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Chronology of the Life and Career of Tiffany

  • Oct. 2, 1971 - Tiffany Renee Darwish born to parents Jim and Janie Darwish, in California. I've confirmed the birthplace and the spelling of her last name directly from Tiffany herself, though various sources have sometimes had her born in Oklahoma (where Tiffany does have some relatives) and spelled her last name "Darwisch". This surname is actually Lebanese, so any English spelling is actually a transcription from the Arabic alphabet, which explains the variation. She lives in Norwalk, California as a child.

  • Dec., 1972 - Separation of Tiffany's parents, Jim and Janie Darwish.

  • 1976 - After being taught the words to "Delta Dawn" by a cousin, Tiffany begins singing this song to anyone who will listen, including in the middle of the supermarket.

  • 1977 - Tiffany's mother marries Dan Williams.

  • 1979 - Tiffany's half-sister, Falicia, born to Janie and Dan Williams.

  • 1981 - Tiffany gives her first public performance: with a band playing at a country & western nightspot. She passed her hat around afterward and collected $235, leading her stepfather to realize that her singing could be a source of money.

  • 1981-82 - After being discovered by country music veterans Hoyt and Mae Axton at L.A. nightclub The Palomino, Tiffany travels to Nashville with Mae and appears on the Ralph Emery Show. [See Apr. 9, 1997 entry.]

  • 1982 - Under her first manager, Terry Janssen (an executive of country radio station KSON of San Diego), Tiffany tours several clubs in Alaska, earning $3000; then, she opens for George Jones in Texas. (Jerry Lee Lewis was also supposed to be performing in these shows, but was absent due to illness.) Entertainer Jack Reeves booked these shows for her.

  • 1983 - Tiffany's other half-sister, Cheressa, born to Janie and Dan Williams.

  • 1983 - Terry Janssen quits as Tiffany's manager. Ronald Kent Surut becomes her new manager, and bankrolls her career for years, but never gets her a big break. (After she succeeded with George Tobin as manager, Surut sued for over $100,000 to recoup expenses from the time he was her manager.)

  • Sept. 8, 1983 - Somebody else from Norwalk besides Tiffany gained some fame of sorts: Timothy Roy completed a 431-day stay in a treehouse to gain a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records. That's what that town is known for: treehouses and Tiffany...

  • 1984 - A local songwriter asks Tiffany to record a demo tape for a few of his songs, reserving time at a recording studio owned by George Tobin for this purpose. A studio hand calls Tobin over to hear her sing; he is impressed with her voice and decides immediately to get her signed to a recording contract.

  • 1984 - A single called "Remembering Love" is released by Canadian singer Kimberly Warnock under the stage name "Tiffany", to the later confusion of Tiffany fans who think this might be an unknown relese of our Tiffany. Another single named "In The Dark" is also released by the same singer in 1987.

  • 1984 - Divorce of Tiffany's mother and stepfather, Janie and Dan Williams. Dan is accused of "playing peeping Tom" by looking into Tiffany's bedroom window, but claims he was only making sure she did her breathing exercises.

  • 1985 - Tiffany appears on "Star Search" syndicated TV program (under the name "Tiffany Renee"), but is defeated in competition by another teenage singer. (Not Debbie Gibson, who tried to get on "Star Search" but was turned down.) Update: According to an email correspondent, the singer who defeated Tiffany was named Melissa Moultrie, and is now a dance teacher. (See video of Tiffany's performance!)

  • Mar. 17, 1986 - Tiffany signs contract with manager George Tobin giving him absolute control over her career; she agrees to do seven albums for him. Tiffany's mother also signs it as legally required for a minor; she has it reviewed by her lawyer from her divorce, and later regrets not submitting it to an entertainment attorney instead. The terms of the contract are unusually one-sided in Tobin's favor. Tobin's partner at the time is Brad Schmidt, who shares managing duties. (See Dec. 24, 1987)

  • 1986 - Tiffany begins recording songs for her first album at Tobin's studio in North Hollywood, California. Ultimately, 48 songs would be recorded before the album is released.

  • 1986 - Tobin sends Tiffany's demo tapes to many record companies, with little interest at first. Finally, MCA and Epic showed interest, and a contract is signed with MCA.

