Archive for April, 2005

J.Lo hires Murphy’s ex as manager

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Superstar Jennifer Lopez has reportedly hired Brittany Murphy’s former fiance Jeff Kwatinetz as her manager.

Kwatinetz’s agency The Firm manages a host of A-list stars, including Adrien Brody, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mandy Moore, Martin Scorcese, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Robert de Niro, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Snoop Dogg.

According to gossip site PageSix.com, Lopez has plumped for Kwatinetz to take over duties from temporary manager Simon Fields, who will revert back to his original position as production partner.

Kwatinetz is expected to focus on boosting sales of J.Lo’s latest album Rebirth following poor reviews and figures.

Murphy and Kwatinetz ended their four-month engagement last May.

PETA Targets Jennifer Lopez Film Premiere

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

LOS ANGELES – Dozens of protesters representing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals greeted Jennifer Lopez at the premiere of her new movie “Monster-in-Law with signs declaring her the “monster-in-fur” for her Sweetface fashion collection.

The protesters, who included some people dressed in animal suits, complained that they have asked several times that Lopez eliminate fur from her clothing line, but have been ignored.

“She could make a difference in a positive manner, and what she does is cause the death of a lot of animals,” protester Linda Kraemer said during Friday’s demonstration in front of the National Theater in Westwood.

Lopez was asked what she thought of the protesters.

“I don’t,” she replied as she headed into the premiere.

Others involved in the film said the demonstration didn’t bother them.

“It’s America. You have a right to protest and do whatever you want to do,” said actress Wanda Sykes.

From AP

Video: Jennifer on Leno

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Here we bring you Jennifer’s appearance from tonight on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno! Jennifer also presents her new haircut:

Jennifer on Leno – Part 1 – WMV/6:47/18.3MB

Jennifer on Leno – Part 2 – WMV/5:37/15.8MB

Monster-in-Law Commercial – WMV/0:30/2.8MB

Register for a Chance to Win Tickets to the Red Carpet Screening of Monster-in-Law in Atlanta

Friday, April 29th, 2005

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood will make its way to Atlanta on Thursday, May 5 for the East Coast Premiere of “Monster-in-Law,” featuring Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez. The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP) in partnership with New Line Cinema will debut the film at the Fabulous Fox Theatre as part of G-CAPP’s annual fundraising event. The evening will begin with red carpet arrivals at 5:30pm, followed by a 6:00pm. showing of “Monster-in-Law” and a post-film gala with live and silent auctions. The evening will cap off with a 10th Birthday after-party to celebrate G-CAPP’s 10 years.

The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate adolescent pregnancy in Georgia. Founded by Jane Fonda in 1995, the program strives to reduce the high rates of adolescent pregnancy in Georgia through community, youth, and family development, sustainable economic development, and legislative advocacy.

Monster in Law is the story of Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez) who finally finds the man of her dreams (Michael Vartan) after years of looking for Mr. Right, only to discover that his mother (Jane Fonda) is the woman of her nightmares. A recently fired national news anchor who is afraid she will lose her son the way she has just lost her career, Viola Fields determines to scare off her son’s new fiancé by becoming the world’s worst mother-in-law. While Viola’s long-time assistant Ruby (Wanda Sykes) does her best to help Viola execute her crazy schemes, Charlie decides to fight back and the gloves come off as the women battle it out to see just who is the alpha-female. Scheduled for a May 6, 2005 release, Monster-In-Law is directed by Legally Blonde’s Robert Luketic and marks Fonda’s return to the big screen after a 14-year absence.

Join Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, Wanda Sykes, Director Robert Luketic, Dallas Austin, OutKast’s Big Boi, Kenny Rodgers, Hank Aaron, Carlos Santana, Quincey Jones, Ted Turner, Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne, Eve Ensler, Lauren Hutton and more.

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Power 106FM Winner Pictures and Day’s Events

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Congratulations to Power 106FM winner Sandra Ruiz, who recently won the Jennifer look-alike contest and was able to meet Jennifer Lopez! (And don’t we all envy that!) She has provided JLo.net with an account of the day’s events plus some photos! Much thanks Sandy!

Click the thumbnails below for larger images.

Hi! My name is Sandy Ruiz and I was the lucky winner of the JLo look alike contest!!!!

Friday like around noon I got a call from a Power 106 rep saying that I had won the JLo look a like contest. I was like in complete awe…I couldn’t believe it. I was jumping like crazy full of excitement

So when I got out from work I went to Build a Bear in downtown Disney and made this cute pretty bear for her. Then I started working on a fan book that I had started like a month ago so I was going crazy trying to finish the book I worked day and night on this book. Okay so then I was going crazy in trying to find cute shoes to wear for the event I went to like every mall here in Southern CaLi I couldn’t find anything cute to match the shirt that I planned to wear. Thank god when I to Macys they have JLo shoe collection and bought some really cute bronze open shoe pricey shoe but at that moment I was up for whatever.

