Archive for August, 2003

JLo’s Ballroom Blitz

Sunday, August 31st, 2003

From IMDB:

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez can add ballroom dancing to her impressive resume, after taking notes on the set of new movie Shall We Dance? Rather than just turning up and going through the motions with co-star Richard Gere, J.Lo brought her notepad along so she should really learn the new skill. She says, “Just being able to come to work every day and dance is a wonderful experience. We had the top ballroom dancers in the world working on this, so I didn’t step on anybody’s toes. I was like, ‘Teach me, teach me.’ I learned a lot.” One thing Lopez found out in making the film was just how hard Gere works to nail a part, especially when it involves dancing. She adds, “I was on the last movie and people were telling me, ‘Richard’s rehearsing eight hours a day, every single day,’ and I was like, ‘We don’t shoot for another four months!'” Gere admits his new co-star, who plays his dance teacher in the film, was incredibly patient with him. He says, “This very intense tango with Jennifer required an enormous amount of generosity and grace from her side.”

Was JLo going to kiss Madonna?

Friday, August 29th, 2003

Evidently Jennifer was supposed to be in the performance with Madonna at the VMAs in which Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot, and Madonna all sang together…and a little more.

As you can see in the above pictures, Madonna had quite the kiss with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Was Jennifer going to kiss Madonna? Hmm….

No JLo on Billboard

Friday, August 29th, 2003

No JLo on the next issue of Billboard, but I’ll keep doing the one year history. Last year on this issue date, “I’m Gonna Be Alright,” Jennifer Lopez Featuring Nas, kept its #21 position from the previous week.

No VMAs for JLo…

Thursday, August 28th, 2003

JLo did not receive a single award in the four categories she was nominated in tonight. Oh well, there’s always next year. Bring on the next single, Jen!

Good luck to JLo tonight!

Thursday, August 28th, 2003

Good luck to JLo on winning on the four VMA awards she is nominated for tonight! She is nominated for:

Best Female Video – “I’m Glad”
Best Dance Video – “I’m Glad”
Best Choreography in a Video – “I’m Glad”
Best Art Direction in a Video – “I’m Glad”

Best Choreography in a Video has already been announced – “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce ft. Jay Z has won it.

Weekend box office

Wednesday, August 27th, 2003

After only three weeks, Gigli has fallen out of the top 50 weekend grossing movies. The movie was #18 the previous week.

Site News: Big update!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2003

The Images and Music pictures are up! Start looking and listening today! Also, there is a link to submit any news we might have missed. There’s always Jennifer Lopez news going around and it’s quite easy to miss some. So submit it to us if we did miss it!

Billboard: Jen Missing

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

This has been the first week in a long time that Jennifer Lopez is not to be seen on any Billboard chart. For the issue date August 30th, Jennifer is nowhere to be found.

A year ago…”I’m Gonna Be Alright” was #21 dropping from #18 the previous week.

Affleck: Jen & I Aren’t the New Penn & Madonna

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

From IMDB:

Movie hunk Ben Affleck is determined to prove that he and fiancee Jennifer Lopez aren’t the new Madonna and Sean Penn by making their marriage work. Affleck was a teenager when Madonna wed Penn and then suffered a critical mauling over Shanghai Surprise, the film they made together – and he remembers every article about the couple’s split. He and girlfriend J.Lo have been critically attacked for their flop Gigli, but he’s determined to move on and not dwell on the bad reviews. Affleck says, “I understand what happens. I made that agreement when I became an actor. Sean Penn was married to Madonna when I was 15 years old, and I was aware that the media got crazy about stuff like that. I didn’t think I’d ever become that person, but I can’t say that I was duped, or tricked or didn’t know that there was this side of the media. If you let it get to you it can ruin everything.”

Affleck: Jen & I Aren’t the New Penn & Madonna

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

From IMDB:

Movie hunk Ben Affleck is determined to prove that he and fiancee Jennifer Lopez aren’t the new Madonna and Sean Penn by making their marriage work. Affleck was a teenager when Madonna wed Penn and then suffered a critical mauling over Shanghai Surprise, the film they made together – and he remembers every article about the couple’s split. He and girlfriend J.Lo have been critically attacked for their flop Gigli, but he’s determined to move on and not dwell on the bad reviews. Affleck says, “I understand what happens. I made that agreement when I became an actor. Sean Penn was married to Madonna when I was 15 years old, and I was aware that the media got crazy about stuff like that. I didn’t think I’d ever become that person, but I can’t say that I was duped, or tricked or didn’t know that there was this side of the media. If you let it get to you it can ruin everything.”

Rumor Mill: J.Lo Pulls Out of Power Pop Performance with Britney & Madonna

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

Jennifer Lopez has been forced to pull out of the power performance at the MTV Video Music Awards because her new movie won’t have wrapped in time. J.Lo was hoping to join new pals Madonna and Britney Spears for a rendition of “Like A Virgin,” but filming of her new project Shall We Dance? in Canada has overrun, and she’s having to sit the big show out. Shall We Dance? which also features Richard Gere, should have wrapped last week, but an extra week of shoots in Winnipeg, Canada, has been added. MTV bosses are still expecting Britney and Madonna to take the stage together on Thursday night.

Source: IMDB

Rumor Mill: J.Lo Pulls Out of Power Pop Performance with Britney & Madonna

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

Jennifer Lopez has been forced to pull out of the power performance at the MTV Video Music Awards because her new movie won’t have wrapped in time. J.Lo was hoping to join new pals Madonna and Britney Spears for a rendition of “Like A Virgin,” but filming of her new project Shall We Dance? in Canada has overrun, and she’s having to sit the big show out. Shall We Dance? which also features Richard Gere, should have wrapped last week, but an extra week of shoots in Winnipeg, Canada, has been added. MTV bosses are still expecting Britney and Madonna to take the stage together on Thursday night.

Source: IMDB

Billboard and Misc. News

Sunday, August 17th, 2003

Jennifer Lopez’s last single, “I’m Glad,” has officially departed from the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Already near the bottom, a bunch of new songs debuted, pushing it off. Jennifer Lopez is also on no other Billboard charts. Perhaps this next song, “Baby I Love You,” will make an appearance onto the Hot 100 soon!

And continuing with the Billboard history, one year ago, “I’m Gonna Be Alright” with Nas was #18 on the Hot 100 (down from #15 the previous week).

Also, stay tuned to the web site in the next few days! We’re planning a nice update soon!

More weekend box numbers

Wednesday, August 13th, 2003

Gigli came in at #18 this weekend with $0.7M in ticket sales. Total revenue so far is $5.7M and is showing at 2,215 theatres. Gigli dropped eleven spots from #7 last week.

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Monday, August 11th, 2003

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