Jennifer Lopez - Jennifer Lopez joins animated film Home

Jennifer Lopez will provide a voice role in DreamWorks Animations' 'Home'.

The 'Parker' actress and 'Father of the Bride' actor Steve Martin have joined the new animated feature, which will also star singer Rihanna and 'The Big Bang Theory' leading man Jim Parsons, according to TheWrap.

The film is based on a 2007 children's book, 'The True Meaning of Smekday', by Adam Rex, and centres on an overly enthusiastic alien race called the Boov, who are determined to take over Earth and relocate the human race to their planet - convinced they're helping them.

Martin will voice the alien race's leader Captain Smek, while Lopez will voice the mother of Rihanna's character, a feisty teenage girl who becomes unlikely pals with an exiled Boov (Parsons).

The movie - which was originally titled 'Happy Smekday!' - has been in the works for nearly five years as DreamWorks originally optioned rights to Rex's book in 2008. Parsons, who is best known for his Emmy Award-winning role as nerdy Sheldon Cooper, and 'Diamonds' singer Rihanna were cast in the lead roles in June 2012.

'Over the Hedge' and 'Antz' director Tim Johnson will helm the film, which will be produced by Chris Jenkins and Suzanne Buirgy.

'Home' is due for release in November 2014.


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Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses 4306712 News

There seems to be a special musical buzz in the entertainment business at the moment reserved for screen actresses who are wanting to spread their wings in their career - and maybe earn some more money too. Whether it's Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande blowing everyone away with her stunning vocal range as she gears up to release her second album this summer, or indie favourite Jenny Lewis becoming ever more successful with her solo singing career after a good three years fronting a band, it appears that some actresses just can't resist testing their pipes in the recording studio. Even Hollywood sensation Scarlett Johansson dipped her toes in musical waters back in 2008 with her well-praised debut 'Anywhere I Lay My Head'.

While we're half expecting Keira Knightley to release a record any day now after singing on her latest drama 'Begin Again', we look at the film world's biggest female musical successes.

Jenny Lewis promoJenny Lewis: Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis this week released Voyager, her critically acclaimed third studio album. Although best known for her time fronting indie favourites, Rilo Kiley, music wasn't actually Lewis's first career choice, instead the Vegas native was intially known as an actress. Her early showbiz experience mainly consisted of TV roles, with small parts in the likes of 'Baywatch', 'Brooklyn Bridge' and 'The New Twilight Zone' in the 80s and early 90s as well as film stints on 'Troop Beverly Hills' and 'The Wizard'. Her last major acting venture came with 1995's black and white drama 'Don's Plum' alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire before she formed Rilo Kiley with then-boyfriend Blake Sennett.

Jennifer Lopez promoJennifer Lopez: The Jenny from the block, who would eventually become J-Lo, actually started her showbiz career as a dancer, on comedy series ‘In Living Colour’. Lopez’s dancing skills were impressive enough to land her a job touring with Janet Jackson in 1993, but she declined instead deciding to give acting a shot. Lopez’s early acting career included small roles in films such as My Family and Money Train, before she landed her big break, starring as tragic pop star Selena in the 1997 biopic. A year later she starred alongside George Clooney in thriller Out of Sight. Lopez then set about conquering the music world in 1999 with the release of her debut album On the 6 and she hasn't looked back since. Although Lopez still occasionally acts, she is arguably best known now for her musical talents which she displayed most recently with new album 'A.K.A.', released in June and once again landing her a space in the US chart's top 10.

More: Cool Thing Of The Week: Jenny Lewis' "Just One Of The Guys" Video, Featuring Anne Hathaway

Miley Cyrus promoMiley Cyrus: Miley might have come from a musical family, (well Billy Ray Cyrus is her father), but the famous twerker actually started out as an actress. Cyrus's first acting role came on medical drama 'Doc', where she acted alongside her father in three episodes, she also had a small role in Tim Burton's Big Fish. But Miley's big break came in 2006 when she starred in Disney series' Hannah Montana'. In the show Cyrus played a normal girl who moonlighted as a pop star, a role which would help her transition into the music business. Miley's first musical release was the soundtrack to Hannah Montana's first season, but Cyrus quickly became regarded as a singer in her own right and she released her first album a year later. Nowadays Hannah Montana is long over and Miley Cyrus has become a household name, leaving her Disney alter-ego well and truly behind. While she might've followed in the footsteps of Hilary Duff, who starred in Disney Channel's 'Lizzie McGuire', it seems Miley has encouraged plenty of other teen TV stars in their ambitions with 'Wizards of Waverly Place' actress Selena Gomez kicking off her music career in 2009 and 'Camp Rock''s Demi Lovato also making her mark around the same time. Even Lindsay Lohan hit the studio several years before that. It seems Disney is the new platform for broadening ambitions.

Kylie Minogue performingKylie Minogue: It’s easy to forget that Kylie Minogue wasn't always the pint-sized queen of pop. Way back in the mid 1980s, before Pete Waterman got hold of her, Kylie was an actress starring in Australia’s biggest soap opera, 'Neighbours'. Minogue played the role of Charlene, a school girl turned mechanic whose love interest was another future pop star, Jason Donovan. After performing covers of ‘I Got You Babe’ and ‘The Loco-motion’ during a charity event in 1987, Minogue was offered a recording contract with Mushroom Records. A year later Kylie’s musical career was blossoming both at home and in the UK and she made the decision to say goodbye to acting. Since then the now 46 year old has sold over 70 million records worldwide and has become a member of Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame.

Next: Which other star had no 'problem' transitioning to music?

Ariana Grande promoAriana Grande: Ariana Grande might be just 21 years old but she’s a;ready had sucres as both an actress and singer. Her first big break break came when she was cast as Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon series 'Victorious' in 2011. She then landed her own spin off series, Sam and Cat alongside ‘iCarly’ star Jennette McCurdy, which latest for just one season. However by the time she’d landed her own sitcom, Grande had also made the move into music. She released her debut album Yours Truly in 2013 to critical acclaim, but Ariana would become a fully fledged pop star this summer with the success of single 'Problem' from her upcoming second album. Becoming one of the summer's biggest hits, 'Problem' reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the Bllboard Hot 100.

