Jennifer Lopez has out-smarted the animal rights protesters hounding her
publicity tour for new movie Monster-In-Law, by taping an interview in
PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) activists campaigned at
the film's premiere in April (05) and outside her appearances on MTV and DAVID
LETTERMAN's TV show earlier this month (MAY05). And they intended to continue
protest at the use of animal fur in J.Lo's clothing range SWEETFACE outside the
recording of her appearance on BARBARA WALTERS show The View today
Because The View guest host Constance Marie is a PETA supporter, the group
decided to tone down their protest by just handing out leaflets outside the New
York studio - but were stunned to discover the interview was actually recorded
PETA spokesperson MICHAEL McGRAW says, "After the waves of noisy
protesters that confronted her at David Letterman, it's no surprise that J.Lo
is avoiding any pre-announced live appearances in New York City."
Meanwhile, a spokesman for The View insists fears about PETA had nothing
to do with the decision to tape the normally-live show.