J.Lo let Casper Smart in a meeting w/ Fox execs, he told them she doesn’t need Idol!

Jennifer Lopez
It’s kind of insane how Jennifer Lopez, one of the richest and most powerful women in show business (thanks in no small part to Idol) is jeopardizing her career with her new relationship. Her longterm manager, Benny Medina, even called her out on it publicly. Medina told Vogue a few weeks ago, in part, that she lets “obsessive guys pursue her” and that “The ease with which that obsession becomes a relationship I think sometimes works against her ability to have a real meaningful relationship.

We’ve already heard that Lopez has pitched and sold a reality show for Casper to the Oxygen Network. We’ve also heard that Casper is giving Jennifer business advice, against the wishes of Medina and her other advisers, including telling her to ditch her plum Idol gig and focus on other endeavors. (Him.)

The National Enquirer, which has run several insider stories on this relationship, claims that Lopez went so far as to let Casper attend a meeting with Idol executives, which he f’ed up for her royally. It’s not a done deal that Lopez is off Idol, it still seems to be up in the air officially, although we’ve heard rumors for weeks about it. Casper might have just cost her the $10 million a year job that helped re-launch her flagging career. Here’s more:

J.Lo’s young lover acted like he was calling the shots for her when the “American Idol” judge recently met with Fox executives, sparking a battle with her manager Benny Medina, sources say.

“A bitter tug of war is going on between Casper and Benny over Jennifer’s business affairs, and it’s causing problems between her and Casper,” a source told The Enquirer.

“Casper would love for Jennifer to fire Benny and hire him as her business manager, but Jennifer is torn. While she loves Casper, she realizes Benny knows what’s best for her professionally.”

The 25 year-old dancer recently joined Jennifer, 42, and Benny in a private meeting with Fox bosses regarding “Idol,” said the source.

“The meeting was a disaster,” said the insider. “This 25 year-old Kid was telling executives that Jennifer did not Need ‘Idol,” that ‘Idol’ NEEDED her and ‘they’ were thinking about heading in a different career direction.

“Benny almost blew a gasket. After the meeting, he and Casper had a huge screaming match with Benny telling Casper that he’s nothing more than a gold-digging backup dancer.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, June 11, 2012]

Let’s imagine, for a moment, that Jennifer was just a mid-level manager at say, a tech company. (To use a sector I know.) Let’s say she was newly divorced and brought her new, cocky 25 year-old boyfriend in to a salary negotiation with her. The whole company would be talking about her and she’d probably lose her job. Maybe this is a bad comparison, since average office workers don’t have career managers, but you know where I’m trying to go with this. This is so stupid, unprofessional and insane. She’s paid millions of dollars to work on a television show and she already has a well established, well respected manager who knows the industry. She’s so idiotic in love that she’s mixing her lovelife with her career and massively ruining it. Just dumb. It makes me wonder how she got this far, when she’s making such obviously bad decisions.

These photos are from 5-26-12. Credit: WENN.com and FameFlynet

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  1. Talie says:

    It’s plausible, Benny didn’t sound like his biggest fan when she was on the cover of VOGUE.

  2. Waldemar says:

    Di-kmatized to the MAX.

    • ol cranky says:

      I don’t think it’s the sex, that’s got her being extra stupid. It’s this:

      “she lets “obsessive guys pursue her” and that “The ease with which that obsession becomes a relationship I think sometimes works against her ability to have a real meaningful relationship.””

      Her ego and pathological need to be on the receiving end of obsessive adoration is what attracts her to these guys and, as Medina says, is unable to have healthy, meaningful relationships. A couple of people, including Rosie O’Donnell, when speaking of she & Marc Anthony “finally” getting together implied that not only was Anthony obsessed with JLo leading to his marital roller coasters but there were some comments to the effect she strung him along because she liked having that sort of effect on a man. It’s not they guy’s dicks that control her, it’s her ego and incredible vanity.

  3. marie says:

    hahaha, if this is true then I hope Idol bounces her out on her bubble butt.. she could do so much better

  4. Eleonor says:

    Benny Medina wasn’t fired even when she started her relationship with Marc Anthony?
    BTW at this point her manager SHOULD dump her, and let her be managed by her kid.

    • Toot says:

      She fired Benny in the past and they got back together.

    • Hautie says:

      She did drop Medina after her marriage to Mark. And let Mark run her career into the ground. And nearly bankrupt her.

