Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com wasn’t too happy with Janet Jackson’s bodyguard at the premiere of ‘Matrix Reloaded’ in New York. Friedman writes, “He insisted on sticking his mutton-chop-sized arm out in the aisle to block anyone from brushing against Janet or looking at her too closely while she was trying to find her seat. I’ll bet a few guests discovered themselves bruised by the experience when they got home.” Read more.
Janet Jackson Serenaded By Drag Queens
May 11, 2003 – The New York Post reports Janet got an early birthday present before she turns 37 on May 16th, when several drag queens serenaded her at Chelsea gay bar Splash the other night. Jackson brought her back-up dancers to see performances by Aretha Franklin impersonator The Queen of Large Flotilla DeBarge and Lil’ Kim imitator Gangsta Big Kim. Miss Jackson was nearly brought Jackson to tears with Angelique Ali’s rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.
Janet Jackson Sued By ‘Stalker’
April 5, 2003 – On Tuesday, thirty-one-year-old Eric Leon Christian of Maryland filed a new civil complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court against Janet’s company, Black Doll Inc., claiming that the 1997 restraining order she filed against him was a false claim. He maintains that, contrary to her allegations, he never met Jackson, let alone called her ninety times, assaulted her, made threats and harassed her.
JD And Miss Jackson Get ‘Very Serious’
March 29, 2003 – The New York Post reports an insider tells them Jermaine Dupri has settled into a “very serious” relationship with Janet Jackson. Meanwhile, the hip hop mogul has named his forthcoming clothing line. “Jermaine was trying to think of all these names for his line and just settled on ‘Dupri’,” an insider said. His collection will debut this summer with a big party in the Hamptons.
Liberty X Singer Too Shy To Talk To Janet Jackson
February 23, 2003 – The Sunday People reports Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor was too shy to speak to Janet Jackson after the band’s producer Richard X started chatting to the singer in the VIP room of a hotel following the Brit Awards.
Janet Jackson To The Rescue, Justin Time
February 23, 2003 – The Mirror reports Janet Jackson got increasingly annoyed with a Britney Spears lookalike who kept throwing herself at *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake and had her thrown out of the VIP area of a Brit Awards after party in London. “She was totally wrecked,” said one party-goer. “She was rubbing herself up and down all the pop stars there. Her face was twisting into all kinds of contortions and she looked more scary than sexy. Justin looked quite bemused by the whole thing but Janet was furious because this girl kept falling on to her and Justin.”
JD Wears Down Janet Jackson Into Relationship
February 13, 2003 – CJ of the Minneapolis Star Tribune spoke with Jimmy Jam’s wife Lisa Harris, who talked about the couple attending the NBA All-Star game with their close friend and business associate Janet Jackson and her friend and music mogul Jermaine Dupri. “We sat with them at the game,” said Harris, giving just the facts. Are they a couple? “They came to the game together. That’s what I know.” A couple of months ago, Dupri announced to ‘Entertainment Tonight’ that they have been a couple for 18 months. But CJ was told that at the time, Dupri was “just a prankster lovin’ braggart who was exaggerating the situation.” CJ now says, “I now hear, but obviously not from Harris, that Dupri appears to have worn down Jackson, and that they may indeed be having a romance.”