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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Jennifer Lopez named as new face of Coach

Jennifer Lopez has been named as the new global brand ambassador for Coach.On Tuesday, executives at the New York-based fashion and accessories label announced that the superstar has been tapped to front advertising campaigns for the leather goods, rea…

Jennifer Lopez has been named as the new global brand ambassador for Coach.

On Tuesday, executives at the New York-based fashion and accessories label announced that the superstar has been tapped to front advertising campaigns for the leather goods, ready-to-wear, and footwear categories, beginning with the spring 2020 season.

“I’m so excited for this collaboration with Coach,” said Lopez. “It is a timeless brand that I’ve always been a fan of, and the upcoming collection really speaks to my personal style – an uptown downtown mix.”

In her debut image for the company, the Hollywood star is seen posing in a trench coat and silk scarf, while also carrying a handbag with chain handle. The black-and-white snap was taken by photographer Benjamin Rosser.

And creative director Stuart Vevers is thrilled to have Lopez, a native of The Bronx borough, join the wider Coach family.

“Jennifer is so authentic. She’s determined and she’s an original who has followed her own path to do things her own way – she really embodies the attitude of Coach and our new campaign,” he praised of the 50-year-old. “I loved when Jennifer carried the Coach Signature bags in her 2002 video All I Have. She’s from New York like Coach, which creates another authentic connection with our heritage.”

Vevers also indicated that photographer Juergen Teller would be helming an upcoming photoshoot with Lopez.

The Hustlers actress follows in the footsteps of fellow Coach brand ambassadors including Selena Gomez and Michael B. Jordan.

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Lili Reinhart calls out body-thinning app

Lili Reinhart has slammed an airbrushing app for giving people unrealistic expectations about their bodies. The Riverdale actress regularly speaks out about the detrimental effect Photoshop and digital altering can have on young people and she continue…

Lili Reinhart has slammed an airbrushing app for giving people unrealistic expectations about their bodies.

The Riverdale actress regularly speaks out about the detrimental effect Photoshop and digital altering can have on young people and she continued her campaign about airbrushing apps on Sunday.

Lili explained to her followers on her Instagram Stories that she was searching for an app to help her resize her photos for Instagram and she came across BodyTune. She then shared a video advertisement for the app which demonstrated how it can be used on an existing photo to thin down arms and legs, bring in stomachs, and make bottoms and waists appear curvier.

“This is not okay. This is why people develop eating disorders. This is why social media has become hazardous to our health. This is why people have unrealistic expectations of their bodies,” she began. “This is how unrealistic standards of human bodies have been created – to the point where people alter their bodies surgically to achieve unattainable results.”

The Hustlers star then urged her followers against using such apps as they would be helping perpetuate the problem.

“I implore you: do not use these kinds of apps. If you Photoshop your body, you are adding to this problem,” the 23-year-old wrote. “We are better than this. Looking ‘skinnier’ in a photo on Instagram is not worth the detrimental psychological effects that these Photoshopping apps have given our generation… Our bodies should not conform to ‘one size fits all.'”

Lili, who has been open about her battle with body dysmorphia, a mental health condition that causes people to obsess about their appearance, talked about the “disgusting problem” with airbrushing apps during a recent interview with Glamour U.K. magazine.

“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,'” she said.

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Constance Wu won’t watch Hustlers

Constance Wu has no interest in watching her hit stripper movie Hustlers because she fears it will make her too “self-conscious” for future projects.The Crazy Rich Asians star features alongside Jennifer Lopez in the film, which tells of a real-life gr…

Constance Wu has no interest in watching her hit stripper movie Hustlers because she fears it will make her too “self-conscious” for future projects.

The Crazy Rich Asians star features alongside Jennifer Lopez in the film, which tells of a real-life group of exotic dancers who con their wealthy broker clients.

While Hustlers is being tipped for big things during the upcoming Hollywood awards season, Wu has now admitted that she is yet to see the finished product, and she doubts she ever will.

In a new interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, she was asked by Mindy Kaling if she will ever see her own movie, and she replied, “Probably not. It’s not that I don’t watch all my projects, it’s a case-by-case basis. If it’s going to help my work to watch something, I’ll watch it, but if I think it’s just going to make me self-conscious about my work in the future and damage my work, then I don’t.”

