Jennifer Lopez allegedly refuses to acknowledge or speak to “the help” directly

This is just a funny story, although there’s a decent possibility that it’s just another J.Lo got a maid fired, only not so much story. I do think that Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are leaving a lot of disgruntled and pissy former fans in their wake as Jennifer’s tour continues to roll through Europe and the Middle East. So, on that count, I kind of believe this story. Maybe I’m just preconditioned to believe “J.Lo Diva” stories. I’m sure it’s because of preconditioned sexism etc. But here’s further evidence:

While it won’t surprise most people to learn that Jennifer Lopez is a demanding diva, her latest mid-air antics will shock even the most loyal of followers!

Proving that the down-to-earth Jenny From The Block is ancient history, the singer reportedly pulled a hissy fit on board a United Airlines flight when a flight attendant innocently offered her a drink in first class, the new issue of Star magazine exclusively reveals.

“I just said, ‘What can I get you to drink?’ But Jennifer refused to even acknowledge me. She turned her head away and told her personal assistant, ‘Please tell him I’d like a Diet Coke and lime,’” the flight attendant told Star. “She wouldn’t even look at me. It was sad, she seems so sweet in her movies.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, earlier this month German newspaper Bild reported that the former American Idol judge had a hotel maid fired for daring to ask for an autograph – something that J.Lo denies – and another source who has worked with the 43-year-old star confirmed that Jen doesn’t lower herself to speak to the help.

“She doesn’t speak to salespeople, restaurant or hotel staff – or flight attendants,” the insider told Star. “She only talks through her assistants.”

[From Radar]

I think the real Diva Move would be to refer to the person as “It”. Like, “Tell It that I want a Diet Coke. Tell It that I want a blanket too.” Anyway, do you have any problems believing that Jennifer Lopez doesn’t want to talk to “the help”? Considering she’s dating “the help” I’m not sure if this is possible, but it’s J.Lo, so who knows.

I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I think I’ve figured out the diva scale:

Highest Scale Diva: Mariah Carey. Obviously the top-most diva, the diva who can out-diva every other bitch out there. No one else exists in the vacuum of narcissism that is Mimi.

Medium-Range Diva: J.Lo – Somewhat of a diva, especially when it comes to making eye contact with “the help”. But I believe Jennifer is mostly professional, and she doesn’t have to make it all about “The J.Lo Show” at all times.

Lower-Grade, Insidious Diva: Gwyneth Paltrow – The Patronizing Diva. She will talk to the help and make eye contact with the help and she’s professional and all of that. But she will always let you know that you are beneath her, and that she’s only deigning to speak to you because she’s such a generous soul. She will also tell you to your face that you’re fat.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Chicagogurl17 says:

    That skirt is so stinking hideous!

  2. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I cannot imagine this little dude having sex with J. Lo, my gayday just pings like crazy with him.

    Aside from Affleck, she really has a thing for pocket-sized dudes huh? Ugh.

  3. Newtsgal says:

    She is lucky I wasn’t on the recieveing end of those diva antics….she would’ve ended up with more than a lime in her coke.

  4. KellyinSeattle says:

    The way she’s posing in the last pic reminds me of The Cat in The Hat.
    I have a hard time believing this is true (about the “help”, but if it is, wow. Maybe Casper thinks he can be rude to them because he’s so famous and important..cough
    I don’t dislike JLo; I think she can be sweet sometimes, but she wears on me after awhile.

  5. m says:

    Further proof that she is puff diddy’s true soul mate.

  6. Kate Nonymous says:

    Actually, I think JLo is pretty much at the top of the pile in terms of diva-ness. And one of my friends and I once met a makeup artist who worked with her. My friend asked, “Is she nice?” and the guy responded with that silent, slow headshake. You know, the one that comes with closed eyes and pulled-in mouth, because he can’t say much or risk losing work, but, wow, did he manage to say a lot without words.

    • Elle says:

      She’s horrible. A former neighbor of mine used to work as an assistant for a studio executive. She had some funny stories, but the absolute worst was Jennifer Lopez. She arrived for a meeting and needed to use the restroom. When my neighbor started to give her directions, Looez’s assistant interrupted with ‘do not speak directly with Ms. Lopez.’

