Janet Jackson's recent US Magazine cover garnered record breaking sales, so the buzz goes. And it was indeed, quite an eye catcher:

In the flesh, Janet's an eye catcher for entirely different reasons, as she proved when she dropped into US Weekly's offices and posed with a staffer:

Is that five o'clock stubble? Did her chin turn into a man? Did someone beat her with an ugly stick?

Or did some idiot at US Weekly lose the office airbrush?