Jennifer Lopez
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Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lynn Lopez is an American actress, dancer, entrepreneur and recording artist. Widely recognized as being the definition of America's sweetheart, Lopez has been cited as being the most influential Hispanic performer in the United States. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and is the highest paid actor of Latin descent, making up to US$15 million per film role.
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Jennifer Lopez Reminded Everyone About The Power Of Music In Difficult Times
Huffington Post - 9 days
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The Grammys Red Carpet 2017
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Check out what Adele, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and more wore on the music industry’s biggest night.
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Selena Quintanilla’s Widower Finally Watches 'Selena' Two Decades Later
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If you’re a fan of Selena Quintanilla’s music, most likely you’ve watched her 1997 bio pic, “Selena,” starring Jennifer Lopez. The movie came out just two years after the Tejano singer was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, Quintanilla’s friend and former president of her fan club. Quintanilla’s widower, Chris Perez, attended the premiere but wrote on Facebook that his “eyes were closed” during it. Twenty years later, Perez stumbled upon an airing of it on Lifetime, and decided to actually watch the movie for the first time. Perez posted continuous commentary on Facebook as he watched the film. He approved of the the actor Jon Seda’s portrayal of him: He also had something to add to that very cute restaurant scene in which Selena talks about her love for pizza: He also had something to say about the scene in which the Selena coaxes Ch ...
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Nicki Minaj Says 'Racism' Is The Reason This Designer Won't Take Her Call
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Giuseppe, what’s good?  Nicki Minaj put the acclaimed Italian luxury shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti on blast Friday after the brand’s PR people apparently refused to take Minaj’s call.  The rapper unleashed a tweetstorm about the incident, and here’s how it went down:  This is wonderful. #GiuseppeZanotti seems to think it's ok to name his sneakers after me but his PR says they won't take our call. Lol. — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) February 3, 2017 I met #GiuseppeZanotti years ago. At which time, he told me I inspired him to design a sneaker in my honor. Wore them on the cover of Cosmo — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) February 3, 2017 [Editor’s note: Minaj did wear the sneakers, though it appears she wore them for Glamour in 2011.]  The 34-year-old entertainer’s problems with Zanotti arose when she found out the designer was making capsule collections with other artists (most recently Zayn Malik and Jennifer Lopez), which would presumably gi ...
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Attention Drake: There's A Reason Jennifer Lopez Dates Younger Men
Huffington Post - 20 days
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Latin Superstar From The '90s Shares His Powerful Immigrant Story
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Priyanka Chopra Is Peachy Keen at People's Choice Awards - Hollywood Reporter
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Hollywood Reporter Priyanka Chopra Is Peachy Keen at People's Choice Awards Hollywood Reporter The Event: The People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively and Sarah Jessica Parker were among the ceremony's attendees. Why It Matters: Chopra's latest public appearance comes shortly after the ... Get Your Hands on Ruby Rose's People's Choice Awards Lipstick Before It Sells Out — All the Details!Us Weekly TV Ratings: People's Choice Awards Sag, 'Speechless' WinsVariety People's Choice Awards 2017: What you missedCNN Entertainment Tonight -Vanity Fair -PerezHilton.com -The Detroit News all 546 news articles »
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5 Kids Dressed Better Than All The Adults At The People's Choice Awards
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At the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday night, the kids were our choice. They dressed better than just about every single grownup in attendance.  There was some good in the adult red carpet: Forty-seven-year-old Gwen Stefani was on hand in an adorable Reem Acra two-piece to remind us all she’s aging in reverse. Jennifer Lopez, who is also 47 and somehow appearing more youthful all the time, looked lovely in a gown by the same designer. “This is Us” star Chrissy Metz gets an honorable mention, too, for looking gorgeous in a custom Eloquii gown. Other than that, though, the looks were a little scattered. We’re not here to name names, but let’s just say that the handful of kids, in their floral gowns and smart suits, looked better than the rest of the red carpet combined (ahem, “Fuller House” cast).  Check out the good, the bad and the adorable below.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may ...
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Jennifer Lopez's shoe collection to debut this month
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Jennifer Lopez is starting off 2017 on the right foot, with the launch of her high-end shoe collaboration set for later this month. The star's debut footwear collection with Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti, christened #GiuseppexJennifer, will hit the brand's website and stores on January 23, it has been revealed. The project marks Zanotti's first major celebrity collaboration, but it is also Lopez's first high-end fashion series to date, following a long-standing partnership with the budget retailer Kohl's, who she designed her first collection for back in 2011.
