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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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Ben Affleck Gets Candid About the ‘Racist, Sexist’ Attacks JLo Faced When They Were Together

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Ben Affleck Gets Candid About the ‘Racist, Sexist’ Attacks JLo Faced When They Were Together

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Ben Affleck is opening up about the early 2000s when he and Jennifer Lopez were Hollywood’s It Couple. The duo–formerly known by the moniker “Bennifer”–captivated the world with their glamourous and somewhat surprising courtship.

But the relationship eventually unraveled under the intense pressure of public scrutiny.

In a recent podcast appearance, Affleck revealed just how terrible and racially-charged the criticism on their relationship was.

“People were so f–king mean about her,” he said on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast. “Sexist, racist, ugly, vicious s–t was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now, you would literally be fired for saying those things you said.”

“At first At first it was like Dick and Liz [Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor], it was this sort of infatuation: ‘What an interesting couple‘. And then there was a ton of resentment. A ton of resentment against me, a ton of resentment against Jennifer.”

He went on to explain that what was so fascinating about the relationship to the general public–namely, how they had such vastly different backgrounds–wasn’t something he thought twice about.

Affleck went on to sing JLo’s praises, saying that she deserves all of the praise and adulation she now receives.

“Now it’s like, she’s lionized and respected for the work she did, where she came from, what she accomplished–as well she f**king should be!” he said.

“She was very much like the kind of girl I went to high school with,” he explained. “It was a very socioeconomically mixed, ethnically mixed place–those kinds of differences that just seem to shock America were meaningless to me.”

“I would say you have a better shot, coming from the Bronx, of ending up as like [Justice Sonia] Sotomayor on the Supreme Court than you do of having Jennifer Lopez’s career and being who she is at 50 years old today…just on a pure odds level.”

He concluded: “I never met anyone who worked harder than Jennifer Lopez.” On that, we can definitely agree.

Jennifer Lopez has also been candid about how traumatic the public response was back then to her relationship with Ben Affleck.

“I was eviscerated,” she told Vanity Fair in 2017 about the media coverage of her and Ben’s relationship we well as their much-maligned film, “Gigli”. “I lost my sense of self, questioned if I belonged in this business, thought maybe I did suck at everything. And my relationship [with Affleck] self-destructed in front of the entire world. It was a two-year thing for me until I picked myself up again.”

But now, it appears they’re both in happier places. Ben Affleck has two children with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner and JLo is happily engaged to Alex Rodriguez.

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Um Hi, Armie Hammer Dropped Out Of A JLO Movie After Leaked Texts Claimed He’s Into Being A Cannibal And Is 2021 Over Yet?

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Um Hi, Armie Hammer Dropped Out Of A JLO Movie After Leaked Texts Claimed He’s Into Being A Cannibal And Is 2021 Over Yet?

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Yes, welcome to 2021. A year whose heels only just hit the ground when Republican extremists terrorized the Capitol building leading to Donald Trump’s impeachment… And oh yeah saw actor Armie Hammer being accused of liking cannibalism. Yes, we said it cannibalism, ya know, an appetite for eating your own kind?

Gossip surrounding the Call Me By Your Name actor and his sex life has become so salacious that the actor announced that he was stepping back from an upcoming movie with Jennifer Lopez.

Armie Hammer announced this week that he will no longer star in the upcoming movie, Shotgun Wedding alongside Jennifer Lopez.

The brewing scandal involving Hammer includes alleged leaked messages related to his sex life.

The leaked messages alleged that Hammer has a thing for fantasies related to rape and cannibalism and was leaked by an anonymous social media account user with the name House of Effie. According to the account, Hammer told a woman that he was “100 percent a cannibal.” Another message suggested that Hammer liked the taste of blood.

“I’m not responding to these bulls–t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,” Hammer said in a statement to Page Six. “Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”

Still, the show will go on for Lopez who will star in the film being directed by “Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore.

The film will be distributed in the US by Lionsgate and will stream internationally on Amazon Prime. According to Deadline, Shotgun Wedding was meant to see Lopez and Hammer “play a couple who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as they begin to get cold feet about their relationship. If that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken, hostage.”

Despite the unconfirmed gossip around him, Hammer still has upcoming projects. These include the thriller, “The Billion Dollar Spy,” and a sequel to the 2017 hit “Call Me By Your Name” in which he played Oliver, a handsome doctoral student.

Its not the first time gossip around Hammer’s love life has caused a stir. In a 2013, Playboy interview Hammer described himself as a “dominant lover” and enjoyed “grabbing women by the neck and hair.”

He later told E! News of the candid Playboy interview, “Don’t drink during an interview.”

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