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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are no longer a couple, even in the eyes of the law. The pair’s divorce has been finalized, almost three years after the couple first announced their separation. The question is, what took so long?
Jennifer Lopez is currently working on several film projects and the TV drama Shades of Blue
According to E!News, the actual details of the divorce were finalized back in March, but the divorce wasn’t actually entered into the court’s system until this week because of a backlog of data. Back in 2011, when JLo and her ex went public with their breakup, they said in a joint statement: "This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters."
The former married couple's divorced is finalized, which included an anti-paparazzi clause revolving around their twin children.
Although Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony haven't been together for almost three years, the former married couple have only just officially separated.
The singing stars' divorce was finalized this past Monday (June 16th), TMZ reports.
But the legal papers, which were two years in the making, state that the duo have to abide by some strict guidelines, mainly revolving around their children.
Marc Anthony and his ex-wife Dayanara Torres have reached an agreement concerning the amount of child support he should pay. A judge has ordered Anthony to pay double the amount agreed upon when they divorced in 2004.
Marc Anthony has been ordered by a judge to pay his ex-wife, Dayanara Torres, $26,000 a month in child support. This is double what was initially agreed when the two separated in 2004. They have two children together, sons Cristian (aged 13) and Ryan (aged 11). Whilst the amount may seem excessive, it was a compromise to the amount Torres was demanding, approximately $123,426.
Marc Anthony will have to pay double the amount of child support.
Torres argued Anthony sees their sons very little and that her financial needs have changed since their divorce a decade ago. Anthony, who is also the father of a set of twins with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez, was ordered to pay the increased child support and an additional amount to pay for a nanny and housekeeper. 45-year-old Anthony will also cover Torres' legal costs which amount to approximately $70,000, according to E!
Continue reading: Marc Antony Ordered To Double Child Support Payments By Judge
The World Cup wasn't off to a great start last night.
The World Cup opening concert last night wasn’t quite the life-affirming optimism fest it was intended to be. The reason? Sound issues meant that the audience at home could barely hear Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull as they took the stage to perform on opening night. Fans in the stadium were fine, The Telegraph reports, but those watching the festivities elsewhere were likely not impressed.
Jennifer Lopez did her best, but the sound problems were unmistakable.
Jennifer Lopez took to the stage to sing the official Fifa song We Are One (Ole Ola), looking on fine form for 44. Admittedly, the singer knows how to draw and keep a crowd and she projected as best she could. However, the “appalling sound quality” made J-Lo and Pitbull’s voices sound “tinny” and quiet. Not exactly what you’d want for the opening on the world’s biggest football tournament.
Has J.Lo speedily snagged herself a new man?
Jennifer Lopez is said to have found herself a new lover less than a week after her split from former boyfriend and dancer Casper Smart. Well, J.Lo's new man is apparently a dancer too - in fact, you might know him. Maksim Chmerkovskiy ring a bell? The pop singer and the Dancing With The Stars choreographer and instructor have reportedly been getting rather friendly recently.
The 44 year-old 'Jenny From The Block' singer recently split from her 27 year-old lover amidst reports that Smart had been sexually involved with two transgender women. Luckily, Chmerkovskiy has been on hand for to comfort Jennifer in a friendship that could have blossomed into more.
"It's really new," an insider said of the pair's relationship to the NY Daily News. Apparently, things began to sizzle between J.Lo and Maksim at last November's American Music Awards where the DWTS standout performed as a backing dancer and even twirled the singer above his head at one point in a nerve-wracking dance stunt.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Dating 'DWTS' Hunk Maksim Chmerkovskiy?
Despite news surfacing that the 44 year-old songstress split from Smart only last week, new reports claim she is already dating the 'Dancing With The Stars' professional.
Jennifer Lopez doesn't seem to want to waste any time being single. Only several days ago, news surfaced that the 44 year-old songstress had split from her boyfriend of two and a half years, Casper Smart, but it looks like she has already grown close to another dancer.
Lopez is reportedly dating again
Lopez is reportedly back on the dating scene with 'Dancing With The Stars' professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy, according to New York Daily News, who claim a source revealed, "It's really new."
Jennifer Lopez will be at the World Cup after all. Is that a good or bad thing?
Jennifer Lopez will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony after all, despite announcing that "production issues" would prevent her from being at the Sao Paulo concert.
The World Cup in Brazil kicks off on Thursday [Photo: Getty images, Credit: Joe Raedle]
A spokesperson told People magazine that Lopez has reversed her decision, saying, "She will be there..Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremonies. We have been trying to work out scheduling and logistics. Any statements to the contrary were premature. Jennifer would not want to disappoint her fans or fans of fútbol."
The 44 year-old singer was clearly better than the talk-show host at dancing in a pair of very tight white pants!
Another tight pants face-off occurred on the latest episode of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'
And this time, the television host was simply outclassed in every category.
Jennifer Lopez stopped by the late-night talk show on Monday (June 9th) to battle it out with Fallon over who had the tightest pants.
Jennifer Lopez is back on the market, but can you remember all her former loves?
Jennifer Lopez is single again after splitting from her boyfriend of two and a half years, Casper Smart. J-Lo’s often rocky love life has provided plenty of juicy tabloid material over the past fifteen years thanks in part to a number of high profile exes. From Puffy Daddy to Mark Anthony by way of Ben Affleck and now Casper Smart, incase you’ve forgotten any names here's the full list of J-Lo's most famous relationships.
Newly single, Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez will no longer be performing at the World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil.
Jennifer Lopez has cancelled her planned performance at the World Cup opening ceremony because of "production issues". The R&B superstar was due to perform alongside Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, with whom she recorded the official song We Are One (Ole Ola).
Jennifer Lopez has dropped out of performing at the World Cup opening ceremony
Pitbull and Leitte will perform as a duo, accompanied by drumming collective Olodum.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Pulls Out Of World Cup Show Over "Production Issues"
The 44 year-old songstress will not be joining Pitbull and Claudia Leitte at the opening ceremony of the tournament due to unspecified "production issues."
Jennifer Lopez will not be going ahead with her scheduled performance at the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The 44 year-old actress and was expected to sing the World Cup's official song, alongside fellow artists Pitbull and Claudia Leitte, this coming Thursday (June 12th).
FIFA officials, football's governing body, previously stated to the Associated Press that J-Lo will not be performing the track due to unspecified "production issues."
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Backs Out Of 2014 World Cup Performance Of 'We Are One'
The 27 year-old choreographer adamantly denies new claims of him having sexual relations with another transsexual model: "There is no truth to any meeting or physical encounter."
Jennifer Lopez's recent ex-boyfriend, Casper Smart, isn't keeping quiet about the recent transsexual rumors surrounding him any longer.
The former backup dancer, and choreographer, has decided to set the record straight after a second transsexual model has claimed to have had sexual relations with him.
