Recently, two commenters have asked us to pen a "Where in the world is...?" item on Janet Jackson.

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Obviously, our loyal readers can't go directly to Janet and ask her "what have you done for me lately" in terms of her "control" of various homes, so they decided to approach us instead to see where the singer goes when she's done performing and desires an "escapade." So, here's a brief discussion on the various properties that Janet Jackson has owned and occupied over the years.

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And as we're about to demonstrate, Janet may sing that "the best things in life are free," but even so, she's shown that it "doesn't really matter" how much houses cost “ she's willing to buy them!

First off, Janet (or Miss Jackson, if you're "Nasty") long has owned a 2,094-square-foot, 34th-floor unit (34A) in the Trump International Hotel & Tower condominium building, at 1 Central Park West in Manhattan (pictured). She purchased that unit in 1998 for $2,800,000, according to public records. The unit has the best views in the building (the northeast corner views), including of Central Park.

Jackson also owns a 4,636-square-foot house at 2469 Ping Drive in Henderson, N.V., just outside of Las Vegas, that she purchased through her Puffy Trust in early 2002 for $520,000, according to public records.

Jackson no longer is believed to own any real estate in southern California. However, she long has been rumored to rent in the Remington building at 10727 Wilshire Boulevard on Los Angeles' Wilshire Corridor.

Every bit as interesting as Jackson's current properties are the ones she's owned in the past. These include:

--A 5,658-square-foot oceanfront house at 21822 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif. that Jackson sold in mid-2004 for $8,500,000, according to public records. Jackson clearly had told herself, "let's wait awhile" to sell the house, since she'd owned it for 13 years, having bought it in 1991 for $4.1 million, according to public records.

--A 9,142-square-foot mansion at 10802 Ambazac Way in Los Angeles' Bel-Air area that Jackson sold in 2000 for an undisclosed price (and that is now owned by MGM's Chairman and CEO Harry Sloan). She had owned that house for "just a little while," having purchased it the previous year for an undisclosed price.

--A 9,060-square-foot house at 6836 Spyglass Lane in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. that she sold in 1997 for an undisclosed price.

--And finally, a 4,583-square-foot house at 18729 Hillsboro Road in Los Angeles' Northridge area that Jackson quit-claimed to her ex-husband, Rene Elizondo, in 2002. Elizondo had sought spousal support, after the couple split up, but a judge clearly communicated to Elizondo that Jackson's assets were most assuredly not "all for you." Hey, "that's the way love goes"!