January 7 : Michael goes to see the movie Oliver Twist at the Dana Mall with Grace & the kids
January 13 : "Michael is invited by the Al Gosaibi family to their wedding celebrations and he surprises everyone by showing up at the marriage ceremony
Michael, Grace & the kids have now moved into a mansion in Sanad, about 10km south of Manama.
January 18 : In a recent investigation by federal authorities, it was concluded that the animals at Michael Jackson's Neverland Valley Ranch are not being mistreated.
January 23 : Neverland’s veterinarian Dr Martin Dinnes reveals that lawsuit over unpaid bills has been settled.
January 25 : Michael is spotted behind a shopping mall in Manama, , disguised as a Bahraini woman and accompanied by Blanket, Prince, Paris & Grace.
January 26 : Michael, Grace & the kids fly to Hamburg in to visit the Shleiter family but upon arriving to their house, fans et reporters arrive after hearing the news of his arrival on the radio…
January 30 : Unable to go out because of the fans & reporters in front of the house, Michael, Anton, Grace & the kids leave Hamburg and fly to Venice
They land in Marco Polo airport and travel to Florence where they check in Weistein Excelsior Hotel
February 3 : They leave Florence and go in the Neapolitan Riviera resort of Sorrento where they stay in The Villa Savarese.
February 8 : They leave Sorrento and go to Roma.
February 11 : They fly from Roma to London .
They stay on and off at Cliveden in Berkshire , the magnificent backdrop to the Profumo sex scandal where they visit Mark Lester and his family.
February 13 : Michael hosts a big party for Prince's 9th birthday.
February 15 : The California Court of Appeal rules that Debbie Rowe's parental rights were not terminated by an earlier court order and that she can pursue custody of Prince & Paris.
February 21 : Michael hosts a big party for Blanket's 4th birthday.
February 23 : Thomas Mesereau confirms that he is no longer Michael’s attorney but they remain close friends.
Michael, Grace & the kids move from Cliveden to the Buckland Manor Hotel near Broadway and they visit Mark Lester at his home in Cheltenham .
March 2: Michael, Grace & the kids go back to Cliveden.
March 6 : Jermaine Jackson appears on CNN’s Larry King Live to refute claims from Stacy Brown that he was planning a damaging book on Michael just after his arrestation in 2003.
March 9 : Following complaints from Neverland employees who haven’t been paid since December 23, authorities decide to close the ranch and order Michael to pay $69,000 in fines for allowing his insurance to lapse + $100,000 in fines for not paying the employees and $306,000 for the 3 months wages of the 69 employees
March 11 : Michael, Grace & the kids return to Manama, . Michael has dinner with Prince Abdullah at The Hunting Lodge.
March 12 : Michael watches the Bahrain Grand Prix from the VIP tower and he then attends the official Formula One after party at Manama where he meets DJ Whoo Kid.
March 13 : Michael has dinner with Prince Abdullah, DJ Whoo Kid & John Legend and they discuss musical collaborations with 50 Cent & Kayne West.
March 16 : Employees of Neverland are summoned to the ranch in staggered groups, given back pay for 12 weeks and are told the ranch had been shut down by Michael…
Early April : Michael attends a private party in Bahrain where he meets Arab singer Ragheb Alama.
Michael’s lawyers file a Petition for Review with the California State Supreme Court. They ask the State Court to review an earlier decision that helps clear the way for Debbie to argue for custody rights to Prince & Paris.
April 03 : Michael hosts a big party for Paris' 8th birthday.
April 13 : It is announced that Michael has restructured his finances. "Following negotiations with several leading financial institutions, Mr. Jackson has concluded refinancing with affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, the lender that currently holds secured debts that were previously held by Bank of America," the statement said.
Qays H. Zubi Attorneys & Legal Consultants was part of an advisory team that included Bahrain-based financial adviser Ahmed Al Khan, it said.
The music catalogue that Jackson co-owns, known as Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, includes 200 Beatles hits and is thought to be worth $1 billion.
The deal ultimately would require Jackson to sell half of his 50 percent share in the catalogue to Sony, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources familiar with the negotiations.