The model, Xristina Marie, reportedly confessed to the UK tabloid The Sun that they "fooled around" several weeks before Smart's relationship with Lopez ended.
The 44 year-old actress reportedly spoke with the father of her children to seek advice before ending her current relationship.
Jennifer Lopez's decision to split from boyfriend of two and a half years, Casper Smart, can't have been an easy one. The 44 year-old songstress needed some much needed advice before walking away from their relationship, but she turned to the unlikeliest of people.
Lopez called on her ex-husband Marc Anthony to divulge details about her ill-fated romance.
Jennifer Lopez confided in ex-husband Marc Anthony
The pair, who dated for two and a half years, decided to go their separate ways two months ago because "their relationship couldn't work with the distance."
Jennifer Lopez is once again a single lady.
The 44 year-old songstress recently separated from her boyfriend Casper Smart, after two and a half years of dating, TMZ reports.
Their split was amicable, according to the gossip site, but they decided to call it quits after simply growing apart.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Separates From Cheoreographer Casper Smart
Jennifer Lopez and her partner of more than two years have separated. It seems the relationship has been on the rocks for some time, according to sources speaking to a US entertainment site.
Jenifer Lopez and Casper Smart have separated after more than two and a half years together. American Idol judge began dating her former backing dancer, Smart, in October 2011 mere months after announcing her split from then-husband Marc Anthony.
Casper Smart and J-Lo photographed together in May at the 2014 Billboard Awards.
The couple's relationship seemingly ended more than a month ago but the news has only recently been made public by a number of sources speaking to a US entertainment website. A source, speaking to People, said "They initially split about six weeks ago, but that can take a little time to extricate. But they've definitely broken up. The relationship had just run its course."
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez And Casper Smart Have Split After 2 Years Together
Can you believe JLo has never performed a gig in the Bronx? Well, not anymore.
She really is still Jenny from the block. Fifteen years into her successful career, Jennifer Lopez returned to her home for her first ever concert in the Bronx Wednesday night. There’s a theme here – JLo has kept up her connection to the Bronx throughout her career, so what better time to return – or to make her debut – than the fifteenth anniversary of her first album On The 6. Fun fact – the album was named after the subway line that connected Lopez’ home to her big city dreams.
With numerous costume changes, Lopez walked down memory lane back throughout her fifteen years on stage.
Now an international superstar, Lopez definitely returned in style, with a free, 90-minute concert at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park for State Farm's Neighborhood Sessions, featuring some amazing choreography, abundant pyrotechnics and several guest performers. Ja Rule, Fat Joe and French Montana all made appearances throughout the night, which was themed around Lopez’ Bronx-gone-Hollywood story.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Returns To The Bronx For 15th Anniversary Gig
Jena is now a favorite, ahead of Thursday's vote.
Sure, Jena Irene delivered a great performance on Wednesday’s American Idol, but FCC warning-worthy? Jennifer Lopez seems to think so. Wednesday’s show was centered around the theme of love, with each of the four remaining contestants performing three songs – a “break-up”, “make-up” and “dedication”. In the end, Jena’s “dedication” performance stole the show. The 17-year-old musician reminded everyone what got her into the final four with a cover of Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.
As of last night, Jena is a favorite for the final three.
Jena accompanied herself on the piano and, in a rather endearing twist, dedicated the song to her mother, ahead of Mother’s Day Sunday. Jennifer Lopez was apparently so stunned during her performance, that she could be seen mouthing “f—k” to Randy Jackson, before the cameras cut away from her to the audience. Well, the FCC probably won’t be knocking on Idol’s door anytime soon, but Ryan Seacrest still poked fun at Lopez for the incident, saying: "We saw you in that song and you turned to Randy and you said FUN."
Continue reading: Jena Irene Impresses 'American Idol' Judges With Elvis Cover
The contestants couldn't come to an agreement on this week's results night.
With five contestants left, it was time for a slight rule change. Did the producers lift that idea from The Hunger Games? We may never know. Anyway, the new rules stated that the five remaining contestants were allowed to either axe the finalist with the lowest votes or keep him/her, but face a tougher contest next week.
This week's lowest votes went to Sam Woolf.
The 44 year-old remembered her late "cool aunt," Marisa, who was a lesbian "in a time when it meant life could be very difficult and that her struggles were mostly kept to herself."
Jennifer Lopez received a top honor at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards on Saturday (April 12th).
The 44 year-old pop star wore a very flattering blue and black figure hugging dress to the event at the Beverly Hilton hotel, and was accompanied by boyfriend Casper Smart.
Lopez was presented with the Vanguard Award, which is given to celebrities who have promoted equal rights for LGBT people, by Puerto Rican actress/singer Rita Monero.
Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called time on their engagement (and apparently he's telling time on her Rolex). These other once engaged celebs also never made it down the aisle.
The most shocking break up news of the week goes to Glee star Naya Rivera and now ex-fiancee Big Sean. The pair have called it quits amid rumours of infidelity and Rolex theft. Naya tweeted “@bigsean stealing rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin.” Although the tweet was quickly removed, the plot is definitely thickening.
Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called time on their relationship
These others celebs also decided to end their very high profile engagements, although none of them accused each other of stealing expensive watches. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck AKA Bennifer were a bit of an odd couple to even begin with. In 2003 the couple were involved in an extremely high profile relationship, going so far as to co-star in a couple of god awful movies. The engagement was broken off in 2004, allegedly because Ben wasn’t ready to give up single life. Which makes sense because a year later he married Jennifer Garner. Burnnnnn.
Continue reading: Celebrity Engagements That Didn't Last
The latest Idol vote was met with disappointment from judges and fans.
Proceed with caution, spoilers below. Jennifer Lopez reminded us why she is everyone’s favorite American Idol judge during last night’s show. The singer broke out in tears after Malaya Watson owned the stage with Jennifer Hudson’s I Am Changing. The judges were unanimous on Malaya’s performance. Harry Connick Jr. called the teenager “a goldmine of talent.” J-Lo predicted Malaya would “run away with the title.” And yet, on Thursday night, Malaya Watson was voted off American Idol.
Watch Rya Seacrest explain Idol's Idol Across America microphone rally in the video below.
Continue reading: American Idol Voting Recap: No One Saw That One Coming
Scarlett Johansson finds her 'tacky' nickname 'insulting'. These other celebrities aren't so bothered about their portmanteau names.
These days it seems as though fame is cemented when the world refers to you by your very own portmanteau. Over the past few years it’s become a way of referring to our favourite celebs, because in the texting generation don’t nobody gots time to say their full names. Think J-Lo, K-Stew, J-Law, ScarJo, the list goes on. Except ScarJo wants her name taken off the list, because, well, she’s apparently above all that. Apparently starring in a Marvel movie franchise qualifies you as a serious actress, Meryl Streep style. Or MezStree as we like to call her. And she freaking loves it.