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PHOTOS: Jennifer Lopez and Dwayne Johnson Sweat It Out
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The best shots of your favorite stars snapping selfies.
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Christine Ebersole Says Tony-Winning Role in 'Grey Gardens' Spoke to the Queer Community
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Though she boasts two of her own, Christine Ebersole admits she’s not attended the Tony Awards in nearly a decade. “Don’t you have to be invited or something?” the two-time “Best Actress” winner shockingly quipped when asked about her lengthy absence from Broadway’s biggest night. “I don’t get invited.” Though the Tony-winner for both 42nd Street and Grey Gardens not being on the guest-list is shocking enough, Ebersole’s explanation for the snub proves an even greater head-scratcher. “It’s because I’m not a ‘celebrity,’” the actress stated flatly. “That’s just a fact.” It’s a seemingly unbelievable assertion from an entertainer whose career spans four decades. In addition to sweeping the theatre community’s top honors in 2006 with her dual roles of reclusive Kennedy cousins Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (“Big Edie”) and Edith Bouvier Beale (“Little Edie”) in Grey Gardens, Ebersole has countless film and television credits. Her big screen appearances include Oscar-winning films such ...
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Jennifer Lopez And Drake Are Officially A Thing
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Drake has been romantically linked to pretty much everybody in the last calendar year ― Rihanna, Serena Williams, Taylor Swift, a lamppost, etc. But just before the clock strikes 2017, we can confirm one more name on that list: Jennifer Lopez. The multi-hyphenates have been milking the dating rumors with a fireside Instagram cuddle and heart-eye emojis over the past week, but thanks to social media, we now have some concrete evidence that DraLo (let it happen) is totally a thing.  On Thursday, the two were spotted kissing and dancing up a storm at the Winter Wonderland Prom in Las Vegas. In Snapchat videos and Instagrams shared far and wide, Lopez and Drake pack on the PDA, grinding on each other like teenagers and generally letting everyone know that the 6 train has left the station.  Of course, all of this took place on the floor.  Yo this is so cute ❤ @jlo #music #dance #beautiful #goals #jenniferlopez #jlovegas #allihave #jlo ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jennifer Lopez
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 46
    In July, Lopez released a single entitled "Love Make the World Go Round", a collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda, which benefits victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting.
    More Details Hide Details Later that month, Lopez announced a new dance competition series entitled World of Dance, for which she serves as an executive producer. Created in partnership with World of Dance, the series was greenlit by NBC with a straight-to-series order for ten episodes. In collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti, Lopez has designed a capsule collection of shoes and jewelry. Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez will launch in January 2017.
    In March 2016, six years after announcing her departure, she announced her return to Epic Records, signing a multi-album deal with the label.
    More Details Hide Details Her first single since returning to Epic, "Ain't Your Mama", was released the following month.
    Lopez reprised her voice role as Shira in the animated film Ice Age: Collision Course, which was released in July 2016.
    More Details Hide Details She is set to star in the comedy film Mothers I'd Like To, for which she will also serve as a producer through her production company. Lopez will star as drug lord Griselda Blanco in a television film for HBO, which will focus on the "rise and fall" of Blanco. She will once more serve as an executive producer for the film, which is currently in development.
    It premiered on January 7, 2016, giving the network its most-watched Thursday debut in seven years with 8.6 million viewers.
    More Details Hide Details It was picked up for a second season the following month. Her performance received positive reviews.
  • 2015
    Age 45
    Lopez has revealed plans to release a Christmas album followed by a second Spanish-language album. In May 2015, she announced her Las Vegas residency concert show, which commenced on January 20, 2016; the first of twenty initial dates.
    More Details Hide Details It takes place at Planet Hollywood's The AXIS theater. The residency show is titled All I Have. Extending her residency in Las Vegas, Lopez signed a three-year contract which will see her perform 120 shows.
    With annual earnings of $28.5 million, she was ranked as the seventh highest-paid woman in music for 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Lopez stars as Detective Harlee Santos in NBC's crime drama series Shades of Blue (also serving as an executive producer), a single mother and police detective who goes undercover for the FBI to investigate her own squad. Ryan Seacrest produces the series.
