воскресенье, 20 апреля 2008 г.

ROUGH -TUMBLE, GUT FEELING

ROUGH & TUMBLE - Who's Dated Who Photo

Tyra Banks and Janet Jackson get tangled up in each other during a lighthearted moment on the Tyra Banks Show. The talk show host sat down with the pop star for a full hour on an episode scheduled to air March 4.
GUT FEELING - Who's Dated Who Photo

Discipline singer Janet Jackson has some belly laughs with Damien Fahey on Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008, while visiting MTV`s TRL studio in New York City.

четверг, 10 апреля 2008 г.

Hospitalized

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is currently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center suffering from a really bad flu. Jackson was taken to the hospital “late last night with a shortness of breath,” a source tells Us Weekly.

Her rep confirmed, “Janet is fine. She’s just battling this flu like everyone else.”

What happened to good old-fashioned flu medication? Since when do people have to get hospitalized for the flu?? Whatever the case is, we're glad Janet's doing well!

среда, 9 апреля 2008 г.

Better After Illness

Janet Jackson`s boyfriend Jermaine Dupri – who announced Thursday that he`s heading up brand-new record label, TAG Records – tells PEOPLE that Jackson has fully recovered from the illness that forced her to cancel an appearance on Saturday Night Live last month.

"She`s 100-percent better now," says Dupri. "She was really sick. She had bronchitis." But the singer is back on track: "She`s in Japan right now. She`s better and doing all the promotion that she didn`t get to do because she was sick when the album launched."

Dupri, 35, who is currently in the studio working on Usher`s new album, also shared the good news of his appointment at TAG Records, a new joint venture between Island Def Jam and TAG Deodorant Body Spray.

Say, what? "It`s a full-fledged record company," Dupri explains. "I`m the president. And we`re mixing the best of both worlds together – the marketing of a product like TAG and the lifestyle that TAG represents, and then what the music and myself bring to the music industry."

No Deodorant Rapping
That will not mean rappers rapping about deodorants, he says. Instead, Dupri says the record label will offer a marketing budget to whatever new artists he signs that far exceeds any other budget in the industry.

"There`s a lot going on in the world that makes it hard to do the old conventional record business," he says. "You can`t get this type of marketing budget. There are endorsement deals, but not like this."

Dupri says he already has his first artist lined up, and could release a single in as little as two weeks. Meanwhile, he`s continuing to work as a producer with Usher and Mariah Carey – and looking forward to reuniting with Jackson when she gets back from Japan. His new business, he says, "is the icing on the cake. I`m grinning from cheek-to-cheek."

четверг, 3 апреля 2008 г.

Shrinking waistline

It seems like just yesterday NippleGate rocked the world. This time around, it's a much tamer area that is causing bloggers to snicker, as the pop star's shrinking waistline in recent weeks has been a far cry from her past figure. Even tabloids like the U.K.'s Daily Mail is commenting, calling Jackson a "yo-yo dieter" while reporting on her "tiny, waspish waist."

It was at Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards where Jackson's waist became the subject, as her tightly-sinched belt acted more like a corset than an accessory. It was even enough to make the always positive Pink Is the New Blog say that Ms. Jackson's mid-section was "a bit strange to look at."

Jackson's weight has been a frequent topic of conversation among gossipers over the past few years, as she gained a large amount of weight, reportedly for a movie role that never materialized.

среда, 2 апреля 2008 г.

Honored By GLAAD

Janet Jackson To Be Honored By GLAAD - Who's Dated Who Photo

Janet Jackson will be honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) this month.

The `Feedback` singer is set to be recognized by the organization for working to combat prejudice against sexuality in the music industry. She will be presented with the Vanguard Award by U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres at the organization`s Media Awards in Los Angeles` Kodak Theater on April 26.

Janet said: "I have received a number of awards throughout my career, but I am so proud to be receiving the Vanguard Award from GLAAD."

"Since its inception in 1985, GLAAD has taken the lead in making sure that people will no longer be judged by their gender identity or sexual orientation. I applaud them for their continued work and thank them for this honor from the bottom of my heart."

Neil G. Giuliano, President of GLAAD, added: "We are delighted to honor Janet Jackson at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles as such a visible, welcoming and inclusive ally of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community."

"Ms. Jackson has a tremendous following inside the LGBT community and out, and having her stand with us against the defamation that LGBT people still face in our country is extremely significant."

Previous recipients of the Vanguard Award include Charlize Theron, Antonio Banderas, Liza Minnelli and Whoopi Goldberg.

World Tour

With her album on the top of the charts, Janet Jackson, is ready to kick off a world tour. Janet wanted to tour for her last album 20 Y.O. but didn’t via suggestions from the record label. But this time around Janet is ready with new ideas, new songs, and tons of material that hasn’t been performed on stage. The tour will kick off in Sept. and will start in the US. Date and ticket sells have yet to be announced.