  • 1987 - Tiffany's debut album, Tiffany, is released by MCA Records, which paid a $150,000 advance for it, but then let it sit in its warehouses for months, not knowing how to promote it.

  • 1987 - Unidisc Records, which released the single "Remembering Love" by a different singer named Tiffany in 1984, release another "Tiffany" single, "In The Dark". (See 1984 entry.)

  • Spring, 1987 - Tobin threatens to terminate the contract with MCA and withdraw Tiffany's album unless MCA does something to promote it.

  • June 23, 1987 - Tiffany's mall tour (full title: "The Beautiful You: Celebrating The Good Life Shopping Mall Tour '87") begins at the Bergen Mall in Paramus, New Jersey. This tour was set up by Shopping Center Network and was sponsored by Toyota, Clairol, and Adidas; it had begun earlier, but Tiffany joined it at the behest of MCA Records senior vice president Larry Solters. It went to ten malls during Tiffany's summer vacation. (She was attending the Leffingwell Christian High School in Norwalk, California, and was between her sophomore and junior years.)

  • Summer, 1987 - "Danny" released as first single, in conjunction with the mall tour; it's not promoted otherwise, and never reaches the charts.

  • Sept. 14, 1987 - People magazine features an article on Tiffany's mall tour, describing her appearance at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill. By this time, "I Think We're Alone Now" is the second-most-requested song at a Chicago radio station, and has also been picked up by a station in Salt Lake City, Utah. MCA Records is finally convinced to release this song as a single, after much resistance on the grounds that they weren't "into" the Tiffany project.

  • Sept. 26, 1987 - "I Think We're Alone Now" debuts on the Billboard singles chart; it stays on the chart for 13 weeks.

  • Sept., 1987 - Tiffany opens for The Jets in a tour of high schools.

  • Oct. 3, 1987 - Tiffany debuts on the Billboard album chart; it ultimately reaches the #1 spot.

  • Oct., 1987 - Tiffany makes her first "Tonight Show" appearance, singing "I Think We're Alone Now." During this performance, she accidentally raises her hands (the pre-arranged signal for the band to stop playing) earlier than she was supposed to, and ends up having to improvise with some "a capella" bars at the end of the song.

  • Nov. 7, 1987 - "I Think We're Alone Now" reaches #1 on the Billboard chart, displacing Michael Jackson's "Bad." (It stays there 2 weeks.)

  • Dec. 12, 1987 - "Could've Been" debuts on the pop singles chart. It stays on the chart for 14 weeks.

  • Dec. 24, 1987 - George Tobin breaks with his partner Brad Schmidt, giving Tobin sole management control over Tiffany's career which would last until their break in late 1989. (See Oct. 1989 and Oct. 1999)

  • Feb. 6, 1988 - "Could've Been" reaches #1 on the Billboard chart; it stays there 2 weeks.

  • Mar. 8, 1988 - Tiffany leaves home for a recording session, and doesn't return. This marks the beginning of the lengthy legal proceeding between her and her mother.

  • Mar. 9, 1988 - Tiffany's mother files a missing person report on Tiffany at the Norwalk Sheriff Station. Meanwhile, Tiffany has filed with Los Angeles Juvenile Court for legal emancipation. This conflict is reportedly caused by a disagreement between Tiffany's mother Janie Williams and Tiffany's manager George Tobin, with Janie concerned about Tobin's exploitative treatment of Tiffany. Tiffany is taking Tobin's side on this matter, and accuses her mother of interference in her career decisions.

  • Mar. 11, 1988 - Superior Court Judge Richard Ibanez appoints Tiffany's aunt, Julie Abbas (her father's sister), as her temporary legal guardian.

  • Mar. 12, 1988 - "I Saw Him Standing There" debuts on the Billboard singles chart; it stays on the chart for 9 weeks, peaking at #7. The cassette single version has three songs on it.

  • Apr. 30, 1988 - The then-little-known teen group, New Kids On The Block, auditions in Tiffany's dressing room at the Westbury Music Fair in Long Island, New York, for a spot as her opening act. She likes them, so they're signed up, and tour with her beginning the same evening. This is a major turning point in their road to success. Later reports of this event, in New Kids fan literature, mention an immediate, enthusiastic fan reaction to the New Kids, but the New York Times review of the concert fails to even mention New Kids On The Block.

