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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.



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Jennifer Lopez - 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm on Telemundo - Show at BankUnited Center - Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Thursday 30th April 2015

Jennifer Lopez and Los Dinos
Jennifer Lopez and Los Dinos
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez and Los Dinos

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Jennifer Lopez - 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm on Telemundo at the BankUnited Center - Inside & Backstage at BankUnited Center - Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Thursday 30th April 2015

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Jennifer Lopez Pays Tribute To Mentor Selena With Stunning Performance At Billboard Latin Awards


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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.

Jennifer LopezLopez 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’.

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Jennifer Lopez - 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center - Arrivals at BankUnited Center - Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Thursday 30th April 2015

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Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez - A variety of stars were snapped as they attended the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards which were held at the BankUnited Center in Miami, Florida, United States - Thursday 30th April 2015

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez To Pay Tribute To The Late Selena Quintanilla


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Almost two decades after portraying Selena Quintanilla on the big screen, it has been announced that Jennifer Lopez will once again pay tribute to the Queen of Tejano music at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Jennifer LopezJ-Lo will pay tribute to Selena 18 years after portraying the singer in the 1997 bipoic of the same name

Telemundo revealed J-Lo’s tribute on Thursday afternoon - the day that would have been Quintanilla’s 44th birthday.

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MTV Movie Awards: 'The Fault In Our Stars' Leads 2015 Winners


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It's difficult to argue with the results of this year's MTV Movie Awards victors, who took home their much-deserved accolades on Sunday (April 12th 2015). The top prize of Movie Of The Year went to Josh Boone's adaptation of the John Green novel 'The Fault In Our Stars' - but who else won big at the 2015 ceremony?

Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley in 'The Fault In Our Stars'Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley in 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Shailene Woodley took home a couple of awards herself; first for Best Female Performance in 'The Fault In Our Stars', and second for Best Kiss with Ansel Elgort. 'The Maze Runner' star Dylan O'Brien also won big, landing Breakthrough Performance, Best Hero and, of course, Best Fight with Will Poulter. O'Brien will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'. Meanwhile, Zac Efron's abs in 'Neighbors' predictably won him Best Shirtless Performance, while his onscreen chemistry with Dave Franco made them Best Duo. 'Neighbors' was also the winner of Best WTF Moment, with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne taking home the award.

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Jennifer Lopez - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards which were held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th April 2015

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Jennifer Lopez

Silly, Charming 'Home' Has Star Power in Rihanna


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Fox's new animation Home may not be earth-shatteringly original or ground-breaking but it packs enough star power in the form of Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Jennifer Lopez and its likeable tale will be a hit with families this weekend.

RihannaRihanna plays the fearless 'Tip' in Fox's animated movie Home

It tells the story of Oh, a cute misfit from another planet who, when landing on Earth, finds himself on the run from his own kind. He soon forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. 

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'Home' Is A Hit Even Before It Opens


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While 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' held on to the top spot on the British box office chart for the third straight week, the real champion last weekend was the riotously enjoyable DreamWorks animated adventure 'Home', which played a series of preview screenings in advance of it opening across the country this weekend.

'Home' hits US theatres on 27th March 2015
'Home' hits US theatres on 27th March 2015

While 'Second Best' took an impressive £1.4m in its third weekend of play, 'Home''s previews brought in £2.45m on Saturday and Sunday alone. Cleverly marketed as a UK Mother's Day treat, the film drew families to cinemas in huge numbers. This preview income will be added to 'Home''s tally this weekend for next week's box office chart, which means it could beat the second 'Divergent Series' movie, 'Insurgent', to the top of the chart. 

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Home Review


A sharp script and especially colourful imagery make this animated romp a lot more fun than expected, entertaining grown-ups just as much as the kids. It may be the usual frantic action comedy, but there's an edge to the humour and a continual stream of knowing gags and witty references that keep us laughing. As a result, the busy plot is surprisingly involving, and the action scenes are genuinely thrilling.

