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Janet Jackson Isn't Baring A Lot Of Skin These Days -- See Why

10/7/2015 10:19am EDT
Is Janet Jackson's Muslim Husband Influencing Her Fashion Choice
While many aging pop stars continue to dress provocatively in their 40s and 50s (ahem, Madonna), Janet Jackson isn't one of them. And the reason may be because she wants to respect her husband's Muslim beliefs -- and possibly her own.

Jackson, 49, was recently spotted at Paris Fashion Week with her husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, covered in black from head to toe. Star magazine pointed out that her "drastic change in her choice of attire" over the last couple of years may be because of her "ultra conservative and private hubby."

The star is currently in the midst of her "Unb...

The Game, Selena Gomez And Other Albums To Check Out This Week

10/6/2015 10:57am EDT
The Game Leads Albums To Check Out
The first Friday in October brought the comeback of one of music’s iconic artists, Janet Jackson. That is a big deal without question. This week, things are much quieter. This week is the “calm before the storm,” as the next couple of release weeks are jam-packed with newbies to add to the collection. Still, there’s a West Coast rapper and a pop star/actress leading the way this week.

1) The Game, Documentary 2 (Blood Money / Entertainment One U.S.)

The Game isn’t the heavy-hitter he once was – that’s just the way it is in the music industry. Still, The Game knows how to impact the...

Janet Jackson Proves She Still Has It

10/5/2015 10:45am EDT
Janet Jackson, Unbreakable © Rhythm Nation / BMG
There used to be a time when a new Janet Jackson album was “kind of a big deal.” Since the infamous Super Bowl incident in 2004, things cooled off for “Miss Jackson.” Sure, she continued to have chart-topping albums, but arguably, they failed to have staying power beyond the initial buzz. Whether or not Jackson’s comeback album Unbreakable can “get past this hump” to quote Erykah Badu is debatable, but her first LP in seven years is definitely worth listening to.

“Unbreakable” commences Unbreakable exceptionally, sounding vintage. Jackson sounds best on the chorus, where her upper-regi...

Janet Jackson’s First Album In Seven Years & More

9/29/2015 12:40pm EDT
Janet Jackson Leads Albums To Check Out
The first release new music release date of October is upon us! Is it chocked full of surefire hits? Eh, not specifically, but it is top heavy with the return of Miss Jackson aka Janet Jackson. Additionally, Tamar Braxton, Avicii, Trivium, and Matt Nathanson all return following two-year breaks. None are quite as anticipated as Jackson’s albums, but they also aren’t slouches either. Here are five newbies to check out!

1) Janet Jackson, Unbreakable (Rhythm Nation / BMG Rights Management)

Unbreakable marks Janet Jackson’s first album in a whopping seven years. Unbreakable interesting...

41 Sexiest Album Covers We've Ever Seen

9/19/2015 3:00pm EDT
Eye Candy: 41 Sexiest Album Covers
Ah, is there anything that’s tastier than candy? While the answer to that question is debatable, few will argue about the power and beauty of the kind of candy that you DON’T eat, but rather view with the eyes. That ladies and gents is “eye candy” which taps into lustfulness, innuendo and unapologetic naughtiness among a variety of other characterizations. Eye candy has been around for years and we, as humans never seem to tire of its power. Its shock value keeps us talking and keeps our eyes glued considering we “can’t get enough.”

Music can be the ultimate “ear candy,” featuring the...

Most Notable Music Moments (So Far)

7/26/2015 11:00am EDT
32 Most Notable Music Moments Of 2015 (So Far)
Every year is filled with news, whether good or bad. 2015 is no different from any other year, with an assortment of politically and socially charged events occurring. That’s the nature of the beast called life. The same goes with music, too. There have been numerous notable moments and occurrences, so many that it would be impossible to recap them all. So we won’t try – we’ll choose 32 of the most notable music moments of 2015 so far, and hope we didn’t miss too many important ones along the way!

1) The legendary B.B. King died

When ‘Hospice’ is uttered by or associated with an ...

Listen To Janet Jackson's New Single!

6/22/2015 1:52pm EDT
Janet Jackson's 'No Sleeep': Listen To Singer's Comeback Single!
Ready to hear Janet Jackson's new single? According to Billboard, Janet just released the first single off her upcoming album and comeback tour, titled "No Sleeep" (yes, with three E's). The song's available on Janet Jackson's Twitter- give it a listen below.

I dedicate this to My Love. #NoSL333P #ConversationsInACafe

— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) June 22, 2015

Catchy, right? "No Sleeep" is a super-sensual slow jam (those organ riffs are killer) , produced with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the R&B producer/songwriters who've worked with Janet Jackson for yea...

