Janet Jackson’s TMI About Sex With Jermaine Dupri

Janet Jackson confessed to Essence magazine she enjoyed sex more than her lovers did, until she met Jermaine Dupri. “I feel like I finally met my match,” the 40-year old said. “In relationships it was always the guy telling me, ‘OK, hold on, wait a minute.’ I’d ask my girlfriends, ‘Aren’t we supposed to be the ones who say, ‘Wait, not tonight, I have a headache’? This happened through two [marriages] for me. I thought something’s not right here. But with Jermaine I don’t have to say anything; he knows I’m ready. Any time, any place.”

Janet Jackson On The Set Of ‘Call On Me’

July 28, 2006 – ‘Access Hollywood’ caught up with Janet on the set of her ‘Call On Me’ video. The singer spoke with Tony Potts about being a big kid, 20 years since the ‘Control’ release, overcoming her shyness, not dating in her 20s, and more. The video at accesshollywood.com has since been removed.

Janet Jackson Shoots ‘Call On Me’ Video With Nelly

Photographs from Janet Jackson’s ‘Call On Me’ video shoot, featuring Nelly, which were shot June 29 – July 1 at Santa Monica Airport Hanger #8 in Santa Monica, California are now available. Check them out at WireImage.

Will Janet Jackson And Jermaine Dupri Adopt Kids?

July 24, 2006 – When asked about having a family during a press conference Friday (July 21), Janet told reporters: “I would love to have kids. I never thought I would ever want any. But being with Jermaine really changed my mind on all that. I don’t mind adopting.”

Janet Jackson Visits KIIS FM

July 18, 2006 – Janet dropped by KIIS FM’s On-Air with Ryan Seacrest in Los Angeles on Monday (July 17) to promote her new album ’20 Years Old’. Janet discussed her weight loss, the story behind the album title, her boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, turning 40, how Michael is doing, the much talked about Mariah Carey duet, and more. The interview audio at kiisfm.com has since been removed.

Janet Jackson Talks With Seattle’s KISS 106.1

July 18, 2006 – Janet was on the phone with Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Monday (July 17) to promote her new album ’20 Years Old’, due out September 26th. Janet discussed her dramatic weight loss even though she hates to work out, gaining her weight for a movie role that never happened, her “amazing” boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, her True Religion jeans obsession, what she likes to do in her free time, and more. The interview at kiss1061.com has since been removed.

Mariah Carey And Janet Jackson Talk Duet

At the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, Mariah Carey told ‘Access Hollywood’ she’s ready to duet with Janet Jackson. “Jermaine (Dupri) keeps saying this, but Jermaine has to call me and tell me about it,” Mariah said of the possible collaboration. “I love Janet. Janet is wonderful. I’m a fan. I’ll totally do it, but he’s got to let me know so we can write the song.”

Janet Trying To Put Together Duet With Mariah

Janet Jackson and music producer-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri were on hand for the ESPY Awards Wednesday night, and they broke news to ‘Extra’ about teaming up for a superstar duet with Mariah Carey. “That’s a big possibility. We’re trying to put it together,” Janet admitted. “That’s two giants of the game coming together,” Dupri chimed in.

Janet Jackson Opens Up About Jermaine Dupri

July 12, 2006 – Janet is opening up about the man who has captured her heart, Jermaine Dupri. “You know he’s my other half, my better half,” the rapper/producer tells ‘Extra’. “He’s always there for me, as he should be, and I try to be for him. I finally got it right. We’ve been together five years already.”

Janet Jackson Hated Her Former Flabby Figure

June 18, 2006 – Janet spoke with The Sunday Mirror about her recent weight loss, where the singer dropped 60 pounds in the past four months. The singer said she hated her “hefty” thighs and her “really big” flabby stomach and was shocked by her appearance. “It was very different being in that skin,” the 40-year-old said. Now she’s regained her confidence, adding, “I feel good. It wasn’t until I saw a picture of myself recently that I thought ‘Wow you really did lose a lot.'”

The full story at sundaymirror.co.uk has since been removed.

Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid’s 50th Birthday Party

Avril Lavigne, Janet Jackson, and Mariah Carey attended LA Reid’s 50th birthday party on Sunday (June 11) at Nobu 57 in New York City. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and WireImage.

Janet Jackson Album Set For September Release

June 12, 2006 – Billboard reports that Janet’s new studio album ’20 Years Old’ is set for a September 26th release, with the first single, ‘Call on Me’, featuring Nelly, ready to hit U.S. radio outlets next week.

Janet Jackson On Losing The Weight

June 10, 2006 – Janet tells Neil Sean of Sky News that she lost 60 pounds in three months with “lots of tears, depression from not eating my favorite foods and hard work.” The singer plans on cashing in by revealing her slimming secrets on a new DVD.

Janet Jackson Thinks Christina’s Mariah Diss Was Lame

Contributed Anonymously:

Janet Jackson was recently on ‘Access Hollywood’, where the host read Christina Aguilera’s comments on Mariah Carey to GQ magazine and asked Janet for her opinion. Looking surprised, she said, “She said that? That’s lame!”

