Dance queen Jennifer Lopez was on “The Today Show” earlier this week discussing her prime time NBC show. And if you’re thinking “Oh, I already know her hit show ‘Shades of Blue’ that’s been renewed for a third season” then you’re wrong, because she now has TWO prime time NBC shows. She is executive producing and will be a judge in a brand new competition show called “World of Dance.” From the snippet showed in her interview on “Today,” it looks like “World of Dance” will be a mix between “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol.”
J.Lo shared this great moment with a young contestant from her new show “World Of Dance.”
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After bravely performing in front of a live studio audience, this young girl tells J.Lo she’s her biggest idol and J.Lo runs out to meet her with a big hug, lifting her off the floor and telling her how wonderful she is. It’s enough to make you cry.
The “Today” interviewers also brought up the Met Gala, where J.Lo made her first official red carpet debut with new beau Alex Rodriguez.
J.Lo says they had a great time, that the Gala was awesome and finally reveals that they even danced.
When asked if A.Rod is a good dancer, she hesitates for a moment, which they all take as a sign that he isn’t.
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The interviewers jump on that moment, pointing and laughing and saying “he can’t dance?!” They share a good laugh and in J.Lo fashion, she eventually comes back to defend her boo, saying “He dances merengue. He dances all the important stuff for me. When the Spanish music comes on…” she seems to be rambling a bit, when one of the interviewers interjects “So he knows what he’s doing?” to which J.Lo replies emphatically “Yes!” and seems relieved to leave it at that.
To promote the show, J.Lo and the other judges started a dance challenge for viewers to submit videos to be compiled and shown on air.
It’s simple, all you’ve gotta do is a complicated series of dance moves to J.Lo’s song and send it. Okay, so maybe it’s not that simple, but I’m sure people are going to come up with some creative stuff, people love challenges like this.
We can’t wait to see her new show. It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Latina queen Jennifer Lopez and retired baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez recently became engaged--meaning that Latinidad has an official King and Queen to worship until the end of days. Needless to say, fans and followers alike have been flooding their respective Instagram pages with messages of congratulations and well-wishes.
For the two years that they’ve been dating, J-Lo and A-Rod have shared their lives with the public through their social media accounts, giving us a glimpse into the loving relationship that Lopez has called her “first ever good relationship”. Their Instagram profiles are sprinkled with pictures of them jet-setting, attending premieres and galas, and taking mixed-family vacations in exotic locales together. In other words, they’re very publicly living their best lives together.
However, a wrench was thrown into their happily-ever-after Sunday night when former MLB player Jose Canseco publicly accused A-Rod of cheating on Jennifer Lopez with his ex-wife, Jessica Canseco. In light of all this drama, we’ve compiled the definitive timeline of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s relationship, all they way from friends to fiances. Take a look!
Before the Puerto-Rican triple threat and the Dominican All-Star were Hollywood’s reigning It Couple, they were mere acquaintances. The pair first met in 2005 at a Yankees vs. Mets Baseball game. At the time, Rodriguez was married to his first wife, Cynthia Scurtis, while Lopez was still married to Marc Anthony.
Lopez and Rodriguez reconnected twelve years later when they ran into each other at a restaurant. According to Lopez, they briefly said hello, but it was her who couldn’t resist continuing the conversations. “After [lunch] I went outside,” she said. “And for some reason I felt like tapping him on the shoulder”. He then asked her out to dinner via text.
By March 2017, neither J-Lo nor A-Rod were trying to hide the fact that they were dating. During the month, they were spotted vacationing together in The Bahamas. ARod’s sister also posted a selfie of herself with JLo, captioning it #miscuñis, which means things were moving along pretty nicely.
March 31st, 2017
When co-hosting “The View” at the end of March, Rodriguez had only great things to say about his new lady love: “She’s an amazing girl. We’re having a great time”. He also went on to say that J-Lo was “one of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met”. And he didn’t stop there! He showered on the compliments by calling her “an incredible mother” who “loves family”.
By April, it was J-Lo’s turn to gush about her boo-thing on the talk-show circuit. While being grilled about her new boyfriend by Ellen (naturally), Lopez called Rodriguez “a great guy,” this 100% confirming their relationship.
Never one to do things half-heartedly, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez made their public debut as a couple at arguably the most prestigious event in the world: the Met Gala, of course. This occasion also marked J-Lo’s debut on A-Rod’s Instagram–and the first of many.
By June 2017, it was obvious to the world that this couple was the real deal. Not only was Rodriguez gushing to the press that Jennifer was the ideal role model for his daughters, the pair was also taking glamorous European trips together and posting their adventures to their millions of followers on Instagram.
We all know that one of the most crucial steps of a relationship is when your signficant other accompanies you to a work event. Lopez and Rodriguez crossed this milestone when A-Rod accompanied her to the premiere of “World of Dance”–a show she stars in and produces. It’s for reasons like this that A-Rod calls her “one of the most brilliant business minds that [he’s] ever met”!
J-Lo and A-Rod took their relationship a step further when they spent Thanksgiving together in Rodriguez’s home. On Instagram, they shared with their followers that this was one of the many times they combined families for the holiday–further proof that they were very confident with where their relationship was.
Along with the power couple’s magazine cover debut on the December issue of “Vanity Fair”, the duo also debuted their new (and catchy) portmanteau: J-Rod (we’re pretty sure they had it trademarked before they went public).