четверг, 27 марта 2008 г.

Vibe Magazine

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is one of the few child stars that's made it out alive (sans rehab or psych ward trips). Janet graces the March cover of Vibe magazine. In the double issue she talks about growing up a Jackson, her man Jermaine, and being a child actor. Here are some highlights with the interview...

On growing up in her household:
“I remember being a kid and they’d come over … you take so much for granted…. you’re not thinking about the fact that it’s Marvin Gaye over all the time, or Diana [Ross] or Smokey [Robinson].”

On her relationship with super-producer Jermaine Dupri:
“Married or not, it’s not important … I feel like it’s it …. It’s been about eight years. He’s just a sweetheart. Truly a good-hearted person.”

On being a responsible child in the entertainment business:
“One of the major things was my work ethic, since I was a kid … I never had my mother wake me up … I’d get myself up everyday. It never struck me … that’s a lot of difficulty for a 10-year-old … I don’t know if it’s something in the genes, or from watching my brothers, seeing them working hard.”

пятница, 21 марта 2008 г.

Threesomes

Damn Jermaine Dupri is one lucky man! Not only is his girlfriend Janet Jackson hot, she's thinks threesomes are "cool".

Since her new album 'Discipline' is about the experience of having sex with multiple partners, when Janet was asked if she was into threesomes she replied, "I think whatever you're into, as long as you both are into it, it's cool."

How about you guys? What are you into? Its Valentine’s Day so don’t be shy about the naughty stories.

воскресенье, 16 марта 2008 г.

Shunning Jackson 5 Reunion

Janet Jackson Denies She Is Shunning Jackson 5 Reunion - Who's Dated Who Photo

Janet Jackson has dismissed reports she is shunning a Jackson 5 reunion tour, insisting she`s the one urging her siblings to go ahead with the gigs. The R&B star was alleged to have refused a support slot on the group`s planned world tour, which her older brother Jermaine Jackson is trying to organize.

But she claims she`d be delighted to hit the road with her family, if only the rest of the legendary band would agree to the tour.

She tells Larry King, "I would love to (tour with them). I get my brothers on the phone all the time. I`m the biggest fan of the Jacksons, The Jackson 5.

"I have conference calls all the time pushing them to do a huge tour. I tell them if they did, I would love to open for them.

"I have never opened for anyone. My very first tour, I was the headline. It was a nation(wide) tour. I never opened for anyone. It would be an honor."

But when asked which of her siblings is refraining from the comeback tour, she refuses to confirm reports it`s Michael, coyly adding: "They would love to, but one of them is on the fence. You have to respect that. He`s worked very hard at his solo career. I don`t know. Maybe he`ll come around. Still kind of working on him."

вторник, 4 марта 2008 г.

Jermaine Dupri

Janet Jackson news... - Who's Dated Who Photo

Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson were spotted leaving the CNN studios in Los Angeles after Janet’s interview with Larry King.

Janet reveled that she would be the opening act for a Jackson Five reunion tour if they do go ahead with doing one during the Larry King taping. She also said that she has regular conference calls with her brothers and hopes the reunion will happen soon.

суббота, 1 марта 2008 г.

Secret Wedding Plans

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is a smart woman and she knows exactly how to manipulate the media.

Last week Janet went on and on about how she's "allergic" to marriage and how she won't be walking down the aisle anytime soon. "I've done it twice before. I’m afraid I might be allergic to marriage." But it turns out she's been planning the details of her wedding this whole time.

According to reports, she recently asked Badgley Mischka for bridal gown samples. "She's preparing for her private nuptials," said one source.

Janet's been dating Jermaine Dupri for six years, so we wouldn't be surprised if reports of a secret marriage surfaced soon. Keep in mind Janet was married to Rene Elizondo for over 7 years in the 90's and no one even knew about it until they filed for divorce, so she's obviously capable of keeping a secret.

четверг, 21 февраля 2008 г.

Back in Black

Back in Black - Who's Dated Who Photo

Janet Jackson enjoys an evening at Katsuya in Hollywood Tuesday. Maybe she`s out celebrating the success of her album Discipline, which hit the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Janet Jackson is considering having her eggs frozen.

The `Together Again` singer - who is dating record producer Jermaine Dupri - is so concerned about getting older she has spoken to doctors about putting her eggs on ice for future use.

Janet, who turns 42 on May 16, told chat show host Tyra Banks: "I`ll definitely have kids some day. My doctor is thinking about making me have my eggs frozen, believe you me!"

Janet recently revealed she doesn`t want to tie the knot with Jermaine because she thinks she is "allergic to marriage."

She said: "So many people were putting pressure on Jermaine to get married and then they started pressuring me. Everybody would ask us about it - even friends. "I just think if it`s meant to happen, it will happen. I like where we are, and I`m happy where I am. I`ve done it twice before. I`m afraid I might be a jinx. I might be allergic to marriage."