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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 »

19 Best-Kept Secrets of the Stars

The latest: Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie managed to keep her double mastectomy a secret from February 2, when procedures started, through April 27, when they were completed, and all the way until May 14, when she revealed everything. But some stars have kept their secrets even longer: Radar lists 18 of them.
  • Janet Jackson
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These 10 Songs Were Meant for Other Singers

Janet Jackson could have sung 'How Will I Know'

(Newser) - Can't picture anyone other than Whitney Houston singing "How Will I Know"? Well, Janet Jackson was offered the song first, reports Entertainment Tonight . Nine more songs that were originally intended for someone else:
  • Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body" was originally offered to Michael Jackson—as
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10 Celebs Who Rebounded With Younger Men

May-December relationships: Not just for guys

(Newser) - How to get over a broken heart? Hook up with someone much younger, obviously. The Frisky Rounds up 10 celebrities who have done just that:
  • We were all very sad when Susan Sarandon's 23-year relationship with Tim Robbins (who was already 12 years younger than she) broke up ... but
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10 Artists Who Turned Down Hit Songs

Just think, Janet could have had 'How Will I Know'

(Newser) - Sometimes celebrities aren't so lucky—as evidenced by these 10 musical artists who rejected songs that later turned into hits by someone else. From Celebuzz :
  • Leona Lewis recorded "We Found Love" before Rihanna, but didn't want to commit. "Mine's better," she says, although she
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12 Celebs Who Married Secretly

Rosie O'Donnell is just the latest

(Newser) - Not every celebrity requires a televised wedding extravaganza when they get hitched, as Rosie O'Donnell recently proved . (Adele denies that she's done the same , after one supposed wedding guest told the Mail she quietly married Simon Konecki, with whom she is having a baby .) OMG! rounds up... More »

Jackson Family Feud Spills Into Twitter

Prince, Paris accuse 'certain people' of hiding grandmother

(Newser) - The Jacksons' drama has spilled over into Twitter, with Paris and Prince tweeting their extreme displeasure with the family feud, reports the Los Angeles Times . Both kids seem well aware they are mostly pawns in a bigger battle over their late father's money, and are upset at how the... More »

TMZ: Janet Called Paris a 'Spoiled Bitch'

Michael Jackson's kids refuse to leave grandma's home

(Newser) - We know police came to Katherine Jackson's California home to investigate a reported assault . Now there's video of a confrontation between family members—and it's not pretty. Janet and 14-year-old Paris Jackson go at it outside the Calabasas home, with Janet making a grab for Paris' cell... More »

Supreme Court May Rule on 'Wardrobe Malfunction'

FCC wants its $550,000 fine against CBS reinstated

(Newser) - The infamous 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction may make it all the way to the Supreme Court. The FCC filed an appeal to the high court today, asking it to reconsider a decision by a lower court that threw out a $550,000 fine the FCC levied against CBS, reports... More »

Janet: My Breasts Were Bound as a Child Star

Traumatic experience gave her the title for her new book

(Newser) - Janet Jackson has struggled with her weight—publicly, no less—for years, which is why she wrote her upcoming self-help book, True You. She tells ABC News her body image issues began as a child actor on Good Times, when “they bound my chest because they thought my breasts... More »

'00s Biggest Celeb Scandals

Jon and Kate Gosselin haven't always dominated the headlines

(Newser) - You may have forgotten all about it, thanks to the neverending coverage of the Gosselin divorce or Tiger Woods’ mistresses, but there was a time—in the last 10 years—when Winona Ryder’s shoplifting was the story of the hour. The Frisky lists the top 10 celebrity scandals of... More »

Latest Celebrity Getaways

Dubai is out of favor, but these destinations are heating up

(Newser) - With Dubai in dire straits, where will jet-setters go now? The Frisky knows. See full details here .
  • Morocco: Big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston were in Marrakesh recently for the opening of a Chopard jewelry boutique.
  • Croatia: With the war over, celebs such as Steven Spielberg and Robert
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Lambert, GLAAD Cry Bias—About CBS and ABC

Early Show blurs same-sex kiss as singer makes his case

(Newser) - After being booted from a scheduled Good Morning America appearance because of his American Music Awards antics, Adam Lambert was snatched up by CBS’ Early Show, where he contended the controversy was motivated by his sexuality: “If it had been a female pop performer doing the moves that were... More »

Janet Blames Doc for Michael's Death

Dr. Conrad Murray is responsible, she says, and should stop practicing

(Newser) - Janet Jackson blames Dr. Conrad Murray for her brother Michael’s death, and says he should no longer be practicing medicine in an interview airing tomorrow. Jackson tells Robin Roberts of ABC News that Murray “was the one that was administering. I think he is responsible.” She adds,... More »

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