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:
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!
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 manâ€™s dream woman changes as he goes through different stages in his life. Iâ€™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!
It'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.
â€œYour scale can be your worst enemy, so itâ€™s really not about a number â€” itâ€™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,â€ Janet tells the show, in an interview airing tonight. â€œI am an emotional eater. There are people that donâ€™t eat when theyâ€™re stressed. I eat when I stress, when Iâ€™m down, when Iâ€™m in that state of not being in the greatest space. And thatâ€™s my place of comfort that I go to for that moment. Then I kick myself after doing it.â€
In addition to talking about her battle with the bulge, Janet revealed sheâ€™s nervous for her niece, Paris Jackson, who is set to make her feature film debut in Lundonâ€™s Bridge and the Three Keys. â€œIâ€™m excited for her, but it worries me a little bit,â€ Janet said. â€œI wish that she would maybe wait ... I got into the business at a young age. Itâ€™s not an easy thing. Your childhoodâ€¦you completely lose and I didnâ€™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 studyâ€¦ really, really study the craft.â€
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.