Jennifer Lopez News Archive Part 1


Jennifer Lopez dining at Craig’s in LA on Friday with manager Benny Medina, music mogul L.A. Reid, and director, producer and playwright Barry Avrich.

How Jennifer Lopez Makes Iggy Azalea Feel Like a "Pile of Dog Poo"

She might have closed out the American Music Awards in an epic way, but Iggy Azalea isn't feeling too great about herself despite the knockout performance.

Say what?!

The rapper, who won favorite rap/hip-hop album and best rap artist, posted on Twitter that her fellow performer Jennifer Lopez makes her feel like a "pile of dog poo" (LOL). But it's not what you think!

Iggy and J.Lo performed their song "Booty" together and not only nailed it, but they also reminded everyone of how amazing Jenny from the Block really is…and Iggy agrees! The "Fancy" rapper tweeted, "And of course @jlo made me look like a pile of dog poo standing next to her because she's so perfect. seriously tho, i love her. babeville."

You're not alone, Iggy. Honestly, who doesn't love Lopez?

It's pretty hard not to be into her amazing voice, unbelievable dance moves or her flawless body when she's shaking it all on the stage. The duo even managed to surprise viewers multiple times when J.Lo branched off and did her own dance break that was filled with booty shaking and even some twerking.

But the "Black Widow" rapper didn't just show love for her stage partner! She also tweeted out her love of Taylor Swift and even Charli XCX, whom she has recorded music with in the past.

"Oh and also taylor i loved your performance and charli you rocked!"

Twitter must be Iggy's social media platform of choice because she has been very active on it recently. Before the AMAs the "Beg for It" artist spent some time clearing up the air in regards to her "Booty" performance. There were rumors that ABC was going to go heavyhanded on the performance because it was said to be too risqué, but the Aussie rapper immediately brushed those off by addressing them head on.

"Im not sure if the 'executives' are 'worried' about me and jlos performance. lol. i haven't even been to a rehearsal for it yet so…." she posted.

She continued to write that there weren't any "plans to expose anyone's nipples or vaginas," but then teased, "with that being said, we aren't performing in turtleneck sweaters either…. hahahahaha ;-)."

They definitely didn't disappoint!


dick clark productions and ABC announced today that international superstar Jennifer Lopez and top-nominated artist Iggy Azalea will perform “Booty” for the first time together on television on the 2014 American Music Awards. They join a line-up of must-see artists including 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Sam Smith, and the evening's host, Pitbull. Additional stars slated to present throughout the evening include Uzo Aduba, Jhene Aiko, Elizabeth Banks, Aloe Blacc, Lauren Cohan, Gavin DeGraw, Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Becky G, Brantley Gilbert, Danai Gurira, Lucy Hale, Ella Henderson, Julianne Hough, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kira Kazantsev, Heidi Klum, Mary Lambert, Rose McGowan, Danica McKellar, Pat Monahan, Olivia Munn, Kevin O'Leary, Pentatonix, Tracee Ellis Ross, Taylor Schilling and Meghan Trainor. The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

Hot Damn! Jennifer Lopez Flaunts Killer Abs and Famous Booty in Sexy BodyLab Ads

(Pic1, Pic2) Jennifer Lopez's body is insane!

The 45-year-old singer has a killer new ad campaign for women's health and fitness brand BodyLab.

In the super-sexy ads, the American Idol judge shows off her insanely in-shape physique. One ad highlights J.Lo's rock-hard, six-pack abs and toned legs. Lopez flashes a smile while wearing black short shorts and a black midriff top. She flashes a smile while posing with her arms above her head as her long hair flows to one side.

In another steamy shot, J.Lo shows off her famous booty in skin-tight white leggings that hug her curves perfectly. Once again, her abs look super-toned (it's like she's aging backwards!).

"In all of my work—my music, my films, my book, my foundation—I always strive to inspire women to be the best and happiest versions of themselves," Lopez said in a statement about the campaign. "I joined the BodyLab family not only because of their commitment to creating great health and fitness products for women, by women, but also because of their approach to the holistic lifestyle. It's not a solution-in-a-bottle. It's not a fad diet. It's part of a health regimen that makes your metabolism work as hard as you do. It's a way to love your body."

And boy are we loving J.Lo's hot body!

Jennifer Lopez Says She's "Happy" for Ex Marc Anthony After Report of His Engagement to Shannon De Lima

Jennifer Lopez is feeling so much better about herself nowadays, there's plenty of joy to go around.

Asked about ex-husband Marc Anthony's reported engagement to on-again girlfriend Shannon De Lima, the singer-actress-personality said at the NYC launch of her new book last week, "I'm happy for him," according to the New York Daily News.

It was unclear whether she had first-hand knowledge that Anthony had popped the question or whether she had just heard the news through other channels.

A rep for Anthony didn't respond to a request for comment when E! News reached out, but Us Weekly reported that he and De Lima actually got engaged back in March and the wedding will be sometime this month. It would be Anthony's third marriage.

De Lima started dating Anthony in early 2012, roughly five months after he and J.Lo called it quits. He and De Lima had amicably split up by January 2013, but apparently later reconciled.

Lopez, who dated dancer-choreographer Casper Smart for nearly three and a half years following the July 2012 breakup of her and Anthony's marriage, also said at her book party, per the New York Daily News, that she was "totally single"—and totally fine with that.

"It's not going to be forever," she added, referring to her solo status. "Someone great will come along."

In talking about her memoir, True Love, the admitted serial monogamist has said that she jumped from relationship to relationship over the years, marrying three times, because she was looking for another person to fill a void that ultimately only she herself could fill.

"I had this confidence in what I could do. I didn't have so much confidence in who I was or what I had to offer just as a girl," Lopez told Maria Shriver in an interview that aired on Today.

"I was the one who ran track and won medals every weekend, or I was the one who would go on the show and steal the show, and that would give me a confidence. But there was a part of me that just wanted love," she said. "That just wanted to be...that felt like she wasn't worthy of love, and that's why she was trying to do all this stuff."

J.Lo admits diva ways wrecked her love life

Jennifer Lopez finally admits her diva ways and enormous entourage could have hurt her famous romances.

The singer blamed the failure of her relationships with Ben Affleck and husband Marc Anthony partly on her omnipresent army of handlers and hair and makeup stylists.

J.Lo, 45, opened up to Hoda Kotb about her book, “True Love,” at New York’s 92nd Street Y Thursday. When asked what might have gone wrong in past relationships, she responded, “There’s a lot of people in my life and that’s hard. There’s people in the house. There’s hair and makeup. It’s a lot, I think, for someone to deal with.”

Jenny From the Block famously travels with a huge crew that includes her manager Benny Medina and a cadre of stylists and handlers, as well as her trainer, Tracy Anderson.

Lopez also told Kotb about the pressure of fame, “Forget about all the outside stuff, being judged, being under scrutiny in the relationship .?.?. I guess that adds in .?.?. but I think they would say that [the entourage] was a big part of their discomfort, if there was any.”

J.Lo described how her divorce from Anthony affected her 6-year-old kids, Max and Emme, who were then 3. “You don’t really say anything to a 3-year-old, because they don’t really understand anything is happening .?.?. I remember like maybe after Marc wasn’t in the house for about eight months, Max saying something because my dad came over,” she said.

“It was so painful .?.?. I go, ‘That’s my daddy,’ and he goes, ‘My daddy left me.’ I said ‘No, baby, your daddy didn’t leave you. You know how my daddy goes home? Your daddy goes home, too.’ You’re just scrambling at that point. What can you say to a 3-year-old?”

She admitted she’s in therapy: “You have to work on yourself .?.?. It’s not talking to yourself in the bathroom, it’s finding out what’s really going on, digging down into the gooey, messy stuff .?.?. You have to face yourself sometimes, like OK, ­seriously, everything is not going perfect, what are you doing wrong? Me, not you, me.”


Jennifer Lopez Tells Maria Shriver: “I'm open to love, but right now, I think it's better to just be on my own for a minute and learn more about myself.”

Exclusive Interview To Air in Two Parts on NBC's TODAY Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4

NBC News’ Special Anchor Maria Shriver sat down with global superstar Jennifer Lopez for an exclusive interview that will air in two parts on NBC's TODAY Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4. Lopez talked to Shriver about her new memoir “True Love” and what her life has been like living single for the first time. In her book, available November 4 in English and Spanish, Lopez writes about her emotional journey battling heartbreak and low self-esteem. Lopez told Shriver: “I'm open to love, but right now, I think it's better to just be on my own for a minute and learn more about myself.”

Additionally, Lopez will be live with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on Tuesday, November 4 at 10 a.m. ET.

Excerpts from the interview follow. If used, please credit NBC's TODAY with air dates of Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4. The video will be available on after the interview airs.



Have you worked to figure out why you felt you were unworthy of love?


It's still a work in progress for me. It's how you feel as a child, you know? Being a middle child and kind of being invisible sometimes, or you know, trying to get the attention. So what did I do? I overachieved. I was the one who ran track and I won medals every weekend. Or I was the one who would go on the show and steal the show. And that would give me confidence. But there was a part of me that just wanted love, that she felt like she wasn't worthy of the love.



Right away when you broke up with Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony was there like 2 days later, and you were in.


Right, you're absolutely right. It was probably my first big heartbreak, and to have one of my best friends who I'd known for years who I actually love and did have chemistry with come into my life and say, I'm here. What you need to know is, nobody can save you or heal you. Only you can do that for you.



I'm open to love, but right now, I think it's better to just be on my own for a minute and learn more about myself.

Jennifer Lopez Admits She's Felt ''Abused'' in Past Relationships, Reveals the Moment She Decided to Divorce Marc Anthony

While Jennifer Lopez may have six-pack abs and a killer career, the super star's life has hardly been as picture perfect as it may seem.

In her new memoir True Love, fans will see a more personal side of the 45-year-old singer as she candidly opens up about her failed relationships and reveals the moment she knew she had to divorce her third husband Marc Anthony.

Lopez shares how she suffered a panic attack during a photo shoot, which spurred the mother of two to pull the plug on her seven year marriage to the 46-year-old musician.

"As I sat there getting made up, my heart was beating out of my chest and I felt like I couldn't breathe... I became consumed with anxiety," the American Idol judge writes (as excerpted by People). "What was happening to me? I leaped from my chair and said to my dear manager Benny Medina, 'Benny, something is happening! I feel like I'm going crazy.'"

Lopez, who has previously admitted that she "doesn't love being alone," says that her panic attack finally forced her to reevaluate her relationship status.

'It was one of those moments when you're so scared you can't even scream. In a blur of fear and panic, I looked at Benny and my mother and blurted out the words: 'I don't think I can be with Marc anymore.' Then I burst into tears," the stunning songstress recalls.

At the time, the parents of twins Max and Emme, who wed in June 2004, had just celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary, but while her life appeared wonderful to outsiders, the actress says she was fighting a deeper inner struggle.

"Anybody looking from the outside in would have thought my life was great," she admits. "I had a husband and two beautiful children. I was on American Idol and my new single ''On The Floor'' had gone to number one all over the world."

"What people didn't know was that life really wasn't that good," she continues. "My relationship was falling apart and I was terrified."

Lopez, who now amicably co-parents her two children with Anthony, also confessed that she has experienced abusive relationships in the past.

"I've never gotten a black eye or busted lip, but I have been in relationships where I felt abused one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally," she shares. "I know what it feels like for your soul to be diminished by the way your loved one is treating you…"

Lopez and Anthony officially divorced in June, nearly three years after they first announced their split. "Every day that you don't walk out that door, every day you accept things in your partner and in yourself, is a day that you're saying it's ok," she says.

The fashion designer was previously married to chef Ojani Noa from 1997 to1998 and backup dancer Cris Judd from 2001 until 2003. She began dating dancer-choreographer Casper Smart barely one year after calling it quits with Anthony, although the pair recently split in June after about three and a half years of dating.

J.Lo: I've been mentally, emotionally and verbally abused

Was abuse the reason Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony called it quits in 2011?

In a short excerpt (via People) from her forthcoming memoir, “True Love,” Lopez, 45, recalls the day she revealed her marriage was over and the thoughts about relationships that followed.

The singer was on the set of a photo shoot in July 2011. Things on the outside seemed to be picture perfect for Lopez: She had recently celebrated her seventh wedding anniversary (June 5), her twins Max and Emme were doing well and her newest single, “On the Floor,” had soared to number one around the world. But on the inside, Lopez was struggling with her relationship.

“In a blur of fear and panic, I looked at Benny [Medina] and my mother and blurted out the words: ‘I don’t think I can be with Marc anymore.’ Then I burst into tears,” Lopez writes. “It was out. The thing I feared more than anything in the world. I collapsed into their arms and began to sob.”

Lopez and Anthony publicly announced their divorce on July 15, 2011. “Hardest. Day. Ever,” she dramatically sums up.

In the year that followed, Lopez launched her Dance Again tour, on which she wanted to show the “truth about abusive relationships.”

Lopez never says her seven-year marriage to Anthony was abusive, although she once called their relationship “very Sonny and Cher,” and also opens up about abuse in her past.

“I’ve never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I’ve been in relationships where I have felt abused in way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally,” she writes. “I know what it feels like for your soul to be diminished by the way your loved one is treating you.”

The “Booty” singer’s list of exes include Diddy, Casper Smart, three ex-husbands Ojani Noa, Chris Judd and Anthony and a highly publicized engagement to Ben Affleck.

Lopez says it took her years to learn that abusive relationships fall on the shoulders of both partners. “Because every day that you don’t walk out that door, every day you accept things in your partner and in yourself, is a day that you’re saying it’s okay,” she writes.

“True Love” is released on Nov. 4.

Jennifer Lopez to sign Las Vegas residency deal

Jenny from the Block could be moving to Sin City!

Jennifer Lopez is about to ink a two-year, $26.3 million residency deal in Las Vegas, sharing a showroom with Britney Spears, according to a report posted Wednesday.

Lopez would make $350,000 a show, playing at The Axis inside Planet Hollywood, TMZ reported, citing a draft contract J-Lo is close to signing.

Spears also plays at The Axis, making about $310,000 a show, the celebrity gossip Web site reported.

J-Lo would reportedly do three shows a week, over the course of 24 separate weeks, spread over one to two years. Although $350,000 a pop for 72 shows would equal about $25.2 million, TMZ said the final deal would pay Lopez about $26.3 million.

Spears is in the midst of a two-year, 96-show contract at The Axis that’ll pay her $29.7 million.

J.Lo is Chelsea Clinton's new NYC neighbor

New mom Chelsea Clinton has a superstar new upstairs neighbor — Jennifer Lopez, we can reveal.

The Post’s Jennifer Gould Keil exclusively reports that J.Lo is buying a penthouse, which had been asking $22 million, at a luxury East 26th Street building where Chelsea lives with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and their daughter, Charlotte, born on Sept. 26.

J.Lo’s bodyguards might also find themselves lounging with Secret Service details when Hillary and Bill Clinton come to visit. J.Lo might even find herself getting a lecture or two from Chelsea’s mom, the former secretary of state and presumed presidential candidate.

Last year, the Human Rights Foundation accused J.Lo of receiving more than $10 million for serenading “crooks and dictators” from Russia and other ex-Soviet republics. Her publicist said at the time that she didn’t know the people were bad or she wouldn’t have done it — though she refused to give the money back or to donate it to the regimes’ victims.

The building has just four apartments — but plenty of room for J.Lo’s entourage, nannies, housekeeping and office staff. Her new pad is a sprawling 6,250 square feet and as long as a city block, so there’s room for her to practice new dance moves. At 45, J.Lo is still going strong, with her video “Booty, ” featuring Iggy Azalea, going viral.

The four-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath apartment boasts 3,000 square feet of outdoor space on two levels — including a terrace, a croquet pitch, landscaped roof deck and putting green. There is also a giant chef’s kitchen and two wine fridges that hold 108 bottles. The other neighbors in the building are NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon and hedge funder John Silvetz.

J.Lo has been looking for a Manhattan pad for some time, as The Post first reported, and was spotted house-hunting with Douglas Elliman’s Fredrik Eklund, who declined to comment. The listing broker, Douglas Elliman’s Melanie Lazenby — daughter of James “007” Bond actor George Lazenby — also didn’t comment.

Jennifer Lopez parties with Bruno Mars in Las Vegas

Jennifer Lopez let her fan flag fly for Bruno Mars over the weekend.

The “American Idol” judge, 45, attended the singer’s Las Vegas concert and after-party on Saturday night.

Wearing a black crop top, pants and sneakers, J.Lo hit the party, held at Marquee, with her manager, Benny Medina, and pals.

They were “having a really great time” dancing, while Mars, 29, sang along to his tunes “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Bubble Butt” from the DJ booth, a spy told Page Six.

Oscar winner Matt Damon was also spotted at the party.

Jennifer Lopez Surprises American Idol Singer Pia Toscano on Her Birthday

(Pic) Jennifer Lopez has been known to celebrate her birthday in epic fashion, but on Tuesday night it was all about her former backup singer, Pia Toscano.

Toscano – a former American Idol contestant – was celebrating her 26th birthday at Crustacean Beverly Hills when in walked Lopez.

"Pia was shaking when Jennifer walked in the door because she was so excited," an onlooker tells PEOPLE of the birthday girl. "She was so touched that Jennifer attended."

Toscano sang backup for Lopez when the Idol judge performed her hit single "I Luh Ya Papi" on the hit Fox reality singing competition last season.

"Jennifer was one of a handful of people that actually brought Pia a gift," says the onlooker. "And it was the biggest basket in the bunch!"

Lopez attended the party with her pal Leah Remini, and the two shared a cocktail (the Sweet P, named after the birthday girl) with Toscano and chatted the night away in a cabana.

Lopez and her gal pal left just before midnight, but not before snapping a selfie!

Nice Ride! Jennifer Lopez Heads to the Pumpkin Patch in Flashy Bentley

(Photos) Now this is how Jennifer Lopez rolls!

The "Booty" singer had quite the weekend as she treated her twins, Emme and Max, to an afternoon at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in West Hollywood, Calif.

Joined by her longtime manager Benny Medina, Lopez arrived in style as a white Bentley convertible driven by a chauffeur pulled up to the celeb-friendly grounds. Jessica Alba, Harry Styles and Fergie have all been spotted there in recent days.

Wearing ripped white jeans, a plaid button-down and wedge sneakers, Lopez was channeling her inner farm girl as her kids rode on slides and picked the perfect pumpkin.

The "Jenny From the Block" singer's hot ride comes after her SUV was involved in a car accident on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., this past summer.

According to police, the vehicle was rear-ended by a man driving a small pickup truck.

"Sitting at a light, riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!!" Lopez said on Instagram. "Thank god everyone ok!!! #GRATEFUL #THANKYOUGOD #DontdrinkandDrive!!!! #cursedthatfoolout #theBronxcameout #dontmesswithmycocnuts #mamabear #leahstayedcalm #thatwasweird."

Lopez's weekend, however, wasn't all about pumpkins and flashy cars. Turns out the singer was also working on her fitness with Tracy Anderson.

The celebrity trainer posted a video to Instagram that showed Lopez doing some ab training in the gym. Meanwhile, Anderson found herself a little bit distracted during the session. "I'm gonna lose my job over this brilliant book @LenaDunham @Jlo #JLotookmybook #Backtowork #notthatkindofgirl," she captioned the video.

Luckily, Lopez was able to find some time to relax this weekend. On Saturday night, the 45-year-old put her feet up and watched ex-fiancé Ben Affleck's new movie.

"Feet up…movie night!!! #GoneGirl," the singer wrote on Twitter. Hey Affleck, guess you know who to thank for making your movie number one at the box office for the second week in a row.

Jennifer Lopez Remembers Growing Up in the Bronx: I Shared a Bed With My Two Sisters

Jennifer Lopez hasn't forgotten where she's come from.

The mom of two opened up earlier today about motherhood and growing up in the Bronx.

While being honored at Variety's Power of Women gala for her Lopez Family Foundation, she talked about being pregnant at the same time as her sister Lynda Lopez.

"During that time we started talking every day, sometimes staying up until the wee hours of the night discussing how having children would change our lives and what we were going to do," Lopez said. "It was just like when we were kids, sharing a bedroom in the Bronx—sharing a bed in the Bronx with our other sister, all three of us!—talking about our hopes and dreams."

She continued, "We were both fortunate to be in the care of great doctors who kept us properly informed every step of the journey. The experience made us think a lot about how different it was for some people, which we knew from growing up in the Bronx."

From those talks and the the birth of Lopez and Marc Anthony's twins, Emme and Max, she created the Lopez Family Foundation.

"I've been a mother for six years and there isn't a single moment of the day that goes by that I don't worry and every mom knows this feeling and that's one of the reasons we started the Lopez Family Foundation," the American Idol judge said. "We wanted to provide every mother and child with the health care education that we all deserve."

Fellow honoree Viola Davis also talked about growing up poor.

"Although my childhood was filled with many happy memories, it was also spent in abject poverty. I was one of the 17 million kids in this country who didn't know where their next meal was coming from," said the How to Get Away With Murder star, who was celebrated for her work with Hunger Is. "And I did everything to get food.

"I've stolen for food. I jumped in huge garbage bins with maggots for food," she continued. "I had befriended people in the neighborhood who I knew had mothers who cooked three meals a day for food and I sacrificed a childhood for food and grew up in immense shame."

Davis said she joined the Hunger Is campaign with the Entertainment Industry Foundation and the Safeway Foundation because of the program's goal to completely end hunger.

"[It] was the word 'eradicate,' get rid of—not by 30 percent, not by 20 percent, not by 50 percent, but to do away with because everyone should be a child and should grow up and have a chance at the American dream," she said. "I'm very honored to have this award…And really it is my honor to serve."

Jennifer Lopez's Abs are Better Than Ever: Here's a Photo to Prove It

(Pic) For the latest entry in our ever-growing list of “Ways Jennifer Lopez Defies Aging,” see: this photo. The singer was snapped outside the gym in a sports bra giving a glimpse at her rock-hard abs, and now we’re wondering if we can get a petition started for her to put out her own exercise video.

The 45-year-old singer, who looks amazing in everything she wears, showed that a consistent exercise routine pays off. (And we love how her periwinkle sports bra coordinates with her aviators.)

“Nobody can escape the hard work that it takes to get results,” she recently said when asked how she stays so fit. “All of us have to work hard at it and I definitely have to.”

She noted that she’s inspired by all the young women around her, including her collaborator on “Booty,” Iggy Azalea. But she also noted that she can keep up with the best of them, regardless of age.

“You have to know that you don’t disappear after you’re 28 years old,” she said. “You can be here, you can be vital and young and sexy and feel good about yourself.”

Diddy's Wild Night -- Hangs with J.Lo!! But Gets His Maybach Scratched Up

(Video1, Video2) Diddy had a huge night ... hitting up 2 L.A. hot spots where Jennifer Lopez also happened to be -- and there was a reunion -- but on the down side his Maybach got jacked up by an overzealous photog.

First, Diddy had dinner at Mr. Chow and that's where the pap gouged his sweet ride while trying to get a shot. Diddy noticed the massive scratch, and you have to see how he makes the pap sweat over the damage. Pretty funny.

Diddy left Chow just minutes after J.Lo ... and both ended up at Hooray Henry's nightclub. We're told both were at a birthday party for music video director Jessy Terrero -- and they did hug and chat for a bit inside. One source described it as "cordial" ... not romantic.

Still, they were careful to leave a few minutes apart -- and Diddy did recently call J.Lo's butt "a work of art." Sooo ...

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Enjoy Dinner Date, Remain "Great Friends" After Split

Breaking up may be hard to do. But for Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart, staying friendly doesn't seem to be a challenge at all.

On Tuesday night, the former couple arrived at La Conversation in West Hollywood, Calif., separately to enjoy a dinner together.

Wearing a black blouse with matching pants and heels, Lopez tried to keep a low profile as she left the restaurant in her own car.

Although the twosome has been spotted hanging out together after announcing their split, multiple sources insist that this pair is not back together. In fact, an insider said, "they remain great friends."

The mother-of-two has been open about her highly publicized relationship status. While appearing on The Meredith Vieira Show, the "Booty" singer shared she isn't exactly ready to jump in the dating pool again.

"I'm just being on my own. I feel like I need that right now," she shared with Meredith Vieira. "I've been in relationships kind of back to back my whole life and I just needed time."

She continued, "I need time to just chill and just know me and enjoy my kids and actually make time for other friends instead of just the relationship thing."

After nearly three and a half years of dating, the pop star and Smart announced their split in June.

"They were hoping to be more low key about things," a source told E! News when the news first broke. "He was slowly going to move out and that would be it."

Since the split, Lopez has focused much of her free time on her career. In addition to traveling across the country in search of the next American Idol, the 45-year-old has promoted her new music including the hit song "Booty."

Featured on the album, A.K.A., the single resulted in a few celebs complimenting the singer's backside.

"It's a work of art," Sean "Diddy" Combs recently said in an interview with Access Hollywood Live. "It's something that will go down in history."

As you can imagine, Lopez was quite flattered.

Jennifer Lopez 'Shades Of Blue' Pilot To Be Directed By Barry Levinson For NBC

NBC has set Oscar-winner Barry Levinson to direct Jennifer Lopez in Shades of Blue, the pilot written by Adi Hasak, who scripted From Paris With Love. Levinson will be hands-on and participate in the development process. Lopez is starring and is exec producing with Ryan Seacrest through her Nuyorican Productions and his Ryan Seacrest Productions. The show got a 13 episode straight-to-series order and it centers on Harlee McCord (Lopez), a single mother and detective who is recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. Production is slated to begin shooting next summer in New York.

“It’s an exciting project to be working on with Jennifer,” said Levinson, whose latest film, the Al Pacino-starrer The Humbling, was bought by Millennium Entertainment after playing to rousing reaction at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. “Adi has written a police drama that gets into the fascinating dirt behind law enforcement with a female character we haven’t really seen before.”

Aside from Lopez and Seacrest, the exec producers are Nina Wass, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina. Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, Ryan Seacrest Productions and H’s Films serve as producers.

Sean ''Diddy'' Combs Calls Jennifer Lopez's Booty a ''Work of Art," Says Kim Kardashian's Butt Can't Compare!

Friendly exes alert!

Sean "Diddy" Combs is gushing over ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez. During an interview with Access Hollywood Live this week, the 44-year-old rapper and media mogul was asked about J.Lo's signature asset, her bum, which she proudly shows off in her super-sexy new music video for her hit song "Booty."

"Oh my God. I'm so lucky to have that great woman in my history, she is one of the greatest I've ever seen," Combs gushed. "Show them J, go girl! Go girl!"

Combs says he still appreciates Lopez's curvaceous backside. "I mean, it's great. It's a work of art," he said. "It's something that will go down in history, for real it will. But also her talent, her drive, her determination, she will never give up. She's a great friend of mine, always will be my friend, and I mean that thing is just incredible, man."

"Is Kim Kardashian even in the same conversation?" co-host Billy Bush asked.

"No way!" Combs said. "No way. No disrespect to Kanye [West] and Kim but that thing right there, that thing right there is something special."

This isn't the first time Combs and Lopez have had nice things to say about each other post-breakup. Earlier this year during a radio interview, Lopez was asked which one of her exes she'd save in the middle of the ocean: Combs or Ben Affleck.

"I'd let both those motherf--kers drown!" she hilarious responded. Of course, she was only kidding.

"That's terrible! I'm just joking!" she quickly added. "Ben, Puffy, you know I love you. You know that. They know it."

Jennifer Lopez -- Nailed by Drunk Driver

JLo and Leah Remini are MADD ... because they got rear ended by a drunk driver .. TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us .. Leah, who was driving JLo's car with the singer and 2 kids, were riding along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when they stopped at a light. We're told a driver in a small pickup hit them from behind and then took off.

Either JLo or Leah called 911 ... describing the driver and the pickup. Deputies raced to the scene and found the driver a short distance away, determined he was driving under the influence and arrested him for DUI and hit and run.

No apparent injuries ... but whiplash pain is often delayed by a few days.

JLo posted this Saturday ... "Sitting at a light. Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!! Thank god everyone ok."

See Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea's butts in their 'Booty' video

Before Kim Kardashian, there was Jennifer Lopez, and J.Lo is not going to let you forget it with her new video for "Booty," featuring fellow booty-famous pop star Iggy Azalea.

Hype Williams directed the clip, which features the two women writing around in swimsuits and leotards that show off their, um, assets.

The summer of butts just won't end! Watch the "American Idol" judge do her thing below: Video.

Jennifer Lopez Sleeps With a Hot High School Student in The Boy Next Door Movie Trailer

(Video) Now this is exactly the kind of Jennifer Lopez movie we love to see!

In the new trailer for J.Lo's upcoming flick The Boy Next Door, the 45-year-old actress finds herself in hot water when she sleeps with a super-hot high school student named Noah.

In the trailer, Lopez plays a divorced mother and high school teacher. When a hunky teen played by Ryan Guzman moves in next door, Lopez and Guzman's characters begin a dangerous attraction. "God, you're beautiful. I'm sorry, I shouldn't have," Guzman says to Lopez in one scene.

"It's OK. That's the nicest thing anyone's said to me in a long time," Lopez flirts back. Guzman responds, "Then I'm glad I said it."

Their attraction comes to a head one night when they finally sleep together. Then Lopez's world comes crumbling down after the student's obsession with her hits a dangerous high and he begins terrorizing her life.

Watch the sexy and thrilling trailer for The Boy Next Door for yourself!

Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Her Relationship Status, Says "I Need" to Be on My Own Right Now

(Video1) Jennifer Lopez is single and may not be ready to mingle…yet!

The mother of two stopped by The Meredith Viera Show Monday afternoon where she once again set the record straight on her highly publicized relationship status.

"I'm just being on my own. I feel like I need that right now," she told Meredith Viera. "I've been in relationships kind of back to back my whole life and I just needed time."

She added, "I need time to just chill and just know me and enjoy my kids and actually make time for other friends instead of just the relationship thing."

Paging BFF Leah Remini! (Video2)

With her brand-new album, A.K.A., completed and available now, J.Lo actually does have a little more time to relax and focus on herself.

"All of a sudden, all the relationships in your life and everything starts working when you take care of yourself," she told Viera.

With so much talent and beauty, Viera also had to ask the American Idol judge a question many female fans have always wanted to know: Does she ever have any unsexy moments?

"Oh my god! This morning it took a minute to put all of this together," she joked. "Nobody's perfect all the time and certainly not me. I wake up and I think to myself, ‘Oh my God. Put it together Lopez. Let's go!'"

Based on that sexy new music video for "Booty," Lopez has it all together!

Jennifer Lopez "Booty" Music Video Shows Her Wet and Wild, Getting Touchy With Iggy Azalea

(Watch a Teaser) Hot! Too hot!

Jennifer Lopez gets wet and wild and all touchy with Iggy Azaleaand also shows off her most famous asset prominently in her new sexy music video for a remix of her song "Booty."

A 33-second teaser, which was posted online on Thursday, features about 10 seconds worth of butt close-up shots, one of which includes a playful smack. Azalea is seen leaning her arms over Lopez's shoulders as the singer caresses her own neck, while the two also appear back to back. Water glistens off of J.Lo's body as she dances and writhes seductively. (Watch the video above—warning: NSFW!)

A full version of the video is set to be released on Sept. 9, just after J.Lo takes the stage at the 2014 Fashion Rocks global charity fundraiser in her native New York City.

On the day the teaser was released, Lopez made a surprise appearance on NBC's Today show, to the delight of hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. The pop performer and American Idol judge talked about her new video and remix single, whose original track features Pitbull and is featured on her new album, A.K.A.

A recording and cover for the "Booty" remix single was released last month and shows Lopez and Azalea posing seductively in black and white bodysuits that highlight both ladies' behinds.

"I know everybody knows pictures are retouched and all this kind of stuff, but I try to do minimal because I really want it to be real," Lopez said on the Today show. "And I always have them send me the original. I'm like, 'Wait a minute, did you do something too much ..."

Lopez also discussed another new project, her first memoir, True Love. The singer told Kathie Lee and Hoda that the book was originally supposed to be a diary of her experience from her first world tour, which took place in 2012, the year she and third husband Marc Anthony, father of their twins Max and Emme, divorced.

"It became more of...what that year was like and how transformational it was at that moment, because of the low I was going through [and] at the same time, going through this tremendous high of meeting my fans all over the world for the first time," Lopez said. "So, it turned out to be more of a life lessons book than I expected."

Jennifer Lopez on Her Love Life: I've Made Mistakes

After three failed marriages, a high-profile broken engagement and a recent split from Casper Smart, Jennifer Lopez has officially been around the block romantically – and she knows it.

But the multifaceted entertainer, 45, says she's self-aware enough to learn from her blunders, and is trying her best to not repeat them.

"Everybody has seen that I make mistakes," she tells Elle U.K. for its October cover story.

"Each time it goes wrong it's hard. I get really hurt but I have to let myself go: 'What did I do? What can I learn?' And as hard and as hurtful as things get, I want to believe I will be able to go one step higher. I've got to hope that if I keep going I will eventually get it right."

In the meantime, Lopez, who released her latest album, A.K.A., in June, is busy raising her 6-year-old twins, Max and Emme, and does her best to keep things stable for them despite her split from their dad, Marc Anthony.

"It's tough because I know they feel the void of that male presence," she says. "When Marc and I first broke up, I did think: 'I wish I could have held this together.' But when you realize it's not the right thing for anybody, you think: 'OK, well how do we make this work, how do we make this better, how do we make this great for the children anyway?' "

One way she attempts to make it great for the kids? Allowing them to spend quality time with her extended family, which she infers helps keep them humble.

"My kids go and stay in a one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx all the time, or a studio with their aunts, uncles and cousins and their grandmother. They get it," says Lopez, who returns to her American Idol judging gig next year.

And despite all her romantic woes, Lopez, who was recently linked to Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, has not given up her search for Mr. Right.

"I still believe in love," she says. "The nirvana man, he's out there somewhere. But you just have to work at it. You have to work at everything."

Harry Connick Jr. Catches Jennifer Lopez Mid-Selfie - See the Hilarious Pic!

(Pic) Caught in the act!

Harry Connick Jr. couldn't let his fellow American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez get away with snapping a selfie, it seems.

The crooner posted a hilarious pic of himself sitting on a panel with J.Lo as she checked herself out on her iPhone.

"Stalkie selfie tweetagram! @jlo in action on set of @americanidol nola auditions…" he wrote alongside the cute snapshot.

Meanwhile, Lopez posted the selfie on her Instagram with the following caption:

"On the set of American Idol…Great talent in New Orleans #idolseason14"

The brunette bombshell opted for a menswear-inspired look for the day of auditions, with a white blouse and black bowtie.

The mother of two wore her hair sleekly pulled back in a low ponytail and sported smoky eye makeup with a pink pout.

Lopez has had a hectic schedule as of late, considering she's been traipsing around the country for American Idol auditions and releasing her new remix of "Booty" with none other than fellow curvacious singer Iggy Azalea.

Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea Drop "Booty" Remix, Unveil Sexy Cover Art

Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea Drop "Booty" Remix, Unveil Sexy Cover Art: Cover.

Jennifer Lopez Spotted with Ex Casper Smart at the VMAs

(Video) Because if anything can unite a pair of exes, it's probably candy, right?

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart sparked rumors of a potentially rekindled romance when attendees at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards spotted them sharing what appeared to be a bag of sweets.

The two haven't been sweethearts since June, when Lopez, 45, split from the choreographer and dancer after dating for 2½ years.

But don't start drawing hearts around them just yet: Smart wasn't there as Lopez's date, but to support Nicki Minaj, whom he choreographed. (Lopez presented for Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora's performance.) But ever the gentleman to his former lady, he stopped by her section to say hello.

As for Lopez's romantic future, she recently told Chelsea Handler she doesn't have a plan when it comes to her love life.

"I just go on a connection with a person, you know what I mean?" the American Idol judge said during her August Chelsea Lately interview. "I don't really plan things out, they just happen. Maybe I need to plan better?"

Jennifer Lopez Reveals New Relationships 'Just Happen' for Her

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart have remained close after their spilt, but that doesn't mean the former couple are planning on giving it a second chance.

In fact, Lopez doesn't have a dating plan at all.

During a stop by Chelsea Lately on Thursday, the performer, 45, gave host Chelsea Handler some insight into her dating life and techniques. Turns out, Lopez likes to keep it simple when seeking out a new relationship.

"I just go on a connection with a person, you know what I mean?" the American Idol judge told Handler. "I don't really plan things out, they just happen. Maybe, I need to plan better?"

Based on her star-studded dating history, it seems like Lopez's laissez-faire approach usually pays off.

For now, she appears to be focused on her career and enjoying herself. The singer recently celebrated her 45th birthday with a wild lion cake and plenty of dancing.

Jennifer Lopez Releasing Her First Book!

Jennifer Lopez is releasing her first book!

The 45-year-old actress and singer announced the exciting new on Twitter today, writing, "Hola JLovers, my first book #TrueLove will be released Nov 4."

According to Penguin Publishing, True Love ($29.95), "Explores one of her life's most defining periods—the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person than she's ever been. This visually arresting publication is guided by both intimate and electrifying never-before-seen photographs. True Love is an honest and revealing personal diary with hard-won lessons and heartfelt recollections and an empowering story of self-reflection, rediscovery, and resilience."

We can't wait to see what J.Lo reveals!

Jennifer Lopez and Ex Casper Smart Spotted Together in L.A.!

(Pic, Pic2) This should get people talking!

Jennifer Lopez and ex-boyfriend Casper Smart reunited in L.A. Monday. The former couple was seen hanging out and driving around together in a white convertible. While arriving back to Lopez's house, the 45-year-old singer, who was sitting in the passenger's seat, saw photographers snapping away and ducked out of view in an attempt to hide. It was no use, however, as paparazzi got shots of J.Lo and Casper cruisin' together.

So are the duo back together and giving their romance a second chance?

"They are still friends," a source tells E! News of the friendly exes. "They are not back together."

Additionally, another source close to Casper tells us the two are "great friends" and there is "nothing romantic going on between the two of them." "Casper has an enormous amount of respect for Jennifer and her kids," the insider adds. "He still loves her and cares about the kids. Nothing has really chanced since they split regarding their relationship and nothing romantic is going on."

J.Lo and Casper's reunion comes a few weeks after Lopez rang in her 45th birthday with rumored beau Maksim Chmerkovskiy by her side. During the Hamptons bash, Lopez and her DWTS beau were very "affectionate." "They seemed really happy to see each other," a source dished.

Jennifer Lopez Enjoys Surprise Post-Birthday Party With 150 of Her Closest Friends-All the Details

(Pic1, Pic2, Pic3) Jennifer Lopez's birthday may have been two weeks ago. But the "Dance Again" singer experienced another huge celebration when her friends planned the ultimate surprise party Saturday night.

More than 150 close friends—including many of the singer's dancers—gathered at a private estate in Calabasas, Calif., to surprise the American Idol judge.

"She looked ecstatic and surprised and really happy," an insider tells E! News exclusively when describing the singer's reaction to seeing her friends. "You could tell she was touched. She was almost crying."

The insider added, "You would have never thought she had just recently had a split. She was out having fun with her good friends."

During the night, Lopez was treated to a special movie called A.K.A. The Movie (No More Worries). It was a personal video of the singer that featured memories of her most recent tour.

"When she watched the film, she was laughing, very giddy and screaming about it with her friends," the source revealed.

The party continued into the night with cake, dancing and good friends all around. "She looked fabulous," the source said. "She spent the night hanging out and enjoyed seeing her friends."

This isn't the first birthday party thrown for the "Dance Again" singer this summer.

On July 24, Lopez celebrated her 45th birthday with longtime manager Benny Medina, Khloé Kardashian and boyfriend French Montana, Scott Disick, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Lopez's BFF Leah Remini, Kelly Ripa and Andy Cohen.

"No one danced more than Jennifer," a source told E! News. "She barely sat down all night! She was really tearing it up, dancing until the very end."

Jennifer Lopez's 'Natural Booty' Gets Front-and-Center Display in Promo for New Single

(Pic) (Teaser video) Jennifer Lopez‘s famous backside may, in fact, be getting better with age. Need proof? Check out the promo shot for her latest single, aptly titled “Booty.”

The 45-year-old star poses in a black-and-white bodysuit that reveals most of her pert behind while sexily bringing the “Blue Steel” over her shoulder. She collaborates with Pitbull, Chris Brown and more on the track, which is (if you can believe it) about shaking her famous butt.

“#bootyfromtheblock #bootyandthebeat #naturalbooty #bootybootybootybootybootyeverywhere #jlobooty #LOL @pitbull @chrisbrownofficial @asiabryant @samhookmusic @diplo photo by @gomillionandleupold,” she captioned the above photo on Instagram.

It feels like every week we’re admiring JLo’s amazing abs or legs or arms or, yep, behind. And even her close friends can’t get over how good she looks.

“I do stare at her naked. Not in a crazy way but I’m like, What a bitch,” actress and BFF Leah Remini, who has been vacationing with Lopez all summer, told E! News. “And I’ll tell her, too! Disclaimer: I’m staring at you, I’m looking for cellulite and looking for things that my mind could compute and she’s like ‘Well, just look and try to find it.'”

What do you think of JLo’s body? Do you like her sexy new album art?

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Her Backside in Revealing Shorts

(Pic1, Pic2) She can dance. She can sing. Oh, and she can work legs for days.

Jennifer Lopez stepped out in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday where she couldn't help but show off her fabulous figure.

The 45-year-old mother of two headed to a few morning meetings wearing a long-sleeved button down blouse with matching shorts. She completed her ensemble with white pumps and jewelry.

Although her shorts looked super comfy (and cute), photographers managed to snap a pic that showcases part of the American Idol judge's backside.

Lopez's sexy summer outfit comes one day after the "Dance Again" singer surprised viewers at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards by reuniting with her Maid in Manhattan costar, Tyler Posey.

12 years after costarring in the 2002 romantic comedy, Posey asked if he could work with the talented star again.

"I thought that maybe if you needed a backup dancer, I'd fit," Posey said during the show. "What do you think?"

Although his moves were far from impressive, Lopez was still more than excited to see her movie son again.

"Aww look at Ty all grown up!! @i_love_harveys #teenchoiceawards," Lopez wrote after the show.

Jennifer Lopez Loves Hanging Out With Dancers! See the Singer's Night Out Alongside "Bestie" J.R. Taylor

(Pic, Video) Jennifer Lopez sure knows how to have fun!

The "Jenny From the Block" singer headed out to Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood Saturday night with her dear friend, J.R. Taylor.

While driving to dinner, J.Lo posted a hilarious video showing off her "shoeicide" footwear and stunning makeup.

"Night out with the bestie," the singer said. "You didn't get invited, I got invited." Yah, we're pretty jealous J.Lo!

This certainly isn't the first time the twosome has been spotted together. Just last month, Taylor was celebrating the American Idol judge's birthday right by her side.

"Blow out your candles Baby! Tonight belongs to you!!!," the choreographer wrote on Instagram. In fact, Taylor's Instagram proves the dynamic duo has been close for years.

As many fans know, Lopez is no stranger to being friends with dancers.

The talented singer dated dancer-choreographer Casper Smart for about three and a half years.

Most recently, Lopez has faced rumors that she's dating Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Despite being spotted together, a source tells E! News "there has been a date here and there, but really they are good friends before anything else."

Jennifer Lopez's Birthday Party Menu: Revealed!

Jennifer Lopez proved she could have her birthday cake and eat it, too — hello, life-size lion cake — but what sort of party food does a 45-year-old, body-conscious pop star indulge in before she breaks out the dessert plates?

To balance the final course at her 45th birthday bash at Nammos restaurant the Hamptons, Lopez kept the dinner menu light, healthy and fresh, with a Mediterranean spread made by Nammos chef Emmanouil Aslanoglou.

Hungry guests, including Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos, Andy Cohen, French Montana and Khloé Kardashian, and Rachel Zoe, sat at long tables lined with roses and dug into Greek salad, hummus with crispy pita bread, tuna taktaki, seared Long Island yellowfin tuna with wasabi tzatziki and green olives, grilled octopus with roasted bell peppers, capers and fresh oregano, and more.

For the birthday girl, the chef also made a single serving of one of his favorite dishes: pan-seared sea scallops topped with white truffles and served with yoghurt gnocchi, heirloom tomatoes and chives.

The meal must have been the perfect party fuel — Lopez didn’t leave until 4am! “She danced all night long,” a source tells PEOPLE.

Jennifer Lopez Open to Dating and Thinks Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is Super Hot-but She's Being "Very Careful"

Cheryl Burke is all ready for Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy to get down to business, but J.Lo isn't quite ready to throw herself into a new romance.

She and the now former Dancing With the Stars pro "have been talking a lot and she thinks he is great, but she is being very careful," a source tells E! News. "She does not want to get her kids involved in meeting another guy yet."

After seeming on the rocks for a while, Lopez just broke up with Casper Smart in the spring, the news not getting out there till June but the two having apparently called it quits a couple of months before that. And Casper seemed to have spent quite a lot of time with Lopez and her children, son Max and daughter Emme.

As far as Maks goes, "this is so new," the source added. "There has been a date here and there, but really they are good friends before anything else. Maks asks her for advice and she thinks he is super-talented and very hot. Obviously that is hard to ignore."

So there is chemistry, not that we couldn't have guessed. Maks was among the revelers at J.Lo's 45th-birthday party in the Hamptons last week and, though he didn't arrive until the wee hours, they "seemed really happy to see each other," an insider told us after the shindig.

And sure there have been some makeouts—but all very PG-rated!

"They do text and communicate and she is open to dating in general right now," our source said. "She still believes true love exists and wants to find that someday."

"Look, I don't love being alone," Lopez told InStyle for its April issue. "I don't. I can't beat myself up for that. What I have to do is figure out why I don't like it...But where I am now, what I've been through, there are no rules. There are just lots of ways it can turn out instead of just one."

Even more so now than then!

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Her Short, Curly Hair

(Pic) Jennifer Lopez is going au naturel when it comes her brunette tresses.

The singer took it back to her "Jenny from the Block" days while vacationing in New York City, and shared a rare glimpse her natural, curly locks with followers when she posted an Instagram selfie rocking the wild 'do. "Wheels up!! Next stop LA... #curlyhairdontcare #myNYlook #gonnamissNY #greatvacation #backtowork," Lopez captioned the photo.

J.Lo has been on the east coast for the past couple of weeks, relaxing with bestie Leah Remini and celebrating her 45th birthday with a blowout, star-studded bash.

The sexy singer reunited with her rumored beau Maksim Chmerkovskiy while celebrating at Greek restaurant and lounge Nammos Estiatorio in Southampton last Thursday.

The high-profile soiree started around 9 p.m., and guests included Lopez's longtime manager Benny Medina, Khloé Kardashian and boyfriend French Montana, Scott Disick, Lopez's BFF Remini, Fat Joe, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Brian Atwood and Andy Cohen, a source tells E! News exclusively. "Jennifer was the last to get there, she came with her sisters," the insider dished. "She looked amazing in a white crop bustier underneath a white pantsuit. She was glowing."

After enjoying a formal dinner, everyone hit the dance floor. "No one danced more than Jennifer," the source said. "She barely sat down all night! Of course, the DJ played some of her hits. She was really tearing it up, dancing until the very end."

That sounds about right.

Jennifer Lopez Birthday Party-- I Humped a Lion for My 45th!

(Video) Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 45th birthday with an almost life-sized cake of her riding a lion ... and a bash that cost $100K!

J.Lo threw the party for herself at Nammos restaurant in Southampton.

A hundred guests sang happy birthday, including Khloe Kardashian, French Montana, Fat Joe, Kelly Ripa, Leah Remini, Andy Cohen and ... Maksim, who showed up at 1 AM.

There was a fancy, sit down dinner followed by dancing.

The party ended at around 4 AM.

Jennifer Lopez throwing herself a birthday party in Hamptons

Jennifer Lopez is throwing herself a birthday party Thursday night.

Sources said J.Lo, turning 44, will host a dinner for 100 friends at Nammos in Southampton.

Expected are Leah Remini, Rachel Zoe, Benny Medina, Fat Joe, Kourtney Kardashian, French Montana and girlfriend Khloé Kardashian.

All will be waiting to see if “Dancing With the Stars” champ Maksim Chmerkovskiy, whom J.Lo’s been linked to since her split with Casper Smart, will help her blow out the candles.


FASHION ROCKS, a star-studded concert that honors the extraordinary relationship between fashion and music, returns Tuesday, Sept. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) to the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winner Ryan Seacrest will host the live show from Barclays Center in New York City. The evening will feature performances by some of music’s most innovative trendsetters, including Afrojack, The Band Perry, Duran Duran, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Nico & Vinz, Rita Ora, Pitbull and Usher. Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.

“FASHION ROCKS has all the makings of live event television,” said Jack Sussman, CBS Entertainment Executive Vice President of Music, Specials & Live Events. “Fashion and music are the perfect combination – great clothes and hit songs, along with music and fashion’s biggest stars, will come together for an amazing night, hosted by one of the best in the business.”

“FASHION ROCKS is the only show that celebrates the inextricable link between fashion and music, a relationship that is more relevant today than ever before,” said Richard Beckman, CEO of Three Lions Entertainment, which is producing the special with Don Mischer Productions. “For the first time we’ll air the event live during Fashion Week from Barclays Center. It will be a spectacular affair, featuring some of the world’s most talented musicians as well as today’s hottest fashions.”

“I’m always excited to be a part of live events, and FASHION ROCKS combines three of my favorite things – music, fashion and New York City,” said Ryan Seacrest. “I’m looking forward to working with CBS, Three Lions Entertainment and Don Mischer to make it an amazing and memorable night.”

Ryan Seacrest is the Emmy Award-nominated host of the primetime talent showcase “American Idol.” Also, he serves as host and executive producer of the annual New Year’s Eve program “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” On radio, Seacrest is host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time show, as well as a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show.

Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, which has since become an Emmy-winning entertainment production company creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. Currently, RSP produces the hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and spin-off “Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons,” “Shahs of Sunset,” “How I Rock It,” “Webheads,” “The Speegle Life” and the upcoming drama series “Shades of Blue,” starring Jennifer Lopez. The company also produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”

Seacrest will launch a tailored men’s clothing and accessories collection, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, at Macy’s this fall.

Seacrest’s philanthropic efforts are focused on youth-oriented initiatives, including serving as Chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Honorary Chair of the Grammy Foundation. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened seven broadcast media centers – Seacrest Studios – in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Orange County, Calif., and Philadelphia, with more on the way in 2014. He is also on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, August 1, at 10:00 AM, ET and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting or, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, August 2 at noon (if tickets are still available). For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning on Monday, July 28 at 10:00 AM through Thursday, July 31 at 10:00 PM.

FASHION ROCKS is a production of Three Lions Entertainment in association with Don Mischer Productions. Richard Beckman, CEO of Three Lions Entertainment, Don Mischer and Ryan Seacrest are the executive producers.

The special previously aired on CBS in 2008.

Watch Jennifer Lopez Refuse to Horse Around With Pal Leah Remini!

(Video) Jennifer Lopez is back with her latest playful Instagram installment of what you might call Riding in Cars with BFFs.

For the past few weeks, J.Lo and her best friend Leah Remini have been enjoying some well-documented East Coast summertime fun.

This time Jenny from the Block shared a clip of their "family outing," with a cute trio of kids smiling excitedly in the back, as they head out for some horseback riding—horseback riding that Lopez happily declines as Remini sings, "Are you going to do it?"

Although La Lopez refuses to ride off into the sunset in the short video, her caption "Out to do a lil...lalala #mommytime #horsebackriding #familyouting #willshegetonthehorse #staytuned," indicated there's a chance she'll don a cowboy hat and some chaps, after all.

The last time the gal-pals hit the road, Remini wasn't singing as much as she was just vibing to a much different tune during their car song and dance.

With Jay Z's "Clique" blaring in the background, Lopez secretly pressed play on her phone's camera as they rode through the Hamptons. She then posted the amusing snippet—including Remini's expletive-filled reaction—to Instagram.

Appropriately labeling the prank vid "Effing w my click. Lol. @leahremini..." the crafty crooner proves she knows how to have a good time with her bestie.

Jennifer Lopez's Awesome Bikini Body Captured by Leah Remini in Sexy Snap

(Pic) Best friends Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez sure know how to have fun!

Shortly after traveling to the Hamptons for a mini getaway (and memorable dance party), the hilarious duo kicked off their week with some bonding by the pool.

But while Lopez was trying to work on her tan, Remini was on a quest to capture her friend's sexy bikini bod.

Mission accomplished!

"She yelled at me ‘DON'T MOVE!'" Lopez shared on Instagram as she smiled in a brown bikini, straw hat and her signature hoop earrings. "#shemakesmelaugh #notmad #loca #loveher #shesgettinggoodatthis"

This certainly isn't the first time Remini has captured Lopez' beauty and charm online.

While catching more rays last week, Remini compared her casual outfit to the singer's fab ensemble in a hilarious video.

"Here's me: Normal. Look at this one. Head wrap. Jewelry. Can you be ugly once?! Can you be normal once?!" Remini joked.

What will Remini capture on her next girl's day out with Lopez? We can't wait to see


Jennifer Lopez, Diane Keaton and Christie Brinkley shopping at Haute Hippie in East Hampton.

Jennifer Lopez Looks Flawless in Makeup-Free Selfie That Gets Photobombed by Son Max

(Pic) Oh OK, so even without the flashy wardrobe and expert glam squad, Jennifer Lopez looks beautiful. That's totally fair.

The singer went makeup-free in her latest selfie that she posted on Instagram, and chances are it will make you mad, because J.Lo is just flawless—and yes, she probably did wake up like this. "Photobomb by my favorite boy!! #mamalove #foreverlove #breakfastoutside #perfectday," Lopez captioned the snapshot.

Aside her perfect, au naturel face was her son Max, who photobombed his mama's pretty selfie earlier today.

The cute photo comes shortly after Jennifer enjoyed a little getaway with her famous gal-pal Leah Remini.

The pair took a trip to The Hamptons recently, and during their time away, J.Lo decided to do a little undercover work while cruising with her girl. In a hilarious clip posted to Instagram, Lopez secretly recorded a video of Remini dancing to Jay Z's verse in "Clique" while driving the car. But J.Lo got caught in the act, and Leah spewed a couple four-letter words that we can't write here.

The twosome also showed off their bikini bods poolside and engaged in some retail therapy.

Jennifer Lopez Gets Caught Secretly Recording Leah Remini Dancing to Jay Z Music-Watch the Funny Clip!

(Video) Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini are besties, and this is what besties do.

During their mini getaway to The Hamptons over the weekend, J.Lo decided to do a little undercover work when cruising with her girl, except she ended up getting caught and Remini wasn't happy.

While riding shotgun, Lopez held her camera up with the front-facing camera on, appearing to take a selfie, but instead pressed record and took a video of Leah head-bobbing and pursing her lips to the Jay Z music playing on the radio (specifically, Hov's verse in "Clique"), which she later posted on Instagram.

"Effing w my click. Lol. @leahremini #besties #pottymouth #bronx #brooklynsindahouse," she wrote.

Jen was actually pretty smooth about it, until Remini glanced over and realized what was going on—and then she spewed some expletives, but it was all in good fun and the duo laughed it off.

The two gal-pals also opted to chill by the pool during their trip, and showed off their bikini bods while soaking in some sun and working on their tans. "Awww sh--- Brooklyn's in da house!! @leahremini #poolside #besties #beautifulday #workingmamasneedabreaktoo," Lopez captioned the snapshot of the two beauties rocking a two-piece, hoop earrings and shades.

Lopez and Remini's mini vacation also included some retail therapy. The twosome looked especially chic when they were spotted shopping at the Hamptons. Lopez donned a flowing animal print maxi dress with wedge sandals and huge hoop earrings for the outing.

Meanwhile, her girl opted for a cute retro ensemble that included a below-the-knee powder blue skirt and sleeveless, cotton tank with a floral patten.

Jennifer Lopez & Michelle Obama Take a Selfie at 2014 LULAC Convention!

(Pic) Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama look like they're BFFs!

The singer-actress actually introduced the first lady Thursday at the 2014 LULAC Convention in New York. J.Lo also Instagrammed a super-smiley selfie of "Me and my girl @flotus at #LULAC National convention for the empowerment of Latinos. #represent #keynotespeaker #introingthekeynotespeaker #dreambig."

Impressive! LULAC, which stands for the League of United Latin American Citizens and seeks to empower Latinos, held its 85th national convention at the Hilton in midtown. There, according to the organization's website, both J.Lo and the FLOTUS addressed 1,500 Latino leaders at the luncheon with 20,000 more people expected to participate in the four-day convention.

Immediately after the luncheon, Jennifer hosted a private screening of her upcoming Nuvo TV series Los Jets. This documentary follows a high school soccer team made up of mainly Latin immigrants both on and off the field. It's set in a small southern down where the players, while facing adversity, train their way towards victory.

The first lady might not have been able to stick around for this, because later in the afternoon she visited the headquarters of Global Kids, Inc, a nonprofit organization for global learning and youth development.

Clearly, FLOTUS has a busy schedule, but we're glad she managed to sneak in a quick selfie with JLo!

Are Mariah's, J.Lo's albums dead in the water?

What's more elusive than The Elusive Chanteuse? Sales of Mariah Carey's latest, Me. I Am Mariah, which have totaled a mere 97,000 copies since the album's May 27 release.

But Mimi's not the only diva on the block facing sorry sales. Jennifer Lopez, who has been on an all-out media blitz in recent weeks to promote A.K.A. — performing on Good Morning America,gracing the cover of Billboard magazine and scoring a viral video with Jimmy Fallon — has only managed to move 47,000 copies of her newest album since June 17.

So what went wrong?

"The secret is just getting the lead single right," says Andrew Hampp, a senior branding correspondent at Billboard. Like other music veterans Shakira, Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias — who have all seen diminishing returns on their latest efforts — Mariah and J.Lo, both 44, "didn't have a top-10 hit leading into their releases. If you want a good first week these days, you need a hit."

Of the four singles released so far off Me. I Am Mariah, only one has managed to crack the top 40: the Miguel-assisted #Beautiful, which peaked at No. 15 last summer on Billboard's Hot 100. She's now pushing You Don't Know What to Do with rapper Wale (the two performed the song on Today in May), which has failed to chart.

Pair lackluster singles with an awkward album title, multiple delays in releasing the record, and the fact that it's been five years since she released a non-holiday album (2009's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel), and low sales are "not surprising really or hard to imagine," says Paul Grein, pop music writer at Yahoo Music's Chart Watch blog.

Though she has pulled off multiple comebacks in the 24 years since she released her self-titled debut, it could be unrealistic to presume that Mariah will have another. After all, her albums aren't expected "to sell as well as they used to," Grein says. "It's just the natural way of things, because new stars are coming along all the time. Ariana Grande is very much in Mariah's sort of wheelhouse, and she has that new-car smell.

"I'd be surprised if Mariah was able to come back. I just don't know where you go from there."

Although she may have been at her hit singles peak more than 10 years ago, J.Lo has proven she's still more than capable of creating a winner — after all, she had a No. 3 smash with the Pitbull-featuring On the Floor just three summers ago. Off A.K.A., there's the Max Martin-produced First Love (which she performed on the American Idol finale), No. 93 on the Hot 100, with other strong candidates Booty (also with Pitbull) and Acting Like That (featuring Iggy Azalea) ripe for the picking, Hampp says.

J.Lo could also pump new life into the album through touring. As evidenced by a successful world tour with Iglesias in 2012 and her recent free show in the Bronx that attracted thousands, "she's a bigger draw than ever on the road," Hampp says.

Whether she and Mariah are able to course-correct or not, lackluster sales could actually prove to be quite freeing for both, Grein suggests.

"They've both been hit-dependent their whole careers. Maybe they should say, 'OK, forget about hits, what do I want to do?' " he says, adding that they could choose to pursue passion projects or concept albums next. "I'm sure it's hard for artists who are starting to find resistance at hit radio, and trying to overcome that resistance must be difficult. But you can just say, 'Let's not even worry about that,' and do what's in your heart."

Jennifer Lopez Fits in Family Bonding During Miami Concert Series

Jennifer Lopez turned a work weekend into family fun time while performing at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party in Miami.

The "First Love" singer brought her mother and 6-year-old twins along for the concert series, spending two nights at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

"Max and Emme enjoyed the pool and had a great time," a source tells PEOPLE about Lopez's kids. "Jennifer had sushi from Blade and loved it. Her mom enjoyed her show and danced to all of her music."

The newly single Lopez, 44, didn't show any signs of reigniting her love life, instead focusing on her family and staying away from the club scene. She split from choreographer Casper Smart in early June after dating for two and a half years. Despite the breakup, Lopez has been living it up promoting her latest album, A.K.A. (which debuted at number six on the Billboard charts and number one in the hip hop and R&B category), performances everywhere from Brazil to New York.

"Jennifer was in a great mood and acted extremely nice and pleasant to media and fans," the source says of her time in Miami.

Jennifer Lopez Wears Sexy, Colorful Bodysuit at iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party-Did She Have a Wardrobe Malfunction?

(Pic) Jennifer Lopez was a colorful display of hotness and talent at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party this weekend, but appeared to have suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction while showcasing her fierce dance moves.

Wearing a flattering pink, yellow, blue and green, tropical-themed bodysuit, the sexy 44-year-old American Idol judge and pop star performed before screaming fans at the event, which took place at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Florida on Saturday, June 28.

She paired the look with textured stockings, which sported a gaping hole in the butt area. While it's unclear if they ripped on purpose or by accident, the singer continued with her performance to the delight of the crowd.

J.Lo's mom, who has joined her during her current summer tour, danced to every song as she performed, organizers said. Other performers at the event included Ariana Grande, "Fancy" singer Iggy Azalea, and Lil Jon. The iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party will air on the CW Network on July 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

Lopez is promoting her eighth studio album, A.K.A., and began her current tour in May. She is set to perform in New Jersey on Sunday.

Last weekend, she performed a concert in Connecticut and rumored beau Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a pro dancer on Dancing With The Stars, joined her at an after party at a club. The two have not confirmed a relationship.

Jennifer Lopez Gets a Visit from Ex Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez may have danced and flirted with Dancing with the Stars's Maksim Chmerkovskiy over the weekend in Connecticut, but it was a different man at her side this week – her ex, Casper Smart.

After a whirlwind east coast trip, the singer – who has been busy promoting her latest album A.K.A. – returned to Los Angeles earlier this week to finish her latest film The Boy Next Door. According to a source, Smart was on hand while she worked.

"He was there all night," the source says of the nighttime shoot. "They were loving together. [They were] very friendly and seemed good."

To those close to them, the friendly meeting isn't a surprise. When their breakup went public, a close friend told PEOPLE that Smart and Lopez would remain close. And that he would possibly continue to see Emme and Max, 6, Lopez's twins with ex Marc Anthony, periodically.

"The kids adore Casper. They have a great dad in Marc and know who their dad is, but they enjoyed being with Casper," the friend said. "It was not a bad breakup so there is no reason why they can't see Casper in the future."

As for Chmerkovskiy, he and Lopez were seen getting cozy at Shrine nightclub at the Foxwoods Casino on June 21 after her performance at the resort. Despite the outing, the source insists the two, who have denied dating rumors, "are just friends."

Lopez, who recently finalized her divorce from Anthony, met Chmerkovskiy through mutual friend Leah Remini and her DWTS partner Tony Dovolani.

Ben Affleck Says Jennifer Lopez Has a "Nice" Butt and 5 Other Revelations From Molly Bloom's Memoir Molly's Game

Poker princess Molly Bloom is spilling all her secrets on some of Hollywood's biggest names!

In her memoir Molly's Game, the 36-year-old describes her years spent running one of the most exclusive and high-stakes gambling parties in Los Angeles, and she came across known poker fans Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio during her years in the business.

The attractive brunette organized high-class poker games at luxurious locations like The Four Seasons, The Peninsula, and the Beverly Hills Hotel, and she scheduled all the accommodations, amenities and food. These events were not licensed or regulated by federal state or local authorities. After she moved from L.A. to New York, however, Bloom got involved in organizing poker games for profit, which is against state law. In April 2013, she was arrested in New York by the FBI and charged with profiting from hosting illegal poker games; she pled guilty in December. Five months later, Bloom was sentenced to 12 months of probation, fined $1,000 for her involvement and agreed to forfeit $125,000.

But while she's got stories aplenty about her dirty dealings, the tidbits about celebs playing in regular, legal games are juicy enough! Here are six revelations from her new book:

1. Leo marches to his own drum.

"Leonardo DiCaprio, maybe the most recognizable movie star in the world. Not only was he devastatingly handsome, he was incredibly talented," she writes.

"He had a strange style at the table, though; it was almost as if he wasn't trying to win or lose. He folded most hands and listened to music on huge headphones."

2. Tobey Maguire was nicknamed after a serial killer.

"I had taken to calling him Hannibal Lecter after a recent game. That evening, I watched as he talked a guy into folding a winning hand, also known as ‘folding the nuts' in poker terms," Bloom recalls.

"‘I swear on my mother's life I have you beat,' he said, convincingly and earnestly. ‘I wouldn't lie to you, man.' His opponent had gotten confused. I had watched him stare at the cards he was holding, knowing full well he had the winning hand but suddenly unsure after Tobey's performance. Tobey was incredibly convincing, and so earnest that the guy eventually, although reluctantly, gave in. To add insult to injury, Tobey then victoriously showed his bluff. To me, his actions were in really bad taste."

3. Famous people are always allowed to break the rules.

"I felt that a huge part of this enterprise depended on discretion, so I tried to discourage spectators when I could, but I couldn't stop the guys bringing girlfriends along to show off in front of, or the occasional celebrity stopping by. Celebrities were always allowed, to be honest. Like when [Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen] showed up with a billionaire I was trying to land for the game. They were in, no questions asked."

4. Ben Affleck was smart with his money.

"By now I had learned something about the psychology behind the way a guy asks for chips. Wanting to be overstocked or short-stacked at a table is a clear indication of playing style and ego," Bloom explains.

"Whereas some guys want the tallest piles they can manage to bully the table and scare people, Ben's buy-in choice told me that he was a smart player who liked to limit his downside, especially at a table with a bunch of guys he wasn't used to playing with."

5. J. Lo has a "nice" butt.

"As Rick Salomon took a seat, I saw him focus on Ben. I saw the wheels turning. Oh God, I thought, don't let him say anything embarrassing. Rick had no filter," she writes.

"‘Hey, yo, did that Jennifer Lopez's ass have cellulite on it, or was it nice?' The table went silent. Ben looked at Rick. ‘It was nice,' he said and pushed into a huge pot. The table laughed and the ice was broken."

6. Tobey was a sore loser and made outrageous demands.

"Tobey was the worst tipper, the biggest winner, and the absolute worst loser, but I had to worry about my job security if he lost" because he had all the connections.

After one game, "he held a thousand-dollar chip in his hand. He flipped it over a couple times in his fingers. ‘This is yours,' he said, holding it out to me…if you do something to earn these thousand dollars. Get up on that desk and bark like a seal.' I looked at him. His face lit up like it was Christmas Eve, ‘I'm not kidding. What's wrong? You're too rich now? You won't bark for a thousand dollars? Wowwww…you must be really rich.'

‘No,' I said quietly. My face was on fire. I knew he would be angry, especially because he had now engaged the whole audience, and I wasn't playing his game. I was embarrassed, but I was also angry. He gave me an icy look, dropped the chip on the table, and tried to laugh it off, but he was visibly angry."

'American Idol': Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. returning

There won't be any changes on the judges panel for the nest season of "American Idol." FOX has announced Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will all return next season, alongside host Ryan Seacrest.

"Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I'm thrilled that they are returning to 'American Idol' for another season," 21st Century Fox Senior Executive Vice President David Hill says in a release. "Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream."

With all three returning, it will be the first season of "American Idol" to feature no judging changes since 2010. Seacrest has hosted every season of the show since 2002. The audition process for "American Idol 14" is underway.

J.Lo and 'pal' Maksim down-playing romance rumors

(Pic1, Pic2) After denying dating rumors, Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy met up Saturday night.

Sources confirmed the “Dancing With the Stars” pro attended J.Lo’s show at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and the pair were later seen dancing at the Shrine Nightclub.

A witness said, “They were close all night and appeared to be very flirtatious.”

They hugged before leaving the club separately.

They have played down romance rumors following her split from Casper Smart, insisting they are “just friends.”

Maks’ rep didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Jennifer Lopez: My Kids Are 'Growing Up So Differently Than Me'

Although multi-talented star Jennifer Lopez doesn’t exactly rock the “mom jeans” every day, she wants her children to grow up humbly aware of their privilege.

“They’re growing up so differently than me,” Lopez, 44, said Thursday at the Sirius XM Town Hall segment in New York City.

“I grew up in The Bronx – we shared a bed until we were 16 and it was so different. [Emme] and [Max] have their own rooms; we live in a big house. When we go to grandma’s house they’re like, ‘Grandma’s house is small.’ It occurs to them that this is different, so my whole thing is about teaching them to be aware of the world and realizing that we are in a position now that we can help other people.”

Lopez says the 6-year-old twins‘ personalities are still forming but that they’re “just perfect” in her eyes.

“They’re loving and happy and healthy, thank God,” she shares. “And they love to jump around and have fun.”

With a privileged lifestyle, Lopez wants her kids to learn to be charitable and know how lucky they are, even while eating dinner.

“I’m like, ‘You realize that you don’t just throw food out — we eat food and if we don’t want it, we don’t ask for it.’ I’m always trying to put that in their minds. We’re in a different position and we have to be more giving.”

But there are still times when J.Lo needs her own mother — and luckily, she’s close at hand. Lopez’s mom Guadalupe is traveling with the family as she promotes her new album, A.K.A.

“It’s one thing to have help and a nanny — and ours is wonderful — but at the same time, when I know that I’m going to be working a lot, I want them to be with family,” Lopez says, adding that her mother is a “fun grandma.”

With Emme and Max in grade school now, Lopez says the teachers get used to seeing the American Idol judge walking the halls of their school.

“At first they do the ‘We’re going to treat you like everyone else’ thing. Then as time goes on they’re like, ‘Can you do this? Or can you do things?’” Lopez admits. “But for the most part, they get used to [me] coming around or dropping them off and picking them up.”

As for her hopes for more children, Lopez told the crowd she loved the extended family she acquired during her previous marriage.

“When I was married to Marc [Anthony], he had two boys, a girl and a stepson so there was four – [with the twins] there was six,” Lopez says. “When we went out, it was like Angelina and Brad. We had that flavor and I loved it.”

J.Lo says she transformed Ben Affleck into a movie star

It’s been 10 years since Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck called off their engagement, but Andy Cohen isn’t ready to forget the Hollywood power couple that was Bennifer.

During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday, Bravo’s former head of development-turned-host grilled the “I Luh Ya Papi” about her influence on the actor, 41.

“In the moment, I was a celebrant of Bennifer. My question that I wanted to ask you is, was the transformation of Ben Affleck your doing? Did you dress him when you were dating him? Because that was the big rumor at the time,” Cohen said.

“Yeah, I did kind of like say, ‘You need to be … you’re a movie star, you should wear a suit! You should do this with your hair!’” she replied. “For sure. I mean, I do that and by the way, guys do that to girls too.”

“He obviously went along with it,” Cohen said.

“He was into it. He didn’t do anything he didn’t want to do,” said Lopez, 44.

“White cashmere overcoats,” Cohen chimed in.

“He had some good moments, good fashion moments when he was with me,” Lopez responded.

While she only had nice things to say about her former fiancé, when Cohen asked, “Who is better in bed: actors, singers or dancers?,” Lopez’s old flame took a backseat to those in the music industry. (Lopez was married to dancer Cris Judd, dated Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and was married and had children with crooner Marc Anthony.)

“I have to say that in my limited experience … I would have to say anybody involved in music, so I would say singers and dancers,” she said.

Lopez recently called it quits with Casper Smart, a backup dancer and choreographer, whom she dated for two-and-a-half years.

Jennifer Lopez Says She's Been Single "for a Couple of Months," Is a Big Fan of Self-Help Books

Jennifer Lopez doesn't claim to have all the answers. In fact, she's searching for guidance just like any regular person who didn't just perform at the World Cup or has a body envied by millions.

"I'm a big soul searcher and I read a lot of, like, self-help books, you know what I mean," the pop superstar divulged in an interview airing Thursday on The Wendy Williams Show.

"I am always kinda searching for answers. I'll randomly just open a Bible looking for answers and guidance."

Might she be seeking relationship advice? Or the kind of life lessons that come in handy after a breakup?

For starters, J.Lo indicated that she and Casper Smart have been broken up for longer than it seems, considering he was her date to the Billboard Music Awards exactly a month ago, on May 18.

Asked by the ever-blunt Williams if she was single, as in "not intimate with anybody at this time," Lopez replied, "Yes, I've been single for a couple of months."

Acknowledging that she doesn't really have a type, per se, as far as a guy's physical attributes when it comes to a potential love interest, the 44-year-old thrice-divorced mother of two said, "I don't look at the outside so much. I'm not an outside-cover person, I am more of, like, an essence of person."

Sounds like an estimable value that can't be taught in any book.

Meanwhile, Williams had a ready suggestion in case Lopez is looking to rebound ASAP.

"I always just picture you having a little something something going on with Pitbull at some point in your life," she told J.Lo, at which the Out of Sight star laughed.

"He is like a brother to me," Lopez insisted about her frequent partner in performance, including last week at the World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil. "He is Mr. Worldwide, he got no time for me. He's [got] a lot going on."

Surely there's always room for J.Lo!

J. Lo arrives with only family and friends to Soho party

(Pic) This month has been a romantic roller coaster for Jennifer Lopez.

She split with Casper Smart, denied she’s dating “Dancing With the Stars” hunk Maksim Chmerkovskiy and, on Wednesday, a judge finalized her divorce from her third husband Marc Anthony.

LA Superior Court awarded the couple joint custody of their twins, Max and Emme, 6, and the loaded singers agreed that no spousal support was necessary.

Lopez will reportedly care for the kids most of the time, with Anthony taking them one week per month. According to TMZ, the couple agreed not to subject the kids to “aggressive news organizations and photographers,” and the twins get to trick-or-treat with each parent (doubling their candy consumption).

Since separating in 2011, Anthony’s been linked to beauty Shannon de Lima and Top Shop heiress Chloe Green.

Lopez took up with younger dancer Smart, but they split this month after 2 ¹/2 years together.

She then struck up a flirtation with Chmerkovskiy but denied she’s dating anyone new.

The night before the divorce was final, Lopez arrived at a Beats Music “Sip and Stream” party to promote her album in Soho, surrounded by family and friends.

Spies said J.Lo, in an eye-popping hot pink dress, was with her mom, best friend Loren Ridinger and longtime manager Benny Medina.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's Divorce Is Finalized

Almost three years after they announced their split, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony reached a divorce settlement on Monday, L.A. Superior Court documents show.

Lopez, 44, and Anthony, 45, will share custody of twins Max and Emme, 5, with Anthony getting physical custody of them for seven days per month.

The court documents detail how the exes are to split custody of the children on school vacations, birthdays and holidays including Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween. The couple have also agreed to protect the twins from paparazzi intrusion and ensure that they "are not exposed to unwanted publicity."

Lopez and Anthony wed in June 2004 in a casual, and secret, ceremony at Lopez's Beverly Hills home.

Both singers are now legally free to marry others, but Lopez, who split with boyfriend of 2½ years, Casper Smart, 26, earlier this month, told PEOPLE in January that she wasn't sure if she would get hitched for a fourth time. "You know, I've always believed in that institution. I believe in it, but it is difficult."

"I've had my challenges," she added, "but at the same time I believe in love, and I think that is the main thing."

Jimmy Fallon Finally Gets to Dance With Jennifer Lopez; Jennifer Lawrence Is Still Waiting for Her Turn

(Video) Jennifer Lawrence tried—and failed—to dance with Jennifer Lopez last month.

The X-Men: Days of Future Past actress detailed her humiliation on The Tonight Show weeks later, chastising host Jimmy Fallon for abandoning their ill-conceived plan to shimmy with the superstar.

Lopez got to share her side of the story Monday when she appeared on the NBC late-night show. "I heard about it after you guys talked about it," the 44-year-old "I Luh Ya Papi" singer said, laughing.

Fallon—who called the would-be moment a "J.Lo, J.Law, J.Fal production"—filled in the details for his guest. "Jennifer Lawrence goes, 'Let's spin around three times like we're dancing, and then we'll look at J.Lo for the third spin, we'll put our hands out and say, Will you please dance with us?'" he recalled.

During his final spin, Fallon made eyes with Lopez's manager, who shot him a disapproving look.

At the time, Lopez was standing on a couch to get a better view of Kanye West. "I remember seeing you guys come over, and ire member Jennifer asking, "Let's go out to the dance floor and dance!' That's how I remember it. 'Let's go dance out there where everybody's dancing!'" she said. "And I'm like, 'Nah, I'm good right here.' I kind of felt like she was sad. I didn't mean it like that! I just meant it's crazy out there."

Fallon joked that Lawrence "didn't talk" to him "for months."

"I wouldn't talk to you either," Lopez said. "You bailed on the bit!"

"I always follow through," Fallon countered, "and so I was wondering tonight, will you dance with me?"

Lopez agreed. As the duo got on their feet, Fallon shouted, "Jennifer Lawrence, hope you're watching!"

Jennifer Lopez stuns in makeup-free selfie

(Pic, Pic2) She’s got that J.Lo glow.

Jennifer Lopez, 44, whose hair was pulled back in a messy bun, wore gold hoops and a blue and purple printed bikini while soaking up the sun with her mom and friends on Sunday.

“No makeup day! #realface #trueselfie #wokeuplikesthis,” the newly single singer captioned the Instagram.

In another photo, Lopez flashed a grin while sporting aviators. “By the pool. One day off. #dayofrest #sundayfunday #pucci&gucci #muchneeded,” she captioned another selfie in the sun.

On Thursday, the singer performed in Brazil alongside Pitbull for the 2014 World Cup. On June 4, Lopez returned to the block for a free concert for Bronx residents.

Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About "Personal Challenges," Gives Advice to Her 20-Year-Old Self

Jennifer Lopez's life may look glamorous, but it's not always so picture-perfect.

Since 1997, Lopez has been married to three different men (and engaged to one more), birthed two children, starred in movies and topped the musical charts. At the same time, she's also endured several personal struggles. "Everyone goes through challenges and the most important thing you can do is to learn and grow from each of them," she tells SoulCycle. "I've had my own personal challenges, but I've walked away from them with a new sense of perspective and that's where I find my greatest strength."

Lopez doesn't mention recent ex-boyfriend Casper Smart directly, but the single-again singer says the best advice she ever received was to trust her instincts. "You know yourself best," the actress reasons.

As the expression goes, hindsight is 20/20!

What advice would Lopez give to her 20-year-old self? "I would tell her to follow her gut," she says, "because everything always works out in the end." Though she's endured heartbreaks and professional setbacks, as all people do, Lopez reminds herself how lucky she is through daily affirmations. "I always try to channel any negative energy and turn it into something positive," the American Idol judge says.

How does the "I Luh Ya Papi" singer like to spend her downtime? "I'm constantly busy working," Lopez says, "so when I do get time off, I like to relax and spend time with my kids, my family, and my friends."

Jennifer Lopez "Stronger" After Soul Searching, but Unsure Where She'll Be in Six Months

(Pic, Pic2, Pic3) Jennifer Lopez looked smokin' hot on the June 21 cover of Billboard.

The 44-year-old "First Love" singer puts her famous booty on display by wearing a cherry-colored Alaïa catsuit. In true Lopez style, she upped the glam factor with Julieri jewels and Christian Louboutin heels.

But enough body talk—Lopez has plenty of other things to say in the accompanying profile. "Things have changed so much for me," the musical diva says in the interview, which was presumably conducted before she called it quits with Casper Smart. "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."

Those themes were explored in Lopez's new album, A.K.A., available in stores and for download June 17.

"I've always strayed from embracing all these different parts of myself as a person and as an artist, but this time I was like, 'I am all these different things,'" the single singer explains. "I can be silly, I can make fun of myself, but I can also be deathly serious and way too deep and introspective sometimes. I think people have so many more sides to themselves than just one. We're much more colorful than that."

In terms of her career, the American Idol judge says, "I don't feel like I have anything to prove anymore."

If Lopez is going to be compared to anyone in the industry, she'd prefer it were in relation to established icons like Cher and Tina Turner, "and all these people who came a generation before this one and showed us that you don't have to, as a young woman, have an expiration date. You can go on, and you can do what you want into your 60s and 70s and you can be powerful and be vulnerable and be human. And I think we're just carrying that on. I'd like to think I'm part of the generation that's carrying that on."

While Lopez doesn't have a booming voice like Mariah Carey or Adele, she's A-OK with her talents. "I never put myself out there to show the world what I could do in the best way I could," she explains. "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."

What's next for the "I Luh Ya Papi" singer?

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

Jennifer Lopez Kicks Off the 2014 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony-Check It Out!

(Video, Intragram) Game on!

The 2014 FIFA World Cup got off to an exciting start today with a star-studded opening ceremony and tons of colorful performances.

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Brazilian star Claudia Leitte were all on hand to sing "We Are One" for the crowd shortly before the first game of the tournament began at Corinthians Arena.

Over 62,600 people were in attendance at Thursdays big ceremony, including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

And just before hitting the stage in São Paulo, J.Lo shared an Instagram video of herself dancing around backstage.

At the end of the adorable clip, the mother of two says, "Who said I wasn't coming?" before sashaying off-screen. Oh, snap!

She also shared multiple behind-the-scenes pictures of her getting her hair and makeup.

And in one of the photos, J.Lo holds up her cellphone in a case with three pictures of her adorable twins on it. Proud mama alert!

The "First Love" singer looked fabulous onstage in an emerald green leotard and Christian Louboutin ankle boots.

Meanwhile, Pitbull showed his support for his favorite team by rocking a Brazil jersey.

Pope Francis got in on the fun as well by posting the following on Twitter:

"I wish everyone a wonderful World Cup, played in a spirit of true fraternity."

Jennifer Lopez Denies Dating Rumors

Jennifer Lopez is putting the brakes on buzz that she has a new man in her life.

The recently single singer, who has been talking with Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, addressed her love life on Twitter today.

In response to a radio station Tweet that she was already dating someone new, J.Lo replied, "No I'm not. #rumors #nottrue" before playfully plugging her new album, A.K.A., out June 17.

When a fan asked if it's not true she is dating someone new or simply that she's single, Lopez clarified further.

"No I'm not. (dating anyone new already.)"

Still, a Lopez pal says the singer and the DWTS hunk might have a chance at taking their budding friendship to the next level. "I think they could [become a couple]," says the friend. "Who know what will happen?"

The singer, 44, has repeatedly said she is "one of those people who does not like to be alone," and those in her circle say she already has an idea of what she's looking for in a new man.

The mom of two is envisioning "a relationship with a guy who is older and has an established career," a source tells PEOPLE in this week's issue.

But for now, the busy star is promoting her album and performing at the World Cup opening ceremonies today in Brazil.

For more on Lopez and her life today, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Are Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating?

Does Jennifer Lopez have a new man in her life?

The recently single singer has been busy promoting her latest studio album A.K.A. (out June 17), but she's found a little time for Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, sources tell PEOPLE.

Lopez, 44, met the dancing hunk, 34, through her best friend Leah Remini and her DWTS partner Tony Dovolani, but the two have been taking it slow due to work commitments.

"He danced with her at the [American Music Awards last November] and they kept in touch," a friend of the singer's tells PEOPLE.

Says another source who knows both Lopez and Chmerkovskiy: "They are friends and have been talking."

Indeed, Lopez – and Remini – were on hand for Maksim's brother Val Chmerkovskiy's 28th birthday in Los Angeles in late March. Celebrating along the 70 other guests, including Candace Cameron Bure, the singer "drank wine and snacked on pizza" before leaving the festivities at The Redbury Hotel after 1 a.m.

So will the duo be out and about as a full-fledged couple any time soon? "I think they could. Who knows what will happen?" muses the Lopez pal.

The "First Love" singer's split from Casper Smart was announced earlier this week and the choreographer seems to be moving on as well. Smart was spotted out and about with friends at the Maxim Hot 100's Patron-sponsored bash in Los Angeles Tuesday night.

"He was flirting with girls and having the best time," says a partygoer.

Reps for both Lopez and Chmerkovskiy declined to comment.

Jennifer Lopez 'Is Already Talking Dating,' Says Source

Although she only recently split from Casper Smart, Jennifer Lopez is "already talking about dating," a source tells PEOPLE.

Still, some close to the "First Love" singer question when she will even have the time to find the new man of her dreams.

Between delivering her recent concert in the Bronx, promoting her new album A.K.A. (out June 17) and jet-setting to Brazil to perform at the World Cup opening ceremonies, a busy Lopez shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

While her former backup dancer beau moves out of her Los Angeles home, Lopez is already envisioning "a relationship with a guy who is older and has an established career," says the source.

Lopez herself has admitted flying solo is not for her.

"I'm one of those people who does not like to be alone," she told reporters in January. "I have no shame saying that at this point in my life. I think we have to own who we are."

For more on Lopez and her life today, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Jennifer Lopez Will Be at World Cup Performance in Brazil

Jennifer Lopez isn't letting her breakup with Casper Smart slow her down.

After reports that the singer had canceled her performance with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte at Thursday's World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil, her rep tells PEOPLE that the show will go on.

"Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremonies," the rep says. "We have been trying to work out scheduling and logistics. Any statements to the contrary were premature. Jennifer would not want to disappoint her fans or fans of futbol. She will be there."

This statement comes a day after FIFA announced that Lopez, 44, had canceled her plan to perform this year's official World Cup song, "We Are One (Ole Ola)," due to unspecified production issues.

Lopez, Pitbull and Leitte will perform the song for the finale of the opening ceremony, which artistic director Daphne Cornez says "is a tribute to Brazil and its treasures: nature, people, football."

Jennifer Lopez Steps Out Looking Like a Ridiculous Hip Hop Bumblebee-See the Look!

(Photo) It's like Jennifer Lopez took a time machine directly back to "the block" and grabbed this getup out of her high school closet. We're guessing it was somewhere near the back with the rest of the clothes reserved for Club Kid parties and Halloween costume contests. Unless this striped insanity by Emanuel Ungaro was part of the "Live It Up" singer's original performance look?

Before she settled on "Jenny from the Block" was she "JBuzz the Stinging Sensation?" (#sorrynotsorry) We would give anything to see a home video featuring that version of the American Idol judge.

But since we're in the here and now, we'll comment on the skirt and top combo as is, in all it's bumblebee-themed glory.

We can't explain this nor do we really understand it ourselves, but we are obsessed. We love it. The perforated leather detailing, the prison-style stripes, even those awkward boob pockets. J.Lo's body looks as hot as ever, but something about this bold choice gives off an even sexier vibe than the mini dresses she's rocked lately. Maybe the "First Love" singer's essence is best expressed by a wild '90s style? If so we hope Fly Girl pants and giant hoop earrings are on deck next.

Watch Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon's 'Tight Pants' dance-off on 'The Tonight Show'

(Video) Jimmy Fallon is so popular as the new host of "The Tonight Show" that sometimes celebrities aren't even being interviewed, they just stop by to do something goofy. Such is the case with "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez, who has been making headlines recently for both her split from Casper Smart and pulling out of performing at the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony.

But this "Tonight Show" appearance was all fun, as J-Lo and Fallon put on their best mop-top wigs and tightest white pants for a "Tight Pants" dance-off. But it's not just a dance contest, there's a whole song that goes along with it, and then J-Lo calls Fallon a "little b****" and threatens to cut him because her pants are the tightest. Hee.

There has been no official word about Lopez coming back for "American Idol" next year. Do you hope she returns?

Jennifer Lopez Steps Out in Super-Short Cutoffs for Post-Breakup Family Outing

(Photo) Single life looks so good on Jennifer Lopez!

On Sunday, the singer showed off her toned legs in a pair of super-short cutoffs during an outing in the Hamptons with her 6-year-old daughter, Emme, and her mother, Guadalupe Rodriguez. The sexy superstar wore minimal makeup and pulled her hair into a casual topknot, completing her summery outfit with a denim shirt, wedges and aviator sunglasses.

The previous day, the American Idol judge looked absolutely flawless as she flaunted her curves in a gold and black minidress at the listening party for her forthcoming album A.K.A.

"The countdown is on!!! 10 days until #JLoAKA album release," the singer tweeted Saturday morning, along with a pic of herself. The hot mama paired the fierce outfit with strappy heels, oversize shades and her signature chic bun.

The beauty seems to be putting her recent high-profile breakup behind her as multiple sources confirm that ex Casper Smart will keep all the gifts he received throughout their three-and-a-half year relationship.

An insider revealed to E! News that the split was "a long time coming" but the pair still remains on good terms. "She will definitely still keep things civil and actually still loves him. The hard part is the kids love him too. He has become a part of her family."

Jennifer Lopez's Ex Casper Smart Gets to Keep Pricey Gifts, Will Not Receive Cash Payment Because of Breakup

Beau "Casper" Smart isn't walking away from Jennifer Lopez empty-handed.

The dancer-choreographer gets to keep the gifts J.Lo gave to him throughout their relationship, sources confirm.

Sources also insist that Smart will not receive any sort of cash settlement because of the breakup.

The two have "both given each other nice gifts over the years," one source said, adding that Lopez "has never given" Smart any money.

"Those accusations have always been false and a made-up rumor," the source said.

Among the goodies that Smart received from Lopez are a couple of motorcycles, a Dodge Ram truck and a Jeep.

Smart reportedly gave Lopez a necklace decorated with a pink teddy bear during a surprise birthday party he organized for her aboard a yacht moored in New York.

J.Lo and Smart called it quits after three-and-a-half years of dating, E! News confirmed Friday. "They were hoping to be more low-key about things," a source said. "He was slowly going to move out and that would be it."

The duo first met not long after the "I Luh Ya Papi" crooner and her husband Marc Anthony split up in 2011, with Smart soon appearing with J.Lo on the red carpet.

Although sources said J.Lo and Smart's breakup was "a long time coming," the two are still on good terms.

"She will definitely still keep things civil and actually still loves him," an insider told us. "The hard part is the kids love him too. He has become a part of her family."

Smart was spotted over the weekend leaving Lopez's L.A.-area home on a motorcycle while the American Idol judge was across the country promoting her new album in NYC.

Jennifer Lopez Will No Longer Perform at the World Cup Opening Ceremonies

The most important competition in the world's most popular sport will begin without one of pop music's biggest stars.

Jennifer Lopez will no longer perform during the World Cup's opening ceremonies, where she was scheduled to sing the tournament's official song, "We Are One." FIFA officials said Lopez dropped out of taking the stage before Thursday's opening match in Sao Paulo because of unspecified "production issues," reportsThe Associated Press.

The American Idol judge is going through some rough times at the moment. On Friday, reports surfaced that Lopez had split with her boyfriend of two years, Casper Smart.

Lopez had been booked to perform the song with American rapper Pitbull and Brazillian singer Claudia Leitte. The show must go on, though, and Pitbull and Leitte will proceed without Lopez.

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Sexy Curves at First Appearance Post-Split From Casper Smart

(Video, Pic) Ooooh, get it girl!

Jennifer Lopez knows exactly how to make her first appearance since news broke that she had split from Casper Smart—by looking fabulous!

The American Idol judge flaunted her fierce figure in a gold and black mini dress at the listening party for her forthcoming album, A.K.A., in collaboration with Beats by Dre hosted by Karen Civil.

J.Lo paired the sexy getup with strappy black heels, an oversize pair of sunglasses and a chic topknot.

She posted a pic of herself posing—and showing off her enviable stems—on Twitter and wrote, "The countdown is on!!! 10 days until #JLoAKA album release."

An insider tells us, "Straight away she took pictures with everyone. She was really nice to everyone and seemed happy."

Just yesterday E! News confirmed that J.Lo had broken up with her boyfriend of two years.

So what exactly went wrong between the two?

"The relationship had not been right for a while. Smart was never going to be the love of her life, but he was fun and a nice guy to be around. It stopped being fun once his friendships with other people started to come to light," a source told us.

The decision apparently came in the wake of reports that Smart had been sexting with a transsexual he met through Instagram. Smart has since denied all claims.

"Whether there is any truth to what is being reported or not, it's irrelevant. Jennifer did not trust him."

But the two have ended their relationship on good terms, however, as our insider added, "They will remain friends."

Jennifer Lopez Sought Advice From Ex Marc Anthony Before Breaking Up With Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez turned to an unlikely fellow shortly before calling it quits from her boyfriend of over two years, Casper Smart.

E! News has learned that the American Idol judge confided in none other than her ex-husband Marc Anthony regarding her ill-fated relationship.

"One person she got advice from is her ex Marc…He's been supportive and great through this all," a source tells us.

And despite J.Lo and Smart's breakup being "a long time coming," the two are still on good terms.

"She will definitely still keep things civil and actually still loves him. The hard part is the kids love him too. He has become a part of her family," our insider adds.

"It's not going to be one of those breakups where you never see them together again."

Another source says that Lopez was "so embarrassed" when the sexting allegations came out. The source says that J.Lo believed Smart when he vehemently denied he was hiding some sort sexting relationship he had with a transsexual, who tabloids claim he met via Instagram.

"He's never cheated on her," the source said.

Neither Lopez nor Smart has much time to mourn the end of their relationship, as both have had jam-packed schedules lately.

J.Lo is of course promoting her next album and most recently performed a free concert in the Bronx, while Smart was spotted at a children's charity event in Puerto Rico.

He also co-starred and did the choreography for the short film Pura Vida that was released earlier this week.

E! News previously reported that Lopez broke up with the professional dancer due to trust issues.

"The relationship had not been right for a while. Smart was never going to be the love of her life, but he was fun and a nice guy to be around. It stopped being fun once his friendships with other people started to come to light."

Reps for J.Lo and Smart are not commenting.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart: 'It Came to a Natural End,' Says Source

The end had been a long time coming.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart's relationship simply ran its course a couple of months ago – before Smart's alleged online flirting with someone else – and they've been slowly but amicably separating since then.

"It just came to an end. And they both knew it," a friend of Lopez tells PEOPLE. "But just because it ended didn't mean they had to be enemies. She cares for him very much. He's a good guy. He's really a very good, stand-up guy. It came to a natural end, and they didn't want to make any big announcements that they were having problems."

The split happened about six weeks ago, but the couple have remained in contact. Smart, 27, was at a photo shoot with Lopez, 44, last week and has still been living at her house, though he is expected to move out soon.

"They were having problems for a while, but she wanted to be supportive and was concerned about him," the pal says. "For him being so young, he's handling it very adult … He's really sweet and young. And that's the truth. She's not a victim. She's in a great space."

The pair had been together for two and a half years.

"It's something they've been privately dealing with," says the source, "and they're both resolved to move on."

The Real Reason Behind Jennifer Lopez's Split From Casper Smart: "She Did Not Trust Him"

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart looked blissfully in love less than a month ago, but things have apparently been rocky between the two for some time.

While some sources are claiming that they split two months ago, one insider tells us that J.Lo didn't call things off until two weeks ago.

The two made their last public appearance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18.

J.Lo even thanked Smart in her acceptance speech for the 2014 Icon Award.

At the same event, Smart told pals that he was going to be joining Lopez in the Bronx for her concert because he had choreographed part of the show. He was, however, not in attendance for the event.

Meanwhile, another source close to the situation tells us that Smart received a phone call late last night telling him that things were done once and for all.

The decision apparently came in the wake of reports that Smart had been sexting with a transsexual he met through Instagram. Smart has denied all claims.

We're told that Smart was blindsided by reports this morning that the American Idol judge broke up with him months ago.

"Whether there is any truth to what is being reported or not, it's irrelevant. Jennifer did not trust him," our source tells us. "The relationship had not been right for a while. Smart was never going to be the love of her life, but he was fun and a nice guy to be around. It stopped being fun once his friendships with other people started to come to light."

But truth be told, their relationship did have its positives.

"Smart was a good distraction post-Marc [Anthony]. He was good to her. He was meant to be easy and fun, and when that was gone, she didn't want to be in the relationship anymore."

Our insider adds, "There is no one else. They will remain friends."

Reps for J.Lo and Smart are not commenting.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Split

Jennifer Lopez is single again.

The pop star, actress and American Idol judge, 44, has split from her boyfriend of 2½ years, choreographer and dancer Casper Smart, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

"They initially split about six weeks ago, but that can take a little time to extricate. But they've definitely broken up," says the source, adding, "The relationship had just run its course."

The source also says, "Jennifer is actually doing really well and working hard."

There had been hints in recent weeks that the relationship was on the rocks, with a source telling PEOPLE that the couple had "hit a rough patch" a couple of months ago.

More recently there had been reports claiming that Smart, 27, a former backup dancer for Lopez, had sent Instagram photos and steamy messages to somebody else.

Lopez and Smart first got together in late 2011. At the time, a source told PEOPLE it was "a fun fling" and "not meant to turn into anything more," but the couple stayed together.

Lopez was always noncommittal, however, when asked if she would get married for a fourth time.

"I don't know. We'll see. I don't know," she said in January. "You know, I've always believed in that institution. I believe in it, but it is difficult. I've had my challenges, but at the same time I believe in love, and I think that is the main thing."

Jennifer Lopez Break-Up -- Did JLo & Casper Smart Split Over Transsexual Texts?

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart have called it quits after nearly 2 1/2 years ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the former couple tell us ... they actually split nearly 2 months ago, but kept it on the down low. We're told the breakup was civil. They're still friendly but simply grew apart.

We're told the breakup had nothing to do with recent stories of Casper's sexual escapades. One source put it this way: "Casper has been a single guy and can text or see whoever he wants, but the idea that he was knowingly texting a transsexual is laughable." The source added, "He's not that guy, but like a lot of single guys online he obviously likes to look at a 'lil T and A."

Casper is in the process of moving out right now. We're told there was no rush because JLo's been on the road promoting her 10th album, AKA.

We're told Casper will be pursuing acting, which is why he took show directing and choreography off his Instagram.

Jennifer Lopez Recreates That Versace Grammys Dress (And Proves She Can Still Perform in a Leather Garter)

(Photo) We have an ongoing theory in the PEOPLE StyleWatch office that Jennifer Lopez doesn’t age. And now we have some photographic evidence to support that theory. The singer wore a version of her famous super-sheer, super-plunging Versace gown (lest Rihanna forget that J.Lo did it first!) from the 2000 Grammy Awards at her concert Wednesday night in the Bronx, N.Y. And it’s nearly impossible to tell that 14 years have passed.

Lopez covered up a little more this time around, pairing the diaphanous tropical-print design with a bodysuit and nude fishnets for her hometown concert. And of course she had a few outfit changes, including a bedazzled nude bodysuit teamed with a not-safe-for-work leather garter belt and sheer stockings combo, just in case you forgot how amazing her body is.

Think the 44-year-old superstar will be hitting the stage in anything less skimpy anytime soon? Don’t count on it — she has a very positive outlook on aging.

“I feel like I felt when I was 28,” Lopez told InStyle. “My bones don’t hurt. I feel great. I actually feel better, more confident. Of course I still have the nerves, but now I know how to control them. When I was in my twenties, I wasn’t sure of myself. Now I can really stretch. I don’t have to stay in the box. At this point I can say to myself, ‘So what if I fall, so what?’ I’m going to get back up.”

Jennifer Lopez Stages Bronx Homecoming Show Surrounded by Friends (but Not Casper Smart)

Jennifer Lopez returned to the block where it all started for her first-ever performance in the Bronx Wednesday evening.

The free show, held at Orchard Beach and sponsored by State Farm Neighborhood Sessions, was an emotional mix of old and new songs that had about 25,000 J.Lovers of all ages dancing and cheering for the Latina star.

"This is such an amazing moment for me, I'm so happy to be home. Doing this tonight is honestly a dream come true for me. Where my Latinos at?! That's right, we're in here!" Lopez said as she came onstage, smiling and wearing a dress that echoed the infamous Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Grammys, and in her recent "I Luh Ya Papi" video.

Despite strain between Lopez and beau Casper Smart – the two have "hit a rough patch," as sources tell PEOPLE, he retweeted comments from Lopez's fans throughout her performance.

Smart, however, was not at the show, having flown to Mexico City to premiere Pura Vida, a short film he stars in.

During Lopez's performance, Smart also retweeted a quote from The Notebook's Twitter page, which read: "Treat her like you're still trying to win her, and that's how you'll never lose her." Lopez didn't mention Smart during her performance, though she dedicated a song to her mom.

The star stopped a couple times in between songs, overcome with emotion as her eyes welled up while she looked out onto a crowd of cheering fans waving Puerto Rican flags.

Ja Rule, Fat Joe and French Montana performed with Lopez, while close friends Benny Medina and Loren Ridinger danced in the audience. T.I. and French Montana's constant gal pal, Khloé Kardashian, remained backstage during the set, where Kardashian posted photos on Instagram. Lopez's mother and sister were also backstage.

After the concert, the group kept the party going in the Bronx, celebrating with Lopez at Don Coqui restaurant on City Island.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Are Still Together - 'Technically,' Source Says

A few months ago, Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart "hit a rough patch," a friend tells PEOPLE, but the singer has been trying to be supportive of him and work through their issues.

"Now," notes the friend, "all this stuff comes out about sexting. They're still together, technically, but no idea for how long."

Internet reports claim that Smart, 27, a former backup dancer for Lopez and now a choreographer, has sent Instagram photos and steamy messages to somebody else. (Reps for both have not commented.)

"There were issues that pre-date these new reports," says another source, who adds that Lopez's mind is currently on things that go beyond rumors over her and Smart's romance.

"She has a really busy three weeks and doesn't have time to deal with this," the source adds. "And she's on the East Coast and he's working on the West Coast."

Indeed, Lopez, 44, is trying to stay positive and focus on work. She's in New York for her State Farm Neighborhood Sessions concert on June 4 in the Bronx.

"She is excited about where her life is right now," says the friend. "Her new single ("First Love") is on fire, and her album is about to drop, and she has movies, and hit TV shows (The Fosters) that she’s producing. She couldn't be in better shape professionally. Personally, it’s a bit more tricky.

How tricky? A second source says, "Put it this way, they were having problems before the sexting. You do the math."

Jennifer Lopez Drinks this Smoothie Every Day - So You Know it's Good

Jenny’s back on the block.

Surprise! Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez made an unannounced visit to the New York City borough where she grew up on Sunday to open the Center for a Healthy Childhood, a joint effort between her Lopez Family Foundation and the Montefiore Health System.

The pop star donated $250,000 for the project — and celebrated by appearing at Montefiore’s Community Health Fair along with her sister Lynda.

At the fair, Lopez made a protein shake with Marco Borges, an exercise physiologist and the founder of 22 Days Nutrition — and the brains behind Beyoncé’s 22-day vegan cleanse.

The two whipped up Lopez’s favorite drink, a spinach protein smoothie with sunflower butter. During the demonstration, the “I Luh Ya Papi” singer said her 6 1/2-year-old twins, Max and Emme, helped inspire her to serve her family a healthy breakfast.

“I knew the stuff that I was eating wasn’t giving me energy. I realized that after a while, and I was feeding this to my kids. Is this good for them?” she said. “So I was ready to try something different. …[This smoothie] tastes fresh, and you’re doing something good for yourself. It makes a huge difference.”

PEOPLE caught up Borges after the presentation, and he spilled the secret to creating J.Lo’s breakfast smoothie.

“It makes an unbelievably healthy [drink] full of fiber, full of omega 3, protein, and it’s a really great meal replacement or recovery drink,” he said. “She absolutely loves it. That’s her go-to drink every day.”

Spinach Protein Smoothie - Makes 1

1 handful spinach

1 frozen banana

1 cup rice milk

2 scoops almond or sunflower butter

1 scoop protein powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency is achieved.

J.Lo 'ready to dump boy-toy' amid transsexual sexting scandal

Jennifer Lopez is ready to dump her boy-toy Casper Smart following further lurid claims that he’s been sexting transsexual models behind her back.

Sources said Lopez, who is preparing for Wednesday’s free concert in front of thousands at Pelham Bay Park and also appeared in The Bronx to promote a healthy eating initiative, is furious that Smart’s alleged extra-curricular activities could overshadow her work.

On Sunday, “Jenny From the Block” appeared at the Bronx event to promote the Center for Healthy Childhood at the Montefiore Medical Center, which received $250,000 from her Lopez Family Foundation.

But on Monday, hit Lopez, 44, with details of 27-year-old Smart’s second alleged sexting transgression, this time with a transgendered female model named Xristina Marie.

A source told us of the growing frustration in the Lopez camp over Smart’s antics: “She’s coming back to The Bronx and the only thing anyone can talk about is her toyboy and the transsexuals.”

Another source tells us, “Jennifer is getting tired of all these allegations. She doesn’t need this drama and is ready to move on.”

While reps for Lopez declined to comment last night, the second source sniffed, “The focus should be on her work for the foundation and the concert, not Casper Smart.”

The latest Smart uproar comes after transgender bikini model Sofie Vissa tried to shop a story claiming that she shared intimate Instagram messages with Lopez’s boyfriend, claiming to have screenshots of their alleged chats as well as “naked images of Casper Smart,” according to editor Nik Richie, who first exposed the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal.

Smart, who has since become a choreographer and creative director, first met Lopez when he was a backup dancer. His representatives did not respond to our e-mails for comment Monday night.

Is J. Lo's Bronx concert a commercial ploy?

Is it a coincidence or is it a cynical commercial ploy?

It has been widely reported that on Wednesday Jennifer Lopez will be staging her first-ever concert in her home borough of The Bronx, free for 25,000 of her fans.

What has not been noted is that when the massive Throggs Neck Shopping Center opens next month, not far from the concert’s venue in Pelham Bay Park, among the retailers will be a phone store called Viva-Móvil by Jennifer Lopez.

“Lopez and her manager Benny Medina are very clever,” said Bronx-based writer Richard Turley. “The local TV station News 12 The Bronx regularly runs complaints that she only comes back to her old neighborhood to get street cred by shooting music videos here. She will deflect that just before she starts asking people to buy her merchandise. And the taxpayers will help subsidize the cost of mounting the show. Pure genius!”

Now if the singer/dancer can just soothe the residents of City Island, who are up in arms that the concert traffic will gridlock access to their idyllic fishing village, she will hit a grand slam.

Jennifer Lopez Proves She's Still Jenny from the Block with First Bronx Show

It has been 15 years since Jennifer Lopez released her first album, but she's never performed a concert in her hometown of the Bronx – until now.

That's right: Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got.

"I haven't been this excited about something in a long, long time," Lopez (a.k.a. Jenny from the Block) tells PEOPLE of preparing to perform a free concert just blocks from where she grew up for her State Farm Neighborhood Sessions concert on Wednesday. "To give a free concert and give back to the community that gave me so much and so much of my identity is not lost on me."

In addition to the block party-style event at Orchard Beach park, the age-defying superstar, 44, made a surprise appearance at the Community Health Fair hosted at the Montefiore Medical Center on Sunday.

"[My sister] Lynda and I began speaking to Montefiore about eight or nine months ago about what the Bronx needed and what the problems were," she says of the Lopez Family Foundation's collaboration with the hospital to launch the Center For A Healthy Childhood. "The best thing about my job is that I am in a position to do something that inspires and brings people together."

But being able to give back is not the only reason the "First Love" singer gets excited about going home.

"Something about walking those streets just takes me right back. I think it is because so much of my life was there.

"I love walking down those streets and going for pizza at the Cross Bronx and just walking up and down there between the subway and where my house was on Blackrock Avenue," says Lopez, who will release her next album, A.K.A., on June 13. "Every time I go back there, I feel like it was just yesterday that I was there."

Watch Jennifer Lopez's new music video for 'First Love'

(Video) Jennifer Lopez gets artsy in her new music video for her latest single, "First Love," off her upcoming album "A.K.A." The black and white film clip for the catchy song begins with a fashionably dressed Lopez walking through the desert as she talks about love, then cuts to her writhing on the hot desert ground.

But then a sexy dude on a motorcycle drives up to her and, like, revives her or something, and she starts singing her '80s-tinged new tune. Then they do sexy things together in the desert and also under waterfalls.

Then the sexy dude (co-star David Gandy) carries a giant tire while shirtless for some reason, so that's not a bad thing to look at.

The "American Idol" judge's new album hits stores on June 17. Watch the video, directed by Anthony Mandler, below.

Jennifer Lopez Does 22-Day Vegan Challenge, Just Like Beyoncé & Jay Z

Fact: Hollywood's hottest diet is currently the 22-day vegan challenge. And the latest celebrity to try it? Jennifer Lopez.

On Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Wednesday morning The American Idol judge revealed she'd tried the month-long plan. "I did the vegan 22-day plan and it was really good and I kept on with it for a few more weeks, and now I've incorporated a little bit of fish here and there," she shared. "But I've got to tell you I enjoy it. I enjoy eating that way. I never did. And I didn't know how good you can feel when you put healthy stuff in your body."

You may recall back in December, Beyoncé and Jay Z also eliminated meat and animal products from their diets. The "Drunk in Love" singer shared several photos of their meals on her Instagram account and the couple also hit up quite a few vegan hot spots in Los Angeles including Crossroads and Real Food Daily.

Of course, there are plenty of full-time vegans in Hollywood already. Brad Pitt, Lea Michele, Natalie Portman and Olivia Wilde made the switch years ago. But who do you think will step up to the animal-free dinner plate next?

Jennifer Lopez Honored With Icon Award

The night belonged to Jennifer Lopez!

J.Lo opened and closed the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, first performing "We Are One" with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte.

And at the end of the night, the American Idol star was honored with the Icon Award. Iggy Azalea and Ricky Martin introduced the star, listing off her many accomplishments including selling more than 75 million records worldwide and earning over $1.4 billion at the box office. Famous fans like Taylor Swift then shared their memories of Jennifer Lopez via video.

J.Lo then took the stage to perform her hit "First Love." Afterward she accepted her award, thanking her family, friends and collaborators and gave a special shout out to her young fans. "All you little ones sitting on the living room floor, have faith, dream big, think big," she said. "And know that anything is possible, you never know where you might end up."

Jennifer Lopez Talks Love, Motherhood And Looking That Good in Her Forties

On the outside Jennifer Lopez may have retained the enviable glow of someone half her age, but when it comes to the hard-earned wisdom of her 44 years, she's proud of every bruise and scar.

"I wouldn't change anything [about my past] because it made me who I am," says Lopez as she settles into her seat at an oceanside Malibu eatery.

She has just come from an intimate listening party for her eighth studio album, A.K.A. (out June 17), and is reflecting on the past three years since her last effort.

"I went through some tremendous lows," Lopez says of her 2011 split from husband Marc Anthony, but she has also embraced the "tremendous high" of being a mother to her 6-year-old twins, Emme and Max.

In fact, two years later, Lopez is thriving.

What's Jennifer Lopez's One Style Pitfall of Working at American Idol?

Jennifer Lopez is known for her stunning fashion choices, but she not only strives to look great, she wants to smell fantastic as well.

“Scents, for me, create memories in my mind so fragrance has always been a big part of that,” the American Idol judge tells PEOPLE.

And Lopez, 44, makes sure she has a large hand in the fragrances she wears, because she designs them herself.

“Sometimes I will just be inspired, and I’ll say ‘Put a pin in this. I love the smell of this candle right here,’” she says. “And then from there we will build on different things just so it is fresh and new. I’m always thinking about it.”

And it seems that others want to smell like Lopez as well. The international superstar recently released “Glowing Goddess,” her 21st fragrance since hitting the market with “Glow” in 2002.

“The first one was easier in a way. Glow was just about being out there. I was just starting my career in this arena and it was a different feeling,” she says. “Now I am more grown up and I want to feel a certain way. I always just try to be honest to how I am feeling at the moment.”

The fashonista also has the same outlook when it comes to choosing her outfits with her style team of Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn.

“We just go with how we feel that day. I’ll try anything,” Lopez says of choosing her outfits for the American Idol live shows. “But a lot of the looks are really short, and we sit above the audience so I have to be careful!”

NuvoTV Slate Includes Big Boost In Original Programming, More Jennifer Lopez

NuvoTV has unveiled a full slate of original programming that includes six music and entertainment series and specials, three unscripted dramas, two comedy series, and live sports specials. Among the new series is two from Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions, stemming from her role as the network’s chief creative officer. The production company is behind Los Jets, a verité documentary series featuring a high school soccer team of boys who defy the odds, face adversity, experience defeat and taste victory on and off the field. It premieres July 16 at 10 PM. It also has the reality competition Sensation (working title), a search for the next “triple-threat” Latino talent that features singing, dancing and acting. In addition, NuvoTV renewed Nuyorican’s A Step Away and The Collective.

Los Jets is the first series in a new branded programming franchise Nu America, which will feature series with an overarching theme that combines topical storytelling with social commentary. Also new is a third Mario Lopez-produced series, docu-series Tequila King, which features Mexican entrepreneur Eric Buccio as he launches the Casa Mexico tequila brand in the U.S. It joins Lopez’s renewed Mario Lopez: One on One and Love & Salsa. Here are the network’s descriptions of its new and returning series:

Dramatic Stories

Los Jets (Premieres July 16 at 10PM ET) – The passage of federal legislation delivering comprehensive immigration reform continues to be highly contentious in Washington, D.C. Perhaps nowhere is this felt more acutely than in the town of Siler City, North Carolina – home of Los Jets, a small, rural community of 5000 that in a matter of 15 years has seen its Latino population surge from under 2% to over 55%. Co-executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and Lynda Lopez under the Nuyorican Productions banner, and the first series to be part of NUVOtv’s new Nu America franchise, Los Jets follows the compelling story of Siler City’s top-ranked boys’ high school soccer team, the Jordan Matthews Jets, as they fight for a spot in the North Carolina State Championships. The players on the Jets are all sons of Latino immigrants who came to the region in search of a better life for their families. The series offers intimate access, on and off the field, to these boys, their families, friends and founding coach, Paul Cuadros – telling a story that is candid, provocative and timely. Brought to the U.S. at a young age by their parents, several of these boys are undocumented; and nearly all come from families where one or more members has a compromised immigration status. As a result, many of Paul’s players are grappling with tremendous uncertainty in their lives. The boys on the current Jets team also have big cleats to fill. It has been nearly 13 years since Paul Cuadros stood up against powerful adversaries in the school administration and town to demand the creation of a soccer team at the local high school which in 2004 become State Champions. Viewers will witness the mounting pressure facing today’s Jets to measure up to the hard-fought legacy of their team’s storied past. Last year the team finished third in the state, missing the championship by just one goal. This season Coach Cuadros is confident his team could make it all the way–carrying the hopes and dreams of an entire community along with them.

Tequila King (Premieres Q4 2014) – The world of tequila making has become more than just the business of spirits. With high profile celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Carlos Santana, Diddy and Gloria Estefan getting in on this multi-billion dollar industry, it has transformed into a high profile global lifestyle. Come along for the ride with Mexican entrepreneur Eric Buccio as he partners with Mario Lopez to launch the Casa Mexico tequila brand in the United States. Experience the grueling production, the glitzy parties and discover why calling the shots in this game may not be as easy as pouring them.

Nu Point of View (New Season Premieres July 4 8PM ET) – Inspired by the creative vision of Jennifer Lopez, Nu Point of View is a ground-breaking platform for aspiring Latino filmmakers that gives talented writers, producers and directors the opportunity to bring their passion projects to the national stage. The emerging filmmaker showcase is hosted by Gina Rodriguez and co-executive produced by Jennifer Lopez under the Nuyorican Productions banner.

Dexter (Season 4 Premieres May 26; Season 5 on July 7; Season 6 on August 18; Seasons 7 and 8 in Fall 2014) – Dexter Morgan is America’s favorite serial killer. As a Miami forensics expert, he spends his days solving crimes and nights committing them. Golden Globe® winner Michael C. Hall stars in the hit Showtime Original Series. The series features a stellar cast of Latino actors including recent Alma-award winner Lauren Velez, David Zayas, Aimee Garcia, Christian Camargo, Edward James Olmos and Jimmy Smits, to name just a few.

Music & Entertainment

Sensation (working title) (New Series Premieres Q2 2015) – This weekly series will follow a nationwide search for the next Latino sensation. Unlike other reality competition shows, the winner will have to be a triple-threat – with singing, dancing and acting talent that blows away the other contestants. The series is co-executive produced by Jennifer Lopez under her Nuyorican Productions banner.

Supersong (New Special Premieres June 8 10PM ET) – This one-hour special goes behind the scenes of the writing and recording of Ricky Martin’s FIFA World Cup anthem, “Vida.” The viewers are invited to follow the journey as music makers from around the world submit their songs to Ricky and vie for international stardom. NUVOtv viewers will get an exclusive first look at this momentous music video.

A Step Away (New Season Premieres Q1 2015) – This weekly series charts the extraordinary journeys of ten professional dancers performing on tour with some of today’s biggest music artists. The series, co-executive produced by Jennifer Lopez under her Nuyorican Productions banner, offers an exclusive inside look at life on the road and an intimate account of the dancers’ lives as they travel the world with global superstars.

The Collective, Powered by VEVO (New Season Premieres Q4 2014)- In collaboration with VEVO, this weekly series celebrates DJs who are on the rise and celebrity tastemakers who will offer their personal music picks of the week and share what’s trending in music, fashion, live events, viral videos, and more. The series is co-executive produced by Jennifer Lopez under her Nuyorican Productions banner.

Love & Salsa (New Season Premieres Q1 2015) – This competition series combines match-making and dance to find the perfect romantic partner for each contestant. This returning series is executive produced by Mario Lopez, Mark Schulman of 3 Arts Entertainment and Gil Lopez of Gordo Entertainment in association with JAAM Productions.

Mario Lopez: One-on-One (New Season Premieres Q2 2015) – Actor, author, on-air host, and executive producer, Mario Lopez does it all. Maybe that’s why the biggest stars in Latino pop culture sit down with him each week for all-access interviews. This returning series is executive produced by Mario Lopez, Mark Schulman of 3 Arts Entertainment and Gil Lopez of Gordo Entertainment in association with JAAM Productions.


Stand Up & Deliver (New Season Premieres Q1 2015) – After an extremely successful season in Cabo San Lucas, Stand Up & Deliver’s Jose Sarduy and Julissa Bermudez are heading back to Mexico to host one of Latin America’s biggest comedy festivals. In addition to side-splitting stand up from iconic comics from both sides of the border, viewers will get a whirlwind tour through Mexico’s most famous party destination, complete with pool fiestas and cantina hopping!

Original Comedy Specials (Premieres Begin Q2 2014) – In partnership with Levity Entertainment Group (LEG), which owns some of the nation’s most recognizable standup comedy establishments including The Improv and the Levity Live Comedy Clubs, NUVOtv is expanding its comedy franchise to bring viewers classic and new specials in 2014-15. Beginning in June, specials will feature Rick Gutierrez, Pablo Francisco, Pete Correale, Jim Breuer, Alonzo Bodden, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jamie Kennedy and more.


Knockout (New Season Premieres 2015) – This returning weekly competition series features rookie boxers who come to Las Vegas to train with legendary trainers Floyd Mayweather Sr., Ruben Guerrero and Yoel Judah. Nine new contenders will compete for a shot at a contract with one of these pros. The season will end with a live prize fight.

Knockout Live Boxing Specials (First Special Premieres June 7) – For the first time ever, NUVOtv will broadcast live boxing events under the Knockout brand. The first television event will be a live boxing special during which up-and-coming boxers will face off in the ring, taking place June 7 in Miami.

American Idol Renewed for Season 14

Fox may have given The X Factor the boot, but it's not closing up shop on American Idol anytime soon. The network has officially renewed the long-running singing competition for its 14th season.

The announcement came Wednesday when American Idol revealed that auditions for the new cycle will kick off on June 18 in Minneapolis, Minn.

It remains to be seen which judges will return for the new season. After a conflict-heavy Season 12, this year's trio has gotten favorable reviews. However, Jennifer Lopez is set to star in an NBC drama beginning production in 2015 and it is unclear if she could juggle both commitments.

Longtime host Ryan Seacrest is in negotiations to return to Idol, according to

Are you glad Idol is coming back? Which judges do you want to return?

Jennifer Lopez: My Split from Marc Anthony Was a 'Tremendous Low'

Jennifer Lopez is not shy about admitting that splitting from her husband Marc Anthony was a very difficult time in her life.

"I went through a tremendous low," Lopez, 44, tells PEOPLE of ending her marriage of almost eight years in 2012. "But I wouldn't change anything [about my past] because it made me who I am."

Lopez says her breakup allowed her to "take a look at what was going on" and reevaluate her view of relationships.

"As women we can sometimes give ourselves away," says the star, who will perform two songs and become the first female recipient of the Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, airing May 18 on ABC.

"I was certainly guilty of that for some time. Now I realize I am good on my own, so now I can share my life with somebody."

For the past two years, Lopez has been sharing her life with boyfriend Casper Smart, but she credits her 6-year-old twins Emme and Max for teaching her the most about love.

"I just feel like I went through a real growth spurt as a human being [when I became a mother], says Lopez, who will release her tenth studio album A.K.A. on June 17, featuring the song "First Love." "Having my babies allowed me to realize what real unconditional love was."

For more on Jennifer Lopez's thoughts on love, kids and looking great in her forties, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE Magazine, on newsstands now.

Jennifer Lopez Sizzles on A.K.A. Album Cover as She's Named Billboard Music Awards' 2014 Icon

(Album Cover) Jennifer Lopez looks red hot on the cover of A.K.A., her 10th album in 15 years.

The seemingly ageless singer (she's 44!) dressed her famous derriere in a red pencil skirt. Lopez also put her cleavage front and center, courtesy of a belted red top that barely covered her nipples.

"Music has always been my first love," Lopez said in a press release. "As a girl who grew up in the Bronx, I listened to everything. In my career I have always made music that is a reflection of me and where I am in my life. I do what I feel and do things that feel authentic to me. I am a lot of different things and I do a lot of different things. I love hip-hop, pop, dance music and R&B. And on this, my 10th album release, I have created a collection of songs that make me feel good and make me feel happy."

A.K.A.—featuring "I Luh Ya Papi" and "First Love"—is available June 17 via Capitol Records.

As if that weren't enough, it was announced Monday that Lopez will receive the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards. The event will take place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena May 18.

"Jennifer Lopez is one of the most iconic performers of her generation," Larry Klein, producer of the Billboard Music Awards, tells E! News in a statement. "We are thrilled to honor her historic career with the 2014 Icon Award and will be on the edge of our seats like everyone else when she takes the stage."

Past winners include Neil Diamond, Prince and Stevie Wonder.

Lopez will also perform with Pitbull during the show, which will be broadcast live on ABC. The frequent collaborators will debut the official anthem for this year's FIFA World Cup, "We Are One (Ole Ola)."

The duo join a lineup up of previously announced performers that includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Luke Bryan, Jason Derülo, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic.

Rihanna and Drake top Spotify's list of power couples

Rihanna and Drake, pop's newest romantic duo, lead a top 20 list of Ultimate Power Couples compiled by Spotify. The streaming service ranked the couples based on total combined streams.

Rihanna also takes second place, paired with former paramour Chris Brown, eclipsing industry heavyweights Jay Z and Beyoncé, who are teaming for one of summer's most highly anticipated tours.

Tabloid targets Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, expected to quietly wed this week, surface at No. 7.

"It's pretty amazing that music's favorite bad girl, Rihanna has taken the two highest spots on the list, holding off competition from the rest of the Roc Nation family - Jay Z, Kanye West and Rita Ora," Angela Watts, Spotify's vice president of global communications, said in a release. "One Direction also manages to bag themselves two places on the list, which is quite an achievement. They even beat everyone's favorite '90s couple, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake."

The full list:

1. Rihanna and Drake

2. Rihanna and Chris Brown

3. Jay Z and Beyoncé

4. Katy Perry and John Mayer

5. Harry Styles and Taylor Swift

6. Ellie Goulding and Skrillex

7. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

8. Taylor Swift and John Mayer

9. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

10. Rita Ora and Calvin Harris

11. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

12. Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards

13. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

14. Usher and Chili (TLC)

15. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

16. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

17. Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley

18. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

19. Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)

20. Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas

Naomi Campbell Reveals Girl Crush on Jennifer Lopez: "She's So Beautiful!"

Naomi Campbell is a big fan of Jennifer Lopez!

In fact, the 43-year-old supermodel, who's known for her stunning beauty, says J.Lo is her No. 1 celebrity girl crush.

"I have to say Jennifer Lopez because she's so beautiful and so stunning," Campbell told us last night at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in L.A. "I'm a huge fan. Great friend and a huge fan."

Campbell said she thinks it's "fantastic" that Lopez received the Vanguard Award for being a LGBT rights advocate.

"She deserves it," she gushed. "I love Jennifer. I think she's an amazing singer, actress, designer, mother."

During the big awards, Lopez's acceptance speech focused on her late aunt Marisa, who was gay. "I've always felt a tremendous love from the LGBT community and the LGBT community has always supported me and returned that love," Lopez said. "Marisa was my cool aunt. She was my mom's older sister and she lived in New York City. I lived in the Bronx and she lived in Manhattan, it was like worlds away! She wanted to be an actress and I always wanted to be like her. Marisa grew up gay in a time when it meant life could be very difficult and that her struggles were mostly kept t herself."

Meanwhile, Campbell revealed that this week marks her 28th anniversary of being in the modeling business (Monday, Apr. 14 is the exact date). As for how she'll be celebrating, Campbell told us, "I'll be flying!"

25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Winners Announced

Vanguard Award (presented by Rita Moreno)
Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo wins bid for music network against ex Puff Daddy

Jennifer Lopez has won her battle with former beau Puff Daddy to purchase the cable TV network Fuse.

J. Lo’s NuvoTV, a network for Latinos, has bought the Fuse music channel from MSG after a fierce bidding war, sources told The Post.

In an effort to buy the channel, Lopez even feuded with her ex-boyfriend, with both parties reportedly offering about $200 million for the prize.

The music-oriented Fuse has not been very successful under MSG despite several rebrands.

MSG, known for its sports programming, may now focus more on subscriptions and regional sports.

MSG network declined comment.

Jennifer Lopez "So Proud" of Wedding Planner Co-Star Matthew McConaughey-Find Out Why!

Matthew McConaughey is into serious indie roles now, but no one—including Jennifer Lopez—wants to forget about his rom-com days!

In 2001, the Oscar winner starred opposite J.Lo in The Wedding Planner, where in a series of meet-cutes, cheesy lines and swoon-worthy gestures, he sweeps her off her feet. Nearly thirteen years later, Jennifer is still impressed by her one-time leading man, telling Para Todas magazine, "It was great working with Matthew."

"[I'm] So proud of what he's accomplished over the last few years," adds the 44-year-old star, "and I have fond memories of him on set."

The American Idol judge, who was named Para Todas' Entertainer of the Year, is appreciative of another rom-com she worked on as well: 2002's Maid in Manhattan. Her greatest memory from the film? "Being able to return to the Bronx," she says, "and shoot a movie in the neighborhood where I grew up."

But it was Jennifer's 1997 starring role in Selena portraying the late Latin artist that "was life-changing for me," she says. "I got to immerse myself in her life, got to know her family, her home, her culture…every part of her story. It was a special time in my life both professionally and personally.

"Playing her not only opened doors for me in the film world, but it inspired me to start my own music career," she tells the mag. "In a lot of ways, I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't had that experience."

Jennifer Lopez Drops F-Bomb on American Idol

(Video) Did Jennifer Lopez forget she was on live TV?

During Wednesday's American Idol, the judge accidentally said "f--k" in the midst of critiquing contestant Jena Irene's stellar performance of Evanescence's 2003 rock hit "Bring Me To Life."

"Jena, you sound phenomenal," she said. "[Harry Connick, Jr.'s] right, the minute we hear your voice it's soothing, it's like, 'Oh, my god,' and she's gonna sing it great. The only thing I would say is I wanted you to be more messy. Do you know what I mean?" J.Lo demonstrated what she meant by flipping her own tresses wildly and saying, "You were kind of fixing your hair, and right at the beginning you kind of just threw yourself into the crowd and your hair went crazy. I wish it would have been more messy."

Fellow judge Keith Urban then teased Lopez, saying, "Do that again!" That prompted Connick to chant, "Hair flip! Hair flip!" In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, Lopez accidentally dropped the F-bomb.

The embarrassed "I Luh Ya Papi" singer covered her mouth as Connick announced, "That's Jenny from the block!" Lopez didn't fret over the flub for long before returning her attention to Irene. "Listen, that's all I would say. Even watching [Caleb Johnson], you saw it he doesn't care his hair is everywhere, it's crazy. That's what you need to do when you sing a song like that because we were so with you and that's what we needed you to do to take us even further. Great job, though! Amazing job!"

Lopez joins a long list of celebrities who've accidentally cussed on live TV, including Meredith Vieira on Today, Tom Hanks and John Mayer on Good Morning America and Russell Brand on This Morning.

Jennifer Lopez to Be Honored by Gay Rights Group

Jennifer Lopez is adding another honor to her long list of superstar achievements.

The American Idol judge will receive the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards next month in Los Angeles. (FYI: The gala's co-chairs include yours truly.)

The award is "presented to artists and media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community."

Lopez has been an outspoken supporter of marriage equality. "When it comes to gay marriage, I just believe in love," she said. "I believe that when two people find each other and love each other, they should be able to spend their lives together with all the same benefits and privileges as everyone."

J.Lo is a producer of The Fosters, the ABC Family series about a lesbian couple raising a family of biological, adopted and foster children.

"Through her work to bring The Fosters to life and by consistently speaking out as a powerful ally, Jennifer Lopez has not only sent a message of acceptance to LGBT adults and young people, but inspired new support for our community among her many fans around the globe," GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. "Family is about love, and that's a message Jennifer has shared with millions through her groundbreaking work on The Fosters."

Past recipients of the Vanguard Award include Josh Hutcherson, Janet Jackson, Drew Barrymoore, Antonio Banderas, Kristin Chenoweth, Whoopi Goldberg, Eric McCormack, Liza Minnelli, Sharon Stone and Elizabeth Taylor.

The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards take place April 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Helping Leah Remini Through Her Decision to Leave Scientology

When Leah Remini decided to leave the Church of Scientology, the former King of Queens star leaned on Jennifer Lopez for support.

"Yeah. It was a tough moment for her," Lopez said during her appearance on Friday's Ellen. "It's all she knew her whole life. When you're raised a certain way and you're around people for a long time, whatever that is, it's going to be hard. We're good friends."

Of course, in addition to being a pal to others, the American Idol judge is also a mom to her twins, Max and Emme, who recently celebrated turning 6.

"They had their birthday at a trampoline place. You know, where you just jump on trampolines all day," Lopez told host Ellen DeGeneres as a picture of the singer and her son was shown to the audience.

"That's my Max," Lopez said proudly. "He had just cut his hair. He was wearing the little man-bun for a little while. He was like, 'Mom, I want to cut my hair'...I said 'OK,' and then he cut his hair, and then Emme was like, 'I want to cut my hair too.' So they both got their hair cut on their 6th birthday."

"So, she does whatever he does?" inquired DeGeneres.

"No, no, no, no, no," Lopez clarified. "She's in charge. Like all the women in our family."

Jennifer Lopez Recreates Famous Grammys Look (and Dances with Half-Naked Men) in New Music Video

(Video) Jennifer Lopez has hit us with a #throwback like no other. On Thursday night, the American Idol judge released the music video for her “I-know-you-want-me” urban pop track “I Luh Ya Papi,” in which she brings us the 2014 version of her famous ultra-plunging Versace gown from the 2000 Grammys — a crazy low-cut jumpsuit with the same wild jungle print!

“We didn’t really even plan that,” Lopez tells PEOPLE. “The stylist just brought it on the rack and I saw it and was like, ‘What’s the jungle print doing there?’ So it just kind of worked out.”

The video shows the 44-year-old in various outfits that are reminiscent of some of her most iconic fashion moments whilst being surrounded by scantily clad men. “We decided to flip the script,” Lopez says. “We were asking ourselves, ‘Why do the guys always have the fun?’ This video is for the girls!”

Apart from that green plunging neckline, you will also see Lopez in a white outfit on a yacht that looks a lot like the cover of her On the 6 album from 1999, short shorts and all. But instead of being a play thing for the boys, her role is a new one. “Why do men always objectify the women?” says one of her back up dancers at the beginning of the video (watch below) in which they foresee what their idea for flipping the script will look like. “Why can’t we for once objectify the men?”

Though it looks effortless on all parts, working with male models as opposed to dancers proved to be a challenge for Lopez’s choreographer beau Casper Smart, who was responsible for directing all their moves. “I mean they’re beautiful,” says Lopez of the male models she was flanked with in the video. “Lying there, it was genius! But when they had to get up and be like, ‘I luh you,’ it was like, ‘OKAY guys maybe one more take.’ This was the closest I would ever do to a rap video. It was a lot of fun.”

It definitely looks like a lot of fun, but the mom of 6-year-old twins will be the first to admit that it’s hard work bringing on the sexy. “It’s the other job to the job! But it is what it is, you gotta buckle down,” says the pop star. As for how she maintains her sexy figure (her body in the video is insane!), it’s plain and simple: “You gotta work out and watch what you eat.”

Jennifer Lopez Wows in Hot Pink Jeans and Tee at American Idol Taping

(Photo) If Jennifer Lopez had a theme for yesterday's look it was probably something like: Brighter is better.

The American Idol judge showed up for Wednesdays taping in Los Angeles and was practically glowing in a neon J. Brand jeans and a matching hot pink Auden scuba top (also by the brand). She finished the look with nude Christian Louboutin pumps, an extra high ponytail and an electric blue manicure. Of course, being that this is J.Lo, there was also a bit of bing. The singer stacked a few gold bracelets with a simple diamond necklace and diamond studs earrings.

This isn't the first time the star has opted for the hot hue. During her first go around on the Fox singing show in 2012, she donned an equally vibrant Michael Kors gown with thigh-high slit. For that appearance, she paired the dress with a black cuff and black platform sandals.

Usually, J.Lo likes to stick with glittery metallics or not-so-basic-black, but considering the fact that she's wowed us twice now in the hot pink color, we think she neon should became a more permanent staple in her wardrobe.

Do you agree? What do you think of Jennifer's hot pink style?

Jennifer Lopez Talks Love, Happiness & Aging in Hollywood in April Issue of InStyle

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez is one of those mega-stars who truly seems to be getting more glamorous and graceful as the years go on.

The singer, actress and mommy graces the April issue of InStyle magazine, clad in Chanel and flaunting gorgeous waves. She opened up to the mag, admitting that she—like everybody else in the world—gets lonely sometimes.

"Look, I don't love being alone," she says. "I don't. I can't beat myself up for that. What I have to do is figure out why I don't like it….But where I am now, what I've been through, there are no rules. There are just lots of ways it can turn out instead of just one."

We love her optimistic view of the future. And we're guessing she gets a lot of that inspiration from her children. "Emme is obsessed with makeup," she says of her daughter. "She puts blush on her eyes, shadow on her face; it's very artistic. And she loves my shoes. She's been walking around in my heels ever since she was a year old."

Jennifer also talked about how she sees a change in the attitude toward aging in Hollywood. "The turning point was a couple years ago, when the September issue of women's magazines had cover girls that were all over 40—Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, me. It was hard not to be happy. That says something about our society."

And if you had even a shred of doubt that she's no longer Jenny from the block, she sets us all straight. "It's funny when people say ‘Jenny from the block isn't real' or ‘You've already done that.' I keep doing it because that's who I am."

For even more Jennifer Lopez, pick up the latest issue of InStyle when it hits newsstands Friday, March 14.

If Jennifer Lopez Could Save Ben Affleck or Diddy: "I'd Let Both Those Motherf--kers Drown!"

(Video) Jennifer Lopez has some choice (and funny!) words for exes Ben Affleck and Sean "Diddy" Combs!

During a recent interview with Big Boy TV, the 44-year-old actress and singer was asked a hilarious hypothetical question regarding two of her former lovers.

"You're on a raft in the middle of the ocean and you look in the ocean, you see two people floating," host Big Boy asked. "You can only pull up one because that's how much room you have on the raft. You look in the ocean, you see Ben Affleck and you see Diddy."

Lopez erupted with laughter before yelling out, "I'd let both those motherf--kers drown!" LOL!

She quickly followed up with, "That's terrible! I'm just joking! Ben, Puffy, you know I love you. You know that. They know it."

All jokes aside, we know J.Lo and her exes are on good terms. Affleck has even talked about staying in contact with his former fiancée.

"We don't have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice," he's said. "But we do have the kind of relationship where there'll be an e-mail saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great.' I remember when she got American Idol. I said: 'This was really smart. Good luck.' I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She's put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I'm really pleased to see her successful."

Jennifer Lopez: 'I Feel Like I Felt When I Was 28'

Jennifer Lopez has a million projects in the works. She’s a weekly host on American Idol, shooting a new TV drama, about to drop her 10th studio album, the head of her own clothing empire for Kohls and mom to 6-year-old twins. We got exhausted just typing that, but Lopez, 44, maintains she has more energy than ever.

“I feel like I felt when I was 28,” she tells the April issue of InStyle magazine. “My bones don’t hurt. I feel great. I actually feel better, more confident. Of course I still have the nerves, but now I know how to control them. When I was in my twenties, I wasn’t sure of myself. Now I can really stretch. I don’t have to stay in the box. At this point I can say to myself, ‘So what if I fall, so what?’ I’m going to get back up.”

And Lopez says she’s in great company now that the cultural perspective towards women in their forties has shifted. “The turning point was a couple of years ago when the September issue of women’s magazines had cover girls who were all over 40 — Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, me. It was hard not to be happy. That says something about our society. People used to believe their life — or at least their life as a performer — was over at 28 or some ungodly age! God, when I think of myself back then, I had no idea who I was. I think I’m barely getting that under control now.”

Part of finding herself was a difficult divorce from Marc Anthony in 2012 and a new relationship with Casper Smart, 26. And while we want to see her have that happy ending (and the dress she would choose for her wedding day!), Lopez is not in a rush to head down the aisle.

“In the past, love for me has always meant forever, and sure, you still nurse some of those fantasies, but I don’t try to force it anymore,” she reveals. “I hung on to my fairytale ideals for a long time. But where I am now, what I’ve been through, there are no rules. There are lots of ways it can turn out instead of just one.”

For more on Lopez (from her best red carpet looks to her different hairstyles), head over to The new issue hits stands Friday, March 14. What do you think of her outlook on aging?

Ricky Martin Seductively Bites Jennifer Lopez's Ear in Wisin's "Adrenalia" Music Video

(Video) Whoa there!

Ricky Martin got all up in Jennifer Lopez's business in Wisin's music video for "Adrenalina."

The singer got so caught up in the moment during their steamy shoot that he seductively bit the sexy songstress' ear during one the video's scenes.

J.Lo didn't seem to mind, however, and just kept on shaking what her mama gave her.

Lopez's latest music video comes on the heels of her "Same Girl" release, which proved that she really is still Jenny from the block.

Throughout the clip, the American Idol judge is shown making her way around her old Bronx neighborhood, riding the subway and happily interacting with the locals.

During a recent appearance on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno, the mother of two talked about the making of the video.

"We did it very guerrilla-style, just me and the camera, and it turned out pretty cool," she said as she introduced a preview of it.

"Those were all neighborhood people," she explained. "They just walked down the street and they just started following. They all just started gathering around and we were like, 'You want to be in the video?' It was so much fun and there was so much love out there. I wanted to capture that."

Lopez added, "It just reminded me of all those amazing moments of riding on that train back and forth to Manhattan and back to the Bronx."

Jennifer Lopez To Topline 13-Episode FBI Drama Series At NBC She Is Producing With Ryan Seacrest For 2015-16

In one of the highest-profile packages this year, NBC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to Shades Of Blue, a drama toplined by Jennifer Lopez, which she will executive produce with her American Idol co-star Ryan Seacrest. Written by Adi Hasak (From Paris with Love), the project will begin working on scripts in June with an eye toward a 2015 production start and will be for the 2015-16 season, not the one that starts in September. Shades of Blue is a complex police series that centers on Harlee McCord (Lopez), a single mother and detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. Part of a close-knit unit known for its conviction record, Harlee has become compromised by her colleagues — all of whom also pitch in to help her raise her daughter — and finds herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers in order to redeem herself. Lopez and Seacrest executive produce with Nina Wass, Hasak, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina for Universal Television, Lopez’s Nuyorican Prods., Ryan Seacrest Prods., EGTV and H’s Films. Search is underway for an experienced TV writer-producer to serve as co-showrunner alongside former Israeli journalist-turned-screenwriter Hasak. This marks reality powerhouse RSP’s first drama series. Its first scripted series, ABC comedy Mixology, which it joined at the pilot stage, premieres next week.

“Whether its producing, acting, singing or any of her other many entrepreneurial activities, Jennifer is an extraordinary talent and life force, and we’re delighted to be in business with her and Adi Hasak on this sophisticated show,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “We’re especially excited that Jennifer is returning to her acting roots from such great movies as Out of Sight, and we know that she will create this complicated character in a vivid way that will breathe new life into the cop show genre. Ryan Seacrest is part of the NBCU family and doing his first scripted drama series with us makes perfect sense.”

Hasak wrote the script on spec and gave it to Goldsmith-Thomas. The two approached ABC, which wouldn’t commit, so Hasak showed Shades of Blue to RSP’s head of scripted Wass, with whom he shares a lawyer. “Nina Wass loved the script from the moment she read it,” Seacrest said. “The script is so powerful and ambitious, we can’t wait to see Jennifer take on this remarkable role,” said Seacrest, who I hear was key in getting his friend Lopez to board the show and whose relationship with NBC helped get the project a series order at the network.

After a couple of brief TV series stints in the early 1990s, Lopez transition into features with her breakout starring roles in 1997's Selena and 1998's Out of Sight. For the past two decades, she has largely stayed away from scripted series sans a couple of guest starring stints, including Will & Grace and How I Met Your Mother, while become a reality star as a judge on American Idol. As a producer, she has a hit with ABC Family’s drama series The Fosters. Shades of Blue was packaged by CAA. Hasak is repped by attorney Patti Felker.

Rosie Perez's long-running feud with J. Lo

It’s the battle of the bonitas.

Rosie Perez and Jennifer Lopez have some serious bad blood — and don’t expect either to turn the other chica with the publication of Perez’s new memoir, “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life” (Crown), out Feb. 25.

The two Puerto Rican actresses met in New York in 1991 at an open casting call for the Fly Girl dancers for the sketch-comedy show “In Living Color,” where Perez, now 49, was choreographer.

Brooklynite Perez immediately noticed Bronx-born Jenny from the Block’s best asset, recalling her as a beautiful girl with a “big ass.”

But show host and creator Keenan Ivory Wayans wasn’t as taken by J.Lo, calling her “chubby and corny,” and ­refusing to hire her.

But Perez became the big-bootied newcomer’s booster, eventually swaying Wayans — but only if J.Lo cut her hair and dropped 20 pounds.

J.Lo’s inner diva quickly emerged. “All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage,” Perez writes.

Lopez, now 44, shrugged it off, saying the other girls were just “jealous.”

But Lopez dropped her “sweet-girl act” and “went off” on Perez like “some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest!” writes Perez.

“You pick on me, me and only me, every f–king day! Every f–king day! I work my ass off, deliver and you keep pushing me aside, treating me like sh-t! I know I’m good! I’m better than any of these girls, and you know it,” Lopez roared.

J.Lo left the show after two seasons but didn’t drop her beef — Perez says she made “disparaging comments” about her after hitting it big in Hollywood.

“I was blindsided,” writes Perez. “I’d thought we were cool. I called her up. She wouldn’t pick up. Frustrated, I left her an irate message on her answering machine. Instead of calling me back and hashing it out like friends do, she went on a major talk show and reiterated my lashing,” Perez writes.

Months later, the two bumped into each other at a club.

“Jennifer came over to me, smiling, saying hello as if nothing had happened. I should’ve let it go, played it off, too. Instead, I killed her with my biting tongue,” Perez writes without elaborating.

The two have apparently sparred over the film rights to the story of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina on the Supreme Court, according to the National Enquirer.

“We ladies of color all know how hard it is for us in the entertainment business,” Perez laments in the book.

“This kind of sh-t hurts us all and those that follow in our footsteps.”

Jennifer Lopez's Music Video Look: Granny Panties or Micro Mini Shorts?

(Photo) Hey, if we were Jennifer Lopez we'd flaunt that fully-insured fanny too. But this time, her choice of cheek cover is a little confusing...

Are these the kind of bottoms a '50s dancer would don or are they more like under things an 80-year-old woman would wear? As far as we're concerned, the fact that we're even asking that question is reason enough to do a costume change.

Sure, the no-pants look highlights the "We Are One (Ole Ola)" singer's gorgeous gams, but is it worth what's got to be the world's worst wedgie?! From the looks of it, this triple threat can barely walk in her cream crotch creepers, let alone dance!

We're all for being slaves to sexy style, but this is bordering on fashion masochism. Hopefully J.Lo has an assistant on standby to zip her out of those mini torture chambers the minute she loses circulation to the legs!

Jennifer Lopez Flaunts Sexy Curves in Tiny Shorts While Shooting World Cup Anthem Music Video

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull filmed the music video for the World Cup song "We Are One (Ole Ola)" on Thursday in Florida.

Both artists are extremely talented, but it was J.Lo's famous behind that took center stage! The singer–actress showed off her killer curves in a tight, teeny-tiny pair of colorful shorts and tan fishnet stockings. She paired this look with nude fishnet stocking and neon orange pumps, a slim-fitting white shirt emblazoned with bright colors, a bold red lip and beautiful cascading curls.

The 44-year-old mom of two and Pitbull, who dressed more simply in a breezy white suit, were spotted singing, laughing and dancing as they recorded the music video for 2014's official FIFA anthem. The two were surrounded by scantily-clad dancers wearing feathers and sequins as they waved Brazil flags overhead.

Jennifer, Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte will all be performing "We Are One" on June 12 at the opening ceremony at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Brazil. The last FIFA World cup song was 2010's "Waka Waka" by Shakira and South African Group Freshly Ground.

Shakira's a tough act to follow, but J.Lo (especially with Pitbull by her side) seems up for the task!

Jennifer Lopez Goes Back to the Block in "Same Girl" Music Video-Watch Now!

In the music video for her new song "Same Girl," Jennifer Lopez sets out to prove, once again, that she really is just Jenny from the Block.

Throughout the clip, we see the American Idol judge making her way around her old Bronx neighborhood, riding the subway and happily interacting with the locals.

During a recent appearance on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Lopez talked about the making of the video.

"We did it very guerrilla-style, just me and the camera, and it turned out pretty cool," she said as she introduced a short preview of it.

"Those were all neighborhood people," Lopez explained. "They just walked down the street and they just started following. They all just started gathering around and we were like, 'You want to be in the video?' It was so much fun and there was so much love out there. I wanted to capture that."

She added, "It just reminded me of all those amazing moments of riding on that train back and forth to Manhattan and back to the Bronx."

Check out the video and let us know what you think!

Jennifer Lopez Conflicted About Her Body as She Gets Older

Jennifer Lopez has mellowed out a bit when it comes to rigorous exercise. But old habits die hard – and she admits to being conflicted about letting go of the drive to look perfect.

"I've got an athletic body, I've worked out my whole life and I've been incredibly disciplined when I needed to be," the singer and American Idol judge, 44, tells British Glamour's March issue, on newsstands Feb. 3. "Now I'm just a little bit more relaxed in that area. I feel like this is who I am. But it's also hard to shed that old skin."

Lopez says how she looks is always on her mind.

"Mentally, I'm always thinking about it," she says. "I'm OK looking this way, but at the same time that very ambitious, determined girl inside me is like, 'Come on, let's be in the best shape ever and really show everybody.' Then the other side of me thinks: 'Let's just relax on the beach chair.' "

She also admits to being practically repulsed by the very idea of overeating. "I'm not one to overindulge," she says. "It doesn't make me feel good. Some people find it comforting to sit down and eat a whole pint of Häagen-Dazs, but honestly that would make me throw up. I don't think I've ever eaten that much."

On the subject of relationships, Lopez, who's dating Casper Smart, says she likes a little turbulence in her love life, though she also wants stability. As long as the scales tip toward the plus side, she's good with it.

"The dream is to have a balance where you feel you could relinquish control from time to time and still be taken care of," she says. "What you want to do has to be respected. It's about finding a relationship that has enough good stuff to outweigh the bad, because nobody's perfect right? But without the spark that conflict brings, life would be so boring. I want a bit of chaos in a relationship, but I also want a bit of safety and order."

She adds: "It's taken me a long time to get to this place, but I've learned that I don't ever want to go against my own integrity in a relationship. If something doesn't feel right to me or makes me feel uncomfortable, I don't want to go along with it – and sometimes as women we do that. But I won't accept it any more."

Lifetime Films And A+E Studios Board Indie 'Lila And Eve' Starring Viola Davis & Jennifer Lopez

A+E Networks‘ Lifetime Films and A+E Studios have partnered with Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Prods. and Sara Risher’s ChickFlicks to produce the independent feature Lila And Eve, starring Davis and Jennifer Lopez. Directed by Charles Stone III from a script by Pat Gilfillan, Lila And Eve is now filming for a festival premiere and theatrical release in late 2014/early 2015. Lifetime network-affiliated Lifetime Films is dedicated to developing, producing and acquiring female-focused indie movies. Its first effort, The Last Of Robin Hood, featuring Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning, premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and will be released in theaters in early Summer 2014. When A+E Networks in June 2013 launched in-house production arm A+E Studios, Lifetime Films became a division of the studio. Lifetime network’s Rob Sharenow and Tanya Lopez as well as Lisa Hamilton Daly and Molly Thompson will executive produce Lila And Eve for A+E Studios alongside Viola Davis and Julius Tennon of JuVee Prods. and Damian Ganczewski. Sara Risher of ChickFlicks and Darrin Reed.

Lila And Eve tells the story of a grief stricken mother (Davis), who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting, attends a support group where she meets Eve (Lopez), who has lost her daughter. The two women soon embark on a killing spree of their own, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son. Shea Whigham plays Detective Holliston, who is investigating Lila and Eve’s crimes.

Jennifer Lopez Talks Staying in Shape and Fitness Discipline: "I'm Not One to Overindulge"

Jennifer Lopez has arguably one of the best figures in Hollywood.

But the actress-singer revealed in the latest issue of Glamour U.K. that it takes a lot of work to maintain her enviable bod.

"I've got an athletic body, I've worked out my whole life and I've been incredibly disciplined when I needed to be," she revealed.

"Now I'm just a little bit more relaxed in that area. I feel like this is who I am. But it's also hard to shed that old skin."

J.Lo also dished on trying to find a healthy balance between enjoying herself and logging countless hours in the gym.

"Mentally, I'm always thinking about it. I'm OK looking this way, but at the same time that ambitious, determined girl inside me is like, 'Come on, let's be in the best shape ever and really show everybody.' Then the other side of me thinks, 'Let's just relax on the beach chair.'"

She added, "I'm not one to overindulge. It doesn't make me feel good. Some people find it comforting to sit down and eat a whole pint of Häagen-Dazs, but honestly that would make me throw up. I don't think I've ever eaten that much."

The American Idol judge opened up to the magazine about what she wants in a relationship, hinting at why she and Casper Smart work well together.

"The dream is to have a balance where you feel you could relinquish control from time to time and still be taken care of. It's about finding a relationship that has enough good stuff to outweigh the bad, because nobody's perfect, right?"

She further explained, "But without the spark that conflict brings, life would be so boring. I want a bit of chaos in a relationship, but I also want a bit of safety and order."

World Cup song to feature J-Lo and Pitbull

FIFA says Jennifer Lopez will team with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte to perform the official World Cup song for this year's tournament.

Soccer's governing body made the announcement Thursday but didn't say when "We Are One (Ole Ola)" will be released.

The song was written and co-produced by Pitbull. Leitte says she is looking forward to "dancing samba with Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez in Brazil."

Lopez wasn't in Rio for the announcement.

Shakira wrote "Waka Waka" for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Behind the Scenes: American Idol Gets Back in Tune for Season 13

It's called The Chamber. Several crew members have nicknamed it the Sweatbox. But to American Idol hopefuls, this new photo booth-size capsule is the first stop on their journey to fame and fortune. Host Ryan Seacrest ushers the singers into the cramped compartment — outfitted with three cameras — where they can practice, pray or collect their thoughts before stepping through the door to the adjacent room to audition for judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.

"I haven't heard any complaints other than it smells a bit," says Per Blankens, the show's new executive producer, who was brought over from Swedish Idol to oversee a reboot of the aging reality competition. "The show's format works. It's been around for a long time, but if you can add little things to keep it fresh, it's great."

Entering its 13th season, Idol is in desperate need of a makeover. Once known in the industry as the Death Star because of its untouchable ratings dominance, last season's installment saw a 25 percent dip in overall viewership compared to the year before. The Season 12 finale also set a record low with just 14.3 million viewers, down 33 percent from the previous year. Much of the blame went to the dysfunctional and combative panel, which consisted of bickering superstars Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, along with Urban and original judge Randy Jackson. Compared to his seatmates last season, Urban describes this year's panel as possessing "an injection of clarity and focus and really wanting to make sure we find artists that can go the distance. None of us are jaded or complacent in our careers, and we have very strong family ties."

Lopez — who judged Seasons 10 and 11 with Jackson and Steven Tyler — says she's excited about rejoining the boys club and insists there will be no diva behavior from any member of the panel this year. "We're happy to be able to do this job. Everybody has to be themselves, or else there's an uncomfortability that gets weird or strained," she says. "I just love the show, so when the opportunity arose again, it was kind of meant to be. That's how I looked at it, because I'm a hopeless romantic."

Idol's last remaining constant, host Seacrest, describes the judges as having "a deep mutual respect for everyone. They have a profound respect for the franchise, and there is a responsibility they feel that is authentic and genuine."

Inside the San Francisco audition room on Oct. 22, the ease and playfulness of the judges' banter is infectious. Lopez and Connick swap advice about choosing schools for their young children. Lopez and Urban flex their musical muscles by harmonizing to Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." But when a singer enters, it's back to business, especially when the performance is not up to par. As a young vocalist playing a guitar concludes his audition, Connick launches into a technical rant about incorrect chords and substitutions before delivering the crushing blow: "You have absolutely no idea what you're doing with music."

That type of comment has led to another nickname on set: Harsh Harry. "Sometimes when you're honest and specific with somebody who's not used to hearing that type of critique, it certainly can be interpreted as harsh, which is not a bad thing," Connick says. "I would never be intentionally mean or disrespectful to anyone, but I was hired to judge, which means to pass an opinion. The contestants signed up to be judged. It's a pretty easy concept."

As for the level of talent this year, Urban notes there is a strong crop of younger singers, as well as numerous guitar players. (For the first time in the show's history, contestants are allowed to audition with the instrument.) "That first strum can tell you everything about them," Urban says. "You could tell within seconds."

After holding auditions in seven cities, the judges hand out 212 golden tickets, but that doesn't necessarily mean an automatic trip to Hollywood. In December, the judges and contestants reunited at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar for a new surprise round of eliminations that will air immediately before Hollywood Week. "In this first portion, [the contestants] have actually gotten better as a whole and there is less crumbling," Seacrest observes. "They've been more impressive than we thought when we first met them."

This new round is just the first of producers' attempts to make over the middle section of the show — typically the lowest-rated — which, during the past few seasons, has included a post-Hollywood trip to Las Vegas that has now been dropped. Instead, the semifinalists will participate in an intense Rush Week, which Blankens says "is about trying to single out the [talented] kids as fast as possible."

Rush Week will also feature Jackson in his new mentor role as he hosts a workshop to prepare finalists before they start performing live. "Randy's going to bring in stylists, vocal coaches, social-media experts — everything you need to know in order to be the next American superstar," Blankens says. (Contrary to speculation, Jackson will not make appearances during the results shows like former mentor Jimmy Iovine.) Once the live shows begin, expect a different aesthetic featuring multiple performing stages to help move through the talent faster. "I think I will be doing a bit more cardio this season," Seacrest quips.

It's clear Idol faces an uphill battle to regain its supremacy. The singing-competition marketplace is ever-expanding, and Idol will again air during the same season as the winter edition of NBC's hit The Voice. "Everybody has one goal, and that is to deliver the best possible program and return to the roots of what this show is and why it got to the top," Seacrest says.

If there's any pressure facing the judges, they aren't letting on. "This show is like a house that was built to start a neighborhood, but it needed to be remodeled," Connick says. "They needed to redo the wiring, repaint it, put a new roof on, and while other houses are sprouting up, this is the best house on the block again. Everything needs renovation, but it feels fresh and new. From what we've seen, it will be the best year the show's ever had."

American Idol premieres Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox.

Jennifer Lopez: 'I Don't Know' If I'll Marry Casper Smart

After a year away from American Idol, Jennifer Lopez is returning to the judges' panel a changed woman.

"That was such a transformative year for me in so many ways," Lopez told reporters Monday ahead of Wednesday's premiere of Idol's 13th season. "I had just divorced, I went on tour with the kids, and I left Idol. All my security blankets were gone, and I was out there doing something I had never done before."

But as she travelled the globe on her first world tour, she relied on support from her mother and boyfriend Casper Smart, whom Lopez called "fantastic" with her twins Emme and Max, 5.

"I was surrounded by love and family," said Lopez, 44. "I really grew. My goal was not to come out the other side and just survive it but grow as a human being as well as an artist, and I felt I did. I learned a lot."

One thing Lopez has learned is to accept that she is someone who prefers to be in a relationship.

"I'm one of those people who does not like to be alone," she said. "I have no shame saying that at this point in my life. I think we have to own who we are."

But when it comes to wedding bells in Lopez and Smart's future, the star is unclear where she thinks their relationship is headed.

"I don't know. We'll see. I don't know," she said when asked if she would like to get married for the fourth time. "You know, I've always believed in that institution. I believe in it, but it is difficult. I've had my challenges, but at the same time I believe in love, and I think that is the main thing."

Jennifer Lopez -- INSANE LAWSUIT -- Man Says She Begged Him for Naked Pics ... But It Stinks Like Catfish

Jennifer Lopez has been dragged into what looks like the craziest catfish debacle of all time -- a man just sued the singer, claiming she duped him into sending her naked photos in the mail ... but it appears a rando 53-year-old woman is secretly behind everything.

Rodrigo Ruiz filed the $10,000 suit against Lopez in L.A., claiming she sent him a letter out of the blue in 2008, demanding he reply with naked photos ... as well as his demo CDs.

He claims the letters led him to believe he had a chance at a music career -- and even a romantic relationship with Lopez, but she never followed through and he eventually gave up hope. Ruiz says he was so depressed he sought out professional help.

Ruiz sent us a few of the 3-line letters he received from "Lopez" and they're obviously bogus ... the first reads, "I just wanted to let you know that I do remember you and that I am interested in you. I have plans on leaving my husband. But I can't say much right now so that's it for now. Send me pictures of you both with clothes and without clothes."

Here's the second -- "This is Jennifer Lopez writing to you again and just to let you know that I got your packages, music, and demos. And just to let you know you need to send me pictures of you with and without clothes."

The third is the best -- "This is Jennifer Lopez and as you can tell its been a while since I last wrote and as you can see I have a new boyfriend which means your in for the long haul and you have to put up with the fact that I am f**king him and sucking his d**k."

In addition to the lawsuit, Ruiz filed a police report claiming sexual harassment.

Ruiz still believes Lopez sent these letters to him, but records show the P.O. box he replied to is owned by a 53-year-old L.A. woman.

We called her to ask about the lawsuit and everything else, and she nervously concocted a lame explanation about operating a Jennifer Lopez fan mail exchange ... and hung up on us.

A rep for J.Lo tells TMZ, "this is a small claims matter that appears to be a desperate attempt for notoriety. Ms Lopez has never seen or met the plaintiff, nor has she ever communicated with him. We believe this matter should be summarily dismissed."

Catfishing someone via snail mail. Never thought we'd see the day.

'American Idol' Season 13 finale moving to New York City?

For the past 12 years, the "American Idol" finale has been held in Los Angeles. But the show's new producers are apparently planning something different for Season 13: According to a new report, the finale will instead be held live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rumors circulating on "Idol" blogs are true -- sources tell THR that the last two episodes, scheduled for May 20 and 21, will take place from the recently refurbished MSG.

At the end of Season 12, original executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick were booted from the show, and FOX hired Swedish "Idol" producer Per Blankens to spice up the aging reality competition. This could be one of the big changes he has in store to get "Idol" ratings to stop their downward spiral.

FOX had not yet responded to Zap2it's request for comment at the time of publication.

Season 13 of "Idol," with new judging panel Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr, premieres Tuesday, Jan. 14 on FOX.

Prince, Jennifer Lopez cross paths at Mohegan Sun

Prince and Jennifer Lopez crossed paths but didn’t speak at the Mohegan Sun, our spies report.

The Purple One was checking out of the casino hotel on New Year’s Eve after playing three nights of gigs with Janelle Monae and his bands New Power Generation and 3rd Eye Girl, at the same time Lopez checked in with family members.

Sources say J.Lo spent New Year’s at the resort and took her 5-year-old twins, Emme and Max, to the Cirque Celebration at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

'American Idol' 13 premiere spoilers: Harry Connick Jr. is your new favorite person

Any show heading into its 13th season is probably in need of a little jolt of energy. "American Idol's" latest attempt to shake things up was by switching around its panel of judges. But guess what? It worked.

If the two-hour season premiere is indicative of the season as a whole, the combination of "Idol" vets Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and newbie Harry Connick Jr. will yield the best judging panel since the original Simon Cowell/Paula Abdul/Randy Jackson seasons. There's a chemistry there that's been lacking for a few years now.

Here are a few more things you can expect when the reality singing competition returns on Jan. 15, 2014:

1. Harry Connick Jr. is your new favorite person. He's funny, charming, self-deprecating, knows a TON about music, and isn't afraid to disagree (or to hurt some feelings). Regardless of his tactics, you know that every panel needs to have a tough judge -- HCJ is that judge. He says everything you yell aloud at your TV right after you do (unless you are the nice judge kind of person, in which case give him a chance before you hate!).

2. There's a new tone. The show has been edited very differently from years past. There's a more serious tone, and vignettes from the auditions make it seem almost like "The X Factor." But combined with the old-school "Idol" graphics and theme song, it makes for a slightly confusing experience. What is the show trying to be? Hopefully the message will even out as the season rolls along.

3. Lots of guitars. Now that "Idol" has crowned its female winner after a reign of white guys with guitars, the show is making it known that guitar players are welcome once again. Though this time all genders and races can play -- "Idol" is an equal opportunity singer/songwriter employer.

4. Lots of talent. Guess what -- there are still a lot of incredible singers who try out for this show, and you will meet a bunch of them in the first two hours.

5. Funny stuff. HCJ (as he will henceforth be known) has a very sharp wit, which brings out the best in his fellow judges Lopez and Urban.

Jennifer Lopez Gives "Pretty in Pink" a Sexy New Twist

(Photo) Leave it to Jennifer Lopez to give the simple, sweet color of pink the total diva treatment.

We're pleased to see that she honored the demure shade with a mostly covered design, but her Kate Spade separates are far from innocent, especially paired with sky high heels. We might have to call this palette metallic blush or rose gold glow because "pink" doesn't do the blingy look justice.

But does the "Live It Up" singer look too over-the-top girly in this getup? We think our "party time" Barbie had a similar skirt and top combo, which isn't a good sign. The brocade mini skirt would look just as sexy with a black or cream blouse, and we might love the top even more with dark leather pants or skinny jeans.

Then again, J.Lo has officially brought sexy back to every girl's favorite color. We should probably just thank her...on our way to buying this exact same look for ourselves.

Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez Production Companies Sued Over 'Q'Viva!' -- It's a Grande Rip-Off

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are a couple of show-stealing rip-off artists -- so claims a guy who says their reality show "Q'Viva! The Chosen" was his idea ... so he's suing for $25 MILLION.

John Jacobs filed the lawsuit in New York, claiming he contacted Marc Anthony Productions and J.Lo's Nuyorican Productions about his show idea "Miami Beach: The Game" in 2007 and 2008.

According to Jacobs, his idea was to combine two well-known Latino celebrities who would travel in search of the next big superstar.

Jacobs says both companies initially expressed interest, but ultimately ignored his phone calls.

Fast forward years later -- Jacobs says he starts seeing ads for "Q'Viva!" starring Marc and Jennifer (which aired in 2012) and he was blown away by the similarities to his own show concept. In the lawsuit, Jacobs claims in 11-year-old fashion, "They were so similar that they were twins."

He says he followed up with both companies as well as Univision to get to the bottom of the alleged thievery, but never heard back. Now he wants at least $25 million.

Marc's company told us they couldn't comment on the lawsuit.

Madonna Beats Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift for 2013's Highest-Paid Woman in Music

She may not have a top-selling record out, or even be on a world tour, but Madonna is still the reigning Queen of Pop.

In fact, Madge beat out Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift as the highest-paid woman in music this year.

According to Forbes, the 55-year-old earned an astounding $125 million over the last twelve months. Not too shabby!

She's sitting on top of her fortune no thanks to the tail end of her MDNA tour and a large cut of her Material Girl clothing line with Macy's.

Gaga followed closely behind in the No. 2 spot.

Mother Monster raked in a cool $80 million with the help of her ARTPOP album as well as her most recent world tour (despite the fact that it was cut short due to a hip injury).

T. Swift landed in third place with a respectable $55 million while Jay Z's leading lady earned $53 million.

It turns out that Queen Bey makes over $2 million for every single show she plays and considering she's slated to perform 123 shows for her Mrs. Carter World Tour, well, you do the math.

But aside from the larger-than-life performances, Beyoncé is also collecting some serious cash from her H&M and Pepsi deals.

And rounding out the top five picks is none other than Jennifer Lopez.

The American Idol judge added a nice $45 million to her bank this year partially due to her salary on the popular singing reality show.

She also credits a successful world tour and starring role in Q'Viva, a Latin song competition show for Fox.

Rihanna, Katy Perry, Pink, Carrie Underwood and Mariah Carey closed out the top ten, respectively.

Congrats, ladies!

Jennifer Lopez Talks Christmas With Her Twins, Gets Emotional While Accepting March of Dimes Award

Jennifer Lopez is ready for Christmas with her twins!

During today's March of Dimes Celebration of Babies luncheon in Beverly Hills, Lopez gushed about prepping for the holidays with son Max and daughter Emme.

"They're excited!" Lopez told E! News. "They are so excited. We're putting up our tree later today so we're excited. They see all the stuff going up around the house, all the little decorations, and they're like, ‘Oh my god! I need to make my list!' They get all excited. We're looking forward to a nice relaxing holiday."

Inside today's event, Lopez had beau Casper Smart by her side. While accepting her Grace Kelly Award during the March of Dimes presentation ceremony, Lopez was almost brought to tears while talking about family.

"Everybody knows I get emotional," she gushed. "I'm just going to let it flow."

She continued on about Grace Kelly, one of her childhood idols, "There's one thing I know for sure about her: she experienced the joy of giving birth to her first child then her second then her third, and she had the same wishes, fears, dreams that we all do. And when she looked into that beautiful new face, maybe she realized, like I did when my children were born, it's not just about me anymore, or how I look or feel, but that there was something now, something new that defined you as a person. Not just that you are a mother, but that now you understood that happiness, health and the well being of another person is more important to you than anything else in the universe. That everything else simply fell away in comparison."

She added, "To the world, Grace Kelly was one of the most fabulous and alluring women in the world, but now I realize that like many of use here, she was just another mother who cared and committed to the work to ensure that everybody had a chance to be born healthy. A passion that I now understand and share."

Other stars who attended today's March of Dimes lunch included Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pratt, Josh Duhamel, Tia Mowry-Hardrict , and Nick Cannon, who hosted the event.

Jennifer Lopez to Marc Anthony -- You Can Have Your Name, I'm Cool with Mine

Jennifer Lopez only wants one thing out of her divorce from Marc Anthony -- which is still going more than 18 months later -- and that's ... her old name.

J.Lo just filed her legal response to Marc's petition, and according to the docs her legal name is still Jennifer Muniz ... which is Marc's real last name.

Marc and Jennifer's petitions are identical on custody issues -- both are asking for joint legal and physical custody of their twins -- but in her docs, J.Lo requests the court restore her former name -- Jennifer Lopez.

J & M got married in 2004, officially separated in 2011, and Marc filed for divorce in April, 2012.

So, why did J.Lo drag her feet on filing a response? Our guess ... celebs just operate on a different schedule than the rest of us.

Or she was actually pondering a switch to J.Mu.

Jennifer Lopez Dances Night Away at Her American Music Awards After Party

(Pic1, Pic2) After paying tribute to salsa queen Celia Cruz and tearing it up "On the Floor" at the AMAs Sunday night, Jennifer Lopez continued to party well into the night.

Lopez attended an after party at Chateau Marmont hosted by the owners of DSquared.

The American Idol judge, whose Kohls campaign (#getjenniferthere) and knockout performance made her the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter, wore a black DSquared dress designed by the fashion house's twin brothers, Dean and Dan.

While DJ Big Syphe spun tunes, Lopez, 44, spent the night dancing with boyfriend Beau "Casper" Smart and stunning BFF Leah Remini, with whom she shared a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs.

Robert Pattinson arrived at the party around midnight, wearing jeans, a black leather jacket and black beanie, and hung with friends on the terrace under a heat lamp smoking cigarettes.

Other celebrities at the party included music producer L.A. Reid, singer Akon as well as Dancing With the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who performed with Lopez at the AMAs.

Jennifer Lopez Is the World's Most Chic Mom on Boy Next Door Set

(Photo) Don't worry. This isn't going to be one of those, "I don't know how she does it..." articles. Jennifer Lopez is in costume on the set of her upcoming film Boy Next Door. That explains the pitch perfect skirt and top set, worn with twins Emme and Max by the hand.

But we're not sure the former American Idol judge needs a costume department to look this chic while raising two kids. An assistant or two may be involved, but if our memory serves, the Bronx native has rocked consistently stylish looks since she was "Jenny from the Block."

The beauty of this look in particular is that it's casual but chic all at once. The navy blue striped skirt is a stretchy material that hugs all the right parts of the "Live It Up" singers curves, but the long length and fall color palette keeps it classy. Same goes for the blue top. A cap sleeve covers this mom up but the tight fit keeps her looking sexy.

We have no idea what this movie J.Lo's shooting is about, but if the clothes are any indication, we're going to love it. Hopefully Emme and Max are taking wardrobe notes.

Jennifer Lopez -- Hell Yes I Do My Own Stunts ... In Heels B*tches

(Video) Jennifer Lopez doesn’t always do her own stunts … but when she does, she makes leaping 20 feet off the hood of a car in 5 inch stilettos look easy … and TMZ has the footage.

It all went down in Downtown LA on Tuesday … sources tell us JLo’s filming a super secret national commercial campaign, set to air during the American Music Awards.

We’re told Jenny performed the stunt several times … she takes a running jump and flies through the air from the hood of one car to another … like she's straight outta the Matrix (Though she is wearing a harness, so it ain't like she's Jackie Chan).

Still, check the video … we’re pretty impressed.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Sword Fight in Rome-See the Funny Pic!

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are going to war with each other!

Well, not really. The 44-year-old singer and her 26-year-old beau were snapped sword fighting while sightseeing around Rome earlier today.

In several pics, Lopez and Smart were seen smiling and laughing while pretending to go head-to-head with their weapons. Lopez even proudly held up her sword in the as a victory pose.

During their outing, the American Idol judge was bundled up in a chic black coat and a black cap. She also sported sunglasses, jeans and boots. Smart looked casual in boots, blue jeans and a blue shirt with sunglasses.

Despite recent breakup rumors, the two definitely seemed to be having a good time! Earlier in the day, the lovebirds were seen strolling around the streets of Rome while holding hands.

Smart also posted an Instagram video of him at different Roman landmarks, including the Trevi Fountain and the Sistine Chapel. "Rome! Amazing architecture.. #TreviFountain #Coliseum #Vatican #SistineChapel," he wrote.

Last month, a source told E! News of the couple, "Things are not going well at the moment. They are bickering and it's clear to the people around them that there is an irritation between them at the moment. It's hot and cold, but more cold than hot right now."

Glad to see the two having fun during their travels!


Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart at Antica Pesa in Rome

Check Out the First Footage From American Idol Season 13

Between American Idol, The Voice and The X Factor, you would think pop singer wannabes would start learning not to even try to emulate the great vocal styling of Adele. Sadly, that is not the case, but in this new first-look footage from Season 13 of Idol, one songstress from Detroit does an impressive job of singing the Brit's hit "One and Only."

"You are going to be a nightmare for the other competitors," new judge Harry Connick Jr. says in the video. But that's not all! There's also a young hopeful who dares to perform one of Keith Urban's biggest hits right in front of the returning judge. And then there's the guy who twerks while singing "Over the Rainbow." (Don't say we didn't warn you.)

So which judge is getting a reputation for being "harsh"? And is anyone else feeling the serious bromance brewing between Keith and Harry?! Check out this first look at the new season of American Idol: Video .

The new season of American Idol premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 8/7c on Fox.

Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Prods. Inks First Look Deal With Universal TV, Names Priscilla Porianda Head Of Development

Jennifer Lopez‘s Nuyorican Prods. has entered into a first look production deal with Universal Television to develop new scripted and reality projects. In conjunction with the deal, Priscilla Porianda, who joined Nuyorican last year, has been named Head of Development. “I am thrilled to have Nuyorican partner with NBC Universal and I am happy to announce Priscilla Porianda as our Head of Development,” Lopez said. “She will work closely with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina and I in expanding our brand into scripted and unscripted television. Our goal at Nuyorican has always been to create edgy, timely and relevant programming.” The company has breakout new ABC Family drama The Fosters, about a lesbian couple raising children, which was recently renewed for a second season. Porianda serves as a co-producer on The Fosters as well as Nuyorican’s upcoming feature with Universal/Blumhouse Boy Next Door. “We are so lucky to have someone as smart and creative as Priscilla to work with us as our partner and friend,” Goldsmith-Thomas said. Porianda will split her time between New York and Los Angeles to “try to access the great talent pools on both coasts.” Prior to joining Nuyorican, Porianda worked at Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s K/O Paper Products. Simon Fields, who previously served as Nuyorican president, is no longer with the company. In addition to The Fosters, Nuyorican has reality series South Beach Tow entering a third season on TruTV.

Jennifer Lopez Slams Plastic Surgery Claims on Twitter

Jennifer Lopez is naturally beautiful and flawless #fact.

The singing superstar took to Twitter today to deny allegations that she had some work done after a U.K. doctor tweeted a split photo of the celeb and claimed that she went under the knife.

Dr. Ayham Al-Ayoubi, who identifies himself as a "facial plastic and laser surgeon" in London, tweeted, "These before and after pics of @JLo show many signs of #plasticsurgery - naturally pretty but now looks amazing."

That's when Lopez decided to step in (figuratively speaking).

"@DrAyoubi Sorry Sir, but I have never had plastic surgery of any kind. #fact," she responded.

When J. Lo isn't defending her natural beauty, the woman of many hats is surprising fans who are supporting her latest business venture.

A number of people showed up to a Viva Móvil store in Baldwin Park, Calif., a few days ago, and while shopping for new phones, were invited to pose for a photo on the step-and-repeat with a lifesize cardboard cut-out of the singer. What they didn't know at the time was that Lopez was actually there hiding behind the curtain.

With each fan, she made a surprise appearance that caught them off guard. There was some crying, some dancing and some great words of wisdom from the A-lister. "Really focus on what your gut is telling you all the time," Jennifer told two young women. "You guys have to trust yourselves and know that whatever is right for you, nobody else can know that but you."

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Celebrate Halloween Together

(Photo1, Photo2, Photo3) Nothing like a Happy Halloween to smooth over any relationship troubles!

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart celebrated Halloween together on Thursday, Oct. 31, sporting matching ninja costumes in honor of the spooky holiday.

"CAUGHT!!! @jlo & I...#ninjas #sneaky #halloween," the 25-year-old dancer-choreographer captioned a photo of himself and his ladylove channeling their inner-ninja, while Casper hangs from a tree as J.Lo looks ready to pounce.

The couple of two years appears to be having a blast in the photo, enjoying a little fright fest fun while spending quality time with each other and a few of their close friends.

"Me and my Ninjas @BEAUcasperSMART @Didntinviteme @lizimperio," the mother of two shared another fun shot of her entire crew all sporting their ninja costumes while keeping their mouths covered, holding swords and striking a fighter pose for extra authenticity.

Lopez and her man even spent part of the night hanging with Snoop Dogg, who opted to don a "Run DMC" sweatshirt and a lion mask, snapping a close-up shot with the rapper in which you can really see Smart's bloody face makeup (so spooky!).

While there certainly seems like there's no trouble in paradise in the pics, a source recently told E! News that the pair has hit a rough patch and a breakup may be imminent.

"Things are not going well at the moment," the insider exclusively told E! News two weeks ago. "They are bickering and it's clear to the people around them that there is an irritation between them at the moment. It's hot and cold, but more cold than hot right now."

Lopez, who separated from third husband Marc Anthony in July 2011, "was really drawn to Casper because he was so attentive to her when she split from Marc," the source continued. "She was lacking confidence at the time and he was the best medicine for her. He gave her back her confidence and made her feel special."

Various reports have suggested that the reason why Smart and Lopez have lasted so long is because Jennifer's two children, Max and Emme, adore her dancer beau, whom her kids met when he worked as her back-up dancer although Lopez, for one, "never thought it was going to be long-term."

"He is certainly not the big love of her life—she knows that, he knows that," the source said. "If this relationship lasts it will be surprising to everyone."

The couple celebrated their two-year anniversary on Oct. 25, with Smart sending love on social media to his "lil beautiful bear."

'Idol' judges have glowing reviews for each other

Well, one thing about season 13 of "American Idol" is that unlike last season, the judges seem to be getting along.

At an audition stop in Atlanta Wednesday, Jennifer Lopez said she's excited for people to see how funny Harry Connick Jr. is and how much he knows about music.

"He incredibly funny. His music education is so far beyond the normal person I think," said the singer. "What he has to offer to the art of singing, the art of playing, all of that... It's gonna be something new for the show."

When Connick Jr. was asked about Lopez, he returned the pleasantries.

"No one really has any idea what it takes to be Jennifer Lopez. I mean people say, 'Oh, I want that.' Well, if they wanted it they would do what it takes to get there and they don't even have a 10th of a percentage of an understanding to do what it takes. These people that are auditioning for this show are so lucky to have a minute of (Lopez's) time, whether they make it through or not because the essence of 'American Idol' is looking for a new superstar and Jennifer embodies superstar."

Lopez also said she has been surprised by how emotional Keith Urban is.

"I find that I'm like that and women are like that but to see a man so kind of in touch with that place it was really a pleasant surprise for me again. People got to know him last year but I think they're gonna get to know him even more this year."

Lopez sat on the judges' panel with Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler for seasons 10 and 11 of the show. She took season 12 off to go on a world tour. Keith Urban joined the show for season 12 and is returning for his second season. This is Connick Jr.'s first time judging.

"There's a lot of subtle change everywhere," said Urban. "Not just with us but with the way the show looks, the way it feels."

Two changes we know of: The results show has been cut to 30 minutes and Randy Jackson will remain on the show but in a mentoring capacity.

"American Idol" premieres its 13th season with a two-hour episode on Wednesday, Jan. 15, on Fox.

A Step Away Video: Don't Do This to Jennifer Lopez!

The life of a Jennifer Lopez back-up dancer may have its perks, but you also have to be very, very careful.

On Thursday's episode of NUVOtv's A Step Away, a reality show that follows J.Lo's tour dancers, the team must deal with serious challenges when they hit Asia. After all, dealing with a storm, the flu and an injury could mean that they're not in tip-top shape, which can harm their ability to deliver night after night.

In fact, it looks like they're already off their game, and J.Lo is not happy about it. Check out this exclusive sneak peek from A Step Away: Video.

A Step Away airs Thursdays at 10/9c on NUVOtv. Check for local listings.

Jennifer Lopez Stood Up to Body Critics Early in Her Career: "There's Nothing Wrong With Me or My Shape"

(Cover) Jennifer Lopez has one of the hottest bodies around, but back when her career was just beginning, not everyone was a fan of her killer curves.

But Jenny from the block knew better than to listen to those early naysayers! In a candid interview with Cosmo for Latinas' winter 2014 issue, the 44-year-old mom of two opens up about body confidence and having a good self-image.

"Early on, my family really made me love who I was and what I looked like. My body was nothing out of the ordinary in my neighborhood," she says. "When I first started on television [as a Fly Girl on In Living Color], people, and even my own manager at the time, would tell me I had to make all of these changes. But you have to stand up and say, 'There's nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you're the one with the problem!'"

"And when you can really believe that," she says, "all of a sudden other people start believing too."

She also credits growing up in a wonderful Latin household for making her into the woman she is today. "I love the family that I grew up in," she says, "the strength and passion and the heart that we bring to things and then the way I was raised—the intense love we demonstrate."

For more of J.Lo's interview, check out Cosmo for Latinas' winter 2014 issue, on stands Oct. 29.

Jennifer Lopez Makes People en Español's "25 Most Influential" List, Talks Wanting to Have More Kids

Jennifer Lopez has still got it!

The multi-talented star is just one of the 25 folks that People en Español has deemed one of the most influential, well, people out there.

And in the magazine's November issue, on which she graces the cover, the 44-year-old American Idol judge reveals she "would love to have more kids."

She adds, "I would love to have someone to spend the rest of my life with, of course, who doesn't want that? But I don't know, I really don't know what's in the cards for me."

For nearly two years, Lopez has been in a relationship with Casper Smart, but a source told E! News on Tuesday that the couple has hit a bit of a rough patch and a breakup may be imminent.

Meanwhile, when asked about the relationship during an appearance on Access Hollywood Live, Smart said, "Last I was informed we were (together)...Everything's good."

Whether or not a split does actually take place remains to be seen, of course, but there's one bond that is clearly here to stay—the one between Lopez and her 5-year-old twins, Max and Emme.

"My relationship with my babies is the most important one in my life," Lopez tells People en Español. "There's always a point in the day when I'm with my kids where I go, this is my favorite time of the day and I tell them, 'This is my favorite moment, right now. Right now, this is the best part of my whole day,' and they love it. We could be watching TV together and I'm calm with them for a second. Because they calm you, they give you happiness, that love that you feel."

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Headed for a Split? Get the Details!

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart may not be in it for the long haul.

A source tells E! News that the couple's relationship of nearly two years has hit a rough patch and a breakup may be imminent.

"Things are not going well at the moment," the insider says. "They are bickering and it's clear to the people around them that there is an irritation between them at the moment. It's hot and cold, but more cold than hot right now."

We're told that those close to J.Lo are not sure if it's going to last between the thrice-divorced mother of two and her choreographer beau and that Lopez, for one, "never thought it was going to be long-term."

Reps for Lopez and Smart have not responded to requests for comment.

Lopez, who separated from third husband Marc Anthony in July 2011, "was really drawn to Casper because he was so attentive to her when she split from Marc," the source continues. "She was lacking confidence at the time and he was the best medicine for her. He gave her back her confidence and made her feel special."

"Jennifer finds it difficult to be alone," the source adds. "She loves being in a relationship. She's the ultimate romantic. She wants to be in love. But she is also one of those women who is strong enough to walk away when it isn't right. "

Various reports have suggested that the reason they've lasted this long is that Lopez's twins, Max and Emme, really adore Smart, who met their mom when he worked as a backup dancer for her.

"He is certainly not the big love of her life—she knows that, he knows that," our source says. "If this relationship lasts it will be surprising to everyone."

For now, Lopez is back to work as a judge on American Idol, sharing the panel this year with Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.

While she and Smart were last photographed out in public on Sept. 21, he tweeted a pic, dated Sept. 26, of the two of them smiling by a fountain.

"My boo & I having a #datenight out on the town!! ;) @JLo," he wrote.

Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.: What You Can Expect From Us on American Idol

(Video) As you might know by now, the American Idol panel this season features both familiar and new faces.

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. joined host Ryan Seacrest to dish about the new season on The Ellen DeGeneres Show; the episode is scheduled to air Thursday, Oct. 3.

The newbies on the panel this year, J.Lo and Connick Jr., explained their road to (and back) to the judging table.

"It was actually a difficult decision because I had a lot of stuff going on," the 44-year old Latina told Ellen DeGeneres. "It was going to be hard to fit it in. But, to be really honest, I just love the show and I love working with the singers."

Jennifer Lopez Styles Teenage Fan's Quince Party-Watch the Video!

(Video) Some girls have all the luck!

In the case of a young teen named Alyssa Linares from Houston, the winner of Verizon's 2013 My Fabulous Quince essay contest, she had all of her fairytale dreams come true recently, thanks to the generosity and fashion expertise of Jennifer Lopez.

That's right, the grand prize winner was treated to a posh L.A. experience, complete with a fabulous styling session with J.Lo, who helped her plan every exciting element of her upcoming Quince party.


In this video, we get a very glamorous glimpse of the action-packed day where Linares is treated to a posh manicure and pedicure before meeting the super star.

Together, they pick out pretty party dresses and decide hair and makeup selections before Linares gets primped and pampered for a professional photo shoot.

From the looks of things, they had the time of their lives!

"This is so up my alley. This is what I like to do during my time off…I like to dress people up. I'm always the Barbie doll, right?" J.Lo explained of the experience. "I never had a quinceañera, so I'm living vicariously through her!"

As for Alyssa, she was positively gleaming with excitement, sitting next to the star.

"Having you style me was the most amazing thing. I idolize you. You're my role model!" she gushed.

Here's to a celebration she'll never forget!

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Perfect Stomach in Cropped Denim Shirt

(Photo, Photo2) Well, hello!

Jennifer Lopez flashed her enviable abs in a new pic she posted on Instagram today, captioned "#idolfashion"—an indicator that the returning American Idol judge was back in the saddle for the ongoing season 13 audition process.

Also judging by the tiled walls and floor around her, it appears that this inpromptu photo session occurred in a bathroom.

And though an Instagram filter may have been utilized, it's still probably safe to assume that J.Lo looks better under fluorescent lights than everybody, ever.

The artist's low-rise jeans and cropped chambray shirt didn't just show off her perfectly flat stomach, either—they also provided a nice backdrop for her fierce manicure and multitude of sparkly rings.

Before going back to lending her musical expertise to aspiring pop stars, Lopez shared her fashion expertise with lucky "My Fabulous Quince" contest winner Alyssa Linares, who got her dream quinceañera courtesy of the singer and Verizon.

"It was an honor to be able to see someone who's so smart, well put-together, and knows what she wants at such an early age," Lopez wrote alongside an Instagram pic of her meeting with Alyssa. "I'm so excited by this new generation of powerful and confident Latina women!"

Jennifer Lopez Drops Out of Chilean Miner Movie

When it comes to this particular project, Jennifer Lopez is out of sight, all right.

The actress-singer has reportedly pulled out The 33, a big-screen retelling of the Chilean Miner drama, due to a scheduling conflict with her upcoming encore stint as a judge on American Idol.

According to Deadline, her withdrawal means producers will have to search for a new leading lady to star opposite Antonio Banderas, Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro.

The film follows the incredible rescue of 33 Chilean miners who became trapped half a mile beneath the surface after a cave-in at their copper-gold mine deep in the Atacama Desert in August 2010. Banderas will play Mario Sepulveda, one of the first miners to make it out, whose charm earned him the nickname "Super Mario."

He and his fellow miners spent 69 days underground until Chile's government and international drilling experts managed to drill a hole to retrieve them and all survived.

It was initially thought The 33, directed by Patricia Riggen, was one of several commitments that was keeping Lopez from returning to Idol next season. But given today's report, it looks like shooting on the flick—set to begin Nov. 25 in South America—will have to proceed without her.

A rep for Lopez was unavailable for comment.

Meanwhile when she's not advising aspiring popsters or helping plan Quince parties for her teenage fans as part of a contest for Verizon, Lopez is producing ABC Family's hit series, The Fosters. She's also set to receive the 2013 Ally for Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign for her support for the LGBT community at a gala dinner in Washington D.C. on Oct. 5.

'Idol' insider novel dishes on J.Lo, Steven Tyler rivalry

With Jennifer Lopez returning to “American Idol,” the TV industry’s tittering over a novel about the show — written by an anonymous insider — that appears to dish on J.Lo’s diva behavior, as well as her rivalry with fellow judge Steven Tyler.

The book, “Elimination Night,” billed as a work of fiction, follows Lopez-like character Bibi Vasquez and a Tyler clone, Joey Lovecraft, on a show dubbed “Project Icon.” But a source tells us of the dishy tome, “75 percent of it is based on fact, and it was written by an ‘Idol’ insider.”

According to the book, Bibi, a Queens-born Latina singer, has a 78-page rider that includes, “Crew to be forbidden to make eye contact with Artist (and Manager) AT ALL TIMES,” and an insurance policy which values her breasts and buttocks at $100 million each.

Her manager, Teddy Midas (who a source says could be based on Benny Medina), “isn’t exactly known for his calm, rational demeanor. He’s a hysterical narcissist. What’s more, he has nothing to fear from being exposed as an Evil Diva From Hell.”

Bibi’s controlling husband, Edouard (Marc Anthony?), gives her signals during the auditions about which contestants on the show to pick while the hubby is “moving constantly around the set .?.?. relaying his yeses and nos via a system of casually handsome facial gestures.” The book also says, “She became noticeably distracted while peering beyond the set for her cues. It threw off the rhythm of the show completely.”

During another audition, Lovecraft tells a contestant: “That feelin’ in ma’ belly is the reason why I’ve sold enough records to put fifty million dollars worth of blow up my nose!” Tyler actually once said, “You could say I snorted half of Peru.”

Other characters who have readers guessing whether they’re based on real people are host Wayne Shoreline (Ryan Seacrest?), Leonard Brathwaite (Nigel Lythgoe?), JD Coolz (Randy Jackson?) and Nigel Crowther (Simon Cowell?). But, of course, the book disclaims, “Any similarity to any persons .?.?. is coincidental.”

Jennifer Lopez -- Jenny PHOTOBOMBED Down the Block

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez -- who knows a thing or 2 about bombs -- looked as pained as someone who sat through more than 10 minutes of "Gigli" when some random dude photobombed her Tuesday on the streets of Bev Hills.

JLo was hoofing it with boy-friend Casper Smart when Mr. Jazzy Hands auditioned for a back-up role.

Pretty sneaky maneuver -- the kind of sneakiness that would even impress Mr. Deeds' right hand man.

Taylor Swift & Jennifer Lopez Collaborating on New Song

Get ready to shake your booty while singing along to a song about your ex.

At least, that's the image we get when thinking about a track featuring both Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift .

E! News confirms that the two singing divas are set to collaborate on a new track to be featured on J.Lo's next album due out early next year (Us Weekly first broke the story).

There are no details about the type of song these two are planning to create together (are we going to cry and practice our falsetto while singing along, or twerk and yell into the hairbrush?), but we'd bet it's going to be a hit.

The pair reportedly finalized the plan after Lopez came out as T.Swift's last guest performer on her final Red Tour show in Los Angeles on Aug. 25 to sing "Jenny From the Block" together.

"Sang Jenny From the Block with @JLo tonight at Staples Center. STILL FANGIRLING OUT ABOUT IT," Swift tweeted after the show. Casper Smart's lady replied, "@taylorswift13 had so much fun with you tonight!!! #RedTourLA #jennyfromtheblock #hairbrushsongs."

Taylor recently shared behind-the-scenes footage from her concert at Staples Center and, during a huddle, Lopez said, "Thank you so much for allowing our family to come and be a part of your family.

"To create a beautiful moment, thank you, Taylor, for being so gracious and beautiful and loving me enough to have me be here tonight. I feel very blessed to be able to share the stage with you, and I just hope that everybody has the best show that they could ever have."

Are you excited to hear what Taylor and J.Lo come up with?

Nicole Kidman a "Huge Fan" of Jennifer Lopez, Thinks She Should Duet With Keith Urban

Get ready for "Keith Urban From the Block."

Maybe not, but Nicole Kidman likes the idea of her country-singing superstar husband teaming up to make music with his new American Idol judging partner, Jennifer Lopez.

"I'd [want] to see it," Kidman told me today when I asked about a possible duet at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her and Colin Firth's new drama, The Railway Man. "I'm a huge fan of both of them."

And you can't help but love this—Kidman then went on to stump for Urban's new music.

"I'm promoting my husband's album, Fuse," she beamed. "Go buy it!"

The Railway Man tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British officer (Firth) who was captured by the Japanese during World War II and then forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Years later, his wife (Kidman) convinces him to find and confront his captor (played by Hiroyuki Sanada) in order to move on from the traumatic ordeal.

"The story of the Burma Railway is not an easy one to tell," Firth said.

Added Kidman, "It's a message about healing and love and about forgiveness."

Jennifer Lopez Joins Thriller 'The Boy Next Door'

Universal Pictures is reteaming with Blumhouse Productions on The Boy Next Door, which will star Jennifer Lopez. The past and present American Idol judge will play a single mom who becomes attracted to the teenage boy who moves in next door and befriends her son. She starts and ends the romance but he doesn’t let go so easy. Rob Cohen (The Fast And The Furious) is in negotiations to direct the micro-budgeted pic from a script by Barbara Curry. A fall production start is being eyed. Variety had this one first.

Jennifer Lopez: I Love American Idol and I Missed It

Jennifer Lopez is happy to be back in her seat on American Idol's judges' panel.

"I love this show and I'm glad to be back," the singer and actress said Wednesday at a press conference in Boston, where she appeared alongside her co-judges, newbie Harry Connick Jr. and veteran Keith Urban, for their first stop of season 13.

"Last year I went off and toured the whole world for the first time," Lopez, 44, added. "It wasn't the easiest thing to fit in this season of Idol, but I do love it so much ... I did miss it."

But with Lopez's return comes the added pressure to improve ratings, which lagged during season 12, which had Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj sitting next to Urban.

Lopez says she's not concerned with numbers. "I don't think about that kind of stuff so much," she said. "I leave that worry to other people – I have enough worry of my own."

Still, season 13's trio expressed a lot of excitement about bringing the show back to where it once was.

"It makes me feel good that there's good feelings about American Idol," Lopez said. "Because the show's a great show and the focus is back where it's supposed to be – on the show and contestants, and tuning in for some great entertainment, a few laughs and that emotion that comes along with that ride and that journey.”

From the looks of it, Lopez and her costars – who were cracking jokes and teasing each other during Wednesday's press conference – may not provide the sparks that flew between Minaj and Carey last season.

"I don't know what's going to happen," Lopez said. "But I know we're going to have a great time."

Taylor Swift Feuding With Jennifer Lopez? Tabloid Claims Bad Blood After "Jenny From the Block" Duet

Taylor Swift would so totally get back together with Jennifer Lopez to perform again.

While a celebrity tabloid is reporting that the two didn't get along when J.Lo was the "22" singer's surprise performer at her Aug. 24 concert in Los Angeles, a source tells E! News that nothing could be further from the truth.

"The performance collaboration was a fantastic experience, and Taylor was thrilled," the source said. "Jennifer and Taylor hit it off tremendously and they had a blast working together, as did their respective crews."

Star magazine claims Lopez was "rude" to some of T. Swift's friends and demanded they not look at her or talk to her. The magazine went so far as to say Swift has decided never to work with Lopez again or even invite her to one of her concerts.

"Taylor loved working with Jennifer, and was so impressed with her professionalism," our source said. "Taylor is even putting together a video of her week of shows in L.A., and this will be a big part of that. Clearly, she would not do that if she was not going to work with her again."

At the concert, Swift introduced Lopez by talking about when she was a little girl.

"You know how you have your favorite song that you just play over and over and over again," she said. "You just blast it in your room and you'd sing in front of your mirror into a hairbrush, right? You have that one favorite song. It was your favorite song to dance to. Los Angeles, this is my hairbrush song."

With that, the sold-out crowd of 15,000 went crazy as they heard the opening notes of "Jenny From the Block."

They ended with a big hug.

"Thank you for inviting my family to be a part of yours @taylorswift13!!! #RedTourLA," J.Lo tweeted along with an Instagram photo showing four different pics of them in her dressing room.

Swift tweeted, "Sang Jenny From the Block with @JLo tonight at Staples Center. STILL FANGIRLING OUT ABOUT IT."

First Photo Of 'American Idol's New Judges

(Photo) With everything and everyone officially coming together at the last minute like last year, American Idol’s judges for the upcoming thirteenth season are finally seated. Keith Urban is back from last year and, as announced earlier today, Jennifer Lopez is back after exiting the season before and Harry Connick Jr. has joined the gang. Here is the first photo of the trio together as they began auditions in Boston Tuesday. Season 13 of American Idol debuts on Fox in January 2014.

Jennifer Lopez on Love: 'I Have My Own High Standards'

Jennifer Lopez, who's been married three times, finally knows what she wants when it comes to relationships.

"For me, it's about having a great partner to walk this life with," the star reveals in the October issue of Cosmopolitan (out Sept. 10).

The mother of two, who's been dating 26-year-old choreographer and dancer Beau "Casper" Smart since 2011, says, "I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated."

"I bring a lot to the table," she adds. "I'm not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship."

It's hard to believe it but the 44-year-old, who's set to return to American Idol this season, admits that she battled insecurities for years and didn't start feeling good about herself until after giving birth to Max and Emme, her twins with singer Marc Anthony, in 2008.

"The biggest insecurity I had was my singing," she reveals. "Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, I'm not good at this."

She credits her then-husband Anthony with helping her get over it.

"He kept telling me, 'You're the only one holding yourself back from reaching your full potential as a singer. You have to let go' … I was always so insecure and just kind of going along. Then I grew, little by little, and realized, wait a minute, this is not a fluke. I'm not a mistake – I work my ass off. And I know what I'm doing."

American Idol: Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez Join as Judges; Jackson Returns as Mentor

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

At long last, Fox has confirmed the judges panel for American Idol's upcoming 13th season — which, as previously reported, will consist of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and newcomer Harry Connick Jr.

"I have always been a huge fan of American Idol and really enjoyed my time as a mentor on the show," Connick said in a statement. "And I am honored that they've asked me to be a judge this season. As an entertainer, I am truly excited to bring my perspective to American Idol, and to help emerging performers find their way."

In addition, Fox confirmed that Randy Jackson will be returning to the show as a mentor to the finalists, replacing Jimmy Iovine.

"Surprise, surprise! I am so happy to be back as part of this amazing show that started it all," Jackson said in a statement. "Season 1-3 is the place to be. The original talent show is back with a vengeance and ready to discover the best talent in America."

The show also unveiled a new logo for "American Idol XIII." Ryan Seacrest will return as host.

What do you think about the new Idol judges panel? And are you happy Jackson will be returning to the show?

Jennifer Lopez and Her Twins Visit Disneyland-See the Adorable Pic!

(Photo) Disneyland really is the happiest place on earth--just look at Jennifer Lopez and her adorable five-year-old twins!

The 44-year old singer spent Sunday afternoon with twins Max and Emme and other family members at the resort enjoying various rides and attractions. It's pretty clear that Dumbo the Flying Elephant was a big hit with the Lopez family, judging by those smiles.

The group was also seen riding the children's train and Gadget's Go Coaster in Toon Town.

Lopez kept her outfit casual wearing a white T-shirt, blue sweatpants and wedge sneakers.

It's been a busy week for J. Lo. It was revealed on Thursday that a man was secretly living in her Hamptons' pool house. He was later charged with stalking and burglary. The night before her Disneyland visit she joined Taylor Swift on stage to perform a duet of Lopez's hit "Jenny From the Block."

Lopez tweeted after the performance "Thank you for inviting my family to be a part of yours @taylorswift13!!! #RedTourLA," along with an Instagram photo showing four different pics of them in her dressing room.

Taylor Swift -- Grinds On Jennifer Lopez During Concert

(Video) Taylor Swift + Jennifer Lopez's ass + songs from 2002 = CONCERT GOLD.

It all went down at Taylor's concert in L.A. Saturday night. The pretty-straight-laced singer has been inviting a slew of guests to perform with her on tour: Sara Bareilles, Ellie Golding, Tegan and Sara ... acts that fit the Taylor mold.

But Saturday she threw that out the window and brought out Jennifer Lopez instead to sing "Jenny From the Block" as a duet ... and even tried to rock some fly girl moves.

FYI Taylor fans: fly girls were dancers on "In Living Color". You probably weren't born yet.

Jennifer Lopez: Man Secretly Living in Star's Hamptons Pool House Charged With Stalking and Burglary

When you have a house in the Hamptons, everyone wants to visit—even some people you didn't invite!

On Aug. 8, 2013, workers were called to Jennifer Lopez's home in Southampton, N.Y., in regards to a suspicious male on the property. There, per a police report obtained by E! News, John M. Dubis, a 49-year-old man from Rhode Island, was found to have taken up residence in the pool house for the last week—unbeknownst to J.Lo.

Upon arrest, Dubis was charged with two felonies (burglary and criminal contempt) and two misdemeanors (stalking and possession of burglar tools). When brought before the magistrate at the Southampton Town Court, he pleaded not guilty.

In lieu of posting $100,000 bail, Dubis was remanded in Suffolk County Jail. He is scheduled to return to the Southampton Justice Court at a later date and has been ordered to undergo an exam to determine whether he is fit to move forward with court proceedings regarding the criminal charges.

Fortunately, police say Lopez was not home during the time of the alleged intrusion. The American Idol judge did, however, have an order of protection against Dubis.

Lopez, 44, just purchased her Water Mill mansion in May 2013 for a reported $9.99 million. The property was listed with a "privacy guaranteed" promise.

Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with 'Idol' imminent

A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an "American Idol" judge says her return will be announced this week.

The person said Monday that a deal is close to being signed with Lopez, who was an "Idol" judge for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The person wasn't authorized to comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The person says Lopez decided to rejoin the show because its production schedule will allow her to spend more time with her children, 5-year-old twins Emme and Max.

Lopez will join returning judge Keith Urban and a third person who hasn't been announced.

Fox has declined to comment on whether Lopez is joining "American Idol" and did not immediately respond to another request for comment Monday.

Lopez's agent did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Jennifer Lopez Returning to American Idol, According to Boyfriend Casper Smart

Looks like Jennifer Lopez isn't done living it up on American Idol.

After months of speculation about whether Lopez would really be returning as a judge on the Fox reality competition's 13th season, her boyfriend may have just let the cat out of the bag.

"Yes," Beau "Casper Smart told E! News when we asked if J.Lo was coming back during a chat about his new show A Step Away for nuvoTV.

Apparently Smart thought that Fox had already made the announcement.

Nope, that was all you, sir. (The network, meanwhile, had no comment.)

Presuming Smart does indeed have the inside track on his lady's plans, Lopez will join returning judge Keith Urban, who delighted audiences in Season 12 as a fun-loving yet fair mentor. Fox Network President Kevin Reilly revealed at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the network had approached Lopez in hopes of coaxing her back to the Idol panel.

"Jennifer has been a close part of the show all along…there have been discussions there," he said.

A few weeks ago, Idol host Ryan Seacrest exclusively revealed to E! News that the hit Fox series would be announcing the new juding panel "very, very soon"—though he probably didn't count on Smart offering up one of the missing pieces of that puzzle.

But who else will be snatching up the remaining seats? A handful of pop stars have been thrown into the mix of Idol possibilities over the past few months.

Former contestants like Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, and Adam Lambert have all been cited as possible Idol alums being considered to replace Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj.

Adding to that long list of maybes, sources have said thatBlack Eyed Peas frontman is also in the running to join the show along with ladies Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Fergie.

American Idol returns for its 13th season in January 2014.

Jennifer Lopez 'Very Close' to American Idol Return

PEOPLE has learned that superstar singer Jennifer Lopez is "very close to signing a deal with Fox to return to American Idol next season," according to a source very near to the star.

"Both Fox and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much," the source adds.

As for recent reports that Lopez was shunned by The Voice as a judge and a performer, the source says the rumors are false.

"Jennifer never had discussions with NBC about being a judge," the source explains. "She was approached by NBC about performing but had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts."

As for why Lopez is returning for a third season, the source says: "She couldn't return last year because she had committed to a world tour. But now that the tour is over, she has more time to raise her family, do movies and pursue television projects."

The schedule that being a judge on Idol provides is perfect for Lopez now, the source adds.

J.Lo's 'Voice' goes unheard

Jennifer Lopez’s singing voice was one “The Voice” didn’t want to hear.

According to sources, J.Lo — who’s recently been in hot water for making millions from privately singing for dictators and despots — offered her services to the NBC show as a guest star for its season finale. The answer was, “No thanks.”

“She made a formal offer to be on the show,” said an insider. “They said no to that.”

An NBC rep confirmed that Lopez offered to be on the finale, but said she didn’t make the cut due to scheduling issues.

However, our source added that J.Lo was further angling to be one of the “Voice” mentors, which was also shot down. “She also submitted herself to have a recurring role,” the source said. “When you submit yourself to be a performer, the show can see how [the fans] and ratings react to your episode. But, they said no to both.”

Cher performed on the June finale. Mentors have included Sheryl Crow, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Bublé, Mary J. Blige and Pharrell Williams, but names have yet to be unveiled for upcoming Season 5.

An NBC rep told Page Six of J.Lo’s “Voice” rejection: “It was simply a matter of timing. The producers love Jennifer Lopez and tried to make it work, but due to the show’s format it just didn’t allow for another solo performance.” Another source close to the show added, “Cher was booked months in advance. There was only room left for someone to do duets [with the finalists]. But the genres were country and EDM [electronic dance music] — which did not seem like a natural pairing.”

Around the same time as the “Voice” finale, speculation began swirling that J.Lo could rejoin rival “American Idol” after she’d appeared on the Fox show’s finale.

But don’t cry for J.Lo: She was spotted on a Bridgehampton beach Sunday with boy toy Casper Smart after buying a $10 million Water Mill home. Her rep didn’t get back to us.

Jennifer Lopez's Birthday Gifts From Casper Smart: The Details!

(Photo) What does a guy get the girl who has everything for her 44th birthday? If that girl is Jennifer Lopez (who celebrated July 24) the answer is: Jewelry, of course!

But not just any jewelry; Casper Smart knows better than that. Instead, he sought out one-of-a-kind vintage pieces from the Platt Boutique in L.A., selecting a ’70s yellow gold and diamond chain link bracelet and a ’40s gold and diamond ring, both with a coordinating buckle motif.

After being pointed to Platt Boutique by Lopez’s longtime stylists, Mariel and Rob, Smart was on a mission. “He told me he had bought her jewelry before, but never vintage,” owner Larry Platt tells PEOPLE, “so he wanted to go in a different direction, something one-of-a-kind.”

Smart clearly knew his love’s taste in baubles right off the bat. “He has a very good eye and knew what he wanted,” Platt says. “He was looking for vintage pieces that had a chic, modern feel to them. He told me that there are only two pieces of jewelry that Jennifer wears on a daily basis, so he wanted to pick pieces that he felt she would wear all the time and could go with everything.”

And he apparently nailed it: Lopez appeared to be wearing the bracelet out on a walk with Smart a few days ago. And Smart’s good taste is to credit, Platt says: “He appreciated the fact that pieces were beautifully made, from a different era and were completely unique.”

J.Lo's Hamptons b-day barbecue

Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 44th birthday at her new Water Mill estate Saturday. The family friendly “American barbecue” plus “lots of mojitos,” included a trampoline for guests and their kids, spies said, as well as water balloons and sack races, where, “the clear winner was [J.Lo boy toy] Casper Smart.” Spotted lighting sparklers when a cake was presented to the singer were her “parents, kids, aunts and cousins,” a spy said, along with Alicia Keys, police commissioner Ray Kelly and Lopez’s manager Benny Medina, who made a touching toast to the birthday girl. Epic Records chief L.A. Reid and CAK Entertainment head Charles Koppelman were both seen rolling up to the bash in Bentley convertibles. Sag Harbor foodie Janet O’Brien provided the gourmet grub. Lopez — who reportedly paid $10 million for her 8,659-square-foot Hamptons home — also recently celebrated her birthday at Wall in Miami.

J.Lo's secret birthday fete

Jennifer Lopez didn’t let controversy surrounding her singing “Happy Birthday” to allegedly oppressive Turkmenistan leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for $1 million ruin her own birthday. J.Lo was seen celebrating Thursday at Miami nightclub Wall. Spies said rapper Pitbull jumped into a booth with DJ Irie to serenade Lopez, who sat with boy-toy Casper Smart and 15 pals in a banquette. The group ordered bottles of Belvedere and Moët Rosé, though Lopez stuck to water, spies said, and stayed till 3 a.m. We hear the “On the Floor” singer — whose 44th birthday is Wednesday — will continue celebrating Saturday at her new $10 million Water Mill estate. “It’s going to be a lovely all-American party like it’s the Fourth all over again,” said a source. We hear there’s an 80-person guest list for the hush-hush bash. The Human Rights Foundation accused J.Lo of raking in $9 million over two years by playing private gigs for “dictators.” Lopez’s reps said, “Had there been knowledge of human-rights issues . . . Jennifer would not have attended.”

Jennifer Lopez Makes a Splash (Literally) With Pitbull at 2013 Premios Juventud Awards-Watch!

(Video) Leave it to Jennifer Lopez to get a party started.

The singer did just that when she took the stage to kick off the 2013 Premios Juventud Awards at the Bank United Center in Miami on Thursday.

Of course, she did have a little help from Pitbull, who joined the gorgeous gal on a medley of tunes that included "On the Floor," "Dance Again" and "Live It Up."

And let's just say the two made quite a splash—literally—at the end of their performance when they jumped into a pool, clothes and all.

Later in the show, Lopez was presented with the World Icon Award.

"When I see all these images and your beautiful face, I feel very fortunate to be here tonight," she told the crowd. "What I have always wanted to do with my life is to create, dance, act and entertain; and be a good person."

She added, "I love what I do. I'm an artist. And I know that being a role model to my community means to be responsible for my actions. I too am human, and I make mistakes. But I promise you that when I fall, I get up again. When I make a mistake, I learn the lesson and I am ready to confront the next challenge.

"I accept this award with a lot of humility and I am enormously grateful."

Jennifer Lopez on NUVOtv's Official Launch

Multi-hyphenate Jennifer Lopez has another job to add to her resume: Chief Creative Officer of NUVOtv. The first and only English-language network for Latinos officially launches Wednesday with Lopez's biography special, Jennifer Lopez: Her Life, Her Journey (July 18, 8/7c).

After the documentary comes A Step Away (9/8c), a docu-reality series that follows Lopez's professional dancers behind the scenes on her world tour, and the reality show House of Joy (10/9c), which goes inside the lives of Grammy-winning producer Rodney Jerkins and his wife, Joy Enriquez. Premiere week also features YouTube star Anjelah Johnson (Bon Qui Qui, Nail Salon) in a one-hour comedy special, Anjelah Johnson: The Homecoming Show (July 20, 9/8c) and Mario Lopez in Mario Lopez: One on One (July 20, 10:30/9:30c), a celebrity sit-down series that puts Gloria Estefan, Eva Longoria and Mark Sanchez in the hot seat.

We caught up with Lopez to get the inside scoop on the network.

TV Guide Magazine: How did you get involved with NUVOtv?

Jennifer Lopez: I was approached a couple years ago just to bring awareness to the network. After we sat down in creative meetings, we realized that I had so many ideas and a strong take on where the network should go and what it should be. The relationship became more than just being the face of the network.

TV Guide Magazine: It certainly has — you were named Chief Creative Officer. With such a busy schedule, you have to choose your projects wisely. Why is NUVOtv so important to you?

Lopez: When I grew up, I would see Marsha Brady or The Cosby Show, but I never saw Latinos on TV. There was Ricky Ricardo, but he was kind of a joke, in a sense, and it was a comedy. It was okay to laugh at people speaking Spanish, but it wasn't okay to see a real family with real problems and struggles, and there was nothing to identify to. That was years ago, and here we are today. It still doesn't exist for my kids. It's super important to me to actually try, now that I'm in a position to do something.

TV Guide Magazine: What type of programming is slated for the network?

Lopez: It's a really rich Latino network, but in English. We have a lot of comedy. We have reality. There are so many places we want to go. We definitely want to go heavy into the scripted, but that might take a year or two because we want to find the right vehicle. Television is so top notch right now and so competitive that we want to be able to hang up there with Mad Men and Homeland. We're definitely going into that arena.

TV Guide Magazine: You have so much influence in the music industry. Will NUVOtv feature any music-oriented programming?

Lopez: We want to put more music into the channel. When you're capturing a certain audience, you can't neglect music. When MTV went to capture the young audience, they went with pop music and rock and roll. And then BET was like, 'Wait a minute, where's all the R&B and rap music?' NUVOtv has an opportunity with that. Where is Latino music on television? English-speaking Latinos who live in the United States also listen to Spanish music so we want to do both English and Spanish music.

TV Guide Magazine: Even though you're behind-the-scenes, NUVOtv is launching with your biography special, Jennifer Lopez: Her Life, Her Journey. Why did you decide to put yourself out there?

Lopez: I put myself there first just because I want to launch the program. But the idea is that there are so many amazing stories about artists, entrepreneurs and historic people so we want to have their biographies and teach history through the channel. Mine is first of many biographies you will see. It's a forum that we want to start.

TV Guide Magazine: NUVOtv has other big names attached to it — George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Eva Longoria and Gloria Estefan are all involved with the network in some way.

Lopez: There are so many people. Mario has his Mario Lopez: One on One special and he's interviewing a lot of those people. We have so many fun, edgy things. You are going to see a lot of favorites on the network — it's their network, it's the talent's network. So whatever they want to come and do, if it works, we're going to do it.

J.Lo performs at dictator's birthday party

Jennifer Lopez didn't let the fact that Turkmenistan is one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships discourage her from shaking her famous booty there Saturday night.

According to Gawker and, J Lo performed at a lavish 56th birthday celebration for Turkmenistan leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov at a $2 billion dollar Caspian Sea resort.

Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, claims "unknown numbers of people languish in the country’s notoriously abusive prisons on what appear to be politically motivated charges."

The organization says the Central Asian nation places "draconian restrictions on freedom of expression and association, which authorities enforce by threatening, harassing, or imprisoning those who dare to question its policies, however modestly."

After the concert, her choreographer J.R. Taylor tweeted: "Great show @JLo and @JLodancers Forever raising that bar!!! Thank You #Turkmenistan your hospitality is unparalleled!"

After coming under fire for her show, Lopez's publicist issued a statement Sunday saying, "Had there been knowledge of human rights issues any kind, Jennifer would not have attended."

The publicist added the party was a last-minute request by the party's sponsor, the China National Petroleum Corporation, which completed a pipeline from Turkmenistan to China in 2009.

The singer/actor joins a list of stars who've performed for dictators over the years.

Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Canada's Nelly Furtado have taken as much as a million dollars to play private shows for the family of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi.

And Sting was criticized for playing a concert in Uzbekistan three years back that was organized by the daughter of dictator Islam Karimov.

Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu invited to film academy

Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu, Shandra Oh, Jason Bateman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Pena and Chris Tucker are just some of the diverse names invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The academy announced it's class of 2013 on Friday, naming 276 members in a variety of fields.

"These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," said academy President Hawk Koch in a statement. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy."

The class also included veteran performers such as Charles Grodin, 78, and Emmanuelle Riva, the 86-year-old actress nominated for an Oscar in 2012's Amour.

The 276 new members is a large increase from the class of 2012, which brought on 176 new members to an academy that has a membership of about 6,000.

Gordon-Levitt tweeted that the inclusion was "an honor."

Many praised the diverse group of people from the academy, which is often criticized for its member make-up.

"I, for one, am far happier with an Academy that embraces excellence and diversity of all sorts, like this one did today...than I was with the old white man's club that used to reign supreme," wrote The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg.

Those who accept the invitation will be welcomed at an invitation- only reception in September.

Jennifer Lopez: I Can't Help That My Body Makes Things Look Sexier

Jennifer Lopez caused some controversy in that skin-baring bodysuit that she wore to perform on Britain’s Got Talent a few weeks ago, but she doesn’t get what all the fuss is about.

“I don’t think I’m any racier than any other female pop artist,” she told the U.K.’s The Guardian. “OK, I’ll wear a sexy outfit, but I think it’s more because my body shape’s a little different to other body shapes, so that’s not very fair.”

And Lopez is happy to share that hard-won figure with the world, no matter what other people have to say about it. “I love my body,” she says. “When I got pregnant, I remember watching my back, belly and butt grow and thinking, ‘I will never be the same again.’”

With a lot of hard work, she got back to fighting form, but she dismisses the Hollywood notion that it’s easy to bounce right back to J.Lo shape.

“The truth is it takes your body time to go back, and I think these days women are too hard on themselves with that,” she says. “Nobody bounces back straightaway. You don’t know what kind of Spanx these women are wearing under their clothes, and what other tricks are going on.”

Jennifer Lopez Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame With Boyfriend Casper Smart by Her Side

Jennifer Lopez has been cemented in Hollywood history.

Earlier today, the "Live it Up" singer and veteran actress received her own star on Hollywood Blvd.'s Walk of Fame.

The multi-talented star was all smiles while posing with her star in a tight white top and long orange skirt.

"Me and my STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Proud little girl from the Bronx. #surreal #blessed," Lopez posted along with a pics of her laying by her sidewalk placard.

The former American Idol judge also posted a super sweet pic of her and boyfriend Casper Smart during the ceremony with the caption, "With my Beau...:) @BEAUcasperSMART #HollywoodWalkOfFame."

Earlier in the day, she also tweeted, "Today is only possible b/c of my family, friends & fans. I'd LOVE if u could be a part of this celebration w me live!"

Congrats, J.Lo!

Jennifer Lopez Talks "Hard" Divorce, Sexy Body

Despite being on good terms with her ex-husband Marc Anthony (just yesterday the famous pair attended an event at their children's school together), Jennifer Lopez says the split was very difficult.

"It was hard," she told the Telegraph. "When Marc and I decided to separate, I thought, 'I'm not going to let this turn me into someone unhopeful who doesn't believe [in love] anymore.' I don't want to just survive it. I wanted to grow from it. And I did learn a lot."

Indeed, the singer has completely bounced back in love and her career. Currently dating dancer-choreographer Casper Smart, the star's biggest battle now is over buzz that her stage costumes are too sexy. Something she has a long history with—dating back to her iconic 2000 Grammy's dress.

"I don't think I'm any racier than any other female pop artist. OK, I'll wear a sexy outfit, but I think it's more because my body shape's a little different to other body shapes, so that's not very fair," the 43-year-old says.

Pitbull's All-Star Concert: Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Marc Anthony Make Surprise Appearance With Rapper Onstage in L.A.

(Video) Talk about bringing your A-game.

After his stint on The Voice finale Tuesday night, Pitbull played the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, where he called on a bevy of A-list pals to join him onstage in a slew of surprise appearances that fired up the crowd.

And what a lineup it was: Surprise guests included Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Marc Anthony and Enrique Iglesias, all of whom Pitbull has collaborated with over the years.

At the show, which giant video screens cleverly branded as "Pitbowl," Pitbull's showstopping guests all performed one song over the course of his 90-minute set.

The rapper thanked them all but gave a special shout-out to J.Lo, whom he called "the most beautiful woman in the world."

Interestingly, her ex-hubby, Anthony, sang about a half hour before Lopez, rocking a rendition of "Rain on Me."

"I told you it was going to be a special night!" Pitbull said when Anthony took the stage.

(Eyewitnesses later saw J.Lo backstage getting into her limo with beau Casper Smart.)

For his cameo, Brown—wearing a red-and-white tie-dye shirt and jeans—performed "International Love" for the show's third song.

How's that for some superstar backup?

Jennifer Lopez and Antonio Banderas Starring in Chilean Miner Drama The 33

You could say Jennifer Lopez is digging this role.

After telling E! News last week that she was circling a "small independent movie," the singer-actress has reportedly come aboard to costar with Antonio Banderas in the Chilean Miner drama The 33.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the news, Lopez's participation marks her first big-screen foray since The Parker, her action thriller with Jason Statham.

The 33 tells the harrowing real-life tale of 33 Chilean miners who ended up trapped half a mile beneath the surface following a cave-in at their copper-gold mine deep in the Atacama Desert in August 2010. After a miraculous effort by Chile's government along with international drilling experts, the men were finally rescued 69 days later and all of them survived.

Hollywood producer Mike Medavoy (Apocalypse Now) subsequently acquired the rights to the story and tapped Banderas to play Mario Sepulveda, one of the first miners to be rescued. Nicknamed "Super Mario" because of his charm, Sepulveda has since become one of the key spokesmen for the group.

Costarring with Banderas in The 33 will be Martin Sheen and Brazilian thesp Rodrigo Santoro.

No word yet what part Lopez will play, but the ensemble movie is no doubt one of many commitments which the multihyphenate has previously said will keep her from returning to the judge's table on American Idol next season.

The 33, which is being directed by Patricia Riggen, starts shooting in Chile in the fall.

Jennifer Lopez Honeymoon Tape Lawsuit Not Settled, Per Ex's Camp: We're Holding Out for More

Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa remain at odds—15 years following their divorce after less than a year of marriage.

A notice from counsel that the matter had been settled was filed in L.A. Superior Court yesterday in the long-gestating legal battle between Lopez, Noa and two of his associates, who intended to sell intimate video footage from the exes' honeymoon before J.Lo's camp secured an injunction and had a judge order that the tape be locked up in a safe-deposit box.

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But, according to Noa's business partner Ed Meyer, who owns a portion of the video, the warring parties have not reached an agreement.

"Ojani Noa and I have not accepted a settlement," Meyer tells E! News. "What Jennifer Lopez's attorneys are offering is ridiculous. We are asking for $ 3.75 million."

Noa's gal-pal Claudia Vazquez, who also owns a piece of the so-called film project, had been the one sparring with Lopez in court over distribution rights.

Lopez's attorney has not yet returned requests for comment. A hearing for both parties to show cause for dismissal (i.e. terms of a settlement) is currently scheduled for Sept. 10 at 8:30 a.m.

Jennifer Lopez Returning to American Idol? "It's Not Happening," Says Source

Rumors of Jennifer Lopez coming back to American Idol can stop now.

While speculation that J. Lo may return to the singing competition continues to grow, E! News can tell you that she has no intention of becoming a judge again.

"It's not happening," a source said.

To be fair, Lopez hasn't publicly denied the rumors.

"I don't know what's happening over there," Lopez said while appearing on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Monday. "I don't know. We will see. I'm always open to the infinite possibilities that the universe has to offer. So you never know."

As we've told you, Jennifer Hudson has signed a deal to be a judge next season. The move added fuel to the fire that Fox is thinking of filling the table with Idol alum. Among the other names being bantered about are Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken.

But, another source tells us, plans have "grinded to a halt" now that Swedish Idol honcho Per Blankens has been brought in to replace booted producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick.

Randy Jackson, Nicky Minaj and Mariah Carey have already announced they wouldn't be back. Keith Urban has said he doesn't know what is happening with his future on the show.

Jennifer Lopez: 'We're realizing our power'

Jennifer Lopez says Latinos in the United States are starting to realize their power in politics and media, and that makes the timing good for her latest undertaking: Lobbying for greater diversity in TV programming.

The entertainer spoke Wednesday at the Cable Show, a communications convention, ahead of new programming set to launch July 18 on the NUVOtv network. Lopez serves as chief creative officer of the English-language Latino channel.

"It's an extension of who I am as an artist," she said about her new role in an interview with the Associated Press. "As I grow in this business, I've been in the business close to 20 years now, that creative spark that you have doesn't go away. It keeps growing almost."

Lopez said working behind the scenes is just— if not more— rewarding than performing.

"Singing and acting and dancing and performing live, it's always going to be my passion," she said. "But at the end of the day when you're given the opportunities to be more creative, to create things more from the ground up, to really, really do things like NUVO, which is, really for me empowering a community that means so much to me."

She added, "It feels bigger than me. It feels bigger than just a television show. It's something that can change the world, the face of television, the way people feel about themselves, how they're inspired, what they aspire to do and to be."

The actress-singer-dancer said these are exciting times across the board for Latinos.

"There's a big revolution going on, it's like a media and cultural revolution of Latinos here in the United States," she said. "We're realizing our power. We're realizing that we matter here. You know, we're not just, you know, the guys working behind the scenes in the kitchens and as a plumber. You know what I mean. We really have influence. We're really growing as a community and we've come into a place where we deserve to be considered and served and catered to and that's an exciting thing for Latinos right now."

Lopez was meeting later Wednesday with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Council of La Raza and Senators Harry Reid and Bob Menendez.

She said businesses are getting on board too because of the tremendous buying power of Latinos, which is why she is also the creative chief officer of the Viva Movil brand for Verizon. The entertainer is opening a chain of 15 cell phone stores with bilingual staffers starting this month to cater to the Hispanic market.

While Lopez continues to undertake creative ventures, she said she will never stop performing.

"It's a new day when it comes to women. Where before, whatever, 20 years ago, you were written off by the time you were 25, oh she's 28, she's so old. We're realizing, the world is realizing that women are not even coming into their own until they're in their 40s, that they have so much to offer. That you can stay in shape, that your life is not over once you have kids and it becomes only about your kids, that to be a great mother, or great parent or great woman in this world you have to be a great individual first, you know what I mean, and that's very empowering and we're all realizing this."

Lopez said many major actresses in Hollywood right now are in their 40s and in the prime of the careers including Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and Halle Berry.

"It's a new day for women, it's a new day for Latinos, it's a new day," she said.

Jennifer Lopez Says NUVOtv Will Feature Scripted Programming: Cable Show

The multimedia celebrity — in her new role as Chief Creative Officer of NUVOtv — spoke in broad terms at the cable industry confab this morning about plans for this summer to reignite the English-language network that targets young Latinos. Channels such as MTV and BET attracted viewers “with music first and the network grew from there,” she says. But for NUVOtv scripted programming is “a big thing for me…One show can launch a network. One amazing show.” Her production company, Nuyorican Productions, will be in the mix, and she’ll appear on air “because I was available.” In addition to star power, Lopez says she can help the network with her relationships, including with CAA, which she called “a great agency with a wealth of writers, directors and actors.” Lopez says her title at the network isn’t just ceremonial. “I had a lot of ideas about the network and what it should be.….It represents something bigger than television. It represents a community” that’s been ignored, she says. But Lopez declined to discuss whether she might play a role in the revival of American Idol. “That’s just a rumor,” she says. “I have no announcements to make on that.”

Jennifer Lopez goes off-camera for new TV drama

Jennifer Lopez isn't on screen for the debut of her new TV series, but she will be on Twitter.

Lopez is an executive producer of ABC Family's drama "The Fosters," which debuts at 9 p.m. EDT Monday. The channel says the actress and singer will be live-tweeting from her (at)JLo account during the episode.

"The Fosters" is about a lesbian couple who are parents to a brood that includes adopted twins and a foster child. The cast includes Teri Polo of the "Meet the Parents" movie franchise.

Lopez says the drama reflects the changing nature of families today. She says she may appear on the show or provide music for it in later episodes.

"The Fosters" was created by actor Peter Paige of Showtime's "Queer as Folk" and Bradley Bredeweg.

Jennifer Lopez Defends Controversial Britain's Got Talent Costume

Jennifer Lopez doesn't think she's too sexy for TV.

After the 43-year-old singer received some backlash for her controversial costume, which included a skintight body suit and thigh-high boots, during her recent performance on Britain's Got Talent, the mother of two has now jumped to her own defense for her provocative attire.

"It was a bodysuit," she told Scott Mills on BBC 1 radio. "A lot of performers wear those these days. It's stage clothes. I'm not going to walk down the street like that."


The stunning star came under fire after she performed her hit single "Live It Up." Media watchdog Ofcom, which is similar to the FCC, told E! News it "received complaints, which we are currently assessing but not investigating at the moment."

The BBC radio host also pressed J.Lo for deets on her undergarments, asking the singer if she was wearing anything "under those fishnets to prevent a wardrobe malfunction."

"Sure. Absolutely," Casper Smart's GF replied.

See? It could have been much, much worse.

Jennifer Lopez Introduces TV's Newest Modern Family With The Fosters

What's love got to do with it? Everything! Lesbian couple Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum) head a multiethnic family of foster and biological kids on the new ABC Family drama The Fosters (premiering Monday, June 3 at 9/8c). Executive producer Jennifer Lopez made it all happen — and tells us why.

TV Guide Magazine: You're already everywhere. Why add this gig to your crazy-busy life?

Jennifer Lopez: It's irresponsible not to do TV like this if you get the chance. Like a lot of people, I was raised on idyllic shows like The Brady Bunch and Eight Is Enough. We need to put out the message that a family doesn't need to have one mom, one dad, one dog and a picket fence. A family is about love and acceptance.

TV Guide Magazine: Did you grow up around foster kids?

Lopez: They were all over the Bronx, but I didn't really understand things then. Now I do. The foster-care system is often portrayed negatively on TV. The Fosters says it's actually a great system that can work beautifully. That was important to me. I also love that our two lead characters are lesbians and it doesn't matter. Their suitability as parents isn't questioned. They're just good people.

TV Guide Magazine: Can anyone relate to this show?

Lopez: I know I do! When you divorce, like I did, you can't help but think, "I'm so terrible. I really messed up. What's wrong with me?" But at the end of the day, my kids are happy. Their dad [Marc Anthony] loves them. I love them. We accept that things didn't turn out perfect. That's family. It comes in many different forms. You make it work.

Jennifer Lopez Wows in $1,995 Studded Pink Christian Louboutin Boots

(Photo) While promoting her latest single "Live it Up" at a BBC Radio 1 studio in London, Jennifer Lopez made a breezy entrance in J Brand skinny jeans, Stark clutch and a matching white blazer and top both by Beck & Bridge.

And of course the singer added some fierce flair to the low-key look. Lopez also rocked a pair of studded Christian Louboutin ankle boots—which J.Lo's stylist Rob Zangardi tells us that despite appearing more red than rosy in photos, are in fact pink.

The investment kicks, which retail for $1,995 boots, are certainly eye-catching, but quite a bit more tame than J.Lo's recent on stage attire on Britain's Got Talent which attracted the attention of Ofcom (the UK's version of the FCC).

What do you think of J.Lo's boots?

Jennifer Lopez Bundles Up, Surprisingly Is Not Going on an Arctic Expedition

(Photo) Apparently Jennifer Lopez forgot what 50 degrees feels like.

The former American Idol judge stepped out on a slightly chilly London night in a coat made for winter in Antarctica. Sure, she may be trying to channel spring with the bright orange color, but the fur neck protector on this Fay coat is a sure sign that living in L.A. and Miami has thinned this New York native's blood.

Not only did the "chilly" weather prompt parka-wear, but J.Lo rocked knee-high leather boots too! And sunglasses that may as well have been ski goggles.

You know what they say: If you can't stand the chill (and fog and rain...) stay out of London!

Jennifer Lopez's Sexy Britain's Got Talent Performance Draws Complaints From Viewers-Watch Now

Jennifer Lopez put on quite a show last night on Britain's Got Talent, but not everyone in the U.K. was impressed.

Wearing thigh-high boots and a skintight bodysuit that left little to the imagination, the 43-year-old performed her hit single "#LiveItUp." The judges—even Simon Cowell!—were blown away by J.Lo's provocative performance, but viewers at home found her sexed-up look to be inappropriate for a family-friendly program.


Ofcom, which is similar to the FCC in that it regulates media, confirmed to E! News it has "received complaints, which we are currently assessing but not investigating at the moment."

"If we consider the potential that the broadcasting code wasn't abided by, there is potential we would investigate," a spokesman for the organization said. "But it's too early to speculate."

Lopez and her dancers, however, seemed oblivious to any potential parental concerns. She posted an Instagram photo of her team holding her up post-performance, writing simply, "Thanks @GotTalent for a great night #liveitup."

Do you think J.Lo's performance was too provocative for prime time?

Jennifer Lopez to open cellphone stores

"Jenny from the Block" wants the block to buy Verizon phones from her.

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez on Wednesday announced she's opening a chain of 15 cellphone stores and a website under the Viva Movil brand. The aim is to sell Verizon phones and services to Latinos.

The first store will open in New York on June 15, with others following in Los Angeles and Miami. The stores will have bilingual staff and provide a "culturally relevant shopping experience," Viva Movil said.

Viva Movil will be an authorized Verizon reseller, with the same prices and plans as regular Verizon stores.

Lopez is the majority owner and "chief creative officer" of Viva Movil. She said Viva Movil and its Facebook page will be a way for fans to connect with her.

"Latinos need a place to go and they need to be catered to because it is such a growing, growing demographic and market and people want to capture that, and they deserve to be catered to," Lopez said in an interview.

Lopez is no stranger to business. She owns a film and television production company and has launched clothing and perfume lines.

She said she wasn't looking specifically to get into wireless — "it was just one of those things where you sit down with people and you start spitballing."

Marketing cellphone service specifically to Latinos has not been a winning formula so far in the U.S. One company targeting Spanish speakers, Movida Communications, raised $40 million in 2007 and filed for bankruptcy the following year.

Most attempts to cater to Latinos have focused on low-cost, no-contract service. By partnering with Verizon, Lopez is hitching her business to a company that's focused on premium, contract-based service, backed by a top-rated wireless network.

The U.S. wireless market does have a large but low-profile Latin American presence: Mexican cellphone company America Movil owns Tracfone, the largest provider of no-contract service, with 23 million phones active. That service isn't marketed specifically to Latinos.


NBC is set to air “The Women’s Concert for Change: Live from London,” a live concert event from Twickenham Stadium in London, on Sunday, June 2 (9-11 p.m. ET).

“The Women’s Concert for Change: Live from London” is the centerpiece of Chime for Change, a new campaign to raise funds and awareness for female empowerment around the world, distributed to non-profit organizations focused in the key areas of education, health care and justice.

Beyoncé, the international superstar and co-founder of Chime for Change, will headline the concert event, with additional performances by Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Timbaland and more.

Presenters will include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Blake Lively, Gloria Steinem, Jada Pinkett-Smith, James Franco, Madonna, Salma Hayek Pinault, Zoe Saldana and many others. PSAs featuring Franco, Ben Affleck, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow and other influential A-list celebrities will also be a part of the special.

The global concert event will be broadcast live from London to over 175 countries, and will serve to celebrate inspirational stories from around the world, generate awareness about the issues that affect girls and women, and raise funds for non-profit organizations pursuing change.

“The Women’s Concert for Change: Live from London” is produced by Control Room, in association with Harvey Goldsmith.


JENNIFER Lopez, Casper Smart and Lopez’s twins scooping up nearly 10 bags of candy at Sugar Factory American Brasserie in Las Vegas.

Jennifer Lopez on Returning to American Idol

Jennifer Lopez is returning to American least for the May 16 season finale, where she will perform her new single, "Live it Up." "It's great to go back and see the old gang," she told TV Guide Magazine at the Nuvo TV upfront on May 15, where she was named the Chief Creative Officer for the Latino targeted, English-speaking network. "I do miss it. I had a great time doing Idol."

As for returning to the judges' table next season, "I don't know! When I say, 'I don't know,' people think, 'Oh, she's playing a game.' I'm not," Lopez said. " I really don't know. If it became really real where I had to make a decision, I would have to sit down and really weigh out the options of what my life looks like in the next year to see if I would sign. Because it does take up a lot of time, and I do have a lot of other things going on that I'm super excited about. So we'll see."

One thing she's excited about is her work with Nuvo, which will re-launch in July with her biography special. "I am involved in everything," Lopez says. "The look, branding, programming, development, distribution—in every single way I'm part of the network."

J-Lo named chief creative officer of NUVOtv

Jennifer Lopez is the newly appointed chief creative officer of NUVOtv.

The versatile J-Lo was announced last fall as a creative partner with the English-language Latino network, but her role was solidified Wednesday as NUVOtv held its upfront for advertisers and prepared for a re-launch of its programming in July.

In an interview before the presentation, Lopez said about two years ago she was approached by NUVOtv to serve "probably more as the face of the network. But once we sat down and I started expressing my point of view about the programming and the network, it grew into something bigger."

She said that, with the support of her own production company, she will be involved in marketing, branding and program development.

"A network that reflects the modern Latino experience, but in English, must have the quality that everybody has," she said.

Lopez will also be the subject of a 90-minute biographical special, the network said.

Among new series announced will be "Gotta Dance," a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of professional dancers accompanying Lopez on a world concert tour.

Asked if her on-camera presence is likely to extend beyond those programs, she said yes — "if we find a great show that I would star in anyway. But I always want to do what's right for the network as opposed to using it as a vehicle for myself. That's not the point."

Lopez laughed when asked if she would consider returning to "American Idol," where she spent two seasons as judge on a panel that is currently in turmoil.

"I'm gonna perform there (Thursday) night," she replied. "I don't know what else is gonna happen."

Looking ahead to the July 18 debut of the NUVOtv programming slate, she said, "We've given it enough of a facelift to launch, but we know we have work ahead of us."

Other series announced include "Rodney's Joy," a reality show about Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins as he takes on a new client — his wife, Joy Enriquez — as well as "Mario Lopez: One on One," an interview show.

NUVOtv is available in 32 million homes.

Jennifer Lopez Drops $10 Million On Hamptons Mansion

(Photos) Jennifer Lopez has 10 million reasons her summer will be better than yours ... she just dropped a boatload of cash on a massive Hamptons estate ... just in time for beach season.

J.Lo closed the deal this week with real estate guru Susan Breitenbach of the Corcoran Group ... scooping up a chic 8,500-square-foot mansion near Mecox Bay for $9.95 million.

The pad is obviously amazing -- it's in the Hamptons, duh -- with 8 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, 3 acres of land, a theater, pool, spa, sauna, steam room ... pretty much standard rich people house stuff.

And get this ... we're told Jennifer bought the place as a summer hang out spot. The land baroness already owns a mansion in Hidden Hills, CA and two homes in NY.


Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Sued By Ex-Exec Over Demotion By Goldsmith-Thomas

A former senior producer at Jennifer Lopez‘s Nuyorican Productions is taking the company to court for breach of contract. In a five-claim complaint filed today in LA Superior Court, Brian Schornak is alleging that he was removed from the company’s shows like The Fosters and South Beach Tow and eventually forced out. And Schornak is very specific about who is to blame for that: former manager and producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas who was brought on board Nuyoricann in March but is not a defendant in the lawsuit, however. The complaint (read it here) claims she accused him of stealing from Nuyorican and relentlessly tried to get rid of him. ”Elaine demoted Plaintiff and attempted to push Plaintiff out, or get him to quit,” the complaint claims. Schornak says he was “compelled” to resign from Nuyorican earlier this year. In addition to breach of contract, the complaints claims breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, as well as violations of the California labor code. Schornak is seeking unspecified compensatory, general and special damages in a 3-day jury trial. He is represented by Stephen Kernan of Santa Monica’s Kernan Law Firm.


King Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden dining at Harlow with Princess Madeleine. On their way out, traffic was stopped by security as J.Lo was coming in with her entourage.

J.Lo's new single a harbinger of album later this year

A new Jennifer Lopez single,Live It Up,is on the radio and precedes the singer's 10th album, which is due out in late 2013 on 2101 Records/Capitol Records. The song is produced by 2101 founder and CEO RedOne and features Pitbull.

Lopez and RedOne's 2011 collaboration On The Floor went to No. 1 on more than 30 charts around the world. She will perform Live It Up on the American Idol finale May 16 on Fox and the Billboard Music Awards May 19 on ABC. The video premiere for the song will be announced soon.

RedOne is executive producer on the upcoming album, a role he had in her previous album Love? In addition to On The Floor, it also spawned the hits I'm Into You and Papi.

"This is like a dream come true for me," said RedOne. "It was amazing to be able to work with Jennifer on so many great records over the past two years and now it is such an honor to have her on my label."


Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart at Broadway show “Pippin” Tuesday.

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull Debut New Song "#LIVEITUP"-Listen Now!

(Video) Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull are at it again with a new song for summer!

On Wednesday, the duo debuted their new dance single "#LIVEITUP." (Yes, there's actually a hashtag in the title. #Cool #new #trend #or #just #annoying?)

Well, the upbeat, heavily autotuned track is pretty straightforward, bouncing between J.Lo and Pitbull proclaiming their excitement for living it up and hitting the dance floor.

One Lopez-sung lyric goes: "Turn up this mother, and let it play/ I know you like my bumper, don't be ashamed/ Don't even wonder, it's just a game/We're rocking body to body let's go insane."

"Make love. Don't fight," Pitbull says several times throughout the song. "Let's f--k tonight."

Not to worry though, J.Lovers and Pitbull pups: This version is safe for work!

What do you think of "#LIVEITUP"?

Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lopez, Jay Leno, Donald Trump and More Set to Appear on Inside the Actors Studio Special

Bravo is honoring Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton, and they are bringing all the A-listers out to do it right!

Inside the Actors Studio will celebrate 250 episodes on May 29 with a two-hour special event, complete with highlights looking back on the best James Lipton interviews. From Will Ferrell's impersonation of Lipton to Angelina Jolie talking about her sensuality, viewers can relive the greatest moments from the most memorable interviews on Inside the Actors Studio.

Also featured in the special are new interviews with industry all-stars. Viewers will get revealing sit downs with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lopez, Christopher Walken, Barbara Walters, Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Ellen Burstyn, Spike Lee, Katie Couric, Donald Trump and Sugar Ray Leonard, all like you've never seen them before.

Jennifer Lopez Flaunts Fabulous Figure in Fort Lauderdale

(Photo) Leave it to Jennifer Lopez to heat up Fort Lauderdale.

The 43-year-old sexy singer did just that while filming her new music video with Pitbull for the song "Live It Up" on Sunday.

Decked out in a pretty peach one-piece, J.Lo showed off her enviable figure as she relaxed on a beach chair.

Unfortunately, this was merely the calm before the storm.

Soon after, gunshots were reportedly heard nearby, prompting security to rush Lopez to safety.

Thankfully, Fort Lauderdale Police tell E! News that the star was actually on the other side of the beach and there are no reported injuries at this time.

Here's hoping the scare doesn't deter Lopez from returning to the sand.

For her sake...and ours, of course!

Jennifer Lopez Rushed Off Set of Video Shoot After Gunshots Reportedly Fired Nearby

Jennifer Lopez got quite the fright on Sunday night.

The star was on the set of a video shoot in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when gunshots were reportedly fired nearby, immediately prompting her security to rush her to safety.

Fort Lauderdale Police told E! News that officers responded to a call of shorts fired at the northernmost point of the Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park parking lot. Lopez and her crew were filming in the southernmost end of the park.

Officers responded to the area in an attempt to investigate. However, the individuals involved in the shooting fled prior to their arrival. At this time, there are no known witnesses, no reported injuries and no further information.

Lopez was in the middle of doing a TV interview on the set when the shots were purportedly heard, and Lopez, who was there with beau Casper Smart, was quickly taken to her vehicle by security.

Entertainment Tonight's Rob Marciano, who was conducting the interview with the former American Idol judge when the shots rang out, later tweeted about the incident.

"BREAKING: Gunshots fired on Fort Lauderdale Beach DURING my JLo interview. No kidding. Security scrambled her away," he wrote.

"Can hear & see ambulances converging ~400 yards down the street," Marciano added. "Police confirming: 'shots fired. no one hit.' Whew."

Lopez had been in the area filming her new music video with Pitbull, "Live It Up."

E! News has reached out to Lopez's camp for comment.

J.Lo-DJ team

Jennifer Lopez may be working on a track with DJ megastar Tiësto. J.Lo was overheard asking to meet the DJ as she and boyfriend Casper Smart partied at the opening of the 80,000-square- foot Asian restaurant Hakkasan in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Tiësto headed over to her table, where he was overheard talking with J.Lo about “possible collaborations.” The lavish bash was also attended by Vanessa Hudgens, Pharrell Williams and Paris Hilton.

Beyonce, J.Lo to headline London charity concert for women

Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Florence & The Machine are teaming up for a four-hour charity concert in London next month to benefit women's health and education projects around the world.

The "Sound of Change Live" concert on June 1 in London's Twickenham sports stadium could fund at least 120 projects supporting girls and women in more than 70 nations, if all the tickets are sold, organizers said on Wednesday.

Organized by the Chime for Change campaign, founded by Italy fashion house Gucci, every ticket buyer will be able to choose which project their ticket will fund in what organizers said was a world first for such a venture.

Beyonce, currently on a European tour, will play a 45-minute set. She will be joined in the venture by singer and dancer Lopez, R&B artist John Legend, British indie sensation Ellie Goulding and rapper Timbaland, with more performers still to be announced.

U.S. actors James Franco, Blake Lively and Jada Pinkett Smith will be among the presenters.

"Our goal is to have a great time together while we unite and strengthen the voices of girls and women around the world," Beyonce said in a statement.

Rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who helped put on the Live Aid and Live Earth charity concerts, will produce the concert which will also be broadcast internationally.

Ticket prices range from 55-95 British pounds each ($85-$150) and 52,000 tickets are on sale.

Jennifer Lopez Returning to American Idol, Will Perform on Finale

Jennifer Lopez is coming back to American Idol!

The former judge will return to perform on the finale next month, a source exclusively tells me.

No word yet if Lopez will be belting out a tune—and shaking her iconic booty—on the first or second night of the two-part finale airing May 15 and 16.

Rumors that J.Lo was in talks to perform began circulating last week after it was reported that Idol producers tried hatching a plan to bring her back as a judge.

A supposed plan that, if you hadn't heard, included giving either Mariah Carey or Nicki Minaj (or both of them) the boot.

"There will definitely be changes to the judging panel for next season," a source told E! News last week. "Fox thought the Nicki-Mariah contrast would make for ratings, but there is concern it is like nails on [a] chalkboard for middle-America viewers."

But a rep for Idol shot down any chatter about changes at the judges' table, saying, "This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale."

We're happy to see that the talks turned into something real. See you at the finale, Jennifer!

An Idol rep declined to comment on J.Lo's upcoming performance.

Jennifer Lopez: I Was 'Freaking Out' When Son Max Needed Stitches

At some point every mother has to panic just a little.

For Jennifer Lopez it was when her 5-year-old old son Max was bleeding under his chin and needed stitches, the latest milestone in motherhood for the Dance Again singer.

"I hear that all little boys have a scar on their chin," she told PEOPLE of the recent mishap. "Of course, I was freaking out, but he was fine. He said it tickled."

With her son, who she calls "The Boss," recovering and spending the weekend with Lopez's ex, Marc Anthony, Lopez and beau Casper Smart headed to Las Vegas for the grand opening of mega club Hakkasan inside the MGM Grand.

"It's a little night off from being a mom and that's exciting," she said. "It's nice to have a little down time."

Inside the club, the couple cuddled at a VIP table near Vanessa Hudgens and Cheryl Burke while listening to Grammy winner Calvin Harris deejay in the main room.

Report: American Idol's Plan to Replace Mariah Carey With Ex-Judge Jennifer Lopez Derailed

In the wake of continually decreasing ratings, American Idol‘s Powers That Be reportedly began plotting the return of former fan-fave judge Jennifer Lopez, with just weeks left in Season 12. That Hail Mary pass, however, was quickly derailed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Idol EPs and Fox execs had been looking to shake things up (and potentially give viewership a boost) by replacing resident diva Mariah Carey with Lopez. But the plan is said to have hit a major snag when, upon learning of the behind-the-scenes scheme, Carey’s team “responded with a threat of litigation.”

While Fox, production company Fremantle NorthAmerica and Carey’s reps all declined to comment on THR‘s story, Idol boss Nigel Lythgoe told the trade, “I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season.”

Lopez — who departed the series in Season 11 after two years at the judges’ table – may still return to Idol this season, with producers in talks with the star to appear in the upcoming May finale.

Jennifer Lopez Will "Definitely" Appear on New Lesbian Drama She's Producing

Just because Jennifer Lopez is producing ABC Family's upcoming lesbian drama The Fosters, that doesn't mean she's going to appear on the show right away.

"She was maybe thinking about doing a cameo in the pilot," says Jake T. Austin, who plays foster son to a same-sex couple (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum) on the show, "but there was some apprehension in deciding how early they wanted to feature someone like her into the show.

"So she'll definitely come on," he said, "but at this point we just don't know when."

The series premieres on June 3.

"It's very current, it's very timely and it's something that's needed, especially on a platform like ABC," Austin said. "The thing is it's a family show and it's relatable. It's not targeting any specific demographic. We're just trying to tell a story and to appeal to a mixed crowd."

Diva list kills J.Lo India gig

Jennifer Lopez was in talks to perform in front of 60 million viewers at the opening ceremony of India’s Premier League cricket tournament — but the deal fell apart over diva demands from her camp.

Sources tell us the pampered pop princess’ manager Benny Medina had asked that a private plane be made available for her, along with numerous hotel rooms to house her huge entourage, which included an army of stylists, assistants and a personal chef.

Officials at the Pepsi IPL balked at their demands and instead booked rapper Pitbull for the April 2 opening ceremony, which will also feature some of Bollywood’s biggest stars.

A source told us, “The demands made on behalf of Jennifer were outrageous. She effectively priced herself out of the event. It was an idiotic move because the audience for this event is huge. It’s like the Super Bowl halftime show. Last year it drew 56 million viewers.”

The Bronx-born beauty is famous for her demands. In 2001 she arrived for a BBC interview with a 90-person entourage and ordered nine dressing rooms for the group.

And in 2011, it was revealed the “Jenny from the Block” star used a body double to film a Fiat commercial showing her driving around The Bronx in a subcompact car and talking about how the neighborhood “inspired” her. In fact, she never left the West Coast.

And before she filmed a music video benefiting African AIDS victims in 2010, her team submitted a backstage rider which included items such as a 45-foot trailer, white drapes, Dyptique candles, white couches, white lilies, yellow roses with a red trim, white tablecloths, and apple pie (a la mode).

This week, Lopez denied a Star report that she was “demanding her boyfriend Casper Smart sign a contract to protect her image and growing empire,” with a rep calling the story “inaccurate.”

A rep for Lopez (rather predictably) said of our India story, “This is inaccurate.”

Jennifer Lopez and Chris Brown Are Together in the Studio-See the Photo!

(Photo) It looks like a Jennifer Lopez and Chris Brown collaboration may be on the way.

The 43-year-old songstress tweeted a photo of herself posing with the 23-year-old crooner in what looks like a recording studio office earlier today.

"@chrisbrown @CORYROONEY @BEAUcasperSMART @missgillygrace #studiolife #makinghistory #Album10 #SAMEGIRL," Lopez captioned the shot.

In the photo, a smiling J.Lo, dressed in jeans and a pink sweater, leans against Brown who's sporting jeans and a denim jacket over a blue Nike hoodie.

Also in the pic is songwriter and producer Cory Rooney, who's worked with the likes of Destiny's Child, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey and Lopez's ex Marc Anthony. Rooney posted the same pic of the trio on his Tumblr page with the caption, "S--t got real serious up in here tonight..."

Rooney worked with Lopez on a bevy of her hit songs, including "Jenny From the Block," "I'm Real," "If You Had my Love" and "Ain't it Funny."

Do you want to hear Lopez and Brown make a song together?

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart's New Puppy-Meet Roxy!

(Photo) It looks like Lamar Odom and Khloé Kardashian Odom aren't the only celebs to find puppy love.

Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart have expanded their family with the addition of an adorable, tiny boxer (just like Khloé and Lamar!), who will join their other pet, Lil Bear.

Casper wrote, "Update.. Lil bear is doin GREAT!!! He was 9lbs when we got him, now he's 22lbs in a short 7weeks.. But @JLo & I have a surprise for y'all!!!"

"Meet Roxy.... Newest member to the family.... @JLo 's baby, & bears new boo!!!! #Surprise," Smart tweeted.

Casper included a sweet little photograph of Roxy, who just seems like best cuddle partner ever (where's Kim Kardashian at?), and will surely be a great "boo" to Bear.

We see some double dates in their future.

Jennifer Lopez -- Please Admit My Twins to Your School!

Jennifer Lopez is experiencing the kind of stress that hundreds of rich L.A. mommies endure every year -- getting their kids into exclusive, VERY EXPENSIVE private schools.

We've learned Jennifer has been making the rounds in L.A., interviewing schools for her 5-year-old twins, who will be starting kindergarten in the Fall.

We know she went with kids in tow Tuesday to the famous Buckley School in the San Fernando Valley ... considered by many to be the best L.A. has to offer. By the way, it better be -- tuition and other costs total $33,345 for the year -- PER KID!

And when we say Jennifer was interviewing ... she's the one -- like all the other parents -- who had to put on some snazzy clothes to impress. Lots of very rich, very famous parents try getting their kids into Buckley.

Alums include Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, Matthew Perry and current student Paris Jackson.

We checked the roster for Buckley's High School but couldn't find Casper Smart on the list ... kidding!

Jennifer Lopez Bakes Cupcakes for Twins Emme and Max's 5th Birthday

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez: Cupcake baker by day, A-list star by night.

Such is the life for the working supermom, who's celebrating twins Max and Emme's 5th birthday today, and she shared a sweet photo of the cupcakes she baked for the occasion.

"Happy Birthday Coconuts!!! 5 years of joy and true love!!! #schoolcupcakes #momduties #bestfeelingever," she posted on her Twitter page along with a pic of 24 yummy treats.

Lopez's twins are from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony, and the friendly exes recently reunited for a family birthday party with Anthony's ex-girlfriend Shannon de Lima and Jen's current beau Casper Smart.

In addition to spending time with her family, the "On the Floor" singer recently stunned at the 2013 Grammy Awards where she wore $5 million worth of jewelry and rocked a sexy thigh-high slit in a black Zuhair Murad gown.

But today, J.Lo was just your average mom, baking and celebrating her children's birthday!

LA tunes into Tommy

While New Yorkers finished off Fashion Week, LA fashionsitas flocked to a glittering do for Tommy Hilfiger Wednesday. Alicia Keys and Axl Rose performed at Soho House in West Hollywood to celebrate the designer’s new flagship store nearby with guests including Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart, Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, Kanye West, Neil Patrick Harris, Albert Brooks, Marky Ramone, Estelle and Danny Masterson. The benefit bash was co-hosted by Jessica Alba, Zooey Deschanel, Keys and Swizz Beatz and Hilfiger’s designer wife, Dee.

Jennifer Lopez Blocks Grammy Crasher Who Ends Up in Jail

Adele could have done without one particular well-wisher at Sunday's Grammy Awards – a Ukrainian TV presenter who crashed the stage during her win and was later jailed for trespassing.

Vitalii Sediuk spent the night behind bars and faces a court date in March after somehow evading security and entering the Staples Center without a ticket or any credentials, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

When Adele, 24, won best pop solo performance for "Set Fire to the Rain," Sediuk appeared on stage and could be heard saying, "I love you, Adele," before presenter Jennifer Lopez gave him a stern look and gestured him offstage.

He was immediately arrested.

"I'm not a crazy guy. I just think differently," Sediuk, 24, later told the trade magazine. "The idea to go on the stage came up at the last second. To be honest, Adele is my favorite singer. So when I heard her name, I came up with this idea to go up on the stage and say what I said."

Sediuk has pulled similar stunts before. Last May, he kissed Will Smith on the red carpet at Men in Black 3's Moscow premiere, earning a push and a slap from the actor.

Before his arrest, Sediuk was reportedly sitting in Adam Levine's seat at the Grammys, right behind Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, after the Maroon 5 frontman arrived late. (Video)

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Share 'Sweet' Dinner in West Hollywood

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, love is truly in the air.

Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart shared a romantic dinner on Friday night at Cecconi's in West Hollywood.

Although the couple had some "security-looking" personnel with them, they still managed to "canoodle at the table," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

Wearing a dress and sequined jacket, Lopez looked "stunning," while Smart kept things casual in slacks and a top.

"They were sweet together and Jennifer was laughing all night long," the source adds.

While there were no huge public displays of affection, the couple sat on the same side of the table and stayed close throughout their meal.

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Pose With Marc Anthony During Family Birthday Party

(Photo) Doesn't this photo just make your heart all warm and fuzzy?

Exes Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony proved that it's still all about love and respect between the two of them, posing together at Anthony's son's birthday party for a family photo that also included Lopez's beau, Casper Smart, and Anthony's ex-girlfriend, Shannon de Lima.

"Happy Birthday Cristian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #houseparty #FAMILIA," J.Lo tweeted.

The group was all smiles as they celebrated Cristian—Anthony's son with ex-wife and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres—turning 12.

Their other son, Ryan, 9, was also in attendance, along with Lopez and Anthony's 4-year-old twins, Max and Emme.

Marc and Shannon revealed that they split up in mid-January, but the beautiful Venezuelan model seemed happy to be enjoying the festivities, as well.

So much love with these guys!

Jennifer Lopez-Produced 'The Fosters' And 'Socio' Get ABC Family Series Orders

ABC Family has picked up to series two of its three drama pilots — The Fosters, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, and Socio, which has been renamed Twisted. Filming on both, which are produced in-house, will begin in the spring for a summer debut. “These new shows will bring the same depth, heart, close relationships and authenticity that our viewers have come to expect and will pair nicely with our already established pop culture hits,” ABC Family president Michael Riley said. I hear the network’s third drama pilot, Terminales, is still very much in contention and appears likely to get a series order contingent on some deal-making. As for ABC Family’s two comedy pilots, Miseducation aka Phys Ed and Continuing Fred, I hear neither is going forward.

That could be in part a result of the strength of ABC Family’s drama pilots. The network had originally planned to pick up two of the three but all three became instant contenders once they were delivered. Twisted was an early frontrunner, getting permission to start making if-come deals to writers in early December. Then the Newtown tragedy hit, raising questions whether a series about a 16-year-old convicted murderer in high school would make it to the air. ABC Family brass appeared unfazed, bringing in David Babcock (Brothers & Sisters) as potential showrunner in early January. Twisted is described a mystery centered on a charismatic 16 year old (Avan Jogia), with a troubled past who recently reconnected with his two female best friends from childhood. He becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is surprisingly found dead in her home. Co-starring in the series are Maddie Hasson, Kylie Bunbury, Kimberly Quinn, Sam Robards, newcomer Ashton Moio and Denise Richards. Babcock executive produces with creator Adam Milch and Gavin Polone (ABC Family‘s Jane By Design).

The Fosters too got a boost, with Joanna Johnson (Make It Or Break It) recruited as executive producer/showrunner last month in anticipation of a pickup. Created/executive produced by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (Queer As Folk), Fosters is about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. It stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, newcomer Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez. Simon Fields, Benny Medina and Greg Gugliotta will also serve as executive producers.

The series orders come on the heels of successful winter premieres of ABC Family’s returning dramas Switched at Birth, Bunheads, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game last month.

We Hear...

That Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars, Ryan Lochte, David Guetta, Gladys Knight, the Foo Fighters and Pharrell Williams are expected at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party at the Beverly Hilton.

We Hear...

That Jennifer Lopez ordered a feast of takeout from Patsy’s Italian restaurant on West 56th Street while in town for the premiere of her movie “Parker.”

Jennifer Lopez Talks Living "in the Moment" With Casper Smart, Reveals Toughest Part of Divorce From Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez admits she's a "hopeless romantic."

And while the gal is certainly loving her time with boyfriend Casper Smart, the 43-year-old star is quick to point out she's also simply taking it day by day.

"I've always looked at relationships for the future," she told Gayle King on Friday's CBS This Morning. "Where is it going? Are we getting married? But now I'm like, maybe it's OK to just be in the moment. Maybe it's OK to enjoy this for right now. Who knows where it's going? There's love here. Relax."

Lopez and Smart, who is 18 years her junior, began dating soon after she and husband Marc Anthony decided to get a divorce.

Speaking of that split, the Parker actress insisted the toughest part of it has been talking to their two kids, 4-year-old twins Emme and Max, about it.

"It wasn't until recently they started going, 'Where's Daddy?' And I'm like, 'I'm going to explain it to you when you're bigger because you're not going to understand it right now.' And they'll take that," Lopez said. "And I said, 'But here's what I do know. Mommy and Max and Emme are always going to be there. Mommy's always going to be there. Mommy's not going anywhere.' And that comforts them a little."

Jennifer Lopez: The Twins Want a Rainbow Birthday Party

Jennifer Lopez may be capable of juggling many activities at once, but her primary responsibility right now is planning the birthday party for her twins, Max and Emme.

“They’re 5 next month, and they want a rainbow party. Lots of rainbow stuff!” Lopez told reporters at Wednesday night’s L’Oreal and Cinema Society New York screening of her new thriller, Parker.

“I don’t know [what that means],” says the singer and actress, 43. “Very colorful?”

Although upbeat for her premiere, Lopez wasn’t shy about discussing her painful split from Marc Anthony – which, it turned out, also influenced her movie role.

“It was very difficult,” she explains, “so in front of kids and at work you have to be so professional and you have to be so up for your children in that moment.”

Her screen character “was going through the worst moment of her life, and I had just gone through divorce literally like a month before, so it was hard to get [up in the morning] — that’s why we added the scene at the beginning when she had trouble getting out of bed.”

Still, she called filming the movie cathartic, saying: “I was lucky to be in front of the cameras and act exactly how I felt, so it was a blessing.”

'Parker' a decent escape

Jason Statham is the quintessential man of action. Everything about him on-screen is blunt, rude and feral -- from the shaved head to the savage things he says to survive and thrive in his genre movies. Nothing much changes in his latest action opus, Parker, except that his outlaw is slightly more genteel than usual.

Even the titles of his flicks tend to be like Statham's right jabs to the punching bag: Snatch, Mean Machine, The Transporter, The Italian Job, Collateral, Chaos, London, Revolver, Crank, War, The Bank Job, Blitz, Killer Elite, Safe, The Expendables 1 & 2 and now Parker. His debut flick, Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, had one of the longest, most provocative titles of any Statham movie ever. Otherwise, his starring vehicles get right to the point.

Parker is not to be confused with the 1986 British film of the same name, starring Bryan Brown. Instead, this is Taylor Hackford's overdue adaption of the late novelist Donald E. Westlake's 19th Parker novel, which he wrote using the pseudonym Richard Stark.

The character that Statham plays is a "ruthless" thief, a consummate professional. This movie, however, seems to slightly soften him without losing sight of the fact that, in Parker's world, crime does pay. So any morality group concerned with how Hollywood portrays sex, violence, death and larceny should just back off and ignore Parker. Otherwise, it will drive those people wild.

As for the rest of us, who look to genre entertainment for escapism, Parker has a lot going for it. The movie is the story of how the character Parker engages as the wild card in a high-stakes Florida jewel heist after his partners in an Ohio crime try to kill him off. Revenge is sweet, even when bloody.

The plot of Parker involves some stupid thing about a jewel collection being auctioned off after the death of an uber-rich Florida socialite. Who cares? This is what Hitchcock called a McGuffin -- an irrelevant plot that gets thing moving. The point is that Parker gets involved because the gang looking to execute the heist is composed of lowlife thugs who betrayed him on the Ohio job. Statham's Parker is the elephant of legend: He never forgets.

The movie's weakness is Jennifer Lopez. It is not just that she is an awful actress. She is also annoying as a character. Lopez plays a high-end real estate agent whose career is stagnating. Somehow, somewhere, whatever, she becomes involved with Statham's Parker when he poses as a Texas tycoon looking to buy Florida real estate. Absurdly, the two become partners in crime.

Fortunately, Statham and Lopez are not romantic partners because Parker already has a lady love (Emma Booth), who can also stitch him up after gun-and-fist fights because she is a registered nurse.

In Parker, the movie, the pleasure comes in the playing out of the scenario -- the dialogue, the moral ambiguity, the playfulness. Anything else is ridiculous.

J.Lo was in serious agony

Jennifer Lopez was struggling with depression during her divorce from Marc Anthony while filming her new movie “Parker.” The superstar told Page Six, “It was so hard to get out of bed to go to the set. I was going through one of the hardest moments of my life with my separation and with the kids and everything,” Lopez, who plays a divorced real estate agent in the picture, said to reporters at the Cinema Society screening at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday. She and Anthony ended their marriage after seven years in July 2011. “It was very difficult,” she said. “In front of the kids and at work you have to be so professional and so up for your children in that moment. I was lucky to be in front of the cameras and act exactly how I felt.” The action flick also stars Jason Statham, who did his own stunts including jumping out of a moving vehicle. “You get scared, but it’s like you get the fear but not the panic,” the movie hardman told us. “You never think of the consequences . . . You never think about what could go wrong . . . you have to be positive.” After the screening, Statham, his girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and guests headed to newly reopened hot club Marquee.

Jennifer Lopez and Andrea Bocelli Record Spanish Duet-Listen to a Sneak Preview!

(Listen) Cover your ears, Casper Smart: Jennifer Lopez is collaborating with another man.

The former American Idol judge has recorded a duet with Italian singer Andrea Bocelli. In a sneak preview of "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás" ("Maybe, Maybe, Maybe"), Lopez accompanies the opera star on the classic Spanish tune.

Marc Anthony's ex released a Spanish album, Coma Ama una Mujer, in 2007. She and Anthony also produced and hosted ¡Q'viva! The Chosen, an international reality show looking for Latin America's best talent.

Bocelli's new album, Passione, debuts Jan. 29 and also features a duet with Nelly Furtado.

JLo's secret reunion with Marc Anthony

When her boytoy’s away, JLo will play? Jennifer Lopez left current squeeze Casper Smart at home in LA for her recent trip to New York – where she met up with ex-husband Marc Anthony.

Lopez was staying at Manhattan’s London Hotel but left her digs on Tuesday for The Mark, where – appropriately enough – Anthony was staying.

Clad in thigh-high stiletto boots and a leopard-print micromini, she certainly did not look like she was headed to church.

More than two and a half hours later, Anthony snuck out and jumped into his waiting tour bus. “He came out really quickly, with his head down, like he didn’t want to be seen,” an eyewitness tells Page Six.

JLo emerged shortly after, a smug grin on her face, the source says. Smart, meanwhile, was home alone in Los Angeles with the couple’s recently adopted dog, Bear. He hasn't been photographed with Lopez in the past week, and missed out on her recent trip to Miami, where Lopez was photographed hanging by the pool with her two kids with Marc, twins Max and Emme, 3.

Jennifer Lopez Calls Divorce "the Worst Time in My Life," Opens Up About Boyfriend Casper Smart

Seeing how Jennifer Lopez plays a divorcée in her new film, Parker, there's definitely a bit of art imitating life going on.

"When I did the movie, I had just decided to get divorced myself," the 43-year-old actress and mother of twins told USA Today. "I felt in that low place. It was the worst time in my life, as well. (Emme and Max) didn't know anything. They're starting to figure it out now, a year and a half later. They were just 3 at the time."

Of course, she's referring to her split from Marc Anthony. The two decided to call it quits back in July of 2011, just one month after celebrating their seventh wedding anniversary.

Soon after the breakup, Lopez began dating dancer Casper Smart. They've been an item since October 2011 and it appears the former American Idol judge couldn't be happier.

"He's a nice person. My life is really good right now," she said. "I'm at a point where I'm able to make decisions based on what I really want to do. I'm making decisions based on what I feel, which is never wrong no matter what the outcome is."

You go, J.Lo!

Beyoncé Lip-Sync Controversy: LeAnn Rimes, Jennifer Lopez Defend Inauguration Performance

The supposed controversy over Beyoncé's Star Mangled Banner is continuing apace.

But while some have taken it upon themselves to be outraged (outraged!) by the superstar singer's decision to perform to a prerecorded track and lip-sync the national anthem for President Barack Obama's inauguration, there are plenty of fellow celebs who are firmly backing B.

Like Jennifer Lopez and LeAnn Rimes.

Both singers—who have presumably been there, done that (albeit on a much smaller scale and without the subsequent worldwide hypervigilant fallout)—were asked about the budding scandal while making their own promotional rounds last night, J.Lo while stopping by The Daily Show, and Rimes while talking to Jimmy Kimmel.

And both were nothing but supportive.

"I'm actually taking up for her on this one," LeAnn said, arguing that the decision may not have been the singer's to make. "There are times when people will ask you to do it, and they will not let you do it unless you do it because they want control over what happens."

Follow that? Well, keep paying attention.

"In certain venues and stuff, they do prerecord things, because you're going to have that terrible slapback," Lopez said.

"Sure," chimed in Jon Stewart. "Slapback."

"All performers do have to do it at some point," Lopez added. Just, ideally, not on such a massive stage.

Jennifer Lopez -- I'm Still Jenny from the Thigh High Block

(Photo) She may be a cougar, but it was all about the leopard print getup and ridiculously hot leather thigh high stiletto boots when Jennifer Lopez hit the streets in NYC on Tuesday.

Not many 43-year-olds, who happen to be the mother of twins, can walk in her shoes.

Bikini Shot of the Day: Jennifer Lopez Sizzles in Miami Beach

(Photo) Life's a beach for Jennifer Lopez!

The singer was snapped soaking up the sun on the superyacht Utopia III in Miami Beach, Fla., today, where the 43-year-old star put her bangin' bikini bod on full display.

J.Lo's relaxing with a pal in the casual shot, sporting a pale blue two-piece, aviator shades and a dash of bikini bling. She's currently on vacation with her adorable twins, Max and Emme.

The A-list vacay is certainly well-deserved for the busy superstar.

In addition to working her curves at the Golden Globes, the 43-year-old actress has been busy promoting her new crime thriller, Parker, which hits theaters Friday.

Enjoy the time off, Jen! And in the meantime, we'll enjoy the shot of your supersexy bod.

Jennifer Lopez Obsesses Over Peanut Butter Souffle in Miami

Jennifer Lopez stepped out on Saturday night for dinner at Catch in Miami.

Although boyfriend Casper Smart didn't join the singer, she dined with a group of close friends – including her manager Benny Medina.

"She was in a great mood enjoying a night out on the town, " an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

Lopez was discussing "how she just finished her world tour while shooting a movie at the same time," the source adds.

The table shared every dish that was brought out to them. The group especially loved the peanut butter souffle, which they were overheard obsessing about.

After dinner, Lopez headed home while the rest of her group headed next door to SL Miami.

Jennifer Lopez: 'You Have to Follow Your Heart'

Jennifer Lopez has many things: perma-radiance, Pucci dresses, lots and lots of Louboutins and a $250 million empire. But she's also a 43-year-old single mom trying to learn from her mistakes.

"I'm not a young girl anymore who can throw caution to the wind," says the mega-star, who is settled into a sofa, picking at a small bowl of sweet potato and corn mash after a daylong PEOPLE photo shoot.

By her side is Casper Smart, 25, her live-in boyfriend. But while the choreographer – whom she calls by his given name, Beau – makes Lopez very happy, she's quick to point out that after her split from Marc Anthony, the father of her 4-year-old twins, Max and Emme, she's not rushing things.

"I'm making decisions for three. . . . I'm Mama Bear," says Lopez. "I want to make sure everything's right. I have been hasty in the past. Super hasty."

Then again, this is not a woman who is afraid of big change. Last year the mogul who topped Forbes's Celebrity 100 List walked away from a multi-million-dollar gig judging American Idol.

Now – after a world tour with Smart by her side – she's applying her laser focus to reigniting her film career. In Parker, a heist movie costarring Jason Statham, Lopez tackles the kind of gritty part that evokes acclaimed roles like the one she played in 1998's Out of Sight.

"She came in with no airs and just mucked in like everyone else," says Statham. "Jennifer walked away from a lot of money on American Idol," adds director Taylor Hackford. "She said, 'You know what? This [acting] is what I want to do right now.' " Lopez identified with her character, a woman picking up the pieces after her divorce.

"At this point in my life, I lived enough to do great work," says Lopez. "I've really felt everything by now."

Cover photo makes J.Lo 'old' & cranky

Jennifer Lopez isn’t too happy with her cover photo on this week’s issue of People magazine, sources tell us. The 43-year-old mother of two sits down for an interview with the weekly to discuss her life after splitting with Marc Anthony and finding her new love Beau “Casper” Smart. The story was perfectly timed to upstage Mariah Carey’s appearance on the “American Idol” judging panel. But we’re told that Lopez, who appears in a crouching pose with a wide smile and her hair styled straight with long bangs, feels the photo makes her look old. “Her camp feels she looks old and haggard,” a source tells us. Friends are also comparing the singer and former “American Idol” judge’s wide-eyed look and stick-straight hair to eccentric 70-year-old fashion designer Betsey Johnson. We’re told Lopez’s camp reached out to People to moan about the photograph. But her manager Benny Medina insists he was happy with the final result: “Look at the pictures and read the story! We worked closely with the editors of People and we are very pleased with cover photo and the results all around.” People told us it “continues to have a productive relationship with her and her team.”

Jennifer Lopez Thought Her 'World Had Fallen Apart' After Split

Jennifer Lopez knows how Leslie Rodgers feels.

The actress-singer, 43, who plays the character in the crime thriller Parker, tells PEOPLE that when she and Marc Anthony began divorce proceedings, she "felt like my whole world had fallen apart."

Lopez, who was just going through the breakup at the time she began filming the movie, says she related to her character.

"Leslie had just gone through her own divorce," she explains. "It's a bad time in her life."

But Lopez isn't the only one who spotted similarities between herself and the woman she was hired to play.

"[Director Taylor Hackford] called me and he was like, 'I have a part for you,' " Lopez recalls. "And I was like, 'Really? Oh, cool. What is it?' And he was like, 'You know, I've been watching you on American Idol, and I love that girl. I love her, but that's not who I want. But it made me think something in this character. … When I see you there, I think you never give up. You keep going.' "

Lopez, who is now happy in the arms of boyfriend Casper Smart, notes the deeper similarities as well.

"Leslie, even when she's down on the bottom and everything is bad at that time, she won't give up," she says. "She still has a glimmer of hope."

Jennifer Lopez: I Want an Academy Award!

Having more kids isn't the only thing that Jennifer Lopez would love to do.

J.Lo also wants an Academy Award.

"I think everybody that has ever taken acting seriously would love to be recognized in that way," Lopez told me yesterday while she and Jason Statham were promoting their new crime thriller Parker (in theaters Jan. 25) at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. "Of course! Why not?"

She's even thought about her acceptance speech. "It changes every so often over the years," Lopez, who recently signed with power talent agency CAA, said with a laugh. "Different people, different things."

If the day comes that she is nominated for the coveted gold man, we can't wait to see what she'd wear to the show. "Oh, trust me," she said. "I'll be ready."

She certainly was body-ready when she filmed a scene in Parker in which Statham's character makes her strip to her underwear and bra.

"It was nerve-racking," Lopez remembered. "I was like, 'Oh, how is this going to look? Who's lighting this?' But you know, I had to get in shape physically but also emotionally. I had to build up to it mentally, prepare yourself to know you are just going to be standing there naked vulnerably and in a very vulnerable emotional way as well."

She keeps fit with a trainer from Tracy Anderson, but admits she sometimes strays. "I should be more healthy, to be honest," Lopez said. "My kids eat healthier than I because you want them to be healthy. But I have bad habits from, you know, growing up in the Bronx—Hawaiian Punch, Kool-Aid! The more sugar, the better!"

Lopez also admits she could have done American Idol "longer, but I just felt like I gotta go on tour and I have these movies to make…I think it's a good time for me to do more movies."

You hear that, Oscar?

Jennifer Lopez: Casper Smart Helped Me Heal After Divorce

When Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony split in 2011 after seven years of marriage and two children together, the singer says it felt like "her whole world fell apart."

But Lopez, 43, credits her boyfriend, choreographer and dancer Casper Smart, 25, with helping her heal after divorce.

"I just got out of a big, heavy, devastating thing, and he's helped me heal," she says in this week's issue of PEOPLE. "He's been there for me."

But the singer is well aware that the 18-year age difference between the two draws speculation.

"I ask him, 'Why don't you go find a young girlfriend and get out of here? What do you want with me?' And you think, 'How long is this gone be?' You think, 'Okay, in 10 years I'm going to be like this and you're going to be like that' and … men at that age are … I think all different things. The truth is we don't know what's going to happen. We're loving this moment right now. We make each other happy."

Even after several larger-than-life romances that played out in the public eye, Lopez regrets nothing.

"I don't regret those things – that's who I am," she says. "But at least now I'm at a point where I have to recognize that these choices and things that happen are partly because of me and my decisions and I have to be more careful. So I am being more careful."

Jennifer Lopez "Really Happy" for Ex Ben Affleck: Golden Globes Win Was a "Nice Moment"

Jennifer Lopez was so close to two of her ex-boyfriends at the Golden Globes, she could've passed them the salt—but did she feel awkward? Nah.

"We run in the same circles," she reminded Ellen DeGeneres, in an interview airing tomorrow on Ellen, of how not unusual it is for her to cross paths with Sean "Diddy" Combs and, to a lesser extent, Ben Affleck.

But count Lopez among the many who gave Affleck a standing ovation when he won Best Director for Argo.

"It was a great movie," Lopez said. "And, we [her and Affleck] got you know, a lot of...They were really hard on us in the press when we dated back in the day, on movies and things like that.

"So, it was a nice moment. It was a nice to see him have that moment. I was really happy for him."

Believe us, J.Lo, it's been nice for all of us to see that Gigli wasn't the end for either of you.

As for Lopez, she didn't elaborate when DeGeneres (also an ex-American Idol judge) asked if she thought Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey would be at least "interesting to watch" on Idol this season.

"I don't know," Lopez said demurely.

"No comment?" DeGeneres asked.

"I think I shall not," Lopez replied.

Jennifer Lopez Wants More Kids: "I Would Love It"

Jennifer Lopez already has two beautiful children, twins Max and Emme, but that doesn't mean she's not hoping to expand the family someday.

It's certainly something she thinks about.

"I would love to have more," J.Lo exclusively told me earlier today at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills while promoting Parker, her new crime thriller with Jason Statham out Jan. 25. "I don't know if it's in the cards for me, but I would love it.

Max and Emme turn 5 on Feb. 22. "I can't believe they are gong to be 5," Lopez said. "It went so fast. It feels like I just had them."

Like most moms, she doesn't mind a break from parenting every once and awhile.

"I love taking baths," said Lopez, who has been dating dancer Beau "Casper" Smart since October 2011. "I wouldn't say it's a guilty pleasure, but it is when you're a mom because to have 15 or 10 minutes or to take a long, 20-minute bath is a luxury. But the last time I took a bath, my daughter comes in and goes, 'I want to get in with you!' I was like, 'OK.'"

2013 Golden Globes: Things You Didn't See on TV

Running Into an Ex: Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart shook hands with her ex Combs and then J. Lo gave Diddy a kiss on the cheek. "Hello, baby," she said before everyone rushed off to their seats.

Razzie nominations 2012

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Biel, Playing For Keeps & Total Recall
Brooklyn Decker, Battleship & What To Expect When You're Expecting
Ashley Green, Twilight S.B.D. #2
Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You're Expecting
Rihanna, Battleship

Where Does Jennifer Lopez Keep that Famous Grammys Dress?

No one will ever forget the plunging Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards. But the star herself still hasn’t figured out exactly what to do with the memorable gown.

“I have that at home. The other day, my housekeeper put it on a mannequin in my spa, where I get my hair and makeup done,” Lopez says in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “She sent me a pictures. She was like, ‘You like this dress?’ Um, yeah, but I don’t know if I like it out in the house!”

Fashion problems aside, Lopez also dishes on her fashion tastes, which she realizes have changed over time. The singer says she’s gone from a “boyish, hip-hoppy sensibility: big hoops, sneakers, tank tops, and my big curly hair” to adding a “sexy element” to channeling “movie stars, Jackie O. And now all of these things mixed together, that’s my style.”

But behind that well-dressed façade is a mother who realizes she keeps a crazy schedule — and works to keep her children as happy and grounded as possible when on the road.

“I make [travel] as simple and as beautiful as I can because my life is kind of big,” she shares. “So I pack my luggage, or dress myself, or comb my kids’ hair, pick up their clothes — that makes our life beautiful, you know? There’s something very elegant in that.” For more with Lopez, pick up the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands Jan. 8, or visit

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Take Her Twins Shopping in Beverly Hills

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez's latest shopping trip was fun for the whole family.

The Out of Sight star and boyfriend Casper Smart engaged in a little retail therapy with Lopez's 4-year-old twins, Max and Emme, in tow today in Beverly Hills.

They were a casual quartet, though Lopez still made for a glamorous photo op, even in jeans and glasses, with her hair tied up in a bun. (The fur-trimmed vest and stiletto booties may have helped, of course.)

Lopez spent holiday time with family in New York earlier this week, tweeting a "#bronxgirls" photo of herself and three cousins on Christmas Day and a pic of her father serving up turkey the night before.

"Cookin' Clause #ChristmasEve#bestDADDYever #luckygirl," she wrote.

Jennifer Lopez -- $20 Million Extortion Lawsuit DISMISSED

Jennifer Lopez just lost a huge round in court against her ex-driver -- because a judge has tossed out the singer's $20 million extortion lawsuit against him.

TMZ broke the story ... J.Lo filed the countersuit against her former chauffeur Hakob Manoukian, who had sued, claiming he was forced to resign after being publicly berated by Jennifer's manager Benny Medina.

After Hakob resigned, J.Lo claimed he demanded $2.8 million from her or else he'd air her dirty laundry in the media ... spilling secrets he overheard while driving her around.

Hakob's attorney filed a motion to dismiss J.Lo's countersuit, claiming she was trying to punish him for filing a legitimate employment lawsuit against her.

The judge agreed ... ruling in the ex-wheelman's favor. Hakob's suit is still pending.

Jennifer Lopez Plays Some Football to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez took her moves from the big stage to the football field.

The 43-year-old superstar put on a jersey and showed off her athletic skills (and girl power) yesterday, when she was the only female playing a little pigskin at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Lopez's home country of Puerto Rico to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief before closing out her Dance Again world tour that night.

And she definitely had some cheerleaders on the sidelines: her kids, Max and Emme. So cute!

Lopez was snapped holding her daughter, who seemed to be super excited about the pre-concert festivities during her mama's big game.

Jenny from the block's beau Casper Smart also played, along with Lopez's other dancers, against Juan Luis Morera and Llandel Veguilla Malavé of Wisin y Yandel and other local artists. But it wasn't all football the whole time. The group took a quick dance break and got Gangnam Style!

"so much fun!! Gonna miss u," Jennifer tweeted in response to a photo of herself making a touchdown.

Lopez plays Santa for charity; talks about Rivera

Jennifer Lopez says she doesn't look forward to getting gifts at Christmas — she looks forward to giving them.

"I love going and shopping for Christmas presents for everybody and making gifts for people and seeing their faces light up and surprising them; that's where I get my joy," the entertainer said last week.

It's also why Lopez launched her "J. Lo's Christmas Gift" drive, asking fans to donate to her three favorite charities (the Boys & Girls Club, the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Red Cross). In exchange, she'll give someone two tickets to the last show of her "Dance Again" world tour in Puerto Rico on Saturday; she'll also pay airfare and hotel costs.

"It's just that kind of doing something nice for somebody, and they do something nice back and kind of paying it forward," she said in a phone interview Friday from Australia, where she was performing

She's promoting the contest, which ends Monday, on Twitter with the hashtag JLOSCHRISTMASGIFT. She got the idea to use social media to encourage her fans to give back since becoming more involved in platforms like Twitter and Facebook and seeing how much response she's received when she's had contests.

"I thought, 'What if every person I tweeted and asked for a follow donated a dollar?' I have 13½ million followers (on Twitter)," she said. "We can collect a lot of money for these charities that I work with that are literally close to my heart."

Part of the reason Lopez chose the Red Cross is because of its relief work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of New York City, where Lopez is from. She hasn't been back to New York since the October storm but her ex-husband, Marc Anthony, was affected.

"My babies (4-year-old twins Max and Emme) had to go there and visit their dad shortly after, and it was like, kind of a scary proposition to send them because I didn't know what it was going to be like," she said. "He was saying how his house had a tree fall in his front yard, and he couldn't stay there and there was no electricity. Just knowing how so many people were affected by it and when you really hear the stats of it ... there's not enough you can do."

Lopez will be heading home for the holidays; Lopez said she feels blessed to have been able to stage her first world tour, particularly spending much of it with her family: "It's just been an amazing year."

Lopez said the tour was a "life-changing experience," but acknowledged it could also be grueling at times, with the constant travel. For that reason, she said she identified with Jenni Rivera, the Latin music superstar who was killed Dec. 8 in a plane crash. Rivera was traveling after a concert in Monterrey, Mexico.

"I didn't know her personally but I knew of her. For me, just being on tour right now, you live the same type of life. You know what I mean? It's traveling, it's doing shows," Lopez said. "She considered herself a businesswoman as well, besides an artist, and she had kids and I'm sure she was rushing home to get home to her kids at that time so she took the flight at 3 in the morning. So you go like, wow, it's just like a wake-up call for everybody. It's tragic. She was so young, so young, and she had five kids. It just wasn't her time, it feels like."

Al Roker & Jennifer Lopez -- Sued Over Alleged Bounty Hunter Assault

Jennifer Lopez and Al Roker should think twice before sending their ruthless bounty hunter after an innocent man ... and falsely accusing him of being a criminal on national TV -- so says a new lawsuit.

19-year-old Everette Draughn filed the lawsuit in Louisiana against Roker and Lopez, claiming their new Spike TV reality show called "Big Easy Justice" falsely labeled him as a grand theft auto suspect ... and then targeted him in nationally-televised manhunt last year.

The show's about a New Orleans bounty hunter named Tat-2, and Lopez and Roker produce it. Everette's episode aired in April.

According to Everette's lawsuit, the big name producers are responsible for the mishap -- and should have done their due diligence before falsely labeling him a criminal on national TV.

Everette insists he hadn't committed grand theft auto at the time of the episode's broadcast, nor was he a fugitive as the show claims. Everette also says he was battered into signing a release agreement.

Now, he's suing for unspecified damages -- claiming the show not only ruined his reputation and caused him injuries ... it also cost him his job.

A rep for Spike TV said the network doesn't comment on pending litigation. Calls to Roker's and Lopez's reps were not returned.

Jennifer Lopez Goes Shopping With Boyfriend Casper Smart and Her Twins While on Tour in Australia

(Photo) It looks like Jennifer Lopez is working on her Christmas shopping, even while on tour in Australia.

The 43-year-old "Dance Again" singer stepped out with 25-year-old beau Casper Smart and her 5-year-old twins, Max and Emme, between her two concerts at the Rod Laver Arena.

Lopez and her brood were spotted leaving Melbourne's Myer department store with several shopping bags in hand.

The cute couple looked fashionable in matching outfits: Lopez in black oxford flats and a black romper with dark glasses and bright red lipstick, while Smart donned a black button-down shirt and gray pants.

Meanwhile, little Emme sported an adorable gray dress while her brother wore gray pants and a white shirt.

"MELBOURNE! Epic night! One of the best shows...soooo fun!!" Lopez tweeted after last night's concert. "Australia is on fiyah!! 3 for 3 #LOVE #DanceAgainWorldTour2012."

The hot mama followed it up by posting on her website today, "Sharing the stage twice tonight!!!! Melbourne was great!!!!!! First with my mom, GUADALUPE #HappyBirthdayMom on 12.12.12, and also with an Australian LOVE!R!!!"

JLo tones down concert in Indonesia

Jennifer Lopez wowed thousands of fans in Indonesia, but they didn't see as much of her as concertgoers in other countries — the American pop star toned down both her sexy outfits and her dance moves during her show in the world's most populous Muslim country, promoters said Saturday.

Lopez's "Dance Again World Tour" was performed in the country's capital, Jakarta, on Friday in line with promises Lopez made to make her show more appropriate for the audience, said Chairi Ibrahim from Dyandra Entertainment, the concert promoter.

"JLo was very cooperative ... she respected our culture," Ibrahim said, adding that Lopez's managers also asked whether she could perform her usual sexy dance moves, but were told that "making love" moves were not appropriate for Indonesia.

"Yes, she dressed modestly ... she's still sexy, attractive and tantalizing, though," said Ira Wibowo, an Indonesian actress who was among more than 7,000 fans at the concert.

Another fan, Doddy Adityawarman, was a bit disappointed with the changes.

"She should appear just the way she is," he said, "Many local artists dress even much sexy, much worse."

Lopez changed several times during her 90-minute concert along with several dancers, who also dressed modestly without revealing their chests or cleavage.

Most Muslims in Indonesia, a secular country of 240 million people, are moderate. But a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years.

They have pushed through controversial laws — including an anti-pornography bill — and have been known to attack anything perceived as blasphemous, from transvestites and bars to "deviant" religious sects.

Lady Gaga was forced to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia in May following threats by Islamic hard-liners, who called her a "devil worshipper."

Lopez will also perform in Muslim-majority Malaysia on Sunday.

"Thank you Jakarta for an amazing night," the 43-year-old diva tweeted to her 13 million followers Saturday.

People's Choice Awards: 2013 Nominees

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Adam Levine
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Demi Lovato
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Denies Having Hotel Maid Fired Over Autograph Request

Jennifer Lopez doesn't know where these stories come from.

Well, tabloids, for starters.

"C'mon thought you knew me better than this.. Would never get anyone fired over an autograph. 1st I heard of this was on twitter.#hurtful," the star tweeted today in response to a story that a hotel maid in Germany was sacked after Lopez called the management to complain about her coming to her room to ask for an autograph.

Per London's Daily Mail, Pray Dodaj told the German tabloid Bild that she knocked on Lopez's door at the Melia Dusseldorf but was turned away by two of the singer's employees.

"A day later the cleaning company that employed me at the hotel called and said that Ms Lopez had complained," Dodaj said.

"I was fired right there on the phone. Because of an autograph."

"She has acted contrary to the contractual arrangements and disturbed the privacy of our guests," hotel director Cyrus Heydarian said, affirming the establishment's decision.

Lopez performed in Dusseldorf last week as part of her ongoing world tour. There has been no further comment on the incident from her camp.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Promote Peace and Love in Hippie Halloween Costumes

(Photo) They also seem to promote abs and that, ahem, V-shaped torso.

Jennifer Lopez and beau Casper Smart posted a photo on her personal website of the duo in their hippie Halloween costumes, which included afros, peace signs, headbands, fringe and groovy patterns.

"Happy Halloween LOVE!RS! My team and I had fun celebrating in Dusseldorf and Oberhausen," she wrote. "How are you celebrating Halloween?"

The couple recently celebrated their one-year anniversary and showed a little social media PDA on Twitter.

"?@BEAUcasperSMART BEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is OUR's!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful smile with me everyday! ?#SpecialDay ? ?#LOVE!" Lopez tweeted Smart.

He replied, "Happy 1 yr. anniversary to the most Gorgeous, Kind, Sweet, Funny, Beautiful Lil Bear in the world.... Love Bear ?#October25"

Sandy Reaction

Jennifer Lopez: "If you need a safe place to stay, shelter info avail. in #RedCross HurricanApp #Sandy"

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Share Loving Tweets on One-Year Anniversary

Has it been one year already?!

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart marked their first anniversary yesterday, helpfully clearing up any lingering questions as to when the pop star and her backup dancer actually started dating.

And how did they let us in on the love? Via Twitter, of course!

"?@BEAUcasperSMART BEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is OUR's!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful smile with me everyday! ?#SpecialDay ? ?#LOVE!" Lopez tweeted Smart, whose real first name is Beau, yesterday morning.

Replied Smart: "Happy 1 yr. anniversary to the most Gorgeous, Kind, Sweet, Funny, Beautiful Lil Bear in the world.... Love Bear ?#October25"

He also retweeted an enthusiastic fan who chimed in: "Happy 1st Year Anniversary ?@JLo ?@BeauSmart ?? ?#Love ?#BeBraveLove ?#Jlovers have a great day !!"

We first got clued in to J.Lo's burgeoning romance with her hunky backup dancer last November, roughly four months after she and hubby Marc Anthony called it quits after seven years of marriage.

And since then, through rumors both positive (Engaged?! Married?!) and crummy (Exotic massage? Really?), Smart, 25, and Lopez, 43, have persevered. They've traveled and performed together, Smart appeared in Lopez's "Dance Again" video and they were just as cute as can be at Paris Fashion Week.

Not to mention, they've made for dozens of photo ops along the way—and we're never ones to complain about that. Happy anniversary, you crazy kids!

Jennifer Lopez Nip Slip: Singer Suffers Another Wardrobe Malfunction During Concert in London

(Photo) This might be a good time for Jennifer Lopez to take a cue from Nicki Minaj.

The "On the Floor" singer suffered her second, count 'em, second nip slip in as many weeks.

Yep. While performing in London on Monday night, J.Lo revealed quite a bit of herself as she strutted her stuff on stage.

And get this! The wardrobe malfunction occurred in an all-too-familiar-looking Zuhair Murad bodysuit.

That's right. The same exact skintight outfit 43-year-old Lopez was wearing during her Oct. 12 concert in Italy when a similar flashing incident went down.

Well, if nothing else, at least she's consistent.

Jennifer Lopez Flaunts Her Abs in London

(Photo) They say if you've got it, flaunt it – and Jennifer Lopez did just that.

The mother of twins exposed her enviable abs while out and about in London on Monday with boyfriend Casper Smart.

Clad in a tight-fitting cropped black top with black pants and a long, gray coat, the physically fit star, 43, strolled alongside her man, who was also dressed in a similar color scheme.

Lopez worked hard with trainer Tracy Anderson on a custom routine that targeted the area from the singer's abs to her hips.

"We don't want her natural beauty to go out of balance," Anderson told PEOPLE over the summer. "[Overly] ripped abs would ruin her look."

In the end, Lopez "loves the results," according to Anderson.

Jennifer Lopez Suffers Onstage Nip Slip During Italy Show

(Photo) It was an eye-popping show to be sure.

Jennifer Lopez was performing some tricky dance moves in a sexy sequined catsuit during a sold-out concert in Bologna, Italy last Thursday when a wrong step caused the top of her skintight dress to shift near the chest, briefly exposing her nipple to thousands of adoring fans.

The "On the Floor" hitmaker didn't duck for cover. Instead, after a quick adjustment with the aid of her dancers, Lopez went right on performing like the pro she is.

This is J.Lo's second wardrobe malfunction in a week. According to Hollywood Life, Lopez flashed her Spanx on stage a few days ago.

Ben Affleck Talks Wife Jennifer Garner, Bromance with Matt Damon, and Staying in Touch With Ex Jennifer Lopez

From his Good Will Hunting days to his infamous time as one-half of Bennifer to his quiet family life with wife Jennifer Garner, we've always had a soft spot for Ben Affleck.

The Academy Award-winning actor is currently working hard to cement his transition to esteemed Hollywood director with his latest film, Argo, a political thriller based loosely on the true story of the rescue of six U.S. soldiers during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.

Gracing the cover of The Hollywood Reporter this week, Ben sat down with the mag to discuss the good and the bad in Hollywood biz, and it turns out this world-famous face is just your average 40-year-old dad to his three children.

"There are so many decisions to be made, and it's more than you can get to each day," he says of trying to balance work and family life. "There is this underlying anxiety not just about getting the movie done but getting it done really well. It keeps my head spinning—even when I am giving the kids a bath. I can be giving them a bath or feeding them, and sometimes they say, ‘Dad, pay attention!'"

He openly admits that his life is consumed by work and family, and he now chooses to spend his free time with Jen and their children—daughters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3, and 7-month-old son Samuel.

"Kids eat up that kind of hobby time," he admits. "I used to ride motorcycles. I used to play basketball. And now basically I'm at home with them, or I work."

Luckily, Ben has a lifelong partner in wife Jennifer Garner to lend a helping hand, and he can't help but gush over his beautiful wife of seven years:

"She truly is kind," he says. "She means no one any harm. She doesn't have ill will for any person. She's not competitive with other people. She's not spiteful," he shares with pride before adding, "It's one of those things where it becomes almost aggravating at times. Every time I go, 'F-- him!' I see in her face that she just thinks that's petty and small."

The filmmaker credits his wife with being a major support system, and it may come as a surprise that he still keeps in touch with ex-Jennifer Lopez, as well as Gwyneth Paltrow and his high school girlfriend, Cheyenne Rothman:

"We don't have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice," he says of J.Lo, "but we do have the kind of relationship where there'll be an e-mail saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great.' I remember when she got American Idol. I said: 'This was really smart. Good luck.' I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She's put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I'm really pleased to see her successful."

Although Ben appears to have aged with a unique Hollywood grace, he does admit that turning 40 was tough (remember, Blake Lively made him feel old!) for the A-list star:

"It was not fun for me," says Affleck of the milestone age. "It's this moment of bifurcation between youth and middle age. One wants to think of oneself as young. One does not want to think, "Wait a minute! How can I be halfway to death?'"

Even though Ben might feel like he's getting old (his looks certainly aren't fading!), we bet his bromance with Matt Damon gives the dude a youthful glow:

"[Matt and I] see each other almost too often," Affleck admits of his friendship with Damon. "I wonder if his wife is thinking, 'Is he really going to come over every night?'"

Aww, talk about one of the coolest Hollywood hunks in the biz! We're officially Ben Affleck lovers for life.

Jennifer Lopez's New Lesbian-Themed TV Show Targeted by One Million Moms

Conservative family group One Million Moms seems to have one million protests up its sleeve.

Earlier this year, it took aim at Ellen DeGeneres and JCPenney's partnership. Then, it protested Ryan Murphy's gay-themed sitcom The New Normal.

Now, it's got a new target: the lesbian-focused dramedy The Fosters, which is being executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez.

The hourlong show, which is slated to air on ABC Family, centers around two women raising an ethnically diverse brood of both biological and adoptive children.

Perfectly normal, you might say? One Million Moms begs to differ.

"Obviously, ABC has lost their minds," the group said in a vociferous statement posted on its website. "ABC's Family Channel has several anti-family programs, and…many families have already discovered that ABC Family Channel is anything but family-friendly."

The group vehemently takes issue with the show's depiction of same-sex parenting, noting that that the series "is attempting to redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together. One Million Moms is not sure how the explanation will be given on how the biological children were conceived."

One Million Moms also slammed Hollywood for pushing an agenda "that homosexuality is acceptable when scripture states clearly it is a sin" and urged its members to make sure J.Lo's The Fosters doesn't see the light of day: "Let's stop this dead in it its tracks."

E! News has reached out to J.Lo's production company, Nuyorican Productions, for comment.

This past summer, Murphy addressed One Million Moms' protest of The New Normal, saying, "Every person and group has a right to protest something. I find it to be interesting that they would take a position before they've seen it."

Jennifer Lopez, Emme and Max Look Sporty in Real Madrid Jerseys

(Photo) Today's soccer game wasn't the only big event happening in Spain.

Sporting Real Madrid jerseys, Jennifer Lopez and her adorable twins Max and Emme (beau Casper Smart was camera shy, apparently) enjoyed the city's sights and waved at fans before the singer performed at a concert.

"Hola Madrid! See you at Palacio Desportes after el classico, so excited! I promise you the best after match party ever! Viva El Classico," she tweeted earlier today, and it seemed to have been a fantastic show (as if it'd be anything less).

After retweeting multiple posts of praise for her concert from admirers, Lopez wrote, "Los Quiero Madrid!!! Muchas gracias por todo el #AMOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Jennifer Lopez Sports a New Big Diamond on Her Ring Finger - Again

(Photo) About a year after Jennifer Lopez began dating dancer Casper Smart, she was photographed in Paris this week, sporting quite the bauble on her engagement ring finger.

Lopez, 43, already faced engagement rumors in March and June, at least one time because she also had a ring on that finger. So is she really headed down the aisle now?

One source tells PEOPLE she's "not even close," adding that the bling is nothing more "than a pretty ring."

Another source also believes the pair isn't set to say, "I do" any time soon.

"He can't afford that ring," the source tells PEOPLE. "This ring could just be for their anniversary. She's in the middle of her tour and her manager doesn't want her distracted. He wants her to focus, and an engagement would distract her too much."

The former American Idol judge – who divorce from Marc Anthony is still not believed to be finalized – has publicly gushed that Smart, 25, is "so cute."

Jennifer Lopez Strips Down to Her Bra and Undies in Parker Trailer

Now, don't put your face too close to the computer screen, it's bad for your eyes.

However, what's always good for you is checking out Jennifer Lopez in her unmentionables, and thankfully we can get a dose of that in the new Jason Statham flick Parker.

But pay attention!


While Statham's character tries to take on a new identity to avoid getting killed, he meets a beautiful new friend, played by Lopez. But just because she has the smile of a hundred angels, doesn't mean she can be trusted!

"Take off your clothes, I have to know if you're wearing a wire," he tells her (a wise request), and then bam! Lopez is standing there in her bra and undies for like a second!

It's still worth it—take a look!

Jennifer Lopez Goes Barbie Pink at Valentino...

(Photo) When we first saw this photo, we thought it was a curvier Taylor Swift. Or maybe Lady Gaga doing some performance art piece about Taylor Swift.

But then our editor told us this is actually Jennifer Lopez. Which is ridiculous.

Because look: There are no crystals, sequins, rhinestones, front cleavage, butt cleavage, ostrich feathers, peacock feathers, cockatoo feathers, glitter, stick-on bulbs, bike reflectors, fishing lures, glow worms or any other bling J.Lo would require before leaving her all-white hotel room.

Yes, we see the bows, but bows are not J.Lo. They are twee and country, the hallmark of girls who play ukeleles. Or Zooey Deschanel. Or, seriously, Taylor Swift.

But nope, we just checked again: It's J.Lo, all right. Next thing you know, Leighton Meester will be wearing sweatpants and Uggs. Ha! Like that'll ever happen.

Forbes' List of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Women

Not too much of a surprise here.

Forbes magazine released their list of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Women, and the No. 1 spot went to none other than Oprah Winfrey, who also topped the mag's list of highest paid celebrities.

But she was joined by a number of familiar faces.

Coming in at grand total of $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012, Winfrey was light-years away from No. 2 on the list—Britney Spears with $58 million, $107 million less than Winfrey.

In third place is Taylor Swift, who at only 22 years old, is the youngest woman on this list with $57 million.

The rest of the list was full of ties between women earning the same amount this past year. Rihanna and Ellen DeGeneres tied with $53 million each, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga tied with $52 million and then there was a three-way tie between Gisele Bündchen, Katy Perry and—wait for it—Judge Judy for $45 million.

Talk about girl power.

Jennifer Lopez: Judge Dismisses $10 Million Lawsuit Against Singer

Jennifer Lopez can rest easy now that a $10 million lawsuit filed against her has been dismissed.

The lawsuit came about two years ago when Lopez's attorneys sent cease-and-desist letters to her former hubby Ojani Noa, his business partner Ed Meyer and producer Claudia Vazquez while they were working on a film for Telemundo called I Owe JLo.

The film was set to tell details about Lopez's failed marriage to Noa, but when the "Dance Again" singer allegedly interfered with the flick's production, causing it to be "unmarketable," according to Vazquez, the producer sued her for $10 million for tortious interference.

While Vazquez claimed the film would be a "comedic parody of Noa's life crafted almost entirely from the material that is already in the public domain," Lopez said the movie would reveal information that could be damaging to her career.

Prior to Vazquez's lawsuit, Lopez sued Noa and Meyer for $10 million for breach of contract, violation of publicity rights, invasion of privacy, and more, after Vazquez entered into a production agreement with Meyer to produce a film about Noa's life, which would've included details about his marriage to Lopez.

As a result of that suit, the actress was able to obtain an injunction to stop production on a film called, How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The JLO and Ojani Noa Story, which Noa and Meyer were working on.

Although Vazquez was named in the cease-and-desist letters Lopez sent to stop that film, she was not included in the aforementioned lawsuit against Noa and Meyer.

Vazquez was working on a different project—I Owe JLo—at the time, and turned around and filed suit against Lopez when the film came to a standstill in light of Lopez's threats.

Lopez tried to shut down Vazquez's lawsuit at the time with an anti-SLAPP motion, but while a judge agreed Vazquez's claims arose from constitutionally protected free speech, a trial court said Vazquez still had chance of winning the case.


Because, according to the court, Vazquez may have been able to approve that the injunction did not involve her and Lopez's actions did cause the movie to not get made.

Lopez still appealed that ruling, however, and Monday she won.

The appellate court determined Vazquez could not base her case on Lopez's cease-and-desist letter because it is a "privileged legal communication that can't be used in court."

We guess that (finally) settles that.

Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart Have a Pool Party with the Twins

(Photo1, Photo2) Looks like Jennifer Lopez's kids give her beau the seal of approval!

Four-year-old twins Max and Emme stayed close to Casper Smart and a caregiver during an Aug. 28 visit with a harbor seal at the Georgia Aquarium.

The former American Idol judge, who snapped photos on her phone during the meet-and-greet, was in town for a performance at Atlanta's Philips Arena.

During the afternoon visit, the group took in a dolphin show and got a special behind-the-scenes tour where they learned how the park cares for its animals. At the Ocean Voyager exhibit, they saw manta rays, whale sharks and beluga whales – and Lopez seemed pleased with everything the twins were learning.

Though the family had been to the world's largest aquarium before, this trip was no less special. This time around, they were able to touch the harbor seal and get an exclusive view of its teeth.

'American Idol' judges announced by ... Katie Couric? Jennifer Lopez weighs in

(Video) Did new talk show host Katie Couric just "announce" the new "American Idol" judges?

"Katie" is one of several new talk shows dotting the TV landscape and as such, it sends out previews for upcoming shows. The preview for the Friday, Sept. 14 episode reads as follows:

Jennifer Lopez on the new American Idol judges (which Katie Couric reveals during their interview):

KC: What do you think about the new group of judges?
JL: Did they announce?
KC: Yeah.
JL: Who is it?
KC: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy [Jackson]. Randy's back.
JL: Randy is! Oh thank god. I love Randy. I'm glad he's doing it.
KC: What do you think of that group? That's sort of interesting, don't you think?
JL: That's an eclectic group.
KC: Yeah!
JL: Yeah it is.
KC: I'm glad. I think it will be fun to have Keith Urban there.
JL: I think they all have something really different to offer so it should be interesting.

The word on the street is FOX is officially announcing the judges Friday and it's not exactly surprise news that it's Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. But we suspect the announcement was not going to be made by Katie Couric and Jennifer Lopez.


Jennifer Lopez joins Hispanic TV network

JLo is going Nuvo.

Jennifer Lopez, on tour after ending her stint as an American Idol judge, is returning to TV, in a smaller way. Nuvo TV, founded in 2004 as an English-language cable network for Latino viewers, today will announce plans for a marketing and programming partnership with the singer/actress that will make her a part-owner of the channel.

She will produce programming for the network, now available in 30 million homes, through her Nuyorican Productions banner. She'll appear occasionally on-air, including a documentary due early next year about her current tour, which is headed to Europe. And she'll act as a promotional ambassador for the network, which faces a growing list of competitors, including Telemundo's mun2 and an English-language news channel from Univision and Disney due next year.

Though she grew up in a Spanish-speaking household, Lopez says she was raised as an English speaker, and her interest in such channels was informed by "growing up in the Bronx as a little Puerto Rican girl watching TV and not having a lot to identify with," she says in an interview. "West Side Story was really my favorite thing because it had Puerto Ricans in it."

Of Nuvo, she says, "I want to move it into great programming for a bicultural audience."

Nuvo CEO Michael Schwimmer says the Lopez deal was a no-brainer: "She's able to generate an enormous amount of awareness in anything she's involved with, and we knew she was passionate about this audience."

Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart Have a Pool Party with the Twins

(Photo) Ending her world tour with Enrique Iglesias in Miami this weekend, Jennifer Lopez made a splash Thursday in the SLS pool on South Beach with Casper Smart and her adorable twins Emme and Max.

Clad in a sexy strapless yellow bikini with her hair up in a bun, Lopez, 42, spent time in the pool with her 4-year-old children and a smiling, doting Casper, 25.

"It was very hot and humid when the couple and her kids were swimming," a source tells PEOPLE. "Casper looked like he was really into playing with the kids in the pool. They looked like a happy family."

Smart showed off his strengths, carrying Emme on his shoulder and launching her into the air. Wearing a cute red-and-white bikini, she was doing little dances and prances, smiling and having a blast, says the source.

At one point, the children were playing with swim toys while Lopez and Smart were teasing each other and laughing on a lounge.

"They were kidding each other, making jokes and enjoying the late summer afternoon," the source adds. "They looked both energized and relaxed."

ABC Family orders Jennifer Lopez-produced TV pilot

ABC Family says it green-lighted a series pilot from Jennifer Lopez's production company about a lesbian couple and their diverse family.

ABC Family said Thursday the comedy-drama pilot, titled "The Fosters," is about two women raising a "21st century," multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids.

Lopez will be an executive producer for the hour-long project. Casting was not announced.

Her company, Nuyorican, is in development on other TV series, including "Taming Ben Taylor," a romantic comedy starring the actress-singer, and "Sweet Little 15," a Mexican girl's coming-of-age story.

Lopez, who recently exited "American Idol" as a judge, also is developing films through her company.

J.Lo's kids get too loud

Jennifer Lopez had to calm her unruly 4-year-old twins, Max and Emme, backstage before her Friday night concert in Los Angeles, and did so without saying a word. A witness at the Staples Center event told us the kids were playing around on scooters backstage and were “speeding around the green room area and causing a ruckus, almost running over people and running into things.” Staffers were scurrying around trying to catch the twins and get them to chill out. While J.Lo is usually left alone right before she goes onstage, we’re told she was forced to come out of her dressing room and “gave Max and Emme that ‘mom’ look to reprimand them.” Our source added, “She got her kids off the scooters and back into their room.” A rep for Lopez told us: “Jennifer’s family has a private and secure area backstage at each show. Jennifer is a loving and responsible mom, she would never put her children or others in a dangerous situation.”

Jennifer Lopez making concert film

Jennifer Lopez is taking her music career to the big screen for a 3D concert extravaganza.

The superstar, who is currently on a joint tour of North America with Enrique Iglesias, will follow in the footsteps of her pop peers Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, who have both seen success at the box office with their own concert films.

Lopez's manager Benny Medina has confirmed the plans to U.S. news show Extra, and reveals the project will document the singer/actress' trials and tribulations behind the scenes and onstage.

Jennifer Lopez signs with CAA

Jennifer Lopez has signed with Creative Artists Agency.

The singer and actress left her longtime agent at UTA and joined CAA Monday.

Lopez made the decision as she decided "to focus more time on film projects, her music and other ventures," her publicist said in a statement.

Lopez, who recently parted ways with "American Idol," will be represented by Kevin Huvane, Hylda Queally and Jenna Adler.

She will appear in 2013 opposite Jason Stratham in an adaptation of the crime/thriller literary series "Parker." It will be directed by Taylor Hackford.

Jennifer Lopez's Next Stage in Life: Mixing Work with Pleasure

Perhaps the next reality show that Jennifer Lopez should star on is Survivor.

"I live by the mantra that God doesn't give you anything you can't handle," says the former American Idol judge and PEOPLE's 2011 Most Beautiful, who, according to InStyle's September cover story (on newsstands this Friday), has reached a crossroads in her life – a result of her 2011 split from her husband of seven years, Marc Anthony.

"It's not until something bad or difficult happens that you really get to grow," says Lopez, 43. And, at that point, "You realize: There's no reason to be terrified of things. Either way I'm going to be OK."

The magazine reports that as a single mother of 4-year-old twins Max and Emme, Lopez will now concentrate on being an entertainer, an entrepreneur and a self-proclaimed romantic who mixes business with pleasure.

"At this point in my life," she says, "I've learned I can really survive things."

The secret to success, she states, is in "finding balance ... You have to know what makes you happy – so your life is what you always dreamed it could be."

And while she is not quoted in the profile about boyfriend Casper Smart, 25, he is described in the article as sitting out one of her concerts at a soundboard.

Speaking generally, she says, "The most important quality the man in my life should have is that he is sweet. I like the good guys.

She also addresses readers' questions, including one about love, and what specifically are the highs and lows that come with being a romantic.

"The hard part is that you never stop believing in love," responds Lopez. "You never stop. But that's also the best part. You never stop believing, and you never, never give up."