More: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

Zooey Deschanel promoZooey Deschanel: Given how her career has evolved, it’s fitting that Zooey Deschanel first came to our attention after her role in Almost Famous, a movie about music. Since finding fame as an actress, the future ‘New Girl’ couldn't help showing off her vocal talents wherever possible, in films such as Elf and 500 Days of Summer. But in 2007 Zooey officially made the move into music when she formed the band She & Him with musician M.Ward. So far the indie duo have released four albums, including 2011’s festive offering, A Very She & Him Christmas. Last month the duo hit the big time when they signed a new record deal with major label Columbia Records, ahead of their fifth album’s release later this year.

Juliette Lewis promoJuliette Lewis: Probably not the first woman who's going to pop into your head when you think of actresses turned singers but, after her Academy Award nomination following her role in Martin Scorsese's 'Cape Fear' remake back in 1991, it seemed a screen career just wasn't enough for budding rocker Juliette Lewis. After further blockbusters such as 'Natural Born Killers', 'From Dusk till Dawn', 'The Evening Star' and 'Starsky & Hutch', she released her debut album '...Like a Bolt of Lightning' in 2004 alongside her band Juliette and the Licks. She proceeded to release two more over the next consecutive years and made her last record, 'Terra Incognita', in 2009. She's back to acting now, but we wouldn't be disappointed to see another musical venture.

Taylor Momsen promoTaylor Momsen: Another actress who invoked her inner rock goddess was 'Gossip Girl''s Taylor Momsen, whose early acting role in 2000's 'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas' would never have suggested a heavily eyelinered and scantily clad future. Her success as the lead singer in The Pretty Reckless has been phenomenal as of late, with her March 2014 album 'Going to Hell' reaching the top 5 in the US album chart - quite a remarkable progression since they started out in 2010. However, we are still missing her face on our TV screens and awaiting at least a temporary screen comeback.

More: What did the critics have to say about The Pretty Reckless' 'Going To Hell'?

There seems to be a special musical buzz in the entertainment business at the moment reserved for screen actresses who are wanting to spread their wings in their career - and maybe earn some more money too. Whether it's Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande blowing everyone away with her stunning vocal range as she gears up to release her second album this summer, or indie favourite Jenny Lewis becoming ever more successful with her solo singing career after a good three years fronting a band, it appears that some actresses just can't resist testing their pipes in the recording studio. Even Hollywood sensation Scarlett Johansson dipped her toes in musical waters back in 2008 with her well-praised debut 'Anywhere I Lay My Head'.

While we're half expecting Keira Knightley to release a record any day now after singing on her latest drama 'Begin Again', we look at the film world's biggest female musical successes.

Jenny Lewis promoJenny Lewis: Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis this week released Voyager, her critically acclaimed third studio album. Although best known for her time fronting indie favourites, Rilo Kiley, music wasn't actually Lewis's first career choice, instead the Vegas native was intially known as an actress. Her early showbiz experience mainly consisted of TV roles, with small parts in the likes of 'Baywatch', 'Brooklyn Bridge' and 'The New Twilight Zone' in the 80s and early 90s as well as film stints on 'Troop Beverly Hills' and 'The Wizard'. Her last major acting venture came with 1995's black and white drama 'Don's Plum' alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire before she formed Rilo Kiley with then-boyfriend Blake Sennett.

Jennifer Lopez promoJennifer Lopez: The Jenny from the block, who would eventually become J-Lo, actually started her showbiz career as a dancer, on comedy series ‘In Living Colour’. Lopez’s dancing skills were impressive enough to land her a job touring with Janet Jackson in 1993, but she declined instead deciding to give acting a shot. Lopez’s early acting career included small roles in films such as My Family and Money Train, before she landed her big break, starring as tragic pop star Selena in the 1997 biopic. A year later she starred alongside George Clooney in thriller Out of Sight. Lopez then set about conquering the music world in 1999 with the release of her debut album On the 6 and she hasn't looked back since. Although Lopez still occasionally acts, she is arguably best known now for her musical talents which she displayed most recently with new album 'A.K.A.', released in June and once again landing her a space in the US chart's top 10.

More: Cool Thing Of The Week: Jenny Lewis' "Just One Of The Guys" Video, Featuring Anne Hathaway

Miley Cyrus promoMiley Cyrus: Miley might have come from a musical family, (well Billy Ray Cyrus is her father), but the famous twerker actually started out as an actress. Cyrus's first acting role came on medical drama 'Doc', where she acted alongside her father in three episodes, she also had a small role in Tim Burton's Big Fish. But Miley's big break came in 2006 when she starred in Disney series' Hannah Montana'. In the show Cyrus played a normal girl who moonlighted as a pop star, a role which would help her transition into the music business. Miley's first musical release was the soundtrack to Hannah Montana's first season, but Cyrus quickly became regarded as a singer in her own right and she released her first album a year later. Nowadays Hannah Montana is long over and Miley Cyrus has become a household name, leaving her Disney alter-ego well and truly behind. While she might've followed in the footsteps of Hilary Duff, who starred in Disney Channel's 'Lizzie McGuire', it seems Miley has encouraged plenty of other teen TV stars in their ambitions with 'Wizards of Waverly Place' actress Selena Gomez kicking off her music career in 2009 and 'Camp Rock''s Demi Lovato also making her mark around the same time. Even Lindsay Lohan hit the studio several years before that. It seems Disney is the new platform for broadening ambitions.

Kylie Minogue performingKylie Minogue: It’s easy to forget that Kylie Minogue wasn't always the pint-sized queen of pop. Way back in the mid 1980s, before Pete Waterman got hold of her, Kylie was an actress starring in Australia’s biggest soap opera, 'Neighbours'. Minogue played the role of Charlene, a school girl turned mechanic whose love interest was another future pop star, Jason Donovan. After performing covers of ‘I Got You Babe’ and ‘The Loco-motion’ during a charity event in 1987, Minogue was offered a recording contract with Mushroom Records. A year later Kylie’s musical career was blossoming both at home and in the UK and she made the decision to say goodbye to acting. Since then the now 46 year old has sold over 70 million records worldwide and has become a member of Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame.

