The Daily Star reports Jennifer Lopez and fiance Ben Affleck have secured a deal to remake the classic movie ‘Casablanca’. The original film was released in 1942, and starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. J.Lo and Affleck want to repeat the success.
A pal said, “They are overjoyed at the prospect of being in Casablanca together. It is the chance for them to show how much they love each other through their on-screen chemistry.”
Re-Shoot For Ben & Jen Flick Was For ‘Gigli’, Not ‘Jersey Girl’
April 6, 2003 – Kevin Smith is furious that his upcoming movie, ‘Jersey Girl,’ starring Ben Affleck and fiance Jennifer Lopez, is being confused with the couple’s first collaboration, ‘Gigli’. He writes on ViewAskew.com, “Ben and Jen’s chemistry in the flick is the exact opposite of zero. I’m not desperately (or even casually) rewriting dick. Both test audiences seemed to get why the two characters were together quite well. And there’s no $3 million being spent. There – you now have it from a credible source. I’d heard they were playing that Enquirer game on Stern the other day and this ‘Jersey Girl’ $3 million re-shoot crap came up as a true story. I assumed (wrongly, I guess) that anyone who really gave a sh** knew that it was ‘Gigli’ that had done re-shoots, not ‘Jersey Girl.’ Now I’m seeing this isn’t the case.” Read more.
Jennifer Lopez Stays Mum On War Thoughts
April 5, 2003 – Us Weekly reports Jennifer was not willing to share her feelings about the current U.S. led invasion of Iraq when quizzed at a party held at fiance Ben Affleck’s mother’s home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A source says when J.Lo was asked, “What do you think of the war?”, the singer/actress responded, “I don’t think about that stuff. I leave it up to him,” pointing to Affleck. Meanwhile, Ben says he has considered running for political office as a Democrat. The source reportedly told Lopez, “You’d better get an opinion because people are going to be asking you what your stance on the war is.” J.Lo didn’t respond to the advice though, “she just smiled.”
Jennifer Lopez Orders Ben Affleck To Stop Smoking
April 4, 2003 – The Enquirer reports Jennifer has delivered fiance Ben Affleck an ultimatum: quit smoking or the wedding is off! J.Lo hates the stench from his smoking habit, and forbids him from smoking anywhere near her. Ben took the threat seriously and is seeking professional help to break the habit, as he did with his booze battle.
Millionaire Jennifer Lopez Beats $38 Parking Ticket
April 4, 2003 – Star magazine reports that Jennifer ran around the block to save herself from getting a $38 parking ticket on Rodeo Drive recently, where her $350,000 Bentley Azure had parked where a meter was expired. J.Lo and pals saw a cop writing a ticket for a car parked directly behind hers, prompting the singer/actress to scoot it into high gear.