Archive for March, 2005

“Rebirth” Makes #2 Debut On The Billboard 200 Album Chart

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

As widely expected, Jennifer Lopez’s new album “Rebirth” makes a #2 debut on the Billboard 200 album charts after selling more than 260,000 copies. She fell to the mighty power of 50 Cent who debuted at #1 by selling a whopping 1.14 million copies of his new album “The Massacre”. This is a drop for Jennifer from the 314,000 copies sold in the first week of her last album, 2002’s “This Is Me…Then”.

ANTHONY PAINTS A NUDE J.LO

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Jennifer Lopez’s singer husband Marc Anthony has painted the superstar in the nude.

Lopez is reportedly delighted with the oil painting which, according to sources, “Depicts Jennifer from her backside.”

A friend tells IN TOUCH WEEKLY magazine, “J.Lo was so flattered by the beautiful portrait Marc painted of her that she hung it in her dressing room at home.

“It’s very artistic and tasteful.”

MILIAN FINDS A J.LO FAN IN TRAVOLTA

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Singer-turned-actress CHRISTINA MILIAN knew she would get on well with her BE COOL co-star JOHN TRAVOLTA, when she walked in on the film icon singing JENNIFER LOPEZ songs.

The DIP IT LOW hitmaker, 23, arrived on the Los Angeles set to find Travolta is pop star mode and they immediately bonded.

Milian explains, “The first time I met him he was singing, ‘I’m just, I’m just JENNY FROM THE BLOCK.’ I thought, ‘He’s singing J.Lo! This man is cool.’

Milian wrote Lopez’s 2001 hit PLAY.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

Hold You Down Video
“Hold You Down” will premiere on TRL this coming Monday, March 14. JLo.net will have a downloadable version then for those of you who can’t view it on MTV.com.

Lingerie Video
This may be old, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it: a video of Jennifer talking about JLo lingerie.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

Hold You Down Video
“Hold You Down” will premiere on TRL this coming Monday, March 14. JLo.net will have a downloadable version then for those of you who can’t view it on MTV.com.

Lingerie Video
This may be old, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it: a video of Jennifer talking about JLo lingerie.

Full “Hold You Down” video

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

You can now watch the full video of “Hold You Down” ft. Fat Joe at mtv.com!

Thanks to asimo for the heads up!

LOPEZ AND ANTHONY HAVE A NEW HOME

Monday, March 7th, 2005

Newlyweds JENNIFER LOPEZ and MARC ANTHONY are to become part of Los Angeles’ swanky Bel-Air set after buying a Tuscan-style villa there.

The couple have reportedly spent $6.4 million (GBP3.4 million) on the five-bedroom gated estate, which comes with a guest house.

Lopez and Anthony also have homes in New York and Miami, Florida.

Lopez sold her Beverly Hills home for a whopping $12.5 million (GBP6.6 million) late last year (OCT04).

LOPEZ DEDICATES NEW ALBUM TO CANCER VICTIM

Monday, March 7th, 2005

Jennifer Lopez has dedicated her new album to the memory of a young fan who lost her battle with cancer last year (04).

The singer’s new release, REBIRTH, features a simple message to little PAIGE PATTERSON, which reads, “This album is dedicated to the memory of a little angel that touched my heart.”

The 11-year-old died after befriending Lopez during a visit the pop superstar made to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.

Lopez says, “I met these little girls. I got involved with this children’s hospital in LA and Paige just touched my heart. She was so brave. She wanted to be an actress.”

News From Sweetface – JLo Lovelies Discontinued

Friday, March 4th, 2005

I just received this email today:

Dear Joy,

Thank you for your interest in the JLo by Jennifer Lopez line. Unfortunately our Lovelies collection has been discontinued. Our last creation was for the Holiday 2004 season so check out the remaining Lovelies items before they’re sold out!

Visit us at www.ShopJLo.com for the hottest clothing, accessories, and lingerie by JLo.

Sincerely,

Brittney Marchetta
eFashion Solutions Email Team
Customer Service
www.ShopJLo.com
eFashion Solutions

Jennifer Lopez Belts It Out in Rockefeller Center

Friday, March 4th, 2005

March 3, 2005 – NEW YORK – As part of NBC’s concert series in Rockefeller Center, Jennifer Lopez performed during the NBC “Today” show this Thursday morning, belting out a track or two from her new album “Rebirth.”

Lopez is on a full New York blitz with sightings and signings all around, including a stop at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square on Wednesday. “Rebirth” is available in stores now.

LOPEZ SHOWS OFF STOMACH TO SILENCE BABY RUMOURS

Friday, March 4th, 2005

Jennifer Lopez has slammed reports she is pregnant – by baring her washboard-flat stomach on live TV.

The 35-year-old Latina beauty showed off her tummy on NBC’s TODAY SHOW in New York yesterday (03MAR05) to silence the continual speculation she is expecting her first child with third husband MARC ANTHONY.

Lopez says, “I think I’ve been pregnant about 17 times.

“I’m trying to keep that part of my life very personal.”

Lopez Tries to Put Focus Back on Music

Friday, March 4th, 2005

NEW YORK – While other celebrities have taken pains to keep their public life under wraps, Jennifer Lopez always seemed to relish the white-hot spotlight.

