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December 31, 2000 - Despite giving her a respectable B grade, Marc Weingarten of Entertainment Weekly doesn't seem to think much of Jennifer Lopez's new single (bordering on calling her a hypocrite) saying, "Lopez's latest is a sharp rebuke to all of those male hip-hoppers who kvetch about their women going for the bling-bling. But despite the bold message, this is still standard-fare, booty-thump funk, with a snapping snare and a female chorus of yes-gals. Whether you think a woman who dates Puff Daddy cares little about material things is up to you."

December 30, 2000 - The New York Post reports that Jennifer Lopez will grace the cover of Jason Binn's new Gotham magazine when the first issue debuts in February.

December 29, 2000 - Puff Daddy had some pretty strange comments on ET about Jennifer saying, "Jennifer, she's just been a straight soldier, you know, as far as she's just been a strong woman. She's just been, you know, like a rock. You know. She's been there and been totally supportive. And you know, I definitely, she's definitely been a help and, you know, I don't know. I'd probably definitely be insane if, you know, she wasn't there by my side through this."

December 29, 2000 - The Sun reports Jennifer Lopez has revealed that Jennifer Lopez's decision as a child to tie her shoelace when her mom's car collided with a truck may have saved her life. Instead of being hurled through the windshield, she says, "I only got a fractured nose. People tell me I look like I was hit with a hammer. But I like my nose."

December 28, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez is featured here in an autographed picture wearing a see-through top that's being auctioned on ebay. The photo, item #529259611, is bid at $43 and ends today.

December 28, 2000 - The Denver Post reports inmates at Denver County Jail staged a three-hour uprising Christmas Eve after they were kept waiting to watch Jennifer Lopez's move, The Cell. Read more.

December 25, 2000 - The New York Daily News reports Jennifer and Puffy are spending the holidays in St. Barts.

December 25, 2000 - Seventeen magazine interviewed Jessica's best friend and assitant Arlene Rodriguez who talked about how her and Lopez met in grade school. "Jennifer was new to the school. She came in second grade and she thought she was going to take over the place. She believed that she was Pinky Tuscadero [from "Happy Days"]. She had all these friends and she was, like, 'You get my shoes, you get this, you get that.' I saw everybody running and getting her stuff, and I said, 'No!' She came up and kicked me in the knee. I told on her, and she got in trouble."

December 24, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez finished as the #9 most popular search on Lycos.com for the year, with the #1 position going to Britney Spears.

December 23, 2000 - The New York Post reports that Jennifer Lopez few British Airways from London to New York along with George Clooney. Though the two didn't speak to each other in the first class section, they did encounter a scare when their plane was hit with a thunderbolt.

December 22, 2000 - More on Jennifer Lopez's diva ways as Popbitch.com reports a recent Jennifer Lopez venue had to be changed because as her rep said, Jennifer doesn't do stairs."

December 22, 2000 - E! Online's Ted Casablanca lists Jennifer Lopez & That Dress at #10 on his George W. Shrub Awards saying, "Hell, gay and straight, everybody who saw that nonexistent frock wanted to get into it one way or another. Now, all Jen has to do is figure out what to do with her gunpowder Puff, and she'll have the world over a barrel."

December 21, 2000 - Worldpop reports Jennifer Lopez is again guilty of outrageous backstage demands at Hit Machine in France. Lopez arrived to the show two hours late and then threw a tantrum because her dressing room was not painted white. Her hotel demands required she have scented candles and white orchids (changed twice a day) in her room. Lopez later left Paris for Madrid where similar problems occured prompting TV shows to be cancelled.

December 18, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez and her Grammy dress was profiled in Entertainment Weekly's Year that Was. They said of the fashion decision, "She turned herself out as the fly-girl hyperversion of postfeminist power, flaunting her control by toying with the threat of excess. In consequence, her star went supernova."

December 17, 2000 - On the heels of excessive demands from other musicians on The Smoking Gun, The Sun reports Jennifer Lopez has topped them all during her appearance at BBC's Top of The Pops. Jennifer's huge 60 person entourage made up a quarter of the audience as Jennifer mimed Love Don't Cost A Thing and Play, and her hired hands clapped extensively. Not only did Lopez and staff take over 10 dressing rooms, sheinsisted they all be decorated with white muslin and ruffled lace. As for food, Lopez brought over 3 of her own chefs to prepare an extravagant menu. An insider told the Sun, "It was the most ridiculous thing I have ever witnessed at Top Of The Pops. She thought she was royalty. Everything had to be exact to the last detail." Similar treatment was expected for her National Lottery Stars show the next night in the UK.

