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January 12, 1996 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pop diva Janet Jackson is expected to sign a four-album contract today with Virgin Records worth an estimated $80 million--an unprecedented fee that analysts say could set the stage for another round of music industry mega-deals. The pact is the biggest ever awarded, surpassing the $60-million mark shared by such superstars as Michael Jackson and Madonna, whose six-album deals included film and joint-venture record label components.
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March 7, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Last summer Timbaland revealed he had been tapped to produce a new posthumous Michael Jackson album. The Grammy award-winning producer and rapper didn't offer many details, except the project was being helmed by Epic Records head L.A. Reid and that he had “a lot of unreleased” material to work with. As part of his Timbaland Thursday series of free tunes, the producer unleashed a snippet of a remixed version of “Slave to the Rhythm.” A version of the previously unreleased track surfaced last year featuring Justin Bieber trading verses with the late King of Pop over a pulsating, and generic, Europop beat.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2011
Janet Jackson will reprise her many chart-topping R&B hits for this retrospective tour, during which she'll try to reassert her place among today's young crop of party-nihilist divas. Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara. 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $47.50-$137.50. http://www.sbbowl.com
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Elisabeth Donnelly
Rap Genius is a deceptively simple idea started by three friends from Yale: a website where users could make their own pop-up annotations to the lyrics of their favorite rap songs, with the most popular crowd-sourced explanations rising to the top. For example, when Kendrick Lamar says " Poetic justice, put it in a song " he's referring to the 1993 film "Poetic Justice" with rapper Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson (who's sampled on the track),...
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May 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Janet Jackson has reportedly joined the billionaires club. Funny thing: The singer isn't actually a billionaire.  The pop star, 47, was named a "billion dollar entertainer" by Variety, but depending on how you calculate net worth, it doesn't actually mean she's a billionaire at all. In fact, the only "billionaire"-related reference from Variety comes in the form of a small black label on the article that actually reads "Billion-dollar entertainer:...
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February 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Janet Jackson is married to Wissam Al Mana, and we're pretty sure our invite got lost in the mail - because the ceremony happened last year. "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true," the couple said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " Last year like in December, or last year like a whole year ago? Alas, no more details were forthcoming from the 46-year-old singer and her über-wealthy Qatari husband, 37. Us Weekly reported at the end of December that the couple was engaged, suggesting plans for a lavish spring wedding.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
Despite widely reported rumors, Janet Jackson did not slap Paris Jackson last week. TMZ, the story's source, issued a statement Wednesday: “Although we believed the story to be true when we published it, we have now determined it was not correct ... Janet did not slap or otherwise touch Paris, nor did she verbally abuse her.” The story was perpetuated after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of domestic violence...
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January 8, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Janet Jackson, one of the few figures in pop history to have sold more than 7 million albums without ever doing a solo concert tour, will launch her first tour on March 1 in Miami. The itinerary is expected to include at least one Southern California date, most probably the Forum in Inglewood in April. Tour producer Roger Davies said the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1993 | LIZ SMITH
Janet Jackson, the most "together" member of the Jackson family, is currently riding high with her smash hit album, "janet.," and a single, "That's the Way Love Goes," still snug in the No. 1 spot. She is also said to be quite effective in Columbia's July movie release, "Poetic Justice," more than meeting the dramatic demands of her role. Now Janet is pushing ahead with plans to bring the story of Dorothy Dandridge to the big screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Dylan's Candy Bar, a New York sweets-selling institution, celebrated its Los Angeles expansion on Saturday with a celebrity opening at shopping destination the Original Farmers Market. Janet Jackson, Marcia Cross, Blair Underwood, Mario Lopez and other family-friendly stars packed the colorful space and cheered on its proprietor, Ralph Lauren's stylish and, clearly, candy-loving daughter Dylan. "We've been trying to open here for years," Lauren told the Ministry of the storefront, "and it's right for the entertainment industry because we film a lot of the things out of the store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
The Los Angeles fire marshal has ordered the number of people in the courtroom where the Michael Jackson wrongful-death suit is being tried be reduced immediately, cutting the number of seats for the media by nearly two-thirds and leaving only one spot available for the public. That does not mean the news media or the public will be shut out of the trial, which finished its 30th day Friday. Since the early days of the proceedings, a closed-circuit feed has been shown in another courtroom that seats 63 people.