  • June, 1988 - An allegedly obsessed fan, Jeff Deane Turner, 34, of Santa Cruz, is arrested after showing up at a courthouse during Tiffany's emancipation hearings to attempt to give Tiffany a samurai-type sword as a gift. He also reportedly grabbed and hugged Tiffany during a promotional appearance in Northern California. According to some reports, he claims to be a cousin of Tiffany who was betrothed to her before birth, under Middle Eastern custom. Turner, however, says that these stories were planted in the media by Tiffany's relatives and management and are distorted. (See Sep. 12, 1989 entry.)

  • June 1, 1988 - Judge Richard C. Hubbel delays Tiffany's legal action for emancipation pending a voluntary settlement conference. Tiffany is not at this hearing, since she is on tour in Europe; the judge orders her to return to be present at the settlement conference.

  • June 9, 1988 - Tiffany and her mother settle the emancipation issue out of court; she is permitted to live with either her mother or her grandmother, and her earnings are placed into a trust fund to be given her in stages on her 18th, 21st, and 25th birthdays.

  • June 11, 1988 - "Feelings Of Forever" debuts at #90 on the Billboard singles chart. It ultimately peaks at #50. The cassette single version (which has three songs on it) contains the first mention of the Tiffany Fan Club on its liner; however, that club will not publish its first newsletter issue until October 1989.

  • Oct. 19, 1988 - "All This Time" is premiered on the season-premiere episode of the ABC-TV sitcom, "Growing Pains," where it is played at the Halloween dance at which 12-year-old Ben Seaver has his first date.

  • Nov., 1988 - Tiffany's second album, Hold An Old Friend's Hand, is released. Some members of her fan club received advance copies and were asked to rate the songs for release as singles.

  • Dec. 3, 1988 - "All This Time" debuts on the Billboard singles chart; it stays on the chart for 14 weeks, peaking at #6.

  • Jan. 12, 1989 - Tiffany makes her second "Tonight Show" appearance, performing "All This Time."

  • Jan. 21, 1989 - Tiffany appears on the Bob Hope Super Bowl Special.

  • Jan. 26, 1989 - Tiffany appears at the Topanga Plaza Mall in southern California to receive a platinum album for Hold An Old Friend's Hand, and to introduce the Boys' Club, who is putting on a series of mall performances as part of an MCA "Magic of Hollywood" tour following in the footsteps of Tiffany's earlier mall tour.

  • Mar. 10, 1989 - Tiffany appears on the Arsenio Hall show.

  • Spring, 1989 - "Radio Romance" is released as a single. It makes the Billboard singles chart, but doesn't get very high.

  • Spring, 1989 - Tiffany tours Japan, Manila, Malaysia, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Korea. She gets back on June 12, just in time for her high school graduation.

  • May, 1989 - Universal Studios announces that Tiffany will do the voice of Judy Jetson for the upcoming Jetsons movie, and sing three songs for it. The movie is originally scheduled for Christmas release, but later postponed until July 6, 1990. The casting of Tiffany draws controversy from animation fans who dislike her displacing of Janet Waldo, the long-time Judy Jetson voice who had already recorded her spoken parts before they were removed in favor of Tiffany's. The story is that Tiffany was originally only going to do the singing, but her manager insisted that she be given all of Judy's vocals.

  • May 5, 1989 - Tiffany performs on the Pat Sajak show.

  • June, 1989 - "Hold An Old Friend's Hand" is released as a single, but fails to make the charts.

  • June 15, 1989 - Tiffany graduates from high school. She attended the Leffingwell Christian school in Norwalk, CA, but for the last two years, got most of her education from a tutor, Craig Yamek (also her drummer) while on tour.

  • June 24, 1989 - Last week for her Hold an Old Friend's Hand album on the Billboard album chart, as well as for the title single on the Adult Contemporary chart. This will be her final Billboard chart appearance until 2007.

  • Summer, 1989 - Tiffany tours once more with New Kids On The Block, but due to this group's great popularity, they become the major headline act, and Tiffany is reduced to a co-headliner performing before them. Tommy Page opens the show. Around this time, it's widely reported that Tiffany and New Kid Jonathan Knight are dating, but this is denied by the New Kids management who don't want to spoil the image of the New Kids being "available" for their young female fans; however, after the fact Tiffany does confirm that they did date. (In 2011, Tiffany inadvertently "outs" Jon as gay, not realizing he hadn't publicly come out at that point; she jokingly speculates about being the one who "turned" him.)

