Jennifer Lopez Won’t Even Sing Unplugged For Husband’s Birthday

The New York Post reports Jennifer Lopez was asked to go on stage and sing for hubby Marc Anthony during the surprise 35th birthday bash she threw for him at his Long Island estate Thursday evening. J.Lo declined, explaining that she had no back-up singers or musicians and, as an eyewitness giggled, “Marc ended up singing at his own birthday. You’ll never see J.Lo unplugged.”

Mary-Kate And Ashley Excited And Awed To Meet Jennifer Lopez

September 20, 2004 – Us Weekly reports that when Jennifer met the Olsen twins on September 12th for Coty’s party in New York, they “seemed in awe of J.Lo,” a partygoer revealed. Another source added, “When they shook hands, it seemed formal, like it was the first time. [The Olsens] looked pretty excited!”

Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Appeared Distant At WMAs

September 20, 2004 – Things were icey between Jennifer and Marc at the World Music Awards in Las Vegas last week, a source tells Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com. “I don’t know if they were mad at each other or just didn’t want to create a scene by being photographed together, but they definitely did not look like a couple when I saw them,” the source revealed. “They stayed at least six feet apart.” The couple “didn’t make eye contact” or even acknowledge people who were handing out freebies backstage, added the source.

15th Annual World Music Awards Pictures

Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion, Clive Davis, Heidi Klum, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Lopez, ‘American Idol’ champ Kelly Clarkson, La Toya Jackson, Marc Anthony, Pamela Anderson, Rene Angelil, Eurovision winner Ruslana, Westlife, and Whitney Houston attended the 15th Annual World Music Awards held at The Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday (September 15). Check out pictures from FilmMagic (show / arrivals), RexFeatures (page1 / page2), GettyImages and Corbis.

Jennifer Lopez Steals Away DJ

September 17, 2004 – The New York Daily News reports Ecko clothing exec Emil Wilbekin had booked DJ Cassidy six months in advance for his birthday bash at P.M. on Thursday night, but was nixed out by Jennifer, who wanted Cassidy to perform at her husband Marc Anthony’s surprise 35th birthday party she held for him on Long Island. “DJ Cassidy canceled on Emil, and he was pissedd,” a source revealed. A friend of Wilbekin said he wasn’t upset and had Beverly Bond fill in as DJ.

Children’s Hospital Kids Visit J.Lo On ‘Monster-In-Law’ Set

September 16, 2004 – ‘Extra’ was on hand as Jennifer Lopez hosted kids from Children’s Hospital, who are battling serious medical conditions, at her private trailer on the set of her new movie, ‘Monster-in-Law’. “I would contribute to whatever I can in helping them in whatever way I can that people care about them,” Jennifer said.

Jennifer Lopez Zings Herself On ‘Will & Grace’

September 16, 2004 – On the season premiere of ‘Will & Grace’, guest star Jennifer asks Megan Mullally’s character Karen, “How’s married life treating you?” When told it only lasted 20 minutes, Lopez practices some self-deprecating humor by responding, “That’s short, right?”

Marc Jacobs Spring 2005 Women’s Fashion Show

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Josh Hartnett, and Mandy Moore were on hand for the Marc Jacobs Spring 2005 Women’s Fashion Show and celebration of the womens fragrance ‘Blush’ during Olympus Fashion Week in New York City on Monday (September 13).

Mandy Moore Briefly Dates Zach Braff

September 14, 2004 – Friends of ‘Scrubs’ actor Zach Braff tell The Insider’s Marc Malkin that he recently went on a couple of dates with Mandy. Their romance was short-lived and Zach has told friends he’s not looking for anything too serious right now.

Mandy Moore Feels A Responsibility About How She Presents Herself

September 11, 2004 – Verve magazine spoke briefly with Mandy about the pressures of conforming to what Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera wear. “I think you can’t escape feeling a sense of responsibility,” Moore said. “When I get dressed to go out, I want to wear what I want, and I guess fortunately, for me, I like wearing something classy. I like wearing things that I feel comfortable and confident in. I don’t feel the need to go out with tons of cleavage and miniskirts and tube tops. I’m just happy being me.”

