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'We Can Stop Holding Our Breath' on Rock Hall

Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson to be inducted

(Newser) - Congratulations to Stevie Nicks. The rocker was announced Thursday as a 2019 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame following her first appearance as an individual nominee. She'll become the only woman to be entered twice, following Fleetwood Mac's 1998 induction. "I have been in... More »

Janet Jackson Calls Police to Check on Toddler Son

The 17-month-old was with his father at the time

(Newser) - Janet Jackson called police on Saturday night for a welfare check on her son while the 17-month-old was with his father, the local sheriff's office has confirmed. Jackson's brother Randy tells ET that Jackson was concerned after a nanny who was helping Jackson's estranged husband, Wissam Al... More »

Billboard Awards Pays Tribute to School Shooting Victims

Ed Sheeran won the night's biggest honor

(Newser) - The Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the show in honor of the 10... More »

Coldest Super Bowl Ever? Getting Ready for the Big Game

Halftime rumors addressed on Prince and Janet Jackson

(Newser) - As fans are warming up for the Super Bowl LII matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, weather pundits are warning those watching the game in person to get literally warmed up, as it's looking to possibly be the coldest Super Bowl in history, per USA Today ... More »

540K FCC Complaints Won't Keep Him From Super Bowl

Justin Timberlake will perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February

(Newser) - Fourteen years after "Nipplegate," the NFL is ready to have Justin Timberlake back for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The singer—who accidentally exposed Janet Jackson's right breast to half the nation in 2004's notorious "wardrobe malfunction"—made the announcement in a Tonight Show... More »

Get Some Ice Water for the Sexiest Music Video Ever

We forgot how steamy "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak was

(Newser) - Sex on the beach, a gyrating half-naked Prince, and what amounts to a mostly clothed orgy. These are just some of the sights in the sexiest music videos of all time, according to Rolling Stone . The top five: More »

Janet Jackson's Brother: Her Ex Called Her Names 'Every Day'

Wissam Al Mana verbally abused Janet, Randy Jackson says

(Newser) - Janet Jackson was verbally abused by soon-to-be-ex-husband Wissam Al Mana while the two were together, the singer's older brother Randy tells People in a new interview. "It came on later in the relationship, verbal abuse and being [made to feel like] a prisoner in her own home,"... More »

Janet Jackson Breaks Silence on Her Split

'We are in court,' she says in video

(Newser) - After teasing a big announcement, Janet Jackson took to social media Monday to reveal a new world tour and discuss her recent split from hubby Wissam Al Mana, with whom she just had her first child . In a jam-packed 87-second video , Jackson talked baby weight, gushed about 3-month-old son Eissa,... More »

Janet Jackson's Ex Pens Love Note Post-Split

Wissam Al Mana calls Jackson his 'best friend'

(Newser) - Janet Jackson is reportedly divorcing husband Wissam Al Mana, but that didn't stop the billionaire businessman from writing her a public love note. "To the most beautiful person in the world, thank you for your divine love, your eternal support and for being my best friend," he... More »

3 Months After Baby, Janet Jackson, Hubby Split

Sources are conflicted on why divorce looms

(Newser) - Just three months after welcoming a child together , Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are splitting up, according to multiple sources including People and Page Six . The singer and the billionaire Qatari businessman wed in 2012, and TMZ notes that the separation appears to have come exactly at the... More »

Katherine Jackson: Nephew Abused Me for Years

She gets temporary restraining order against her longtime driver

(Newser) - Katherine Jackson says her "abusive con-man" of a nephew has been manipulating her for years, and this week a judge granted her a temporary restraining order against him. In her court filing, Jackson says Trent Lamar Jackson, whom TMZ describes as Jackson's "six-figure driver," took over... More »

Janet Jackson Gives Birth to 1st Child at 50

The singer's son is named Eissa Al Mana

(Newser) - Janet Jackson gave birth to her first child, Eissa Al Mana, Tuesday at the age of 50, People reports. "Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably," according to a statement. News of the "Nasty" singer's pregnancy first broke last May, and Jackson postponed... More »

Janet Jackson Pregnant at 50

'We thank God for our blessing'

(Newser) - Six months after announcing she and hubby Wissam Al Mana were planning a family , Janet Jackson has confirmed she's pregnant with her first child at 50. "We thank God for our blessing," Jackson tells People , which has a photo of the singer caressing her bump. Rumors about... More »

Janet Jackson Delays Tour to Start Family

At 49, she sparks pregnancy rumors

(Newser) - Is Janet Jackson trying to get pregnant at age 49? Well, maybe. In a video to fans on Twitter Wednesday, Jackson explained that she is postponing the second leg of her current tour, reports Us Weekly . "I thought it was important that you be the first to know,"... More »

Rock Hall Disses Beloved '60s Singer Again

Janet Jackson, Cheap Trick named as nominees

(Newser) - Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, NWA, and Cheap Trick are among the 15 hopefuls vying for a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. With The Cars, Chaka Khan, Steve Miller, Chicago, and Yes among them, the nominees are "representative of different people's definitions... More »

Diddy Takes a Tumble at BET Awards

Sam Smith also made an appearance—sort of

(Newser) - Watch where you're walking, Diddy. While rocking out on stage at the BET awards last night, the hip-hop star fell into a hole that had opened in the stage to introduce Lil' Kim during a performance in celebration of Bad Boy Records' 20th anniversary. He managed to pull himself... More »

11 Surprising Celebrity Couples

Yep, they really dated

(Newser) - "Wait... they were together?" That's the reaction you'll probably have to the long list of surprising celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline , including:
  • Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves: Dated in 1992 after Coppola's famous director father worked with Reeves on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Kathy Griffin
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11 Celeb Breakups That Shocked Us

Sometimes you don't see it coming

(Newser) - Some celebrity splits come after months and months of troubling rumors , but others seem to come out of the blue. Here are examples of the latter variety:
  • We were so distracted with tales of Gwyneth Paltrow's epic battle with Vanity Fair , we were blindsided when she " consciously uncoupled
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22 Celebs Who Had Cosmetic Surgery Before Hitting 25

Why wait until 40 to improve your nose, boobs?

(Newser) - Cosmetic surgery and Hollywood go together like bread and butter—and some stars don't even wait until middle age to go under the knife. Radar rounds up 22 stars who had plastic surgery before even hitting age 25:
  • Dianna Agron: After her nose was broken twice, once in high
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Dubai Pardons Woman Facing Jail Over Rape Claim

But Marte Deborah Dalelv has lost job

(Newser) - A Norwegian woman who reported she had been raped only to find herself sentenced to 16 months in a Dubai jail has been pardoned by the emirate's leader, Norwegian officials say. Marte Dalelv had been sentenced for having sex outside marriage and drinking alcohol; following Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid... More »

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