La Toya Jackson on October 18, 2009 at an AIDS Walk in Los Angeles
In 2010, Jackson released Dream Cream, a hand cream for German cosmetics firm Alessandro International, and namedTeddy Riley head of Ja-Tail Records‘ music division. Jackson participated in NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice, which broadcast from March through May 2011 as well as raised $65,000 for her chosen charity, AIDS Project Los Angeles. LaToya was “fired“ from Celebrity Apprentice in episode 8 during season 11, which aired on April 24, 2011 on NBC. In an Apprentice first, Jackson was rehired in the following episode, as she felt she couldn’t defend her case. La Toya was fired for the second time on May 8, 2011 and also came to be the very first person to be fired from The Apprentice two times within the same season. She was also the very first guest judge to appear in two episodes of season three of RuPaul‘s Drag Race. She likewise served as guest judge on the 17th season of America‘s Next Top Model. Jackson‘s second memoir, Starting Over, was released in the USA on June 21, 2011 through Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. An EP, likewise called Starting Over, was released the very same day by means of digital outlets.
In 2013, Jackson started her very own reality series called Life With La Toya which is premiered on Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN. Additionally in 2013, Jackson rejoined the newest cast for The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Jackson lasted until the third episode of the season, when she was fired on an episode entitled “I‘m Being Punked By A Jackson“. Jackson volunteered to be the project manager on a task that saw the cast creating a Soap Opera themed commercial for Crystal Light. Jackson‘s team lost the task and she consequently was fired by Donald Trump. Unlike her first appearance on the show, Trump specifically stated that he would not permit Jackson to return to the show after being fired. In September 2013, Jackson made her stage debut in a week-long engagement in the off-Broadway musical, Newsical.
It was incorrectly reported that on December 6, 2013 Jackson married her business partner Jeffre Phillips in Los Angeles. On December 16 TMZ reported that La Toya as well as Jeffre stated that they have not married and also this was reaffirmed on Oprah:Where Are They Now?. Jeffre had actually publicly asked her to marry him in an episode of her reality series that recently broadcast. His decision to propose to LaToya was prompted by their friend Brenda Harvey Richie (ex-wife of Lionel Richie) that noted that they had actually been best friends for 15 years as he ended up being La Toya‘s business partner after Jack Gordon. He did so with the permission of La Toya‘s dad, Joe Jackson. Just recently it has been reported that La Toya and Jeffre‘ Phillips have canceled their engagement, however continue to be close.
Presently, she as well as Jeffre are also the executive producers of a documentary called “Dancing in Jaffa“ which follows 150 young Jewishand also Palestinian Israelis as they dance together in unity by putting their cultural differences aside.
In 2016, she collaborated with Iranian-American pop star Andyon the single “Tehran“ where she sings in Persian.
On May 24, 2018 she visited El hormiguero to sponsor the musical Forever. The best show about The King of Pop.
In 2018, Jackson took part in a celebrity edition of Food Network‘s Worst Cooks in America. Coached by Tyler Florence, she advanced to the final and defeat Ian Ziering to win the season; $25,000 was awarded to Race to Erase MS in Jackson‘s name.
In February 2019, Jackson was revealed to be the Alien on the FOX reality series The Masked Singer.
Singing Style And Influences
La Toya Jackson has a three-octave vocal range which soars to a high D # 6 in her single, “Bet‘ cha Gonna Need My Lovin‘.“ The Evening Independent says that she has an “attractive, pleasant voice that is matured and controlled.“ Andrew Hamilton of All Music defines her voice as a light, wispy “sexy whisper“. Like her siblings, Michael as well as Janet, she is primarily a pop, R&B, and also dance music performer however she has also dabbled in rock as heard in her song, “No More Drama“ and reggae in her signature song “Heart Don’t Lie“, along with country music.
Like many other Jacksons, most notably Michael, she mentions James Brown as a “major influence“. When Jackson headlined the Moulin Rouge she paid homage to LaGoulue and cited Josephine Baker as an influence. L’Express hailed Jackson as “the new Josephine Baker.“ According to academic Bennetta Jules-Rosette, “Through careful planning, she was able to model a successful part of her career abroad on the master tropes of a Baker-like image. Jackson exemplifies Baudrillard‘s notion that neither the message nor the content count as much as the referentiality of the signifier in postmodern performative discourse.“
La Toya Jackson (1980)
My Special Love (1981)
Heart Don’t Lie (1984)
La Toya (1988)
Bad Girl (1990)
No Relations (1991)
From Nashville to You (1994)
Stop in the Name of Love (1995)
Starting Over (2011)
Year Title Role Notes.
1992 Counterstrike Sandrine Carter Selected TV movie.
2007 Armed & Famous Herself Sworn in a Reserve Police Officer in Muncie, Ind.
2009 Celebrity Big Brother Herself Evicted Day 20.
2011 The Celebrity Apprentice Herself Fired Episode 8.
2012 90210 Marilyn.
2013 All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Herself Fired Episode 3.
2013— 2014 Life With La Toya Herself.
2018 The Last Sharknado: It‘s About Time Cleopatra TV movie.
2019 The Masked Singer Alien/Herself.
Awards And Various Other Achievements
Jackson co-wrote “Reggae Nights“ for reggae artist Jimmy Cliff, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Recording. She later recorded the song for her album No Relations. She likewise wrote “Brown Eyes“ for Cliff.
Jackson was honored as a writer, arranger, and also producer of Cliff Hanger, which won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1986. She won one of five Outstanding Song Awards at the 1985 World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, for her song “Baby Sister“ Jackson received a US Congressional Tribute for her involvement in a “Beat It“ rally and Stay In School Campaign Jackson‘s footprints were immortalized on Rotterdam‘s Star Boulevard Walk of Fame on 19 December 1991, originally located in Scheveningen.
She has a namesake dessert at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood. The “La Toya Jackson Shake“ consist of strawberries, raspberries, caramel, topped with whipped cream as well as a Cadbury flake.