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La Toya Jackson Sorry For Blaming 'Apprentice' Co-Star Omarosa For Michael Clark Duncan's Death

3/19/2013 1:49pm EDT
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"Celebrity Apprentice" star La Toya Jackson is eating her words after suggesting Omarosa Manigault was to blame for her fiance Michael Clark Duncan's death last year.

On Sunday night, Jackson was fired from Donald Trump's reality show, and during her exit interview she slammed Omarosa by saying: "She's a conniving, scheming, cut-throat (who) probably pulled the cord on Michael Clarke Duncan."


Duncan died of a heart attack in 2012, and after the episode aired on Sunday Manigault filed a defamation lawsuit against Jackson, calling her comments "false" and "vicious."

Jackson clarifie...

La Toya Jackson's Rep Slams Reality TV Show Rumors

3/5/2013 3:50pm EST
La Toya Jackson
La Toya Jackson has denied reports suggesting she is cashing in on her late brother Michael's three kids by negotiating a reality TV show deal for them.

A recent article in the New York Post accused La Toya of profiting off her niece Paris and nephews Prince Michael and Blanket after signing them to her talent agency Ja-Tail Enterprises and taking a 15 per cent commission on the youngsters' showbiz contracts.

Paris has landed a movie deal, while Prince Michael was last month unveiled as a correspondent for news show Entertainment Tonight and will act in an upcoming episode of 90210.


Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Bad

2/21/2013 8:07pm EST
Kim Novak
Most celebrities have had "a little work done" over the course of their careers, going for the usual nip here or tuck there to improve their appearance and keep themselves looking youthful enough to keep landing the big roles; and then there are the few dozen who have taken cosmetic surgery procedures to their most extreme.

Take former Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns, for instance. Known in the early 80s for his flamboyant, androgynous appearance, Burns has undergone several cosmetic surgeries -- likening them to simply "buying a new sofa" and saying it's something he'll always keep doing ...

La Toya Jackson Lands Her OWN Reality TV Show

8/2/2012 8:38am EDT
La Toya Jackson
La Toya Jackson is allowing cameras into her home as part of a new reality TV series for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network.

Michael Jackson's sister will be the focus of a new show called Life With La Toya - a fly-on-the-wall series focusing on the singer's relationship with her famous family and friends as well as her business pursuits.

Jackson says in a statement, "I am so pleased to be working with television legend Oprah Winfrey and to be a part of the OWN family. This will be one of the most exciting adventures of my life."

The news follows weeks of headlines about the Jackson family a...

Kenny Rogers Pays Moving Tribute To TV Legend Dick Clark

4/19/2012 8:28am EDT
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers battled through his grief following the death of his good friend Dick Clark on Wednesday to pay tribute to the beloved TV personality on a news show.

The veteran broadcaster, 82, passed away in a hospital in California after suffering a heart attack, and stars including Billy Ray Cyrus, Goldie Hawn and Snoop Dogg flocked to to pay their respects.

Rogers, who appeared on the star's show American Bandstand when he was first starting out in music, was left stunned by the news - and he went live on Your World to mourn Clark.

He revealed, "I knew that he looked fra...

Sister Claims Jermaine Jackson Had An Affair With Whitney Houston

3/6/2012 8:40am EST
Jermaine Jackson
La Toya Jackson has confirmed her brother Jermaine briefly romanced Whitney Houston when she was starting out as a singer.

Jermaine Jackson and Houston grew close as they worked together in the studio in the mid-1980s, and Jermaine revealed in his autobiography that he had to put his feelings for the young star to one side for the sake of his marriage.

But now sister La Toya reveals they were more than just feelings.

Appearing on TV show "The Talk" on Monday, she explained, "In all due respect, I think Jermaine wrote that in his book to protect Whitney... He has admitted that they had an...

La Toya Jackson Insists It's Not King Of Pop On Michael Jackson's Posthumous Album

3/5/2012 8:39pm EST
La Toya Jackson
Michael Jackson's sister La Toya Jackson has thrown her weight behind allegations an impostor was hired to record tracks for the King of Pop's posthumous album, insisting some of the vocals featured are "definitely not" those of her late brother.

A report on last week caused a stir among fans after editors claimed Paris Jackson had been caught telling a friend via video chat that the 2010 release, Michael, was recorded by a mimic who had been drafted in to complete her father's songs.

In a clip obtained by the website, Paris allegedly played the track "Hold My Hand" and when asked...

La Toya Jackson Praises Judge Who Denied Freedom To Dr. Conrad Murray During Appeal

2/26/2012 1:30pm EST
La Toya Jackson
Michael Jackson's sister La Toya has praised the Los Angeles court judge who rejected Dr. Conrad Murray's request for freedom as he appeals his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

The medic is currently serving a four-year sentence after a jury found him guilty of administering the fatal dose of anaesthetic Propofol which cost the King of Pop his life in 2009.

