Archive for November, 2004

JLO – Fashion Show

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Jennifer Lopez is all set to rule the ramp with her first ever fashion show. She will showcase her clothing line in a fashion show early next year.

“She will hold it in February during Fashion Week at the Armory, not at the tents,” a source was quoted by the New York Post , as saying.

According to the paper, the Latino singer is said to be working hard on making her casual wear line more “upscale” and is expected to unveil some chic designs at the show.

JLO Settles Bet

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

JENNIFER LOPEZ handed over $1,000 (GBP555) to her ex-fiance BEN AFFLECK recently to honour a bet she made with him when they were a couple – about the outcome of the most recent baseball season. Affleck’s beloved BOSTON RED SOX beat Lopez’s NEW YORK YANKEES on their way to the World Series, which they won.

ROLLINS BLASTS MOVIE STARS

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

American punk icon HENRY ROLLINS is taking issue with JOHN TRAVOLTA, BEN AFFLECK and JENNIFER LOPEZ on his new TV movie show because he thinks their films are dreadful.

The former BLACK FLAG star will host HENRY’S FILM CORNER on American cable network INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL (IFC) from next month (DEC04) and he’s determined to tell the movie stars exactly what he thinks of their work.

He says, “There are a handful of actors who I don’t understand why they keep showing up in films. Why do they need to do three films a year?

“John Travolta? Why is he doing three films a year where they’re just so cookie cutter? You’re gonna be the bad guy but then you’re the good guy at the end. I can predict the whole movie four minutes in.

“John, why did you make DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE? Do you need money? You need money like I need problems. Come on!

“BEN AFFLECK? Why? JERSEY GIRL, why did he need to make that? JIM CARREY has never made me laugh, but I’m sure he’s a really nice guy. People say he’s funny.

“I just watched ACE VENTURA and I paid to leave. JENNIFER LOPEZ, stop, I don’t care.”

LOPEZ’S MOTHER PRAYS FOR GRANDCHILDREN

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

JENNIFER LOPEZ’s mother is praying the Latina diva has children with husband MARC ANTHONY before it’s too late.

The JENNY FROM THE BLOCK star’s mum GUADALUPE feared her daughter would get pregnant too young, but she’s now concerned the sexy 35-year-old has postponed motherhood for too long, while Anthony, who she married in June (04), already has three children.

Lopez explains, “My mother thought I’d have children earlier. But parents always worry you’ll have children too young. That’s one of the things Latin parents worry about, that their little girl will run out and have babies too soon.

“But I’ve always wanted a family of my own. It’ll be my most important project. There’s nothing more important to me than a family – it’s a sacred thing. I really want to be a mother. God will bless me when the time is right.”

LOPEZ HOPES HER IMAGE HELPS ‘LARGER WOMEN’

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

JENNIFER LOPEZ hopes her sex symbol status will help other voluptuous women feel comfortable with their bodies.

The JENNY FROM THE BLOCK star is proud of her curvaceous figure, which she believes provides a healthier alternative to images of slender female celebrities.

She says, “I feel good about myself. I like being called sexy. What woman doesn’t? I’ve seen articles where they had me grouped in with ‘larger women’ but I never take that as an insult because they’re identifying me as a real person.

“If that helps other people’s self-esteem, good. It helps mine too.”

Update From JenniferLopez.Com

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

NEW ALBUM UPDATE!
Look out for Jennifer’s new album coming in early 2005….
“Get Right” will be the name of the first single, and the new video will premiere on MTV’s “Making Of The Video” on December 8! Mark your calendars or set your Tivo’s! You won’t want to miss this.

In the meantime check out www.shopjlo.com for all the hot new styles

for your holiday shopping!

Jennifer’s “assests” hault filming of Ad

Saturday, November 20th, 2004

Several News Outlets are reporting that the filming of the new Pepsi commercial starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Lopez and David Beckham reportedly had to be halted – because J.Lo’s behind was allegedly too big for her outfit.

