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August 31, 2000 - E! Online's Ted Casablanca reports that one of Jennifer's 'Friends' that was watching her rented Beverly Hills house held a party there without her knowledge, and they had the nerve to try on her wardrobe as well.

August 31, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez tells Playboy "Just because our names and faces are in magazines doesn't mean we're not people."

August 30, 2000 - Apparently Jennifer and Puffy aren't the party animals they're painted out to be, as Entertaindom.com reports in the past 8 month's Puffy's only taken Jennifer to two parties, one her birthday (as we reported).

August 28, 2000 - People magazine talks about Jennifer Lopez and her body, as well as other actresses, saying "Adrienne Ressler, a body-image specialist for the Renfrew Center, a treatment facility for eating disorders in Coconut Creek, Fla., finds those choices encouraging. Crawford, Berry and Lopez all have 'very curvaceous, womanly bodies,' she points out. 'They may be beautiful ideals, but they have breasts and hips. They look like real women.'" 15% of respondants said they wanted to look like Jennifer, 3rd to Halle Berry (18%) and Cindy Crawford (21%).

August 26, 2000 - We've added message boards to abstracts.net! It's still somewhat under construction but feel free to sign up and post here. Starting next month we'll have a $25 gift certificate at Amazon.com for post of the month!

August 26, 2000 - The Sun reports Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Puffy has banned her from doing sex scenes in films.

August 26, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez will be on of four hosts for this year's inaugural Latin Grammy Awards to be broadcast on CBS September 13th from LA.

August 26, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez seems to really like The Cell, as she tells Launch.com "When I first sat there and watched the finished product from beginning to end, I was really blown away," she said. "When I was watching it, and it was moving along, and the story's there, I was, like, 'This is good!' Then I thought to myself halfway through, when I'm watching these incredible visual images and stuff, I was like, 'This is like something I've never seen before.' So I was really, really impressed with what Tarsem had done with the film, and the way the story was. I was actually really happy. I really like it."

August 22, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez is quoted by Cindy Adams, saying "My cousin gave me great advice. Said to always wear pretty shoes, because the man I was dancing with would be looking down and if he saw beautiful feet, he'd probably fall in love with me."

August 22, 2000 - Amy Reiter tells us when Jennifer was asked if she spent her money on anything besides clothes, she giggled and said "Nothing."

August 22, 2000 - The Sun reports Jennifer won't be doing any nude scenes anytime soon, saying "I will NEVER bare all on film. You can do love scenes that show skin, legs, whatever. But nudity is not for me." [hmm, so those boobs in U Turn were a double's?]

August 21, 2000 - So has Jennifer's booty been surgically modified? A blind item in today's New York Post suggests maybe so, asking Which Upper East Side plastic surgeon indiscreetly brags to prospective patients that he is responsible for improving the voluptuous curves of a sultry Latina starlet who evidently had a bit too much upholstery in her seat and thighs?

August 21, 2000 - Several comments on Jennifer Lopez from last week's chat with Jonathan Foreman on Yahoo! Chat: "she does wear some very outrageous Versace-esque outfits" in The Cell. About the movie? "It's not very frightening, and you've definitely seen the story before. But visually it's cool in a operatic/music video/fashion shoot kind of way"

August 20, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez commented to the NY Post about images in The Cell that made her look like the Virgin Mary "The costume design was based on a Brazilian sea goddess. It had nothing to do with the Catholic religion at all. There are no crosses or anything like that. It's just a white robe with red on it."

August 19, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez was on hand at the premiere of The Cell in Los Angeles where she was pictured with her sister Leslie Scholl and Cher.

August 19, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez appeared on the Tonight Show last night, though I missed the taping (sorry).

August 18, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez isn't too concerned about what she'll wear to the MTV VMA's, as she told TV Guide "I don't do that type of thing until a couple days before." adding "It's like I start looking at things and I choose something or I choose a couple of things and then that day I choose what I'm going to wear."

August 18, 2000 - The Cell so far has been getting mixed reviews, as we know Howard Stern gave it a good review, the Seattle Times gave it 3 stars, but Entertainment Weekly's Lisa Schwarzbaum says "The surreal Jennifer Lopez thriller is incoherent" and "The Cell's visual allure can't save the movie." Also, the Post gave it two stars.

August 17, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez was on the Today show today interviewed by Matt Lauer, who was in LA covering the DNC. Jennifer had to do the interview at 4:30 am. She addressed Puffy's arrest by saying that in her business you are victim to however the media portrays you.

August 17, 2000 - Vince Vaughn commented to Ted Casablanca on how it was to work with Jennifer in The Cell, saying "She's so cool, I know people like to talk trash about her, but I really like her. She's so much fun to hang out with. I really mean that."

August 16, 2000 - Howard saw The Cell last night and told listeners he loved it. He thinks it will be a big hit and was impressed with Tarsem Singh's first movie, as well as it's NIN look (he's directed music videos in the pastl).

August 16, 2000 - FHM chimed in on The Cell as well, saying "If it lives up to the hype, The Cell should be a perfect brew of a piss your bed so you don't have to walk in the dark suspense thriller."

August 16, 2000 - Worldpop reports that Jennifer Lopez clips out the most outrageous claims so that she can show her future children. Among them, the $1 billion booty insurance, and that she won't sleep on linens with a thread count of less than 250 per inch.

August 16, 2000 - If you think Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez have an icy relationship now, word now comes from Variety that Jennifer has been approached by United Artists to play the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in another movie about her, this one besides the Miramax version of the same biopic.

