Jennifer Lopez has out-smarted the animal rights protesters hounding her publicity tour for new movie Monster-In-Law, by taping an interview in secret.

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 their bitter 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 (13MAY05).

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 last Tuesday (03MAY05).

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.

13/05/2005 17:32