Next: Which other star had no 'problem' transitioning to music?

Ariana Grande promoAriana Grande: Ariana Grande might be just 21 years old but she’s a;ready had sucres as both an actress and singer. Her first big break break came when she was cast as Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon series 'Victorious' in 2011. She then landed her own spin off series, Sam and Cat alongside ‘iCarly’ star Jennette McCurdy, which latest for just one season. However by the time she’d landed her own sitcom, Grande had also made the move into music. She released her debut album Yours Truly in 2013 to critical acclaim, but Ariana would become a fully fledged pop star this summer with the success of single 'Problem' from her upcoming second album. Becoming one of the summer's biggest hits, 'Problem' reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the Bllboard Hot 100.

More: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

Zooey Deschanel promoZooey Deschanel: Given how her career has evolved, it’s fitting that Zooey Deschanel first came to our attention after her role in Almost Famous, a movie about music. Since finding fame as an actress, the future ‘New Girl’ couldn't help showing off her vocal talents wherever possible, in films such as Elf and 500 Days of Summer. But in 2007 Zooey officially made the move into music when she formed the band She & Him with musician M.Ward. So far the indie duo have released four albums, including 2011’s festive offering, A Very She & Him Christmas. Last month the duo hit the big time when they signed a new record deal with major label Columbia Records, ahead of their fifth album’s release later this year.

Juliette Lewis promoJuliette Lewis: Probably not the first woman who's going to pop into your head when you think of actresses turned singers but, after her Academy Award nomination following her role in Martin Scorsese's 'Cape Fear' remake back in 1991, it seemed a screen career just wasn't enough for budding rocker Juliette Lewis. After further blockbusters such as 'Natural Born Killers', 'From Dusk till Dawn', 'The Evening Star' and 'Starsky & Hutch', she released her debut album '...Like a Bolt of Lightning' in 2004 alongside her band Juliette and the Licks. She proceeded to release two more over the next consecutive years and made her last record, 'Terra Incognita', in 2009. She's back to acting now, but we wouldn't be disappointed to see another musical venture.

Taylor Momsen promoTaylor Momsen: Another actress who invoked her inner rock goddess was 'Gossip Girl''s Taylor Momsen, whose early acting role in 2000's 'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas' would never have suggested a heavily eyelinered and scantily clad future. Her success as the lead singer in The Pretty Reckless has been phenomenal as of late, with her March 2014 album 'Going to Hell' reaching the top 5 in the US album chart - quite a remarkable progression since they started out in 2010. However, we are still missing her face on our TV screens and awaiting at least a temporary screen comeback.

More: What did the critics have to say about The Pretty Reckless' 'Going To Hell'?

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New Court Documents Detail Sandra Bullock's Terrifying Encounter With Stalker 4289635 News

A series of search warrants obtained by a US entertainment website detail the terrifying encounter actress Sandra Bullock endured when a stalker broke into her house at the beginning of June.

Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock discovered her stalker outside her bedroom door in June.

Read More: Sandra Bullock's Intruder Faces New Charges For Owning 'Arsenal Of Weapons'.

The incident occurred last month, on 8th June, when Bullock was awoken at 6am by banging coming from a room on the third floor of her Hollywood Hills mansion. Bullock was alone at the time in her second floor bedroom, which can only have made the encounter even more terrifying. Bullock apparently crept towards her bedroom security door in order to close it when she saw a man - now named as Joshua James Corbett - standing outside. 

Fortunately, Bullock had time to shut the door and immediately called the Los Angeles police. Soon after armed police arrived and apprehended the 39-year-old stalker. Reportedly, as Corbett was being led away by police, he shouted to Bullock "Sandy, I'm sorry. Please don't press charges."

Sandra BullockBullock was alone when Corbett broke in.

It is uncertain how long Corbett was in the house. Bullock had attended Spike TV's Guys Choice 2014 Awards the previous night and had returned home at around 1am on 8th June. She was woken a little after 6am by the noise which appears to have been the result of Corbett rummaging through her possessions.

TMZ obtained the search warrants which detail how Corbett was carrying a notebook filled with pictures of The Heat actress. Also enclosed in the notebook were Corbett's writings in which he claimed Bullock was his wife. He reportedly wrote "I will forever be thinking of you and Louie, my son, as you are my wife by law, the law of God and you belong to me and me to you."

Sandra Bullock
Bullock immediately called the police and managed to remain in her secure bedroom when she discovered the intruder.

Continued...

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin's stalker was imprisioned last year and recently freed.

Writings in the notebook also suggested Corbett had been watching Bullock's house for days, as the LA Times reports. He had also managed to enter the house despite the security fence and cameras. Detectives assumed Corbett had somehow managed to scale the security fence and entered the house through a rear patio door. Corbett claimed he was actually doing the actress a favour by breaking in to her house and merely wanted to show the security Bullock had in place was inadequate. 

Yet the danger Corbett posed to the 49-year-old actress was even more evident when LAPD officers searched his house and discovered, asCNN reports, a vast number of weapons including six illegal machine guns. Corbett has been charged with 19 felony counts including seven counts of possession of a machine gun, two counts of possession of an assault weapon and 10 counts of possession of a destructive device. If convicted, Corbett could face up to 12 years in prison. 

There has been an alarming number of stalking incidents reported over the past few years and those who have been affected include Ellen Page, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, and Alec Baldwin. A number of the people convicted on stalking charges have been receiving psychiatric treatment including Gomez's stalker, Che Cruz, who was ordered to seek treatment in a psychiatric facility last month. 

Read More: Alec Baldwin's Genevieve Sabourin & Other Celebrity Stalkers.

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez's stalker has been ordered to obtain help at a mental health facility.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez's stalker lived at her Hampton's house for almost a week before security discovered him.

A series of search warrants obtained by a US entertainment website detail the terrifying encounter actress Sandra Bullock endured when a stalker broke into her house at the beginning of June.

Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock discovered her stalker outside her bedroom door in June.

Read More: Sandra Bullock's Intruder Faces New Charges For Owning 'Arsenal Of Weapons'.

