It’s wedding bells and shotgun shells for Jennifer Lopez…
The 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar will star opposite Armie Hammer in Lionsgate’s action-comedy Shotgun Wedding.
Pitch Perfect’s Jason Moore will direct from a screenplay by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether.
“Jennifer and Armie’s irresistible magnetism, separately and together, make them the perfect pairing for this action comedy,” said Erin Westerman, president of production for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group. “They are both incredibly funny actors that can also deliver on the action, but what sets this movie apart is the way their infectious chemistry commands the screen. You can’t take your eyes off them.”
The film follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Hammer), who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage.
Lopez will produce the film alongside her Nuyorican Productions’ colleagues Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina.
Production is expected to begin early next year. The film will be presented at the upcoming AFM.
Lopez can be seen next in highly-anticipated Universal rom-com Marry Meopposite Maluma and Owen Wilson.
She recently received rave reviews for her work in the STX film Hustlers.
Jennifer Lopez is simply iconic… And, she’s getting the hardware to prove it.
The 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar will receive The People’s Icon award at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards in recognition of her contributions to music, film, television and fashion.
Lopez will be honored for her performances both on stage and on screen, including her award-winning 2020 Super Bowl halftime performance and lead role in the critically acclaimed film, Hustlers.
“Jennifer Lopez has an unmatched global appeal and for more than two decades, has given us some of the most iconic, unforgettable performances of all time,” said Jen Neal, General Manager, E! News, Live Events & Lifestyle Digital. “For paving the way for artists around the world and single-handedly increasing Latinx representation in music, film, television, and fashion, we’re honoring Jennifer Lopez with ‘The People’s Icon of 2020.’”
Lopez will next appear alongside Owen Wilson and Maluma in the feature Marry Me slated for release in 2021.
The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 15 at 9 PM ET/PT.
The 2020 E! People’s Choice Award are produced by Den of Thieves with Executive Producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.
Lionel Messi isn’t just making goals… He’s makin’ some serious bank…
Forbes magazine has released its list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities, with the 32-year-old Argentine professional footballer coming in at No. 5 with $104 million, making his the highest-paid Latino celebrity in the world.
Messi has been awarded both FIFA‘s Player of the Year and the European Golden Shoe for top scorer on the continent a record six times. His 438 goals, including 36 hat tricks for Barcelona, is a club and La Liga record.
Neymarcomes in at No. 7…
The 28-year-old Brazilian professional footballer, who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team, had reported earnings of $95.5 million.
Jennifer Lopez is the highest-paid Latina celebrity on Forbes’ list.
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar,one of the more popular celebrities when it comes to endorsements, had earnings of $47.5 million. She has deals with Versace, DSW, Quay sunglasses and her own fragrances.
The multi-hyphenate also produced and starred in the 2019 film Hustlers.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has made Forbes’ list for the first time…
The 40-year-old Puerto Rican Broadway star had reported earnings of $45.5 million.
The Hamilton creator and star added to his haul from the Broadway hit in February when Walt Disney paid $75 million for the rights to air the filmed version of his Founding Father musical.
Other Latino/a celebrities making the list include Howie Dorough (along with his fellow Backstreet Boys), Sofia Vergara, Robert Trujillo (along with his fellow Metallica band mates), Rafael Nadal and Canelo Alvarez.
Here’s a look at the Latino/as making this year’s list:
No. 5 Lionel Messi, $104 million No. 7 Neymar, $95.5 million No. 56 Jennifer Lopez, $47.5 million No. 62 Lin-Manuel Miranda, $45.5 million No. 64 Backstreet Boys, $45 million No. 71 Sofia Vergara, $43 million No. 78 Metallica, $40.5 million No. 80 Rafael Nadal, $40 million No. 91 Canelo Alvarez, $37 million
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are celebrating an epic night at Hard Rock Stadiumin Miami.
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and the 43-year-old Colombian superstar teamed up for an electrifying Super Bowl halftime show.
J.Loand Shakimade history at Super Bowl LIVon Sunday as the first two Latina women to co-headline the coveted halftime show gig, and they each brought their unique styles to a worldwide audience, performing a combined 20 songs in 14 minutes. (Gloria Estefanwas part of the 1992 and 1999 halftime shows, and sent her support for Lopez and Shakira, both of whom she has written songs for.)