December 17, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez was on Thomas Gottschalk's game show 'Bet It... !?' in Basel December 9.

December 16, 2000 - There's an audio interview with Jennifer Lopez on KISS 106.1 that took place in November. To hear it, click here.

December 16, 2000 - The New York Post reports Puffy and Jennifer wore fake fur coats to Spa, which the club thought was acceptable even though they recently instituted a no-fur policy. The paper reports Combs left his real fur coat in the car.

December 16, 2000 - The Sun reports Jennifer Lopez is searching England for a good place for her and Puffy to get married. Lopez is quoted saying, "I think England is the most romantic place to get married." The two seem to be waiting for the results of Puffy's gun and bribery charges before proceeding with marriage plans. Lopez is currently in the UK to promot her new single and hit the airwaves.

December 13, 2000 - The New York Post's Page Six reports that while Puffy and Jennifer Lopez are currently together, problems the two had while she was recording JLO caused their relationship to be put on hold for weeks. An insider told the paper, "Puffy would show up at the studio at like midnight and demand to see Jennifer. They would go in a room and fight for hours and then when they were done everyone would go back to work again." Combs and Lopez though did release a joint statement saying, "We have been working on this album for months, in several recording studios. We have and will continue making music together and just wish that people would let us live our lives and stay out of our business."

December 13, 2000 - Tony Award winning Joanna Gleason is commenting to Liz Smith about working with Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner saying, "I had been primed to expect a demanding, entourage-laden diva with Jennifer. But she was adorable, totally professional. No fuss at all."

December 13, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez is #10 in Playboy's list of The Sex Stars of 2000.

December 11, 2000 - The New York Daily News reports that neither the prosecutor's office nor the defense attorneys want to question Jennifer when Puffy goes to trial in January, according to a source. Puffy's defense attorney Benjamin Brafman told the Daily News that Jennifer "is 100% supportive of Mr. Combs."

December 10, 2000 - A funny article about the upcoming virtual reality advancements and opporunties to have Jennifer Lopez 'up close and personal' was in yesterday's Salt Lake Tribune.

December 10, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez was at the Bambi 2000 media awards in Berlin, December 8, 2000 performing and picking up a Bambi award for the best international pop performance.

December 10, 2000 - In a CDNow article, amongst Christina Aguilera's favorite artists for 2000, at #10 is Jennifer Lopez. Her top pick was Mariah Carey.

December 10, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez is featured in an autographed picture auction on ebay. The 8x10 photo, item #520335984, shows Jennifer's big booty and is unbid at $9.99. The auction ends December 16th.

December 9, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez and Puffy Combs have made People Magazine's Intriguing Couples 2000 list, you can check out their comments here.

December 9, 2000 - The Enquirer's Mike Walker reports Jennifer Lopez's people didn't know what kind of meal she wanted for a room service breakfast one day so they ordered 6 meals. When she got the meals she decided she wasn't hungry and didn't eat any of it.

December 8, 2000 - Billboard reports Jennifer Lopez's new album, JLO, will be hitting stores on January 23rd. The album will include a duet with Latin singer Chayanne entitled Touch Me.

December 7, 2000 - Mitchell Fink reports that Jennifer Lopez not being with Puffy when he went to Jay-Z's birthday party at Luhan on Monday may have been a good thing, since Misa Hylton-Brim and Kim Porter (the moms of his two kids) were there.

December 6, 2000 - Pagesix.com reports Jennifer Lopez went to Tommy Mottola's wedding not with Puffy, but manager Benny Medina and she apparently danced the entire night at the reception held at the Regent Wall Street, not sitting down once.

December 6, 2000 - Cindy Adams reports Puffy and Jennifer were seen kissing in front of his Park Avenue townhouse, but didn't go in.

December 5, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez co-hosted TRL today and by guessing 6 out of 10 of the top 10 videos, everybody in the audience got a Virgin Megastore gift certificate. Jen also answered fan questions about her new album, JLO.

December 5, 2000 - E! Online's Ted Casablanca was asked in an online chat if Puffy and Jennifer were about to break up responded, "Darling, I wouldn't answer that question if you put a gun to my head."

December 4, 2000 - The Star reports that Puffy tried to get a gopher to ask a Jennifer look-alike to come to his table at a New York club. She ended up turning him down and insulted him for not asking her himself and asked, "by the way, where's your girlfriend tonight?"

December 3, 2000 - Jennifer Lopez was amongst many celebrities due to be onhand at last night's wedding for Sony Music honcho Tommy Mottola to Mexican singer and TV star Thalia, which was held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.

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