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JERMAINE DUPRI SAYS JANET IS NOT PREGNANT December 22, 2008

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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.

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DUPRI DENIES JANET PREGNANCY December 9, 2008

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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.”

 

PHILANTHROPY HONORS FOR DUPRI, MAGIC December 2, 2008

 

Jermaine Dupri and Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be in Beverly Hills Monday (Dec. 8) to accept the 2008 Bill of Rights Award from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California.      

       The ceremony, to take place at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, honors the music producer and legendary NBA player for their long history of philanthropic work, and their shared views on community uplift and development.      

       Dupri has been a long time member of the board of directors of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN). He’s also worked to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws, designed a signature pair of Cartier sunglasses to benefit the Hurricane Relief Fund and has been a significant voice for the “Rap the Vote” campaign.

       Entertainers recognized by the ACLU of Southern California within the past 50 years include Barbara Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Rosa Parks, Antonio “LA” Reid, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Harry Belafonte, Ellen Degeneres, Oliver Stone and Sarah Jessica Parker.  

 

Usher’s Mother Under Police Investigation November 20, 2008

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Limo driver claims Jonnetta Patton scammed him

Police have launched an investigation looking into whether or not Usher’s mother and former manager, Jonnetta Patton, scammed a limo driver during the recent BET Awards. 

A freelance limo driver says that Patton used his services for her Atlanta-based transportation company, but never paid him his $1,668 for services. He has since filed a complaint. According to TMZ, Patton’s camp is currently mum regarding the complaint and investigation. Dekalb County detectives are actively looking into the case. 

 

BOW WOW VISITS ‘NEW JACK CITY’ ON UPCOMING CD October 29, 2008

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Bow Wow has named his upcoming album “New Jack City Part II,” a title borrowed from the 1991 film starring Wesley Snipes as New York drug lord Nino Brown.

 

      The follow up to 2006’s “The Price of Fame” will be released Dec. 16 via Columbia and is led by the single “Marco Polo” featuring Soulja Boy, reports Billboard.

 

       Other tracks on “New Jack City Part II” include the Jermaine Dupri-produced “Sunshine,” a video for which is coming in early November, and “Big Girls,” which is circulating virally.      

       Bow Wow is planning to support the release with a mini version of his Scream tour, with dates to be announced. In addition, the hip hop star appears in the current season of HBO’s “Entourage” and will be seen in the film “Hurricane Season,” which opens Dec. 25 in U.S. theaters.

 

JANET SAYS SHE FEELS ‘A LOT BETTER’ October 27, 2008

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Janet Jackson is thanking fans for the well-wishes that poured in during her bout with vertigo-induced migraines. The condition caused her to postpone a string of dates on her current “Rock Witchu” tour.      

       “I want to thank you for all your messages and all your love and support when I wasn’t feeling very well,” the singer said in the clip shot by her boyfriend Jermaine Dupri before her show in Houston last week. “I’m a lot better now.”       

       Later in the clip, the couple attempts to downplay rumors that the two were toward splitsville.      

       “Baby, they say you broke up with me because I threw up on you,” a laughing Dupri said as he held the camera.       

       “How lame is that?” Jackson deadpanned. “Because you threw up on me? Well, there’s no real love there, is it?”

 

        View clip below.  

 

JANET AND JERMAINE ON THE OUTS? October 15, 2008

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Gossip blogger Janet Charlton claims that Janet Jackson has been resting up in a “health spa recovery place” in Atlanta while recovering from the illness that has caused several cancellations on her Rock Witchu tour.     

 

       Charlton also claims that Jackson’s boyfriend, music mogul Jermaine Dupri, has been banned from visiting her by her management.

 

      “Jermaine was told ‘You’re not her boyfriend any more,'” Charlton wrote on her blog Tuesday. “Jermaine took off for New York and he and Janet are speaking on the phone. Where their relationship stands, no one knows for sure.”

 

      Jackson was scheduled to resume her tour Monday night at the Turning Stone Resort in New York after canceling a show over the weekend in Connecticut. A message posted on the resort and casino’s Web site stated the show had been canceled due to “doctor’s orders.”

 

       No one is saying what is ailing Jackson, who has been off the road since being rushed to a hospital in Montreal before a concert in late September.

UPDATE …

 

      Meanwhile, as far Janet’s concert schedule is concerned, yesterday, EUR received aan email from her publicist, Kitara Garner, of W&W PR, saying the tour was back on starting tonight in Washington, DC.

 

      It seems that our initial report of her suffering from vertigo was indeed correct and the cause of her concert cancelling problems. Read the the full press release:

 

Over the last two weeks, Janet Jackson has had to cancel a number of dates on her “Rock Witchu” tour due to medical reasons. After a thorough medical evaluation, it has been confirmed that Janet’s symptoms are being caused by a rare form of migraine called vestibular migraine or migraine-associated vertigo for which she is currently receiving treatment. 

“Janet wanted very much to resume her tour so as not to disappoint her fans, but she continued to suffer from vertigo and could not perform,” stated Janet’s manager Kenneth Crear.  “She’s a world-class entertainer and needs to be at the top of her game to give her fans the show they expect.  She’s feeling much better and is ready to hit the road again to finish the tour.”

Janet’s Rock Witchu Tour will resume tomorrow night, October 15, 2008 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Upcoming confirmed concert dates are as follows:

October 15, 2008  Verizon Center   Washington, D.C.

October 17, 2008  Izod Center    East Rutherford, NJ

October 19, 2008  Philips Arena   Atlanta, GA

October 21, 2008  Toyota Center   Houston, TX

October 22, 2008  American Airlines Center Dallas, TX

October 24, 2008  Sprint Center  Kansas City, MO

October 26, 2008  Bank of Oklahoma Center Tulsa, OK

October 28, 2008  Palace of Auburn Hills  Auburn Hills, MI

November 1, 2008  Madison Square Garden  New York, NY

 

      New dates for the canceled shows in Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Greensboro, Fort Lauderdale and Mohegan Sun Arena are being rescheduled and will be announced shortly.