Jennifer Lopez declares Will & Kate to be “simply charming”


When I heard that Prince William and Duchess Kate were coming to LA to meet some movie stars at a big gala, I was struck by this thought: “If I was Duchess Kate, what American actors would I want to meet?” I think I would really like to meet Angelina Jolie, of course, and Jon Hamm (and all of the Mad Men people – the show is huge in the UK), maybe Leonardo DiCaprio, and… then I got stuck. There aren’t that many “movie stars” left, and there aren’t that many people that I would get all hot and bothered to meet.

In the end, Kate and William did get a decent turnout for their BAFTA event on Saturday night, even mingling with some A-listers like Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks. And then there’s Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer came to the event with her mother, Guadalupe, not her husband Marc Anthony. Jennifer wore one of the most revealing and inappropriate dresses of the evening, a cutout Pucci gown which I hated. Jennifer isn’t what I would call A-list – she’s certainly a diva, and her career has been rejuvenated by American Idol, but she wouldn’t have made my top-ten list for “People I’d Like To Meet”.

In the end, though, Jennifer did get a lot of face time (and camera time) with Will and Kate, and afterwards Jennifer tweeted, “Good Morning Lovers! Had fun with my Mom! The Duke & [Duchess] were simply charming!” Like Her Royal Highness Jennifer Lopez deigned to meet Kate and William and she was in a position to declare them “utterly charming”. Too harsh? Jennifer didn’t mean it that way, I know. She was just trying to make sure that we knew she spent time with the Cambridges. Now you know!





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  1. Cherry says:

    OMG, I can’t believe how unflattering that dress is… look at her pooch at the last pic! Why would any woman do that to herself?

  2. Happymom says:

    I am still in shock that she wore that ridiculous outfit. I do think it’s very cute that she brought her mom so she could meet the Cambridges. Too bad she didn’t let her mother pick out her dress.

  3. Eileen says:

    Her mom looks way more appropriate than she does. I can’t stand JLo.

  4. really says:

    For meeting royals, Jlo is dressed so DISGUSTING! Actually how pathetic, absolutely no class! And WHY is that cow touching Williams arm………….can someone please call the “cow police”……….she is so gross. This months YAWN goes to that tacky cow!

    William and Kate, the Royals looked BEAUTIFUL. Very classy!

  5. Jaded says:

    Absurdly inappropriate dress, what a twat – just shows you can take the girl out of the block but you can’t take the block out of the girl. NO.CLASS.AT.ALL.

  6. munchies says:

    oh.. i love Jlos hair color… if she was more covered, then it wasnt Jennifer Lopez.

  7. OtherChris says:

    Is it 1999? Because that dress is telling me it is.

  8. Jackson says:

    She looks ridiculous. Some people just can’t get it right, can they? Cheap and tacky and inappropriate. Total JLo.

  9. Christine says:

    I agree 1000%. On the other hand, we’re talking about her, which is why she probably picked that inappropriate dress in the first place.

  10. brin says:

    That dress is awful. The only one missing is Goop, but then I’m sure she already met the royals on Britsh soil.

  11. Sloane Wyatt says:

    How refreshing it is to see real hair on the Duchess Kate compared to a glossy weave on the diva Lopez.

    Gawd, Jenny from the block is so, so Vulgar! Yucky.

  12. tanguerita says:

    la lopez is so dumb, it is almost endearing.

  13. Quest says:

    Not a good look to this event. Don’t even know why she was invited. I would have thought an A List line up would consist of:

    Denzel Washington
    Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren
    Johnny Depp or even Tom Cruise
    Cate Blanchett or Kate Winslet
    toss in Angelina, Brad and Jon

    JLo is so full of it.

  14. Ja says:

    Wow, she’s managed to find a “British” word for a description :-) ))

  15. Scout says:

    Ever since she was named (by People Magazine, I think) the World’s Most Beautiful Person (or Woman) she has gotten even more full of herself than ever! I didn’t think that was possible, but there you have it. Not only is the dress inappropriate, which is an understatement, it isn’t even flattering on her! She looks so cheap!

    While I usually like most of Kate’s outfits, this one is boring but next to the the slut, she really does look like the princess that she now is!!!

  16. Rachel says:

    That is NOT what you wear to meet the Royals! That is someone who is trying to steal the spotlight, but it will never happen when the Duchess of Cambridge is in attendance.

  17. John Wayne Lives says:

    Wow! Look at the face and body language of Prince William in that last pick where you see JLo reaching out to touch him. As if they’re on the same level! He is physically, visibly pulling away from her, and I’m sorry, that look says barely concealed indignation if not out right disgust to me. Dude, don’t f*ckn manhandle the Prince of England! Way to show your low class JLow. Jesus. We’re Americans, don’t have royalty, don’t need em, but show some respect you overdone, underdressed Trollop

  18. UKHels says:

    they’ve forgotten you already Jen!

