Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda teamed up for the charity single ‘Love Make The World Go Round’, with the two artists, and Epic Records, donating 100% of their proceeds from each U.S. download sale of the single on iTunes from July 8th to October 5th going to the Hispanic Federation for the Somos Orlando Fund, which benefits those affected by the Pulse shooting in Orlando, Florida. Check out more details at somosorlando.info. Watch behind the scenes footage from recording and performing the track in Orlando via YouTube below.
Several pop artists Tweeted their support of Bruce Jenner after the decathlon gold medal winner and reality television star appeared on ABC’s ’20/20′ to reveal “for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.” Jenner has had cosmetic facial surgeries and is taking the female hormone estrogen, but is unsure about gender altering surgeries. Among the Twitter postings:
Jenny Owen Youngs (@jennyowenyoungs): The Bruce Jenner interview special is two hours long… but considerably longer if you watch it with your parents and pause for questions.
Ricki-Lee (@TheRickiLee): I have so much respect for Bruce Jenner finally opening up about the gender identity cloud that has… https://instagram.com/p/17zDm5Nde7/
Vanessa Carlton (@VanessaCarlton): Go go go go go go Bruce Jenner. And well done Mr. Sean Dooley @seandooley3 and Mrs. Sawyer
Esmée Denters (@esmeeworld): I am really interested to see the Bruce Jenner interview but I can’t find it anywhere online : ( I applaud him for his courage!
Justin Guarini (@JustinGuarini): Finally got to see the Bruce Jenner interview and was floored by the grace and bravery he exhibited.
Jennifer Lopez (@JLo): Once a champion always a champion. #BruceJenner #transgender #beyourself #loveyourself #LoveIsLove
Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): Bruce Jenner. TY! An inspiring reminder to us all to find the courage to be our authentic selves in spite of our fears. #BruceJennerABC
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Proud to be part of a generation that is making a change & embracing all kinds of people. Bruce Jenner, you did an amazing thing. #SpreadLove
Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale): #brucejenner is so brave and I love that he’s finally happy with being himself. #gobruce
Luciana (@LucianaCaporaso): So much respect and support for #BruceJenner, I think this exposure of transgender issues will help so many lives.
Lance Bass (@LanceBass): Bravo #BruceJenner #DianeSawyer and #ABC !! Beautifully told!!
Carmen & Camille (@carmencamille): Proud of Bruce Jenner, that took courage. I hope this interview opens up a dialogue about gender identity #BruceJennerABC
Tyler Hilton (@TylerHilton) :My mom w the inspiring #BruceJenner reminding us all tonight to be who you are, whoever that may be.… https://instagram.com/p/14oIZnPwx2/
Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Thank you #BruceJenner. Your testimony will make this world a better place.
Ayla Brown (@AylaBrown): While most of the world was glued to the TV with #BruceJenner I was w/ hundreds of Vets and @ConcernedVets spreading patriotism! #LetLoveIn
Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) I LOOOOVE LOOOVE LOOOVE Bruce Jenner!!!!!!!
Jennifer Lopez is out with the music video to her new single ‘Feel The Light’, off the soundtrack to the animated film ‘Home’. Watch the space-themed music video via YouTube below.
Jennifer Lopez is out with the music video to her new single ‘Booty’, featuring Iggy Azalea, off the American pop singer’s eighth studio album ‘A.K.A.’, out now on Capitol Records. Watch the Hype Williams directed video via YouTube below.
Jennifer Lopez is out with the music video to her new single ‘I Luh Ya Papi’, featuring French Montana, off the American pop singer’s upcoming eighth studio album on Capitol Records.
Discussing the collaboration with French Montana on the single, the 44-year-old said, “We’re both from New York, and we both have similar backgrounds, and I wanted this record to have that vibe and he was just perfect for it so I was so happy when he heard this record and wanted to be a part of it.”
Watch the Jessy Terrero directed video, shot in Miami, Florida, via YouTube below.
Dozens of pop stars sent out Happy Thanksgiving wishes via Twitter today in celebration of the American holiday. Among the tweets:
Jennifer Lopez (@JLo): Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! #familia #goodfood #LOVE #iamgrateful
Orianthi (@orianthi): Happy thanksgiving !!!
Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone): HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Esmée Denters (@esmeeworld): Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Start each day with a grateful heart!
Jessie J (@JessieJ): Happy Thanksgiving
Neon Hitch (@NeonHitch): Happy thanksgiving America! I will pay my respect by eating lots of food today.. Can’t wait to be back in the states xx
Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale): Happy thanksgiving!!!!! So excited to wake up and see 11 million followers, so as promised here’s your hint….. Dec 16th :)
Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham): Happy thanksgiving fashion bunnies!! x vb https://vine.co/v/hPzlvdWUmtb
Lady Gaga (@ladygaga): Happy Thanksgiving little turkey+tofurkey monsters, I love you with am, my heart and thought all day about how grateful I am to be… So excited to have Kermit and The Muppets on my Thanksgiving special tonight! I wonder if @RealMissPiggy is going to show up?
Lovey James (@TheLoveyJames): Happy Thanksgiving! Stuff your face today!
Joe Jonas (@joejonas): Happy thanksgiving! http://instagram.com/p/hQ0Ox0j8E6/
Eliza Doolittle (@elizadoolittle): Happy thanksgiving to all the Americans out thurrrrrrrrr!
Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas): HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone out there! hope you are safe and sound with family.
Luciana (@LucianaCaporaso): A ‘HAPPY THANKSGIVING” to you all… pic.twitter.com/pNiCFE4PAN
One Direction (@onedirection): Happy Thanksgiving US Fans! Hope you guys are enjoying the holiday with friends and family! 1DHQ x
Kimberly Wyatt (@KimberlyKWyatt): I’m so sad I’m missing the Thanksgiving Day Parade…. Happy T Day twitter peeps. Xx
Taylor Swift was joined on stage by Jennifer Lopez for a duet of J.Lo’s hit single ‘Jenny from the Block’ during Swift’s concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on August 24th as part of the Taylor Swift RED Tour. Taylor named ‘Jenny From the Block’ her “hairbrush song”. Watch it via YouTube below.
Several pop artists checked in with their Twitter followers on Sunday, wishing the guys out there with children a Happy Father’s Day, with many posting photos of their own fathers. Among the tweets:
Jason Mraz (@jason_mraz): Happy Fathers Day you handsome devil. #menwholooklikeKennyRogers.com http://instagram.com/p/apbOkFBp48/
Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): Happy Daddy Day @billyraycyrus
Sam Sparro (@sam_sparro): Happy Fathers Day thefalsonator love you dad x http://instagram.com/p/ao9PzFIg-b/
Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads out there! Put a beer in one hand and the remote in the other… Basically, what you did last Sunday.
Shakira (@shakira): Happy father’s day to all the new fathers out there! Shak
Alexz Johnson (@alexzjohnson): Happy Fathers Day to the coolest, most loving & fearless, humble man I know. Xo http://instagram.com/p/aoryUKy0-m/
Tom Fletcher (@tommcfly): Happy Fathers Day to my Dad. We went from playing guitar in the garden to playing at Wembley! Love you Dad http://instagram.com/p/aonFIDzQQf/
Tristan Prettyman (@tprettyman): Fun surf today with the coolest dude I know :) Happy Fathers Day Terrbo, You da best papa ever http://instagram.com/p/aojtFSk-5L/
Jamie Lynn Spears (@jamielynnspears): Happy Fathers Day!!!!! Andddd thanks for being an even better Paw-Paw!! Love you http://instagram.com/p/aoeZXSkAt1/
Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars): Happy Fathers Day Pops. love you
Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): Happy Fathers Day 2 all you dads out there!!!
Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there. Wishing I could be with my Pops on this beautiful day.
Una Healy (@UnaTheSats): Happy Father’s Day @ben_foden we have missed you so much and can’t wait for tomorrow! Also to my own Daddy Healy, and all Fathers out therex
DEV (@DEVisHot): happy fathers day to all the rad dads!! have an awesome day! such a relaxing day today. happy fathers day @RikiT209 !! you’re the best!
Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas): Happy fathers day @PapaJonas love you!
The Puppini Sisters (@Puppini_Sisters): Happy Fathers Day to all these amazing men supporting and standing behind their ladies!! King for a day! xxx http://fb.me/1QSpBlsP3
Jennifer Lopez talked to JoJo Wright of 102.7 KIIS FM in Los Angeles about her world tour, favorite stops in South America, what was behind her decision not to do a third season of ‘American Idol’ and what fans can expect from her greatest hits album ‘Dance Again… the Hits’.
On it being her first worldwide tour, Lopez said, “It’s something that I’ve never done. It’s something I’ve talked about so many times and we kind of lined up and tried to do, but always some movie would come up or it would take too much time and I couldn’t take that much time out, because a world tour, this is what I’ve been working on all year. I won’t be done until December, so that was a real time commitment and choice I had to make and I just never had the opportunity to do it before. This year I said you know what, especially now with Twitter and Facebook and you get that interaction with the fans and they tell you what they want, and one of the biggest things was when are you gonna tour? When are you gonna do a world tour? When are you gonna come see your fans over here in Europe and Asia and Australia. I was like whoa, this is something that I have to do so I decided you know what, this is the year.”
On her stops in South America on tour, J.Lo said, “I loved going all throughout South America. We had amazing shows. I think a couple that stand out were an amazing show in Chile and a killer show in Brazil. It was pouring rain and outdoors. The footage from that concert, I was just looking at it a couple of days ago, the energy and honestly it was a torrential hurricane out there, they didn’t care, I didn’t care. We were jumping up and down and singing in the rain.”
Talking about ‘American Idol’ and reports she could still come back to the show, Lopez said, “Here’s what happened, we talked about it, they asked me back, which I loved that they wanted me back, and it would have been my third year on ‘Idol’. When I originally signed up, I signed up for the one year. I fell in love with it and wound up doing it two years. When this third time came around, I was like you know what guys, I think it’s time for me to get back to doing what I do. It takes up so much of your time, and I loved it, but judging is not what I do. I’m a performer, I’m an actress and a singer. I’m an entrepreneur and I do all of these other things and it takes up so much time I realized I can’t, as much as I loved it and enjoyed that journey and I loved the that family we created over there, it was really time for me to move on.”
Listen to the interview via kiisfm.com below.
Jennifer Lopez phoned in to Chicago’s 103.5 Kiss FM the other day to talk with DJ Brotha Fred about her tour with Enrique Iglesias. Lopez shared how she and Enrique decided who would headline, what she calls her boyfriend Casper Smart, her decision to leave ‘American Idol’, Mariah Carey signing on to replace her, if she’d read the book ’50 Shades of Grey’ and that incident where Casper walked into a gay peep show on accident, intending to go into a barbershop next door. The Carey questions prompted some nervous J.Lo laughter given her strained relationship with the fellow singer and Carey’s 2001 meltdown.
On “fighting for stage time with Enrique”:
We were fighting at first because I wanted to open, and he wanted open. I wanted to be done early so i could go and get the babies to sleep early and stuff like that.
On her boyfriend’s name:
You know his name is Beau but people call him Casper.
On ‘American Idol’:
Yeah, it’s pretty done. I mean I had a great time doing ‘Idol’ and I’m gonna miss it. I was flattered that they asked me back and wanted me back, and I was close to going back on many levels, but at the end of the day I just knew it was time to kind of get back to what I do, touring, doing music again, doing movies, and all that. When you do ‘Idol’ it really does put you on hold for a second.
On if Mariah Carey could keep sane for a whole season:
(Laughs) I’m sure she’ll be fine. It will be a lot of fun. She’ll enjoy it.
On Brotha Fred’s desire to have J.Lo say Mariah’s crazy:
(Laughs) That’s not my place to say anything. I just always wish everybody the best.
On Casper going into a gay peep show on accident:
He was looking for a barbershop and walked in the wrong door and caused this whole thing, but I’m not even gonna put any energy into it. We know who we are.
Listen to the interview via 1035kissfm.com below.