Janet Jackson To Tour In 2011. Janet Jackson has announced what she describes as her “largest ever world tour” to take place in 2011, where she’ll perform all of her hits off last year’s “Number Ones” collection. “Many of asked, ‘When will I tour again?’ Well, today I’m really excited to answer that question and to announce my largest ever world tour, celebrating 35 #1’s,” Janet said. The cities have yet to be announced because the fans get to demand the cities she performs in. She’ll perform in for 35 dates across the globe next year. A list of cities is available for voting at www.janetjackson.com. Among the cities eligible for voting are New York, Los Angeles, Miami in the States, and even Hong Kong, Singapore, and Milan, Italy overseas. “Number Ones” features over 30 of Janet’s biggest hits, including “Rhythm Nation,” “If,” “Nasty,” and her latest #1 dance hit “Make Me.” Her upcoming world tour is Janet’s first since 2008’s “Rock Witchu” Tour, which featured Janet performing songs from her latest album “Discipline.”
Cher was given a Lifetime Achievement Award. Cher was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards last Monday night . The singer-and-actress was delighted to be presented with the accolade ‘ which recognised her work with Kenyan orphans – at New York’s Carnegie Hall, but insisted she is not glamorous at all when she is away from the spotlight. She said: “You have no idea how non-glamorous I am when I wake up. I walk around in sweatpants and Ugg boots. I don’t care.’ Also honoured at the event was Black Eyed Peas star Fergie, who was watched by husband Josh Duhamel as she picked up a gong for her work with breast cancer research and AIDS awareness charities. In a red Zac Posen gown, she admitted: ‘ feel like the prom queen tonight.’ Julia Roberts was honoured for her work promoting renewable energy, raising awareness for Rett syndrome and supporting Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camps. The actress took the opportunity to praise the late actor’s work with the organisation, saying: “Paul would come and sit down with the kids and have lunch and participate. He was fully present.’ Fashion designer Donatella Versace was presented with an award for her support of a children’s charity in China and mentoring of aspiring designers. She told the audience ‘ which included Hilary Swank, Kelly Osbourne and Janet Jackson ‘ never to give up on their ambitions. She said: ‘Believe in yourself and work hard to achieve your dreams. You can do it.’ ‘Fool’s Gold’ actress Kate Hudson presented the ceremony, which is in its 20th year.
The first never-before-heard music from Michael Jackson is set to be released in November. 10 unreleased tracks from Jackson are set to become his first album of new material in nearly ten years. A rep for the Jackson estate told Rolling Stone about the plans for the album, which would be considered his first new collection since 2001’s “Invincible.” The material will be compromised of the tracks left behind by Jackson after his death, which is estimated to be over 100. Among the material being considered for the album are tracks produced by Rodney Jerkins, with who he collaborated with on “Invincible,” as well as Akon, and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.Among the leftover material are tracks from as far back as his “Thriller” and “Bad” days. “Every time that [Jackson] recorded, he over-recorded,” former Sony Music CEO Tony Mottola told Rolling Stone last year. “He would record anywhere from 20 to 30 songs for each album. Any of them could have been as big a hit as the ones that came out.”More recently, Jerkins revealed that he is working on the upcoming project. “You got to do a lot of the red tape but there’s definitely going to be an unreleased Michael Jackson [album],” he said in a chat with VladTV. “There’s definitely going to be stuff to come and hopefully I’ll be a part of that.”The album of new Jackson music is only the first in a deal inked between the Michael Jackson Estate and Sony Music back in March. Also set to come from Jackson are more new material, reissues of classic albums, greatest hits compilations, and a DVD of music videos.Also expected at the end of the year is a Michael Jackson video game, while a Cirque du Soleil production inspired by his life and music will debut next year.
Pamela Anderson Calls Janet Jackson Greedy For Advocating Fur. Outspoken animal rights activist Pamela Anderson thinks Janet Jackson is greedy. The former “Baywatch” star lashes out at the music icon for signing on to be a fur company’s newest model. Jackson was recently announced as the newest face of its decades-old campaign “What Becomes a Legend Most?” The black-and-white ad features the multi-award-winning actress/singer wearing a black fur coat. Not only did People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals react harshly to her new role, PETA’s most active celebrity member is also speaking out against Jackson. Anderson told our source, “It’s disappointing. She has spoken out against fur before. I don’t know why some people stop listening to their heart. I guess some people get greedy, but it’s sad.” PETA berated Jackson for embracing fur when she had previously shunned it. Senior VP Dan Matthews wrote to Jackson in a letter acquired by Black Voices: “You told me that you were always aggravated at photo shoots when stylists would try to throw fur on you and that you were even wary of wearing fake fur out of concern that it might actually be real or look real in photos and send the wrong message.” “You were very straightforward and sensible about it. What happened?”
