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Janet Jackson fans never get tired of watching documentaries devoted to their idol.

A major documentary is planned to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Jackson's debut album.

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Jackson is the latest pop superstar to get the documentary treatment - Lifetime and A&E bosses in the U.S. will simulcast a new four-hour film, tentatively titled Janet, across two nights in 2022.

The documentary will chronicle her "musical success as well as her tumultuous private life", according to a press release obtained by WENN.com.

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The reclusive superstar will discuss her controversial 2004 Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake, when she flashed a breast, and the death of her pop icon brother, Michael Jackson.

Deadline sources claim bosses at British production company Workerbee have been filming Jackson for over three years and have been granted exclusive access to archival footage, which will appear in the film.

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You may have heard about the video that leaked of Kanye West yelling at Chance The Rapper in a Wyoming studio while recording his upcoming DONDA album.

According to other bloggers, Kanye was upset about Chance's opinion about a song. The video went viral after it was posted to YouTube on Jan. 23.

The leaked video had a "YZY TV" watermark in a corner -- suggesting that it was part of a documentary about the making of the DONDA album, according to London's Daily Mail, which uploaded the video.

In the video, Kanye is seen in a room with a few men. He climbs over a piece of furniture while yelling, "Josh! Where's the bass?"

Later, he is seen whispering in Chance's ear, and in other scene, he goes off on Chance, telling him "Sit yo a** down and listen to the album or leave!"

Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon Dash, who produced the documentary, shared his views about the confrontation between the two Chicago natives.

"You know my thing is just get rid of the people that are triggering, get them out of here and let's just have fun being creative. So, you know, Kanye is finishing his album."

Damon says, despite the blowup in the leaked video, the two artists remain good friends.

"Chance, honestly, because of what he was reading [about Kanye's mental issues], he came through just to check [on] Kanye. You know, again, Kanye deals with his [mental] issues at all times. They got into it, but they worked it out," he said.

"At the end of the day, Chance was there just to be a friend.”

Kanye moved to Wyoming in 2019 to get away from his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, who seemed to be enjoying the gossip surrounding the video leak.

She shared a photo of herself covered in frosting, which she captioned, "Don't be messy."

No one knows if Kim was referring to her estranged husband yelling at Chance, or the fans who are commenting about the video leak.

Chance The Rapper first appeared on Kanye's 2016 hit "Ultralight Beam" off his critically acclaimed album The Life of Pablo.

Many say 2016 was the last year that Kanye released meaningful music.
 


 

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Robin Givens issued a cease & desist to keep her marital misdeeds out of the upcoming Mike Tyson biopic.

The 55-year-old actress married Tyson in 1988 when he was at the peak of his boxing career. But their relationship quickly went downhill, as Givens allegedly leaked negative stories about Tyson to the gossip tabloids.

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Givens was accused of being a gold digger and taking advantage of the punch drunk boxing champ.

In an infamous interview with Barbara Walters that aired on September 29, 1988, Givens shocked the nation by accusing Tyson of physically abusing her and being manic-depressive.

Tyson's fans accused Givens and her helicopter mom, Ruth Roper, of drugging Tyson before the Walters interview.

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Givens's mother, seen here helping her daughter drag Tyson in a photo shoot, was also accused of leaking dirt on Tyson.

It's understandable that Givens doesn't want any of her dirty laundry aired in the Tyson biopic. It's safe to say Givens was one of the most hated celebrities of the '80s.

A representative for Tyson clarified that Ms. Givens's misdeeds will not be a part of the biopic. But she issued the C&D anyhow.

"As of now, Mr. Tyson's attorneys have not received any cease and desist, but there isn't nor has there been any intention of including his relationship with her in his biopic. He wishes her well in all her endeavors," the rep said.

Watch the interview with Walters below.
 

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Stacey Abrams dropped the official trailer for her upcoming voter suppression documentary from Amazon Studios titled "All In: The Fight for Democracy."

Abrams maintains she was robbed during her failed gubernatorial attempt in Georgia in 2018. She refuses to concede defeat to Gov. Brian Kemp.

The 102-minute film documents the various voter suppression restrictions and techniques they claim the GOP have up their sleeves.

The Democrats claim the Republicans have voter suppression measures in place to disrupt the 2020 election, including a "war" on the U.S. Postal Service.

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Hi there and Happy Monday!!!

We are so excited to share the official trailer for the upcoming Stacey Abrams voter suppression documentary from Amazon Studios titled ALL IN: The Fight for Democracy.

At a time where voter suppression efforts are at an all-time high in this country (especially with the current war on USPS), this documentary couldn't be more timely.

