“Nothing that’s shitty is going to make $100 million.”

Posted by · 9:11 am · January 11th, 2010

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez, in an Elle interview, on why “Maid in Manhattan” and “Monster-in-Law” are actually “very layered movies.” Oh, Jennifer.

I’m rather enjoying Lopez’s recent rewriting of her career history. Perhaps you caught her statement last week on her supposedly scandalous Oscar snub for “El Cantante”:

I feel like I had that [Oscar worthy role] in ‘El Cantante,’ but I don’t think the Academy members saw it … It is a little bit frustrating. When the Oscars were on, I had just given birth on the 22nd, and the Oscars I think were a day or two later. I was sitting there with my twins — and I couldn’t have been happier — but I was like ‘How dope would it have been if I would’ve won the Oscar and been here in my hospital bed accepting the award?

Just like those neglectful Academy members, I never saw the film, so I’m not judging. But the days of her really rather excellent work in “Out of Sight” feel very distant, don’t they?

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  • 1 1-11-2010 at 9:16 am

    The Irishman said...

    When I saw the headline I thought for a second you had gotten an interview with Optimus Prime somehow.

  • 2 1-11-2010 at 9:21 am

    Lev Lewis said...

    Wow. Really?

  • 3 1-11-2010 at 9:48 am

    chris said...

    I also thought her work in “Anaconda”, truly deserved oscar attention as well. lol

  • 4 1-11-2010 at 9:51 am

    Megan said...

    I think the item in JLo’s prolific career that I enjoy most was “Cell.”

    Not because she was good or bad in it, but because it was like 2 hours of tripping balls.

  • 5 1-11-2010 at 10:05 am

    han said...

    Rohmer dies….

  • 6 1-11-2010 at 10:33 am

    Chris138 said...

    Ah, I hate it when people say that they should have gotten an Oscar nod or win for whatever performance. Makes them sound so full of themselves.

    Wasn’t that ‘El Cantante’ flick out in theaters for like, a week? I never saw it, but I remember it playing at my local theater and then being gone very shortly after it’s release. And judging from people who saw it on IMDB it wasn’t very good.


  • 7 1-11-2010 at 10:35 am

    M.Harris said...

    Wow! Talk about patting one’s self on the back. I guess it was a fantasy that she had. But isn’t two healthy newborns enough?

  • 8 1-11-2010 at 11:04 am

    Andrew said...

    I always knew she had mental problems.

  • 9 1-11-2010 at 11:13 am

    Bia said...

    She’s only been Oscar-worthy in Selena and Out of Sight…but even that’s debatable.

  • 10 1-11-2010 at 11:20 am

    Q-Mann said...

    Someone’s been gassing their head up…..

  • 11 1-11-2010 at 11:55 am

    Nigel Bridgeman said...

    I was crushed when she started concentrating on her singing. She was wonderful in Out of Sight (as was everyone involved in the film) and she could have been anything… but then she did the singing and along with that a bunch of dodgy rom-coms (well, I’m assuming they’re dodgy – I never bothered with them).

    Such a shame.

  • 12 1-11-2010 at 11:56 am

    david said...

    What a delusional bitch…if I was that little dog in her purse I would try to bite off her ear.

  • 13 1-11-2010 at 12:50 pm

    Erik 815 said...

    Remember all those scenes in all those movies and all those tv shows where a gullible, vain actor/actress has lunch with their agent who’s pitching a role to them by saying: “This will get you nominated for the oscar!”

    Jennifer has probably had a million of those lunches. And I’m sure she has lovely memories of em. She’s 40 now, I’m sure she still has a few years to have another baby and call him “Oscar”.

  • 14 1-11-2010 at 1:09 pm

    Mike said...

    I dunno about Selena and Out of Sight as her best. I think you are forgetting Gigli.

  • 15 1-11-2010 at 1:11 pm

    Hans said...

    As much as we rag on her nowadays, her turn as Selena was breathtaking, and that should have landed her an Oscar nod, although I’ll admit the year was very competitive in that cat (Winslet, Dench, Hunt, Christie, Bonham Carter).

  • 16 1-11-2010 at 2:14 pm

    Ed said...

    Say what you will, but she WAS good in “El Cantante”…

  • 17 1-11-2010 at 3:22 pm

    Dan said...

    Yeah, Jen, I’m sure a lot of people think it would be “dope” to win an Oscar.

  • 18 1-11-2010 at 4:45 pm

    McAllister said...

    I remember seeing the trailers for El Cantante and thinking “hey, that looks like a good, strong role and she looks pretty good in it.” but never saw the movie. Oh well. Move on.

  • 19 1-11-2010 at 5:09 pm

    Miguel Gallego said...

    I think Out of Sight was released in 1998 not in 1997, so the best actress race was: Paltrow, Blanchett, Streep, Montengro y Watson.

  • 20 1-11-2010 at 5:18 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Miguel: Hans is referring to her performance in “Selena,” not “Out of Sight.”

  • 21 1-11-2010 at 7:19 pm

    JR said...

    Lopez is the epitome of a talented woman who aimed to be a celebrity rather than a serious artist. Rather than develop her not insignificant talent as an actor, she pursued careers as a pop star, fashion designer and cover girl.

  • 22 1-11-2010 at 7:22 pm

    Maxim said...

    “Monster-in-Law” is the worst movie I have seen, theatrically. The worst.

    Still, I’m not one of those people who thinks Lopez is completely untalented.

  • 23 1-11-2010 at 10:37 pm

    Jim said...

    I miss the days of Out of Sight.

  • 24 1-12-2010 at 1:25 am

    the other mike said...

    typical elitist commentary from Guy. If she was great in Out Of Sight, Selena, U Turn etc, shouldnt that represent what she is capable off? Maybe the type of roles that would show her talent arent there for her. Seems ever since she became a singer, Hollywood turned its back on her. Guy talks a lot of ish about people for a struggling actor himself, that one thing i have noticed. smh.

  • 25 1-12-2010 at 3:16 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    The Other Mike: Oh, come on. You can’t read a quote like that and not have a little fun with it. And I know what Lopez is capable of, which is why she should be able to call a spade a spade when it comes to drek like “Monster-in-Law.”

    By the way, I have no idea where you got the idea that I’m an actor, struggling or otherwise.

  • 26 1-16-2010 at 9:40 pm

    jorge said...

    In all seriousness though, she really was great in El Cantante…plenty of verocity, wrath, and vulnerability.