The incident occurred last month, on 8th June, when Bullock was awoken at 6am by banging coming from a room on the third floor of her Hollywood Hills mansion. Bullock was alone at the time in her second floor bedroom, which can only have made the encounter even more terrifying. Bullock apparently crept towards her bedroom security door in order to close it when she saw a man - now named as Joshua James Corbett - standing outside. 

Fortunately, Bullock had time to shut the door and immediately called the Los Angeles police. Soon after armed police arrived and apprehended the 39-year-old stalker. Reportedly, as Corbett was being led away by police, he shouted to Bullock "Sandy, I'm sorry. Please don't press charges."

Sandra BullockBullock was alone when Corbett broke in.

It is uncertain how long Corbett was in the house. Bullock had attended Spike TV's Guys Choice 2014 Awards the previous night and had returned home at around 1am on 8th June. She was woken a little after 6am by the noise which appears to have been the result of Corbett rummaging through her possessions.

TMZ obtained the search warrants which detail how Corbett was carrying a notebook filled with pictures of The Heat actress. Also enclosed in the notebook were Corbett's writings in which he claimed Bullock was his wife. He reportedly wrote "I will forever be thinking of you and Louie, my son, as you are my wife by law, the law of God and you belong to me and me to you."

Sandra Bullock
Bullock immediately called the police and managed to remain in her secure bedroom when she discovered the intruder.

Continued...

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin's stalker was imprisioned last year and recently freed.

Writings in the notebook also suggested Corbett had been watching Bullock's house for days, as the LA Times reports. He had also managed to enter the house despite the security fence and cameras. Detectives assumed Corbett had somehow managed to scale the security fence and entered the house through a rear patio door. Corbett claimed he was actually doing the actress a favour by breaking in to her house and merely wanted to show the security Bullock had in place was inadequate. 

Yet the danger Corbett posed to the 49-year-old actress was even more evident when LAPD officers searched his house and discovered, asCNN reports, a vast number of weapons including six illegal machine guns. Corbett has been charged with 19 felony counts including seven counts of possession of a machine gun, two counts of possession of an assault weapon and 10 counts of possession of a destructive device. If convicted, Corbett could face up to 12 years in prison. 

There has been an alarming number of stalking incidents reported over the past few years and those who have been affected include Ellen Page, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, and Alec Baldwin. A number of the people convicted on stalking charges have been receiving psychiatric treatment including Gomez's stalker, Che Cruz, who was ordered to seek treatment in a psychiatric facility last month. 

Read More: Alec Baldwin's Genevieve Sabourin & Other Celebrity Stalkers.

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez's stalker has been ordered to obtain help at a mental health facility.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez's stalker lived at her Hampton's house for almost a week before security discovered him.

17th July 2014 4040636
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Opens Up About Jennifer Lopez Dating Speculation 4288549 News

Early last month it was heavily reported that Jennifer Lopez was dating 'Dancing With The Stars' professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy, several days after news surfaced that the 44 year-old songstress had split from her boyfriend of two and a half years, Casper Smart.

The ballroom dancer is used to the company of high-profile female stars as he was previously engaged to fellow reality star Karina Smirnoff, and has been romantically involved with Sports Illustrated model/actress Kate Upton.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Chmerkovskiy is denying ever dating Lopez

However, when news broke that he may be enjoying a fling with Lopez, he quickly denied these reports and reiterated that they are just friends. Despite this, it seems Chmerkovskiy is forced to clear the air on the pair's dating situation once again.

"I now understand why Hollywood is such a difficult place to have a good relationship in: because there's all these interferences. Two people have to be so strong - and notice I didn't say 'in love,'" he told NY Daily News' Confidenti@l.

Adding, "They have to be in love, but trust me, there've been situations when two people have been really in love, and all of this gets in the way and it completely ruins it."

Shortly after Lopez denied dating Lopez, he was spotted attending her show at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and afterwards the pair hit Shrine Nightclub together. The two stars reportedly remained close throughout the night, dancing and talking with one another.

But when candidly speaking about his relationship with the 'Dance Again' singer, he confirmed "With the Jennifer thing, look, we're friends and...we're friends. This is it. This is where it ends, pretty much."

Jennifer Lopez
Lopez only split from Casper Smar a couple of months ago

Lopez has yet to speak on their rumoured love affair, but this may be because she is still dealing with her and Smart parting ways. Their split was amicable, but they decided to call it quits almost two months ago, after simply growing apart.

More: 'American Idol' "Dream Team" - Lopez, Urban, Connick Jr. & Seacrest - Set To Return For 14th Season

However, after Lopez recently admitted to discovering her confidence after this recent split, she might want to avoid the dating scene.

"I don't feel like I have anything to prove anymore," Lopez told Billboard's July issue. "Things have changed so much for me." Adding, "I had to really do some soul searching and just realize a lot of things about love, and now I feel like I come from a place where I'm stronger and, I think, better."

Early last month it was heavily reported that Jennifer Lopez was dating 'Dancing With The Stars' professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy, several days after news surfaced that the 44 year-old songstress had split from her boyfriend of two and a half years, Casper Smart.

The ballroom dancer is used to the company of high-profile female stars as he was previously engaged to fellow reality star Karina Smirnoff, and has been romantically involved with Sports Illustrated model/actress Kate Upton.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Chmerkovskiy is denying ever dating Lopez

However, when news broke that he may be enjoying a fling with Lopez, he quickly denied these reports and reiterated that they are just friends. Despite this, it seems Chmerkovskiy is forced to clear the air on the pair's dating situation once again.

"I now understand why Hollywood is such a difficult place to have a good relationship in: because there's all these interferences. Two people have to be so strong - and notice I didn't say 'in love,'" he told NY Daily News' Confidenti@l.

Adding, "They have to be in love, but trust me, there've been situations when two people have been really in love, and all of this gets in the way and it completely ruins it."

Shortly after Lopez denied dating Lopez, he was spotted attending her show at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and afterwards the pair hit Shrine Nightclub together. The two stars reportedly remained close throughout the night, dancing and talking with one another.

But when candidly speaking about his relationship with the 'Dance Again' singer, he confirmed "With the Jennifer thing, look, we're friends and...we're friends. This is it. This is where it ends, pretty much."

