Janet Jackson

May
12
Janet Jackson Talks Jacksons Tour, Gay Marriage, & New Projects

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson was all smiles and giggles during her red carpet interview with “Extra’s” AJ Calloway at the opening for Marco Glaviano “Supermodels” exhibition at the Keszler Gallery in New York on Thursday.

The pop icon plans to join her brothers on spot dates during their upcoming tour. “Of course I am. Where I don’t know, but I will,” said the Nutrisystem spokeswoman.

She also praised President Obama for supporting gay marriage. “He finally came around, didn’t he? He finally came around, good for him,” she said. “I’ve been so busy and my focus has been so much on other things that I haven’t even paid it that much attention to the response of the fans, but I’m sure they’re very, very pleased.”

And what’s next for Ms. Jackson? “I’ve just been having my head into creating music and producing, getting my stuff together for films.”

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Apr
5
Janet Jackson Unveils Slimmer Body in Nutrisystem Ad

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is looking slim and trim these days. The 45-year-old singer, whose weight has fluctuated over the years, unveils her svelte figure in a new television ad for Nutrisystem, the home delivery weight-loss program.

While Janet is celebrating her weight-loss success, she won’t say exactly how many pounds she has lost. However, Nutrisystem previously claimed she shed 10 pounds in a little more than a month.

Watch Janet flaunt her sexy body in the commercial below.

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Feb
17
Report: Janet Jackson in Talks to Join ‘X Factor’

Janet Jackson

Is Janet Jackson headed to “The X Factor”? The pop icon is reportedly in preliminary talks to join the U.S. singing competition as a judge.

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Feb
14
Janet Jackson Remembers Whitney Houston

Janet Jackson

The devastating loss of Whitney Houston continues to be felt throughout the music industry. Another one of her superstar peers, Janet Jackson, spoke about first learning of Whitney’s passing, her incredible talent, and advice to daughter Bobbi Kristina during her appearance on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show. “It’s very, very devastating and I pray for her and her family, even Bobby,” said a grief-stricken Janet.

On her reaction to the tragic news: “I couldn’t believe it. Immediately I started shaking. I was trying to text everyone that I knew to let them know and I was speechless. I could not believe it.”

On Whitney’s talent: “Incredible. She was known as the voice. When she would open her mouth and this instrument would come out, you would obviously understand why. She was such a sweet, sweet soul, especially back in the early ’80s and early ’90s is when I connected with Whitney the most. It doesn’t matter if we were doing an awards show, we would always take the time out to find one another. Either she’d come to my dressing room to say hey and I’d be in makeup, or I’d find her in her dressing room to say hey. We always found time to talk to one another. She was such a sweet soul.”

On her advice to Bobbi Kristina: “It’s a very, very tough time. Even though it’s still a loss. I lost my brother, she lost her mother. There’s still a difference, even though there’s a still a loss to a family. I don’t know what that’s like being so young. It was hard for me. It was very, very difficult for me. I didn’t want to accept it, it’s very difficult. You have to come to terms at some point. You have to actually give it up to God and it sounds so mean, but you have to move on. You can’t hold onto that because it can be very devastating. Sometimes therapy is the best thing.”

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Jan
10
Janet Jackson Visits ‘The Tonight Show’ [Video]

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson was looking fit and fabulous during her appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” The Nutrisystem spokeswoman sat down to discuss the weight loss program, hating her smile (“I felt like the Joker ’cause my smile is so broad”), why she wrote her self-help book True You, and what she thinks about her niece Paris pursuing a career in Hollywood.

The 45-year-old superstar also reminisced about crying on cue during her “Good Times” audition and shooting the iconic cover of her 1993 album janet. Plus, she and her trainer taught Jay some new exercise routines.

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Dec
20
Janet Jackson Shares Weight Loss Secrets in Nutrisystem Commercial [Video]

Janet Jackson

How does Janet Jackson stay in shape? The pop icon is sharing her tips in a television commercial for Nutrisystem, the home delivery weight loss program. “I understand what it’s like to have weight issues. I’ve dealt with it all my life,” says the company’s newest spokeswoman, who is seen getting ready for her concert. “I’m on it and I’m already seeing results.”

Find out the key to Janet’s success.

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Dec
15
Janet Jackson Talks Weight Loss, Conrad Murray, & Advice for Niece on ‘GMA’

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson took to “GMA” to announce her new role as spokeswoman for Nutrisystem, the leading home delivery weight loss program. In a sit-down interview with Juju Chang, the pop icon spoke out about her weight loss struggles, the verdict in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, and her niece Paris’ Hollywood dreams.

The superstar singer revealed that her body image issues began with her role on “Good Times.” “I didn’t like it. We always find something wrong with us, somewhere,” said Janet, who found comfort in junk food. “I could really easily pick myself apart and that’s what I did.”

At the age of 45, Ms. Jackson is finally feeling confident about her body. “I’m able to look in the mirror. I couldn’t do that before,” she shared. “I’m very grateful to be able to do what I love most, what I really feel I was here to do, and that’s to help others.”

Janet also talked publicly for the first time since Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced in the death of her brother, Michael Jackson. “It doesn’t bring my brother back—that would be the ultimate—but the best was done at that moment,” she said.

When asked what she thinks of her niece Paris landing a role in a Hollywood film, she sighed. “I’m happy for her because this is what she wants to do,” said Janet. “I told her you should really take this time to enjoy your youth to its fullest because you lose so much of your childhood in this industry.”

Janet, who has been performing around the world on her “Number Ones” tour, has had a year of highs and lows. “It’s been a great deal of happiness, it’s been some sadness, it’s been difficult at times.”

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