Archive for December, 2004

MTV Sneak Preview of “Get Right” Video Tonight!

Friday, December 31st, 2004

Don’t forget to watch MTV’s Iced Out New Year’s Eve 2005 tonight, where they will show a preview of the “Get Right” video! Starts tonight at 10:30PM EST and runs until 12:30AM!

Reruns of the program will air at 3AM and 7AM again that night.

And Happy New Year everyone from JLo.net!

Jennifer Lopez #6 Most Searched Female of 2004

Friday, December 31st, 2004

After a break-up and discrete marriage soon after, Jennifer Lopez once again ranked among the most popular female searches in the United States on Google. For the year ending 2004, Jennifer Lopez ranks #6, behind Britney Spears (#1), Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, and Carmen Electra (#5).

This full stats and lists can be viewed here.

On Lycos search engine, she ranks:
Top 100 of 2004 – #28, down from #20 in 2003
Top Women – #9, down from #5 in 2003

Lopez Tabloid Cover Queen Of 2004

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

If there were an Editors’ Choice Award, this year’s winner would be Jennifer Lopez.

The runner-up would be Jennifer Aniston – thanks in large measure to her marriage to Brad Pitt.

And second runner-up honors would go to the Olsen twins, mainly because of Mary-Kate’s reported eating disorder.

In a Daily News tally of the big four celebrity weeklies – People, the Star, Us Weekly and In Touch Weekly – Lopez was a dominant subject on a total of 29 covers in 2004. That’s nearly 14% of the issues published.

Aniston, alone or with Pitt, reigned on 26 covers, followed by the Olsens, with 23.

Rounding out the top five were Britney Spears, with 22, and Jessica Simpson, who racked up a total of 19 covers alone or with her husband, Nick Lachey. Rumors of a chill in the couple’s marriage sure helped.

In a carry-over from 2003, when Lopez’s rocky relationship with Ben Affleck was a feast for gossip, the mags tracked her every move (one breakup and one wedding) and speculated wildly.

In Touch, for instance, featured Lopez prominently on 15 covers, returning again and again to the pregnancy angle.

Two issues in early summer gushed over J.Lo’s supposed plans to start a family with new husband Marc Anthony.

By late July, showing J.Lo and Aniston, In Touch asked, “Who’s Really Pregnant?”

In September, the mag still wondered if J.Lo was expecting (“What’s the real story?”) before concluding in November that “Marc’s not ready for a child with J.Lo!,” then claiming this month she has “surprise baby plans.”

In striking contrast, “Jennifer & Ben: Inside the Split” (Feb. 9) and “Marc & Jennifer: Inside Their Marriage” (July 26) were the only J.Lo covers published by People, which goes for a wider mix of celeb and human-interest stories.

Like a supermodel who looks good in all kinds of clothes, Aniston fronted a wide variety of stories, including eight Us Weekly covers, such as “Hot Couples,” botox (“God knows I could use it”), makeovers, “Is Jen Pregnant?” and “Fashion Winners & Sinners.”

The Olsens, but more often Mary-Kate alone, were favorites of In Touch (11 covers) and the Star (seven). Meanwhile, the Star’s growing specialty was very candid camera.

The redesigned weekly had its biggest newsstand sale in the first half of 2004 with “Best & Worst Beach Bodies,” showing curvy Mariah Carey (best) and once-curvy Jerry Hall (worst).

It was such a hit that Star all but duplicated the cover a few weeks later. “Busts & Butts!” again featured shapely Carey opposite another fleshy backside in a white bikini, this one belonging to Britney Spears.

The Star’s embarrassment roundups also included “Scariest Makeovers!,” “Celebrity Flaws” (such as Spears’ “flubby tummy”), “Hollywood Hair Disasters!” and “Stars Without Makeup!”

Top 5 cover appearances 2004

1. Jennifer Lopez, 29
2. Jennifer Aniston (also with Brad Pitt), 26
3. Olsen Twins (especially Mary-Kate), 23
4. Britney Spears, 22
5. Jessica Simpson (also with Nick Lachey), 19

From The NY Daily News

New Pepsi Commercial Screen Captures

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

Thanks to Aladdin from Diabology.com for providing these screen captures of the new Pepsi commercial with Amr Diab. The full video can also be watch at their web site.

Aladdin also says that Amr has recorded a song with Jennifer and Beyonce called “Wild Thing.” It should be released in the beginning of the new year in either late February or early March. Apparently it is a cover song from the original classic rock band that recorded the song, The Troggs.