Monday morning came I got up at 5:45 in the morning to get ready. I was so excited I couldn’t believe that I was meeting Mrs. Anthony
I and my sis Erika left our house at 9 a.m. we at club Ibieza like around 10 in the morning. There people already lined up.

We didn’t get inside the club till like 12p.m. there were more then 300 people in the club. I was amazed. We didn’t get to sit down till like 1 the after noon. I went on stage with big boy, Liz, Fuzzy, Joe Grande and they looked at the fan book I made for Jennifer they were amazed they called me true fan. They asked me questions like how I started liking her and what kind of things I like about her etc. It was cool being on stage I would have loved it even more if I could have actually been there when Jennifer was on stage with them.

I got the opportunity to get a hug and a autograph from her. When I went to meet her one of her reps told her that I had won the look like contest she said congratulations and smiled!

I was kind of upset for the whole fact that the venue was so small and there were more then 300 people there. The place was not that good looking to have Jennifer there.. I kind of felt her to be uncomfortable the whole event to be honest with you it sucked big time. It was very disorganized way too many people. Security didn’t allow us to take any pictures. I’m still sad cause I didn’t get my pic with her taken. I took a lot of time to work on the fan book and bear everything and to not be acknowledge by the radio station to take me up there on stage to say Hi to her for at least 2 seconds really got me sad 🙁

Jennifer Looked gorgeous like always she was wearing a Rolling Stone shirt w/ jeans rolled up and red high heels and her big sunglasses.

So yea guys that was my experience with Jenny-Lo I have pictures of that day I don’t were I could post them so guys can see them!

-Sandy Ruiz
A.K.A JLo’s truest fan


Me and Mia this little girl asked to take a picture with me I was so honored I asked her if I could take one with her as well!


Me on stage with Big Boy Neighborhood


Beautiful Jenny Lo


Me waiting to get inside


Me and “Joe Grande” from Big Boys Neighborhood

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Radio Station Promos To Hang With Jen

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Quite a few radio stations in the Northeast are having contests this weekend to win a trip to New York City to hang out with Jennifer on May 3rd! So it looks like she’ll be having one big event to kick it with some fans.


Z100 – New York City, NY

Keep it locked on Z100 all weekend long to win your Z100’s Zootopia 2005 tickets every hour. Plus, one lucky winner and a guest will get to have dinner with Z100’s Zootopia artist, Jennifer Lopez!


Q102 – Philadelphia, PA

All Caller 25 all weekend long will grab a complete Jennifer Lopez CD Catalog and instantly qualify to win the grand prize, a trip for you and a friend to head to NYC to hold it down with J-Lo for an EXCLUSIVE evening in her hometown! You’ll hang with Jen and check out cuts from her new album “ReBirth” in a very intimate listening session! We’ll hook you up with roundtrip transportation, hotel and passes to hang with J-Lo!


KISS 98.5 – Buffalo, NY

Be caller 10 when the J-tones go off once an hour all this weekend and win a chance to go see J. Lo in NYC on May 3rd and have dinner with her. You’ll also pick up a copy of her new cd “Rebirth”. The winner will be flown out on Tuesday morning and be back Wednesday.

A small forum discussion about this is going on here. Good luck everyone in those areas!

TV Reminder: Jennifer Lopez on Leno Tonight

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Jennifer will be recording her appearance this afternoon to air tonight on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It is broadcasted on NBC at 11:35PM Eastern/Pacific Time.

Billboard Charts Update

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Billboard 200 Album Chart

This week, Jennifer Lopez’s “Rebirth” falls 13 spots from #30 to #43 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Billboard Singles Charts

Hot 100:
#79 – “Get Right”, down seven spots from last week
#88 – “Hold You Down”, down 17 spots from last week

Hot Dance Music/Club Play:
#9 – “Get Right”, down one spot from last week

Various NewsBits From Contact Music

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

LOPEZ BLAMES FAMILY PLANS FOR MARRIAGE DISASTERS

Jennifer Lopez’s insatiable quest for a family like her own caused her two previous marriages to collapse.

The superstar admits her failed marriages are entirely down to her own misjudgement and failure to spend more time out of wedlock with her men before exchanging martial vows with them.

But Lopez – who has been married to waiter OJANI NOA and dancer CRIS JUDD, and engaged to BEN AFFLECK – is confident third husband MARC ANTHONY will be her final one, despite rushing into that union too.

She says, “Mine isn’t the greatest track record. But I had such a loving, caring family and I was trying to get that for myself. I never quite got there – until now.

“I’m a born romantic who thinks along the lines of love and marriage. The only mistake I made was getting married too quickly to the men I fell in love with. Everyone’s had a good laugh at my expense. I didn’t like it at the time and I don’t think about it now.

