Latest Janet Jackson Stories

2009-08-27 14:06:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- BET Networks will honor the memory of Michael Jackson's birthday with a weekend of specials devoted to the King, beginning Thursday, August 27, at 10:00 p.m.* with MICHAEL JACKSON: LIFE OF A SUPERSTAR. Remember the King of Pop as BET pays tribute to the legacy of Michael Jackson. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070716/BETNETWORKSLOGO ) Thursday, August 27 10:00 p.m.* MICHAEL JACKSON: LIFE OF A SUPERSTAR (PREMIERE) - TVPG/CC One-hour...

2009-07-31 22:44:00

MTV says it will celebrate its 28th birthday by airing three new tribute shows Saturday about the late U.S. pop icon Michael Jackson. Viewers will see a mix of interviews, music videos and more about the artist throughout the day, the network said in a news release. At noon, MTV will air the world premiere of Michael Jackson's Human Nature featuring candid stories from the pop icon's friends and colleagues about Michael Jackson the human being, rather than the entertainer, the network...

2009-07-17 13:36:08

U.S. singer Janet Jackson, who has been mourning the death of her brother Michael, has broken up with Jermaine Dupri after seven years of dating. His friends are telling people it's over, a source told Usmagazine.com about the music executive. They have been moving in different directions for a while, another insider added. You shouldn't mix business with pleasure, a mutual friend of the former couple told the magazine, referring to how Dupri produced several songs on Jackson's latest...

2009-07-14 20:04:41

A New York judge has dismissed a 2005 lawsuit in which a man, who claims Janet Jackson's bodyguards assaulted him, asked for $120 million in damages. They were monsters, the New York Post quoted plaintiff Leonard Salati as saying about Jackson's security team. Salati alleges Jackson's bodyguards abused him when he approached the singer at a Manhattan nightclub. However, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jane Solomon said she believed employees of a security firm hired by the club, and not...

2009-07-09 15:01:03

U.S. singer Janet Jackson attempted an intervention because she was worried about her pop star brother Michael's apparent drug abuse. Michael died last month of cardiac arrest after a suspected prescription drug overdose. He was 50. Two sources close to the Jacksons told CNN Michael instructed security guards to keep his family out of his home after Janet rallied their relatives following a visit with her brother in 2007. The insiders said Michael also refused to take calls from his mother,...

2009-07-08 23:04:12

The two top-selling albums in the United States this past week were Number Ones and Thriller by the late Michael Jackson, Billboard.com said. Jackson died last month of cardiac arrest following a suspected prescription drug overdose. He was 50. Billboard.com reported Wednesday Jackson's albums occupied the top 10 positions on the week's Catalog Album Chart, marking the first time a single artist has done so. There reportedly were more than 336,000 Jackson ring tone purchases this week, as...

2009-07-07 10:05:00

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer has never been hotter as MTV's hit reality dance competition series from Warner Horizon Television, "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew," moves to Sunday nights. After dominating the Thursday night cable landscape for all three previous seasons, Season Four will premiere Sunday, August 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a special 90-minute episode. To kick-off another season and tide fans over until they can get more of the electrifying routines they...

2009-07-01 10:08:10

Michael Jackson albums took the top nine spots on Billboard magazine's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart for the week ending June 28, the U.S. magazine says. The record industry publication reported Tuesday Jackson's fans snapped up 415,000 copies of his solo albums last week, spurred by news of the music superstar's Thursday death, up from 10,000 in the preceding week. Of the sales, 58 percent were digital downloads, Billboard said. Eight of the nine albums were solo works, led by Number Ones,...

2009-06-30 11:32:00

The 'BET AWARDS '09' Paid Tribute to Michael Jackson and Honored the Best in Music, Sports and Entertainment, Featuring Jamie Foxx, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Maxwell, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson, LeBron James and a Special Appearance by Janet Jackson NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The live premiere of the BET AWARDS '09 on Sunday, June 28, drew 10.65 Million Total Viewers - the #1 cable telecast year-to-date and BET's biggest audience ever (NMR, Live + Same Day, 6/28). This year's show, which...

2009-06-29 07:17:43

Michael Jackson's contributions to U.S. black entertainment and culture are deep and lasting, attendees at the BET Awards in Los Angeles said. The awards show, held Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium, served mainly as a tribute to the singer and dancer, who died at 50 last week, as father Joe Jackson and sister Janet Jackson led a parade of entertainers who each remembered Michael Jackson's career and told what he meant to them, People.com reported. Show host Jamie Foxx entered wearing a...

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