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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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;
news blog article; IGN Image
gallery with Tiffany pics here
October, 2008 -- A planned United Kingdom performance tour is postponed until 2009 due to visa difficulties
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
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
November, 2012 -- Tiffany's boutique opens in White House, TN.