Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Jennifer Lopez

Birth Name: Jennifer Lopez (Nickname: J Lo)
Height: 5' 4"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: July 24, 1970
Birth Place: Castle Hill, The Bronx, New York, USA
Profession: actress, singer
Education: Catholic school
all-girl high school
Husband/Wife: Marc Anthony (actor, musician; married on June 5, 2004), Cris Judd (dancer; married on September 29, 2001 in Calabasas, California; divorced on January 26, 2003), Ojani Noa (model; married on February 22, 1997 in Miami, divorced in March 1998)
Relationship: Ben Affleck (actor; born on August 15, 1972; split on January 20, 2004), Sean Combs (musician; dating as of 1998; broke up on February 14, 2001), Joaquin Cortez (Flamenco dancer; reportedly dated 1998), David Cruz (production assistant)
Father: David Lopez (a computer specialist)
Mother: Guadalupe Lopez (a kindergarten teacher)
Sister: Linda Lopez (Entertainment Correspondent for WB Network), Leslie Lopez
Claim to fame: as Selena Quintanilla in Selena (1997)

Jennifer was born on July 24, 1969 in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx. Her father, David, was a computer technician. Her mother, Guadalupe, taught kindergarten. Jennifer is the middle of three daughters. Her elder sister, Leslie, is a housewife who sings opera. Her younger sister, Lynda, is a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ., and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer's parents were born in Puerto Rico, but did not meet until both came to America. Her mother's parents were Europeans who settled in Puerto Rico. She says that it was her parents' work ethic that made a difference in her life. Jennifer took singing and dancing lessons from age 5. She attended 12 years of Catholic school, including an all-girl high school. She played softball and tennis in high school and was a gymnast.

After high school, she briefly worked in a law office. During this time, she continued dance classes at night. At 18, she left home because her mother was scared by her decision to pursue show business. With casting on "In Living Color" (1990) in 1990, she moved to L.A., but initially hated it. Finally her boy friend, David Cruz, moved to be with her there and she learned to accept her new environment. Her career took off from her "Living Color" stint and reached new peaks with her portrayal of slain Latino singer Selena (1997) in 1997.

2007 Bordertown
2006 El Cantante
2005 Monster-in-Law
2005 An Unfinished Life
2004 Jersey Girl
2004 Shall We Dance?
2003 Gigli
2003 Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me
2003 Jennifer Lopez: Let's Get Loud
2002 Maid in Manhattan
2002 Enough
2002 Intimate Portrait: Jennifer Lopez
2001 Angel Eyes
2001 The Wedding Planner
2001 Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lopez
2000 Saturday Night Live: Alan Cumming
2000 Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good
2000 The Cell
1998 Antz
1998 Out of Sight
1997 Anaconda
1997 U-Turn
1997 Selena
1996 Blood and Wine
1996 Jack
1995 My Family
1995 Money Train
1993 Second Chances [TV Series]
1993 Lost in the Wild
1986 My Little Girl

Executive Producer
2006 South Beach [TV Series]
2006 South Beach [TV Series]
2003 Jennifer Lopez: Let's Get Loud

2007 Bordertown
2006 El Cantante

Albums | Singles | Videos | Other

2007 Como Ama una Mujer
2005 Rebirth [DualDisc]
2005 Rebirth
2002 This Is Me...Then [Bonus Track]
2002 This Is Me... Then
2002 On the 6 [SACD]
2002 J to Tha L-O!: The Remixes [French Bonus Tracks]
2002 J to Tha L-O!: The Remixes [Clean]
2002 J to Tha L-O!: The Remixes
2001 On the 6 [Holland Bonus Tracks]
2001 J.Lo [Japan Bonus Track]
2001 J.Lo [Holland Bonus Tracks]
2001 J.Lo [Clean Bonus Track]
2001 J.Lo [Bonus Track]
2001 J.Lo [Australia Bonus Tracks]
2001 J.Lo
1999 On the 6 [Spanish Version]
1999 On the 6 [Japan Bonus Tracks]
1999 On the 6 [Japan Bonus Tracks/Photo Cards]
1999 On the 6

Fun Facts
* Once interviewed on air by younger sister Lynda, a correspondent for New York's Channel 11 News, Jennifer Lopez exclaimed, "Here I am talking about boys with my baby sister on television!"
* A health conscious star, Jennifer Lopez doesn't drink or smoke, telling In Style, "I think that ruins your skin. Of course, during celebratory toasts, everybody's like, 'You can't toast with water!' So I'll toast with alcohol and just take a sip."
* Estimating her worth at $255 million, Fortune magazine put Jennifer Lopez on its 2004 list of wealthiest entertainers under the age of 40.
* Oliver Stone, who directed Jennifer Lopez in 1997's U-Turn, was impressed by her work ethic. "She's a tough chick," "She was barefoot for days with fake blood on her."
