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Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer was born on July 24, 1969, in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx. Her father, David, was a computer technician. Her mother, Guadalupe, taught kindergarten. Jennifer is the middle of three daughters. Her elder sister, Leslie, is a housewife who sings opera. Her younger sister, Lynda, is a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ, and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer's parents were born in Puerto Rico, but did not meet until both came to America. Her mother's parents were Europeans who settled in Puerto Rico. She says that it was her parents' work ethic that made a difference in her life. Jennifer took singing and dancing lessons from age 5. She attended 12 years of Catholic school, including an all-girl high school. She played softball and tennis in high school and was a gymnast.After high school, she briefly worked in a law office. During this time, she continued dance classes at night. At 18, she left home because her mother was scared by her decision to pursue show business. With casting on In Living Color in 1990, she moved to L.A., but initially hated it. Finally her boy friend, David Cruz, moved to be with her there and she learned to accept her new environment. Her career took off from her "Living Color" stint and reached new peaks with her portrayal of slain Latino singer Selena.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- Do I Look Like JLo's Boyfriend?

Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Do I Look Like JLo's Boyfriend?

Maksim Chmerkovskiy wanted to make it skin clear -- he's NOT JLo's newest accessory.Maksim was all over the Hamptons during the 4th weekend -- hitting up Nammos on Friday night and The Surf… READ MORE >

Jennifer Lopez -- No Ifs, Ands, Or ...

Jennifer Lopez
No Ifs, Ands, Or ...

Jennifer Lopez contorted her body into all sorts of positions this weekend ... rehearsing before her gig at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party in Miami.What do all of J.Lo's dance moves have in… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Casper Smart -- I Bank on America, Not JLo

Casper Smart
I Bank on America Not JLo

Poor Casper Smart.  No really ... poor Casper Smart, who went hat in hand to Bank of America.As we previously reported ... Jennifer Lopez did NOT give Casper a fabulous parting gift -- such… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
NFL Star Rob Gronkowski -- Goes Full Gronk at Jennifer Lopez Concert

NFL Star Rob Gronkowski
Goes Full Gronk At JLo Concert

Don't be fooled by the rocks that he got, he's still Gronk from the block. That's right ... New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski got down at a Jennifer Lopez concert at Foxwoods Casino in… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is Totally With Jennifer Lopez … Maybe (VIDEO)

Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Totally With JLo … Maybe

Anyone who was banging Jennifer Lopez would shout it from the rooftops … unfortunately Maksim Chmerkovskiy is not just anyone. Our photog tried to confirm the rumors the two dancers were… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Jennifer Lopez -- 'It's Going Great'

Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Talking Jennifer Lopez ... 'It's Going Great'

Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced around the question ... is he banging Jennifer Lopez?We got Maksim in NYC and asked him about the pic we posted Monday ... showing him and JLo hanging out in Connecticut… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
JLo and Maksim ... Hooking Up, Maybe

JLo and Maksim
Hooking Up, Maybe

Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy say they're just friends, but they could smell each others pheromones judging from this pic ... obtained by TMZ.JLo and Maksim were at the Foxwoods Casino in… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Casper Smart House-Hunting -- JLo's Ex-BF Eyes Real Estate On LOPEZ Street

Casper Smart
Scoping Out Real Estate On Lopez Street

Don't be fooled by the walk that he's got ... Casper Smart isn't ready to leave Jenny's block just yet -- at least based on pics of him house hunting. Jennifer Lopez's ex boyfriend was… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- It Takes an Army ... To Walk 30 Feet

J. Lo
It Takes an Army ... To Walk 30 Feet!

Jennifer Lopez takes her security very seriously ... because today in New York, she strolled all of 30 feet flanked by a TEAM of security that acted like it was escorting the president.JLo was… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Casper Smart -- Blog Claims His Lawyer's a Dumb F***

Casper Smart
Blog Claims His Lawyer's A Dumb F***

Casper Smart's lawyer just got the most sarcastic letter we've ever seen in the 9 years of TMZ ... all stemming from Casper's alleged dalliances with transsexuals.Casper's attorney threatened to… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago

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