      My neighbor dealt with a lot of A-List actors and she said Lopez was the worst.

    • Beatrice says:

      This business about not talking directly to the star may common because I met someone who had been a waiter in a very high end hotel. He said that once he had to be on room service duty and delivered a meal to a big macho action star (sorry can’t remember who). His assistant answered the door and instructed him not to speak to the Star, only to her.

      On the other hand, someone else said he’d done some plumbing work at Jane Fonda’s house and described her as one of the nicest people he’d ever met. She spent a few minutes chatting, thanked the crew for coming on short notice, and had her housekeeper make lunch for them. That’s a classy star.

  7. ZigZagZoey says:

    My first thought was ~ That’s silly! She talks to Casper all the time….

    My second thought was ~ Cue the statement from JLo saying we should know her better….Blah blah blah

  8. Christina says:

    But hey! She’s still Jenny from the block!

    • Stuart Horsely says:

      Horseshit. And she also forgets where she comes from. Was never a fan, never will be. I will say that at least her butt is real. That’s all.

    • V4Real says:

      This reminds me of a parody of her song that was made a few years back.

      Origianl lyrics
      Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
      I’m still Jenny from the block
      Used to have a little; now I have a lot
      No matter where I go; I know where I came from “South Bronx”

      Parody
      Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
      I’m still the hooker from the block
      Used to _uck a little; now I _uck a lot
      No matter where I go, I know where I came from “Hunts Point”

      Hunts point is an area in the Bronx known for prostitution. I know this is mean but I didn’t write it. I’m not that clever.

  9. Aubra says:

    Mariah is a diva, but JLo if we’re to believe any of this, is TRYING and fails miserably which makes her come off unfavorably to many…

  10. dorothy says:

    OMG, get over yourself. Your just a performer, like a circus act. On earth to entertain us, please us, make us happy. Perhaps you’ve forgotten how this works. If we’re not happy, if we don’t like, your out of a job.

  11. Maritza says:

    I don’t believe anything Star publishes, what they don’t know they invent.

  12. Sam says:

    The stories about J-Lo are many. I remember the one about firing a maid or nanny because the woman did not report to work one day because her father was killed (allegedly). She has a reputation for being that way.

    What’s crazy is that you could somewhat expect such behavior from people raised rich (like the Trumps, though I’ve heard decent things about them). Lopez was raised working class, and a large chunk of domestic and service workers are Hispanic, so she probably had neighbors who worked in this field. Just makes me dislike her more.

    • kimcheee says:

      Actually, it’s more common than you may think. It’s the “proper” way to act if you employ help. As a child, I often got into trouble for talking to the “help” – my Nanny and the Maid. I thought the Nanny and Maid were a better class of people when I was 4-14 years old. They weren’t rude or abusive like my money hungry, status seeking, psychopathic, back stabbing birth parents who don’t talk to me now – because I didn’t become a doctor and I’m not in the social class they associate with. They are first generation multi-millionaires.

  13. Jaded says:

    I really can’t stand the hypocrisy of “oh I’m from a working class background and understand the common people and relate to them” myth around these a$$holes. It seems the more common the background, the more diva-ish the behaviour when they strike it rich and famous. It’s called having “f*ck-you money”, they’re so rich and famous they feel they can tell anyone to f*ck off and it doesn’t matter. Very low-classy.

  14. Roxy says:

    I happen to know that Caspar does NOT speak to the help, ie: the tour dancers. He used to tour with them with Britney and they were all buds, and now he won’t make eye contact, much less say hi. I know this because my daughter works with Brits tour make up artist, when she’s not touring with Brit/ She said all the dancers are pissed that he acts like he deosn’t know them now. & just last year they were all hanging out. So, if he does it, she does it too. he has been told not to speak to the lowly ones.

  15. bros says:

    kaiser, I think you forgot Madonna on your scale. she has the alleged same problem. didnt she insist that no help even look her in the eye?

