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Amid Family Struggles, La Toya Jackson Lands Reality TV Series On OWN

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 2, 2012 10:10 AM
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Latoya Jackson

As the late Michael Jackson's family feuds over wills, trusts, guardianship and whatever else I'm leaving out, his older sister, La Toya Jackson, has landed her very own reality TV series on Oprah Winfrey's fledgling OWN network.

OWN has ordered the reality series, titled Life With La Toya, which will give audiences an "up close and personal look" at Jackson's lifestyle, as she "juggles the many demands of her famous family, finding time for lifelong friends and dealing with a growing entertainment business empire."

Life With La Toya will premiere on OWN in 2013.

"I am so pleased to be working with television legend Oprah Winfrey and to be a part of the OWN family... This will be one of the most exciting adventures of my life," Ms Jackson said.

Most recently, Ms Jackson took part in NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, although she was "fired" from the show in episode 8 during season 11, in 2011. But she was then "rehired" in the following episode, only to be fired for the second time on a week or two later, making her the first person in history to be fired from The Apprentice twice within the same season!

She was also a guest judge in two episodes of season three of RuPaul's Drag Race, and served as guest judge on the 17th season of America's Next Top Model.

Jackson's second memoir, Starting Over, was released in 2011.

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  • Miles Ellison | August 4, 2012 12:17 AMReply

    Stay classy, Oprah.

  • ALM | August 2, 2012 9:31 PMReply

    I know that OWN has had success with reality shows, but I don't think that this show will do well. Remember "The Jacksons" reality show a couple of years ago? Exactly

  • Mark | August 2, 2012 12:01 PMReply

    With all the money the Jackson's had, why is Janet the only one who could find a good plastic surgeon? The rest all look unnatural.

  • COMMENT POLICE | August 2, 2012 10:08 PM

    LOL AT DC.

  • D.C. Kirkwood | August 2, 2012 12:44 PM

    There is nothing real about LaToya Jackson, except her ears!!! That's the only body part that hasn't been surgically altered. So sad all the Jackson, IMO look like they caught a special on nose jobs. What's most upsetting is given the talent that all the Jackson have, I fail realize how they are all not writing, producing, and doing musicals?? I mean with all the dance movies that have graced the screen, stage plays, televison biopics like the "Temptations" and even the movie Cadillac Records. You mean the Jackson clan outside Michael, couldn't put their name behind or get some of these projects spearheaded. Bologna. This whole in fighting over Michaels estate is just disgusting to me. I would rather see a show on Marlon Jackson, atleast he did collaborate on a all black cable network. Next!!!!

  • Edwina | August 2, 2012 10:53 AMReply

    Amid family struggles? Isn't that the point of it all? Publicity—good or bad— yields results yet again.

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