  • Sept., 1989 - "It's The Lover (Not The Love)" is released as a single, but fails to make the charts.

  • Sept. 12, 1989 - Tiffany goes to court to attempt to order Jeff Deane Turner, an allegedly obsessed fan who has reportedly been following her around, making threats, and sending numerous letters to her private address (which he found out through motor vehicle records), to stay away from her. (He denies any harrassment, claims to be a personal friend of Tiffany's, and says that the whole campaign against him was a plot of Tiffany's relatives and management.) (See June, 1988 and Sept. 27, 1989 entries.)

  • Sept. 13, 1989 - Tiffany performs on the Pat Sajak show for the second time.

  • Sept. 27, 1989 - Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Robert Zakon orders allegedly obsessed fan Jeff Deane Turner to stay at least 200 yards away from Tiffany for the next three years, and stop writing and calling her.

  • Oct. 2, 1989 - Tiffany celebrates her 18th birthday at Universal Studios in Hollywood. Attendees include all five New Kids On The Block, as well as Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa and Soleil Moon-Frye (the former Punky Brewster).

  • Oct., 1989 - First issue of Tiffany Fan Club newsletter is finally published, done by Fan Asylum, a San Francisco-based company that handles fan clubs and merchandising for various pop and rock stars.

  • Nov., 1989 - Tiffany breaks with manager George Tobin and signs with Dick Scott, the New York-based entertainment manager who also manages New Kids On The Block. She begins work on a new album, representing a major change in style and career direction. In a related matter, MCA filed suit against Tobin claiming contract infringement; this allegedly results from Tobin attempting to sell some unreleased Tiffany songs to another record company after his split with her. There is also a legal case between Tiffany and Tobin over whether she had the right to this split given their contract, but ultimately she gains her freedom but does not have much money left after all these legal wrangles.

  • Dec., 1989 - Tiffany buys a house (formerly owned by Chuck Norris) in southern California.

  • Apr., 1990 - The Tiffany Fan Club announces that it is "temporarily suspending" service until "legal obstacles are cleared" resulting from Tiffany's change in management.

  • Apr. 14, 1990 - Tommy Page, who opened for Tiffany and New Kids On The Block in their 1989 concert tour, reaches #1 on the Billboard singles chart with "I'll Be Your Everything." That makes him the second former Tiffany opening act to reach the top of the charts (the first being New Kids On The Block).

  • Apr. 1990 - Promotion begins for the upcoming Jetsons movie, including a "coming attractions" trailer shown in theaters which includes a few seconds of Tiffany's singing.

  • June 22, 1990 - The soundtrack to the Jetsons movie is released, with three Tiffany songs (including "I Always Thought I'd See You Again," also released as a single).

  • July 6, 1990 - The Jetsons movie opens in theaters across the country, with Tiffany doing the voice of Judy Jetson. Unfortunately, it receives poor reviews, and is not a box-office smash. The Wendy's fast-food chain offers Jetsons kids' toys and souvenir cups, and some Jetsons merchandise is sold in stores.

  • Aug. 22-25, 1990 - Tiffany performs at the MCA convention (for worldwide employees of MCA Records and MCA Distribution Group) at the Dana Point Resort in Dana Point, California.

  • Sept. 25, 1990 - The first single from the upcoming New Inside album, the title track, is released, marking a new style for Tiffany, R&B/funk- influenced. The trade publication Billboard gives the single a good review, predicting it as a hit. KUBE in Seattle is among the first radio stations to begin playing it, giving Tiff her first significant airplay in over a year.

  • Oct. 2, 1990 - Tiff's new album hits the streets, giving her something to celebrate as she reaches her 19th birthday.

  • Oct. 25, 1990 - Release of the Jetsons movie on videocassette, with the sponsorship of AT&T, which offered a gift certificate for long distance service or other AT&T products to purchasers of the videotape.

  • Nov. 8, 1990 - Tiffany's new style is displayed on nationwide TV, as she appears in "Into The Night with Rick Dees." She sings "It's You" and "Here In My Heart."

  • Nov. 17, 1990 - Tiffany guest-stars on the syndicated sitcom, "Out Of This World."

