Ben Affleck is back in the spotlight now that his film Argo is doing the promotions rounds. Critics are already fawning over the movie, so that’s a good sign. He’s also on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter this week and the subject of an indepth interview which deals a lot with, not just the film, but the difference of who he is now — chilled husband and father — with his past as a party boy. That included going to rehab at 29, of which he says, ” went to rehab for being 29 and partying too much and not having a lot of boundaries and to clear my head and try to get some idea of who I wanted to be. It was more a ‘let me get myself straight,’ before it became a rite of passage.” His past also includes his ex-girlfriends, who he’s still in touch with, including Gwyneth Paltrow, his high school girlfriend, Cheyenne Rothman, and more importantly, the other half of the original “Bennifer” — Jennifer Lopez. It’s good to know that Ben’s the kind of guy who doesn’t hold on to anything bad, like messy break-ups, and is actually on friendly terms with all three ladies. Mostly, J.Lo, and he opens up about their current relatioship in this piece, revealing, “We don’t have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do have the kind of relationship where there’ll be an e-mail saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great.’ I remember when she got American Idol. I said: ‘This was really smart. Good luck.’ I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She’s put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I’m really pleased to see her successful.” And here we were thinking that there was a morotorium on all things Lopez when the main Jennifer (Jennifer Garner, his wife) entered his life!
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In truth, celebrities’ children are not actually any cuter than regular kids, and we should not be here to judge one small, nonprofessional child against the other. BUT. After spending a week perusing through squee-worthy Twitpics of Snooki’s and Vanessa Lachey’s babies, catching sightings of Halle Berry and Denise Richards taking their kids to the pumpkin patch, seeing Emme Anthony fall asleep on J.Lo’s lap at a Paris fashion show, and more, we decided we just had to do something with all of this collective cuteness. And so we decided to make you decide which of these is the most adorable of all. We’re sure you’ll be up for the task.
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We wish we could be celebrity chauffeurs! OK, not anymore. As much as we’d love to hang out with our fave celebs all day, gathering juicy intel on them, it is apparently not worth the trouble. Jennifer Lopez is suing her former chauffeur for $20 million for extortion and defamation after claiming that he threatened to release damaging information about her. According to court documents obtained by E!, Lopez claims in the lawsuit that her driver, Hakob Manoukian, threatened to release “disruptive and potentially damaging” information about her unless she paid him $2.8 million. How rude! (Also, how much do these guys make that she can sue him for that much?
Lopez’s suit claims that an attorney for Manoukian, who sued Lopez, her manager, Benny Medina, and ex-husband Marc Anthony for breach of contract in April, demanded the nearly $3 million payday to avoid disclosing “sensitive and personal information that he had allegedly overheard” while working for Lopez.
After we published that mega brights gallery with Beyonce, Willow Smith and gang, we’ve had the on-trend colors of yellow and orange on our minds. It’s a little hard not to, considering we’re seeing them everywhere. A definitive example would be the throw-down that happened last night. Okay, it’s not a throw-down, but we’d like to call it one. Kylie Minogue and Jennifer Lopez both wore bright orange sheaths at different occasions to very diverse ends. Kylie wore a short-sleeved version, as you can see on the right, to the “Warhol-Mauro” private viewing at the Halcyon gallery in Bond street, London, yesterday. She ended up making the outfit look unbelievably elegant with bronze heels, a large white clutch, sexy wavy hair and nude makeup. Five stars to Ms. Minogue for taking such a juicy color and transforming it into one of the most chic ensembles we’ve seen in a while on her. On anyone for a while, for that matter!
On the other corner, we have Jennifer Lopez who celebrated her birthday on something called the “Utopia III” super-yacht that was decked out in preparation of the festivities at Chelsea Pier. J.Lo got decked up, as well, of course. She picked a long-sleeved version of the orange sheath, similar to the one worn by Kylie, and paired it with matching stilettos and a leopard-print clutch. And to make it even sexier, the back was completely bare, as you can see on the extreme right. Muy caliente, Ms. Lopez! So we have one look that was streamlined and as cool as can be, and one that was sizzling! But which orange, bodacious look did you prefer?
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Jennifer Lopez Makes 43 Look Fly As Ever: Check Out Her 43 Looks Through The Years
The glamorous and gorgeous Jennifer Lopez seems to get more beautiful every day and today she turns 43! We first fell in love with the Bronx beauty as a Fly Girl on In Living Color, and now she’s made her mark on the world as an unstoppable power woman (not to mention, mom of two) and international superstar. She gained recognition starring in tons of movies in the late ’90s and early ’00s including Money Train, Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner and Maid in Manhattan. When her second album, J.Lo, came out, it was #1 on the Billboard charts the same exact week that her film, The Wedding Planner led in the box office. This made her the first person to achieve a #1 film and a #1 album in the same week. We are not worthy, Ms. Lopez. Oh, and did we mention that she is still kicking ass? Even though we’re sad to see her leave American Idol, we’re happy to see that she’s taking the time to focus on her music. She’s super busy packing arenas on her world tour with Enrique Iglesias, but then she’s going take a break from her non-stop schedule to premiere her new video for “Goin’ In” featuring Flo Rida on MTV tomorrow at 7:50 p.m. ET.
For her 43rd birthday, we want to take a look back on her through the years. She’s done so much in the time she’s spent in the spotlight and we’re always looking forward to seeing more from her.
