Janet Jackson, Wissam Al Mana are married
February 25th, 2013
03:52 PM ET

Janet Jackson, Wissam Al Mana are married

Janet Jackson's a pro at keeping a secret.

According to her rep, the 46-year-old entertainer is married to Wissam Al Mana, and she has been for a while.

As "Entertainment Tonight" reports, their wedding happened months ago.

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Janet Jackson opens up on struggle with body image
February 8th, 2011
10:48 AM ET

Janet Jackson opens up on struggle with body image

In an interview with “Today’s” Meredith Vieira, Janet Jackson opens up on her struggles with body image, as well as what it was like to grow up as a Jackson.

The 44-year-old star recalls in the interview that her father Joseph told her, “'I’m Joseph to you. You do not call me Dad.’

“That affects you as a kid,” Jackson went on. “I know my father loves me. He just has a very, very different way of showing it.”

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I love the '80s (on tour)
February 1st, 2011
01:16 PM ET

I love the '80s (on tour)

Break out the leg warmers, acid washed jeans and Ray-ban sunglasses because the '80s are coming back!

Well, maybe not the fashion (again), but some of the decade’s hottest musical artists are planning on touring this year. Janet Jackson has already announced several U.S. cities as stops on her world tour, and now Boy George has confirmed that Culture Club will be reuniting for a new album and hitting the road.

For U.S. fans willing to travel to the United Kingdom, they can check out the “Here and Now 10th Anniversary Tour" in June, which will feature George and other '80s acts, including Belinda Carlisle of The Go Go’s and A Flock of Seagulls.

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Filed under: Backstreet Boys • Janet Jackson • Music
Janet Jackson bringing tour to North America
January 10th, 2011
02:51 PM ET

Janet Jackson bringing tour to North America

So far, cities like Taipei, Manila and Singapore have been selected as stops on Janet Jackson’s upcoming world tour, but stateside fans have nothing to worry about: Ms. Jackson (if you’re nasty, of course) will be bringing her show to North America, as well.

The 44-year-old singer announced in November that she was launching her largest world tour, and she asked fans to get in on the act by selecting cities she should make a stop in on her website, janetjackson.com.

The songs will be nothing but Jackson's No. 1 hits, and on Monday, she announced the cities she'll hit when she brings her performance to the U.S. and Canada. The tour dates are as follows:

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Janet Jackson headed on her largest world tour
November 24th, 2010
03:36 PM ET

Janet Jackson headed on her largest world tour

Janet Jackson has big plans for the new year: The singer is set to launch her largest-ever world tour, performing 35 of her number one hits in 35 cities.

The songs will consist entirely of chart-toppers from Jackson's "Number Ones" CD and the concert venues are expected to be more intimate than those of past tours.

While the 44-year-old superstar has taken control of those small details, she is asking fans to get in on the escapade by visiting janetjackson.com and suggesting the cities in which she should perform. The first fan she hears from in each selected city gets an autographed copy of "Number Ones" and Jackson's upcoming self-help/self-esteem book "True You," which is out February 8.

In addition, the "For Colored Girls" star will also dedicate one of her number one songs to that city and recognize 20 young people whose lives and work have enriched the community.

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Janet Jackson: I got colonics at age 11
November 10th, 2010
04:00 PM ET

Janet Jackson: I got colonics at age 11

Being a child star wasn't necessarily "Good Times" for Janet Jackson. The actress/singer tells the December issue of Health that she blames being a young performer for many of the body image issues she would struggle with later in life.

“When I did 'Good Times,' they used to bind my chest because I was developing breasts at a young age," says 44-year-old Jackson, who played Penny Woods on the hit TV comedy from 1977-79. "It immediately makes you think, ‘The way I am isn’t good enough.’ They thought I was too heavy and that I needed to lose weight. When I look back at the show, I was your average-size kid.”

Still, it was around that same time that her mother, Katherine Jackson, took the 11-year-old for regular colonic treatments to help keep her trim.

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