    She was a featured speaker during the general session at VentureScape 2015 to discuss women entrepreneurship and diversity in San Francisco during May 2015.
    More Details Hide Details That September, Lopez was announced as the first Global Advocate for Girls and Women at the United Nations Foundation.
    Lopez had a voice role in the animated feature Home, alongside Steve Martin, Jim Parsons, and Rihanna, and released in March 2015.
    More Details Hide Details She contributed the single "Feel the Light" to the film's official soundtrack. Lopez also starred in the independent drama film Lila & Eve, alongside Viola Davis.
    January 2015 saw the release of The Boy Next Door, an erotic thriller that Lopez both co-produced and starred in as a high school teacher who becomes involved with a student, which eventually leads to his dangerous obsession with her.
    More Details Hide Details The film received negative reviews from critics. Despite this, it became her most successful opening at the box office for a live action film since Monster-in-Law, and ultimately grossed over $50 million at the global box office, against a production budget of $4 million. The following month, she unveiled her next fragrance, JLuxe.
  • 2014
    Age 44
    In November 2014, Lopez partnered with Endless Jewelry, designing a range of new jewelry products.
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    In April, the official song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup performed by Pitbull, Lopez and Brazilian recording artist Claudia Leitte, "We Are One (Ole Ola)", was released.
    More Details Hide Details She was ranked as the sixth highest-paid woman in music for the year, earning $37 million.
    Their divorce was finalized on June 16, 2014, with Lopez retaining primary physical custody of the two children.
    More Details Hide Details On December 31, 2014, she legally changed her name back to Jennifer Lopez, dropping Anthony's last name (Muñiz).
  • 2013
    Age 43
    She was ranked as the fifth highest-paid woman in music for 2013, having earned $45 million.
    More Details Hide Details After the conclusion of her Dance Again World Tour, Lopez began recording her eighth studio album, A.K.A., inspired by her travels. It was released in June 2014 through Capitol Records, experiencing lackluster sales. The album produced three singles: "I Luh Ya Papi", which features French Montana, "First Love", and "Booty", featuring Pitbull or rapper Iggy Azalea. "Booty" reached the top twenty in the United States and was certified platinum.
    In January 2013, Lopez starred alongside Jason Statham in the crime thriller Parker, in which she played Leslie.
    More Details Hide Details Her performance earned positive reviews, with Chicago Tribune commending the role for giving Lopez "an opportunity to be dramatic, romantic, funny, depressed, euphoric and violent. The audience stays with her all the way". It under-performed at the box office, however. The following month, she gained widespread notoriety for wearing a daring black dress at the Grammy Awards, which revealed her entire right leg; despite a conservative dress code which had been issued to celebrities in attendance. In May, Lopez was announced as the chief creative officer of nuvoTV. In addition, she founded the mobile phone retail brand Viva Móvil, which is catered specifically for Latinos. In these media ventures, Lopez hoped to empower the Latin community, stating that: "We're realizing our power. We're realizing that we matter here. You know, we're not just, you know, the guys working behind the scenes in the kitchens and as a plumber." She lobbied for more Hispanic diversity on television; "There's a big revolution going on, it's like a media and cultural revolution of Latinos here in the United States. We're realizing our power. We're realizing that we matter here."
  • 2012
    Age 42
    Lopez's first greatest hits album, Dance Again... the Hits, was released on July 24, 2012 in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details It was released by Epic Records, as Lopez owed them one final album to end her contract, despite previously announcing that she had fulfilled her contract with the label. Lopez, who was going through a divorce with Anthony and the "breakup of a family", felt as if the album's sole single, "Dance Again", had come to her at the "perfect moment". "Dance Again" and "Goin' In", a single from the soundtrack of the dance film Step Up Revolution, both reached the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, giving Lopez her twelfth and thirteenth number one on that chart, respectively. Additionally, "Goin' In" became her tenth consecutive number one on the chart, tying Katy Perry for having the most consecutive numbers ones on the chart. nuvoTV announced in September its premier partnership with Lopez, that will see her work on the creative side of the network, managing marketing and program production with her production company, Nuyorican Productions, as well as periodically appearing in network programming. In December, Lopez held a charity drive that would affect her three favorite charities: the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club, the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles as well as the American Red Cross, which would mainly benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of her home town, New York City.
