Jennifer Lopez’s new photo shoot: tragic, dated and/or fabulous?

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I’m not sure if these images are new, but I think they probably are. The Mail says that these are the promotional images for Jennifer Lopez’s new album, and her latest single “(What Is) Love?”. Yes, J.Lo is wearing a metal jumpsuit (“onesie”), and yes, she’s wearing hot pants AND a Mongolian lamb coat, and YES, she’s wearing some kind of additional onesie with some 80s-style “rips” in the thighs. It’s all very dated. J.Lo doesn’t know that there’s a new millennium upon us. Oh, and it’s looking like Jennifer is smart enough to realize that she’s only relevant again because she’s on American Idol, and she probably renewed her contract:

The On The Floor singer is set to return as a judge on American Idol next year. Although she refused to be drawn on the topic when she appeared on the U.S. morning show Today when she announced she would be playing the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September with Lady Gaga and Coldplay, insiders say the paperwork has all be sorted.

Apparently, the star has already signed a deal that will see her back on the panel for the 11th season of the show. Also set to return are Steve Tyler and Randy Jackson.

Only a month ago, Lopez told the BBC that she wasn’t sure if she wanted to come back to the hit Fox reality competition.

She mused: ‘I don’t know. I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very on the fence about it. I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it, but I have a lot other things happening, and it’s going to come down to me making a choice of what I want to do for the next year and we’re not really at the breaking point of “You have to make a decision right now!” I’m just really enjoying the time of just waiting and seeing.’

American Idol Season 11 kicks off in early 2012.

Meanwhile, a release date for (What Is) Love? has yet to be confirmed.

It will be the third single from the star’s seventh album Love?, following her smash hits On The Floor and I’m Into You, which went to Number One and Number Nine respectively.

[From The Mail]

As I’ve said before, it was one of Jennifer’s smartest career decisions when she agreed to come on Idol, and she and the Idol brand have worked well together. I hope they continue to work well together in the years to come, just because Jennifer amuses me, and I enjoy her shenanigans. She’s a legend in her own mind!

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Photos courtesy of The Mail.

 

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  1. Wif says:

    I used to think she was sooooooo beautiful. Now all I can see if a ton of effort.

  2. gobo says:

    Oh my GOd. Those photo are very new millenium.

  3. Jackson says:

    Tragic. Dated. Tacky. Perfect for her.

  4. Lisa Turtle says:

    Brings to mind Mariah Carey in Glitter.

    I vote “Tragic”

  5. katnip says:

    She is beautiful..

    but I HATE ALL THE PICTURES.

    I always thought that she was hedging her bets. Waiting to see what would be offered to her outside American Idol. I believe those stories of she and Marc trying to do a show on their own. I think that failed and Marc went to join the cast of Harthorn (sp).

    She needs update her image and music. All her resent stuff sounds dated. And her look proves it.

  6. malachais says:

    I don’t get her style but I respect her for sticking to what she likes.

  7. Ari says:

    She looks good though :L

    I hate that side ponytail sh*t though it makes her look like a 12 year old and it reminds me of one of Tara’s alters on United States of Tara LOL

  8. Jezi says:

    She irks me. I mean she is pretty and she has an unbelievable body but I can’t stand people who swear they are the shit. It is a pet peeve.

  9. Chloe says:

    Is it dated or already retro?

  10. Danziger says:

    Jenny, you’re some 40 years old and it shows in your face. Leave those costumes to Gaga. Or me.

  11. Patricia says:

    If she wouldn’t try to be 20 again, she would great. But this sucks.

  12. Praise St. Angie! says:

    if you want to have continuing success in the pop music game, you have to constantly re-invent yourself as your fans likely “move on” after a few years…and if they don’t, they want something new and different from you, not the same old crap.

    People like Madonna have executed that idea almost perfectly…granted, Madonna’s got fans that have been with her forever, and she kept them for as long as she did (and got new ones) by “re-inventing” herself periodically.

    with JLo, I STILL think her crap is “Jenny from the Block”-ish. she’s stuck in that egotistical “they still LOVE me!” realm, not realizing how dated her shit is.

  13. Quest says:

    “J” 2 da hell “No”

  14. lucy2 says:

    Terribly dated. She is a naturally pretty woman, but always does too much hair, makeup, costumes, etc.

  15. Kaboom says:

    1979 called and wants its props back.

  16. luls says:

    She’s hot and fabulous. But totally dated!

  17. Liz says:

    She has no place on any public exposition. No talent. She may have been a dancer, but that was a long time ago. DATED. Put her back into the doorway to the past!