He requested bail or the opportunity to serve time under house arrest as he fights to have the ruling overturned, but Judge Michael Pastor denied his petition during a hearing on Friday, insisting he is a flight risk and a threat t...

Michael Jackson's Sisters: 'Justice Has Been Served'

11/7/2011 11:37pm EST
La Toya Jackson
Michael Jackson's sisters La Toya and Rebbie have spoken out about Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter conviction, insisting justice has been served.

The King of Pop's personal physician was found guilty of administering the fatal dose of anaesthetic propofol, which cost Jackson his life in 2009 and minutes after the verdict was announced in Los Angeles, the tragic star's siblings were letting fans know they were happy with the climax of the lengthy trial.

La Toya announced, "Victory was served," while her sister added, "I'm just happy it's over with. Nothing will bring him back,...

Michael Jackson's Family Attend World Premiere Of Cirque Du Soleil Spectacular

10/3/2011 8:04pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's family took a break from the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray on Sunday to attend the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil's highly-anticipated King of Pop tribute.

Following his death in 2009, Jackson's estate executors signed a deal with Cirque producers to put on an acrobatic stage spectacular featuring the Thriller hitmaker's songs, and the $60 million Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour kicked off in Montreal, Canada over the weekend.

The pop superstar's older brothers Tito, Jackie and Marlon Jackson were all in attendance at the Bell center, along with their mother Kat...

Michael Jackson Tribute Concert To Be Shown In 3D

9/30/2011 11:38am EDT
Michael Jackson
The upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert is to be broadcast live in 3D in cinemas across the U.K.

The spectacular Michael Forever show, featuring performances from stars including Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, and the Thriller hit-maker's sister La Toya, will take place in Cardiff, Wales on October 8th.

But fans unable to make it to the venue have been offered an alternative to catch all the action - organizers of the concert have announced the star-studded show will be beamed into 40 cinemas across Great Britain and Northern Ireland in eye-catc...

Eerie Michael Jackson Audio Played In Court As Manslaughter Trial Gets Underway

9/27/2011 7:41pm EDT
Michael Jackson
A recording of an eerie cell phone chat between Michael Jackson and his personal physician was played to jurors as Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial got underway in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Prosecutor David Walgren, Los Angeles' Deputy District Attorney, played the tape during a highly-charged morning in court, during which he also showed showed jurors a photo of Jackson's lifeless body on a gurney.

The King of Pop died of an overdose of anesthetic Propofol and Walgren and his team hope to prove that Murray was the man who administered the fatal injection in June, 2009.


CW Reveals 14 All-Star Contestants For 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 17

8/4/2011 12:28pm EDT
Tyra Banks
"America's Next Top Model" returns this fall for cycle 17 with its first-ever all-star cast, featuring fan favorites and outrageous personalities from different cycles as they square off and compete for the grand prize.

Lending their expertise as guest judges this cycle are rap sensation Nicki Minaj; comedienne Kathy Griffin; pop star and author LaToya Jackson; actress and singer Ashlee Simpson; model and actor Tyson Beckford; reality star Kristin Cavallari; rapper Game; model Coco Rocha; Anthony Zuiker, the creator and executive producer of "CSI"; and fashion photographer Nikos Papadop...

Michael Jackson's Family Planning Another Tribute Concert

7/22/2011 2:16pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's family members are organizing another tribute show in memory of the late superstar following a number of failed attempts to bring a commemorative concert to the stage.

The Thriller hit-maker's mother Katherine is working on plans to stage a gig along with the singer's siblings Marlon, Tito, Jackie and La Toya.

The concert, which has been called a "thriller of a show" in a press release from the Jackson family, will benefit charities in both the U.S. and U.K. and more details will be revealed in a press conference in Los Angeles in Monday.

Jermaine Jackson previously ...

La Toya Jackson Claims Ex-Husband Tried To Pimp Her To Mike Tyson

7/7/2011 9:49am EDT
Latoya Jackson
La Toya Jackson has alleged her ex-husband Jack Gordon once offered to let Mike Tyson have sex with her for $100,000.

Michael Jackson's sister has previously spoken out about the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of her late partner and former manager, insisting she was forced into marrying him in 1987 and endured years of violence throughout the union.

And now La Toya has made another string of claims about Gordon, who died in 2005, alleging he once offered her up for sex - for a price.

Speaking on The Talk, Jackson says, "Mike Tyson later told my mother and father and some othe...

La Toya Jackson Believes Michael's Death Was A 'Conspiracy'

6/20/2011 2:36pm EDT
Latoya Jackson
La Toya Jackson has urged authorities to seek out the truth behind her brother Michael's passing because she's still certain his death was a "conspiracy".