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Star Jones, Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears Veil ‘Bridezillas of the Year’ According to WE: Women’s Entertainment’s 2004 ‘Bridezilla’ Index

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

JERICHO, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 29, 2004–Bridezilla! — the word that describes the pressure cooker of planning that drives brides-to-be ballistic has become a part of the nation’s vernacular. Now, as the year comes to a close, WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT unveils the ‘Bridezillas of 2004’. At the top of the ‘2004 Bridezilla Index’ is Star Jones Reynolds, closely followed by Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez.

The ‘Bridezilla Index’ also predicts celebrities who are most likely to become brides-behaving-badly in 2005. The Index reveals that bridezilla-prone celebs of the year include Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Camilla Parker-Bowles, should they become engaged to their longtime loves.

The cable network, WE: Women’s Entertainment first introduced the nation to brides-gone-wild with the reality series Bridezillas, in June 2004. The first season of the series initiated a new awareness of the naughty behavior of some brides as they plan their wedding day. Seemingly sweet and normal women become controlling and bossy and as they navigate their way through wedding-planning stress, with the ultimate goal in sight – to have the Perfect Wedding Day. A new season of the popular series will premiere on WE in June, 2005 – just in time for Spring Brides!

WE: Women’s Entertainment is a subsidiary of Rainbow Entertainment Services, which also includes AMC and IFC Companies. WE: Women’s Entertainment features the largest collection of women’s interest films, inspiring original series and topical specials. The network is currently available in over 55 million homes.

New Content Added

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

By request, 3 new songs have been added to the Music/MP3s section:

Jennifer Lopez ft. Fat Joe & Big Pun – “Feelin’ So Good” (Video Version)
Jennifer Lopez – “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” (Video Version)
Jennifer Lopez ft. Ja Rule – “Ain’t It Funny” (Remix – Video Version)

You may find them in the Music/MP3s section.

The TV Spots section was updated on the 23rd.

Also, as announced back in August, the Entertainment Tonight clips covering the wedding have been removed.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 25th, 2004

Happy Holidays from those of us at JLo.net! We hope everyone has an enjoyable Christmas and New Years!

LOPEZ TRYING FOR CHILDREN

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Latina superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ is trying for a baby with husband MARC ANTHONY.

The singer admits she is anxious about the prospect of motherhood, but is desperate to start a family with her third husband, who she married in secret in June (04).

She says, “I hope I have kids soon.”

“I’m terrified of it, which is appealing and exciting to me.”

Shall We Dance? Box Office Numbers

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

This past weekend (December 19), Shall We Dance? grossed approximately $100,000 at 332 theaters. This is down from the previous week where the movie grossed $0.3 million.

The movie has been released 10 weeks now and cumulatively grossed $56.6 million. The movie debuted at #4 with a weekend gross of $11.8M at 1772 theaters.

Jennifer Lopez’s Ex-Husband Sues Her

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

LOS ANGELES – An ex-husband of Jennifer Lopez sued her for alleged breach of contract, claiming he was wrongly fired as the manager of her restaurant in Pasadena.

Ojani Noa, a waiter who married Lopez in 1997, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Superior Court. They met at a restaurant in Miami where he worked and were married for about a year.

Noa quit his job managing the Conga Room in Los Angeles in 2002 to take a job running Lopez’s new restaurant, Madres, and was told by her that she would not fire him “without good cause or reason,” the lawsuit said.

Noa, who was paid $1,000 a week, was fired six months after he started the job at Madres, which opened in April 2002, the lawsuit said. It wasn’t known why Noa was fired.

“Mr. Noa tried to call Ms. Lopez to find out what prompted this sudden change of events. His calls went unreturned,” the lawsuit said.

A phone call to Lopez’s publicist was not immediately returned.

Noa is seeking unspecified damages.

From Yahoo News!

Lopez Included In “Top 10 Stars Of 2004” List

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

NEW YORK – “Access Hollywood” has named its “Top Ten Stars of 2004,” with Britney Spears in the No. 1 spot. The rankings are based on the number of stories the syndicated entertainment television show aired on each star.

Spears – who was married twice, canceled a summer tour because of a knee injury and released a greatest hits album – topped the list with 119 stories.

Beyonce is in the No. 2 spot, with 102 stories, followed by Donald Trump, 94 stories; Michael Jackson, 84 stories; Tom Cruise, 72 stories; Jessica Simpson, 69 stories; Paris Hilton, 63 stories; Nicole Kidman, 62 stories; Jennifer Lopez, 54 stories; and Whitney Houston, 52 stories.

“We want to thank these stars for helping to make 2004 the best in `Access Hollywood’ history,” executive producer Rob Silverstein said in a statement Tuesday. “Here’s to more `can’t miss’ moments in 2005.”

From The Associated Press

Update From Jennifer Lopez.com

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

From www.jenniferlopez.com :

GET A SNEAK PEEK
OF WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOU
ON THE JENNIFER FRONT
IN 2005!