Scarlett Johansson thinks portmanteaus are 'tacky'
Scarlett Johansson, or ScarJo as we like to call her (and which is how she shall forever forth be referred) explained to Glamour magazine, “I associate that name with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant…There’s something insulting about it.” Well, that's certainly very diplomatic and won't potentially insult anybody. Nice work, ScarJo! ScarJo ScarJo ScarJo.
Captain Smek is the leader of a group of aliens called Boov who are stranded in outer-space on their spaceship with no home planet to speak of. Determined to find themselves a permanent planetary home and desperate to evade their arch enemies, they travel across the universe in search of the perfect place. Unfortunately, every planet they land on seems to pose a threat - from monstrous, bloodthirsty predators to unbearably sweltering heat. One day, however, they discover the ideal dwelling for them; Earth. And so, the takeover of the human-inhabited world begins, with Smek under the impression that he is saving the humans. However, one young girl manages to escape their grasp and discovers one Boov who is exiled from his clan after accidentally informed their dreaded nemeses of their location. The pair thus become an unlikely duo, setting out to rescue their earthling and alien counterparts from the incoming menace.
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Nuvo TV, where the 44 year-old singer is a minority owner and the chief creative officer, has purchased Fuse TV from the Madison Square Garden Company.
Jennifer Lopez may have got one over on ex-boyfriend Sean Combs a.k.a P Diddy.
The 44 year-old songstress has acquired the cable music channel Fuse TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
NuvoTV, where Lopez is a minority owner and its chief creative officer, has reached an agreement with the owner of Fuse to purchase the network from Madison Square Garden Company for $226 million.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Outbids Ex-Boyfriend P Diddy For Music TV Network
All eight contestants remain in 'American Idol' after the judges decided to use their save on Thursday night's show (3rd April).
There are no more second chances left for the remaining contestants on American Idol after the judges decided to use their save on Thursday night (3rd April). After strong performances on the previous show, it was certainly going to be an evening of drama and possible dissent amongst the judges.
Randy Jackson correctly predicted the five to gain the public's support and not enter the bottom three.
However, eight contestants are still remaining after the judges were unable to decide who should be eliminated when the bottom three - Malaya Watson, Sam Woolf and C.J. Harris - battled it out to remain in the competition.
Jennifer Lopez, whilst critiquing a performance on Wednesday's 'American Idol', shocked - and amused - viewers by accidently dropping the F-bomb on live television.
Jennifer Lopez was evidently mortified on Wednesday evening after dropping the F-bomb on live TV. Lopez was judging American Idol and got carried away when commenting on one of the contestant's performances.
Jennifer Lopez accidently swore whilst judging American Idol live on air.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Drops F-Bomb Whilst Judging 'American Idol' - Live!
Some of the contestants tripped up on "songs that remind them of home", but there were some real gems in there too.
It’s down to the Top 12 on American Idol and things are getting real. The theme last night was songs that remind the finalists of their hometowns, so there was plenty of variety in genres and singing styles last night.
Harry Connick Jr. took his "tough love" approach very seriously throughout the ni
Jenna Irene kicked things off with a well-praised cover of Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall which reminded her of road trips with her mom and brother. The judges praised her unique take on the song, but Harry Connick Jr. “wanted more”.
Continue reading: Another Wednesday, Another "American Idol" Recap: Homeward Bound Edition
Pippa Middleton's bottom was an international success after her sister's royal wedding, but how does her bottom fare up against these other big-bootied celebs?
The Royal Wedding was totally usurped by all of the attention that was incongruously bestowed on Pippa Middleton’s now very famous bottom. Ain’t nobody denying that the girl has a cute little behind, but really, in the grand scheme of celebrity booties it’s not really one to write home about. While the 90’s were all about supersize Pam Anderson style breasts, the past decade has been dedicated to the derriere. It’s now a “thing” to get butt implants and injections, because it’s not enough to be rail thin, you also need a huge ass. A little contradictory, but those celebs manage it pretty well!
J-Lo's butt has been famous for nearly two decades now
J-Lo’s badonkadonk was the first to bounce onto the scene back in the 90’s. A huge fuss was kicked up about whether she’d had butt implants or not, these days we’re more inclined to put it down to her Latino roots and admire Jennifer Lopez's booty with revered silence.
Continue reading: The Bum Conundrum: Pippa Middleton Vs. Other Big-Bootied Celebs
Jennifer Lopez may soon leave American Idol as she's just signed on to star in the new cop drama "Shades of Blue."
On Friday, NBC announced that they will run a 13 episode series for the new cop drama which is slated to begin production at the start of 2015. The first season will premiere for the 2015-2016 television season.
Jennifer Lopez to produce and star in the new cop drama series "Shades of Blue"
The new television series "Shades of Blue" is produced by Jennifer Lopez and her American Idol co-star Ryan Seacrest. This is the first time Seacrest has ventured into producing television drama shows.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez To Star In The New NBC Television Drama `Shades Of Blue'
Host Ryan Seacrest provided the names of the top 10 singers from the voters for American Idol on Thursday.
American Idol fans in attendance for the live episode shouted out their favorite singers to Seacrest as he named the finalists that will move on. The host jokingly stated, "Sounds like we're playing `The Price Is Right' here."
The top ten American Idol contestants chosen by American voters were:
Continue reading: American Idol Names The Top 13 Singers For Season 13
A woman has kept hold of her copy of 'Monster in Law' for 8 years.
A South Carolina woman has been jailed for one night for failing to return a VHS tape she rented in 2005. Kayla Michelle Finley, 27, will probably look towards streaming services like Neflix and LoveFilm from now on after being hit with a misdemeanour charge of failure to return the video.
Jennifer Lopez Starred in 'Monster-In-Law'
Finley was arrested in Pickens County on Thursday, according to CNN affiliate WYFF-TV. The movie in question - Mother-in-Law starring Jennifer Lopez an Jane Fonda - was rented from video store Dalton Videos, which has since gone out of business.
Don't cry out loud - Harry Connick Jr.'s opening words must have made the contestants quite anxious.
American Idol is just about to get good – this week finally ends the auditions round and the final 30 are revealed. First-time judge Harry Connick Jr. opened with a sobering message to the remaining constestants – don’t cry out loud. Connick told Idol hopefuls to stay calm, only he put it differently: "This is show business… suck it up," he told them.
Harry Connick Jr. began by giving contestants some harsh, but honest advice.
Then he and his fellow judges proceeded to whittle down the contestants to the final lineup, which includes the show’s very first openly gay participant in the outspoken MK Nobilette. Took them long enough. Anyway, here are some highlights from the night. Emily Piriz kicked things off behind the piano with "Stars" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, which earned her cheers from the audience, as well as judges Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez. Jillian Jensen, who might be familiar from her unsuccessful X Factor run, made it through auditions as well. Tuba player Malaya Watson provided some much needed quirkiness and also made the cut, as did Jess Meuse, beating Jesse Roach in a tense sing-off.