    In January 2012, Lopez returned as a judge on the eleventh season of American Idol, earning a reported $20 million.
    More Details Hide Details Later that same month, a new talent show, ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen, created by Simon Fuller premiered on Univision and was a hit for the channel. It followed Lopez, Anthony and director-choeographer Jamie King as they travelled across 21 countries in Latin America to find new talent for a Las Vegas show. On May 18, Lopez returned to the big screen starring alongside an ensemble cast consisting of Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Matthew Morrison and Dennis Quaid in the film What to Expect When You're Expecting. Based on the novel of the same name, Lopez plays Holly, a woman who adopts a baby from abroad with her husband after difficulty conceiving. In late May, Lopez released her fragrance Glowing by JLo, which she described as an "evolution" of Glow by JLo. Lopez launched the Dance Again World Tour, her first headlining concert tour, on June 14. It was a lucrative, grossing over $1 million per show. On July 12, Lopez launched Teeology, a luxury T-shirt e-commerce. Lopez voiced Shira, a saber tooth tiger, in the animated film, Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth film in the Ice Age franchise. The film became Lopez's highest opening weekend figure.
    Later that same month Fiat, an Italian automobile manufacturer, enlisted Lopez to promote their products, including the 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio.
    More Details Hide Details Olivier Francois, the Chrysler chief marketing officer, stated that she "fits perfectly with the brand".
  • 2011
    Age 41
    In October 2011, Lopez began dating her former back-up dancer Casper Smart. They temporarily split in June 2014, but reconciled several months later. The couple ended their relationship again in August 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Lopez has a Soprano vocal type and possess 2 octaves. Over the course of her career, Lopez's music has covered a wide range of genres including Latin pop, dance, R&B, hip hop, rock, funk, house and salsa. According to author Ed Morales, her music explores both the "romantic innocence of Latin music" and hip hop. While heavily influenced by Latin musical styles ranging from salsa to bachata, it was the 1979 hip hop song "Rapper's Delight" by hip hop trio The Sugarhill Gang that inspired her career. On her first album On the 6 (1999), Lopez fused Latin music together with the hip hop sound she loved, which she described as being Latin soul. Much of her early music was centered around dance, funk, urban and Latin-influenced music. With her second album J.Lo (2001), Lopez wrote more personal songs, while retaining the same sound as her first. Empowerment and sex are among the album's themes. A departure from her previous albums, This Is Me... Then (2002) evokes 1970s soul music, with Lopez stating that: "This record has a little bit of that nostalgia in it", while its lyrical content was influenced by her relationship with Ben Affleck. This is most evident within the song "Dear Ben". Rebirth (2005) explored more of a pop rock and funk sound, with a strong utilization of percussion and horns.
    Three years later in July 2011, the couple announced their split, with Anthony filing for divorce in April 2012.
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    L'Oreal Paris named Lopez their new Global Ambassador and the face of their brands, including EverPure hair care, Preference hair color and Youth Code skin care. Her EverSleek hair care ads made their debut in early 2011, to coincide with the release of Love? and her debut as a judge on American Idol.
    More Details Hide Details To further promote her comeback, in February, Venus chose Lopez as their new Global Ambassador. Lopez's comeback single "On the Floor" was released later that same month. The song topped the charts across the globe, becoming one of the most successful singles of the year. The song also became her highest charting single commercially as a lead artist, as well as her most successful airplay hit on contemporary hit radio, since "Jenny from the Block". Love?, which was released in May, was a moderate commercial success, and was viewed as a humble comeback from Lopez, as many had considered her recording career over. Lopez launched her next fragrance Love and Light in July, exclusively on HSN. 51,000 bottles of the fragrance were sold at its premiere, becoming Lopez's most successful fragrance launch to date, making over $2.9 million. In September, Lopez launched the Jennifer Lopez Collection, a clothing and accessories line for Kohl's with Tommy Hilfiger. In addition to the clothing line, she also launched the Jennifer Lopez Home Collection, featuring bedding, towels and luggage.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    Her departure from the label temporarily halted production on the album, which commenced in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Upon signing a new contract with Island Records, recording resumed on the album. The New York Daily News revealed that Lopez would be taking some of the records recorded under Sony Music Entertainment to her new label so that they could be included on the album. In April, Lopez starred in the romantic comedy The Back-up Plan, her first theatrical role in three years. In June, following the departure of Ellen DeGeneres from American Idol, it was reported that Lopez was in talks to join season ten's judging panel. During this same time, Lopez and Anthony were being considered for a role on The X Factor for their appeal to Latin and International markets. It was officially announced in September that Lopez would be joining the tenth season of American Idol. MTV stated that the deal was "mutually beneficial to all those involved", while CNN reported that Lopez was viewing it as a decision to revive her career, while American Idol producers believed that Lopez and Steven Tyler's appointments would strengthen viewing figures. In October, Lopez released her fourteenth fragrance, Love and Glamour. The perfume was inspired by Lopez's forthcoming "return to the spotlight".