* Jennifer Lopez's childhood friends from the Bronx nicknamed her "The Supernova," and her first husband Ojani Noa called her "La Guitarra" because he thought her body was shaped like a guitar

  • Lopez and husband Marc Anthony are suing National Enquirer in the UK for false reports involving a heroin scandal. (April 17, 2007)
  • Has denied reports claiming her marriage to third husband Marc Anthony is in jeopardy, calling the allegations disgusting lies. (April 13, 2007)
  • Is reportedly road-testing Victoria Beckham's entire range of jeans, after Posh admitted she wants a model with a fuller figure to make sure the designs suit all girls. (April 4, 2007)
  • Says she struggled in scenes with husband Marc Anthony in EL CANTANTE because their styles of acting are so different.
  • Her new album titled 'Como Ama Una Mujer' or 'How a Woman Loves' hit stores on March 27, 2007.
  • Promised to dish the dirt on her former lovers when she is 80. (March 17, 2007)
  • Is set to appear on American Idol on April 11. (February 23, 2007)
  • Has admitted that she turned to Victoria Beckham for advice on which dress to wear for this year’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony. (February 12, 2007)
  • Her first husband Ojani Noa has been stopped from publishing a tell-all book about their marriage. (January 30, 2007)
  • Her dad has practiced Scientology for the past 20 years. (January 30, 2007)
  • Her auditions for her new Glow After Dark reality show were interrupted when two PETA members took the stage, pretending to audition, and launched into a tirade against the performer. (January 19, 2007)
  • One of People en Espanol’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics. (January 5, 2007)
  • Is pushing to enter arbitration with her ex- husband Ojani Noa to stop him from publishing a book about their relationship. (December 30, 2006)
  • Lopez and Jim Carrey deny reports their newfound friendship with Tom Cruise is proof a burgeoning interest in his Scientology religion. (December 18, 2006)
  • Has decided to fight the star's efforts to stop him from printing a tell-all book after all, despite agreeing in June not to reveal intimate details about her. (December 4, 2006)
  • Angered her fellow famous passengers with her diva-like behavior during their trip to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wedding in Rome, by sending an aide to scope out the best spot the chartered 757 flight. (November 22, 2006)
  • Insists she is ready to cover up her beautiful body because she is bored with being viewed as a sex symbol. (November 21, 2006)
  • Is sued by Los Angeles-area private aircraft company Avjet Corp. for allegedly failing to pay her bills. (October 7, 2006)
  • Has dumped her manager Jeff Kwatinetz, who is actress Brittany Murphy's ex-fiance, after the fruitlessness of her work last year. (September 27, 2006)
  • Her secret to keep her stunning looks: 8 hours sleep a night, water, and a good cleanser.
  • Her publicist has vehemently denied rumors that she’s pregnant. (August 28, 2006)
  • Singer Jesse McCartney, a close friend of Lopez, claims the reason Latina actress bailed out of the movie DALLAS is because she is, in fact, pregnant. (August 26, 2006)
  • Allegedly quit the DALLAS movie because she hated the script and didn't want to work with John Travolta. (August 8, 2006)
  • Abruptly left the much anticipated 2007 film version of Dallas. (August 4, 2006)
  • Was accused by ex-husband Ojani Noa of casting ''voodoo'' spells called Santeria on him and her other men in life. (July 10, 2006)
  • Her ex-husband Ojani Noa will reveal intimate details about her unless he is stopped by a judge, despite having been paid nearly $125,000 by the singer-actress, her lawyer claims in court documents. (June 30, 2006)
  • Her husband Marc Anthony bought out a full-page ad in Variety newspaper on June 6, declaring the love he has for her and also congratulated her on winning a 'Women In Film' award. (June 6, 2006)
  • MTV has given the green light to Lopez' reality series revolving around the lives of dancers working to make it in the business. (May 22, 2006)
  • Sparks pregnancy rumors after canceling her European and Asian mini-tour. (May 18, 2006)
  • Filed suit in Los Angeles claiming her ex-husband Ojani Noa threatened to write a book about her if she did not pay him $5 million. (April 11, 2006)
  • Has put herself on a spinach diet in an effort to boost her fertility. (March 29, 2006)
  • Lopez and Eva Longoria are set to team up as sisters for a comedy movie; Lopez penned the script. (March 22, 2006)
  • Fired her regular stylist Oribe, who charges $10,000-a-day for his services, after a string of alleged bust-ups. (March 17, 2006)
  • Is reportedly in talks to star as Sue Ellen Ewing in director Robert Luketic's upcoming big screen adaptation of the hit TV series Dallas. (March 15, 2006)
  • Says her secret to looking good is plenty of sleep.
