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.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Jennifer Lopez: ‘Water is wondrous’



Jennifer Lopez gets the most out of her workouts by drinking plenty of water beforehand.

The 46-year-old superstar gives women half her age a run for their money with her killer body and wrinkle-free skin. As an A-lister she has access to the world’s top make-up artists and products, but Jennifer credits a humble glass of water as the boost that helps her exercise harder.

“Drink plenty water, especially before you go for a workout. It can help you push harder and get more out of your exercise routine,” she smiled to Britain’s Dare magazine.


Diet also plays a key role in Jennifer’s life, and even as a busy mother-of-two, the singer and actress always makes sure she eats right. That includes selecting healthy options when she dines out and carrying snacks wherever she goes to combat any craving she may be hit with.

“Protein is my go-to whenever I start having cravings. It fills me up and keeps me full longer, and it’s a great muscle fuel. I always carry fruit and veggies with me to give me something to snack on,” she shared.

Jennifer first found fame as an actress, before turning her attention to music. She now combines the two, plus loves to dance whenever she can. As well as being a hobby, dancing also keeps the star’s body looking lean and taut.

“I’m convinced working out is part of what makes me so happy. Dance has always been a huge part of my life, and taking time to move my body and do something that’s so good for me is key to my happiness,” she shared.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Being Body-Shamed


Jennifer Lopez might have one of the most covetable physiques in all of Hollywood, but even she has faced unrealistic beauty standards―specifically early in her career. “They kept telling me to lose weight,” Lopez tells E! “And I was a dancer and I was athletic and even my manager at the time, who I no longer work with, um, was telling me, ‘You need to lose weight. You need to be thinner.’”

Thankfully, she pushed back. “I was like, 'No I don’t. If I lose any more weight it won’t be me.’ You know what I mean?”



J.Lo was inspired to share her story because a fan told her she was inspired to stop wearing sweatshirts around her waist thanks to her confidence. “It was a fight. It was definitely a fight, and so it’s good to hear that it helped anybody in some way because at the end of the day I was just trying to be myself without trying to fit into a mold of what everybody else should be,” she says.
The singer also applauded the current movement toward body acceptance. “It’s a different time now, you know, which is awesome to see for me, where it’s about our differences. It’s about all the diversity. It’s just a more accepting time of everything, whether it’s body type or race or gender. We’ve come a long way.”
Thank goodness.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Inside Jennifer Lopez's New $28 Million Mansion

Jennifer Lopez is now the proud owner of a lavish Los Angeles luxury home.

The singer's new mansion came with an initial market price of nearly $40 million, but Jenny from the Block struck a deal to hand over $28 million and call the L.A. neighborhood of Bel Air home.

Lopez bought the eight-acre estate from actress Sela Ward and her husband. The couple purchased the Bel Air property over a decade ago for $3.8 million and has since reimagined the 1940 Samuel Marx home, with French country style inspiration.



Lopez's new purchase comes with 14,000 square feet of living space, including the property's main house, two guest houses, a stream, a vineyard, a swimming pool and a 100-seat outdoor amphitheater.


Lopez's visitors will cross a small covered bridge to get to her new digs – and with seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, there's enough room to stay the night.
Featuring a rich marriage of European style and American comfort, the home comes packed with extras suited for the stars. Complete with a massage room, 30-seat indoor theater and pub, Lopez will have plenty of options when it comes to taking time off to relax.


The house – which hit the market last September – is complemented by a man-made infinity pool complete with beach entry, a miniature golf course and a stone cabana.


The grounds can be described as "a scenic private park, featuring intricate walking paths and trails that lead to an assortment of private verandas, stone terraces and waterfalls that feed into surrounding koi ponds."



While Lopez is the newest star to join the quiet comfort of L.A.'s Bel Air neighborhood, the Shades of Blue star is no stranger to the area. In fact, she's still trying to sell a home of her own there.



In 2010, Lopez and then-husband Marc Anthony purchased a nine-bedroom Hidden Hills home overlooking the San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Mountains. In early 2015, they listed the three-acre estate for $17 million.


With no bites on the line, Lopez and Anthony have since knocked the price down several times, but to no avail. As of spring, of this year, the asking price sits at $12.5 million.

Despite the trend of high-profile Hollywood homes remaining on the market, Lopez shouldn't have too much to be worried about in terms of finances. As a working singer, actor and television personality, Lopez brings in $30 million per year and commands a net worth of $320 million.