Super Bowl Commercials Offer Laughs And Disappointments. Every year, we all tune into the Super Bowl, not just for the awesome football or curiosity of the halftime performances (remember Janet Jackson?), but also to see what commercials have been whipped up for our enjoyment. This year’s ads, as usual, offered a variety of laughs and disappointments, while some just left us shaking our heads. Some of the funniest commercials were by far the Snickers and Doritos commercials. So far, the Snickers’ commercial seems to be getting the highest reviews. Funnywoman Betty White is drawing laughs from fans all over the world, continuing to show that White can keep us entertained while poking fun at the male half. In the commercial, White is shown being tackled in during a backyard football game, with Abe Vigoda closing the ad with a funny appearance. Doritos kept us laughing with a little kid slapping his mother’s potential boyfriend, telling him, “Keep your hands off my mama and keep your hands off my Doritos.” The Doritos loving/wielding maniac also brought some laughs. In general, the brand definitely seemed to hit the mark with viewers. Some people loved the Letterman/CBS ad featuring the trio of Letterman, Oprah and Leno, but others weren’t impressed. Most outlets are ranking it in the top 5 and the network went through some extreme measures to keep the ad a secret. Leno snuck into film the commercial on Tuesday night in the Ed Sullivan Theater in dark glasses and donning a fake mustache, while Oprah was smuggled in mainly unnoticed. What about the hype for the whole “anti-abortion” Tebow commercial? Many expected something a lot more dramatic, while most of us sat back and shook our heads. The let down for the commercial is a sure sign of Tebow’s upcoming career of let downs in the NFL. Let’s be thankful the Betty White Doritos commercial followed this extremely lame ad. From Coca-Cola and the Simpsons, the good old Clydesdales and always funny Monster and CareerBuilder ads, everyone has a favorite and we’re sure to see more repeats in the upcoming months. What was your favorite?
Janet Jackson has a crush on Chace Crawford. The ‘All For You’ singer is a huge fan of the 24-year-old ‘Gossip Girl’ hunk, and was thrilled when she recently got to meet him. The 43-year-old star said: ‘I love ‘Gossip Girl’. I love the whole cast. And it’s so weird because I ended up meeting Chace Crawford. He’s beautiful. And the thing about it is, in person he’s even more beautiful. When you see him on the screen, he’s really good looking, but then you meet him in person. ‘We met at a bar, someone brought him over. It was after I did the tribute to my brother Michael at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). We talked for a minute.’ As well as Chace, Janet is also a huge fan of fellow singer Alicia Keys because she’s so grounded and unaffected by fame. She said: ‘I adore Alicia Keys. She’s one person I met from the very beginning and she hasn’t changed, and you don’t find that. She’s incredibly talented but her soul is such an amazing soul, such an amazing spirit, and you feel that immediately when you’re with her, and she hasn’t changed a bit and that’s what I love about her. I enjoy her.’
Adam Lambert admits he got carried away with his sexually charged American Music Awards performance, but he’s offering no apology. The glam rocker from “American Idol” said on “The Early Show” that his performance would not have caused as much controversy if he weren’t openly gay. He also said there were other “adult” moments on the show that caused no outrage. “I admit I did get carried away, but I don’t see anything wrong with it,” he said Wednesday. “I do see how people got offended and that was not my intention. My Continue reading →
A limited edition free download of “Bye Bye Bayou” , LCD Soundsystem’s take on “Bye Bye Bayou” from Alan Vega’s eponymous 1980 solo debut, is now available globally from www.lcdsoundsystem.com . The download will be limited to 20,000, after which the single will receive a Nov. 24 worldwide commercial release through standard digital channels. The 12″ version is currently set for release through all good indie stores on November 9th. “Bye Bye Bayou” will NOT Continue reading →
Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Madonna and Janet Jackson among the performers. Beyonce, Green Day and Lady GaGa were the big winners at last night’s (September 13) MTV Video Music Awards. Green Day won three awards for ’21 Guns’, including Best Rock Video, while Lady GaGa, and Beyonce, for her ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’, also picked up three prizes each. The latter video also triggered a bizarre stage invasion by Kanye West when it it lost out in the Best Female Video category to Taylor Swift. Continue reading →
Believe what you heard. Janet Jackson WILL open the 2009 MTV VMAs on Sunday, September 13 with a very special musical tribute to her late brother, Michael Jackson. A Janet Jackson appearance is enough to keep you glued to your TV, but Janet Jackson paying tribute to Michael Jackson’s memory is going to be simply unmissable. Continue reading →
Tonight, ten become eight as two more dancers are sent home–with no opportunity for the judges to save them. Tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance opens with a group dance to Janet Jackson’s So Much Betta. I didn’t catch who choreographed it, but it was awesome. Cat lets us know that Mia, Tabitha and Napoleon, Tyce and Dmitry were nominated for Emmys. In case anyone is interested:
Bleeding Love • Tabitha D’umo and Napoleon D’umo (Danced by Chelsie and Mark)
Mercy • Mia Michaels, (Danced by Katee and Twitch)
Adam and Eve / Silence • Tyce Diorio (Danced by Jessica and Will)
A Los Amigos • Dmitry Chaplin (Danced by Chelsie and Joshua)
I’m surprised Tabitha and Napoleon’s No Air routine (danced by Katee and Joshua) didn’t get nominated, but I loved Bleeding Love too! ryone!We get recaps from last night before we officially get down to business.