Continue reading: Final 30 "American Idol" Wannabees Make It Through Hollywood Week
The show's future is looking bleak.
American Idol is back with an updated judging panel, yet again. This season sees the return of Jennifer Lopez – one of the most popular judges in Idol history – as well as a new face, Harry Connick Jr. The show kicked off on January 15th, but you’d be forgiven for missing it – most US viewers did. Despite the updated panel, which producers hoped would breathe new life into the franchise, Season 13 has so far been the lowest rated one. 20th Century Fox COO Chase Carey spoke about Idol’s flaws to a crowd of Wall Street analysts on Thursday. The message was pretty clear – despite the renovations, American Idol’s glory days are in the past.
Even favorite judge Jennifer Lopez can't save this sinking ship.
The Fox chief operating officer told analysts on Thursday that the decision to bring back Jennifer Lopez as a judge and add Harry Connick Jr to the mix had resulted in a show that was “much better than it was a year ago”, but one that is also showing its age (quotes via The Hollywood Reporter).
Continue reading: With Lowest Ratings Ever, "American Idol" Might Be Circling The Drain
The week of 'American Idol' overload continues.
Last night saw the second part of the American Idol season 13 premiere, only this evening the auditions continued in Austin and San Francisco. The previous episode's auditions had been fairly uneventful in terms of drama but Part 2 was where it started to get interesting.
The Judges Began To Show Their Real Personalities In The 'American Idol' Premiere.
After complaining that none of the contestants knew who he was, singer and actor-turned Idol judge Harry Connick Jr. decided to ensure that they would at least never forget him. Harry's no-nonsense style of judging takes the panel on a departure from the more sympathetic style of judging seen on Idol seasons of late and more of a return to the stereotypical Simon Cowell-esque strain of talent show nasty.
The talent show gets real after last season's plummeting ratings.
American Idol is now back and focussing on the only thing that really matters on the talent show: the contestants. The last season of the singing talent contest saw ratings in freefall as viewers bored with judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey's bickering turned elsewhere, giving Idol its lowest ever ratings.
The Judges & Ryan Seacrest: New Season Means Back To Business.
As Idol's viewing figures plummeted, rival show The Voice loomed nearby ready to dominate. Of course, the producers and even judges themselves weren't blind to what was happening therefore decided to give the panel and format a revamp in time for the current season 13.
Continue reading: American Idol Returns With Revamped Panel And New Attitude: Recap
Even though Jennifer Lopez thinks Casper Smart is "fantastic" with her children, the singer still isn't sure if a fourth marriage will ever happen.
Jennifer Lopez is unsure if marriage will be on the cards for her again despite being in a longterm relationship with back-up dancer Casper Smart (25).
The 44 year-old first got married to a Cuban waiter called Ojani Noa in February 1997 but ended shortly after in January 1998.
Lopez then married former back-up dancer Cris Judd in another short partnership, they were together from September 2001 until June 2002.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Unsure If She Will Marry For Fourth Time
Rumour has it, this year's finale will be held in the Big Apple for the first time.
American Idol's 13th season could be held in New York City, if there's any truth to the rumours currently flying around. The upcoming new season of the singing talent contest is preparing for launch but has beefed up its usual format and streamlined its panel of judges.
Season 12's Contestants Before They Were Whittled Away.
Apparently, plans are in place to have the final contestants battle it out on stage at the city's prestigious Madison Square Gardens in front of a giant arena audience of 8,000, according to THR. De-camping from L.A to NYC would represent a major move for the show, which has seen a decline in ratings to rival show The Voice in recent years.
The hit talent show will be back for a 13th season next week, with a new judging panel and a potential change of venue on the way too
American Idol will be back for its thirteenth season on Tuesday, 14 January, with an (almost) entirely new judging panel holding down the reins for the long-running singing contest. Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. aren't the only new things to come out of the latest season of Idol either, as the new season may also mark the move from West to East Coast for the show.
Keith Urban and J-Lo are returning to the judge's seats
According to various reports, with The Hollywood Reporter first generating the rumours, American Idol will dig up it's Los Angeles-based root and make the journey across country for the eventual final. After twelve years in the City of Angels, the show may be moving to the newly refurbished Madison Square Garden in New York City for its conclusive episodes, with the last two instalments of the thirteenth season scheduled for 20 and 21 May.
Continue reading: Is 'American Idol' Moving To New York For Season 13 Finale?
'American Idol' knows last season was a disaster, but they are looking forward to the future, and hopes Season 13 will be the best yet.
It's that time again — American Idol is about the launch another season. The show promises this time will be different.
Contestants from season 12 of 'American idol'
Continue reading: 'American Idol' Is Ready To Launch Season 13
The crooner has chosen to take up the last remaining judging spot on Fox's hit reality show
Harry Connick Jr. will be pitching up next to Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming season of the ever-popular American Idol, as the singer has been confirmed as the third and final artist to sit in the judge's seat next season. Having served as a mentor on the show on multiple occasions, the singer will finally ascend to the judge's table for the show's 13th season, The Hollywood Reporter first revealed.
Harry Connick Jr. may possibly last more than one season as a judge
On Friday (30 August) it was confirmed that the crooner had signed a deal to become the latest judge on the show as producers apparently wanted a lack of female presence on the show following the friction and drama that followed last season's bickering judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. The friction between the two reflected particularly badly in the show's key demographic; older women, something that the addition of Connick will hopefully strengthen this time around.
Continue reading: Harry Connick Jr. Picked As Third 'American Idol' Judge
Dr Luke won't sit on the panel of judges this year.
Forget everything you've heard, hitmaker supreme Dr Luke will not be joining the judge's panel on American Idol, despite earlier news. It was reported that Dr Luke would sit alongside returning panel members Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the singing talent contest to judge pop star hopefuls for a 13th season.
Dr Luke [L] Is The Man Behind Many Popstars.
Luke, with a history of writing hits for former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, as well as P!nk's 'Who Knew' and Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl,' apparently made through the judge's selection process to become one of the last candidates standing after a month's long search for the next discerning talent judge.
Taylor Swift invited Jennifer Lopez on stage to sing her "hairbrush" song: 'Jenny From the Block'. Swift and Lopez performed in L.A. to an appreciative crowd.
Jennifer Lopez joined Taylor Swift on stage to sing a special rendition of 'Jenny From the Block'. Swift was in Los Angeles performing at the Staples Centre on her Red Tour when Lopez joined her on stage. Swift announced Lopez's entry by asking the crowd "So I'm just wondering, Los Angeles, how would you feel if there was a special surprise guest?" Lopez's performance marked the end of Swift's four night run in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift performing at the Staples Center, L.A. on her Red Tour.