August 16, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez is talking about babies and would definitely put marriage and children over her career. She told MTV "They're both important to me because I love what I do at the moment, but having a family is the ultimate to me. I think about it now that I'm getting to a certain age and things are going okay."

August 15, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez postponed her radio interview on Seattle's KNDD. The DJs were bitching about it and didn't like her publicist who said it was a scheduling conflict. They were debating on whether to take her call afterwards when and if she calls later in the week.

August 15, 2000 - Pagesix.com's Paula Froelich commenting on Jennifer and Puffy getting married in a recent Yahoo chat "I don't know, they seem pretty happy the way they are now and he's got a lot of other things to take care before and if he gets married like the charges against him." And of her relationship with Puffy's ex, Kim Porter? "Kim Porter is absolutely not jealous of Jennifer, she is the one who broke up with Puffy not the other way around. She is a successful model and a mother which pretty much keeps her busy."

August 15, 2000 - Star magazine is dropping the bombshell this week that Jennifer Lopez has been living with a benign brain tumor located in her pituitary gland. Her doctors have been frequently checking it but so far there's been no change. Friends say that Lopez is "worried the tumor will grow and she'll have to go under the knife, that probably terrifies her the most."

August 14, 2000 - Recent quote from Jennifer Lopez "Beauty and sexiness aren't about who you are on the outside ... All that goes away. Everybody gets wrinkled; everybody's breasts sag. It's about what's inside. When you have a good heart and when you're happy, you look better."

August 14, 2000 - entertaindom reports more news on Jennifer's new album, as she says ''It's the same kind of music. It's gonna be pop with an R&B base and a Latin flavor to it,'' Lopez says. ''That's who I am, and that's the kind of music that I make." She also hopes it will be a better album than On The 6, which critics panned as mediocre.

August 13, 2000 - Glamour reports that Jennifer Lopez's parents wanted her to become a lawyer, but she said of the offer "I don't think I would have been very happy, I'd have been in front of the jury, singing." As for her fame, she admitted, "I never bargained for the loss of privacy - how much impact that has on you. It just became such a weird thing to know that other people know about your life. I went through a period where I was very scared and I didn't want to leave my house."

August 13, 2000 - Apparently The Cell is very grisly, as the Post's Page Six reports "that it makes "Silence of the Lambs" look like "Bambi." In one scene psycho killer Vincent D'Onofrio disembowels a victim and plays the intestines like a harp. Lopez reportedly told a journalist "There were days when I'd think, 'Are we going to get away with this stuff?'"

August 12, 2000 - Carlos Santana commenting recently on his willingness to perform: "I'd like to do something with Emilio Estefan and his wife Gloria, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony -- and do something that would bring more attention to the Latin community."

August 12, 2000 - MTV reports that Jennifer is halfway done with her second album and that she hopes to have it released by October. She's also hoping that Puffy will be in a couple of the tracks.

August 11, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez was on Letterman last night and of course they talked about the dress. Jenn says her dad originally asked why should wore it and was upset but later said "Wow this is the biggest thing ever!" after all the attention. She was definitely surprised by the birthday celebration she had, she told Dave. She didn't say much about the shooting, saying "I'm not supposed to talk about it because it's a legal thing... I'll get in trouble." She did thank Dave for caring though.

August 10, 2000 - EW.com reports 'Lil Kim and Jennifer are definitely not close. "I don't care for her" was 'Lil Kim's response about Lopez. She called Jennifer a 'gold digger'. Apparently 'Lil Kim is friends with Puffy's former love Kim Porter, whom Puffy knocked up in '98. Lopez responded by saying "I hadn't heard anything about it."

August 9, 2000 - Cindy Adams reports on why Jennifer Lopez thinks there is a need for semi-nude scenes in The Cell, saying I don't know about you, but I always walk around semi-naked at home in underwear."

August 9, 2000 - Liz Smith reports the director of The Cell, Tarsem, was more than pleased with Jennifer's job in the role, saying "The role required someone comfortable with breaking down walls, a willingness to experiment on every level!"

August 9, 2000 - The Star magazine reports that the cop that Jennifer Lopez's character is modeled on was shot twice in the arm in a showdown with gang members on the Santa Monica pier, which was on live TV. Christina Corea underwent 10 hours of surgery and says "I can't open my fingers." Jennifer was said to have been very upset to hear the news.

August 9, 2000 - entertaindom.com reports Jennifer Lopez is quoted defending her Grammy dress recently, saying "Hey, I liked the dress. I didn't think it was a big deal. Underneath, it's like a bathing suit -- green with a full panty. There was no danger of the dress falling off, believe me."

August 6, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez will be a guest on Late Night with David Letterman this coming Thursday, so be sure to tune in. She'll no doubt be plugging The Cell.

August 6, 2000 - Pagesix.com reports that Jennifer Lopez and Puffy missed out on their chilled bottles of Cristal waiting for them in the VIP room of One 51 because the club was so crowded they couldn't make their way up, though did say hello to Faith Evans and Bozak.

August 4, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez to Playboy magazine: "Classy, sexy, feminine -- those are the things I look for in clothes. I don't like anything that looks cheap. I don't go for overtly sexual things. I like things that leave something to the imagination."

August 3, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez was named in Vibe magazine's 100 Most Influential People, Places, and Things where they said of her, "When your dress makes headline news, you're more than just a superstar. The triple threat boricua-a dancer, actress, and singer-wants to become a legend."

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