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X17 XCLUSIVE - Janet Jackson Saddened Over Diff'rent Strokes Co-Star Gary Coleman's Death

May 28, 2010 02:28 PM

garyjanetlogo.jpgJanet Jackson is sending her condolences to the family of Gary Coleman, who starred alongside her in the 80's sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.

X17online has obtained the following statement from Janet:

    I'm at a loss for words upon learning of Gary Coleman's passing. I want to remember him as the fun, playful, adorable and affectionate man he was. He has left a lasting legacy. I know he is finally at peace.

On the sitcom from 1981 - 1982, Jackson played Charlene DuPrey ... the girlfriend of Todd Bridge's character, Willis.

Coleman, 42, died today after being hospitalized at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. John Alcantar, Coleman's manager, says the star had suffered a brain hemorrhage after a fall at his Santaquin home, 55 miles south of Salt Lake City. After days on life support, Coleman passed away.

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Janet Jackson Shows American Idol Contestants Her Nasty Side

May 27, 2010 09:39 AM

Janet Jackson rocked the American Idol stage last night ... revealing a tight and toned body, and sexy short 'do, in front of thousands at the Nokia Theater.

Miss Jackson performed three songs ... including one of her biggest hits, Nasty. We have a feeling that one was for Simon!

After watching her work the stage, there's no question that the 44-year-old is still at the top of her game. Watch and learn future Idols!

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X17 XCLUSIVE - Janet Jackson Takes New Boyfriend Overseas

May 19, 2010 03:07 PM


Janet Jackson is officially getting hot and heavy with a younger man. A source close to Miss Jackson confirms that the 44-year-old singer is dating 35-year old businessman Wissam Al Mana. The wealthy industrialist is from Qatar and we're told he has homes worldwide.

X17 cameras caught the two lovebirds last December while they were leaving La Cantine restaurant in Paris, France.

A source tells X17online exclusively that Janet is now in London with Wissam while she promotes Why Did I Get Married Too? "During this trip, they've gotten really close. She's never been happier," adds the source.

Janet previously dated Jermaine Dupri on and off for seven years, but the two split up for good last year.

As for her work, we're told Janet will be the opening act on July 2 for the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

Janet's rep tells X17online, "No comment."

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Janet To Oprah: Michael "Was Very Much In Denial"

Apr 2, 2010 02:00 PM

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On today's The Oprah Winfrey Show, Janet Jackson gets revealing with Oprah regarding Michael's drug problem and how the Jackson family repeatedly attempted to save him from his addiction to prescription medications.

    Oprah: When you heard that he was gone, and gone because of drugs, were you shocked, or were you feeling like somewhere in the back of your mind, you always felt that that day could come?

    Janet: I felt that day could possibly come. I think everyone thinks that who has a family member or a friend…

    Oprah: That’s why you’re having an intervention.

    Janet: Exactly.

    Oprah: And how did he receive that?

    Janet: He was very much in denial.

    Oprah: He didn’t think he had a problem?

    Janet: No.

    Oprah: Were you all worried that something like this could happen?

    Janet: Of course.

Janet says the last time she saw Michael alive was two days before her birthday last year. The singer, who was there to promote her latest movie with Tyler Perry, Why Did I Get Married Too?, explains that she won't watch the movie This Is It because it's too painful. While Oprah played a clip for the audience, Janet said, "I needed to turn around."

Also in the one-on-one, Miss Jackson tells Oprah about addictions that were present in her previous relationships saying, "I know something about it...you recognize it, for myself, so quickly because I've dealt with it before."

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Janet Jackson Releases Video For Nothing

Apr 2, 2010 01:00 PM

Janet Jackson unveils her latest video for Nothing, the single she recorded for the upcoming movie, Why Did I Get Married Too?

Sounds like Miss Jackson is getting her slow groove back for this hot track. Don't you think this song is reminiscent of her 1993 hit Again?

Love the bangs, Janet! Looking forward to watching you on Oprah today.

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First Look: Janet Jackson Opens Up To Oprah

Apr 1, 2010 01:30 PM

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Janet Jackson will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show tomorrow to promote the upcoming Tyler Perry movie, Why Did I Get Married Too?

Since last month, Janet and Tyler have been on an all-out media blitz promoting the flick. Just this morning, her smile lit up the set of Live with Regis and Kelly. Whew...girl is busy!

X17online has just obtained this photo of the three powerhouses on Oprah's Chicago set. During tomorrow's interview, we're told Lady O gets Miss Jackson to open up about her brother Michael's death. We'll be watching!

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Janet Jackson To Lady Gaga - "Slow Down Just A Little Bit"

Apr 1, 2010 11:38 AM

In an interview with MTV News, Janet Jackson says she's a fan of Lady Gaga, but "she worries about her" and advises the pop star to take a breather. Upon first meeting the 24-year-old Alejandro singer, Janet says she was truly surprised and happy that Gaga was as nice as she had hoped because "that's not always the case."

Come on, Janet...you can always put on your P-P-P-Poker Face...

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Janet Jackson Sits Down With Oprah Winfrey

Mar 9, 2010 01:25 PM


Lady O never fails to disappoint when it comes to booking the best of the best, and now we can add Janet Jackson to the list.

X17online has learned that Michael's little sis flew to Chicago last week and taped her sit-down interview for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Tyler Perry, who happens to be one of Oprah's buddies, has a new movie coming out, Why Did I Get Married Too featuring Janet as one of the main characters. The two will appear on the show together.

We know their upcoming movie will be one of the topics discussed, but there's got to me more to Janet's appearance.

Will her nephew's stun gun drama be brought up? How about the fact that someone from inside the Jackson's Encino compound is leaking personal info? Knowing Oprah, I have a feeling the answer will be yes, but I guess we'll have to watch to find out.

Harpo Productions tells X17online that no airdate has been set for the episode. However, a source says that Janet's appearance on Oprah will coincide with the movie's April 2 release date.

We'll be watching!

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