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May 5, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
BE IT Rhythm Nation or rhythm method, it worked. E! News followed up a report by Entertainment Tonight that Janet Jackson is pregnant with her and husband Wissam Al Mana 's first child. It was only last month that Janet stopped her "Unbreakable" tour because she and Wissam were "planning our family" and her doctor ordered her to "rest. " Good planning. A source told E! News on Wednesday that Janet, who's 49, is in her second trimester and that she and Wissam, a 41-year-old Qatari billionaire (so don't worry about gifts)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2011
POP ROYALTY Janet Jackson will be the new face of Fort Washington-based weight-loss company Nutrisystem. She'll star in a national campaign hocking the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and also "write" a book about the benefits of healthy living called True You . She'll also participate in Nurtisystem's new charitable arm, Nutribank. We commend Nutrisystem's choice of spokewoman. It's impossible to forget her name. It's Janet. It also means she's competing with Charles Barkley , who just this week was named spokesman for Weight Watchers for Men. Let the dieting begin.
NEWS
February 6, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Janet Jackson breast-baring fallout keeps on falling out. Michael's 37-year-old sis will not appear at Sunday's Grammy Awards, her publicist said yesterday. Janet Jackson was originally scheduled to be a presenter. But as public and political censure mounted in the days after her halftime flashdance on CBS with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl on Sunday, she decided to skip the music-awards show, also on CBS. It had been widely reported that she was to introduce a musical tribute to Luther Vandross, but the Recording Academy had never specified which part of the show she would be presenting.
NEWS
March 28, 2011 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Since she famously broke away from the tight reins of the Jackson clan, shed the good-girl image she had as a child entertainer, and promoted her sensual, self-empowered smash Control in 1986, Janet Jackson has proved to be one of pop's most fiercely independent artists. Now 44 and without a label to release new music (she left her last label, claiming it bungled the promotion of Discipline in 2008), Jackson seems more confident than ever. Earlier this year, her book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself topped the New York Times best seller list.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1994 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It took Janet Jackson three tries to get to Philadelphia. In December, it was the flu. Last week, she had a bad back. But on Monday, she made it. And the show she brought to the Spectrum with her - eight dancers, five video screens, three backup vocalists and, oh yeah, seven musicians - was a state-of-the-spectacle arena-pop extravaganza. It was a good-natured, aerobically impressive performance with lots of bright colors, fancy clothes, exploding flashpots and not a single, solitary second of spontaneity - or a word about brother Michael's travails.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2004 | By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
"Relax, it's just sex. " So whispers Janet Jackson, owner of the nipple shield that shook a nation, at the end of a little word game she calls "Sexhibition. " The third song on her eighth album, Damita Jo, "Sexhibition" is a celebration of wanton naughtiness in which crazy Michael's little sis invokes - or is it "hides behind"? - her sexual-predator alter-ego to talk about the pleasures she intends to provide. There's no candlelit massage. No mood music. Just Jackson the sexplorer, anticipating the sexsational sexplosion her sexhibitionist sexcapades will set off. In case her intention still isn't clear, Jackson next characterizes herself as a one-woman gentleman's club.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2005 | HOWARD GENSLER gensleh@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
THE LONG-POPULAR urban legend of Janet Jackson having a teenage daughter who was being raised by her older sister Rebbie, gained traction last Friday when Jackson's former brother-in-law, Young DeBarge, claimed on New York radio station WQHT that Janet and his older brother, James (who was wed to Janet for less than 3 months back in 1984), are parents of an 18-year-old named Renee. The whole story sounds fishy and it's not simply because Young has a new album to promote. If "Renee" is 18, as he stated, she would have been born three years after Janet and James allegedly split.
NEWS
February 26, 2013
In a statement to "Entertainment Tonight," the newlyweds said: "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " She's no doubt hoping that the third time will be the charm. Her first marriage, to singer James DeBarge, was annulled after just a year in 1985. She then married Rene Elizondo in 1991 and somehow kept the union secret for nine years. It's unclear exactly how long Janet, youngest of the talented Jackson clan, has been hitched this time around.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1993 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Not much emotional range in Janet Jackson's pretty face, is there? Could this be the same gal so animated in music videos? Dreamy eyes, expressionless lips, immobile jaw: This is Janet elated. Which is the identical face as Janet angry. Which is the identical face as Janet in pain. Which is . . . you get the picture. Janet Jackson's limited dramatic range sadly limits the impact of Poetic Justice, the new film by Boyz N the Hood's John Singleton. In this, her film debut, she plays a Los Angeles hairdresser and poet (named Justice!