“I just have to be thankful for the fact I’m now married to Marc and I can move on.”

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LOPEZ SHUNS MOTHER’S LOVE ADVICE

Jennifer Lopez regrets not taking onboard her mother’s relationship advice, because it would have saved her from two failed marriages.

Lopez’s mum GUADALUPE urged her daughter to allow her friendships with men time to blossom before settling into romance – wise words the JENNY FROM THE BLOCK beauty chose to ignore.

However, Lopez – currently married to third husband MARC ANTHONY – confesses her mother’s life lesson disappeared from memory when Hollywood started corrupting her mind.

She recalls, “She said, ‘Be friends first and then you can see whether you want to spend the rest of your life together.’ But how many girls listen to everything their mother says?

“I should’ve taken more notice, but I lost my way a little. This business takes over and you don’t think straight.”

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LOPEZ DISMISSES DIVA IMAGE BY CITING MOTHERS’ LOVE
JENNIFER LOPEZ has slammed her reputation for being a diva as preposterous – especially considering how much the mothers of her ex-husbands and boyfriends liked her.

J.Lo is currently married to her third husband MARC ANTHONY, following two failed marriages and public relationships with SEAN ‘P DIDDY’ COMBS and ex-fiance BEN AFFLECK, but she continues to impress her ex lovers’ mums.

She says, “I have this reputation for being difficult and that can frighten people.

“But anyone will tell you that I’m not this pushy, confident woman in my private life. I’m quite shy.

“Whatever’s happened in my love life, I’ve always got on well with my partners’ moms. They’ve treated me well and I’ve liked them all.

“It didn’t take them long to realise that I treat families with the greatest respect and politeness.”

ALL STORIES FROM CONTACT MUSIC

JENNIFER LOPEZ: Style star of the week

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Stylists watch as her fashion line, new album and movies inspire America

The most notable style star of the week is Jennifer Lynn Lopez. She has graced the red carpet with style, elegance and charisma over the past 10 years. She always makes it her duty to challenge contemporary outfits in the industry.

Born in the Castle Hill section of South Bronx, N.Y. on July 24, 1970, she always had an eye for fashion and entertainment. Growing up in a Hispanic community and being of Puerto Rican descent, Lopez had to find her way through life by trial and error.

Her biggest, if not greatest influences came from Rita Moreno in the musical “West Side Story.” At a young age Lopez already had her foot in the entertainment industry. She took dancing and singing lessons at the age of five. In Lopez’s youth she attended a prestigious Catholic school in which she was actively involved in sports such as track and field and tennis. Then, at the age of 18 Lopez moved out of her parent’s home and began working on a career that would lead her to places she had never even imagined. Lopez was working in a law firm while working two dancing jobs to help her through rough times.

Her biggest break came when she landed the role of a ‘fly girl’ on “In Living Color.” Through her praised dancing in the comedy “In Living Color,” Lopez moved to greater heights by dancing in R&B singer and dancer, Janet Jackson’s videos. With her eye-catching dance moves it was only a matter of time before she was introduced to the world of glamour, glitz and fashion.

Lopez’s first major film was Gregory Nava’s “My Family” (1995) and from then on her career as an actress was steadily on the rise. Two years later Lopez’s role of slain singer Selena Quintanilla Perez in “Selena” (1997) made people realize that she was here to stay. Later, gracing red carpets everywhere, this diva was spotted at all the nightclubs, bars, movie premieres and music awards shows letting it be known to everyone that her presence was and still is a necessity.

From then on Lopez appeared in many award nominated movies such as “Out of Sight,” “Enough,” “The Wedding Planner,” “Maid in Manhattan” and her newest flick “Monster-In-Law.” Along with playing main characters she also took a dive in the music industry. Lopez made chart topping hits with many artists and prestigious producers like Ja- Rule, Fat Joe, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and rapper Jada Kiss.

As her career went full throttle Lopez opened her own restaurant, launched a clothing line and a perfume, which has dominated the markets in the past year. With all this in place Lopez not only took fashion to a new level in 2005, but she defined her style in her newest and trendiest clothing line, Sweet Face. What has made Lopez so unique is her poise, desire and passion in everything that she lays her hands on. She has given back to the Hispanic community and continues to reach out and conquer new heights. By utilizing her glamorous red carpet appearances Lopez deserves all that she is credited for and her style will live on.

From The Pendulum

Angry crowd plans to jeer Lopez on Friday

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

On April 29, Jennifer Lopez is expected to take part in the popular Jay Leno’s talk show. Outside the studios where the programme is recorded, a crowd of animal rights campaigners are expected to assemble to show their disapproval to her controversial taste for wearing real fur. The activists have prepared a 10 metre inflatable beaver with a banner saying, ‘Fur – Leave it to Beaver’.