  19. L says:

    I still think it’s a toss up between her outfit and dana delaney for worst dressed.

    Jlo’s mom however, looks fantastic.

  20. Patricia says:


    Please JAss don’t represent my country anymore!

    Her mom on the other hand looks great.

  21. jover says:

    WIth all the truly worthy people in this country to meet (veterans, real artists/musicians, community activitists,etc.), the royals get tarnished by this no talent ho. I sign on with everyone re jho, now that she’s met the royals her ego and sense of entitlement will be boundless. I don’t wish bad karma on anyone, but for jho i make an exception. Someone please put her in her place and knock her back to the block where she belongs.

  22. yeahyeahyeah says:

    LOL. I love this bitch.

    Also, that dress is ugly. She looks like she has a peacock tail growing out of her neck.

  23. Liz says:

    everything about J-Lo is simply extraneous

  24. LunaT says:

    @Sloane Wyatt—so true. I didn’t even look at their hair first off. Kate’s is so much prettier.

    @John Wayne Lives—made me laugh. Good catch on that one. Would love to hear what he was thinking.

    Cosign on all dress comments. I can’t even believe she considered it. She looks like a tacky woman who just won the lottery and had to find a fancy dress to meet the Prince. Love how she posed so hard in the fourth shot so we could all see her abs.

    With most of the pics I saw of celebs meeting Will and Kate, I was struck by how uncertain and nervous the celebs looked. People who are used to being the coolest/prettiest/most talented/whatever person in the room seemed to have their confidence shaken. Anyone else notice that?

  25. the other mel says:

    Out of all the fashion choices available to her, she could have worn absolutely ANYTHING she wanted…and she chose THAT?!?! Utterly garish and trashy.

  26. gamblea says:

    hahah Wills face on the first image, :OMG NASTY:

  27. RHONYC says:

    Jen could learn a thing or 2 about etiquette.

    i mean why the f*ck is she all touchy-feely on Will?

    a. he’s a Royal (his own WIFE doesn’t even touch him in public!) &

    b. that’s someone’s fuggin’ husband.

    wtf, does she like think they’re like best buds or something?

    restrain yourself chick. show some class & respect for Chrissake! :-(

  28. Jen says:

    Really? This is the best we could do? How were the invites handed out? Washed up American Idol divas — check!

    Waity looks like a strong wind would snap her in half. Look at her arms next to J-Ho’s mother.

    Not that I’m knockin’ Guadalupe — she actually looks classy and appropriate.

  29. Mingy says:

    OMG im so ashamed for her..seriously, how can she think that dress is in anyway appropriate for meeting the royals. WOOOOOOOOOOW!!

  30. KLO says:

    I have to agree, Guadelupe looks really lovely. Well done!

  31. TG says:

    Looks like nearly everyone on here has already said what needs to be said. But I will say it anyway. Princess Kate is so refreshing and I hope her style rubs off in Hollywood. JLo symbolizes tacky, tasteless no class. Yes, there are some things I wish Princess Kate would do diffrentely but I will take anything she wears over taky JHO. Oh my gosh what a star hog. She should be embarrassed. How did she even get invited? Really? I love how the Duchess is grinning at Kate it is a look you would give a lower class street person who doesn’t know any better. That look just went right over JHo’s head though. Too funny

  32. bluhare says:

    Hahahaha! This is killing me! Bet Jennifer Lopez won’t take her mom anywhere again, because mom totally rocked it!! Blown out of the water by mom! Everything about Guadalupe looks great — hair, check; makeup, check; dress, double check.

    Jennifer? Worst look in a long time, and that’s saying something.

    Oh yeah, and saying they were “simply charming” is a euphemism for “they were OK, but didn’t think I was all that and a bag of chips”.

  33. Toe says:

    I actually loved the outfit but it’s totally not appropiate for this event. Too cheap looking.

  34. Lindsay says:

    I don’t know that Jennifer Lopez is the best character reference for anyone given her own behavior. The touch on the arm thing is overblown, it isn’t like she is grabbing on to him.

    Three questions: Why do they give up their last names? Are they listed as the Cambridgeshire on official documents?

    Is this what it was like with Princess Diana? Was she in the press everyday or will this die down soon? They are getting dull the fiasco in Monaco is way more interesting. (I know I choose to click and I am not complaining, just asking)

    ETA: Do you think part of the fascination is we don’t know much about them? Unlike celebrities who Tweet every inane thought? If you think about it most of the A List movie stars are relatively, for celebs anyway, don’t talk much outside of promotional stuff.

