Jennifer Lopez, ‘American Idol’ Judge: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Jennifer Lopez has returned again as a judge on American Idol 2015, alongside Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban. Lopez is an actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, singer … you name it, she’s done it. Starting out as a “fly girl” on the sketch comedy show In Living Color, “Jenny from the block” has come a long way in life and her career. We all know so much about Lopez, so let’s just narrow it down to the latest news from her dating life to her latest career developments. Read on for the details below.

1. Her HBO Documentary Was Very Emotional

Recently, Jennifer Lopez’s HBO documentary “Dance Again World Tour” aired and Lopez got very emotional when opening up about her divorce from Marc Anthony. Lopez cried:

I remember being on set, in my dressing room and not being able to get up in the morning. There’s simply no pain that compares to the hurt and failure of a divorce. The hope, the dreams, the fairytale… everything falls to pieces and you feel like you’re going to die. You feel like you failed and no matter how hard you tried, it just doesn’t work.

She then added:

My dream was that we remained a family forever…you never want to destroy one.

Lopez married singer Marc Anthony in 2004, and the couple welcomed fraternal twins Max and Emme in 2008. Three years after their births, Lopez announced that she was filing for divorce from her husband. Six-year-old Emme opened up in JLo’s documentary about how much she misses her father when he isn’t around, saying:

I have this necklace so I can always remember my daddy. I’ll be with him and always want to remember him, that’s why I bought this heart.

Have a look at an adorable photo of Lopez’s children below.

2. There Are Reports That Mariah Carey Is Replacing Lopez In a Las Vegas Residency

Jennifer Lopez was reportedly in talks to become a headliner in Las Vegas, but the deal is said to have fallen through. In fact, Music Times reports:

It looks like Jennifer Lopez won’t be joining Britney Spears in Las Vegas, after all. After rumors that the “Booty” singer was eyeing a lucrative residency at Caesars Entertainment’s Colosseum, it seems as though she was demanding too much money to finally ink the deal. But, another big name diva, Mariah Carey, could be the next to head to Sin City.

3. JLo’s Ex Casper Smart Has Been Working With Tons of Celebrities Since Their Split

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Since Jennifer Lopez and her much younger boyfriend Casper Smart broke up in April 2014, Smart has been making the rounds, becoming a very successful choreographer. TMZ reports that Smart has booked an acting role, playing the bad guy in a dance flick called Wild For The Night. In addition, Smart has been filling his time with A-list gigs including choreographing Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” music video, appearing on The Big Bang Theory, choreographed the opening act at the MTV VMA’s this year, starring in the film Street, and choreographing Jessie J’s music video for “Burnin’ Up”.

4. The Boy Next Door Is Lopez’s New Movie

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Lopez is starring in a brand new film called The Boy Next Door. Lopez plays a divorcee who has a fling with a young boy who moved onto her street, but then finds out he’s a student in her class. She then learns he has a dark, twisted secret. Check out the steamy trailer for the movie above.

5. She May Have a Male Admirer In Hollywood

Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have been friends for years and we’ve seen them on stage together many times. Recently, however, there have been rumors that Pitbull may be gearing up for a try at romance with the sexy super star. Hollywood Life reported a source stating:

He’s never made a move because she’s always been linked with someone — first [ex-hubby] Marc Anthony, then Casper. But now he’s telling pals that he and J.Lo could be the next Brangelina. He’s even come up with their mash-up name: Pit-Lo.

Now we all know that Lopez is prone to having dating rumors surround her, so time will tell if there’s anything to this one.

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