Archive for August, 2004

Jennifer Lopez- Stunning on VMA’s

Monday, August 30th, 2004

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Gwyneth Paltrow, the Olsen twins, Usher, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro ….
Those were just some of the celebs Sunday night who cruised into MTV’s 2004 Video Music Awards, the 21st year of the annual pop culture blowout.
Jennifer who opened the show and was only really seen with husband Marc Anthony when MTV cut to a shot of the two of them cozy in their seats – called Miami her “favorite little second home.”

Read the full story at- Yahoo News

Judd Praises Lopez

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband Cris Judd has praised his former wife for finally bowing out of the spotlight with her latest romance.

The singer and actress had a highly-publicised relationship with rap mogul Sean ‘P DIDDY’ Combs’ before marrying dancer Judd and then embarking on a headline-grabbing engagement to Hollywood actor Ben Affleck.

But now that Lopez is married to salsa superstar Marc Anthony, Judd is glad to see she’s avoiding the press.

He says, “I know she should use this time right now to find herself. This moment, being out of the spotlight, is very good for her.”

New Color Look Books Available from Jennifer Lopez Fragrances

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Jennifer Lopez has collectd her make up must haves in her exlcusive and glamerous beauty color look books The look books come in Still Stunning and Glow So Pretty. Go to Jennifer Lopez Beauty to get the first glance at these color collections. Also when you buy one of these collections you may be the winner of a Ultimate Make-over with Jennifer Lopez. Free Sample color cards are currently available on the site and by registering you could be an instant winner. Good Luck!

Jessica Simpson Admires Jennifer Lopez

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

According to Contact Music Jessica Simpson is full of admiration for Jennifer Lopez and considers the actress the biggest beauty in entertainment.
Jessica Simpson is amazed by the Latina superstar’s naturally good looks and “warm” personality.

Simpson says, “Jennifer Lopez has the best looks in showbiz.

“She’s so voluptuous and yet I don’t think she comes across as intimidating to women. I mean she’s completely beautiful, even without make-up.

“I remember one time she sat down with me and she didn’t have any make-up on and I was like, ‘Woah. You’re just incredible.

“And there’s really something so warm and inviting about her and I Iove that.”

Jennifer Lopez- Working Hard to Keep JLo Clothing Line Sexy

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

JENNIFER LOPEZ wanted designers to keep one thing in mind when they were putting her clothing line together – it had to be sexy.

The singer and actress has been enjoying success with her J.LO BY JENNIFER LOPEZ collection, and she hopes all the women who buy her clothes feel highly desirable in them.

She says, “I wanted to create a collection that mixed contrasting elements with different personalities, along the lines of ‘girl meets boy’. Think shrunken blazers with faded denims, slouchy sweaters with flirty minis.

“I constantly remind our designers to ask, ‘Is this sexy?’ It’s not about a midriff-baring top or a micromini. You can be sexy rocking an oversized poncho and hot jeans.

“It’s important to me that our girl knows she can go out, find a sick new look and not break the bank.”

Read the Story at Contact Music

JLO Lingerie by Jennifer Lopez to Team Up With Burdines to Distribute Custom Beach Umbrellas

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

JLO by Jennifer Lopez Offers Some Fashionable Shade in South Beach During
MTV’s VMA Weekend.

JLO Lingerie by Jennifer Lopez
is teaming up with Burdines department store to become the first fashion brand
to distribute beach umbrellas in South Beach, Florida. The umbrellas will
feature the JLO Lingerie logo and will be handed out by sexy models clad in
JLO Lingerie to South Beach goers on Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August
29th. JLO beach umbrella giveaways will continue in Miami Beach on September
5th and 6th.
“We thought this was a fun way for the JLO Lingerie line to be involved on
the beaches of Miami during MTV’s Video Music Award weekend,” said Anne
DiGiovanna, VP of Marketing at Warnaco, “and everyone will benefit from the
cool and healthy shade that these unique fashion beach umbrellas will
provide.”

Source- Sweetface Fashions care of PR Newswire

Ja Rule Speaks Out About His Role in “Shall We Dance?”

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

Ja Rule was quoted as saying, “I play myself. I hated it. I’m like, ‘This is not acting.”
Apparently Ja RULE is not a fan of his latest big screen role in the forthcoming JENNIFER LOPEZ film SHALL WE DANCE?

MTV Preparing Security For Major Stars including Jennifer Lopez

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

Preparations are under way at the American Airlines Arena for this Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Cutouts of the stars, including Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, P. Diddy and Paris Hilton, mark the spots where the celebrities will sit. Many of them will be arriving by boat, so local law enforcement is busy at work to make sure it’s smooth sailing. Starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard will activate a temporary security zone in several downtown Miami waterways.

It covers the parade route from near Causeway Island south into the Port of Miami’s main channel and finally toward the arena.

