Jennifer Lopez is not aging like a normal human being. In fact, it may very well be possible that the stunning A.K.A. diva is only growing younger.
The latest evidence of her eternal flawlessness? Her brand new cover and photo shoot for Self Magazine‘s January 2015 issue, unveiled on the “Booty” singer’s Instagram last night.
“Starting 2015 off right! Talking @theboynextdoormovie & @BodyLabForWomen in @SELFmagazine. #SELFMade #TheBoyNextDoor #JLoBodyLab #JLoSelfMagazine,” she wrote. The spread sees J.Lo working it out (literally!) in a few sexy white outfits, casually hanging from a beam while flaunting her ridiculously toned bod. And it sounds like she’s opening up and getting a bit more personal inside: “I’m facing my fears and working on myself,” she’s quoted as saying on the cover. It’s time for those New Years resolutions!
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All good things come to those who wait! Jennifer Lopez‘s Dance Again concert documentary will make its belated debut on HBO on December 31. What better way to bring in 2015? Produced by Simon Fields, the film is said to combine live performances from the diva’s blockbuster 2012 world tour, as well as documentary footage — J.Lo apparently reflects on her “romantic happiness” — and interviews with family and friends.
The tour was absolutely spectacular, so this should be a (long-overdue) treat. The timing is also interesting. Dance Again was initially pegged for a theatrical release in 2013 (it was filmed in 3D), but that never eventuated. Instead of simply releasing the film on DVD, a high-profile HBO special is a pretty smart way of promoting the pop icon’s rumored Las Vegas residency. If it’s actually on the cards. Regardless, this will be must-see TV! More »
Did You Hear?
:: All of the maddening hard work the Beyhive does is paying off! Beyonce‘s huge fan base has been crowned as “Fans of the Year” by GQ magazine. From their inescapable social media presence, numerous features on thinkpieces and the infamous SNL skit “The Beygency,” the singer’s fans have definitely made an impression this year! [Billboard]
:: BBC’s Sound of 2015 list has arrived! It features up-and-coming acts like James Bay, Kwabs, Raury and our current favorite — Years & Years. Last year’s winner was a little act known as Sam Smith. [PopJustice]
:: Susan Boyle has a brand new boyfriend! The singer’s significant other is apparently an American doctor whom she met during her tour. This marks the first boyfriend for Boyle, who is 53 years old. Good for her! [Just Jared]
:: Jennifer Lopez plans to bring her acting chops to NBC’s Parks and Recreation next year. She’ll be playing Adam Scott and Amy Poehler’s nanny on the show. Lopez will also be returning to the 14th season of American Idol in January. [PopDust]
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Between Jay Z and Beyonce’s On the Run Tour and the arrival of Taylor Swift’s behemoth pop album 1989, 2014 has had quite a few key music moments. And now it’s that time of year when we try to figure out sort out what to give as holiday presents. So what do you do when your favorite music fan already owns all their favorite albums or has seen more concerts than they can count?
With the end of 2014 around the corner, there are still lots of bits and bobs you can stuff stockings with. For instance, what about getting your friend a book this holiday season? To help you out, we rounded up some of the reads that might have slipped under your radar. Whether you want to read up on some music history or learn more about an iconic musician, these are some books that you might want to grab for your pop-loving best friend or maybe even for yourself. More »
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea closed the American Music Awards last night (November 23) with a jaw-dropping performance of Diplo-produced club-banger “Booty”. It was generally praised as one of the best moments of an otherwise lackluster night but the sexy spectacle obviously didn’t sit well with Sheryl Crow. The veteran singer/songwriter jumped on Twitter to ask for: “More real singing, less pole dancing please.”
