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Behind the Jennifer Lopez/Marc Anthony break up

Lopez and Anthony at the "Idol" finale in May. CREDIT: Fox

Lopez and Anthony at the "Idol" finale in May. CREDIT: Fox

After seven years, “Idol’ host Jennifer Lopez has broken up with her hubby Marc Anthony. But why?

E! Online, using inside sources, places the onus more on Anthony being overly controlling and Lopez feeling stifled.

How true is that or is that merely spin from Lopez’s camp? Who knows?

In the interim, they are still working on a Latin singing competition show “Q’Viva” together.

And there’s still no word on Lopez coming back to “Idol.”

She is in Atlanta to shoot a film, though. So single men, get your opening lines ready…

- Oh, remember Todrick Hall from season 9? He does a flash mob at a Target in homage to Beyonce. He can dance! Can he sing? I barely remember:

90 comments Add your comment

Rodney Ho

July 19th, 2011
7:51 am

I am talking to Lauren Alaina at 3:20 p.m. today to promote the July 26 soldout show if you have any questions you’d like me to ask.

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
8:18 am

I think we Idol viewers got a dose of Marc “stifling” JLo when it became apparent that he was ALWAYS around while she was working on Idol.

Wendy

July 19th, 2011
8:19 am

All marriage breakdowns are sad, but I think she will bounce back just fine! I think she needs a stronger looking guy too. Mark is too petite for her.

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
8:20 am

Sometimes that which appears to be devotion is really something altogether different.

Harriett

July 19th, 2011
8:22 am

Yes, Deirdre, you are right about his hovering while she did Idol. It was almost like he kept horning in on her gig. I kept thinking “why don’t you get one of your own?” You just got the idea that he was not at all happy for her.

DC

July 19th, 2011
8:27 am

you guys infer way too much….he is a musician and a better one than she is…im sure Idol worked something out with him…

Lets be forreal…J lo is a diva and has ALWAYS been demanding…we forget b/c idol has “changed” her image for the better..

TJ

July 19th, 2011
8:29 am

Get a life people who cares…….they use the restroom just like you these people dont pay your bills…..who cares please J-LO OR J-HO WHATEVER

AtlantaGuy

July 19th, 2011
8:35 am

Did any of you see what she wore to meet William and Catherine in California? She’s latin trash from the Bronx. Always has been.

Mercedes S.

July 19th, 2011
8:39 am

Good Morning! And consider this – there may be no more Idol if the Murdoch empire collapses. The old man’s FCC license might not get renewed! Is JLo’s Spanish competish on a non-Murdoch outlet? If so, she might be the smart one.

so what

July 19th, 2011
8:40 am

big deal… that’s hollywood

Harriett

July 19th, 2011
8:43 am

Mercedes, it is scary what all is a part of the Murdoch empire and what might be no more, should it collapse. I was reading about that last night.

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
8:44 am

Mercedes, do you honestly believe that every other tv network in the free world wouldn’t try to grab the #1 rated show? Not worried about Idol at all. And try to imagine what destroying the Fox empire would do to the unemployment rate. Not going to happen.

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
8:44 am

As for the none to friendly comments about JLO…yes, you reap what you sow.

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
8:45 am

Yes, I know I left out an o.

J-Ho

July 19th, 2011
8:50 am

J-Lo is a Selena wannabee

Bob from Accounttemps

July 19th, 2011
9:00 am

@TJ – it’s always interesting to read posts by people saying, “who cares,” yet you have read the blog post and taken the time to comment. Sorry, but YOU care.

yeah, right!!

July 19th, 2011
9:01 am

Marc Anthony being overly controlling…aka insecure.

Bob from Accounttemps

July 19th, 2011
9:01 am

@Rodney Ho – yes, ask Lauren why she thinks it is that those with the most talent never win Idol.

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
9:03 am

Yeah! James should have won!!!! ;-)

Woodpappy

July 19th, 2011
9:07 am

Good Morning all….

nypeach

July 19th, 2011
9:10 am

I bet his ex-wife Dayanara Torres is doing a jig and saying “There is a God, there is justice.” Remember, he left Dayanara for Jennifer and married Jennifer three days after his divorce was final. What a pig. THis couple got exactly what they deserved.

Celeblove

July 19th, 2011
9:14 am

It’s really sad that this world is so shallow, when celebrities are in the news we take their stories and say all kind of things about them, they hurt and feel just like you do, give them a break for the love of God….they are human too. I wish J-lo and Mark Anthony the best of luck…..God bless!