  • Ordered all production be shut down on her movie EL CANTANTE, after realizing the filming was disrupting a wedding being held next door. (February 7, 2006)
  • A Dolce & Gabbana dress she wore to the 7th On Sale gala in November 2005 was bought for $3,700, while a Versace frock she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards went for $3,200 at auction to raise money for HIV and AIDs charities. (January 26, 2006)
  • Has sparked pregnancy rumors after being spotted doing “tons of shopping” for baby clothes lately. (January 24, 2006)
  • Her husband Marc Anthony reportedly cut a kissing scene from her Live perfume ad because he was jealous. (January 7, 2006)
  • A planned Jennifer Lopez version of the classic tale Carmen is reportedly being canned because Hollywood investors don't want to see the actress/singer’s character die at the end of the film. (January 5, 2006)
  • A convicted murderer was arrested for attempting to extort $1 million from Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez in exchange for their 2004 wedding video. (December 29, 2005)
  • Her claim to live a clean-cut lifestyle has been called into question after she was recently photographed smoking a cigarette after shooting scenes for her movie EL CANTANTE in a New York City graveyard. (December 19, 2005)
  • Her choice of hairstyle for 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards was crowned the biggest hair trauma of the year.
  • Has sent her ex-fiance Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner a gift basket to celebrate the birth of their baby daughter. (December 10, 2005)
  • Lopez and Marc Anthony were forced to flee the New York set of their new movie EL CANTANTE after a fire broke out close to their trailers. (December 7, 2005)
  • Has bought a new dog - a huge German Shepherd. (December 5, 2005)
  • According to Natalie Imbruglia, she has a coat made from 80 murdered chinchillas.
  • Went for a full-on Sophia Loren look when she arrived at a party at the Sky Light Studios in New York. (November 14, 2005)
  • Has one ambition left for her successful music career - to have the time to tour her music. (November 12, 2005)
  • Teaches flamenco dancing to the cast and crew of her new movie BORDERTOWN. (November 4, 2005)
  • Her ex-husband Ojani Noa has dropped his lawsuit claiming she fired him as manager of her Pasadena restaurant without cause. (November 2, 2005)
  • Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony helped raise more than $100,000 for two Puerto Rican cancer facilities. (October 28, 2005)
  • Was chosen to be 2006 cover girl for the Pirelli calendar. (October 21, 2005)
  • Had a tough time as a dancer on the set of the hit 1990s comedy show In Living Color; series star Jamie Foxx claims she was often mocked by her colleagues. (October 20, 2005)
  • Says that she's spending hours in the gym, to work out the shapes of her body, especially her famous bottom. (October 18, 2005)
  • Says that wallowing in a tub of warm water is her favorite way to relax and unwind.
  • Asked Queer Eye For The Straight Guy star Thom Felicia to decorate her new home in Long Island. (October 8, 2005)
  • Accepts she may one day have plastic surgery, now that she's getting older. (October 5, 2005)
  • Her diva reputation is just a showbiz fabrication designed to drum up publicity for the star, according to her ex-husband Cris Judd. (October 1, 2005)
  • Has explained the real reason behind her oversized shoe collection - she refuses to throw any of them away. (September 30, 2005)
  • Plans to launch new fragrance with the scent of a baby's head. (September 28, 2005)
  • Admits she once fired her manager because he ordered her to diet so she would look like Heather Locklear. (September 27, 2005)
  • Lopez and Marc Anthony have appealed to fans to help young victims of Hurricane Katrina by donating money to a children's charity. (September 20, 2005)
  • Paul McCartney's wife, Heather Mills McCartney, protested the use of fur in Lopez' fashion line, threatening she would stalk her. (September 16, 2005)
  • Has confessed she asks her employees to address her as 'Mom' because she feels so maternal to them all. (September 14, 2005)
  • Her AN UNFINISHED LIFE premiere was marred by angry animal activists in New York when PETA protestors staged an anti-fur demonstration outside the screening. (September 10, 2005)
  • Has sparked fresh rumors she is expecting her first child after she bought baby clothes during a recent shopping trip in Los Angeles. (September 6, 2005)
  • Her fans can bid on two VIP tickets to the opening of her first US boutique in Chicago next month. Winners of the VIP tickets also will get premiere seating at the store's fashion show and the chance to meet Lopez. (August 25, 2005)
  • Chosen by Time Magazine as one of the nation's 25 most influential Hispanics. (2005)
  • Enjoys dousing her body in so much of her own brand of fragrances, her hairdresser can often still smell her long after she's left the premises. (August 11, 2005)
  • Believes her over-exposure in the media has prevented her from having a more diverse movie career, saying she found it easier to convince directors of her suitability for a role when she was an unknown. (August 8, 2005)
  • Says she thoroughly enjoyed her turbulent love-life before marrying third husband Marc Anthony and is thrilled by the public's fascination with it. (August 6, 2005)
  • Is considering quitting her music and movie career to become a mother. (August 5, 2005)
  • Was so stunned when an interviewer asked her how she felt about her ex-fiance Ben Affleck expecting a baby with Jennifer Garner, she declared that the subject depressed her. (July 28, 2005)
  • Is moaning about the sacrifices she has made for fame, declaring she doesn't have time for anything. (July 27, 2005)
  • Beyonce Knowles, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez's music company Sony BMG has agreed to pay $10 million to settle probe into the illegal practice of paying radio stations to air its stars' songs. (July 27, 2005)
  • Has chosen Chicago's venerable Marshall Field's store on State Street as the first U-S store to house a J-Lo boutique. (July 23, 2005)
  • Blames her former management for her diva reputation, because they used to make extravagant demands on her behalf. (July 22, 2005)
  • Once danced backup for 1990s boy band New Kids On The Block at numerous shows and concerts before finding fame.
