Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times reports Jennifer Lopez and fiance Ben Affleck are in town as Ben films exterior shots for ‘Surviving Christmas,’ an upcoming holiday flick also starring James Gandolfini and Christina Applegate. Seems J.Lo is keeping a close eye on her man, as a spy says the diva “sticks as close to Ben as you could imagine–considering she’s not in the movie. … She’s right on top of him all the time.”
Britney & J.Lo Bond At Sundance
January 23, 2003 – The New York Post reports Britney Spears was spotted bonding in the Fred Segal salon at the Sundance Film Festival with Jennifer Lopez. “Britney told Jennifer how beautiful her skin was and Jennifer gave Britney dating tips,” a spy revealed.
Jennifer Lopez In Line For New Weekly NBC Series
January 22, 2003 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday, “Earlier tonight, NBC had a special called ‘InStyle Celebrity Weddings’ and they’re hoping it will be a weekly series starring Jennifer Lopez.”
12th Annual Cross-Canada Music Critics Poll
January 19, 2003 – The 12th annual cross-Canada Music Critics Poll is in and amongst the “winners” were Jennifer Lopez for ‘This Is Me… Then’ with Worst Album, Worst Single had Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty’ tie with Las Ketchup’s ‘The Ketchup Song’ in the #2 spot, behind Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott on ‘Hero’. Third in the Can’t Believe The Hype category was Avril Lavigne, behind The Vines and Eminem. On Lavigne, John Sakamoto commented, “The indignant griping over the so-called manufactured authenticity of Avril Lavigne’s image was one of the year’s more puzzling diversions. Pop music has never been about authenticity. It’s about verisimilitude — something that’ll become painfully evident in ’03 as we’re being bombarded by a brigade of teen singers using T-shirts and ties as signifiers of ‘realness.'”