Mandy Moore Considers Break From The Spotlight

August 31, 2004 – World Entertainment News Network reports that Mandy wants to step away from the spotlight in the future because her early rise to fame delayed her dreams of traveling, studying history and fashion and opening a “theatre for young people.” The singer/actress said, “What I do doesn’t define me. I’m only 20. I don’t know I’ll still want to do this in five years’ time, never mind the rest of my life. There’s other stuff I’m interested in.”

Mandy Moore’s Summer Update

August 21, 2004 – Mandy posted an audio message, since removed, to fans on her official website. She talked about her summer, the work she’s doing on her new album which she hopes will be out early next year, her planned visit to the UK to promote ‘Saved’, and she talked about her new dog Avery.

How Jennifer Lopez Really Feels About Marc Anthony’s Ex

Despite rumors Jennifer Lopez is jealous of Marc Anthony’s first wife, Dayanara Torres, a friend says that’s the furthest thing from the truth. “She’s got good feelings for Dayanara and her sons, and hopes they’ll be close someday soon,” the friend tells In Touch magazine. “In Jennifer’s heart, she loves Marc’s kids as much as if they were her own.”

Jennifer Lopez’s Boat A Victim Of Hurricane Frances

September 11, 2004 – Jennifer’s boat, a $60,000 28ft Regal named “Don’t Ax,” was destroyed outside her home by Hurricane Frances in Miami Beach, Florida.

J.Lo’s Hex-Woman Revealed

September 11, 2004 – Makeup artist Scott Barnes, who was fired by Jennifer Lopez after he was caught gossiping about her, told spies at Wednesday’s Fashion Rocks concert at Radio City Music Hall he “wasn’t through with Jennifer yet.” Barnes warned if Lopez bad-mouths him in the press, he said he will talk again to a magazine or write a book. A source told The New York Post: “He knows everything. He knows all about Jennifer and her faith healer [Merle Gonzalez]. After Ben [Affleck] left Jennifer, Merle went in to expel bad auras and cleanse her house. Merle also blessed the ‘Shall We Dance’ set and some people say Jennifer has had Merle put hexes on people she feels have done her wrong.”

Jennifer Lopez’s Make-Up Artist Denies He Was Fired

Scott Barnes says he left Jennifer Lopez, because Lopez still owes him for work he did for her wedding to Marc Anthony. On that day, Barnes – hired just to beautify J.Lo – ended up working on some of her family and friends. “I came over on the pretense of business,” the make-up artist told Us Weekly. “I ended up doing five times the work and wasn’t paid. All I really wanted was an apology, and it’s sad that after four years I can’t even get that.”

Fortune Names Richest Americans Under 40

September 9, 2004 – Fortune Magazine announced Wednesday its annual list of the 40 richest Americans under the age of 40. The list includes celebrities such as Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, and the Olsen twins. The list appears in the September 20th issue, available on newsstands September 13th.

Jennifer And Marc’s Secret Honeymoon

September 8, 2004 – Star magazine reports that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony finally went on a honeymoon, visiting St. Barths in early August for four days. “They spent the time tanning, relaxing, and shopping without being recognized,” a source revealed. “They were thrilled just to window shop on the main street like any other tourists.” The trip went so well they might return to the Caribbean island soon. “They loved it,” the source added. “When they got back, Jen told everyone she had a fantastic time.”

Will ‘Shall We Dance?’ Jive With The New Jennifer Lopez?

September 3, 2004 – Contributed by lopez_lover: Jennifer is on the cover of September issue of Famous magazine. It features article about her upcoming movie ‘Shall We Dance?’ and interview with the actress and Richard Gere. “I never fully realized what a wonderful actress Jennifer was until I began working with her,” Gere told Famous shortly after he finished filming ‘Shall We Dance?’ in Winnipeg last summer. “She’s fearless. She’s ready to try anything in order to make a film better. Of course, she’s a brilliant dancer, but I was really impressed with her dedication to bringing her character to life. You don’t always see that kind of work ethic in Hollywood. And she’s about as far away from being a diva as you can get.”

