Singer/actress Janet Jackson sat down with Anderson Cooper on his show "Anderson" and opened up about her career, her brother Michael, her lifelong struggle with self-esteem and weight, and so much more.
In this clip from the interview, Anderson jokingly tells her, first, he wasn't sure why his mom [Gloria Vanderbilt] thought it appropriate to take him to Studio 54 at age 10 or 11. Embarrassingly, he says he didn't really know who Michael was until the next day, when he was told that Michael was Janet's sister, someone he knew well from "Good Times."
Janet Jackson will appear on "Anderson" this Monday, Feb. 20th, and said told Anderson Cooper during the taping today that she just could not believe Whitney Houston had died. "Immediately, I started shaking. I was trying to text everyone that I knew to let them know and I was speechless. I could not believe it."
Jackson, who said she was home when she heard the tragic news, recalled, "I just so happened to be watching TV and I saw this newsflash... and I still can't believe it when I hear them playing tributes to her on the radio. It's still such a shock to me. I don't want to believe it."
The Jackson family released a statement to X17Online after learning of singer Whitney Houston's sudden death on Saturday.
"We honor and celebrate the life of one of the world's most gifted vocalist and talented entertainers, Whitney Houston. Although we are all saddened by her sudden passing and will miss her, we respectfully ask everyone to please consider her family at this time of difficulty by granting them the patience and comfort they need to mourn their loss in peace."
International superstar Janet Jackson reveals she used to be insecure about her body image.
As the new spokesperson for the Nutrisystem weight loss program, the singer tells "Extra's" Mario Lopez she struggled with her weight, revealing, "I got called slaughter hog, pig, cow, horse... I internalized it and I carried it into my adult life."
Janet Jackson is bringing her "Number Ones, Up Close and Personal" tour to the U.S. and Canada this spring, the star announced Monday.
"These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done. I will be as up close and personal as possible," Jackson said in a statement. "These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I'll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you've made number ones for me. Let's go!"
The tour kicks off March 7-8 with a two-night stand in Chicago and wraps with a pair of shows April 22-23, in Las Vegas. Here are Janet Jackson's tour dates: