Friday, February 29, 2008

Jennifer Lopez names twins Emme and Max

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Movie and recording star Jennifer Lopez and her husband, salsa singer Marc Anthony, have named their newborn twins Max and Emme, her manager told People magazine's Web site on Friday.

The brother and sister -- the first children born to the 38-year-old actress -- were delivered about 10 minutes apart last Friday at a Long Island hospital.

Emme, weighing 5.7 pounds (2.6 kg), arrived first at about 12 minutes past midnight, and Max was born at 12:23 a.m., tipping the scales at 6 pounds even (2.7 kg), Lopez's manager, Simon Fields, confirmed to

Lopez and Anthony, who has a daughter and two sons from two previous relationships, married in 2004. It is her third marriage. The couple starred together last year in "El Cantante," a film about salsa legend Hector Lavoe.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Jennifer Lopez Biography:

Jennifer Lopez's first serious screen role in Gregory Nava's 1995 Latino melodrama My Family followed years of training in television movies and series. Like Rosie Perez, Lopez began her career as a Fly Girl -- a dancer on the sketch comedy series, In Living Color -- and appeared in music videos by Puff Daddy and Janet Jackson. Her big break came in 1997 when she appeared in the title role of Nava's Selena, the story of the successful Tejano singer who was tragically murdered in 1995.

Lopez was at first cast as a femme fatale -- due in no small part to her classic Latina beauty (she was born in the Bronx to parents of Puerto Rican descent) -- and worked almost exclusively with acclaimed directors: Francis Ford Coppola (Jack, 1996), Oliver Stone (U-Turn, 1997), and Bob Rafelson (Blood and Wine, 1996). In 1998, she had one of her most acclaimed roles, starring opposite George Clooney in Out of Sight, Steven Soderbergh's adaptation the Elmore Leonard novel. Cast as a deputy federal marshal who falls for a charming criminal (Clooney), Lopez won raves for her tough, sexy performance, and in the process, she became the highest paid Latina actress in Hollywood history. That same year, she earned an introduction to a new generation of fans by lending her voice to the popular Antz (1998). The lavish but much more adult-oriented thriller The Cell (2000) followed shortly thereafter, bringing Lopez one of her first number-one openings.

In an attempt to curry favor from the rom-com crowd, Lopez lightened things up a bit opposite Matthew McConaughey in 2001's romantic comedy The Wedding Planner. Though Lopez was consistently smooth in her frequent transitions from actress to songstress, her next role in the supernatural romance Angel Eyes (2001) failed to click with audiences and critics alike, and her role in the cathartic revenge thriller Enough (2002) likewise disappeared from theaters shortly after its release. Though Maid in Manhattan (2002) was ultimately relegated to a similar fate as her last few films, few could anticipate the outright hostility with which her 2003 comedy Gigli would be greeted. In the movie, Lopez was cast as a female gangster assigned to keep an eye on a kidnapper (played by then-real-life-boyfriend Ben Affleck) who is holding a psychologically challenged young boy hostage. The harsh public backlash against the film was likely due (at least in part) to over-saturated media coverage of the duo's tumultuous off-screen relationship. Though the film's failure wasn't exactly what one would call a career-ender for either star, their shoddy onscreen dynamic reportedly led director Kevin Smith to excise most of Lopez' role in the Affleck-starrer Jersey Girl.

Finally, in 2005, it appeared the actress' string of bad box-office luck had possibly reached its end. Teaming up with Jane Fonda for the latter thespian's first feature in over a decade, Lopez scored a modest hit with the comedy Monster In-Law. The Lasse Hallstrom-helmed drama An Unfinished Life followed later the same year with Lopez opposite heavy-hitters Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman.

In 2006, Lopez tried her hand at producing with Bordertown, a thriller she also starred in opposite Antonio Banderas.

In addition to her screen work, Lopez has also enjoyed a successful singing career on the dance-pop circuit. Denise Sullivan, All Movie Guide

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Jennifer Lopez is one popular lady.

Folk are queuing up to be godparents to her and Marc Anthony's bubba (possibly bubbas)-to-be. So much so, she may even have to hold auditions among her friends for the coveted roles. J.Lo's close mate actress Leah Remini told People magazine: "Me and my husband, Angelo Pagan, have asked for an audition for godparent roles, so at the moment we are waiting to hear back.

"We need about a day to prepare though." Joking aside, it got us thinking - what kind of qualities would it take to shine in an audition for the role of godparent to a world famous pop diva's baby? Well squeamish peeps need not apply - with all those dirty nappies, being a dab hand at defecation is fairly much essential.

Similarly, fashiony types such as J.Lo's mate Roberto Cavalli can take a hike - unless of course, they're willing to donate a hefty load of clothes to mum and baby, fresh off the catwalk. Hollywood party people like Victoria Beckham might just scrape through, if they're willing to curb their limelight ways for long enough to do a spot of babysitting to give J.Lo and her man her a much-needed break.

Basically the perfect candidate'll be an understanding type whom J.Lo can chat to in a four-in-the-morning crisis (Katie Holmes, perhaps) but also someone with a bit of a wild side to take the kid off her and Marc's hands once it hits the terrible teens (think Angelina Jolie more than Courtney Love). And FIY - any singing, dancing or booty-shaking abilities won't go unnoticed.

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Jennifer Lopez confirms she’s expecting “a boy and a girl”

Jennifer Lopez’s dad accidentally spilled the beans on a Spanish language TV show earlier this week, and now the Latino lovely herself has confirmed she’s expecting a twins - a boy and a girl to be precise. A source at Page Six overhead the ‘Jenny From the Block’ singer at the Marchesa show star confiding to a friend, “I’m having twins: a boy and a girl.”

And when’s she set to drop? “Two weeks! I’m freaking out!” J.Lo laughed. Lopez wowed the crowds yesterday by showing up nine months pregnant to Marchesa, where she revealed to a pal that her due date is February 23, New York magazine reports.

Sporting a sky-high stilettos, the 33-year-old star impressed even the the most jaded of fashionistas, and according to New York magazine, the singer is “so preggers we feared her water would break on our feet, and we don’t want to have to sell our shoes on eBay.”

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