NEWS
May 18, 1993 | by Chuck Arnold, Daily News Staff Writer
janet. Janet Jackson (Virgin) Our Rating Guide: Most excellent Worthy Tape it or leave it You'll be sorry On her coming-out album, "Control," Janet (Miss Jackson, if you're nasty) said, "Let's Wait Awhile," when her man wanted to do the nasty. She promised she'd be worth the wait. And, like a good boy, he waited. Well, it's been seven years. No wonder Miss Jackson can't wait to scratch that itch - again and again - on her much-anticipated new record, "janet.
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May 5, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
BE IT Rhythm Nation or rhythm method, it worked. E! News followed up a report by Entertainment Tonight that Janet Jackson is pregnant with her and husband Wissam Al Mana 's first child. It was only last month that Janet stopped her "Unbreakable" tour because she and Wissam were "planning our family" and her doctor ordered her to "rest. " Good planning. A source told E! News on Wednesday that Janet, who's 49, is in her second trimester and that she and Wissam, a 41-year-old Qatari billionaire (so don't worry about gifts)
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
Tik-tok, the clock has struck midnight. New York State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich has thrown out Kesha 's hate-crime and human-rights claims that producer Dr. Luke drugged, sexually abused and emotionally tormented her. The judge ruled Wednesday that those claims by the platinum-selling singer can't go forward because the alleged rape and abuse happened outside New York and beyond the legal time limit. The judge also said "every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Henson entertainer of year Empire star Taraji P. Henson has won the coveted title of USA Today's entertainer of the year. Henson, 45, whose films include Hustle & Flow and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , which garnered her an Oscar nomination, plays eminently quotable matriarch Cookie Lyon on Fox's hip-hop soaper. She marvels at how quickly she's gained name recognition. Last Christmas, life "was kind of normal still," she tells USA Today. "Like, I could still go to Target and the grocery store without being harassed.
NEWS
November 14, 2015 | By Patrick Rapa, For The Inquirer
When your discography's only one record deep, it helps to know a few covers. Soulful Richmond, Va., singer-songwriter Natalie Prass, who has been on tour more or less since January, has fanned the flames ignited by her generally beloved self-titled debut with a eclectic array of extraordinary renditions. Highlights from the year so far: She did Slayer's "Raining Blood" for the A.V. Club, dueted with Ryan Adams on Patrick Swayze's "She's Like the Wind" in concert, and took on Janet Jackson's "Any Time, Any Place" for a b-side.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
THE FLYERS LOGO is ready for its close-up. Last week, a rep from the Wells Fargo Center sent out email saying the famed Flyers logo has received $475,320 in free publicity from "The Goldbergs," the '80s-set ABC comedy airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m., starring "Bridesmaids'" Wendi McLendon-Covey , "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Jeff Garlin and George Segal . "I'm using my show to push my Philadelphia Flyers agenda. I'm a longtime fan. My dad had season tickets. Some of my best memories were going to games with him, eating the french fries and wearing my Tim Kerr jersey.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don't think Family Guy guru Seth MacFarlane will be asked to join the National Organization for Women anytime soon. Shock, if not exactly awe, gripped some viewers Sunday night when the first-time Oscar host launched into a surreal monologue about women. He opened with a musical tribute to actresses who opted to appear onscreen topless. It went downhill from there. Some zingers: Django is the story "of a man fighting to get back his woman, who's been subject to unthinkable violence, or as, Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie," said Seth, 39, referring to the two singers' troubled history.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013
  JANET JACKSON has had another secret wedding. This time around, she married uber-hot Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana . In a statement to "Entertainment Tonight," the newlyweds said: "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " She's no doubt hoping that the third time will be the charm. Her first marriage to singer James DeBarge was annulled after just a year in 1985.
NEWS
February 26, 2013
In a statement to "Entertainment Tonight," the newlyweds said: "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " She's no doubt hoping that the third time will be the charm. Her first marriage, to singer James DeBarge, was annulled after just a year in 1985. She then married Rene Elizondo in 1991 and somehow kept the union secret for nine years. It's unclear exactly how long Janet, youngest of the talented Jackson clan, has been hitched this time around.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Actor Sam Worthington; Julia Nunes performs. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS) - Tina Fey; Jeremy Irvine; the Barr Brothers perform. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Midnight, 6ABC) - Janet Jackson; Larry the Cable Guy; Eli Young Band performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Elizabeth Banks; Ben McKenzie; Mindless Behavior performs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2011
POP ROYALTY Janet Jackson will be the new face of Fort Washington-based weight-loss company Nutrisystem. She'll star in a national campaign hocking the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and also "write" a book about the benefits of healthy living called True You . She'll also participate in Nurtisystem's new charitable arm, Nutribank. We commend Nutrisystem's choice of spokewoman. It's impossible to forget her name. It's Janet. It also means she's competing with Charles Barkley , who just this week was named spokesman for Weight Watchers for Men. Let the dieting begin.
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