Sunday, July 3, 2016

Jennifer Lopez Takes Adorable Selfies With Lin-Manuel Miranda and BFF Leah Remini

 

Does Jennifer Lopez have the coolest friends or what?

The 46-year-old actress-singer shared a makeup-free photo from her hang session with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Thursday. The Broadway star flashed the peace sign as Lopez took the snap, though judging from his laptop and all those papers on the table in front of him, there was some work going on here!

J. Lo captioned the Instagram post with three hashtags, including one that referenced his 2016 Tony Awards speech and "Love Is Love" t-shirts, with proceeds going towards Orlando victims and the LGBT community via the non-profit, Equality Cares in Florida. "#loveisloveisloveisloveisloveislove #LoveMaketheWorldGoRound. #JLin," she wrote.



Fingers crossed that this means we're getting a J. Lo-Miranda collaboration soon!

Later that night, the mom-of-two continued to keep her look casual when she went out to dinner with her BFF, Leah Remini, in New York City. Lopez swept her hair up into a topknot and rocked a black tank top and gold hoop earrings for the girls night out, while the King of Queens star opted for a girly white blouse with lace detailing at the neck.

"My dinner date for tonight-my girlie @jlo," Remini, 46, captioned their cute Instagram.


The New York natives have been friends for many years, with Lopez coming to Remini's defense after her pal’s very publicized split from the Church of Scientology. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in March 2014, the "Ain't Your Mama" singer told the talk show host, "It was a tough moment for her. You know what I mean? It's all she knew her whole life. When you're raised a certain way and you're around people, you know, for a long time, you know, whatever that is it's gonna be hard so… we're good friends."

Just one month earlier, Remini told Buzzfeed that Lopez had given her a shoulder to lean on following her split from the controversial religion. "Jennifer made special rings for all the women in her life that say, 'I Love Me,' and I've really come to realize you have to love yourself before you can expect someone else to," she said. "You have to learn to believe you deserve love. And I'm getting there. I'm starting to believe it."

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Jennifer Lopez glows at Beautiful musical after Ben Affleck blames her for career low

Ben Affleck again blamed Jennifer Lopez for his career low a decade ago when stopping by HBO's Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons this week.

But on Saturday evening the 46-year-old stunner looked far from ruffled as she attended Beautiful: The Carole King musical in New York City.

The Shades Of Blue actress glowed in a topknot and dark red lipstick.


Lopez had on a low-cut white shirt that showed off her tanned decolletage and some very fitted blue jeans.

A fringed beige jacket in suede gave her a Country & Western vibe as did blue platform heels.

Tinted aviators added a cool factor as did large diamond stud earrings.


The star looked impressively refreshed after a long week of shooting her NBC hit Shades Of Blue in Manhattan.

It is not known if Jenny From The Block went to the musical alone or with beau Casper Smart.

When on the HBO show Ben revealed that 'wife' Jennifer Garner helped him to get his career back on track by directing such films as The Town and Argo after a dismal few years following his split from Lopez.

By using that term, Ben is perhaps fueling speculation that he and Jennifer are back together.

Ben and Garner seemed closer than ever in May as they enjoyed a family vacation in Paris with their three children, Violet, 10, Seraphina, seven, and Samuel, four.

The couple was even seen kissing in the hotel bar, an eyewitness told DailyMail.com.

Their divorce is expected to be final this summer, according to People.com.

Jennifer is playing it cool. 'She seems adamant about going through with it. She denies that she is back with Ben. She actually almost laughs when asked,' an insider said.

Ben's intentions were clearly heartfelt as he described how Jennifer supported him during his career lows.

'My wife was really instrumental and helpful in me doing a lot of that work because I was just so focused [on it] and it was harder to balance family and all that.'

During his relationship with Jennifer Lopez in the early 2000s, Ben was basically a joke in the eyes of his peers and public.

The actor described the backlash his relationship with Lopez had on his career and his psyche during his interview, teling Simmons, 'I wasn't cool and I wasn't talented.'

Ben and J.Lo were the golden couple that everyone couldn't get enough of, he the handsome actor, she the glamorous pop star.

Things just didn't seem right, even in Ben's estimation, and after they called quits on their engagement in 2004, after two years together, he found himself at a miserable low.

'If you went by what people said... I wasn't cool and I wasn't talented,' Ben recalled. 'I was, like, the lowest rung of cool and talented that you could possibly be in the public consciousness at that time.

'I had broken up with Jennifer Lopez and I had, like, three or four movies in a row that had bombed.'

Gigli and Jersey Girl were, and still are, considered box office bombs.

The curse of 'Bennifer' trailed Affleck for a spell, but just when he thought it couldn't get worse comedian Robert Wuhl used him as a sort of human dartboard in his comedy act that was shown on board United Airlines flights.

