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Jennifer Lopez Suing Her Driver For Extortion

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Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez is suing her former driver for extortion.

The former American Idol panelist is claiming he demanded $2.8 million or else he would tell the media and authorities about secrets he overheard while driving her around for jobs.

Jennifer's case is a countersuit to a claim filed by Hakob Manoukian, who claimed he was forced to resign after being publicly berated by her manager, Benny Medina. In her countersuit, obtained by website TMZ.com, Jennifer alleges Hakob became drunk with power and wanted to control her entire security team and get more money for doing it. When he was turned down, Jennifer claimed he retaliated by threatening to spill confidential information that would be highly embarrassing. Jennifer says the driver threatened that if he wasn't paid $2.8 million, he would take his information to authorities and have her criminally prosecuted. She is suing for damages in excess of $20 million.


Jennifer Lopez ‘Frustrated’ by Casper

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Jennifer Lopez and Casper SmartJennifer Lopez is "getting frustrated" with Casper Smart.

The 43-year-old singer and actress started dating the back-up dancer last year following her split from Marc Anthony but friends of the star say she is losing patience with her lover. "[Jennifer] is getting frustrated with him and she's increasingly short-tempered when she's around him. He's moved into her life - and a little too easily, too. I think her family is watching him closely," a source told People.

Jennifer's feelings are surprising considering last week her 25-year-old boyfriend threw a lavish bash for her 43rd birthday, on the yacht Utopia III, which is owned by Market America co-founders JR and Loren Ridinger.

However, friends don't believe the relationship will end soon as they think Jennifer, who has twins Max and Emme with Marc, will want to have a new love interest in her sights before she breaks up with Casper. "Jennifer is the kind of girl who doesn't like to be alone. Until she finds a replacement, I think, he's around," the source added.

Jennifer Lopez Named Most Powerful Celebrity

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Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez has been named the world's most powerful celebrity.

The 42-year-old star has knocked Lady Gaga off the top spot of Forbes magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list - at which she was placed number 50 last year - thanks to her high public profile and endeavors in music, movies, as a judge on American Idol and other endorsement deals, with her income over the last 12 months reaching a staggering $52 million.

The Celebrity 100 - which placed TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey second and Justin Bieber third - is based on income over a 12 month period and fame, as defined by a media presence across all platforms, as well as social media power as determined by prolificness on Facebook and Twitter.

Jennifer's fame was boosted by her 23,000 press mentions, including appearing on 46 major magazine covers, topping People's 2011 Most Beautiful list and being named as a Glamour Woman of the Year.

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Jennifer Lopez Couldn’t Bond with Twins

Jennifer Lopez with her twinsJennifer Lopez struggled to bond with her children when they were born.

The 42-year-old What To Expect When You're Expecting star realized less than two weeks into becoming a mother that she wasn't naturally connecting to her twins Max and Emmie.

"I remember after the babies were born, about seven to 10 days in, I was like, 'What is going on with me?' I felt sad and depressed and thought the babies didn't love me," she said.

The "On The Floor" singer who is now dating dancer Casper Smart explained that the novel which her latest film is based on helped her get through the rough patch: "I actually remember picking up the book to try to see what was happening to me. And it said how you have this huge hormonal drop about seven to 10 days after you give birth. It's called the 'baby blues.' But I just thought they didn't like me!"

Jennifer Lopez Ready to Marry Casper Smart

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Jennifer Lopez and Casper SmartJennifer Lopez wants to marry her boyfriend Casper Smart. The 42-year-old singer is thought to be ready for a fourth trip down the aisle after announcing she was parting ways with Marc Anthony last July.

"She's telling friends she wants to marry Casper. She's certain she wants to be with Casper forever," a source said.

At a press conference on Monday to announce her upcoming world tour with Enrique Iglesias and Wisin Y Yandel, Jennifer announced her partner of six months will play a vital part in putting the show together: "I'm working with [choreographer] Jamie King, and also Casper Smart. It's going to be an amazing, amazing show." She added that the event will be "one of the most historic tours ever."

"There's never been something like this, where Latinos come together like this. It's international - English and Spanish. I just think it's very groundbreaking. I was honored to be asked to be a part of it," she added.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Won’t Fight Over Kids

Jennifer Lopez with twins and Marc Anthony insetJennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will not have a custody battle over their twins.

The couple split last July after seven years of marriage, but they are keen to make the divorce as amicable as possible for the sake of four-year-old twins Max and Emme, as their welfare and happiness is the most important thing to them.

"The parties are working together to reach a friendly resolution that's in the best interest of their children," Jennifer's lawyer Ron Anteau told People.

Sources also say Marc doesn't want any financial support from Jennifer, who is now dating dancer Casper Smart. "He's not seeking financial support from her in this divorce. This is about trying to figure out how best for two very busy parents to share their children," one insider said.

Earlier this month, Marc filed for divorce from Jennifer, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split.

Marc Anthony Files for Divorce from Jennifer Lopez

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Marc AnthonyMarc Anthony has filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez. The former couple - who have four-year-old twins Max and Emme - separated after seven-years of marriage last July. Now Marc, 43, has started proceedings to officially end the union, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason behind the split.

People Magazine reports that in papers filed at Los Angeles Supreme Court on Monday, the musician asks for joint legal and physical custody of the children, and for spousal support to be denied if Jennifer, 42, asks for it.

Since parting ways, the pair have remained friends and continue to work together on reality show Q'Viva! The Chosen. However, Jennifer - who has now moved on with 24-year-old dancer Casper Smart - admits the break-up has been a painful process:

"Without going into detail ... it's just really, really sad. And look, we are still going through it, and it's emotional sometimes and difficult. We're still friends - and we're parents. But it's going to take time. It's tough. But for the most part, I feel very proud of the way we're handling it. I really do. We are doing the best we can for the kids."

Jennifer Lopez’s Manager Spills on Love Life

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Casper Smart and Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez reportedly fell for toy boy Casper Smart because she was "fertile ground."

The 42-year-old "Love Don't Cost a Thing" singer started dating the backing dancer after her seven-year marriage to Marc Anthony collapsed in July 2011. Her manager Benny Medina claims Casper was such an appealing prospect because he could give her what she needed.

"She's not oblivious to her own reality right now, as in, 'Damn, I'm 42 with a 24-year-old. Why?' We talked about it yesterday. She was just like, 'It's not even the age, Benny. It's actually that I just came out of a relationship where I felt like I was kind of not getting what I needed. And I'm open! So somebody who steps in right now and is actually touching me in a way - it's very fertile ground!'" he said.

However, Benny admits he had hoped the three-times married star would take time out from the dating scene before getting into a new relationship:

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Jennifer Lopez Splits From Marc Anthony

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc AnthonyWell, it definitely lasted longer than anyone could have guessed: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have split after seven years of marriage.

The couple - who have three-year-old twins, Max and Emme, together - have decided to call time on their relationship after they both agreed on the "difficult decision."

In a statement released to People magazine, Jennifer and Marc - who wed in June 2004 - said, "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time."

Was she speaking too soon when she said that divorce was never an option four years into her third marriage?

Jennifer Lopez: People’s Most Beautiful

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Jennifer Lopez - People's Most Beautiful 2011

Jennifer Lopez has topped People’s list of “World’s Most Beautiful,” becoming the prettiest face of 2011. Julia Roberts, Beyonce and Halle Berry have also made the list in recent years.

Lopez told reporters she was “happy and proud” to earn the title.

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