  16. Blondie says:

    Considering that it’s “the help” that got her where she is today…

  17. BooBooLaRue says:

    and this surprises anyone?

  18. skuddles says:

    Ugh get over yourself JLO, seriously!

  19. Mara says:

    She is not that talentad to begin with ,seems she forgot her background Jenny from the block…

  20. bluhare says:

    All this because she was on American Idol for two years.

    Can’t stand her, never could, so I’m nowhere near objective on this one. But a true diva has chops to back it up. Mariah can sing. Aretha can sing. Jenny? Ick.

  21. Holden says:

    I can’t stand this woman, she must not have any one around her that can tell her the truth. You treat people like people, because it all comes back around some day.

  22. Izzy says:

    When I was working in retail I had the “pleasure” of dealing with her and her entourage (this was a month or two before she married Marc Anthony). She was a total a-hole. I can totally believe the stories about her.

  23. Eleonor says:

    “From In Living Color and movie scripts
    To On the 6 to J. Lo to this headline clips
    I stayed grounded as the amounts roll in
    I’m real, I thought I told you…”

  24. kim says:

    Hahaha I would have just spit all over her from laughing so hard or peed my pants. I don’t even think of her as “super famous” . American idol? Lmao. her style? Even laughing more harder. Her acting career? Oh I just peed a little!

  25. Katija says:

    Fine. If you want to be a diva, fine. It’s nothing new. But then knock off this *wide eyed confusion* “I’m just a normal girl from the Bronx!” shizz. Seriously, I’m not just talking about “Jenny From The Block.” She never shuts up about how she’s so true to the freaking ghetto (I know that much of the Bronx is the opposite of the ghetto; but that’s how J-Lo paints it to be), and it’s sickening, because you know she’s talking out of her big ass.

  26. littlestar says:

    This really pisses me off. I don’t mean to bash anyone who doesn’t have a higher education, but this bitch probably just barely graduated from high school. If I ever meet her (in my dreams haha), I’d love to have the satisfaction of looking down on her because she’s ignorant and doesn’t have a university degree like I do :D .

  27. Boo says:

    She acts a bit high and mighty for someone who is universally acknowledged as a has-been.

    • Beatrix says:

      With 0 ability to sing. Is the delusion that strong? Have her sycophants convinced her that she’s a great talent? You’d think if you know you’ve been marketed to make people think that you have talent, then at least you’d be a more humble, or at least nice.

  28. Agnes says:

    Does she then have her assistant talk to her boyfriend for her? Haha.

  29. Erica says:

    I believe this only because something similar happened to my friends boyfriend when he encountered jlo. He worked at at a private airport at the time doing baggage and she and Mark Anthony flew in and he said she does not even look the airport employees in the eye. He said Mark was nice and tipped them and thanked them for carrying their luggage. He also said that jlo had a ton a luggage but that wasn’t surprising.

  30. TheOneAndOnly says:

    It’s not belittling littlestar it’s telling it straight to this self-absorbed loathsome trashy excuse for a human being; Her fakery and hypocrisy are monumental; hey, JHO, if you want to keep it “real” (does that mean anything anymore?), go live in a Brazilian favalea, you, that childman, and your help would be robbed and shot within days, maybe hours;
    Her blather is not an uncommon reaction; the more your wealth separates you from your origins, the more you strain to be authenticate to those origins, but your wealth and status make it impossible, hence the endless and offensive posing.If she had actual talent this may not be necessary so in the abscence of talent we have fakery masquerading as talent, just my take for what it’s worth.
    That first pic is hilarious, what, did the bodyguard’s eys pop upon realization that there is something larger than JHO’s ego – namely, her arse.

  31. Sara says:

    It always amazes me that she is such a big thing, her movies in the last ten years have sucked and so has all of her music.

  32. junegorilla says:

    I thought that J lo is usually fking the help. Doesn’t she cull her boytoys from her back up dancers?