      Then she rehired Benny. He got her the interview that lead to the job on Idol. Helped get her image rehabbed. And Jennifer start earning big $$$ again.

      Only to have her current boyfriend try to hustle Benny out the door.

      And if Jennifer is this dumb… she will end up broke.

      And that facially challenge boyfriend, will have some how taken all her money. And be spending it on someone else.

      • Eleonor says:

        Thank you! It’s the same things I remember too: she let Mark manage her career. She will do the same, again.

      • mary simon says:

        She wants a man to take care of her, but this kid is inexperienced, has no connections in the industry, and is downright stupid. Jennifer is blowing it bigtime.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Isn’t it funny that the same reason she left Marc (supposedly) is what she’s allowing this toddler to do now?

        Some dumbass hos never learn.

      • Carolyn says:

        Caspar lives up to his surname. He brings hope to all the average boys out there with average talent and looks hoping to catch a sugar mama. He’s hooked Jennifer when she’s been at an emotional low (leaving an abusive husband) and he’s milking it. He must wake up every morning and praise whatever diety he prays to. Doesn’t Jennifer have any strong woman in her life that can point out the obvious flaws in her choice of man and seemingly now career-advice?

      • Lukie says:

        I thought she dropped Benny Medina when she got engaged to Ben Affleck and picked him back up around Marc?

      • Elena says:

        No she fired Benny in 2003 before she and Marc got married. And Marc didn’t “run her career to the ground”, it was her idiotic behavior and overexposure during the Benifer era plus the disaster Gigli was, she never recovered from it. Marc tried to make a good singer out of her and produced her only Spanish album which is her best work, vocally at least. And he agreed to star in her dream project “El Cantante”, for which he earned a Latin Grammy.
        Get your facts straight!

    • Chicagogurl17 says:

      Let’s not forget, Benny got JLo those sponsor dollars too. He worked out a deal for Kohl’s to sponsor her tour with Mark and he got Gillette Venus to let her be the brand spokeswhore.

  5. original almond says:

    She’s digging her own grave, career-wise which is not something I will lament. Though I’m getting too dizzy from SMH so hard at her stupidity; so I guess I suffer alongside her.

    • lunabell says:

      dizzy from smh – LOL!

      Yeah, I was never a fan of hers – didn’t hate her, just didn’t think she was that naturally talented as a singer – and so I really wouldn’t have lamented her fading away either. But if this relationship is in fact what pushes her career into the grave, it makes watching so much more uncomfortable!

    • DreamyK says:

      Did anyone else hear that noise?

      That was the sound of my jaw hitting the floor.

      Can you IMAGINE having a punk azz back-up dancer talking out of his a** to the high level movers and shakers?


      • Just Lucy, for now says:

        Yes I can. I have a brother just like this! He’s an ‘Artist’ that no one ‘Gets’. Ugh…. He would (and has) run his mouth like a dumb punk to Hire ups/investors. Why do Babymen think they can do this? And why the hell do these women let them?!

  6. Jackie says:

    i think she just loves to have men fighting over her, regardless of their position.

    drama with men is her forte.

  7. Belle says:

    This is so sad. Weren’t there rumors about Marc Anthony being abusive? She seems to go from one controlling man to another. It’s very sad to see.

  8. Toot says:

    I don’t believe this story.

    The tabs need some angle for this relationship since they haven’t been able to dig up dirt on Casper.

  9. nikzilla37 says:

    If Benny Medina calls someone controlling than they must really be controlling.

  10. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Wow, and here we all thought no one could out-diva JLo. Standing corrected.

  11. Relli says:

    OMG, she is taking advice from a man-boy who starred in the sequel of Honey 2…. GET OUT! yes people Honey 2 was on TV the other night and I had to check the IMDB to see when it was made and as I am scrolling down I run into Beau “Casper” Smart and his douche face.

    AGGGGGGGHHHHH JLO, this is not a smart move. if she dumps Benny again there may be no going back.

  12. heatheradair says:

    off-topic, but as long as she’s messing things up with unknown dorks, that bald guy in the blue shirt in the pic with the mic would be a HUGE improvement over that man-child thing she carts around with her now……

  13. Roma says:

    He looks at her like a possession.

    I would believe that she doesn’t get the difference between love and someone who is obsessive.

  14. Happy21 says:

    I cannot even express with words how f**king sick I am of these two!

