Janet Jackson Did Not Find Happiness During 'Fame' Time

April 09, 2010 08:40:19 GMT

The 'Feedback' singer reveals that her time when she filmed hit musical show 'Fame' in mid 1980s is far from fantastic because she was dealing with drug issue during the period.

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Janet Jackson has far from fond memories about her time on hit TV show "Fame" in the mid 1980s because she was dealing with drug issues away from the set. The "Nasty" singer played Cleo Hewitt in 25 episodes of the hit musical show but admits she "wasn't happy".

She tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "My boyfriend at the time was having issues with substance abuse, so I was having to deal with that and then having to come to work. I was late most of the time."

Janet Jackson joined "Fame" in its fourth season from 1984 to 1985. She starred opposite Debbie Allen, Albert Hague, Carol Mayo Jenkins and Ann Nelson. "Fame" tells the story about the life of the students and faculty at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.


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posted by Dana on Mar 31, 2011
U r correct Tess! I loved Janet too. In the last episode she was on she was wearing a white over sized shirt with a black belt. She looked between four to five months pregnant. The magazine Right On! post congratulatory remarks to her and her husband then retracted it the next issue. If the child is not alive then she had an...
posted by tess on Jan 16, 2011
yes janet was pregnat on fame,i wish we can pull up the last episode,when she was saying her good-byes,she was leaving fame for good,she was fat,because she was pregnant,the after she had the baby,she came out with control,where she was fat still,because she just had that baby,i remember that,because janet was my idol.
posted by lilka on Apr 15, 2010
she wasn't pregnant and yes he was her husband .
posted by Paula on Apr 10, 2010
Correction: Janet's HUSBAND was a drug addict and while she was on FAME, she was PREGNANT with his child!

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