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Jermaine Dupri is using his own blog to set the record straight regarding his girlfriend Janet Jackson and the never-ending rumors that she is pregnant and/or the two have split up.


       “As you all know Janet is a very private person … the only reason you see her as much as you do on my YouTube vlog is because of me. LOL,” Dupri wrote. “But I hear yall and your questions. … No she is not pregnant and yes we’re still together.”


       Dupri, who has dated Jackson for the past four years, also wrote:  “It baffles me how yall let these blog and magazines control your lives.”      

       The pregnancy rumors flared up again after Jackson canceled a string of concerts on her Rock Witchu tour this fall because of “migraine-associated vertigo,” which is characterized by dizziness, imbalance and other symptoms.



Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 11:01 am
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MediaTakeOut.com is claiming that “Renee,” the rumored lovechild of Janet Jackson and James DeBarge, is “considering writing a tell all to clear the air.”       

       The gossip site says “an insider” told them: “There’s so much that nobody knows about what went on in Renee’s life … She wants to come clean about everything that she’s been through.”      

       While the source refused to confirm whether or not Renee was actually Jackson’s daughter, MediaTakeOut quotes her as saying: “After the book comes out everyone will know the truth.”


       In 2005, James DeBarge’s brother, Young Debarge, told New York’s Hot 97 that Janet and his brother – married in 1984 – were parents of “Renee,” a daughter the couple secretly sent to live with Janet’s elder sister, Rebbie.


       “Her birth was top secret,” Young said of Renee, now 21. “James and the Jackson family kept everything real close, real tight. No one really knew how it was working out until things kind of surfaced.”


       Jackson denied the claims, stating in Nov. 2005: “I do not have a child and all allegations saying so are false.”



Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 11:43 am
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Usweekly.com is reporting that Jermaine Dupri has denied reports from several blogs that his girlfriend, Janet Jackson, is pregnant.      

       The baby rumors started flying when Jackson canceled tour dates in October due to “vertigo.”  But the magazine claims Jackson is not with child – at least for now.       

       “Everyone tells me that there will never be a good time, that I will always be busy, but I just think when the stars are aligned it will happen,” she said. “I’d love to have children… It’s just up to Jermaine, what he wants to do.”



Filed under: General News — Ryann Hayman @ 2:10 pm
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The Federal Communications Commission is appealing its Janet Jackson indecency lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming a previous appeals ruling that tossed the case was wrong.      

       In July, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia threw out the case and dropped the $550,000 fine against CBS, saying that the FCC rules give a pass to indecent images if they’re “fleeting.” But the FCC said their rules were incorrectly applied by the court.      

       Janet’s breast was exposed on television for less than two seconds during the Super Bowl halftime performance with Justin Timberlake in 2004.


       The FCC said the court incorrectly applied a rule — since changed — regarding expletives that required a profanity be repeated before it is deemed indecent. The FCC contends the rule didn’t apply to images.      

       In other Janet news, UK’s Daily Star is claiming that Jackson will try her luck touring in Japan after having to scrap the remainder of her U.S. tour due (unofficially) to low ticket sales.


       The outlet says she’ll perform four dates in the country between Feb. 14 and 22, 2009. Janet’s camp announced that a bout of “vertigo” forced her to cancel seven dates on her U.S. Rock Witchu tour, which supposedly could not be rescheduled due to “conflicts.”


Tyler Perry Sued Over “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” November 14, 2008

Filed under: General News — Ryann Hayman @ 12:15 pm
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Woman claims Perry never wrote it…but took the credit

A woman has filed a copyright infringement suit against filmmaker Tyler Perry, claiming she wrote the hit 2005 film “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”— not him. 

Perry must appear in court this week. According to KSLA News 12, Perry’s  company Tyler Perry Studios, and Lionsgate Entertainment, were also named in the suit which was filed by Donna West May 2007. West is  seeking all profits made from “Diary” as well as damages. 

West says she wrote a story called “Fantasy of a Black Woman” in 1990. She got a copyright for the film in 2006. Perry’s  lawyers said that West has no grounds to sue because she didn’t register her work until after the allegations. “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” debut February 2005. 

Opening arguments begin December 3 at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Marshall, Texas. 



Filed under: Uncategorized — Ryann Hayman @ 11:52 am
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RollingStone.com is reporting that Janet Jackson has ended her Rock Witchu Tour early following a number of issues, including a reported bout of vertigo that led to several cancelled dates.


      The pop star has decided to cancel all of her postponed dates instead of rescheduling them, bringing the tour to a sudden close. Jackson’s team blames the cancellations on “conflicts in the singer’s schedule.”


       News of the cancellation follows the announced departure of opening act LL Cool J, reportedly due to all of the postponed shows.


       In all, seven shows have been cancelled, including stops in Montreal, Boston and Philadelphia.



Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 12:22 pm
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Chicago Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker is reporting that Michael Jackson gave his brother Jermaine “quite the tongue-lashing” for wrongly announcing that he is involved in an upcoming Jackson 5 reunion tour.      

       According to Zwecker, Jermaine’s assertion that Janet Jackson was on board for the tour is also false.      

       ‘Both Michael and Janet [Jackson] are not involved in any way,’ Zwecker quotes of a longtime MJ pal, ‘and Michael really laid into Jermaine for even raising the possibility.’      

       Michael “is said to be hard at work on a trio of new albums — including one featuring at least one track with his oldest son, Prince,” writes Zwecker. The new CDs reportedly take Jackson’s music in a new direction, “one that won’t alienate his millions of fans … but will include some interesting gospel and hip-hop touches we haven’t heard before,” said the source.