[Blind Gossip] After announcing her pregnancy several months ago, this singer with the famous last name canceled all of her work commitments.
So, hows the pregnancy going?
Ha. She’s not pregnant.
How’s the baby coming along?
The surrogate has had a rough pregnancy, but it looks like everything will be fine.
[Singer] is staying out of sight, though. Why?
She did buy a baby bump (silicone, not foam) from England, but she hates wearing it, especially in the heat. Also, she’s gained a lot of weight and doesn’t like being photographed.
So, will we ever see a photo of her “pregnant”?
She knows that she needs to do one public photo op with the baby bump, so right now she is saying that she will do it when the temps get a little colder (October).
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[Optional] Do you think she will do a formal magazine photo… or arrange a paparazzi shot?
It’s Janet Jackson!
Janet hasn’t been seen since April when she announced that she was leaving her tour because she was “planning our family.” She didn’t actually say that she was pregnant. She let other people say that for her.
As we mentioned in the original blind item, we knew that she had purchased a baby bump in England, that she was self-conscious about her weight gain, and that she was planning to do a public appearance soon to “validate” her pregnancy. We just didn’t know the exact date or venue.
Just ONE DAY after we published this blind item, a “pregnant” Janet Jackson and her “baby bump” was snapped by paparazzi shopping for baby items in London!
What an amazing coincidence!
The high temperatures in some major world cities yesterday: Los Angeles: 90 degrees. Riyahd, Saudi Arabia: 104 degrees. London, England: 64 degrees. Yep, London is definitely cooler. You could wear a baby bump and a three or four layers of baggy clothing and a giant scarf there and never even break a sweat.
Yes, her clothing is baggy. It’s not because she’s fat. It’s because she’s “planning our family.” Planning makes you gain weight.
By the way, a lot of conspiracy theorists are claiming that the surrogate mom to her baby is her sister or her sister-in-law or her niece or her secret daughter. No. Makes for a good story, but it’s simply not true. And no, she did not use Beyonce’s surrogate (see below for a link to that story).
Pregnant Janet Jackson Debuts Growing Baby Bump in Rare Public Appearance
Janet Jackson has that pregnancy glow!
ET was the first to report back in May that the 50-year-old singer is pregnant with her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana, and only ET has these exclusive new photos taken Tuesday afternoon, when she was spotted out and about in London with a visible baby bump. Jackson, who is rarely photographed in public, was seen leaving the baby furniture store Back In Action wearing sneakers, dark sweatpants, a black sweater and a matching scarf and headband.
An eyewitness tells ET that Jackson arrived at the store in a chauffeured black Mercedes along with her bodyguard, her assistant and two others from her entourage. Jackson was greeted by staff, who shut the doors for her visit and seated her at a table to seemingly go over some of their merchandise. According to the eyewitness, she also strolled the store and took an interest in one of the prams.
The mother-to-be appeared in good spirits as she left the establishment with a bag of products after her 45-minute visit, and even cracked a smile as she made her way to her vehicle.
Jackson and Al Mana have a home in London, one of several homes they own around the world, but no word yet if she’ll give birth there. As for when she’s due, no date has been confirmed, but signs do point to November.
Congrats to LivDizzly for being first! Kudos to CelebrityGirl for being first to guess that it would be a paparazzi shot so she wouldn’t have to answer questions. Snap!
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Well, we now have both a pap shot AND a magazine exclusive! Except… this was no ordinary exclusive…
See if you can spot the weirdness in People Magazine‘s story:
Janet Jackson Officially Announces Her Pregnancy ‘Blessing’ at 50 – See the Exclusive Photo!
Janet Jackson is one glowing mom-to-be.
The 50-year-old singer is officially confirming her pregnancy and showing off her growing baby bump exclusively with PEOPLE.
“We thank God for our blessing,” says the star.
After Jackson announced in April she was postponing her Unbreakable World Tour in May to focus on “planning” a family with her husband Wissam Al Mana, sources confirmed to PEOPLE the star was expecting her first child.
Over the last few months, Jackson has kept a low profile and was last spotted shopping for baby buys at London’s Back in Action furniture store.
“She is super excited about her pregnancy and is doing extremely well,” a source close to the Jackson family previously told PEOPLE. “She actually feels very good about everything.”
Here’s the photo.
Anything seem odd to you?
When a magazine does a big story, the celebrity will typically do a sit-down interview (sometimes on video) and a photo shoot in the studio. The whole thing usually takes a few hours and there is a lot involved: Interviewers, writers, editors, publicists, photographers, photo editors, studio assistants, hair, makeup, wardrobe, hot lights, etc.
Janet Jackson didn’t do any of that. People has an “exclusive” with a photo they didn’t take… and an interview they didn’t conduct… about a pregnancy that doesn’t exist!
(To be clear, we’re not blaming People Magazine. Any media outlet would have done exactly the same to have this exclusive. Kudos to People for getting it.)
First, there was no interview. The content of the article is provided by “sources,” with Janet herself contributing only six words.
And, once again, Janet Jackson never says, “I’m pregnant.” She said earlier, “We’re planning our family.” Now she gives a fuzzy, “We thank God for our blessing.” She lets her family or publicist say she’s pregnant, but she doesn’t say it herself. That’s because she is not pregnant.
Second, there was no photo session at People. The photo is credited to Janet Jackson and Solaiman Fazel. Fazel is a celebrity photographer specializing in private, creative celebrity portraits. Jackson and Fazel did a private, very contained photo shoot, edited the photo, and simply submitted it to People.
The photo itself is HIGHLY Photoshopped around the face, cheeks, chin, neck and torso. That’s why Janet looks amazingly thinner than she did just a few weeks ago.
Did you notice the white outfit and the dark-rimmed glasses? We told you that she wants to be taken very seriously (see Empty Embarrassment) so this look echos the “Doctor’s orders” video from when she cancelled her tour.
Beyonce is probably hopping mad that she didn’t privatize her own pregnancy to this extent. Her fakery was exposed to the world with her floppy foam belly in a sit-down video interview.
Janet Jackson avoided all that by being completely in CONTROL! Silicone instead of foam, two scheduled photos (one public, one private, totally in control of her environment and the finished product during the private shoot). Faking a pregnancy… but totally in control of that fakery.
Janet Jackson has given birth!
No she hasn’t. But her surrogate did!
The fifty-year-old singer now has a son. Yes, you read that right. Fifty.
The media is saying the usual: It’s her first child (eye roll) and that Janet is recovering well from the delivery (double eye roll).
Here is the entire official press release:
Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortable. No further details are available at this time.
Yes, that’s it.
Any article you read is just a stretched-out rehashing of the story from the beginning.
The only other new piece of information is that the baby’s name might be Eissa Al Mana.
We don’t know about you, but when we hear the name “Eissa”, we have Homeland flashbacks of Nicholas Brody screaming “Eissa! EISSAAA!” in his sleep.
Below is the most recent picture of Janet walking down the street with her husband, Wissam Al Mana, a Qatari businessman.
Congratulations to them on their new son. EISSAAA!