Archive for May, 2006

“Control Myself” Falls Slightly

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Control Myself at #71 on Billboard“Control Myself” will fall 5 places to #71 on next week’s issue of the Billboard Hot 100.

J.Lo avoids legal action

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Latina superstar Jennifer Lopez has managed to avoid legal action after promising to reimburse promoters following her cancelled European and Asian mini-tour.

The Love Don’t Cost A Thing star pulled out of a string of gigs in Mumbai (Bombay), India; Dubai; Moscow, Russia: Sofia, Bulgaria; Istanbul, Turkey; and Thessaloniki, Greece earlier this month without giving an explanation.

Following Lopez’s cancellation, Bulgarian promoters Pick and More told the press they were teaming up with the rest of the promoters to sue Lopez, to retrieve the fees they paid her for the 23 July concert.

However, Lopez has now been in contact with the concert promoters and has vowed to reimburse them for any advertising expenses and supplies that were imported from the United States for her backstage rider.

Bulgarian promoter Ivaila Bakalova tells MTV, “She told us everything would be OK.”

From: YAHOO NEWS UK & IRELAND

MTV Shows Off J. Lo’s “Moves”

Friday, May 19th, 2006

MTV is impressed by Jennifer Lopez’s “Moves.”

The network has given the greenlight to a new dance-based reality series executive-produced by the multi-hyphenate diva.

In something of a Real World meets Solid Gold premise, the show will follow the lives of six aspiring dancers as they struggle to make it in the competitive world of professional dance.

The smooth-moving hopefuls include Staci, a former Pussycat Doll who wants to become a singer; Jersey, who hopes that her dance moves will elevate her out of debt; Nolan, who has struggled with personal problems to make it to where he is now; Blake, the cocky guy, who makes sure everyone is well aware of his prowess on the dance floor; Kenny, a former baseball player and heavy party animal; and Celestina, who thinks of dancing as the first step in building her own hip-hop empire.

“There are very few people who have attained the level of success Jennifer has. Across music, film and more, she is recognized worldwide, and it all began with dance,” Lois Curren, MTV’s executive vice president of entertainment and programming, said in a statement.

“Now she will share her experience and knowledge with a new generation of dancers and we’ll find out if they have what it takes to stand up to her expectations.”

Lopez, who took an active role in selecting the show’s participants, is also slated to make cameo appearances over the course of the season.

“I started out as a dancer and I know what that world is,” Lopez said in a statement. “These dancers have dedicated their lives to this and honestly, the glory is not always there. It’s something they do only out of love. It’s a tough life and I want to show that struggle.”

The show’s eight-episode run is scheduled to kick off this winter.

“Control Myself” #66 on Hot 100

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Control Myself falls to #66 on Billboard“Control Myself” continues its drop on the Billboard Hot 100 and will come in at #66 next week.

Jennifer Lopez auctioning her clothes at Overstock.com for charity

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Jennifer Lopez Overstock.com Charity Auction

Jennifer Lopez is once again auctioning off her very own clothes for a children’s charity. JLo is auctioning seven items at Overstock.com to raise money for the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. The auction pieces include five items worn by Jennifer at Macys Passport Gala and Wango Tango in 2005 (three of which are autographed) and two Sweetface designs not worn by Jennifer personally but were made exclusively for 2005’s Olympus Fashion Week runway show and were never available commercially.

The auctions began today with opening bids from $75 to $100 and will end on May 23.

Sweetface White Beaded Silk Dress
Worn at the Macys Passport Gala (August 29, 2005).

Long Blue Satin Gown
Worn at the Macys Passport Gala (August 29, 2005).

Jennifer Lopez's Wango Tango outfit pieces on auction
Wango Tango Outfit

Alexander McQueen Ivory Bejeweled Corset (Autographed)
Worn at the Wango Tango concert (May 14, 2005).

Cropped Jeans with Stitching (Autographed)
Worn at the Wango Tango concert (May 14, 2005).

Black Leather and Sequined Hooded Top (Autographed)
Worn at the Wango Tango concert (May 14, 2005).

Sweetface Brown Hooded Poncho
Olympus Fashion Week exclusive

Sweetface Orange V-Neck Sweater
Olympus Fashion Week exclusive

Could Jennifer Lopez really be pregnant this time?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

A report set to publish this week will reveal that Jennifer Lopez is pregnant. In Touch Weekly is claiming that although the star has not officially confirmed it, friends whisper that she’s three months pregnant and her baby will be born around Christmas.

Report Claims J Lo Is Pregnant
In Touch claims JLo is pregnant

The magazine cites an insider that gives a bit of detective like evidence:

–“She always colors her hair.  “But Jen said if she got pregnant, she’d be so grateful, she wouldn’t care about roots.”