Janet Jackson Is Back! – See Details

6/15/2015 6:40pm EDT
Janet Jackson News: Singer Announces 'Unbreakable World Tour' Da
Finally, after four years of a break from the concert circuit, Janet Jackson is firmly back in control. The “Nasty” singer’s camp announced dates for the upcoming North American leg of her Unbreakable World Tour.

If you’re like many Jackson fans, it’s been a long time coming for Janet to release music; the last studio album was in 2008 (Discipline). Moreover, it’s been since 2011 (Number Ones greatest hits tour) that she’s graced the United States with musical performances, citing a Billboard report.

One fan had grown so impatient with Janet Jackson’s M.I.A. status; she hatched a novel id...

These Celebs Screwed Up -- See The Embarrassing Videos!

5/22/2015 9:42am EDT
The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Moments Caught On Film
We've all done embarrassing things. It's human nature. It's bad when these incidents happen on camera, but it's worse when you're famous and caught on film during one of these not-so-fine moments.

Justin Bieber puked on stage at a 2012 concert in Arizona -- not once but twice. He was in the midst of performing "Out Of Town Girl" when it happened. He turned his back to the audience and regurgitated. He rushed backstage as his back-up dancers continued to do their thing.

The pop star later came back to finish his set, but after a few more songs, he told the crowd: "It's hard for me, you kn...

Janet Jackson Makes Major Announcement!

5/17/2015 12:01pm EDT
Janet Jackson Announces New Music On Twitter
Janet Jackson took to her Twitter account and announced that she will be releasing new music and will head out on a new tour in 2015.

The singer's last official studio album was in 2008, titled "Discipline." She followed that up with a retrospective album titled "Number Ones" a year after.

The 49-year-old singer tweeted out a link to video, where she told her followers, “I promised you’d hear it from my lips, and now you will. This year: new music; new world tour; a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.”

Jackson made the announcement on her birthday.. The ...

Janet Jackson Hasn't Been Seen In Months - Where Did She Resurface?

2/12/2015 8:53am EST
Janet Jackson Hasn't Been Seen In Months - What Does She Look Li
It's been months since Janet Jackson was spotted in public. The last time was in Dubai on October 31; before that, no one had seen her since May of 2013.

But the world-famous R&B singer finally poked her head out into the world yesterday, for the most important of activities: shoe shopping.

A few photos (one seen above) of Jackson were snapped in Milan, showing the superstar in all black: black coat, black pants, black heels and black hat.

The youngest Jackson has kept her private life stunningly private for years.
Her recent marriage to fashion tycoon Wissam Al Mana wasn't made public ...

Color Blind: Celebrity Interracial Couples

10/10/2014 1:05pm EDT
Color Blind: Celebrity Interracial Couples
For many in Hollywood, love is color blind. It's not uncommon for celebrities to date people of other races.

Halle Berry & French actor Olivier Martinez met while filming "Dark Tide" in South Africa in 2010. They tied the knot in 2013 and have a one-year-old son. Berry also has a daughter with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, a white, Canadian model.

For reality star Kim Kardashian, it's the man, not his color, that matters. She had a long-term relationship with Reggie Bush before later marrying Kris Humphries. She then settled on rapper Kanye West, with whom she has a one-year-old daug...

We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup Charity Singles

5/19/2014 5:00pm EDT
We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup C
Since the mid 80s, there have been several one-off supergroups brought together to raise money for a great cause. While we applaud the efforts of the celebrities involved, we can't help but poke fun at them for being, well, celebrities. Join us as we break down the great celebrity supergroup singles.

USA for Africa - We Are the World

- Disassociated Star: Michael Jackson

- Star Who Doesn't Fit In: Dan Aykroyd

- Star With Barely Any Face Time: John Oates

The momma of them all, predating everything but Band Aid. Still, USA for Africa created all of the themes you see in charity music v...

16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars

4/25/2014 3:00pm EDT
16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars
Honda. Ford. Chevy. These are all household names. We see them every day driving to work, or while going to grab a cup of coffee on the corner, or from our office window. They don't do anything special to really grab your attention - they just exist to get us from point A to point B. And for most of us, that's just fine.

But for those who can afford it, vehicles offer something else - status. And those vehicles are fast and loud, and they grab -no- command attention wherever they go. Whether it's through sleek, formula 1-like styling, or monstrous engines that roar like lions and move like...

Celebrity Nose Jobs: Before & After Shots

4/8/2014 3:00am EDT
Celebrity Nose Jobs: Before & After Shots
Many celebrities have had nose jobs, although only a fraction of them admit it. Of those that do, they often claim a deviated septum forced them to have rhinoplasty. But we know the real reason why so many in Hollywood go under the knife - vanity!

