- January 14 :
- January 26 :
Meeting at the Carolwood mansion : Michael (with Blanket and Dr Tohme Tohme by his side), meets an AEG delegation headed by Philip Anschutz, its billionaire founder, AEG's chief executive Tim Leiweke, Randy Phillips, who heads up AEG Live and Paul Gongaware. Michael signs a deal for 31 concerts in London next summer and he also accepts to submit to a rigorous medical check-up.
- January 30 :
Christian Audigier visits Michael at his Carolwood home.
- February 06 :
Michael goes to Dr Klein's in Beverly Hills
- February 07 :
Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting with Dr Tohme.
- February 10 :
Michael goes to Dr Klein's in Beverly Hills
- February 13 :
Michael hosts a party for Prince's 12th birthday at the Carolwood home.
- February 18 :
The medias reveal that Michael is in secret talks with AEG Live to stage his pop revival with up to 30 dates at the O2 arena in London.
- February 21 :
Michael hosts a party for Blanket 7th birthday at the Carolwood home.
- February 27 :
Michael goes shopping with Christian Audigier in L.A.
- March 01 :
In an interview to hollywood.tv, Christian Audigier reveals that Michael is about to go to London to give a press conference next march 05 in order to announce a new tour next summer!
- March 03 :
Michael lands via private jet of Harrod's owner Mohammed Al-Fayeds at Luton Airport, London with Prince, Paris, Blanket and manager Dr Tohme Tohme. They check in the hotel Lanesborough, Park Lane.
- March 04 :
MJJ Productions, file a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on against Julien's Auction House. It claims founder Darren Julien promised to send Michael an inventory of sale items, but that the singer hasn't given permission to move them all.The suit claims many of the items are "priceless and irreplaceable" and describes the attempt to sell them as "malicious, fraudulent, extreme, outrageous and without any legal justification whatsoever."MJJ Productions authorized the auction house to remove the items from Jackson's Neverland Ranch, according to court documents, but not to sell them without Jackson's permission.
- March 05 :
Michael announces his last concerts in London beginning on July 08 during a short press conference at the O2 Arena. The event named "This Is It" .The touring deal with concert promoter AEG Live was arranged by a Colony Capital associate Dr Tohme Tohme who has been Michael's manager and president of MJJ Productions for a year.As part of the deal, AEG's corporate parent, Anschutz Corp., agreed to invest in a pet project of Mr. Jackson's, a 3-D feature film based on his song and music video "Thriller."People close to the singer say that he is eager to return to work. "Between Anschutz and us, he's got plenty of capital," said Tom Barrack, Colony's chief executive. "He's serious, he's focused, he's healthy and he's listening."To obtain insurance for the tour, AEG arranged for an independent physician to conduct a five-hour physical exam of Mr. Jackson. "He passed with flying colors," said AEG's Mr. Phillips."For the first time in his life, Michael Jackson has people around him who believe in him and look after him," said Dr. Tohme. "And are trying to help him and advance his career."
- March 06 :
Michael goes to see the musical "Oliver" at the Royal Theatre in London with Prince, Paris, Blanket as well as Mark Lester and his children Lucy, Harriet, Olivia & Felix.
- March 08 :
Michael and his entourage fly back to Los Angeles.
- March 11 :
Pre-sale begins on Ticketmaster for Michael's concerts. 40 dates are added.
Michael goes shopping in L.A.
- March 13 :
Tickets for Michael's 50 live dates at London's O2 arena sell out within 4 hours on Ticketmaster
- March 19 :
Michael goes to Dr Klein's in Beverly Hills.
- March 23 :
Michael goes to Dr Kein's in Beverly Hills with Blanket.
- March 25 :
- April 1 :
Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting with Dr Tohme.
- April 3 :
Michael hosts a party for Paris's 11th birthday at the Carolwood home.
Grace attends the party and soon after she is "terminated" by Dr Tohme.
- April 4 :
Michael goes to Las Vegas where he and Kenny Ortega attend the show "Le Rêve" at the Wynn resort
- April 6 :
- April 9 :
Michael goes to Dr Klein's in Beverly Hills.
- April 10 :
Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting.
- April 12 :
Nurse Cherilyn Lee visits him to help his sleeping problem.