  • Dec., 1990 - "Here In My Heart" is released as the second single from the New Inside album, with a dedication to the troops serving in the Persian Gulf.

  • Jan., 1991 - Tiffany makes a number of TV talk show appearances to promote the new single, which, nevertheless, fails to achieve pop chart success.

  • Feb. 10, 1991 - Tiffany is one of the participants in "Voices that Care," a song to benefit American Red Cross and other war relief. The song and video are recorded in a Los Angeles session for release later in the month. Debbie Gibson is also involved.

  • Mar. 9, 1991 - Tiffany appears on the FOX show, "Totally Hidden Video."

  • April, 1991 - Tiffany breaks with Dick Scott's management. This begins a dark phase in her life when she is out of money, has no popularity left as a singer, and is a heavy marijuana user for a while. Ultimately, though, she stops the drug use, meets her future husband, and starts a stable family life. She credits her friendship with bodyguard Frank with helping her through this period. (See June, 1999) He also convinces her to become a born-again Christian.

  • Apr. 4, 1992 - Tiffany marries Bulmaro "Junior" Garcia, a makeup artist whom she met on a photo shoot.

  • Sept. 17, 1992 - Elijah Bulmaro, son of Tiffany and husband Bulmaro Garcia, is born in Canoga Park, California, weighing 10 lbs., 7 oz. (at least according to an anonymous e-mail tip I received... a magazine article I used as an earlier source had it at 9 lbs. 12 oz.)

  • 1993 - By this point, Tiffany has decided (against the wishes of family and friends) to get back with George Tobin as manager and producer in an attempt to regain her pop success.

  • Apr. 20, 1993 - Tiffany begins a two-week run doing lounge performances at the Las Vegas Hilton, nightly (except Monday) through May 2. Her performances at 9 and 11 PM, one hour each, feature old favorites like "I Think We're Alone Now", "Could've Been", "All This Time", and "Hold An Old Friend's Hand", as well as new material from her upcoming album, "One Blue Candle" and "Kiss The Ground". She also covers such songs as "Black Velvet" (a Las Vegas lounge staple) and "Stop Dragging My Heart Around", with one of her band members (guitarist Vince) doing the male voice in this duet. Other band members are Holly on saxophone, Calvin on bass, Rhett on drums, and long-time Tiffany associate John Duarte (who wrote some songs on her first two albums and the Jetsons soundtrack) playing keyboards.

  • Aug. 2, 1993 - After several Las Vegas performance stints following her original April/May run (which was extended from two to four weeks, and was followed by several returns to Las Vegas over the following months), Tiffany wraps up her Vegas sets and prepares for a promotional tour of Asia to launch her new album, to be released first overseas and then altered for domestic release in December. (This is later delayed to the spring of 1994, and ultimately never does come out.)

  • Nov. 21, 1993 - Tiffany's new album, Dreams Never Die is released in Japan. It has been released earlier in other Asian countries, and the first single, "If Love Is Blind", is #1 on the playlist of a Hong Kong radio station.

  • Dec. 10, 1993 - Tiffany appears on the "Wave Length" TV show to be interviewed about the tabloids' treatment of celebrities.

  • Dec. 12, 1993 - "Jetsons: The Movie", with Tiffany doing the voice of Judy Jetson, airs on NBC TV.

  • 1994 - Tiffany breaks with George Tobin once again, cancelling plans for a U.S. release of her new album or any further touring. According to a Billboard interview in August, 2000, this break occurred when she found out that the songs on Dreams Never Die were not actually new songs, but were previously recorded by Tobin's other act, PC Quest.

  • 1995 - Tiffany moves to Nashville, and begins planning for a career change to country music with new manager Pam Lewis, who previously worked with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.

  • 1995 - A new Tiffany "greatest-hits" CD is released in Singapore, by MCA Records, including two new songs, one of which is a duet with Tommy Page, "Close Our Eyes," and the other, "Winding Road," is co-authored by Tiffany. The title of the CD is All The Best.

  • Sept. 25, 1995 - Rick Rhodes' second album, Indian Summer, is released in Asia and Europe, including a duet with Tiffany, "Hold Me".

  • Late 1995 - Tiffany has a song "You Don't Belong Down Here" on the benefit album In Harmony with the Homeless.

  • 1996 - Tiffany is interviewed by the Odyssey Channel TV show "Quiet Triumphs".

