Jennifer Lopez defended her body in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas and I’m just wondering, ugh, why? Why does she have to defend her body? Who is asking her to? Especially her, she has an insane body. How are we not past this? Why do we hate women? Or is J.Lo just mad she didn’t “win” Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive”?
ANYWAY here’s what she told the mag (via USA Today):
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, all of a sudden other people start believing, too.
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.
You know what the most frustrating thing about this is? The magazine touched up her photos. Because that’s what magazines do. Because even “women with curves” can’t have too many curves. I mean people freak out over a woman in a coat. No one is happy with anything.
The photos from her magazine shoot are below, as well as a candid from the set in which I gotta say, she looks BANGIN.
October 23, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Jennifer Lopez was spotted walking around without any makeup on (GASP!!!) and am I goddamn crazy or does she look like a teenager? Maybe it’s because I’m so used to seeing her with pounds of makeup that without it she looks really young. Seeing her so casual and not in her usual mismash hot mess extravagant style is quite refreshing.
She’s probably on her way to a meeting.
What do you think? Do you think she looks very young and kinda pretty without makeup or have I lost my mind?
October 7, 2013 at 7:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I love me some Jennifer Lopez, but does anyone REALLY expect the woman – who is not 21, need I remind you – to spend every day and night at the club, acting like a fool? Honestly? Apparently she thinks so, as she felt the need to justify the fact that she doesn’t do that in a new interview with Cosmopolitan:
“Once it gets past 12, I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s getting late’. If you’re hanging around some after-party until the wee hours, how are you supposed to take five meetings in a row the next day?”
Uh, first of all, she’s outdone me because I can’t tell you the last time I stayed up until midnight. Even when I was in Vegas, I don’t think we were ever up past midnight. It’s fine, guys – I accept my Memaw status and enjoy my sleep (especially since I’m up by 6am, sometimes earlier, every day). Second of all, you are a grown woman with young children. I know you’re famous and all that, but anyone who thinks you belong at a party past midnight is smoking something serious. Anyway, she’ll need her beauty rest to deal with the trainwreck that is American Idol later this fall.
Fun fact also learned in this interview: Casper Smart’s real name is Beau, and she calls him by it! I dunno why that tickled me, it just did.
October 2, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
This one almost writes itself, really, I know. Jennifer Lopez is a lot of things – a superstar and diva, a great dancer, a mediocre actress, a lady with a legendary ass… but a great singer is not one of those things. It’s okay – we can’t be good at everything! Still, it’s pretty funny that she’s admitted that she was “insecure” about singing, because anyone who has heard Jennifer Lopez sing probably understands why she felt that way. She’s not the worst singer, and autotune does her good, but it’s not her life’s calling.
“It was after I had kids to be honest…The biggest insecurity I had was my singing. Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, I’m not good at this. And while I was married to Marc, he helped me 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.”
She’s certainly better than a lot of other popstars out there and she has some catchy tunes, so I can’t hate there. Plus, a bit of self-confidence is always good.
PS: How much do Max and Emme look like Marc Anthony? Holy moly.
September 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
I know we should really be over this whole thing. American Idol, which wore out its welcome on our TV screens back when Paula Abdul left the show, should be canceled. We should all be living in peace to try and overcome our nightmares of Randy Jackson calling everyone “dawg”, but alas… we’re back with another season, and a new-ish judges panel that will really… underwhelm you.
We already knew Jennifer Lopez was back to cash an easy check (though she swears it’s not for the money, LOL) and that Harry Connick Jr. was joining her. But had we seen them all together? Where’s poor Keith Urban? Well, seek no further: they’ve posed for their first photo together.
Okay, this has to be said: How fucking terrible does this panel look? What a bizarre combination of humans! It’s not that I particularly care about either of them on their own, but putting them together seems so wrong and I honestly cannot see how this is going to work. Then again, maybe producers did it on purpose to finally tank this terrible show once and for all.
What do you think? Will you be watching American Idol this January?
September 4, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
This is some creepy horror movie stuff right here. Jennifer Lopez has a very dedicated stalker. How dedicated? He lived in Ms. Lopez’s pool house for a few days without anyone realizing he was there. Um, that may be a sign that you have way too much money if your house/property is so big that you don’t realize someone is secretly living in your backyard. Just saying. More deets from TMZ:
According to Southampton police, 49-year-old John M. Dubis basically moved in to J.Lo’s $10 million pad sometime in early August.
He reportedly walked around the estate freely, hanging out openly in view of neighbors… and even posted Facebook photos of himself all over the grounds … before police finally busted him on Aug. 8.
[...] Jennifer was not home, but the shocking part is security guards were patrolling the property.
Of course, you have to remember the 8,500 sq. foot home sits on 3 acres — and it’s a decent hike out to the pool house from the main quarters.
He posted photos on FACEBOOK of him camped out at Chateau Lopez? WORST STALKER EVER. Idiot. And also worst security guards ever. You had one job, security. ONE JOB.
But now I get why Taylor Swift’s security was so strict. At least she has a sense of humor about it.