No Hits, Just Anthem Performances For ‘American Idol’ Alums

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ joked about how lately winners of ‘American Idol’ haven’t done so well with their post ‘Idol’ careers, with many making public appearances to sing the National Anthem.

The comedy clip, featuring anthem excerpts from Taylor Hicks, Crystal Bowersox, Kimberly Caldwell, Josh Gracin, Jessica Sierra and Chris Sligh, has since been removed at YouTube.

Preview Jennifer Lopez & Steven Tyler In Action On ‘American Idol’

December 5, 2010 – Get your first look at new judges Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Jennifer Lopez as they join returning judge Randy Jackson for season 10 of ‘American Idol’ with a pair of 45 second promos before the show’s debut on FOX on Wednesday, January 19th.

Past Winners Star In ‘American Idol’ Season 10 Commercials

November 1, 2010 – The winners of the last 9 seasons of ‘American Idol’, from season one champ Kelly Clarkson to last season’s winner Lee DeWyze, are featured in the first promos for the upcoming 10th season of the show, as first revealed during game three of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants. ‘Idol’ returns to FOX January 2011. Watch the 30 and 60 second commercials via YouTube below.

Changes To ‘American Idol’

September 23, 2010 – On ‘Good Day NY’, Chloe Melas of HollywoodLife.com took a closer look at the new judges panel on ‘American Idol’, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. They also discussed how Interscope boss Jimmy Iovine is going to be the new in-house mentor and may be the show’s “villain” to fill the role of Simon Cowell. Video of the segment at MyFoxNY.com has since been removed.

Jennifer Lopez Becomes Boys & Girls Clubs of America Spokesperson

Jennifer Lopez with Denzel Washington

Jennifer Lopez checked in with her Twitter followers (@JLo) earlier today, talking about becoming an official spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The singer posed for a photo with Denzel Washington, has served as national spokesperson for BGCA since 1992. J.Lo writes:

Such an amazing day! BGCA just named me 1st female spokesperson along with Denzel. Here we are mugging. So proud!

Jennifer Lopez Battling Ojani Noa Over Marital Videos

December 2, 2010 – ‘The Joy Behar Show’ discussed how Jennifer is attempting to stop her ex-husband Ojani Noa from releasing sexy videos taken during their short marriage with a panel that included AOL PopEater columnist Rob Shuter, actress and founder of the Diva Foundation Ms. Sheryl Lee Ralph, and comedian Carey Reilly. “Once they divorced and she became quite famous, she made him sign a confidentiality clause,” Shuter explained. “So, this is on to that clause. So, I don’t know if this tape will ever be officially seen.” Watch the HLN segment below.

Jennifer Lopez Talks About What Kind Of ‘Idol’ Judge She’ll Be

September 23, 2010 – The judging panel for the 10th season of ‘American Idol’ has been announced, and ‘Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest was first to interview the new trio comprised of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Jennifer and returning judge Randy Jackson. They were also joined by new ‘Idol’ mentor and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Jimmy Iovine. Tyler, Lopez, Jackson and Iovine discussed their judging styles, what they’ll look for in contestants and what they enjoy about each other.

“I think, innately you can’t help but want to give them tough love in a sense,” J.Lo said about what contestants can expect from her. “I don’t think I could ever be cruel to another artist because I am an artist and I know what it’s like to put yourself out there, be in front of people and say, ‘Hey, do you like me?'” Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Papa Joe Ruins Jessica Simpson’s Chance To Be ‘American Idol’ Judge?

PopEater’s Rob Shuter reports that when Elton John and Barry Manilow turned down a chance to replace Simon Cowell on ‘American Idol’, show bosses eyed artists who were on the downswing in their careers, turning to Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez. While ‘Idol’ apparently preferred Jessica, it was her meddling dad Joe who got in the way, clearing the way for J.Lo to swoop in to get the job on the hit FOX show. “This was definitely Jessica’s to lose and that’s exactly what her dad-manager did,” an insider revealed. “Once it became clear it was going to be impossible to negotiate a deal with papa Joe, J.Lo was snapped up. Convinced being on the show would relaunch her performing career, she accepted the new job right away.” Read more.

Jennifer Lopez: Everyone Wanted To Be Michael Jackson

Jennifer Lopez armpit

Stars Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Lopez and Estelle remembered Michael Jackson a year after the King of Pop’s death at the age of 50. “I mean just as a performer, anybody that does what we do, sings and dances – is an entertainer, looks up to him because he did it at such a high level,” J.Lo said with husband Marc Anthony by her side. “Everybody’s like, ‘I wanna be Michael Jackson.’ I wanna dance like that. I wanna sing like that. I want my music to be as effective and touching as that and make people dance like that. He was that person. That entertainer.”

An ITN video featuring the comments has since been removed at ITN.co.uk.

Jennifer Lopez Talks About Her ‘The Back-up Plan’ Co-Star Alex O’Loughlin

Jennifer Lopez 'The Back-up Plan'

Jennifer Lopez returns to the big screen with romantic comedy ‘The Back-up Plan’. ITN spoke with J.Lo during a press junket for the flick, offering her a gift and discussing whether her co-star Alex O’Loughlin’s Australian accent rubbed off on her. Watch the ITN report, featuring clips of the film and a mixed review, via YouTube below.