Top Five Girls:
Randi: Bottom 2.
Melissa: Bottom 2
We get some season six previews and I’ve got to say, I see some potential top twenty dancers already!
Top Five Guys:
Kupono: Bottom 2
Ade: Bottom 2
Next week’s guest include Ellen DeGeneres and some past dancers. Since this week the solos are to give everyone one last chance to dance and not to save them, I won’t get into them too much, except that there is no way Melissa or Ade belonged in the bottom tonight. (Not that Randi and Kupono did, but the other two really brought their A-game tonight) The Black Eyed Peas perform while the judges deliberate and to be honest, as much as I love them, I wish these shows would bring lesser known bands or older ones–I’d love someone to bring Fleetwood Mac or have a boy band reunion just for the fun of it. It would be a cool change of pace and probably bring back lots of cool memories for people.
Randi and Kupono are going home. They are given hugs, kisses and montages before they have to say goodbye. Best of luck to them.Tune in next week for more dancing, cool guests and eliminations on So You Think You Can Dance. Goodnight!
Rather than mourn Michael Jackson’s death, the celebrities who took to the stage at the 2009 BET awards celebrated the memory of the King of Pop with pumped-up performances, heartfelt words and a surprise appearance by the star’s own sister Janet Jackson. The Shrine Auditorium ceremony kicked off with a tribute to young Michael, as ’80′s idols New Edition dressed up in funky ’70s-era clothes to sing the Jackson 5′s “ABC” and “The Love You Save.” Host Jamie Foxx emerged wearing an outfit reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s famous “Beat It” gear: red leather jacket, cropped black pants, high white socks and black loafers. The Oscar winner then performed a dance sequence from Jackson’s video, moonwalking (and stumbling) across the stage to honor the pop superstar. “We are here for the greatest. There’s no need to be sad,” said Foxx to a star-studded audience that included Diddy, Tyra Banks and Lil Wayne. Other notable performances included Beyoncé’s costume-changing medley of “Ave Maria” and Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel,” Ciara’s take on Jackson’s “Heal the World” and Queen Latifah’s duet with Mary Mary on the gospel duo’s “God in Me.” And in keeping with the night’s positive vibe, Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean both received humanitarian awards for their charitable works. Tributes to the late star continued throughout the night, and father Joe Jackson shed a tear in the audience after Ne-Yo’s performance of the King of Pop’s “Lady in My Life.” (Jackson protégé Usher told he had hoped to make the ceremony but couldn’t get back from overseas in time; I look forward to seeing the show and I plan to work on a tribute to Michael Jackson when I return,” he said.) As the awards came to an end, Janet Jackson surprised the crowd by taking the stage to give thanks to fans for their support in the wake of her brother’s death. “My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful, so they elected me to be here,” Janet Jackson said. “I’d just like to say, to you, Michael is an icon, to us, Michael is family. And he will forever live in all of our hearts. On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of your love, thank you for all of your support. We miss him so much.” After she left the stage, Foxx and Ne-Yo closed the show with the Jackson 5′s “I’ll Be There.” Here’s the complete list of winners from the 2009 BET Awards:
Video of the Year: Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies”
Male R&B Artis: Ne-Yo
Female R&B Artist: Beyoncé
Male Hip-Hop Artist: Lil Wayne
Female Hip-Hop Artist: M.I.A.
Gospel Artist: Mary Mary
New Artist: Keri Hilson
Group: Day 26
Collaboration: Jamie Foxx/T-Pain “Blame It”
Video Director: Benny Boom
Viewers’ Choice Award: T.I. (featuring Rihanna) “Live Your Life”
Actor: Will Smith
Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Female Athlete of the Year: Serena Williams
Male Athlete of the Year: LeBron James
Centric Award: Jazmine Sullivan