Jennifer Lopez Files $20 Million Extortion Lawsuit

Jennifer Lopez has sued her former driver for extortion, claiming he demanded $2.8 million or else he'd tell the media and authorities about secrets he overheard while driving her here and there.

Jennifer's case is a countersuit to a claim filed by Hakob Manoukian, who claimed he was forced to resign after being publicly berated by JLo's manager, Benny Medina.

In her countersuit, obtained by TMZ, Lopez alleges Manoukian became drunk with power and wanted to control her entire security team and get more money for doing it. When he was shut down, Jennifer claims he retaliated by threatening to spill confidential information that would be highly embarrassing.

And it gets worse. JLo says Manoukian threatened that if he wasn't paid $2.8 million he would take his info to authorities and have her criminally prosecuted.

Lopez is suing for damages in excess of $20 million.

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Take Her Twins to the Park

(Photo) The best antidote to rumors of a romance cooling off? How about a warm summer day in the park with the kids?

Amid speculation that her relationship with Casper Smart is on the rocks, Jennifer Lopez was still all smiles Sunday as she and her beau took her 4-year-old twins Emme and Max out for a stroll.

Last week, a source told PEOPLE that "she's getting frustrated with him" and she's increasingly "short-tempered when she's around him." But that was then.

"Enjoying the beautiful day with my coconuts at the park!! #dayoff #familia #LOVE," the pop star and former American Idol judge wrote on Twitter, as a photographer snapped a pic of Smart carrying Emme.

Lopez, 43, with her hair pulled back in a bun and wearing a flowing blue-and-white sundress, looked relaxed and happy – a different image than that painted by sources who say she has grown short-tempered with Smart.

For his part, Smart, in cut-off jeans, sneakers and a white T-shirt, betrayed just the hint of a smile behind dark sunglasses.

So, what do you think -- will they last?

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart "Cooling Off" Their Romance?

Is Casper getting voted off Jenny's block?

A source tells E! News that Jennifer Lopez is "taking some time to think about things" with beau Casper Smart after pictures surfaced that purport to show the backup dancer ducking into a peep show doorway just a day before J.Lo's 43rd birthday in NYC.

Smart says he was lost and entered the wrong doorway, while his lawyers strongly refuted what they claim were defamatory statements made by tabloids—against which they threatened legal action.

Whatever the case may be, a source close to Lopez tells E! News: "She is taking some time to think about things. They are still together. But the photos have shaken her up."

According to the source, Lopez "has never been great at picking men, and this feels all too familiar to her."

"They have not split yet, but it's fair to say they are cooling off a bit. The pictures have created a distance between them. Even if Casper is telling the truth, and he didn't mean to walk into the doorway, it just proves how young and immature he is. He should have been more careful, he knows he is often being followed by paparazzi."

So what's in store for the couple despite what we can only anticipate being an uncomfortable conversation?

"Jennifer cares about Casper, they are certainly very close," says the source. "But he is not the love of her life. She can live without him. If she does decide to split from him she'll be ok. She just needs some time to think about whether Casper is worth all this trouble."

Jennifer Lopez Becoming Short-Tempered Around Casper Smart

Her whirlwind romance with Casper Smart began last November as what one source close to the couple told PEOPLE was "a fun fling."

But now, nearly a year later, could Jennifer Lopez be preparing to leave more than just her American Idol gig?

"He's moved into her life – and a little too easily, too," the source tells PEOPLE. "I think her family is watching him closely."

Lopez's possible cold front comes amid tabloid reports about Smart: One claims he visited a New York City exotic massage parlor, while another reports he was at a peep show next door. (Photographs show Smart going up a set of stairs that lead to the spa.) Lawyers for the couple call the stories "false, malicious and defamatory."

Those rumors coincided with her 43rd birthday, which they celebrated together in the city. But although they were all smiles as they were photographed heading to lunch, the source says "she's getting frustrated with him" and she's increasingly "short-tempered when she's around him."

This is a departure from the affection they displayed when they hit the town – and, recently, in a steamy music video for her single "Dance Again" (and again in a sweet clip during her current concerts for the song "Baby I Love U").

But as Smart continues to tour with Lopez, a breakup may not be in their near future.

"Jennifer is the kind of girl who doesn't like to be alone," says the source. "Until she finds a replacement, I think, he's around."

Jennifer Lopez Blasts Claims Boyfriend Visited "Exotic Massage Parlor"

Do not mess with Jenny from the Block.

Jennifer Lopez is fighting back at tabloid reports that her boyfriend, Beau "Casper" Smart, recently visited a so-called "exotic massage parlor" and a gay porn shop in New York City.

"These statements are false, malicious and defamatory," the couple's attorneys, Howard Weitzman and Shawn Holley, said in a statement this morning. "Ms. Lopez and Mr. Smart will pursue all remedies available to them under the law."

Star magazine and InTouch quote a, um, masseuse and an employee of the porn shop who claim that Smart, 25, stopped by the Hell's Kitchen parlor for about 10 minutes the day before he helped Lopez celebrate her 43rd birthday and has visited the adults-only store.

Lopez and Smart's lawyers have demanded an immediate retraction or they will file suit against the mags, according to a source.

The source insists that Smart was in the neighborhood to get his shaved head clean in time for J. Lo's b-day and to have his tattoo artist re-ink a smidgen of his body art. The hottie dancer had the "Love Hate" tattoos that he has spelled out in between his fingers changed to "Love Hard," according to the source.

Choreographer beau puts the 'moves' on J.Lo

Casper Smart is taking his role as co-choreographer of his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez’s tour very seriously. On Thursday night, Lopez performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena with her tourmate Enrique Iglesias. Smart has helped guide the creative direction for the show but only makes a small cameo in it. Instead, Smart was spotted watching Lopez’s performance from the soundboard, standing with her manager, Benny Medina, until he took the stage. “From the looks of it, it’s like he’s critiquing the dancers,” said a spy at Thursday’s concert. “He had a clipboard in his hand.” After the show, Smart was later spotted at the casino with Lopez’s mom, Guadalupe, playing the slot machines and gambling at tables until the early morning. Lopez wasn’t with them, presumably resting after the concert. Her performance was less emotional than the last time she was at the Mohegan Sun in October, when the thrice-married superstar broke down in tears after singing her song “One Love.”

Jennifer Lopez Stuns at Surprise Party

(Photo1, Photo2) Jennifer Lopez proves you're never too old for a surprise party.

The blindfolded singer, who celebrated her 43rd birthday Tuesday, was all smiles as boyfriend Casper Smart, 25, guided her to a surprise soiree aboard the Utopia II Superyacht in New York City.

In form fitting red-orange backless Tom Ford dress, Lopez greeted the dozens of guests aboard the luxury liner.

The couple, who's passionate moves can be seen in the music video for "Dance Again," clasped hands and took the dance floor, showing off their moves.

Lopez couldn't hide her delight when a cake in the shape of a giant pink teddy bear was brought out. "Happy birthday BEAR!" it read. (The couple call each other "bear.")

Smart Tweeted Tuesday, "(yelling) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEAR IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE U.. ') @JLo."

Lopez replied, "@BEAUcasperSMART LOL!! Thank You my sweet Bear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Earlier in the afternoon, Lopez's children, Max and Emme, 4, were spotted exploring the yacht with their grandmother, Guadalupe.

Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Birthday with Casper Smart

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez keeps getting better with age.

The singer celebrated her 43rd birthday Tuesday in New York City with boyfriend Casper Smart, 25.

The former American Idol judge was all smiles as she stepped out in a nude and white floor-skimming dress on her way to lunch at Nobu.

Smart, in fitted black t-shirt, bright white pants and combat boots, led the birthday girl past paparazzi stationed outside the couple's hotel.

Lopez has a lot to celebrate. The mother of two was recently ranked no. 1 on Forbes' Celebrity 100 List, beating out Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber and Rihanna with her estimated income of $52 million in the past year.

Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Birthday with Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez keeps getting better with age.

The singer celebrated her 43rd birthday Tuesday in New York City with boyfriend Casper Smart, 25.

The former American Idol judge was all smiles as she stepped out in a nude and white floor-skimming dress on her way to lunch at Nobu.

Smart, in fitted black t-shirt, bright white pants and combat boots, led the birthday girl past paparazzi stationed outside the couple's hotel.

Lopez has a lot to celebrate. The mother of two was recently ranked no. 1 on Forbes' Celebrity 100 List, beating out Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber and Rihanna with her estimated income of $52 million in the past year.

Mariah Carey on American Idol: Jennifer Lopez Gives Advice; Ryan Seacrest Puts Out Welcome Mat

It's official! Mariah Carey is joining American Idol. And she's already feeling the love from Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest.

E! News caught up with J. Lo and asked whether she believes Mariah will be a good Idol judge. "I think so, yeah! Why not?" Jennifer answered. "She's a musician for a long time she has a lot of experience. And it's that experience you offer them at the end of the day, the contestants just want to get better and grow through the process."

Fox President Kevin Reilly just chatted with us at the TCA Press Tour, pointing out that Mariah should not be viewed as a replacement for Jennifer. "It was never the goal to replace [Jennifer]. And I think they are very, very different personalities. So once Jennifer declared that in fact she felt comfortable moving on, we never actually said, ‘Who's going to be the Jennifer replacement?' And in fact, we were talking to Jennifer and there was a scenario that maybe she would have stayed, but we've decided that this is actually going to be for the best. And we have no shortage of names."

"Replacement" or not, Jennifer tells us she does have some advice for Mariah and any new judges coming: "Just enjoy the journey," Jennifer told E! News at her concert with Enrique Iglesias in Newark, N.J., on Saturday. "There is pressure as far as the live shows, but you know what? Just remember you're there at the end of the day to help those contestants grow and to get to the end and to get to that finale. And whenever I thought about that it always made my job a little less pressure-filled and a littler easier, because it's not about you. It wasn't about me, it was about them. It was about helping them and that always made it a lot of fun for me. I'm going to miss it a lot."

Meanwhile, Ryan Seacrest is ready to add yet another job to his ever-growing resume: Baby-sitter! "Welcome to the fam @MariahCarey!!" Ryan tweeted today after the Mariah news broke. "When u and @nickcannon need a date night, I'm happy to strap on the double baby bjorn :)"

'American Idol': I'm hoping Jennifer Lopez is not leaving, says Nigel Lythgoe

There have been big changes recently for "American Idol" Season 12, including the departure of judge Steven Tyler and the (most likely) departure of judge Jennifer Lopez, which executive producer Nigel Lythgoe addresses at the Television Critics Association press tour FOX session Monday morning (July 23).

"What I said to Ryan [Seacrest] was I was really upset to hear of Steven leaving us and the possibility of Jennifer leaving us," says Lythgoe. "She did say 99% ... I'm hoping that 1% means she's not leaving."

In regards to his own status as "Idol" EP, Lythgoe says, "I can't make any comments about my future with 'Idol' at the moment. We're in negotiations."

What do you think, "Idol" fans? Do you think there's a chance J.Lo sticks around?

UPDATE: Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment at FOX, says he thinks Nigel's comments were more fueled by a personal wish that J.Lo not leave. Reilly says, "I think I can say it's 100% Jennifer won't be coming back to the show." Reilly also announced that Mariah Carey is the newest "Idol" judge.

J Lo gets "goosies" opening U.S. tour with Enrique Iglesias

"Goosies!" Jennifer Lopez squealed from the stage of the Prudential Center, pointing to a patch of flesh barely concealed by her glittering bodysuit. "Goosies everywhere!"

Kicking off the U.S. portion of her North American co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias Friday night, Lopez did not avoid alluding to the high-profile gig that she resigned from earlier this month.

"'Goosies' is something I used to say on American Idol," she noted. Her two-season stint on the TV talent search had been "amazing," she added, "and I'm going to miss it very much. But at the end of the day, this is what I do. This is where I belong — out here with you."

And for roughly 90 minutes, the multi-tasking machine that is J. Lo sought to remind fans that she was a performer before she became a judge. No matter that her singing (and speaking) could be shrill; the faithful got their fill of hyper-athletic backup dancers, costume changes, firecrackers, smoke and assorted show-biz bromides.

Lopez's set, which followed Iglesias's, was divided into themed portions. A segment paying homage to old-school Hollywood pizzazz was followed by one that reminded us of the star's humble Bronx origins. There was a romantic interlude, during which Lopez offered a slowed-down version of If You Had My Love, and a party sequence that wrapped with a breathless On The Floor.

Jenny from the block modeled a succession of sparkly, body-hugging outfits, including the blindingly blingy hoodie she wore to salute her old 'hood. Singing Until It Beats No More, she transformed a royal-blue micro-mini skirt into a flowing gown — while video images of her playing adoring mom to her twins with ex Marc Anthony flashed behind her.

"I love you," Lopez kept saying, to everyone and no one in particular.

Iglesias, in contrast, sought to connect individually with audience members, to the point that he wound up doing more schmoozing than singing. Dressed down in jeans and a baseball cap, the amiable second-generation crooner delivered hits such as Rhythm Divine, Hero and Bailamos, as well as shout-outs to his Spanish-speaking fans.

There were flashes of self-deprecating humor, as when Iglesias asked how many of the men in attendance "got dragged to this show" by wives or dates. "How many gay men are here tonight?" he asked at another point, before bringing one on stage and chatting him up at length. For good measure, Iglesias later brought up a very young woman in a very short skirt and indulged her in some chivalrous cooing.

Speaking before the concert, audience member Manny Oliveira, 36, of Ledgewood, admitted that he was one of those guys who had come for the missus — a Lopez fan, in this case. "He's sacrificing for me," Michelle Oliveira, 36, quipped of her spouse, who described himself as "more into rock."

In contrast, friends Daniela Sapkar, 33, of Elmwood Park, and Nicolina Paskowski, 26, of Lincoln Park, both identified themselves as avid Lopez devotees — "because she's beautiful, and her music is upbeat," Sapkar said.

"We're going to miss her on Idol," Paskowski added. "But I'm sure that she has bigger and better things ahead."

Jennifer Lopez Did Not Quit American Idol over Salary Dispute

No, she wasn't holding out for a major payday: Jennifer Lopez's departure from American Idol after two seasons had nothing to do with money, a source close to the star tells PEOPLE. Contrary to reports that Lopez asked for a $2 million raise to continue judging the Fox reality show for a third season, the source says that Fox did approach Lopez with a "comparable offer to last year's salary" for next season, but it was never countered nor negotiated by her team.

For her first season on the show, Lopez earned $15 million. And she did get a raise for her second season, the source says, because Fox understood the value she brought to the series. Her second year salary was $20 million plus bonuses, says the source. PEOPLE reached a Fox rep who had no comment.

Regarding her decision to leave, the source says it was a difficult one, and was informed by the star's interest in focusing on her family, film career and other creative ventures, including her fashion business.

As for her reasoning, Lopez, 42, recently told Ryan Seacrest just how tough the decision was to quit the show along with Steven Tyler, who will be departing next season, too.

"I could do Idol for the rest of my life," she said at the time, "but that would be giving up a bunch of other things ... I have my movies and my music and my this and my that. It all kind of worked together for a while, but then it gets more complicated."

Still, she said at the time, "I've never felt so much a part of a family of something I've been working on as I did with Idol. I didn't know I'd be moved so emotionally by working on the show and working with the contestants."

Live Review: J.Lo and Enrique in T.O.

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that when two of the biggest Latin pop stars in the world decide to co-headline tour they can do whatever they want.

So after Jennifer Lopez opened for Enrique Iglesias at their Montreal tour launch on Saturday night, he opened for her at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday night in front of more than 13,000 fans during the first of two back-to-back shows.

In theory, it probably sounded like a better idea given the sheer splash factor of J.Lo’s highly theatrical production, with plenty of costume changes, dancers, an eight piece band, staircases, fireworks, steam bursts, and props like a boxing ring.

Oh yeah, and her 25-year-old boyfriend Caspar Smart, who danced solo with his 42-year-old lady during the last song Dance Again, at the front of an enormous catwalk.

Still, Iglesias, 37, proved to be the more personable of the two performers dressed casually in his baseball hat, t-shirt, jeans and boots and reaching out to the audience early and often.

Oh, and he did have white confetti and balloons too.

Opening and closing his hour-and-15 minute set with Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Iglesias first came to the edge of his large stage so fans could gather at his feet during Bailamos.

Iglesias, backed by a seven piece band, certainly seemed comfortable here given it was his third time in Toronto on the same record so he was nonplussed whether it was panties or a can of beer being thrown up to him.

And when he gathered five of his band members in a semi-circle at the front of the stage for a short acoustic set, beginning with Ring My Bells, by the time he’d wrapped up with a cover of Stand By Me, he had also invited up a male couple to join him too, pouring shots of rum for them and gamely getting his picture taken.

The second male up on stage actually swept Iglesias up in his arms after Iglesias jumped up on him and put his legs around his waist to huge cheers.

But nothing could match the first encore song as Iglesias re-appeared on a smaller b-stage at the back of the floor to sing Hero and invited a female fan up on stage to slow dance with her while he sang it directly to her.

“Are you married?” he asked afterwards.

“I have a hall pass,” she said.

“Does everyone here have a hall pass?” he responded and the crowd went nuts all over again. As for Lopez, she proved once and for all she’s no longer Jenny From the Block.

She opened her show with male dancers in grey tails and top hats and female dancers in white feathers anticipating her arrival as she appeared in a sparkly nude body suit and sparkly shoes (there was white fur hat and skirt too but she quickly got rid of those to shake her formidable booty.) Get Right, Love Don’t Cost A Thing, I’m Into You and Waiting For Tonight followed, the latter which showed her bathed in smoke, with wind in her hair as she dramatically posed waiting for the song to start at the front of the catwalk.

It was hard not to laugh out loud when she followed that then with the statement: “I’m just a simple girl from New York City.”

At this point, J.Lo had changed into sparkly gold and silver tracksuit and baseball hat for a hip hop medley that included I’m Real and the now ironic Jenny From The Block.

Another costume change into a sparkly blue mini dress with fringe saw Lopez shake it well enough during Hold It Don’t Drop It, but then there was a ridiculous section where she was pampered with water and a towel rubdown from two male helpers before putting on a blue floor length coverup to sing her first hit song, If You Had My Love, and a syrupy tribute to her four-year old twins (with ex Marc Anthony) - Until It Beats No More.

Much more fun was the Spanish section where La Lopez was decked out in a hat and suit for Let’s Get Loud before another on stage costume change into a barely there black and nude body suit for the two highlights of the night, Papi and On The Floor, during which her male dancers went topless a la Magic Mike.

Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)
I Like How It Feels
Dirty Dancer
Rhythm Divine
Ring My Bells
Don’t You Forget
Stand By Me
Be With You
I Like It
Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) (Reprise)

Get Right
Love Don’t Cost a Thing
I’m Into You
Waiting For Tonight
I’m Real (Remix)/All I Have/Ain’t It Funny (Remix) [Medley]
Jenny From the Block
Hold It Don’t Drop It
If You Had My Love
Until It Beats No More
Let’s Get Loud
On the Floor
Dance Again

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Hit Up Toronto With the Twins

(Photo) It's always cute to see couples lend each other a helping hand, or in this case, a pair of shoulders.

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart were spotted in Toronto carrying Lopez's twins Max and Emme while on a mission to get some ice cream from MoRoCo in Toronto's Yorkville district.

Speaking of these lovebirds...

This morning, Casper opened up about his relationship with the superstar on Good Morning America, and the romance didn't exactly blossom the way you might have assumed.

"I don't think it was [love at first sight] for either of us," Smart said. "It was just very natural how it happened. There was nothing before, no flirting, nothing," he said, which is similar to what he told E! News at the What to Expect When You're Expecting premiere.

Despite her past with relationships, Lopez is still hopeful that she will someday get the happy ending.

"For me, the biggest dream is the fairy tale. I will never give up on that dream," Lopez said on the segment. "It can be difficult for anybody who has to stand by my side, but at the end of the day, I know that I deserve that."

'Atta girl!

Jennifer Lopez Isn't Giving Up on the 'Fairy Tale' of Marriage

Jennifer Lopez had a change of heart.

The superstar, 42, who was unsure in January if she'd ever want to wed again, now says after three failed marriages, she still aspires to have the perfect union.

"For me, the biggest dream is the fairy tale," Lopez tells ABC News's Amy Robach, adding that "yes" she would give marriage another chance. "I will never give up on that dream."

Although it's no secret that Lopez – who announced her split from Marc Anthony last summer – is smitten with her backup dancer Casper Smart, she played coy when asked about him, laughing and saying "nope" when asked if she'd discuss her current love life.

Smart, 25, however, was a bit more forthcoming when it came to talking about his leading lady.

"Sometimes I tell her something – you know, give her notes," says Smart, who is the chief choreographer and dancer on Lopez's tour. "Sometimes she gives me notes. But at the end of the day, it doesn't matter whose position is what, because she's the boss."

Even though the pair now seems inseparable, Smart insists it wasn't love at first sight for the couple.

"I don't think it was for either of us," he says. "It was very natural how it happened. There was nothing before. No flirting, nothing before. Just natural. It just happened."

J.Lo offers 'Idol' judge suggestions

Jennifer Lopez would love to see top rockers Bono, Jon Bon Jovi and Sir Mick Jagger as judges on American Idol following her departure last week.

The singer/actress admits she was prompted to step down from the hit TV talent show the day after fellow judge Steven Tyler quit because she feared she would not have the same chemistry with a newcomer.

She tells America's ABC News, "We had magic. I don't know, with him gone, it might be a different formula."

Producers are now scrambling to find a new line-up to replace the superstar duo and Mariah Carey, Adam Lambert and Black Eyed Peas stars Fergie and have all been linked to the job.

But Lopez has a few suggestions of her own.

Asked who she thinks would make good replacements, she says, "I think like Bono or Bon Jovi or Mick Jagger. You know me, I think big."

J.Lo, Iglesias bring tour to T.O.

Two of the biggest Latin-pop stars in the world - with combined sales of 125 million worldwide - on the road together sure sounds like a no-brainer.

At least it did for Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias, who bring their North American co-headlining tour to Toronto's Air Canada Centre July 17 and 18 after kicking it off in Montreal.

"Jennifer and I have known each other for quite some years, and we thought it was a good idea," said Iglesias, 37, during a recent teleconference interview with Lopez. "We are the ones that are gonna be on stage. And at the end of the day, it's our responsibility. And if it goes well, it's our responsibility, and if it goes bad wrong, it's our responsibility."

As for launching the high profile tour in Canada, Iglesias says audiences across the border have been good to him.

"I love going to Montreal. It's quite a city. And then Toronto has always been good. I actually lived in Toronto. That's where I made my first album. I moved there and I lived there. I'm very close to it because, for me, it's a special city. It's one of the best crowds we're gonna see on the tour."

Lopez, 42, didn't initially remember playing in Canada even though she had co-headlined with ex-husband and salsa star Marc Anthony in both Toronto and Montreal in 2007.

"You know you're very forgetful when you're pregnant. I was pregnant."

Lopez did say the experience of being an American Idol judge has made her want to improve her own live performances.

"Absolutely," she said. "You're always telling everybody be comfortable, be natural, be in control - all of the things that make a great performer - singing from your heart and listen to the lyrics. It's so easy to say from a chair, but when you get up there, it's so hard to execute."

Both artists saying they'd like to perform with each other on the tour. Iglesias says his favourite Lopez song is If You Have My Love while Lopez says her favourite Iglesias song is Bailamos.

But who the devil is going to go on first?

"We're still talking about all that," said Lopez, a mother of 4-year-old twins with Anthony. " I think that Enrique should close. I'll go first. I'll be home in time to put the babies to bed. All those screaming girls for you, you have to close."

The challenge is merging their two styles.

"Jennifer's show is a little more synchronized, obviously more dancers, more costume change," said Iglesias. "I'm a guy, so when it comes down to costume changes, I get a little more lazy. I guess one's more a Madonna show, the other one's more a U2 show."

That comparison is definitely reflected in the way they prepare to go on stage.

Lopez says she does a lot of stretching and vocal warmups, "breaking a sweat before I go out there," while Iglesias just wants to drink alone in his room backstage, which isn't nearly as depressing as it sounds.

"I do like to have a little bit of rum, just to get rid of the nerves," he said.

Raise behind J.Lo's 'Idol' exit?

Jennifer Lopez says it was her choice to leave “American Idol” — but the singer was actually dumped by Fox when she asked for a $2 million raise in salary to $17 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told TheWrap.

Fox also opted not to pick up Steven Tyler’s option, the person said. Tyler announced his departure Thursday, saying he had decided to devote his energies to his first love, Aerosmith. Lopez said she wanted to focus on other aspects of her career and her children.

The exits - and the possible departure of Randy Jackson, widely speculated to be considering an exit after judging on all 11 seasons of the former No. 1 show - come as it undergoes another dramatic overhaul, just two seasons after the show was retooled by introducing Tyler and Lopez.

The insider said top Fox executives Peter Rice and Kevin Reilly want to revamp the show, and that Rice has told colleagues he wants an “Idol 2.0,” of which host Ryan Seacrest would be the only essential ingredient.

A Fox spokeswoman declined to comment.

The insider said J. Lo’s fee went from $12 million in her first season to $15 million in her second. When she asked for another $2 million, the network surprised her by not making a counteroffer.

“Idol” lost its top spot in the ratings to NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” last season after eight years of dominance. In their two seasons, Tyler and Lopez helped prop up the show. But they could not return it to its former dominance as the sing-off market became glutted with competition, including NBC’s “The Voice” and Fox’s “X Factor” from ex-“Idol” judge Simon Cowell.

That glut - which also includes ABC’s “Duets” - has created a mini gold rush for singers.

Many music stars are being considered to replace Lopez and Tyler, including Mariah Carey - whom Cowell has long sought for “X Factor” - Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and Lenny Kravitz.

If Jackson stays with “Idol,” he has an inside track with Carey that his former “Idol” colleague lacked: Jackson is Carey’s manager.

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler's Idol Exits: Randy Jackson Reacts

As we all know, Randy Jackson is the last man at the American Idol judges' table right now.

In the last 24 hours, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler both announced they would not be returning for a third season.

So what does Mr. Jackson think of their departures?

"Steven and Jennifer are truly two of the most talented and consummate professionals I've worked with," Jackson tells E! News exclusively in a statement. "I was friends with them before we hopped on this crazy journey together and I have no doubt our friendships will continue long after. I will love them for life."

Jackson's future with the show is still up in the air. Although producers are said to be talking to Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus and Adam Lambert, a source says no final decision has been made about Jackson.

Jackson is the only judge to have stayed with the show since it launched in 2002 with Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.

Jennifer Lopez Leaving American Idol

Another one bites the dust. Just a day after Steven Tyler confirmed that he was leaving American Idol after two seasons, Jennifer Lopez confirmed to Ryan Seacrest that she, too, would not be returning to the Fox reality juggernaut.

She's been hinting as much all week, so it's hardly the bombshell that the Aerosmith frontman dropped, but she nevertheless tearfully announced her departure on her former coworker's radio show this morning.

"Something had to give, something has to give," she began. "I was really dreading this phone call with you."

"I honestly feel the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that you do, and you have to pay attention to that, too. I could keep doing Idol for the rest of my life, but that would be giving up a bunch of other things. I feel like we had an amazing run."

Lopez has been a judge on the show for the past two seasons, and while she will no longer be a regular on the panel, she isn't cutting ties completely, telling Seacrest that she's leaving the door open and hinting that she wouldn't be averse to returning as a mentor.

"No matter what you guys need over there, I'm always going to be here," she said. "I feel there's that tie there. I just can't be there every day like I was for the last two years.

"It's just one of those special things in your life you don't want to walk away from," she added tearfully.

The emotions were clearly running high, and Seacrest offered her support while sharing his take on the situation.

"I'm sad as the host of the show and I'm sad as a friend of yours, but I understand you've got to do what's best for your family."

Jennifer Lopez Cuddles Up to Casper Smart During Wake-Boarding Outing

(Photo) She may be thinking about leaving the American Idol judges' table, but there's one thing Jennifer Lopez seems to be certain about: her relationship with Casper Smart.

It was smooth sailing for the couple, who were first linked together last November, as they hit Long Beach on Thursday for a sunny outing.

"Me and the Bear wake-boarding in Long Beach," Smart Tweeted.

Add wakeboarding to her resume of talents: "Got up her 1st try," Smart added.

And Lopez, 42, may have more time to hone her skills should she leave Idol after two seasons.

"All I can let you in on is my own thought process with it because that's where I truly am," she said Thursday. "I am thinking that it's time for me to go and do other things I love to do."

Jennifer Lopez "Sad" About Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Split

All Jennifer Lopez has these days is sympathy for what friends Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are going through.

Following the shocking news that the A-list couple were divorcing, the singer-actress told Entertainment Tonight in a new interview that she was troubled by the split, especially since she knows what they're going through in the wake of her own separation last summer from fellow songster Marc Anthony.

"I'm sad for them," Lopez said. "They're both really lovely people, and just like Marc and I, it's not what you want to happen. You fight and you try and you try until you realize you can't anymore."

The What to Expect When You're Expecting star noted that she had not spoken to either Tom or Katie and was taken aback when the latter filed for divorce last month, though Lopez indicated she has "thought about it a lot."

"I heard about it when I was in South America and I was stunned," she added.

J.Lo also expressed hope that their transition to separate lives would not negatively impact Cruise and Holmes' 6-year-old daughter, Suri, as well as Cruise's two adopted children, Connor and Isabella, from his previous marriage to Nicole Kidman.

"You know I just wish them peace in their decision. And really for Suri and their other children as well, because you become such a family. It's not just Suri, it's Connor and Isabella and everybody; you all become a family," she said. "And when that breaks apart, nobody wins; everybody's heartbroken in some way. And I just wish them peace."

Meanwhile, shortly after learning her fellow American Idol judge Steven Tyler would not be returning to his "mistress," er, the judging panel next season, Lopez weighed in on whether or not she'll be back, saying she's still mulling it over.

"The decision is like, this close to being made," she revealed, squeezing two fingers together to indicate just how close.

She told Idol fans it could still go either way.

"All hope is never gone," Lopez added. "It pulls at me; I love it. But I also know that there's a lot of things that I put aside for it, and I just don't know how much longer I can do that."

Jennifer Lopez on American Idol: 'It's Time for Me to Go'

Apparently all the buzz about fresh faces on the American Idol judges' panel is not premature.

Jennifer Lopez, who's been on the show for two seasons, appeared on Thursday's Today show and said that when it comes to doing a third season, "I am thinking that it's time for me to go."

But leaving the Fox show, which crowned Phillip Phillips the season 11 winner in May, won't be easy for Lopez, who, besides being mom to 4-year-old twins Max and Emme, is currently on tour with Enrique Iglesias and stars in the new animated movie Ice Age 3: Continental Drift.

"I've loved it so much. I've enjoyed the show so much. I enjoy just the whole process of the show ... It's a tough decision either way, but I have to say there are so many things I do that I put on hold for that," Lopez, 42, said. "It's a heartbreaking decision if I have to go."

But, it seems, there's still an "if."

When Today's Natalie Morales asked if she's made up her mind, Lopez said, "Little by little I am ... All I can let you in on is my own thought process with it because that's where I truly am ... I love everybody, I love all the guys on the show, I love the family that's there ... but I am thinking it's time for me to go and do other things I love to do."

Jennifer Lopez Rocks a Red Two-Piece in Brazil

(Photo) Talk about an encore!

A week after wowing us in white, Jennifer Lopez was back on the beach rocking the red recently.

Only this time, instead of Miami, the American Idol judge brought her bangin' bod to Brazil.

As J.Lo's main squeeze Casper Smart was off frolicking in the surf with her 4-year-old twins, Emme and Max, the sexy singer could be seen soaking in the sun on the sand.

Incidentally, Lopez has a birthday coming up on July 24. She'll be 43.

Yes, you read that last line right.

2012 ALMA Award Nominations

The winners will be unveiled in an hourlong ceremony set to air Sept. 21 on NBC.

Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Penélope Cruz, To Rome With Love
Cameron Diaz, What to Expect When You're Expecting
Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You're Expecting
Aubrey Plaza, Safety Not Guaranteed

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act
Christina Aguilera, The Voice
Gabriel Iglesias, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution
George Lopez, Take Me Out
Jennifer Lopez, American Idol
William Levy, Dancing with the Stars

Favorite Female Music Artist
Gloria Estefan
Jennifer Lopez
Demi Lovato
Naya Rivera
Esperanza Spalding

Jennifer Lopez producing drama about a lesbian couple for ABC Family

Jennifer Lopez is coming to ABC Family, both behind the scenes and potentially in front of the camera.

Lopez and her producing partner, Simon Fields, are developing a drama project with the cable channel about a lesbian couple and their kids, Deadline reports. The couple -- one a police officer, the other a teacher -- has one biological son and two adopted kids and takes in a teenage girl as the series kicks off.

The "American Idol" judge may also guest-star on the show if it's picked up to series.

The project is Lopez's first foray into producing a scripted show since "South Beach," a short-lived UPN drama that aired in 2006.

Actor-turned-writer and producer Peter Paige ("Queer as Folk") and Brad Bredeweg created the show and will executive produce with Lopez, Fields and Greg Gugliotta. Paige and Bredeweg previously created The CW's unscripted show "Fly Girls."

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Load Up on Shades & Shoes in East Hampton

In a group of about 15 people, Jennifer Lopez, boyfriend Casper Smart and X Factor mentor L.A. Reid made their way into Blue & Cream's brand new boutique in East Hampton on Monday.

"They tried on sunglasses for over a half an hour," an onlooker tells PEOPLE, adding that they also checked out handbags and customized Havaianas. "Casper bought Jennifer a pair of the newest Brian Atwood stingray shoes and L.A. purchased his wife Erica a Tori Praver bathing suit."

Free from any security guards, the large group also headed across the street to the original Blue &Cream store, where Casper purchased some Oliver Peoples shades, and his lady love bought a pair from Stella McCartney.

"The [store] locked the doors for this shopping spree," the source says. "Onlookers sat outside and tried to get a glimpse of [Jennifer]."

Jennifer Lopez Flashes Killer Abs in Brazil, Where Was Beau Casper Smart?

(Photo) First, let's get this out of the way: Jennifer Lopez is wearing clothes.

Real clothes. Clothes that you can't see through, rip off, paint on or bling out with your own home Bedazzling kit. Clothes that require no double-sided tape to stay put, or winches and backhoes to remove.

Real pants: J.Lo is wearing them. Let that sink in. We were confused too. But you know what's an even bigger mystery? Why are those pants so big? And has anybody seen her boy-toy Casper Smart?

Technically, we're told, this outfit is labeled as a tracksuit. And as we draw closer (at our own risk) we can see why: The sparkly pants have a shiny drawstring. The bustier—well, OK, even Dennis Rodman never wore one of those—but the golden clown shoes do have sneaker-type laces.

There was even a mineral-crusted baton...cane...thing...involved for part of the "Dance Again" singer's performance, which took place in Brazil the other day.

Get this—during the singer's set, it started raining. Raining! And the clothes still stayed on.

Has the world gone mad?

J.Lo to launch 'finger dancing' app

There's an app for everything.

Jennifer Lopez is teaming with an entertainment startup called Moonshark to launch a mobile "finger dancing game for the iPad," called DancePad, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Hollywood trade's report says that DancePad will feature "100 levels" -- the first 20 are free, then the whole game will cost $2.99 -- and a soundtrack that includes Mayer Hawthorne, Vintage Trouble and the Bangerz.

Lopez is acting as a "producer" and is involved in the creative direction and marketing of the game.

Moonshark also has plans to launch a comedy app in partnership with YouTube celebrity Philip DeFranco.

J.Lo's app will hit by the end of the year.

So get those dancing... gloves on?

J-Lo, Casper Smart frolic as a family

Jennifer Lopez and her boy toy Casper Smart had a beach day with her twins Max and Emme, 4, in Rio de Janeiro.

The "American Idol" judge showed off her famous curves, and taut abs, in a white two-piece bathing suit, as her twins with ex Marc Anthony played in the sun yesterday. Smart showed off his dramatic tattoo of a cross as he helped Max and Emme bury one of their mom's bodyguards in the sand, according to US Weekly.

The Brazilian beach stop came during Lopez's South American Dance Again Tour, which has passed through Caracas, Venezuela and Santiago.

Last week, the sexy singer was taken to the hospital when she reported pulled a muscle, but seems to have recovered judging from her playful look on the beach.

Lopez tweeted to her more than 8 million followers last week in a reference to her injury: “Got an xray this morning...all good...pulled back muscle. Coconuts getting to (sic) big to carry both at once. Awww... #timeflies."

Lopez, 42, has been dating her back-up dancer Smart, 24, since last fall.

Jennifer Lopez Debuts Short, Curly Hair

(Photo) ¡Ay, caramba!

Jennifer Lopez was spotted yesterday in Miami wearing a white, halter-top bikini and showing off her rock-hard abs.

The 42-year-old hot mama spent her day in the sun with boyfriend Casper Smart and twins Max and Emme.

It's speculated that the American Idol judge may be leaving the show, but that might not be a bad thing—it'll give the singer more opportunities to spend time at the beach with her family (and flaunt her sexy figure).

Bottom line: Jen looks good. So, to all you mothers out there, there is hope to reclaiming that twentysomething bod of yours.

Thief strikes at J.Lo concert

Singer Jennifer Lopez’s trip to Argentina was marred after a thief stole from her production team, according to reports.

Police have launched an investigation after a crook allegedly struck backstage at the G.E.B.A. Stadium in Buenos Aires on Thursday, making off with personal items belonging to Lopez’s entourage.

A computer, a camera and a bag containing a passport belonging to a member of Lopez’s production personnel were among the possessions taken, but a representative for the singer tells Fox News Latino that “items stolen last night at the venue were not Jennifer’s”.

The spokesperson went on to blame the incident on a “lack of security by the promoter and venue”.

It’s the second bout of bad luck Lopez has had on her Dance Again World Tour this week - she visited a hospital for an X-ray after pulling a muscle in her back.

Jennifer Lopez Debuts Short, Curly Hair

(Photo) New season, new ‘do! Just in time for summer, Jennifer Lopez debuted a new hair color this week while in Santiago, Chile. The singer was snapped while out with beau Casper Smart on Monday, sporting a short, curly hairstyle.

Lopez — currently on tour in Chile, Argentina and Brazil before coming to North America in July — has been working natural waves lately, a sexy contrast from her normally smooth, blown-out style. Is it her beau — or maybe the humidity? — that’s making her try something new? Tell us: Do you like Lopez’s new look?

2012 Teen Choice nominees

The awards air live Sunday, July 22 on FOX.

Choice Summer Music Star: Female
Carly Rae Jepsen
Jennifer Lopez
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry

Jennifer Lopez Denies Engagement Rumors

Jenny from the Block won't be walking down the aisle any time soon.

"Rumors!!! Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got," Jennifer Lopez wrote on her website Friday in response to buzz boyfriend Casper Smart popped the question. "No engagement!"

After quoting her 2002 R&B hit (and posting a white-hot self-portrait without any bling on her ring finger), Lopez asked fans, "What's the best way to stop a false rumor?"

Chatter that Lopez, 42, and Smart, 25 – who've been romantically linked since last November – were taking the next step first heated up in March, when a fake Tweet from fashion designer Roberto Cavalli seemed to suggest the two were engaged. (A source close to Lopez then confirmed to PEOPLE that the reports were false.)

Since then, Lopez has been photographed stepping out with a questionable ring on her finger.

But rumors aside, it appears to be a lasting sweet romance for the couple, who shared candy (and some cozy moments) last weekend in Las Vegas.

J.Lo, Britney vie for biggest paycheck: report

Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears are jockeying to be the highest paid judge on the musical competition series circuit, reports say.

According to TMZ, Spears allegedly demanded to be paid more for her first season of "The X Factor" than Lopez made on her first season of "American Idol," which aired in 2011. A source tells the site that while Spears initially asked for $20 million to become a judge on the show, she was willing to negotiate. However, the source furthers that the star set her absolute bottom at $13 million -- as Lopez was reportedly paid $12 for her first judging stint on "Idol." TMZ reports that Spears ended up signing for $15 million, in between the two numbers.

Meanwhile Lopez, recently named the Most Powerful Celebrity in the World by Forbes, is playing coy with Fox about signing on for a third season of “Idol.” She recently told Ellen DeGeneres, "I really do enjoy [the show]. Now this is my second year. I don't know if I can go for a third year. It really does lock you down."

But when reports surfaced that she had opted out of continuing on the show, Lopez took to Twitter to set the record straight.

“There is no truth to reports that say I am definitely leaving ‘Idol,’” the triple threat wrote last week. “All I said was I haven’t decided what I am doing next year. When I know for sure what I’m doing I will let the #LOVE!RS know.”

While Lopez could be weighing her options, she could also be attempting to make producers sweat in order to up her paycheck. While TMZ reports that Lopez got a nice raise for her second season on the show, they believe that she may want to make sure she remains better paid than Spears, as "Idol" ratings are down.

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Share Candy in Las Vegas

A night after sharing the stage with her ex-husband, Jennifer Lopez was on the other side of the spotlight with her current main man, Casper Smart.

Enjoying her night off after the ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen Las Vegas concert with Marc Anthony, Lopez, 42, took in a late performance of Cirque du Soleil's Mystére Sunday at the Treasure Island Hotel. A group of friends joined the couple of six months, who sipped on water and soft drinks during the performance. Their snacks of choice? Popcorn and candy.

And she was every bit the golden girl: Lopez stunned in a short, gold-beaded dress with matching gold fingernails and a gold clutch. She topped off her ensemble with diamond star-shaped earrings and diamond bracelets.

It was the ending of a whirlwind Sin City weekend for Lopez, who also launched her new single "Goin' In" with a performance at the Bellagio's Hyde hotspot Saturday.

Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony Share Stage in Vegas

Who says exes can't stay friends?

Though they've split, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony stood hand in hand as the crowd cheered for their ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen show in Las Vegas Saturday. The cheers were even louder as they embraced on stage to finish off their live show.

The duo has, for the most part, shown solidarity during ¡Q'Viva!, which began as a reality series in which the pair traveled the Latin world alongside executive producer and co-host Jamie King, searching for talent. The resulting live variety show seemed to delight the roaring crowd of 8,400 Saturday.

The loudest cheers, of course, came for Lopez and Anthony, who performed separately on stage.

Lopez's evening, however, didn't end there as she headed to Hyde Nightclub following the show. Joined by boyfriend Casper Smart, Lopez danced on an elevated catwalk in a VIP area as the deejay played her songs.

The couple kept their affections at bay, dancing near each other, but not necessarily together, in front of clubgoers. As Smart danced seductively, Lopez could be seen watching her man, as well as waving to fans who were excited to see her.

Dressed in an off-white form fitting dress, Lopez finally left the club around 3 a.m. after dancing the night away.

'American Idol': Jennifer Lopez uncertain about return

Now that "American Idol" has crowned its new winner in Phillip Phillips, it's time for the singing competition to begin making plans for next season. And the biggest unknown remains the status of judge Jennifer Lopez.

During an interview on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Thursday (May 24), Lopez says that she's not certain what her fate holds as it relates to the show. The singer/actress/producer explains that her schedule remains the impediment.

"You know what, I love this show," Lopez says. "I love it, I love it. We'll have to see how everything falls, but it's not because I don't want to be here. It's not that."

She then says that her children, 4-year-old twins Emme and Max, may take priority over working on the highly-rated TV show.

"It's a lot of weighing and balancing and deciding," she adds.

Lopez has previously said that stories she's definitely quitting the show are untrue.

"All I said was I haven't decided what I am doing next year," she recently writes on Twitter.

Do you think JLo will leave the show?

Romantic bonus

Casper Smart is capitalizing on his relationship with Jennifer Lopez. After he was promoted to be one of the choreographers on Lopez’s tour, we hear J.Lo just sold a reality show to Oxygen based on Smart. Sources say it will follow Smart as he whips her other backup dancers into shape for the tour. The show is expected to focus solely on Smart and Lopez’s professional relationship. It has already been picked up as a series. An Oxygen rep had no comment.

'Idol' judge Tyler charmed by 'sexy beast' J-Lo

Steven Tyler is mum on whether he or Jennifer Lopez will return to the judging panel on Fox's "American Idol" next year, but the rocker says he has loved the experience of sitting next to her.

"She's a sexy beast," Tyler said in a phone interview Monday. "I feed off that female energy with her."

He added: "I'm always flirting with her. It's not a bad thing. It's really a good thing. The best part of it all is that we been able to pick some good talent. Just look at this year."

Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez are the final two contestants. The winner will be crowned Wednesday night. If the 16-year old Sanchez wins, she'll be first girl to win the competition since Jordin Sparks took home the crown five years ago.

Tyler gives her the edge: "She sings so good you can't deny, but America votes for it, so we'll see."

While Tyler deflected a question as to whether he or Lopez would return to the show next season, the 64-year old rocker said he has loved the experience. He said he was always comfortable judging the talent competition and feels he's the same guy as an "American Idol" judge that he has been as a vocalist that has rocked audiences for 40 years.

"It doesn't really matter because I'm that big-lipped guy that fronts Aerosmith," Tyler joked.

When he took the job in 2010, it was rumored the band, which has had its share of friction over the years, would not survive. But this summer, Aerosmith is touring and is set to release its first studio album in 10 years.

Tyler said his "Idol" gig never was a problem for the band.

"There was no working through it. I took a job. I took a day job (and) for whatever reason it was very successful," he said.

Tyler attributes his "Idol' success to the chemistry among the judges and host Ryan Seacrest.

"The ride has been nothing but good. I think people at home see that realness. I didn't think it would transcend like that and God bless that it did."

2012 Teen Choice Award Nominations

The 2012 Teen Choice Awards will air live July 22 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Movie Actress: Comedy
• Cameron Diaz, What to Expect When You're Expecting
• Alyson Hannigan, American Reunion
• Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You're Expecting
• Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love
• Reese Witherspoon, This Means War

TV: Female Personality
• Christina Aguilera, The Voice
• Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model
• Carrie Ann Inaba, Dancing With the Stars
• Jennifer Lopez, American Idol
• Jessica Simpson, Fashion Star

Female Artist
• Adele
• Jennifer Lopez
• Katy Perry
• Rihanna
• Taylor Swift

Single by a Female Artist
• "Set Fire to the Rain," Adele
• "Stronger," Kelly Clarkson
• "Dance Again," Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
• "Part of Me," Katy Perry
• "Eyes Open," Taylor Swift

Fashion Icon: Female
• Miley Cyrus
• Zooey Deschanel
• Jennifer Lopez
• Nicki Minaj
• Katy Perry

'American Idol': Jennifer Lopez denies she's quitting

Just hours after it was reported that Jennifer Lopez is leaving "American Idol" after this season, the pop star took to Twitter to dispute the story.

"There is no truth to reports that say I am definitely leaving Idol," she writes. "All I said was I haven't decided what I am doing next year."

Lopez then adds, "When I know for sure what I'm doing I will let the #LOVE!RS know!"

The pop stars statements conflict with a report by E! that her departure from the singing competition is a certainty. The publication quotes a source as saying that Lopez is "too busy" to continue her judging duties on the program.

Lopez didn't do herself any favors as far as the rumor mill is concerned when she went on "Ellen" to discuss her future. It is at this time Lopez complained about some of the problems of being a judge.

"I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down," she says.

Do you think that JLo will come back for a third season? Or would you like to see someone new evaluating talent?

'Expecting' awful in delivery

It's an example of Hollywood synchronicity that there are two romantic comedies out at once based on self-help books.

There's the actually funny Think Like A Man (based on Steve Harvey's best-seller). And now there's the very unfunny What To Expect When You're Expecting, VERY loosely based on Heidi Murkoff's pregnancy bible, which has been required reading for soon-to-be-moms for almost three decades.

Of the two, What To Expect When You're Expecting is the most improbable movie -- the book being a jauntily-written laundry list of unpleasant symptoms that play out between conception and delivery.

Once the finest hack minds in Hollywood finished fleshing out this project, they took the pregnancy-is-hard message and matched it up to characters with the hubris to believe otherwise. With (un)hilarious results.

There's fitness guru Jules (Cameron Diaz) who hosts a Biggest Loser type weight-loss show, and whose pregnancy announces itself on live television when she and her boyfriend (Glee's Matthew Morrison) win a Dancing With The Stars-style competition and, by way of celebration, she throws up. Jules' drill-sergeant approach to pregnancy is doomed. As is the know-it-all approach of pregnancy expert (and first-time pregnant lady) Wendy (Elizabeth Banks).

As contrivance would have it, Wendy's competitive race-driving father-in-law (Dennis Quaid) has also knocked up his trophy wife Skyler (swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker), who basically exists to exhibit the kind of trouble-free pregnancy that makes all other women crazy.

Rounding out the zygote squad is food-truck operator Rosie (Anna Kendrick) who gets pregnant from a one-night stand with her competitor Marco (Chace Crawford), and Holly (Jennifer Lopez), who has discovered she is infertile and wants to adopt.

Having been there for the birth of two sons, I feel safe in saying that even Meryl Streep couldn't fake giving birth if she hadn't done it in real life.

And the women in this movie are not Meryl Streep.

And the men? I think you can figure out where they rank by pay-grade.

It seems like an orphaned, focus-grouped subplot in a movie that's otherwise all about swollen ankles and mood swings.

As time has gone by, if I'm watching a comedy that's so baffling it seems to be in Aramaic, I've taken to listening for laughter just in case I'm not getting something. What To Expect When You're Expecting sucked the laughs right out of the theatre, male and female.

Even the crickets were speechless. Since everyone knows the movie's end game, you have no choice but to wait until every couple gets their trip to the delivery room. It doesn't actually take nine months. It just feels like it.

"What to Expect" no better than pickles and ice cream

It's said that the only reason women are capable of giving birth more than once is that they forget about the pains of labor once it's all over. Here's hoping that audiences unfortunate enough to see "What to Expect When You're Expecting" undergo a similar bout of amnesia.

This insipid comedy uses the best-selling pregnancy guide as a jumping-off point for multiple overlapping storylines, almost all of them banal, trite and hackneyed. Strangely enough, the only memorable moments of this mess come when things get serious, despite the track record of director Kirk Jones, who demonstrated most recently with "Everything's Fine" that he's not particularly good with all-star ensembles or with sentimentality.

Among the threads of this film are a baby-boutique owner (Elizabeth Banks) finally becoming pregnant at the same time as her husband's (Ben Falcone) younger stepmother (Brooklyn Decker); a young food-truck chef (Anna Kendrick) getting one in the oven after a one-night stand with a culinary rival (Chace Crawford); a TV weight-loss guru (Cameron Diaz) and her partner (Matthew Morrison) from a celebrity dance competition show try to figure out how to fit a baby into their career-driven lives; and a married couple (Jennifer Lopez and Rodrigo Santoro) face the possibility of adoption.

Cue the gags about water breaking, hemorrhoids, screaming for epidurals and just about every other cliché imaginable. There are lots of "I thought you wanted this baby too!" arguments and daddy conflicts (Falcone's character has spent his life in competition with his NASCAR-racing daddy, played by Dennis Quaid) and predictable jokes about bladder control and weight gain.

What you won't find are any same-sex couples conceiving - even though baby fever in the gay and lesbian community seems like it's at an all-time high - or any people of color going into the delivery room (all the ethnic minorities here either have kids already or can't give birth to their own) or any jokes that feel fresher than 1985.

When Lopez and Santoro have real conversations about adoption, or when one of the characters suddenly miscarries, "What to Expect" actually achieves a certain poignancy, suggesting that this enterprise might have worked better as a drama with occasional laughs than as a comedy with a few tear-jerking moments.

The cast is uniformly fine, although you can practically feel them chafing against the moronic things they're called upon to do and say. And after the dreadful "Friends with Kids," this is the second movie of 2012 that suggests there might be a "Bridesmaids" curse. (Falcone, Rebel Wilson and Wendi McClendon-Covey are all alums from last summer's hit.)

In a year when women's reproductive freedoms are constantly in the political crosshairs, "What to Expect When You're Expecting" feels like just another affront to anyone who owns and operates a uterus.

Don't be expecting much from 'Expecting'

(Video) It's Vomit 2, Piddle 3.

What to Expect When You're Expecting presents such pregnancy woes as morning sickness, and frequent urination as a kind of purpose-driven gross-out contest.

What audiences should expect is a tone-deaf, superficial, charmless ensemble rom-com, focused on five attractive, but uninteresting, couples.

Think New Year's Eve with hormone overload. Or Valentine's Day on fertility drugs.

Calling itself "loosely based" on the best-selling pregnancy manual, there's little of any value here. Observations are decidedly shallow: Pregnant women get indigestion and men don't always share women's feelings about having a baby. A satiric look at the nine months of human gestation could have been plenty funny, but bland mockery and tin-eared one-liners don't add up to humor.

Instead, the film recycles clichés and wallows in pregnancy side effects like hemorrhoids, flatulence and cankles.

Those maladies — and more — afflict Wendy (Elizabeth Banks), who owns a retail store called Breast Choice. Though a pregnancy expert, she foolishly expects to glow beatifically through all three trimesters. Her miseries are contrasted with the picture-perfect, bikini-clad pregnancy of her leggy blond stepmother-in-law Skyler (Brooklyn Decker), the trophy wife of blowhard race car driver Ramsey (Dennis Quaid). Inexplicably, Ramsey can't help but compete with his dentist son Gary (Ben Falcone), Wendy's husband. Their rivalry is the source of some of the most inane scenes, especially a golf cart chase that culminates with Gary crashing into his father's pool during his stepmother's over-the-top baby shower.

Cameron Diaz plays TV fitness guru Jules whose romance with Evan (Matthew Morrison), her partner on a celebrity dance show, lands her in the family way. But their busy careers make it hard to be in the same place at the same time. Still, they manage to find time to argue ad nauseam over whether or not to to circumcise their baby.

Holly (Jennifer Lopez) and Alex (Rodrigo Santoro) are a married couple adopting a child. As a baby portrait photographer, Holly is more than ready. But Alex, a music promoter, is less certain. Enter the "Dudes Group."

Alex joins the daddy pack led by Chris Rock for weekly stroller crawls through the park. The dudes are shown walking in slow motion, even drinking from baby bottles. Laughing yet? They delight in sharing their child-rearing battle scars: one found his kid swimming in the toilet, another proclaims his baby ate a cigarette.

A tad less formulaic is the story revolving around rival food truck chefs Rosie (Anna Kendrick) and Marco (Chace Crawford), whose brief dalliance results in a pregnancy.

Director Kirk Jones intertwines these unconvincing characters' stories in a ham-fisted style. For a movie that purports to show audiences that no matter what plans are made, things don't always go as expected, it's maddeningly predictable — from natural-childbirth advocate Wendy's cries for drugs during delivery, to its ultimate support of traditional family values.

What to Expect When You're Expecting * out of four

Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro
Director: Kirk Jones
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic elements and language
Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Opens today nationwide

J.Lo makes splash in swimwear

Jennifer Lopez may have just been crowned the most powerful celebrity in showbiz, but a new Vogue shoot shows she still smolders in a swimsuit.

The triple threat, who reports say is exiting "American Idol," models swimsuits for the June issue of the magazine in a spread shot by photographer Mario Testino. The images show off the 42-year-old's famous curves.

In one shot, Lopez poses sitting down with her hands on her waist. She wears a rust-colored Charlie by Matthew Zink suit, and stares aloofly out of frame.

In a second shot, she appears on a diving board in a strappy black Hervé Léger by Max Azria bikini, laying down and arching her back.

Lopez spoke to Vogue in April about her relationship with 25-year-old choreographer Casper Smart, saying, " He's a good egg."

But Smart had much more to say about his girlfriend earlier this week at the premiere of her film, "What To Expect When You're Expecting."

"It was really professional for a very long time before anything even happened. It just really spontaneously happened I guess. The chemistry was there. You can't fight it," he said. "We're just enjoying our life right now."

Jennifer Lopez to leave 'American Idol': sources

Jennifer Lopez has decided not to sign on for another season of "American Idol," sources told E! News Wednesday.

"She's just too busy," a source said. Along with her judging gig, Lopez balances her singing career, Hollywood roles and being a mom to four-year-old twins Emme and Max.

Lopez, who topped Forbes Magazine's Celebrity 100 List that was revealed Wednesday, is also set to tour with Enrique Iglesias this summer when "Idol" auditions kick off.

Lopez, 42, has said she has not yet made a decision about her future on the FOX TV show.

She joined "Idol," along with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, for the show's 10th season that launched in January 2011.

After her first season, similar reports emerged that Lopez would not be back to the judging table for a second go, but she ultimately decided to return.

A source close to the network said, "FOX does not want to let her go. They love her."

FOX Broadcasting is owned by News Corp., the parent company of NewsCore.

J.Lo topples Gaga to lead Forbes celebrity power list

Jennifer Lopez has topped the annual Forbes list of the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world, taking over from fellow pop singer Lady Gaga and beating out media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

The 42-year-old singer, actress and dancer, who rose up through the entertainment world ranks from her humble birthplace of the Bronx, New York, surprisingly jumped from 50th place on last year's list that measures power by entertainment related earnings, media visibility and social media popularity.

Forbes estimated Lopez' earnings in the past 12 months at $52 million, and her top ranking is powered by her lucrative gig as a judge on popular television show, "American Idol," a new clothing line at Kohl's, a top-selling fragrance and millions of Twitter and Facebook followers. She also just announced her first upcoming world tour, joined by Enrique Iglesias.

Winfrey, who has admitted struggling with her OWN TV network after ending "The Oprah Winfrey Show" syndicated TV chat show last year after 25 years, kept her No. 2 slot from last year, earning an estimated $165 million.

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, 18, also stayed at No. 3 where he debuted last year, earning $55 million, with Forbes reporting he has become a serious investor whose portfolio includes music streaming service Spotify.

Pop star Rihanna landed on the list for the first time with estimated earnings of $53 million due to hits in the past year such as "We Found Love," and "Talk That Talk," while also landing lucrative endorsement deals with the likes of Nivea and Vita Coco, Forbes said.

Dropping four places from last year, Lady Gaga was ranked No. 5, earning $52 million, while new "The X Factor" judge Britney Spears returned to the list after a one-year hiatus landing at No. 6, earning an estimated $58 million helped by a successful tour.

Kim Kardashian was also a notable newcomer at No. 7. She earned $18 million - the lowest amount in the top ten - but attracted ample media attention for her splashy wedding and divorce. Pop singer Katy Perry landed at No. 8.

Rounding off the top ten was Tom Cruise at No. 9 with the comeback success of his "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" movie that earned nearly $700 million at the global box office, and Steven Spielberg's various ventures in TV and movies earned him an estimated $130 million to place him at No. 10.

British singer Adele entered the list at No. 24 after a record-equaling six Grammy haul and returning to live performing after surgery on her vocal chords.

Among big names to drop off the list was Charlie Sheen after his "Two and a Half Men" exit. His replacement on the show, Ashton Kutcher debuted on the list at No. 51.

The collective earnings power of the top 100 dropped slightly in 2012, with this year's crop earning a collective total of $4.4 billion, down from $4.5 billion in 2011.

The full list can be viewed at

A Minute With: Lopez, Banks on expectations when 'Expecting'

Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks - stars of this Friday's baby comedy movie "What to Expect When You're Expecting" are two Hollywood moms who could not be more different.

Lopez is a newly divorced, singer and actress with twin toddlers, Max and Emme, whose busy schedule includes being a judge on TV's "American Idol" and releasing top 40 pop singles.

Banks, on the other hand, has had steady career on TV and in films such as recent blockbuster "The Hunger Games." Fourteen months ago, she and her husband Max Handelman welcomed their first child, Felix.

While Banks and Lopez did not share any scenes in the film, they came together to talk with Reuters about the fictional tale based on the bestselling pregnancy book of the same name. It follows several different couples as they navigate the bumpy road to parenthood. Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Anna Kendrick, Chace Crawford and Matthew Morrison are among the all star cast.

Over cappuccinos and sparkling water, Lopez and Banks traded stories about motherhood and how much they've changed since having little ones come in to their lives.

Q: Jennifer, in the film, your character Holly adopts a baby because she and her husband can't have kids. In real life, you were pregnant with twins. How did you relate to her?

Lopez: "Because of how much she wanted a baby. I had wanted a baby when I got married so badly. I already felt like I had waited too long. It took me three years to get pregnant (with ex-husband Marc Anthony) and during those three years, I was like, 'Gosh, maybe this is not going to happen. Maybe this is not meant for me. Maybe my life is about something else...' So I related to that wanting."

Q: Really? You have always projected an image of having everything - success in career, beauty and love.

Lopez: "When you've paved this path of being an actress or a singer, people see you and go, 'Oh your life is great and whole and complete - and you have money. That's all you need!' The truth is, that's all amazing but you really need that core. You need life, you need family, you need love. And even though Holly had a great life and a great relationship, there was still something missing - that want, that need to have a baby, to have a family, to have roots. I know what it feels like to want that so badly and finally get it."

Q: Elizabeth, you had baby via a surrogate. In the film, your character Wendy is pregnant, but it's not a glamorous pregnancy by any means. How did you connect with her issues?

Banks: "I was drawn to the authenticity of Wendy's experience. One of the things I liked about this movie is that it's not all happy, sugar coating. It's about the run-up to parenthood, which is scary and emotional and messy. It's a complicating factor in a relationship, no matter what. I loved that I had the opportunity, as Wendy, to say it like it is. And be messy and out of control."

Lopez: "I think everybody wants to have that perfect pregnancy where you look like Audrey Hepburn in your flats. I certainly tried. I had my leggings and my black turtleneck. Then someone took a picture of me from the back I was like, "IS THAT HOW WIDE I LOOK?!?!?!" On that same topic, I always feel like everybody loses their weight so fast, but that is not true! My ribs - I feel like they're just starting to get back to normal, yet my babies are four."

Q: As mothers working in entertainment, do you find your kids' childhoods vastly different from your own rearing?

Lopez: "The other day, my daughter put on my sparkling Louboutins that I have for shows and a Cartier ring that her dad gave me. I was like, 'What are you doing?!' (laughs) We're so fortunate that we have so much and the kids get some of that. But I don't want them to grow up that fast. I want to them to be like I was in the Bronx, wearing sneakers with holes in them!"

Banks: "I rarely buy my son anything, but he's not deprived. He gets lots of gifts. I'm like, 'We don't need all this stuff.' I'm constantly getting it out. It's too much crap."

Lopez: "I'm the opposite. I'm like, 'Oh that would be cute for a girl.' I buy everything. It's so bad. I still have their cribs in their room. They sleep in their bed but their crib is there and I'm like, 'I can't get rid of that. It's so beautiful!' Then I'm like, 'They're going to be five soon, it's going to be weird!' Even to take the bassinet out of my room --"

Banks: "I still have the bassinet. It's in my guest room, which is really weird when people come over to stay. They're like, 'Well you're clearly having another one.' I'm like, 'I don't know what's gonna happen, but I can't get rid of this beautiful bassinet!'"