- April 13 :
- April 13/14/15 :
Auditions take place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood to select the dancers for Michael's upoming concerts. Michael attends the final call back on the 15th along with his choreographer Travis Payne and creative director Kenny Ortega. They select 6 men (with 4 understudies) and 2 women (with 2 understudies) on a 2-year contract to perform “national” and “international” venues on the “This Is It” tour
- April 14 :
LOS ANGELES – A collection of Michael Jackson's possessions from Neverland Ranch is safe from the auctioneer's gavel now that the pop singer and Julien's Auction House have reached a settlement to their dispute over whether 2,000 items were ever intended for sale.Specific terms were not disclosed. But, in short, Jackson keeps his things, while Julien's keeps its exhibition, which was open to the public and originally meant to promote next week's sale."There was so much interest from so many of Jackson's fans that instead of putting the items in the hands of private collectors, Dr. Tohme and Julien's Auction House have made arrangements that will allow the collection to be shared with and enjoyed by Jackson's fans for many years to come," read a joint statement from Jackson spokesman Dr. Tohme R. Tohme and auction organizer Darren Julien.Jackson's production company, MJJ Productions, sued Julien in early March, seeking to halt the sale by arguing that Jackson hadn't authorized it. A judge blocked one effort by MJJ Productions to cancel it earlier this month, and another was scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday for an injunction."I believe both sides are pleased with the resolution," Julien said Tuesday by telephone.Julien has said he spent $2 million organizing the sale, which another auctioneer estimated could have fetched $12 million after its April 22 start. The exhibition in Beverly Hills costs $20 to attend, and auction catalogues — a $50 single volume and $200, five-volume boxed set — were still selling, Julien said.The statement also said MJJ Productions and Julien's Auction House would be making a "substantial" donation to MusiCares to benefit artists in need.Julien said all of Jackson's possessions, which the auction house took directly from the Neverland Ranch property, would be returned to the pop singer. He would not say where they would be taken.
Michael has a meeting with Leonard Rowe & Joe Jackson at his home in Beverly Hills and signs the letter adressed to Randy Philips of AEG to advise him that he has appointed Leonard Rowe as his representative.
- April 15/17 :
- April 18 :
- April 19 :
- April 20 :
Michael starts the rehearsals for the "This Is It' concerts at Center Staging in Burbank, California with Kenny Ortega and Travis Payne.
Miko Brando, Michael Bush, Dennis Tompkins & Karen Faye are back in the MJ TEAM.
- April 21/22/23/25/27/28/30 :
- May 4/5/6 :
- May 5 :
Raymone Bain, Michael's former manager and spokersperson, files a lawsuit in Washington D.C claiming breach of contract; quantum meruit and unjust enrichment and she asks for 44 millions $.
Dr. Tohme Tohme is officially terminated as Michael's manager and disbarred from having any subsequent affiliation with him or any of his numerous established entities (including MJJ Productions and the newer MJJ Kingdom).
Michael hires Frank Dileo as his new manager.
- May 8 :
AEG hires Dr Conrad Murray as Michael's personal physician.
- May 11 :
The 4th week of rehearsals begins at Center Staging.
- May 12 :
AEG issues a press release to officially announce Kenny Ortega as the show producer. Along with the press release is a new picture of Michael & Ortega during the rehearsals.
- May 13 :
Michael hires magician Ed Alonzo to work on the This Is It show.
- May 14 :
Michael, Prince, Paris and Blanket attend Katherine and Joe 60th wedding anniversary at Indian restaurant Chakra in Beverly Hills with the whole family (Jackie, Rebbie, Tito, Jermaine, LaToya, Marlon, Janet and their children and grand children)
- May 15 :
Beverly Hills, CA, - In an official statement issued today The Jacksons (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson) have denied they were in any way involved with a proposed Jackson 5 reunion concert in Texas on July 3rd claimed this week by New Jersey concert promoters AllGood Entertainment.According to The Jackson’s manager, Danny O’Donovan, The Jacksons, were never approached about participating in the purported Texas concert event with Michael and sister, Janet.
Michael attends a business meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel with his parents Joe and Katherine, Randy Philips, his business associate Paul Gongaware and Leonard Rowe
Later he goes shopping with the kids and he also goes to Dr Klein's in Beverly Hills.
- May 17 :
Michael goes to an art festival in Beverly Hills with Prince, Paris & Blanket.
- May 18 :
A new video is premiered on http://www.michaeljacksonlive.com/ showing the dancers'auditions.
The 5th week of rehearsals begins at Center Staging.
- May 19/20/21 :
Michael goes to Dr Klein's in Berverly Hills.
- May 20 :
Kenny Ortega and Randy Phillips announce in a press conference that the 4 opening shows have been rescheduled due to production delay. The opening night is now July 13th.