Producers of the advert were said to be stunned when they realised the sexy star’s famous derriere couldn’t fit into the skin-tight leather costume they had provided her.

So shooting had to be stopped while frantic staff stitched an extra piece of material to help cover her generous behind.

A source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “It was quite comical, really. There were all these people ready to get on with the work when we realised there was a problem.

Basically, J.Lo’s bum was just too curvy for the outfit and we had to make sure the costume fitted her before we could start filming.”

Sexy J.Lo teamed up with Knowles and football ace Beckham in London to shoot the new commercial, which is rumoured to be costing £11-million (about R120-million).

The glamorous trio were chosen as they are three of the most famous people in the world, and bosses believe they will appeal to fans on a worldwide
basis.

They are so confident the advert will be a success they have paid a fortune to air it during next years’ American Football Super Bowl, the most watched TV event in the US. – Bang Showbiz

An Army Of J. Los Star In ‘Get Right’ Clip

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

From VH1.COM –

Jennifer Lopez calls in the clones for her next video, “Get Right,” in which she packs in as many stories — and as many versions of herself — as possible.

According to its treatment, “Get Right” plays like a dance version of Robert Altman’s film “Short Cuts,” examining all the little moments that happen almost simultaneously in a nightclub during the duration of a single song, in which J. Lo is always the center of the story.

“Get Right,” which will be directed by Francis Lawrence this weekend, starts in an alley outside a club, where a little girl follows her big sister (J. Lo) inside, begging to sit and watch from under the tables while she DJs. The first song she plays, of course, is “Get Right.”

As the song starts, J. Lo is seen on all the video screens in the club (including a screen underneath the glass counter of a cocktail table) doing a dance routine with a cane. A drink is set down on the table, and it becomes apparent that Lopez is one of the patrons, too, as well as countless other characters.

One of those patrons is on a girls’ night out, jumping from the couch to grab her girlfriends and run out onto the dance floor. A diva Jennifer is more detached, hanging out in the roped-off VIP section with her entourage. One Jennifer is dancing alone, with her eyes closed, doing the same choreographed moves that Lopez and her dancers are doing in the screens around the club, while a different, nerdier Jennifer is also alone, but just sitting and drinking, until she’s drunk enough to dance on the tables.

One Jennifer fights with her boyfriend in the hallway outside the bathroom, while another Jennifer kisses her boyfriend as they sit in the booth. One J. Lo is trying to order drinks from another (who is serving them); one is comforting another who is crying; one is dancing for another’s amusement.

J. Los are everywhere, and each one is connected by the song. When the song begins to fade, we hear the little girl who had just wanted to watch it all singing the final lines. She opens her eyes and looks up at her big sister — J. Lo the DJ — who smiles down at her.

This report is provided by MTV News

Bid Online for One-of-a-Kind Celebrity Chairs From Jennifer Lopez and others!

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — One-of-a-kind signature chairs
from 15 celebrities including Rudy Giuliani, Billy Joel, Jennifer Lopez, Oscar
de la Renta and Mario Buatta, are being auctioned for charity with online
bidding. All proceeds will go to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club with bidding
at http://www.kipsbay.org — Fundraising — Chairs for Charity until Nov.
15th.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041112/LAFRU8 )
Sponsored by the Minwax(R) Company to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
The auction will also showcase the signature chairs of celebrity chef Rocco
DiSpirito, Regis & Joy Philbin, NY Giants’ Michael Strahan, Billy Joel and new
bride Kate Lee, former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, do-it-yourself guru
Norm Abram and one chair with the signatures of 25 NY Yankees.
The designers including fashion diva Norma Kamali, and noted interior
designers Jamie Drake, and Katherine Stephens plus architects Bromley/Caldari
donated their time and expertise to make the project a success, and from the
look of the chairs, many of which were finished to their specifications in the
Minwax Design Workshop, they expressed their personalities with color and
flair. From Norma Kamali’s bold yellow lemongrass rocker to Oscar de la
Renta’s exotic jade Chinese Chippendale, to the New York Yankees’ pinstriped
“schoolhouse” chair, each makes a design statement that’s uniquely personal.
On November 18, the chairs will be offered at a silent auction during the
Kips Bay Holiday Wonders Party in the Brunschwig & Fils showroom at 979 Third
Ave., with all proceeds going to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
For more information on the Chairs for Charity auction, call
(718) 893-8600 ext. 245 or visit the Minwax Web site at http://minwax.com or
the Kips Bay Web site at http://www.kipsbay.org . Bids will be accepted
online at the Kips Bay Wed site until November 15th.

