11 Updates
Jennifer Lopez was homeless as a teen

Jennifer Lopez was homeless as a teen

Jul 9 2013, 8:30pm CDT | by

Jennifer Lopez used to be homeless. The 'Dance Again' hitmaker, 43, who has five-year-old twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, often slept in a dance studio as a teenager after...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Jennifer Lopez was homeless as a teen

Jul 9 2013, 8:30pm CDT | by

Jennifer Lopez used to be homeless.

The 'Dance Again' hitmaker, 43, who has five-year-old twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, often slept in a dance studio as a teenager after having arguments with her mother about her career plans.

She told W magazine: "My mom and I butted heads. I didn't want to go to college - I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, 'This is what I have to do.' A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe. When I got back, I booked 'In Living Color'. I became a Fly Girl and moved to L.A. It all happened in a year."

Despite enjoying her newfound freedom, Jennifer initially hated living in Los Angeles after relocating there from the Bronx, New York.

She explained: "I hated L.A. I was asking, 'Where's the store for milk? Don't you guys walk on the street?' Now I love Los Angeles, but it doesn't give me strength the way the Bronx did. All the strength that I needed for life, I got from that neighborhood."

Jennifer, who is dating her former back-up dancer Casper Smart, 25, also revealed she is eager to pass on her ambition and work ethic to her children.

She said: "I think a lot about teaching my kids to work hard. I've learned something about kids - they don't do what you say; they do what you do. I watched my parents. My dad worked nights, and I was aware of how much he was doing for us. My mom was a Tupperware lady and also worked at the school. I always felt that I couldn't let them down. And I had a natural discipline from early on. I was always training for something.

"I can remember dancing and singing in front of the mirror in my bedroom. I've always had dreams - the dreams have just gotten bigger."

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
Update
11

2 weeks ago

Forbes Announces The Top Earning Women of Music In 2014

Nov 4 2014 5:06pm CST | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Beyonce earned $115 million—making her the top-earning woman in the music business.“Like everyone else, you work really hard and you want it to be great; you want your friends to like it,” she told FORBES five years ago. “What makes me feel comfortable is practice and knowing I’m prepared.”1. Beyonce – $115 Million2. Taylor Swift – $64 Million3. P!nk – $52 Million4. Rihanna – $48 Million5. Katy Perry – $40 Mill ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
 

 
Update
10

2 weeks ago

Iggy Azalea Split Her Pants While Performing "Booty" at a Bar Mitzvah (VIDEO)

Nov 4 2014 3:34pm CST | Source: WetPaint

The show must go on, even when your wardrobe can’t. Iggy Azalea gave a crowd of teens and pre-teens an eyeful Saturday when her skin-tight pants split during a performance at a bar mitzvah in Los Angeles. The 24-year-old singer dropped it like it’s hot during Jennifer Lopez’s song “Booty” when a split appeared in the fabric around her crotch. The “Fancy” rapper appeared oblivious to the wardrobe malfunction, however, ...
Source: WetPaint   Full article at: WetPaint
 

 
Update
9

2 weeks ago

2015 People’s Choice Awards Announces Hopefuls: And the Nominees Are…

Nov 4 2014 1:45pm CST | Source: GossipCenter

Though it may feel like awards show season just ended, it’s time to ramp back up again for the 2015 People's Choice Awards. Earlier today (November 4) the show’s honchos released the nominees for the upcoming event, slated to take place on January 7th, 2015. Jennifer Lawrence will do battle with Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy and Scarlett Johansson for Favorite Movie Actress, while the Favorite Movie Actor nominees include Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, Ma ...
Source: GossipCenter   Full article at: GossipCenter
 

 
Update
8

2 weeks ago

2015 People’s Choice Awards Announces Hopefuls: And the Nominees Are…

Nov 4 2014 1:14pm CST | Source: GossipCenter

Though it may feel like awards show season just ended, it’s time to ramp back up again for the 2015 People's Choice Awards. Earlier today (November 4) the show’s honchos released the nominees for the upcoming event, slated to take place on January 7th, 2015. Jennifer Lawrence will do battle with Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy and Scarlett Johansson for Favorite Movie Actress, while the Favorite Movie Actor nominees in ...
Source: GossipCenter   Full article at: GossipCenter
 

 
Update
5

2 weeks ago

Anne Hathaway is trying to make her husband’s jewelry designs happen

Nov 4 2014 7:00am CST | Source: Celebitchy.com

Last week, I covered these photos of Anne Hathaway at the LA premiere of Interstellar. I didn’t hate her Richard Nicholl gown, although it seemed sort of like one of those satin slipdresses that were so popular in the 1990s. In last week’s post, I also identified Annie’s jewelry as James Banks Designs. I even joked about how her husband, Skinny Jeans McGee, I mean Adam Shulman, is a self-proclaimed “jewelry designer.” But I just found out that S ...
Source: Celebitchy.com   Full article at: Celebitchy.com
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

“Selena Gomez needs to stop calling the cops for no reason” links

Nov 3 2014 11:30am CST | Source: Celebitchy.com

Selena Gomez keeps calling the cops & claiming there’s someone in her house, but no one is ever there. She’s done that three times! [Evil Beet] Jennifer Lopez says Ben Affleck was her first heartbreak. [Dlisted] Ben Affleck wore guyliner for Halloween. [LaineyGossip] This Lena Dunham story is unfortunate all-around (NSFW). [Buzzfeed] Joss Whedon & Nathan Fillion played with light sabers! [Pajiba] ...
Source: Celebitchy.com   Full article at: Celebitchy.com
 

