Archive for December, 2003

JLo Lost Ring…Again

Thursday, December 25th, 2003

JLo did it again! She nearly lost her massive pink diamond engagement ring:

Superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ flew into a panic after leaving her engagement ring on the sink of her hotel bathroom recently.
The singer and actress – who is engaged to Hollywood hunk BEN AFFLECK – realised her mistake after she’d checked out of a New York hotel, and ordered her limo driver to turn around and head back.
An insider says, “She realized she’d left it behind after checking out of the Manhattan hotel.
“Screaming at him to floor it, horror-stricken J-Lo raced back, blew by the doorman so fast he never got his hand on the handle.
“She yelled at a manager that she’d left something important behind but he told her to calm down.
“The housekeeper had found the ring and it was in the safe.
“Moments later, he handed it over as Jennifer sobbed and thanked him profusely.”
Lopez had previously nearly lost the pink diamond ring at Los Angeles restaurant THE IVY in March (03) when it slipped into a sink after she’d taken it off to wash her hands.

JLo Called Wedding Off?!

Thursday, December 25th, 2003

Apparently the official word is that Jennifer Lopez originally called her wedding off to Ben Affleck. Ben himself recently admitted this in an interview. Here’s what IMDB has to say about it:

Hollywood actor Ben Affleck has confirmed his fiancee Jennifer Lopez suggested they call off their wedding earlier this year. The Paycheck star says the couple decided to abandon the Santa Barbara, California ceremony when the press intrusion became too much. And Ben has revealed that he and J.Lo are now in no rush to get married – and don’t even have a date planned. Ben says, “Jen actually was the first to say, ‘This is so crazy.’ She actually initiated the conversation. She’s been down the road a few times – it wasn’t her first turkey shoot – and she had an understanding and a level of maturity about these things and a very level-headed perspective about it. The stuff about me getting cold feet was all B.S. It was a question of us trying to make our lives as reasonable and sane as possible. So there are no plans for a wedding. We’re really not in any rush. We were lucky that we were in a position where we could afford to take a whack on some of the deposits and everything because we want to do it at the right time. It just got too crazy and that craziness can ruin a relationship.” And 31-year-old Ben hopes to have a load of children with Jennifer, reports website Page Six. He says, “I imagine I would just like to keep them coming. Push hard for the maximum and the woman lets you know when it’s enough.”

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 25th, 2003

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone from JLo.net!

Affleck: No Wedding Until Media Attention Ends

Wednesday, December 24th, 2003

From IMDB:

Movie star Ben Affleck has vowed not to marry his superstar fiancee Jennifer Lopez until media interest in the couple’s wedding wanes. The Jersey Girl co-stars were due to tie the knot in September but called off the wedding at the last minute blaming excessive media attention. And now laid-back Affleck has decided to wait as long as it takes for people to forget about the couple before making the Out Of Sight beauty his wife. He says, “Who says there’s a rule we gotta get married right away? That’s my plan – to go along and be unmarried until it stops being an issue. Look at Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. We’re really not in any rush.”

Jen Missing At “Paycheck” Premiere

Wednesday, December 24th, 2003

Ben Affleck apparently went to the premiere of his new movie, “Paycheck,” without Jennifer. Here’s what IMDB has to say:

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez appear to be sticking to their vow to keep their relationship out of the limelight – J.Lo has stayed away from the premiere of her beau’s new movie. Affleck strolled the red-carpet at this week’s Paycheck premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, without the Latina superstar on his arm – but he still managed to wow the crowds with co-star Uma Thurman. Ben and Jen have tried to reduce the amount of publicity surrounding their high- profile relationship, which they blame for the postponement of their planned September wedding.

JLo Gets Flu!

Friday, December 19th, 2003

From IMDB:

Jennifer Lopez has fallen victim to the massive flu epidemic sweeping America. The Gigli star has become the most high-profile person thus far to contract the epidemic virus, which has gripped 24 of America’s 50 states with widespread cases. And J.Lo’s worried fiance Ben Affleck, who’s busy touring the US promoting his new movie Paycheck, is keeping a close eye on his bed-ridden belle to ensure she’s in the best condition possible – and he’s also looking after himself. He says, “She’s whacked with the flu, so I’m taking all the echinachea, and I shoot up with vitamin C or whatever they tell you to do ’cause I’m so afraid to get the flu. Jen never gets sick, so when she’s sick… it’s the deadly flu. What’s the story with the flu? All of a sudden it kills everybody.” In the western states alone, 11 children have so far died of a Fujian flu strain. Affleck jokes he may have to consider spending time around Lopez in a rubber mask and gloves. He jokes, “That’ll work. I’ll take the SARS approach. ‘Hi honey! I’m going away to Toronto!'”

Ben Doubting Relationship?

Friday, December 19th, 2003

IMDB has this to say:

Hollywood star Ben Affleck raised fresh questions about his relationship with superstar Jennifer Lopez with some tentative comments in an interview on American TV Tuesday. The star, promoting his new film Paycheck, chatted to Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America and admitted he and Lopez “made mistakes” over their relationship, which dominated the media after they canceled their planned wedding in September . He said, “I think we made a mistake, Jen and I. I think maybe because we were happy, having fun, enjoying our lives. I think we were too available. And we may not have been guarded enough, I don’t know. But I think I’m probably not going to talk about whether or not I’m getting married on television. Jennifer Lopez and I are going to take our life at our own pace. And we’re going to make the decision that’s right for us. And we’re going to do it in a private way.” However, when asked whether there was a risk waiting to marry his girlfriend, he answered, “Sure. Sure it does. Sure there are risks,” before adding, “It’s a complicated time – it’s an unexpected time.” Then, when quizzed about whether his relationship with Lopez was “just as before”, he revealingly answered, “No.”

