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From Madonna To Salma Hayek, JLo Threw Some Serious Shade In This Interview From 1998 That’s Now Going Viral

It seems like J.Lo is everywhere right now. She hit the runway for Versace at Milan Fashion-week wearing the infamous leaf-print dress she wore to the Grammys in 2000 —nearly 20 years ago— which famously led to the creation of Google’s image search function. The 50-year old multi-hyphenate artist is earning the best reviews of her career for playing a stripper turned criminal mastermind in the film “Hustlers” which she also produced. More recently we found out that Jenny from the Block has been confirmed as headliner for the 2020 Super Bowl half-time show next to fellow Latina pop star; Shakira.

But amid the Oscars buzz the actor is getting for her role in Hustlers, a legendary shady interview of then rising-star Jennifer Lopez with Movieline in 1998 has resurfaced.

The extensive interview published by Movieline has now been re-visited over twenty years later. After Twitter user Jason Chen posted screenshots of it last week, the pop star’s very unfiltered thoughts on fellow actresses have gone viral on the social platform. In the interview, J.Lo discussed being at what she called “the bottom of the A-list of actresses,” and shared her [shady] thoughts on some of the other lady actors who were also at the height of fame around the same time, actors like; like Gwyneth Paltrow, Winona Ryder, Salma Hayek and more…many more were at the center of Jennifer Lopez’s very unfiltered thoughts. 

“I’m the best,” she said in the interview, ““If you have the goods, there’s nothing to be afraid of. 

The interview which turned into a straight up roast, took place when she was 27 and was full of what she called “stardom glow” after the New Yorker’s success with “Selena” and “Anaconda. “I’m the best,” she said in the interview which she famously gave poolside, while wearing a bikini, “If you have the goods, there’s nothing to be afraid of. If somebody doesn’t have the goods, they’re insecure. I don’t have that problem. I’m not the best actress that ever lived, but I know I’m pretty good.”

Get ready for some tea spillage because we broke down the infamous interview to give you the most shady opinions Jennifer Lopez had to give back in 1998:

Salma Hayek

“We’re in two different realms. She’s a sexy bombshell and those are the kinds of roles she does,” she said shadily dismissing Hayek’s acting career. “I do all kinds of different things. It makes me laugh when she says she got offered Selena, which was an outright lie. If that’s what she does to get herself publicity, then that’s her thing. Columbia offered me the choice of Fools Rush In or Anaconda, but I chose the fun B-movie because the Fools script wasn’t strong enough.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

Turns out, Jennifer Lopez is the original “I don’t know her.” While Mariah’s legendary shade of J.Lo in 2016 sent the internet into a meme frenzy, it looks like Lopez was the original shade queen, trolling another actor decades before. “Tell me what she’s been in? I swear to God, I don’t remember anything she was in. Some people get hot by association. I heard more about her and Brad Pitt than I ever heard about her work.” —Mind you, a year later in 1999, Paltrow would take home the Best Actress Oscar for her work in Shakespeare in Love.

Winona Ryder

About the lauded actress —who by this time already had two Academy Award nominations on her back— Lopez said: “In Hollywood she’s revered, she gets nominated for Oscars, but I’ve never heard anyone in the public or among my friends say, ‘Oh, I love her.’ She went on to sublty drag Winona saying: “She’s cute and talented, though, and I’d like her just for looking like my older sister, Leslie.”

Cameron Diaz

When asked about Cameron Diaz, this is what J.Lo had to say: “A lucky model who’s been given a lot of opportunities I just wish she would have done more,”after the roast, she tried to say something nice…it didn’t work: “She’s beautiful and has a great presence, though, and in My Best Friend’s Wedding, I thought, ‘When directed, she can be good.’” —ouch.

Madonna

Oh yes, you best believe the tea doesn’t end there. J.Lo went as far as to diss the Queen of Pop, Madonna, herself.“Do I think she’s a great performer? Yeah. Do I think she’s a great actress? No,” she said. “Acting is what I do, so I’m harder on people when they say, ‘Oh, I can do that — I can act.’ I’m like, ‘Hey, don’t spit on my craft.’ ”

Clair Danes

Claire didn’t make it out unscathed. The starlet who at the time had gained massive notoriety after starring in Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet, was also a victim of J.Lo’s thoughts: “I feel like I see a lot of the same thing with every character she does. She’s not that way in U-Turn, though.”

Years later J. Lo confessed that she regretted her words and “cried for hours” after reading it. 

Lopez famously regretted the interview and declared that her words were “missquoted” and “taken out of context.” She reportedly “cried for hours” after reading it: “I was so misquoted and so taken out of context, and it’s a sore subject for me,” Lopez told Vanity Fair in 2001. “I don’t like to hurt anybody. I don’t like to hurt their feelings. I like to joke, so I do that sometimes. What they wrote in that article hurt people.