–“She won’t touch a sip of alcohol — she even turned down a glass of her favorite Krug champagne at a recent dinner in New York,” explains one pal.

—On May 8, the star canceled her world tour without giving an explanation. But a friend says it’s not a surprise. “She said that whenever she got pregnant she was going to do nothing but focus on her health and the baby.”

The magazine concludes that now that she is pregnant, Jennifer’s career is clearly no longer her top priority. She recently turned down a chance to star with husband Marc Anthony in a Las Vegas revue, say insiders. As their pal says, “It’s likely that they didn’t want to commit to the demands of a regular show while raising a baby.”

Source: The National Ledger

Miss Bulgaria sues JLO over cancelled concert

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Miss Bulgaria Ivaila Bakalova sues Jennifer Lopez
Former Miss Bulgaria Ivaila Bakalova will sue Jennifer Lopez. Bakalova, who is the manager of the company Pickandmore, insists that the star gives back the performance fee for the cancelled concert in Sofia.
The fee amounts to $750,000-850,000 according to different sources.
Bakalova will also insist on 203,000 euro of compensations that will cover the expenses for the organization of the concert. “We will also insist to be compensated for future earnings. We have already hired a well-known US lawyer,” Bakalova said for the Standart. Only some of the whims of the star – her favorite seeds, aroma candles, chili sauce cost $8,000 together with the DHL fees.

Source: Standart News

“Control Myself” comes in at #40 on Billboard this week

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Control Myself falls to #40 on BillboardLL and JLo’s jam “Control Myself” fell from #22 this week to #40 next week on the Billboard Hot 100. Keep requesting to get it back up there!

More info regarding the Bulgaria concert cancellation

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Bulgarian FlagPick & More, the organisers of the Jennifer Lopez concert in Bulgaria will hold a press conference to announce the reasons for the cancellation. Everyone who has already bought tickets for the show will be able to get refund. Over 20,000 tickets for the show on Vassil Levski national stadium had been sold.

The money Lopez received to perform in Bulgaria has already been returned. According to Darik Radio in Sofia, the singer requested over 850,000 euro. Lopez is obliged to pay damages totalling 50 per cent of the payment.

Source: Sofia Echo

Jennifer Lopez Tour Cancelled

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Jennifer Lopez cancels tourJennifer Lopez informed [Mirage Promotions] last night that she has decided to cancel her entire Spring Tour including all the shows she has contracted to perform at in Athens, Baku, Dubai, Moscow, Mumbai, Sofia and Thessaloniki later this month.

No further details have been given at this time and Mirage intends to attempt to have further discussions on behalf of each of the promoters of these shows with the artist and her management.

In the meantime, the tour promoters will ensure that full refunds will be made to all ticket holders through usual channels. Ticket holders should contact their local ticket outlet for further information.

Photos: Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People Celebration

Monday, May 8th, 2006

Pictures of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony today at the celebration for Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, NY.

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Video: More ALMA Awards Clips

Monday, May 8th, 2006

More clips from Extra, Entertainment Tonight, and Access Hollywood. Marc Anthony briefly talks about a baby in the future, and his acceptance speech for his award is shown in the Access Hollywood and Extra clips. Jennifer holds back tears as Marc proclaims she is the reason he wrote his songs.

Leah Remini can also be seen following Marc and Jennifer out.

Photos for the event can be found here, which has been updated with more pictures. Discuss these pictures and clips in our Jennifer Lopez Forums at www.jloforums.com

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Download: Jennifer Lopez ALMA Awards – ET and Extra
Download: Jennifer Lopez ALMA Awards – Access Hollywood

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Video: 2006 NCLR ALMA Awards Clip

Monday, May 8th, 2006

A clip from The Insider from yesterday’s 2006 NCLR ALMA Awards. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, carrying an award, are seen leaving backstage to their limo – but no interview. Pictures from the event can be found in the entry below this one.

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Download: Jennifer Lopez ALMA Awards on The Insider Clip

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Photos: 2006 NCLR ALMA Awards

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Pictures of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony from today’s NCLR ALMA Awards in Los Angeles, CA. The show will air on June 5th on ABC at 9:30PM ET.

Read on for more pictures.

Update: more pictures added.
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Video: Costume Institute Gala Clips

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Various clips from:

Entertainment Tonight
Extra
Access Hollywood
The Insider

of the Costume Institute Gala a few days ago. Sadly, Jennifer “dashed by the press,” so no interviews. XviD videos require the free XviD codec. Due to the high quality, a fast processor may also be needed to properly view.

Download: Jennifer Lopez Costume Institute Gala Clips

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