Dag Nabbit

July 19th, 2011
9:17 am

allen981

July 19th, 2011
9:17 am

Someone doesn’t have a clue about business if they think Murdoch’s newspaper issues are going to shut down Fox TV here…ain’t happenin. NewsCorp is immensely profitable, primarily from digital/electronic holdings, and if they shut down every newspaper the company owns, they’d still be outrageously profitable.

As for JLo, she was jenny from the Bronx for a long time, and that attitude didn’t go away when she married MA. She’s her own woman, found a new, hunky boy toy (William Levy) and she’s going to have some fun…more power to her.

JB

July 19th, 2011
9:24 am

He’s #3. #4 our there somewhere. Lot’s of baggage with this girl.

bmchast

July 19th, 2011
9:29 am

I just want to say I love the tag ‘Bob from Accounts Temps’.

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
9:30 am

Celeblove, celebrities know what they are getting into. Many have managed to keep their private lives relatively private. Ex: Affleck and Garner only talk to the media about their projects, do not appear on the red carpet together and and try to quietly lead as normal a life as possible in the spotlight. Maybe Ben learned this from his media-crazed relationship with who???? JLo.

Therefore, if a celeb craves the spotlight during good times, the spotlight will still shine on them during bad times.

Sam-A

July 19th, 2011
9:30 am

I’d say JLo might consider this “3 strikes and you’re out”, and not be prowling for #4 – look at Liz Taylor – 7 or 8, and not one actually lasted more than a whisper! With her money, the single life wouldn’t be too bad!

E. Free

July 19th, 2011
9:53 am

AtlantaGuy: What exactly is “Latin trash from the Bronx” suppose to mean?

MsLady

July 19th, 2011
10:02 am

I always believed that Jennifer and Ben Affleck were truly in love. Because of the outlook of American people they probably broke up for pressure reasons. The thing is you can’t just throw away love in place of popularity. J-Lo & Ben were not popular in Hollywood or The Business.

bigeasy830

July 19th, 2011
10:08 am

He left his wife and kids for her, then she eventually dumped him. He got what he deserved. He was less than a man for abandoning his family for the other woman. Thank God, Ben Affleck has a good friend in Matt Damon who told him, “don’t marry her”. J-Lo uses men to further her career, after she have no use for them she dumps them. It all started with Keenon Wyans and the “In Living Color” show. Jaime Foxx was right when he said, “J-Lo I remember when you were, Hey Ho”. Also, you women love to complain that your man is not giving you enough attention, then when a guy like Marc Anthony tried to spen alot a time with J-Lo she says he was stifling her. She probably claimed she loved the attention at first, like Jane Fonda did Ted Turner.

Woodpappy

July 19th, 2011
10:40 am

Wow…this is getting good !

Jenny From The Block

July 19th, 2011
10:59 am

Is P-Diddy still available or is he still in love with…..HIMSELF?

Harriett

July 19th, 2011
11:02 am

LOL @ Woodpappy!!

Harriett

July 19th, 2011
11:03 am

Oh,yeah, I had completely forgotten the Puff Daddy-J Lo connection. How could I have forgotten? :roll:

JTesla

July 19th, 2011
11:04 am

Yes, this is a good thread. Who cares? All the people who take the time to comment asking “who cares”.

Rickster

July 19th, 2011
11:20 am

Morning, everybody.

Sorry to hear about J-Lo & Skeletor (won’t be able to use that name much more, huh?) I guess when you’re the “Most Beautiful Woman In The World” – you want some arm candy of your own, huh?

Sam-A

July 19th, 2011
11:30 am

Last lnight, TMZ actually showed a pic of JLo with a pic of a character called “Skeletor”, so I assume that’s what/who is being referred to.

blkshepherd

July 19th, 2011
11:31 am

Roof Roof Roof..translation, ah..wasent she recently named the most beautiful woman in america or something to that nature? interesting shes now Single and on the Market Again. Seems that title put quite a strain on their marriage..poor Marc probably could not control the lil GREEN eyed monster in him and every man that came near J Lo he wanted to ripped their arms and legs off. but to me they always looked like the Odd Couple..much like Jermaine dupree and Janet Jackson..more like beauty and the beast. poor marc couldnt stand all those dogs chasing after HIS woman. Folks like that need to Remain Single if they feel Insecure with all the Attention their mates attract. and I doubt Anyone paid much attention to him the little Troll. ok, back to my kennel again..I am being Messy. heh heh or better still ROOF ROOF.