  • Is reportedly so unhappy with her accommodation and on set trailer while filming BORDERTOWN, she has demanded a luxury motor home and a private villa. (June 20, 2005)
  • Has announced that she wants to be a mother after devoting enough time to her career. (June 14, 2005)
  • Made her debut in next year's Pirelli calendar, along with supermodels Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss. (June 11, 2005)
  • Celebrated her first wedding anniversary by treating husband Marc Anthony to a $5,000 shopping spree in Malibu, California. (June 10, 2005)
  • Got a diamond engagement ring from husband Marc Anthony one year after they got married. (June 9, 2005)
  • Sean 'P Diddy' Combs's mother Janice has lambasted fashion magazine Instyle for reporting she hates her son's former girlfriend Jennifer Lopez. (June 8, 2005)
  • Says she loved working with Richard Gere in SHALL WE DANCE and wants to team up with him again in a grittier role. (June 3, 2005)
  • Is afraid of the dark and doesn't like to be alone.
  • Has revealed the secret to keeping her skin looking younger for longer: placenta facial treatment. (May 30, 2005)
  • Says she isn't a believer in love at first sight.
  • An Atlanta, Georgia radio producer has denied reports that PETA bombarded Lopez with horrific images of furrying in their studio in early May. (May 19, 2005)
  • Has out-smarted animal rights protesters hounding her publicity tour for MONSTER-IN-LAW, by taping an interview in secret. (May 17, 2005)
  • Wants former fiance Ben Affleck to find happiness like she has. (May 16, 2005)
  • Dumped behind-the-scenes documentary Don't Look Back, after she was reportedly filmed shouting at the crew. (May 14, 2005)
  • Members of America's Food Allergy + Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) have branded MONSTER_IN_LAW insensitive to people with food allergies, thanks to a scene in which Fonda's character crushes up nuts and laces a gravy boat with them after she learns Lopez's character has a serious nut allergy. (May 13, 2005)
  • Revealed she had to have bags of ice on standby on the set of Monster-in-Law to sooth her wounds because all the slaps from co-star Jane Fonda were real. (May 11, 2005)
  • Had to beg MONSTER IN LAW co-star Jane Fonda not to hurt her during filming a scene when Jane had to slam a cake into her face. I was left with cake up my nose and in my mouth, she said. (May 9, 2005)
  • Is struggling with her painting hobby because every time she puts brush to canvas her efforts come out grey. (May 6, 2005)
  • Wants to be America's first female president so she could redecorate the unfashionable interior of the White House to make it cozy. (May 5, 2005)
  • Says she doesn't care a bit when people comment on her curves.
  • Is being sued by her first husband Ojani Noa, who claims she forced him to quit his job to run her California restaurant, but unfairly sacked him six months later despite his success. (May 3, 2005)
  • Was greeted by protesters representing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals at the premiere of MONSTER-IN-LAW with signs declaring her the monster-in-fur for her Sweetface fashion collection. (May 2, 2005)
  • Has dumped plans to write a how-to-be-a-celerity book as she admits her talents are stunted when it comes to literature. (April 30, 2005)
  • Has slammed her reputation for being a diva as preposterous, citing how much the mothers of her ex-husbands and boyfriends liked her. (April 28, 2005)
  • Is to write an advice book to help celebrities deal with fame. (April 25, 2005)
  • Topped a poll by Oxygen magazine for the best rear in Hollywood. (2005)
  • Is being targeted by furious anti-fur activists PETA who plan to rampage her upcoming Los Angeles MONSTER-IN-LAW premiere. (April 21, 2005)
  • Is so intent on living a more simple life, she's selling her collection of cars and trading in her lavish properties for smaller homes. (April 19, 2005)
  • Has never smoked and rarely drinks alcohol. However, she sometimes wishes she had a way of relaxing after a stressful day. (April 17, 2005)
  • Says she almost had a Princess Diana moment when a photographer nearly crashed into her car in front of the Beverly Hills Police Department. (April 14, 2005)
  • Has revealed that she is hoping to tour this year. (April 12, 2005)
  • Animal campaigners PETA are continuing their campaign against Lopez, after discovering she had an 'anti-J.Lo' ad removed from a music magazine. The determined organization has taken out an ad in Radio And Records newspaper in a bid to dent the promotional campaign for J.Lo's new album Rebirth. (April 11, 2005)
  • Said that her single Hold You Down is a love song to her heavyweight pal Fat Joe.
