Archive for January, 2005

A Grammy Duet For J. Lo & Marc Anthony?

Monday, January 31st, 2005

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will sing a duet at this year’s 47th Annual Grammy Awards, reports Foxnews.com. The two will try to top last year’s Beyoncé/Prince performance. The married couple will likely choose to sing a duet written by Anthony which should appear on J. Lo’s upcoming new CD, Rebirth. But Foxnews.com’s Roger Freidman also says it is possible she could perform her latest single, “Get Right.” The two married on June 7, 2004.

In other Grammy news, Maroon 5 has been chosen to open the Grammys with a performance of “This Love.” The group’s debut CD, Songs About Jane, is up for two awards. The show will take place February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will air on CBS.

A Grammy Duet For J. Lo & Marc Anthony?

Monday, January 31st, 2005

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will sing a duet at this year’s 47th Annual Grammy Awards, reports Foxnews.com. The two will try to top last year’s Beyoncé/Prince performance. The married couple will likely choose to sing a duet written by Anthony which should appear on J. Lo’s upcoming new CD, Rebirth. But Foxnews.com’s Roger Freidman also says it is possible she could perform her latest single, “Get Right.” The two married on June 7, 2004.

In other Grammy news, Maroon 5 has been chosen to open the Grammys with a performance of “This Love.” The group’s debut CD, Songs About Jane, is up for two awards. The show will take place February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will air on CBS.

Instrumental

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Jennifer Lopez – “Get Right” Instrumental – MP3/VBR/3:45/5.2MB

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J-Lo Mannequin Hitting Stores

Friday, January 28th, 2005

From SMH AU NEWS

Shapely dummy helps maker’s bottom line

With her multiple marriages, bling bling and diva-like behaviour, Jennifer Lopez seems an unlikely model for the average woman.

But Sydney’s biggest producer of mannequins believes the singer and actor “mirrors what the customers are”.

“We’re not all stick figures,” said Simone Goodrick, the general manager of Kodis Mannequin.

The company has just introduced its latest fashion dummy, the J-Lo mannequin, whose main feature is its “South American bum”.

Kodis estimates there has been a 30 per cent increase in sales of its standard size 12 mannequins and size 16 torsos over the past 12 months.

“The market’s demanding realistic girls,” said Miss Goodrick, whose clients include Target, David Jones and Bras ‘n’ Things.

Graeme McPherson, operations manager of Storeworks, a shopfitting and merchandising retailer, said inquiries for larger dummies have risen from about one in 40 three years ago to one in 10. But these inquiries tend to be from boutique or speciality shops, not big department stores, he said.
Sarah Carter, national visual merchandising manager for Just Jeans, said the clothing retailer had replaced its size 8 mannequins with size 10s in CBD stores over the past 18 months.

“They’re not voluptuous but they definitely have a hip and a bottom,” she said.

“It makes the product look a lot better [and] fills out the jeans,” said Ms Carter.

American mannequins have also been supersized. The New York manufacturer Ralph Pucci recently sold his size 12 “Goddess” mannequin to the upmarket department store Saks Fifth Avenue.

But Daisy Veitch, managing director of the Adelaide mannequin maker SHARP Dummies, said it was not the shop mannequins that needed to grow.

With the average Australian woman wearing a size 16, Ms Veitch said: “Unless you change the mannequins that are used for the modelling [manufacturing of garments], it doesn’t really matter because the clothes won’t fit the customer.”

MTV.com To Stream J. Lo’s New “Rebirth” Album!

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Starting February 22nd for one week, MTV.com’s The Leak will have the entire new Jennifer Lopez album “Rebirth” available to listen to before it hits stores.

http://www.mtv.com/music/the_leak

Minnie Driver Downs Jennifer Lopez’s Music Career

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Actress-turned-musician MINNIE DRIVER has hit out at JENNIFER LOPEZ, because her dancing skills and sex appeal made it far easier for her to make the transition from movie star to pop singer.

