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Jackson won’t play Lena Horne

From Associated Press

Janet Jackson has been left out in the rain after “Stormy Weather” singer Lena Horne balked at having the younger star play her in a planned television movie.

The 86-year-old Horne reportedly is angry about Jackson’s breast-baring stunt at the Super Bowl and pressured ABC to drop Jackson from the project, the trade newspaper Variety reported Tuesday.

ABC executives resisted Horne’s demand, but Jackson representatives told the paper that she left willingly after Horne and her daughter, Gail Lumet Buckley, asked that she not take part. The network wouldn’t comment on the film Tuesday.


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