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Janet Jackson Turns Down Judging Spot On X Factor

Mar 1, 2012 09:55 AM

JJackson041511_01_230-1.jpgJanet Jackson will not be joining the judges panel on X Factor, according to TheInsider.com.

The 45-year-old "Control" singer tells the site that she's “very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn't be possible."

Just last year, judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were reportedly fired from their spots on the hit Fox show.

Now that Janet has declined, singers like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Avril Lavigne are rumored to be gunning for the spot.

We would have loved to see Ms. Jackson on the panel!

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Janet Jackson On Whitney Houston's Death: "Immediately I Started Shaking"

Feb 14, 2012 11:55 AM

Janet Jackson is opening up about the death of friend Whitney Houston on Anderson Cooper's talk show. The "Rhythm Nation" singer and Houston became close back in the early 80s when both were major forces in the music industry.

Jackson reflected on learning of Houston's death. She tells Anderson:

    "I couldn’t believe it. Immediately I started shaking. I was trying to text everyone that I knew to let them know and I was speechless. I could not believe it. I was home, here. I just so happened to be watching TV and I saw this newsflash and I still can't believe it when I hear them paying tribute to her on the radio, it's still such a shock to me. I don't want to believe it."

Michael Jackson's sister also talked about giving advice to Whitney and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina. Hear what she has to say in the following video:

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Janet Jackson Keeps Her Slimmed-Down Figure Covered Up With Hammer Pants

Feb 7, 2012 04:33 PM

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Well, they're a slightly modified version of the ones MC used to wear, but still! They're definitely not showing off that sexy figure we know Janet's hiding underneath there...

The singer/actress is the spokeswoman for Nutrisystem, which delivers healthy, pre-packaged foods to your home, and she's already lost about 15 pounds with the weight loss program. Janet recently said in a statement that she's not viewing this as a diet, but rather as a new approach to her daily routine. "It's not just about losing weight," she said. "It's about making it a way of life. It's about maintaining weight."

Aside from the fug pants, she's definitely looking good!

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X17 EXCLUSIVE - Janet Jackson And Kourtney Kardashian Cross Paths At Doctor's Office, Could Janet Be Pregnant?

Dec 30, 2011 07:45 AM

Talk about an incredible coincidence!

Janet Jackson quickly made her way into a Beverly Hills OB-GYN office on Thursday, and while opening the door to the clinic (literally!), pregnant Kourtney Kardashian was walking out. After the two celebrities said a quick hello to each other, Ms. Jackson went in.

The pregnant Kourtney's obviously there for her growing baby, but is Janet there for a check-up or could she be in baby mode? Michael Jackson's younger sister, dressed in all black, kept busy on her cell phone while leaving the clinic and managed to avoid baby-related questions.

Janet, 45, has been dating 37-year-old billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana for over two years. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar last year, Al Mana said the following about his ladylove:

    "I think a man’s dream woman changes as he goes through different stages in his life. I’m fortunate to be dating my dream woman now."

Jackson seems to have found herself a good man. Perhaps a baby is the next step for these two. We'll definitely be keeping a close eye on the "Control" singer!

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Janet Jackson Dishes On Being "An Emotional Eater"

Dec 15, 2011 02:20 PM

janet-eating-interview.jpgIt's no secret that Janet Jackson has struggled with her weight over the years, and now the singer (and recently appointed NutriSystem spokeswoman) is sharing her story with Access Hollywood.

“Your scale can be your worst enemy, so it’s really not about a number — it’s about looking in the mirror and feeling good about you and feeling healthy and loving who you are when you see that person in the mirror,” Janet tells the show, in an interview airing tonight. “I am an emotional eater. There are people that don’t eat when they’re stressed. I eat when I stress, when I’m down, when I’m in that state of not being in the greatest space. And that’s my place of comfort that I go to for that moment. Then I kick myself after doing it.”

In addition to talking about her battle with the bulge, Janet revealed she’s nervous for her niece, Paris Jackson, who is set to make her feature film debut in Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys. “I’m excited for her, but it worries me a little bit,” Janet said. “I wish that she would maybe wait ... I got into the business at a young age. It’s not an easy thing. Your childhood…you completely lose and I didn’t get to experience that, so she has the rest of her adult life to be that actress that she wants to be and I told her that. Yeah, I told her I would take this time to just study… really, really study the craft.”

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X17 LIVE - Crowds Gather For Janet Jackson Book Signing

Apr 15, 2011 02:40 PM

Before hitting the stage tonight at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk, Janet Jackson is stopping at Book Soup in West Hollywood to sign copies of her new book "True You: A Guide to Finding and Loving Yourself."

The fans will be going wild when Ms. Jackson arrives at 3pm!

Update: Janet has arrived! She's inside taking photos and signing books.

X17 EXCLUSIVE - Janet Jackson Flies Back To LA For Dr. Conrad Murray Arraignment

Jan 25, 2011 06:15 AM

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Michael Jackson's sister Janet arrived at LAX from Paris on Monday to attend the Conrad Murray arraignment today in downtown Los Angeles.

The hearing is expected to last just a few moments and Murray - who faces an involuntary manslaughter charge - is expected to plead not guilty.

While Murray is currently free on a $75,000 bond, Judge Michael Pastor stripped the accused of his California medical license until the trial is finished.

Stay tuned to X17online for today's events...

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Janet Jackson Is One Slick Performer

Dec 13, 2010 03:18 PM

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Janet Jackson's style continues to evolve, but we're not sure about this slick-backed 'do. Kind of severe ... don't you think?

While enjoying her stay in Milan, Michael Jackson's little sister made her way through the Italian town in head-to-toe leather. Loves the sexy boots, Ms. Jackson!

No sign of her boyfriend Wissam Al Mana. Hope these two are still going strong. Up next for Janet ... her first book, True You, due out on February 8.

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