R&B singer Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony are the proud parents of twins, a boy and a girl. The babies were born early Friday in Long Island, N.Y. The girl was born at 12:12 a.m. and weighed 5 lbs. 7 oz., and the boy followed at 12:23 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. "Jennifer and Marc are delighted, thrilled and over the moon," Lopez's manager Simon Fields tells People. They're the first children for Lopez, 38, and the fourth and fifth for Anthony, 39. The couple celebrated the impending births with a baby shower in New York on Jan. 19. "They were just beaming the entire time," said one partygoer. Lopez announced her pregnancy Nov. 8, telling the crowd during her final Miami concert: "Marc and I are expecting a baby!" The news of twins was finally confirmed by Lopez's dad earlier this month, in an interview on Spanish-language television.
Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Cris Judd will go head-to-head when they both launch reality TV dancing shows later this year (06). Lopez is working with MTV on her reality series Moves, where she will select and audition dancers, as well as act as an executive producer. Lopez will use her dance training and experience to assist aspiring dancers in their careers in the fly-on-the-wall show. Meanwhile, former dancer and choreographer Judd will host Dirty Dancing: Living The Dream, a small-screen version of the 1987 Patick Swayze and Jennifer Grey movie with a reality TV twist. The series will pair novice female dancers with experienced professionals who will train and compete for a featured role in the national cast of the upcoming Dirty Dancing musical. Judd's series will air on US cable network Women's Entertainment (WE).
Latin hitmaker Estefano is close to putting the finishing touches on Jennifer Lopez's first all-Spanish album. "Como Ama Una Mujer," slated for release later this year, features a collection of "big ballads" written and produced by Estefano; he has produced Spanish- and English-language albums for Lopez's husband, Marc Anthony. "You will be surprised with this woman's album," Estefano says. "You will be surprised to see this singer. These are big songs that require a voice." Estefano continues to promote his first solo album, "Codigo Personal: A Media Vida," released last year by Universal Music Latino. A second single, "Vuelve Morenita," is now at radio. Yahoo/Reuters/Billboard
Latina R&B sensation Jennifer Lopez (J.LO) will follow in the footsteps of fellow Hollywood star Will Smith when she travels to India next month (APR06). The singer will spend three days in Mumbai, the country's largest city, from 22 April after finishing her mini-tour of the Middle East, which will see her visit Dubai and Jordan. Event manager Sabbas Joseph tells the Times Of India newspaper he has secured J.Lo for a performance. He says, "Because of her Latin American heritage there is more of an interest in understanding everything Indian. She is very curious and is looking at connecting with Indian singers, exploring Bollywood. "We are constantly exchanging notes, she has a lot of questions."
Jennifer Lopez's first husband, Ojani Noa, is determined to release his tell-all book detailing their relationship. Noa told a judge Friday (Dec. 1) that he plans to fight the south Bronx singer to the end in an effort to publish his book. Noa said in a pretrial hearing that he regrets agreeing to a June 30 preliminary injunction that prohibits him from "criticizing, denigrating, casting in a negative light or otherwise disparaging or causing disparagement" to Lopez. "I want to fight this thing to the end," he said, according to the Associated Press. "My life has not been the same since this lawsuit was filed. ?"This was to be about my life story, coming here from Cuba. She was only a part of my life, but I was going to talk about my other girlfriends, as well.? The judge gave Noa until January 17 to hire a lawyer or represent himself. Lopez, now married to singer Marc Anthony, filed her lawsuit April 10 and obtained a temporary restraining order barring Noa from publishing his memoir, which was to include intimate details of their sex life. The two were married in Feb. 1997 and divorced 11 months later.