  18. JLo has the Seal Team 6 of hair and makeup! LOL! and this 70s-early 80s shoot just makes her look old.

  19. Chicken'sMom says:

    I agree with others. Too harsh.

  20. madpoe says:

    Totally Dated!

    These pix aren’t even creative or have a “wow” factor. Did Anthony take these pix of his wife around their house on a slow day so she can play dress up?

  21. kb says:

    She is too old for this. It’s worse than ridiculous . . it is pathetic and sad. Definitely not attractive for a 40 year old (or anyone) to be posing in these positions. So desperate. I feel bad for celebrities . . all that money can’t buy back youth.

  22. B86 says:

    Jennifer is Hot! A real Woman. It takes Amazing willpower to keap this gorgeous body so beautiful, and shes so talanted in everything, dancing, singing, acting, you name it! (And shes not Egocentric like some stars Madonna fr.ex.) Looks moore beautiful than some 20y. olds. So does she nead to hide it? Shes young woman, athletic, beautiful, and acts on it. Problem is that too many women after 25 cant do the same

  23. poof says:

    She needs to close her damn mouth when she’s being photographed.

  24. Elj says:

    She has a really wrinkled neck.

  25. Novaraen says:

    So much try…so so much. She’s pretty but I can’t get past her diarrhea “I’m sooooo fabulous and sexy” face.

  26. KO says:

    The last photos remind me of late-night phone sex ads.

  27. RHONYC says:

    aaaand, here comes the porn! :-(

  28. Anonymous says:

    At her age, promoting that JOKE = her period! …. is just pathtetic.

    She is so 80′s, so ions ago, so BORING.

  29. gee says:

    and the staff at graceland just thought: dang that’s tacky.

  30. sandy#1 says:

    please go away jlo, only the younger people are her fans, because they don’t know any better.

  31. Eleonor says:

    Please tell me this pictures were taken on the set of a low budget telenovela in 1985.

  32. Twez says:

    She must treat her stylists like shit, because they always dress her to look ridiculous.

  33. MissVJJ says:

    How do people still like her? Her “music” is terrible. I guess American Idol was her last option on staying relevant. And people still watch that show for some reason.

  34. TG says:

    @Praise St. Angie! – You are so right about reinventing yourself. Neither of my 14 or 12 year old step-daughters mention JHo’s name but they know Madonna’s name and like some of her music.

  35. the other mel says:

    She looks like she’s shooting an ad for Love Line or Love Links, or whatever those late night phone sex commercials are called, in those last two pics. She’s hilarious! Jen makes it so fun to take a trip back in time! I’d love to see her take a stroll in that chain jumpsuit. She’s still beautiful though.

  36. Gina says:

    You can take the girl out of the Bronx but you can’t take the Bronx out of the girl.

  37. ladybert62 says:

    Horrible outfits – tell me again why this woman is famous?

  38. Rachel() says:

    She irritates me so much. Remember how great it was when everyone stopped caring about her? Stupid American Idol.

  39. jover says:

    Love the comments esp. eleonor and the other mel. She comes out with a new cd, but without endless music vids/promos it would go nowhere as she’s incapable of doing a live 2 hr. concert before thousands without lipsynching/back tracks/broadway musical dancing etc, and who would pay the steep prices she would demand. A complete industry and studio creation.

  40. jamie says:

    mid life crisis .She always has to look like the sexkitten.Come on Jenny from the block stop dressing like trash your a 40 plus mommy now give it up!

  41. Scout says:

    Tacky and cheap looking – some things just never change! Zero class.

  42. Truthful says:

    dreadful and dated, Jenny from the block, LOL!

    NO thank you!

  43. darry says:

    she is great at everything she does hatters stay mad

  44. the original bellaluna says:

    Does she realise how ridiculous she looks?

    And if she did agree to return to AI, I hope they didn’t give her any more money.

  45. June says:

    you know how she always denies she acts like a diva? QUACK!

  46. blonde on the dock says:

    tacky and cheap

  47. arock says:

    wtf. like an 80s ice capade coke den.
    “…bitch hang up dat telephone, pull one of those mirrors off your pants and meet in the 3rd stall…youre on in 10″

  48. kim says:

    Um they’re not good. She looks aged in the face, and you just can’t photoshop it enough to change that. The style is totally outdated and boring, making the pics more humorous than stylish.

    poor lady she just tries so hard

  49. B86 says:

    She i wonderful, with amazing body and talent to do anything she wants. She has beauty, talent, children, and she’s a gorgeus, sexkitten! She has Fans on Every continent of the World. Respect:-) women. take to notice- its possible, to stay young, and healthy If you Really Really got Power of Will. To exercise. To be strong. To Live, not Settle and be beautiful and Nice, not bitter Inside. Comon 50 is the midlage to homo sapiens, get real. If so many get loose after 25, or 30, do not mean, that its everybody’s end of YOUTH.

