Jennifer Lopez was ‘a little sad’ about Oscars snub

Jennifer Lopez was left “a little sad” when she didn’t receive an Oscar nomination for her role in Hustlers.The star was hotly tipped for awards success for her acclaimed role as stripper Ramona in the 2019 box office hit, also starring Cardi B, Consta…

Jennifer Lopez was left “a little sad” when she didn’t receive an Oscar nomination for her role in Hustlers.

The star was hotly tipped for awards success for her acclaimed role as stripper Ramona in the 2019 box office hit, also starring Cardi B, Constance Wu, and Lizzo, but she failed to bag a nomination on the Oscars shortlist.

During Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision Tour on Saturday in Los Angeles, the 50-year-old confessed she got caught up in the speculation that she would be attending the ceremony for the first time as a nominee so felt let down when her name wasn’t read out in the Best Supporting Actress category.

“I was sad, I was a little sad because there was a lot of buildup to it. There were so many articles, I got so many good notices – more than ever in my career – and there was a lot of, ‘She’s going to get nominated for an Oscar, it’s going to happen, if it doesn’t you’re crazy,'” Lopez said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’m reading all the articles going, ‘Oh my God, could this happen?’ And then it didn’t and I was like ‘Ouch,’ it was a little bit of a letdown,” the mother-of-two candidly shared, before adding that she also felt she had let her team down by failing to nab an Oscar nomination.

“I think they had a lot of hopes on that and they wanted it too, so I felt like I let everyone down a little bit,” Lopez sadly stated.

Despite the snub, the On The Floor hitmaker soon realised there was more to life than accolades after looking at all the accomplishments she had achieved over the past 12 months, including her performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside Shakira.

“You want people’s validation, you want people to say you did a good job,” she shared. “And I realised, ‘No, you don’t need that, you do this because you love it… I don’t need this award right here to tell me that I am enough.'”

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Lili Reinhart disappointed with ‘crooked’ tattoo

Lili Reinhart is disappointed by one of her tattoos because it’s “crooked”.The Riverdale star has been inked four times, including an arrow and a rose on her forearms and a cross on her finger, but it’s her fourth tattoo that she’s most upset with. Bef…

Lili Reinhart is disappointed by one of her tattoos because it’s “crooked”.

The Riverdale star has been inked four times, including an arrow and a rose on her forearms and a cross on her finger, but it’s her fourth tattoo that she’s most upset with.

Before she was famous, Reinhart headed to a popular Los Angeles-based artist to get an Earth symbol on her ribcage but it ended up looking like a pizza slice.

“It’s an earth sign – an upside-down triangle with a little line in it,” Reinhart explained. “People think it’s pizza. It’s crooked. I went to a really popular L.A. tattoo artist.

“Then when I was famous, he reached out to me and was like, ‘I would love to tattoo you.’ I was like, ‘B***h, you already did and you made it crooked.’ Well, I didn’t say the crooked part.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the 23-year-old opened up about her battle with cystic acne, which started when she was in elementary school.

“When I was in seventh grade, I started getting cystic acne on my forehead. I still get breakouts, but it’s much more under control now,” she shared, before adding that her biggest beauty extravagance is getting non-invasive laser treatments and facials from Renee Rouleau to help fight breakouts.

The Hustlers star also revealed that she gives her family skincare products as gifts, and is a big fan of the make-up styles on the hit HBO show Euphoria.

“I want glittery stars on my face. Euphoria did an amazing job at segueing crazy makeup into everyday looks, which is so wonderful,” Reinhart gushed.

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Shakira and Jennifer Lopez wow in sparkly costumes during Super Bowl Halftime Show

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday night.The superstars took to the stage for a 15-minute performance partway through the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers…

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday night.

The superstars took to the stage for a 15-minute performance partway through the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

While the Halftime Show featured guest appearances by J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Jennifer’s 11-year-old daughter Emme Muniz, just as much attention was placed on the numerous costume changes made by the co-headliners.

Shakira kicked off the extravaganza with a rendition of her song She Wolf in a red minidress covered in Swarovski crystals and matching boots from fashion designer Peter Dundas, though she later ripped off part of her skirt to showcase her abs as she launched into her 2001 hit Whenever, Wherever.

Following the 43-year-old’s set, Jennifer made a splash by singing Jenny from the Block while wearing a studded black leather catsuit from Versace.

