Perhaps no other entertainer in the last two decades has dominated the media landscape more than the Bronx, New York bombshell, Jennifer Lopez. Better known to her fans as JLO, she is an undeniably charismatic dancer--actor-singer who personifies...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Perhaps no other entertainer in the last two decades has dominated the media landscape more than the Bronx, New York bombshell, Jennifer Lopez. Better known to her fans as JLO, she is an undeniably charismatic dancer--actor-singer who personifies the American dream. This Behind the Music tells the story of a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx who made it big. Jennifer was a "girl from the block" who literally danced her way onto the national stage as a Flygirl on "In Living Color." She battled with the other "Flygirls" and eventually left the show to pursue acting. As an actor, she had to overcome "sassy Latina" stereotyping... cruising through a slate of forgettable TV appearances, before landing the coveted role of slain Tejano singer Selena. Jennifer's brilliant portrayal shifted her career into overdrive and put her on the road to superstardom. Not content with a successful acting career, Jennifer fulfilled her childhood dream of being a recoding artist and released her debut album "On the 6", which shot to #1. But fame came with drama and controversy. She began dating rap impresario Sean Combs, but left him after dodging bullets in a nightclub shooting. She married dancer Chris Judd, but then divorced him and fell in love with Hollywood golden boy Ben Affleck. Their romance played out on the cover of tabloid magazines. The attention caused stress on their relationship and ended with them calling off their wedding at the last minute. Eventually, Jennifer found her Prince Charming in Latin superstar Marc Anthony. They were married and one year later Jennifer gave birth to twins, filling an emotional void in her life. Now at 40, Jennifer says she has found a way to have it all, after living through a lifetime of hard lessons. In addition to Jennifer Lopez, this Behind The Music includes interview with Marc Anthony, Sean Combs, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Tommy Mottola, Kevin Smith (Dir.), Gregory Nava (Dir.), and others.