Ken Barnes of USA Today took part in an online chat with readers earlier today, where he commented on Mariah Carey and her new album, his Kelly Clarkson preference as the best ‘American Idol’ so far, why Jennifer Lopez seems to get a free pass while Britney Spears’ singing ability gets panned, and the chances for a new album from the Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC. Check out the chat transcript here.
Jennifer Lopez On Star Academy
December 12, 2004 – Contributed anonymously: Jlofan.org has posted a recent video of Jennifer appearing on French television show ‘Star Academy’, where she confirms her upcoming album title, watches old music videos of hers, and sings acapella in Spanish.
Jennifer Lopez Takes A Pay Cut After Previous Films Bomb
December 10, 2004 – After nabbing $12 million a film on prior projects, The New York Daily News hears Jennifer cut her rate to $4 million for ‘An Unfinished Life’ after her previous films ‘Gigli’ and ‘Jersey Girl’ bombed at the box office. A source said, “She felt the role would prove she could act.” Lopez’s rep wouldn’t comment on her salary, but denied that she feels the need to prove anything.
Name Dropping No Freebie For J.Lo & Marc At The Ivy
December 9, 2004 – The Glasgow Daily Record reports that after Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony dined at the Ivy restaurant in Hollywood recently, the couple hopped into their car and were about to roar off to avoid photographers when the valet reminded Anthony of the parking fee. “You do know who we are, don’t you,” Anthony asked the valet, who didn’t seem to care and insisted on payment. Anthony had to cough up the cash but wasn’t happy about it.
Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Leaving Paris Hotel
December 9, 2004 – Jennifer and husband Marc were photographed leaving the Plaza Athenee hotel in Paris, France to go the Bourget airport on Tuesday (December 7). Earlier Tuesday night, J.Lo gave a private concert in the hotel for a few people. Pictures at abacausa.com have since been removed.
Mall Workers Mock Jennifer Lopez’s Style
December 9, 2004 – Us Weekly reports that Jennifer’s wardrobe left employees at a Crate & Barrel store in Long Island laughing during a November 24th shopping trip. “She was wearing a parka, Seven jeans and pink Uggs,” a source explained. The staff “got a chuckle out of the Uggs. Everybody knows that they’re so out.”
Jennifer Lopez To Spend Christmas At Bronx Homeless Shelters
December 9, 2004 – The Daily Star reports that Jennifer is planning to spend Christmas Day in homeless shelters in the Bronx, where the pop star was raised. “Jen will be taking basic gifts with her and is planning to sing a selection of her favorite songs,” a source revealed.