Swift described her Los Angeles audience as an "incredible, amazing, wonder, unforgettable crowd." She then hyped up the unsuspecting audience by asking them "now I don't know about you, but when I was little, you know you had that favourite song? That you used to play over and over and over again? Just blast it in your room. And you'd sing in front of your mirror into a hairbrush, right? And you had that one favourite song. Los Angeles," Taylor announced "this is my hairbrush song." Lopez appeared on stage, in a highly rehearsed performance, wearing a sparkling white outfit which complimented Swift's black sequined shorts.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Performs Her 'Hairbrush Song' With Jennifer Lopez
The third 'American Idol' judge has been announced. Dr. Luke will be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the judging panel for season 13 of the reality show.
Dr. Luke will be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the judging panel of American Idol. Dr. Luke a.k.a. Lukas Gottwald is the third judge to be announced with another yet to be agreed upon. E! first reported the news.
Dr Luke (L) with Katy Perry and Max Martin (R) with their ASCAP Awards in 2012.
Gottwald is a songwriter and producer who is responsible for the likes of Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone'; Kesha's 'Tik Tok' and Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'. As Urban and Lopez are involved in the performance side of the music industry, Gottwald is likely to provide an interesting perspective when judging the televised singing competition.
An obsessive fan managed to break into J-Lo's Hamptons crib and go unnoticed for six days before police were called
Jennifer Lopez had a stalker living in her Hamptons mansion for six days without being noticed, with the deranged fan camping out on her pool house sofa and making himself feel right at home before someone actually questioned why there was a creepy guy walking around her property and police were finally notified.
How could someone become so infatuated with J-Lo? Oh wait...
As first reported by the New York Post, 49-year-old John Dubis allegedly parked right outside the $10 million Water Mill propert in plain sight, and calmly moved into the star's pool house for the mini-break. Sources close to the bizarre situation told the NYP that Dubis moved into the Hamptons mansion without permission in early August and after parking his car in plain sight out in front of the property, he moved into the star's pool house as though he had been invited over by the superstar as a guest. The stalker slept on her couch and even cleaned up parts of the property, as well as setting up his own blog to post snaps from his 'holiday.' Using the online pseudonym 'David A Lopez,' he wrote such bizarre comments as “Some more david and jenny art, Newport, RI,” as a caption for a snap he took of J-Lo's mansion.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez's Stalker Camped Inside Her Hamptons Mansion For Six Days
Jennifer Lopez had a house guest at the beginning of August. Strangely, Lopez was not there to receive her stalker, John M. Dubis, who had camped out in her pool house.
Jennifer Lopez's stalker, John M. Dubis, made the singer's pool house his home for weeks. The 49-year-old was arrested after being discovered in the grounds of her mansion in the Hamptons. According to Southampton police, Dubis had been living on Lopez's property since early August, he moved in around 2nd August. He was bold enough to wander around the grounds freely and even published photographs on Facebook, according to TMZ.
Jennifer Lopez was away from her Hamptons home when her stalker moved in.
Dubis was finally discovered by a worker on Lopez's property on 8th August, when police were called and Dubis arrested. He initially claimed to be Lopez's husband (even though she is not married) when questioned by the worker. When the police were called he claimed he was the father of her children.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez's Stalker Moves In To Singer's Mansion
Yet another source has come forward to confirm JLo's return.
Rumours that J-Lo will be returning to American Idol this fall have been swirling for months, but even after the Deadline announcement that the singer had reportedly signed a $15 million season deal, nothing had been confirmed by the singer or Fox. Now however, it seems that a source much closer to J-Lo has spilled the beans. During an interview discussing his own show A Step Away, Jen’s significant other, Casper Smart, made the sort-of announcement when probed about the singer’s possible involvement with Idol.
Is JLo returning to Idol? Signs point to yes.
Casper is a backing dancer for Lopez and, when questioned by E! he is said to have confirmed Lopez’s highly anticipated return. Of course, it would make sense for American Idol producers to try to get Lopez back on the show, considering that she was a fan favorite and that during her brief stint as a judge, Idol enjoyed some of its highest ratings since the beginning. Again according to E!, a source close to the Love Don’t Cost a Thing Singer mentioned that Lopez’s possible return to American Idol made perfect sense.
Keith Urban is back on American Idol, but what about J'Lo?
So successful was country music judge Keith Urban, that American Idol have signed up for more. Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly confirmed the news, and hinted that something may be close for Jennifer Lopez to make a return to the show.
"Keith did a great job last year. The fans really liked him. Keith's a really funny guy," Reilly said. "You could see how much he loved the show." Urban will slide back into judging action when Idol returns in January 2014.
But Will J-Lo be donning her winter attire and joining the country star on the panel?
Continue reading: Keith Urban Set For Idol Return - Jennifer Lopez Close, Too
Keith Urban will return to judge American Idol, Fox executives confirmed on Thursday (1st August). Jennifer Lopez is currently in talks with the show.
Keith Urban will return to the American Idol judging panel. The show will start its 13th season with a new (well returning) set of judges and will, possibly, have a new format. Fox entertainment Chief Kevin Reilly told the press on Thursday (1st August) at the Television Critics Association press tour that Urban would definitely be returning to judge.
Keith Urban at the 2012 American Idol Finale Results Show Live at the Nokia Theater in L.A.
On Urban's return, Reilly said "the fans really like him." He continued to compliment Urban by saying "Keith is a really funny guy."
Continue reading: American Idol Judges: Keith Urban Confirmed And Jennifer Lopez In Talks
Awkward times for J.Lo when she burst in to tears as she collected an award but had to perform in front of Marc Anthony and Chloe Green.
Singer Jennifer Lopez not only had to accept an award but also had to perform live with Pitbull in front of her ex-husband Marc Anthony and his girlfriend, Topshop heiress Chloe Green, at Miami's Spanish Premios Juventud awards.
J.Lo Performed In Defiance Of Her Ex & His New Younger Girlfriend.
It's been a month of highs and lows for 'Jenny From The Block' singer Jennifer Lopez. She faced severe criticism from the media, her fans and human rights organisations after she performed at the president of Turkmenistan's birthday party, topping off that lovely lucrative cake of torture and human rights horrors with a big, round "Happy Birthday Mr. President" cherry. Oops.
The singer/actress performed in front of a private audience celebrating the birthday of notorious dictator Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov - a known violator of human rights
Jennifer Lopez must have thought she was about to make the easiest couple of million dollars of her life when she was asked to fly out to an isolated part of Central Asia and perform a one off show for a handful of dignitaries, and rather than doing her research into the country she was about to perform in the diva went straight ahead with the concert without a second thought. She might be regretting her readiness somewhat though, as her show in the former Soviet province of Turkmenistan has whipped up a storm of controversy.
J-Lo is caught in the middle of a PR disaster
Turkmenistan is somewhat comparable to North Korea, given that it is ruled over by a cult-driven dictator - Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov - who maintains absolute power and authority over the Turkmen population, regularly manipulating his power for personal gain. In the past and even today the county is seen as a human rights red ward, with strick regulations on the media and internet, public speech, education and propaganda all in force, making social media sites like Twitter strictly forbidden among the public and tightly regulated among visiting parties - something the J-Lo team didn't seem to realised, in particular her choreographer J.R. Taylor, who wrote on Twitter; "I wonder were all my Turkmenistan followers are!? Hit me up!"