    In late 2009, Lopez released two songs for her seventh studio album, Love? ("Louboutins" and "Fresh Out of the Oven"); however, the songs failed to make an appearance on the Billboard charts which led to her departure from Epic Records.
    More Details Hide Details Lopez parted ways with Epic Records in February 2010, citing that she had fulfilled her contractual obligations and now wished to release her seventh studio album Love? under a new label.
  • 2008
    Age 38
    Lopez gave birth to a son, Maximilian David and a daughter, Emme Maribel, in Long Island, New York on February 22, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The twins were introduced in the March 11, 2008 issue of People, for which the magazine paid a reported $6 million — the photographs of the twins became the most expensive celebrity picture ever taken at the time.
    Lopez gave birth to their twins, Emme and Maximilian, in 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    A five-part miniseries, Jennifer Lopez Presents: Como Ama una Mujer, based on the lyrics of Como Ama una Mujer aired on Univision from October 30 to November 27, 2007.
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    In September 2007, Lopez starred in the biographical film El Cantante, which is based on the life of the late salsa singer Héctor Lavoe.
    More Details Hide Details In the film, Lavoe is portrayed by then-husband Marc Anthony while Lopez plays Lavoe's wife Puchi. In an interview with Latina magazine, Lopez revealed that she felt her performance in the film El Cantante, should have earned her an Oscar. "I feel like I had that worthy role in 'El Cantante,' but I don't think the academy members saw it". Lopez and Anthony also launched their co-headlining North American concert tour on September 28. The tour grossed an estimated $10 million, with one dollar from each ticket sold being donated to Run for Something Better—a charitable organization supporting physical fitness programs for children. Lopez's sixth studio album Brave, released in October, was her lowest-charting album worldwide. The album produced two singles, "Do It Well" and "Hold It Don't Drop It". The first peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while the latter failed to make any significant impact on the charts.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    In April 2006, she sued to prevent him from publishing a book about their marriage, contending that it violated their confidentiality agreement.
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  • 2004
    Age 34
    Patterson attended the inaugural Noche de Niños gala for the hospital in which Lopez was presented with an award, however the morning after became even more sick and died in November 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Lopez has stated that Patterson made her realize why her charity work is important. Lopez dedicated Rebirth, her fourth studio album, to Patterson. According to Lopez, Rebirth "came about because I was on such a roller-coaster ride, that was my career from my first album to my last album, and I did a bunch of movie projects in between. I finally took some time just for myself, and when I came back, this was the first project I did. I felt like it was a new beginning for me, like I was, in a way, reborn. I was where I was when I made my first album". Tracy Hopkins of NBC's Today Music noted that after "fawning" over Affleck on This Is Me... Then", Lopez "wisely keeps her love life out of the spotlight" on Rebirth and only references her relationship with Anthony on a few tracks.
    In 2004, during low-key visits to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which Lopez is an avid support of, she befriended eleven-year-old cancer patient Paige Patterson.
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    In March 2004, Lopez had a minor role in the film Jersey Girl, alongside Affleck.
    More Details Hide Details Her character, Gertrude Steiney, dies during childbirth within the first 15 minutes of the film. From the intense media scrutiny following the couple's break-up, it was noted that "they may need to put Lopez in a coffin on the poster if they want anyone to come". In October, Lopez co-starred alongside Richard Gere in the drama Shall We Dance?, a re-make of the 1996 Japanese film of the same title.
    Following her break-up with Affleck in January 2004, Lopez began dating long-time friend Marc Anthony (real name: Marco Antonio Muñiz).