Lopez and Rodriguez showed their Latinx pride by visiting Puerto Rico in January after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
In the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar, JLo got candid about her relationship with A-Rod and addressed the possibility of a wedding on the horizon. “I do believe in marriage,” she said. “And I would love to grow old with somebody in a committed relationship. But I’m not forcing anything right now. It’s good, it’s healthy; we communicate well…We have a similar makeup.” All signs point to yes!
May 7, 2018
JLo and A-Rod attended their second Met Gala as a couple in matching couture Balmain outfits, cementing their status as style icons.
Lopez and Rodriguez spent her 49th birthday in one of their go-to vacation spots: The Bahamas. A-Rod took to Instagram to share a cute pic of their blended family on vacation along with a heartfelt tribute to his lady love. ” For someone who has been about giving everything she has 365 days a year—to our children, our families, the world,” he said. “I hope today, we can give you all the happiness you deserve. I love you mucho”.
A-Rod’s reaction to JLo’s epic VMA’s performance last August became a viral sensation, as his pride over his girlfriend’s triple-threat skills were all too apparent. Twitter was full of women wanting a man who looks at them like ARod looks at JLo.
A-Rod continued to support his girlfriend by attending events that were obviously important to her. In October, Rodriguez accompanied Lopez to Elle’s famous “Women in Hollywood” event. That night, he posted a supportive message to JLo on his Instagram: “With two young daughters and a woman I admire by my side, I know how important it is that we raise women up and teach our girls that there is no limit to what they can do.”
According to their Instagram accounts, J-Rod spent New Years eve in Malibu, again with their blended family. Rodriguez’s caption read: “As the sun sets on 2018, from our family to yours … #HappyNewYear everyone!”.
Lopez took her athlete-beau to the ultimate glamour event: The Oscars. The two shined in evening wear and Rodriguez was solidly by her side while she strutted the red carpet and presented awards.
On March 9th, J-Rod announced that they were engaged with mutual Instagram posts sharing the news. The Instagram posts showed off the 15-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, which is reported to be worth up to a cool $5 million.
March 10th, 2019
On Sunday night, former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco accused A-Rod of cheating on J.Lo with his ex-wife, Jennifer Canseco. Before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s important to realize that Canseco has a history of making some pretty out-there statements (i.e. asking his Twitter followers to “spend the day with me and my alien Buddies”and insisting that he’s acquainted with “Bigfoot and a real alien”). In other words: there’s reason to doubt his word.
As of now, both JLo and ARod have remained silent in response to these explosive allegations, so there’s no way of knowing the veracity of the claims. Until then, all we can do is speculate and hope for the best!
From makeup to fashion to music, Jennifer Lopez continues to slay the game — and the megastar doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Case in point: The Puerto Rican star is making history at the 2018 MTV VMA’s on August 20. She will receive the Video Vanguard award, making her the first Latina artist to earn this award.
But aside from having a major influence in the music industry, “Jenny From the Block” is also responsible for making glowy, dewy skin very on-trend. Jennifer Lopez’s iconic “J.Lo glow” dates way back to her unforgettable role in “Selena.” Just look at her old films and music videos, and you’ll see that luminous skin and smoky eye have always been part of her signature makeup look.
As a huge J.Lo fan, I wanted to share my love for her in the best way that I could — by recreating her signature makeup. While I didn’t copy one specific look of hers, I did recreate something similar to what she always wears: a nude lip, smoky eye, and lots of bronzer and highlight.
Here are some of J.Lo’s signature makeup looks:
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Before we dive right into the tutorial, I wanted to note that her longtime makeup artist, Scott Barnes, is the one responsible for the “J.Lo glow.” He created her bronzy, glowy look that has now become part of pop culture. Hey, you have to give credit where credit is due.
Lista? Here’s how to recreate J.Lo’s signature makeup.
To add more glow to my skin (because this is a J.Lo tutorial after all), I add a few drops of Flesh Beauty’s Ripe Flesh Glisten Drop in Aura ($28) to my cheeks, nose, and above my brows. I blend it all out with a makeup sponge. Doing this makes everything look a lot more natural and lit-from-within.
Instead of throwing setting powder everywhere, only dust it onto the areas you get oily.
Instead of finishing up my face makeup, I like to let it settle a bit, so I move on to my eyes. For this look, I came up with something similar to what J.Lo usually wears. She typically opts for a smoky eye, rather than something subtle.
It has so many brown tones and gold shimmers that you can easily copy her makeup.
For my base, I apply the shade Naked Truth all over my lids. Next, I dusted the shadow Crazy For Cocoa on my crease. I take it a bit out, past my eye, to create a winged effect. After, I go over the lighter shade with a deeper brown tone called Wood You Join Me. I also apply this shade to my lower lash line.
I had to! The wand is so tiny and thin that you can really fluff out your lower lashes. I then applied the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara ($8.99) to my top lashes. To spice up my eye look more, I throw on false lashes. I use Ardell’s Faux Mink Lash #811 ($5.99). This step isn’t necessary, so if you aren’t a lash pro, no worries. Just double up on the mascara.
Step 5: Bronze, highlight, and blush.
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Once your eye makeup is done, it’s time to finish up the face.
For this look, I use three different bronzers, because it would be offensive to only use one for queen J.Lo.