Miami police are also focusing on security inside the arena.

“We’re preparing for the sheer star power that’s going to be inside the arena. We’re making sure that everything in there is covered,” said Delrish Moss of the Miami Police Department. “The other thing that we’re expecting is the fact that there are going to be hundreds, thousands of gawkers on the other side. We want to make sure everything is safe. So, there is going to be a barrier there.”

Tuesday night MTV crews were building the massive sets that will fill the stage.

Source: Yahoo News

Glow By JLo Featured in Teen Vogue

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

In the September issue of Teen Vogue in the “Beauty and Health” section on page 158 Glow By JLo is featured under “Star Scents.” Teen Vogue writes about Jennifer Lopez, “This triple threat paved the way for other starlets with her pink grapefruit-infused fragrance. Glow By J.Lo $55 for 3.4oz in Department stores.”

Also included in the magazine are new advertisments for the J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez clothing line which can be purchased at department stores and Shop JLO

Jennifer’s “Monster” Comeback

Monday, August 23rd, 2004

It’s late afternoon on a balmy L.A. day and Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez are having a catfight.

“Ughhh! Get off me!” Lopez shrieks. Fonda does just the opposite.
Finally, the two fall to the floor with a thud.
A beat.
Then: That famous Fonda laugh. Deep, throaty.
It’s just a movie.
Fonda and Lopez are filming “Monster-in-Law,” which is being helmed by Aussie director Robert Luketic, on the Culver Studios lot. In the film, Fonda plays Viola Fields, a broadcast newswoman and mother thrown into turmoil when her television show is cancelled.
Lopez plays Charlie — short for Charlotte — a fledgling fashion designer who has growth written all over her. (“Charlie is faced with the challenge of pushing beyond her personal limitations and boundaries,” read the production notes.) She also happens to be engaged to Viola’s son, which is where the monster part — and the fun — begins.
The film is Luketic’s third Hollywood feature after 2001’s “Legally Blonde” and this year’s “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!” and his first with a high eight-figure budget.
“I feel grown up,” the 33 year old says of being given the reins to “Monster-in-Law,” which he characterizes as being in the $60 million range. (“Legally Blonde” was made for $17 million.)
“Monster-in-Law” is also Fonda’s first movie in 15 years. She was last seen in 1990’s “Stanley and Iris” opposite Robert De Niro , before retiring into a mix of trophy wifedom and philanthropic activism with then-husband Ted Turner in 1991. For her part, Lopez is coming off the train wreck that was “Gigli,” and “Jersey Girl.”
In other words, all three need a hit, which could have added an extra burden to proceedings already marked by rumors of diva-like behavior from the two stars off-screen.
“I can honestly say to you, on the record and off the record, it never existed,” Luketic says.
Fonda disputes the rumors herself several days later via cellphone. “Jennifer and I got along very well,” she says. “She’s a very smart and talented woman. … We have something in common in the sense that I wasn’t just about movies: I produced and had the workout business and I had politics, and she has movies and music and clothes. Maybe she can be (a diva), but she wasn’t on this film.”
On the set, matters are less clear-cut. Luketic stays remarkably relaxed as Fonda yells from the room where the cat fight is taking place, “You’re getting what you need, right?!”
Suddenly, she appears next to him and watches the playback herself. Up close and in a nearly-backless dress, she is remarkably trim and fit — a Platonic ideal of her 66 years, and looking nearly 20 years younger. “What was wrong with that?” she asks.
Luketic follows her back into the set room, and confers with his actress. The next time around, the take is short — and Luketic jumps up with delight. Chris Bender, whose company Benderspink is one of the producers of the film, smiles and explains that such enthusiasm is a Luketic trademark. “Usually, he springs up, practically does a back flip,” Bender says.

Lopez soon appears and checks out the monitor herself. “She must be cranky, ’cause I’m cranky,” the multi-hyphenate says of her co-star.
When a wardrobe attendant tries to undo a button on the back of Lopez’s dress, the actress reaches back only to have her hand gently patted away. “Can’t I scratch myself?” she snaps. Moments later, Lopez walks back to the set and the woman scrambles to hold her dress up off the floor.
If Lopez has been a tabloid lover’s dream as of late, the return of Fonda — a two-time Oscar winner and the bluest of Hollywood bluebloods — has emerged as this project’s calling card.
“I had no desire (to return),” Fonda says of Hollywood. “I didn’t miss it. But I am a very different person than I was 15 years ago, and I was curious about how that would translate to the screen.”
While she had been offered other roles, Fonda says she “wanted to do a comedy,” citing 1977’s “Fun With Dick and Jane” as another light picture that was successful at a crucial point in her career.
One might conjecture that Viola’s predicament also is on point for Fonda, who separated from Turner in 2001.
Paula Weinstein, another of the film’s producers and a friend who’s known the actress since they met as fellow protesters at the Republican National Convention in 1972, explains her character: “She’s playing a successful woman at a moment in her life when the outside world is no longer paying all of its attention to her. She’s letting go of everything.”
Fonda seems to be in the mood to move forward, and have a good time while she’s at it. “I don’t want to work if it’s not fun,” she says at one point. Indeed, she could be talking about her life aims as much as the film when she says of life on “Monster-in-Law’s” set, “It was fabulous fun. … It was kind of like playing in a sand box.”
The actress is cagey, however, about any plans. “I’m not thinking in terms of trying to rebuild a movie career,” she says. “I don’t want to make a whole lot of movies.”
The actress notes she is penning her memoirs for Random House, which will keep her busy for the next year anyway. “But then again, I didn’t think I’d do another movie again (before ‘Monster-in-Law’),” she says.