  • Oct. 22, 1996 - Tiffany's Greatest Hits is released in the United States by Hip-O Records, the first U.S. release of a Tiffany CD since 1990. This new disc has 12 tracks, but none of them are new; they've all been released in the U.S. previously, on her first three albums except for "Mr. Mambo", the sole B-side track included in this compliation. Some fans are disappointed that this disc didn't include some of her other, better B-sides or some of her songs from overseas-released albums not available in the U.S., but it's good to see Tiff on record store shelves again.

  • Dec. 24, 1996 - Country Weekly does a story on Tiffany, saying that she's now in country music, and that she now lives in Nashville. Rumors of these things had been going around for a while, but this is the first in-print confirmation that I know of.

  • Apr. 9, 1997 - Mae Axton, who "discovered" Tiffany in 1981 [see 1981-82 entry] and took her to Nashville to perform country before her pop career even began, died. (The obituary is in Rolling Stone #762.) Axton had worked with many famous performers in country and rock, including Elvis Presley, and saw great potential in Tiffany when she was only 10 years old.

  • May, 1997 - Tiffany appears on Access Hollywood along with Shanice in a feature about stars who started out on Star Search.

  • Aug. 6, 1997 - Tiffany's manager, Pam Lewis, puts up a web page [no longer online] about Tiffany, discussing her country comeback, and including Real Audio sound clips of three of her new songs: "I'd Fall In Love All Over", "Over The Hardest Part", and "Lonely Way To Go". According to the bio, she now lives in Springfield, Tennessee, a rural town near Nashville.

  • Oct. 8, 1997 - Tiffany appears in a live chat on her manager's Web site. (See chat exerpts here.)

  • Oct. 14, 1997 - Tiffany is mentioned on CNN Headline News, where her manager says she will release her songs on the Internet if she doesn't get a record deal.

  • Oct. 31, 1997 - Tiffany makes a brief appearance on the cable entertainment channel "E!".

  • Nov. 6, 1997 - An interview in the online eye.net site mentions that Tiffany has moved back to the Los Angeles area, and was getting back into pop music after the failure of her attempt at a country comeback.

  • Dec. 19, 1997 - A press release from Pam Lewis [no longer online] announces that Tiffany's next album will be produced by Michael Lloyd (who supervised the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, and produced hits like "I've Had The Time Of My Life" for Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes; "Yes" by Merry Clayton; and "She's Like The Wind" by Patrick Swayze). The new album will be Adult Contemporary, rather than country as had been previously announced.

  • 1998 - The movie The Thin Pink Line features a song by Tiffany, "Was It Good For You."

  • Mar. 11, 1998 - Tiffany appears on Access Hollywood, discussing her rise and fall 10 years ago and her current attempt at a comeback.

  • June 7, 1998 - A VH-1 special on '80s teen idols includes a segment on Tiffany.

  • July, 1998 - Tiffany appears in Playgirl (fully clothed!) in a single-page feature.

  • July, 1998 - Tiffany leaves the management of Pam Lewis.

  • 1999 - She's apparently back in Los Angeles and recording pop music.

  • June, 1999 - Tiffany's bodyguard and longtime friend Frank D'Amato dies of cancer. This inspires Tiffany to write the song "If Only", which appears in 2000 in her album, The Color of Silence.

  • July 16, 1999 - Cleopatra Records releases a tribute album to U2, We Will Follow, in which Tiffany performs the vocals on a song performed by Front Line Assembly, "New Year's Day."

  • October, 1999 - Brad Schmidt is back as Tiffany's manager, and is trying to get her a record contract with a demo album already recorded. (See Dec. 24, 1987)

  • October 13, 1999 - Tiffany is on the panel of the VH-1 show, The List, to nominate all-time favorite teen idols for the audience to vote on, and strike off choices of other panelists she doesn't like. She knocked Debbie Gibson off the list, because she said Deb's dissing her.

  • 2000 - Tiffany is being managed by Rand Management, run by Ron Davis.

  • January 31, 2000 - Modern Records announces they have signed Tiffany to a four-album record deal, with a new release to occur later in 2000.

  • March 7, 2000 - Cleopatra Records releases Platinum Girl, a tribute to Blondie, on which Tiffany performs "Call Me."