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May 28, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
A high-ranking AEG executive testified Tuesday that he had known for years that Michael Jackson was taking painkillers but wasn't aware he was abusing them until the pop singer abruptly canceled his Dangerous world tour in the early 1990s to enter rehab. Paul Gongaware, the co-chief executive of AEG Live's touring division Concerts West, testified that although he was the manager of the Dangerous tour and knew Jackson was being given painkillers, he didn't know how serious the problem was until the singer made a public announcement during the tour about his decision to check into rehab.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Janet Jackson has reportedly joined the billionaires club. Funny thing: The singer isn't actually a billionaire.  The pop star, 47, was named a "billion dollar entertainer" by Variety, but depending on how you calculate net worth, it doesn't actually mean she's a billionaire at all. In fact, the only "billionaire"-related reference from Variety comes in the form of a small black label on the article that actually reads "Billion-dollar entertainer:...
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April 1, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Mehki Phifer, best known as Dr. Greg Pratt on "ER," married fiancee Reshelet Barnes on Saturday at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The couple, both clad in ivory, said their vows in front of about 100 family members and friends on an outdoor terrace by an altar covered with yellow flowers, according to E! News . The strains of "Here Comes the Bride" ushered in an touching moment for the "8 Mile" star: "When she made her entrance into the courtyard, Mekhi was completely overcome with emotion and you could tell she took his breath away," an eyewitness told E!
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Janet Jackson is married to Wissam Al Mana, and we're pretty sure our invite got lost in the mail - because the ceremony happened last year. "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true," the couple said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " Last year like in December, or last year like a whole year ago? Alas, no more details were forthcoming from the 46-year-old singer and her über-wealthy Qatari husband, 37. Us Weekly reported at the end of December that the couple was engaged, suggesting plans for a lavish spring wedding.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2012 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
Michael Jackson fans have been eagerly anticipating Randall Sullivan's "Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson," which went on sale Tuesday. It's the first deep-dive narrative by a veteran journalist covering the King of Pop's convoluted final years on earth. But then, too, the book's been getting a lot of bad press. In the last few weeks, various Jackson family members and celebrity sources have stepped forward to attack the author's claims in "Untouchable" with gusto.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2012 | By Joe Flint
The long legal battle between CBS and the Federal Communications Commission over Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show is over. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear the FCC's request to reinstate a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS for the halftime performance featuring Jackson and Justin Timberlake, who at the end of a song tore a piece of Jackson's top, exposing her bare breast to an audience of about 90 million.  In November, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld its earlier ruling that the FCC's indecency fine against the network was invalid.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
Janet Jackson and James DeBarge, who were briefly married in 1984, had a daughter together, DeBarge's brother, Young DeBarge, has claimed on a New York City radio program. Young DeBarge said the child, named Renee and now 18, has been living with Rebbie Jackson, Janet's oldest sister. His comments lent support to reports that have circulated for years claiming Janet has a "secret" daughter. Jackson's publicist didn't return a call for comment.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Dylan's Candy Bar, a New York sweets-selling institution, celebrated its Los Angeles expansion on Saturday with a celebrity opening at shopping destination the Original Farmers Market. Janet Jackson, Marcia Cross, Blair Underwood, Mario Lopez and other family-friendly stars packed the colorful space and cheered on its proprietor, Ralph Lauren's stylish and, clearly, candy-loving daughter Dylan. "We've been trying to open here for years," Lauren told the Ministry of the storefront, "and it's right for the entertainment industry because we film a lot of the things out of the store.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
Katherine Jackson regained partial custody of Michael Jackson 's three children Thursday, just as the Jackson family feud appears to be calming down. The 82-year-old matriarch filed papers to a Los Angeles judge asking to share guardianship of Prince, Paris and Blanket with her grandson T.J. Jackson, who was granted temporary custody July 25, L.A. Now reported. The request was granted after the court determined Katherine and T.J. Jackson could best care for the children together.
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