April 17 : District Judge Eldon Fallon dismisses the suit brought by Joseph Bartucci Jr., who claimed he was lured into Michael 's limousine during the 1984 world's fair in New Orleans and held for nine days, during which he was both sexually and physically assaulted. The lawsuit filed in November 2004 sought unspecified damages.
April 18 : It is announced that Michael has hired English music mogul Guy Holmes as new manager who is also named CEO of Two Seas Records, the label founded by ruler Sheik Abdulla Hamad Al-Khalifa & Jermaine Jackson. Michael is currently writing a new album which is due for release late next year on 2 Seas Records.
April 19 : Michael Jackson meets with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the Safriya Palace in Safriya ( Bahrain )
May 22 : Michael is in London to give a second deposition for the Marc Schaffel's lawsuit.
May 23 : Michael talks briefly to Showbiz Reporter Fiona Cummins at the London offices of Harrods where he is visiting his close pal Mohamed Al Fayed.
May 24 : The California Supreme Court declines Michael's appeal against ex-wife Debbie Rowe regarding her parental rights.
May 26 : Michael arrives in Tokyo (Japan) with Grace & the kids.
They are joined by Raymone Bain.
May 27 : Michael (accompanied by Raymone) attends the MTV Japan Awards ceremony at Yoyugi Olympic Stadium in Tokyo where he is presented with the MTV Legend Award.
May 28 : Michael visits an orphanage in Tokyo with Grace, Prince, Paris & Raymone.
May 29 : Michael has business meetings in his hotel and then he goes out for a shopping spree
May 30 : Michael & Grace take the kids to the Tokyo Disneyland.
May 31 : Michael makes a surprise appearance on widly popular SMAP variety show in Japan.
June 1 : Michael & Raymone Bain sign an agreement appointing her as his personal general manager and president of his new company, The Michael Jackson Company
June 2 : Michael, Grace & the kids leave Tokyo.
June 12 : Michael who is in Versailles (France) with Anton Grace & the kids gives a deposition in the Prescient case.
June 14 : Michael, Anton, Grace & the kids go to Disneyland Paris where they check in the New York Hotel.
June 23 : Michael, Grace, Anton & the kids leave Disneyland Paris & fly to Cork in Ireland.
June 27 : In what is the first of a sweeping restructuring of his personal and business affairs, Michael has severed ties with his long-time accounts and business managers, Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman & Sloan, with Bahrani attorneys Qays Zu’bi and Grahame Nelson, and Gut Records executive, Guy Holmes.
He has also established The Michael Jackson Company, Inc., with plans to phase out MJJ Productions.
In other related matters, he has named Spokesperson Raymone K. Bain as General Manager, and has retained N.Y.-based L. Londell McMillan and The McMillan Firm, known for business restructurings and turnarounds, to oversee legal matters pertaining to his business affairs.
Michael has previously announced plans to record an album which he predicts will be released in 2007. His recent Japan tour was the first in what will be a line of public appearances, and he is reviewing numerous offers to tour musically, which he plans to embark upon within the next several months.
Michael, who is currently in Ireland on personal business, plans on relocating to Europe in the near future.
He is continuing to build his management team and other appointments will be forthcoming.
June 28 (Day 1 of Shaffel VS Jackson civil trial) A jury is selected in Santa Monica and Suprior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor allow Michael 's lawyer, Thomas Mundell & Schaffel's lawyer Howard King to give mini opening statements.
June 29 (Day 2) Howard King opens his case by showing the Jury part of Michael's videotaped deposition then he calls his first witness Allan Whitman.
June 30 (Day 3) The defenses calls Evelyn Tavasci, Michael's assistant for 15 years
July 3 : Debbie sues Michael at Los Angeles Superior Court for failing to pay her what he promised after their divorce She seeks an immediate payment of $ 195,000 + $50,000 in living expenses.
July 5 (Day 4) Testimonies of Marc Schaffel & Al Malnik.
July 6 (Day 5) Marc Schaffel is cross examined bu Thomas Mundell
and the Jurors get to see more of Michael's videotaped deposition.
July 7 (Day 6) End of Schaffel's cross examination. Howard King shows the Jury more of Michael's depositions + audio clips of Michael's voicemails left on Schaffel's answering machine.