  • Has been accused by PETA of bullying Billboard magazine into removing their full-page ad, which lambasted her for wearing fur. (March 31, 2005)
  • Is selling her $11 million Miami Beach mansion, because she does not want to be reminded of her ex-lover, Ben Affleck. (March 29, 2005)
  • Lopez and Beyonce are vying to sign up soccer star David Beckham for their upcoming videos. (March 24, 2005)
  • Her latest album Rebirth is flopping - her refusal to tour to promote the CD is being blamed for the disappointing sales. (March 23, 2005)
  • Confectionary giant Cadbury and Britain's famed wax work museum Madame Tussauds have teamed up to produce an edible likeness of Lopez. (March 22, 2005)
  • Has defended her back catalogue of movie flops, insisting she's only ever signed up to films with great scripts. (March 21, 2005)
  • While other celebrities have taken pains to keep their public life under wraps, Jennifer Lopez was always willing to let the public share in her private life because she grew up in New York and was “very out there and outgoing.”
  • Says she misses dancing in clubs until 4am. (March 18, 2005)
  • Has designed a high-profile collection of custom-made carry-alls for the new Playstation Portable (PSP) that was displayed in Los Angeles at a fashion show called Pret A PSP. (March 17, 2005)
  • Approximately 30 to 40 members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) demonstrated outside Lopez' Cuban cuisine eatery in Pasadena to protest her continued use of fur in her personal wardrobe and in her Sweetface fashion collection, making the diners a little uneasy. (March 14, 2005)
  • Her husband Marc Anthony has painted her ‘behind’ in the nude. She is said to be delighted with the oil painting and has hung it up in the couple's Los Angeles mansion. (March 12, 2005)
  • Has offended animal rights campaigners with her penchant for fur during the launch of her latest album ‘Rebirth’ in New York. (March 4, 2005)
  • Has publicly admitted for the first time that she and Marc Anthony have married. (February 25, 2005)
  • Has cancelled a handful of promotional appearances in Europe for her latest film SHALL WE DANCE and upcoming album release Rebirth, citing an undisclosed illness. (February 17, 2005)
  • Has launched her third fragrance, Miami Glow by Jlo. (February 15, 2005)
  • Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will make their world debut on stage together at this month's Grammy Awards. (February 3, 2005)
  • Nearly named her ‘Rebirth’ album ‘Call Me Jennifer’ to help get rid of her stage name J.Lo.
  • Is being sued by her ex-husband Ojani Noa, who claims the singer wrongly fired him as the manager of her California eaterie. (December 27, 2004)
  • A poster signed by Lopez is on sale in an MTV Internet auction to raise money for hurricane victims in the Caribbean. (December 21, 2004)
  • Is among the stars targeted by the People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) on their annual Worst Dressed list. (2004)
  • Her song You Got Me in her next as-yet-untitled album is about Lopez and Anthony's relationship. (November 5, 2004)
  • Was left stunned during an appearance on David Letterman's talk show when the comedian sprayed her perfume Glow into his mouth. (2004)
  • Broke down in tears in front of director Oliver Stone in an attempt to avoid having to film a raunchy sex scene with co-star Sean Penn in Stone's 1997 movie U TURN.
