Rush & Molloy of the New York Daily News report that claims of Jennifer Lopez giving Cris Judd as much as $22 million in their divorce settlement are “absurd”, according to a well-placed source. Rather, the couple’s negotiations have been distressingly amicable to the point that Judd apparently signed off on letting Lopez list herself as the petitioner for the divorce.
Jennifer Lopez Spends Big Bucks For Hamptons Pad
July 25, 2002 – TeenHollywood.com (WENN) reports Jennifer has been spending the weekends at Goose Creek, the palatial estate in the Hamptons that rents for $75,000 a week. A source said, “She and her friends didn’t leave the house very much. They watched a lot of first-run movies, hung around the pool and basically kicked back.” No on confirmed whether one of those “friends” was Ben Affleck.
Affleck Surprises Jennifer Lopez With Birthday Party
July 25, 2002 – Pagesix.com reports Ben Affleck took new galpal Jennifer to the posh Park eatery on West 17th Street in mid-afternoon, supposedly for a quiet lunch to celebrate J.Lo’s 32nd birthday. Once inside though, she was greeted by thunderous applause from her family and friends. Lopez introduced her new boyfriend to mom Lupe, dad David, sisters, grandmother and nieces at the gala gathering of 25 revelers. A witness said Lopez’s manager, Benny Medina, “gave a lovely speech that had everyone in tears.”
Ben Affleck And Jennifer Lopez Take Their Romance Public
July 24, 2002 – The New York Daily News reports Jennifer and Ben went out for sushi at Nobu in Tribeca on Monday night, and the pair couldn’t keep their lips off each other. “They were kissing,” a spy revealed. “They were very touchy-feely. They seemed proud to be with each other.”
Jennifer Lopez Not Changing Agents
July 23, 2002 – Jennifer’s “people” have categorically denied the rumor the other day by Neil Travis of the New York Post, who reported that she’s moving from her current agent ICM to CAA.
Simon Cowell Weighs In On Today’s Pop Stars
July 22, 2002 – David Hiltbrand of the Philadelphia Inquirer talked with ‘American Idol’ judge Simon Cowell and got his quick thoughts on several pop stars.
Britney Spears: Her songs are better than she is.
Celine Dion: A star, but boring.
Pink: The new Madonna.
Cher: Past it.
Paula Abdul: Next . . .
Shakira: Mad, but interesting.
Barry Manilow: A real star.
Alanis Morissette: Fake.
Jennifer Lopez: Overhyped.
Nelly Furtado: May be cursed by one great record.
Ben Affleck Spends Weekend With Jennifer Lopez
July 22, 2002 – Cindy Adams of the New York Post reports contrary to earlier rumors that Jennifer would have to spend the weekend alone at the Hamptons this weekend after being rebuffed by Ben Affleck and her ex Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, J.Lo did have someone to keep her company. In fact Ben was able to make it over, though he didn’t have much time to come up for air so to speak.