In a letter signed by Michael, Leonard Rowe is preventing from working or speaking on his behalf. Frank Dileo is now the one and only Michael's manager.
- May 25 :
The 6th week of rehearsals begins at Center Staging.
- May 29 :
Michael invites some fans into the Center Staging and reveals that he had gone to bed thinking it was 10 concerts and woke up finding out it was 50.
Michael has curly hair!
- June 01 :
The 7th week of rehearsals begins. The team leaves Center Staging for a bigger place : The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Michael goes to Dr Klein's in Berverly Hills with Blanket.
- June 01-11 :
In Culver Studios in Culver City, Michael shoots The Dome Project which consists seven works: Smooth Criminal (Jackson inserted into classic 2D black-and-white film noir chase sequence); Thriller (3-D movie starting in a haunted house with a ghostly image of Vincent Price, then moving into a graveyard where the dead awaken); Earth Song (3D short film featuring little girl who wanders through rain forest, takes a nap and dreams of the splendor of nature, and awakens to find the natural world has been devastated); They Don't Care About Us (a/k/a Drill, 2D film in which a sea of soldiers march in unison; 10 male dancers replicated hundreds of times); MJ Air (3-D movie in which a 707 jet pulls into the frame; hole was to open in screen for Michael Jackson to enter; jet flies away); The Final Message (3-D movie of little girl from rain forest embracing the earth); and The Way You Make Me Feel (2D theatrical background featuring male dancers fashioned as historical construction workers.
- June 03 :
Michael goes to Culver Studios with Prince, Paris & Kenny Ortega where he shoots "The Drill" 3D
- June 03/04 :
- June 6 :
- June 7 :
- June 08 :
The 8th week of rehearsals begins at the Forum.
- June 10 :
- June 11 :
Michael invites several fans on the set of Thriller 3-D in Culver Studios.
- June 13
- June 14
- June 15 :
The 9th week of rehearsals begins at the Forum
- June 16 :
This week, local D.C. attorney Henry W. Asbill of Dewey and LeBoeuf LLP appeared in court to represent Michael Jackson against the charges filed by Raymone Bain. Also, three additional attorneys from the New York firm have been arranged to help work on the case pro hac vice (as they aren't legally licensed to practice law in D.C.) alongside Mr. Asbill, including Frank C. Salzano, Donna L Gordon, and most notably L. Londell McMillan. It is now expected that a response to the suit will be filed before the 10-day default notice is up--later this week, and that no default judgment will be awarded.
- June 17 :
John Branca meets with Michael and Frank Dileo during rehearsals at The Forum and they talk about working together again.
- June 18 :
Michael does not show up at rehearsals. Randy Phillips goes to Michael's house at 100 Carolwood Way, Beverly Hills in the presence of Dr Murray and they demand Michael to stop seeing Dr Klein and stop takings the drugs Dr Klein give him.
Michael finally goes to the rehearsal at the Forum at 9:30 pm visibly shaken.
- June 19 :
During the last day of rehearsal at the Forum, Michael seems upset, not coherent, drugged and disoriented so following Kenny Ortega's suggestion he decides to go back home in order to rest.
- June 20 :
- June 21 :
- June 22 :
- June 23 :
Michael and the TII tean start rehearsing at the Staples Center in L.A
- June 24
Last day of Michael's life and last day of rehearsals at the Staples Center.
- June 25 :
- 1:30 am : After completing his last rehearsal at Staples Center Michael arrives at his home, 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles. and Dr Murray begins treatment.
- 2:00 am : Valium pill administered
- 3:00 am : Intravenous diazebeem, IV of benzso
- 5:00 am : Other treatment
- 7:30 am : Other drugs through IV
- 10:40-11am : Infusing with propofol. At some point he ceases to breathe and dies after that
- 11:51 am : Dr Murray call- lasted 11 mins..witness heard noises at other end of phone. Likely Conrad Murray who realized MJ was not breathing.
- 12:05 pm : Murray comes down the stairwell and tells chef Kai Chase "Get security, get Prince".
- 12:12 pm : Dr Murray calls Michael Amir Williams, and leaves him a message.
- 12:15 pm : Williams returns call and Murray says MJ had a bad reaction.
- 12:17 pm : Williams then calls Alberto Alvarez who is in second trailer outside house, checks permission to go in house, goes upstairs to MJ’s bedroom. Alvarez sees MJ on bed, Murray doing one handed CPR on the soft bed. Murray tells Alvarez that MJ had a bad reaction and asks him to collect medical evidence. Faheem Muhammad arrives in the room. Prince & Paris also go upstairs and Paris is crying on her hands and knees. Muhammad leaves the room to whisk two of Paris and Prince, away from the foyer at the front of the room to keep them from the commotion.