  35. BC says:

    Are those stains I see on JLo’s dress in picture 4?

  36. Tomas says:

    Too bad she looks like a talentless stripper when declaring how charming they are. And what’s up that with thinning/balding hair…on JLO?! Her forehead is rapidly becoming a ninehead!

  37. Scout says:

    @BC – I thought the same thing! Eeewww!

  38. Vesper says:

    I wish J.Lo would grow up already. It seems every year she looks more and more ridiculous. How can a woman of her age continue to be so desperate that they must be the focus of everyone’s attention. Even if the dress wasn’t inappropriate and tacky she does not have the body to carry it off, but she is too self absorbed to realize it. Obviously no brains either as she would know this is NOT what one wears to meet royalty. I feel sorry for her children.

  39. Vesper says:

    Just noticed William’s body language. Too funny!!!

  40. P.M. says:

    The fact she found them charming means Will & Kate are better actors than she is.

  41. Melinda says:

    Oh.God. She looks so disgusting. Tacky, classless, all around inappropriate and terrible.

  42. lrm says:

    um, Lainey gossip just defended her dress-saying it looks like cr*p for what it cost, but that she is in hollywood,not at the royal palace for an event for the queen, and wills is not even prince of wales yet….

    Um, last I checked, there ARE events that require decorum,and appropriate dress is part of that….and these events are not solely taking place in the royal palace, hosted by the queen of england….

    geesh. seriously-is that what is boils down to? dress like a tramp all you want, as long as it’s not at buckingham palace?

    anyway, it’s ALL been said in this thread and others before-well said, peoples……
    uugh, J Ho has never been a more appropriate moniker.
    embarrassing in so many ways….
    and actually shocking. i am still shocked that she thought that dress looked good on her for ANY ocassion, let alone that it’s wholly inappropriate for meeting will and kate….
    omg. that is all.

  43. ann says:

    She looks like a call girl.
    P. Ditty was over a long time ago.
    Time for her to grow up.
    I’d put her in the same pile as Snooki.
    Pure trash.

  44. lrm says:

    on second thought, maybe she thought this was a casting for ‘pretty woman II’….and she will get Julia’s role this time????
    why else, i mean, honestly-is it a joke? she dresses like a lo class hooker who had to find a dress for the ball????? it will take awhile for me to get over this. seriously. lol.

  45. Turtle Dove says:

    Lopez is is such a JNo and she doesn’t get it. She must have fondled William 1/2 dozen times. You don’t touch the Royalty JLo. The dress is a horror. Maybe she mistook the Cambridges for a visiting Vegas act?

  46. ladybert62 says:

    What a weird dress! Her mother’s dress is in much better taste.

  47. TG says:

    @P.M. – Just read your comment and busted out laughing. Too funny.

  48. Maritza says:

    I watched Jlo and her mom on the HSN selling her new perfume and I have to say it was very entertaining. She spoke about everything, from her kids to when she started out in show business,she was the sweetest and most down to earth I’ve ever seen. People were calling in to say how much they admired her, she really did not act like a diva at all. Her mother is so funny she even imitated her daughter’s dance routine. It was so funny. Her mother keeps her grounded, she even said so. They both look great!

  49. Amy says:

    I don’t think J Lo is a diva, but when she is on a red carpet, I feel like she tries to exude this weird superstar aura and that gets her labeled with “diva.” Also always making weird faces and posing awkwardly wearing inappropriate dresses.

    Seriously, you are meeting royalty, cover yourself up (like her mother did in her cute dress!).

  50. mary simon says:

    JHo looks like a chubby mermaid on the verge of a major wardrobe malfuntion. That reptilian scaly sleeve thing with the strap across the neck looks like it’s choking her.

  51. Lucy says:

    Anyone else think its strange that Marc didn’t go with her? Whats the count down on the end of this marriage…

  52. Kate says:

    Olivia Wilde wore this SAME DRESS in her Marie Claire photoshoot – MUCH CLASSIER

  53. Tina says:

    How does a washed up old mediocre trick like J-Lo get to meet the prince?

  54. normades says:

    Her mom looked great.

    Couldn’t jHO tone it down for once? Geeez, she always has to make it about her.

  55. Jasmine says:

    If JLO were on the HSN being nice and sweet, its because she was trying to sell her perfume. Just as sweet as she was on American Idol when she was trying to promote her own music, or when she’s a nice and kind Latina for a day when she’s trying to sell something to the Latino community. Its common sense that a person who is trying to sell their product will be on their best behavior. Don’t let JLO fool you!