Pitchy ™

July 19th, 2011
11:35 am

Good day my good people. How has everyone been?

Just got back from South Beach and had a fabulous time.

@AtlantaGuy – when I saw the picture of the dress she wore to meet the Royal couple, I was somewhat surprised. Personally, I don’t think it was appropriate to were anything that had a “cut out” in it!

Question for Rodney

July 19th, 2011
11:37 am

Will this effect J Lo’s public appearances, concert schedule and American Idol? Ask Lauren if she believes in Hollywood marriages? Been a bad year for the stars. Maybe a bad idea with so much fame.

Andy

July 19th, 2011
11:55 am

Please ask Lauren if she’d have any interest in donating her time to a charity event we do in Alpharetta the first Saturday of November. I can give her details if she’s interested. We would only ask if she could sing the national anthem and sign a few autographs with each autographed piece of memorabilia going to the charity. We were big fans of her on the show.

Branch Loveless

July 19th, 2011
12:04 pm

Dear Nigel:

Dump J.Lo now. Hire Mila Kunis as her replacement. I don’t even care if she knows the first thing about music or not. Just hire Mila now.

Many thanks,

Branch Loveless

emmysmom

July 19th, 2011
12:04 pm

I don’t know why anyone would be surprised. Just look at their combined marriage track record. They both have a terrible history, and I doubt the future will bring much improvement. So sad for the children, though. The examples being set for them don’t bode well for their future, and they are innocent little beings. Hopefully, the nannies rearing them will do a better job, since it appears their parents are rarely home except for family photo ops.

JTesla

July 19th, 2011
12:07 pm

Andy, just a suggestion: it would probably be best to contact her people directly regarding an appearance. There is a whole host of issues (none of them good) that could come up if you have a third party act as your talent scheduler.

DarkLatina

July 19th, 2011
12:16 pm

Let’s talk about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner…Jennifer Garner left her husband for Ben Affleck. Let’s talk about GA’s own Julia Roberts, she should carry the title of “HO” as well…remember, she kept leaving men close to the alter for the other. On a couple of occassions, she hooked up with married men and her current husband was married when she started dating him. Angelina Jolie took whatshisname from another actress whatshername before hooking up with then married Brad Pitt. Hmmmmmm STOP DUMPING ON JLO.

Uncle Thomas

July 19th, 2011
12:30 pm

Let’s see, sometimes people grow weary of each other b/c: Sometimes one gets tired of eating Cheerios every morning and decides now they (want to try Fruity Pebbles) want some variety in their life. I don’t think (M. Anthony) Skeletor will have trouble finding another mate. Mamacita can always get back together with the dancer she was with previously.

Harriett

July 19th, 2011
12:44 pm

Rodney, I would like for you to ask Lauren Alaina what has been the biggest surprise of her young career so far. I know reality does not match expectations and she must have had some surprises so far.

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
12:47 pm

DarkLatina…the mention of Affleck/Garner was about handling fame, not who is a bigger “ho”. Please read more carefully next time.

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dre

July 19th, 2011
1:28 pm

A little off topic here, but Durbin’s name was brought up. Deidre…I know you can’t wait to hear some music from him, nor can I. Here is the latest news: “The stars are aligning; everything’s falling into place,” says James. “I’ve been doing a lot of writing, and working with folks. James Michael from Sixx: A.M., Dj Ashba from Nikki Sixx’s band. Tomorrow I’m working with Marty Fredrickson that’s worked with Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Buckcherry, and right now working on the new Aerosmith record … We just wrote an amazing track, we’re shopping it around, and hopefully some good news will be coming out very soon.”

Jaye

July 19th, 2011
2:07 pm

@DarkLatina, Jennifer Garner and her 1st husband had already been divorced for a while before she started dating Ben Affleck and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are not married to each other.

i reyna

July 19th, 2011
2:09 pm

Marc Anthony is “pasote”. He is too much of a man for that fat Jlo. He is better off being single. Marc you are such a hunk!!!

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
2:20 pm

Well, I guess, compared to Marc, JLo is “fat”. Compared to Marc, just about everybody is “fat”.