Jennifer Lopez
Lopez only split from Casper Smar a couple of months ago

Lopez has yet to speak on their rumoured love affair, but this may be because she is still dealing with her and Smart parting ways. Their split was amicable, but they decided to call it quits almost two months ago, after simply growing apart.

More: 'American Idol' "Dream Team" - Lopez, Urban, Connick Jr. & Seacrest - Set To Return For 14th Season

However, after Lopez recently admitted to discovering her confidence after this recent split, she might want to avoid the dating scene.

"I don't feel like I have anything to prove anymore," Lopez told Billboard's July issue. "Things have changed so much for me." Adding, "I had to really do some soul searching and just realize a lot of things about love, and now I feel like I come from a place where I'm stronger and, I think, better."

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'American Idol' "Dream Team" - Lopez, Urban, Connick Jr. & Seacrest - Set To Return For 14th Season 4256892 News

American Idol judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., will all be returning to the 14th season of American Idol, Fox announced on Monday (23rd June). Ryan Seacrest will also be returning as host and his contract was signed earlier this month. 

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez at the finale of American Idol season 13.

Lopez was a judge on the show from 2011 to 2012 but returned for the 13th season earlier this year. Urban has been a judge for the past two seasons. Connick Jr. joined the other two judges for the 13th season. All three are confirmed to return for the 14th season of the hit show. 

Fox are reportedly delighted and "thrilled" to have Lopez, Urban and Connick Jr. return, as Variety reports. David Hill, Senior Executive Vice President of 21st Century Fox, said the "dream team" trio are "very best in the business at what they do, and I'm thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season." He added "Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream."

Keith Urban
Keith Urban will be returning for his third season judging on the show.

The televised talent competition first aired in 2002 and has continued to draw huge audiences, creating stars such as Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson. The last season finale was held on 21st May and 23-year-old Caleb Johnson was crowned the victor. 

Auditions for the upcoming 14th season of American Idol are about to commence. They will be held in New Orleans on 25th June, Long Island on 23rd July, Nashville on 30th July and San Francisco on 29th September. The season will premiere in January 2015. 

Read More: On The Red Carpet At American Idol Season 13 Finale.
Read More: Simon Cowell To Return To American Idol?

Harry Connick Jr and Jill Goodacre
Harry Connick Jr. and his wife Jill Goodacre at the season 13 finale.

American Idol judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., will all be returning to the 14th season of American Idol, Fox announced on Monday (23rd June). Ryan Seacrest will also be returning as host and his contract was signed earlier this month. 

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez at the finale of American Idol season 13.

Lopez was a judge on the show from 2011 to 2012 but returned for the 13th season earlier this year. Urban has been a judge for the past two seasons. Connick Jr. joined the other two judges for the 13th season. All three are confirmed to return for the 14th season of the hit show. 

Fox are reportedly delighted and "thrilled" to have Lopez, Urban and Connick Jr. return, as Variety reports. David Hill, Senior Executive Vice President of 21st Century Fox, said the "dream team" trio are "very best in the business at what they do, and I'm thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season." He added "Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream."

Keith Urban
Keith Urban will be returning for his third season judging on the show.

The televised talent competition first aired in 2002 and has continued to draw huge audiences, creating stars such as Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson. The last season finale was held on 21st May and 23-year-old Caleb Johnson was crowned the victor. 

Auditions for the upcoming 14th season of American Idol are about to commence. They will be held in New Orleans on 25th June, Long Island on 23rd July, Nashville on 30th July and San Francisco on 29th September. The season will premiere in January 2015. 

Read More: On The Red Carpet At American Idol Season 13 Finale.
Read More: Simon Cowell To Return To American Idol?

Harry Connick Jr and Jill Goodacre
Harry Connick Jr. and his wife Jill Goodacre at the season 13 finale.

24th June 2014 4208446
After Denying Dating Rumors, Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is Spotted On Night Out With Jennifer Lopez 4256828 News

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jennifer Lopez may be more than just friends.

Even though the 'Dancing With The Stars' professional has completely denied dating the 44 year-old songstress, rumors of a romance are still circulating.

On Saturday night (June 21st) Chmerkovskiy attended Lopez's show at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and afterwards the pair hit Shrine Nightclub together.

According to Us Weekly, the two stars remained close throughout the night, dancing and talking with one another.

"Maks was whispering into her ear and hugging her," an eyewitness told the mag. "They looked very flirty with each other...She had a huge smile on her face and looked like she was having a great time."

At one point, towards the end of the night, they were seen holding hands and as Chmerkovskiy left the club he gave J-Lo a long hug before saying goodbye.

TMZ also obtained a photograph of the duo standing very close to each other while it appears they are looking at a cell phone.

Speculation that the award-winning singer was dating the dance pro began earlier this month, with a source saying their relationship is "really new."

Lopez and Chmerkovskiy have already proven that they have chemistry after performing together to pay tribute to salsa dancer Celia Cruz at the American Music Awards in November (2013). Most likely nothing happened between the pair at the time as Lopez was still dating Smart, and Chmerkovskiy was also in a relationship with Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton.

MORE: Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Ex-Lovers Ben Affleck, Cris Judd, Casper Smart, Revealing All The Details

These dating rumors first arose only a week after it was confirmed Casper Smart and Lopez ended their well-publicized romance. Their split was amicable, but they decided to call it quits, almost two months ago, after simply growing apart.

However, after Lopez recently admitted to discovering her confidence after this recent split, she might want to avoid the dating scene.

MORE: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Are Officially Divorced After Being Separated For Three Years

"I don't feel like I have anything to prove anymore," Lopez told Billboard's July issue. "Things have changed so much for me." Adding, "I had to really do some soul searching and just realize a lot of things about love, and now I feel like I come from a place where I'm stronger and, I think, better."


Maksim has denied being romantically linked with J-Lo

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jennifer Lopez may be more than just friends.

Even though the 'Dancing With The Stars' professional has completely denied dating the 44 year-old songstress, rumors of a romance are still circulating.

On Saturday night (June 21st) Chmerkovskiy attended Lopez's show at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and afterwards the pair hit Shrine Nightclub together.

According to Us Weekly, the two stars remained close throughout the night, dancing and talking with one another.

