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Winner and loser of the week in pop culture starring Janet Jackson and 50 Cent


Janet Jackson. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the singer’s happy news that she’s expecting her first child two weeks shy of her 50th birthday has us smiling from ear to ear.

A family member told Page Six that the hitmaker is in her second trimester after working with a fertility specialist.

“She’s doing well, the baby is doing well and they can’t wait to share with her fans this joy,” the insider said.

Last month, the All For You singer postponed the second half of her Unbreakable World Tour, saying in a video posted to Twitter, “There actually has been a sudden change. I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family.”

Jackson, who was flashing that trademark grin in the post, added, “So I’m gonna have to delay the tour. Please, if you can try to understand, it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up. Doctor’s orders.”

The notoriously private singer, who secretly wed husband Wissam Al Mana in 2012, has wanted to be a mother for quite some time, telling Entertainment Tonight in 2008 that she would consider adoption as well.

“She’s always wanted more than one child,” said the Page Six source. “Who knows? Maybe, she’ll have triplets or more. She’d be thrilled.”

After official word got out on Wednesday, Jackson released her music video for her latest single, Dammn Baby, in which the mom-to-be shows off her signature moves.


50 Cent. We didn’t think anyone could have topped Johnny Manziel’s Twitter joke about his domestic violence arrest, but 50 Cent has managed to do just that, earning his spot in this week’s hall of shame.

The rapper is in damage control mode after mocking a 19-year-old with autism in an expletive-laden social media post on Monday.

In a video uploaded to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, Fiddy harasses Andrew Farrell, a janitor at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, saying he must be on drugs. In fact, Farrell has autism and social anxiety.

“This new generation is crazy,” 50 (nee Curtis Jackson) says in the video while panning to Farrell, who ignores him, shaking his head.

“Look at him, what kind of s--- you think he took before he got to work today?” the former drug dealer asks. “He high as a motherf---er, pupils dilated, everything.”

Farrell’s parents weighed in — and threatened to sue.

“It hurts to watch that, it’s painful,” Farrell’s stepfather, Ken, told WKRC.

“While the incident at the airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, I am truly sorry for offending the young man,” the In Da Club rapper told Page Six on Tuesday. “It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America. I have apologized personally to him and his family.”

Farrell’s family asked that Fiddy donate $10,000 to Autism Speaks. Instead, he donated $100,000 and asked that other celebrities donate as well.

“I want to turn this misunderstanding into an understanding. There are people that are ignored, mistreated and neglected with disabilities that need our support,” the rapper said in a statement. “I am calling on my fellow musicians, actors, entertainers and all others who may not have fully considered this cause to join together to help in any way they can.”

[Last modified: Friday, May 6, 2016 10:22am]


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