"For Colored Girls" star Janet Jackson is opening up about her life as she promotes the film and her new book, "True You," saying her involvement with ex-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri was pivotal to her growth.
"My life didn't change until I opened up and started to talk about it," Jackson explained to "Extra," adding, "It was my relationship with Jermaine. Up until that point I would still put on a pair of pants and if my butt looked too big, I didn't want the pants, as much as I loved them. But it was nine years ago when he said 'your butt's fine the way it is'."
Actress/singer Janet Jackson sat down with "Extra" to chat about her style... and learning to love life.
Jackson said she enjoys expressing herself with her style. "If you're not careful, you can start looking like everyone else," she explained. "So it's really about expressing who you are, as opposed to 'Oh, this is what's in right now.'"
Animal rights activist Pamela Anderson thinks Miss Jackson's new fur ad is nasty!
Janet Jackson is the new face for Blackglama's "What Becomes a Legend Most" fur coat campaign, and the ad is provoking anti-fur campaigners like Pam.
Stars are sending out their thoughts and condolences via Twitter on the death of Gary Coleman.
Mario Lopez: "Thoughts and prayers go out to Gary Coleman's family. I knew Gary and grew up loving 'Arnold Jackson.' Part of my childhood is gone... sad.
Forget about who won "American Idol" on Wednesday night -- the finale was all about the surprising performers, including rocker Bret Michaels -- now clearly on the mend -- old standby Joe Cocker, and newly coiffed and still nasty Janet Jackson.
Michaels, who has been making the rounds since winning "Celebrity Apprentice" Sunday, rocked the house with "Idol" finalist Casey James, singing the power ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." Here's the performance:
That would be Lee DeWyze, Season 9's anointed "American Idol"!
In an evening full of surprise guest appearances, oldie but goodie tunes and lots of love for departing judge Simon Cowell, it came down to choosing between Illinois boy DeWyze and Ohio native and single mom Crystal Bowersox.
Grammy-winning recording artist Janet Jackson will be headlining this year's Essence Music Festival on July 2-4 in New Orleans.
This is Jackson's first full concert in two years. She'll be joined by Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and an all-star lineup.
Janet Jackson says Tyler Perry, famed writer, director and her co-star in the new movie "Why Did I Get Married Too," was her rock after the tragic death of her beloved brother Michael.
Miss Jackson tells "Extra's" A.J. Calloway that Tyler was "very protective," adding, "He was very supportive. Very much there for me with everything that was going on in my life."