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October 22, 2017

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Jermaine Jackson’s reality TV fireworks on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’


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Jermaine Jackson and his wife, Halima, on ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap.”

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Jermaine Jackson on ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap."

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Joan Severance, Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts and Robin Leach on ABC’s "Celebrity Wife Swap."

Planet Hollywood headliner singer Jermaine Jackson hit sour notes with a temper tantrum on ABC’s Season 3 premiere of “Celebrity Wife Swap” on Tuesday night.

When his wife Halima was swapped with actor Daniel Baldwin’s ex Isabella Hoffman, she exposed his OCD tendencies and extraordinary hoarding of luggage, clothing, shoes and cologne — more than 100 bottles.

Isabella called a storage truck, but Jermaine refused to let it enter the security gates:

Hoffman: “You’re a shopaholic, and it’s crowding everyone out. There’s no other way right now.”

Jackson: “It ain’t gonna happen.”

Hoffman: “It’s gotta happen.”

Jackson: “It ain’t gonna happen.”

Hoffman: “It’s my rules.”

Jackson: “Nobody is gonna touch my clothes.”

The argument ended when Jermaine stormed out and locked himself in his room. He also refused to continue with filming. Producers did manage after much persuasion to get him to take part in the round-table analysis, but afterward Jermaine ordered communication with Zodiak producers to cease.

He refused to give the six-weeks-later update and vowed, “I would never do ‘Wife Swap’ again in a billion years.” Facebook and Twitter fans exploded over his diva display and for being so adamant in his denial of OCD hoarding.

Next week, you’ll see how I react when actor Eric Roberts’ wife Eliza steps out from her hippie life into Las Vegas glitz and glamour while my good friend actress and model Joan Severance tangles with Eric’s screams.

Still ahead, more regular Las Vegas figures: Muhammad Ali’s daughter Laila, the late Anna Nicole Smith’s baby daddy Larry Birkhead and a Las Vegas entertainment couple who swap with a lesbian couple.

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