"Maks was whispering into her ear and hugging her," an eyewitness told the mag. "They looked very flirty with each other...She had a huge smile on her face and looked like she was having a great time."

At one point, towards the end of the night, they were seen holding hands and as Chmerkovskiy left the club he gave J-Lo a long hug before saying goodbye.

TMZ also obtained a photograph of the duo standing very close to each other while it appears they are looking at a cell phone.

Speculation that the award-winning singer was dating the dance pro began earlier this month, with a source saying their relationship is "really new."

Lopez and Chmerkovskiy have already proven that they have chemistry after performing together to pay tribute to salsa dancer Celia Cruz at the American Music Awards in November (2013). Most likely nothing happened between the pair at the time as Lopez was still dating Smart, and Chmerkovskiy was also in a relationship with Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton.

MORE: Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Ex-Lovers Ben Affleck, Cris Judd, Casper Smart, Revealing All The Details

These dating rumors first arose only a week after it was confirmed Casper Smart and Lopez ended their well-publicized romance. Their split was amicable, but they decided to call it quits, almost two months ago, after simply growing apart.

However, after Lopez recently admitted to discovering her confidence after this recent split, she might want to avoid the dating scene.

MORE: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Are Officially Divorced After Being Separated For Three Years

"I don't feel like I have anything to prove anymore," Lopez told Billboard's July issue. "Things have changed so much for me." Adding, "I had to really do some soul searching and just realize a lot of things about love, and now I feel like I come from a place where I'm stronger and, I think, better."


Maksim has denied being romantically linked with J-Lo

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Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Ex-Lovers Ben Affleck, Cris Judd, Casper Smart, Revealing All The Details 4252456 News

Now that Jennifer Lopez is single nothing is off limits!

The 44 year-old actor/singer did not plead the fifth when Andy Cohen asked about her exes in an appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live,' on Thursday night (June 19th).

In a rare occurrence Lopez actually spoke candidly of her ex-boyfriends Ben Affleck and Casper Smart, as well as ex-husband Cris Judd, and revealed some previously unknown information.

During the late-night show's 'Plead The Fifth' segment, the host asked the 'Dance Again' singer if she used to dress the 'Argo' actor when they dated from 2002 until 2004, he noticeably embraced a much sharper fashion sense.

"I did kind of like say ... you're a movie star, you should wear a suit, you should do this with your hair," she revealed. "I do that, and by the way guys do that to girls, too."

"He was into it," J-Lo added. "He didn't do anything he didn't want to do. He had some good fashion moments because of me."

Cohen then probed Lopez with a very personal question: "Who is better in bed: dancers, singers or actors?"

MORE: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Are Officially Divorced After Being Separated For Three Years

"I have to say, that in my limited experience, anybody involved in music," she said. "So I would say singers or dancers."

But when asked what's the worst part about dating a dancer, Lopez couldn't really think of an answer, saying "there's no bad part to it, really."

MORE: Jennifer Lopez: Pitbull Is Like My Brother

"It's not about the fact that they're a dancer or not a dancer," she added. "I've dated two dancers. One, I had a brief marriage with, Cris Judd, who is an amazing person and who I love, and then Beau (Casper Smart). We just broke up, but who I love as well, and is a good friend."

The award-winning songstress recently split from her boyfriend Casper Smart, after two and a half years of dating.

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Lopez revealed that she used to dress Ben Affleck

Now that Jennifer Lopez is single nothing is off limits!

The 44 year-old actor/singer did not plead the fifth when Andy Cohen asked about her exes in an appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live,' on Thursday night (June 19th).

In a rare occurrence Lopez actually spoke candidly of her ex-boyfriends Ben Affleck and Casper Smart, as well as ex-husband Cris Judd, and revealed some previously unknown information.

During the late-night show's 'Plead The Fifth' segment, the host asked the 'Dance Again' singer if she used to dress the 'Argo' actor when they dated from 2002 until 2004, he noticeably embraced a much sharper fashion sense.

"I did kind of like say ... you're a movie star, you should wear a suit, you should do this with your hair," she revealed. "I do that, and by the way guys do that to girls, too."

"He was into it," J-Lo added. "He didn't do anything he didn't want to do. He had some good fashion moments because of me."

Cohen then probed Lopez with a very personal question: "Who is better in bed: dancers, singers or actors?"

MORE: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Are Officially Divorced After Being Separated For Three Years

"I have to say, that in my limited experience, anybody involved in music," she said. "So I would say singers or dancers."

But when asked what's the worst part about dating a dancer, Lopez couldn't really think of an answer, saying "there's no bad part to it, really."

MORE: Jennifer Lopez: Pitbull Is Like My Brother

"It's not about the fact that they're a dancer or not a dancer," she added. "I've dated two dancers. One, I had a brief marriage with, Cris Judd, who is an amazing person and who I love, and then Beau (Casper Smart). We just broke up, but who I love as well, and is a good friend."

The award-winning songstress recently split from her boyfriend Casper Smart, after two and a half years of dating.

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Lopez revealed that she used to dress Ben Affleck

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Three Years Later, J-Lo And Marc Anthony's Divorce Has Finally Gone Through 4249603 News

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are no longer a couple, even in the eyes of the law. The pair’s divorce has been finalized, almost three years after the couple first announced their separation. The question is, what took so long?

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is currently working on several film projects and the TV drama Shades of Blue

According to E!News, the actual details of the divorce were finalized back in March, but the divorce wasn’t actually entered into the court’s system until this week because of a backlog of data. Back in 2011, when JLo and her ex went public with their breakup, they said in a joint statement: "This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters."

More: Jennifer Lopez Vows To Shun Retirement As She Ages

Anthony then filed for divorce on April 9, 2012, asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s then 4-year-old twins, Emme and Max. Lopez requested the same when she filed a response in December 2013. She also filed paperwork to have her legal name be changed from Jennifer Muniz (Anthony's real surname) back to Jennifer Lopez.

