Janet Jackson to Visit "Tonight Show With Jay Leno"

Thursday, Mar 4, 2010  |  Updated 5:00 PM PDT
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Janet Jackson to Visit "Tonight Show With Jay Leno"

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Dressed in black lace top, pop singer Janet Jackson waves to journalists after holding a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002. Jackson, who has released her new album All for You, will hold four concerts in Japan.

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For the first time since Michael Jackson's death in June 2009, Janet Jackson will visit a late night network talk show when she appears on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on March 18, Access Hollywood can exclusively reveal.

Janet will join Jay for an interview, however, she will not perform. The musical guest that night will be Australian artist Orianthi, who was actually Michael's lead guitarist during rehearsals for his "This Is It" tour, a trek which sadly never made it to the London stage.

Janet's "Tonight Show" appearance will mark her second network interview since Michael's death after sitting down with ABC's Robin Roberts in November.

Janet is the latest big name NBC has drawn to welcome Jay back to the "Tonight Show."

Jamie Foxx, Lindsey Vonn, Sarah Palin, Apolo Anton Ohno and Adam Lambert have been among the names to grace the stage since Jay's return on March 1. Matthew McConuaghey will appear on Thursday's show. Additionally, Kristen Stewart, Simon Cowell and Kim Kardashian are among the celebrities who will join Jay next week.

In addition to the stars, the viewers also gave Jay a warm welcome — his "Tonight Show" return drew 6.6 million viewers on Monday night.

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