Since 1915, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has been focused on improving the
lives of New York City’s disadvantaged children. Kips Bay provides essential
after school and enrichment programs for nearly 9,000 young people between the
ages of 6 and 18. Today, the club is proudly one of the most prominent and
responsive youth-development agencies in New York City and the “flagship” of
the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Various Jennifer Newsbits

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

All Stories from Contact Music :

LOPEZ: ‘I DIDN’T RUSH INTO MARRIAGE’
JENNIFER LOPEZ passionately rejects claims she rushes into marriage, insisting her love for third husband MARC ANTHONY was overwhelming and will “last forever”.

The pair exchanged wedding vows in secret in June (04) just six months after Lopez split from BEN AFFLECK, prompting the media to mock the singer’s habit of marrying the men she dates.

But she insists she simply followed her heart: “I think when you love somebody – I mean, really love them – those feelings can have power over anything; your fears, your worries, whatever.

“If your love is that strong, it can last forever.”

J.LO: ‘I WANT KIDS’
Hollywood star JENNIFER LOPEZ is desperate to have children with new husband MARC ANTHONY.

The Latina superstar finally feels ready to put her career on the backburner so she can concentrate on starting a family with Anthony, who she married in June (04).

Lopez says, “I’ve always wanted my own family and I’m really anxious to have children. I think about that more and more. In the past I had been working so hard pursuing my acting and my music that having children just wasn’t an issue for me because I was so busy.

“But now I want to take more time for myself and for my husband, and starting a family is definitely one of my biggest dreams.

“I can’t wait.”

LOPEZ SLAMS CRITICS
Superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ has hit out at critics of her love-life, telling them to mind their own business.

The singer/actress shocked many when she married singer MARC ANTHONY just months after splitting from previous fiance BEN AFFLECK, but Lopez is amazed by people’s intense interest in her personal life.

J.Lo says, “It’s funny how people will look at you and wonder whether you’re doing the wrong thing!

“Living your life in public is a weird thing because people feel they have a right to judge what you do.

“I think, if you turn the media spotlight on any random person, they would have the same kinds of things going on in their lives, but mine would wind up on the front page.”

tv alerts

Monday, November 8th, 2004

Something Jennifer is on tv every day this week, starting tonight. Some of them are reruns, but some new.

11/08 “The E! True Hollywood Story: Jennifer Lopez” 8:00pm EST/E!

11/09 J.Lo’s restaurant Madre’s is profiled on “Food Crazy” 8:00pm EST/Travel Channel

11/10 A small bit about Jennifer Lopez’s fitness routine on “Peak Performance” 10:00pm EST/Fitness Channel

11/11 “Inside the the Actor’s Studio: Jennifer Lopez” 3:00pm EST/Bravo

11/12 There’s a bit of Jennifer on the Best of “Before They Were Stars” 12 noon EST/VH1

And a rarer Jennifer movie on this week:

Money Train 11/10 8:00am EST/TBS

Monster-In-Law

Sunday, November 7th, 2004

Check out the new site for Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming movie Monster-In-Law and watch trailers and view other information about the movie at Upcoming Movies .
Enjoy!

