Friday, February 22, 2008

CONGRATS J.LO! DOUBLE HAPPINESS!

Congratulations to Jennifer Lopez and March Anthony!! J.Lo had her babies today (2/22/08) Here is the new story straight from her website:

"It’s double the baby joy for Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony: They’re the proud new parents of twins, a boy and a girl, Lopez’s manager tells PEOPLE exclusively.The babies were born early Friday in Long Island, N.Y. The girl was born at 12:12 a.m. and weighed 5 lbs. 7 oz., and the boy followed at 12:23 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. “Jennifer and Marc are delighted, thrilled and over the moon,” Lopez’s manager Simon Fields tells PEOPLE. They’re the first children for Lopez, 38, and the fourth for Anthony, 39. The couple celebrated the impending births with a baby shower in New York on Jan. 19. “They were just beaming the entire time,” said one partygoer.

Longtime friend Leah Remini calls Lopez, 38, “a born mom” and very nurturing. “With our daughter, she’s so great. I mean, lets her go in her closet and play with her coats or her jewelry. She’s just so giving and loving,” Remini said. Lopez announced her pregnancy Nov. 8, telling the crowd during her final Miami concert: “Marc and I are expecting a baby!” The news of twins was finally confirmed by Lopez’s dad earlier this month, in an interview on Spanish-language television.

Lopez Long Kept Pregnancy Secret
During the early weeks of her pregnancy, Lopez skillfully ducked the question, even when appearing on TV in October with Diane Sawyer and with David Letterman. Lopez shrugged off the secrecy, telling Harper’s Bazaar, “I kind of feel like everybody knew anyway. I was on tour with a bubble gut!”

And being tight lipped has long been Lopez’s style. When she married Anthony in June 2004, her rep would neither confirm nor deny the nuptials had taken place. What are not being kept secret are Lopez’s plans now that she’s a mother. As she told Harper’s, the hard-working performer intends to take off time.

“Once I did the tour,” she said, “I really just wanted to shut it down, and since then I’ve had to do three things, including a video. It may not sound like a lot, but you know, as this point, any woman can sympathize. It is a lot. I was ready just to sit.”

And listen to this!!
February 18th, 2008
Posted in Rumors

People magazine is poised to pay Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony between $4 million and $6 million for exclusive U.S. rights to the first photos of their expected twins, people familiar with the negotiations said last week. At the high end, the payout would not only match box-office receipts for J.Lo’s “Gigli,” maybe a modest achievement even for newborns, but also set a stratospheric standard in the market for celebrity baby photos. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, after all, only generated $4 million — if that.

People magazine and the stars’ representatives denied last week that any deals were complete. “I have no comment on these particular pictures,” said Larry Hackett, People’s managing editor. In the Lopez camp, Leslie Sloane Zelnick said she had heard inquiries, but declined to say more. Simon Fields, Ms. Lopez’s production partner at Nuyorican Productions, said no deal was done. Asked whether one would be, he said, “I don’t know.” Fran DeFeo, a rep for Mr. Anthony, did not respond to messages.

But the tentative arrangement that others described divvies the rights into domestic use for People and international use for OK magazine, whose many editions abroad now include a start-up in Spain, at a reputed $2 million. The Lopez camp declined to confirm a due date, but staffers at the publications are expecting the babies to be born in the next few weeks.

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