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Janet Jackson -- If the Glove Fits

9/8/2009 2:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson has been busting her butt rehearsing for a Michael Jackson tribute at the MTV Video Awards this weekend -- and it promises to be a nipple-free affair. We think.

Ms. Jackson is set to put on a huge MJ-honoring performance featuring 20 backup dancers -- which is being put together by some of the best choreographers in the world, including Frank Gatson and Travis Payne.

According to one of the dancers involved, some rehearsals have lasted 15 hours a day.

Once Janet is finished honoring her brother, we're told, "there won't be a dry eye in the house."

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Debbie    

Thank you Janet. We love you too! Hug Michaels children for all his fans please.

1771 days ago
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David J. G.    

I am sure she will do an awesome job in his honor without failure. I am about sick of hearing about her nipple incident!! Regardless of what she did THAT ONE TIME, she has been an outstanding performer and entertainer and she has NOT unlike many others out there, had her name smeared on newsstations and such for acting the fool. She screwed up once and never lived it down!!!

Besides, any straight guy will never complain about that incident because it was beautiful and I for one enjoyed it greatly! All I kept saying afterwards was that Justin Timberlake was a lucky bastard for having the pleasures of ripping her top and getting to see it first hand. lol..

Other than that ---

GET A GRIP!!

1771 days ago
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just sayen    

Love you Janet can't WAIT to see it, we know how you loved Michael so & it should be you doing this for him.
Prayers & Love to both you and Michael's children

Cory Rooney & Chris Apostle intervew on Michael Jackson LONG but so worth it http://thesportsinterview.com/mjackson.html

1771 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Janit should wear some strategically placed gloves.

1771 days ago
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lankandiva    

17. I so want to watch this event but don't think they'll show it in nz. I've been listening to MJ since the day he passed away. MJ R.I.P

Posted at 2:21AM on Sep 8th 2009 by dorasheep


Im sure they will show it im in Australia and have MTV,if you have that chanel or maybe they will show it on another chanel..I thought i would never get to see the BET awards and they showed it on mtv and i was thrilled..that was not long after MJ pased away and the whole program was dedicated to him.I just want someone to please tell me when the awards will be on..please if anyone knows?Thanks

1771 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Puhleeze Janet bear all.

1771 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

us lipstick chics will never complain about that incident because it was beautiful and we for one enjoyed it greatly!

1771 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

lankandiva HURTS - research teams can help you

1771 days ago
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Debbie    

Thank you Janet We love you too! Please hug Micheal's children for us. My prayers are with you and your family.

1771 days ago
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Mary    

I don’t know of anyone who has had such a difficult life as Michael Jackson.

“Why could you find no happiness without a painkiller?”

The painkillers did not bring happiness, they provided relief from the pain (and I’m not talking about physical pain). Trust me, when you have deep, unbearable, unremitting pain, any break, however brief, is incredibly welcome. It is not happiness, it is non-pain. Of course there are better ways to overcome pain, but this was likely the first thing he came across that worked and he stuck with it. Of course, there was the physical side of addiction as well.

“He had everything, but he acted as though he had nothing.” You have nothing if you don’t have love. Michael Jackson had nothing. The fact that he acted like he had nothing was a good indication that he was at least more in touch with himself than most rich people are.

He may have had all the money in the world, but that’s not what he’s after and he threw it all away because it meant nothing to him. He was seeking, seeking, trying to fill a void and never quite figuring out what he was after and what he was lacking. He worked himself to death to gain his father’s love and approval - something he could never have. As such, he could never be happy.

Surrounding himself with children was perhaps one way for him to get a little love because young children love unconditionally. He says that when he looks at children, he sees the face of God. God is unconditional love. What he was seeking was unconditional love, because his whole life, love was only granted to him conditional upon his success - from his father, from his fans, and not least from those around him who only “loved” him for his money.

“He reveled in feeling he was a victim.”

He was indeed a victim - of serious abuse - which he never recovered from. Later, he was victimized by the press and money-grubbers who took away every shred of his dignity and killed his spirit. Instead of trying to understand things from his perspective, people imposed their perspective on him and accused him of “reveling” in it. Can you blame him for being pissed off at us? Nobody enjoys being a victim. If he acts like a victim, that’s because he is. He has not vanquished his father’s ghosts, and no-one helped him. Perhaps we feel that he plays “poor me” once too often, but then we might not say that, if you truly understood where he’s coming from.

His dysfunctional life was merely a symptom of deep emotional problems which he has never ironed out. We think we understood him, but perhaps Michael might disagree. Perhaps that’s why he pushed people away. Addicts cannot give up their drugs because it was filling a void. If you take the drugs away, what is he going to fill that void with? He should have been helped to fill the void first (with spiritual love), then there will be no more need for drugs and they will eventually fall away of their own accord. Instead, he’s asked to give up the one thing that had helped him cope and in doing so, threaten to return him to the pain of the void. Who would want that?

All of life’s dysfunctions stem from a disconnect from spirituality. We try to fill that void with worldly things like money, fame, success, drugs, ambition, but none of that brings lasting happiness. If you try to take away the material things without first filling the spiritual void, you will just end up substituting one addiction for another.

I love Michael Jackson - I only feel sad that Michael never met anyone who could help him, but then again, who could understand the depths of his pain? Ultimately, he didn’t die of drug abuse, but of a broken heart.

1771 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

WJ died because he was a dopehead. Broken heart my azz. Wacko could run but he couldn't hide from himself or his lust for drugs.

1771 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Little boys understood WJ because he gave them Jesus juice and enticed them with many other things. WJ's broken heart and drug addition in my opinion came from his inability to be around them any longer.

1771 days ago
28.

OhWell    

What will it take to reunite the jackson 5? 4 more I.V poles

Does anyone want tickets for the Jackson 4?

What was Michael Jackson tell the paramedics as he was dying? Take me to Childrens Hospital!

1771 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

It would be a scream if WJs kids came out twenty years from now with stories about Jesus juicd and the like.

1771 days ago
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Debbie    

Haters please STFU and go post somewhere else. Michael has 3 beautiful young children and show some respect for the deceased and his family. This forum is about Janet. i wish you would all grow up.

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