She later sported a nude-illusion bodysuit featuring metallic accents to demonstrate the pole dancing skills she mastered for her movie Hustlers on the stage, with a representative from the Italian label noting that the garment took over 700 hours to complete.

Meanwhile, Jennifer, 50, changed into a silver-toned bodysuit with metallic fringe for her performance of Let’s Get Loud, but also gave a nod to her heritage by draping a banner made of feathers decorated to resemble the U.S. and Puerto Rican flags over her shoulders.

For the final part of the spectacle, Shakira opted for a two-piece gold ensemble and matching gold sneakers, with the duo embracing in a big hug at the conclusion as fireworks were set off in the background.

“THANK YOU #TeamDundas for an incredible job. Big applause to @JLo @DonatellaVersace and stylists @RobZanargi and @marielhaenn (Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn). That was epic!!” wrote Peter alongside a slideshow of snaps from the concert.

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers during the game.

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Carey Mulligan calls for overhaul of Oscars voting system

Carey Mulligan has called for an overhaul of the Oscars voting system as she believes it’s “not working”.The British actress discussed the all-male Best Director nominees at the upcoming Academy Awards during an interview at the Variety Studio at the S…

Carey Mulligan has called for an overhaul of the Oscars voting system as she believes it’s “not working”.

The British actress discussed the all-male Best Director nominees at the upcoming Academy Awards during an interview at the Variety Studio at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sharing her disappointment at the lack of acknowledgement for female-directed films such as Little Women, Hustlers and The Farewell, Mulligan said the voting system is “not working” and suggested that every member of the Academy should have to prove they have seen “every single” eligible film.

“I don’t think you can watch those films and not think they deserve recognition,” the 34-year-old explained. “I think they need to be watched. I wonder if the system works in terms of getting sent 100 screeners. Maybe you shouldn’t be allowed to vote unless you can prove you’ve seen every single one. There should be a test. The films that did get left out are indisputably brilliant.”

Mulligan told reporters that while it was positive the movies were getting made by female directors, it was only “baby steps” and more action needed to be taken to get women recognised for their achievements.

“People simply aren’t seeing these films because I think if they did they would be moved to vote for them. The system doesn’t work. For a film like Hustlers and a performance like Jennifer Lopez’s, (if it) can’t get recognised then something’s not working,” she said, noting the star’s surprising snub from the Best Supporting Actress category.

“And Greta Gerwig, again producing an incredible film and not getting recognition as a director, there’s just something that needs fixing but I’m not the smart person to fix it,” the Oscar-nominated actress concluded.

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Jennifer Lopez models Barbra Streisand sweater in Coach campaign

Jennifer Lopez poses in a sweater featuring Barbra Streisand’s face in her new Coach campaign.The superstar was named as the new global brand ambassador for the New York-based company in November, and on Tuesday, the images from her debut photoshoot pr…

Jennifer Lopez poses in a sweater featuring Barbra Streisand’s face in her new Coach campaign.

The superstar was named as the new global brand ambassador for the New York-based company in November, and on Tuesday, the images from her debut photoshoot promoting the spring/summer 2020 line were released.

Lensed by Juergen Teller, one snap shows Jennifer posing in the “Babs” sweatshirt, which is emblazoned with an illustration of the Funny Girl star by Richard Bernstein that was originally included in a 1969 issue of Interview magazine.

“Soakin’ up that NYC energy!!! Loved shooting in my hometown for my first campaign with @Coach. New York is always an inspiring city-encouraging us to do our own thing and be an original!” the 50-year-old captioned the snap on her Instagram page.

However, the picture soon captured the attention of Barbra, who reposted the happy photo and wrote, “Love this! Hi @jlo – nice to see you wearing my face!”

A short time later, Jennifer responded with “You know you’re my idol!” along with a heart emoji.

Elsewhere in the campaign, the Hustlers actress poses in a red leather jacket with blue silk shirt and an emerald green dress.

And speaking about her advertisements, Jennifer explained that she thoroughly enjoyed shooting with Juergen and Coach creative director Stuart Vevers in the Big Apple.

“In all it creates, Coach promotes individuality and optimism in its style as well as a sense of authenticity and inclusion. Like me, we’re both New York originals, who create a unique mix of high-fashion with street edge,” she added.