The King of Pop died in June, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest brought on by an overdose of anesthetic Propofol, but La Toya insists the singer's death was no accident.

Speaking to Cindy Adams of the New York Post, she says, "(Michael's physician) Dr. Murray was the fall guy. Authorities should look into this more deeply. I believe it was a conspiracy. Michael told me repeatedly, 'They're going to murder me. You don't understand....

'Celebrity Apprentice' – The Finale - And The Winner is …

5/23/2011 8:54pm EDT
We start with Donald Trump bombastically proclaiming this season as, of course, the best season ever, thanks to him. Cue the unfolding of a red carpet for the Donald to strut along. Two poor fellows ran before him, unrolling a seemingly endless red carpet until it abruptly runs out, just before the entrance. As they fell to the ground, he tells them …. wait for it! … “You’re Fired.” Oh, that Donald …

We’re down to the Final Two – country star John Rich, and Academy Award winning actress, Marlee Matlin. When we left the duo last week, they were both enmeshed in the creation and production o...

Donald Trump Makes Toughest Apprentice Decision, Names John Rich 'The Celebrity Apprentice' (Video)

5/23/2011 12:30pm EDT
John Rich name Celebrity Apprentice
Country star John Rich has been named the winner of The Celebrity Apprentice.

The singer saw off competition from Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin in a live finale on Sunday.

Host Donald Trump admitted he struggled with the decision, telling the contestants, "I've never had to go through something like this... You've both been amazing."

Rich picked up a $250,000 prize, which he has pledged to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The series began with 16 celebrity competitors, including David Cassidy, Meat Loaf, Lil Jon, LaToya Jackson, Gary Busey and Mark McGrath.

'Celebrity Apprentice' – Retro Rumble – The Final Two Part 1

5/16/2011 11:51am EDT
Retro Rumble
Last week: two terrible OnStar promo videos later, Star Jones was fired. There are now only four Celebrities still in the game; Meat Loaf, Lil Jon, John Rich and Marlee Matlin.

We return to the lounge, where Lil Jon and John Rich are awaiting Trump’s decision. They know that Meat Loaf will give as good as he gets, but worry that Star will triumph again. They are ecstatic to see Meat. But Marlee, the other survivor, is teary and upset. She’s lost her team mate, and the win for her charity. Meat Loaf tries to cheer her up, but she clearly would have preferred Star to remain.

No time to rela...

'The Celebrity Apprentice' – Laugh On – Recap May 8

5/9/2011 1:37pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
So last week, the teams organized “hair” shows, and NeNe Leakes declared war on Star Jones. LaToya Jackson came back, and joined the men’s team. Hope Dworaczyk was pronounced weak and fired.

This week: Continuing from the end of last week’s BoardRoom, we see Lil Jon and John Rich relaxing with LaToya and Marlee Matlin. The men are delighted to have LaToya on their team, but Marlee interviews that she doesn’t think it’s fair that LaToya not only was allowed to come back, but was assigned to work with the men. When Star and NeNe enter the room, NeNe hugs LaToya, but Star grabs her things an...

'Celebrity Apprentice' Shear Madness: 'I'm Telling Mr Trump On You'

5/2/2011 11:33pm EDT
After briefly recapping last week’s debacle, it’s time to have a look at the celebrity line-up for this, the ninth episode. Minus castoff LaToya Jackson, Team ASAP is down to 4 ladies; Nene Leakes, Star Jones, Marlee Matlin, and Hope Dworaczyk. The men, Team BackBone, have 3 members; John Rich, Meat Loaf and Lil Jon.

We join John Rich as he visits a patient from St. Jude’s Hospital. He presents a check for $649,900. That’s a chunk of change that the families of the littlest patients can really use.

This week, the celebrities have gathered in a parking garage, where they meet up with Donal...

'The Celebrity Apprentice' - Bitter Suites - Recap For April 24

4/25/2011 12:10pm EDT
Trump Hotel Collection
We’re back in the Party Room, just after losing Gary Busey last week. NeNe Leakes is still sulking about LaToya Jackson not wanting to be her best friend, and Star Jones greets the men of BackBone as they file in for a much needed drink. Meat Loaf and Lil Jon tell the ladies of ASAP a few Busey stories. The men seem almost giggly in their relief. John Rich joins both teams in a toast to a great race.

Hope Dworaczyk brings her check to her visit with Best Buddies, a charity she supports.

A new day for the teams, and especially for NeNe, who is determined they’ll do whatever work they have...

'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap 'Raising The Steaks' Yummm!

4/18/2011 11:30am EDT
Meat Loaf The Celebrity Apprentice
Keeping a team member in play when no one else wants to work with them will damage your overall energy. At Team Backbone this week, John Rich, Lil John, and Meat Loaf were working against a total, soul-sucking, energy hole. The fact that they could even raise their heads enough to try to bring the challenge in was a tribute to each of their commitments to their charities.

