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From Small Screen to Singer: When TV Stars Double as Musicians

by Spinner Editors, posted Nov 24th 2011 2:00PM
From Spinner: We love a good crossover, especially when our favorite TV stars pick up a microphone and belt out some tunes.

The good folks over at Spinner have compiled a bunch of videos of TV celebs from Joey Lawrence to Zooey Deschanel as they showcase their vocal chops. Though a number of singers have moved from music to television, this list features stars who made it big on the small screen before picking up a microphone, to varying degrees of success.

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Janet Jackson's Father Told Her to Call Him Joseph, Not Dad (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 16th 2011 10:35AM

Janet Jackson was on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9 PM ET CNN), where she discussed struggling with her body image, self-esteem and her relationship with her father, Joseph Jackson.

Joseph was a notorious disciplinarian whom Janet didn't feel close to growing up, and she told Morgan how, as a child, she would envy her friends' relationships with their dads.

"I'd see my friend's relationship with their father, how they'd call them Dad and sit in his lap," Jackson said.

"What'd you call him?" Morgan wondered

"Joesph," Jackson answered immediately.

"One time I tried to call him Dad," she explained. "And he said, 'No, I'm Joseph. You call me Joseph. I'm Joseph to you.' When your father tells you [that] one time, you don't do it again."

Although Jackson admits she still doesn't have much of a relationship with her father, she said she knows that he loves her. She also added that despite his questionable parenting methods, she thought she and her siblings "turned out OK."

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Janet Jackson Wants Justice for Michael's Death (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 11th 2011 1:15PM
Janet Jackson Justice MichaelJanet Jackson said on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC) that she still feels Dr. Conrad Murray played a part in the death of brother Michael, and she and her family are hoping that justice will be served during the doctor's upcoming trial.

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'Teen Mom' Can't See Daughter, Jane Lynch to Shill for Charmin in NYC and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 28th 2010 6:00PM
Amber PortwoodHere's the latest on jailed 'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood, who was taken into police custody for a 24-hour hold yesterday after being formally charged with felony domestic abuse:

According to E! Online, Portwood pleaded not guilty during her arraignment today. Though she still hasn't been released from jail, she has posted her $5,000 bail and will likely get out Tuesday evening.

However, she's currently barred from seeing her young daughter.

In other TV news ...

If you stop by Times Square for a pre-New Year's Eve visit tomorrow, you might see Jane Lynch. The 'Glee' star is presiding over the "King or Queen of the Throne" competition for Charmin at its public Charmin Restrooms in New York City. Um, okay ... [PopWatch]

Excited for Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's Pacific Northwest-themed sketch comedy show on IFC? Listen to the tongue-in-cheek theme song for 'Portlandia' here. [Vulture]

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Janet Jackson Denies Engagement Rumors on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 25th 2010 1:30PM
While promoting Tyler Perry's upcoming movie 'For Colored Girls' on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC), Janet Jackson denied rumors that she's recently become engaged to Qatar businessman Wissam Al Mana.

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Janet Jackson Discusses Getting Naked for 'Rolling Stone' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 18th 2010 10:55PM
Janet Jackson Discusses Getting Naked for 'Rolling Stone'Singer and actress Janet Jackson was the guest on 'The Graham Norton Show' (Sat., 10PM ET on BBC America). While on the show, she discussed her famously controversial cover shoot for 'Rolling Stone' magazine. On that cover, Janet appeared naked from the waist up, with her jeans unzipped, and with a man's hands cupped around her breasts. (In case you need a quick, um, refresher as to what that looked like, the image is right here.)

Host Graham Norton asked if Janet knew the man who was grabbing her breasts, or if it was "some really lucky photographer's assistant." Another boobs-related question: Did the man have good enough manners to warm up his hands before grabbing her?

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Janet Jackson on Her Memories of Michael (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 2nd 2010 4:55PM
Singer and actress Janet Jackson appeared on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated) to discuss her brother Michael. With the release last year of 'This Is It,' Michael's picture was everywhere, and Jackson revealed to Winfrey that she "literally would turn away" it was so painful. Even now "it's hard for me at look at an image of his, or listen to his music," Jackson said.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Carrie Ann Inaba Reveals Connection to Janet Jackson (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 1st 2010 12:45PM
Janet JacksonJanet Jackson once drove Carrie Ann Inaba to binge eat on nachos. The 'Dancing With the Stars' judge filled in for Kelly Ripa on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) and took a trip down memory lane with Jackson.

Jackson knew the situation well. It was the late 1990s and she was going on tour, taking four female dancers along, but a young Inaba was not one of them. Jackson had cut her after the audition.