'So that guy had to look around and go, "Who's below me that I can sh*t on?" And he picked me,' Ben said of the New Jersey-born comic.

'He did a whole bit about me that I saw on United Airlines and I [thought], "This is it, it really doesn't get much worse than this."'

Ben continued: 'That was where I found myself when I thought, "Hey, I want to take up directing, which is for people that are taken seriously." That became my mantra - "I'm just going to work harder than everybody else."'


The other Jennifer - Ben's Daredevil co-star Jennifer Garner - walked into his life and a resurgence was born.

Affleck has had critical and box office success with movies such as The Town and Argo, and the actor-director credits a lot of that to Jennifer.

The couple wed in 2005 and became the parents of three, daughters Violet and Seraphina, and son Samuel.

Ben and Jennifer split in June of last year but maintain a friendly family relationship.

Although Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice didn't earn rave reviews among the critics, it was enough of a box office success - $871 million worldwide to date - to warrant a sequel.

Ben will be back as the Caped Crusades in Justice League, slated for a 2017 release, with a Part Two planned to open two years later in 2019.

He is currently filming reshoots for Prohibition-era crime drama Live By Night in Pasadena, California.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Jennifer Lopez sizzles in plunging dress during Hamptons shopping trip with twins

Jennifer Lopez likes to show off her decolletage when on the red carpet.

And it turns out the 46-year-old All I Have Las Vegas performer also has a knack for flaunting her assets during her down time as well.

On Sunday during a break from shooting her TV series Shades Of Blue, the 46-year-old actress got all prettied up for a shopping spree at Blue & Cream in East Hampton with her beau Casper Smart as well as her twins Max and Emme, aged eight, that she had with ex Marc Anthony.


The All I Have performer looked elegant in a plunging black maxi dress that hit the floor.

The Bronx beauty also pulled her famous locks into a high top knot and added scarlet red lipstick to her pout, making the icon stand out even more on the hot summer day.

High heels added six inches and the Latin wonder also carried a red and beige handbag. Large gold hoops earrings screamed Jenny From The Block.


Her boyfriend of several years, Smart, kept it much more casual in a white T-shirt and beige shirts with clean looking white sneakers.

The shorts showed off tattoos on the choreographers left leg.

The best friend of Nick Jonas also had on sunglasses and a slight beard.

Little Emme was darling in a sweater with a horse print and shorts with sneakers with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, Max, who strolled with a handler, wore a red shirt with beige shirts and flip flops.

Also with the clan was the Maid In Manhattan star's mother Guadalupe who looked ready for time by the pool in her Hawaiian print shirt and blue slacks.


It must have been some spree at Blue & Cream because Smart carried two big bags alone to their black Yukon SUV.

Guadalupe had a bag from Intermix.

Lopez has been reprising her role as Harlee Santos on the NBC cop drama Shades Of Blue. On Friday the star shared a photo from set with the caption: Harlee is baaack.'

In a candid interview with Britain's DARE magazine, the singer recalled: 'I remember thinking I wasn't thin enough because I had curves.'

However, the Love Don't Cost A Thing hitmaker has since learned to embrace her body for what it is and is encouraging others to do the same.


She explained: 'Feeling beautiful is an attitude, and we should all look for the beautiful things we love about ourselves, regardless of how our bodies compare to someone else.'

The mother to eight-year-old twins Max and Emme, also stressed the importance of working out to feel comfortable in your skin and convey a message of body confidence.

And for Jennifer - who started her career as a 'Fly Girl' on US sketch show In Living Color in 1991 - that confidence stemmed from dancing.

'When my confidence is lagging, I dance. There's something about seeing what my body is capable of and feeling the endorphin rush that comes with a good dance session that really helps boost my mood. I still consider myself a dancer at heart, and I love it!'


While multi-talented Jennifer has made her mark over the years with many high profile projects such as Selena and The Wedding Planner, she has also been celebrated for her shapely figure.

In 2000, she ensured all eyes were on her as she donned the now iconic green Versace gown at the Grammys. Plunging down the middle, it barely covered her ample assets and rested on her honed hips while flaunting her bootylicious behind.

In an interview with Deadline, the Ain't Your Mama singer said that she is 'grateful' for all the work she has at the moment.


'I just tried to be grateful for the fact that, at this point in my career, I have this much going on. But the truth is the quality of the work, of the writing, of the actors, of Barry [Levinson], of the producers, of the writers room.

'I felt like, this is my best work, you know? This was how I started my career. This is who I am. I always saw myself as an actress who danced and sang and had those talents as well, and I made my records later in my career.

'I didn’t make my first record until I was almost 30. So the acting was always the first thing. That was where people got to know me,' she said.