Continuing from last week’s firing of Mark McGrath, Backbone was visibly stunned to see Gary Busey walk through the door. Meat Loaf and Lil Jon were clearly unhappy, while John Rich went to a safe place in his mind, decid...

La Toya Jackson's 'Celebrity Apprentice' Hair Color Revealed

4/12/2011 2:31pm EDT
La Toya Jackson
On this season of "The Celebrity Apprentice", La Toya Jackson is rocking a sultry, new hair color for the board room thanks to star hairstylist Kimmi Hendrix.

Looking for your stylist to re-create La Toya's warm chocolate tones and soft highlights just in time for Summer? Starpulse caught up with Kimmi to get the coveted formulas & techniques to bring to your next salon visit.

1. To begin, Kimmi applied IT&LY Hairfashion Colorly 2020 Chocolate Dark Brown mixed with equal parts of Oxily 2020 Developer to darken the root area.

2. She then applied this same shade in "V" shaped sections in t...

'Celebrity Apprentice's' NeNe Is 'A Big Bully' - April 10 Recap

4/11/2011 11:55am EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
This week: Pirates me Maties! Hope doesn’t show her biggest assets, and paranoia runs deep for LaToya. Oh yeah, and Busey’s STILL here.

Week 5 and I am now having recurring nightmares of Donald Trump’s weird lip movements. Last week, the teams made ‘art’, and sold it for record amounts. Meat Loaf spectacularly lost his temper on Gary Busey for no real reason, and Richard Hatch got the boot, despite the entire team wanting Busey gone. We can only go up from here, right?

Five celebrities now remain per team. LaToya Jackson, realizing that her team think her ineffective and weak, is determin...

'Celebrity Apprentice's' Meat Loaf Is A Bat Out Of Hell! The Recap

4/4/2011 11:07am EDT
Meat Loaf Is A Bat Out Of Hell
This week: Meat Loaf makes a meal of himself in front of the viewing audience, LaToya milks Michael’s fame, and Marlee shows the teams how to bring in the money.

We return to the aftermath of Dionne Warwick’s leaving last week, as the two teams gather. The Men (BackBone) are ecstatic, celebrating their third win in a row, but the Women (ASAP) are in tatters, with NeNe Leakes weeping over Dionne’s rudeness, Star comforting NeNe (“She gone, she gone.”,) and LaToya Jackson telling Lil Jon that she is being set up for a fall. “I know I’m dealing with sneaky, cunning girls, and I’m not used to ...

'The Celebrity Apprentice' - Dionne Warwick Is 'Off The Hook' – ReCap

3/28/2011 11:27am EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
In which I learn very little about video phones, Jose Canseco ‘feels pretty’, and Dionne Warwick learns that The Boss cannot be faked out, no matter how much you need your beauty sleep.

This week’s episode began with several of the Backbone (Men’s) team admitting to Gary Busey and each other that their previous week’s win was due to the group effort, and that they needed to present a strong, united front to the A.S.A.P. (Women’s) team, in order to keep winning. Busey tearfully presented two $20,000 checks to a representative of his charity, The Centre for Head Injury Services, explaining...

The Stars Pay Tribute To Elizabeth Taylor

3/23/2011 1:08pm EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
Tributes are pouring in for Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor following her death on Wednesday. The movie icon passed away in Los Angeles after a long battle with congestive heart failure, and within minutes of the announcement, dozens of celebrities were paying their respects to the star.

Elton John said, "We have just lost a Hollywood giant; more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being", while other stars flooded microblogging website to pay tribute.

George Michael wrote, "Such a sad day, Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantasticall...

La Toya Jackson Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence

3/3/2011 3:29pm EST
Latoya Jackson
Singer La Toya Jackson has urged women trapped in abusive relationships to "walk away" after allegedly suffering in silence for years at the hands of her ex-husband and former manager Jack Gordon.

Michael Jackson's older sister claims she was forced into the 1987 marriage against her will, and was reportedly subjected to domestic violence throughout the union. She filed for divorce in 1997. La Toya has previously accused Gordon of beating her so badly during one heated altercation, she lost consciousness and was allegedly left for dead.

The singer admits it was only after she worked up ...

Donald Trump Rejected Lindsay Lohan As 'Apprentice' Contestant

1/14/2011 2:25pm EST
Donald Trump
Real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star Donald Trump turned down the opportunity to include Lindsay Lohan as a contestant on the new Celebrity Apprentice, because it's "not the right time" for the troubled actress.

Lohan has spent the past year in and out of rehab and recently completed a court-ordered stay at the Betty Ford Clinic in California to battle her addiction issues. The Mean Girls star is eager to get back to work and had been in talks with Trump to rebuild her image and feature as part of the line up for the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, which kicks off in March.