Whether she was frolicking with Ben Affleck in a music video, wearing a barely there outfit to drive the paparazzi wild or gushing about her latest love in a magazine, Lopez was willing to let the public share in her private life.

“I grew up in New York and was very out there and outgoing. One of my main things was I’m not going to let this business change me, you know what I mean?” explains the Bronx-bred Lopez, 34. “That was always one of my mantras.”

Today, though, as Lopez promotes her fashion line and new album, “Rebirth,” she’s sticking by a new mantra — keep her private life private. It took her eight months to finally acknowledge her June wedding to singer-actor Marc Anthony, and she still won’t talk about it. Instead, Lopez is trying to put the focus back on her career.

“I don’t want to talk about anything that is personal or private at all, because what’s the use? You’re open with people, and then they try and make a soap opera out of your life,” Lopez said in an interview with The Associated Press.

“Then it’s not about your work anymore, it’s not about the movie you’re promoting or the record you hope your fans will enjoy, it becomes about other silly stuff and it’s damaging. It’s damaging not just to your career, but your person.”

For a while, Lopez’s stardom seemed to grow in tandem with her tabloid persona. She sold millions of albums, had No. 1 hits and enjoyed box-office success with movies such as “Maid in Manhattan” as the public became more interested in J.Lo, or Jenny From the Block — the woman dating and breaking up with P. Diddy, embarking on another quickie marriage or setting fashion trends with her awards show attire.

But her image started to suffer in 2003, when Lopez was in the midst of a very public romance with Affleck — the “Bennifer” pairing was that year’s Brad-and-Jen frenzy. The couple’s overexposure, followed by the and the release of their bomb “Gigli,” drew both more scorn than anything. Though the couple split and Lopez later married Anthony — her third husband — the sting from the tabloid attention still lingers.

“I think it got really loud for a minute for me, and it became not about my work anymore. And the reason why I was in the public eye to begin with is because I was in movies, I was making records,” she said. “And all of the sudden it wasn’t anything about that. And I didn’t want it to be about anything else but that.”

So Lopez took a six-month break from Hollywood last year to regroup.

“For me, what it was it was about kind of being alone, and thinking, and realizing that for me it was really a time for me to realize why I was in the business in the first place,” she said. “How do I keep the focus there, and still maintain my life and the privacy of myself?”

Lopez — who has released five movies and three albums in the past three years — also felt like she was jamming out projects instead of spending time to reflect on what was right for her.

Lopez made sure her fourth studio album, “Rebirth,” didn’t suffer from those circumstances. The star spent several months on it and had a greater role in its production — which boosted her confidence.

“I think musically, the first time I made an album, I had never even been in a studio, or behind a mike before. The first time I ever sang live was at Madison Square Garden,” she laughed. “You develop this insecurity, and then kind of have to build yourself back up.

“I’ve become more confident as a musician and as a co-producer and as a vocalist, whereas before I was a little more insecure, and kind of so worried about people criticizing me for this or that or whatever.”

Lopez has taken her share of criticism over the years — from her feather-light voice to even her acting abilities. But Rich Harrison, who produced Lopez’s new hit “Get Right,” said the hits Lopez have taken has only made her stronger as an artist.

“She knows what people tend to say about her and it makes her work so much harder, that much harder in the studio,” he said. “She’s not satisfied until it feels right, until it feels good.”

And Lopez is happy with “Rebirth.” It incorporates the hip-hop/dance vibe that’s garnered her so much success over the years, but also blends in other genres, including ’80s pop-rock. Lopez calls it a more risky album.

“It’s not so safe as my other ones were,” she said. “These are things that are a little funkier, a little deeper, and yet still danceable in a way.”

She’s still willing to take risks with her career. But as far as her personal life — she’s playing it safe.

“I used to be the kind of person who would talk about a lot of things, but as I’ve matured I’ve realized that’s not the best way to go,” she said. “You have to set boundaries … you have to protect what’s sacred to you.”

Audio: Jennifer on Star 94

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

Thanks to Seb for bringing this interview to our attention:

“An interview of Jennifer at Star94 radio (February 28th): http://www.star94.com/cindyandray/index.cfm

106 and Park Screen Captures

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

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Lopez Surprised at Chance for ‘Rebirth’

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

NEW YORK – Six years after breaking into the music business with “On the 6,” Jennifer Lopez is still amazed she has a recording career.

“I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would even be doing this this long. I mean, you just feel lucky to make one record in this business,” the 35-year-old singer and actress told Associated Press TV.

Lopez sees her fifth album, “Rebirth,” as a new chapter in her life.

“I really feel like this is kind of like phase two, the beginning of a different phase for me. You know, I made my first album and I did a bunch of movie projects and four albums — I never stopped,” she said.

Lopez capped this busy period — which included a hectic personal life that included her second marriage and divorce and high-profile relationships with P. Diddy and Ben Affleck — by taking several months off before restarting her career in recent weeks.

The career relaunch has drawn mixed reviews. New York Fashion Week’s discerning crowds cheered her clothing label’s first show in February, but days later she got a chilly response to her duet with husband Marc Anthony at the Grammy Awards.

But Lopez said she feels rejuvenated by diving into work after a period of rest.

“I felt like the same girl. You know what happens when you take time off? You kind of get back to who you were.”

From Yahoo! News