93.5 KDAY Los Angeles (ThaGoodfellas Morning Show) hosted an event on October 4th at Pointsettia Park in Los Angeles for a very special cause with some amazing people, including Jermaine Jackson who helped support the cure and awareness of cancer for kids. Video is courtesy of 935 K Los Angeles. View photos of the event.
Janet Jackson released her hotly anticipated ‘Unbreakable’ album Friday and it’s currently besting the competition on iTunes. Janet Jackson shared a video in which she dedicates the Unbreakable album to her fans and saying she missed us, loves us and has been listening.
Lifetime’s all-new docuseries The Jacksons: Next Generation (#JacksonsNextGen) premieres today and focuses on Taj, Taryll and TJ. The series features the brothers as they work to balance a career and their lives as traditional family men while living up to the pressures and demands that comes with their last name. Besides Taj, Taryll and TJ, many of their family members also appear in the series, such as father Tito, uncle Jermaine, Taj's wife Thayana, TJ's wife Frances and their children Royal, Dee Dee, Jo Jo and Rio, Taryll's partner Breana and their sons Bryce and Adren, as well as cousins Prince and Blanket (Michael's sons) Siggy (Jackie's son) Jaafar, Jermajesty (Jermaine's sons), Donte.
The siblings, known as the music group 3T, have toured and sold more than three million records worldwide just off their debut album. Still impacted by the loss of their mother, Dee Dee, the brothers are raising their children and managing the day-to-day tasks within their families, just like everyone else. Their quest for normalcy, however, often collides head-on with the good and bad of living with one of history’s most renowned last names. The series reveals what it’s like for them living with the last name Jackson including how they deal with constant rumors, stalkers, and frauds who all want a piece of anything and anyone related to the family’s legacy.
3T shared "That's Our Family" (The Jacksons Next Generation Theme Song) today on their YouTube channel. Long awaited new 3T music was also released today on iTunes and Amazon, the EP "The Story Of Love".
Taj, Taryll and TJ Docu Series premiered today, they released the EP "The Story of Love" (available on iTunes and Amazon) and they shared the series theme song "That's Our Family". 3T are doing a lot of press. A lot of articles, interviews and reports are and will be published within the next few days or weeks...
BILLBOARD - Janet Jackson’s “No Sleeep" continues atop Adult R&B Songs for a sixth week (on the list dated Oct. 10), becoming her longest-running No. 1 on the chart. The achievement surpasses her five weeks atop the chart in 1998 with her “I Get Lonely” (her only other track to reach No. 1). In its 14th week on the list, “No Sleeep,” featuring J. Cole, climbs 4 percent in spins at the format, during the tracking week ending Sept. 27 (according to Nielsen Music). Janet Jackson has placed 27 entries on Adult R&B Songs since the chart started in 1993. At that time, she had already earned six No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 (of her total career 10 chart-toppers), including an eight-week stay atop the chart with “That’s the Way Love Goes” in 1993 -- her longest-running No 1. Upon the news of her sixth crowning week, the Program Director for WBLS, New York, Skip Dillard, told Billboard “Personally as a fan of Janet for years, I couldn’t be happier to see her back on the music scene again with a new project and a new tour." Adding, "Welcome back!” Over on Hot R&B Songs, “No Sleeep” steps 18-17, aided by the airplay gain as well as by 480,000 domestic streams during the week ending Sept. 24 (a 10 percent decline). It peaked at No. 7 on the Aug. 17 chart.
Taj, Taryll and TJ launched their Docu Series (that debuts on Lifetime Friday October 2nd) during an event at Hayvenhurst - VIEW PHOTOS - where they talked to a lot of media and press sources. A lot of articles, interviews and reports are and will be published within the next few days.
Los Angecles CBS Local - WESTLAKE VILLAGE (CBSLA.com) — Yashi Brown is making a name for herself with her fight against mental illness. Yashi Brown’s mother was the King of Pop’s older sister, Rebbie. Brown said she began suffering from depression in her late teens and early 20’s when her symptoms started to develop and grew worse.
“It became extreme to the point where I began to have altered think. I began to imagine things that weren’t well and delusional,” Brown said.
She was hospitalized multiple times. Her doctors eventually diagnosed her with bipolar disorder type 1 and schizoaffective disorder–a condition that causes a person to experience a combination of schizophrenia and mood disorder symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Brown thought the life she planned was over until she found poetry. Now at age 37, she is sharing her mental illness publicly with her book of poetry called “Black Daisy in a White Limousine.” “Poetry allows the ability to connect with ourselves as well as connect with others,” Brown said. “And I started to really hone in on that. I started to also realize how therapeutic it was, the confidence that it gave me.” She holds poetry workshops at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk. “She definitely is tearing down the barriers of exposing stigma,” said Terez Henson of Metropolitan State Hospital. She said Brown’s workshops have benefited incarcerated patients who are not competent to stand trial and were found guilty by reason of insanity. “The patients are drawn to her because they feel that she has lived it. She experienced it,” Henson said.
Brown said it took years to get her medication right. But she’s grateful now to able to help others.
“I know, from inside standpoint, what’s happening in your head and the lack of control that you might be going through,” Brown said. She wants more people to talk openly about mental illness. Her book of poems will be re-released in November with music. She will also recite poetry and emcee the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walks in Downtown Los Angeles on October 3rd.
From The Post, by Michael Trigger - To the tabloid-reading public, Michael Jackson’s disguises were a sign of his eccentricity — much like his extensive plastic surgery and childlike home at Neverland Ranch. To the nephews that grew up down the street from their famous uncle, though, the masquerade was necessary for a man trying to live a normal life. Taj, Taryll and TJ — the sons of Michael’s brother Tito — recall one time when Michael wanted to go to a mall, but was afraid of being recognized. So the boys, then teenagers, decided to create their own camouflage for the King of Pop.
“My brothers and I put him in all sorts of crazy gear — baseball hats, everything that was so un-Michael Jackson,” TJ, 34, tells The Post. “When we got there, we put him in a wheelchair even.”
“It worked maybe for about eight minutes,” Taryll, 39, adds. “He wanted to experience what everyone else was experiencing, but he was kind of in a cage in that way.”
The Jackson name comes with its own set of pressures for the siblings, who are letting reality cameras into their world with their new Lifetime series “The Jacksons: Next Generation” — premiering Friday at 10 p.m. — in an attempt to rehab their family’s public image.