Tricky Stewart Explains Giving Brandy Record to Jennifer Lopez

There has been much talk about the origin of Jennifer Lopez’s first single “Louboutins.” The producer behind the track, Tricky Stewart, is setting the record straight on how the designer heels ended up on J.Lo’s feet.

“We originally wrote the song for Brandy and when Brandy’s situation kinda fell apart over at [Epic Records], there was an opportunity for us to place the record on J.Lo’s album,” Stewart explains to Brandy was previously signed to Epic, currently home to Lopez.

The Grammy winner describes what it was like to collaborate with J.Lo on “Louboutins,” for which she will shoot a video next month. “I’ve always been a fan of hers and have so much respect for her career, how she’s put it together, and where she’s come from,” he says. “It was a great opportunity and she sounded amazing on the record, and [Epic] obviously already loved the record ’cause they loved it for Brandy. So once we got it sounding great, it seemed like a no-brainer that it would be the first single.”

Tricky and his hit making partner The-Dream contributed other material to the superstar’s new project, but he didn’t know if it would make the cut. “We did do other songs, but I don’t want to say our other songs are on there and they’re not.” was one of the first media outlets to hear nine tracks from Lopez’s seventh studio album Love?, due in April. Click here to read our preview.


Jennifer Lopez in Top 10 Celebrity Perfumes

Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor has seen off competition from pop diva Britney Spears and Sarah Jessica Parker to be named the celebrity with the best-selling perfume of all time.

The Hollywood legend’s fragrance ‘White Diamonds’, which was first released by Elizabeth Arden in 1991, took $67.2 million in 2008, reports

Celine Dion’s self-named perfume and Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘Lovely’ fragrance were placed third and fourth respectively in the survey by Euromonitor International.

Elsewhere Jennifer Lopez came in at number seven with ‘Glow’ and Spears was eighth with ‘Curious’.

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Jennifer Lopez Fan Story from Back Up Plan Set

Here is another Jennifer Lopez Fan Encounter including pictures and a story by Kerry Lauerman from the set of Jennifer's upcoming film, "The Back Up Plan." As luck would have it, Kerry actually lives in the same New York City neighborhood where they filmed a lot of the scenes with Jennifer and Alex O'Loughlin. Thank you Kerry for sharing your story and pictures.

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Story as told by Kerry

I suppose, if you were fishing for big traffic numbers, I should headline this EXCLUSIVE PICS! J.LO KISSING ANOTHER MAN!

Ah, but that's getting ahead of myself. You see, my block in the West Village of New York City is particularly charming -- or so says Hollywood's shoot scouts. It's probably most famous as the home of one Carrie Bradshaw, whose stoop is directly across from my own, and which draws hundreds of "Sex And The City" tour-takers every week. They line up in front of my building waiting their turn to stand in front of the majestic brownstone where Carrie fought with Aidan, pined after Big and modeled some of oddest clothes since Lucy went to Paris.

Among my most cherished New York memories came one balmy summer night after I had just moved back and, after attending a rare (for me) glamorous book party, wandered home after midnight to see Carrie holding forth in my well-lit street, yelling at Berger. I perched on the stoop of my dilapidated tenement building (I'm rent-stabilized) in my good suit, feeling smack dab in the middle of it all. Before I knew it, Carrie -- perched on her stoop, 20 feet away -- locked eyes with mine. Then she whispered something to a crew member -- who quickly announced "sight line!" -- and a production assistant soon asked me to sit down, out of the actors' direct gaze. Duly chastened, I sat on the steps next to a neighbor. The night, though, was complete. I had distracted Sarah Jessica Parker! I was, as Carrie might say, over the moon!

After shooting on "SATC" stopped, I think the whole neighborhood sort of paused. The shoots can be a royal hassle -- the PAs accusatory and rude -- but it added an undeniable excitement to your day to see Kim Cattrall in full nightclub drag leaping into a taxi in front of your building under klieg lights at a groggy pre-coffee 7 a.m.

Thankfully, the movies have taken up where SATC left off. It's rare that a few months pass without some big production shooting somewhere in the neighborhood, and for the past two weeks in a row, two big productions rolled onto my little block. First was "The Bounty," with Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler -- and I'm sorry to say, I saw none of it. But the very next week, J.Lo blew into town to film "The Back-Up Plan," and our cycles seemed more in sync than a couple of Tri-Delts. I couldn't walk out to get a coffee without seeing J.Lo having her makeup done. I couldn't pick up my laundry without seeing J.Lo roll up, surrounded by bodyguards, in a big black SUV. I couldn't sit on my stoop and gawk without having to watch J.Lo make googly eyes at co-star Alex O'Loughlin.

But I did take some cell-phone snaps:

I knew something was up before I even can (shove my way through to) leave my apartment. View from my foyer: The paps are here!

Why, who is this tiny, curvy beauty across the way? I ask an elderly neighbor. "I haven't known any movie stars since Jean Harlow," he cracks. People chuckle. He uses that line all the time.

As the shoot drags on into night, they float what look like illuminated weather balloons up and down the block. They're beautiful but oddly unsettling, as though Mars has sent its stealthiest invaders to capture the Earth's finest back.

A hush sweeps the set. There's magic in the air -- and I'm not talking about those 10-inch heels. And then. . .

Cooing breaks out among the dozen or so spectators who live on the block, and are therefore allowed to watch. And yes, the quality of my cell phone camera is terrible, but just pretend it's an impressionist watercolor.

And then, by the next morning, we've all come back to Earth.

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Jennifer Lopez Leaving Studio in Hollywood CA 12.26.09

Yesterday we caught hot mama Jennifer Lopez at the studio in Hollywood, and even though we didn't see as much of the singer/actress as we'd like, we were still able to sneak a peek at her lovely face and perfect derriere.

But what's that on her right thigh? Is that some sort of brace? Don't hurt yourself J.'ve got a NYE performance in Times Square coming up in just a few days! From x17

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Jennifer Lopez in Miami for Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans 12.27.09

Jennifer Lopez attended the Miami Dolphins game at Landshark Stadium in Miami, FL this afternoon. Causing a fan frenzy she stopped briefly to pose for photogs before rushing inside to watch the team lose to the Houston Texans.

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