She was referring to the segment where J.Lo and Iggy twirled around a stripper pole in swimsuits/leotards. While I agree with Sheryl about the singing — the whole night was littered with underwhelming vocal performances — it seems odd that she would use her platform for misguided slut-shaming. Jennifer sang live while dancing around the stage like a woman possessed and still managed to look sexy, powerful and in control. She also deserves props for being only one of two women over 40 (the other being Mary J. Blige) considered relevant enough to perform at the AMAs. See the “Strong Enough” hitmaker’s tweet after the jump. More »
Another American Music Awards has come and gone, and like with all of these shindigs, there are lessons to be learned and moments worth singling out. Did you sit through all three hours of this particular dog and pony act last night? Yes? Well, then see if you agree with our best/worst roundup. No? Then, children, pull up a seat and allow us to relay what went down. Have at it below! More »
God bless, Jennifer Lopez. While most of the attendees of tonight’s (November 23) American Music Awards dressed like they were going to a funeral, the sexiest woman alive — it’s not even up for debate anymore — stunned onlookers by rocking a barely-there ensemble, which showcased the stunning diva’s legendary curves. She was hands-down the best-dressed on the night and single-handedly saved the red carpet. Can someone please give her an honorary award?
Apart from making jaws drop in the sexiest dress at the AMAs, J.Lo will also take to the stage to perform “Booty” with Iggy Azalea. The butt-themed club-banger has been the biggest hit from Jenny’s much-underrated A.K.A. LP, reaching the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 — mostly due to YouTube views of the eye-popping video. The pop legend also dropped an autobiography this year, which (of course) turned out to be a bestseller. See her gorgeous pics up top. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Jennifer Lopez, already a triple threat, has become a New York Times best-selling author with her first-ever book. True Love, a memoir, divulges intimate details of her high-profile relationships with the likes of Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony. [NYT]
:: Britney Spears hosted a #6SecondsOfSpears Q&A over the weekend. Fans learned what she orders at Starbucks, what she keeps in her purse, and what she wants for Christmas this year. [Twitter]
:: Rihanna‘s #R8 could be arriving “closer than anyone realized,” according to music industry insider DJ Skee. He also claims that a new Beyonce single will arrive this week. [SPIN]
:: Prince invited rising R&B auteur FKA Twigs to his Paisley Park studios to perform a surprise show on November 15. “Words cannot express my feeling right now,” a spectator said. [Okayplayer]
:: Pitbull is among several Latin acts performing at the Calibash festival, January 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale November 21. [Billboard]
:: Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B debuted over the weekend, to a slew of criticism from viewers. (Star Alexandra Shipp‘s singing was just one of their many concerns.) The biopic’s producers admitted that the fury “was hard to ignore, but you can’t dwell on it.” [The Washington Post]
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Yesterday night, “Jam (Turn It Up)” chanteuse and Mrs. Kanye West herself Kim Kardashian set the Internet ablaze with her Jean-Paul Goude-shot Paper Magazine. It is, in a word, bootyful.
And, with that particular cover, Kim also successfully Konfirmed that 2014 truly was The Year Of The Booty: From Kylie Minogue‘s sexy “Sexercize” to Yoncé‘s good grips on her azz with “Partition” to Nicki Minaj‘s A$$-tastic “Anaconda” to Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea‘s “Booty” (obviously), the backside got all the lovin’ this year.
But now, we must determine something very serious: Who’s booty reigns supreme among them all?
Check out our gallery of some of the year’s most booty-tastic moments from our fave pop stars, and place your vote below — and be sure to leave us a cheeky message in the comments. More »
Here we go again: It’s now a week after the election and one day before Veterans Day, so it’s time for pop-loving readers to take advantage of their democratic privileges and vote! November is nearly halfway over — trust, we’re as shocked as you are — and we’re calling on Idolator readers to take a look back at 2014′s album releases so you can have a say in our annual Readers’ Poll roundup of the best ones. As usual, the editors here at Idolator are tirelessly compiling their own list of what they consider to be the best popular music had to offer over the past year. But we’re also eager to let you have your say.
Below you’ll find our readers’ poll containing 15 of the top pop albums released between January and June in 2014. In a few weeks we’ll also do one up for the key albums that arrived in the latter half of the year. And when all is said and done, we’ll boil it all down to what Idolator readers deem to be their 10 favorite records from 2014.
Note: As this is a two-part poll, it’s also a two-part process. Once you vote, we also want you to leave your thoughts in the comments box below on why you chose that particular album. We’ll be reading all of your feedback and including some of it when we post the Best Albums Of 2014 Readers’ Poll results.
So get to voting below, then voice up on why your fave deserves to be in our year-end roundup of 2014’s best albums! More »