Friday, April 19, 2024

Janet Jackson Announces Resumption of Tour, Divorce From Wissam Al Mana: “We are in court, the rest is in God’s hands””


Janet Jackson is back! She announced on Twitter that she’s resuming the tour she broke off last year when she got pregnant. Now it’s called “The State of the World” Tour. She recorded the video with brother Randy, whom she addresses in the video when she says she’s put on a few pounds. “More than few,” Randy says. Janet also says “Yes, I’ve separated from my husband. We are in court and and the rest is in God’s hands.” That does not sound like an amicable divorce.

On the upside: watch Janet talk about her new baby. She’s never looked happier. And she’s wearing a baseball cap that I think reads: “Bobby Taylor.” Bobby Taylor is who actually discovered the Jackson 5 in 1968 with Gladys Knight and brought them to Motown. He was the group’s first producer, and went on to influence a number of Motown hits. The rest is history. I have no idea why Janet had a cap made with his name.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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