    More Details Hide Details The couple wed that June, and lived in Brookville, New York. Two men attempted to ransom a private wedding video that was stolen from the couple for one million dollars; however, they were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of conspiracy, attempted grand larceny and possession of stolen property. On November 7, 2007, during the final night of their co-headlining tour, Lopez and Anthony officially confirmed that they were expecting their first child. The announcement ended months of speculation over the pregnancy. Her father confirmed that the couple were expecting twins, revealing that it runs in the family: "My sister also had twins, so it's a hereditary thing."
  • 2003
    Age 33
    The couple postponed their nuptials indefinitely a day prior to the planned ceremony in September 2003, citing the media's interference with the event as the reason.
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    In August 2003, Lopez starred opposite Affleck in the romantic comedy Gigli.
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  • 2002
    Age 32
    Following her second divorce, she commenced a high-profile relationship with actor and director Ben Affleck, whom she became engaged to in November 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The media began to refer to them as "Bennifer", and they became a prominent supercouple in the media and popular culture. Bennifer became a popular term, which was eventually entered into urban dictionaries and neologism dictionaries as notable, as the name blend started the trend of other celebrity couples being referred to by the combination of their first names.
    December 2002 saw Lopez star opposite Ralph Fiennes in the romantic comedy film Maid in Manhattan.
    More Details Hide Details She played Marisa Ventura, a struggling single mother who lives in the Bronx and makes her living cleaning rooms in a super-luxurious Manhattan hotel. Marisa gets mistaken for a socialite by a princely politician, who she falls in love with. The New York Times compared the film's storyline to her song "Jenny from the Block".
    In May 2002, Lopez starred in the thriller film Enough as a woman named Slim who flees her home after being abused by her husband.
    More Details Hide Details The film grossed a modest $52 million at the box office, and garnered lukewarm reviews, despite being dubbed a "kick-butt, female empowerment" movie. Filming Enough required an overworked Lopez to practice Krav Maga, and despite being at the height of her fame at the time, she suffered a nervous breakdown while on set. Lopez recalled years later feeling "sick and weird", refusing therapeutic help or medication. She confessed, "I was like – I don't want to move, I don't want to talk, I don't want to do anything." In September, Lopez released her first fragrance, Glow by JLo. It performed strongly despite predictions that it would fail, and became America's top-selling fragrance. The month of her engagement to actor Ben Affleck saw the release of her third studio album, This Is Me... Then, which was dedicated to him. It spawned the internationally successful singles "Jenny from the Block" and "All I Have". The album itself, which featured multiple love songs, performed strongly, having sold over two and a half million copies in the United States.
    April 2002 saw Lopez open her restaurant, Madrè's.
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    To enhance Lopez's success in the urban market, promotion of J.Lo ended and a remix album titled J to tha L–O! The Remixes was released on February 5, 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Its lead single was "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)", which also featured Ja Rule, which reached number one in the United States. The remix album debuted at the summit of the Billboard 200, becoming the first to do so. It is the third highest selling remix album in history, with sales of one and a half million in the United States. J to tha L–O! The Remixes spawned two other singles, "I'm Gonna Be Alright" and "Alive", a ballad co-written by her husband at the time, Cris Judd.
    Her 2002 remix album, J to tha L–O! The Remixes, became the first in history to debut at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, while her fifth studio album, Como Ama una Mujer (2007), received the highest first-week sales for a debut Spanish album in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Along with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte, she recorded "We Are One (Ole Ola)", which served as the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. With a cumulative film gross of over, she is regarded as the most influential Hispanic performer in the United States, as well as its highest paid Latin entertainer. Lopez has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. Beyond entertainment, Lopez enjoys a highly successful business career, consisting of various clothing lines, accessories, fragrances, a production company, television shows and a charitable foundation among other ventures. Lopez's personal relationships have attracted worldwide media attention; she has been married three times. Following the breakdown of her first marriage, Lopez dated rapper and entertainment mogul Sean Combs. Following the breakdown of her second marriage to husband Cris Judd, she had a high profile relationship with actor Ben Affleck, with their planned wedding being cancelled four days before the ceremony. Lopez then wed longtime friend Marc Anthony; they separated after seven years of marriage.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    After leaving Combs, Lopez developed a relationship with former back-up dancer Cris Judd, whom she was married to from September 29, 2001 to June 2002.
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    April 2001 saw the public launch of J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, her own clothing and accessory company, which specialized in clothing females of all shapes.
