I talked about how Britney Spears was being lured to be a judge on the X Factor that needs a big name in order to compete. Negotiations are still going on with the Spears camp as Janet Jackson who was approached along with other big names has said no.
Ms. Jackson stated that she was very flattered with the offer, but her schedule does not allow her to be a part of Simon Cowell’s show. Jackson will hit the road once again this summer performing her concert tour “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal tour”. Additionally, the pop superstar has commitments with Lionsgate that produced the 2010 film ‘For Colored Girls’ by Tyler Perry that she had a feature role in. The film also won big at the NAACP image awards held on March 4 last year.
It would have definitely been awesome to see Janet Jackson on TV where she has had plenty of experience by starring in “Fame”, “Good Times” and “Diff’rent Strokes” as a teenager. However, it is not going to happen as Janet feels that it would be unrealistic.
Jackson’s camp stated that no meetings have occurred between the pop superstar and any X Factor officials. But there were some talks in mid-February about the possibility of Janet joining X Factor according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Jackson also denied any reports of her being a judge on X Factor when she appeared on ‘Anderson’, a new show by CNNs Anderson Cooper when he continued to press her about it.