Posted on Oct 23rd, 2013 by Aniek • Filed In: News & UpdatesLeave a Comment

Lopez remained confident in the face of criticism about her body as she launched her career in the early ’90s. ‘You’re the one with the problem!’ she says of her critics.
Jennifer Lopez is an inspiration to many. But the Latina icon, who’s left a stamp on film, music and fashion and is now the chief creative officer of NUVOtv, hasn’t always been a mega star.

In fact, while growing up in the Bronx, Jenny from the block idolized other stars like Rita Moreno.

“I was really moved watching ‘West Side Story’ as a young girl and seeing Puerto Rican stars in it,” she said in the Winter issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas. “Even though it wasn’t the best depiction of us, they still have the passion and love that I relate to – not to mention the singing and dancing! Rita Moreno became a hero to me.”

Lopez grew up in a strong Puerto Rican household with parents who taught her the value of hard work and self-respect. So as the “Let’s Get Loud” singer’s body began to transform from little girl to curvy woman, she was prepared to face whatever came her way.

“Early on, my family really made me love who I was and what I looked like,” she recalled. “My body was nothing out of the ordinary in my neighborhood.”
But as Lopez began booking television gigs in the early ’90s when ultra-thin was in, she began feeling the heat from people who wanted her to conform to what was considered beautiful then.
“When I first started on television [as a Fly Girl on “In Living Color”], people, and even my own manager at the time, would tell me I had to make all of these changes,” she said.
While her curvaceous frame was a rarity on television at that time, Lopez’s confidence wouldn’t let her critics get the best of her.

“You have to stand up and say, ‘There’s nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am; you’re the one with the problem!’” she said, “And when you can really believe that, all of a sudden other people start believing too.”
The “American Idol” judge continued on her road to success and took her unfaltering self-esteem with her when she entered the big screen.
“One day somebody told me I had to perform in front of 35,000 people on the set of ‘Selena,’” Lopez said for the issue, which hits newsstands Oct. 29. “I didn’t know how to do it.”
But her inexperience didn’t stop her from facing the challenge with fierceness and poise.

“I just said to myself, ‘Don’t think about it. You can do this, and you’ll be great,’” she said. “I walked out onto that stage. And then I did. I’ve been following that rule ever since.”
Her rule for prosperity seems to be working well. The New York native and mother of two remains extremely relevant in the entertainment industry, just as she was as the bright-eyed, up-and-coming actress starring in “Selena.”
As she moves forward, reflecting on the inspirations from her past, Lopez paves the way for others who have a dream and desire to see it played out in real life.
Still, no matter how much fame she attains, at the core of it all are her family, the values they embedded in her as a young woman, and the lessons she now passes on to her own children.
“I love the family that I grew up in, the strength and passion and the heart that we bring to things, and then the way I was raised,” she added. “[It’s] the intense love we demonstrate.”

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Posted on Oct 7th, 2013 by Aniek • Filed In: Gallery Updates,News & Updates,Public AppearancesLeave a Comment

As the federal government remains shut down, Jennifer Lopez headed to Washington, D.C. for the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner on Saturday (October 5).

The “American Idol” judge showed off her figure in a long burgundy semi-sheer gown as she posed for photos before receiving an award on stage.

Honored with a trophy as the 2013 Ally for Equality, J-Lo was recognized for her efforts in dedicating time, energy, spirit, and commitment to better the lives of LGBT people.

Sharing pics from the event, the 44-year-old star tweeted, “Backstage and on the white carpet! The beginning to a very special evening at the 2013 @HRC National Dinner!!!”

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- Events from 2013 > October 5th: 2013 HRC National Dinner in Washington

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Posted on Oct 5th, 2013 by Aniek • Filed In: News & Updates,ProjectsLeave a Comment

She’s always up for a challenge, and Jennifer Lopez just signed on to lend her voice to the forthcoming animated feature “Home.”

The “Jenny From The Block” songstress joins an impressive roster that includes Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and Steve Martin, and the film will be based on the critically-lauded book “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex.

DreamWorks Animation has announced a November 26th, 2014 release date, and production on the project will begin next year.

Per a report from The Wrap, “Martin will voice Captain Smek, leader of the overly optimistic alien race known as the Boov, who take over Earth and begin to relocate the human race — convinced they’re doing them a big favor. Rihanna will voice a resourceful girl who avoids capture and unwittingly becomes the accomplice of a banished Boov. Lopez will play the girl’s mother.”