Q: How has motherhood changed you?

Lopez: "There's a depth of feeling that you have not felt before. But you also feel guilt and fear deeper. I feel more scared of things now because of my kids. I feel more worried. Everything's more. I went jet skiing and flew off the jet ski. I was like, 'I'm a terrible mom! What if I were to die? What would happen to them?' It's those things."

Banks: "I've lost a full section of my brain power. It's gone. It's now devoted exclusively to him. So even though I'm talking to you, there's a part of my brain that's going, 'Did he eat today? Where is he? What's he doing?'"

Q: Switching topics real quick, Jennifer, you're in your second season on "American Idol." Has this experience been everything you hoped it would be when you first agreed to do it?

Lopez: "It was an unexpected career move. I always felt like people knew who I was but I realized they didn't. When I got on the show people were like, 'Oh, she's nurturing, she's a nice person. She's not the crazy girl (who demands) white sheets and candles.' 'Idol' let people get to know me. It gave people insight in to who I was in a positive way that I didn't expect."

Q: How has it impacted you career-wise?

Lopez: "When it was first offered it to me, I had my reservations. I love doing movies and I was like, 'Is it going to affect how people see me as a movie actress?' Even my singing. Will that part be over now that I'm a judge? But my gut was telling me - just do it. We had been traveling like crazy with Marc and his tour, so I thought, 'You don't have anything for these next six months. It's going to be fun.' It seemed like the right move at the time for my life. Then it turned out to be something fantastic."

Jennifer Lopez Talks Adoption Rumors, Post-Partum Depression and Whether She'll Leave American Idol

Did you hear the one about Jennifer Lopez suffering from from post-partum depression? Or that she and beau Casper Smart are looking to adopt?

The actress, singer and American Idol judge set the record straight on those pesky rumors and a few others on today's episode The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she and Cameron Diaz turned up to promote their new comedy, What to Expect When You're Expecting.

But the biggest bombshell? She hinted that her tenure on American Idol might be coming to an end.

Addressing the two big elephants in the room, the 42-year-old Lopez said tabloid reports that she was looking to add to her brood with her new boy-toy and that she was depressed after she and soon-to-be former hubby Marc Anthony welcomed twins Max and Emme were complete fabrications.

"I know I'm being misquoted in the press a lot. Now, I want to adopt and I had depression when I had babies. None of that's true," the Hollywood hyphenate told Ellen.

She then explained how a previous interview she gave for her new movie suddenly evolved into erroneous news that she was looking to adopt.

"I never really thought about adoption before [What to Expect], ever. I just thought. 'Oh, I'm going to have my own kids,' and I never thought about it as something I would do. But after kind of doing the role and holding these babies, you can see how you can take a baby that you don't know and who, you know, needs a home—you can give them a home and raise them as your own," she said. "I really kind of, through the character, came to understand how people do it."

As for the post-partum chatter, Lopez said she was taken out of context when asked about whether she read the pregnancy guide, What to Expect When You're Expecting (in the flick she plays Holly, who adopts a baby from abroad with her hubby, played by Rodrigo Santoro).

About seven to ten days after her twins were born, she recalled, "I just started crying...I was like, the babies don't love me! Then I read the book—and it was like on that day, I counted...when your hormones drop and you get very emotional. They're like, 'You might be feeling very emotional today…I said, 'Yes, I am, that's what's happening to me, right now.' So those are the two stories that people ran away with a little bit."

Last but not least, when DeGeneres, a former American Idol judge herself, wondered if she'll return to Fox's hit talent show next year, Lopez suggested the current season could be her last.

"I don't know," said the "Love Don't Cost a Thing" crooner. "I enjoy it. I really do enjoy it. This is my second year. I don't know if I can go for a third year. I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down."

With her adorable 4-year-old tots growing up fast, Lopez hinted that it might be time to move on.

"Now they're getting more mobile. They're about to go to school," Lopez admitted. "I just don't know. I don't know."

J. Lo and Diaz dismiss catfight talk

Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz have laughed off reports they clashed on the set of new comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting during a joint TV interview.

The two stars pre-taped their chat with comedienne Ellen DeGeneres on Monday and insisted the rumours of catfighting and bickering were all made up.

Diaz said, "(They said) we wouldn't talk to each other..."

Lopez added, "I was like, 'I haven't even seen her yet! Give us a chance to get in the room.'"

And Charlie's Angels star Diaz admitted there are often rumours about her not getting along with female co-stars: "It's always like that. They want women to be catfighting. We live in such a misogynistic, chauvinistic (world), especially the media... Always spinning women against one another."

Jennifer Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro are 'Expecting' great things

Just over four years ago, it was one of the most famous women in the world's turn to reach for one of America's most popular books.

As Jennifer Lopez, who was pregnant with twins Emme and Max, toured with then-husband Marc Anthony, she'd sing by night and flip the pages of What to Expect When You're Expecting by day.

On Friday, the silver-screen version of the book, depicting five very different pregnancies, arrives in theaters.

What to Expect "was a bible for me while I was pregnant," says Lopez, today a sleek figure in a white sheath and spike-toed Louboutins at the Four Seasons as she settles into a booth next to her on-screen husband, Rodrigo Santoro.

But reading that weighty book, Lopez was like most other first-time moms, turning its pages "honestly every day, every month. I would get mad when I was on the month for too long. When it took too long and it's almost like you're waiting for the next issue to come out — ooh, what's going to happen later?"

Next to her, Santoro, who is half Brazilian, half Italian and a superstar in Brazil, says the book is ubiquitous, even for men.

"My sister had it," says Santoro, who is best known in the USA for his turns in Love Actually, 300 and Lost. "After that, I took a look at the book. I was curious. I don't have kids yet, so I haven't needed it."

"You will," Lopez says knowingly.

Lopez, 42, and Santoro, 36, play Holly and Alex, a couple who try to conceive later in life and, after experiencing trouble, decide to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Myriad celebs join in What to Expect with their own bump tales: Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison play hotheaded reality-show personalities Jules and Evan, whose tabloid-y relationship takes an unexpected turn. Elizabeth Banks picks up the obsessive mom-to-be baton as Wendy, who owns a shop dedicated to nursing. Brooklyn Decker plays Skyler, the infuriatingly bloat-free trophy wife (of Dennis Quaid) who paints peace symbols on her picture-perfect bump, while Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford round out the cast as Rosie and Marco, two dueling food-truck chefs whose one-night affair turns into an unplanned start to parenthood.

Picking a husband for Lopez proved to be more difficult than director Kirk Jones had imagined.

"I think people feel like they know Jennifer when they go to a movie, because they're aware of her public persona and she's had a lot of success with her music career and her acting career," Jones says. "When you sit down to then find a partner for her, for some reason it becomes more challenging."

Luckily, this photogenic pair had instant chemistry.

"I don't know what it is, but there's obviously a warmth and a generosity of emotion I think they both share, and when they came together in rehearsals, it was just incredibly natural," Jones says.

During the steamy Atlanta shoot, Lopez says, she identified closely with Holly, whose fear was rooted in missing out. "I identified very much with the fact that she wanted a baby so badly, because I wanted a baby so badly at one point in my life, and I really thought I couldn't have it, and I know that pain where you really feel like it's not going to happen for you, ever."

As for Alex, "he's fine," interjects Santoro, whose character balks at the reality of their baby's speedy adoption. Alex finds a safe place with the "Dudes Group," an informal support group of wisecracking fathers (led by Chris Rock) who meet weekly in a park to decompress about life after baby.

Back on the musical radar

In the film, no one's pregnancy goes according to plan. Diaz's athletic, type A character ends up spitting fire on bed rest; Banks falls victim to the most uncomfortable of side effects; and Kendrick struggles to make her new relationship work. Throughout, Decker simply, maddeningly glows.

"My experience was more like Brooklyn, which everybody is going to hate to hear," Lopez says. "I wouldn't say I was glowing the whole time, but I was happy the whole time. Of course you have your difficult moments, but I didn't have all of the symptoms that a lot of people have. Like her, I was very athletic, I felt great, was on tour until I was 6½ months in. I didn't really get super-big until the last month." Overall, Lopez says, she gained 50 pounds.

"And I realized, because I got pregnant not in my 20s but in my late 30s, it was something that I was aware of, how beautiful it was, and I was aware of how my body was changing, and I was aware of how lucky I was and how much of a miracle it is. I was savoring every moment and saying that if this never happens to me again, I want this to be a really beautiful moment in my life — and it was."

What to Expect arrives on the heels of a remarkably successful year for Lopez, whose own path back into the apex of pop culture took a pregnant pause two years ago with the release of her critically panned insemination flick The Back-Up Plan and the delayed release of her last album, Love?

Then, along came American Idol.

"That's been one of my best experiences in my career, working on Idol," says Lopez, who gently (and stylishly) mothers the contestants on the show.

In response, her fans have come flooding back. Post-Idol, Lopez's songs are "doing great," says Sean Ross of radio industry website and weekly newsletter Ross on Radio, noting the fast start that her latest single, Dance Again, had on the charts. "She's back on radio's radar."

Santoro's schedule is similarly packed. His HBO film Hemingway & Gelhorn premieres May 28, and later this year, Heleno, a biopic on one of Brazil's most famous soccer players, which Santoro produced and stars in, will be released, followed by The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger, due early next year. Still single, Santoro says he's trying to figure out balance, traveling among Rio de Janeiro, L.A., New York, London and Spain.

"He has an exotic life. I live in Calabasas," Lopez says with a laugh.

A sequel and a tour on tap

In reality, both stars are used to being watched. In Rio, Santoro is routinely snapped by paparazzi while he is surfing off the coast. Lopez says she has mostly mastered staying away from their lenses.

"The one place we kind of get caught is (the beach), because I love the ocean. I love the water, and sometimes I just have to go, and I'll take (the kids)."

Next, Santoro dives back into the role of Xerxes for the sequel 300: Battle of Artemisia. Physically, "it's exhausting. It's a lot of work," he says. "But it was worth it the first time, and I will make it worth it the second time."

"I feel like he's talking about my tour right now," says Lopez, who goes on a world trek with Enrique Iglesias this summer.

"I'm really excited about the prospect of taking the family on the road and going and singing my songs and dancing my dances."

She will take the twins, along with beau Casper Smart, 25, who will choreograph. "It's all kind of romantic in my mind, but I know after a month I'll be like, 'Mommy can't move!' "

Her relationship with Smart, displayed recently during her performance of Dance Again on Idol, seems to suit Lopez, who says that despite "still getting her footing" and "adjusting to all the changes that have happened" in her new life, she's in a good place. On her precious days off, "I like to stay in bed all day" watching Disney movies with the twins (Hercules is a favorite).

"Emme's very much like me," she says, and she can sing. "She's very girly, she likes pretty things. She's very happy all the time. My son is kind of — there's a lot going on in his mind, I feel like. He's very, very smart. I feel like he's like his dad like that. His brain really functions on a level that is like a computer a little bit. He has kind of a photographic memory."

Santoro listens, taking it all in. When his biological clock starts ticking and he needs advice?

"He can call me then," Lopez says.

"Deal," he says, nodding.

Jennifer Lopez Doesn't Know If She'll Return to Idol

As the final three prepare to face off on American Idol, there's no telling who will take home the title.

But there's another mystery looming at the judges' table: will Jennifer Lopez return to the singing competition next season?

"I don't know," Lopez, 42, says on Tuesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

If she makes her way back to sit with fellow judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler next year, it will be her third season on the show since Simon Cowell Kara DioGuardi and DeGeneres left in 2010.

"I enjoy it. I really do enjoy it," she tells DeGeneres, adding, "I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down."

Lopez, who took her relationship with boyfriend-of-six months Casper Smart, to the Idol stage last week, also points to her 4-year-old twins, Max David and Emme Maribel.

"Now they're getting more mobile. They're about to go to school," she says. "I just don't know. I don't know."

Celeb Moms Tweet Mother's Day Messages

Jennifer Lopez: "Up late playing cards with my Mommy!! #besttime #familia Happy Mothers Day to all the Mamas out there."

Jennifer Lopez on Working With Her Beau-and Will She Be Back for Another Season of American Idol?

When it comes to her relationship with Casper Smart, Jennifer Lopez is keeping it both personal and professional.

After all, her main squeeze is serving as creative director for her upcoming summer tour with Enrique Iglesias.

But in an exclusive sit-down with Ryan Seacrest following Wednesday night's show, the American Idol judge revealed how the couple manages to strike just the right balance.

"I don't think we'd work together if we didn't work well together," Lopez said. "It has to be easy or it's not worth it."

Naturally, the other hot topic, besides her love life, is whether or not she'll be back for another season of Idol.

"I don't know," she admitted. "I have some movie things in the works and I have the tour. I love the show and it hurts me to think about not doing it, but I'm just taking it kind of day by day. We'll see."

Lopez added that her decision ultimately hinges on the fact that she is a mom to 4-year-old twins, Emme and Max.

"It's the biggest part because I never want to take on too much where they feel cheated in any way, shape or form. So everything kind of has to work," she pointed out. "When they tell me, 'You need to make a decision right now,' I go, 'OK, let me think about it.' Then I just say, OK, what are all the factors, what's the pros and cons and just try to make the best decision for my kids."

Jennifer Lopez Raves About Casper Smart: 'He's So Cute'

Their hot romance of six months has hardly been a secret. But no matter how high-profile Jennifer Lopez might have been lately, she has yet to make much of a peep about boyfriend Casper Smart – until Thursday night, that is.

For the results show, the American Idol judge went on stage to perform her recent "Dance Again" single, and she did not go alone. Backed up by an entourage of bare-chested hunks, she singled out Smart (with whom she performed a sexy routine) at the end of her performance after he plucked sparkly confetti out of her hair, announcing, "He's so cute."

She then blew a kiss to the audience.

Though speculation rose in March that the two might tie the knot, the rumor was quickly laid to rest. And while no rings were proffered, last month, for Smart's 25th birthday, Lopez, 42, bought him a truck as a present.

As she Tweeted, "@BEAUcasperSMART 'Beau has a birthday we're so glad we hope it[']s the happiest Birthday Beau ever has!' #singingtweet. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR!!!"

For much more on J.Lo and Casper, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands everywhere Friday.

Jennifer Lopez to Judge -- Let My Kids Cross the Border

Jennifer Lopez desperately wants to bring her children on her upcoming world tour with Enrique Iglesias -- just one problem ... the kiddies are not allowed to cross California state lines.

When J.Lo and her soon-to-ex husband Marc Anthony filed for divorce -- the judge ordered both sides to keep Emme and Max within the confines of Cali unless they get permission from the court.

So J.Lo has filed documents ... explaining that both she AND Marc are about to embark on separate concert tours ... and they both want time with the kids while on the road.

In the docs, Lopez says she and Marc will be able to work out the scheduling.

A hearing is set for June 26. J.Lo's concert tour with Enrique is set to kick off in July.

Inside Jennifer Lopez's Hot Romance with Casper Smart

When it comes to her boyfriend Casper Smart, Jennifer Lopez gets the royal treatment.

"He treats her like a queen," a source tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "Casper centers everything on Jennifer.”

Dating six months, the fast-moving couple – Smart moved into the Hidden Hills, Calif., mansion that Lopez shares with her 4-year-old twins Max and Emme at the start of the year – haven't let their 17-year age gap slow them down. (She's 42; he's 25.)

Still, some friends wish that the wedding-loving superstar – who split from singer Marc Anthony last summer – would take things slowly for a change.

A Lopez family source says some members of her inner circle "worry that Casper will take advantage of her. She has fallen so hard."

But the American Idol judge, who recently announced her plans for a summer tour that Smart will help choreograph, seems just fine with her reputation as a commitment-happy kind of woman.

At a recent press conference for her upcoming film What to Expect When You're Expecting, she laughingly summed up her view on love: "I'm a bit of a romantic, if you hadn't noticed."

And soon everyone will be able to watch the couple's chemistry: Lopez and Casper are scheduled to perform a sexy single together on American Idol Thursday night.

For much more on J.Lo and Casper, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands everywhere Friday.

Jennifer Lopez Talks Adoption, Life as a Single Mom and Having More Kids: "It Would Be a Blessing"

So we know all you horny moms just want to sound off on the sex-filled Fifty Shades casting couch, but the ladies of What to Expect When You're Expecting had no qualms talking about the potential side effects of a romantic romp—ya know all the boobs, blood and mega-hormones that come with the joys of baby-makin'.

And out of the What to Expect When You're Expecting gals gang, Jennifer Lopez definitely has the most mom cred as she's raising two children and managing life as a single mom in the limelight.

So, what did the busiest gal on the boob tube have to say about giving her adorable tots, Max and Emme, a little sibling in the future?

Casper Smart, take note.

"It would be a blessing for me," Jennifer fessed at the What to Expect When You're Expecting press junket in Beverly Hills. "But right now I'm focused on doing it right with those two [Max and Emme]."

Awww. It's just so touching how much J.Lo loves being a mom—despite her megasuccess and killer career, the twins (from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony) are clearly Jen's No. 1 priority.

And not only does J.Lo adore being a mom, but she also revealed her nine-month journey was incredibly easy. Jen admits she had that picture-perfect pregnancy, similar to Brooklyn Decker's character in the flick:

"My pregnancy was like the Brooklyn Decker pregnancy. I was on tour until I was six-and-a-half months pregnant. I didn't really blow up until I was like eight-and-a-half months," Jen candidly shared.

Heck, if her pregnancy was such a piece o' cake, then Ms. Lopez should put another bun in the oven! Especially with that charming beau Casper Smart constantly by her side…

But if that doesn't pan out, there's always the adoption route that's ever-so-popular with single celebs (hello, Charlize Theron, Sandra Bullock and Madonna) and turns out, playing an adopting mother in the film gave Jen a whole new perspective:

"Before the movie, I never really thought about adoption at all and I was so focused on having my own and it took me awhile to have my own. But after the film and during the making of the film, I held those two little Ethiopian twins and you fall in love instantly…It really occurred to me, I can see how somebody can do this."

So sweet! And trust, those scenes with the Ethiopian babies are too die for cute. But even if more kiddos aren't in store for J.Lo's future, she's still your (above) average single working mom with advice on how to balance it all:

"All you really care is not messing up the baby part…that comes first for me and then everything else falls into line after that, that's my philosophy," Jen explained. "It's just like any single working mom's plight…it's a juggling act and you just do the best you can"

Well Jen, for what it's worth, we think you've done a fabulous job so far. Here's hoping for a sibling for Max and Emme in the future!

We're livestreaming the What To Expect When You're Expecting premiere on Monday—only on E! Online, so be sure to check back for exclusive scoop from the star-studded cast!

What to Expect When You're Expecting hits theatres May 18.

Cameron Diaz & Jennifer Lopez: What They Think About Motherhood

With Mother's Day just around the corner, some of Hollywood's biggest names are reflecting on their own ups and downs with motherhood.

In the June issue of Redbook celebrity moms such as Jennifer Lopez offer up their own experiences with parenting.

Lopez, 42, for instance, admits that not everything was smooth sailing after she gave birth to her twins, Max and Emme, now 4.

"I remember after the babies were born, about seven to 10 days in, I was like, 'What is going on with me?' " the American Idol judge tells Redbook. "I felt sad and depressed and thought the babies didn't love me."

"I actually remember picking up the book [What to Expect When You're Expecting] to try to see what was happening to me," she continued, "and it said how you have this huge hormonal drop about seven to 10 days after you give birth. It's called the 'baby blues.' But I just thought they didn't like me!"

For Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks, who welcomed her son Felix in 2011 via a surrogate, motherhood has been a life-altering experience.

"I think the thing you always hear – but can't really feel or believe – is how this little baby really does change your life," Banks, 38, says. "When you have children, it's the entire focus of your life, but my capacity for joy has been opened up in a way I never thought possible."

Model Brooklyn Decker, 25, who's made no secret of the fact that she and husband Andy Roddick are hoping to start a family, said she's only willing to have children with a partner who will be hands-on.

"I would hope I'm in a position where I have a guy who is going to be helping me all the way through – even when I'm moody and craving ice cream at 12 a.m.," she tells Redbook. "It didn't take me long to know that Andy was the guy I was going to marry, and [what kind of dad he'd be] absolutely went through my mind when making that decision."

Other stars, such as Cameron Diaz, said they opted to put their professional life over family.

"I thought I was going to be married and have two children by the time I was 21," Diaz, 39, says. "I think I felt I had to model my life after my mother's. But then my career was starting to take off and there were still so many things I wanted to do. So that dream for me was shattered early on. After that I never put another timeline on anything in my life."

Jennifer Lopez planning 'new song' with Iglesias for tour

This summer is gearing up to be a hot one for Jennifer Lopez, who tells USA TODAY that she's already in heavy prep for her tour with Enrique Iglesias this summer.

"I'm already working out," she told us, while at the Four Seasons promoting her film, What to Expect When You're Expecting (out May 18), with co-star Rodrigo Santoro. "You have to train. Talking about going on six months of (touring), it's daunting, it's like whoa. It's exciting but it's still scary. Also, I've never done it before, so this will be my first time I've been on a world (tour)."

In between American Idol and her other projects, "there's a lot of dance rehearsal," said Lopez. "We're revamping all the numbers so they feel fresh and new. We're doing all new arrangements for the songs – but not going too far away from the originals, because people go to see what they love so you don't want to change it too much."

Plus, she says that she and Iglesias are cooking up some hot surprises for fans. "Oh yeah," she grinned. "We plan on doing some special things for the fans. We're actually working on this really good song, a new song right now."

The famous mom will keep 4-year-old twins Emme and Max close while on the road. "The kids will be on tour," she confirms. "I'm really excited about the prospect of taking the family on the road and going and singing my songs and dancing my dances. It's all kind of romantic in my mind." And overall, Lopez says times are good. "I feel like I'm at a really good place in my life. I do. I feel like work is great, (and) the babies are doing well, most importantly."

Jennifer Lopez: Having More Babies 'Would Be a Blessing'

Now that the relationship of Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart appears to be stronger than ever, does the pop star possibly have more babies on the brain?

"It would be a blessing," Lopez, the mother of 4-year-old twins, Max and Emme, told PEOPLE about the prospect of having more kids. "Every day … they just bring so much joy and happiness to your life, [and] they just bring you right back down to earth."

But as the star of the new movie What to Expect When You're Expecting, who's been juggling her American Idol duties while preparing for her upcoming tour, also admits: "I've got my hands full."

Besides, being a single mom is never exactly easy.

"There's the guilt that comes along with it," Lopez said. "You leave and they go, 'Don't go to work, Mommy!' "

So how has the star – who last year split with husband Marc Anthony – managed to balance it all? By putting her twins first.

"That's my philosophy. So as long as that's … working in the right way, then I can dedicate whatever time I need to dedicate to my career," she said. "You just do the best you can, and say no when you have to say no."

And, fortunately, she hasn't had to do it entirely alone.

"I have a lot of great people in my life who help … at work and at home," she said. "I have a great family – so all together – we do it. It takes a village."

Jennifer Lopez's Music Video for "Follow the Leader"-Check It Out!

(Video) The finished product is finally here!

In March, we saw some sneak peeks of Jennifer Lopez shooting the video for Wisin & Yandel's single "Follow the Leader"—which is directed by her boyfriend Casper Smart—in Mexico, and now we get to see how it all came together.

In between trying to figure out which parts were actually J.Lo and which scenes were done by her manly stunt double, we saw a topless Lopez rocking some major (fake) body ink while overlooking paradise.

Additionally, after running through the streets, we see Jenny from the block do some booty shaking in tight leather pants. Yes, booty shaking.

You don't wanna miss it!

Did you love it or what?!

Jennifer Lopez: I'm Bringing the Twins on Tour

School may still be in session, but the summer is looking particularly bright for Max David and Emme Maribel; Mom Jennifer Lopez is gearing up for her tour — and she’s bringing the twins along for the ride!

“I don’t know how that’s all going to work. This is my first time. I’m going to see,” the songstress, 42, told reporters during her Mega 2012 Tour press conference in Los Angeles on Monday.

“They’ll get on the bus with me and it’ll be a learning experience for both of us.”

And while Lopez’s little groupies may love life on the road, she explains it’s off to grandmother’s house the 4-year-olds will go if they need a breather.

“Luckily, there’s always Grandma’s house if they get really tired and stir-crazy,” the American Idol judge shares. “They can go with their grandma for a few days and then come back.”

Admitting she plans to “feel that out as I go,” Lopez’s love for her children leaves one thing clear: “I can’t be away from them for too long, so they’ll be with me most of the time,” she adds.

Is Jennifer Lopez "Fun" to Work With?

Jennifer Lopez's former driver may claim working for the megastar is no joy ride, but don't tell that to her What to Expect When You're Expecting costar Rodrigo Santoro.

The Brazilian hottie says he had a blast playing J.Lo's music-executive husband in the upcoming movie adaptation of the iconic pregnancy guidebook.

How so? Read on to find out what Mr. Santoro has to say about the American Idol judge...

"Jennifer was really great," Santoro told me last night at ICM after a screening of Heleno, his biopic about 1940s Brazilian soccer star Heleno de Freitas. "She was very cool."

Especially since the romantic comedy isn't Santoro's usual fare. "She was really generous," the 300 actor said. "She's incredibly professional and helped me a lot because I think she's got this natural talent for comedy. She is fun!"

And, he added, "She's gorgeous."

In the flick, Santoro, 36, and Lopez, 42, play a couple trying to adopt a baby. Cameron Diaz, Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks and Brooklyn Decker costar as pregnant moms-to-be. Rounding out the cast are Matthew Morrison, Chris Rock, Joe Manganiello, Chace Crawford and Dennis Quaid.

Heleno is something entirely different. Not only did Santoro produce the film (he spent five years getting it made), but he also stars as de Freitas, who died in a mental institution in 1959 at age 38 after an addiction to ether and untreated syphilis caused him to go insane.

Santoro became unrecognizable when he lost 28 pounds for the role. "It wasn't too healthy," he said. "It was a very strict diet for two months and a lot of cardio. I just kept dropping, dropping and dropping. I had to do it because that's the way he died."

Also coming up for Santoro is The Last Stand opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. He'll then reprise his role as Xerxes in the sequel to 300, which begins filming in July. I'll have more about those two flicks later on.

Did Jennifer Lopez's Chauffeur Get Taken for a Ride?

Jennifer Lopez's former driver is claiming that, when the diva was in the backseat, he didn't eat.

A lack of meal breaks is one of the indignities Hakom Manoukian is alleging in a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed today against Lopez, Nuyorican Productions and her manager, Benny Medina.

Manoukian says he had been driving Lopez and Marc Anthony part-time since 2005—but that it all went wrong when he was encouraged to give up his private limo company and go to work for them as their full-time chauffeur last year.

A rep for the increasingly busy Lopez did not immediately return a request for comment.

Manoukian's suit states that, once he was given the full-time position in April 2011, he was promised a yearly salary of $72,000 plus "production pay" whenever Lopez was filming, performing or busy with professional engagements. Based on her schedule, it was estimated that his actual salary would amount to $200,000, according to the complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by E! News.

View the lawsuit.

But during the next few months, Manoukian claims, he received no production pay or overtime whatsoever and was treated unfairly by Medina, who during one job in Atlanta allegedly "chastised and humiliated" Manoukian by telling the driver it was a big mistake to hire him and that he was "not 'presentable'" and didn't speak English well enough to handle such a big job.

The plaintiff states that he was demoted to Lopez's L.A.-only driver after he complained about Medina, and his term of employment ultimately ended at the end of September.

In addition to breach of contract, Manoukian alleges deceit, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, constructive fraud, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide meal periods, unfair business practices and wrongful termination. He is seeking unspecified damages and overtime compensation.

Jennifer Lopez Hitting the Road With Enrique Iglesias

Jennifer Lopez will tour North America this summer with Enrique Iglesias. This concert series will kick off a global jaunt the American Idol judge plans to embark on which will see her play her first headlining shows ever in Latin America.

The 42-year-old Lopez confirmed the news this morning on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.

The joint headlining trek with the "Hero" crooner opens in Montreal on July 14 and will make stops in 13 cities including Toronto, Newark, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta before wrapping up on Aug. 31.

Before that however, she and estranged hubby Marc Anthony will join forces for a performance at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 26.

Lopez will follow that with a series of gigs south of the border including Caracas, Venezuela on June 16; Santiago, Chile on June 20; and four in Brazil—the Pop Music Festival in São Paulo on June 23 (on a bill with the first Idol champ Kelly Clarkson and Paris Hilton), Rio De Janeiro on June 24 and dates in Fortaleza and Recife on June 30 and July 1 respectively.

The "On the Floor" singer will make a formal announcement about her tour plans later today via a livestream that starts at 7 p.m. ET on her newly relaunched website,

The redesign also touts a "tour feed" section where Lopez will give away tickets for each show day; the singer will also post messages, scenes from backstage and other specialized content.

Lopez fans across the pond will have to wait a little while longer as there's no word yet on European dates.

Tickets for the North American leg—the full itinerary is listed below—go on sale via Ticketmaster and other outlets beginning May 4.

•July 14: Montreal Bell Centre
•July 17: Toronto Air Canada Centre
•July 20: Newark Prudential Center
•July 25: Boston TD Garden
•July 28: Washington DC Verizon Center
•Aug. 03: Chicago United Center
•Aug. 08: San Jose HP Pavilion
•Aug. 11: Anaheim Honda Center
•Aug. 16: Los Angeles Staples Center
•Aug. 25: Dallas American Airlines CTR
•Aug. 26: Houston TX Toyota Center
•Aug. 29: Atlanta Philips Arena
•Aug. 31: Miami American Airlines Arena

Jennifer Lopez Launching Interactive Website

You might not get the chance to personally hang out with Jennifer Lopez backstage on her upcoming tour. But at the new, you'll feel like you did.

The pop superstar and American Idol judge, 42, is re-launching her website Monday as a new online community featuring a "backstage pass" so fans can get closer than ever to the singer when she hits the road.

Registered users will get free access to the site's "Tour Feed" section, which will feature ticket giveaways for each show, interviews, messages, photos and more behind-the-scenes content from backstage. Fans will also be able to post messages to Lopez and to one another, and be guest bloggers.

Lopez will use the site to unveil everything that goes into a big tour – the costumes, sets, dancers, singers, musicians and others who make the extravagant shows happen. She will share her tour diary and encourage fans to write in with their own experiences and share their favorite songs, costumes, dances and more.

Lopez has not yet announced her 2012 tour, but she is expected to perform in dozens of cities worldwide this summer.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony: No Custody Fight Ahead

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony want to set things straight about their divorce.

"The parties are working together to reach a friendly resolution that's in the best interest of their children," Lopez's family law attorney Ron Anteau tells PEOPLE.

The statement follows a report that Anthony, 43, was seeking to find out whether Lopez, 42, was hiding money in offshore accounts, which an Anthony source said was "ridiculous."

"He's not seeking financial support from her in this divorce. Never has, never will," the source added. "This is about trying to figure out how best for two very busy parents to share their children."

The two stars are parents to 4-year-old twins Max and Emme.

Marc Anthony Wanted to Reconcile ... But J.Lo Chose Casper

Marc Anthony held out hope for a reconciliation with Jennifer Lopez, but decided to file for divorce when she told him ... she's madly in love with BF Casper Smart ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Marc filed for divorce Monday -- nine months after the couple announced they were splitting.

But sources extremely close to Marc tell us, he didn't make the decision on his own -- he had a heart-to-heart with J.Lo a few weeks back to see if she really, truly wanted to end the marriage.

We're told he said he wanted to give the marriage another try, but Jennifer confessed ... she was deeply in love with Casper ... and wanted to pursue that relationship.

We're told Marc was blindsided ... he had not idea things were so serious -- and he was hurt.

So that's why Marc filed divorce papers this week.

American Idol Results Have Jennifer Lopez Shouting 'This Is Crazy'

American Idol's lucky seven had a mostly fantastic night on Wednesday. But when everyone does well, it only makes elimination night harder.

"I'm always worried, Ryan, when it gets to this point in the competition," Randy Jackson told host Seacrest at the beginning of Thursday's results show. "I got to be honest with you – I said it last night – nobody's safe."

It's true that top contenders at this point in the competition have been eliminated. It happened to Jennifer Hudson, who performed "Think Like a Man" with Ne-Yo on Thursday. Then again, it also happened to Sanjaya Malakar.

So who's still in the competition and whose fate was put into the hands of the judges, who have yet to use their one save of the season? Keep reading to find out ...

Ryan called the contestants out one by one and divided them in two groups: Hollie Cavanagh, Phillip Phillips and Colton Dixon on one side of the stage and Jessica Sanchez, Elise Testone and Joshua Ledet on the other.

Based on performances and judges' marks, neither of these groups could be the bottom three, right? And what about Skylar Laine?

Well, Skylar was declared safe. Then, Ryan put her with Hollie, Phillip and Colton, meaning the four of them would be back next week.

"I've never seen this happen," an irate Randy said of having two frontrunners – Jessica and Joshua – in the bottom with Elise. "This is a ridiculous bottom three ... [America] got it wrong tonight, so wrong."

He was even more appalled when Jessica, who has yet to miss a step this season, was announced to be the contestant with the lowest number of votes.

While Jessica performed her last-chance song, the judges stormed the stage and stopped her. Jennifer Lopez shouted, "Gimme that mic! This is crazy ... you ain't going home! Go sit down!"

Then Randy made it official: "We are saving Jessica without any doubt," he said, "This girl is one of the best singers in America ever!"

Was Jessica surprised to be at risk to leave the show in seventh place? "Not at all," she told Ryan. "I don't expect anything. I just do what I do. Whatever happens happens. I just want people to know I've been working hard my whole life."

With no more judges' save, all seven better be working hard next week.

Marc Anthony Files for Divorce from Jennifer Lopez

Marc Anthony is making his split from Jennifer Lopez official.

The musician, 43, filed for divorce on April 9 from the American Idol judge, 42, according documents filed at Los Angeles Superior Court. The duo's separation date is listed as "to be determined," but they publicly announced their breakup in July.

Citing irreconcilable differences, Anthony requests joint legal and physical custody of the couples' twins Max and Emme, 4. He is asking the court to deny her spousal support, should it be requested from Lopez.

The exes, who wed in Beverly Hills in 2004, continue working together on their Latin music and dance competition series, Q'Viva! The Chosen.

A rep for Lopez had no comment.

Jennifer Lopez Rents L.A. Public Beach Keep Away from My Kids

Jennifer Lopez is drawing a line in the sand -- paying nearly a grand to rent out a public beach in L.A. last weekend ... to keep randoms away from her family and children.

Sources tell TMZ, Jennifer forked over $925 to the city of Long Beach to rent out Marine Beach on Saturday -- 3,400 feet of shoreline -- just for her, her kids, her BF Casper Smart and other family and friends.

To keep out the riffraff, we're told lifeguards marked off the water using buoys -- and kept the beach gates locked.

We're told J.Lo and co. brought their own jet skis for awesome fun times -- and even hired a wakeboard instructor.

Meanwhile, a bunch of sad locals stayed home and played with dirt.

Jennifer Lopez Buys Casper Smart a Birthday Truck

Jennifer Lopez celebrated her dancer beau Casper Smart's 25th birthday on Friday with an intimate dinner party – and quite a big surprise.

"Jennifer had planned a fun day to celebrate Casper's birthday," a source tells PEOPLE. And the day began with a four-wheeled birthday present: a customized white Dodge Ram truck.

Lopez "knew that Casper really wanted a truck, and Casper was very excited about the generous gift," says the source.

Lopez also Tweeted: "@BEAUcasperSMART 'Beau has a birthday we're so glad we hope it[']s the happiest Birthday Beau ever has!' #singingtweet. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR!!!"

After a shopping trip and lunch in Beverly Hills, the couple continued the birthday celebration with a fun dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood.

With a group of friends, they enjoyed Northern Italian comfort food, including pasta, fish and wine in the restaurant's private Butterfly Room.

The birthday boy even brought his present along for the celebration. "Casper was so excited about his new truck that he decided to drive it to dinner," adds the source. "She was smiling about Casper's excitement."

J.Lo her own biggest fan

Jennifer Lopez and her boy-toy backup dancer Casper Smart heated up the opening of British hospitality mogul Robert Earl’s LA restaurant Planet Dailies & Mixology 101 at The Grove’s Farmers Market Thursday. At the star-studded opening, J.Lo showed off her new video, “Dance Again,” which features rapper Pitbull and Smart. The clip first debuted on “American Idol” earlier that night. “Extra” host Mario Lopez introduced the video, and when it popped on a number of screens, Lopez jumped out of the booth where she was seated with Smart and manager Benny Medina, and stood front and center at the bar watching herself. Lithe Lopez then grooved along to the sultry moves in her video, and when Smart appeared on-screen, she turned and “grabbed his arm with excitement,” a spy said. Lopez and Smart were affectionate all night, while guests included Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello, Tommy Hilfiger and Piers Morgan.

Jennifer Lopez Rings in Casper Smart's Birthday With an Intimate Dinner Party...and Gives Him a Truck!

(Video) In case you haven't noticed, Jennifer Lopez has been spending a lot of time lately with her dancer boyfriend Casper Smart.

Just a day after the video-making duo took J.Lo's twins to see the Easter Bunny and later hit the town, the lovebirds rang in Smart's big 2-5 together Friday, kicking off the fete with an intimate dinner at upscale Italian hot spot Cecconi's in West Hollywood.

"@BEAUcasperSMART 'Beau has a birthday we're so glad we hope its the happiest Birthday Beau ever has!' HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR!!!," Lopez tweeted.

And why wouldn't it be happy? A source confirms to E! News that J.Lo really splurged for the birthday boy.

"Yes, she did buy him a white pickup," said the source. "He really wanted one and she surprised him. He had no idea he was getting it."

The 42-year-old American Idol judge, who rented out the restaurant's Butterfly room for the evening to accompany 25 of Smart's family and friends, headed to Cecconi's wearing a turquoise, tight-fitting Michael Kors dress, while Smart opted for a casual black jacket and cap.

J.Lo's manager Benny Medina, Reggie Bush and Randy Jackson were also present at the dinner.

Earlier in the day, Lopez and Smart were spotted shopping together in Beverly Hills.

Happy birthday indeed!

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony divorce drama clear on 'Q'Viva: The Chosen' finale

FOX has relegated the conclusion "Q'Viva! The Chosen" -- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's search across 20 countries in North, South and Central America for the next big Latin performers -- to Saturday, April 7 late night (11 p.m. ET). But those equally interested in the demise of Lopez and Anthony's seven year marriage may want to set their DVRs as well.

First a creative disagreement goes down when Lopez sticks up for comparable performers by declaring "to cut them all is not fair."

"Jennifer, you have to listen to the points," Anthony snaps. "If not, what the f*** am I doing here?"

Things get testy between the couple when excitedly Anthony says of two female dancers. "These are my honeys. My babies." Lopez chooses not to let his comments slide, instead firing back, "You're a pig."

Since the show began, Lopez and Anthony have insisted that any tension seen between them is due to clever editing.

Lopez's ex plays down TV spat

Singer Marc Anthony has played down the controversy of an awkward moment on the TV talent show he films with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez, insisting it was just the work of "clever producers".

In an episode of Q'Viva! The Chosen, which airs on Saturday in America, Lopez appears to upset her ex by calling him "a pig" for referring to two sexy dancers on the show as his "honeys".

The stars split last summer and both have since found love with new partners - but they remain friends and business accomplices on the show they helped create before the break-up.

But it appears there is some bad blood between them - as was evident during the taping of the most recent episode of Q'Viva!

After the awkward moment, Lopez appears to laugh off her remark - but an annoyed and unhappy Anthony seemed to be unhappy to move on.

But in an interview with news show Entertainment Tonight, he insists the TV moment wasn't quite as it appears.

He explains, "You have to realize that we filmed for months and so there is a lot of footage and you can cut things all kinds of ways... We have some clever producers... that have a great sense of humour."

Cute Alert! Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Take the Twins to See the Easter Bunny and...

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend, Casper Smart, may make for a cute dancing bee, but it was all about a bunny yesterday when the two hit the Grove mall in L.A.

Not only did J.Lo and her beau bring her twins to visit the Easter Bunny Bungalow, but they actually had the holiday attraction closed down so the little ones could have their picture taken with the bunny in private.

The lovebirds were back at the mall later in the night, but this time they left the kids at home. Read on to find out what they were doing and who they were doing it with (hint: Joe Manganiello and Arnold Schwarzenegger)…

Lopez and Smart were on hand for the Planet Dailies and Mixology 101 party.

While chowing down on burgers, fries and pizza and sipping champagne, Lopez introduced Smart to Schwarzenegger. American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe was also there, as were Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, The Wanted and Tommy Hilfiger.

Watch Now: Jennifer Lopez's "Dance Again" Video Has All the Casper Smart PDA No One's Been Missing

(Video) Ready to get your voyeur on?

Knowing that Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are a real couple makes it almost too awkward to watch them paw each other like there's no tomorrow in the brand-new video for Lopez's latest single, "Dance Again," which just premiered tonight.

We said almost.

"Was there any chemistry on the set of the video with any of the dancers?" Ryan Seacrest deadpanned as he introduced a sneak preview of "Dance Again" during American Idol.

"It's a good video," she assured him, blushing and giggling. "I can't wait for you all the see it! Enjoy it, enjoy the song, it's very close to my heart. It has a great message, and I hope everybody likes it."

The only message we got was the more glitter the merrier, but...what's wrong with that?!

Pitbull gets to keep his suit on, but Lopez, clad for the most part in a bodysuit and fishnets (and at times a solid coat of glitter) is bare for the grabbing.

Her fellow ladies in the video, directed by Paul Hunter, may have even less on—which is perfect since there's a gravity-defying orgy taking place in the background as Lopez and the well-muscled Smart make eyes at each other.

The shirtless man in question was actually at Idol tonight for the premiere—albeit fully clothed. During the first commercial break, Lopez introduced Smart to the audience and gave him a big hug and kiss.

And the audience sure didn't seem to mind watching that.

Jenny Has a Rock: Jennifer Lopez Wears a $2.1 Million Ring on 'American Idol'

(Photo) We’re not fooled by this rock: on Wednesday’s episode of American Idol, Jennifer Lopez seriously caught our eyes with her fancy yellow-diamond ring by Cora jewelers — a sparkler that comes with a $2.1 million price tag.

The 50.40-carat bauble — set in 18-karat yellow gold and ebony wood — will soon be available for purchase on the jeweler’s site. (Any takers?) The gem itself came from Africa; after it was found it was flown to New York where experts carefully sculpted and polished the diamond, preparing it for certification from the Gemological Institute of America.

According to Cora, colored diamonds are quite rare — especially in such a large size. So once the stone was perfected, jewelers chose to mount it on ebony, something that was “also from nature,” just like the gem, a Cora rep tells PEOPLE. And then, it ended up in Los Angeles — and on Lopez’s right hand Wednesday.

“Having someone like Jennifer Lopez wear our ring, for me, is the ultimate. She represents a strong woman with a great sense of work ethic and intelligence,” Cora CEO Suzette Gomes tells PEOPLE. “She is the American dream.” And now, our American jewelry idol, too.

Anthony, Lopez to perform together for Q'Viva show

Marc Anthony says working with Jennifer Lopez is like second nature, which is good since the exes are uniting for one night in concert.

The pair have announced they'll perform together May 26 in Las Vegas as part of "Q'Viva! The Chosen Live," which will feature the top talent from their televised talent show.

"It's a very unique, modern way, and sexy way, to package these traditional talents," he said in a phone interview Wednesday. "I'm really, really looking forward to the live show."

"Q'Viva! The Chosen," which airs on Univision and Fox, features the former couple as they travel across the globe to find the best Latin talent. Both Anthony and Lopez are executive producers of the show, along with "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller and the show's director, Jamie King.

The show was conceived when Anthony and Lopez were a couple, and even after they announced their breakup last year, they decided to go ahead as the show's hosts.

Anthony realizes that some people don't understand how the former couple, who were married seven years and have a set of twins together, are able to still work side by side.

"I know it's shocking to people and I hear that a lot," said Anthony, adding with a chuckle, "It's more shocking to me that it's shocking to people."

Anthony said he and Lopez met while working, and for them, working side by side is natural, and there's no bad blood between the two.

"Thank God that's not the case, obviously. Maybe if that was the case, it would've been different," he said of their work together on the show. "But, that's why I can tell you it was a wonderful experience all the way around."

Besides Lopez and Anthony, 52 performers from around the world will perform as part of the "Q'Viva!" concert at Mandalay Bay Events Center. It's a culmination of the TV show's search to find acts for what Anthony termed "the world's most amazing Latin spectacular ever."

Anthony said one of the things that most impressed him was how the artists bonded despite differences in ethnicity and where they came from.

"I thought that bringing all of these artists together in one house would have been a little more dynamic by way of conflict," he said. "That's one thing that absolutely blew me away, the way they became one nation. And that's how they would put it — 'We're one nation, all of us.'"

Anthony also said the show, in its inaugural season, would be back.

"Absolutely. We're in the middle of setting it up now," he said. "This is a passion project. ... I'm looking forward to doing it again. It's bigger than all of us. It's a movement."

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Steam Up Sexy New Video

(Photo 1, Photo 2) They've been coy about their relationship in public. But the romance certainly seems hot and heavy between Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart, judging by images from her new music video.

The pop superstar and American Idol judge, 42, has her way with her dancer beau, 24, in the video for "Dance Again" – he's seen shirtless and blindfolded, with the words "Love is blind" written across the black cloth. The steamy video premieres this Thursday night on Idol.

In the meantime, you can see more photos from the video shoot at The "Dance Again" single is available today on iTunes.

Smart, who is frequently in the audience during American Idol, has been photographed spending time with Lopez everywhere from Miami Beach to Santa Barbara, Calif., where they were spotted smooching on a beach.

"There is a lot of love between [them]," a close source tells PEOPLE of the couple. "He treats her like a queen."

First Listen! Check Out Jennifer Lopez's New Single, "Dance Again"

She may judge potential singing superstars on American Idol every week, but never forget that Jennifer Lopez is one herself.

She reminded the world of that this morning, when she phoned up her colleague and ours, Ryan Seacrest, and premiered her new single, "Dance Again."

Give it a listen… here.

Likely already destined to hit the top of the charts, the just-released song—once again featuring J.Lo's "On the Floor" collaborator Pitbull and produced, also yet again, by RedOne—seemingly wasted no time in locking down its No. 1 fan: Lopez herself.

"First of all, I love it," Lopez told Seacrest on his KIIS-FM show, saying she particularly enjoyed reuniting with her musical cohorts.

"We had a great chemistry the last time, and it was like, 'We're going to have to do something again.' And this was the perfect song. I love the message of the song—that when something bad happens, your life is not over. You have to get up. You're gonna live. You're gonna be OK. You're gonna dance again."

And don't think for a minute that the meaning behind the song was lost on Lopez, who's been through some personal travails of her own this past year.

"I think when it came to me, it was the perfect moment," she said. "I definitely related to that. I think it's a good thing to put it out there right now, because everybody goes through tough moments. Everybody goes through hard times, and I am no stranger to that myself...Actually, we rewrote some of the lyrics to fit into that message."

Which ones, exactly? You'll have to suss that out for yourself because J.Lo's not telling!

"You listen and you decide!" she laughed. OK music fans, you have your orders.

What do you think of J.Lo's new single?

Jennifer Lopez announces first concerts in Brazil

Jennifer Lopez is in Brazil this week for her show "Q'Viva," but she's never performed in the country. That will soon change when she headlines a music festival there this summer.

The "American Idol" judge announced in a statement Monday that she would be performing at the Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo on June 23 and in Rio de Janeiro on June 27.

Lopez was in Brazil to promote "Q'Viva," the Latin-focused talent show that she hosts with her ex, Marc Anthony. It airs on Univision and also Fox, which also airs "American Idol."

So True? So False? Did Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Get Hitched in Mexico?!

We don't think Benny Medina would be too happy about this.

Jennifer Lopez's longtime manager has already spoken out against his client's dating patterns, and now a rumor is spreading like wildfire—thanks to a Star magazine cover story—that J.Lo and beau Casper Smart have gone and gotten married in a super secret ceremony while in Mexico.

According to the mag, there were no guests, no gifts and it took place on a yacht. Not only that, now Smart wants to allegedly adopt Lopez's twins! That's just too much for us to handle, or necessarily believe right off the bat.

Yes, the duo were in Mexico shooting her latest music video (remember the pic of her stunt double...still so good), but did they really have a mini wedding also?

Hold on to that bouquet of roses, friends, because this rumor is...

So false!

Lopez's rep confirms to E! News that the Star Magazine story is completely false.

We know this might make some of you sad because you like seeing J.Lo and Casper together, being all cute and lovey-dovey while going on vacations with the kids, so tying the knot would be icing on the cake. Sorry, not right now.

But hey, maybe when the time is right, if it does actually happen, we'll see a real tweet from Roberto Cavalli about Jenny from the block ordering a wedding dress (and hopefully it has better grammar and spelling than the last one).

Jennifer Lopez Defends Manager's Comments About "Obsessive Guys" Pursuing Her

Jennifer Lopez's longtime manager Benny Medina wishes she'd stayed single a little longer after splitting up with Marc Anthony. He told Vogue if she'd let her next relationship happen naturally, she might not be bogged down with "obsessive guys [pursuing] her." (Yikes, think that's a dig at boyfriend Casper Smart?)

And while Medina said the American Idol judge is "not oblivious to her own reality right now," his comments did seem a bit derogatory towards J.Lo. So should Benny start sending out his résumé?

Nope, Jenny from the Block is OK with her outspoken pal.

"I know Benny and he's my best friend, my creative soul mate. I know the way he says things, and I know he would never say anything that would be hurtful to me in any way, " she told Access Hollywood. "Things can be taken out of context… You have to be aware of what can be misconstrued."

But Benny needn't worry yet. Despite a hacked tweet from Roberto Cavalli claiming he was designing J.Lo's next wedding dress, she and Casper are still just dating—for now.

Jennifer Lopez's Manly Stunt Double: Take a Look!

(Photo) See? We're not exaggerating.

Now, it's not like we've never heard of male stunt doubles for female stars before, but this one just takes the cake for us.

While filming the music video for "Follow the Leader" in Mexico, we caught glimpse of Jennifer Lopez's body double, and he definitely fits the part (surprisingly).

We guess there were no Acapulco ladies that were fit for the job (Get it? 'Cause Jennifer is super in shape and stuff).

Rocking an identical black zip-up track jacket and leggings with, what some may argue, a similar facial expression (at least in this photo) and—the greatest part of all—the same semi-cornrowed hair style, mystery man is a dead ringer as J.Lo No. 2.

But we'd need to see his backside to give our full stamp of approval.

'American Idol': Did Jennifer Lopez hit on Colton Dixon?

Colton Dixon got rave reviews from Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez for his performance of White Lion's "Broken Heart" on "American Idol's" Top 12 night, but Lopez's comments got a little personal when she told the 20-year-old that he "looks pretty" when he sings.

Hello, pickup line! Let's be real here: It sounded a little like J.Lo was hitting on the contestant. Though we can't blame her -- the guy's pretty cute. And there's no denying that voice. And he's well-spoken. And he's really nice. And ... we'll stop gushing now.

Zap2it asked Dixon about Lopez's critique after the show. When she said he looked pretty when he sings, did it seem like she was hitting on him?

"I sure would like to think so! Man, that was a pretty cool moment on stage," he says of her "pretty" comments. "That, and she said I was a lover. [Laughs] I wish this was on video. I'm sure I'm blushing right now."

Dixon laughs as his face gets redder. "It's so funny because out of all the comments I've gotten, it's always the smoldering look that I give to the camera [that people mention] so I made sure not to do that tonight. [Laughs] But that was a trip tonight. It was funny."

Still, not every judge liked the performance. Tyler said it wasn't the right song for him, but Dixon thinks he'll be able to win him over eventually. "I'm happy with Jennifer and Randy's comments. Steven not so much, but I'll work on that one."

The Truth Behind the Jennifer Lopez Wedding Rumor

Is Jennifer Lopez ready to walk down the aisle with Casper Smart?

Speculation ricocheted around the web that the pop star, 42, and her beau, 24, might be ready to tie the knot when fashion designer Roberto Cavalli seemed to send out an intriguing Tweet to his followers on Monday.

"Today , Jenifer Lopez. Call me...... She ask me. To create a special dress. For her next weding. !" he appeared to Tweet. "Wich color ... Do you advise me. ?"

But any imminent plans for the couple to wed are not true. Cavalli's rep tells PEOPLE that the designer's account had been hacked and "therefore it's completely false," and a close Lopez source says, "They are not getting married. They are not even engaged." Lopez's rep also denies she's getting married.

But that doesn't mean Lopez and Smart aren't still going strong. In fact, the couple seem to be getting along better than ever. Just this week, the pair spent time in Acapulco, Mexico, where Lopez filmed a music video. And Smart has been spotted supporting Lopez during live tapings of American Idol.

"Jennifer thinks she is very lucky to have met Casper," says the close source. "He is everything that Marc wasn't: kind, supportive, appreciative...There is a lot of love between [them]. He treats her like a queen."

Smart has been bonding with Lopez' twins Max and Emme, 4, as well. "He is great with Max and Emme and genuinely cares about them," says the source.

Meanwhile, Lopez and Marc Anthony, 43, who split in July of last year, have still not finalized their divorce, although a source close to Anthony tells PEOPLE that they filed "months ago."

Jennifer Aniston & Jennifer Lopez Trash Paparazzi: Leave Us Alone!

Was Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's marriage valid?

Yeah, it was, but...

In $ellebrity, a new documentary about the paparazzi that premiered yesterday at South by Southwest in Austin, the two appear being interviewed before their split about their wedding day.

"A helicopter comes over right as I'm walking down the aisle," Lopez says of the ceremony that took place in the backyard of their L.A. home. "We couldn't hear each other make the vows. The people there couldn't hear our vows."

That's when Anthony cracks, "To this day I'm not sure she said, 'Yes.' "

He then looks at Lopez and laughs, "Technically you can get out of this because I never heard it."

Jennifer Aniston also appears in the doc blasting the overeager shutterbugs that follow her 24/7.

"We're not saying, 'Don't take our pictures,'" she says. "We understand there's a market here, but a photograph of you in your backyard sunbathing topless because you can and you should be able to? That's a violation."

Aniston sued the publishers of two adult magazines that printed pics of her topless in her backyard. She also filed suit against the photographer. Both cases were settled out of court before they went to trial.

Aniston said, "It's false imprisonment."

Directed by celeb photographer Kevin Mazur, $ellebrity also includes appearances by Sarah Jessica Parker, Sheryl Crow and Salma Hayek Pinault.

And how's this for the perks of being a star: Crow was at the $ellebrity premiere last night, but she almost had to cancel because of flight delays in Houston—that is, until producers chartered her a private plane to get her to Austin just in time for the party at the W hotel.

Jennifer Lopez I Can Pull a Jolie Too!

(Photo) Jumping on the Angelina leg Internet meme trend, Jennifer Lopez did a little Jolieing and flashed her gorgeous right leg backstage at an "American Idol" party in L.A. on Thursday.

An Oscar presenter can't live on alleged nip slips alone.

Jennifer Lopez said knock you out

Jennifer Lopez is ready to fight.

The "American Idol" judge poses in boxing gear for the new issue of V Magazine in a series of racy images shot by famed photographer Mario Testino and styled by former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld.

In the magazine's cover shot, Lopez wears a cropped top and diaper-like groin protector, with a bedazzled jacket slung around her shoulders a la "Rocky." The "I'm Into You" singer has her hands wrapped, and appears ready to throw a right hook.

(Photo 1, Photo 2)

In another image, Lopez poses nude, covering herself with her knee and a pair of boxing gloves.

Lopez said that the shoot was highly symbolic for her.

"I've always felt like a tough girl from the Bronx. But I have a soft core," she explained. "I can take a lot of punches and still keep going. I’ve been trained like a boxer to go 15 rounds."

The punches Lopez refers to are projects that didn't reach the heights she hoped for -- for example the tepid response to her movie, "The Backup Plan."

"You’re not going to hit the target or the bull’s-eye every time. That’s part of it," Lopez says. "At the end of the day, I made those choices. I’ve been in the business now, I don’t want to say how many years. You have amazing moments of recognition and success. But at this point in my life, I try to take it all with a grain of salt."

Lopez's tough appearance in V is in high contrast to the star's showing at the Oscars Sunday night, where she stunned in two showstopping dresses, both with deep-plunging necks that showed off her ample curves.

'American Idol': Steven Tyler mocks Jennifer Lopez's Oscars nip slip

(Video) Steven Tyler must be firmly in the "yes, it happened" camp when it comes to the alleged Jennifer Lopez nip slip at Sunday's Oscar ceremony.

At least that's how it seems from his comments -- or should we say actions -- on the first live "American Idol" show of Season 11. At one point in the broadcast, the judges were playfully joking around with each other when Tyler dramatically sneezed and pulled his shirt aside to expose his chest. "Who am I?" he asked.

"I don't even know what to say to that," Lopez exclaimed. She took the joke well (or had to, considering she was live on TV).

Helpfully, Ryan Seacrest pointed out "That was an Oscar re-enactment," before cutting to a package. Lopez, still defending her honor, got in the last word: "There was no nipple!" she blurted out, smiling.

Not a party type

Jennifer Lopez may have to spend more quality time at home with her boy toy Casper Smart. At the Vanity Fair Oscar party, Smart was overheard telling friends that the glitz and glamour of the post-awards bash wasn’t his scene. One source told us Smart is “over all of these Oscar parties,” and said that being from Anaheim, Calif., he liked “a more chill scene.” Smart was also seen trying to nudge J.Lo to leave the party, before the pair exited at about 1 a.m. A rep for Lopez didn’t get back to us.

Awkward moment

When “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez — in yet another plunging and cleavage-revealing dress — was spotted introducing her new boyfriend Casper Smart to former flame Sean “Diddy” Combs at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, Smart, 24, appeared a bit uncomfortable. But confident Combs was later seen canoodling with his new gal pal Cameron Diaz at the bash, and joking around with Kate Hudson (both ladies, at left). The hip-hop mogul — who jumped onboard as an executive producer of the documentary “Undefeated” earlier this month — told us he was delighted that the film had just won an Oscar. “I’m just going to enjoy it,” said Combs. “I am really happy.” When we asked about his plans for partying into the night with Diaz, he continued the spontaneous tone, saying, “I’m going where the wind takes me.”

And The Most Tweeted-About Celebs at the Oscars Are...

From Angelina Jolie's attention-starved right leg to Sacha Baron Cohen's ashing of Ryan Seacrest, the Oscars gave us many moments to tweet about! And through all the tweeting, E!'s Heat Gauge powered by Mass Relevance was there tracking everything to figure out which stars you cared most about last night!

Overall, a total of 1,450,281 mentions of celebs were tweeted out! Some of those definitely helped score each of our Live From the Red Carpet hosts Ryan, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and Ben Lyons their own worldwide trending topics throughout the night.

So who were the biggest social stars? Let's break it down:

Top 5 Female Celebs:
1. Meryl Streep: 133,815 mentions
2. Angelina Jolie: 99,722 mentions
3. Jennifer Lopez: 80,638 mentions
4. Emma Stone: 78,073 mentions
5. Viola Davis: 42,381 mentions

Top 5 Male Celebs:
1. George Clooney: 100,023 mentions
2. Brad Pitt: 59,308 mentions
3. Jean Dujardin: 55,986
4. Christopher Plummer: 51,621 mentions
5. Chris Rock: 39,033 mentions

Top 5 Best Pictures Nominees:
1. Hugo: 155,979 mentions
2. The Artist: 84,517 mentions
3. The Help: 37,267 mentions
4. Midnight in Paris: 14,031 mentions
5. The Descendants: 11,304 mentions

How Meryl Streep was able to out do Angelina's infamous leg, we'll never know but there you have it! What was your favorite moment from last night?!

Oscar's most-TiVo'ed moments from Sunday telecast

The people (at least the ones with TiVo) have spoken, and what they're saying is ... they're really interested in Jennifer Lopez's nipple and Gwyneth Paltrow's unsuccessful stab at comedy.

TiVo has released its customer research on the most-TiVo'ed moments from last night's Oscars, with Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez's presentation speech for the Best Costume Design and Makeup award tops the list.

The finding isn't particularly shocking. According to some eagle-eyed but perhaps misled viewers, Lopez's nipple also made an appearance on the Oscars stage during the speech, for a possible wardrobe malfunction so fleeting that it seems to have eluded the eyes of most viewers.

(In an effort to quell the growing controversy, Lopez's stylist, Mariel Haenn, told People magazine that no such nip-slip occurred.)

Coming in second on the list was Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow's skit prior to presenting the Best Documentary Award. The skit, which had Downey and a crew filming Paltrow as she presented the award for a documentary on award presentation, fell flat with many, but apparently the TiVo crowd liked it enough to place it at No. 2 on the list. (Maybe they're watching it over and over again in an effort to find the humor?)

Meryl Streep's acceptance speech for Best Actress for her starring role in "The Iron Lady" came in third, while "The Help" star Octavia Spencer's emotional appearance while accepting the Best Support Actress award followed in fourth place.

Rounding out the list is Tom Cruise announcing "The Artist" as Best Picture, the final award handed out at Sunday's Oscars.

With a three-plus hour presentation that was short on memorable moments, chances are a lot of viewers TiVo'ed it on Monday because they dozed off before it came on.

Jennifer Lopez's Stylist Defends Her Oscar Dress: There Was No 'Slip'

Oscar watchers, take note: Jennifer Lopez did not have a wardrobe malfunction, despite buzz she showed a little too much skin while presenting at Sunday night's 84th annual Academy Awards.

Her stylist, Mariel Haenn, tells PEOPLE that Lopez's custom Zuhair Murad gown featured special built-in cups that prevented any "slips" when she took the stage at the Hollywood and Highland Center with Cameron Diaz to honor the best in costume design and makeup.

"The dress fit perfectly to every inch," she tells PEOPLE in a statement. "While the dress did give the illusion of sheer-ness, joke's on everyone who wishes they saw something!"

Lopez's style statement-making, however, will continue: The American Idol judge will rock another Zuhair Murad gown for the annual post-Oscars Vanity Fair bash.

"If you thought that was hot," Haenn added, "wait until you see what's next."

Did Jennifer Lopez Have a Wardrobe Malfunction at the Academy Awards?

