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Janet Jackson Tastes the 'Rainbow'

Janet Jackson Tastes the 'Rainbow'

Janet Jackson waves as she arrives on set for her new movie, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf on Thursday (June 3) in New York City.

The 44-year-old entertainer showed off a cropped ‘do for her new role in Tyler Perry‘s latest film – she’ll be playing one of twenty nameless woman in an adaptation of Ntozake Shange‘s poems.

Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose also reportedly star!

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  • bindy

    what a cuite! :)

  • um

    This poem and broadway play is a classic. Tyler Perry better not jack it up!.

    Janet looks nice.

  • Nia

    she looks great! whether slicked back or straightened, i LOVE her new hair and i hope she keeps this cut.

  • J.

    The title of the movie made me laugh….so long….

  • Jonte

    Her nose job makes me sad.

  • Halli

    1995 called. It wants its look back.

  • Tanya

    Janet is so pretty.

  • shoes4life

    WOW! Janet looks just like Michael in pics 3 & 5. I miss MJ, but Janet looks great.

  • the truth

    Nice hair cut heard she has a new boyfriend.

  • dundies

    wow she looks like michael

  • !

    Yikes! She looks like Michael here!
    I thought it was an MJ documentary or something.

  • …………

    I wonder if they’ll shorten the movie title? It is so long! haha

  • ………………..

    Wow she looks sooooo pretty!! I’m so happy to see her do more acting!

  • kj

    I LOVE her hair – that style really suits her. She is so sexy.

  • Jessica

    she is pretty

  • Men’s online magazine

    Man does she look exactly like Michael in that picture

  • happy girl

    This movie is based on a famous black play of the same title. It was revolutionary as it was one of the first serious plays about black women. That said, I think Tyler Perry will ruin this movie and I think the cast is awful. This is a gut wrenching play and I love Janet but she nor any of the other starlets in this will do it justice. Tyler Perry is a mysoginist and he will ruin this. How sad. By the way, LOVE Janet’s new short hair.

  • happy girl

    Actually, Whoopi and Anika are great. And maybe Phylicia too. But I just don’t see Janet doing such a play about poor women but then again maybe she will pull from Michael’s death to give it the punch. Tyler Perry is awful. Why do people let him direct anything???? He is a narcissist in-the-closet woman hater and you can tell by his AWFUL films. Ok, ranting done. lol.

  • happy girl

    They can’t shorten the title. This play was a classic. It’s like the Streetcar Named Desire of black theater. I took an African-American studies class – well a few actually – and learned about this play. Google it. You can’t shorten this title. People will go for the title alone. it is one of the quintessential dramatic works in African-American history and why Tyler Perry is the worst person to do anything with this. He is garbage.

  • Melissa

    wonderful woman

  • A

    @happy girl: Why don’t you STFU? Do you know that Tyler Perry grew up very poor and with severe abuse from his father and at one point was even homeless? Give him a break! He seems like a smart & strong man that has overcome his adversity. He also makes huge donations to homeless shelters, food for the hungry, and children’s charities. So take your head out of your ass before you go around insulting people!

  • hmm

    Mj’s death obviously took a toll on Janet. Her American Idol performance creeped me out. She looked and sounded like Michael.

  • happy girl

    @A: Do you know that Tyler Perry is an egomaniac who is really mean to his employees and was sued by a Writers’ Union for not paying his peope by the books? Do you know in every of his films, he plays a buffoon that dates back to Amos and Andy and really ugly stereotypes of his race of people?Do you know that in every of his films his spews his Christian ideas down people’s throats yet does not live up to those ideas? Do you know that in every of his films, the women are either the fat unwanted woman or the bitchy woman or the heathen woman as he would put in and in his films are downright insulting to black women – his own women? Since when does growing up poor and being abused gives anyonen the right to rehash insulting stereotypes, mistreat workers and make victims out of women? The sad thing people go to see his films because I think that is all they expect from his race. The fact that his films do so well and not more intelligent films speaks to a sick and twisted relationship Hollywood has with black people. And you just showed your juvenile simplicity by attacking me personally in your post. Do some research on Tyler “gay” Perry and find out some things you may not know before you go attacking people you simpleton imbecile.

  • happy girl

    @A: Yeah Perry is so giving and charitable.but yet did not have the decency to give writers health insurance and union pay. Here is an article for you to refresh yoru memory. He is a hypocrite:

  • tj20

    eeewww gramma Janet looks old.

  • Kelly

    i like her chest

  • Everything_But_the_Girl

    is she running for office?–she’s doing the politician’s wave!

  • crystal

    janet looks beautiful, she reminds me so much of her brother.

  • CNA

    She is so sexy.