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Posted on Aug 25th, 2013 by Aniek • Filed In: News & Updates,PerformancesLeave a Comment

She has been keeping fans guessing at her sold-out shows as of late, and on Saturday (August 24), Taylor Swift welcomed Jennifer Lopez to the stage for a duet of “Jenny From the Block.”

Swift introduced the “American Idol” judge by saying,“You know how you have your favorite song that you just play over and over again in your room?” As the crowd cheered, the songstress continued, “And you sing it in front of your mirror into a hairbrush? And you have that favorite song to dance to? Los Angeles, this is my hairbrush song.”

JLo then emerged and the duo began singing the 2002 hit in front of the frenzied audience at the Staples Center. Check out the performance in the player below!

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Posted on Jul 30th, 2013 by Aniek • Filed In: Gallery Updates,Magazine Covers,Magazine ScansLeave a Comment

I added pics of Jennifer on the cover of the German magazine Frauenmagazin. The scans are from the August 2013 issue. Check them out below.

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- Scans from 2013 > Frauenmagazin (August 2013)

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Posted on Jul 29th, 2013 by Aniek • Filed In: Gallery Updates,News & Updates,Public AppearancesLeave a Comment

She’s always up for a new adventure, and Jennifer Lopez showed up at her new cell phone store Viva Movil by Jennifer Lopez this afternoon (July 26). Sporting a big smile and a pretty white dress, the “My Love Don’t Cost A Thing” singer proudly posed outside her flagship store in New York City as fans and shutterbugs looked on.

Viva Movil is a joint venture between J. Lo and Verizon Wireless in an attempt to give Latino consumers a more tailored mobile phone shopping experience. One spectator told press, “You can feel her presence in this store. This is beautiful. You kidding me? J. Lo is my girl!” And general manager Miguel Montero explained, “Latinos are shoppers. The experience of having a cell phone includes the experience of buying a cell phone.”

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- Events from 2013 > July 26th: Opening of Viva Movil By Jennifer Lopez flagship store

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Posted on Jul 24th, 2013 by Aniek • Filed In: News & UpdatesLeave a Comment

Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend Casper Smart isn’t one to dance around his feelings when it comes to showering his gal pal with praise. On Wednesday, July 24, the choreographer took to Twitter to wish Lopez a happy 44th birthday in a sweet tweet for his “bear.”
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my very very beautiful bear the nicest, sweetest, funniest, sexiest bear there is!” he wrote. “Love u.”

A source close to the singer tells Us that things are “great” for the couple, though Lopez has been busy with a number of events and projects.
“Her birthday was so much fun and she’s still celebrating,” the source tells Us. “Casper is fantastic and they are in a good groove right now and the kids are adorable. All is well but things have just been busy!”
Smart, 26, and Lopez have been dating since 2011 following the singer’s split with husband Marc Anthony, and, Lopez told Harper’s Bazaar earlier this year, she could not be more thrilled with where her life is right now.

“He’s fantastic; he’s like my best friend. I can tell him everything, when I’m feeling down, when I’m feeling good,” she told the magazine in January. “He gives moral support, endless love and support.”
The pair have since adopted a brown boxer puppy together whom they named — appropriately — “Bear.”

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Posted on Jul 24th, 2013 by Aniek • Filed In: News & UpdatesLeave a Comment

Happy Birthday Jennifer Lopez ♥

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Posted on Jul 23rd, 2013 by Aniek • Filed In: Gallery Updates,Performances,Public AppearancesLeave a Comment

They’re both major musical forces in the Latin realm, so it’s no wonder ex-spouses Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were both in the house for the 2013 Premios Juventud Awards (Spanish Version of People’s Choice Awards) last night (July 18).

J. Lo also accepted the World Icon Award, telling the audience, “When I see all these images and you beautiful faces, I feel very fortunate to be here tonight. What I have always wanted to do with my life is to create, sing, dance, act and entertain; and be a good person.”

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- Events from 2013 > July 18th: Premios Juventud 2013 at Bank United Center – Show
- Events from 2013 > July 18th: Premios Juventud 2013 at Bank United Center – Backstage
- Performances in 2013 > July 18th: Premios Juventud 2013 at Bank United Center

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Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 by Aniek • Filed In: Gallery Updates,News & Updates,PhotoshootsLeave a Comment

I added the amazing photoshoot Jennifer did for W Magazine to the gallery. I haven’t found scans yet, they will be up as soon as I find them.

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- Photoshoots from 2013 > Shoot #005 ~ W Magazine August 2013

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