Jennifer Lopez dazzled on the red carpet before the Academy Awards in a sparkling Zuhair Murad gown.

But when the American Idol judge took the stage with Cameron Diaz to present the Oscars for Best Costume Design and Makeup, her look – and that dangerously plunging neckline – wasn't so best-dressed-list worthy.

Lopez seemed to have a slight wardrobe malfunction when her dress shifted on top, but it was a close call.


Jennifer Lopez doesn't shy away from sexy gowns — remember the famously skin-baring Versace dress she wore to the 2000 Grammys? Well, this time, some viewers speculated on Twitter and elsewhere that a bit too much breast was visible in her Oscar gown with a plunging V-neck by Zuhair Murad. Her stylist hastened to report that it was an optical illusion. "While the dress did give the illusion of sheer-ness, (the) joke's on everyone who wishes they saw something!" Mariel Haenn said in a statement.

Jennifer Lopez posts, then deletes, sensual Valentine's photo with Casper Smart

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez posted an intimate photo of herself and her 24-year-old backup dancer boyfriend, Casper Smart, only to delete the image hours later.

The black-and-white photo shows Smart, sans shirt, holding Lopez in an embrace and kissing the top of her head. He cradles the back of her head as she gently rests it on his heavily tattooed bicep.

Smart appears to wear nothing besides his diamond ear stud and a bracelet in the photo. Lopez appears to be nude as well, though it's unclear if the pair have on garments outside the frame of the image.

At the same time as posting the image, Lopez wrote a Valentine's Day message to fans, "HAPPY VALENTINES DAY #JLOVE?RS!! I wish U ALL lots of love today and always! I l appreciate and love you all. #sweettweet."

She later added, "You guys are the best fans in the WORLD!!! #trueJlovers... Your give me goosies. Happy valentines day again!!!"

Lopez and Smart have been dating since the fall and appear to be getting serious quickly. In January, the two couldn't keep their hands off each other while Lopez filmed a commercial. Earlier this month, the couple was photographed on the beach in Malibu, playing with Lopez's twins, Max and Emme.

Smart has said that his 18-year age difference with Lopez is "irrelevant." He tweeted in January, "Our ages are mere reminders of the hours logged on this earth and the precious time remaining ... close your ears and open your hearts; Love and be happy!"

Lopez might have posted the photo of her and Smart by accident, or perhaps she got carried away with the spirit of Valentine's Day. But she could also have posted the image as a dig on soon-to-be ex husband Marc Anthony, who she split with in July. In early January, Anthony posted photos of himself embracing and kissing new girlfriend, Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima, on Facebook. Coincidentally, De Lima is also 24-years-old.

Lopez and Anthony have been working together on the Latin talent show, "¡Q'Viva! The Chosen" and say that there are no hard feelings. While promoting the show, Lopez even said "we're very Sonny and Cher after the divorce."

When asked recently if she thinks she will ever marry again, Lopez said, "I don't know. We'll see."

Fox Makes Room for J.Lo's Q'Viva Reality Competition Show

American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez is bringing more reality competition to Fox.

The network will televise an English-language version of J.Lo's Latin America-based series, Q'Viva! The Chosen on Saturday, March 3, Fox announced Wednesday. Q'Viva has been airing on Spanish-language station Univision since its premiere on Jan. 28.

In the series, Lopez, estranged husband Marc Anthony and concert director Jamie King travel to 20 countries to discover the best Latin performers, who will then put on a show-stopping spectacular in the U.S. Each episode will run two hours, and the finale will air April 7.

Subtitles will be used onscreen during the sections in which the judges do not speak English.

Jennifer Lopez Remembers Whitney Houston

Jennifer Lopez: Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family... #R.I.P.Whitney.

See Jennifer Lopez Stripped Naked for Her New Perfume!

(Photo) To celebrate her 18th—yep, you read that right, 18th!—fragrance, Jennifer Lopez is taking it all off.

The 42-year-old American Idol judge and mother of twins Emme and Max posed totally naked in an ad for her new scent, Glowing (not to be confused with Glow, J.Lo's very first perfume.)

In the steamy shot, a superslim (um, thanks, Photoshop?) Jennifer is all oiled up and her long hair soaking wet as she sits cross-legged, her glossy limbs strategically covering her lady parts.

The "On the Floor" singer spills to WWD about her new product, "Glowing is such a clean fragrance. That's what I've always been about...At the essence, it's still natural, earthy, clean and real, but a little different side of that. It's the woodsy side of it, which I think is kind of New York-y, darker and sexier."

Glowing—which also include top notes of bergamot, cypress and mandarin, among other scents—will make its debut in early May. Nude superstar not included, of course.

What do you think of La Lopez's supersexy new ad, muy caliente or put it away?

Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony (Mostly) Get Along on Q'Viva! The Chosen

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony say their relationship on their talent show ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen is strictly professional, but that doesn't mean Anthony, in particular, doesn't get smacked around – literally – every once in a while.

"We laugh a lot," Lopez, 42, told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview with Anthony and their costar Jamie King that will air Monday.

But King begged to differ.

"Not always," he said. "I find myself in the middle refereeing sometimes. It's fantastic."

"It's true," Lopez admitted.

Any tension between her and her former husband is drummed up for TV, she says, citing a clip in which she playfully smacked Anthony – lightly.

"They put a sound effect in there," Lopez told Ellen about the footage, which never aired. "It sounds like I'm slapping him hard."

"All I did was this," she demonstrated.

"She can't help herself," snapped Anthony, 43. "Trust me, it hurt."

While their work on ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen takes the former couple around the world, Lopez and Anthony, who announced they were splitting last July, apparently don't need to go that far to find talent. Their 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme, "love to sing and dance," Lopez said.

"I think Emme has a bit of voice," the American Idol judge said. "I'm not sure, but I kind of hear it every once in a while. I'm not sure about Max as much, but he has a big personality. He's got, like, my personality. Maybe Emme has Marc's voice."

Jennifer Lopez Is Ab Fab!

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez showed off her 42-year-old mother of two taut flat stomach while in Malibu the other day.

The "American Idol" judge was looking belly good, as her 24-year-old boy toy lover Casper Smart frolicked on the sand with her daughter Emme.

Ticking off Marc Anthony is like a day at the beach.

Jennifer Lopez Isn't Sure About Marrying Again - Yet

Does Jennifer Lopez want to be a bride again?

"I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. We'll see. I mean, I don't know," a slightly flustered Lopez, 42, told Matt Lauer on Monday's Today show when he asked, "Do you think you'll marry again?"

"It's not time to think about that yet," she said. "It's still fresh."

On the topic of appearing with her ex-husband (since last July) Marc Anthony on their new TV show, ?Q'Viva! The Chosen, Lopez admitted that, given their personal circumstances, it would have been easy to walk away from the show commitment.

But, she explained, "Marc and I were friends before we got married. We were friends for years, and we always loved each other. And we always worked together, so it wasn't an unnatural thing for us to continue working together. And, obviously, we have children together, so it's not going to be like he's not in my life. He's always going to be in my life."

She also conceded that there are uncomfortable moments between them, but said, "There is real love there."

South Beach Fun with Casper Smart

On the relationship front, Lopez was seen getting wild with boyfriend Casper Smart on South Beach this weekend.

After a marathon two-day photo shoot on Ocean Drive in South Beach for an upcoming Vogue magazine feature, Lopez and Smart, 24, joined Latin crooner Enrique Iglesias and a group of other colleagues for dinner at Casa Tua late Saturday night.

"After a festive dinner, she jumped up on the table and performed an impromptu dance in front of Casper, who sat there wide eyed and happy," a source told PEOPLE. "She was having a blast and looked radiant."

The source added: "The last time I saw Jennifer at Casa Tua, she was with Marc, and neither performer looked happy. This was like a positive renewal for Jen."

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez FINALLY Getting Along Reconciliation Possible

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have found the secret to getting along -- splitting up.

Sources very close to the former couple tell TMZ ... months before the breakup, there was virtual radio silence between the two. We're told when they did talk, it was loud and contentious ... often ending in tears on Jennifer's part.

But since the split, we're told their bond has materially strengthened. They are communicating and co-parenting well and not fighting at all.

We're told they're actually happy to do joint appearances for their new show, as well as charity work.

Sources say a number of people around them are saying there are signs of a possible reconciliation, although it is by no means certain.

Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez Come Together for ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen

Spanish voiceover on ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen introduces Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as "two of the world's most famous superstars" and asks, "What could bring them together again?"

"The only thing that could," Marc says, "talent."

The show, which premiered Saturday on Univision, takes the former couple across Latin America in search of the best dancers, singers, musicians and street performers.

The most talented acts they discover are invited to Los Angeles, where they'll perform for judges – Lopez, Anthony and concert director-to-the-stars Jamie King – in hopes of being selected to be a part of a live Las Vegas showcase of Latino talent.

"We're just meant to be in each other's lives on different levels," Anthony, 43, says of working with his ex. "This is a long story, it's not a short story. ... Marriage was just one chapter ... And kids are another. We've got each other for life."

Lopez, who speaks Spanish throughout the show, described what traveling around Latin American meant for her: "It's not just to find talent," she says. "I knew when I started this trip it from the beginning that it was going to be something special for me. Now I have kids. It's important to know more about yourself to be able to teach them more."

In Brazil, Lopez picked up a group of capoeira dancers because they represented, "not just the music but also the soul of the people the story of our culture, of our people," she said. "That's important to show the world."

Outside Buenos Aires, a group of malambo dancers gave her "goosies."

"I'm very impressed with this group," she said of the gaucho style of tap dancing that only men perform and dates back to 1600. "This will show the world what Latin music is, what Latin rhythm is, what Latin passion is."

She also found a pair of tango dancers in the country.

"They had the passion, the technique. They had the sensuality and it was very, very sexy, too," she said of their sultry performance. "When I'm in the audience if I want to be up there with them doing that ... when something inspires me like that I know it's something special."

Anthony picked an flashy and acrobatic dance troupe in Colombia, singers in Puerto Rico, a brother and sister team of quebradita dancers in Mexico City and a fire juggler in Guatemala, who broke down in tears when he found out he was going to Los Angeles to compete.

"Now all the pain is worth it – every one of the accidents, every one of the burns," he said. "I put my heart in this."

Together in Puerto Rico, Lopez and Anthony joked about being like "Sonny and Cher after the divorce" and filming El Cantante together there. "Bad memories," Lopez teased.

"That's terrible to say," said Anthony, who later added, "We've always been like this even when we were together. Busting each other's chops."

Jennifer Lopez Talks Marc Anthony Breakup: We're Like Sonny & Cher After the Divorce

If Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's split is messy, they sure have been doing a good job of hiding it while filming their new television series, ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen.

In fact, you wouldn't even know they were no longer together in the premiere episode until...

...they are asked about it by a producer during a scene in the show.

Lopez smiles and says it's "very Sonny & Cher after the divorce."

I was one of a handful of journalists who was invited to Soho House in West Hollywood last night to watch the first episode of ¡Q'Viva!, premiering on Univision Jan. 28. An English subtitled version is also expected to air on Fox.

The 12-episode series follows J. Lo, Anthony and director Jamie King crisscrossing throughout Latin America looking for singers, dancers and other talents to compete to be part of a live Las Vegas show they're producing to celebrate Latin American arts and culture.

Lopez and Anthony announced the development of the show while they were still married. Production began after they confirmed in July that they had split after seven years of marriage.

At one point in the show, Anthony reflects on their relationship, saying they are "meant to be" in each others' lives.

"Marriage is one chapter, kids are another," he says.

Reality television is apparently still another.

The two are playful. When Anthony goes gaga for a pair of green-eyed, big-busted twin sisters in Puerto Rico, Lopez smiles, "Let's keep the integrity of the show together."

When Anthony explains, "I just see a lot of potential," Lopez shoots back, "For what?"

When the two arrive at a hotel in Puerto Rico where they filmed their 2007 movie, El Cantante, Lopez cracks, "Bad memories."

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Tweet Their Romance

Jennifer Lopez may be 18 years older than Casper Smart, but who cares?

They certainly don't.

And they've taken to Twitter to tell everyone...

"Age, status, n opinions of others are irrelevant. Our hearts are endless and our souls infinite," Smart, 24, tweeted early this morning. "Our ages are mere reminders of the hours logged on this earth and the precious time remaining."

He continued, "We should all honor our time here by indulging our passion and dreams. So, close your ears and open your hearts; Love and be happy!"

In true love 21st century style, J. Lo retweeted the messages.

Although Smart has tweeted about the relationship before, this is the first time the 42-year-old pop singer has publicly acknowledged the romance.

When one of Smart's followers tweeted that she loved when he posted last night, he immediately replied, "Love that you love it. Good friend sent it for me and thought it was beautiful and perfect!!! #truth."

The tweets come just a couple of days after Smart was spotted with Lopez while she was filming a Brazilian beer commercial in Los Angeles.

Presenting dilemma for J.Lo

There has been a dramatic tug of war over the A-list celebrity presenters between rival awards shows the Golden Globes and the Oscars, with academy bosses telling stars they could not appear on the Oscar stage if they were presenters at last night’s Globes.

Jennifer Lopez pulled out of the Globes after she and other stars were warned by e-mail through their agents that it could prevent them from appearing on the Oscars in February as presenters. Sources tell us the move has caused drama.

One said, “There have been complaints about this from the studios and the agencies. The Globes lost Jennifer Lopez as a presenter, but many other stars took the view that they don’t want to be told what to do.”

Sources tell us that Christian Bale also declined to present at the Globes, but other sources close to last night’s show insisted that “he was never confirmed.” His rep later told us that he couldn’t do the Globes because he’s out of the country.

A rep for Lopez didn’t get back to us last night. Reps for the Golden Globes insisted they have never been left with a shortage of A-list presenters.

Those taking to the stage last night included George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Alba, Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Colin Firth and Gerard Butler.

A spokeswoman for the Golden Globes said, “The Globes are always the most hotly anticipated show of the awards season and the party of the year. As always, the room was the most glamorous in town, packed full of the industry’s biggest and brightest stars.”

This year’s Academy Awards will be masterminded by Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer, who did not comment last night. But sources tell us a decision may be made this week to relax the presenter role.

Academy President Tom Sherak said in a statement: “The academy has always placed a premium on exclusivity, but, ultimately, each individual makes his or her own decisions.”

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony reunite -- for '!Q'Viva!: The Chosen'

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are together again -- as producers of "!Q'Viva!: The Chosen," Univision's massive talent search debuting Saturday, Jan. 28.

The talent search takes viewers on an international quest through Spanish-speaking countries, in search of amazing talent, some of which was on display very early Saturday (Jan. 14) morning during the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.

Unfortunately, Univision managed to mar the event by allowing journalists to ask only a couple of questions and having their own on-the-payroll journalist ask pre-approved questions. The cable network also blocked the exits, stopped access to the talent and generally cause an uproar among journalists at the early morning session.

"There are good ideas and there are great ideas, and great ideas are when everybody wins," says Anthony of the newest entrant onto the singing competition genre. "We had many things to consider project-wise, and it was about time to take (this) on."

Lopez, stunning in a second-skin blue leather dress with flower cutouts, and accessorized with many diamond rings, says, "It was our dream to show the world what Latin America talent is."

The show is in Spanish, Portuguese and English. After launching on Univision in 12 one-hour episodes, it will later be picked up by other networks, including, reportedly, FOX in the United States. The details -- among others -- were not made super clear, so we can't tell you more than that.

Anthony however, emphasizes that there is no grand prize and that he, Lopez, and co-producer Jaime King, "are not judges. We are show producers and putting together a live show, and we are documenting the process. They are not winning anything. We are casting a live extravaganza with Latin talent and that is a huge misconception I want to address."

The room grew tense as reporters at the Television Critics Association were not allowed to ask questions -- which is the reason they are there -- and Univision was determined to manage the writers (never a wise idea), run over the session's allotted time and put on a show.

To be fair, the show was electrifying with different types of drummers and dancers. Men in hot pink sequined tuxedos and women in skimpy chorine matching outfits did some fancy stepping with excellent flip turns.

Who they were, where they were from and how this all fits in to the show is worth knowing. Had the network figured out how to present this it could have been a "Sabado Gigante" (the station's terrifically fun variety show celebrating is 50th anniversary) because it is Saturday and this looks as if it could be giant.

Jennifer Lopez's New Fiat Flap: Alleged Iran Ties Latest Controversy Over Car Commercial

Will Jennifer Lopez hit the brakes on her Fiat endorsing?

Well, that's certainly the hope of one group, which would prefer that the American Idol judge stop representing a company with alleged ties to terrorists.

In an open letter to Lopez released on Thursday, the president for United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) wrote, in part, the following: "By endorsing Fiat, you are serving as a spokesperson for a company that freely does business with a regime that is developing an illegal nuclear weapons program, financing and sponsoring terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, has killed American and NATO soldiers and is recognized as one of the world's leading human rights violators."

The letter goes on to state that Iveco, a Fiat subsidiary, "produces vehicles that are reportedly used by the Iranian regime as platforms to stage gruesome public executions."

UANI, however, makes it clear that the organization doesn't feel Lopez's endorsement is in any way a sign that she supports the Iranian regime. The hope is, though, that the singer will use her position to compel the car company to change its policies, or simply end her relationship with Fiat altogether.

Unfortunately, this is isn't the first time J.Lo has found herself marred in controversy stemming from this endorsement gig.

In November, the 42-year-old star turned the American Music Awards into a promotional vehicle when she not only drove up to the stage in a Fiat 500, but proceeded to use it as a prop for the dancers throughout her performance.

Later that month, it was also revealed that the Fiat commercial showing Lopez reminiscing as she drives through her old Bronx neighborhood was actually shot in Los Angeles.

J.Lo eyes 'Living Color' return

Jennifer Lopez has given a boost to Keenan Ivory Wayans’ upcoming In Living Color revival by volunteering to make an appearance on the comedy show.

The singer/actress landed her big break in 1991 when she was cast as a regular Fly Girl dancer on the U.S. comedy program, which is set to be revived in the spring.

Lopez insists she'll be forever grateful to Wayans for supporting her before she was a star and admits she'd love to repay him by appearing in the update.

She tells Access Hollywood, "I haven't heard from (Wayans) but if he called me and wanted me to do something, that would be awesome.

"I owe Keenan a lot. From the beginning of my career, he always believed in me, he always was constantly putting in my brain, 'You're gonna be a star, you're gonna be a star, do you know that?' And he was a mentor to me so I wish him the best with that."

Wayans will host two half-hour specials, which will test the market for a full series.

J.Lo, Tyler sharing clothes

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler certainly have become comfortable with each other after a season together on American Idol. Hmmm, maybe too comfortable.

“I always wear Jennifer’s clothes anyway,” said Tyler, somewhat out of the blue, at the Television Critics Association tour.

“He’s always asking me, ‘Where did you get those pants?’ ” Lopez said.

To which Tyler responded, “I’ve always wanted to get in her pants, and every now and then she lets me.”

“Wait a minute,” said Lopez, laughing.

“To wear them,” Tyler clarified.

Lopez later said she probably got into the mode of Idol - which returns for its 11th season Jan. 18 on Fox and CTV - more quickly than Tyler did last season.

“I was such a fan of the show from the beginning, as opposed to Steven, who didn’t know what it was at all,” Lopez said.

“What do I know about it now (that I didn’t know before)? That live TV’s tiring.”

'American Idol' Season 11 introduces post-Hollywood Performance Challenge & more schedule details

"American Idol" Season 11 is merely weeks away -- have you been singing extra-loudly in your shower in anticipation?

FOX announced the specifics of the first half of the "Idol" season. As we already knew, Season 11 premieres over two nights on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 18 and 19. Auditions will continue on Sunday, Jan. 22 after the NFC championship game, and then on the regular Wednesday and Thursday night time slots until Feb. 8, when Hollywood Week takes over the following three episodes.

After Hollywood Week is a new addition: the Performance Challenge, which will see everyone who makes it through Hollywood singing for the judges one more time before the semifinalists are revealed on Thursday, Feb. 23.

"Idol's" 400th episode will air Tuesday, Feb. 28, when the first group of semifinalists perform, followed by the second group on the 29th and the first live results show Thursday, March 1, when the judges will make their Wild Card picks.

Finally, the first live performance show with the newly selected finalists will air Wednesday, March 7, with the first elimination announced the day after.

Phew, a whole lotta news but it's exciting knowing "Idol" is just weeks away from starting.

What do you think about the Performance Challenge? Good? Bad? Unnecessary?

Jennifer Lopez & Casey Smart Keep a Firm Grip on Their Relationship

(Photo) With their Florida getaway still in full effect, Jennifer Lopez made sure to hold her boy toy Casper Smart's hand to safely maneuver down Miami's Lincoln Road this weekend.

The 24-year-old better know to look both ways before crossing ... J.Lo.

Jennifer Lopez's Sexy Miami Weekend

As usual, Jennifer Lopez is heating up the Sunshine State.

The American Idol judge, who announced her split from husband Marc Anthony over the summer, celebrated the New Year with new beau Casper Smart in Miami Beach for a weekend of dancing, dining and cruising.

The pair, who stepped out together in November, started their hot weekend on Thursday with a night outing to club Amnesia. (The couple rocked special glasses to take in the lighting at the high-tech hotspot.)

"They were very sexy with each other, dancing and bouncing around and making out," a source at the club tells PEOPLE of the couple, who partied until 3 a.m. "They couldn't help but attract attention, although Jennifer was trying to lie low from onlookers."

Adds another source: "Jennifer looked very happy. Although she kept to herself, there was no question she was really enjoying the club and her boyfriend."

When they awakened early afternoon on Friday, Lopez, 42, and the L.A.-based dancer, 24, her 3-year-old twins in tow, boarded a $10 million-yacht owned by a friend.

"Jennifer and Casper held hands and had their arms around each other," a source tells PEOPLE of their day-to-evening cruise. "The twins were having fun, and everyone seemed to get along."

On Saturday, Lopez, accompanied by her daughter, another female and two bodyguards, headed to the Bal Harbour Shops.

Among her purchases at the outdoor Mediterranean-style mall: clothes and accessories from the Dolce & Gabbana and D&G stores, as well as a bikini from Pucci and some casual outfits for her little ones from baby store Bonpoint.

To ring in the New Year, a source tells PEOPLE that the couple joined a group of friends for a private dinner at the Soho Beach House. On Sunday, it was full speed ahead for Smart, who Tweeted about driving go-carts with some of his pals.

The couple stayed at a private home for the weekend. "Jennifer wants to keep a low-profile and has been using sunglasses and a plain face" with little or no makeup to go unrecognized, a source in Miami tells PEOPLE.

Also heating up Miami: Rihanna, who celebrated the New Year at Diddy's Star Island estate, and Paris Hilton and celebrity deejay Nick Van de Wall, who hit up Wet, a poolside party at the W South Beach.

J.Lo at the grind

Jennifer Lopez and younger dancer boyfriend Casper Smart showed off their dance moves at Miami’s Amnesia nightclub a few nights before New Year’s Eve. The hot-and-heavy couple was spotted “bumping and grinding” near a private table while singer Mike Posner performed at the club Thursday night. “They were all over each other,” a source said. Despite the attention-grabbing dance moves, spies say the soon-to-be divorced Lopez tried in vain to keep a low profile by wearing sunglasses and declining to take photos with fans. She and Smart, one of her backup dancers, continued gyrating until well after 2:30 a.m.

Jennifer Lopez & Boy Toy Casper Smart -- Yacht Si!

(Photo) Boy toy extraordinaire Casper Smart is really cruising into Jennifer Lopez's life ... and rode around on a yacht with the pop icon and her two kids in Miami on Friday.

For J.Lo, 2012 is all about out with the old and in with the new ... arm candy.

Is Marc Anthony Really Trying to Start a Custody War With Jennifer Lopez?

Is Marc Anthony out to make the mother of his twins "suffer"?

"They are portraying Marc as this horrible dad, but it's really unfair because anyone who knows him knows that the kids are the most important thing in the world to him," a source close to Anthony tells E! News in response to a report that Jennifer Lopez's ex is suddenly gunning for joint custody of twins Max and Emme, instead of sticking to the agreement that they already politely hashed out which gave Lopez primary custody.

A rep for Lopez had no comment on Us Weekly's Anthony-bashing cover, but our source insists that nothing has changed as far as what the former couple wants for their children.

"They are in the process of divorce, and Marc has been looking for joint custody. That has never changed, it's what he had been seeking the whole time," the source says.

Then again, it's only hindsight that's 20/20.

"I can't guarantee it won't be an ugly custody battle," the source adds, "because no one can predict the future, but Marc's goal of joint custody has never changed. That's what they initially discussed, and that's what the lawyers are working on."

So, if Anthony isn't out to make Lopez "suffer" because he's hurt by her relationship with dancer Casper Smart, how does he feel about his soon-to-be ex-wife's new guy?

"He is not upset, she can date anyone," our Anthony source says. "All he cares about is the kids and, like any responsible parent, he wants to make sure his kids aren't exposed to strangers."

Like the source said, no one can guarantee this won't get ugly (see: Halle Berry, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Anne Heche, etc.). But, according to our insider, Anthony is committed to hammering out a schedule in which he sees Max and Emme, who will be 4 in February, as much as possible.

"Joint custody has always been the case," the source says. "He wants to spend as much time as possible with the kids. [He and Lopez] are two people with complicated schedules. While he travels, she has the kids, and when he's in town, he wants access to the kids—they have complicated lives when it comes to scheduling."

And as for the rumor that things are heating up between Anthony and model Adriana Ontiveros...we got no denial.

"He's been dating, too," the source confirms. "He hasn't gone out in public with anyone yet. Why expose someone to the public?"

Lopez and Anthony revealed July 15 that they were ending their seven-year marriage.

Jennifer Lopez: This is the 'biggest thing' I've done

(Video) The "sizzle reel" for Q'Viva! The Chosen, the new talent show from Simon Fuller, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and choreographer Jamie King, is just out, and it's hot -- as in fire-wielding dancers hot.

The show will make its Spanish-language U.S. debut Jan. 28 on Univision, with 12 one-hour weekly episodes airing every Saturday at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Jennifer, Marc and Jamie have been traveling throughout the Americas since October to discover singers, musicians, dancers and other artists.

"It's probably going to be the biggest thing I've been involved with yet," says the American Idol judge. "This is like me being able to really go, 'I am Latina and this is who we are!' "

J.Lo Introduces Her New Beau to Idol Judges at Dinner

Does Jennifer Lopez's beau Casper Smart have the approval of her fellow American Idol judges?

The dancer joined Lopez and her fellow Idol judges (as well as host Ryan Seacrest) in Las Vegas Monday night for dinner at Crystals' Social House restaurant after a taping of their hit Fox show.

Dining on Kobe steak and yellowtail jalapeno, along with a bottle of Caymus Cabernet, "[Lopez and Smart] cuddled up next to one another, exchanging a few small kisses during the dinner," a source told PEOPLE. Adds the source: "They were all very sweet."

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart: Cuddles, Kisses and a Surprise Dessert

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are getting a taste of Sin—Sin City that is.

The couple was out in Las Vegas last night where they did little to play down their sizzling romance...

Just one day after J.Lo and Smart were spotted shopping around Calabasas, Calif., the lovebirds had dinner at pan-Asian eatery Social House inside Vegas' CityCenter, where they were joined by the singer's American Idol pals Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest. The A.I. crew was in town taping an episode of the reality competition show earlier in the day.

The gang arrived at the restaurant around 8 p.m. and dined on pizza, Kobe hanger steak and yellowtail along with a round of Caymus cabernet wine.

According to a source, Lopez and her dancer beau were cuddled up next to each other and even exchanged a few small kisses while enjoying the hour-and-a-half dinner. At the end of the meal, Smart surprised Lopez by ordering her Social House's dark chocolate lava cake for dessert.

The "On the Floor" singer wasn't able to finish the sweet treat, but luckily the rest of the table pitched in to sample the delicious dessert.

"Thank you @socialhouselv for dinner," Smart tweeted. "Always delicious and a pleasure!!"

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart go jewelry shopping

Jennifer Lopez and her 24-year-old backup dancer boyfriend Casper Smart did some high-end jewelry shopping this weekend.

The two were spotted walking into Polacheck's Jewelers in Los Angeles on Saturday, a shop specializing in bling from brands like Chanel and Cartier. The pair strolled a few feet apart as they were snapped by photographers, Lopez wearing a tan jacket with a fur-lined collar along with her signature gold hoop earrings. Smart appeared laid-back in jeans and unlaced Timberland boots.

According to the Daily Mail, Lopez and Smart spent about an hour browsing in the store before leaving separately. Smart exited first, picking up the car -- a white Bentley which, as TMZ reports, Lopez has given him to drive. Smart cruised to the rear exit of the store, where he picked up Lopez.

According to witnesses, as she hopped in the pricey vehicle, the two sped off. But hopefully, they didn't drive away too fast.

Smart, whose full name is Beau Paul Smart, has had several run-ins with the law over moving violations -- including three charges of driving without a valid license, two speeding tickets, and one charge of evading a toll booth.

People reports that Smart pleaded "no contest" in March to taking part in an illegal drag race. He is reportedly out on a $26,000 bail and will appear in court on Jan. 5 for sentencing. If found guilty, he could spend 90 days in jail and would have to pay a fine. Which would certainly put a damper on he and Lopez's budding relationship.

Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Baby Drama: I Thought I Was "Gonna Die

Being a first-time parent can be pretty nerve-racking, but it was particularly so for Jennifer Lopez.

Interviewed on CNN's upcoming Big Stars, Big Giving special, the actress-singer revealed details about a medical scare she and then-hubby Marc Anthony had after discovering a lump on their daughter Emme's head when she was just a baby.

Here's what she had to say.

"I just remember that feeling of something is wrong with that baby and I'm gonna die," the 42-year-old Lopez told anchor Alina Cho about the terrifying incident, which E! News confirmed occurred not long after the tot and her twin brother, Max, were born in 2008.

After noticing the bump, J.Lo said the couple became alarmed enough to take Emme, now 3, straight to the hospital to get it checked out.

"I remember looking at Marc and going, 'We should call the doctor'…I started panicking a little bit and he was panicking, too, because…we were thinking, Did somebody drop her when we weren't looking?" she wondered. "I just remember looking at him and saying, 'If f Emme's not going to be OK, I'm not going to be OK. He's like, 'I'm not going to be OK—none of us are going to be OK.' "

The good news? After a battery of tests that included an MRI, doctors gave Emme a clean bill of health and she ended up being just fine.

However, the drama prompted Lopez to think about how lucky she is, given her celebrity status, to be able to afford the best that medicine has to offer while others were less fortunate.

Lopez's publicist tells E! News that it also inspired the superstar and her TV journalist sister, Lynda Lopez, to launch the Maribel Foundation as a result.

The nonprofit, named after Anthony's sister Maribel, who died of brain cancer at the age of 8, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children and provide better pediatric care to underserved and underprivileged communities.

CNN's one-hour Big Stars, Big Giving, which also features sit-downs with legendary crooner Tony Bennett and former president Bill Clinton, airs on Dec. 24 and 25.

J.Lo's pain

Jennifer Lopez has opened up more about the medical drama after she discovered a lump on daughter Emme’s head when she was just days old. Lopez tells CNN’s Alina Cho in her “Big Stars Big Giving” special, “I just remember that feeling of something is wrong with that baby and I’m gonna die.” Shortly after Emme and twin brother Max were born in 2008, Lopez described how she found the lump and, “I remember looking at Marc [Anthony] and going, ‘We should call the doctor’ . . . I started panicking a little bit and he was panicking too because . . . we were thinking did somebody drop her when we weren’t looking? . . . I just remember looking at him and saying if this baby . . . if Emme’s not going to be OK . . . I’m not going to be OK. He’s like . . . I’m not going to be OK . . . none of us are going to be OK.” The “American Idol” judge and Anthony rushed Emme to the hospital where she underwent a series of tests and, “Luckily for us, it turned out OK.” J.Lo added, “ I was (thinking) like what if I didn’t have that? What if I didn’t have access to great health care? What if I was a mom just sitting there and there was something wrong with my baby and there was nothing I could do about it?” To help provide pediatric medical services to the less fortunate, Lopez started the Maribel Foundation, named after Marc’s sister Maribel who died of brain cancer at 8. Others, including Bill Clinton and Tony Bennett, are also interviewed on “Big Stars Big Giving,” which airs Saturday and Sunday.

Jennifer Lopez's New Boyfriend "Hurting" While She's Away Filming

Jennifer Lopez's got legs—and she knows how to use show them off!

The 42-year-old mother of two looked her gorgeous self when she donned a pair of short-shorts while working yesterday in Chile.

But is that boyfriend of hers, Casper Smart, with her?

We don't think so. While three paparazzi pics have popped up of J. Lo and Smart departing a private plane that photographers claim were taken in Chile, there doesn't seem to be any other sightings of the two together since then.

Lopez, however, has been photographed in the city of Santiago shooting Q'Viva!, her upcoming television series with estranged hubby Marc Anthony celebrating Latin entertainment.

Even so, could the 24-year-old Smart be having troubles keeping up with his 42-year-old girlfriend?

We're sure he's doing just fine in that department, but he's apparently hurting from some sort of injury.

"Messed up my neck & back... #PAIN," he posted on Twitter yesterday.

He followed up earlier today with a tweet that reads, "Back is still hurting but going to teach a last min. Master Class tonight..."

When a friend advised him to "ice,heat, roll ur body, stretch,and rest!" Smart posted that he was "doin all those."

Lopez is due back in L.A. next week to work on American Idol before taking a break for Christmas.

Jennifer Lopez and New Boyfriend Shake Their Thangs in Casablanca

(Video) Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart's romance has officially gone worldwide.

J. Lo and her 24-year-old beau jetted to Casablanca for a one-time gig for the opening of the Morocco Mall...

She performed her hit "On The Floor" yesterday on a stage in the middle of the shopping mecca with a gaggle of dancers that included—of course—Mr. Smart. Wearing a black and nude crystal-encrusted leotard with black fringe, she shook her long locks of hair and her legendary booty for the very enthusiastic crowd.

"Oh my God," Lopez said during the show. "It's such an honor to be here."

Reaching out to touch hands with her fans she said, "I love you" and "This is my first time. I want to say hello to everybody."

Israeli model Bar Refaeli also made an appearance at the opening.

After the performance Lopez tweeted, "thanks @zara_us @ morocco mall!" along with a photo of employees of fashion company Zara. "They took care of me & the @jlodancers today."

As I was the first to tell you, Smart recently blasted his haters on Twitter, but he has yet to post any messages about the Morocco trip.

Lopez was said to be heading to South America next with Smart returning to L.A.

Jennifer Lopez Jets Off to Morocco with Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez and new love Casper Smart continue their jet setting romance with a trip to Morocco.

They left Los Angeles on a private jet Tuesday night and landed in Morocco on Thursday, were she's set to perform at the launch of the Morocco Mall in Casablanca.

"Jennifer had the best time in Hawaii with Casper and her two kids," a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE. "She felt rested and was excited to head to Casablanca for work."

Her dancer beau seemed excited for the trip as well, Tweeting on Tuesday, "getting all my stuff ready and packed for Casablanca tonight" and later, "off to Morocco!!!!"

The couple's trip to North Africa comes just days after their Thanksgiving getaway to Hawaii, where the pair were photographed relaxing poolside together and playing with Lopez's daughter Emme on the beach.

While her holiday vacation was a family affair, this time Lopez, 42, is flying solo with Smart.

"Casper is with her, but she left the kids in L.A.," the source added. "Jennifer is expected back in L.A. before she heads to Peru with her kids for work [filming Q'Viva: The Chosen]."

She's certainly racking up the frequent flier miles!

Jennifer Lopez -- New BF Casey Smart Gets Kisses With a Familiar (Wedding) Ring

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez's lips say she's moved on to new BF/dancer Casper Smart -- but at least one of her fingers seems to be holding on to her ex.

While J.Lo snuck a few cougar kisses with Casper between rehearsals in L.A. ... she was still sporting what looks a lot like the 8.2 carat wedding ring she got from Marc Anthony.

Can ya blame her? 8.2 carats!! At least it's on her right hand.

Feud Alert! Jennifer Lopez vs. Danny Masterson?!

Danny Masterson is messing with Jenny From the Block?

The former That '70s Show star has actually taken a swipe at Jennifer Lopez's new 24-year-old boyfriend, Casper Smart.

Not to his face mind you, but on—what else?—Twitter.

"Whoa!," Masterson tweeted to his 1.4 million followers over the weekend. "When did JLo start dating vanilla ice?"

The diss (at least we don't think it was meant as a compliment) was accompanied by a shirtless shot of Smart wearing a baseball cap and black sunglasses taken during his and Lopez's Thanksgiving vacation in Hawaii.

When one of Smart's followers asked if he saw Masterson's tweet, he replied he had, tweeting about the pic, "In the sun, but still pale...LOL."

Good to know the guy has a sense of humor, but fingers crossed Lopez tweets about Masterson's new wife, actress Bijou Phillips.

Wouldn't that be meowful!

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart -- Cuddling on the Beach in Hawaii

(Photo) Jennifer Lopez and her new boy toy BF Casper Smart continued their Thanksgiving weekend romp in Hawaii, cozying up on the beach this morning ... in the first photos of the couple since word of their relationship got out.

Wonder who picked up the tab on this trip?

Jennifer Lopez in Hawaii with boy toy

Jennifer Lopez spent her Thanksgiving on the beaches of Hawaii, along with twins Max and Emme and her reported "fling," 24-year-old backup dancer Casper Smart. But her boy toy may be fast becoming her boyfriend.

E! reports that Lopez and Smart's relationship is progressing quickly, as evidenced by the holiday trip.

"It's pretty serious," a source told E! "They're together a lot. [Jennifer has] never been happier."

The source adds that Smart isn't simply using Lopez for her fame, fortune and hot body. "He's not asking Jennifer to buy him this or that," the source says. "He's courting her, like sending her flowers. I think his intentions are in the right place."

But Smart isn't all knight in shining armor, sweeping Lopez off her feet after her split from husband of seven years, Marc Anthony. Smart, whose full name is Beau Paul Smart, has had several run-ins with the law in recent years.

People reports that Smart pleaded "no contest" in March to taking part in an illegal drag race. Smart is out on a $26,000 bail and will appear in court on Jan. 5 for sentencing. If found guilty, he could spend 90 days in jail and would have to pay a fine.

Smart also has several other moving violations in his past, including three charges of driving without a valid license, two speeding tickets, and one charge of evading a toll booth.

But the charges don't haven't dampened Smart's mood. He tweeted yesterday, "Happy Thanksgiving... Give THANKS, Spread LOVE and be a BLESSING! Enjoy today and eat up!"

American Idol Sneak Peek: Get Your First Look at Season 11!

The countdown has begun, and once January hits, we'll be graced with an all-new season of American Idol. Finally!

So what do we have to look forward to? Besides soaking up more intriguing Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler interactions, we'll probably get emotional watching some really talented people pour their hearts out through their vocal cords. And lets not forget all the accidentally hilarious performers who really, truly believe they have major-league singing chops but tragically, don't. Good times.

Either way, we have a sneak peek for you!


E! News got our hands on the "Everything" promo, which is the first promo for the reality show's new season and features audition footage!

Everyone else will catch a glimpse of this during Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, which airs tomorrow night from 8-8:30p.m. ET/PT on FOX, but you'll be ahead of the game.

What are you waiting for?

'Idol' producer: No major changes for new season

"American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says don't expect any major changes when the hit Fox TV show returns in January after undergoing an extensive makeover last season.

Lythgoe, who helped transform Britain's "Pop Idol" into the American TV juggernaut in 2002, returned as executive producer last season to usher in the post-Simon Cowell era. That ended a two-year hiatus that allowed him to focus on "So You Think You Can Dance," which he produces and helps judge.

For the 10th "American Idol" season, Lythgoe introduced new judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, to join holdover Randy Jackson. Veteran music producer Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M, was brought in as an in-house mentor for the contestants. All of them are back for Season 11, Lythgoe said.

"I think we made a lot of tweaks last year," Lythgoe said. "I'm not sure that we want to make too many more tweaks this year."

Lythgoe said the most significant change introduced last year had nothing to do with the judges: It was a decision to avoid those fish-out-of-water moments that forced very talented singers to sing in styles that didn't suit them.

"The biggest change we made last year was to say, 'OK, if you're a country singer you can sing any of these genres in your country style,'" Lythgoe said. "'We're not going to force you to do rock or anything you can't do. You can take a Michael Jackson song and turn it country.'"

That resulted in singers such as Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart advancing much deeper into the competition than they might have in previous years. The two teenage finalists, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, were country singers.

McCreery, the first pure country "Idol" winner since Carrie Underwood in 2005, saw his October release, "Clear As Day," make him the first country act to debut at No. 1 with its first studio album on the Billboard 200 chart. And at 18, he became the youngest man to open at the top of the chart with his debut release. He also was the first "Idol" winner to start his post-"Idol" career with a No. 1 album since Ruben Studdard in 2003.

Lythgoe said last year the show found "some incredible talent, and it was so diverse."

"We got this great jazz singer in Casey, we got a soft jazz singer in Haley, and the two country kids (in the finals) probably in previous years wouldn't have been as successful because they would have been asked to sing in the different styles that we used to do then," he said last week.

Lythgoe expects similar results in Season 11.

"The kids that have auditioned this year that we're going to be taking to Hollywood in December are again really talented and really diverse," he said. "Hopefully they'll get through one of the toughest auditions, which is the Hollywood week, and get themselves into the top 20."

Lythgoe said he believes "Idol" should be "totally about the talent" and the recent changes foster that.

"For me," he said, "it's really showing the talent that is here and not trying to take somebody who's talented, beat them around the bucket and turn them out."

Car Trouble? Jennifer Lopez Fakes Fiat Commercial With Help From Bronx Body Double

(Video) Jenny from the block? Not anymore, she's not. Unless the block you're referring to is one in Beverly Hills, safely ensconced far away from the world that reared her.

It's a good thing Jennifer Lopez has never been one to shy away from scandal, because this week she's found herself deep in a couple of them, not because of her new dancer beau or coperforming ex hubby, but—oddly enough—because of her deal as the incessant new face of Fiat.

So what's the problem? Well, she may be the face of the company's new ads. But she's certainly not the body.

By now, anyone who's been within a 25-foot vicinity of a TV set in the past few weeks has seen J.Lo's commercial: she's driving the Fiat 500, of course, through the Bronx, and takes the viewer on a nice little root-returning inspirational drive down memory lane:

"Here, this is my world," she says in voiceover as she's shown behind the steering wheel, dreamily gazing out at the stereotypical Bronx scenes passing by. "This place inspires me to be tougher, to stay sharper, to think faster. They may be just streets to you, but to me, they're a playground."

Unfortunately, it's all a sham.

As first discovered by The Smoking Gun, despite the appearance of a pilgrimage, the 42-year-old dealmaker did not once step foot into the gritty borough that so inspired her. Instead, Lopez filmed all her close-up, staring-off-into-the-distance bits from the safety of Los Angeles, while a body double was tasked with making the low-speed drive through the Bronx.

Per the investigative site, shots of J.Lo were merged together with the body double's driving work to make it appear as though it was the Bronx's prodigal daughter who had returned.

The company itself didn't do much to try and clarify things, as the press release they issued to go along with the 60-second "My World" spot declared that the commercial showed Lopez "driving a Fiat 500 Cabrio as she travels through the streets of Manhattan to the Bronx where she grew up."


So what does everyone have to say about it? While J.Lo's camp has so far kept mum on the budding controversy, Fiat did issue a statement this morning where they acknowledged the movie magic that went into filming the spot, but offered no apology as to the misleading nature of both this and apparently a second commercial that's due to come out during the holiday season.

"Both commercials featuring Jennifer Lopez were indeed filmed in the Bronx as well as outside locations," the statement reads. "As you may know, in today's world, people are increasingly mobile and their work takes them to a variety of locations. As a result, we took the opportunity to film wherever Ms. Lopez was working at the time to accommodate her schedule.

"The commercial tells the story of how the simple elements of our upbringing can help explain who we are, where we're going and serve as a source of inspiration to achieve our goals in life. One does not need to be in a specific location to be inspired or continue to be inspired."

Maybe not. But one should probably think twice before they decide not to heed that old adage about truth in advertising.

Jennifer Lopez and New Boyfriend "Pretty Serious," Says Source-but What About That Jail Thing?

It didn't take long for Casper Smart to become a household name.

That's what happens when you're a 24-year-old dancer who happens to be dating Jennifer Lopez, 42.

So who is this Mr. Smart? Here's everything you need to know, including the truth behind reports he could be headed for jail...

• First up, his name! He goes by Casper, but his birthname is Beau. While he's only be 5-foot-8, Smart is about 165 pounds of all muscle. A native of Anaheim, Calif., he has a shaved head, some tattoos and rocks diamond studs in both ears (the bling look isn't for everybody, but it suits him).

• He and Lopez met after he was hired six months ago as—what else?—one of her backup dancers. "It's pretty serious," a source says of the romance. "They're together a lot. She's never been happier."

• Smart is quite the established dancer. Besides performing alongside his girlfriend, he's worked with Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Jordin Sparks and David Guetta, among others.

• Gleeks may recognize him, too. He's appeared in at least three episodes of Glee and is friends with Mark Salling.

• According to Smart's official bio, he was going to dance on Michael Jackson's This Is It world tour.

• He's currently choreographing a new music video for Mike Posner. Guess who he brought along to a recent casting session—yup, Ms. Lopez. "It was really nerve-wracking for the dancers," a source said. "They not only had to audition, but they had to do it in front of J Lo. She was smiling and seemed to enjoy watching her boyfriend work."

• Just like Lopez, Smart also has connections to President Barack Obama. Well, Sorta.

It was back in 2008, when Smart starred in an Obama vs. John McCain danceoff video on YouTube that went viral. The Republican presidential candidate's head was superimposed onto Smart's dancing body. Too bad Smart's face isn't seen because the vid has more than 12 million views.

• We're happy to report that Smart doesn't appear to be using Lopez for her fame and fortune. "He's totally cool," a source said. "He's not jaded. He's not asking Jennifer to buy him this or that. He's courting her, like sending her flowers. I think his intentions are in the right place."

• As for celeb tabloid In Touch's report that Smart could be headed to jail? Well, E! News has confirmed he was arrested and charged with taking part in a highway speed contest, aka a drag race. He is currently out on $26,000 bail. After pleading no contest to the charge in March, he was ordered to do 10 days of community service by his next court date, Jan. 5. He faces up to 90 days in the slammer and a $500 fine if he doesn't finish in time.

Chances of him actually heading to jail are pretty slim, but he may want scale back on his need for speed.

He recently tweeted a pic of his Kawasaki motorcycle with the message, "Out on my babie cruzin the streetz... Gettin things done fast!! :)"

Just try not going too fast.

Did Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony hook up in Puerto Rico?

Jennifer Lopez and her estranged husband Marc Anthony met up last week in Puerto Rico -- sparking unconfirmed reports that they hooked up.

While Lopez has reportedly been enjoying a "fling” with a 24-year-old backup dancer, Us Weekly claims that Lopez and Anthony spent the night together in San Juan while shooting their talent competition show, "¡Q'Viva! The Chosen."

Anthony picked up Lopez at the airport, and, sources say, he and JLo hooked up. "He has this hold over [Lopez],” a source claimed. "Marc never stayed in his hotel room."

Another source shared that while there may have been hanky-panky going on between the couple, who split in July after seven years of marriage, there is no chance of full-blown reconciliation. "They may sleep together, but they're over," the source explains.

If this alleged romp took place, it is surprising given Lopez's recent behavior. She has been rumored to be having a "fun fling" with 24-year-old Casper Smart. Smart was seen partying into the wee hours with the pop star in Las Vegas in September, and was spotted leaving her hotel in New York more recently.

At the American Music Awards Sunday night, Smart danced shirtless on stage with Lopez, who wore a revealing crystal-encrusted bodysuit. Later, JLo hit an after-party with Smart, and a source told Page Six that Lopez was "really affectionate" with him, and even introduced him to pals including “X-Factor” judge and industry bigwig L.A. Reid. Other sources say Lopez gave Smart a lap dance and a kiss at the party, and that they left hand-in-hand at 12:45 a.m.

Meanwhile, sources tell Page Six that Lopez and Anthony's relationship seems strained, and that Lopez would only allow her ex to perform at the Sunday awards show if she went first and was given a much bigger segment than him.

Lopez's publicist did not return calls for comment on the rumor.

J.Lo skins Marc at AMA show

Jennifer Lopez had more than a shimmering, nearly nude body suit in her arsenal to upstage her estranged husband, Marc Anthony, at the American Music Awards — she also made sure she performed before he did and with a much bigger production.

The superstar “Idol” judge danced provocatively in a skintight bodysuit on the Sunday night show, with her new, muscled, 24-year-old boy toy, Casper Smart, dancing shirtless nearby.

A source told us, “J.Lo also would only allow Marc to perform at the AMAs if she performed on the show first and had a much bigger number than him . . . which is what happened. She had two stages and he had half a stage for his later performance. The only thing they shared that night was Pitbull,” who performed with both.

J.Lo proved she could even steal the show with her new beau at the after-party at Greystone Manor. In an Emilio Pucci sequined minidress with feathers and sparkly stilettos, she danced with Smart to tunes including Michael Jackson and Prince spun by DJ Cassidy. There was no sign of Anthony, with whom she has remained on friendly terms despite their split after seven years in July.

One spy told us, “Jennifer was really affectionate with Casper. She even introduced him to other stars including L.A. Reid.” Lopez’s rep didn’t get back to us. Also at the Grey Goose party was Chris Brown, who “danced topless with his entourage all night,” said a source, adding, “He didn’t even stop when the DJ played Rihanna’s new song. He appeared unfazed, loving the attention.”

Sources tell us there was also tension between Christina Aguilera and her fellow “The Voice” judge Adam Levine during earlier rehearsals for the AMAs, where they performed “Moves Like Jagger.” A spy said, “At the end of the number, Adam went to hug Christina in a friendly fashion, but she pushed him away, gave him a dirty look and stormed backstage.” A rep for Levine told us, “100 per cent not true,” Aguilera’s rep didn’t comment.

Jennifer Lopez on Work and Motherhood: "Sometimes It Can Be Overwhelming"

Jennifer Lopez is a busy lady.

"I just have this attitude towards life—you just gotta attack it," she told me last night at her American Music Awards party at Greystone Manor. "You just gotta go for it."

Even so...

"Sometimes it can be overwhelming," she admitted. "I have a lot going on with the kids and everything, but you know, anytime I get tired or feel overwhelmed, I go, 'This is good. I'm alive. It's OK. I'm lucky.' "

Lopez, 42, admits the thought of a taking a break from the biz occassionally pops into her head. "I get tired sometimes, but to be quite honest, I love what I do," she said. "Anytime I get any feeling that feels like this is scary, this is too much, I'm like, 'Don't be so weak.' "

Don't be surprised if her upcoming schedule includes some time with...Justin Bieber!

"I think he's adorable," Lopez gushed about the Biebster. "I would love to do something with him. He's a talented kid."

Jennifer Lopez grinds on and off stage with 24-year-old beau

Jennifer Lopez got tongues wagging both on and off the stage at the American Music Awards Sunday night. The singer not only danced provocatively in a flesh-colored bodysuit for a performance, but gave her 24-year-old boytoy a private lap dance at an after-party, reports say.

Lopez began the night demurely enough, singing a ballad in long, flowing dress on the stage of the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. But soon, the "American Idol" judge stopped with a naughty smile and ripped off her dress, revealing a rhinestone-encrusted body suit underneath. It was a strikingly similar ensemble to the one Britney Spears donned for her MTV Video Music Awards performance of "Oops, I Did It Again" in 2000 after stripping off a tuxedo.

As Lopez performed her song "Papi," the triple threat was surrounded by a small army of male backup dancers, who pulled yet another layer of beading off her bodysuit. When rapper Pitbull appeared on stage, Lopez walked seductively toward him, leaning forward on a cane and rubbing her famous posterior against his crotch.

The raunchy move might have inspired some jealously in Casper Smart, the tattooed backup dancer Lopez is reportedly dating. He danced shirtless just to Lopez's right during the song "On the Floor." After the sexy performance, he tweeted, "Just killlllled the show with @JLo at the #AMAs2011!!!!"

At an after-party later in the night, Lopez headed straight for Smart and dragged him into a booth by his hand, according to Us Weekly. Lopez didn't seem bothered by their 18 year age difference. Sources saw Lopez give Smart a lap dance to a Michael Jackson medley. The singer also apparently kissed him and rubbed his head. The two left the party hand-in-hand at 12:45 a.m.

Lopez and Smart have allegedly been dating for weeks. The dancer was spotted partying with Lopez in Las Vegas into the wee hours of the night after a performance in late September. A week later, he was seen exiting the star's hotel in New York.

"Yes, they are dating and having a good time," a source told People. "They've been getting more open with their flirting for weeks."

Another source called the relationship a "fun fling."

But Lopez clearly trusts Smart, who has also backup danced for Beyoncé and has a regular gig performing at Club Boulevard in Los Angeles. On Saturday, Lopez sent Smart along with her personal assistant to pick out items at the AMA gifting suite. Among other freebies, Smart selected two Rubik's Cubes, possibly for Lopez's twin 3-year-olds, Max and Emme, her children from her seven-year marriage to singer Marc Anthony.

Jennifer Lopez Parties With New Dancer Beau

Jennifer Lopez knows how to party!

And with her new boyfriend, too.

The newly minted American Music Awards winner celebrated her big night with a party at L.A.'s Greystone Manor.

The diva herself arrived at the soirée, sponsored by Fiat and Grey Goose, around 10:30 pm in a short white Emilio Pucci sequined and feathered mini dress and glittering stilettos.

Once inside the party she ran to her reserved area into the arms of—you guessed it—her new dancer beau, Caspar Smart.

It's there that she held court with the muscley Smart. They danced on the banquettes to old school dance tunes from Michael Jackson, New Edition and even one-hit wonder Crystal Waters (remember, "She's Homeless"?).

Across the room was Chris Brown, who never stopped dancing, even to a Rihanna tune. X Factor's L.A. Reid was spotted in the crowd as Lance Bass chatted with Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelly and his beautiful wife Cassie McConnell in a corner near the bar. Jamie Lynn Sigler danced in a group that included Bass and Once Upon A Time beauty Jennifer Morrison. Pitbull also stopped by, as did Jenny McCarthy.

Mary J. Blige tried to duck the press by dashing into the party, but was booed by photographers when she refused to stop for photos. Chris Daughtry hit the dancefloor near disco queen Chaka Khan. L.A.

At about midnight, four shirtless--and very ripped me--carried a giant replica of an American Music Awards statuette glowing with sparklers over to Lopez. As the DJ blasted J. Lo's hit "Get on the Floor," confetti fell from the ceiling. Scantily clad go-go boys and girls danced on platforms looking over the crowd. A Cirque du Soleil-like performer performed above Lopez and her friends.

That's not all I have for you about Ms. Lopez. Check back here later to find out what she told me about Justin Bieber, her twins and the possibility of retiring.

Jennifer Lopez Lights Up the AMAs

For Jennifer Lopez, less was more at the American Music Awards.

"Less" being a barely there, sheer body suit that made a jaw-dropping statement Sunday night at Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. On stage, she shook and shimmied to a medley of her hits "Until It Beats No More," "Papi" and "On the Floor."

It was a triumphant awards show return for Lopez following her split from Marc Anthony this past summer after seven years of marriage.

Not to mention sexy.

The singer kept it sultry and sassy as she peeled off layer after layer of her costume throughout her performance. By "On the Floor," she was baring almost all in a sheer bodysuit with glittery detailing.

It was also a statement strikingly similar to the one that fellow pop icon Britney Spears made more than a decade ago at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards. Like Lopez, she dazzled the audience with a strip-tease like dance routine that ended with a barely there sparkly-nude ensemble.

Living up to her title as PEOPLE's reigning Most Beautiful Woman Lopez, 42, is more than twice as old as Spears was when she wore a similar ensemble (Spears was 17 at the time).

Perhaps it was a tough act to follow for Marc Anthony, who took the stage moments later with Pitbull and Lil Jon to sing "Rain Over Me."

Lopez's performance was met with a standing ovation, and she picked up honors later for favorite artist in the Latin music category.

"It's been a really amazing year in so many ways," she said as she accepted the award. "It's been up and down and just exciting and overwhelming."

Like Spears, Lopez's sparkling moment was show-stopping, but tell us:

2011 AMAs: Jennifer Lopez brought to you by Fiat

Unless you've been living under a car, you've seen the Fiat commercials featuring Jennifer Lopez. Well, not content to limit herself to 30-second spots, JLo took the endorsement deal one step further on the AMAs on Sunday (Nov. 20).

In a performance that could best be described as Cirque du Soleil brought to you by Fiat, JLo unveiled the car she shills during a medley that included "Until it beats no more" and "Papi." So viewers were treated to the subcompact during the entire performance.

As for the non-product placement portion of JLo's performance, there were contortionists, stilt walkers and Lopez's ever-dwindling outfit.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Both Taking Stage at AMAs

Will the AMAs this year stand for Awkward Moment Awards?

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez both will be performing at this weekend's American Music Awards – and Lopez's new beau Casper Smart also may be on stage as one of her dancers.

The pair, who split last summer after seven years of marriage, will take the stage separately at Los Angele's Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Lopez will be doing a three-song medley of her hits "Until It Beats No More," "Papi" and "On the Floor" and a duet with, who's debuting his single. "Anthony will join Pitbull and Lil Jon for Pitbull's hit "Rain Over Me."

But don't expect any big trouble. The exes are on friendly enough terms to reunite just last week in Puerto Rico to work on their upcoming talent show Q'Viva! The Chosen.

The American Music Awards air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT on ABC.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Reunite - for Work

(Photo) While they look very much in lockstep with one another, the reunion of Jennifer Lopez and her estranged husband Marc Anthony is all business.

"Jennifer and Marc were filming their show Q'Viva! The Chosen together for the first time in Puerto Rico last Tuesday," a source tells PEOPLE. "They were there to audition talent."

Lopez, 42, and Anthony, 43 announced their split in July, but have said they intended to maintain a working relationship for their new talent show.

In The Chosen, from American Idol creator Simon Fuller, Lopez, Anthony and tour-director-to-the-stars Jamie King will travel to 21 countries across the Americas. They will be searching for the "world's most extraordinary talent," Anthony has said.

The show is set to air in the United States in early 2012.

Lopez appears to have moved on romantically, and has been linked with dancer Casper Smart.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony the American Music Awards?

Could things get too close for comfort for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony this weekend?

No, the 42-year-old songbird isn't reconciling with her estranged singer hubby, but...

We just confirmed that Lopez will be performing at this Sunday's 2011 American Music Awards at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.

It was previously announced that Anthony will hit the stage during the awards show for a performance with Pitbull. Rapper Lil Jon will also join them.

"Im super excited 4 the AMAs!! Big announcement next week! Have you voted yet??" Lopez tweeted last week.

Nicki Minaj will be opening the show with other scheduled performers, including Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson and Gym Class Heroes.

Let's just hope Lopez doesn't bring new beau Casper Smart to the event. As we told you earlier today, the American Idol judge has reportedly moved on from Anthony and rumored love interest Bradley Cooper with the Los Angeles-based backup dancer.

Now we want to hear from you. Will you be tuning in for Lopez and Anthony's big AMA performances?

Is Jennifer Lopez Dating Dancer Casper Smart?

Has Jennifer Lopez found love again?

A few months after she and husband Marc Anthony announced they were splitting, the American Idol judge appears to be logging time with a new man: Los Angeles-based dancer Casper Smart.

"Yes, they are dating and having a good time," a source tells PEOPLE of the pair. "They've been getting more open with their flirting for weeks."

Smart, who has appeared in Glee, Step Up 3D and How I Met Your Mother, reportedly also dances at Los Angeles-area nightclubs.

Smart also reported that he and Lopez worked together on Friday night, posting on his Facebook page: "In Palo Alto Bout to do a show w/ Jennifer Lopez for some1s birthday."

Lopez had been most recently linked to Bradley Cooper.

As for her budding romance with Casper, another source describes it as "a fun fling." Says the source: "It's not meant to turn into anything more."

A rep for Lopez had no comment.

This wouldn't be the first time Lopez, 42, has been romantically involved with a dancer. She was married to choreographer and dancer Cris Judd in 2001, and the couple split in 2002.

Jennifer Lopez to play Carmen Sandiego?

We know Jennifer Lopez can rock the heck out of a hat, but have you ever wondered how she looks in a red trench coat?

Well, we might see her in that look sooner rather than later, if recent reports that Lopez could potentially don the finest in incognito spy gear as educational detective-turned-thief Carmen Sandiego are correct.

According to Deadline, Lopez is interested in producing a "Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" movie with Walden Media, and could likely wind up playing the title role. Fans of the '80s computer game and '90s TV series (of both the animated and game show variety) will recall that Sandiego is a former detective-turned-evil-villain being chased by her former detective agency.

The premise of the live-action movie: "When the ACME agency's greatest detective Carmen Sandiego becomes the world's greatest thief, it's up to her former partner to follow her clues and track her down. Their cat-and-mouse game leads the partner to confront a greater mystery: Is Carmen really a thief or a hero?"

Now's your cue to get really mad that Hollywood is turning yet another beloved childhood property into a movie instead of coming up with original ideas. It's okay, we'll wait.

Back now? Good. Now that your raging is out of the way, we can talk about this practically. First, spy movies are cool. They just are. Even ones based off of 1980s computer games. Second, Lopez is kind of awesome as a tough chick. Remember "Out of Sight"? That was a really good movie. And third, we can never be mad at a project that could potentially have Rockapella involved.

What do you think? J.Lo as Carmen Sandiego: Yay or nay?

Jennifer Lopez Fired Manager Who Thought She Was Fat

What happened to the manager who said Jennifer Lopez was fat?

In Glamour's December issue, the American Idol host reveals that she had to take extreme action when a manager had the audacity to imply that she had to lose weight.

"I was just so infuriated that somebody said you couldn't have a little extra meat on you -- because I was by no means fat!" Lopez says. "That was so mean and closed-minded. I was like: 'No, this is who I am and this is the type of woman that I grew up with and it's beautiful. There's no reason to be anybody but myself.'"

That manager became her former manager after that.

And although Lopez, 42, is fine with her weight and shape, she's not opposed to a little plastic surgery should she feel the need in the future.

"I'm open to being open," Lopez says. "I'm not going to make a judgment on it because I don't have to yet."

What do you think of Lopez's physique?

Jennifer Lopez News Archive Part 2