"You cut me and I was devastated," Inaba told Jackson.

But, before you start sending the angry letters to Jackson take note, Inaba later went on tour with Madonna.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Janet Jackson Connects With Questlove on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 24th 2010 10:30AM
Janet Jackson on 'Late Night'There's a history between Janet Jackson and Roots drummer Questlove, it was revealed on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC).

Explains Janet, "Quest gave me a T-shirt."
"Wow, you still have that?" says Questlove.

When Janet admits she loves it and wears it all the time, he gets a little flustered -- and maybe reads a bit into it with a sexy riff. While Janet blushes, Jimmy clears the air.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Janet Jackson on Coping With Michael's Death (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 22nd 2010 1:00PM
Michael Jackson died while sister Janet was filming Tyler Perry's upcoming movie 'Why Did I Get Married Too?' And, according to Janet, she channeled her grief over his death into her performance, and found comfort from Perry during this upsetting time, she said on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC).

In Perry's movie, Janet plays a successful psychologist whose marriage begins to unravel. Her portrayal, she said, was fueled in no small part by the traumatic news of her brother's passing.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Court to Re-Examine Nipplegate

by Allyssa Lee, posted Feb 23rd 2010 4:45PM
Just when we thought Nipplegate was behind us, a federal appeals court wants to take another peek.

In 2008, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia had thrown out a $550,000 fine that the FCC had levied against CBS for airing Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction," in which part of the singer's breast was flashed at the end of a musical performance with Justin Timberlake during 2004's Super Bowl halftime show.

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Super Bowl "Nipplegate" Fine Being Reconsidered

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 23rd 2010 4:01PM
CBS logoSo...let's talk about nipples. Remember when Justin Timberlake ripped off part of Janet Jackson's jacket and exposed her breast during the Super Bowl (oh, memories...)? A Federal appeals court has already thrown out the $550,000 fine judgment against CBS but now they want to "re-examine" the decision. Maybe they just like looking at the video of the nipple incident (or "nincident," if you will) over and over and over again.

I've never understood why CBS got fined in the first place. It was a live sports broadcast. If you want to fine Janet Jackson or Justin Timberlake or the people who made Jackson's coat, OK, go ahead. But the only way a fine against CBS is justified is if you think they knew about it ahead of time and gave the OK for it to happen. What's the basis for the fine?

(By the way, the picture above is the CBS logo, not a nipple.)

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The Full Video for the 'We Are the World' Remake

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 13th 2010 4:02PM
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The original 'We Are the World' was recorded almost exactly 25 years ago to benefit the charity, USA for Africa. Recently, 80 stars got together, including co-writer Lionel Richie and producer Quincy Jones, to remake the classic song to help with Haiti relief efforts. The video was supposed to debut last night during the Olympic opening ceremonies, but they just showed an excerpt. We have the full video here.

It's nice to see some of the same people involved in making the first video in the remake, but this version is populated by mostly new faces including Jennifer Hudson, Josh Groban, Wyclef Jean, and Kanye West, among many others. In fact, there were so many artists featured in this video, that I didn't even recognize them all. The new version is about a full minute longer than the original, and the real question is, how does it stack up?

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ABC drops Adam Lambert again and again

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 3rd 2009 11:28AM
adam_lambert_sittingWhen Adam Lambert was competing on American Idol, there were times when his performances reminded the judges -- and viewers -- of Elvis Presley. And other rock icons, too. It was all part of Adam's appeal. But now that he's promoting his new CD and did a "scandalous" performance at the American Music Awards, he's really getting the Elvis treatment. There's fear that his actions, which are more graphic than anything Elvis ever did, will go too far.

Today, Adam tweeted that ABC had cancelled two more spots on the network -- his upcoming Jimmy Kimmel Live! date and a New Year's Eve performance. Adam added that nobody should blame ABC for the cancellations because it was pressure from the FCC that prompted ABC's action. So maybe we should really be blaming Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake for the infamous Super Bowl breast/costume malfunction? ABC previously dumped Adam from Good Morning America.

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Janet Jackson Blames Doctor for Michael's Death on 'In the Spotlight' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 19th 2009 11:07AM
Janet Jackson pulled no punches in an interview with Robin Roberts last night on 'In the Spotlight' regarding her brother Michael's death and who she feels is ultimately to blame.

It's alleged that Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, delivered a range of drugs to the singer on June 25 when he died, including a dose of the powerful sedative propofol, which authorities believe ultimately killed him.

Watch the video after the jump.

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