- 12:21 pm : Alvarez is told to get a bag and Murray collects medical bottles, and IV bag etc., as told and only then is he told to call 911.
- 12:22 pm : Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics receive a 911 call.
-12:26 pm : Paramedics treating MJ on site. MJ’s Eyes fixed and dilated and he was cool to touch. He flatlined so heart action taking place. No observation of appropriate equipment for treatment with propofol, according to paramedics. Asked Murray about underlying medical condition. Asked Murray what drugs he had given doesn't mention propofol
UCLA medical center advised futher care on MJ useless..they in contact with paramedics.
-12:57 pm : As the revival efforts produce no results Dr. Cooper gives the paramedics permission to pronounce MJ dead. She is told that Dr Muarry wants to continue with life saving efforts.
- 1:07 pm : Paramedics transport to UCLA with MJ.
Prince, Paris & Blanket follow the ambulance in a car with Michael Amir Williams & Faheem Muhammad.
- 1:13 pm : Michael's body arrives in ER room.
Doctors at hospital only asked Murray what he treating MJ for. Mentioned on drug, valium and flomax..no mention of propofol to UCLA doctors.
- Doctors still tried to bring MJ to life.
- 2:26 pm : Michael Joseph Jackson is pronounced dead by Dr. Cooper
Michael Williams, Frank Dileo and Dr Murray tell Prince, Paris & Blanket that their father is dead. Frank Dileo says "Your daddy had a heart attack and died".
Katherine arrives to UCLA with her nephew Trent and learns from Dr Murray about Michael's death. She then reunites with Prince, Paris & Blanket.
LaToya, Jermaine, Halima, Randy, Kathy Hilton Randy Phillips and Dr Tohme arrive to UCLA.
Jermaine announces Michael's death in a short press conference.
Michael's body is taken by helicopter to the coroner's office.
LaToya signs Michael's death certificate.
Prince, Paris and Blanket are taken to Hayvenhurst with Katherine, LaToya, Austin, Jermaine, Halima, Randy & Tito join them.
Larry King Live special on CNN with Celine Dion, Cher & Suzanne DePasse among others.
Janet arrives to Los Angeles from NYC.
At night LaToya goes to Michael's Carolwood home with Jeffré Phillips, Ron Boud. Rebbie, Katherine, Trent and Janet.
- June 26 :
An autopsy is done on Michael's body.
Joe and Jackie arrive from Las Vegas and go to Hayvenhurst.
Marlon arrives from Atlanta and goes to Hayvenhurst.
Michael's death is on the cover of every newsparers in the world.
Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando, Liza Minneli, Usher, Deepak Choprah, Quincy Jones and Berry Gordy among others
- June 27 :
Grace arrives from London and goes to Hayvenhurst to be with the kids.
Janet sends moving trucks to Michael's home in Beverly Hills.
- June 28 :
Daphne Barak publishes Grace confessions in the Sunday Times UK.
Joe Jackson attends the BET Awards ceremony who turns into a Michael Jackson tribute show.
Janet makes a surprise appearance at the end where she gives a short emotional speech on behalf of the Jackson family thanking everyone for their support.
- June 29 :
Katherines gets temporary custody of Prince, Paris & Blanket in a Los Angeles court. She also files a claim on Michael’s estate, saying he without a will.
Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando and Lou Ferrigno among others
- June 30:
Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando and London Mc Millan among others.
- July :
Michael is on the cover of Time, Newsweek, USA Today, US Weekly, People, Entertainment Weekly, Jet & Rolling Stones tribute issues
- July 01 :
Michael’s will is filed today in Los Angeles Surrogate Court.It names Katherine as the legal guardian of Prince, Paris and Blanket (or Diana Ross if Katherine is not able) and John BRANCA & John McCLAIN as co-Executors of the Will.
Larry King Live special on CNN with Mark Geragos among others
- July 02 :
Over two minutes of footage from Michael's tour rehearsal -- taken just two days before he died has been released by AEG, showing the legend rocking out to his song "They Don't Care About Us."
AEG and reps for the Jackson family just announced a memorial service for Michael Jackson will take place at the Staples Center on Tuesday July 07 at 10:00 AM.11,000 tickets will be distributed free of charge to the general public -- a press conference will be held tomorrow morning to address the situation further.
