Janet Jackson In Talks With MTV, New Material News

The Insider correspondent Marc Malkin has learned that Janet Jackson is in talks to work with MTV again a year after the infamous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.

“It’s not something you’d expect from Janet,” a source said. “It should be announced in the next week or two, but this will mend their relationship.”

Meanwhile, Janet Jackson is in the studio working on her next album. Look for the first single to drop in May or June followed by the album in the fall.

Janet to be honored with Legend Award in America

Janet Jackson will be recieving the Legend Award at the 2004 Radio Music Awards in America. Janet has sold more than 100 million albums and singles worldwide during her over 20 years as a mega superstar. The Radio Music Award will add to her already 6 Grammy Awards, 31 Billboard Awards, 12 American Music Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards and 11 Soul Train Awards. The show will air live from Las Vegas on NBC on October 25.

Hosted by American Icon Carson Daly, the show will include performances from Big & Rich, Usher, Tim McGraw, Elton John, Destiny’s Child and others.

Janet’s man speaks out

Jermaine Dupri, boyfriend to music legend and pop queen Janet Jackson, recently discussed with Access Hollywood many things about the couple’s relationship. The article follows below:

Janet Jackson and her man, rapper-producer Jermaine Dupri, have been turning heads in New York City recently during Fashion Week.

Now, Jermaine is opening up to Access Hollywood about the woman who stole his heart.

“We were friends for a long time and I did a remix for her,” Dupri told us. “We would go to dinner every once in a while and there were always friends there so it wasn’t like a date or nothing.”

But Jermaine said, that before long, him and Janet got closer.”We got close enough to know that if something ever was to happen, we would be cool and I guess it just kept, I don’t know, we just started going out more and more. And it just happened,” he continued.

The two-year romance with one of pop music’s most recognizable ‘T and recently controversial ‘T stars has long been a source of speculation.

When Janet sported a huge rock on her finger during the Spring, the engagement rumors began to swirl. Then, there was even more gossip when she was spotted at a fashion show last week without it.

But Jermaine quickly put any rumors to rest.

“She switches jewelry all the time. I don’t know. But no, we’re not engaged,” he insists.

While the two are not engaged, they are still totally committed to each other. And comfortable enough to take Janet to a strip club.

“She wanted to go -and I felt if I didn’t take her, she was going to think I was hiding something,” Jermaine explained. “It is what it is. We go. We spend money. They dance. They take off their clothes. We go home.”

But don’t get the wrong idea about Jermaine. This soft-spoken southerner is the first one to step up and defend his lady’s honor, as was the case in February after Janet’s notorious “malfunction” ‘T which is still a sore spot today.

“I don’t want to see this, but I do ask the question: If someone performs at one of those Super Bowl events and gets hurt, I wonder if they would make such a fuss out of it,” Jermaine contends. “I don’t think so. I think they’d go straight to commercial. You would hear it on your show and you’d hear it on MTV maybe, but would it make national news? I doubt it.”

Janet re-releases live DVD’s for UK

Pop Queeen Janet Jackson will re-release her Platinum selling DVD’s “Velvet Rope Tour: Live in New York” and “All For You Tour: Live in Hawaii” on DVD, repackaged together as one set in the UK, scheduled for release on Monday, September 6 in the UK.

Her million-selling album “Damita Jo,” is still on the US charts, the albums next single, “R&B Junkie” follows her UK Top 20 / US #1 Dance hit “All Nite (Don’t Stop).”

Janet Jackson’s New Songs, Maybe A Duet With Michael Jackson?

MTV News spoke with producer Jimmy Jam who tells them Michael Jackson’s little sister, Janet Jackson is prepping a new album for a release early next year.

“The record is really in its infancy stages, which means that we’ve done probably six or seven songs,” Jimmy said.

“There is no distinct musical style yet. It’s all over the place, from songs that I would call classic Janet songs, meaning that they could’ve been on any of her earlier albums. Some of the songs have a definite sort of ambient quality to them.”

“We’ve been listening to a lot of everything from Zero 7 to Telepopmusik, so there’s a little bit of that.”

“There’s some house stuff, which there always is on her albums. There is going to be some more guitar-flavored things.”

Meanwhile, rumours are going around in the industry saying that Michael Jackson may team up with his sister again for yet another phenomenal song.

Janet Jackson’s Caught Kylie’s Fever

It’s been reported that Michael Jackson’s lovely kid sister, Janet Jackson’s next album will mark a drastic change of style.

According to fansite www.janet-love.com, the ‘All For You’ star is now planning to embrace Europop, as opposed to her usual R&B sounds. The reason?

Well, apparently, insiders say that Janet’s currently obsessed with Kylie Minogue’s last album, ‘Fever’, which features the worldwide smash single, ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’.

So enamoured is Janet by the Aussie popster’s hugely-successful album that she’s reportedly given all her friends plus long-time producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis copies, to let them get a feel of which musical direction she wants to take. According to a source, Janet wants to do something “edgy and experimental.”

Janet’s upcoming album is expected to be released next year.