 

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Former Chicago Bulls player Horace Grant says the recent ESPN documentary about Bulls legend Michael Jordan was "90 percent bullsh*t."

Grant says criticism of Jordan was "edited out" of the final cut the "so-called documentary" titled Michael Jordan: The Last Dance.

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Grant (pictured center) won three NBA championships with Jordan (holding trophy) before joining the Orlando Magic. He said the documentary painted Jordan in a better light than reality.

"I would say [the documentary was] BS in terms of the realness of it," Grant told ESPN 1000's Kap podcast.

"It wasn't real -- because a lot of things [Jordan] said to some of his teammates, that his teammates went back at him. But all of that was kind of edited out of the documentary, if you want to call it a documentary."

The NBA allowed Jordan to "retire" gracefully following the 1992–93 season after it was reported that Jordan had a gambling problem and bet on his own team.
 

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Michelle Obama is still recovering from the "trauma" of Black people not going to the polls to elect Hillary Clinton as president in 2016.

While promoting her upcoming Netflix documentary Becoming, Mrs. Obama said Black people not showing up to vote in the 2016 presidential election was like a "slap in the face".

"It takes some energy to go high, and we were exhausted from it ... when you're the first black anything," she said, referring to her and husband, former President Barack Obama's failed attempts to help then-candidate Hillary Clinton win the election.

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Michelle Obama, 56, was bitterly disappointed when Black Americans ignored her and Barack's pleas to go to the polls.

The Obamas were so sure Clinton would win, that they leased a mansion right down the street from the White House. Barack Obama had hoped Clinton would continue his liberal policies and the LGBQ agenda that became part of his legacy.

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She struggled to keep her emotions in check the day she and Barack moved out of the White House on President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day. She took it personally when Clinton lost the election.

"You know, the day I left the White House, it was painful to sit on that stage," she said, "and then a lot of our folks didn't vote -- it was almost a slap in the face."

She added: "It wasn't just in this election, but every midterm, every time Barack didn't get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn't show up. After all that work, they just couldn't be bothered to vote at all. That's my trauma."

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Mrs. Obama slammed the door on any hopes the Democrats may have of her as Joe Biden's running mate.

"Now we're out of the White House, not to be viewed, judged and parceled by every other person on the planet - yeah, it's better, it's absolutely freeing."

"Barack and I are not interested in being at the forefront forever — not even for that much longer," she said.
 

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Only 705,000 viewers tuned in to watch ESPN's D. Wade: Life Unexpected, a candid look at Dwyane Wade's life on and off the court.

The documentary drew Less than 1 million viewers despite the heavy press coverage of Wade's gender confused child, Zion Wade, a 12-year-old boy who calls himself Zaya and prefers feminine pronouns.

In addition to Zaya, the former Miami Heat star and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, share 18-month-old daughter Kaavia James. He is also father to 18-year-old son Zaire and 6-year-old son Xavier, whose mother is family friend, Aja Metoyer.

Esquire magazine breathlessly called the documentary "a groundbreaking portrait of modern fatherhood" and "a breakthrough as a sports documentary" that "calls attention to the way we've viewed and discussed fatherhood in past years."

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An advanced screening of Wade's documentary at the massive AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami drew less than 1,000 fans on Sunday.

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In the documentary, Wade, 38, talked about how, when he was "on a break" from Union, he fathered Xavier. And about his public divorce from his first wife, Siohvaughn Funches, with whom he reached a $5 million settlement that included an NDA agreement.

Esquire referred to Wade's announcement about Zaya "the highest point" of the documentary.

"I looked at her and said, 'You are a leader. You are a leader and this is our opportunity to allow you to be a voice," Wade told openly lesbian TV host Ellen Degeneres.

"Right now it's through us because she's 12 years old, but eventually it'll be through her," Wade said.

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Beyonce shared private moments at home with her children, daughter Blue Ivy and 2-year-old twins Sir and Rumi, in a new documentary "Making the Gift" which aired on Monday, Sept. 16 on ABC.

In the documentary, Beyonce took fans behind the scenes as she recorded her album, The Lion King: The Gift, which was not well received by her fans who expected better from the superstar.

The 39-year-old burlesque singer also shared private home videos of her and husband, Jay-Z, interacting with their three children. Jay-Z reportedly has two grown sons from previous relationships.

In the video, Blue Ivy, 7, sang a sweet version of her and mommy's song "Brown Skin Girl," that sent social media into a frenzy.

Question: Did you watch the ABC special? How was it?