MV

July 19th, 2011
2:28 pm

You should all forget about Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony…let them live out their personal drama in peace..AtlantaGuy your comment “latin trash from the Bronx” what is that about, I think its rude on your part and shows the lack of education you have. I’m sure you have never left your trailor camp and visited the Bronx

Woodpappy

July 19th, 2011
2:33 pm

MV it’s called a trailer “park”. And not all folks in Atlanta live in one. Just sayin…

JTesla

July 19th, 2011
2:41 pm

Woodpappy, I think that is the lack of education she was talking about.

Magda Freytes

July 19th, 2011
2:44 pm

I never tought they will last he is a player and she is a female player( what she is it has another name) . They like the conquest the free love. I am surprised that hey lasted that long Brad and Angelina are just about the same they should be next. They are never in love the are in love with being in love. You can not be happy at the expense of somebody else’s misery Those four hurt others just for the thrill of it Love? love is selfless and don’t hurt others. If it start wrong it will end wrong.

Pitchy ™

July 19th, 2011
2:46 pm

@Deidre – did you not get a chuckle from Marc being a “hunk?” He looks like a soggy noodle. Truly!

Pitchy ™

July 19th, 2011
2:47 pm

@MV – it’s always, always The Bronx (capitalize the “T”). I know, I’m from The Bronx!!

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
3:10 pm

Magda, are you by any chance related to Mo?

Woodpappy

July 19th, 2011
3:16 pm

JT, I think you are on to something there.

Rickster

July 19th, 2011
3:17 pm

Ya never know…. Magda could be Mrs. Mo! :-)

Harriett

July 19th, 2011
3:26 pm

Not enough archaic references for Mo. LOL!

Rodney Ho

July 19th, 2011
3:26 pm

I was supposed to talk to Lauren Alaina now but it had to be postponed 24 hours. She was ill, the publicist said, throwing up all over the place. Hope she feels better in time for the concert tonight in Oklahoma City!

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
3:34 pm

Poor Lauren, she’s like a walking disaster. First she sprains her ankle falling off her high heels, now she’s got tummy troubles!

Harriett

July 19th, 2011
4:08 pm

She’s just a kid and should have waited a few more years. Hope she gets better. Lots of disappointed fans if she can’t go on tonight.

Getting out of here a bit early to join my sister and her family overnight at our SC version of Lake Lanier–Lake Murray. Back at it early in the morning, though. :(

JTesla

July 19th, 2011
4:34 pm

I think Lauren needs a new publicist. I think the standard jargon is “food poisoning” we don’t need to know that vomit was involved.

As for this whole J.Lo Marc Anthony hoopla: it’s as if no one gets a divorce these days, especially not people in Hollywood. Don’t even get me started on television couples. I think it was on cnn.com where an opinion piece was posted pointing out that there was something like 1 fictional couple who were happily married and faithful. And that was from Friday Night Lights or Fights or something that I don’t watch the show, but I guess has a big following down yonder.

Now I’m not the morality police. However, two gay men who have been together for decades can’t get married, but we can celebrate infidelity and divorce and call it sanctity of marriage? Just look at the pie in the face saving wife of Rupert Murdoch, she is the quintessential example of tramp. And it really is ok if rich American men want to leave their wives for her, that is their business, but don’t tell me that sanctity is involved.

Sorry, I didn’t even pull out the soap box for that one.

Deirdre

July 19th, 2011
4:39 pm

Deep breath, JT. And yes, I agree.

Sam-A

July 19th, 2011
4:58 pm

JT: Way to go! Seems that too often marriage between a man and a woman is the most immoral, corrupt, vile activity two people can participate in. Just like this dude who ha apparently killed his wife last week, waited several days, reported her missing and filed for divorce!

longviewdoll

July 19th, 2011
9:02 pm

I think Jennifer is a very beautiful and classy woman. I love her style and her music. I saw the way he was acting on idol the night he was onlive and then alot of times when he was in the audiance . Good bye Mark Anthony..

Seth T

July 19th, 2011
10:23 pm

Watching AGT tonight, do like some of the acts & singers, but still a lot of sub-standard acts that could not get work in the better entertainment clubs in most major cities.

AGT has tried to pump-up some of the acts with dancers and props, but they could not sell many tickets for casting some of this junk down the road. Howie seems to me to have been more a liability than an asset this year, in choosing talent. Tomorrow night, at least some more of the fill-acts will be gone, after the vote.

