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Jones aerobics video from 1987

Janet-Marie Jones (born January 10, 1961) is an American actress, dancer, and aerobics instructor. She is married to ice hockey icon Wayne Gretzky. Image File history File links Janet_Jones_The_Firm. ... Image File history File links Janet_Jones_The_Firm. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ...

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Biography

Entertainment career

Jones was born in Bridgeton, Missouri. She performed as a dancer in Annie (1982), Staying Alive (1983), and Snow White Live (1980), and had a bit part in The Beastmaster (1982). Her big break came in The Flamingo Kid (1984), which was followed by the film version of A Chorus Line (1985). Later in 1986, she appeared in American Anthem, co-staring gymnast Mitch Gaylord. In 1987, she appeared in a semi-nude pictorial in that March's Playboy. Bridgeton is a northwest suburb of St. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... The Beastmaster is a 1982 fantasy film directed by Don Coscarelli that starred Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, John Amos and Rip Torn. ... // January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... The Flamingo Kid was the first movie to receive a PG-13 rating, although it was released after Red Dawn. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... A Chorus Line is a musical with a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... American Anthem is a 1986 American film produced by Columbia Pictures and Lorimar Productions. ... Mitchell (Mitch) Jay Gaylord (born March 10, 1961) is an American gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The first issue of Playboy. ...


Four months before her wedding, Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988) was released. Other credits include A League of Their Own (1992), and hosting an infomercial for Jackie Chan's Cable Flex. She served as the "master instructor" for a workout video produced by The Firm. She and daughter Paulina were featured in the movie Alpha Dog. // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... A League of Their Own is a 1992 film which tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Paulina Mary Jean Gretzky (born 19 December 1988 in Los Angeles, California) is a model and pop singer. ... Alpha Dog is an American film written and directed by Nick Cassavetes, released on January 12, 2007. ...


Personal life

She was engaged to tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis for three years, before he broke the engagement. He later died of carbon monoxide poisoning in 1994. She also dated actors Bruce Willis and Nels Van Patten, son of Dick Van Patten. For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Vytautas Kevin Gerulaitis (July 26, 1954 – September 18, 1994) was a professional tennis player from the United States. ... Carbon monoxide, with the chemical formula CO, is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. ... Convenience store window poster featuring Willis, Prague, Czech Republic (2002) Bruce Willis (born Walter Bruce Willis on March 19, 1955) is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe-winning American actor and singer. ... Dick Van Patten (born December 9, 1928 in New York City, New York) is an American actor. ...


Jones met Gretzky when he was a judge on Merv Griffin's show Dance Fever in 1984. They ran into each other at a Los Angeles Lakers game in 1987; Gretzky told Howard Stern's 22 October 1996 audience they consummated their relationship that night. Stern commented, "That's why they call you 'The Great One'." On 17 July 1988 they were wed at a lavish ceremony at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton broadcast live across Canada. Jones was four months pregnant with their daughter Paulina. Janet and Wayne have four other children: Ty, Trevor, Tristan, and Emma. Her mother has been their nanny since 1988. Mervyn Edward Merv Griffin, Jr. ... For the 2003 version of this series, see Dance Fever (2003 TV series). ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... For the former personal attorney and partner of Anna Nicole Smith, see Howard K. Stern. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... July 17 is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... A pregnant woman Pregnancy is the process by which a mammalian female carries a live offspring from conception until it develops to the point where the offspring is capable of living outside the womb. ... Paulina Mary Jean Gretzky (born 19 December 1988 in Los Angeles, California) is a model and pop singer. ...