  • August 14, 2000 - Billboard does a favorable article about Tiffany, talking about her rapidly approaching comeback. By now, the new record has switched to Eureka Records instead of Modern Records.

  • October, 2000 - Billboard reviews the new Tiffany single, "I'm Not Sleeping" (already on sale and getting airplay, though still somewhat hard to find at this point) in very glowing terms, referring to the upcoming album as one of the most significant pop releases of the year. While "New Inside" (10 years ago) got a favorable Billboard review too, it was brief and sketchy; this one was long and detailed. This is a very good sign for the success of Tiffany's comeback!

  • October 23, 2000 - Billboard follows up their single review with a similarly glowing review of the upcoming album, The Color of Silence.

  • October 29, 2000 - VH1 airs their "Behind the Music" special on Tiffany, giving some behind-the-scenes detail about the troubles Tiffany went through before, during, and after her late '80s stardom, and mentioning her new album.

  • November 7, 2000 - The Color of Silence was released.

  • December 21, 2000 - Tiffany appears on ABC TV's Politically Incorrect to discuss religion, and barely gets a word in edgewise on account of being the least pushy and argumentative person there. She mentions having a personal relationship with Jesus, but also says she's displeased with some of the conservative Baptist fundamentalists, and does not believe in "hellfire and damnation" for unbelievers.

  • 2001 - Unfortunately, the new album doesn't do well commercially in the United States despite its great reviews, but it does somewhat better in Asia, where Tiffany has always been popular. She does an Asian promotional tour, as well as a U.S. college tour.

  • February 5, 2002 - It is announced that Tiffany is appearing nude in the April issue of Playboy, causing a storm of coverage.

  • February, 2002 - During some of the coverage of Tiffany this month, it is mentioned that she and her husband have separated. Some nasty rumors spread about her telling him she doesn't love him any more and him almost killing himself as a result, but these are apparently complete fabrications by radio DJs with over-active imaginations, and the breakup is actually amicable.

  • March 1, 2002 - The Playboy issue with Tiffany hits the stands, featuring her on the cover and a pictorial article, in the annual "Sex & Music Issue".

  • March 20, 2002 - Tiffany begins work on an episode of the TV series "That '80s Show", on which she will play a punk rock club goer. The episode is likely to air on Fox in April or May 2002.

  • May 5, 2002 -- Tiffany and her separated husband get together for a Cinco de Mayo celebration with their son Elijah, but get into a fight which, according to a tabloid account, resulted in her breaking his window with a shovel and both of them getting arrested. Tiffany now has filed a restraining order against her husband.

  • July 14, 2002 -- Tiffany is the subject of a E! True Hollywood Story TV show.

  • Fall 2002 -- Tiffany is being managed by The Artist Network, run by Cheez.

  • September 30, 2003 -- Tiffany was one of the contestants in the Celebrity Boot Camp TV show on the Fox network.

  • December 31, 2002 -- Tiffany performed at Los Angeles' exclusive "Viper Room".

  • January 24, 2003 -- Tiffany sang the national anthem for the Lakers game.

  • Late January, 2003 -- Tiffany performs in clubs in England and Wales. After that, she does a number of American performances.

  • May 22, 2003 -- Tiffany was originally scheduled to appear on a Fox TV Summer Music Mania special, but declined to participate after finding out that she was not going to be singing on the show, but just participating in a bikini contest.

  • July 8, 2003 -- Tiffany appears on the E! Network's Star Dates show, where two guys get a date with her, covered by TV cameras.

  • April 7, 2004 -- Cheez is no longer managing Tiffany; some of her performances are cancelled in the wake of this change.

  • August 1, 2004 -- According to interviews shortly before this, Tiffany marries her British boyfriend Benn George on this date, at her grandmother's house in California. Apparently, she's divorced from her first husband by this point.

  • 2005 -- Tiffany gives some performances in places from the Philippines to the United States.

  • February, 2005 -- Tiffany performs on the song "He Said, She Said" released by the group Second Sun.

  • March 20, 2005 -- Three new Tiffany songs are played as background music on the CBS TV movie Spring Break Shark Attack, but no credit to Tiffany is shown. General fan consensus is that it's probably a good thing that she's not credited, since it's such an awful movie.

  • April 2, 2005 -- Tiffany is featured in the British TV show Hit Me Baby One More Time, where past pop stars get another chance at fame; she sings "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Love Machine", and wins the first round to gain a spot in the finals.