Larry King Live special on CNN live from Neverland with Miko Brando, Jermaine Jackson and Gotham Choprah among others
- July 03 :
Larry King Live special on CNN live from Neverland with Miko & Karen Brando, Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne and Gotham Choprah among others
- July 06 :
The Jackson family has an 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 :
Frank Cascio gives an interview on Good Morning America.
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 wolrd.
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.
The guest list includes among others :
Katherine Jackson, Joe Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket) Rebbie Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Janet Jackson, Austin Brown, Stacee Brown Salas, Rex Salas, London Blue Salas, Yashi Brown, Nathaniel Brown, Siggy Jackson, Brandi Jackson, Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson, TJ Jackson, Royal Jackson, Jermaine Jackson II, Autumn Jackson, Jaimy Jackson, Jeremy Jackson, Jourdynn Jackson, Donte Jackson, Jaafar Jackson, Jermajesty Jackson, Brittny Jackson, Valencia Jackson, Marlon Jackson Jr, Genevieve Jackson, Steveanna Jackson, Randy Jackson Jr, Levon Jackson, Elijah Jackson, Rijo Jackson, Simone Jackson, Michelle Jackson, Antony Jackson, Brent Jackson, Jeffré Philips, Frank Dileo, Grace Rwaramba, Omer Bhatti, Dominic Cascio, Connie Cascio, Dominic Cascio Jr, Frank Cascio, Eddie Cascio, Marie Nicole Cascio, Aldo Cascio, Anton Schleiter, Francescka Schleiter, Miko Brando, Karen Brando, Shane Brando, Prudence Brando, Mark Lester, Todd Bridges, Corey Feldman, Chris Tucker, Evvy Tavasci, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Usher; Kobe Bryant, Jesse Jackson, Mariah Carey, Andrae Crouch Choir, Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi, Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Pastor Lucious Smith, Stevie Wonder, Wesley Snipes, Kim Porter, Nicole Richie,Spike Lee,, Louis Farrakhan, Ja’net Dubois, Eddie Holland, Freda Payne, David Gest, Joe Frazier, Sean, Diddy” Combs, Don King, Martin Bander, Tommy Mottola, Mickey Rooney, Dionne Warwick, Levar Burton, Telma Hopkins, Lou Ferrigno, Mike Tyson, John Landis, Wayne Nagin, Mike Lapperuque, Anil Kapoor, Shana Mangatal, Evan Ross, Riley Keough, Chris Brown, The Kardashians, Debbie Allen, Brian Oxman, Raymone Bain, Tohme Tohme Lil Kim, Brett Ratner, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Akon, Suzanne DePasse, Nathan East, Paulinho DaCosta.Basheer, Michael Amir, Faheem, the This Is It Team (Michael Bearden, Alfred Dunbar, Roger Bashiri Johnson, Jonathan Moffett, Thomas Organ, Orianthi Panagaris, and Morris Pleasure,Judith Hill, Dorian Holley, Darryl Phinnesse,Kenneth Stacey; Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne, Anthony Testa, Stacey Walker; Karen Faye Heinze, Michael Bush, Nicholas Bass, Daniel Celebre, Mekia Cox, Christopher Grant, Misha Hamilton, Shannon Holtzapffel, Devin Jamieson, Charles Klapow, Ricardo Reid, Danielle Rueda Watts, Tyne Stecklein, and Timor Steffens)
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.
Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando, Patti Austin, Gotham Choprah and Dionne Warwick among others.
- July 08 :
Larry King Live special on CNN with Dr Arnold Klein
- 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 14 :
Joe Jackson gives an interview to ABC's show Primetime.
Katherine, Rebbie & Grace take Prince, Paris, Blanket & Jermajesty to a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in L.A.
- July 20 :
Joe Jackson gives an interview to Larry King Live from Las Vegas. Leonard Rowe is also interviewed.
- July 21 :
Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to acquire the film that will be made out of Michael’s rehearsals for his “This Is It” concert tour for $60 millions. Sony and AEG Live have set the release date for Halloween week: Friday, Oct. 30.
- July 22 :
Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, releases a statement about today's raid at the doc's office -- saying law enforcement officials were searching for evidence "of the offense of manslaughter.""We can confirm that a search warrant was executed today on Dr. Murray's offices in Houston, Texas. We reviewed the warrant and remained on the premises while the search was being executed.The search was conducted by members of the DEA, two Robbery – Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department and Houston Police officers.The search warrant authorized law enforcement to search for and seize items, including documents, they believed constituted evidence of the offense of manslaughter.