The marriage has come under scrutiny at times. After Jones was knocked unconscious by a pane of Plexiglas during a 22 October 1997 New York Rangers-Chicago Blackhawks game, Gretzky continued to play while she was taken to the hospital. He later defended his actions by saying the officials who were tending to Janet told him there was nothing he could do. On the 15 January 1998 Rosie O'Donnell Show, he made a crack about the incident. He has also refused to publicly defend her during the on-going gambling investigation (see below). Structure of PMMA: (C5O2H8)n Structure of methyl methacrylate Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or polymethyl-2-methylpropanoate is the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. Playing their home games at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are one of the oldest teams in the National Hockey League, and are part of the group of teams referred to... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... Jones aerobics video from 1987 Janet-Marie Jones (born January 10, 1961) is an American actress, dancer, and aerobics instructor. ...


Illegal gambling controversy

On February 7, 2006, Jones and a half-dozen NHL players were among those implicated in a New Jersey-based sports gambling ring allegedly financed by Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet. Coyotes' general manager and Gretzky's former agent, Michael Barnett, admitted to police placing a bet on Super Bowl XL with Tocchet. February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... Richard Tocchet (born on April 9, 1964 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in...


Gretzky told reporters that Jones "would sit down at some point and answer questions that everybody has for her and be her own person",[1] but refused to publicly defend her: "The reality is, I'm not involved, I wasn't involved and I'm not going to be involved." Jones released a statement through the team: "At no time did I ever place a wager on my husband's behalf." Further reporting by the Newark Star-Ledger revealed on February 9, 2006, that New Jersey State Police wiretaps have Gretzky speaking about the ring. Police sources told the Star-Ledger that there is no evidence Gretzky made any bets. "I didn't bet. Didn't happen. It's not going to happen, hasn't happened; it's not something that I've done." Lawyers for the couple later announced that neither Gretzky nor Jones would face criminal charges.[2] The Star-Ledger is the leading newspaper in New Jersey. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The New Jersey State Police is the state police force for the state of New Jersey. ... Telephone tapping or Wire tapping/ Wiretapping (in US) describes the monitoring of telephone conversations by a third party, often by covert means. ...


Information came out that contradicted Gretzky's assertions that he has never gambled. In the Spring of 2000, Gretzky, Jones, their children and her mother were registered at The Ocean Club on Paradise Island, Bahamas, along with other NHL notables. Gretzky and his wife frequented the Casino, which is popular with other sports stars.[3] Paradise Island is a small island in the Bahamas adjacent to the central island of New Providence (Nassau). ...


On March 15, 2006, the New Jersey attorney general's office announced it will subpoena Jones to testify about the alleged ring as soon as a grand jury convenes. On May 8, Tocchet and Jones filed notices in New Jersey that they intend to sue the state for $50 million each for defamation, claiming each have lost business opportunities in the wake of the state's investigation which have sullied their reputations.[4] March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A subpoena is a writ commanding a person to appear under penalty (from Latin). ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (129th in leap years). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ...


See also

The Gretzky family is a Canadian-American family to which the ice hockey player, Wayne Gretzky, belongs. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/5313610
  2. ^ http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1139473046103140.xml&coll=1
  3. ^ Sun Resorts Newsletter, May 2000
  4. ^ http://www.azcentral.com/sports/coyotes/articles/0526gretzky0526.html

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Janet Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (622 words)
Jones was four months pregnant with their daughter Paulina.
After Jones was knocked unconscious by a pane of Plexiglas during a 22 October 1997 New York Rangers-Chicago Blackhawks game, Gretzky continued to play while she was taken to the hospital.
In the Spring of 2000, Gretzky, Jones, their children and her mother were registered at The Ocean Club on Paradise Island, Bahamas, along with other NHL notables.
Jones v. Allstate Insurance Company (2002) * Washington (6014 words)
An officer spoke with Terry, Janet's husband, and told him it did not appear that his wife had been wearing a seat belt because the emergency personnel did not have to remove her seat belt to extricate her from the car.
Terry Jones said that it would be unlike his wife not to wear a seat belt and that they had had trouble in the past with the seat belt not latching properly.
Jones did not consult with either attorney to obtain advice about settling the claim against France nor did he discuss Allstate's offer to settle the claim.5 Jones later informed Klein that he had met with the lawyers to discuss the possible seat belt claim, but had not retained them.
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