More recently, she talked about the infamous piece with NPR just last year, stating that she was regretful about those words because she “was a nobody at the time”. “And so when I look back at it now, I go, ‘You know I never wanted to hurt anybody.’ I didn’t.”

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Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez Are Partnering With Global Citizen For ‘Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World’

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Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez Are Partnering With Global Citizen For ‘Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World’

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While the United States is as of publication, has vaccinated over 75 million people against COVID-19 since mid-December, the rest of the world is still catching up. Poorer countries, for example, are struggling to procure enough vaccines for essential workers–let alone their entire population.

Luckily, certain charitable business are making it their mission to get vaccines to the most needy. For example, anti-poverty organization Global Citizen has organized a charity concert with the aim of getting COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries.

Selena Gomez will be hosting the concert, called “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World”. And none other than Jennifer Lopez will be headlining.

Selena Gomez took to Twitter to announce her involvement in the exciting project. “I’m honored to be hosting ‘VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World,’ ” she wrote.

“This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Jennifer Lopez also took to Twitter to announce her involvement with VAX Live, saying that she is “calling for equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution for all”. That’s a statement we can get behind!

Jennifer Lopez isn’t the only superstar performing. Other acts will include J Balvin, H.E.R., and the Foo Fighters.

Global Citizen has one goal: to raise $22 billion for global vaccinations via corporate and philanthropic donors. They’re hoping VAX Live will bring awareness to their efforts.

“There are 27 million healthcare workers globally who don’t have access to the vaccine,” said Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans to the Associated Press. “I’m 38 years old, and it’s not ethical for me to have access to the vaccine before these heroic first responders and community health workers. So we need governments to start urgently donating those doses.”

Tom Hart, the executive director for another anti-poverty organization, The ONE Campaign, also reiterated the importance of getting vaccine doses into the hands of developing countries.

“Low-income countries not only need this welcome fundraising effort; they need access to COVID-19 vaccine doses,” Tom Hart said.

“The United States has secured over 550 million excess doses that could be used to help end the global pandemic faster.”

You can catch VAX LIVE on ABC, CBS, and iHeartMedia stations on 8:00 p.m. ET on May 8th. It will also be airing on Fox starting at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT the same day. You’ll also be able to catch an extended version on Global Citizen’s YouTube channel on May 8th as well.

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Ben Affleck & Marc Anthony Spoke Frankly About J.LO And My Nostalgic Aughts-Self Is Giving A Toast

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Ben Affleck & Marc Anthony Spoke Frankly About J.LO And My Nostalgic Aughts-Self Is Giving A Toast

No doubt, as the Latina Queen of Hollywood, Jennifer Lopez has played the better half of quite a few relationships and not just on-screen. From Diddy, formerly known as Puff Daddy and P Diddy, to Casper Smart Lopez has been The Strong Woman behind some pretty well-known men.

Her exes Marc Anthony (whom J.L o shares twins Emme and Max, 13 with) and Ben Affleck know it, and in a recent interview, they opened up about what they really think of her.

For her recent May cover of InStyle magazine, Lopez’s feature story included insights from her former loves Anthony and Affleck on everything from her drive to her ageless beauty.

In honor of the singer and actor’s 30-year run in the entertainment industry, the magazine featured her and her most prolific exes. For the interview, both Anthony and Affleck commented on Lopez’s character, heart, and business savvy. “The thing about Jennifer is her ability to see and understand things before they happen,” Anthony, explained in his interview.

Anthony, a singer and actor who starred in the 2001 film In the Time of the Butterflies was married to Lopez from 2004 to 2014.

“Before she even brings an idea up, she has visualized it a thousand times. And if anyone says it might not be the greatest idea, she’ll say, ‘You just don’t see it yet.’ Nine times out of 10, she’ll nail it. She’s the first one in the room and the last to leave. The hardest worker I’ve ever met,” Anthony went onto share. “When we were together, it was quite the opposite for me. That has changed since. I learned so much from her. She’s the original!”

Affleck who dated J.LO in 2002 and starred alongside her in the films “Gigli” and “Jersey Girl” also spoke openly about Lopez.

“I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out, the seriousness in which she took her work, the quiet and dedicated way she went about accomplishing her goals, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts,” Affleck, whose romance with Lopez earned him the other part of the nickname “Bennifer” by the media, explained.

“She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business,” he revealed, “She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”

At one point Affleck commented, relatably, that he felt J.Lo appeared as if she hadn’t aged since they dated.

“Where are you keeping the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best?” he joked.

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