April 22, 2010 6:15am EST
The actress/singer gave birth to twins Max and Emme in 2008, her first children with husband Marc Anthony, and admits the pregnancy took its toll on her famous curves.
She tells UsWeekly, "I remember my flabby belly hanging out right after I gave birth. I kind of laughed and said to Marc, 'Look, baby! Isn't this crazy?' I just didn't care."
But the star reveals her relaxed attitude to her newly round frame didn't last - she felt compelled to return to the gym once she saw snaps of her fuller figure.
She adds, "I look back at pictures from that time, and I'm like 'Oh, God, I was fat. I was still heavy eight months out!'"
"You get to the point where you're like, Where am I? What happened to me? I got to get myself together for my kids, you know? They need to know what I really look like."
April 15, 2010 6:30am EST
The singer/actress stars alongside Alex O'Loughlin as a single woman who conceives twins through artificial insemination, and later falls in love.
The romantic comedy features a saucy scene, which sees Lopez strip and embrace O'Loughlin on a kitchen table.
But the star is refusing to let Anthony watch the steamy footage, because she doesn't want to upset him.
She says, "I didn’t want to torture the poor guy. He shouldn’t be watching when I’m seducing another man on a kitchen table. Personally I don’t like doing love scenes at all, because they make me feel uncomfortable."
April 09, 2010 3:30pm EST
The actress/singer plays an unlucky-in-love single, who decides to have a child alone - and then falls for Mr. Right - in the romantic comedy.
She admits playing a mum-to-be was easy because she could still remember what it was like to be pregnant in real life, but she couldn't imagine having kids without a partner, like her character.
She tells WENN, "If I hadn't met (husband) Marc (Anthony) I wouldn't have kids. It's just too hard. I have so much respect for single moms or those women who find themselves a single mother. To choose to be a single mother is so courageous to me.
"It is such a hard job to raise a child and to be everything to that child without a partner. It is just admirable and brave. I don't know if I could do it on my own."
February 04, 2010 4:00am EST
A babysitter has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court alleging the German shepherd, named Floyd Von Meierhof, attacked and bit her while she was working for the actress.
Robinson's husband Craig Snyder told the New York Daily News he had not yet seen the suit.
It's not the first time the pooch has been involved in a legal spat - Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony were sued by a flight attendant, housekeeper and personal assistant who all claimed to have been hurt by Floyd.
The couple got rid of the dog in 2007 - when Robinson purchased Floyd for $35,000 (£21,875).
December 17, 2009 11:23am EST
Every few years Hugh Grant comes out of hiding to wince and stammer his way to a paycheck occasionally serving up a pleasant surprise like About a Boy but more often churning out forgettable rom-coms like Music and Lyrics and Two Weeks Notice. His latest film Did You Hear About the Morgans? a fish-out-of-water rom-com co-starring Preakness runner-up Sarah Jessica Parker belongs steadfastly in the latter category -- and it might just be the worst of the lot.
Bearing a perpetually pained expression Grant literally suffers through the film as Paul Morgan a Londoner-turned-Manhattanite whose marriage to Meryl (Parker) a posh high-achieving real-estate agent is set adrift after his recent infidelity. He’s keen on reconciliation; she’s firmly against it. So are we for that matter after witnessing a few minutes of their strained and utterly futile attempts at creating chemistry. But I digress...
Prospects for the Morgans’ marriage appear grim but their destinies abruptly align again when they unwittingly witness a murder of a high-level FBI informant. Fearing for the unhappy couples’ safety the government whisks Paul and Meryl away to a tiny rural town in Wyoming where they’re forced to live under the same roof deprived of the modern conveniences of their upscale New York lifestyle.
The Morgans eventually reunite of course but not before subjecting us to a truly torturous gauntlet of bland bits each involving a predictably disastrous experiment with horseback riding wood chopping cow milking or other stereotypically rural activity. Our suffering is occasionally mitigated by the periodic witty comment from Grant whose ability to deliver wry one-liners with expert precision is still very much intact. After Did You Hear About the Morgans? however his career may not be.
December 01, 2009 9:15am EST
The singer/actress is regular tabloid fodder thanks to her high-profile romances with rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs and actor Ben Affleck, and subsequent marriage to salsa singer Marc Anthony.
But while most celebrities prefer not to pay attention to what's reported in the pages of the weekly magazines, Lopez admits she's a regular reader of the gossip publications, although she refuses to read too much into the tabloid rumours.
She says, "Yes I do (read the tabloids). And anybody who says they don't is a liar!
"Not all of it (is true), but where there's smoke there's fire!"
December 01, 2009 4:00am EST
The Charlie's Angels actress endured a highly publicised battle with drink and drugs as a child star, but kicked her addictions with a stint in rehab in the early 1990s.
Earlier this year (09) Barrymore insisted she doesn't claim to be sober, but she's found a "balance" that works.
Now Hilton has targeted the actress in his second tome True Bloggywood Stories: The Glamorous Life of Beating, Cheating and Overdosing, branding her a "f**ked up mess."