  50. Eleonor says:

    @B86: Nobody here is blamin’ JLo for being sexy, or toned or whatever. Personally I give her credits for being a hard worker,she wanted a comeback, and she achieved it. What I blame is that she acts like she still is in 1999, I blame the result is terribly CHEAP.

  51. mary simon says:

    she looks like she’s gettin a pelvic exam in the first picture. Her look is getting harsh. She needs to tone it all down and go for a softer, classier look.

  52. Kimbob says:

    Yes, her look is definitely dated. As another blogger noted, she’s trying TOO HARD. Also, she’s let her eyebrows grow thicker, I think she’s done that aiming for a more “youthful” appearance, but the thicker eyebrows aren’t doing her any favors.

    OMG…I’m just remembering an interview she did YEARS AGO…probably like 3, 4, or 5 years ago when she was asked what she aspired to. As God as my witness, I SWEAR, she brought up Jackie O. YES, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Well, let me say right now, if Jackie O. saw these photos, she’d be turning in her grave. This (the pics) are not “refined beauty.” The pics are comprised of too much damn cheap glitter…yeah, Jenny of the block or whatever they call her..can’t take her off that block, sorry.

  53. Carolyn says:

    What silly photos those are of her in the limo and on the phone. Are we supposed to think she’s having hot phone xxx? Puhleeze. Respect her for continuing a career out of energy and a huge ego and then she does silly stuff like this. Everyone knows she’s married with children. Why does she persist in this dumb stereotype?

  54. Camille says:

    In the words of Julia Roberts: SO TACKY!

  55. Jana says:

    I so wish she would stop her tanning and go back to her paler skin and her beautiful dark hair. I’m sick of this look. But she is a beautiful woman, except when she does that squinty-eyed, pursed lips tranny look for photos.

  56. HotLatino says:

    These photos are not new, I bought her album like 2 months ago and the photos were on the booklet and well yeah JLo is certainly NOT a legend, that’s why her On The Floor Video is the #5 most watched video on Youtube with 300 million views, JLEGEND 4 EVER!!!

  57. DethHammer says:

    Don’t ask why, but I am really diggin’ that rivet-chain jumpsuit!

    I personally think all music stars (no matter what genre) should start wearing “weird and shocking” get-ups so that “weird and shocking” will lose all relevance and then people can go back to focusing on making actually high quality music like it should be.

  58. Sloane Wyatt says:

    JLo meet Pam Anderson: two has beens who think they still have IT. NOT.

  59. DetRiotgirl says:

    She’s so ridiculous, I can’t help but kind of love her. I mean, come on. I don’t know about you all, but I’m plenty entertained by all this over the top glamour. She’s almost like a cartoon character.

    In fact, she reminds me of the crazy poodle from Oliver and Company. You know, the one Bette Midler voiced? Georgette! If J Lo were a cartoon character, she would totally be Georgette from Oliver and Company. Remember her big musical number, “perfect isn’t easy”?

    “Girl, we’ve got work to do
    Pass me the paint and glue
    Perfect isn’t easy,
    But it’s me!
    When one knows the world is watching
    One does what one must
    Some minor adjustments, darling
    Not for my vanity,
    But for humanity!
    Each step a little pose
    See how the breeding shows
    Sometimes it’s too much even for me
    But when all the world says YES
    Then who am I to say no?”

    Now picture J Lo singing that. PERFECT!

  60. Becky says:

    The comments on this post are really cracking me up. These pictures are laughably bad. She really does look like she’s doing a 1980′s phone sex ad in the last two pictures. The side ponytail look is not a good one-LOL re: the comment about her hair looking like one of Tara’s alters from “The United States of Tara.”

    Also, LOL re: her looking like a Solid Gold Dancer. It made me start humming the theme song “Music is magic…my head keeps spinning to music, spinning to gold-Solid Gold!” I used to love that show-when I was 8, the Solid Gold Dancers were the epitome of glamour.

  61. filthycute says:

    She’s just so fun to watch!

  62. Maritza says:

    The woman is on FIRE! Her cd is great, her new perfume is selling too, she coming back to American Idol, Jlo is in demand! The American Idol gig was the best thing she ever did that and having Benny Medina back as her manager. Besides, if Lady Gaga gets away with her cuckoo outfits these pale in comparison.

  63. Cookie says:

    Tragic for sure! She’s so dated its sad. Why is she trying so damn hard to be the same person she was in the 90s? Accept that you’re old and move on.