JTesla

July 19th, 2011
10:47 pm

Some interesting pictures on thesuperficial.com of Ryan man-handling Julianne Hough, who without her makeup looks like she’s a 13 year old. For example (warning comments are often not appropriate): http://www.thesuperficial.com/ryan-seacrest-julianne-hough-fondle-birthday-party-miami-bikini-07-2011/0718-julianne-hough-bikini-ryan-seacrest-21

Not a picture of Ryan touching the naughty bits, but showcasing the fact that Julianne is only 13 years old. For non-Idol enjoyment, check out Coco in a bikini. Oh yeah.

sheila

July 20th, 2011
1:08 am

You gotta wonder if Jenny-on-the-block finished paying off Romeo’s back taxes…hmmm?

Deirdre

July 20th, 2011
7:18 am

Morning!

Thanks for the pictures, JT. Julianne may look 13 but she isn’t.

Mercedes S.

July 20th, 2011
7:59 am

JT – yes, I WAS curious, mostly becase I’d forgotten who Julianne Hough is (is that pronounced Hoff?), and she does look very young, especially in the picture in which portions of her upper body is squished by her purported bf.

Good Morning! Saw great movie yesterday, “Another World”, starring good-looking new girl and Tom Cruise’s cousin Will Mapother.

Rickster

July 20th, 2011
8:25 am

Mercedes… it’s pronounced Huff.

Todrick Hall did an original Idol-related “ditty” in his audition, where he sang a line or two about each of the judges. Obviously, they put him through and he made it through to the Top 24 but only made it through 2-3 cuts.

He wasn’t nearly as good as he thought he was.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

July 20th, 2011
9:05 am

JT, very well said. As far as marriage goes, I’m not saying I want to get married…I just want the chance to do so if I choose. (”…liberty and justice for all.”) But anyway.

Rickster, yes, Todrick Hall is also the guy who butchered Since U Been Gone during the semifinals (funny I remember that, huh?)…he was also accused of stealing money from some play.

G

July 20th, 2011
9:34 am

Took in some AGT last night. The Sorge Bros and the silhouette group stood out the most IMO. Everyone else was kind of blah. No vocalist last night were acceptable talent IMO.

Harriett

July 20th, 2011
9:35 am

Morning!

KCF, wasn’t it a children’s production? I read an article about him and he has tried to enter the campaign “It Gets Better” by writing a song with that name and putting it up on YouTube. I don’t remember a discussion about his sexual preference, but he is regarded as “openly gay.” I applaud his effort to support that campaign.

Deirdre

July 20th, 2011
9:44 am

While I applaud the “It Gets Better” campaign, I’m not sure I applaud Todrick trying to weasel his way into it. The guy strikes me as a low level con man.

Rickster

July 20th, 2011
9:58 am

ON AGT I liked the Silhouttes. Not so enamored of the Smage Bros motorcycle act. After all, last year they had a guy that did pretty much the same thing – on a bike!

As for the magician that came through the two-way mirror – GREAT illusion… not so great on the presentation.

No one else was that entertaining.

JTesla

July 20th, 2011
9:58 am

I think Rickster and Deirdre have the guy pegged. Add to that the fact that he butchered a Kelly song? He doesn’t deserve the blogs attention.

Harriett

July 20th, 2011
10:00 am

Maybe so, D. I guess I was giving him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps not warranted.

Deirdre

July 20th, 2011
10:07 am

Just a feeling, Harriett…I could be wrong.

Deirdre

July 20th, 2011
10:08 am

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

July 20th, 2011
10:08 am

Harriett, yes, it was. That was one of the things that soured me on him. And well, I could’ve told y’all he was “openly” gay since he was on Idol. But oh, wait. We don’t talk about that on the show.

tina

July 22nd, 2011
2:34 am

It sad that when marriage break after long time being together. Whosoever wants to break the marriage is not gonna be happy in future. Her/his intention of breaking is not good. She/he is not thinking about kids life. they r so selfish. Be happy with what u have? What u r? how u looks.Your handsome/pretty can’t guarranty that u will be happy. ur handsome/pretty/rich that doesn’t mean that u will get everything in ur life.Love,care and inner beauty is more important than outer looks.Always trying to do good deeds, it will returned to you. if you do bad deeds, it will come back to you. Karma always around guys!! Whether u accept or not. you can avoid. So try to do something that make peace in everybody’s llife.

leah

July 25th, 2011
5:59 pm

did the right thing by waiting till u were ready ! and still end in divorce but im on the outside lookin in god bless u guys!

leah

July 25th, 2011
6:03 pm

god bless your family hope u guys find your way back together espcialy for us romantics luv u always!