In the book, Hilton admits he wasn't planning to mention Barrymore until an incident at a concert in Los Angeles changed his mind. He claims one of the actress' friends told him, "Those that can't do, criticise," and he replied, "You know, you are right, but at least I won't tell anyone what a mess (Drew) is..."
Hilton adds, "And I didn't (tell anyone). Until now. She was f**ked-up. She's always f**ked-up... She is not the sober kitten that the main public may think she is."
And Barrymore's not the only star who will be fuming about the tome, which is released on Tuesday (01Dec09) - Hilton also blasts Jennifer Lopez, alleging she set up a meal with her husband Marc Anthony and tipped off the paparazzi to dispel rumours their marriage was in trouble.
Hilton writes, "(Photographers) had received a call that basically instructed them where to be and what time and what to look for."
November 25, 2009 4:00am EST
Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony were sued earlier this month (Nov09) by flight attendant Lisa Wilson, who claims she has suffered serious back problems after the couple's German Shepherd, Floyd, knocked her over on the pair's private jet.
Wilson, who filed legal papers at New York's Brooklyn Federal Court, insists the 2006 incident would never have happened if the dog was better trained.
However, Floyd has one person who is willing to stand up for his character in court - Robinson, who bought the dog from K-9 security outfit in South Carolina in 2007 following a robbery at her New York apartment.
Anthony previously bought the pooch from the company, but later returned him.
And Robinson and her husband Craig Snyder insist there is no way Floyd would have acted aggressively.
Snyder tells the New York Daily News, "I will go to court to defend Floyd's honour. You can get security dogs for half or one-third of the price, but to me those dogs would pose a risk to my family.
"Cheaper dogs are not trained to distinguish between a real threat and a kid who pulls their tail. (This) dog is 100 per cent peace of mind.
"Floyd acts like a big baby puppy who just wants to be loved."
October 15, 2009 11:26am EST
Charles Bronson may have passed away but the spirit of his Death Wish films lives on -- albeit in an absurdly twisted fashion -- in F. Gary Gray’s (The Italian Job Be Cool) gleefully over-the-top revenge thriller Law Abiding Citizen.
Taking a welcome break from his recent run of lame chick flicks Gerard Butler (300 RocknRolla) stars as Clyde Shelton a loving husband and father whose placid suburban existence is upended when a couple of mangy meth monsters burst into his home. Not content to merely burglarize the place they proceed to butcher Clyde’s wife and daughter as he lies in a heap on the floor periodically losing consciousness after being stabbed several times.
The killers are soon apprehended and a grieving Clyde who somehow managed to survive the whole ordeal eagerly awaits swift retribution from the justice system. Hoping for the grim solace that only the death penalty can provide he places his faith in Nick Rice (Oscar winner Jamie Foxx) the hotshot district attorney charged with prosecuting the case to do the right thing and see to it that the two killers fry.
Nick however has other plans. Seeing the case as anything but open-and-shut and fearful that a not-guilty verdict in such a high-profile trial could derail his ambitious career plans (he sees himself as a Giuliani in the making) he opts to strike a plea deal: One man gets a death sentence while the other gets a mere 10 years in return for testifying against his cohort.
Chastened by the unseemly bargain Clyde takes matters into his own hands delivering his own uniquely painful brand of vigilante justice to the sinister men who destroyed his family. But he doesn’t stop there not by a longshot. His grudge extends much much further -- to the very heart of the justice system itself -- and he intends to bring the entire corrupt apparatus down even if he has to do it while locked up inside a jail cell. Which is where he ends up after police nab him for personally imposing the death penalty on the convicted killers.
Indeed Clyde proves to be something of a savant when it comes to killing people in creative cinematic ways employing exploding cell phones remote-control machine guns and other methods to take out the various judges attorneys and politicians on his hit list. Most amazingly he orchestrates all of this mayhem from behind bars. Seriously this guy’s flair for novelty violence makes the Joker’s antics in The Dark Knight seem amateurish by comparison.
The task of putting an end to all of Clyde’s mayhem naturally falls on Nick. And this is where Law Abiding Citizen’s fatal flaw emerges. Whereas Gray Butler and virtually everyone else seem to enthusiastically embrace the utter ridiculousness of it all Foxx plays it determinedly straight as if he’s the only one in the movie who isn’t in on the joke. Watching his performance it’s almost as if he’s making a different film than everyone else.
The right way for Law Abiding Citizen to end is for Foxx to administer an appropriately ironic death to Butler’s character utter something like “I rest my case ” and wink at the camera as he makes his exit. (Click here to read our exclusive interview with Foxx.)
I won’t give any spoilers away but suffice it to say this is NOT how the movie ends.
September 24, 2009 10:15am EST
The actress/singer gave birth to Max and Emme last year (08), her first children with husband Marc Anthony, and put her career on hold to stay at home to nurse her babies.
She has now returned to at work and is busy filming The Back-Up Plan, which sees her portray a woman who undergoes artificial insemination.
And Lopez admits playing a movie mum is different now she is a real-life parent.
She says, "I'd done it before, I'd had children in movies. But now I have a whole new perspective.
"It's so totally different than you could ever imagine - what you feel and how it changes you, and how you see things."