- July 24 :
Jermaine performs "Smile" during a Michael's tribute during the Save The World Awards in Vienna, Austria and he accepts an award on behalf of Michael.
- 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.
- July 30 :
A custody deal is reached betwenn Katherine and Debbie regarding Prince and Paris.Under terms of the custody agreement, Katherine will retain guardianship over the children, as Michael 's 2002 will stipulated, lawyers for both parties confirmed.Debbie will have visitation rights whose frequency will be determined by a child psychologist to be jointly selected, and jointly paid, by both Katherine & her.The agreement, which will be presented to a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge on August 3rd for approval, does not include an additional compensation for Debbie other than what she has already received in prior settlements with Michael.“The parties engaged in a dignified discussion that resulted in a dignified outcome," said Eric George, Rowe's attorney. "The sole consideration between the parties was the best interests of the children."L. Londell McMillan and Diane Goodman, attorneys for Jackson said the Jackson family was "pleased this matter is resolved and was handled in a caring, thoughtful and courteous manner.
Kai Chase, Michael's chef from March 2009 to his death gives interviews on the Today Show and Larry King Live revealing her experience of the day Michael died in his home.
- August :
Michael is on the cover of Ebony, Sister 2 Sister and Vanity Fair tribute issues.
- August 2 :
Prince and Blanket go to an L.A bookstore with aunt Alejandra, cousins Jaafar and Jermajesty and Omer Bhatti.
- 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 4 :
Frank Dileo is a guest on Larry King Live on CNN.
- August 6 :
LaToya gives her first TV interview about Michael's death on German TV Show RED.
- August 7 :
Jermaine is a guest on Larry King Live on CNN where he announces an upcoming Tribute Concert in Vienna in honor of Michael.
- August 8 :
News Of The World releases a video statement by Mark Lester claiming to be Paris' biological father and asking for a DNA test. Later Mark Lester gives an interview on The Today Sgow with Matt Lauer with his daughter Harriett.
- August 10 :
-Brian Oxman tells GMTV that after coroners had released certain tissues, including his brain, following an autopsy, they were buried with Michael's body during a low key ceremony at the Forest Lawn cemetary in Hollywood Hills.
-Court Hearing for Michael's estate : The rehearsal-footage movie by Colombia Pictures is approved by the judge.
-Sony issues an official press release regarding the This Is It movie to be released in theatres on October 30th.
- August 20 :
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment announce that Michael Jackson THIS IS IT will be released exclusively for a special, limited, two-week engagement worldwide, with the studio pushing up the debut of the film by two days, to Wednesday, October 28th. Due to the anticipated demand for this film, tickets for the two-week presentation will go on sale in most cities beginning on Sunday, September 27th. Separately, the producers of Michael Jackson THIS IS IT announced that Kenny Ortega has been set to direct the motion picture. The film is being produced with the full support of The Estate of Michael Jackson.
- August 23 :
Katherine takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- August 28 :
The L.A. County Coroner officially announces the cause of Michael's death -- Acute Propofol intoxication. The report says "other conditions contributing to death: Benzodiazepine effect." Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs used to treat anxiety and insomnia.The manner of death is ruled: "HOMICIDE."
The Coroner does not release the full autopsy report -- just a press notice. It goes on: The drugs PROPOFOL and LORAZEPAM (Ativan) were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson's death. Other drugs detected were: Midazolam (Versed), Diazepam (Valium), Lidocaine (topical anesthetic) and Ephedrine (used to treat hypotension associated with anesthesia).The final Coroner's report, including the toxicology report, will remain on security hold, per the LAPD.
The Jackson family just released a statement: "The Jackson family again wishes to commend the actions of the Coroner, the LAPD and other law enforcement agencies, and looks forward to the day that justice can be served."
- August 29 :
The whole world pays tribute to Michael on his birthday.
Robin Leach presents Joe Jackson with a star for Michael on the Palms Casino Resort's Walk of Fame in Las Vegas.
Janet writes a message with a picture of her and Michael as children on her official websites.
Spike Lee hosts a big free gathering in Prospect Park in Brooklyn with thousands of people including Rev Al Sharpton who makes a speech
- 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,”
The guests include Miko Brando, Macaulay Culkin, Corey Feldman, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Mila Kunis, Thomas Mesereau, Susan Yu, Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne, Randy Philips, Majestik, Lenoard Rowe, Brian Oxman, Tatiana Thumbzen, Suzanne de Passe, Lisa Marie Presley & her daughter Riley, Teddy Riley, Rodney Jerkins, Elizabeth Taylor and Chris Tucker.
