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“She Was Involved Throughout the Process, From Rough Cut to Final Delivery”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Janet Jackson’ Team

When it comes to sheer magnitude of impact, few pop artists have come close to the legacy of the Janet Jackson. And while her story is certainly well-known in many aspects, the throughline of her life has left room for much speculation and heresy. For THR Presents, powered by Vision Media, Benjamin Hirsch and Rick […]

TV Ratings: ‘Janet Jackson’ Scores for Lifetime, A&E

Lifetime and A&E’s documentary Janet Jackson took control of Friday night’s cable ratings. The first two (of four) hours chronicling the life of the Grammy-winning pop star averaged a combined 3 million viewers — way above the typical averages for both networks. The doc also drew a 0.66 rating among adults 18-49 across its two […]

Janet Jackson Says She Was Disinvited to Grammys, Told Justin Timberlake to Not Respond Amid Super Bowl Backlash

Janet Jackson directly addresses the aftermath and allegations around her Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake and the Grammys controversy during the second night of Lifetime’s two-part documentary Janet Jackson. While the first hour focuses more heavily on Janet’s response to the sexual abuse allegations her brother Michael Jackson faced, the second hour dedicates […]

Lifetime’s ‘Janet Jackson’: TV Review

In a new documentary special executive produced by the artist, Jackson tells a partial story of her life.

‘Janet Jackson’ Doc Tackles Media Treatment of Michael Jackson, Career Break From Joe Jackson and “Secret” Baby Rumors

Janet Jackson is opening up about the scrutiny that comes with having her last name and the media treatment that resulted in a constant swirl of rumors across her decades-long career. Through new and archival interviews, photos and footage — including 10 years of never-before-seen home video captured by her ex-husband René Elizondo — Janet […]

Janet Jackson Says Talking About Her Super Bowl Moment Now Is “Not Just for Me, But for Women”

Janet Jackson is addressing the negative response to her and Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime performance in 2004 ahead of the premiere of her career-spanning Lifetime documentary, Janet. The multihyphenate spoke to Allure for their latest cover story in an interview that touches on why she’s refrained from commenting for so many years, but […]

Janet Jackson Documentary Sets Release Date, Drops Full Trailer

A two-night, four-hour look into Janet Jackson‘s life and career is arriving this month. A&E and Lifetime announced a premiere date for the first part of Janet, the pop star’s upcoming documentary, along with a new, extended trailer released on Saturday. Part one of Janet will air Jan. 28 at 8 p.m on both networks. “It’s just something […]

Janet Jackson Doc ‘Malfunction’ Explores Blacklisting Claims, Les Moonves Involvement in Super Bowl Controversy

“I’m really grateful we’ve arrived at this moment of a cultural reckoning and a reevaluation of what happened,” says Jenna Wortham, a culture writer for The New York Times, at one point during Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson. “But we should never forget what they did to Janet. We should never forget that […]

MIPCOM: ‘Sisi’ Reboot, Janet Jackson, Ghislaine Maxwell Documentaries Among Hot Sellers

International television market MIPCOM has gotten off to a strong start, with multiple sales announced Monday as the TV industry meeting in Cannes, which runs through Thursday, kicked off. Beta Film closed a raft of major deals for Sisi, a reboot of the classic royal romancer about teenage Empress Elisabeth, aka Sisi, of Austria, with […]

Janet Jackson’s “Scream” Video Ensembles Sold for $125K

Janet Jackson’s ensembles she wore in the “Scream” music video opposite of her brother Michael Jackson are among the items up for bid in a three-day auction. Julien’s Auctions says her black circular bubble textured fabric long-sleeve shirt, black patent leather pants and black patent leather over-the-ankle boots sold for $125,000 Saturday. The auction called […]

Music from Janet Jackson, Connie Smith, Nas, Jimmy Cliff Enter National Recording Registry

Also represented this year: Work from Marlo Thomas, Louis Armstrong, Labelle, Jackson Browne, Phil Rizzuto and Kermit the Frog.

Janet Jackson Participating in Four-Hour Doc for Lifetime and A&E

"Janet" will arrive in time for the 40th anniversary of the singer's self-titled debut album.