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. 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.
February 13 : Prince celebrates his 13th birthday with family and friends.
February 21 : The Jackson family gets together at Hayvenhurst for Blanket’s 8th birthday and Bryce’s 2nd birthday.
March 01 : 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.
March 04 : 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’… ?”.
April 3 : Paris celebrates her 12th birthday at Hayvenhurst with family and friends.
June 16 : Katherine, Prince, Paris, Blanket, Alejandra, Randy, Genevieve, Stevaanna, TJ, Taj & Austin attend Randy Jr & Donte’s graduation.
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).
July 7 : After 2 weeks of vacation in Hawaii & Florida, Prince, Paris, Blanket & their cousins fly back to Los Angeles.
July 27 : Birth of Phoenix Sanchez, 1st child of Brittny Jackson.
August 25 : Prince & Paris start private school at the Buckley school in the San Fernando Valley. Blanket remains homeschooled at Hayvenhurst.
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.”
October 09 : 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.
November 08 : 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 24 : The Jackson family celebrates pre-Thanksgiving at Hayvenhurst for the last time.
November 30 : 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 24/25 : Prince, Paris & Blanket spend Christmas with Omer & TJ.