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Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck, Again?

Friday August 13, 2004

The New York Post reports Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are trying to repair their romance, but she isn't going to be talking about it when she heads up to the Big Apple.

"Jennifer has to come to New York on October 29th to hawk her new fragrance, Still, to all of these international editors," a source explained. "But all the editors had to sign releases that they would not ask her anything about Ben." Lopez and Affleck have left Savannah and are currently hiding out in Miami.

American Darlings (2005) (announced)
Monster-in-Law (2005) (post-production)
Unfinished Life, An (2004) (post-production)
Shall We Dance? (2004) (completed)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Gigli (2003)
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Enough (2002)
Angel Eyes (2001)
Wedding Planner, The (2001)
Cell, The (2000)
Antz (1998) (voice)
Out of Sight (1998)
U Turn (1997)
Anaconda (1997)
Selena (1997)
Blood and Wine (1996)
Jack (1996)
Money Train (1995)
My Family (1995)
"Hotel Malibu" (1994) TV Series
"South Central" (1994) TV Series
"Second Chances" (1993) TV Series
Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 (1993) (TV)
Lambada (1990)
My Little Girl (1986)

Birth name: Jennifer Lynn Lopez

Nickname: J. Lo, La Lopez
Height: 5' 6"

Born: 24 July 1969, The Bronx, New York

Father David Lopez is a computer specialist at Guardian Insurance in NYC.

Dated musician 'Sean 'P. Diddy Combs' . [1999-2001]

Sisters are Lynda and Leslie.

Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1997]

Her parents are from Puerto Rico.

At the movie wrap party for Selena (1997), on Oct. 28 1996 in San Antonio, the star played an unexpected love scene when her boyfriend Ojani Noa grabbed a microphone and proposed to her in the middle of the dance floor, presenting her with a large marquis-cut diamond ring. She said 'yes'.

Jennifer was one of the "Fly girls" dancers on the "In Living Color" (1990) TV Show.

In the gyms they called her "La Guitarra" because her body curved like a guitar.

In her local Bronx they call her "The Supernova."

She moved to Manhattan to learn how to dance and used to sleep in the studio where she was practicing.

Rumored to have her body insured for $1 billion, and had her rear protected with a $300 million policy. [December 1999]

Lopez and boyfriend musician "Puffy" were arrested in connection with a night club shooting. Police found them with a stolen gun. Police dropped charges originally pressed against Jennifer Lopez and released her from jail. [December 1999]

Lopez worked with Janet Jackson in her videos and on her tours, and can be seen in the video for "That's The Way Love Goes".

Grew up in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx. It was from this neighborhood that she took the local "6" train to get to her auditions in Manhattan, as well as the inspiration of her debut album "On the 6".

Mother is a schoolteacher in Westchester County, New York.

Voted #1 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list. [2001]

She and boyfriend Sean "Puffy" Combs announced that they had ended their relationship. [February 14, 2001]

Is the highest paid Latina(o) actress to date for her performance in Wedding Planner, The (2001). She was paid $1 million for her role in 'Selena'. [2001]

First actress to have a movie (Wedding Planner, The (2001)) and a music album hit number one in the same week.

Met her husband, Cris Judd, while filming the music video for her single "Love Don't Cost A Thing". The two were married in a small ceremony (about 170 guests) at a home in a Los Angeles suburb officiated by attorney Barry Hirsch. Lopez' husband is a dancer and choreographer.

Is the only woman to have been voted the sexiest woman in the world twice in FHM.

Named one of E!'s "top 20 entertainers of 2001".

Voted the #1 best female body in "Celebrity Bodies" (UK) magazine. [October 2001]

She once hosted "Saturday Night Live" (1975) and appeared in a sketch as a singer for the USO who performs for soldiers during WWII. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01, she did this for real, performing in a USO concert at an American Air Force base in Germany.

Debut album went 6 x platinum.

Attended Baruch College in New York.

Ranked #76 in Premiere's 2002 annual Power 100 List.

Opened a new Cuban restaurant called Madre's in Pasadena, California.