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 13 :
The MTV Video Music Awards ceremony opens with a Michael tribute. Madonna makes a moving speech then the This Is It dancers perform Thriller, Bad and Smooth Criminal and finally Janet performs a virtual duet with Michael on screen on Scream.
MTV premieres the trailer of This Is It.
- September 16 :
LaToya is a guest on The View where she discusses Michael's death.
Oprah Winfrey remembers her 1993 interview with Michael on the Oprah Show on ABC.
- September 19 :
Taj Jackson takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to the George C. Page Museum at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits for a private tour of the science museum.
- September 21 :
CULVER CITY, Calif. –Fans worldwide will have the opportunity to celebrate the global launch of Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT when Sony Pictures Entertainment hosts over 25 global premieres, with more than 15 of those coordinated simultaneously around the world, on Tuesday, October 27th. Three hours after the red carpet events begin, audiences will be able to see the highly anticipated film for the first time as the studio has added special advance screenings that evening throughout the world.
- September 22 :
Michael Jackson Exhibition : Event date: 28 Oct 09 - 31 Jan 10
Showing for only three months at The O2 bubble, Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition brings together an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia from The King of Pop. With individual galleries reflecting key stages in Michael’s career, this never-seen-before collection of over 250 objects is a unique insight into the life of one of the world’s most popular performers.
- September 23 :
October 12th, the first new Michael Jackson song to emerge since the world mourned the loss of this musical icon will be released – a brand new single entitled "This Is It." Soon after, Sony Music Entertainment's Columbia/Epic Label Group will release the two-disc album This Is It featuring the music that inspired Sony Pictures' forthcoming film MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT. This two-disc album will be available internationally on October 26th and North America on October 27th to coincide with the worldwide release of the motion picture which arrives in theaters on October 28th and runs for a limited two-week engagement.
- September 27 :
Advance screenings to the music documentary "Michael Jackson: This Is It" sold out within two hours early Sunday as fans who began lining up three days earlier snapped up all 3,000 tickets to the Los Angeles shows.
- September 28 :
Prince, Paris and Blanket are snapped by paps in Los Angeles during an outing with Grace Rwaramba, Alejandra, TJ, Randy Jr, Jaafar and Jermajesty.
- September 30 :
LaToya and Jermaine pay tribute to Michael at the MOBO Awards and accept a Lifetime Achievment Award on his belahf.
- October 01 :
An autopsy report obtained by The Associated Press shows Michael Jackson was not the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids.The report says Jackson's arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips. But overall he was a fairly healthy 50-year-old.Jackson's 136 pounds were in the acceptable range for a 5-foot-9 man. And his heart was strong. He had some arthritis and his lungs were damaged, which may have left him short of breath.But the report said none of those health issues were life-threatening and that the pop star died from the potent anesthetic his personal physician gave him to sleep.
- October 02 :
Joe Jackson attends an hearing on estate and custody matters in Los Angeles Superior Court.
- October 04 :
Prince, Paris and Blanket celebrate their cousins Randy Jr, Jaafar and Jermajesty' birthdays at Hayvenhurst.
- October 07 :
Grace and Omer Bhatti take Prince, Paris, Blanket, Jaafar and Jermajesty to a Karate class in L.A.
- October 12 :
The song "This Is It" is premiered at midnight on http://www.michaeljackson.com/
- October 14 :
Grace and Omer Bhatti take Prince, Paris, Blanket, Jaafar and Jermajesty to a Karate class in L.A.
- October 16 :
Kenny Ortega is a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show promoting This Is It.
Dr Arnold Klein is a guest on the Larry King Show on CNN.
Prince and Paris go to Universal Studios with Elizabeth Taylor, Grace, Omer, Miko Bando, Taj, TJ, Royal, Jaafar & Jermajesty.
Elizabeth Taylor gets her own private viewing of This Is It at Sony
She brings with her several family members, Miko Brando, Evvy Tavasci and Jose Eber.
She brings with her several family members, Miko Brando, Evvy Tavasci and Jose Eber.
- October 20 :
Kenny Ortega promotes This Is It in London.
Katherine, LaToya & Jermaine attend a MJ tribute at ABC's show "Dancing With The Stars"
- October 21 :
On their way to Karate class, Grace & the kids are chased by a paparazzo who hits their security car.
