June 24, 2011 - Lionsgate and the producers of the film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Lopez (MONSTER IN LAW, MAID IN MANHATTAN) has been cast to star with Cameron Diaz in the film, which is expected to begin shooting mid-Summer 2011, and will be released on Mother’s Day Weekend 2012. Lopez will play Holly in one of the film’s the interlocking stories, a woman who adopts a baby from abroad with her husband after difficulty conceiving.

Kirk Jones (WAKING NED DEVINE, NANNY MCPHEE) is directing the film, which was acquired from a script by Heather Hach and re-written by Shauna Cross (WHIP IT). The film is based the book by Heidi Murkoff that has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 500 weeks. Lionsgate has worldwide rights to the film.

Lopez is represented by manager Benny Medina, UTA, and attorneys Barry Hirsch and Bob Wallerstein.

Rob McEntegart, the Motion Picture Group’s Senior EVP, negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate. Alli Shearmur, President of Motion Picture Production and Development, and Jim Miller, SVP Motion Picture Production and Development are overseeing the production for Lionsgate. Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and David Thwaites are producing, with Doug McKay co-producing, through their Phoenix Pictures. Heidi and Erik Murkoff will executive produce along with their literary manager Alan Nevins of Renaissance Literary & Talent.

About the film

Based on the 16 million copy best-selling book, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is an ensemble romantic-comedy is in the vein of LOVE ACTUALLY and VALENTINE’S DAY. The film is a modern look at love through the eyes of four interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn’t always deliver what’s expected.

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Jennifer Lopez Interview for BGCA

Jennifer Lopez interview with Mario Lopez on Extra for The Boys & Girls Club of America. Jennifer talks about her involvement with the organization, her thoughts on returning to American Idol for a second season, and being open to doing a film with Co-Spokesman Denzel Washington.



Jennifer Lopez @ Boys & Girls Club PSA Shoot & Photocall LA 6.21.11

Jennifer Lopez and fellow Boys & Girls Club spokesperson Denzel Washington were on set yesterday for a new PSA and photocall for the organization. The Boys and Girls Club of America Public Service Announcement was directed by Ron Howard on June 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Other celebs that joined Lopez and Denzel included Shaun White, Mario Lopez, Ne-Yo, Ashanti, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Cuba Gooding Jr., Martin Sheen, Kerry Washington, Smokey Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Edward James Olmos, and Paul Mitchell just to name a few.

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Jennifer Lopez, Ed Helms, and Isla Fisher Will Soon Be Expecting

I can see the head! And it's … J.Lo? The big screen adaptation of What To Expect When You're Expecting is entering its final trimester, and Vulture hears exclusively that the studio is more than a little pregnant with a deal to put Jennifer Lopez in the comedy opposite Cameron Diaz. Nominally based on the eponymous global best-seller by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel (which has sold 15 million copies), the project sold in a bidding war to Lionsgate Films based on a pitch by Heather Hach (Freaky Friday, Legally Blonde: The Musical) in January 2010. Shooting is scheduled to start in just four weeks.

We're also told by knowledgeable sources that Lionsgate has set Isla Fisher for a part that had been offered to Bridesmaids co-writer and star Kristen Wiig, who passed owing to her rigorous Saturday Night Live commitment this fall. The studio is also said to be in negotiations with The Office and Hangover II star Ed Helms to play one of the expectant fathers, and similarly, we're told that Lionsgate has been eager to recruit another TV star in Matthew Morrison, but the his incredibly tight schedule for Glee and his current tour in support of his solo album means it's not likely that he'll be able to make his schedule work.

As you might expect, What To Expect follows six couples of varying ages and backgrounds in the run-up to delivery of their babies, in a manner very similar to New Line Cinema's ensemble confections like He's Just Not That Into You and Valentine's Day. (Or, as one wag put it to Vulture, "We've been calling it He Was That Into You, So Much So That He Knocked You Up.")

Jennifer Lopez In Talks For 'Parker'

EXCLUSIVE: There has been much speculation over whether Jennifer Lopez will return for another season as judge on American Idol. Adding to the intrigue: she is in talks to star in not one, but two feature films. I'm told that Lopez is in discussions to play the female lead opposite Jason Statham in Parker, the Taylor Hackford-directed action film adaptation of the Donald Westlake mystery novel series. Deadline revealed yesterday that the picture was acquired for U.S. distribution by FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel.
Statham will play Parker, a thief who follows a strict moral code, but a hard guy who's willing to kill if crossed. That character was previously played by Mel Gibson in Payback and Lee Marvin in Point Blank. The hope is to hatch an action franchise. John J. McLaughlin wrote the script and Steve Chasman is producing with Kimmel, Hackford, Les Alexander and Jonathan Mitchell. Lopez plays the female lead, a character named Leslie, who gets involved with Parker as he executes a heist.

The film is being financed by Incentive Filmed Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Sierra/Affinity's Nick Meyer brokered that distribution deal and sold most worldwide territories at last month's Cannes Film Festival. Production on that film begins in August.



Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet to Be Honored on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced the new Walk of Fame Honorees for 2012. The artists were chosen to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame among hundreds of nominations on an event on June 17.

“The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the next year, as well as to generate a once-in-a-lifetime Hollywood experience for many of the visitors who stop by when their favorite personalities are having their stars placed in the world-famous sidewalk of the stars,” said John Pavlik, chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee.

Recording: Jennifer Lopez, Pepe Aguilar, AMERICA, Boyz II Men, Hal David, David Foster, Vince Gill, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Barry White (posthumous).

The actual dates for the ceremonies have not been scheduled yet.


Jennifer Lopez amused by daughter’s Spanish

Jennifer Lopez has revealed her daughter speaks fake Spanish and is desperate to grow up.

The superstar has three-year-old twins Max and Emme and is a hands-on mother and never travels without her kids, who love to visit new countries. Jennifer is keen for the twins to be bilingual so she speaks both English and Spanish to them. While Emme has grasped many English phrases, she isn’t quite as advanced in Spanish.

“My daughter walks around saying, ‘I am going to be four, I am going to be four.’ They want to grow up so fast and I am like, ‘Trust me, slow down!’” Jennifer laughed in an interview with British television show Lorraine. “Yes, we speak to them in both Spanish and English. They don’t know all the Spanish words, so they will talk in a way that sounds like Spanish, which is very funny. My daughter will say something and I will be like, ‘Is that your Spanish?!’”

Jennifer also insisted she would support her children if they decided to follow in the footsteps of their famous parents and pursue a career in entertainment. The singer-and-actress claims it would be difficult to prevent her kids wanting to be stars if they set their heart on it.

“It is hard, you know. But here is what I know about this business and here’s what I know about doing what I do, there’s no way if they really wanted to do it that I could stop them. So I would support them,” the 41-year-old star explained. “It is creative [at home], we don’t have a lot of music all the time, you know, because we work so much with music so that is like the office. So when we are at home it is more of a quiet environment, believe it or not.”


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