Story Source: Yahoo News by Online Staff

SweetFace Fashion By Jlo Getting New President

Saturday, August 21st, 2004

“Sweetface Fashion Company, which markets
the JLO fashion and lifestyle products under the creative direction of singer
and actress Jennifer Lopez today announced that Denise Seegal, President and
CEO of the company, will be leaving. Andy Hilfiger, Co-Founder and Director
of Sweetface, who has been involved at every management level of the company
from its inception in April 2001, will assume Ms. Seegal’s day-to-day
responsibilities.
In making the announcement, Mr. Hilfiger said, “Denise has done a
wonderful job in bringing Sweetface Fashion to this point in our history.
However, we have an exceptional team of executives and key personnel in place
who have substantially contributed to the growth of our brand and its
licenses.”
Sweetface Fashion Company was formed in 2001 when Jennifer Lopez and Andy
Hilfiger joined to develop a fashion collection under her creative direction.
Sweetface launched its first junior sportswear collection, JLO by Jennifer
Lopez, for Holiday 2001. The company immediately developed fashion and
lifestyle product extensions under the Jennifer Lopez name, and has expanded
rapidly in its short three years of existence.
Today the JLO product line includes apparel, swimwear, sunglasses,
fragrance, jewelry, hats, scarves, gloves, outerwear, handbags, belts, small
leather goods, lingerie, watches and footwear. Its fashion offerings are
available in more than 1,000 department and specialty stores throughout the
United States as well as internationally.”

SOURCE: Sweetface Fashion Company

Jennifer Doing Pepsi Commercial?

Friday, August 20th, 2004

According to Contact Music this fall Jennifer Lopez will team up with Beyonce Knowles and soccer great David Beckham for a Pepsi commercial to be filmed in Mexico. The commercial is expected to make its debut at the 2005 Super Bowl.

Lopez To Appear In Commercials to Urge Voting

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

Jennifer Lopez is expected to appear in a series of public service announcements which will air on Telemundo (Spanish-language Cable TV Network) and NBC. The commercials will be aimed at America’s Latin population and encouraging her fellow Hispanics to vote in November 2004’s tense political race.

Will And Grace Episode Details

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

Thanks to Kevin for this submission!

Jennifer Lopez is returning to “Will & Grace” for the season premiere. She’s reprising her role as, well, herself, from a story line that originated last May as the season concluded with the singer bumping into Karen (Megan Mullally) in Las Vegas and agreeing to sing at her wedding. Now, J. Lo returns in the episode “FYI: I Hurt, Too,” airing September 16, after completing a fictional summer tour, along with her pal Jack (Sean Hayes), who accompanied her as a backup dancer. Though Lopez is trying to relax, Karen tries to get Jack to help her get the singer’s attention for her newly written song, “I Hurt, Too.” Jack will continue his backup-dancer career in the season’s second episode, when Janet Jackson guest stars.


Looks like they had to bump Janet behind Jennifer now that she’s on the season premiere.

Jennifer- Making Dreams Come True

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

In Oxnard, California a five year old little girl named Serena Castanon lived out her dream thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Jennifer Lopez. Her dream to sing and dance with J.Lo came true.
Serena Castanon has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, and wanted to meet Jennifer Lopez. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties made it happen.

“Make-A-Wish helps make dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses come true. Before visiting Lopez earlier this summer, Serena was treated to a beauty makeover at the Savvy Salon and Spa in Thousand Oaks.”

“When Serena gave me a hug afterwards, my heart flipped. I thought she was so cute when she puckered up her lips and primped in the mirror,” makeup artist Patty Castaneda said.

Serena then rode in a limousine to Hollywood to meet with Lopez on the set of the upcoming movie “Monster-in-Law.”

“Serena had a chance to sing and dance with Ms. Lopez,” her mother said. “They talked about her day at the spa and (Serena) showed her the daisies on her nails. I haven’t seen Serena smile so much for such a long time.

“I think this experience will stay with my daughter for the rest of her life.”

Story Can Be Found in the Montery Herald.