Well despite an earlier comment to Movieline dissing Madonna’s acting ability, Jennifer Lopez tells NY Rock that the Material Girl is her biggest influence on the other side of the spectrum — musically. “For my era growing up, [she] was the quintessential performer, and a push-the-envelope type of person,” J.Lo said. And is Lopez the type to push the envelope? “No, I don’t think that I’m a push-the-envelope type of person,” she admits. “But I think Madonna was so visionary. And in her shows, she was so expressive. So that was very inspiring for me as a young girl. I remember seeing a lot of her shows.” Check out the entire interview here.
Jennifer Lopez Double Tips
February 1, 2003 – Us Weekly reports that when Jennifer ate with two friends at the Ben Pao restaurant in Chicago, she feasted on sesame chicken and ginger ale, but had a hard time sleeping that night because according to a source, “her party had only tipped 20 percent.” The next day, one of her dinner companions “came back to Ben Pao and left her server an extra $100 and said, ‘Jennifer was talking about it all night. She felt terrible because she had made a mistake.'” A rep for Ben Pao said, “We were excited to have her with us and impressed with her generosity.”
Bedingfield Explains Why He Turned Down Maverick
February 1, 2003 – Renée Graham of the Boston Globe asked Daniel Bedingfield what his decision was to turn down an offer from Madonna’s Maverick Records, and instead sign with Island Def Jam. “One says no to Madonna when another company offers you a better deal,” Bedingfield responded. “As much as I like [top Maverick executive] Guy Oseary, and as hilarious and fantastic as he is, he would have controlled me, and made me play what he wanted me to play.”
Madonna Loves England And Won’t Leave
January 30, 2003 – Madonna e-mailed Dominic Mohan of The Sun to insist that she isn’t quitting on Britain. “I adore England and when I’m not there I miss it terribly,” she said. “My home in Marble Arch is my favorite house. I put a lot of love and time into making a life for my family there. I prefer the schools in England and I love the English countryside. How many times do I have to say it, I LOVE LIVING IN ENGLAND.”