Oprah Gives La Toya Jackson A TV Show on OWN

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What does it say about the stability of Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network when it grants perhaps the weirdest of a pretty weird family – La Toya Jackson – a television show? It does not say anything good.

Nevertheless, the late Michael’s sister has found a way to make a living. . . for a while, anyway. And through Oprah, on top of everything else.

Next year, “Life With La Toya” will air on OWN, the network that has been in trouble, losing money in heaps. Oprah has virtually limitless pockets, for sure, and it is hard to imagine that La Toya Jackson could/would be a network savior.

The show is described as a “candid look” inside Jackson’s life as she juggles family, friends and business (wonder what that could be?).

It will air next year on Winfrey’s TV network, OWN.

La Toya is one of Katherine and Joe Jackson’s nine children – the one who has displayed the least talent and arguably strangest personality quirks.

There have been other Jacksons who have gone the reality show route. “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty” aired for six episodes on A&E. It followed Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon and Tito Jackson. The network realized what most of the country already knows and their careers showed: Without Michael, they are as interesting as a C-Span book reading.

La Toya Jackson competed last year on “Celebrity Apprentice.” That did not go over so well for her.

As for the Jackson family, after two weeks of turmoil, including speculation that Katherine Jackson was kidnapped and the video that surfaced online showing Janet Jackson confronting Paris, Jermaine Jackson tweeted that he hoped the family could put their issues behind them.

“Enough has become enough,” he wrote. “After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael’s words about love not war. In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive-branch.”

Seems he might have to execute another intervention once La Toya’s show airs.

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