|Report: Lopez to Get $12M for Film
November 1, 2001
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jennifer Lopez reportedly will receive $12 million to co-star with Ben Affleck in the upcoming movie ``Gigli.''
Lopez is shown with her ALMA award as Entertainer of the Year April 28, 2001.
The singer-actress also will get a high single-digit percentage of the back-end profits, Variety reported Tuesday.
Lopez, 31, already was the highest-paid Hispanic woman in film history by receiving $9 million for the romantic comedy ``The Wedding Planner'' which came out in January and co-starred Matthew McConaughey.
In ``Gigli,'' she'll play a gunslinger sent to supervise a hit man (Affleck), with whom she falls in love.
Lopez replaces Halle Berry, who backed out because of scheduling conflicts with the shooting of ``X-Men 2,'' but Variety reported that she was one of the first people considered for the role last summer.
``Gigli,'' which Martin Brest (``Beverly Hills Cop,'' ``Scent of a Woman'') will direct, is scheduled to begin production next month and open in November 2002.
Jennifer Lopez will play a free-spirited gunslinger opposite Ben Affleck in ``Gigli,'' which director Martin Brest is scheduled to shoot next month. Lopez will be given a $12 million advance against the film's future profits -- a significant salary increase for the entertainer.
Jennifer Lopez To Launch Tour At Stockholm Party
November 13, 2001
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STOCKHOLM - American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, known to her fans as J-Lo, plans to boost her popularity in Europe with a tour of the continent launched at a party in Sweden, her record company Sony Music said Tuesday.
``J-Lo is huge in the United States but not as big in Europe. That's why she's embarking upon this promotion tour, starting with Sweden, which is a key market,'' Katrin Persson, spokeswoman at Sony Music Sweden, told Reuters.
The party on Nov. 20, expected to attract rock band Roxette and Swedish princesses Victoria and Madeleine, will include the premiere of a television film featuring Lopez in her family's native Puerto Rico.
The program is directed toward fans and includes interviews with Lopez, who won the MTV Europe Music Award last week for best singer, as well as scenes from the star's concert on the Caribbean island in September.
Her latest album ``J. Lo'' has sold more than 7 million copies, Persson said. The video to the song ``Ain't It Funny'' from the album will also be shown at the party.
The Latino beauty, whose revealing dresses have attracted much media attention, will also appear on a popular television show in Sweden.
||Jennifer Lopez Voted Best Body
Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, pictured below at the September 6, 2001 at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York, and British soccer captain David Beckham have the best celebrity bodies in the world, according to a 2001 poll published by Celebrity Bodies magazine. Lopez beat out actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and former supermodel Elle Macpherson.
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Jennifer Lopez poses (below) in an outfit from her new fashion line during a news conference in the Century City area of Los Angeles, in this April 26, 2001 file photo. Lopez reportedly will receive $12 million to co-star with Ben Affleck in the upcoming movie 'Gigli.'' The singer-actress also will get a high single-digit percentage of the back-end profits, Variety reported Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001.
(AP Photo/Jill Connelly, File)