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Janet at Frederick’s fashion benefit

Janet attended Frederick’s of Hollywood 2008 Spring collection fashion show to benefit Clothes off our Back at the Hollywood Palladium last night in Hollywood, California. She was pictured with boyfriend Jermaine Dupri as well as High School Musical stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens and The Office star Rashida Jones.


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Janet at launch for Jermaine’s book

241007_jdbl1.jpgJanet attended a book launch to celebrate the release of boyfriend Jermaine Dupri‘s autobiography last night at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California.

Others in attendance included “Why Did I Get Married?” co-star Tasha Smith, Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler, Mel B and her husband and Stephen Belafonte.


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Janet presents award to cast of “Hairspray”

231007-hollywood9.jpgJanet was at the Hollywood Film Festival last night attending the 11th Annual Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Janet appeared on stage to present an award to the cast of Hairspray including John Travolta and Zac Efron.



Jermaine says that him and Janet will probably marry

In an interview on The Morning Show with Mick and Juliet, Jermaine Dupri has revealed that him and Janet will probably marry. When asked by Juliet, “Are you going to get married?”, Jermaine replied: “Yes, probably.”


Janet dating someone named after her brother

In an interview with The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, Jermaine Dupri has revealed that his parents named him after Janet’s elder brother Jermaine. He was asked whether she felt it odd to be dating someone named after her brother.

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Janet attends Ne-Yo’s birthday party

191007_neyo2.jpgJanet and boyfriend Jermaine Dupri spent Wednesday night at Ne-Yo’s Birthday Party at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. The event, sponsored by Compound Entertainment, Belvedere Vodka and MVD Inc., was also attended by Janet’s new executive producer L.A. Reid.


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Janet attends JD book launch

161007_jdbl2.jpgJanet attended the launch of boyfriend Jermaine Dupri’s autobiography, Young, Rich, and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul last night at Marquee in New York City.



WDIGM tops the U.S. box office

Janet’s latest movie, Why Did I Get Married?, has topped the U.S. box office on its opening weekend.


Academy Awards heavyweights such as George Clooney and Cate Blanchett were no match for another of Tyler Perry‘s populist tales.

The Lionsgate release “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?”, a marital yarn whose ensemble cast includes Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, Jill Scott and writer-director Perry, debuted as the No. 1 weekend movie with $21.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Perry’s flick came in well ahead of Clooney’s legal drama “Michael Clayton,” Blanchett’s historical pageant “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” and Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg‘s crime saga “We Own the Night,” which all pulled in modest crowds.

“The Game Plan,” which had been No. 1 the previous two weekends, was neck-and-neck with “Michael Clayton” and “We Own the Night” for second-place. Exact rankings awaited final studio numbers Monday.

Disney reported an $11.5 million haul for “The Game Plan,” Warner Bros. reported $11.01 million for “Michael Clayton” and Sony reported $11 million for “We Own the Night.”

Universal‘s “The Golden Age,” a followup to 1998’s “Elizabeth,” was No. 6 with $6.2 million.

Despite the rush of movies featuring top stars, overall business continued to slide. Revenues were down for the fourth-straight weekend, with the top-12 films taking in $85.5 million, off 14 percent from the same weekend last year, when “The Grudge 2” and “The Departed” led the box office.

Though “Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls” had a so-so opening earlier this year, “Why Did I Get Married?” joined his previous hits “Madea’s Family Reunion” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” which also opened at No. 1.

“Why Did I Get Married?” follows the domestic trials of couples re-evaluating their relationships during an annual reunion.

Tyler Perry is a mogul,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “There is a built-in audience base for Tyler Perry’s movies, no matter what time of year, no matter what the subject matter.”

“Michael Clayton,” which went into nationwide release after opening in a handful of theaters a week earlier, stars Clooney as an attorney in moral crisis over a class-action lawsuit.

“We Own the Night” features Phoenix and Wahlberg in the story of a black-sheep brother who makes amends with his family of cops to take on Russian drug dealers.

In “The Golden Age,” Blanchett reprises her role as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I as she faces a holy war with Spain.

