Archive for December, 2005

J.Lo flick is ‘Carmen’ apart

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

New York Daily News

It looks like the wheels have fallen off Jennifer Lopez’s planned star vehicle, a flashy film musical version of “Carmen.”
Investors can’t be found to risk $50 million on the project, even though riding-high “Ray” director Taylor Hackford is at the helm.

“‘Carmen’ is on its last legs,” Hackford admitted Thursday in Italy, where he is attending the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival.

“Studios are so frightened at the moment that they are looking for outside money,” he said. “There is a great deal of fear in Hollywood. Many of the films are not working [at the box office].”

The fictional Carmen, you might recall, is a trampy Spanish dancer who ends up getting filleted by her spurned lover. Hackford thinks that scares off studios who want to keep J.Lo in more family-friendly roles.

“[Carmen] is not a sweet, nice girl. This is a piece about a criminal,” says Hackford, whose musical would not have been derived from the famous Georges Bizet opera.

“We want to do a tough, hard version, but Hollywood thinks the audience [for Jennifer Lopez] is 13-year-old girls. … It has an ending that Hollywood does not like to make.”

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Saturday, December 31st, 2005

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2005: A J. Lo Story

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

From Open All Night:

2005 was a big year for Jennifer Lopez. True, her marriage to Marc Anthony was in 2004, and they managed to stay rather quietly together, so you may have forgotten them a little. But while putting together our year-end wrap-ups, we quickly realized that J. Lo needed her own category.

Jenny from the block embraced her Nuyorican roots in a bigger way, co-opting the “West Side Story” logo for her own use. (We can just see the forthcoming remake with J. Lo as Maria, Colin Farrell as her Irish American lover Tony, and Marc Anthony as her brother Bernardo.)

La Lopez unveiled her luxe clothing line, Sweetface, with her first fashion show in New York in February. In front of that fire escape WSS-themed backdrop paraded skin-revealing clothing dripping with fur, cashmere and diamonds. Naomi Campbell brought the show to a stunning close modeling that ruffley jumpsuit in the photo at left. Clearly, J. Lo was born to design clothing. She and Marc Anthony stole the show at the multi-line Macy’s Passport fashion show benefit in September. Er, their celebrity drew lots of attention, anyway.

But fashion was just a blip on Jennifer’s 2005 schedule. She dropped a new album, “Rebirth”, and promoted it with concerts, TV appearances and in-store events. Lopez got all “around the way” at the Wango Tango concert in Anaheim in May, sporting a “F—k It!” t-shirt. Her wild, frizzy hairdo at that concert was perfect for her role of Puchi in “El Cantante”, a film she’s currently shooting.

J. Lo opened two movies in 2005, “Monster-in-Law” and “An Unfinished Life”. PETA protesters followed the fur-loving diva everywhere. They did some laid-back, California-style picketing at the “Monster-in-Law” premiere in Hollywood, and scared her off the red carpet at the “Unfinished Life” premiere.

J. Lo put on her businesswoman’s hat this year, producing the UPN TV show “South Beach”, which debuts January 11, and pitching it to advertisers at the Upfronts in May.

There’s a lot more, but we’re exhausted.

Video: High Quality “Live” Commercial

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

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Arrest in J.Lo and Anthony extortion scandal

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

A convicted murderer was arrested yesterday for attempting to extort GBP550,000 ($1 million US) from celebrity couple Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez in exchange for their 2004 wedding video.

Ex-con Tito Moses, 31, and Steven Wortman, 40, were arrested in New York City on Tuesday, following weeks of negotiation with the Latin star’s lawyers.

Major Case Squad Inspector Michael Hines tells the New York Post, “They were shocked because they thought they were coming for their payday – and instead, they got the surprise of their lives.”

The video of the couple’s June 2004 marriage ceremony was on Anthony’s laptop computer, which was stolen along with the singer’s Cadillac, in New Jersey on 30 October.

Earlier this month, US TV show Access Hollywood received a phone call from Moses, offering the video in exchange for a high price.

From Yahoo News

British Girls Admire Lopez

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

LONDON (AFP) – Sporting heros like footballer David Beckham topped a list of role models for British teenage boys while girls looked to singers and film stars such as Jennifer Lopez, according to a study.

Business leaders such as US technology tycoon Bill Gates and British entrepreneur Richard Branson were also popular, according to the research by Medical Sciences for a unit of Nationwide Building Society which was released Tuesday.

Overall, the young people quizzed said the one person they would most like to be was:

— David Beckham

— Bill Gates/Richard Branson

— Jennifer Lopez

— Victoria Beckham, David’s wife and former Spice Girl

— Actress Jennifer Aniston/singer Britney Spears
Of the boys, aged 16-21, 40 percent chose sports stars and 21 percent opted for business leaders.

As for the girls, 35 percent went for musicians and 26 percent chose film stars.

Just nine percent of girls named business figures and five percent opted for sports personalities.

Similarly, only 10 percent of boys singled out musicians and 16 percent cited film stars.

The study asked 1,080 young people aged 16 to 21 last month.

It was conducted for Nationwide’s UCB Home Loans.

From Yahoo News

Happy Hannukah

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Again, from all of us at JLo.net!

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Merry Christmas from everybody at JLo.net!

Jennifer Lopez poses in David LaChapelle’s new book Artists and Prostitutes

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

MADONNA, EMINEM, JENNIFER LOPEZ and BRITNEY SPEARS are among a host of stars who are featured in DAVID LaCHAPELLE’s forthcoming photo book ARTISTS AND PROSTITUTES.

Madonna appears as a Hindu goddess, Lopez strikes a pose reminiscent of the classic movie FLASHDANCE, while Eminem has been snapped behind a strategically-placed stick of dynamite.

Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON also appears in the book, wearing a bikini reading ‘Eat the Rich’, while rap mogul SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS is shot as he’s about to lick a gold-painted woman. Rap stars OUTKAST, meanwhile, are seen climbing through a window into a room with naked women on all fours, reports MTV News.

The limited-edition book – which also includes shots of ALICIA KEYS, CAMERON DIAZ, SARAH JESSICA PARKER, among others – is set to be released in March (06).

Source: Contact Music

New JLo.net Contest Starting Jan. 1st

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Just a heads up: we’ll be opening a new contest on January 1st to give away ShopJLO.com gift cards. You’ll be able to enter once a DAY from Jan. 1st to Jan. 31st so be sure to come by every day in January.

This contest will open to people of all countries!

The value of the gift cards is going to be announced when we open the contest.

10 New JLo Handbags styles this week

Monday, December 19th, 2005
Chantilly Wristlet
(Silver)

JLo Handbags - Chantilly Wristlet (Silver)
Chantilly Wristlet
(Gold)


JLo Handbags - Chantilly Wristlet (Gold)
Large Chantilly Hobo
(Silver)


JLo Handbags - Large Chantilly Hobo (Silver)
 
Large Chantilly Hobo
(Gold)


JLo Handbags - Large Chantilly Hobo (Gold)
Badda-Bling Satchel
(Silver)


JLo Handbags - Badda-Bling Satchel (Silver)
Badda-Bling Satchel
(Bronze)


JLo Handbags - Badda-Bling Satchel (Bronze)
 
Large Badda-Bling Hobo
(Bronze)


JLo Handbags - Large Badda-Bling Hobo (Bronze)
Large Badda-Bling Hobo
(Silver)


JLo Handbags - Large Badda-Bling Hobo (Silver)

Large Ball Mesh Hobo
(Silver)


JLo Handbags - Large Ball Mesh Hobo (Silver)
 
Large Ball Mesh Hobo
(Copper)


JLo Handbags - Large Ball Mesh Hobo (Copper)

Lopez Lights Up ?

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

HOLLYWOOD – Jennifer Lopez’s claim to live a clean-cut lifestyle has been called into question after she was recently photographed smoking a cigarette.
The Maid in Manhattan actress has spoken about her decision to turn her back on unhealthy vices in a number of interviews.

She has said. “I don’t smoke or drink. When I was little, my mother drummed it into me how bad it is for you, and it stuck somehow…

“I envy people who have releases. They just have a drink or a cigarette and they feel better.”

But Lopez appears to have nobody to envy anymore—on Dec. 6, after shooting scenes for her movie El Cantante in a New York City graveyard, she was snapped puffing away.

The famous anti-smoker, who famously forced ex-fiancée Ben Affleck to give up his bad habit, seemed to be sneaking a cigarette when she was caught on camera by eagle-eyed fans, who have sold pictures of the puffing diva to America’s top tabloids.

But the actress/singer’s publicists insist Lopez hasn’t started smoking—she’s just getting used to the herbal cigarettes her character has to smoke in the biopic of Hector Lavoe, which also stars her husband Marc Anthony.

A spokesman for Lopez insists, “It’s not a real cigarette; it’s a prop.”

From Hollywood.com

LOPEZ’S HAIR TRAUMA

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

JENNIFER LOPEZ’s choice of hairstyle for April’s (05) Billboard Latin Music Awards has been crowned the biggest hair trauma of the year.

The LOVE DON’T COST A THING star’s coif for the star-studded event has apparently turned heads for the all the wrong reasons, with stylist ALLEN EDWARDS joining those critical of the hairstyle which put her on top of In Touch Weekly’s poll.

Edwards says, “Is that Jennifer Lopez or STAR WARS’ QUEEN AMIDALA? She looks better in her movies when she’s playing regular women, with her hair down, wavy and soft.”

Lopez’s title put her ahead of PINK, PARIS HILTON and KELLY OSBOURNE.

The top 10 is as follows:

1. JENNIFER LOPEZ

2. KELLY OSBOURNE

3. HELENA BONHAM CARTER

4. SHARON STONE

5. FERGIE

6. PINK

7. PARIS HILTON

8. PAMELA ANDERSON

9. CHRISTINA AGUILERA

10. REBA McENTIRE.

From Contact Music

New JLo Shoes styles at Zappos this week

Monday, December 12th, 2005
Barby
(Natural)


J Lo - Barby (Natural Multi) - Women's

Barby
(Turquoise)


J Lo - Barby (Turquoise Multi) - Women's

Darby
(Natural)


J Lo - Darby (Natural Multi) - Women's

Ginger
(Black)


J Lo - Ginger (Black) - Women's

Ginger
(Tan)


J Lo - Ginger (Tan) - Women's

Ginger
(Brown)


J Lo - Ginger (Brown) - Women's

Lianne
(Gold Satin)


J Lo - Lianne (Gold Satin) - Women's

Jennifer Lopez sends gift basket to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s baby Violet

Friday, December 9th, 2005

JENNIFER LOPEZ has sent her ex-fiance BEN AFFLECK and his wife JENNIFER GARNER a gift basket to celebrate the birth of their baby daughter.

DAREDEVIL co-stars Affleck and Garner welcomed VIOLET into the world on 1 December (05), and have been flooded with well wishes from loved ones ever since.

And Lopez, who went on to wed MARC ANTHONY after splitting from her GIGLI co-star Affleck last year (04), has also stepped in to congratulate the couple.

A pal of Lopez, who has often expressed a desire to become a mother, says, “She’ll always have a special place in her heart for Ben.”

Source: Contact Music