Has relocated to Miami Beach after purchasing an estate there worth $9.1 million. Her neighbors on both sides of the house are Robin and Barry Gibb, and singer Ricky Martin lives eight blocks away. [May 2002]

Was ranked 1st of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001).

Came in at #5 in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition. She had come in first in the 2000 & 2001 editions of the poll. [June 2002]

Grew up on Blackrock Avenue in the Bronx.

Released her third album, 'This is Me... Then,' on November 26th 2002. The first single from the album will be the song "Jenny from the Block." Another track, 'Baby I Love You!', borrows heavily from the melody of 'John Barry' (qv's) 'Midnight Cowboy' theme. Barry gets co-composer credit.

Engaged to Ben Affleck. [October 2002]

Was the first Latina actress to receive $1 million dollars as pay for her role in Selena (1997).

Ranked #47 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #76 in 2002.

Does not drink alcohol.

Voted the 4th Sexist Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.

Her ex-husband Cris Judd and ex-fiancee Ben Affleck share the same birthday. Ben is 3 years younger.

Ranked #5 in Maxim's Hot 100 List 2003, behind Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) stars Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, & Cameron Diaz, and Kristanna Loken, Shania Twain, and top-ranked Christina Aguilera.

Ranked #5 on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2003 list, behind only Alyssa Milano, Carmen Electra, Britney Spears, and Halle Berry.

Ranked #4 in the "Loveliest Latin Ladies" section of Stuff's 125 Sexiest Women of the Year 2003, along with Shakira, Salma Hayek, Daisy Fuentes, Roselyn Sanchez, Penélope Cruz, Eva Mendes, Sofía Vergara, Lana Parrilla, Marieh Delfino, and Sissi.

20 January 2004: Ended engagement to Ben Affleck.

Struggles to converse in Spanish, even though she was raised by Puerto Rican immigrants.

Wrote the song "Dear Ben" about her fiancee Ben Affleck and how much she loved him.

After 4 unsuccessful previous nominations, she won the worst actress Razzie for Gigli

Wears a size 6 shoe.

Her mother won $2.4 million dollar jackpot at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey (April 2004)

Grew up blocks away from actor, Mills Pierre, where they both took classes at Kips Bay Bosy & Girls Club.

Sister Lynda Lopez is an Entertainment Correspondent for WB Network Channel 11 News in New York.

Secretly married Marc Anthony on June 5th 2004; all the guests were invited to a "afternoon party", and they were never told that they were going to a wedding.

Both her parents are of European ancestry.

Stated in interviews during her engagement to Ben Affleck that once married, she would go by the name Jennifer Affleck both privately and professionally. This never came-to-be as she and Affleck broke off their engagement in January 2004.

What She is Known For

What isn’t she known for? Jennifer Lopez started her career as a “Fly Girl” on In Living Color and with appearances in a series of failed sitcoms throughout the mid-‘90s. After forgettable roles in box-office flops, such as Money Train and Jack, the erstwhile J.Lo finally hit the big time with a star-making turn as slain pop star Selena in the film of the same name. Following failed relationships with celebrities, such as Ben Affleck and Sean Combs, Jennifer finally settled down with singer Marc Anthony in 2004.

2005 Career Highligts

Following the Great Gigli Debacle of 2003, Jennifer has been keeping a low profile -- both personally and professionally. Despite her best efforts to keep out of the spotlight, the controversy revolving around Jennifer’s continued support of fur reached a boiling point after Heather Mills (a.k.a. Mrs. Paul McCartney) publicly implored J.Lo to stop wearing animal products. Cinematically speaking, Jennifer followed Monster-in-Law (a surprise hit) with the dud An Unfinished Life in September.

2006 Career Forcast

Jennifer is currently slated to appear in three films in the coming year, all of which have a distinctly dramatic bent. Bordertown reunites Jennifer with Selena director (Gregory Nava) in a story about a journalist investigating a series of murders, while America’s Darlings is a period piece revolving around pre-World War II swing musicians. Finally, Jennifer will be seen opposite husband Marc Anthony in El Cantante -- proving that neither Jennifer nor Marc has ever heard the old adage: “Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” (Gigli, anyone?)
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