Okay, this one is completely off-topic, but it’s so weird (like this post about David Copperfield) I can’t ignore it.

More on Janet Jackson’s secret:

U.S. singer Janet Jackson and James DeBarge, who were briefly married in 1984, had a daughter together, DeBarge’s brother Young DeBarge has claimed on a radio program.

Young DeBarge said the child, named Renee and now 18, has been living with Rebbie Jackson, Janet’s oldest sister. His comments lent support to reports that have circulated for years claiming Janet has a “secret” daughter.

Jackson’s publicist didn’t immediately return calls from the media yesterday.

I guess this prompts the question, is this any of our business? Can public figures have private lives and private children? I think the answer is most certainly yes, but you have to jump through a lot of hoops in order to make it happen, including not actually living with the child. That’s the one thing that strikes me as particularly odd.

Well, hope she’s been a good mom.

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