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Asked To Explain Herself Following Turkmenistan Gig
Well this is awkward: singer Jennifer Lopez performed a show in Turkmenistan on Saturday (29th June), but was finishing with her "Happy Birthday Mr. President" song a step in the wrong direction for the Amnesty International supporter?
Turkmenistan, if you've never heard of it, is a country that sits below Uzbekistan, just across the waters from Azerbaijan. No? Never mind. USA's 'Jenny From the Block' singer J.Lo was performing a corporate concert hosted by the China National Petroleum Group to an audience which included Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, the president of the former Soviet country. After singing three songs to rapturous applause, the 43 year-old entertainer decided to round off her performance with a sweet rendition of 'Happy Birthday' to 56 year-old Berdymukhamedov, unaware of his history of human rights violations.
Jennifer Lopez Has Been Criticised For Singing 'Happy Birthday' To Turkmenistan's President.
Berdymukhamedov AKA The Birthday Boy AKA Arkadag ('The Patron') is notorious for having journalists thrown into prison and critics of his government tortured in a country known to be the second worst in the world for press freedom and that fiercely discriminates against ethnic minorities. The incident is particularly bad press for Amnesty International supporter J.Lo with her involvement in Mexico helping to curb violence against women, according to The Week, as it shows an incongruity between her supposed morals and her loyalties as a working performer. Despite being reportedly paid a high sum of money to perform, J.Lo maintains she wasn't aware that Turkmenistan is ranked as the third most oppressive place in the world to live.
Continue reading: Uh-Oh: J.Lo Serenades Turkmenistan's Human Rights Flouting President
J-Lo has landed herself in trouble with human rights campaigners after performing at a birthday party for Turkmenistan dictator Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov
Jennifer Lopez has issued an apology to anyone she may have offended when she performed in the developing Asia nation of Turkmenistan. The singer/actress performed a hit-filled private set for the president of the former Soviet republic, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, on his 56th birthday, ending the night with a rendition of 'Happy Birthday Mr President' - a move that has earned her heaps of criticism given the appalling human right record in the dictator-run country.
J-Lo denied any knowledge of the country's past
Turkmenistan is known by the Human Rights Watch as "one of the world's most repressive countries," in which the gas and oil-rich hermit nation is ruled by the cult of Berdymukhamedov, who uses the country's natural resources to make himself and his dignitaries immensely rich, whilst most of the population lives in poverty. J-Lo has since issued an apology for her performance and for the warm reception she gave the president, admitting that had she known about the country's human rights history she would have never agreed to perform their in the first place.
Jennifer Lopez has apologised for performing at the birthday celebrations of Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. The country has an appalling Human Rights record, a fact the singer and her entourage appeared completely unaware of.
Jennifer Lopez appeared on Saturday (29th June 2013) at the birthday celebrations of Turkmenistan's president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. The nation has a history of abysmal Human Rights, according to Human Rights Watch. Lopez has been criticised for performing, however the situation has drawn attention to the country and its leaders.
Jennifer Lopez at 4th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala, The Plaza Hotel, New York
Lopez is not the only celebrity to entertain unsavoury characters. Oliver Stone worked with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez; Naomi Campbell accepted a diamond from Liberian dictator Charles Taylor; Michael Jackson was harboured by Prince Abdullah al-Khalifa of Bahrain and Beyonce and Usher performed for Hannibal Gadhafi.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Apologises For Turkmenistan Performance
Was Jennifer Lopez's performance on Britain's Got Talent too raunchy for family audiences?
Jennifer Lopez gave UK viewers of Simon Cowell's Britains Got Talent a real eyeful on Tuesday night, performing her new single 'Live It Up' while wearing a skimpy black leotard that barely covered her famous behind. Twitter immediately sprang into action, with some parents concerned about the "inappropriate" nature of her performance on what is considered a family show, with some young children actually performing.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for TV regualtor Ofcom said, "Ofcom can confirm that it has received complaints about the Britain's Got Talent broadcast last night, which we are assessing but not currently investigating." One viewer on Twitter said, "BGT does #jenniferlopez realise it's a family show - only thing missing was the pole - cover up your cheeks please!" though judge Simon Cowell was pretty happy with how things went, telling Lopez, "Seriously, J-Lo. If anyone wants to know how you do it. That's how you do it,' he said. "Seriously world class."
For what it's worth, Lopez herself seemed pretty oblivious to any concerns and happily posted an Instagram of the R&B star being held up by various dancers. "Thanks @GotTalent for a great night #liveitup," she added.
Watch Jennifer Lopez's Britain's Got Talent performance, courtest of Daily Motion.
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Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Slammed For Raunchy Outfit On Family Show [Video]
Keith Urban may be on his way out of American Idol.
Keith Urban says he is still awaiting his fate on American Idol and remains in the dark of producer's plans for the new season. Urban has been a popular and inoffensive judge on the show for season twelve, though industry sources suggest Fox are planning a complete overhaul of the show for season thirteen.
"I have no official information of anything. I'm pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been floating around," Urban told the Associated Press, "I don't know anything more about what's happening next season. It was like this before I signed on . . . so it's not unusual for the Idol folks to be in this place of figuring out what they want to do, then they always pull it together." Last week, E! News reported that Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Urban would be replaced by Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and possibly Aiken. American Idol producers were left red-faced midway through season twelve after it emerged they had tried to replace Mariah with previous judge Jennifer Lopez following dwindling viewer ratings. Carey's legal team blocked any such thing from happening.
We assume Urban wouldn't be too fussed should Idol bosses want to take the show in a different direction. His new album Fuse will hit shelves on September 10, 2013 and he'll head out on a huge tour in mid-July. Oh, and he's married to Nicole Kidman. So...
Taylor Swift, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj among star arrivals at the 2013 Billboard Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards looked to be one of the most celeb-filled events of the year with some of the music industry's biggest stars making their glamorous arrivals.
'22' singer Taylor Swift clutched eight accolades to her chest as she posed on the red carpet having won Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album for 'Red', Top Country Song with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together', Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist and Top Country Artist. Carly Rae Jepsen was another young female star to land a prize winning Top Digital Song and Top Pop Song for her massive 2012 hit 'Call Me Maybe'. Queen of Pop Madonna scooped up three well deserved awards including Top Dance Album for 'MDNA', Top Dance Artist and Top Touring Artist after her controversial 'MDNA' tour which landed her amidst a handful of lawsuits. There was no sign of letting up on the controversial front either as she donned hotpants, suspenders and fishnets at the Billboard event. Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album with 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' went to Nicki Minaj while Top EDM Artist was none other than David Guetta who brought his wife Cathy Guetta along with him to the awards show.
Jennifer Lopez found herself in a pretty scary situation during her video shoot on Sunday.