More: Jennifer Lopez Reportedly Dating DWTS Professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy After Split From Casper Smart

It was Lopez’ third marriage and the pair have both had several relationships since the split. Both are currently believed to be single. Anthony was the first to talk about the divorce after it was announced, saying in an August 2011 Nightline interview. "I'll tell you that it wasn't something sensationalistic happening," he said. "It was a realization on both our parts. So, you know, it wasn't shocking. These things happen. It was a decision that we made jointly."

So, congratulations on finally being legally single again.

Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony's latest endeavour was the Vivir Mi Vida World Tour in 2013.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are no longer a couple, even in the eyes of the law. The pair’s divorce has been finalized, almost three years after the couple first announced their separation. The question is, what took so long?

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is currently working on several film projects and the TV drama Shades of Blue

According to E!News, the actual details of the divorce were finalized back in March, but the divorce wasn’t actually entered into the court’s system until this week because of a backlog of data. Back in 2011, when JLo and her ex went public with their breakup, they said in a joint statement: "This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters."

More: Jennifer Lopez Vows To Shun Retirement As She Ages

Anthony then filed for divorce on April 9, 2012, asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s then 4-year-old twins, Emme and Max. Lopez requested the same when she filed a response in December 2013. She also filed paperwork to have her legal name be changed from Jennifer Muniz (Anthony's real surname) back to Jennifer Lopez.

More: Jennifer Lopez Reportedly Dating DWTS Professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy After Split From Casper Smart

It was Lopez’ third marriage and the pair have both had several relationships since the split. Both are currently believed to be single. Anthony was the first to talk about the divorce after it was announced, saying in an August 2011 Nightline interview. "I'll tell you that it wasn't something sensationalistic happening," he said. "It was a realization on both our parts. So, you know, it wasn't shocking. These things happen. It was a decision that we made jointly."

So, congratulations on finally being legally single again.

Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony's latest endeavour was the Vivir Mi Vida World Tour in 2013.

19th June 2014 4249205
Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Are Officially Divorced After Being Separated For Three Years 4248770 News

Although Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony haven't been together for almost three years, the former married couple have only just officially separated.

The singing stars' divorce was finalized this past Monday (June 16th), TMZ reports.

But the legal papers, which were two years in the making, state that the duo have to abide by some strict guidelines, mainly revolving around their children.

Although neither Lopez nor Anthony will be awarded spousal support for their 6 year-old twins, Emme and Max, they have agreed to use their "best efforts" to protect them from "aggressive news organizations and photographers."

The divorce papers also reportedly named the 'Dance Again' singer as the children's primary caregiver, Marc will have them for 7 days a month, but a nanny will have to be present at all times.

The singing pair announced their split three years ago in June 2011, releasing a joint statement at the time, which read, "This was a very difficult decision. We have come to amicable conclusion on all matters."

This was the third marriage for Lopez, she first tied the knot to a Cuban waiter called Ojani Noa in February 1997 but ended shortly after in January 1998. The 44 year-old then married former back-up dancer Cris Judd in another short partnership, they were together from September 2001 until June 2002.

MORE: Jennifer Lopez fancies David Gandy

Most recently, the award-winning songstress split from her boyfriend Casper Smart, after two and a half years of dating, but she seems to be coping very well.

But with this separation, Lopez has admitted to discovering her confidence once again, while talking to Billboard magazine's July 2014 issue.

MORE: Jennifer Lopez always trusts her gut

"I don't feel like I have anything to prove anymore," Lopez she the mag. "Things have changed so much for me." Adding, "I had to really do some soul searching and just realize a lot of things about love, and now I feel like I come from a place where I'm stronger and, I think, better."

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Lopez and Anthony separated in June 2011

Although Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony haven't been together for almost three years, the former married couple have only just officially separated.

The singing stars' divorce was finalized this past Monday (June 16th), TMZ reports.

But the legal papers, which were two years in the making, state that the duo have to abide by some strict guidelines, mainly revolving around their children.

Although neither Lopez nor Anthony will be awarded spousal support for their 6 year-old twins, Emme and Max, they have agreed to use their "best efforts" to protect them from "aggressive news organizations and photographers."

The divorce papers also reportedly named the 'Dance Again' singer as the children's primary caregiver, Marc will have them for 7 days a month, but a nanny will have to be present at all times.

The singing pair announced their split three years ago in June 2011, releasing a joint statement at the time, which read, "This was a very difficult decision. We have come to amicable conclusion on all matters."

This was the third marriage for Lopez, she first tied the knot to a Cuban waiter called Ojani Noa in February 1997 but ended shortly after in January 1998. The 44 year-old then married former back-up dancer Cris Judd in another short partnership, they were together from September 2001 until June 2002.

MORE: Jennifer Lopez fancies David Gandy

Most recently, the award-winning songstress split from her boyfriend Casper Smart, after two and a half years of dating, but she seems to be coping very well.

But with this separation, Lopez has admitted to discovering her confidence once again, while talking to Billboard magazine's July 2014 issue.

MORE: Jennifer Lopez always trusts her gut

"I don't feel like I have anything to prove anymore," Lopez she the mag. "Things have changed so much for me." Adding, "I had to really do some soul searching and just realize a lot of things about love, and now I feel like I come from a place where I'm stronger and, I think, better."

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Lopez and Anthony separated in June 2011

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Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Single Life: "I'm Stronger and, I Think, Better" 4246523 News

Jennifer Lopez is enjoying being single.

The 44 year-old songstress recently split from her boyfriend Casper Smart, after two and a half years of dating, but she seems to be coping very well.

With this most recent separation, Lopez recently admitted to discovering her confidence once again.

The revelation came when the star featured cover of Billboard magazine's July 2014 issue.

"I don't feel like I have anything to prove anymore," Lopez told the mag. "Things have changed so much for me."

Adding, "I had to really do some soul searching and just realize a lot of things about love, and now I feel like I come from a place where I'm stronger and, I think, better."

As previously reported Casper and J-Lo, who began dating shortly after she split from ex-husband Marc Anthony, are still on amicable terms but they decided to call it quits after simply growing apart.

Now the 'Dance Again' singer is focused on promoting her brand new album 'AKA.'

