Janet Jackson Helps Honor A Dreamgirl

Back in the early 90’s when talk of a Dreamgirls movie first surfaced, lots of names were being tossed around to play the role of Deena and everyone from Whitney Houston to Janet Jackson was being considered.Personally, I could have totally seen Janet playing the role of the “tiny voiced” singer who kicks the Effie character to the curb to have her moment in the sun.Fast forward almost 20 years and we now have Janet showing up to help honor another talented sista who did become a Dreamgirl.Last night Giant Magazine threw a party to celebrate Jennifer Hudson’s Oscar nomination and Janet was there showing her support and looking pretty darn good in the process.Check her out. Goce !!


Here also is another great photo of Janet, Jamie and Jennifer all together.

Janet, Jamie & Jennifer

Courtesy: Janet Planet

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  1. I looooooooooove this chick. Got all her albums including 20 YO which is good. Janet keep making your money honey. You are so beautiful:dance:

  2. Janet Jackson singing ‘LISTEN” in dreamgirls call me crazy, but that would be the day.

  3. Ofcourse she wouldn’t be able to sing “Listen”. But bill condon did say that Deena had more of a mild tone. She would have been better off playing Anika Nani Rose’s part. They are both short

  4. Listen wasn’t an original song from Dreamgirls anyway so who cares whether Janet could have sung it or not? We do know that Janet can sing, ACT, and dance so she could have easily pulled off the role of Deena.

  5. Heck yeah Janet could have played Deena.I don’t know how anyone could even attempt to challenge that.Anyone that does is obviously a baby and doesn’t know Janet has been acting since she was 9.I suggest they check out Janet on YouTube where they have dozens of clips of Janet in Good Times, Different Strokes, Fame and when she performed with her brothers on their television show.Janet can handle her own in front of the camera with no problem.

  6. Raven I totally agree. Many people seem to have forgotten just how much Janet has done. I feel so bad for celebs, you are #1 one year, then if you do ONE THING wrong, they throw away all of what you’ve done. I feel the same way about Boxers. They do them wrong

  7. My girl would have knocked the Deena role outta the ballpark.I can so see Janet in that role.I remember back then when they first spoke of remaking Dreamgirls.Years later Lauren Hill was also up for the part and some director recently said he had the greenlight to make it with Lauren but after some other musical film flopped the studios dropped it.Truth is many people tried to bring Dreamgirls to the bigscreen with a Deena character that had more than just loooks going for her.But all things happen for a reason and we all get what is mant for us.Dreamgirls was meant to propell Jennifer to the top and it has.I hope she blows the roof off at the Oscars and walks away with the award too.

  8. Janet would have been good for the role of Deena. She is more experienced and has better acting skills than Beyonce and would have given the character a little more emotion. As far as singing the song “Listen”, she would have brought her own vibe to it. The song would have been presented to her differently because of her voice range. Her style is not like Beyonce’s. She never tries to hard or over sings her songs.

    Beyonce was too focused on herself and Oscar.

  9. glad to see no one attacking janet for a change.. I thought I would have to come in here with my army gear on to go to battle lol…

    Damn janet looks soooooooooooo good, and I love that long pony tail….

    Can’t wait to see Jennifer take home the oscar….

  10. Jennifer better take home that oscar. Janet looks better than alot of these younger chicks. 40 aint old anyway.

  11. I hope Janet eventually gets back into acting.She’s a great actress with a wonderful range.I truly believe she can pull off any role she wants to.

  12. Janet is too old to have played Deena. Maybe 20 yrs. ago. She doesn’t look that young and you can barely hear her when she sings. I can’t imagine her singing the song “Listen” at all. It doesn’t seem like her style at all. She’s okay at singing, but not fabulous. Well, Beyawnce isn’t either.

  13. JANET IS THE WORLD ICON, WORLD LEGEND, POP ICON, POP LEGEND, SHE HAS DONE IT ALL, WAS NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR FOR “AGAIN”, WITH JIMMY JAM AND TERRY LEWIS, I LOVE JANET JACKSON SHE CAN SING AND DANCE HER ASS OFF. THERE WAS POLL ASKING WHICH ARTIST WOULD BUST A MOVE ON YOU IN A MINUTE 10,000 PEOPLE VOTED THAT !1 MICHAEL JACKSON, #2, JANET JACKSON. THIS IS AWSOME. JANET SHOULD HAVE PLAYED DEENA, THIS IS WHAT I AM HEARING FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE NOW, THAT JANET WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT FOR DEENA BECAUSE HER VOICE IS KINDA SOFT LIKE DIANA ROSS, AND THE ARE SLIM AND SHORT ALIKE. THIS IS WHAT I LIKE ABOUT JANET, SHE IS SUPPORTING JENNIFER HUDSON, AND JENNIFER HUDSON WAS ON TYRA BANKS SHOW THE NEXT DAY, TALKING ABOUT HOW EXCITED SHE WAS THAT JANET JACKSON WAS AT HER PARTY, SHE WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT JANET, AND WE ARE ALL EXCITED ABOUT JANET. I LOVE JANET AND JENNIFER!!