  • May, 2005 -- Tiffany's new album, Dust Off And Dance is released independently and sold through the online CDBaby site. It becomes popular at dance clubs. Tiffany also says that it is particularly targeting the gay community.

  • May 21, 2005 -- In the finals of Hit Me Baby One More Time, Tiffany loses to Shakin' Stevens, a popular British singer. However, she is scheduled to appear in an upcoming U.S. version of the show.

  • June 2, 2005 -- In the American version of Hit Me Baby One More Time, aired on NBC, Tiffany performs "I Think We're Alone Now" and Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway", but loses to Arrested Development.

  • September, 2005 -- George Tobin re-released Dreams Never Die, with bonus tracks from early Tiffany recording sessions in Tobin's studio. The new version is available in the CDBaby site, where Tiffany has made her recent albums available. Tobin responded to fan criticism regarding this release.

  • December, 2006 -- It is announced that Tiffany has signed with the new label 10 Spot Records, with an album release planned for April 2007. Her new manager is Ann-Riley.

  • Spring, 2007 -- Tiffany appears on VH-1's Celebrity Fit Club.

  • June 5, 2007 -- Tiffany's new album, Just Me, is released, and gets some good reviews.

  • July 16, 2007 -- It is reported that Tiffany is looking to buy a farm in Tennessee, in order to move back there (she lived there in the 1990s).

  • August 10, 2007 -- "Higher" is released as a dance single through Perfect Beat.

  • October 2, 2007 -- Tiffany has something to celebrate on her 36th birthday, as her (non-album) single "Higher" debuts on the Billboard "Hot Dance Club Play" chart at #45, her first chart appearance in 18 years.

  • 2008 -- Tiffany changes management again, this time to J.D. Sobol of RPM Talent Agency.

  • March, 2008 -- A special Tiffany album, Mimi's Kitchen, is released in an extremely limited edition, announced on Internet lists, as part of a package including photos and a T-shirt, with personal autographs by Tiffany. This CD contains unreleased tracks, including one of her singing "Devil Woman" when she was three years old.

  • March 7, 2008 -- Tiffany appears in the short film The Isolationist, premiering at Marion Knott Studios.

  • April, 2008 -- Tiffany appears along with Meat Loaf in an AT&T mobile phone commercial. Unfortunately, the version actually aired only has an extremely brief cameo of her, but a long version viewable on the Internet includes her singing along with Meat Loaf.

  • April 21, 2008 -- Tiffany makes a guest appearance on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, a brief cameo in a music video claimed to be from the past pop-star history of one of the characters. Another character yells "Isn't that Tiffany?" when she appears. Alan Thicke also makes an appearance. (Video; Another site with video; TV Guide news blog article; IGN Image gallery with Tiffany pics here and here.)

  • October, 2008 -- A planned United Kingdom performance tour is postponed until 2009 due to visa difficulties for Tiffany.

  • October 18, 2008 -- Tiffany is a contestant on the CMT television show Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, but is eliminated in the first episode.

  • October 25, 2008 -- Tiffany's song "Just Another Day" (another non-album track) enters the Billboard Hot Club Dance Play chart at #42, and reaches the Top 40 the following week.

  • January 17, 2009 -- The song by Hydra Productions featuring Tiffany, "Dust Off And Dance", ranked #1 on Billboard's "Breakouts For Hot/Dance Club Play". Britney Spears' "Circus" followed at #2.

  • April 10, 2010 -- Tiffany stars along with Barry Williams of The Brady Bunch in Mega Piranha, a movie on the SyFy cable channel, about a biologically engineered strain of super-piranha fish going wild.

  • January 24, 2011 -- On a TV interview for What Happens Live, Tiffany inadvertently "outs" former boyfriend Jonathan Knight of the New Kids On The Block as gay, not realizing he wasn't already publicly "out". [Article]

  • January 29, 2011 -- The TV movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid premieres on the SyFy cable channel, featuring Tiffany and Debbie Gibson.

  • November, 2012 -- Tiffany's boutique opens in White House, TN.

  • October 15, 2013 -- Another location of Tiffany's boutique opens in East Nashville, TN.

  • January 6, 2014 -- Tiffany is on Team Guy on the Food Network's Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cookoff.

 

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