Archive for May, 2005

SweetFace Gives Reasons Why JLO Lovelies Line Was Dropped

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Both H&M and Sweetface have discontinued their plus-sized clothing lines. Here is their response as to why the lines have been ended:

H&M and Jennifer Lopez’s Sweetface Fashion LLC, brands known for style-conscious yet relatively affordable clothing, are discontinuing their plus-size lines in the United States. (H&M’s collection, called BiB for Big is Beautiful, will continue to be sold in other countries.)

“It’s absolutely not an image issue,” said Lisa Sandberg, director of communications for H&M in the United States. Her sentiment was echoed by Andy Hilfiger, president and co-founder of Sweetface, as well as representatives of the Gap, J. Crew and other companies that offer extended sizes online.

According to Hilfiger, the plus-size line “did okay.” The problem, he said, was that department stores stocked it in their plus-size departments; Hilfiger wanted it in juniors, next to the brand’s other sizes.

“A lot of designers, they’re not advertising the plus-size line,” Hilfiger said. “I wanted a girl that was a size 2 to shop with a size 13.”

Hilfiger admitted that designing for plus-size customers takes experience — a point that Lane Bryant likes to emphasize.

From The Washington Post

Jennifer Lopez Reveals Her Secrets

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Pop sensation Jennifer Lopez has revealed the secret to keeping her skin looking younger for longer – placenta facial treatment.

The chart topping diva, also star of a number of box office hits, has joined the number of A-grade celebs regularly using the treatment originally discovered by Russian scientists.

Her closely guarded secret will be revealed in a world exclusive report on the VH1 show, the fabulous life of Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony, to be broadcast June 6, 2005. During the program, J. Lo talks openly about her placenta collagen face masks.

Fetal cell based cosmeceuticals are being used in all of the top US clinics and are growing in popularity world-wide. According to cosmetic researchers, placenta protein in skin care products supplements the vitamin and hormone content. Over time, scientists believe the protein nourishes and actually rejuvenates the skin.

A spokesman for placenta cosmetic experts, Ost Cosmetics, which distributes Plazan Products worldwide, said: “This is the future for beauty care. More and more people are beginning to discover the amazing benefits of placenta skin care. What other beauty products promise, Plazan delivers in spades. It’s been proven time and time again that placenta not only slows down the skin’s ageing process but also makes young-looking skin healthier.”

Jennifer Lopez Joins Supermodel Lineup For Pirelli

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

While it usually is full of big names from the modeling world, the Pirelli calendar, featuring a dozen of the sexiest fashion photos of the year, will be include a new but familiar celebrity face in 2006.

Joining the likes of catwalk stars Gisele Bundchen, Natalia Vodianova and Kate Moss will be multifaceted diva Jennifer Lopez, who makes her Pirelli debut. While Gisele and Kate completed their seductive swimwear shoots earlier this week in Cannes, J. Lo was spotted on her Riviera assignment on Thursday.

Famed for its risqué tone and artistic nude pics, the Pirelli calendar has included sensual shots of Alek Wek, Karolina Kurkova, Sophie Dahl and Heidi Klum in the past. In 2001, Pirelli went fully-clothed for the first time with celebs such as Mena Suvari and Selma Blair, and US President George W Bush’s model niece, Lauren.

Fans will have to wait a while to get a peek at Jennifer’s sexiest side, however. The official photographs for the 2006 calendar are to be kept top secret until November.

Upcoming TV Shows

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

The premiere of Fabulous Life Of: Marc and J. Lo will air on June 6th at 11AM Eastern Time on VH1 and again at 6:30PM and 10PM the same day.

Some re-runs:
Will & Grace (2nd appearance) – 6/2 NBC, 8:30PM ET
Jay Leno (4/29 appearance) – 6/2 NBC, 11:35PM ET

Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez: BeautyRiot.com’s Beauty Icons of the Month

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Lopez are currently the most popular beauty icons among online women, according to BeautyRiot.com. The “three J’s” drew the most interest from women seeking hairstyles and makeup inspiration and ideas, according to user stats from the leading celebrity beauty and hairstyles Web site in April 2005.

Each of the three stars has recently made a major change to her appearance. Coming in at number one, Jessica Simpson’s new, shorter, shoulder-length hairstyle was by far the most popular hairdo with BeautyRiot.com’s users. In second place, Jessica Alba, traditionally a longhaired brunette, now sports a sleek, chin-length, blonde bob. And, third place winner Jennifer Lopez recently cut her ultra-long hair into a shoulder-length style similar to Jessica Simpson’s and Nicole Richie’s haircuts.

“Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Lopez represent a growing appreciation for personal style among modern women,” said BeautyRiot.com’s editor in chief, Kirsten Lambertsen. “Each of these three women has her own unique look. Women today seek beauty style inspiration from celebrities who have embraced their own personal strengths rather than trying to fit into a cookie-cutter idea of what is beautiful.”

Among BeautyRiot.com’s remaining Beauty Icons, fourth place went to Lindsay Lohan, and Jennifer Aniston came in fifth. Statistics were gathered from over 592,000 users and nearly seven million pageviews at BeautyRiot.com in April 2005. Visitors to the site can view photos and hairstyles of over 75 different celebrities.

Washington Post Article

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

As previously reported when the journalist was looking for fans, their article has now been published and is viewable online here. A free registration is required to view the Washington Post article.

Monster-in-Law drops to #2

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Topped by Star Wars Episode III, Monster-in-Law drops to #2 this weekend with $14.4M in ticket sales.

Pictures from Zootopia

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Pictures from last night’s Zootopia concert can be found here.

Lopez Proves Critics Wrong

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

JENNIFER LOPEZ is thrilled her latest movie MONSTER-IN-LAW debuted at the top of the US box office – because it proves she’s a talented actress, despite a string of flop performances.

Lopez was devastated by the critical-mauling her films GIGLI and JERSEY GIRL received, and hopes her success in director ROBERT LUKETIC’s romantic comedy proves her previous failures were caused by poor film choices, not bad acting.

She gushes, “This proves I am a good actress.”

From Contact Music

Jennifer doesn’t believe in love at first sight

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Jennifer Lopez didn’t fancy her husband when they first met.

The diva, who says she isn’t a believer in love at first sight, claims she didn’t look twice at Latin singer Marc Anthony when they were introduced before working on a duet together.

But the three times married star quickly fell for his hidden charms and the smitten couple tied-the-knot last June in a secret ceremony at her Los Angeles home.

She revealed: “Did I fancy Marc? Not really, not at first. But I definitely think he did me, which is why he did the duet.”

Meanwhile, J.Lo has defended her butt – saying contrary to public opinion it is “normal size”.

The 35-year-old beauty claims she can’t understand the fuss over her famous curvy rear, saying: “My butt is not any bigger than anybody else’s. It is normal, I’m normal.”

But her butt’s number one fan appears to be husband Marc – who reportedly painted the superstar in the nude “from her backside”.

Despite her latest moan, Lopez was said to be delighted with the oil painting which depicts her greatest asset.

A pal told America’s 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.”

Billboard Charts Update

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Billboard 200 Album Chart

This week, Jennifer Lopez’s “Rebirth” falls 13 spots from #78 to #91 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

J.Lo Slams Copycats

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

JENNIFER LOPEZ has hit out at TV shows that makeover members of the public to look like her.

One of the latest trends of reality shows takes fans of celebrities and gives them cosmetic surgery and style makeovers so they resemble their heroes.

But J.Lo finds the phenomenon creepy.

She says, “I saw one recently and thought, ‘Get your own look.'”

From Contact Music

off-topic: Practice what you preach, PETA

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

A new website has been launched containing content we believe is informative:

In short, PETA euthanizes homeless cats and dogs and other “companion animals” that they cannot afford to house. PETA thinks their money is better spent attacking celebrities and pimping campaigns that target impressionable young children urging them not to eat meat (“Your Mommy Kills Animals“) or drink milk (or, as PETA calls it, “pus“). PETA, get your priorities in order.

Video: Jennifer on “Ellen Degeneres Show”

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

Here’s the video for Jen’s appearance on Monday’s Ellen Degeneres Show:

Jennifer Lopez on Ellen 5/16/05 – .WMV | 15:22 | 24.2MB

Lopez To Perform One-Off Show

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

Jennifer Lopez has signed up to put on a live one-off performance, which will be taped for a US TV special.

While the JENNY FROM THE BLOCK singer has scrapped plans to do a full tour, she’s just inked a deal with American TV network NBC for the anticipated show.

The tentatively titled JENNIFER LOPEZ SPECIAL will include J.Lo singing her catalogue of hits as well as songs from REBIRTH, reports MTV NEWS.

An air date for the show has yet to be announced.

From Contact Music