Janet Jackson has always tried to keep her personal life away from the public eye. And even though she’s close to her family, it seems she kept her marriage a secret from both her family and the public.
During a recent interview with Essence magazine, La Toya Jackson revealed that she and other members of her family learned of Janet’s marriage to Wissam Al Mana through the media.
“You know what? I didn’t know that Jan was married until I heard it in the media,” Jackson said during a luncheon to promote her new reality show.
She continued, “It’s true! Most of the family members—no one really knew. Not at all. You’d be surprised how you’d find out things in the media.”
So was La Toya bothered by not knowing Janet was married before the media? Even though she hasn’t met Al Mana, she isn’t upset she didn’t know before the public. “I know that in my family a lot of times you keep things private because you don’t want anybody to know,” she explained. “Nobody knew, really. I have not met him at all.”
Jackson says despite the family’s troubles with one another in the past, everything is fine.”It’ll be fine! When it’s there, it’s fine. I don’t know what it is, but everything’s fine!”
The amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala was filled with glitz and glamor. Any amfAR vent deserves the very best and each celebrity put their best foot forward and looked stylish. Some of the attendees included Mischa Barton ,Goldie Hawn , Gwen Stefani,Kirsten Dunst,Courtney Love ,Janet Jackson and much more. The Gala was held during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France.
Joe Jackson has a new venture under his belt. There were talks of Joe Jackson releasing Michael Jackson-branded perfumes and now that concept has been turned into a reality.
During a spur of the moment press conference for the Jackson Family Foundation, Joe Jackson sat around the pool at the Playboy Mansion to speak with the press. Jackson confirmed to a group of onlookers and photographers his endorsement of the new Michael Jackson-branded perfumes, Legend for men and Legacy for women.
The creators also came forward to speak about the scents, which will officially launch on June 9 in Las Vegas
Julian Rouas, who resides in Paris, was/is involved in creating the scents. No word on what the price of the scents will be.
Source – The Hollywood Reporter
Mom-anger Kris Jenner has developed a venture with music management group Wright-Crear Management, E! has reported.
Jenner already manages her kids as well as the group BG5, so this shouldn’t be that big of a stretch for her. Rob Kardashian, Kris’s son, will be the one in charge of day-to-day operations.
“Music is in my blood and this is my dream job,” he told E! News.
And apparently, sister Kendall might get into the mix as well. “Rob will be signing clients on his own,” Crear said. “Kendall [Jenner] may want to get into music, and that could be an option.
Some of Wright-Crear Management’s past/present clients include Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ciara,Janet Jackson and the Backstreet Boys.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out, especially since Kim Kardashian’s song was not well-received by the public.
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After more than 30 years in the industry, singer-songwriter Tito Jackson is finally releasing a solo album. Jackson has been hard at work in the studio working on the album, which will be called So Far So Good. He even enlisted the help of his sons Taj, Taryll and T.J. of the defunct boy band 3T. Tito recently sat down with UsMagazine to discuss everything from his solo career, The Jackson 5 era, Janet’s new beau and his brother Michael Jackson.
Read Tito’s interview with UsMagazine.com below.
UsMagazine.com: What inspired you to branch into a solo career?
Tito Jackson: I actually started a solo career back in the days of Motown, but it so happened that the brothers left the company at the time that I was in the middle of my project, so it was never released. I had three sons, so I had to stop and raise my boys. I just put my project on the back burner for a little while, or a long while I should say. I worked for my kids, raised my sons. But since everyone in my family has a solo career, I thought it was time for me to do something.
Us: How is this album different from what you produced with the Jackson Five? And what sets it apart from the work of your siblings?
TJ: I think what sets it apart is that it’s just me expressing my musical abilities, and what I feel and think musically. Instead of having four or five other brothers with their input, I’m able to totally express myself.
Us: Was it ever difficult to get the five of you to agree on the music you all produced?
TJ: Well, it’s a musical thing. It almost speaks for itself, especially when you’re speaking about musical disagreement. The music will speak for itself.
Us: Awesome. Are your sons on the album at all?
TJ: My sons have a huge involvement in the album. They helped produce and write some of the songs and sang in the background with me. They kept me really focused on the project. After my brother passed away, it was very difficult to get back into a musical groove. I had to take time to just mourn for a moment. I felt Michael wanted me to continue my music. He had heard the title track, and he liked it and praised it very much. I started back on it about four months ago, and now I’m going to complete it and get it out.