Janet Jackson On Us Weekly Cover

Janet Jackson posted the following message to her fans on her official web site: “Hey Guys, I am soooo happy you are loving my Us Weekly cover. But believe me, that’s just the beginning. Because u r the fans, I want you to be the first to know that I’m on my way to New York to be photographed by the fabulous Ruven Afanador in high fashion style for my upcoming Essence cover. The stylist will be the incredible Freddie Lieba– check him out– he’s in Style Magazine’s main fashion man. Then it’s gonna get even hotter when I land in Miami on June 2nd to shoot a super sexy Vibe cover. If you get the chance, keep watching ET and Access Hollywood to see what’s new in my life as they will have insider info about the release of my new single, album and video. And you know I will always be here, anxious to share my thoughts with you. See you soon! Until next time………. Love, JJ”

Oprah Winfrey’s 2006 Legends Ball Pictures

Tyra Banks, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, and Mariah Carey attended the screening of ‘Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball’ at JP Morgan Library on Thursday (May 11) in New York City. Check out pictures from GettyImages and WireImage.

Janet Jackson Teams Up With Rapper Khia

May 9, 2006 – Contributed Anonymously: According to Khia’s official web site and message board, Janet Jackson has recorded a song for new album ’20 Years Old’ with the infamous southern rapper, most famous for her 2002 hit single ‘My Neck My Back Lick It’. The track is called ‘So Excited’ and will appear on Janet’s upcoming release. The song will not appear on Khia’s upcoming release ‘Gangtress’ which hits stores July 11th.

Weight’s A Touchy Subject For Janet Jackson

Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Janet Jackson has no interest in sharing the secret to her latest weight loss triumph. The singer, who just re-signed a new deal with Virgin records, said, “If anyone dare mention the F word to me, I am out of there. It’s all about the music and not about my appearance.”

‘Call On Me’ Is The 1st Single From Janet’s Upcoming Album

May 3, 2006 – Janet Jackson has posted her official website that the first single from her new album is titled ‘Call on Me’ from her upcoming album ’20 Years Old’. The single will be released to radio June 19th. She also states that she will be going on tour and that the song ‘Weekend’ she posted on her site yesterday, was just a gift and is not a single and will not be on the new album. Read more at janet-jackson.com.

New Song From Janet Jackson’s Forthcoming Album

May 1, 2006 – Janet announced on her official website that she has just finished her new album and a link to one of her new songs, ‘Weekend’, has been posted on her home page. Check it out at Janet-Jackson.com.

Janet Jackson Readies New Album & Web Site

April 22, 2006 – Janet posted the following message to her fans at her official web site, JanetJackson.com: “Hey u guys, I’m in the studio right now and wanted to send a quick hello to all of you. This page will only be up for a short time while we get everything in place for the launch of the full site and my album release this Fall. The new site will give me a place to speak with you directly and allow you to find the latest news updates from me. There are a lot of cool things happening right now and I can’t wait for all of you to see the finished product! I have something special for you that will only be available on this website once the timer reaches zero. Be sure to check back and enjoy! Miss u Much J”

Janet Jackson Trying To Keep Lawsuit On The Down Low

March 29, 2006 – Songwriter Michael Ortega spoke with Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com about his lawsuit against Janet, charging the singer’s ‘All For You’ stole chunks of a tune he’d written for Jackson. “It appears that Janet’s attorneys are attempting to impose a gag order over the case so that all documents are ‘confidential’… and a public trial thus becomes private,” Ortega revealed. “This action would severely tie the hands of the press to cover this trial.”

Virgin Won’t Release Janet Jackson Album Unless She Slims Down

February 13, 2006 – A source tells The New York Post Janet has been ordered by her record label Virgin to lose the weight she’s packed on by September or they won’t release her new album. Why did she get so large last year? “Janet had a really bad year,” the source explained. “After the incident at the Super Bowl [two years ago], it just went downhill. Her album ‘Damita Jo’ was a flop. Then her brother Michael had the child-molestation trial – it just wasn’t good to her.” The source added, “This new album is supposed to be pretty good, but Virgin feels it can’t market it without Janet being back in fighting form, so they have hired her a personal trainer and put her on a diet. She has to lose at least 20 pounds.”

Has Super Bowl Breast Flash Led To Janet’s Weight Gain?

February 6, 2006 – TMZ.com profiled Janet Jackson’s dramatic weight gain, with the 39-year-old singer pushing 200 pounds. Psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser argued that the singer, who has had issues with food throughout her childhood, “automatically gravitates to food during stressful situations.” The stressful situation was apparently her Super Bowl breast flash two years ago.

Has Depression Prompted Janet Jackson’s Weight Gain?

Kimberly Garrison, a certified personal trainer and owner of One on One Ultimate Fitness in Philadelphia, wrote about Janet Jackson’s weight gain in her weekly health column for the Philadelphia Daily News. “My theory is that Janet may suffer from depression,” Garrison writes. “Only severe depression could drive a person who seemed so passionately committed to looking fit to go on an eating orgy that culminates into a major weight gain. Is Janet depressed about her 40th birthday, coming up on May 16? Does she fear that, at 40, she has reached her creative peak and lost her youthful beauty.”

Another Jackson Gained Weight?

February 3, 2006 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Thursday night, “According to the New York Post, Janet Jackson has recently gained 50 pounds. Yeah. Yeah, apparently Michael Jackson also gained 50 pounds, but then someone made him drop the 7-year-old.”