He then rests his case and the defense calls her next witness Raul Perez.
July 10 (Day 7) The defense calls Michael's former lawyer Zia Modabber.
July 11 (Day 8) Zia Modabber is cross examined bu Schaffel's lawyer. The defense then calls forensinc accountant Jan Goren.
July 12 (Day 9) Jan Goren is cross examided. The defense rests its case and Howard King gives his closing arguments.
July 13 (Day 10) Thomas Mundell gives his closing arguments and the case goes to Jury deliberations.
July 14 (verdict day) : In a split decision, Santa Monica civil court jury awards $900,000 to Schaffel in his complaint and $200,000 to Michael in his cross-complaint.
F. Marc Schaffel originally sued for $3.8 million, but his claims were later reduced to $1.6 million, and his attorney ultimately asked the jury for $1.4 million in unpaid loans and expenses before deliberations began Thursday.
Michael's attorney had said Schaffel owed the pop star $660,000.
August 7 : In what could be one of the biggest conspiracies in entertainment
history, documents have been sent to Michael Jackson, and his representatives, which reveal a deliberate plan by some former attorneys as well as associates and advisors, to force Mr. Jackson into involuntary bankruptcy.
The documents reveal that former attorneys actively solicited other attorneys, vendors and creditors to “join in a petition to place the client in involuntary bankruptcy.”
Mr. Jackson who, on June 27, 2006, announced sweeping organizational changes, has instructed his legal team to investigate and file claims against those responsible for conspiracy, bad faith, and self dealing. These efforts may also result in civil and/or criminal charges, where appropriate.
In addition, there is a strong possibility that these documents will be forwarded to the U.S. Attorney General for review and possible involvement.
“Mr. Jackson is neither shocked or surprised by these revelations,” says Raymone K. Bain, Michael Jackson’s General Manager. “Based on the timing of events that have impacted his personal and professional life in recent years,he has long been suspicious that some of those whom he entrusted to act on his behalf, and to advise him with respect to his personal and business affairs, may not have always acted in his best interests.”
August 29 : Prince, Paris, Blanket & Grace throw a surprise birthday party for Michael at the luxurious Luggala Castle, in Co. Wicklow where they have neen staying for the past few weeks.
September 29 : Michael & Debbie have reached a confidential settlement over their 3 years long dispute regarding Debbie's visitation rights on Prince & Paris & money compensation.
Michael who is still in Ireland with Grace & the kids has recently met with hip hop producer Ron Feemster & his uncle/manager Charles Stanton to discuss possible collaboaration on his his album.
He also asked Teddy Rilley and Will I AM from the Black Eyed Peas to work on new songs for him.
October 15 : Michael agrees to let US journalist Billy Bush from Access Hollywood visit him at the Grouse Lodge residential recording studios in remote Westmeath, Ireland where he is staying with Grace & the kids and working on new music with producer Will I AM.
November 2/3 : NBC airs Michael's interview on Access Hollywood.
November 12 : Michael arrives in London with Grace & the kids and they check in the Hempel hotel.
November 13 : Michael is joined by Raymone and they have dinner at the Nobu estaurant with billionaire retail tycoon Sir Philip Green and then they go to the Oxford Street branch of Topshop which Sir Philip opened up especially for Michael at midnight.
November 14 : Michael goes to the Guinness Book Of Records office in London to collect his certificates of records sales.
November 15 : Michael attends the World Music Awards ceremony at Earl Court where Beyonce presents him with the Diamond Award for the Thriller sales and he performs a few lines of We Are The Worls for the final.
November 16 : Michael goes to Royal Albert Hall with Grace, Raymone, and kids to see Mary Poppins
November 18 : Michael & his entourage leave London & go back to Ireland.
December 21 :Michael's attorneys file a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against the company Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman & Sloan, claiming negligence and breach of fiduciary duty
December 23 : Michael, Grace & the kids arrive in Las Vegas on a private plane from Dublin (Ireland)
December 24 : Michael goes to the Forum Shop at Caesars for a Christmas eve shopping spree. They move into a house owned by Luke Brugnara.
December 30 : Michael, along with Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson & Raymone attends James Brown's funerals held at the James Brown arena in Augusta (Georgia) and makes a speech.