The studios are counting on Oscar buzz for Blanchett and Clooney to keep “The Golden Age” and “Michael Clayton.”

“We think we really have a solid Oscar contender here, and we’re in for the long run,” said Dan Fellman, Warner’s head of distribution.

Such films tend to have more staying power, since they appeal to older moviegoers who do not necessarily rush out to see films over opening weekend.

“This is a very specific kind of film that isn’t going to launch in the marketplace the same as some of the other broad-based movies do,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. “This is a very discerning audience. There are a lot of films vying for that same adult audience, so we were pleased to get it launched.”

In limited release, the oddball romance “Lars and the Real Girl,” starring Ryan Gosling, took in a healthy $85,000 in seven theaters; “Sleuth,” with Michael Caine and Jude Law in an update of Caine and Laurence Olivier‘s 1972 battle of wits, opened with $50,090 in nine theaters; and “Control” — a drama about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, who killed himself at age 23, debuted strongly with $26,500 in one theater.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?”, $21.5 million.

2. “The Game Plan,” $11.5 million.

3. “Michael Clayton,” $11.01 million.

4. “We Own the Night,” $11 million.

5. “The Heartbreak Kid,” $7.4 million.

6. “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” $6.2 million.

7. “The Kingdom,” $4.6 million.

8. “Across the Universe,” $4 million.

9. “Resident Evil: Extinction,” $2.65 million.

10. “The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising,” $2.15 million.


Janet to duet with Maroon 5

Janet will duet with “Makes Me Wonder” stars Maroon 5 on her upcoming album, according to a new article on

Jermaine Dupri just released his autobiography, “Young, Rich, and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul,” and his Y’All Know What This Is … the Hits collection drops October 23, but what has his girlfriend been up to? Well, the hitmaker said fans can expect to hear new Janet Jackson material sometime next year.

“Probably in February or March or the summer,” JD said. “It’s 45 percent done. [Singer/songwriter] The-Dream has a song on her album, [as does] Rodney Jerkins. It’s gonna be a crazy album. It’s a Janet record. I’m A&R-ing, and I’m probably going to be the [executive producer]. But I’m getting records she likes [and] pulling records from other people. She has a duet with Maroon 5. Just little things.”

One huge thing people have been asking Dupri about is a potential duet between Janet and Mariah Carey, especially since they are now labelmates. (JD went so far as to promise a duet featuring the divas on Janet’s last album, but it never materialized.) Nelly, for one, wanted to try and pull off the collaboration on his upcoming Brass Knuckles LP, but he couldn’t come up with a good enough idea for the song.

“The thing about that is, I don’t force an idea,” Dupri explained. “It’s a great idea if you can come up with the record. It has to be something that’s organic. It can’t be something we force just because the voices is together. I believe the last couple of records we saw where there are two big artists that came together and collaborated, they don’t live up to be the record we want them to be. I was a little disappointed with the R. Kelly and Usher record [‘Same Girl’]. I thought the record should have been bigger than what it was. … I wouldn’t want to do a song with [Mariah] and Janet and it don’t live up to them being as big as they are. … But [the collaboration] is gonna surface one day. Something is gonna come up, and we gonna say, ‘This is it.’ ”

JD accompanied Janet to the New York premiere of her new movie, Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?,” earlier this week, and he says the couple could relate to parts of the film — especially the part where one person in the relationship is working too much.

“There are times she wants to be alone with me, and I have to pay attention to my Blackberry,” he said.

He also beamed about her performance in the flick.

“She’s got more parts than Tyler Perry [in the movie],” he said. “It’s a Tyler Perry film, but she’s telling what’s happening from the start. It was good. But for me, with her and her acting, I’m not always psyched out because that’s how we know her. We knew her from making movies and acting before the music. I know that’s her first love, the acting.”


Find the thief!

dazjanetsig2.jpgSo a shameless plea and it’s not an uber big deal, BUT one of my signed Janet CDs got stolen when my car was broken into at the weekend in London. Yes, I shouldn’t have kept it in there but still…If anyone sees it turn up on the black market, on eBay etc I’d be most grateful for its return! Thanx v much! Daz x