In Touch Weekly has a bitchy little article about Jennifer Lopez this week. I know, that’s the pot calling the kettle a C-U-Next-Tuesday, and although I love to make fun of Jennifer, or as I like to call her, “The New Eva Longoria,” I think In Touch is being a little too harsh. The basic gist of the story is that Jennifer’s career has gotten so bad that the only real gigs she can get are performing at lavish weddings. Here’s why it’s harsh: Jennifer allegedly gets paid $2 million for her wedding performances. Ah, yeah! Who needs to go on tour with that kind of money?
Nine years after The Wedding Planner, Jennifer Lopez is a real-life wedding singer! Her rep denies it, but an insider tells In Touch that the star has recently taken the stage at some big-budget nuptials – most recently performing in France and Monaco – for an estimated $2 million a gig!
“While she’s trying to revamp her record career, Jennifer is exploring other options to make money,” an insider says of Lopez, who has seen the singles off her yet-to-be-released album, Love?, sink on the charts as she attempts a comeback.
“She’s back at square one in her music career,” the insider adds.
[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]
No, she’s not “back at square one in her music career” if people are still willing to pay her $2 million to shake her ass and lip sync. Yeah, is she Lady Gaga? No. Is she Kylie Minogue or Madonna? No. But Jennifer’s not really struggling either. She just needs to get it together and realize that the music and film landscape has changed. Her singing about “Louboutins” was idiotic and so 1990s. Instead of trying to be what she once was, why not just try to put out a great dance record that the gays will love? And then make a few television appearances on shows that are already loved. And stop showing up to every red carpet – let people miss you for a few months. That’s my humble advice to get Jennifer’s career back on track, not that she really needs it if she’s making $2 million appearances at weddings.