    More Details Hide Details That May, Lopez starred in the romantic drama film Angel Eyes, which performed disappointingly at the box office and generated mixed reviews. In July, an urban oriented "Murder remix" of the track "I'm Real" featuring Ja Rule was released. The remix reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Following the September 11 attacks, Lopez was heavily involved in charitable activities. Joining various other artists, she was featured on charitable singles such as "What's Going On" and "El Ultimo Adios (The Last Goodbye)", which benefited people affected by the tragedy.
    She subsequently named the album J.Lo, which was released on January 23, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details The record was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the United States Billboard 200, and sold 12 million copies worldwide. This exact week, her romantic comedy film The Wedding Planner in which she starred opposite Matthew McConaughey, opened atop the box office. This made her the first woman to have a number one film and album simultaneously. The album initially spawned the hit singles "Love Don't Cost a Thing" and "Play".
    With the simultaneous release of her second studio album J.Lo and her film The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first woman to have a number one album and film in the same week.
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  • 2000
    Age 30
    The Green Versace "Jungle Dress" that she wore at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2000 was voted the fifth most iconic dress of all time in a poll run by The Daily Telegraph.
    More Details Hide Details The images of Lopez wearing the dress became the most popular search query of all time at that point, and subsequently led to the creation of Google's image search. Her style has influenced a range of celebrities. Her record-breaking fragrance line has become the most successful celebrity line in the world, with sales exceeding $2 billion. Lopez has been credited as an influence or inspiration by a range of entertainers, including Jessica Alba, Adrienne Bailon, Kat DeLuna, Mike Doughty, Becky G, Selena Gomez, Kelly Key, Q'orianka Kilcher, Beyoncé, Demi Lovato, Pitbull, Francia Raisa, Naya Rivera, Stooshe, Fifth Harmony and Kerry Washington. Television
    On February 23, 2000, Lopez, in the accompaniment of then-boyfriend Sean Combs, wore a plunging exotic green Versace silk chiffon dress on the red carpet of the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details The dress "had a low-cut neck that extended several inches below her navel, where it was loosely fastened with a sparkly brooch and then opened out again," exposing her midriff and then as cut along the front of the legs like a bath robe. The dress generated controversy and media attention, with images of Lopez in the dress being downloaded from the Grammy website over half a million times 24 hours after the event. Lopez was surprised by the enormous media coverage, declaring that she had no idea "it was going to become such a big deal". Lopez returned to the big-screen in August, starring in the psychological thriller The Cell opposite Vincent D'Onofrio. During the process of creating her second album, Lopez decided to tweak her image as she began to develop into a sex symbol. She changed her stage name to J.Lo, a nickname she was given by her fans.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    By the end of 1999, Lopez successfully converted herself from a film star to a pop star.
    More Details Hide Details She joined a select few in achieving this feat, becoming the first since Vanessa Williams (1992) and Martika (1989).
    Lopez's debut single, "If You Had My Love", was released in May 1999, as she began to ready her first album.
    More Details Hide Details Lopez became the first artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut single since Britney Spears did so with her single, "Baby One More Time", four months prior. During production of her debut album On the 6, Lopez was aware that she received her recording contract on the premise of her looks and having an already established name in the entertainment industry, and wanted to prove she had musical talent. Prior to the debut of her music, critics wondered why she would take the risk of launching a music career. It was noted that: "If the album was a flop, not only would it embarrass Lopez, but it might even damage her career." "Waiting for Tonight", the third single from On the 6, is widely considered to be Lopez's best song. Lopez's musical success came as a surprise to critics; its launch made the "popular actor even more popular". Both the music industry and the public became intrigued by "this woman who seemed to have so many different talents".
    She ventured into the music industry in 1999, with her debut studio album, On the 6, preceded by the number-one single "If You Had My Love".
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  • 1997
    Age 27
    Lopez's personal life has attracted widespread media attention. From February 22, 1997 to January 1998, she was married to Cuban waiter Ojani Noa.
    More Details Hide Details Since their brief marriage, Lopez has endured legal troubles regarding Noa.
    In February 1997, Lopez starred alongside Jack Nicholson and Stephen Dorff in the neo-noir thriller Blood and Wine.