  • Admits her new status as Marc Anthony's wife has softened up her personality. (2004)
  • Refused to sing at husband Marc Anthony's birthday party, claiming that she had not been given enough time to prepare. (September 21, 2004)
  • Her former make-up artist insists he and the superstar have gone their separate ways because she has yet to pay him for work he did the day she wed Marc Anthony. (September 10, 2004)
  • Fired her long-term makeup artist after discovering he was leaking stories about her to the press. (September 2, 2004)
  • Lavished extravagant gifts upon her MONSTER-IN- LAW co-stars on the final day of filming – She gave director Robert Luketic an antique Buddha statue, her on-screen lover Michael Vartan a huge outdoor planter vase, and Jane Fonda a limited edition Chopard watch. Make-up artists, wardrobe and hair stylists got personalized T-shirts. (August 7, 2004)
  • Her mother Guadalupe reportedly prefers her daughter's ex- fiance Ben Affleck to her new son-in-law Marc Anthony. (July 30, 2004)
  • Has axed the duet she recorded with Marc Anthony for her movie SHALL WE DANCE because movie bosses don't want their marriage to overshadow the film. (July 3, 2004)
  • Her representative denied reports she has withdrawn from AMERICAN DARLINGS because she was pregnant. (June 23, 2004)
  • Denies reports she's about to rehire Tommy Mottola. (June 21, 2004)
  • Was married to her third husband Marc Anthony by the same man who officiated at her second wedding - her lawyer. (June 16, 2004)
  • Her wax figures, one of which is wearing the star's new wedding dress, were on display at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in New York City Friday. (June 15, 2004)
  • Is such a busy woman she didn't even bother to attend the launch party for her new lingerie line. (May 27, 2004)
  • Has finally landed on the cover of Vogue, after years of reported bad blood between her and the fashion bible. (April 24, 2004)
  • Her mom Guadalupe has won a staggering $2.4 million on a Wheel of Fortune gambling machine in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino. (April 7, 2004)
  • Moviemaker Kevin Smith has given up hope of hitting the number one spot with his new movie JERSEY GIRL because Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have given the project the kiss of death with their previous flop GIGLI. (March 10, 2004)
  • Is suing her former contractors for allegedly doing such shoddy work that they actually caused more than $2 million in damage. (March 5, 2004)
  • Has delayed the release of her latest single Baby I Love You so she can remove any reference to former fiance Ben Affleck. (March 3, 2004)
  • A wedding scene with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez has been scrapped from director Kevin Smith's JERSEY GIRL after the pair ended their engagement. (February 27, 2004)
  • Reports say the true reason behind Ben Affleck's split with Jennifer Lopez was the actor's reluctance to marry Lopez in a secret Christmas wedding. (January 29, 2004)
  • The much ballyhooed engagement of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck has been officially called off, a spokesperson for the singer/actress said Thursday. (January 23, 2004)
  • Flew into a panic after leaving her engagement ring on the sink of her hotel bathroom recently. (December 29, 2003)
  • A man has accused the producer of her movie THE WEDDING PLANNER of stealing the movie's concept from his own screenplay. (December 19, 2003)
  • Has taped a TV public service message urging politically disengaged Americans to register to vote. (December 18, 2003)
  • Has fallen victim to the massive flu epidemic sweeping America. (December 17, 2003)
  • Fashion designer Marc Jacobs denies reports that Lopez was dropped from the Louis Vuitton advertising campaign because she took too many clothes home from the shoot. (December 16, 2003)
  • Has called off her lawsuit against former manager Benny Medina, intensifying speculation the pair are planning to work together again. (December 10, 2003)
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez both worked hard over the weekend in Los Angeles, she hosting the KIIS FM Jingle Ball Rock, and he trying hard to woo journalists back into his corner with a series of interviews for his new movie PAYCHECK. (December 9, 2003)
  • Is being sued for copyright infringement for her video I'm Glad, an homage to the 1983 film Flashdance, by the real-life welder and dancer who was the inspiration for the film -- Maureen Marder had refused to grant sequel rights or to permit any further use of her story or identity after the film became a success. (November 15, 2003)
  • An American website is alleging Lopez has had cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of her lips and thin her nose – The gossip site offers photographic 'evidence' of a supposed change in J.Lo's appearance between 1998 and 2003. (October 16, 2003)
  • Images of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have been scrapped from posters of their upcoming movie JERSEY GIRL to give it a better chance of box office success after the dismal performance of the couple's summer flop GIGLI. (October 9, 2003)
  • Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Osbourne and Eve got a mention as a star who would never allows her look to become stale from America's People magazine. (September 15, 2003
  • The cancellation of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's weekend wedding in Santa Barbara, California, has threatened Michael Jackson’s star-studded charity bash at his Neverland ranch nearby, which was planned to take place this Saturday -- Tickets are reportedly struggling to sell, but sources claim Jackson hoped to attract guests by hinting the happy couple may make a pre-nuptial appearance. (September 12, 2003)
  • After working with Jennifer Lopez in UNFINISHED LIFE, Robert Redford calls Lopez a natural actress -- In fact, he says she's a natural when it comes to singing and dancing, too. (September 11, 2003)
  • Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney have triumphed in a chart listing the sexiest movie scenes that don't actually feature any sex -- Film critics for British movie magazine Empire voted a scene from 1998 hit OUT OF SIGHT, featuring the two stars, the worthy winner. (September 3, 2003)
  • GIGLI, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s first movie together, is called a low point of cinema history -- While their romance was said to have been originally sparked with the shooting of the film, critics see little of that spark in the movie. (July 31, 2003)
