Jennifer Lopez (born 24.7.1969 often referred to as J.Lo) is an American singer, actress and record producer. Jennifer Lopez: Net worth Jennifer Lopez has earnings of $37 Million according to Forbes (2014).
Childhood: Jennifer Lopez was born and raised in the Bronx area of New York City. Her parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez were of Puerto Rican descent and she was raised as a Catholic, attending Catholic schools such as Preston High School. At the age of 19, Jennifer Lopez began to pay for her own dancing lessons and vocal coaching and eventually started dancing in Manhattan nightclubs, whilst also working in a legal office. She auditioned for a number of dancing roles, including rap music videos, working as a dancer for New Kids on the Block and an episode of Yo! MTV Raps. In 1993, Lopez appeared as a dancer in Janet Jackson's 'That's The Way Love Goes' and secured work as her regular backing dancer.
Show-business career: Jennifer Lopez's early forays into acting included appearances on South Central, Second Chances and Hotel Malibu. Her film debut came with 1995's My Family, which was followed with appearances alongside Wesley Snipes in Money Train and opposite Robin Williams in the Francis Ford Coppola-directed Jack. In 1997, she appeared opposite Jack Nicholson in Blood and Wine. The same year, Jennifer Lopez was nominated for the Best Actress Golden Globe award for her role in Selena. She went on to appear in El Cantante, which was well received at the Toronto International Film Festival and Bordertown, which did well at the Brussels film festival. Lopez then went on to make a number of successful, high profile films, including The Wedding Planner (which co-starred Matthew McConaughey), Maid in Manhattan (in which she starred opposite Ralph Fiennes) and Monster-In-Law (which starred Jane Fonda). Jennifer Lopez' career and reputation were damaged, however, upon the release of Gigli. The film co-starred her lover at the time, Ben Affleck, as well as Christopher Walken and Al Pacino. The film was universally panned by film critics and under-performed at the box office. Her most successful film was Shall We Dance? which grossed over $112 million at the box office. Jennifer Lopez has also had a successful music career, staring with her debut album On The 6. The title of the album refers to the Castle Hill subway train that she used as a child. The album, released in 1999, featured the singles 'If You Had My Love' and 'Waiting For Tonight.' The guest artists on the album included Fat Joe and Big Pun. Her second album, J.Lo, was released in 2001, debuting at number one in the US album charts. The lead single from the album was 'Love Don't Cost A Thing' and was followed by the release of 'Play'. The rap artist Ja Rule featured on a remix of 'Ain't It Funny' and 'I'm Real', as did Cadillac Tah. The following year, Jennifer released a remix album entitled J to tha L-O!: The Remixes. The album, which featured P. Diddy and Nas, became the first remix album to debut at number on in the US album charts and is the third best selling remix album of all time, behind Michael Jackson's Blood on the Dance Floor:HIStory in the Mix and You Can Dance, the Madonna remix album. 2002 also saw Lopez release This Is Me. Then, which featured two highly popular singles, 'Jenny from the Block' (which featured Jadakiss) and 'All I Have' (which featured LL Cool J). The album also contained a cover of the 1978 Carly Simon song 'You Belong To Me'. Rebirth, released in 2005, was Lopez's fourth studio album. It lacked the success of its predecessor, though its lead single, 'Get Right' was her second Platinum-selling hit. Como Ama Una Mujer is the title of Jennifer Lopez's debut Spanish language album, released in 2007. Six months later, she released Brave, which featured the likes of Midi Mafia, Ryan Tedder and JR Rotem on production duties. The single 'Hold It, Don't Drop It' was a hit across the globe. In 2010, she appeared in 'The Back-up Plan' with Alex O'Loughlin for which her performance was praised. In 2011, she released her album 'Love?' under new label Island Records. The release brought her sales back up, entering into the US Album Chart at number 5. Her single 'On the Floor' topped the charts worldwide. Lopez landed a spot as a judge on the tenth season of talent show 'American Idol' and returned for the following season. In 2012, she appeared in the talent show 'Q'Viva! The Chosen'. That year she joined Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison and others in the comedy 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' and also embarked on her first ever headline tour. Plus, she voiced the character Shira in 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'. Lopez unveiled her greatest hits album 'Dance Again... the Hits' that year which included the single 'Dance Again' and the track 'Goin' In' from 'Step Up Revolution'. In 2013, she appeared in the thriller 'Parker' opposite Jason Statham. She hit headlines at the Grammys that year by wearing a revealing dress despite the strict dress code. She worked as the executive producer of the TV show 'The Fosters' which follows the family of a same sex couple. In 2014, she released her eighth album 'A.K.A.' which featured the single 'I Luh Ya PaPi' featuring French Montana. She also collaborated with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte for the official World Cup anthem 'We Are One (Ole Ola)'. Jennifer Lopez: Business Ventures Lopez launched her own clothing line in 2003, named 'JLO by Jennifer Lopez'. In 2005, she created a new line called 'Sweetface' as well as a children's range named 'JustSweet'. The animal cruelty protest group, PETA have campaigned against her use of animal fur in her clothing lines. She also has a perfume range, with 'Glow by J.Lo' being her first fragrance, followed by 'Still', 'Miami Glow', 'Live Luxe' and several others.