Driver believes her songwriting talents mean she was destined to forge a music career sooner or later, and she dismisses J.Lo’s “butt shaking” as her only real contribution to the music scene.

The 34-year-old says, “If you dance and you’re really hot, there’s no doubt you can cross over.

“Get Right” Jumps to #28

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

“Get Right” will place in at #28 on next week’s Billboard Hot 100 charts, up from #41! She also remains #6 on Hot Digital Songs and #4 on Hot Digital Tracks.

AskMen’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women 2005

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

This year, Jennifer Lopez ranks in at #61 on AskMen’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2005. She had previously ranked at #17.

Lopez, Duff, and Spears are among the nominees for the 25th annual Razzies

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

They may not have won a Golden Globe, and their names were conspicuously absent from the list of Oscar nominations, but stars like Hilary Duff, Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears are still vying for the gold: the Golden Raspberry.
For her roles in “A Cinderella Story” and “Raise Your Voice,” Duff was nominated for Worst Actress. She’ll go up against Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Shawn and Marlon Wayans — who got the nod for achievements in drag in “White Chicks.”

Lopez and Spears will duke it out for Worst Supporting Actress for their small roles in “Jersey Girl” and “Fahrenheit 9/11,” respectively. Carmen Electra (“Starsky & Hutch”), Condoleezza Rice (“Fahrenheit 9/11”) and Sharon Stone (“Catwoman”) are also up for the title.

Nominees for the awards were announced on Monday by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, a group that annually determines the most abysmal films, actors and songs of the last year. Suitably timed to strike Hollywood hopefuls when they’re down, the nominees are unveiled less than 24 hours before the ceremonious announcement of the Oscar nominations.
With its tail between its legs, “Catwoman” leads this shamed pack of nominees for featuring what the Golden Raspberry Foundation calls “an Oscar winner calamitously miscast as a cartoon character.” The flick, widely panned by critics, is a candidate for awards including Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Berry) and Worst Screen Couple (Berry and either Benjamin Bratt or Sharon Stone).

For being a “big-budget epic that managed to be both historical and hysterical,” “Alexander” is a contender for six awards, including Worst Picture. In addition to challenging “Catwoman” in that category, it will go up against “Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2,” “Surviving Christmas” and “White Chicks” for the dishonor.

If selected as the best of the worst in their respective categories, nominees will receive “an unintentionally cheapjack tchotchke featuring a gold-ball-sized, handcrafted RAZZberry atop a mangled Super 8 film reel that’s spray-painted gold and has an estimated street value of $4.79,” according to the foundation.

With 2005 commemorating the 25th anniversary of the awards, the Golden Raspberry Foundation also revealed its nominees for the special Worst of Our First 25 Years Awards. The category of Worst Razzie Loser honors the Susan Luccis of the Razzie Awards, those actors who have been nominated several times but never won. Nominees include Kim Basinger, Angelina Jolie, Ryan O’Neal, Keanu Reeves and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who leads with eight nominations.

Winners will be announced at Hollywood’s Ivar Theatre on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. PT, one day before the Oscars.

Shall We Dance? Final USA Box Office Numbers

Monday, January 24th, 2005

This past weekend at the box office, Shall We Dance? earned another $65,000 in revenue. After 15 weeks in theaters, Shall We Dance? is now ending it’s USA theatrical run. The movie has grossed a total of $57.7 million in the USA and a current take of $60.2 million overseas for an overall total gross of $117.9 million which is a nice profit over the reported $45 – $50 million cost of the movie. Look for the movie to arrive on DVD February 1st in the USA & to continue opening in more countries overseas.

“Get Right” #1 on TRL!

Monday, January 24th, 2005

“Get Right” has finally hit the #1 spot on TRL today – a nice accomplishment. Good job, guys! Now let’s keep her at #1!

Vote here!