The irony is that not all of them like their new look.

Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Tori Spelling openly admitted to having a nose job and breast implants in her 2008 memoir "sTORI Telling." She said she regretted getting the work done.

See who else in Hollywood has had a nose job...

Ashlee Simpson famously had a bump removed fro...

11 Celebrity Scandals We Forgot About

3/29/2014 1:00pm EDT
kanye West
Everyone loves a juicy celebrity scandal and in the past ten years alone, there have been so many that its hard to keep track of them all! Still, there are still some that when you do recall, you can remember every minute in juicy detail. In no particular order are 11 of the best celebrity scandals we forgot about. Now do you remember? We thought you would!

1. Kanye West, "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People!", 2005

The "Concert for Hurricane Relief" in support of victims of Hurricane Katrina was to be a place where singers and celebrities came together to aid the areas most aff...

The Biggest Losers: Celebrities Who Have Lost Over 50 Pounds!

3/22/2014 8:00pm EDT
The Biggest Losers: Celebrities Who Have Lost Over 50 Pounds!
Singer Jordin Sparks made a drastic lifestyle change to drop more than 50 pounds over two and a half years. In 2011 she told People magazine what her "secret" was: "It was just a shift in my thinking. Instead of talking about being more active, I just got up and did it. There's no secret. Anybody can do it."

The former "American Idol" star told Life & Style magazine that the extra weight was like carrying a 5-year-old child.

"By March of last year [2012], I lost 50. And then I maintained it for the rest of the year. I was in the gym all day long. When I got up I would hike, then I would g...

Gluteus Maximus: A Salute To The Sexy Celebrity Booty

9/24/2013 12:00pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
With the immortal words from 20th century poet Sir Mix-a-Lot "I like big butts and I cannot lie," the crack research team at Starpulse was given the arduous and grueling task of finding the finest photos on the site that revere one of the world's preferred body parts, the buttocks.

In contemporary music and in Hollywood today, starlets and singers who refrain from eating are considered to be the definition of beauty and grace; but many prefer more curvier women -- those with a little "junk in the trunk".

The great French Dadaist Marcel Duchamp put it best when he painted a moustache on a ...

Rumor Patrol: Amanda Bynes' Intervention, Kim Kardashian Having A Girl, More

5/26/2013 4:07pm EDT
Amanda Bynes Arrested
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Amanda Bynes'  Intervention: Did an impromptu intervention from Amanda Bynes' friends and family lead to her arrest?

Verdict: True. After Bynes started ranting on twitter about an InTouch story that used old photos of her, friends and family decided to hold an intervention to stop her downwards spiral. That's when Bynes got out of her apartment and began to smoke pot in her apartment complex's lobby wh...

Sexy amfAR Gala Photos: Selita Ebanks Side Boob, Billionaire Janet Jackson & More!

5/24/2013 6:30pm EDT
Selita Ebanks
The star-studded amfAR Gala is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Cannes Film Festival. On Thursday night, a crowd of celebs attended the annual fundraiser, including Sharon Stone, Jessica Chastain, Christoph Waltz, Adrian Brody, Milla Jovovich and many others.

Heidi Klum helped open the event with a toast telling the crowd to down a glass of Moët & Chandon to help loosen the purse strings. She said, "I have to stop, but you should keep drinking!"

Sharon Stone was overheard saying that it was her mother's 80th birthday, but instead she chose to be at the 20th Anniversary of...

Janet Jackson Is A Billionaire!

5/21/2013 10:07pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has joined the billion dollar club.

Michael Jackson's sister has boasted a multi-million dollar fortune for years, but now she has joined her new husband, retail entrepreneur Wissam Al Mana, and the privileged group of money-makers whose bank balances top $1 billion, according to industry publication Variety.

The All For You singer has raked in a total of $260 million in album sales thanks to the success of Control, Janet and Rhythm Nation 1814, and she has also taken in another $81 million from music and book publishing fees.

Jackson's multiple sold-out world tours have...

Janet Jackson Is A Married Woman!

2/25/2013 3:11pm EST
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson rang in 2013 as a married woman after secretly exchanging vows with her billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana last year.

Reports emerged in December, suggesting the R&B superstar had accepted a proposal from businessman Al Mana months earlier, and the couple was planning to wed in his native Qatar in the spring.

Nevertheless, Jackson has now revealed the tabloids have it all wrong, because she and Al Mana are already man and wife.

A statement issued to Entertainment Tonight reads: "The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married ...