  33. abby says:

    sorry but it would happen to anyone that reaches that level of fame and wealth. whether you think she is totally lacking talent or a has been, the fact is the woman has a networth of $250 million. there’s no way that wouldn’t change you. and yes, this seems extreme diva-ness but she is setting the bar so she doesn’t constantly get mobbed. at least that’s my opinion.

  34. Natasha says:

    Urgh. I can almost believe this because J-Lo actually thinks she’s that important, but even this sounds a little bit ridiculous. The funny thing about Mariah, as much as i’m sure she’s an insane diva that talks about herself in the third person, i don’t get a bitch vibe. More of an ‘away with the fairies’ vibe.

  35. Thiajoka says:

    She’s still Jenny from the block.

    I had an awful dream one time wherein I took a job as her personal assistant. I couldn’t find her coffee, so I blamed it on the other assistant who had been there longer and pleaded first day on job.

  36. Carolyn says:

    Oh the irony that she played the maid in Maid in Manhattan! Can’t stand her. She photographs well though. Has certainly made s silk/sequined purse out of a sow’s ear. She totally used Puff Daddy to get her career started..does he realise he got played?

  37. mar says:

    I have had the “pleasure” of meeting her, she came into a store that I managed several years ago. Company policy was to allow celebs 3 free items ( it was a makeup store)she didnt even look at me, she didnt even thank me,she had her sister talk to me. She was rude, not friendly and not that pretty in person either. Ever since that day i have disliked her.

  38. kaligula says:

    Not surprising. Money can’t buy class. She should take a lesson from the “lovely” Duchess Kate, whom I’m sure she secretly longs to be…. People who know that they really deserve their high position in society never look down their nose at others, they just don’t have to.

  39. Starlight says:

    But to Ben, he likes and according to him she is nice. Who should I believe now?

  40. babythastarsshinebrite says:

    IMO a diva is just a woman who knows what she wants and thinks everyone else cares. What J-lo is if this is true is mean. I agree that Mariah is a diva but for someone reason I can’t believe she is a B for real. I don’t know tho.

  41. rona says:

    True! True! True!
    This is a widely known fact about JLo. As an FA, we know who is a good celeb and who is not – JLo has always been known as NOT. As indicated in the story she will not speak to the FAs even for safety related issues. It all must be cleared via her assistants. Also, she has had an airline concierge haul around her make-up case to be hand delivered to the aircraft and placed in an overhead bin. This is not a nice or courteous woman. Stories about her abound and all are similar to the one above.

  42. jaye says:

    I wonder what kind of emotional, spiritual or mental disconnect it takes to be a person who came from “nothing”, gain fame and fortune, and then treat “regular” people like that? For most of these celebrities, they are not that many years removed from being in the SAME position as the folks they won’t allow address them directly or that they refer to as “it”. Do they develop this behavior over time, or was it always there in some form? I just don’t get it.

    • Minty says:

      Becoming rich and famous does not fundamentally change you. Instead, it magnifies who you already were before fame and fortune. If you were a jerk when you were poor and anonymous, you are a bigger jerk after you become wealthy and powerful. That’s what celebrities like Oprah have said when asked about fame.

      Some successful people worked very hard to get to their privileged position. Others worked hard in a different way: they were plain ruthless and used people left and right to help them get what they wanted. These users try to hide their manipulative tendencies under a facade of kindness, at least until they become powerful or influential themselves. After that, they don’t try to hide the nasty personality. I can easily believe JLo belongs to the second group, as does Madonna. Those two certainly didn’t achieve fame through actual talent.

      These users are asskissers to the powerful people who can help their careers and wallets. They don’t hesitate to offer themselves sexually to get something in return. They will discard anyone who’s no longer useful. They will diss those who aren’t equals in their eyes, and yet they surround themselves with entourages made up of sycophants and employees. JLo and Madonna have a history of this kind of behavior. This shit has existed in one form or another throughout the centuries.

