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MTV's inaugural "ICON" event pays tribute to Janet Jackson, in a production that's 90% tribute, 10% celebrity roast... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Janet Jackson ... Herself (also archive footage)

Jimmy Jam ... Himself - Producer (also archive footage)

Katherine Jackson ... Herself - Mother

Sean Combs ... Himself

Kurt Loder ... Himself - MTV Reporter (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Aaliyah ... Herself

Christina Aguilera ... Herself
Steven Ameche ... Himself

Lance Bass ... Himself (as James Lance Bass)

Bill Bellamy ... Himself

André Benjamin ... Himself (Outkast) (as André 3000)

Big Boi ... Himself (Outkast)
Jonathan 'JB' Brighman ... Himself (Buckcherry)

J.C. Chasez ... Himself

Joey Fatone ... Himself
Devon Glenn ... Himself (Buckcherry)

Macy Gray ... Herself

D.L. Hughley ... Himself

Jackie Jackson ... Himself

Jermaine Jackson ... Himself

Marlon Jackson ... Himself

Michael Jackson ... Himself

Tito Jackson ... Himself

Chris Kirkpatrick ... Himself

Beyoncé Knowles ... Herself (as Destiny's Child)

Kelly Konno ... Herself / dancer (as Andrea Kelly Konno)

Tina Landon ... Herself
Terry Lewis ... Himself (also archive footage)

Jennifer Lopez ... Herself

Mya ... Herself
Keith Nelson ... Himself (Buckcherry)

Shaquille O'Neal ... Himself

Pink ... Herself

Usher Raymond ... Himself (as Usher)

Kelly Rowland ... Herself (Destiny's Child)

Jessica Simpson ... Herself
Ray Singh ... Himself (as Raymond Singh)

Britney Spears ... Herself

Justin Timberlake ... Himself

Josh Todd ... Himself

Michelle Williams ... Herself (Destiny's Child)
Yogi ... Himself (Buckcherry)

Missy Elliott ... Herself (uncredited)

Stevie Wonder ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
David Mallet 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Wild 

Produced by
Lorraine Coyle .... executive producer
Michael Dempsey .... producer
Mark Doctrow .... consulting producer
Jennifer Dowd .... line producer
Natalia Garcia .... floor producer
Ned O'Hanlon .... executive producer
Dave Sirulnick .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Harry Frith 
Sebastian Jungwirth (location segments)
Film Editing by
Bill DeRonde 
Wyatt Smith (documentary segment)
Makeup Department
Billy B. .... personal makeup artist: Pink
Shutchai Tym Buacharern .... makeup artist: Janet Jackson
Production Management
Kathy Flynn .... executive in charge of production
Chris Kaiser .... unit manager
Jonathan Mussman .... production supervisor (video "Thats The Way Love Goes")
Brian Turner .... production manager
Sound Department
Brian Riordan .... sound designer
Wyatt Smith .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Stephanie Masarsky .... visual effects producer
Fred Salkind .... main title design & animation
Editorial Department
Jason Cherella .... assistant editor
Location Management
Joe Fontao .... location manager
Music Department
Larry Shure .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ted Absher .... talent transportation manager
Other crew
Theresa Algots .... talent coordinator
Caprise Arreola .... talent manager
Lisa A. Blair .... script supervisor
Billy Burgess .... talent assistant
Bob Claster .... teleprompter operator
Kelly A. Cook .... production coordinator
Michael Fellner .... technical supervisor
Kate Kelly .... production assistant
Stephanie Sklar .... travel coordinator
Yoram Tal .... symphony artist


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120 min

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Poetic Injustice, 4 March 2003
Author: JZvezda from nasty N.Y.

Poor, poor Janet.

MTV lures her to this sordid affair under the pretense of an all-star tribute. Some producer and his P.A.s feed her Percoset and prop her up on a podium for everyone to scrutinize, just like a purebred-Yorkie at the Westminster Dog Show. She's flanked on both sides by the two men who write her all her music and have tied her shoes every day since January of 1986... Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Oh, and some of her fat creepy brothers are there too.

So according to MTV, "tribute" means subjecting their longstanding cash-cow to embarrasingly bad, bastardized renditions of her tunes at the hands of infidels like Pink & Usher. You simply don't know horror until you've seen Pink --in all her PAAS Easter-egg Coloring Kit terror-- attempt to reenact the "Miss You Much" choreography. It's like Tiny Tim jamming away at a Jimi Hendrix tribute. Why? And does anyone know what Pink's x/y chromosome count is?

What joy it is for us to watch Janet cringe and squirm as the helpless prisoner of the whole sad, slowly unfolding tragedy. You can practically see her contemplating an escape route or whether or not to phone in a bomb threat. I love it when about half way through the show, the camera pans over to Janet's pedestal and the only thing in her seat is a rebel strand of her weave. Smart girl.

I'm not saying ICON sucks. I'm just saying that the highlight of the show was the remake N*SYNC did of the "That's The Way Love Goes" video. Which pretty much means I'm saying ICON sucks.

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