  14. Janet looks great….and I think she should take on more movie roles..she isnt the strongest singer but there would have been a place for Janet in the movie that would have suited her well enough to showcase her acting ….shes a living legend…and icon

  15. I freeken love this women “JANET JACKSON”, she is the world’s icon, Janet Jackson is very sweet, this is how she is. She will try to support as many people as she can, that is why she was awarded with many “HUMANITARIAN” awards, Janet Jackson has truely set a trend in the music field, because most of these artist today is trying to hard to still all of Janet Jackson’s style because they know that is the only way that they can sale themselves, by ripping off Janet. I love you Janet, and thanks for supporting Jennifer Hudson, I am very sure that Jennifer Hudson was excited about Miss Jackson being in her presence, an Icon for 20 years and still going??? A true legend!!!

  16. You know what we have to give Janet credit for? Her beauty is truely beyond just what we “see”. She always comes off as being so gracious, friendly, and even shy. I love that in celebrities! Very grounded.

  17. WOW!!! LOOK AT JANET JACKSON, she looks so pretty, well she is very pretty, Taylor i will have to agree with you, when ever Janet Jackson is out, she seems so gracious, and friendly she has always been like this, i am so glad that she is supporting Jennifer Hudson. I saw Jennifer Hudson on Tyra, and she was so excited that Janet Jackson attended her party; it was like she was gonna faint, well i guess if Janet Jackson showed up to support me, I probably would faint!!!

  18. Janet needs a new stylist.That dress is ill fitting.One breast is doing the gangsta lean and look at her dann feet squished into those shoes.Her feet look terrible.

    Janet has fallen off this entire era.She needs a whole new team of people to help her get back to what she used to be.

  19. I don’t think she has fallen off. She is in her role as a beautiful 40 yr old women. She is not trying to win people over any more….MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

  20. Moni, is probably a B-tards stan (Beyonce” fan), whom is hating on the one that her favorite artist ripped off to self herself. Janet won the fashion award in October 2006 for best “TRENDSETTER ICON”, now she has won many icon awards, and she never throws her self down people throat just to get noticed are to get the attention. Janet is a true legend to come out and support Jennifer Hudson, whom is a new comer to the industry, Moni chalk it up, this is what legends and icons do.

  21. [quote comment=”4199″]I don’t think she has fallen off. She is in her role as a beautiful 40 yr old women. She is not trying to win people over any more….MISSION ACCOMPLISHED[/quote]
    Being 40 doesn’t mean anything.Janet looks as good now as she did 10 years ago.Being 40 doesn’t mean your dress should be ill fitting or you can’t find shoes that actually fit your feet.Like I said, Janet’s fans have been complaining about her style team all this era.Janet is better than this.She should not be leaving the house weraing the same clothes over and over or with her hair and make-up not right.Jennifer Lopez game is always tight and so is Beyonce’s seeing as though SILVIA chose to bring her up.The Damita Jo era was a beautiful one for Janet.Great clothes and she always looked beautiful.Whereas this era has been questionable.

  22. No Moni, it doesn’t mean she should have clothes fitting like that, but who doesn’t have an off-day?? How many times has beyonce wore shoes that were too big for her? How many times have we seen her in the same style dress but in a different color? What about her hair? She JUST changed the color & style. Before she was always blonde and straight down with a part in the center. The only thing JLO is guilty of is wearing the same style dress some times. Otherwise YES! She is always in tact. I have Janets latest album & while the sales weren’t good, the quality was worth the 20 bucks. I am so tired of people comparing her to Beyonce. It isn’t fair b/c Bee is in her prime, Janet has had it already. I don’t know how old you are but when I was younger the world was just as crazy over Janet as Beyonce. And you know what…people still are! Her concerts are always sold out. Beyonce works hard etc, but lets not discredit Janet just because of where Beyonce is at this time. I am no hater but, I don’t think Beyonce will last long, not with her caniving tendancies & selfish (for the spotlight) behavior!

  23. I remember those Janet Days. She was definitely HOT!

    Beyonce will last a very loooooooong time. People will remember her work ethic, beauty, poise and stage presence.

    One thing Beyonce has that Janet never had is self confidence, love for her self, body image and curves.

    It’s sad to hear Janet talk about how she doesn’t think she’s beautiful or that she doesn’t like her body. I’ve been hearing her say that from her teenage years until now (she was recently on Tyra talking about it, again). She should really be over that by now. πŸ˜₯

  24. We all lack SOMETHING. It doesn’t matter how much inner or outer beauty one has. So what Janet Jackson is keeping it real and relating to those who have low self esteem. I am a big Janet fan, and she IS over it now. She said she feels better than she did at 20.

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