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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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The Long Awaited Trailer To JLo And Maluma’s ‘Marry Me’ Is Finally Here

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The Long Awaited Trailer To JLo And Maluma’s ‘Marry Me’ Is Finally Here

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One of the year’s biggest collaborations is starting to make more progress after being largely shut down thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. Of course, we’re talking about the upcoming highly-anticipated Jennifer Lopez film, Marry Me, which also stars Maluma in his acting debut.

Although we still have a while to wait before the movie makes its big screen debut (not until 2021), we’re finally getting our first look at what the duo will look like on screen along with other exciting details about the project.

Marry Me finally has an official trailer and JLo and Maluma fans couldn’t be more excited.

It seems like we’ve been hyped up for this film forever – and thanks to Coronavirus, we kinda have. But finally, Universal has released the teaser for Marry Me, and it reveals a few new details about the film and its cast. Along with J.Lo, the film stars Owen Wilson, Sarah Silverman, and Colombian singer Maluma in his major feature debut.

The film was originally announced last summer and production began in October 2019 but much of it was shut down once the Coronavirus struck. The film is directed by Kat Coiro (It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaDead to Me) and features original music by Lopez and Maluma, which sounds too perfect to be legal, sorry.

To celebrate the cinematic milestone, López and Maluma have reported that they are recording a full-length soundtrack of original songs. Maluma Baby is hyped from the time he’s spent in the studio with J.Lo (who wouldn’t be?), telling a reporter last year, “It’s been such an amazing experience also working, doing music. I mean we never stop.”

So here’s everything we know about the film so far.

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Based on the graphic novel by Bobby Crosby, the film is described as a “modern love story about celebrity, marriage and social media.” López plays musical sensation Kat Valdez, who agrees to live-stream her marriage with her fellow superstar Bastian (Maluma — fictional or not, this is officially the hottest couple on Planet Earth and we can’t unsee it) in order to boost the sales of their new single and duet, “Marry Me.”

When she finds out that Bastian has been cheating on her, however, she freaks out and decides to marry a stranger in the audience watching: divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson), who was dragged to the event by his daughter. The unexpected sequence of events leads the two down a path toward unexpected true love.

Even with a new movie coming out, both JLo and Maluma have been hard at work in the studio.

Just last month, Maluma surprise released his latest album – PAPI JUANCHO. It’s Maluma’s fifth studio album and was produced alongside longtime collaborators Rude Boyz. Although the album features Maluma’s alter ego as the main star, it also includes several guest appearances from a number of reggaetón royals, including Justin Quiles, Lenny Tavarez, Myke Towers, and Jory Boy. PAPI JUANCHO was made during quarantine between the singer’s hometown of Medellín and Miami, his U.S. base.

Meanwhile, JLo has teased new music in recent weeks. Jennifer Lopez posted a picture with producer Ryan Tedder over the weekend in which she promised that new music is “just around the corner.”

The snap, in which Lopez is sporting dark red lips and a messy up hairdo alongside the OneRepublic leader and veteran songwriter/producer — rocking a black Mad Tasty hat — doesn’t offer much more detail about what the duo are cooking up, but Lopez seems pretty psyched.

“Can u feeeeeel it… new music just around the corner!!” Lopez wrote.

It would be a welcome return for Lopez, who has only released a remix of “If You Had My Love” so far this year, as fans wait for her to announce a release date for her as-yet-untitled ninth studio album. Lopez’s last full-length was 2014’s A.K.A., which featured the singles “I Luh Ya Papi,” “First Love” and “Booty.”

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JLo Introduces Her Nibling, Brendon In New Short Film ‘Draw With Me’ And It’s A Must Watch

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JLo Introduces Her Nibling, Brendon In New Short Film ‘Draw With Me’ And It’s A Must Watch

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Jennifer Lopez has been wildly busy as of late – and that’s all despite a global pandemic. The Hustlers star attempted a takeover of the New York Mets baseball team with her husband A-Rod, she’s launching her own beauty line, and continues to push out grade-A social media content that keeps her fans begging for more.

Although she’s been busy, she still found the time to support her nibling – who has created a short film about how art was a lifeline for them when coming out. She used the term, which is a gender-neutral alternative for a niece or nephew, when discussing her sister Leslie Lopez’s child, Brendan Scholl (who is transgender and uses they/them pronouns).

Jennifer Lopez has introduced the world to her nibling Brendon and their new short film.

In a video posted to her Instagram TV channel, JLo introduced the film Draw With Me. She’s supporting the short film by her nibling which is about “accepting change and challenges with love, knowing when we do –everything is possible. Please enjoy the first 5 minutes of this incredible story. Stay tuned for the full documentary at film festivals worldwide and coming soon on VOD. A film by @ithakafilms @marcomaranghello @lyndalopez08,” she says in the post.

During her introduction, she explained, “Draw With Me is a short film about a transgender youth and their journey of coming out to their family, and also engaging with their art to help them cope with the feelings they were having during this time.”

She continued on to say, “The film is important and timely in its story and message, and can have a huge impact on those of us who watch and experience what Brendon and their family is going through in this time of acceptance and admission. It’s a story very close to my heart, because it was a family affair… because Brendon is my nibling.”

In the film, Brendon tells the very important and timely story of their coming out and coming to terms with their identity.

After JLo’s brief introduction, there’s a short five-minute preview of the film, featuring Brendon telling their coming out story. “It was in eighth grade when I finally felt comfortable with saying that I’m trans,” they said. As their mom Leslie explained in the film, “You’re talking about your identity as a person. Sexual preference has to do with who you go to bed with, and your identity is who you go to bed as.”

Brendon continued: “I’m just hit with how lucky I am in terms of the family and friends. Titi Jen made that post where she used the right pronouns. It felt really nice to have a family member in a very public way show their support, makes me appreciate things other people will do for me and for anyone else who’s struggling.”

They also share some very dark moments that illustrates how important films like ‘Draw With Me’ really are.

When talking about their lowest moment in the five-minute clip, Brendon says, “The darkest point was definitely when I wasn’t out to any of my teachers or my parents. I was worried about when I came out, that would be like the last straw, so to speak.” The family then reflect upon the night that Brendon very sadly tried to take their own life.

After this, Leslie says, came a turning point, “When it finally hit me, like, ‘Oh my God, my kid just trying to kill themself’, it just hit me. When you finally get to the acceptance part, then you realise it’s not about you. This is about my child.”

And when aunt Lynda asked Brendon about advice they would give to someone who has never had a trans person in their life, their message was clear. “The best thing I can say is just believe them. I shouldn’t have to be scared to tell people who I am,” they said. “If they don’t like me because I’m trans then it’s their loss. I’m not going to change myself just because this one person doesn’t like it.”

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