Wu went on to explain that her decision has nothing to do with the quality of the movie.

“I think Destiny (her Hustlers character) is in such a vulnerable (place)… She has such a huge arc, she changes from beginning, middle to end,” the 37-year-old explained. “I feel like if I watch that too much, I’ll get analytical and self-conscious and it’ll affect my performance in the future. But I’m so glad people are enjoying it, and I had the best time doing it.”

Hustlers, which also co-stars Julia Stiles and Cardi B, is based on a New York Magazine article that went viral in 2015.

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Jennifer Lopez ‘didn’t get paid’ for her acting role in Hustlers

Jennifer Lopez has claimed she took on her role as stripper Ramona in Hustlers “for free”.The singer/actress stars in the movie as the “savage” performer, and also produced the flick, which was a box office smash over the summer and also featured Cardi…

Jennifer Lopez has claimed she took on her role as stripper Ramona in Hustlers “for free”.

The singer/actress stars in the movie as the “savage” performer, and also produced the flick, which was a box office smash over the summer and also featured Cardi B, Lizzo, Constance Wu, and Lili Reinhart.

Despite the film’s success, the Waiting For Tonight singer has now told GQ magazine as their Icon of the Year for their annual Men of the Year issue that she didn’t get paid for her involvement.

“I do things because I love them. I didn’t get paid a whole bunch of money for Hustlers,” she shared. “I did it for free and produced it. I bank on myself. That’s the Jenny from the Block. I do what I want, I do what I love.”

Jennifer went on to explain how the financial arrangement helped her to engage with her character’s independent mindset.

“Whether she was doing great things or bad things, she was very clear about what she wanted and what her goals were. And that she could do it on her own

“For me, who grew up with my sister sleeping in the same bed, and then went from one relationship to the other, playing that character, and having to be that independent and in charge, I was just like, ‘God, this is so empowering,'” the 50-year-old mused, adding: “It was fun when I was playing it. It was scary when I was watching it.”

Elsewhere, Jennifer insisted that she’s very proud of Hustlers, calling the movie a “moment” for women everywhere.

“This is our movie where we run s**t. They know it’s all women producers, women director, women writer, all women starring in it,” she added. “And they kind of took ownership of that. We’ve been watching men take advantage of women in movies a long time. And so it was a fun kind of ride to see the tables turn.”

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Constance Wu goes to acting classes on her days off

Constance Wu goes to acting classes on her days off because that’s where she feels the “most free”.The 37-year-old started acting in a community theatre in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, at the age of 12 before training at the Lee Strasberg …

Constance Wu goes to acting classes on her days off because that’s where she feels the “most free”.

The 37-year-old started acting in a community theatre in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, at the age of 12 before training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

She has since found success with hit sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and movies like Crazy Rich Asians and Hustlers, but the Golden Globe-nominated actress loves her job so much that she even goes to acting classes on her days off.

“I love what I do. It’s more fun for me than going to a party,” she told Britain’s Guardian newspaper. “When I have a day off, I go to acting class. I’m there with all the other actors who are struggling and waiting tables and trying to become actors, just because it’s fun. It’s where I feel most free.”

She also opened up about the early days of her career, and recalled a time when she was living in New York during her early 20s and was juggling her job as a waitress with auditions. While deciding whether to retrain as a speech therapist or to focus on her acting career, she decided to ditch her acting dream because of a “pathetic reason”.

“I had a boyfriend I was in love with, who wasn’t too psyched with the idea of being with an actress, because it wasn’t stable. He wasn’t like: ‘I don’t want to be with an actress,’ but he said: ‘I just want a partner with a stable job.’ I tried it. It didn’t work for me. And that relationship did not end up working out,” Wu explained.

Elsewhere in the interview, Wu teased the latest developments for the two follow-up movies to last year’s smash hit, Crazy Rich Asians.

“I’m still friends with Jon M. Chu (the director). Last I talked to him, they were still working on the scripts,” she stated.

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Keke Palmer gives herself ‘time to recover’ after emotional roles

Keke Palmer makes sure she gives herself time out to recover from tough roles.The 26-year-old has been in the business for 15 years and has more than 30 credits to name, such as Akeelah and the Bee, Scream Queens, True Jackson, VP, and the recent Hustl…

Keke Palmer makes sure she gives herself time out to recover from tough roles.