  43. erika says:

    she is such a …. 4 letter word you know.

    why? jenLo, are you better than ‘the help’? are they less human than you? i just don’t get the connection at all. what the Hell are these people supposed to do? bow down w/ incense and offerings?

    what a cold bitch. Sad thing is that all these folks have to laughing hard at her when they get off work.

    hating the ‘help’ is NOT a good place to be sweety, the ‘help’ (cooks, waitress’, admin assts) sometimes have the inside scoop on your life (secrets) as they wash your clothes, make your food, collect your laundry, etc.,

    better not piss em off too bad, you might be seeing a piss laced pancake breakfast from room service soon.

    i’d do it.

  44. Moana says:

    I wouldn’t pay a dime for a JHo tune or flick. So I’m doing my part to shut her down. Your turn.

  45. I used to work for a star… very similiar in fame (coughs) to Jennifer Lopez. What people fail to recognize is that a star gets HUNDREDS of ‘commoners’ coming up to them daily, including staff, who start with “can I get you a coke” and with even that slightest toe-hold-of-a-”yes”-response it’s followed by:”I’m such a huge fan, my sister love you can I take a picture, will you sign my autograph…” I know, I know… such problems! But can you imagine having to do this 100 times a day? It would take you forever to do anything. THAT’s why big stars are bitches sometimes… to FREEZE PEOPLE OUT so they can get stuff done. Don’t take it so personally, guys! Enjoy your star on the screen/stage/wherever. Don’t be such a (Don)Lemon!

  46. Paloma says:

    What a no talent! Can’t act and can’t sing.

  47. Viv says:

    Would normally agree with Kaiser but through my former job I have actually spent some time at events where Mariah and J.Lo attended. At a record release party for Mariah with about 50 people in attendance, she hardly knew anyone but instead of just talking to her assistant she toured the room for a while being introduced to record company staff and actually chatted with the waiters and the DJ longer than with anyone else. She was shockingly nice. They introduced four young guys who had been part of the team putting up the promotion posters for her album around town and she told them where she had seen the posters driving by which made their day. She took pictures with everyone who asked. Admittedly this was some years ago, but it was not the beginning of her career, she was already a gazillionaire superstar with Marylin Monroe’s piano and Hello Kitty bathrooms.
    J.Lo on the other hand would always go straight to the VIP area and speak only to her entourage- hairdresser, stylist, make-up artist who all hung out with her everywhere. Pictures with ordinary people- no way.
    Don’t know anything about Gwyneth but since she likes to remind everyone how well-raised she is, she would likely talk to minions and make a show of how down to earth and polite she is to everyone, wouldn’t she?

    • Kristin says:

      I agree with you Viv 100% and here’s why: I mentioned in a previous post that my cousin was an executive producer for the Oprah Winfrey show for more than 16 years. One of her primary duties was lining up the celebs and dealing with them directly during the pre-production stage. She said Mariah Carey was surprising sweet, spoke to all the “lowly” assistants, and was quite gracious, and also didn’t really make a ton of ridiculous demands. JLo on the other hand? Bitch with a capital “B”. Attitude coming out of the ass, ridiculous demands (everything had to be white in her dressing room; white curtains, white carpet, white couches, bouquets of white flowers, and on and on and on. You get the point) She was even bitchy to my cousin, who at the time was one of the most senior executive producers. She refused to talk to any fans, sign autographs, refused to speak to anyone who she perceived as “beneath her”, which with her mammoth ego, was pretty much everyone, with the exception of Oprah. To say the least, no one on the show, INCLUDING Oprah was very impressed. Mariah may be a diva, but at least she’s kind of earned it. One of the greatest voices of our generation. Jennifer Lopez on the other hand has NO business acting all high and mighty as the girl cannot sing for shit (I actually sound better than her in my shower, and I’m terrible), and her movies are complete and total garbage. Remember “Bordertown”? Don’t worry, no one else does either. Or how about “Gigli”? Or “Anaconda”?, Yeah, now THAT was a quality film. So my point is this: I don’t think anyone should ever act like a diva, but between these two women, ONLY Mariah has actually earned the right to be considered a diva. Jennifer isn’t even in the same stratosphere.

  48. emma says:

    maybe she thought her assistant could translate if the flight attendant had an accent?? but I agree with the diva ratings, although I had a friend who worked for her in LA (on her fashion line or something?) and had nothing but good things to say. Maybe she was starry eyed.