    As far as the William and Kate BAFTA affair, she was ONLY there because of one of the producers of American Idol, and she made sure she dressed so the attention would be focused on HER. The skin-tight, hooker-looking dress is to emphasize her ASSets, and abs, and that long wig makes it even worse.

    The Most Beautiful Woman in the World is NOT going to let the Prince of Wales and the Duchess get more attention than SHE does. She looks ridiculous!

  56. eternalcanadian says:

    I can see how awkward William and Catherine look when meeting Jennifer. Did you see that picture where she’s grabbing William’s arm and he’s backing away with that “oh no you don’t” look.

    That dress! Holy toledo! I’m surprised Jennifer’s mum didn’t smack her over the head and order her to put on something respectable. :o

  57. Ruffian9 says:

    No word on what they thought of ‘Jlo’ and that hideous dress?

  58. michelle says:

    Ok ok the dress was inappropriate for the occasion but Jennifer looks great in a paper bag and as for being invited ALL celebrities pay for such events…dumb asses

  59. Beth says:

    Surprising­ly, a lot of mean spirted comments on this blog. J-Lo’s dress may not be for some but to talk about her background and/or “breeding” is too much – it is a pretty low blow and makes me wonder about some people’s upbringing­. I am not necessaril­y a J-Lo fan but comparing her to a hooker or whatever else is an insult to any woman out here who has built a successful career and family life from the ground up. No one should be putting Kate on a pedestal by knocking others down. When I look at these pictures, I see a pretty young woman in a beautiful dress who just married into the royal family, which comes with its fair share of burdens. Right now, William and Kate are in a honeymoon period (and so are their fans) and that means they are getting a pass on controvers­y right now but just like every other royal, tabloid coverage is almost guaranteed­.

    A better Jennifer Lopez dress:

    Jennifer Lopez has met Queen Elizabeth before as well:

  60. Anna says:

    Eesh, not enjoying all the class talk and judgments these pictures seem to evoke. Everyone looked great, including Jennifer Lopez. Women don’t have to be the same. There are all kinds of styles and beauty. It was a simple reception for a young couple. The queen wasn’t there. It wasn’t a White House State dinner. It seems many of you are fuzzy on protocol.
    I think Kate’s fans are making her look bad on this site with the pretentious comments. That’s one way to turn public opinion against her.

    Streisand touched William too. Why is the focus on Lopez? Where does it say that a prince is untouchable. He’s not the queen. When people refer to Jennifer Lopez as “JHo” they are showing their classism.

    Additionally, Jennifer Lopez comes from a solidly middle-class background. Her mother was a teacher, her dad a computer specialist. She is not from the “lower class”, and anyone who insists that she is argues from a position of ignorance.

    And obviously this site is filled with American bluebloods and the English aristocracy. I never knew.

  61. Meghan says:

    Interesting, yesterday it was comparing Kate to Michelle Obama (on another blog but it happens too) who is twenty years older than her (And has a JD from one of the best schools in the world).

    Now today, it’s comparing Kate to Jennifer Lopez (not Blake Lively whose dress was eh), not Nicole Kidman, not Zooey Deschanel, or Dana Delaney whose outfit was a joke too–99% of comments are about Jennifer Lopez.

    Now we don’t know much about Kate. She has a MRS–I mean, a Scottish MA, which is really just a Bachelors in the United States. We’ve only seen her photographed. And the one interview she gave, she wasn’t particularly articulate.

    She has drastically lost weight–a good 20lbs, and yet she is the picture of perfection, class and grace.

    Give me a break!! It’s the white woman’s fantasy to be a princess, and the hate that is displayed towards women of color here who don’t have to starve to be beautiful, is repugnant.

    CHECK YOURSELVES. Think about what you admire and why you admire it. And consider why you want to take down women of color.

  62. cutie says:

    Envy (also called invidiousness) is best defined as an emotion that “occurs when a person lacks another’s (perceived) superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it.”[ lol hhahhaahah

  63. Ellie says:

    Of course that dress was inappropriate; but let’s not forget she is “Jenny from the Block”!

  64. Sandra says:

    Her dress is just find to meet “ROYALTY”. It is actually too classy if you ask me. I do not know why people should go out of their way to dress up to meet royalty, I think that just the fact that there are still people out there that are considered “Royalty” disgusts me. They are no better than any other person out there. JLo is who she is, she is a sex symbol, her wardrobe is revealing, if they can’t handle it then they should have not invited her. Leave her alone, bunch of haters!

  65. anne says:

    why all the fuss about a couple of newl;yweds who think they are better than everbody else i wish them luck but folk are needing to crack down on their obsession with royalty and celebrities its us who make them the way they are through continual hero worship it s disgusting