VMAs 2004, Worst Year Ever

I know everybody is probably tired with the VMAs blabbing. But to be honest, this was the worst year out of the 5 years I’ve watched the VMAs. I’m so disappointed in how MTV promotes this year VMAs. “It’s going to be the best year ever”, “Ya’ll don’t want to miss it”, “Making history”. Sure, it’s just really sad, don’t promote something, and hype it all up if you’re not going to live up to it. I felt like I was watching a mini concert, everything was so unorganized, screaming fans everywhere, microphones weren’t working, presenters didn’t know where the winners were/if they were even there, there was no host (I laughed for about 30 seconds).
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Paternity Test Clears Marc Anthony For Third Time

The Associated Press reports that a third paternity test has confirmed that Marc Anthony didn’t father a child with a Cuban dancer as she has claimed, the singer’s lawyer said. Elizabeth Leyva, who lives in Miami, brought a paternity lawsuit in a Florida court, alleging that Anthony is the father of her son, who was born late last year.

No Love Lost Between Marc Anthony’s Ex-Wife And J.Lo

According to Us Weekly, Marc Anthony’s ex-wife Dayanara Torres doesn’t want Marc’s new wife Jennifer Lopez to be part of their children’s lives. “Dayanara doesn’t want her children anywhere near Jennifer at this point,” a source revealed. Another source added, “It is better for Marc to keep his women separated. There is no love lost between them.” The bad blood goes way back for the two women. “Jennifer was always a shadow in their marriage,” a source close to Torres said. Can the step-mom shut out work? A source close to J.Lo says that the singer “may not like the idea that she can’t be involved [in his family].”

Jennifer Lopez Ready To Move On

August 21, 2004 – Craig Kilborn joked about Jennifer during his Late Late Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Reports say that J.Lo has already filed for divorce. She got that 7th husband itch.”

J.Lo Having Marc, Ben, Diddy, Cris & Ojani Over For Dinner?

August 19, 2004 – Ann Montini of Sky News reports that Jennifer Lopez is thinking of having all her exes over for dinner so they can clear the air. “I hate the fact that I could run into an ex while I am married to Marc [Anthony]”, she said. “I like this idea far better.”

Jennifer Lopez Reneges On E! Deal

August 18, 2004 – E! execs are furious at Jennifer after she reneged on granting the cable network an interview. “Jennifer cut a deal with E! that if they laid off her, she would give them an exclusive interview – her and her family members,” someone involved in the deal told The New York Post. Why did J.Lo change her mind? “Jennifer didn’t want to talk about her marriage, pregnancy or anything. She has no concept of how to treat people,” the insider revealed. “She wants all these favors from the press, but can’t pay back her debt.”

Jennifer Lopez Battles Father Time

August 18, 2004 – Us Weekly reports that after turning 35 last month, Jennifer has been taking extra steps to combat aging. “She said she started getting some new facial treatment,” a source revealed. “It’s the essence of placenta or something like that.” Lopez is also battling to stay thin, working out almost daily with a personal trainer in Miami Beach.

J.Lo And Marc Anthony Talking Through Marriage Troubles

August 18, 2004 – Sources tell In Touch magazine that several factors are causing a strain in Jennifer Lopez’s three-month old marriage to Marc Anthony, including her continued friendship with ex-lover Ben Affleck. The couple recently tried to talk through all their troubles, and a family insider revealed, “They knew they had to work through everything that was bugging them. But the list of things turned out to be a whole lot longer than either one expected.” Anthony also wants J.Lo to rid herself of all the jewelry from her exes, especially Ben Affleck. If she does, Anthony promised to replace it all with pricier items. Lopez agreed with the offer.

Marc And Dayanara Attend Their Son’s Baptism Ceremony

Marc Anthony was joined by ex-wife Dayanara Torres at their son Ryan’s baptism ceremony at Saint Agatha’s Church on Saturday (August 14) in Miami, Florida. Anthony’s new wife Jennifer Lopez didn’t attend. This was the first time Marc and Dayanara were together in public since their messy divorce. Check out pictures from GettyImages and WireImage.

Second Paternity Test Clears Marc Anthony Again

Spokespeople for Marc Anthony tell ‘Entertainment Tonight’ that a DNA lab has confirmed for the second time this year that he did not father a child with 21-year-old, Miami waitress Elizabeth Leyva. Anthony’s wife at the time of the initial accusation, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, filed for divorce soon after the claim was made. Anthony has been denying Leyva’s claims for more than a year and willingly volunteered for this second round of testing. Reps for the performer say he “looks forward to putting this episode behind him and to moving on with his life.”

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