Jennifer Lopez is the three Gs in her latest photo shoot- glamorous, glowing and gorgeous. Seriously, does this woman ever age? The former American Idol judge is even more stunning at 43-years-old than when she was a Fly Girl dancing on In Living Color back in the 90s. Lopez is ready for battle in the arena (a fashion one) with her gladiator-inspired shoes and couture dresses serving as her armor.
Photographer Katjia Rawles snapped the flawless Lopez in clothes from Balmain, Giuseppe Zanotti, Paco Rabanne for Harper’s Bazaar’s February 2013 issue. The fashion editorial was shot on location at the Ciragan Palace Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The former Mrs. Marc Anthony took a brief break during her current world tour. In the accompanying interview, J-Lo talks about her new beau Casper Smart, why she left Idol and her infamous green Versace dress from the 2000 Grammys, among other things. Check out more photos and a few memorable quotes below.
“I’m not a judge for a living,” she explains. “I’m a singer. I’m a dancer. I’m a performer. I’m an actress. That’s what I’m supposed to be doing. It makes me a better parent, a better person.”
Today, the action-packed trailer for an upcoming film called Parker was released and we’ve got your first look. The film stars Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce and Nick Nolte and looks like it’ll be worth checking out.
The movie is based on the series of bestselling novels by Donald E. Westlake, following Parker (Jason Statham) who is a professional thief who lives by his own personal code of ethics: “Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it.” In his latest heist, his crew double crosses him (led by Michael Chiklis’ character), steals his loot and leaving him for dead.
Of course Parker is determined to ensure they regret that move so he tracks them to PalmBeach, the playground for the rich and where they crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Parker gets into disguise and enlists the help of Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider who has what it takes to help pull their plan off. Together, they come up with a plan to hijack the heist, take everyone down and most importantly, get away with it. Sounds fun! I love JLo in action movies.
Parker hits theaters on January 25. Check out the first trailer below!
It’s one of the biggest head-to-head battles people have been looking forward to this season. Would Simon Cowell’s newly-revamped X Factor lineup beat out The Voice and their red swivel chairs? The answer is ‘yes’ and ‘no’. While NBC’s talent show won in total viewers (10.6 million versus 8.5), the FOX reality show beat its rival in the coveted 18-34 demographic and won the night in the adults 18-49. Still, Simon was rightfully worried that The Voice’s third night would steal some viewers away.
The second season premiere of X Factor garnered 8.5 million viewers, down over 3.5 million from last year. Here’s the silver lining, the show grew by 6 percent in the key demos and grew in its second hour. Given that it was up against NBC’s one-two punch of The Voice and finals of America’s Got Talent, it did well. I only expect those numbers to go up tonight when the show faces no competition. Plus I think the universal love and praise, fans and critics have bestowed on last night’s premiere will bring in more viewers. Remember it’s a marathon and not a sprint. I firmly believe X Factor will win come December.
In other singing-related news. Katie Couric revealed (spoiled) some very interesting American Idol news. Curious? Keep reading to find out.
Just when I thought I was done with Glee, Ryan Murphy snags Kate Hudson for a six-episode arc as deliciously wicked Cassandra July. Slowly, FOX has teased us with glimpses of Hudson’s debut, with episodic pics, to an extended clip of her first interaction with Rachel Berry and even the audio for her first performance. At long last, we finally have the official video for her first number on the FOX show.
The powers-that-be were kind enough to debut Hudson’s performance days before the show’s fourth season premiere and it lives up to all the hype. Not only does she sound great but her dancing is flawless. It shouldn’t come as a surprise for anyone who saw Nine. She was the best thing in that musical bomb. Check out the clip and witness Kate school Lea Michele (Rachel) on how real dancing should look like.
It looks like Jennifer Lopez got exactly what she needed out of American Idol. A career lift. After two seasons, JLo bid adieu to the reality show and started to once again focus on her music career and current tour with Enrique Iglesias. And now, like many pop artists in the top 40 realm, Jennifer has decided to join the leagues of those before her and release a 3D documentary movie surrounding her current tour aptly titled, “Dance Again.” But, don’t just expect to see live concert footage.
As many of us who follow pop culture quite frequently know, Jennifer Lopez went through a pretty public divorce in the last few months only to not soon after, fall into the arms of back-up dancer, now boyfriend, Casper Smart. Jennifer promises to feature the struggles she has gone through over the last few years in her new film.
Jennifer Lopez turned 43-years-old this week, but who can tell. The former “American Idol” judge looks as spry and young as she did during her fly girl days on “In Living Color“. Lopez still has the dance moves (and tacky wardrobe) that she sported on the FOX show.
Lopez just premiered her brand new music video “Goin’ In” on MTV. The track featuring Flo Rida is off the soundtrack from dance flick “Step Up Revolution“. J. Lo hired Ace Norton to director her new visual. Norton’s previous credits include working with Foster The People, Scissor Sisters and Norah Jones to name a few.
The clip begins with Lopez wearing a pink cape and rhinestone-covered lips. She then proceeds to blow a dandelion which quickly transforms into specks of glitter. From then on, it’s an onslaught of shiny shimmery neon. The look and feel of the clip is very reminiscent of her “Brave” album era.
Also featured in the clip are Flo Rida, Lamborghinis and a bunch of backup dancers, which includes boyfriend Casper Smart. It’s interesting though that Smart isn’t as heavily featured in this clip as he was on “Dance Again“. Trouble in paradise? Watch the video below.
After two seasons of inappropriately hitting on young teenage girls, Steven Tyler is calling it quits on “American Idol“. The Aerosmith front man made it official yesterday, citing his desire to return touring with the band as the reason why. That way he can inappropriately hit on girls half his age on the road instead of in front of America. While Tyler’s antics were a breath of fresh air during Season 10, by Season 11 his hilarious sound bites transformed into rainbow beautiful unicorn nonsensical Paula Abdulisms.
I wonder if his departure has anything to do with the producers’ desire to keep Jennifer Lopez on the show. With Tyler gone, that frees up more money to spend on J. Lo. She is one pricey bitch after all. Reports also say that Randy Jackson is on his way out. Given that he’s been on the show since the first season, I would assume he brings in a hefty paycheck. Again more cash to spend on La Lopez. Word has it producers want a major overhaul to freshen up the show for Season 12.
UPDATE: Jennifer Lopez announced today on the Ryan Seacrest Show that she’s not returning to the show. She hinted that she may return in a guest mentoring capacity but nothing has been confirmed. This leaves Randy Jackson’s status as the only one that has not been revealed.
It’s starting to look like 2010 over at FOX. Remember when Simon Cowell left “American Idol” and producers scrambled to find replacements? Contrary to popular belief, the reality competition didn’t implode after the acerbic judge’s departure.
With Jennifer Lopez potentially leaving, Nigel Lythgoe and company are working on a plan B should negotiations with Lopez fail. Just like 2010 and with the “X Factor“ judging drama earlier this year, multiple names are being tossed around. Names from Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Fergie and will.i.am are reportedly in the mix. Katy Perry was also a potential replacement, but the singer addressed the rumors to the Hollywood Reporter.
“People have reached out to me about the possibility of being involved, and it’s not right for me yet.” Perry adds, and “it’s a real commitment to be on one of those shows. … I have ideas for two or three big, creative things, and I want to be able to fulfill those ideas.”
Personally, I’m a little bummed about Katy. I thought she was excellent during her guest judging stint on AI a few seasons ago. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. With her out of the running, the producers are also looking within the Idol family as a potential solution. Find out below which former contestant is on their short list.