Maxim magazine announced their ‘Hot 100’ for 2003 list, which was topped by Christina Aguilera. Others making the cut were Jennifer Lopez at #5, Shakira at #8, t.A.T.u. at #10, Kelly Clarkson at #27, Britney Spears at #30, Kylie Minogue at #44, Jessica Simpson at #63, Avril Lavigne at #92, and Jennifer Love Hewitt at #95.
General Manager Andy Clerkson says of this year’s top 10, “The easy part was giving the top spot to Christina Aguilera — our readers voted her #1 with their record-breaking support of her Maxim cover last January. Christina’s issue is the best selling edition of Maxim ever with 2.8 million copies. The rest of the competition was hot, so hot it set off sprinkler’s in our building.”
Jennifer Lopez Doesn’t Sweat The Small Stuff
May 17, 2003 – WENN reports Jennifer is rarely seen without a copy of Richard Carlson’s bestseller ‘Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff’, according to pals. The book contains 136 short stories packed with advice on how to keep the little things in life from driving you crazy. Among Carlson’s words of wisdom: “Do one thing at a time and think of your problems as potential teachers.”
A Private J.Loo
May 17, 2003 – Mike Walker of the National Enquirer reports women at a recent Anaheim Angels baseball game against the Boston Red Sox had to walk halfway around the stadium because Jennifer Lopez, who was at the game with fiance Ben Affleck, had a bathroom roped off just for her so she could use it in private.
Jessica Simpson Phones Into WBLI
May 16, 2003 – Jessica Simpson phoned in to WBLI in Long Island, New York on Tuesday (May 13). They joked about how a few years ago she ripped her pants on stage. Simpson says for the BLI Summer Jam she won’t be dancing. Jess was in New York while hubby Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees was still in Los Angeles. Jess says she’s waiting for payback for getting Nick on ‘Punk’d’. She was working on her new album when she called in.
The four minute interview audio at wbli.com has since been removed.