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Wendy Williams Thinks Shakira Should Sit On The Sidelines At The Super Bowl Halftime Show And Here’s Why

Fans may be cheering the announcement that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform the Super Bowl LIV halftime show as a touchdown, but daytime talk show host Wendy Williams thinks that at least one part of the duo should be kicked to the sidelines. The outspoken host and author, known for the Hot Topics segment of The Wendy Williams Show, addressed the announcement during her Sept. 30 show, and she made it clear that she was not a fan of Shakira taking the stage in 2020.

Wendy Williams is no fan of Shakira and she made that crystal clear in her ‘Hot Topics’ segment on Monday.

In her ‘Hot Topics’ segment of her show, Wendy had this to say about the Super Bowl halftime show: “No offense to Shakira, but I think Jen could’ve handled this on her own.”

Williams added, “Just saying, because how long is the halftime show going to be? Jen’s got a lot of hits, Shakira’s got a lot of hits… I know more about Jen than I do about Shakira, although Shakira’s an international superstar — I just wish Jen’s performance wasn’t interrupted.”

Despite the controversy, Wendy Williams is standing by her opinion that Jennifer Lopez should perform the Super Bowl show solo! 

According to friends, Wendy Williams is and always has been a huge supporter of Jennifer Lopez, which is why she didn’t find any issue with her comments about the Super Bowl halftime show. Apparently, Wendy is crazy about JLo — she’s a super-fan, and that’s all this was about.

A separate source told TMZ that, “She stands by what she said because she thinks JLo is such a huge name and doesn’t need anybody else to co-headline with her. Wendy just doesn’t understand why the NFL felt the need to choose more than one artist to perform seeing as JLo’s star power is more than enough to handle the gig solo.”

But the damage is done. Shakira fans are savaging Wendy Williams online.

Now, of course, we don’t condone violence of any nature but we can see where the rage is coming from. Shakira is a major super star in her own right and she definitely can hold her own alongside Jennifer Lopez.

While others wanted to remind Wendy of Shakira’s truly epic success.

Shakira is the best selling Latina artist in the USA and globally. Her 2017 album was her most streamed one of all time and won her four Grammys. Not to mention she’s consistently in the top five most streamed artists on YouTube.

Here are just a few more highlights of Shakira’s immense success.

Shakira is credited with bridging the gap between Spanish-language and English-language pop with her 2001 album, ‘Laundry Service’.

Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, which featured a South African band Freshlyground, became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with 10 million downloads. With over 2 billion views, it is one of the most viewed music videos on YouTube.

Not to mention, she has four of the twenty top-selling hits of the 2000s, more than any other artist – and yes, more than Jennifer Lopez.

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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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