While Jennifer Lopez’s attempted musical comeback fizzled with “Louboutins“, her return to romantic-comedy films should yield better results. It’s not secret a that I’m a fan of rom-coms, but even if you’re not a fan, there are enough gags in this flick to make anyone laugh. Lopez plays Zoe, a pet shop owner who’s ready to start popping out babies. With no man on the horizon, she opts for artificial insemination. Unfortunately for her, the minute she leaves the fertility doctor, she unknowingly meets the man of her dreams.
Without giving anything away, you know the two will end up together and live happily ever after. But what makes the movie work is the journey the two take in getting there. Plus the numerous shirtless scenes of one of my weekly crushes, Alex O’Loughlin, doesn’t hurt either.
Even though it’s been almost five years since Lopez was in a romantic-comedy, she seamlessly eases back into the genre that made her a star. Granted she’s not playing a character that far of a stretch than the ones she played in “The Wedding Planner“, “Monster-In-Law” and “Maid in Manhattan“.
I actually didn’t know this, but the song Louboutins was originally written for Brandy but because her career bombed, J.Lo ended up recording the song. Ironically enough, J.Lo’s career/album also bombed and she was let go by SONY BMG. I always wonder how these tracks would have done if it ended up being recorded by the intended artist. Like the song “Umbrella” by Rihanna was originally written for Britney Spears and was rejected then offered to Mary J. Blige.
Here’s Brandy’s demo track for Louboutins. I think Brandy’s soulful vocals were a better fit for this song and actually hide the fact that the song is kind of stupid. Definitely a fan of Brandy’s version! Which one do you like better? Keep in mind that Brandy’s version is only a demo and does not have the full production like J.Lo’s so listen to the vocals not the track behind it.
She’s played a maid, a wedding planner, an FBI agent, a Tejano singer and now she finally gets to play herself- a rich, spoiled, demanding diva. Jennifer Lopez is in negotiations to star in a remake of the 1980s romantic comedy classic, “Overboard”. The original was released in 1987 and starred real life couple, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Undoubtedly, the remake will feature copious amounts of luxurious fashion labels for Lopez to wear- what are the chances Louboutins will be making the list?
Like the original, the film will revolve around a snobby wealthy woman played by Lopez who falls off her yacht causing her to hit her head and wake up with amnesia. Cue in a single-father carpenter who takes advantage of the situation and claims Lopez is his wife. The carpenter had previously worked for the demanding snob and capitalizes on her memory loss to help him raise his kids and run the house. Since the it’s a romantic comedy, the inevitable hookup and romance ensues.
The fish out of water original was filled with laughs and iconic film moments. For some reason clips of this movie always seem to pop up whenever our group of friends play “Scene-It”.
Okay, I know, I am light-years behind on writing this article and discussing this AMAZING group of dancers who have seemingly appeared out of nowhere and are literally showing the world what it means to be a dancer, one step at a time.
In this past season of So You Think You Can Dance US this amazing troop of men and women took to the stage in one of the elimination shows that Kevin touched on in one of his articles. The performance in that show blew my mind and I found myself thanking the universe for PVR so I could watch the routine over and over again, endlessly rewinding to find a new step I hadn’t seen in my previous viewings. The music combined with the artistry of each style of dance was literally perfection on the stage.
Now that Jennifer Lopez is done putting on her Louboutins, she can focus on releasing good songs. I never was a huge fan of the shoe themed song. The remix barely made it tolerable for me to dance to at the club. Debuting on German radio stations this week, Jenny’s second single “Everybody’s Girl” is testing the waters across the pond to measure it’s viability of becoming a much needed hit from the former “Fly-Girl”.
The uptempto track is produced by Mike Caren and written by Wynter Gordon. It is the second single from her forthcoming album “Love?” which is set to drop in April 2010.