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Steven Tyler, we’re going to miss you. We tried to drape our great-grandma in scarves and seat her next to a DVD of Gigli, but it just wasn’t the same. American Idol definitely won’t be the same now that the Aerosmith singer decided not to return as an A.I. judge next season. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez seems to be on the fence about her involvement as well. “I am thinking that maybe it’s time for me to go and do other things that I really love to do,” JLo explained on Today…today. “Like films, and right now I’m on tour and performing — all the things that I do.” Cut to Randy Jackson hurling a chair through his dressing room mirror. Hey, that sounds like something Steven Tyler would do! While no greenrooms got trashed during his tenure (wait, were there any? We probably just didn’t hear about it), the Aerosmith singer did have a lot of insane moments during his tenure on the show. For example…
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We’re all getting used to the fact that where Jennifer Lopez is, boyfriend Casper Smart will be too. Which is good, because toy-boy rumors aside, they seem happy. And you know what? Casper should be lucky to have a hottie like J.Lo as a girlfriend. It doesn’t matter that she’s almost two decades older than him — La Lopez is hotter than most 20-year-olds. Having said that, this new haircut of hers is functioning like time travel. It’s so youthful and fun! Jenny’s in Santiago, Chile, right now, where she performed last night as a part of her tour. She was seen getting some downtime with Casper and her twins Max and Emme, working hair that was a couple of inches shorter than her regular ‘do, and far curlier. We love! Also, that jacket she’s wearing that you probably covet? It’s the Moto jacket from her own Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s collection. If you want to see closer photographs of the hair from different angles, click after the jump. Read more…
You see that smile on Jennifer Lopez’s face up there? That’s the smile of a very, very successful lady. And one whose rise to #1 of Forbes‘ 2012 Celebrity 100 list we could not have imagined two years ago. But joining the judges’ panel on American Idol kicked off a renaissance that earned her $52 million last year, according to the magazine. That includes income from Idol, music sales, endorsement deals with Gilette and L’Oreal, a clothing line at Kohl’s, her new TV show Q’Viva with ex-husband Marc Anthony and this weekend’s new comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting. All that made her shoot from #50 on last year’s list to the top of the heap. The list measures income from entertainment as well as “media visibility,” which explains how J.Lo beat out Oprah Winfrey, who is at #2 though she earned $165 million last year. Justin Bieber, who earned $55 million, is close behind at #3 (and earned the cover story of the magazine), and Rihanna is #4 with $53 million. Last year’s #1, Lady Gaga, slid down to #5 because she didn’t tour much in the last year, the mag’s editors explained.
So, yeah, in case you were still wondering why every pop star in the world is now also a reality show judge, you have your answer. Also, it is unfair that a woman that powerful and rich can simultaneously look this hot in a Vogue spread.
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Good to know that one single red carpet can take care of a long-standing premiere dilemma. What length do you wear when attending a film’s red carpet? Do you go full floor-length gown, mid-length or short, cocktail? We suppose it depends on who the star is and the reception of the film, of course, but let’s just make it easier and say that there should be some rules of thumb. And for this, we should thank the ladies of What to Expect When You’re Expecting who made these sartorial go-to’s very clear at the premiere of the film, that went down last night in L.A.
• Don’t: Do not go full-length if you’re planning to wear a somewhat sexed-up version of a maternity gown like Jennifer Lopez. Granted it may be a Maria Lucia Hohan number, and slashed down the front, but it is not a win. That belt will make you look boxy. The sleeves will add volume. You will look awkward.
• Don’t: Do not go full-length if you’re planning to mix prints that clash horribly, like Brooklyn Decker. Considering how tall that girl is, there was a lot of fabric to screw up. Did Brooklyn really have to pick the one bad Giambattista Valli gown ever made? It looks like a flea market maxi that no one wants to buy.
• Do: Do go mid-length if you’re planning to work a silhouette and pattern like Elizabeth Banks. You can tell it’s Alexander McQueen a mile away. Perfect color — delicious burgundy — perfect fit, perfect cutwork pattern. If you can somewhat match this effort …. always wear mid-length.
• Do: Do go short, if you’re planning to go short, sparkly and sweet in Elie Saab, like Anna Kendrick has done here.
• Do: Do go sexy and semi-sheer in Valentino if you’ve got the body and the legs of Cameron Diaz.
See? Wasn’t that easy? You’re welcome!
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It’s been said that comedy isn’t pretty, but we’re about to prove them wrong. There’s a gang of lovely ladies hilariously hitting up the big screen this summer, and they look amazing as they do it! We hope you’ve been following our Summer Movie Preview, where we’ve brought you the best of this summer’s cinematic heroes, heroines and villains. But now it’s time to give you the rundown on the women who will make you laugh ’til you cry, or get thrown out of the theater.
First and foremost, we’re expecting huge comedy from What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The film boasts Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks and Anna Kendrick! Mila Kunis is already a comedy legend at the super young age of 28, and we can’t wait to see her she compete with a teddy bear for Mark Wahlberg’s affections in Ted. The greatly anticipated movie sees her collaborates with her Family Guy co-star Seth MacFarlane. Malin Akerman takes us way back to the ’80s as a reporter in Rock of Ages, while Helena Bonham Carter takes us back even further to the ’70s in her husband Tim Burton’s latest film, Dark Shadows.