Make that a film roll. Janet Jackson, seen here leaving a lunch date with boyfriend Wissam Al Mana, is keeping busy in multiple genres of entertainment. She recently signed a production contract with Lionsgate. “Many people forget I started out as an actor,” Jackson said. “I have been fortunate to work in the film industry, though not as much as I would like. I have a passion for storytelling, and have been doing it through my music for some time.” Starting out her career on Good Times and Diff’rent Strokes, the Lionsgate president feels Janet will be a great addition to their team. “She is a powerful on-screen presence, with a vast audience, and we believe she will be an equally powerful presence behind the scenes.”
On another note, Janet opened ticket sales for her world wide tour last month. She initially planned on visiting 35 cities to represent her 35 “Number One” hits. However, after selling out in ten minutes she has decided to expand the tour to meet the demand. Janet said “I am excited to know that the fans are having a great time at my shows and are asking for more. Thanks for all the love and your input on where I should take the show next. I’ll see you soon!” It is no surprise why she has such a following, she is just about as seasoned as it gets, an amazing vocalist and performer. I’m excited to see what else she comes up with.