BEYONCE AND LOPEZ SNUB COLDPLAY

Sunday, November 7th, 2004

BEYONCE KNOWLES and JENNIFER LOPEZ reportedly demanded to be sealed off from British band COLDPLAY at a recent studio recording session.

The duo were recording a $27million (GBP15 million) PEPSI advert at London’s Townhouse Studios and ordered a makeshift partition for the nearby suite where CHRIS MARTIN and his band were working, reports Britain’s DAILY STAR newspaper.

A source says, “They were making a huge fuss about making sure no one could hear them and insisted on having a huge partition put up between their area of the studio and Coldplay’s.

Source: Contact Music

Is JLo’s Glow Missing?

Friday, November 5th, 2004

Jennifer Lopez has had some pretty tough breakups but none have taken the toll on her appearance more than her love affair with Scott Barnes, her makeup artist of five years, with whom she had a very public split in July.

He says she owes him money. She says he was leaking gossip about her. And since, he has moved on to Gwyneth Paltrow (an ironic trading of the exes, don’t you think?). Whatever the case, ever since the “Scottifer,” J. lo seems to have lost her glow. There are white raccoon circles around her eyes. Her lips are not as supple. That bronze sheen has simply disappeared, just like that flawless pink diamond engagement ring she once loved so much.

“When Scott was making J. Lo’s face, she looked radiant, soft, beautiful. You could not tell where the concealer ended or where it began. The colors on her face melted with her skin,” notices Stitch Magazine’s beauty editor, Karlo. In the celebrity world, where image is everything, a makeup artist is as important as a personal assistant. It’s not easy to find someone who can truly do wonders for a famous face.

Karlo points out, “As with any individual in any field, it’s difficult to find someone that has a good eye, good judgment, someone who can take makeup reminiscent of any decade and make it look NOW… and have a good technique. There are few that can deliver.”
Lopez’s new artist just isn’t hitting the spot. Susan Sterling, Chanel International Makeup Artist, has noticed the difference. “She used to do beautiful bronzes and have a golden look and now, she’s wearing pastel colors which are not as flattering on her. She has too much white under her eyes. Her foundation is different. She’s doing more intense color on her cheekbones and she’s not as sculpted in the face as she used to look.”

Perhaps it’s just that she’s going through a transitional phase in her personal life, with a new husband, a new film, a new, more low-key profile, all of which manifest physically as well as emotionally. Since her recent nuptials, she has shied away from the limelight, the crazy red carpet P.D.A., and perhaps that is why she is playing down her facial features and taking on a more subdued esthetic.

“Some say it’s adjusting to married life, but I think it’s the difficulty of adjusting to life without Scott Barnes,” remarks Courtney Fix, a New York based makeup artist. She recommends that Lopez buy Barnes’ new product, called “Glow,” which once gave her that signature fresh rosy complexion. Raychel Wade, another New York makeup artist and founder of Cheek to Chic, a makeup consultation service, observes, “It looks like her makeup is wearing her instead of her wearing the makeup.”
Could Barnes, meanwhile, be mourning the loss of his once-prized client, the ultimate model for his work, as well? Says Karlo, “It’s hard to find a face like J. Lo, someone who can carry your art with grace like a Paso Fino horse. In this celebrity square they both need each other. No matter how good you are as a makeup artiste, if your canvas is not in mint condition your art might not reveal its splendor.”

Jennifer Too Tired To Attend Store Opening

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

JENNIFER LOPEZ reportedly backed out of a commitment to attend a clothes store opening, despite being sent a selection of free garments.

The SHALL WE DANCE? actress was recently in London and agreed to attend the opening party for a new Maxmara shop on the capital’s trendy Bond Street.

She was sent ten full-length gowns at her hotel suite, but eventually failed to appear, saying she was too exhausted after shooting a Pepsi advert, reports website BOSTON HERALD ONLINE.