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Jennifer Lopez: 1970—: Actor, Singer, Dancer

Tangled With Law, Walked Down Aisle

Though she maintained for some time that she and hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs were "just friends," she told Entertainment Weekly in 1998, the two went public with their romance in 1999. Her hard-earned good-girl image took some hits in December of 1999, when she was arrested with Combs after a shooting at a New York City nightclub. She was released after 14 hours, but Combs ultimately was tried for possession of a stolen gun. Combs's trial was scheduled to begin just a week before the release of Lopez's second album, J.Lo.

Lopez and Combs announced their breakup in 2001. At that time she was the first actress to have both a hit movie, The Wedding Planner, and album, J.Lo, at number one at the same time. The album was "far superior" to On the 6, according to Anthony Bozza in Rolling Stone, and its multi-platinum sales status was fueled by such singles as "Love Don't Cost a Thing," and "I'm Real." Lopez played a wedding planner in the romantic comedy The Wedding Planner opposite actor Matthew McConaughey. Lopez planned her own wedding in 2001, when she and dancer Cris Judd tied the knot in a small ceremony. Her third album, Jtotha L-O!: The Remixes, released in 2002, also reached platinum.

Selected filmography

My Family/Mi Familia, 1995.

Money Train, 1995.

Jack, 1996.

Blood and Wine, 1997.

Selena, 1997.

Anaconda, 1997.

U Turn, 1997.

Out of Sight, 1998.

Antz, 1998.

The Cell, 2000.

The Wedding Planner, 2001.

Angel Eyes, 2001.

Enough, 2002.

Selected discography

On the 6, Work/Sony, 1999.

J.Lo, Sony, 2001.

J to tha L-O!: The Remixes, 2002.



Cosmopolitan, March 1999, p. 202.

Entertainment Weekly, October 9, 1998, p. 28; January 7, 2000, p. 8.

In Style, June 1, 1999, p. 276.

Newsweek, December 20, 1999, p. 84; January 10, 2000, p. 58; January 29, 2001, p. 63.

People, May 10, 1999, p. 187; September 13, 1999, p. 71; March 13, 2000, p. 146; May 14, 2001, p. 88.

Redbook, January 2002, p. 58.

Rolling Stone, February 15, 2001, p. 44.

Time, February 5, 2001, p. 87.

Vanity Fair, June 2001, p. 166.


All Music Guide, www.amg.com

Internet Movie Database, www.imdb.com

Rolling Stone, www.rollingstone.com

—Brenna Sanchez

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