It opens in outer space with the Boov, a race of blobby creatures that are only good at one thing: running away from their sworn enemy the Gorg. Their leader Captain Smek (Steve Martin) has selected Earth as their next hiding place, so they swoop in and corral mankind into Happy Humantowns in the Australian Outback while the Boov occupy the cities, hilariously trying to make sense of everything they find there. But a Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons) sticks out from the hive-like community. Friendlier and more curious than he should be, he inadvertently alerts the Gorg to their location. So he goes on the run, meeting up with the human teen girl Tip (Rihanna), who has managed to hide out with her chubby cat Pig and now wants to find her mother (Jennifer Lopez). Pursued by Smek and top cop Kyle (Matt Jones), Oh and Tip must dart around the globe to solve both of their predicaments.

Based on Adam Rex's novel The True Meaning of Smekday, the story is packed with lively twists and turns, and the filmmakers bring it to life with energy, humour and some real emotion. The animators pull out all the stops as they play with outrageous colours and eye-catching action, while the Boov's ability to selectively control gravity adds plenty of scope for additional mayhem. For example, Oh and Tip travel the globe in a car that Oh soups up Back to the Future-style so they can fly to Boov central command in Paris and then on to Australia. These kinds of knowing film references flit across the screen all the way through their adventure.

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Video - Jennifer Lopez Smoulders In Red On Arriving At Jimmy Kimmel Live


Jennifer Lopez smiles and waves at fans as she arrives at the ABC studios for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' in Los Angeles. Surrounded by her entourage, she looked uber classy in a tight red midi-dress and matching stilettos, her hair scooped back into a low ponytail. She gave the paparazzi a wave before entering the building, but did not stop for photographs.

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'The Boy Next Door' Puts Jennifer Lopez's Sexuality Centre Stage


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For her first film role in two years, Jennifer Lopez chose the sudsy romantic-stalker drama The Boy Next Door, which she also produced. And she admits there was something irresistibly relatable about the character which she plays.

Jennifer Lopez in 'The Boy Next Door'
Jennifer Lopez stars in her first film in two years

"We knew we were making a popcorn thriller," she said, "but the character for me was something that seemed a perfect fit for right now. I really could relate to what she's been through, being at the point in her life where her relationship falls apart. She's left feeling that sense of worthlessness, like she doesn't belong anywhere. So I think people can understand making a mistake in a moment like that."

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The Boy Next Door Review


A cheesy TV movie ramped up with language and violence, this sudsy thriller is far more fun to watch than it should be. With its tepid spin on the plot of Fatal Attraction, the film strains to be a bunny-boiler, but entertains the audience because it's so preposterous that not a single moment is remotely believable. And since the cast refuses to play it straight, camping it up while smirking at the camera, it's enjoyable in all the wrong ways.

Jennifer Lopez stars as Claire, a high school teacher who has recently split from her husband Garrett (John Corbett) and is still getting used to life on her own with teen son Kevin (Ian Nelson). Then the astoundingly hunky 19-year-old Noah (played by 27-year-old Ryan Guzman) moves in next door with his invalid uncle (Jack Wallace) after his parents die in a fiery car crash. Super friendly, Noah quickly begins to help Kevin stand up to the school bullies and pursue the hot girl (Lexi Atkins). But Noah also begins to flirt relentlessly with Claire, and in a moment of neediness she gives in. While she sees this as a mildly transgressive restorative fling, Noah thinks it's true love, and pursues her tenaciously. And when Claire begins to trying to patch things up with Garrett, Noah takes Kevin out for a bit of gun practice.

Despite a tendency to drift into grisly violence, there's nothing edgy here. It's a swirling storm of innuendo and suggestion, with a strong sense of menace that never quite convinces us, even with a couple of gruesome plot points. This may be because the camera clearly loves Lopez so much that we know she's never in danger.

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Patricia Arquette's Oscar Acceptance Speech Divides The Internet


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Patricia Arquette’s Oscars acceptance speech has set the world of social media alight in the last twenty four hours. After she used her time at the microphone to call for wage equality and equal rights for women, opinion has been polarised as to validity of her argument.

The 46 year old won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Olivia Evans in Boyhood. Having produced a sheet of paper and thanked her family and fellow cast members, she went on to deliver a rousing finale: “It's our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

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Patricia Arquette's Oscars acceptance speech was a hot talking point of the evening

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