    More Details Hide Details Lopez starred as the title role of the Selena biopic of the same name in March. Despite having previously worked with the film's director on My Family, Lopez was subjected to an intense auditioning process before she was cast in the film. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times stated that even in the "forgettable films" Money Train, and Jack, Lopez's "presence and ability made her seem just one role away from stardom" and with Selena she's "seized the opportunity and turned in an incandescent presentation that is especially strong during the film's numerous musical numbers". He concluded by calling the film not just a celebration of Selena's life, but also of the actress who portrayed her. After filming Selena, Lopez was "really feeling her Latin roots" and cut a demo in Spanish. Lopez's manager then sent the song, titled "Vivir Sin Ti" (Living without You), to Sony Music Entertainment's Work Group, who showed an interest in signing Lopez. Tommy Mottola, the head of the label suggested to her that she sing in English instead.
  • 1996
    Age 26
    In August 1996, Lopez had a supporting role in the comedy Jack.
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  • 1995
    Age 25
    In November 1995, Lopez starred in Money Train alongside Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, as New York City transit cops.
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    Lopez received her first major big-screen role in Gregory Nava's 1995 drama My Family, portraying Young Maria.
    More Details Hide Details Although her role was uncredited, Lopez received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female nomination for her performance.
  • 1993
    Age 23
    Later in 1993 Lopez signed a deal with CBS to co-star in the television series Second Chances.
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    Lopez was set to tour with Jackson on her Janet World Tour in late 1993, but backed out as she wanted to do her "own thing."
    More Details Hide Details Lopez received her first professional acting gig in the direct-to-video drama film Lost in the Wild (1993), co-starring alongside Lindsay Wagner and Robert Loggia.
    She moved with Cruz to Los Angeles to film the series and remained a regular cast member until 1993 when she decided to pursue a full-time acting career.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to leaving the show, Lopez briefly worked as a backup dancer for American recording artist Janet Jackson.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    Lopez was selected as a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block in 1991 and performed with them during their performance of "Games" at the 18th Annual American Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after, Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on the television program In Living Color. She applied for the job after one of the cast members was unavailable to continue with the show. Out of 2,000 applicants, Lopez made it to the finals. She was the runner-up, but eventually received the role when the winner was unable to accept the job.
    Her acting debut came with a minor role in the film, My Little Girl (1986); later Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details She received her first leading role in the Selena biopic of the same name in 1997. Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn over for a role the following year, with the film Out of Sight.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 14
    In 1984, at the age of fifteen, she began dating David Cruz, her first boyfriend.
    More Details Hide Details While attending her final year of high school, Lopez learned about a film casting that was seeking several teenage girls for small roles. She auditioned and was cast in My Little Girl (1986), a low-budget film co-written and directed by Connie Kaiserman. Lopez acted as Myra, a young woman at a center for troubled girls. After she finished filming her role in the film, Lopez realized that she wanted to become a "famous movie star". To please her parents, though, she enrolled in Baruch College, only to drop out after one semester. She told her parents about her dream of becoming a movie star, but they insisted that it was a "really stupid" idea and that "no Latinos did that". The differences in opinions led Lopez to move out of their family home and into an apartment in Manhattan. During this period, Lopez performed in regional productions of the musicals Jesus Christ Superstar and Oklahoma! From there, she was hired for the chorus in a Golden Musicals of Broadway, which toured Europe for five months. She was unhappy with the role, as she was the only member of the chorus to not have a solo. She later got a job on the show Synchronicity in Japan, where she acted as a dancer, singer and a choreographer.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969, in the Castle Hill neighborhood of The Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe Rodríguez and David Lopez.
    More Details Hide Details She has an older sister, Leslie, and a younger sister, Lynda, a journalist. David worked the night shift at the Guardian Insurance Company, before becoming a computer technician at the firm, while Guadalupe was a homemaker. When Lopez was born, the family was living in a small apartment. A few years later, her parents had saved up enough money to be able to purchase a two-story house, which was considered a big deal for the relatively poor family. At the age of five, Lopez began taking singing and dancing lessons. She toured New York with her school when she was seven years old. Her parents stressed the importance of work ethic and being able to speak English. They encouraged their three daughters to put on performances at home; singing and dancing in front of each other and their friends so that they would stay "out of trouble". Lopez spent her entire academic career in Catholic schools, finishing at Preston High School. In school, Lopez did gymnastics, ran track on a national level and was a member of the school's softball team. She excelled athletically rather than academically, competing in national track championships.
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