The 26-year-old has been in the business for 15 years and has more than 30 credits to name, such as Akeelah and the Bee, Scream Queens, True Jackson, VP, and the recent Hustlers.

She experienced her biggest learning curve when she starred and executive produced the 2018 gritty drama Pimp, in which she played a female pimp named Wednesday, and finally discovered why some actors need to take time off after intense projects.

“My feelings don’t know that this is a joke,” Keke told Teen Vogue. “My emotions are actually going through the feelings of the character, whether I’m pulling from a personal experience or allowing myself to be devastated by whatever this character is experiencing. If you’re going to do a deep role, it has to be meaningful to you. You’ve got to be sure about it and give yourself the opportunity and time to recover. I didn’t respect my feelings enough to understand that until I did that role.”

Following that experience, the actress has become very selective about what roles she chooses in order to help protect her mental health.

“Even if it comes down to an audition tape, I’m not f**king going there if there’s no need to,” she added. In a separate interview with StyleCaster, Keke shared the decision-making process she goes through when considering a role.

“It’s a lot of different things. Do I care about this character? Do I feel like I can add to this character? Can I make this character come alive? What is the project saying?” the star explained. “I always want to be able to say whatever I’m doing; this is why. As an artist, I want to be able to know that my voice was a part of it.”

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Cardi B working on new movie following Hustlers success

Cardi B has already landed another acting gig following the success of her film debut in Hustlers.The Bodak Yellow rapper appears alongside Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and Lizzo in the movie, about a group of strippers who set up an initiative to scam…

Cardi B has already landed another acting gig following the success of her film debut in Hustlers.

The Bodak Yellow rapper appears alongside Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and Lizzo in the movie, about a group of strippers who set up an initiative to scam wealthy men when the sex industry bottoms out following the financial crisis of the late 2000s.

The film was the star’s first feature film acting gig, and in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, she insisted it’s definitely not her last.

“I enjoyed it, and I just couldn’t believe I was on set for like 16 hours and then like… is this what actors gotta go through?” she said of making the movie. “Artists, we have long days but it’s just full of excitement, like we move around we’re doing something. Like, you gotta wait in the trailer until it’s your turn, you gotta do the same scene like 20 times.”

When host Ellen asked her, “You’re not going to do that again aren’t you?” Cardi responded: “Oh yes I am. Yup. I am going to film for a movie this month.”

Probing the star as to why she wanted to repeat the experience after describing that she didn’t enjoy the process of acting, the I Like It rapper joked: “I enjoy the cheques.”

The musician also claimed she accepted her judging role on Netflix’s hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow for the money, but revealed she naturally became invested in the show’s contestants.

“We did it for the cheque, but once we were there… you know something, I grew a connection to the contestants,” she told host Ellen. “I was really emotional the last day. I was so sad.”

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Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Versace dress now for sale

Fans of Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Versace dress now have a chance to own the look – for a whopping $9,325 (£7,500).The Hustlers stunner first wore the plunging green gown to the 2000 Grammy Awards and stunned the crowd at Versace’s recent Milan Fashion …

Fans of Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Versace dress now have a chance to own the look – for a whopping $9,325 (£7,500).

The Hustlers stunner first wore the plunging green gown to the 2000 Grammy Awards and stunned the crowd at Versace’s recent Milan Fashion Week when she sported a modern replica of the iconic outfit to close the spring/summer 2020 presentation.

Now, the daring piece is on sale through the Italian brand Moda Operandi, but it will only be available for purchase for 10 days and will not ship until 5 May.

Lopez recently recalled the impact of “that dress” on her YouTube channel, revealing the look created “an extra kinetic energy” on the red carpet.

“It just goes to show you the power of fashion and the power of those types of moments,” she said. “I know people try to make it frivolous at times, but what those things do is they give people an inspiration. It puts a beautiful moment out into the world. One dress can change the trajectory of how people dress for the next 10 years. It’s a crazy impact that fashion can have.”

But the Bronx-born beauty also admitted she didn’t think the outfit would be a big deal.

“I really didn’t think about it,” Lopez said. “I didn’t think it was all that risqué, to be honest. The dress was just provocative enough to make people interested.”

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