 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

Reconnecting The Circuit Of Puerto Rican Identity Through Music

Nov 2 2014 4:08pm CST | Source: WNYC Music

New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent are a diverse group. Some were born in Puerto Rico, some have never set foot on the island, and everyone else falls somewhere between. But they do share a special identity, calling themselves "Nuyoricans." And when you look over the long list of notable Nuyoricans — everyone from Supreme Court Justice Sandra Sotomayor to Jennifer Lopez — it's kind of amazing how much they've cont ...
Source: WNYC Music   Full article at: WNYC Music
 

 
Update
2

3 weeks ago

Hi Hater: Iggy Azalea Disses Snoop Dogg By Dressing Up As One Of The ‘White Chicks’ For Halloween

Nov 2 2014 8:53am CST | Source: Bossip.com

Iggy Azalea does not have a sense of humor! Iggy Azalea Dresses Up A The White Chicks For Halloween Via Rumor Fix reports: After being cyber bullied when Snoop Dogg shared a photo on his Instagram that read: “White Chicks 2 Starring Iggy” she replied by dressing-up as one of the blonde detectives from the 2004 comedy movie White Chicks for Halloween. Iggy, 24, wore a denim jacket and skirt with a pink top and sanda ...
Source: Bossip.com   Full article at: Bossip.com
 

 
Update
1

3 weeks ago

In Case You Missed It: Best Pics & Stories From The Week!

Nov 2 2014 8:27am CST | Source: I'm Not Obsessed

So what did Rihanna and her gal pals dress up as for Halloween? Teenage mutant ninja turtles: creative! Check out the major celebrity news and gossip from the past week. How will Prince William and Kate Middleton avoid holiday drama? Child Protective Services opens up an investigation into Mama June now that she’s been said to be dating a convicted child molester. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Nori are declared the “First Fa ...
Source: I'm Not Obsessed   Full article at: I'm Not Obsessed
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Bette Midler slams 'silly' Ariana Grande
Bette Midler slams 'silly' Ariana Grande
Bette Midler has hit out at Ariana Grande, describing the 'Bang Bang' singer's sexy music videos as ''silly beyond belief''.
 
 
Demi Lovato: Me and Miley have nothing in common
Demi Lovato: Me and Miley have nothing in common
Demi Lovato insists she and Miley Cyrus are ''acquaintances'' rather than friends because they no longer have anything in common.
 
 
Jason Bateman wants more Arrested Development
Jason Bateman wants more Arrested Development
Jason Bateman has joked he would love to reprise his role as Michael Bluth in 'Arrested Development' because he could act alongside his former co-star and ''beloved'' Will Arnett again.
 
 
Lorde: Meeting Pitbull is like meeting the president
Lorde: Meeting Pitbull is like meeting the president
Lorde has likened meeting Pitbull backstage at last night's (23.11.14) American Music Awards' to an encounter with the President.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Turkey rejects easing relations with Egypt
Istanbul, Nov 24 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that he rejected the reconciliation efforts for friendly relations with Egypt. Turkey does not accept the legitimacy of Egyptian President...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US defence chief Chuck Hagel forced out
Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) In a surprise development, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned Monday reportedly under pressure amid criticism of President Barack Obama's national security team over how to deal with...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Bette Midler slams 'silly' Ariana Grande
Bette Midler has slammed Ariana Grande's ''silly high voice''. The 68-year-old actress hit out at the 21-year-old star's sexy music videos for being ''silly beyond belief'', and insists the 'Bang Bang' hitmaker's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Demi Lovato: Me and Miley have nothing in common
Demi Lovato insists she and Miley Cyrus won't be friends again because they have nothing in common. The 22-year-old singers were good pals during their rise to fame but the 'Heart Attack' hitmaker admits that while she...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian American scientist develops path to brighter LCD displays
Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian-American have developed a polarising filter that can result in mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Kohl's Black Friday Sale launched Online
The Kohl's Black Friday 2014 sale starts at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day in stores, but has launched now on kohls.com. Kohl's offers again the popular $15 Kohl's Cash on every $50 spent in this year's Black Friday sale. This...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
Brenton Thwaites for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Brenton Thwaites will star in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. The star will play the role of British soldier Henry, beating fellow actors such as Ansel Elgort of 'The Fault In Our Stars' and George...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Josh Hutcherson 'moves on' from young adult movies
Josh Hutcherson wants to ''move on'' from young adult films like 'The Hunger Games'. The 22-year-old actor - who has starred in four films based on the dystopian 'Hunger Games' novels since 2011 - plans to explore other...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
33 IS militants killed in Iraq's Mosul, two towns retaken (Roundup)
Baghadad, Nov 24 (IANS) At least 33 militants of the Islamic State (IS) died Monday in the Iraqi city of Mosul and the surrounding area, including a leader who was responsible for the sale of kidnapped Yazidi women,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jailbreak in Argentina, 32 inmates escape
Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Thirty-two inmates escaped over the weekend from a police jail in Rosario, a city in central Argentina, police said Monday. The inmates broke out of the jail Sunday by threatening the...
Read more on Politics Balla