Kelly Carter of USA Today profiled the big talk at last week’s Grammy Awards when Janet Jackson presented an award showing off her ripped ab muscles. Her trainer, Tony Martinez, said, “I think she’s the fittest female celebrity around. People can do their laundry on her stomach.” Despite her own admissions of being insecure with her body, Martinez insists, “She’s just so shy about that. Her body is tremendous. She puts a lot of hard work into that. She’s a very humble person.” Read more.
J.Lo & Janet Watch Like Royalty At Craig David Show
February 28, 2002 – E! Online’s Ted Casablanca reports Craig David played before a celebrity audience at House of Blues that included Miami Vice star Don Johnson and pop divas Jennifer Lopez and Janet Jackson, who held court in the velvet-rope section with prime viewing of the stage below. Said Ted, “Sorta like Queen Elizabeth does it at Buckingham Palace, ya know? But don’t worry: Not until the J-jewels start toting oversize bags (complete with toilet paper, just as QE does) will these babes have gone completely off the royal deep end.”
Young Gold Medalist Loves Britney, Janet & *NSYNC
February 25, 2002 – Entertainment Tonight spoke with Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes on Monday’s show where she unveiled her new Wheaties cover. Hughes said “I always listen to *NSYNC and Britney Spears before I skate, and Janet Jackson, and they all get me going.” The 16 year old adds, “I know all *NSYNC’s songs.”
Janet Jackson Pulls In Record Radio Numbers For HBO Show
February 20, 2002 – WBLS reports Janet’s HBO special on Sunday brought in record numbers for the radio station, which simulcast the concert Sunday night. 746,000 New Yorkers tuned into to the station while another 59,000 tuned into the station’s website stream. Radio station programmer Vince Brown said “Only Janet can pull in these kind of listeners, she had everyone dancing to her rhythm nation Sunday night, she proves year after year why she is America’s #1 music star.”
Janet Jackson Live In Concert From Hawaii will re-air as follows:
02/18/02 08:00 pm ET – HBOP
02/21/02 08:00 pm ET – HBO
02/23/02 06:00 pm ET – HBO
02/25/02 11:30 pm ET – HBO
Britney’s HBO Special Kiddieland Stuff Compared To Janet
February 19, 2002 – Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun Times gave his thoughts on Janet Jackson’s HBO concert broadcast Sunday night saying, “You don’t see this much crotch grabbing, nasty talk and boobs-a-bouncing at the Bada Bing strip club.” Compared to Britney Spears’ show, Roeper said it “was kiddieland stuff compared to Miss Janet’s pyro-gyro-technics.” Meanwhile, Roeper gave his thoughts on Spears’ new movie ‘Crossroads’ as well.
Fans React To Janet Jackson’s HBO Special
February 17, 2002 – Well I don’t have HBO but fans on Janet’s official site message board are posting highlights for those that didn’t watch the special. Apparently the highlight of the night was a camera that explored Janet’s nether regions, and… well, people are trying to figure out what was obstructing the view.
Janet Jackson HBO Show All About Extra Validation
February 17, 2002 – R.D. Heldenfels of the Charlotte Beacon Journal gave his thoughts ahead of Janet’s HBO performance tonight reasoning her appearance is “to declare that you are One Of The World’s Greatest Entertainers.” Heldenfels says, “If I watch, the reasons will be that Velvet Rope is the greatest album by any Jackson sibling and that she’s a better entertainer than the King of Flop.”
Janet Jackson’s GMA Appearance Now Online
February 15, 2002 – Janet fan site Miss-Janet.com has a clip of the interview she gave to Good Morning America’s Diana Sawyer yesterday morning. Janet talked about growing up, all the attention she gets, her brothers’ recent reunion in New York, and her plans for Valentine’s Day and if she had a romance in her life.