video, which is played during the award presentation:

June 16 : In a new message left through her phone service at SayNow.com, Janet reveals that she has completed the first week of tour rehearsals and that she will also be bringing the Rock Witchu Tour to Europe.

June 18 : Janet & JD attend the third annual 2008 Cartier Loveday celebration in Beverly Hills

June 20 : The casting call information to become “Janet Jackson’s prodigy” on her upcoming reality show with MTV is posted on ProdigyCasting.com
Janet Jackson and famed choreographer, Gil Duldulao, in association 25/7 productions and Wright Crear Management will be kicking off the search for talented performers with raw talent.

The competition reality series is open to Males and Females at least 16 years old , who appear to be between 16 and 22 and who exhibit superior talent in combined singing and dancing. Those who are eligible are encouraged to apply and attend the nearest open call, taking place in Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Janet & JD take a flight to London and then Milan.

June 21 : Janet and JD attend the Versace Menswear Spring/Summer 2009 show, which is part of Milan Fashion Week.

June 22 : Janet attends the L’Uomo Vogue 40th Anniversary Celebration in Milan where she meets Donatella Versace.

June 23 : Janet gives a phone interview to Ryan Seacrest’s 102.7 KIIS FM morning show.

June 30 : Janet & JD attend the Dior ’09 Spring Summer Haute Couture fashion show this afternoon in Paris, which is apart of Paris Fashion Week.
At the show, she tells the Associated Press that she has been busy preparing for the launch of her own line of lingerie later this year.

July 1 : Janet & JD attend the Christian Lacroix 09 Spring/Summer fashion show in Paris

July 2 : Janet & JD attend the Jean Paul Gaultier ’09 Fall/Winter Haute Couture fashion show in Paris

July 3 : Janet & JD fly back to Atlanta.

July 4 : Janet & JD celebrate the Independance Day in Atlanta.

July 7 : Janet resumes tour rehearsals in Los Angeles.

August 10 : Janet attends the premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

August 13 : JD posts a video of himself at Janet’s tour rehearsals on his You Tube page.

August 20 : It is announced that Janet has teamed with Bruno Schiavi, the Australian lingerie designer, for her own lingerie line named Pleasure Principle which should be launched later this year.

August 22 : Extra & Access Hollywood air new interviews of Janet discussing her lingerie line.

August 31 : JD posts another video of himself backstage at Janet’s tour rehearsals. In the video, Janet reveals that LL Cool J will be her opening act on the tour.

September 4 : Janet holds a conference call with a select group of reporters to promote the Rock Witchu Tour.

In the evening, 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 5 : Janet & JD attend the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards-TAG Records Party in Hollywood, California.

September 7/8/9 : Janet is in Vancouver with JD & the Kids for the final dress rehearsals of the Rock Witchu Tour.

September 10 : Janet kicks off the Rock Witch Tour at the General Motors Place in Vancouver, Canada.

September 11 : ET airs an interview of Janet from backstage in Vancouver.

September 13 : Concert at the Oracle Arena in Oakland (Nelly opens the show and joins Janet on stage during “Call On Me”).

September 17 : Concert at the Staples Center, Los Angeles (with JD, Bow Wow, Chris Tucker, Brett Ratner, Jermaine & LaToya Jackson among others). LL Cool J is the opening act.

September 19 : Concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas (with Katherine, Rebbie & Tyra Bank among others). LL Cool J is the opening act.

September 20 : Concert at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego.

September 22 : A rep for Janet releases a statement to People Magazine confirming that she has terminated her relationship with Island Def Jam. Producer Rodney Jerkins leaked the news that she had left IDJ in a video interview that was released on the internet earlier this morning.

September 23 : Janet attends JD’s 36th birthday party at Tenjune, a nightclub in New York City with L.A Reid & Ne-Yo among others.

September 25 : Concert at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

September 27 : Janet’s concert in Detroit is rescheduled to October 28.

September 28 : Concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada (with LL COOL J as opening act).

September 29 : Janet cancels her concert in Montreal after she “got suddenly ill” during her sound check and had to be rushed to the hospital just before show time.
Janet also postpones the forthcoming concerts in Boston and Philidelphia.

October 4 : Tonight’s concert of the Rock Witchu Tour in Greensboro, North Carolina, is postponed just hours before it was scheduled to begin.
Janet also postpones the forthcoming concerts in Atlanta & Ft Lauderdale.

October 9 : The Tyra Banks Show goes behind the scene at Janet’s concert in Las Vegas.

October 10 : Tomorrow’s concert in Uncasville is postponed due to Doctor’s orders.

October 11 : Fortcoming concert in Verona is postponed due to Doctor’s orders.

October 14 : Janet’s manager Kenneth Crear confirms that the reason Janet postponed a series of shows during the past two weeks is because she suffers from a rare form of migraine called vestibular migraine or migraine-associated vertigo for which she is currently receiving treatment but she is ready to resume the tour.

October 15 : Janet resumes the Rock Witchu Tour with a concert at the Verizon Center, in Washington, DC. JD attends the show from the VIP booth.

October 17 : Concert at the Izod Center in East Rutherford.

October 19 : Concert at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. JD, Mayor Shirley Franklin, Tyler Perry, Ciara, Ne-Yo, Tricky attend the show.

October 21 : Concert at the Toyota Center in Houston.

October 22 : Concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

In a new  video posted on JD’s YouTube page  which was filmed last night from the backstage of the concert in Houston, Janet thanks everyone for their support and she and JD deny tabloid rumors that they have broken up.

October 24 : Concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City (with LL COOL J as opening act).

October 26 : Concert at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

October 28 : Concert at the The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills.

November 1 : Last concert of the Rock Witchu Tour at the Madison Square Garden in NYC.

November 4 : Janet’s representatives officially announce that they will not reschedule any of the remaining postponed dates of the Rock Witchu Tour. The announcement states that the concerts are not being rescheduled “due to conflicts in the singer’s schedule.”

November 18 : Media outlets in Japan are reporting that Janet will bring the Rock Witchu Tour to four cities in Japan for five performances in February 2009.

November 20 : Janet & JD attend the grand opening of Palm Jumeirah and its flagship Atlantis, the Palm Resort at the Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

November 27 : Back in the US, Janet & JD celebrate Thanksgiving.

December 08 : JD tells UsMagazine.com in an exclusive interview that the latest rumors about Janet being pregnant are not true

December 24 : Janet celebrates Christmas holidays with JD.

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