Check out the first image from Rebirth!
This will be the artwork for
Jennifer’s first single,
“Get Right”.

You can also see another new shot
right now at
JenniferLopez.com!
AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO KICK OFF 2005 THAN WITH ALL OF THESE FANTASTIC EVENTS!
12.31.04 MTV gives the first sneak peak of the video for “Get Right”
01.02.05 AOL’s “First Listen” of “Get Right” (You will NOT need to AOL to hear this!). Also, “Get Right” Hits Radio Everywhere!
01.03.05 “Get Right” is available to download from online music stores and also available to download as a RINGTONE!
01.04.05 Jennifer logs on for a worldwide chat with MSN.com at 7PM ET/4PM PT!
01.05.05 MTV premieres the Making the Video episode!
01.06.05 The “Get Right” video airs on MTV’s TRL, BET and FUSE AND Yahoo! Launch online premieres the full-length “Get Right” video.

03.01.05 Rebirth arrives in stores everywhere!

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…log on to
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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JLO by Jennifer Lopez to Distribute in Former Soviet Republics

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

From Sweetface Fashion Company :

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Sweetface Fashion Company, LLC announced today they have signed an agreement to distribute the JLO by Jennifer Lopez sportswear collection throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics with Toroil, S. A., an investment company based in Lugano, Switzerland.

The partnership between Toroil and Sweetface comes just months after the highly successful opening of the first-ever JLO boutique in Moscow. The response to the product at the boutique, located in the Crocus City Mall, prompted Sweetface to identify a distribution partner who could further capitalize on the market potential of Russia and the former Soviet republics. The agreement with Toroil contemplates both distribution in multi-brand stores as well as strategic openings of freestanding JLO stores in Kazakhstan, the Ukraine, Latvia and 11 other former republics (excluding Russia and Azerbaijan).

“The emergence of these dynamic markets provides enormous potential for Sweetface to achieve its strategic goal of making JLO a truly global brand,” said Chip Rosen, Vice President of Global Licensing and Marketing. “We are excited to be working with Toroil, whose expertise and understanding of this region will undoubtedly lead to successful expansion of our brand.”

International distribution of the clothing line fulfills a key aspect of the Sweetface strategy. In response to the phenomenal reaction to JLO products in Canada, Latin America and now Russia, Rosen said, “Continued expansion into the international market creates new chapters in the overall strategy for the brand, granting Jennifer’s collection a great opportunity to blossom throughout these regions. Hardly a day goes by without inquiries from international retailers, which is a testament to Jennifer’s global popularity.”

Toroil, S.A., is a Swiss Association which does business in both Western and Eastern Europe, as well as throughout the countries comprising the former Soviet Union. Toroil participates in a wide array of business ventures, from financing projects in the energy industry to marketing and promoting Western companies and products to consumers. Toroil is located in Lugano, Switzerland and in Moscow, Russia.

Giorgi Rtskhiladze, President of Toroil, remarked, “The Russian-speaking market expects no less than a star-quality fashion line when it carries the name ‘JLO by Jennifer Lopez,’ and we are excited to partner with Jennifer and Sweetface to introduce her brand to this market which we are certain will define the gold standard for casual, upscale fashion.”

Sweetface Fashion Company is a joint venture between Jennifer Lopez, Andy Hilfiger and Joe Lamastra. The company designs, markets, manufactures, and sells the JLO by Jennifer Lopez sportswear collection. The current licensed products for the JLO by Jennifer Lopez brand include swimwear, girl’s apparel, fragrance, jewelry, outerwear, lingerie, handbags, belts and small leather goods, hats, gloves and scarves, watches, sunglasses and footwear. The brand is currently distributed in the US, Canada, Latin America, and through its flagship store in Moscow.

Lopez surprises fans at hubby’s concert

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

San Jose, Costa Rica, Dec. 20 (UPI) — Jennifer Lopez surprised a San Jose, Costa Rica, audience when she came onstage during a performance by her husband, Marc Anthony.
Lopez did not do any singing onstage, but she waved and blew kisses to the audience during an hour and a half set of Anthony’s greatest hits, Hellomagazine.com reported Monday.

Lopez’s surprise appearance followed an announcement that the couple plans to record a duet. The ballad will appear on her next album, Rebirth, due for release in early 2005.

From The Washington Times

LOPEZ PREVIEWS COLLECTION AT NYC FASHION WEEK

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

Latina superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ will showcase her new designs on the catwalks of New York Fashion week in February (05).

The singer’s new J.LO BY JENNIFER LOPEZ collection will preview at Manhattan’s Bryant Park.

It will be the first time Lopez works at Fashion Week as a designer – she has previously graced the catwalk herself, modelling for designer LOUIS VUITTON.