Jennifer Lopez Goes Shopping For The Twins In Paris

April 27, 2010 – Jennifer took a break from promoting her latest film ‘The Back-Up Plan’ in Paris, France on Monday (April 26) to go shopping for her 2-year-old twins Max and Emme at the high-end children’s apparel shop Jacadi, where she has no trouble spending over 2,700 Euros. Afterward, the 40-year-old headed over to Lanvin. Pictures from bauergriffinonline.com have since been removed.

Jennifer Lopez Photo Call In Paris For ‘The Back-Up Plan’

April 27, 2010 – Jennifer appeared for a photo call on the balcony of the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, France on Monday (April 26) for her latest film ‘The Back-Up Plan’. Check out pictures from zimbio.com.

The singer/actress spoke with ‘The Early Show’ co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez last week about the film and her new family life. Watch it via the CBS show’s YouTube channel below.

Jennifer Lopez Waves To Fans Leaving The Grove

Jennifer Lopez was spotted leaving The Grove in Los Angeles the other evening, where ‘The Back-up Plan’ star smiled and waved to several fans yelling her name outside the shopping complex. Watch Hollywood.tv footage via YouTube below.

Jennifer Lopez Attends ‘The Back-Up Plan’ LA Premiere

April 25, 2010 – Jennifer and her husband Marc Anthony were on hand for the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘The Back-Up Plan’ at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California on Wednesday (April 21). Pictures from bauergriffinonline.com have since been removed.

J.Lo surprised George Lopez on his ‘Lopez Tonight’ talk show on Friday night, transforming herself into a Marilyn Monroe lookalike and singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the funnyman who turned 49. Watch it at YouTube.

Jennifer Lopez Exposes Her Butt Crack At The Grove

Jennifer Lopez was spotted at The Grove in Los Angeles the other day, where the singer lashed out at a paparazzo after his exclusive shot of her going into a shop ended up drawing a gaggle of snappers on the way out. When J.Lo hopped in the SUV, she exposed her butt crack, to the delight of TMZ. The video report from TMZ at MySpace has since been removed.

Video: Jennifer Lopez Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’

Jennifer Lopez wearing black

Jennifer Lopez was host and musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ over the weekend. The 40-year-old showed off her Rihanna spoofing skills in the ‘We Are The World’ opening skit, downplayed her entourage in the opening monologue, endured a nightmare interview with ‘Hollywood Dish’, displayed her puppet fetish in ‘Eternal Spark of Love: Office Romance’, showed off her winter games skills in ‘ESPN Classic: Women’s Curling’, helped pitch custom car horns with her “cousin”, and helped anchor Telemundo’s coverage of the Winter Olympics. Watch it all via NBC.com below the cut. (more…)

Jennifer Lopez Finds New Label, Will Release ‘Love?’ In Summer 2010

Jennifer Lopez in bed

Jennifer Lopez has released a statement regarding her move to part ways with Sony Epic Records ahead of the release of her seventh studio album ‘Love?’. The 40-year-old singer/actress stated:

I am making this statement to put an end to any confusion in regards to my next album, titled Love. I have belonged to the Sony family since the beginning of my career as a singer and together we’ve had great success. I have fulfilled my contractual responsibilities with Sony/Epic up to this point, and we have both reached friendly terms about my departure from the label. I’m also happy to say that we’ve found a new home for my album ‘Love?’ and that it is slated for release in the summer of 2010.

A spokeswoman for Sony Music told the Wall Street Journal that they are still on “extremely amicable terms” with J.Lo.

Jennifer Lopez Parts Ways With Sony Music

February 22, 2010 – Jennifer and Marc Anthony held hands as they prepared to depart from Nice Airport on Saturday (February 20) in France. Along the way, J.Lo, wearing giant glasses, stopped for a photograph with two young fans.

Lopez is suddenly without a record label, parting with Sony Music ahead of the scheduled release of ‘Love?’ in April, which now appears in doubt.

“Jennifer had a wonderful relationship with the Sony Music group, and they have shared many successes together, but the time was right to make a change that best serves the direction her career as an actress and recording artist,” her manager Benny Medina told Deadline.com. “She is grateful and appreciative to everyone Sony for all that they accomplished together.”

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Jennifer Lopez In A Colorful Dress

January 24, 2010 – Jennifer was spotted wearing a colorful dress while out in Miami on Thursday (January 21). Check out pictures from Daily Mail. The singer/actress told her Twitter followers (@jlo) that day:

Hello lovers, you’ll never guess what I’m doing… on set for an Italian Vogue shoot! Glam and couture never gets old. I’m very blessed!

Jennifer Lopez Talks About Her ‘Lopez Tonight’ Monologue

January 22, 2010 – At the ‘About Face’ event in New York City, Jennifer spoke with ‘Access Hollywood’ and revealed whether or not there are any hard feelings over her razzing Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien when she did the monologue on ‘Lopez Tonight’ (watch it at YouTube). “You know, I think they all know how much I love them,” J.Lo said. “Leno and Letterman. We have long relationships for many years, so it was just a little bit of comedic fun. I’ve been the butt of their jokes many times… literally.” Watch the interview via msn.com below the cut. (more…)

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