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are so distraught at the critical backlash to their movie GIGLI that they have vowed never to work together again -- Sources close to the twosome say that although in public they have defended the flick, behind closed doors J.Lo is very upset at the bad press. (July 30, 2003)
  • Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were the only celebrities at GIGLI's Hollywood premiere Sunday night and were reluctant to spend much time with the waiting press -- The engaged couple wooed the crowd by signing autographs and chatting, but largely ignored the press, who have generally slammed the film. (July 29, 2003)
  • Lopez says she's not a demanding diva -- All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared, she said in an interview Thursday for Ben and Jen: A Dateline NBC Special. (July 19, 2003)
  • Lopez reportedly ordered her picture on the poster for new movie GIGLI to be digitally altered to downsize her famously-full bottom -- A Hollywood source says that movie bosses made J.Lo's posterior smaller on the promo posters for the troubled flick, whilst also pumping up her chest; however, a source at Columbia pictures, who made the film, claim it was only Lopez's rear which was altered, at the actress' insistence. (July 18, 2003)
  • Lopez admits she made friends with fiance Ben Affleck in 2001 but said she never slept with him until after she separated from her then dancer husband Cris Judd. (July 18, 2003)
  • Lopez denies that there were any romantic overtones between Ben Affleck and her during the shoot do GIGLI, at which point she was still married to dancer Cris Judd, saying, We just became friends. I'm a very faithful person. If somebody had told me, 'Ben's attracted to you,' I would have said, 'No. I wasn't raised that way.' (July 16, 2003)
  • Lopez has been linked to a gruesome murder in Canada after jewelry she wears in new movie SHALL WE DANCE? was discovered at the scene of the horrific mutilation -- A 38-year-old Ontario man was found hacked up and decapitated in a Winnipeg hotel room, just yards away from a $4,000 necklace reported stolen from the set of J.Lo's movie; police have now arrested Sydney Teerhuis and charged him with second-degree murder, but they still have no idea how J.Lo's jewelry wound up at the crime scene. (July 14, 2003)
  • Lopez is blaming her ex-manager Benny Medina for losing her the cover of fashion bible Vogue when the real culprit was the magazine's editor Anna Wintour. (July 11, 2003)
  • Lopez missed out on watching MATRIX RELOADED in a Georgia cinema after popcorn cracked her teeth -- J.Lo was left sobbing in pain in the cinema while her fiance Ben Affleck tried to comfort her. (July 1, 2003)
  • Was one of the most powerful celebrity according to 2003 Forbes Top 100 Celebrity List (#5)
  • Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are the celebrity couple most likely to break up next, according to Ipsos U.S. Express (on behalf of CuervoNation). (June 25, 2003)
  • Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck emerged as Hollywood's hottest new power couple, according to this year's Forbes Top 100 Celebrity List, occupying the fifth and seventh spots on the list with a combined income of $65 million. (June 20, 2003)
  • New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the instigator of the unpopular no-smoking policy in the city, revealed his penchant for Lopez during a visit to her home district the Bronx -- He gushes, Jennifer Lopez is another great New Yorker. I'd even have dinner with her. I assume Jennifer Lopez would want to have dinner with me. I don't know. I never met the young lady but I'd certainly be willing to. (May 27, 2003)
  • A wax replica of Lopez was unveiled Wednesday, May 21 at Madame Tussaud's wax museum in New York City's Times Square -- The Lopez figure is dressed in a floor-length tan silk gown, which is accessorized by a dangling pendant. (May 27, 2003)
  • The first issue of a new American publication has put Lopez on top of a list of celebrity monsters – The magazine says J.Lo is guilty of a cynical bid for urban authenticity, recalling reports that when J.Lo returned to her native Bronx to film a video, her uncompromising guards shoved excited kids out of her way - leaving one young fan in tears. (April 16, 2003)
  • Lopez took on Europe for a MAID IN MANHATTAN blitz that became a one-woman fashion event, from ruffled chiffon in Berlin to a sparkly mini in London. (March 15, 2003)
  • Lopez's ex-husband Cris Judd has won the American version of TV show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here - which also saw him break down over the loss of his Latina wife. (March 8, 2003)
  • When promoting MAID IN MANHATTAN in London, Lopez laid down a list of diva-like demands with a hotel, including demanding she's not placed in the room once used by her old flame Sean 'P Diddy' Combs -- The singer arrived with 60 suitcases, and has ordered that hotel staff should not talk to her - leaving any food outside her room, which is lavishly decorated with white lilies, white linen and white curtains. (February 28, 2003)
  • Lopez is angry about Ben's secret dance with Applegate -- Affleck was rehearsing a scene for new movie SURVIVING CHRISTMAS with actress Christina Applegate when he started chatting to her about her role in celebrity burlesque revue THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS, but just as Applegate was giving Ben a taste of her sexy dance act, Lopez walked in on the couple, and promptly marched off. (February 22, 2003)
  • Lopez has reportedly fired another of Affleck's personal assistants, because she was female – But Affleck's representative has claimed Annelise Levy actually left on her own terms to work for Naomi Watts. (February 13, 2003)
  • Lopez possesses the best cheeks, according to an annual survey conducted by the Beverly Hills Institute For Aesthetic And Reconstructive Surgery in Los Angeles. (February 6, 2003)
  • With two marriages behind her and a third planned, Lopez knows she's been compared to the oft-wedded Elizabeth Taylor, and she's fine with that. (December 27, 2002)
  • Lopez no longer likes her J.Lo moniker as that's what her family calls her when they think she's behaving badly. (December 17, 2002)
  • Lopez doesn’t like it when people call her a diva because she thinks it is silly – instead, she would call herself more than anything passionate and hard working.