Jennifer Lopez's video shoot for new single Live It Up didn't exactly go to plan on Sunday (May 5, 2013) after gunshots were heard ringing out in Fort Lauderdale, close to where Lopez was working with rapper Pitbull. The R&B superstar had been photographed earlier in the day wearing a black bikini and green caftan.
"BREAKING: Gunshots fired on Fort Lauderdale Beach DURING my JLo interview. No kidding. Security scrambled her away," tweeted Entertainment Tonight's Rob Marciano, who was on the set with the singer. He later wrote, "Can hear & see ambulances converging 400 yards down the street.Police confirming: 'shots fired. no one hit.' Whew." Police confirmed to TMZ.com that Lopez and Pitbull were shooting the video on the south side of Ft Lauderdale Beach Park and that the shooting occurred on the northernmost point.
Neither Lopez not Pitbull mentioned the incident on their Twitter feeds on Monday, though the rapper said, "thank u @JLo for another amazing opportunity & giving me a chance 2 learn from u muchas muchas gracias besoteeeee."
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez's Video Shoot Interrupted By Gunshots In Fort Lauderdale
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj remained silent after Wednesday's show.
Mariah Carey nor Nicki Minaj stopped for post-show backstage interviews following reports that producers had attempted to reshuffle the judging line-up midway through the current season. According to the Hollywood Reporter, bosses had attempted to force Carey out of the show and replace her with Jennifer Lopez, though the diva caught wind of the plan and got her legal team involved. Meanwhile, producers are apparently also on the hunt for a replacement for Nicki Minaj after she failed to connect with audiences.
Sources have since confirmed the replacement reports to E! online, with it now known that producers attempted to have Lopez return to the judging desk to save ratings. After Wednesday's show, contestant Kree Harrison voiced her support for Mariah though didn't exactly dismiss the idea of Lopez returning. "I would love to meet J.Lo.but I don't wanna see [Mariah] go nowhere because I love her, you know." According to E! online, Harrison was "rushed off to another interview by a publicist" after the subject came up.
The other girls in the competition were also quick to stand by the current judging panel, with Angie Miller admitting that it was "so weird hearing [the reports]. I say forget it!" In response to Ryan Seacrest's announcement that a "big surprise" would take place this week, Amber Holcomb hinted at the possibility of Lopez returning, saying, ""I think somebody's coming back!" she said excitedly.
Is Carey's $18 million contract in danger or not?
It’s no secret that “American Idol” has been struggling in the ratings department for a few seasons now and that the latest overhaul of the judjing panel, including the addition of Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was meant to remedy the situation. That hasn’t happened unfortunately, as viewer numbers continue to plummet. Currently, Idol is pulling in around 12-13 million viewers, about half of its viewership in the glory days. Adding Carey and Nicki Minaj to the mix was meant to stir up some drama, ignite a spark in the judging panel that would get the viewers interested again, but their half-hearted disagreements weren’t exactly what the viewers, and consequently Fox, were looking for.
This sparked rumours that Fox was gearing up to replace Carey mid-season, possibly with veteran panelist Jennifer Lopez. Lopez’s previous appointment as a judge did manage to boost ratings for her first season, before things returned to their disappointingly anemic average and Lopez was booted off. The rumour that Carey now faces the same fate – a termination of her $18 million contract, originated from a report by The Hollywood Reporter, which claimed that Fox execs were considering the switch back.
Fox Entertainment Chairman Keith Reily however, has denied that the network has any intention of firing Mariah and noted that even though Idol’s ratings are slipping, they are still higher than any other reality format. With that and with Mariah’s killer legal team, reportedly threatening legal action, according to New York Daily News, Carey’s judging gig is still looking pretty secure.
Long-running Fox series plummeting to new ratings depths
Things aren’t going well for American Idol this season, and if rumors are to believe there’s been some serious panic behind the scenes, with producers reportedly mulling over the option of bringing Jennifer Lopez back in to replace Mariah Carey.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Fox show bosses were looking into the switch, with the big move of bringing Carey in to judge having little effect on revitalizing the tired format, with ratings sliding ever further. Apparently though Carey got wind that they were thinking of bringing back Lopez, who was a critical and ratings smash when she was on the show between 2010 and 2012, and threatened litigation.
So are these reports true? A Fox spokeswoman says no: "This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale” they said. Producer Fremantle NorthAmerica declined to comment, meanwhile. A rep for Carey denied the allegations, and Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe said: "I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season.” So maybe not. But something’s definitely rotten with American Idol, which has seen rival, NBC’s The Voice rise to ratings of 5.2 at the same time its own have dropped to as low as 2.8. Maybe the fact of the matter is that it’s impossible to keep a show format that’s been largely the same for 11 years fresh? Everything has to come to an end sometime.
Continue reading: Is Jennifer Lopez Replacing Mariah Carey On American Idol?
Far better made than it has any right to be, this cheesy 70s-style thriller is given a thoroughly engaging kick by veteran filmmaker Hackford working outside his usual dramatic genre. It's predictable and far too long, but Hackford grounds everything in gritty reality, avoiding obnoxious effects work while indulging in entertaining innuendo and riotously nasty action sequences.
None of this is much of a stretch for the cast, and Statham's Parker is essentially the same character he always plays: a ruthlessly efficient, indestructible criminal with a conscience. After a gang of thugs (including Chiklis and Collins) betrays him following a fairgrounds heist, Parker miraculously recovers from his hideous injuries and heads to Florida to get revenge. He uses local estate agent Leslie (Lopez) to find the gang's lair, and she's instantly attracted to the way he fills out his designer suit. Living with her soap-addict mum (LuPone), Leslie is looking for a wealthy man to rescue her. And she's already too involved when she realises that Parker isn't who he seems to be.
There isn't much to the plot, which is packed with contrived twists and turns and never follows through the intriguing possibilities along the way. At least the film avoids the usual action cliches, as Hackford sharply orchestrates each fight sequence to make it both lucid and startlingly brutal. This earthy approach keeps things relatively believable, until Parker emerges with yet another serious injury that doesn't slow him down at all. Meanwhile, Hackford injects plenty of eyebrow-raising flirtation that keeps us smiling. Statham and Lopez may not be stretching themselves as actors, but they clearly have a lot of fun circling around each other like dogs on heat.
Continue reading: Parker Review
While some bands got some awards and gave some speeches, the real essence of The Grammys could be found elsewhere. What? You might ask; celebrity gossip of course! And what could be better than British powerhouse singer Adele telling Chris Brown off... or did she?
The photo certainly suggest she was giving him an earful for not awarding Frank Ocean with a standing ovation, which everyone else did, or for beating up Rihanna all those years ago. Adele looks like she's shouting, and Brown looks on the defensive, but that's not really the way it panned out. "Chris Brown and I were complimenting each other in that photo actually!" tweeted the Skyfall singer and Oscar nominee, confirming that a war of words didn't, in fact, take place. Adele, bless her, seemed star struck herself. And this is a 9-time Grammy award-winning artist! She was prancing around grabbing pictures with all the A-listers, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and of course, the controversial Mr. Brown.