Shakira kicked things off with her hit “She Wolf,” then seamlessly transitioned into her track “Empire,” where she showcased her ability to shred on the guitar.
After a brief dance interlude, Shakira — who rocked a sparkly red two-piece — broke into “Whenever, Wherever” and a cover of Cardi B’s “I Like It,” with an assist from Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer Bad Bunny, who appears on the original singer.
Shaki, who celebrated her 43rd birthday on Super Bowl Sunday, then showed off her dancing skills once again before singing “Hips Don’t Lie,” during which she crowd-surfed atop a group of enthusiastic fans.
Then, Lopez took over the program, taking the stage atop a skyscraper-like pole for a high-energy performance of “Jenny from the Block” and “Ain’t It Funny,” and then transitioned into “Get Right.”
After shedding her studded black leather bodysuit for a sparkly silver one, Lopez showed off her Hustlersmoves own on a stripper pole, while singing “Waiting for Tonight.”
J.Lo was then joined by J. Balvin, who assisted her on “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”
Lopez continued to flaunt her moves to “Mi Gente” before moving on to a high-octane version of “On the Floor.”
The performance then transformed into a family affair as Lopez brought out her 11-year-old daughter Emme, who hit the stage singing a slowed-down rendition of “Let’s Get Loud” — with Shakira on drums — before her mom came back out wearing a large jacket made of feathers that featured the American flag on one side and the Puerto Rican flag on the other. It was a show of support to the territory, which has been affected by natural disasters in recent years, including Hurricane Maria and a recent damaging earthquake.
Emme briefly sang Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” while the set design featured glowing cages housing child performers, a marked gesture of solidarity toward the Latin community and those impacted by anti-immigration policies.
Then Shakira joined Lopez to sing “Let’s Get Loud” together.
The duo then moved on to Shakira’s hit “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” before switching back to “Let’s Get Loud,” at which point they closed out their set with impressive synchronized shimmiesas fireworks went off behind them, before wrapping their historic performance with a hug.
This time, Versace is releasing the pattern in watch form, selling for $1,495.
The Medusa Frame jungle-print timepiece with Roman numerals will head to stores in May. It comes with an interchangeable black leather strap for a more subtle swap.
The Lopez dress was back in the headlines in November, when the Italian fashion house sued Fashion Novafor knocking off several of its designs, including Lopez’s iconic gown. The runway look was worn as a popular Halloween costume for fans in 2019.
“Versace seeks to bring an end to Fashion Nova’s latest brazen attempt at copying the work of yet another famous and world-renowned designer,” the court papers read.
Alejandro Landes’ acclaimed film Monos has earned the 39-year-old Colombian-Ecuadorian film director a nod in the Foreign Language Film of the Year category.
Winners will be announced on January 30.
Full list of nominations:
FILM OF THE YEAR The Irishman Joker Knives Out Marriage Story Midsommar 1917 Pain and Glory Parasite Portrait of a Lady on Fire The Souvenir
FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR Happy as Lazzaro Monos Pain and Glory Parasite Portrait of a Lady on Fire
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR Amazing Grace Apollo 11 The Cave For Sama Varda by Agnès
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Pedro Almodóvar – Pain and Glory Bong Joon Ho – Parasite Sam Mendes – 1917 Céline Sciamma – Portrait of a Lady on Fire Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR Pedro Almodóvar – Pain and Glory Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story Bong Joon Ho & Han Jin Wan – Parasite Joanna Hogg – The Souvenir Steven Zaillian – The Irishman
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story Lupita Nyong’o – Us Florence Pugh – Midsommar Charlize Theron – Bombshell Renée Zellweger – Judy
ACTOR OF THE YEAR Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory Tom Burke – The Souvenir Robert De Niro – The Irishman Adam Driver – Marriage Story Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR Laura Dern – Marriage Story Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers Florence Pugh – Little Women Margot Robbie – Bombshell Tilda Swinton – The Souvenir
SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Shia LaBeouf – Honey Boy Al Pacino – The Irishman Joe Pesci – The Irishman Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
BRITISH/IRISH FILM: THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD Bait 1917 Rocketman The Souvenir Wild Rose
BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS (for body of work) Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose/Judy Cynthia Erivo – Harriet Lesley Manville – Ordinary Love/Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Florence Pugh – Fighting With My Family/Midsommar/Little Women Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR (for body of work) Tom Burke – The Souvenir Taron Egerton – Rocketman George MacKay – 1917/Where Hands Touch/Ophelia Robert Pattinson – The Lighthouse/High Life/The King Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes
YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER (for body of work) Raffey Cassidy – Vox Lux Dean-Charles Chapman – 1917/The King/Blinded by the Light Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit Noah Jupe – Honey Boy/Le Mans ’66 Honor Swinton Byrne – The Souvenir
BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER: THE PHILIP FRENCH AWARD Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts – For Sama Richard Billingham – Ray & Liz Mark Jenkin – Bait Owen McCafferty – Ordinary Love Nicole Taylor – Wild Rose
BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR Appreciation Beyond the North Winds: A Post-Nuclear Reverie The Devil’s Harmony Kingdom Come Pompeii
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Ad Astra – Allen Maris, visual effects Apollo 11 – Todd Douglas Miller, film editing Judy – Jeremy Woodhead, makeup and hair Little Women – Jacqueline Durran, costumes Motherless Brooklyn – Daniel Pemberton, music Monos – Jasper Wolf, cinematography 1917 – Oliver Tarney, sound design Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood – Barbara Ling, production design Parasite – Lee Ha Jun, production design A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – Will Becher & Richard Phelan, animation
DILYS POWELL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN FILM Sally Potter
DILYS POWELL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN FILM Sandy Powell
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is set to receive the Spotlight Award at the 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival for her performance in Hustlers. The award will be presented at the fest’s annual gala on Thursday, January 2.
The festival, held at the Palm Springs Convention Center, runs Jan. 2-13.
“Jennifer Lopez is a star in every sense of the word, and you will experience this in her latest film Hustlers. Starting with her show-stopping entrance Jennifer brings to life the character of Ramona, an exotic dancer, who leads a group of dancer friends to steal money from their clients,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “For this full-force yet grounded performance, deserving of awards consideration, we are thrilled to present Jennifer Lopez with this year’s Spotlight Award.”
Past recipients of the Spotlight Award, Actress include Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Helen Hunt, Allison Janney, Rooney Mara and Julia Roberts.
All recipients received Academy Award nominations in the year they were honored, with Janney receiving an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Lopez joins this year’s previously announced honorees Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron and Renée Zellweger.
From STX Films, Hustlershas earned more than $150 million worldwide at the box office to date. The film follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and fashion icon has announced a hot new partnership with the fashion branch Coach.
Lopez announced the campaign on her Instagram, sharing her excitement for what’s to come with her 105 million followers.
“I’m so excited for this collaboration with Coach” she said. “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.”
Starting in spring 2020, Lopez will appear in ad campaigns for the leather goods, ready-to-wear and footwear company. The relationship builds on the long-time relationship between the two — Lopez carried Coach bags as early as her 2002 video “All I Have” with LL Cool J.
In the upcoming campaign, she’ll be shot by Juergen Teller, who’s captured the likes of Yara Shahidiand Jemima Kirkein iconic locations for previous Coach campaigns.
One year ago, Michael B. Jordanbecame the first global face of menswear for the Tapestrybrand and later designed a Coach unisex clothing line, which he told The Hollywood Reporter is “nostalgic, fresh, utilitarian and functional.”
A Bronx-born mother-of-two, Lopez has always stayed true to her New York roots, from her In Living Color days to her role as executive producer on films like Hustlersand 2020’s The Godmother.
Like Lopez, Coach is New York through-and-through, founded in Manhattan 78 years ago. Coach says it selected Lopez to embody its value for self-expression.
“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,” Coach creative director Stuart Veverssaid in a statement. “She’s from New York like Coach, which creates another authentic connection with our heritage, and I’m particularly excited about bringing Jennifer and Juergen Teller together.”
Lopez will join fellow A-list ambassador and pop star Selena Gomez as part of the Coach family. Earlier this year, Lopez, together with her fiancé Alex Rodriguez, launched a collection of sunglasses with the brand Quay Australia, as well as her 25th fragrance called Promise.