  49. Maritza says:

    Gossip Cop denies this story and says it is 100% false, Jlo flies private jets not on United Airlines. http://www.gossipcop.com/jennifer-lopez-flight-attendant-rude-ignored-united-airlines-diva-stewardess/

    • rona says:

      when filming or promoting a movie, JLo flies commercial on the studio’s dime – very common for all celebs. She’s been to my town several times on commercial flights during film festivals and while filming. I don’t know but, maybe she flies commercial when doing music? All I know is that this is a very consistent story that many FAs including myself have witnessed.I can vouch for many others who have bad reputations e.g. Ben Affleck is not favored by ground staff, but has no problem with FAs. Jennifer Garner is a sweetheart to everyone as is Gwyneth Paltrow. Alec Baldwin is surprisingly sweet despite the situation that took place earlier this year. The list goes on and on but I’ll stop with JLo is always on the naughty list.

  50. kimcheee says:

    Does she have ladies who dress her in the morning like Marie Antoinette?

  51. Kat says:

    Here’s my shocked face that she’s appallingly arrogant and treats “normals” like they’re beneath her. What a nothing person she is.

  52. KMD says:

    She seems to be kind of a terrible person, but I do love her movies. She plays sweet really well.

  53. Aud says:

    This reminds me of a recent revelation by a former flight attendant in Australia, who said that Elle McPherson was similar in that she pretended she didn’t even understand English, and would only speak in French to her assistant, who would then communicate with the flight attendant. So I guess that makes her a high range diva.

  54. TG says:

    I believe it. Just look at pics of how she travels with her kids. They are usually back with the help while she is out front with her little man with the tiny head. And I consider her mom “the help” since she seems to travel everywhere in the back position as a nanny would. Can’t stand JHo.

  55. flan says:

    “Just Jenny from the Block”:

    Yeah right.

  56. booger says:

    The bottom pic of her in the sparkly suit looks like she’s revving up to release the fart of a lifetime. I hope gas masks were supplied to the audience.

  57. Chrissie Malcolm says:

    Did she learn nothing when she made Maid from Manhattan? Obviously there was no method acting involved. It’s amazing to me how far up their own arses some of these divas manage to travel – just incredible.

  58. Kosmos says:

    I will say that when it comes to diva behavior, I LOVE Mimi or Mariah, even through everything…she still has a heart and a killer voice…while JLo has almost NO talent whatsoever, and I fully believe that she won’t talk to “the help.” She is completely narcissistic, folks…she thinks she is God’s gift to the world. So, if I never heard of JLo again, I would be thrilled, really!! And that black dress with the striped bottom is perfectly hideous, gag.

  59. Well she seems to be a terrible person in person. It gets me to thinking that if I meet her I’m gonna get so pissed off with her that I won’t like her anymore. When it comes to diva behaviour I don’t approve of it whatsoever! If you want the fan support, like buy your CD’s, see your mediocre movies, see your boring concerts, then someone better start listening to somebody about an attitude adjustment. Didn’t she learn anything from “Maid in Manhattan” at all? It’s obviously amazes me how far up their arses that these divas manage to travel. While J.lo almost has no talent whatsoever, I fully believe that she won’t talk directly to the help. She is completely a narcisistic people…She thinks she is god’s gift to the world. It seems that she is arrogant and treats the little people like they’re beneath her. no one should have to act like a diva, Jennifer is not qualified. Jennifer has no business to act like a diva at all she can’t sing for shit! Plus her movies are all garbage remember Bordertown, don’t worry nobody else does either, and gigli, the worse of the worse and anaconda? She shouldn’t have to act like a diva for no reason. You would have to earn that title. She claims she’s all down to earth and how she was raised in the ghetto, how polite she is, which to me I think she is lying. It’s all a big front ladies and gentlemen as you’re beginning to see. How could she not talk to the help when considering she is dating the help [Casper the Ghost]. Slow down that EGO baby! In other words don’t bite the hand that feeds you! You’ll LOSE.