Though Janet Jackson told Oprah Winfrey and anyone else who has asked she gained 60 pounds to play a character in the movie ‘Tennessee’, Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com hears that isn’t the case. Movie insiders claim Janet, who has a history of piling on pounds between albums, was never told to gain that weight, and it wasn’t called for in the script. Taking her place in the project, which begins shooting in January, is Mariah Carey.
Janet Jackson’s Weight-Loss Secret
September 14, 2006 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Tuesday night, “Janet Jackson admits she recently 60 pounds. She said it was the old fashioned way. Yeah. Of course, in the Jackson family, ‘the old fashioned way’ means Janet’s father screamed the fat out of her.”
Justin Timberlake Visits ‘The Late Show’
September 13, 2006 – Former *NSYNC star Justin was joined by Timbaland to perform his #1 single ‘SexyBack’ on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday (September 11). Timberlake was then on the hot seat, with Dave firing off questions about Cameron Diaz, smoking pot in Amsterdam for his Rolling Stone interview, and the Janet Jackson Super Bowl breast flash, which he admitted wasn’t well thought out choreography. YouTube has since removed the video.
Is JD Steering Janet The Wrong Way With ’20 Y.O.’?
September 7, 2006 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com hears that Janet Jackson’s new album ’20 Y.O.’ “is too much the work of her boyfriend, Jermaine Dupri, and not enough of her regular producers, ‘Jimmy Jam’ Harris and Terry Lewis. Dupri apparently got final cut on the album, pushing Jackson further away from the Harris-Lewis formula that brought her so much success. Instead, expect a much more hip-hop oriented sound.” Friedman suggests that is “not necessarily the right move for a 40-year-old woman.”
The article at FoxNews.com has since been removed.
Janet Jackson Pays Tribute To Breakthrough Disc
September 3, 2006 – Billboard.com caught up with Jermaine Dupri and Jimmy Jam about their work, along with Terry Lewis, on Janet Jackson’s latest effort ’20 Y.O.’, due out September 26th. With the first single ‘Call On Me’ teaming Janet with Nelly, it was only her second collaboration with a contemporary hip-hop artists, after 1998’s ‘What’s It Gonna Be’ with Busta Rhymes. “If Janet had just come out, people wouldn’t be asking that question,” Dupri said. “Of course she don’t need Nelly, but in today’s market, half the kids watching (BET music show) ‘106 & Park’ don’t even know what ‘Control’ sounds like.” Read more.