MORE: Jennifer Lopez's Ex-boyfriend Threatens Legal Action Over Sex Story

"I never put myself out there to show the world what I could do in the best way I could," she told Billboard of her singing career. "And touring, you gain a lot when you go out there every night and sing when you feel good, or even when your voice is scratchy and you feel a little off. It made me want to get back into the studio without that cage I had put on myself. Once I let that beast loose, I was doing things I didn't know I could do."

As a newly single mother, Lopez cannot really determine what will happen in the near future, but this is something she embraces.

MORE: Jennifer Lopez Vows To Shun Retirement As She Ages

"I don't know what I'm going to be doing in the next six months. I really don't. And that's OK for me," she said. "Because what I like is, whatever happens is supposed to happen. And I'm good. I can roll with that."

Jennifer Lopez
Lopez performing at the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup

Jennifer Lopez is enjoying being single.

The 44 year-old songstress recently split from her boyfriend Casper Smart, after two and a half years of dating, but she seems to be coping very well.

With this most recent separation, Lopez recently admitted to discovering her confidence once again.

The revelation came when the star featured cover of Billboard magazine's July 2014 issue.

"I don't feel like I have anything to prove anymore," Lopez told the mag. "Things have changed so much for me."

Adding, "I had to really do some soul searching and just realize a lot of things about love, and now I feel like I come from a place where I'm stronger and, I think, better."

As previously reported Casper and J-Lo, who began dating shortly after she split from ex-husband Marc Anthony, are still on amicable terms but they decided to call it quits after simply growing apart.

Now the 'Dance Again' singer is focused on promoting her brand new album 'AKA.'

MORE: Jennifer Lopez's Ex-boyfriend Threatens Legal Action Over Sex Story

"I never put myself out there to show the world what I could do in the best way I could," she told Billboard of her singing career. "And touring, you gain a lot when you go out there every night and sing when you feel good, or even when your voice is scratchy and you feel a little off. It made me want to get back into the studio without that cage I had put on myself. Once I let that beast loose, I was doing things I didn't know I could do."

As a newly single mother, Lopez cannot really determine what will happen in the near future, but this is something she embraces.

MORE: Jennifer Lopez Vows To Shun Retirement As She Ages

"I don't know what I'm going to be doing in the next six months. I really don't. And that's OK for me," she said. "Because what I like is, whatever happens is supposed to happen. And I'm good. I can roll with that."

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Lopez performing at the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup

17th June 2014 4206122
Marc Antony Ordered To Double Child Support Payments By Judge 4244313 News

Marc Anthony has been ordered by a judge to pay his ex-wife, Dayanara Torres, $26,000 a month in child support. This is double what was initially agreed when the two separated in 2004. They have two children together, sons Cristian (aged 13) and Ryan (aged 11). Whilst the amount may seem excessive, it was a compromise to the amount Torres was demanding, approximately $123,426.

Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony will have to pay double the amount of child support.

Torres argued Anthony sees their sons very little and that her financial needs have changed since their divorce a decade ago. Anthony, who is also the father of a set of twins with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez, was ordered to pay the increased child support and an additional amount to pay for a nanny and housekeeper. 45-year-old Anthony will also cover Torres' legal costs which amount to approximately $70,000, according to E!

Anthony seems unperturbed by the recent legal developments and has seemingly been enjoying the company of more than one woman, or at least trying to. Reports in the NY Daily News claim Anthony recently attempted to pick up a British woman from a gas station in Long Island. The source claims a Bentley pulled up as the woman was returning to her car and the driver asked for her number. Upon being informed the driver was asking on behalf of his passenger, it was soon revealed the passenger in question was Anthony, who was seated in the back of the car. The source further claims "Three days later they went out on a date to dinner at an Italian restaurant. She [the unnamed British woman] thought he was a very nice guy, but isn't interested in going out with him again because she's tall and wants a really tall guy."

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
Marc Anthony was previously married to Jennifer Lopez, pictured here in 2007 pregnant with their twins.

Read More: Jennifer Lopez Sought Advice From Ex-Husband Before Casper Split.

However, recent and more reliable reports suggest Anthony is dating model Shannon de Lima. The couple have dated previously but have an on-off relationship. In March de Lima announced they were back together and has posted a series of Instagram pictures ensuring her follows and Anthony's fans know they are most definitely an item. 

Read More: Marc Anthony Cleans Up At The Billboard Latin Music Awards, Will He Be So Lucky At The 2014 Grammys?

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Marc Anthony has been ordered by a judge to pay his ex-wife, Dayanara Torres, $26,000 a month in child support. This is double what was initially agreed when the two separated in 2004. They have two children together, sons Cristian (aged 13) and Ryan (aged 11). Whilst the amount may seem excessive, it was a compromise to the amount Torres was demanding, approximately $123,426.

Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony will have to pay double the amount of child support.

Torres argued Anthony sees their sons very little and that her financial needs have changed since their divorce a decade ago. Anthony, who is also the father of a set of twins with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez, was ordered to pay the increased child support and an additional amount to pay for a nanny and housekeeper. 45-year-old Anthony will also cover Torres' legal costs which amount to approximately $70,000, according to E!

Anthony seems unperturbed by the recent legal developments and has seemingly been enjoying the company of more than one woman, or at least trying to. Reports in the NY Daily News claim Anthony recently attempted to pick up a British woman from a gas station in Long Island. The source claims a Bentley pulled up as the woman was returning to her car and the driver asked for her number. Upon being informed the driver was asking on behalf of his passenger, it was soon revealed the passenger in question was Anthony, who was seated in the back of the car. The source further claims "Three days later they went out on a date to dinner at an Italian restaurant. She [the unnamed British woman] thought he was a very nice guy, but isn't interested in going out with him again because she's tall and wants a really tall guy."

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
Marc Anthony was previously married to Jennifer Lopez, pictured here in 2007 pregnant with their twins.

Read More: Jennifer Lopez Sought Advice From Ex-Husband Before Casper Split.

However, recent and more reliable reports suggest Anthony is dating model Shannon de Lima. The couple have dated previously but have an on-off relationship. In March de Lima announced they were back together and has posted a series of Instagram pictures ensuring her follows and Anthony's fans know they are most definitely an item. 

Read More: Marc Anthony Cleans Up At The Billboard Latin Music Awards, Will He Be So Lucky At The 2014 Grammys?

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