Freeloading on clothes? Not Lopez!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2003

As a follow-up from the previous story about Vuitton and Jennifer Lopez being dropped from Vuitton, the IMDB now has this to say:

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs has slammed reports that Jennifer Lopez was dropped from the Louis Vuitton advertising campaign because she took too many clothes home from the shoot. It had been reported last week that Lopez was dropped from the marketing for the luxury brand because of her freeloading behavior. But Louis Vuitton head designer Jacobs insists that couldn’t be further from the case – and J.Lo was offered all the goodies by them. He tells website Pagesix, “We gave her everything. She was no diva – she was lovely and charming – I mean really, after we spent a fortune on those ads, how could we not offer her the clothes? Who wouldn’t want Jennifer Lopez walking around in their designs?”

Seems to make complete sense and it’s straight from the horse’s mouth.

Jen at Jingle Ball

Tuesday, December 16th, 2003

Jennifer made a public appearance recently at New York’s Jingle Ball concert. When asked when she would release a new song, she replied, “Sometime next year.”

More pictures can be seen from the Z100 web site.

HOT: Pharrel to Work With JLo?

Friday, December 12th, 2003

Pharrel Williams of The Neptunes was quoted as saying to MTV News:

“Hi, J.Lo. That’s all I can say.”

Read the full article from VH1News.

HOT: Pharrel to Work With JLo?

Friday, December 12th, 2003

Pharrel Williams of The Neptunes was quoted as saying to MTV News:

“Hi, J.Lo. That’s all I can say.”

Read the full article from VH1News.

JLo Relationship Ruined Affleck’s Career?

Friday, December 12th, 2003

IMDB.com quotes Ben as making this claim:

Movie hunk Ben Affleck has blamed his high-profile relationship with fiancee Jennifer Lopez for wrecking his career. The Changing Lanes star blames constant media exposure surrounding the high-profile lovers for his dwindling credibility as an actor. Ben says, “My relationship with Jennifer has absolutely been bad for my career. The overexposure this year has been really damaging. The combination of me and Jennifer as a unit became more important than the parts we did in movies. It’s not good when everybody knows everything about you – the mystique disappears. The whole world knew what we were doing on a daily basis. They wrote that we had bought jeans for half a million dollars. It made people think bad about us. But it’s not important. People who regard that as important have lost their soul.”

Matt Damon Claims He Approves of JLo

Friday, December 12th, 2003

From IMDB:

Actor Matt Damon insists he and pal Ben Affleck’s fiancee Jennifer Lopez get along – despite reports to the contrary. After Affleck’s romance with J.Lo went public last year, reports quickly surfaced that Damon was one of a series of the Daredevil hunk’s celebrity pals who had doubts about the relationship. But Damon insists nothing could be further from the truth, saying, “Some people have said she bosses him around, but I never saw that. I do like her. I’ve met her and have spent time with her and she’s very sweet and has been great every time I’ve been around her. And obviously, he’s very much in love, so it’s great, except for the media attention.” Damon adds that he hasn’t pulled away from his Good Will Hunting co-star since he began dating Lopez, explaining, “We haven’t actually seen each other much recently. I definitely miss him a lot… but just logistically, we’re always in a different place working. It’s not because of Jennifer.”

Lopez Drops Lawsuit Against Medina

Thursday, December 11th, 2003

IMDB:

Jennifer Lopez has called off her lawsuit against former manager Benny Medina – intensifying speculation the pair are planning to work together again. The Gigli beauty had planned to sue Medina, who she sacked in June after a four year partnership, for acting improperly while he was her agent, but called off the action last week. In response, Medina has also dropped his countersuit. And now those close to the singer are convinced the pair will re-establish their working relationship in the next few months. One tells American website Page Six, “They are and always have been best friends.” However, Lopez’s revived relationship with Medina could spell doom for her romance with Ben Affleck, who reportedly detests Medina and the influence he had over J.Lo’s career.

Vuitton drops Jennifer

Thursday, December 11th, 2003

From IMDB:

Jennifer Lopez’s lucrative term as the ‘face’ of luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton is over, after company bosses had enough of her freeloading behavior. The actress/singer’s classy print adverts for Vuitton, which saw her clad in the brand’s clothing and clutching its distinctive bags whilst surrounded by scantily- clad hunks, spearheaded the company’s 2003 marketing campaign. But despite the popularity of the ads, J.Lo won’t be back – according to gossip website Pagesix, her behavior during the campaign shoot upset bosses so much they don’t want to work with her anymore. The Gigli star allegedly made a little too free with the freebies, and walked off the shoot with tens of thousands of dollars worth of top-grade merchandise – even sending her assistant back after she’d left to collect a nice pair of socks she’s forgotten. Representatives for LV declined to comment on J.Lo’s alleged actions, saying only, “It was only a one-time contract.”