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Janet Jackson gets real on Lifetime tonight and tomorrow
January 28th, 2022 under Lifetime, The Jacksons, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

We watched Janet Jackson grow up in front of our eyes, but how well do we know her? Tonight and tomorrow at 8p on Lifetime, she is going to tell us the truth in a 4-hour documentary.

The doc starts off with her visiting the tiny home that she grew up in, in Gary, Indiana, with her parents and eight siblings. Then she takes us back to those days and what it was like being the youngest member of a hugely successful musical family.

It wasn’t her ambition to be a singer; it was her dad’s for her after he heard her sing. The late Joe Jackson knew she was going to be as big Michael if not bigger. So, he forced her to give up her goals and become the latest entertainer in the family.

She immediately became part of her brothers’ act in Vegas, along with starring TV shows like Good Times and Fame. She didn’t want to do the latter, but her father forced her to do it.

Janet wanted control of her life, so she secretly married James DeBarge. She was so innocent that she didn’t know that he was a drug addict. When it became too much, she went home.

With her newfound strength, she told her dad he was fired. She started to record her music the way she wanted to and become a star in her own right.

Even though she was no longer with her family, she was not alone. She secretly got married for a second time to René Elizondo Jr. And he was just what she needed at that time to launch her career into superstardom. And that is where tonight’s story ends.

Along with all of that, Janet talks about her dad and if he was abusive. She reveals the moment when things changed between her and Michael. What it was like living in his shadow. How she wanted the normal life, she never got because her father didn’t let her have it. She also finally answers if she and her first husband had a secret baby together that her sister raised. And so much more.

We always thought of Janet as private, but this shows how private she really is. However, she was ready to open up. And I hope by doing so, a huge burden is lifted off of her shoulders.

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BTWF: Janet Jackson on The Carol Burnett Show
January 27th, 2022 under Before They Were Famous, Carol Burnett, The Jacksons. [ Comments: none ]

Before Janet Jackson was a pro at doing talk shows, she got her start on The Carol Burnett Show. Even when the singer was just 7 years old in that 1974 guest appearance, she knew how to steal the show.

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Janet Jackson is getting a 2-night documentary event on Lifetime and A&E
January 3rd, 2022 under A&E, Lifetime, The Jacksons. [ Comments: none ]

Janet Jackson is one of the most well-known people in the world, but we don’t know much about the woman that has been in the spotlight since she was a little girl.

That is all going to change on January 28th when Lifetime and A&E air a two-night, four-hour documentary about Janet. As she says, “This is my story told by me. Not through someone else’s eyes.”

We will learn things about her we never knew, and she will clear up the rumors we have all wondered about, like did she have a secret baby and what happened during her infamous Super Bowl performance.

Since the doc is being produced by her and Randy Jackson, you know it is her truth. Because of that, I can’t wait to learn more about the women we know but don’t know.

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Justin Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson
February 12th, 2021 under Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, The Jacksons. [ Comments: none ]


Justin Timberlake took to social media today to apologized to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson.

I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.

I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because
I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.

I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from…

The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success. It’s designed this way. As a man in a privileged position I have to be vocal about this. Because of my ignorance, I didn’t recognize it for all that it was while it was happening in my own life but I do not want to ever benefit from others being pulled down again.

I have not been perfect in navigating all of this throughout my career. I know this apology is a first step and doesn’t absolve the past. I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports.

I care deeply about the wellbeing of the people I love and have loved. I can do better and I will do better.

We don’t know why he did this out of the blue. He could’ve watched the doc on Britney and realized his mistakes. He could just have an epiphany. We don’t know.

Let’s see if actions match his words. That will be what is really telling.

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What is, all singers with a ponytail look alike?
April 29th, 2020 under Ariana Grande, Jeopardy, The Jacksons. [ Comments: none ]


Tonight on Jeopardy, Alex Trebek answered an easy question, or so he thought. The host wanted to know, “As the recipient of the 2018 Icon Award, she took ‘Control’ & took the stage in her first live TV performance in nearly a decade.” If you still don’t know who that is, then the game show made it even easier by showing some video of the female singer at that awards show.

At this point, everyone is like Janet Jackson. Well, everyone but Alwin. He thought it was Ariana Grande. The contestant is a nasty ponytailist. He thinks everyone with long ponytails look alike, and we don’t.

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