It’s hard having a private life when you’re one of the most famous entertainers in the world. J.Lo questions whether her man is capable of loving her under the intense glare of the spotlight. “Can you love somebody when their everybody’s girl?” she asks over the slick uptempo production, while the hook repeats: “Can you love, can you love, can you love a girl?” One of the standout tracks, this could easily be a single.
Hot off their win for Best Comedy at the Golden Globes, the Glee producers aren’t slowing down. In fact, they’re ramping it up. Though not officially confirmed as of press time, both Doogie Howser (Neil Patrick Harris) and J-LO are rumored to be guest starring on Fox’s breakout hit.
After the show’s big win, “Glee” creator/producer Ryan Murphy spoke with the press about his woo-ing of the singer/actress/perfume pimp. He mentioned he sent over a formal offer to the Bronx beauty to guest star in one of the back nine episodes. It’s the perfect vehicle for her since the show is fusion of singing and acting- just like Lopez’s career. Here’s a quote from the press room.
“I have a meeting with Jennifer Lopez in a couple weeks,” Murphy said Sunday night. “She wants to come on. We want her to be a cafeteria lady.”
Can’t you just picture Jenny sporting a fishnet hair cap while slinging some mystery meat. Then all of a sudden she breaks out into song about throwing on her Louboutins- PRICELESS. Hopefully, the singer known for her diva antics, is a good sport and goes balls out and commits to the gig.
Sources say the deal for Neil Patrick Harris to strut his stuff on the show is much closer than that of the Lopez deal. Murphy specifically created a role for the “How I Met Your Mother” star. His character is said to appear on the Josh Whedon directed episode scheduled to air during May sweeps. Both HIMYM and Glee are produced by 20th Century Fox, but broadcast on two different networks. This is the one possible snag/obstacle that could prevent this from happening. CBS has to give the final OK to let one of their MVP stars appear for a competing network. Hopefully CBS realizes the more exposure NPH receives, the more beneficial it could be for their show.
Just in time for Christmas, Bravehound.com has released his latest mix, “Criminal.” Listening to it as I write this, it’s a great mix to party over the holidays with, but for me this mix is totally going to revitalize my workout at the start of 2010! Here’s how Andy describes his latest masterpiece:
Life has been quite a ride for me this past year. And since Summer, I’ve gone through a separation, moved back to the U.S., and have begun the process of starting my life over. And while good things will come of it, there is quite a bit to wade through, that isn’t so pleasant.
That’s what this mix is about. It’s mourning, it’s angry, it hurts. It’s dark, hard, and sexual. There is a dash of hope here and there, but it quickly escapes.
It’s impossible to outrun the bad things in life, as much as one might like to. So in the true nature of my tunes being a reflection of the here and now for me… here’s me, wading through (and not around) the rough stuff.
Artistically, I’m quite happy with how it turned out. It starts a bit here and there, and really starts cranking. It grows darker and harder towards the end, at doesn’t let up at the finish. It’s still very much pop remixes going on here… but I tried to push it to be darker and harder than my usual. I’m not sure how well it’ll do on a treadmill or at a house party – it’s a bit much – but it is what it is. Hope ya like it.
What do “Ugly Betty” and Jennifer Lopez have in common? This hunky latin sex on wheels, that’s what. This week, I wanted a little spice in my weekly crush, so I chose the super hot Adam Rodriguez. This 34-year old actor is mostly known for his work on CSI: Miami, but David Caruso gives me gas so I totally avoid that show like the plague. Damn you Caruso for crush-blocking me from Rodriguez’s hotness. Rodriguez is one quarter Cuban and three quarters Puerto Rican which equals one full of man candy.
When I first saw Rodriguez on “Ugly Betty” a few weeks ago, my jaw literally dropped. As he sauntered across the street to talk to Betty and Hilda, I was mesmerized by his leather-jacket wearing self. The way his facial scruff perfectly juxtaposed with his boyish devilish smile had me all hot and bothered. Then when he spoke in his baritone man voice, call me done and give me a cigarette stat.