Us: Incredible. Are there any tributes to Michael on the album?
TJ: No, but I’m working on something. It’s actually still very hard for me to listen to his music. Although, I hear it all the time, to actually listen to some of his later music when he wasn’t a Jackson Five is difficult. I don’t instantly think about Michael Jackson the superstar, I think that my brother is not here.
Us: How is the whole family coping? Has it brought the family closer together?
TJ: It brought us closer as a family, and we are there for one another. I truly understand the meaning when they say, ‘You never get over it.’ You don’t.
Us: Do your children or grandchildren hang out with Michael’s children at all?
TJ: Absolutely. As a matter of fact, Blanket and my grandson are best friends. They’re close in age, so they play together. Prince is having fun and enjoying school and that whole thing. So is Paris.
Us: What about Janet? How is she handling everything? What do you think of her tour?
TJ: I haven’t seen Janet’s show yet, but I hear great things about it. I saw her last concert tour, and it was fabulous. She’s always excited me ever since she was just a little baby on stage with her brothers. I always enjoyed watching her.
Us: Do you think Janet will settle down and have a family with the new boyfriend?
TJ: Janet is a hard worker, and she’s always motivated by new ideas and building her career. Who knows? Maybe she’s at an age and time in her life where she might want to take a little slower place and maybe consider some of the things she hasn’t touched on in life. Maybe a family. Maybe marriage. You never know.She’s been married before, but maybe a family this time. We’ll see.
Us: You’ve kind of developed a reputation as the Jackson who wears the hat. How many hats do you have if you had to guess?
TJ: How many hats? Wow. Quite a few. At least 50.
Us: Do you have a personal favorite?
TJ: I like my Beaver Boat bowler.
Us: I read that Michael said you were the calm one that kept everyone grounded in the group. What was it like playing that role in the family?
TJ: It’s just the way that I’ve always been. I tell it like it is, but I don’t voice my opinion unless it’s asked for. I keep my thoughts to myself, and I think that’s one of the best ways to be. With brothers you become friends. Some you hang out with more than others. You talk to one about the other a little more. You get mad at them. Then, you love them. Then, you apologize. You have to apologize whether you want to or not. You have to. That’s your brother.
Us: Who was buddied up in the Jackson Five?
TJ: There were two groups. Michael, Marlon and Randy were a group. And then Jackie, Jermaine, and I were the other group.
Us: Once the album comes out, will you be going on tour?
TJ: Yes, I plan to do various dates over the course of the year including a radio tour as well.
Us: Will your family be touring with you at all?
TJ: I’m pretty sure my mom will always come in and check on us and visit to make sure everything is okay. She makes sure we’re behaving.
Us: What about your dad?
TJ: Joe Jackson is a great man. The problem that people have with my father is that he tells it like it is. He’s just straight up and doesn’t beat around the bush. Tough love. If he likes you, he’ll let you know that. If he doesn’t like you, he’s going to let you know that, too.
Us: And what about Mike’s kids? Will you be taking them on tour at all?
TJ: If they want to come out and hang out with Uncle Tito, that’s always welcome. I’m going to be taking them fishing this summer. I’m going to hang out with them a little bit when I get a chance.
Us: That’s great. And how are they? This must be so hard for them. How are they coping?
TJ: Well, they’re children and they have a way of not being okay, but being okay. They miss their pops dearly, but they are continuing to be children and do all the things that children do. They go to Disneyland and go to the movies and the park, things children do.
Tito’s first single, “We Made It,” is currently available on iTunes and wherever music is sold.
Janet Jackson sat down with Alive magazine for an in-depth interview about her tour. Since the “All For You” singer is bringing her tour to St. Louis, it’s only fitting that she sat down with the magazine to talk about it candidly. If you’re looking at the picture above and wondering when Janet’s hair grew back, you can stop wondering because it didn’t. Alive decided to go with an old picture of Ms. Jackson for the cover. It’s a cute picture, but Janet’s sporting a shorty-do currently.
Visit Alive magazine’s website to read the full interview in digital form, or you can open the thumbnails below in a separate tab.