  • Lopez made up with her longtime friend and hairdresser Oribe after sacking him a week ago -- the rift came after Lopez heard reports that Oribe had thrown a diva-like tantrum at the press junket for her latest movie MAID IN MANHATTAN and promptly let him go. (December 12, 2002)
  • For Lopez, fame and the ensuing hype that surrounds her every move isn't a part of her life she can ignore -- rather, being a famous woman just is what she is. (November 23, 2002)
  • Valentino and Donatella Versace, two of the world's leading fashion designers, were fighting for the chance to dress Lopez on her supposed wedding day with Ben Affleck. (November 18, 2002)
  • Lopez says that she initially had thought of Affleck as one of those Hollywood skirt chasers.” (November 12, 2002)
  • Lopez has been labeled a liar and a hypocrite by locals from the tough Bronx neighborhood where the singer and actress grew up – locals claim she visited the area just for show on camera and were shocked when the singer's bodyguards shoved excited children away from J.Lo, even making one tiny fan start crying. (November 6, 2002)
  • Lopez filmed her own reality day out in Los Angeles at the weekend when she and boyfriend Ben Affleck shot scenes for her new video Jenny From The Block -- the couple kissed and cuddled on hotel balconies and at restaurants while a camera crew followed them around throughout the day for the promo, which will air next month. (October 23, 2002)
  • Vanity Fair covergirls Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow and Alicia Keys engaged in all-out diva warfare in order to be best represented on the magazine -- each starlet brought their own hairdresser and make-up team. (October 17, 2002)
  • Friends of Lopez have hit back at claims she was dumped by her management company Management Company First, insisting it was the other way around; they said that J.Lo parted company with the firm because she was unhappy with the quality of movie roles being offered her. (October 12, 2002)
  • Despite a list of promising forthcoming movies, Lopez is without a movie agent – it is said that her former agency, International Creative Management, have decided that they no longer wish to represent Lopez and declined to elaborate on the circumstances of her departure. (October 10, 2002)
  • Lopez began her romance with Ben Affleck while she was still in a relationship with her now-estranged husband Cris Judd - according to the dancer's father Larry. (September 2002)
  • Lopez has bought the film rights to a manuscript called ''Dirty Girls Club,'' for a film she'd produce and star in from the novel with the same title.
  • Affleck gave Lopez a diamond bracelet for her birthday gift when he took her for a birthday lunch in Manhattan.
  • It is rumored that the marriage between J.Lo and Cris Judd was in fact a publicity stunt, as the Latino star was in dire need of good publicity after P. Diddy's gunshot trials.
  • In an advertising campaign for her new perfume J-Lo poses nude in a shower in the snap plugging the fragrance Glow.
  • Jennifer Lopez is the first Latina actress to get paid 9 million for a movie and the first artist to have a number one movie and album in the same week.
  • Is thrilled with her current level of fame - because she wasn't very popular at school.
  • Has dropped the final part of the invasion-of-privacy lawsuit she filed in May 2001 when she learned that Suge Knight Films, Inc. was planning to release a videotape that included scenes of her and a former boyfriend performing sex acts.
  • Has delighted the readers of men's magazine FHM by agreeing to her most revealing photo spread ever.
  • Has her sights set on playing a Bodyguard-type role for her next big screen project.
  • Keeps her trademark bottom round - by eating junk food.
  • At the first wedding, her character Maria comforts the bride by complimenting her great thighs. This may be a small reference to the huge media focus on Jen's big thighs when she first began her singing career (WEDDING PLANNER, THE (2001)).
  • SELENA (1997): Part of Lopez makeup to appear more like Selena Quintanilla included padding for her rear.
  • SELENA (1997): She and Selena both had the same measurements. So all of her wardrobe were made from the original pattern that Selena used to make the originals.
  • She appeared in the Janet Jackson's video 'That's The Way Love Goes'. She was the one dancing with the cute, bald guy.
  • She won't be wearing tight-fitting clothes in her next film, SHRINK, in which she'll play a psychologist to superheroes.
  • Her character used to be a superhero but a traumatic incident made her decide to stop.
  • Nominated for Best Female Performance at MTV Movie Awards for THE CELL (2001)
  • Nominated for Best Kiss at MTV Movie Awards for OUT OF SIGHT (1999) - shared with George Clooney
  • Nominated for Best Female Performance at MTV Movie Awards for OUT OF SIGHT (1999)
  • Nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance at MTV Movie Awards for SELENA (1998)
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for SELENA (1998)