There was one person she didn't get a picture with though, and that was Ukrainian TV prankster Vitalii Sediuk, who climbed up when the Brit singer won Best Pop Solo Performance and said: "It's such an honour to receive this award" Jennifer Lopez sorted him out, and he ended up spending a night in jail. Worth it? Probably.
Continue reading: Was Adele Telling Chris Brown Off? She Tweets The Truth
Annually, the Grammys is one of the biggest events for music across America and in Europe. In fact, it has dubbed itself 'music's biggest night'. Celebrating the best in pop, hiphop, soul, R&B and much of what comes in between, it never fails to be a veritable who's who from the Spotify playlists of the masses. And this year will be no different. Not only are the nominees ones to look out for, absences are worthy of note, as are this year's presenters and some very special performances.
In terms of performances to look forward to, this year we have some unusual and largely unexpected pair ups. Elton John and Ed Sheeran will take to the stage together. An unusual pairing, they're both Brits with unusual song writing talent. While John is a true showman and is well known for his intereSting outfits and outrageous glasses, Sheeran is distinctly more low key. We're not sure how this is going to work, but we're guessing it'll be great. Bruno Mars, Sting and Rihanna will all also perform together, as will Alicia Keys and Maroon 5, and Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert.
Continue reading: 55th Grammys Preview: 'Music's Biggest Night' Wont Fail To Impress
Ben Affleck maintained his poise and positive outlook at the Oscar Nominees 2013 Luncheon yesterday (February 4, 2013) when he was quizzed about the Best Director category.
Affleck has been controversially omitted from the directors’ category, despite his movie Argo being included in the Best Picture category. Affleck’s career has been a chequered one (mainly marred by the work he did with Jennifer Lopez) and although many considered him a shoe-in for the Best Director statuette, he was left out of the category altogether.
Affleck has remained humble though and insists that he’s not the only director to have been omitted from the Academy’s voting process. Huffington Post reported from the luncheon, where Affleck told those gathered “There's a lot of people who were part of this process who didn't get nominated for Best Picture that I still want to work with that I think are amazing; Paul Thomas Anderson is one example. So this is an incredibly rich, robust group of filmmakers, and I'm just happy to be rubbing elbows with them.”
Jennifer Lopez has been in the news a lot recently, following her divorce from Marc Anthony and of course, her new film, Parker.
The thing that everyone seemed most impressed with, however, weren’t J Lo’s acting credentials, or even her personal life, but her wardrobe choices – like most times actually, because lets face it, there haven’t been any Oscar nods for Lopez as far as we can remember. On top of that, Parker hasn’t really created a media storm at all and, apart from Jason Statham and Lopez herself, there haven’t been any notable names attached to the project.
However, her style is definitely unique and Jennifer definitely flaunted it during her appearance on the Katie show this week. The singer donned a leather jumpsuit and capped off the outfit with some bang-on-trend spiky heels. We’re not sure how we feel about this combo, to be honest, but J Lo’s affinity for The Jumpsuit has become infamous over the years. To be fair, if the lady can pull it off, who’s to stop her from adding a little edge to her appearance, especially in light of her newly recovered single lady status? And if that edge comes in the form of shiny jumpsuits, well… ok, it looks a bit odd, but if there’s one person who can pull it off, it’s Jennifer Lopez.
Jennifer Lopez appeared to "go commando" at the Las Vegas premiere of her new drama-thriller 'Parker' on Thursday evening (January 24, 2013). Let us explain: the 43-year-old actress wore a figure-hugging white gown, which looked fairly innocuous at first glance, though the sheer side panels gave the game away - Lopez was indeed wearing no underwear. Still, the R&B star and former American Idol judge looked pretty elegant, accentuating her signature curves while beaming for the cameras.
The movie stars Jason Statham as a thief with a unique code of professional ethics who is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming his new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside (Lopez), the professional criminal looks to hijack his former crew's latest heist.
Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham arrive for a screening of their new crime-thriller 'Parker' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Dressed head-to-toe in Lanvin, Lopez was all smiles for the cameras and spent time signing autographs for fans and posing for snaps. Letting his leading lady take the spotlight, Statham briefly posed for pictures before making his way into the museum.
...Or not miming the national anthem, as we can't quite figure out whom to believe.
Either way, Beyonce's fellow celebs have weighed in on the controversy, but first, some context: The U.S. Marine Band said in a statement on Tuesday that the musical accompaniment was pre-recorded, explaining that "there was no opportunity for Ms. Knowles-Carter to rehearse with the Marine Band before the Inauguration so it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill-advised for such a high-profile event."
They then backtracked on that saying in the statement that "regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter's vocal performance, no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded."
Continue reading: Stars Have Their Say On Beyonce Miming The National Anthem...
While Denise Richards mourns her pet bulldog Hank - who died aged 13 on Sunday (Sunday 20, 2013) - fellow Jennifer Lopez is just getting to know her new addition to the family, a boxer dog named Frank. Richards - the ex-wife of Charlie Sheen - took to Twitter this week to express her sadness over the passing of lovable Hank.
"Last night we lost our beloved Hank," the actress wrote. "I will miss him dearly, 13 yrs old... been there for me thru it all Best dog ever & part of our family." Fortunately for the Hollywood actress, she recently adopted a rescue puppy, possibly acknowledging the fact that old Hank didn't have much left in the tank. Animal lover Richards also has many other pet cats to keep her company, and her three children of course!
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are expanding their family with the arrival of a little brown boxer dog named Bear. Smart, 25, who works as a backing dancer for his high profile partner, tweeted the news last week, saying, "Introducing the new addition to the family..." before uploading a snap of the pooch. Lopez, a mother of 4-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony, re-tweeted the message, adding, "So happy! Lilbabybear. Could get confusing!" Bear is known as the couple's pet name for each other.
Continue reading: Denise Richards Mourns French Bulldog Hank, Aged 13
Who wasn't at the ABC studios this week? Ok, so we weren't, and to be fair most of the world were probably elsewhere too, but three huge stars that were included Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding and Drew Barrymore. All three were appearing on the network's flagship breakfast show Good Morning America, and there were contrasting ways in which each of the ladies coped with the early mornings and brisk seasonal cold.
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez - Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez Miami, Florida - appear on the Orange Carpet prior to the Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans football game at the Land Shark Stadium Sunday 27th December 2009
Jennifer Lopez Saturday 18th July 2009 filming a scene in the rain for her new film 'The Back-Up Plan' New York City, USA
Jennifer Lopez Saturday 21st July 2007 Jennifer Lopez enjoying a calorific lunch of creamy pastries and coffee at Bruno Bakery in SoHo with a friend. New York City, USA
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