Jennifer Lopez is V Magazine’s April cover girl, which is their “sports issue”. The photos were shot by Mario Testino, and I think for the most part they look hot. I find the pictures where she’s wearing a cup are a bit odd, but she still looks amazing. Even with trout mouth.
In the interview, she opens up about working with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, making crappy movies, and why it’s important being a latino.
“Q’Viva” is educational & entertaining: “There are so many differences in the Latin community. Someone from Mexico and someone from Puerto Rico have different foods, different traditions. There’s an education to be had. Even as I was going through the different countries, there were certain forms of music that I didn’t know about.”
On working with Marc Anthony: “I mean, we’re parents and friends first,” she says with a smidgen of exasperation. “That will be the thread that ties us together. I don’t know if people expect it to be negative (Of course they do, Jennifer!) just because the [intimate] relation- ship didn’t work out.” The professional relationship, however, is chugging lucratively along.
On her film failures: “You’re not going to hit the target or the bull’s-eye every time. That’s part of it. At the end of the day, I made those choices. I’ve been in thebusiness now, I don’t want to say how many years. You have amazing moments of recognition and success. But at this point in my life, I try to take it all with a grain of salt.”
On her personality: “I’ve always felt like a tough girl from the Bronx. But I have a soft core. I can take a lot of punches and still keep going. I’ve been trained like a boxer to go 15 rounds.”
On the importance of being Latina: “It really defines you and makes you who you are. I tried to keep that close to my heart– what I learned growing up. It’s something that I love so much. When doing ‘Q’Viva,’ it was kind of reinforcing that, showing how important it is to me and staying connected to that and showing my kids what that’s all about. People realize the strength of the community because of the dollars and the numbers. They’ve always been trying to find a way to crack that because they see opportunity. They don’t know how to get in. But people were willing to listen and at the end of the day, as long as it transcends language to feeling, it doesn’t matter the ethnicity.”
On rebranding: “One of the greatest by-products of this particular time is this new introduction of Jennifer Lopez to a community that’s always known her but had misconceptions about her,” her manager, Benny Medina, told USA Today.
What do you think of the photos? Sexy or not?
V Magazine via Celebitchy
Lady Gaga stopped by the Harvard Yard to pose with fans. Gaga is in Cambridge to officially launch her Born This Way Foundation.
Lady Gaga will officially launch her Born This Way Foundation Wednesday at Harvard University, with help from Oprah Winfrey. Cynthia Germonatta — Gaga’s mother and the foundation’s president — doctor and author Deepak Chopra, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and professor Charles Ogletree will also be in attendance.
Gaga announced plans to create the foundation shortly after the suicide of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer. Rodemeyer had questioned his sexuality and was bullied by his peers at school and online, his parents said. The teen had created an “It Gets Better” video.
Blake Lively was spotted working on scenes for ‘Gossip Girl‘ in NYC this afternoon.
Are you still watching the show? Am I the only one who is really hating Serena’s wardrobe lately? It’s just sort of random and boring. Serena used to have a very distinct style, but now it’s all over the place. This one isn’t the worst, but they need to shake things up a bit.
What did you think of Monday night’s episode? Were you cheering or throwing things at the TV?
Reese Witherspoon admits that just because she’s the mom of two kids, that doesn’t make her an expert in parenting. Her daughter Ava is about to turn 13 and she says she’s clueless on how to raise a teen.
“I don’t know anything about teenagers, so I’m on a big learning curve here. This is the time where I start asking all my friends who have kids who are older, ‘What do you do about a cell phone? What are your rules about the computer? Is she allowed to go out with friends or is she not?’ So I learn a lot from other mothers.”
“It’s great to have older children,” she says. “There’s a little sadness as they’re growing up and walking away from you, but it kind of changes the whole dynamic. We have really funny dinner conversations now, and they know more about certain topics than I ever, ever knew.”
Reese also says their homework is getting a little too advanced for her:
“I can’t keep up with her homework anymore,” explains Witherspoon. “My daughter will ask me something about famous composers, and I have no idea what she’s talking about. So that’s kind of nice. It’s like I’m learning from them.”
How did you do with the transition to teens? Was it easy/hard/no change?
Jennifer Lawrence (star of the upcoming film ‘The Hunger Games‘) sat down with Glamour Magazine for their April issue to talk Katniss, dieting, and $6 Snickers bars.
Her first thoughts about The Hunger Games being turned into a movie:
“When I heard they were making the movie, I was like, ‘oh, that’s nice –they’re going to ruin another great book.’ But then I met Gary [Ross, the director], and he was unbelievable and brilliant and genius.”
On taking on the role of Katniss in The Hunger Games:
“I gave myself three days. I knew from reading the books that I loved The Hunger Games. I just didn’t know if it was worth changing my life for. I’m at a peaceful place right now. The people who used to ignore me at parties, now they’re nice to me and kissing my ass. But nobody’s staked outside my house. I wanted to make sure that when I said yes, I wouldn’t regret it. And I don’t regret it. I would have said no because I was scared, and then I would have been that bitter actress telling my grandkids, ‘I’m the one that turned it down.’”
On getting in shape and dieting:
“I hate saying, ‘I like exercising.’ I want to punch people who say that in the face. But it’s nice being in shape for a movie, because they basically do it all for you. It’s like, ‘Here’s your trainer. This is what you can eat.’” “I don’t diet. I do exercise! But I don’t diet. You can’t work when you’re hungry, you know?”
On adjusting to her life as a famous actress:
“Just recently I started letting myself eat things from the minibar. When we were kids, we would never open the minibar. A $6 Snickers bar? But the other day I was in a hotel and I was staring at a Snickers bar, and I finally just ate it. Then it was like something in me snapped. I opened all these drinks. I thought: I can do it now. Now I’m all grown-up. I can eat things from the minibar.”
Her take on life in the public eye:
“In some ways, it’s a hard life, but it’s a great professional life. I’m doing what I love, and then I get months and months of rest. I have a lot of money for a 21-year-old. I can’t stand it when actors complain.”
She looks AMAZING in these shots, right?!
Only 3 more weeks until ‘The Hunger Games‘ hits theaters. I hope it’s as huge as they’re predicting! (and that it’s done WELL!)