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Janet Jackson May Have A Cancerous Tumor On Her Throat

1/5/2016 8:47am EST
Janet Jackson's Medical Crisis: Alleged Tumor On Her Vocal Chord
Janet Jackson recently postponed her "Unbreakable" tour due to health reasons, and according to a new report the reason may be because she has a growth on her vocal chords.

A source "close" to the 49-year-old singer told Radar Online: “Doctors found a growth on Janet’s vocal cords that could be serious. It’s a medical condition that has to be taken care of immediately."

It's unclear whether the tumor is cancerous.

Dr. Stuart Fischer told the tabloid: "God forbid that this should be cancer of the larynx. That would abruptly end her ability to ever perform again."

If Jackson has cancer of...
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Janet Jackson Forced To Reschedule Tour

12/25/2015 9:20pm EST
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has been forced to postpone her 'Unbreakable" tour because she needs surgery. According to Us Weekly, Jackson made the announcement on Christmas Eve, much to the dismay of thousands of fans who had already purchased tickets. Jackson did not specify what sort of medical condition she is dealing with, however.

"Hey you guys… Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be reschedule...
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10 Celebrity Blunders On Live TV

12/21/2015 9:22am EST
10 Celebrities Besides Steve Harvey At Miss Universe Who Had An
The Internet is ablaze today with the news that actor Steve Harvey accidentally announced the wrong winner at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant Sunday night on live television. Harvey misread his cue card and temporarily crowned Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez when in fact it was Miss Phillippines Pia Wurtzbach who had won the title.

That made for a couple very awkward minutes of television as Harvey was forced to go back on stage and admit his mistake. The crown was then literally snatched from Miss Colombia's head and placed on Miss Phillippines instead.

Harvey's probably going to have a r...
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Selena Gomez Fends Off The Game For Top Spot

10/20/2015 10:19am EDT
Selena Gomez Takes ‘Revival’ To No. 1 On The Billboard 200
Selena Gomez did it once again – debut in the number one spot on the Billboard 200. Enough folks were ‘revived’ by Gomez’s Revival to propel the pop artist’s fifth album overall (second solo album) to the penthouse. Overall, Revival impacted to the tune of 117,000 units, which is respectable. That said, only about 73% of that total (85,000 copies) is sales excluding streaming and tracks. Previous album Stars Dance was a stronger seller.

Even with Gomez padding her totals with streaming and tracks, Gomez would’ve still edged the other frontrunner for the top spot, The Game. The Game still...
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Janet Jackson Makes History On Billboard 200

10/13/2015 8:30am EDT
Janet Jackson Takes 'Unbreakable' To No. 1 On The Billboard 200
In relatively unsurprising news, comeback queen Janet Jackson debuts atop the Billboard 200 with Unbreakable, her first new studio album in a whopping seven years. Despite being somewhat underwhelming commercially in the 00s, Jackson was consistently good for topping the chart (four top-two debuting albums), including number one debuts with All For You (2001) and Discipline (2008). According to Billboard, Unbreakable gives “Ms. Jackson” a historic seventh no. 1 album. Props are definitely due to the iconic pop/R&B artist.

So much ado is made about Jackson’s seventh no. 1 for good reason, b...
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Janet Jackson Tops Billboard Chart

10/12/2015 6:01am EDT
Janet Jackson Tops Billboard Chart With 7th Number One Album 'Un
Janet Jackson's hasn't released an album in over seven years, but it seems she still has the golden touch. The singer's new release, "Unbreakable" topped the Billboard charts, debuting at number one.

According to Billboard, Jackson is only the third act to achieve number one albums in each of the last four decades.

"Unbreakable," released on Oct. 2, is Jackson's first studio album since 2008’s "Discipline," which also debuted at the top of the charts.

Jackson also hit number one with "All For You" (2001), "The Velvet Rope" (1997), "janet." (1993), "Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814" (19...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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. https://t.co/FgQQtuKMPN #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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 Twitter.com 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...
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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...
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