January 7 : Michael takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to Madame Tussaud's was museum in Las Vegas.
Early January : Michael offers radio hosts Big Boy & Fuzzy a preview of Thriller 25th in the Las Vegas recording studio The Palms in the presence of Blanket, Will I Am & Peter Lopez.
Michael prepares a pepsi commercial featuring the Thriller dance for the upcoming Superbowl half time ads.
January 12 : Michael & the kids attend the Tournament of Kings at Excalibur in L.V.
January 26 : Michael accepts an award celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thriller in a pre-recorded video message aired during the NRJ Awards ceremony on French TV network TF1.
February 11 : The Thriller 25th Anniversary Special Edition is released in Europe.
February 12 : The Thriller 25th Anniversary Special Edition is released in the US.
February 13 : Michael hosts a party for Prince's 11th birthday.
February 21 : Michael hosts a big party for Blanket's 6th birthday.
March 26 : Michael, Prince, Paris & Blanket are having lunch at Planet Hollywood inside the Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas
April 3 : Michael hosts a party for Paris' 10th birthday.
May 16 : Michael takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to see "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" at Brenden Theaters (Palms/Las Vegas)
May 23 : Michael attends French stylist Christian Audigier's 5Oth birthday party at Petersen Automotive museum in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, where he meets French singer Johnny Halliday among others.
June 3 : Michael has dinner with Thomas Barrack Jr, chairman and CEO of Colony Capital LLC, in the Las Vegas Hilton's Verona Sky Villa.
June 6 : Michael takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to see "Kung Fu Panda"
at Brenden Theatres (Palms)
July : As a result of a financial reorganiation of the Neverland Valley Ranch, all of Michael's personal belongings have o be removed from the property.
MJJ Productions' new president, Dr Tohme R Tohme contact Darren Julien of Julien's Auction House
July 7 : Michael is spotted in Las Vegas leaving a bookstore and being pushed in a wheelchair by an assistant, while Prince, Paris & Blanket walk with a security guard.
July 29 : Michael attends a performance of Mystère by Cirque du Soleil at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with Prince, Paris & Blanket.
August 07 : Michael's manager Dr Tohme sign an agreement with Julien's Auction House on behalf of Michael in order to remove all his personal belongings from Neverland while simlutaneously arranging for n auction of certain selected items that were no longer desired by Michael.
August 16 : Michael goes to 40-40 Club (Palazzo) in Las Vegas for the third time in a month.
August 26 : Michael attends a performance by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Prince, Paris & Blanket.
August 27 : Michael goes to Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
August 28 : Michael gives an interview by phone to Good Morning America from his home in California.
August 29 : Michael celebrates his 5Oth birthday with Prince, Paris & Blanket in Las Vegas.
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 pose on stage for photos with father Joseph, mother Katherine and sisters Janet, LaToya and Rebbie
Michael & Jermaine do not attend the presentation.
September 10 : Michael & the kids have dinner at Benihana at the Las Vegas Hilton.
October 5 : Michael & the kids go shopping at Golden Apple comic book store on Melrose Avenue (Los Angeles)
Michael has moved back to California (staying at the Bel Air Hotel in L.A) and is looking for a new place to rent.
October 29 : Michael takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to an Halloween party in L.A.
October 30 : Michael takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to Borders Library in Westwood.
Michael's spokesperson, Dr. Tohme, in response to recent rumors regarding Michael's participation in a Jackson 5 reunion, has issued the following statement from Michael Jackson:
"My brothers and sisters have my full love and support, and we've certainly shared many great experiences, but at this time I have no plans to record or tour with them. I am now in the studio developing new and exciting projects that I look forward to sharing with my fans in concert soon."
SOURCE: Scoop Marketing
Larry Solters, 213-639-6160
October 31 : Michael takes the kids to an Haloween party at Natalie Maines'house (the singer from the Dixie Chicks) They were invited by Veronique Peck.
November 10/11 : Michael leaves notes to the fans from the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles saying that he's workinh hard on "music, film and performance".
November 11 : Michael has given up title to his Neverland ranch, transferring the deed to a company he partly controls.
The singer filed a grant deed on the ranch that makes the new owner an entity called the Sycamore Valley Ranch Co. LLC, a joint venture between Jackson and an affiliate of Colony Capital LLC,
Colony Capital is a Los Angeles-based real estate investment company run by billionaire Tom Barrack. It owns several properties in Las Vegas, including the Las Vegas Hilton.
November 17 : Day 1 of Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa VS Michael Jackson trial in London.
Michael's lawyers ask for him to give evidence by video link from the U.S., citing an unspecified medical condition.
November 18 : Day 2 : Testimony of Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Novemver 20 : Day 3 : Michael's lawyer Robert Englehart tells the judge on that the doctors have cleared Michael to travel to the UK so that he can testify.
November 21 : Day 4 : Testimonies of Grace Rwaramba, Guy Holmes and Mark Stewart.
November 23 : Michael cancels his trip to London upon learning that his legal team has reached a settlement with Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa's lawyers.
December : Tom Barrack & Dr Tohme Tohme convince Michael to accept a concert deal and they contact Randy Phillips from AEG Live in oder to start negociations.
December 14 : Michael is spotted wearing a Zorro mask while shopping in Los Angeles.
December 20 : Michael is spotted wearing a Zorro mask while visiting his Dr Arnlold Klein, his dermatomogist's office in Beverly Hills.
December 22 : It is revealed that Michael is renting the $38 million Holmby Hils estate for $100,000 a month in Bel Air, California.. The pad has seven bedrooms, 13 baths, 12 fireplaces, a screening room, a guest house, a swimming pool and garden.
Michael Jackson's official and sole spokesperson, Dr. Tohme Tohme, in response to recent rumors regarding Michael's alleged medical condition, has issued the following statement:
December 24 : Michael celebrates Christmas eve with Prince, Paris & Blanket and their guests Dr Arnold Klein and Carrie Fisher in their new Bel Air home.
The golden gates of Neverland are removed and put into storage in an nondescript warehouse on the outskirts of Los Angeles as part of a public auction next April 2009. More than 2,000 items, ranging from personal effects and costumes to pieces from Michael's private art collection as well as fittings and furnishings from his Neverland ranch, will be up for sale at a four-day public auction at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
December 31 : Michael is spotted at Hennessey & Ingalls a Santa Monica bookstore.
He then visits Dr Klein in Beverly Hills.