Lopez’s next film is the romantic comedy “Monster-In-Law” which will debut worldwide on May 13. Posters of the film have been altered to read “Monster-In-Fur”. The Atlanta premiere scheduled for May 5 is another likely target for a similar showdown with Jennifer Lopez.

J. Lo among 50 most beautiful people

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes, Zoe Saldana and Daisy Fuentes are just a few of People En Espanol magazine’s list of 50 Most Beautiful people.
That list includes men along with the women, including Ricardo Antonio Chavira of “Desperate Housewives,” Wilmer Valderrama, Javier Bardem and John Leguizamo.

People en Espanol will air a special about the “50 Most Beautiful” May eighth on Telemundo.

Banderas in ‘Bordertown’ with Lopez

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

Antonia Banderas is set to join Jennifer Lopez in the indie thriller “Bordertown,” pairing the two stars for the first time on the big screen.

Set on the U.S.-Mexico border, the film centers on a journalist who investigates a series of murders that take place in the vicinity of U.S.-owned factories in the region.

Gregory Nava, who directed Lopez in the 1997 biopic “Selena,” is directing the picture, which is being fully financed by Mobius Entertainment. In 2001, Nava and Banderas signed up to work together on the Walt Disney Co. film “Zapata.”

“Bordertown,” which previously was set up at New Line Cinema, is due to shoot in New Mexico and Mexico.

Banderas most recently starred in “Imagining Argentina,” and in “Shrek 2” he voiced Puss in Boots. He’ll reprise the swashbuckling feline character in an animated adventure starring the cat, as well as in “Shrek 3.”

Also among the actor’s upcoming films is “The Legend of Zorro” — the sequel to 1998’s “The Mask of Zorro,” in which he starred with Catherine Zeta-Jones. His other credits include the “Spy Kids” films and “Original Sin.” In his native Spain he appeared in numerous features, including Pedro Almodovar’s “Law of Desire” and “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!”

Fans eat up Lopez’s stop at Ibiza

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

World-famous performer Jennifer Lopez came to Uptown Whittier on Monday.

After darting virtually unseen through a side entrance to Ibiza Steak and Lounge on Greenleaf Avenue, Lopez, clad in tight jeans and a red sweater, spent several hours with 300 die-hard fans who were invited to a backstage breakfast hosted by radio station Power 106 FM and Lopez’s record label. Power 106 personality Big Boy also was there.

Fans like Bianca Gutierrez, who said she planned to ask Jennifer Lopez to marry her, and Tania Quinones, who brought along her modeling portfolio to show to the actress/singer/fashion designer.

“I’ve been a fan since fifth-grade, so I called the radio station and talked to Fuzzy and got on,’ said Quinones, 19, of Corona. “I think he liked the idea that JLo and I are both from Puerto Rico.’

“I basically harassed the station until I got on,’ added Maha Salama, 21, of La Mirada, who came with Gutierrez and Quinones. “I wanted to see her because she’s real.’

While fans, who won spelling bees and look-alike-contests in recent weeks to get invited to the breakfast, got in easily, the press and local residents were kept outside by a huge security force.

An employee from Power 106 said Lopez did not want her picture taken, and the security personnel from Ibiza and the radio station swarmed in front of Ibiza’s entrances to keep people at bay.

Those outside got only a brief glimpse of the superstar. That was a little after 3 p.m., when she walked into the alley next to the club, perched on the side of a black Lincoln Navigator and waved to the crowd.

“Selena, Selena, we loved you in Selena,’ came shouts in unison, as the vehicle sped away down the alley.

The event was such a success, said Ibiza owner Ralph Verdugo, that he hopes to host Britney Spears or maybe Beyonce at the club in the future.

“We hope to continue pumping up the reputation of the club,’ he said.


Edit:

Here’s the link to the Jennifer look-alike contestants.

Lost Planet’s Paul Martinez Cuts New Jennifer Lopez Video Featuring Fat Joe

Monday, April 25th, 2005

Thanks to xox for this news submission!

Editor Paul Martinez of Lost Planet recently contributed his talent to the new music video, “Hold You Down,” for Jennifer Lopez with fellow Bronx native Fat Joe. The R&B ballad, which is a testament to hometown love, features the duo in various neighborhood settings as they sing about love, staying real, and loyalty.

The video opens with a cityscape scene of the Bronx, complete with New York subway and graffiti-ed walls. Fat Joe leans against the side of a brick structure covered with graffiti while Jennifer Lopez ambles along the top of a building. The two sing about being there for each other, even in the beginning of their careers when no one else believed in them. The clip includes familiar sights from the Bronx from the streets to local storefronts to apartments with religious paraphernilia to a group of young Catholic schoolgirls dressed in uniforms — as Lopez and Fat Joe continue to profess their appreciation for their hometown roots.
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