Janet Jackson And Actor Todd Bridges Remember Conrad Bain

1/17/2013 1:40pm EST
Janet Jackson And Actor Todd Bridges Remember Conrad Bain
Janet Jackson and actor Todd Bridges have paid tribute to their late Diff'rent Strokes co-star Conrad Bain following his death on Monday.
The actor, who played beloved patriarch Phillip Drummond in the hit comedy, passed away in California just weeks before his 90th birthday.
After hearing of his death, Jackson, who starred in the show between 1981 and 1982 before her music career took off, took to to remember the popular actor.
She writes, "I'm saddened to learn of Conrad Bain's passing. He was a joyful (and) pleasant man to work with. My heart goes out to his family a...

Justin Bieber And 10 Other Celebrities Who Hosted And Musically Performed On 'Saturday Night Live'

1/9/2013 1:07pm EST
Justin Bieber
On February 9, Justin Bieber will become the latest star to simultaneously host Saturday Night Live and perform as the episode's musical act. However, he's far from the first.

The Rolling Stones are the only entire band to provide comedy and music on the show. Everyone but Bill Hyman was involved in the sketch comedy way back in 1978. Last season, Mick Jagger returned to both host and sing, giving him the honor of being the star with the longest gap in time between appearances.

Janet Jackson headed both sides of SNL in 2004, only two months after her infamous wardrobe malfunction du...

Rumor Patrol: Babies And Engagements Over Christmas

12/28/2012 6:07pm EST
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

It was a wild Christmas break for entertainment news. It seemed like every other celebrity was either getting engaged, had a wedding, gave birth, or announced a pregnancy. Here's what actually happened!

Shakira Gives Birth: Congratulations all around for Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Pique are in order after Pique announced online that she gave birth to healthy baby boy.

Verdict: False! This was actual...

Janet Jackson Engaged To Qatari Billionaire Wissam Al Mana

12/26/2012 3:11pm EST
Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana
Will the third time be a charm for Janet Jackson?

The pop singer is reportedly engaged to billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana of Qatar, and news that the couple were engaged earlier this year has finally gotten out.

Keeping their plans secret until now, reports that Al Mana gave Janet such a "huge, expensive ring" that she's "afraid it will get lost" and keeps it under lock and key at all times.

The couple are said to be planning a huge spring wedding in Al Mana's native country; and the groom is sparing no expense on a lavish ceremony expected to cost millions.

"He is...

Best & Worst Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions

10/19/2012 11:05am EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
It's a celebrity's worst nightmare - a wardrobe malfunction (although we're pretty sure some of them plan it). The phrase skyrocketed in popularity in 2004 after Janet Jackson performed at the Super Bowl with Justin Timberlake and he tore open her top, exposing her right breast while singing, "Gonna have you naked by the end of this song."

Savvy stars do whatever they can to avoid embarrassing skin-revealing incidents, but inevitably a dress seam rips, a skirt blows up, or a nipple peeks out.

Elizabeth Hurley, above, showed up to the Love Ball in London, England, two years ago wearing a s...

Janet Jackson's Lawyer Demands Vanity Fair Retraction

10/10/2012 2:57pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's attorney is demanding a retraction from Vanity Fair magazine over a report which suggested the singer delayed her late brother Michael's funeral over a financial dispute.

Lawyer Blair G. Brown has slammed claims printed in the November issue that Janet held up the burial in 2009 while waiting to be repaid the $40,000 she gave to cemetery bosses as a deposit for a burial plot.

In a letter to Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter, Brown insists the story, which was an excerpt from Randall Sullivan's upcoming book, Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Mich...

Janet Jackson's Attorney Slams Allegations Over Brother Michael's Funeral

10/6/2012 5:05pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's lawyer has dismissed "outrageous" allegations suggesting the star delayed her late brother Michael's funeral over a financial dispute.

The Thriller hit-maker died on 25 June, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest brought on by an overdose of anesthetic Propofol. He was publicly remembered at a memorial the following month before a private burial took place in early September, 2009.

Editors at Vanity Fair alleged this week that Janet had delayed her sibling's funeral over money owed relating to the burial plot deposit. The article appeared on the magazine's website on Thu...

Attorney Says Janet Jackson Is Not After Brother Michael's Money

8/9/2012 8:31am EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's attorney has issued a statement denying claims that she and and her brothers are trying to benefit financially from Michael Jackson's estate handlers.

The Jacksons have been contesting their brother's will and feuding with music industry veterans John Branca and John McClain, who are in charge of the estate.

Adding to the drama was when Katherine Jackson was whisked to an Arizona spa for 10 days in what she claims was a plot to keep her out of the way.

Janet's attorney Blair G. Brown stated, ""They stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid." ...