Randy Jackson calls a meeting at Janet's home in Los Angeles. In the presence of Katherine, Rebbie, Jackie, Janet, Randy, Leonard Rowe and five probate attorneys, Brian Oxman presents all the evidence that Michael's Will is a fake
- October 22 :
Kenny Ortega, Michael Bearden and Travis Payne are guests on NBC's Today Show promoting This Is It
Sony reps give 60 tickets to Katherine's assistant at a special screening for the movie attended by Jackie, along with some of Michael's nieces and nephews, Katherine and La Toya have both said they're not going to see the movie yet.
- October 23 :
Kenny Ortega is a guest on CBS's Early Show promoting This Is It.
- October 26 :
The This Is It soundtrack is released in Europe.
Lavelle Smith Jr files a creditor's claim again't the Michael Jackson's Estate claiming he is owed $144,500 for several different stretches in 2008 & 2009.
- October 27 :
The This Is It soundtrack is released in the US.
Dr Arnold Klein files a creditor's claim against the Michael Jackson's Estate claiming that he is owed $42, 522 89 for services performed between March 23 through June 22 2009
Grace takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to a private screening of This Is It.
Many celebrities and friends of Michael attend the Premiere of This Is It at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles including Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Omer Bhatti, Berry Gordy, Rodney Jerkins, Thomas Mesereau, Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne, Randy Philips & Frank Dileo.
Larry King Live interviews the Jacksons from the red carpet + Miko Brando from London.
A few hours later, 25 global Premieres of This Is It take place in the biggest cities of the world including New York, Rio de Janeiro, London, Berlin, Seoul, Moscow, Tokyo, Sydney, and Paris.
Joe Jackson hosts his own Premiere at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas charging $3,000 for a meet and greet and he accepts a Brenden Celebrity Star.
- October 28 :
This Is It," opens worldwide (and in more than 3,400 theaters in the United States and Canada)
- October 31 :
Prince, Paris & Blanket go trick and treat on Halloween night with their cousins Jaafar & Jermasjesty.
- November 1 :
This Is It tops worldwide box office grossing an estimated $101 millions in 4 days!
The This Is It soundtrack is also number 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart!
- November 2 :
Grace and Omer take the kids to karate class.
- November 5 :
The MTV Europe Music Awards pay tribute to MJ live from Germany
The Thriller demos leak on the Internet.
Dr Arnold Klein gives a 90mn interview to TMZ about Michael.
- November 6 :
Janet takes Prince, Paris, Blanket, Jaafar and Jermajesty to a shopping spree and later they go to Cirque Du Soleil in Santa Monica.
Joe Jackson sues the Michael Jackson Estate asking a Judge to grant him "his own independant family allowance"
- November 7 :
The ultimate issue of Black and White magazine is released. It was Michael's official magazine from 1992 to 2001.
- November 8 :
TMZ posts Karen Faye's pictures of Michael's crypt in the Forrest Lwn Mausoleum.
- November 11 :
Grace, Omer and Austin takes Prince, Paris and Blanket to a screening of a Christmas Carol.
- November 12 :
Dr Tohme files a creditor's claim against the Michael Jackson Estate over the sale of Neverland in 2008
John Branca and John MacLain are officially approved as executors of the Michael Jackson Estate by the Judge
- November 18 :
In an interview on ABC's "In The Spotlight With Robin Roberts", Janet speaks for the first time about Michael's death.
- November 22 :
Jermaine accepts 4 awards on behalf of Michael during the American Music Awards live on ABC
- November 24 :
Prince, Paris & Blanket have a pre-thanksgiving dinner at Hayvenhurst with Katherine, Janet, LaToya and most of the family.
- November 25-29 :
Prince, Paris and Blanket go to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving week end with Grace, Omer, Randy Jr, Donte, Jaafar and Jermajesty. They stay at the Palms and gets to spend tome with Joe.
- December 3 :
The Jacksons are guests on The Today Show and Regis and Kelly
- December 7 :
The Jacksons are guests on Larry King Live on CNN
- December 8 :
The Jacksons are guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
- December 10 :
The Jacksons are guests on The Bonnie Hunt Show
- December 13 :
A and E Network airs the 1st episode of The Jacksons : A Family Dynasty, a US reality show based on the lives of Jermaine, Marlon, Tito & Jackie and their plan to release an album and tour in celebration of the 40 anniversary of the band.
- Late December :
The Michael Jackson Opus is released.
- December 20 :
A&E airs the 2nd episode of The Jacksons : A Family Dynasty.
- December 24-25 :
- December 27 :
A&E airs the 3rd episode of The Jacksons : A Family Dynasty