J. Lo Specials, Sitcom Headed To NBC
Having made her mark in movies, music, and fashion, Jennifer Lopez has now set her sights on television, too. The singer/actress has sealed a deal with NBC for a series of music specials and a sitcom.Having made her mark in movies, music, and fashion, Jennifer Lopez has now set her sights on television, too. The singer/actress has sealed a deal with NBC for a series of music specials and a sitcom.
Only the first music special, scheduled to air this fall, will feature Lopez as a performer. Her production company, Nuyorican Productions, will co-produce three additional music and entertainment specials, as well as the sitcom for the network. The half-hour sitcom will be loosely based on the Lopez' family and the Bronx, N.Y., neighborhood in which she grew up.
The NBC deal marks a return to TV for the 30-year-old performer, who was one of the "Fly Girl" dancers on the Fox variety show "In Living Color" in 1990. Her latest film vehicle, "Angel Eyes," opens Friday (May 18), while her latest Epic album, "J. Lo," is No. 39 on The Billboard 200. She recently released a line of clothing with Andy Hilfiger, younger brother of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger.
And while she has command of so many creative outlets, some footage Lopez doesn't want the world to see is also making news. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Friday refused to issue a temporary restraining order barring rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight from marketing a purported sex videotape of the star.
Knight's lawyer said his client doesn't have a sex videotape of Lopez, however, but that one of his companies is producing a video on Lopez titled, "J-Lo Uncut: The Real Story." Lopez sued Knight and his Death Row Records for invasion of privacy after the Star tabloid reported last week that Knight was planning to market a videotape titled "Jennifer Lopez: Da Real Story."
The suit was later dropped after Knight said through his attorney, Jeffrey Lowy, that he "does not possess a so-called 'sex tape' involving Ms. Lopez and an ex-boyfriend," in a letter to Lopez' lawyer, Stanton L. Stein.
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