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Jennifer Lopez named as new face of Versace

Jennifer Lopez is celebrating her long-running relationship with Versace by becoming the face of the label’s new campaign. The superstar has been associated with the Italian fashion house since 2000, when she wore the brand’s plunging jungle print dres…

Jennifer Lopez is celebrating her long-running relationship with Versace by becoming the face of the label’s new campaign.

The superstar has been associated with the Italian fashion house since 2000, when she wore the brand’s plunging jungle print dress to the Grammy Awards, with the iconic red carpet outfit leading to the creation of Google Images. She celebrated the look once again in September, when she sported an updated version to close Versace’s catwalk show in Milan.

Now, Jennifer has revealed that she and Versace’s chief creative officer Donatella Versace were celebrating two decades of their professional relationship by collaborating on the brand’s spring/summer 2020 advertising campaign.

“I am so excited I can finally reveal that I am the face of the #VersaceSS20 campaign!” the 50-year-old wrote on Instagram over the weekend. “Thank you to @Donatella_Versace and everyone at @Versace for your vision and collaboration.”

The singer shared pictures from the futuristic campaign, which was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and showed her posing in various designs in a glass box featuring holograms of a computer keyboard on the walls. She can be seen modelling a new spin on the jungle print design – a plunging jumpsuit with matching blazer – as well as a red minidress and a midriff-baring black number.

“To me, Versace represents empowerment and putting something beautiful out into the world,” she explained in a statement. “It’s a dream to collaborate with my friend Donatella again on this gorgeous campaign.”

Donatella posted various images on Instagram and described her longtime friend as “simply breathtaking” and “stunning”.

“Thank you so much Jennifer for taking part in this project… Love you! #VersaceSS20 #Campaign #JLo @jlo,” the designer wrote.

The campaign, which also features Kendall Jenner, comes amid a successful period in Jennifer’s career. She is currently hitting the awards season circuit for her performance in Hustlers and is preparing to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Shakira in February.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Hustlers inspiration sues over movie likeness

The real-life stripper who inspired Jennifer Lopez’s character in Hustlers has filed a $40 million (£30.5 million) lawsuit against bosses at the actress’s production firm for using her likeness without permission.Samantha Barbash, who rejected an offe…

The real-life stripper who inspired Jennifer Lopez’s character in Hustlers has filed a $40 million (£30.5 million) lawsuit against bosses at the actress’s production firm for using her likeness without permission.

Samantha Barbash, who rejected an offer from film executives to sign off on the rights to her life story for the hit drama, claims the 50-year-old based the part of Ramona on her.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the former adult entertainer goes on to accuse officials of defaming her, as Ramona is portrayed as “using and manufacturing illegal substances in her home where she lived with her child” – something Barbash insists never happened.

She is now suing bosses at Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions company, seeking $20 million (£15.25 million) for compensation, and another $20 million in punitive damages.

“Defendants did not take caution to protect the rights of Ms. Barbash by creating a fictionalised character, or by creating a composite of characters to render J.Lo’s character a new fictitious one; rather they engaged in a systematic effort to make it well-known that J.Lo was playing Ms. Barbash,” the lawsuit states.

Lopez isn’t named in the lawsuit, but she served as one of the producers of the project, which has earned her critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe nomination.

Representatives for Hustlers have yet to comment on the legal action.

The movie is based on a New York Magazine article that went viral in 2015, about a real-life group of exotic dancers who con their wealthy broker clients.

Back in September, Barbash told Vanity Fair she was not impressed with the film and disputed some of the events that were depicted.

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Female directors behind record-breaking number of movies in 2019

Filmmakers including Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Lee, and Anna Boden helped propel female-directed movies to record-breaking levels in 2019.Out of the 100 highest-grossing movies of the year, 10.6 per cent of them were directed by female filmmakers, a jump …

Filmmakers including Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Lee, and Anna Boden helped propel female-directed movies to record-breaking levels in 2019.

Out of the 100 highest-grossing movies of the year, 10.6 per cent of them were directed by female filmmakers, a jump from just 4.5 per cent in 2018, according to the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, reported Variety.

Movies including Gerwig’s Little Women, Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers, animated sequel Frozen 2, which was co-directed by Lee and Chris Buck, and Captain Marvel, which was helmed by Boden and Ryan Fleck, all scored box office hits.

Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, Melina Matsoukas’s Queen & Slim and Lulu Wang’s The Farewell were also among 2019’s most popular female-directed flicks.

“It illuminates where we’re seeing traction and where there’s room for improvement,” said one of the study’s authors, Stacy L. Smith. “Universal under (studio chief) Donna Langley should be lauded for ensuring that women get opportunities.”

Smith also predicted that 2020 will be even better, with female directors being handed the reins of big superhero movies such as Birds of Prey, Eternals, Black Widow, and Wonder Woman 1984 as well as the Disney live-action remake of Mulan.

“2020 will be an extraordinary year for female directors,” she added. “That’s important, because we’re seeing women being given opportunities to direct action movies and not just smaller, independent films… Progress will come when females are given the opportunity to carry movies behind the camera across genres and budget ranges.”

The study comes weeks after the 2020 Golden Globe nominees were announced, sparking outrage that the Best Director category featured all-male candidates once again.

The prize, which will be handed out on Sunday, will be between Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Quentin Tarantino, 1917’s Sam Mendes, Joker’s Todd Phillips, Bong Joon-Ho for Parasite, and Martin Scorsese for The Irishman.

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Jennifer Lopez fights back tears as she reacts to first-ever SAG Awards nomination

Jennifer Lopez was overcome with emotion after receiving her first-ever nomination for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday.The singer/actress was shortlisted for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role prize for …

Jennifer Lopez was overcome with emotion after receiving her first-ever nomination for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday.

The singer/actress was shortlisted for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role prize for her performance as Ramona in box office hit Hustlers, and the star took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank the organisation for the recognition.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been nominated for a SAG award before,” she said in a video, while working out at the gym.

Holding back tears, the star added: “So excited and so humble to be recognised by my fellow actors out there. You know, acting was my first love along with dancing and I just can’t believe all of this is happening.

“To all the struggling actors out there, don’t give up! It could happen. It’s happening. Thank you so much. I feel like I already won, thank you.”

Also nominated in the category is Laura Dern for Marriage Story, Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit, and Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie for Bombshell.

It’s been a successful week for the Love Don’t Cost A Thing hitmaker, who was also shortlisted for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture at the 2020 Golden Globes – her first Globes nod in 20 years – for her celebrated performance in the critically-acclaimed film, which also stars Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, and Lili Reinhart.

“I’m just waking up and I just heard that I got nominated,” she said in a video shared on social media. “Oh my god, it’s been 20 years since Selena. I just want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this incredible honour. I am humbled and so excited to be recognised for this role as Ramona in Hustlers and I’ll see you at the Globes!”

The Golden Globes take place 5 January, while the SAG Awards are held 19 January.

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Lili Reinhart defends appearance on Gotham Awards red carpet

Lili Reinhart has clapped back at social media users who criticised her appearance at the Gotham Awards on Monday. The Riverdale actress hit the red carpet at Cipriani Wall Street in New York wearing a little black Miu Miu dress with crystal-studded s…

Lili Reinhart has clapped back at social media users who criticised her appearance at the Gotham Awards on Monday.

The Riverdale actress hit the red carpet at Cipriani Wall Street in New York wearing a little black Miu Miu dress with crystal-studded straps and strappy heels. However, it was her eyes that caught the attention of social media users, with many pointing out that they appeared red and bloodshot. Some also even questioned if she was under the influence of drugs.

However, the 23-year-old, who attended the event to support her movie Hustlers, later took to her Instagram Stories to address the criticism and assure her followers that she was simply tired.

“A few people think I was stoned last night. Truthfully, I was not. I had slept for only five hours and I usually need at least nine hours to be a functioning human,” she wrote, before sarcastically adding, “But, thanks for pointing out my bloodshot eyes, nice to know you guys can tell when I’m dead inside” with a love heart emoji.

The star has been open about her battle with body dysmorphia, a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. She is also an advocate for body positivity and regularly speaks out against beauty standards and airbrushing on social media.

Lili recently told Glamour U.K. magazine that she wished she lived in a world where photo-editing didn’t exist.

“I would love to see a world where people who are already thin don’t need to Photoshop their waist even more, to make young girls, like me, when I was 14 or 16 years old go, ‘I thought I was skinny, but maybe I’m not. Maybe I need to have an eating disorder to make my body look like that.’ Life is not a FaceTune app,” the actress stated.

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