New Report from Contact Music

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

I just read this story from Contact Music, and while I personally doubt the validity of the story, it’s my job to post Jennifer Lopez news. You can use your own judgement:
“J.LO ‘QUITS BRITS AFTER BABY ROWS WITH ANTHONY’ ”

Latina beauty JENNIFER LOPEZ has cancelled her performance at next month’s (09FEB05) BRIT AWARDS following an argument with husband MARC ANTHONY over her baby plans.

Salsa singer, Anthony allegedly told broody Lopez he doesn’t want to have children because he already has two sons, RYAN, 16 months and CRISTIAN, 3, with ex-wife DAYANARA TORRES, as well as a daughter ARIANNA, 11, with ex-love DEBBIE ROSADO, reports British newspaper the NEWS OF THE WORLD.

And friends say Lopez has decided against flying to London for the music ceremony so she can work through her problems with Anthony, who she married last June (04).

A source says, “They’re been arguing, but recently things seem to be getting worse. The main problem is J.Lo wants children and Marc doesn’t want any more.

“But J.Lo’s worked flat out to get where she is and wants a child. She loves Marc and she’s torn.”

Earlier this month (JAN05) Lopez admitted she was desperate for a baby, saying, “I have always been very big on family and I’ve always said it will happen one day. I would love it.”

J-Lo, Usher heat up French pop awards in Cannes

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

CANNES, France (AFP) – Pop diva Jennifer Lopez and rhythm and blues sensation Usher lit up the stage in the French Riviera town of Cannes at the 2005 NRJ Music Awards, France’s flashy answer to the Grammys.
But performances by some of the biggest names in international pop music largely eclipsed the presentation of the awards. And as for fashion statements, white was clearly the color of the night.

Lopez, sporting a sultry white tuxedo with black lapels, electrified the youthful crowd with the first live performance of her new single “Get Right”, off her upcoming album “Rebirth” — a dance anthem sure to be a club classic.

Usher — decked out from head to toe in white, including his diamond stud earrings — swaggered through his monster hit “Yeah!”, eliciting screams from the women in the audience with his hip-thrusting dance moves.

The king of American R&B, nominated for eight Grammy awards, dominated the charts in 2004 with “Confessions,” the year’s top-selling album in the United States with nearly eight million copies sold.

Keys, a five-time Grammy winner nominated for eight statues this year, delivered a powerful rendition of “If I Ain’t Got You.” She followed the A-list dress code with a white trouser suit.

Other winners included US hip-hop group Black Eyes Peas, which took home top honors for best international album with “Elephunk.” British pop quartet Blue won for best international group or duo.

French-Canadian pop star Roch Voisine took home the award for Best Francophone Male Artist.

NRJ is one of France’s most popular radio stations, and more than five million listeners cast ballots in 13 categories — six French-language, six international and the video of the year — ahead of Saturday’s ceremony.

Irish rock band U2 received a special career achievement award. The group was originally scheduled to perform, but frontman Bono told reporters that one of the band’s members was attending to a sick child.

“Rebirth” Dual-Disc CD/DVD Set

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

Thanks to Albie for this info. The Sony Music Store is offering a pre-order on the DVD and CD combo of “Rebirth”. Check it out here. Both of the discs plus a free poster for $13.98!

Downloads News

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

With Jennifer Lopez making many promotional appearances these days to promote the album, we can’t “archive” downloads that much longer. With this in mind, new downloads will only appear on the site for a short duration, approximately 2 weeks. We also won’t be posting any old downloads for the time begin since so much new material is surfacing.

These items have been marked for deletion in the next few days:
Jennifer Lopez’s Guest Appearance on Will and Grace
The Fabulous Life of Jennifer Lopez (Part 2 of 3)
The Fabulous Life of Jennifer Lopez (Part 1 of 3)
Jennifer Lopez – “Ain’t It Funny” Live MTV For The Troops Special
Jennifer Lopez – I’m Gonna Be Alright (Track Masters Remix)
Jennifer Lopez – Que Ironia (Ain’t It Funny) Tropical Dance Remix

Thanks,
JLo.net staff