The pop and R&B superstar's fifth album "Janet" sold over 7 million copies and boasted six Billboard Hot 100 singles, and just marked its 20th anniversary May 18.
The singer has raked in $260 million in album sales thanks to the success of "Control," "Janet" and "Rhythm Nation 1814," and she earned a further $81 million from music and book publishing fees.
Jackson, 47, has made over $500 million on her sold-out world tours and related tour sponsorships, and over $300 million from her big-screen roles in "The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," "Poetic Justice" and "For Colored Girls."
In an interview with Billboard last week, Jackson revealed she's working on a new album. "I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music," she said.
The youngest child of the Jackson family and sister to fellow performer Michael Jackson, Janet began her career in the early 1970s and became a pop culture icon. She announced in February that she married Qatari retail billionaire Wissam Al Mana in a private ceremony in 2012.
Former Major League Baseball player and Twitter oddity Jose Canseco appears to have live-tweeted the arrival of police at his Las Vegas home to question him as a potential subject in a rape.
Clark County, Nevada District Attorneys confirmed that Canseco was being considered either a person of interest or a suspect, but no charges had been filed as of Wednesday afternoon.
Police source reached by phone called Jose Canseco a 'person of interest.' @lvmpd press release called him a 'suspect.' No charges filed.— Jackie Valley (@JackieValley) May 22, 2013
Canseco appears to have revealed the identity of his accuser in a stream of tweets, including a picture of the woman and her phone number. He also said he would be willing to take a polygraph test on national television.
All the tweets have been deleted, but screenshots are included here, with the personal details of the accuser removed.
Heinrich Rohrer, the Swiss physicist who won a Nobel Prize for the invention of a microscope that could see individual atoms, died Thursday at the age of 79.
The Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger broke the news, claiming that Rohrer died at his home in Wollerau, Switzerland, The Boston Globe reported. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
Rohrer was working alongside Gerd Binnig when they conceived the scanning tunneling microscope that earned them a Nobel Prize in 1986. The device, which opened the door to nanotechnology, was created at an IBM laboratory in 1981.
A California high-school baseball player completed a feat that would be impressive even by professional standards.
MIchael Strem led his St. Francis High teammates to a 2 - 0 victory in the second round of the California Interscholastic Federation Central Coast Section Division I playoffs last Wednesday.
To do it, Strem threw a perfect game, tossing 66 pitches over seven innings to defeat Monta Vista.
Strem struck out eight of the 21 batters he faced, throwing 48 strikes and 18 balls, and none of the others reached base safely.
St. Francis, of Mountain View, Calif., went on to defeat Valley Christian 3 - 0 in the quarterfinals on Saturday and was set to face Palo Alto on Wednesday evening.
Photos, mannequins and display cases that were going to be used during a Marilyn Monroe exhibit in Prague were reported stolen on Monday.
Web Pro News reports the items had been put together by several Italian museum curators as a tribute to Monroe in the 50th anniversary of her death.
Among the articles lost were shoes, clothing and diaries that belonged to the actress.
Exhibition officials have not yet decided if they'll carry on with the show. The display was supposed to travel to Tokyo after Prague.
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts will write a memoir detailing her struggles with illness and her experiences as a journalist and television anchor.
The as-yet untitled book is due out in 2014.
In a statement released by Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hatchette Book Group, publisher Jamie Raab said Roberts's story was "both dramatic and inspiring, and will capture the incredible spirit that has endeared her to all of us who have followed her remarkable career and life.”
Roberts, 52, took a leave of absence from the GMA desk last year while she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome.
"I am humbled that many have an interest, and draw strength from my on-going journey," Roberts said, adding that she is "grateful for the prayers and well wishes of so many people."
Roberts received a Peabody Award Monday for her work on GMA. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller "From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By."
The New York Office of the Public Advocate on Wednesday released a report based on publicly available NYPD 2012 crime data, which concluded that white people were far more likely to be carrying drugs or guns than minorities, despite making up a small proportion of targets in so-called "stop-and-frisk" searches.
A class action lawsuit filed over the controversial search practice claimed NYPD disproportionately targeted young Black and Latino men. Arguments concluded Tuesday, with city attorneys saying that there is no evidence of racial discrimination. Clinton-appointed District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin is expected to issue a ruling in the coming weeks.
A separate report, also published Wednesday, showed that out of 532,911 stop-and-frisk searches in 2012, only 729 guns were found, but over 5,000 were arrested for private marijuana possession.
Despite being decriminalized city-wide in 1977, possessing marijuana within public view is an arrest-level offense, allegedly leading officers to demand people empty their pockets during searches in order to increase penalties.
Donald Rumsfeld talked about his good civil rights record with Larry King on ORA TV on Monday but did not include same-sex marriage as one of those civil rights.
Rumsfeld, 80, is the former secretary of defense. Rumsfeld opposes gay marriage -- he said that letting gay adults marry might lead to polygamy. "You know, I listen to some of the Supreme Court justices and think, 'What's next? Is it two people?...'" Rumsfeld said in the interview.
The wedding between members of two prominent Ultra-Orthodox Jewish families in Jerusalem drew a remarkable 25,000 guests from all over the world.
Guests had to use binoculars to see the ceremony in which 18-year-old Shalom Rokeach wed 19-year-old Hannah Batya Penet.
According to the Independent, Rokeach is the only male heir to the Blez Rebbe aristocratic dynasty, which can trace its roots to 14th-century Poland and leads one of the largest communities of Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the world.
The videos below give some sense of the scope of the massive ceremony.
Farrah Abraham is set to star in a new TV show.
The former "Teen Mom" star broke the news Tuesday in a tweet where she confirmed the rumors claiming she was partnering with Spinboi Films.
According to Spinboi Films' Facebook page the show will be a "a new reality docu-soap."
Abraham's new deal comes a month after the reality star made headlines for appearing in a sex tape with porn star James Deen.
The 21-year-old mother rose to fame in 2008 while starring on MTV's "Teen Moom." When the show ended after four seasons Abrahams said she was already close to having a new TV deal.
On Wednesday, Abraham was spotted having lunch with Spinboi Films's vice president Patrick Hartz. She tweeted a photo of the meeting calling him her "boss."