Is Janet Jackson supernasty?

Singer's ex says she walked all over him; scary movie: Stallone in "Rocky 6"? Plus: Kidman "flabbergasted" that tabloid published rumor!


Amy Reiter
January 14, 2002 10:56PM (UTC)

Nasty girl is putting it mildly.

If Janet Jackson's ex-husband, Rene Elizondo, is to be believed, Jackson is not just nasty, she's downright mean and manipulative.

Elizondo has filed papers claiming that Jackson conspired with her lawyer, Don Passman, to cheat him out of a considerable amount of money -- along with credit for contributions he made to his wife's music.

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According to Elizondo, a dancer and cameraman before he met his wife in 1982, Jackson not only kept their nine-year marriage a secret, she also insisted he remain mum about co-writing songs with her, promising to share the rewards of their work while pressuring him to sign away any claim to such rewards.

In other words, he claims, she danced all over his heart -- and his wallet.

Why'd he let her?

According to a psychologist's evaluation filed with the court and posted on the Smoking Gun, Elizondo has a condition that made him particularly vulnerable to Jackson's "undue influence": "a Self-Defeating Personality Disorder, with Depressive and Dependent Personality Traits."

Further, the doctor continues, Elizondo has a "pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of that leads him to submissive and clinging behavior at times and excessive fears that he will lose the one person he is dependent upon." Therefore, he "continually placed Ms. Jackson's desires, intentions and interests in place of his own."

In other words, Janet, he did it all for you ...

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Small wonder

"I'd like to be in love. I don't want to get married, though."

-- Janet Jackson, giving disappointing news to all those self-defeating prospective hubbies out there.

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Another round for Rocky?

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Is Sylvester Stallone fixing to start drinking raw eggs, beating up sides of beef and running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art again?

I suppose anything's possible.

A Web site called moviehole.net is reporting that Stallone is planning to make a comeback in "Rocky 6."

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"This one will hopefully bring forward Rocky's more spiritual side. I really love this character, he's a part of me and I'm longing to bring him back," Stallone apparently told the site. "There are guys my age who still box, after all."

As for the physical preparation, Stallone thinks he can handle it. "It's brutal, very tough, but I'll do what is necessary to make it real."

On the bright side, Stallone denies all those rumors about him bringing back Rambo to kick Osama bin Laden's arse.

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"Rambo is dead and buried," he said. "I want it known I'm not going after bin Laden, or anyone else for that matter."

At least there's that.

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Who says he doesn't have standards?

"I love any movie that has a retarded person working in Starbucks."

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-- Chris Kattan on why he liked Sean Penn's "I Am Sam," on People.com.

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Juicy bits

Nicole Kidman has undoubtedly had her ups and downs recently, but there is apparently no truth to the Star's report that she had a recent cancer scare. "I am flabbergasted and more than a little horrified" that the Star published that story, Kidman told gossip veteran Liz Smith. "We told them when they called with this rumor that it was absolutely untrue. Yet they've ignored us and concocted a story anyway. I cannot believe anyone would do something so completely irresponsible and so harsh!" You'd think she'd be used to it by now.

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Proof that there are no small parts, only actors who moonlight as writers for conservative magazines: Larry Miller -- the comedian and actor who has played minor roles in everything from "Waiting for Guffman" and "Best in Show" to "10 Things I Hate About You" and "Seinfeld" (he was the evil doorman) -- is now writing a biweekly column for the Weekly Standard Online. In his first column, which debuts today, he refutes the oft-expressed theory that "Violence only leads to more violence," saying, "Ineffective, unfocused violence leads to more violence ... However, complete, fully thought-through, professional, well-executed violence never leads to more violence because, you see, afterwards, the other guys are all dead." And you thought that doorman was mean ...

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