Personal Life: Jennifer Lopez married Ojani Noa in 1997 but they divorced less than 12 months later. In the late 1990s, Jennifer Lopez had a relationship with the hip-hop star Sean Combs (Puff Daddy). An incident involving the pair's arrest over a gunfight in a Manhattan club soon contributed to the end of their relationship. Lopez's second marriage was to the dancer Cris Judd. The marriage ended when Jennifer embarked on a relationship with the actor Ben Affleck. They got engaged in November 2002 but the wedding, due to take place in 2003, was called off hours before it was due to happen. Lopez then married Marc Anthony, who she had worked with musically in the past. They married in 2004, with guests being told that they were attending an afternoon party, rather than a wedding. Lopez gave birth to their twins in February 2008. The couple split in 2011 and that same year Lopex started dating her dancer Casper Smart.
Demi Lovato and 11 of her celebrity friends have revealed the track list for her upcoming album, ‘Confident’.
Demi Lovato revealed her upcoming album’s track list on Twitter on Wednesday (26th August). Lovato called on a number of her celebrity friends to help her reveal the tracks and, in addition to Lovato’s original tweet, another 12 well-known faces each tweeted the name of a track.
Demi Lovato at a Samsung Galaxy event in Los Angeles in August 2015.
Go behind the scenes with Prince Royce on the set of his new video 'Back It Up' featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. There's no wword yet on a possible upcoming album from the Bronx born singer, so watch this space.
J-Lo performed on national television in Morocco on May 29th, and her raunchy performance has enraged many of the country's inhabitants.
Abdelilah Benkirane, the Prime Minister of Morocco, has launched a governmental investigation into the broadcast of a Jennifer Lopez concert on national television last week, claiming that the “sexually suggestive” performance violated the kingdom’s laws on broadcasting.
It emerged last week that Lopez’s performance on May 29th as part of the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, which was aired on the country’s 2M public TV network, had outraged a Moroccan education group to the point that they were filing a lawsuit. Well, the same broadcast has now prompted the country’s second highest political authority to intervene, accusing the promoter of “serious delinquency”.
Jennifer Lopez is being sued in Morocco over a televised festival performance
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It seems a recent TV performance by the ‘Booty’ singer was just too much for some.
Jennifer Lopez has reportedly found herself in hot water in Morocco, after a risqué performance has left her being hit with a lawsuit from a local educational group. According to TMZ, the signer is being sued by the group who were offended by her televised concert which was held in the nation’s capital Rabat on May 29th.
Jennifer Lopez was too hot for TV in Morocco.
The concert was said to be a typical J-Lo affair, i.e. lots of skimpy outfits, booty shaking and sexy dance moves. But the group aren't fans of Lopez’s raunchy act and wrote that the performance “disturbed public order and tarnished women’s honour and respect.”
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The Bronx star spoke to red carpet interviewers
The 2015 Billboard Music Video Awards played host to a vast array of jaw-dropping gowns and slick tuxedos from the hottest new and the greatest established musical talents but Jennifer Lopez showed that almost 30 years in the biz has taught her a thing or two about making herself seen.
J.Lo turned more than a few heads in this stunning Billboard Awards number
In a barely there, skilfully embroidered sparkly number, Jenny from the Block proved she still knows how to do Sin City as she wowed on the red carpet.
Jennifer Lopez talks about her upcoming Las Vegas residency as she hits the city to perform at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. She also admits that the most important thing about being a superstar is to stay humble.
J-Lo is following in the footsteps of Britney Spears and Mariah Carey.
First Britney, then Mariah and now J-Lo! Yes Jennifer Lopez has become the latest pop diva to score a Las Vegas residency, announcing the big news on last night’s edition of ‘American Idol’.
Jennifer Lopez has announced her 2016 Las Vegas residency.
Lopez’s series of shows begins next year on January 20th, at Planet Hollywood’s Axis theatre and is currently set to run for 20 performances taking place in January, February, May and June. Right now in Vegas, Britney Spears is the diva in residence at Planet Hollywood with her 'Piece of Me' show which runs until August.
You can always count on the Met Ball to bring out some of the year’s craziest fashions.
Last night the world’s most famous and fashionable descended upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York for the annual Met Gala, a celebration of fashion that always delivers some seriously out-there looks. This year the Gala’s official theme was ‘China: Through The Looking Glass,’ but on the red carpet the nearly nude look ruled for some, while for others it was all about making an unforgettable fashion statement.
Rihanna in Guo Pei
First let’s look at Rihanna, the singer who literally stole the show last night. Dressed in an awe inspiring yellow Guo Pei gown, Rihanna had jaws dropping all along the Met’s red carpet. Lined with yellow fur and covered in embellishments Ri-Ri’s dress was an internet meme creator’s dream and it ended up being compared to everything from Big Bird to an omelette online.
The Tejano superstar was honoured by Lopez on the 20th anniversary of her death.
Jennifer Lopez made sure the musical legacy of Selena would never be forgotten on Thursday night, when she performed a tribute to the late singer at the Billboard Latin Awards. Lopez played the Tejano icon in the 1997 biopic Selena, which launched her career in Hollywood and led her to also pursue making music.
Lopez played Selena in the 1997 biopic of the tragic singer.
Lopez was joined on stage by backing band Los Dinos, which includes Selena’s brother A.B., sister Suzette and widower Chris Pérez. During the just under eight minute set Lopez performed a melody of the singer’s hits including ‘Como La Flor’, ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom’, ‘Amor Prohibido’, ‘I Could Fall in Love’, and ‘No Me Queda Mas’.
Date of birth
24th July, 1969