  15. Jover says:

    Yes happy21 and we don’t need to see anymore of her smug greedy famehoing face; how many people, even her fans, can say with a straight face she puts out great music; it’s generic jr. high school dance pop crap – an insult to the great afro-latino rock that a legend like carlos santana plays, for example.

  16. Caitlinsmommy says:

    what a fool she is! But it will be nice to not have to hear about her anymore after she slides back into obscurity as result of letting him take over. Good riddance to them both!

  17. nettie says:

    I am so disgusted with her and Casper. He looks so stupid strutting around like some Saturday Night Fever reject in that first photo. You can just see what a big deal he thinks he is.

  18. Heidi says:

    Hope Idol dumps her, she so deserves it.

  19. The Original Denise says:

    She got this far thanks to Benny Medina.

  20. lucy2 says:

    If that’s at all true, she’s an idiot.
    She should always stick with and listen to Benny – whenever he’s worked for her, her career has done really well, which is impressive because I don’t think she has much acting or singing talent.
    Pretty telling words from him too.

  21. Tiffany says:

    Jennifer. *slaps palm of my hand to her forehead* No! No!

  22. Ann says:

    I don’t get it. Why does such a beautiful, successful woman repeatedly end up with such ugly dudes? Who are controlling and undermining her career to boot?

    Dancer Dude must have some hot moves in the bedroom or be hung like a horse. Even then, I wouldn’t hit it. That face would stop a truck.

  23. OXA says:

    He should be dating Jessica Simpson as they seem to have similar IQ.

  24. Gene Parmesan says:

    Is the pen THAT good? has he hypnotized her to this point? because there is a reason she got to where she is today. She ain’t no idiot, she is a good business woman even if she is not talented. WHY OH WHY?? this toddler will leave with all she got when everything dries up, and it looks like he just had a hand in starting it all. cos idol was her launching pad. JLO go home to the kids, have a boy toy who lays it down, more power to you! but why would you let it jeopardize your business. George clooney will never bring Stacy or Elisabetta to a meeting and he’s been playing the game far longer than you!

  25. ViloDeMenus says:

    Who would be dating that little leech, never mind taking professional advice from a 25 year old who is on her payroll, and was on her payroll for less than $2000 a month with a per diem? When did he find the money and time to go to Wharton Business School for his degree, since a few months ago all he was doing was counting to 8 and gigging around a stage like a chimp. What I’ve learned is that JLo is an idiot when choosing men, a true chump, and has the self esteem of a meth using lot lizard. Pathetic.

  26. tru tru says:

    she’s a fool if she let’s him manage her, he’ll walk away w/a ton of money..

    if he is two for one-ing her

    lover and manager, she really gets crazy over some pipe, SMDH!

    lord if he is still her head choregrapher too–what a dummy!

  27. huh says:

    Casper should always and forever wearing shades, seriously. *shudder*

    JLo is so dumb. People who keep making the same mistakes are stupid, dumb and never learn from past experince. Sheesh. Dumb.

  28. Blue says:

    Ugh I thought this kid was not hot but okay looking. Then the glasses came off.

    I hope she hires him and he manages her “career” into the ground. She is too old to be this stupid. Also if she keeps this up she’s going to be too old for Benny to get her any work. She can’t act or sing. Dancing is what she’s good at but even that is stuck a time warp.

  29. Feebee says:

    Is this a female mid-life crisis version of a 40-something guy buying a Ferrari or Harley then crashing head-on into a lamppost? Cos that is what it’s starting to feel like.

  30. abq hippie says:

    JLo is a mediocre singer and actress at best. She would be a fool to let this gig go. There is nothing out there like the exposure of being in peoples living room weekly. Her days are numbered if she clocks out.

    By the way, I think casper looks like jon cryer (alan harper from two and a half men).

  31. LeeLoo says:

    God she’s stupid. But I hope she keeps it up, I don’t want to lose out on my J.Lo train wreck tickets for when it all hits the fan.

  32. ria says:

    The bigger ? how did she become so famous from being a ILC backup dancer? She can’t sing, can’t act, but dances. I never really got the jlo hype. One of the most overated celebrity in hollywood. Let her toyboy take the reins and crash into the rooftops. Her manager needs to find a loyal client. One that does not bail everytime someone else enters the picture. She fired benny and got Mark to run her business affairs, she’ll do the same with cheesy casper. Thats loyalty for you.

  33. Jill says:

    Okay, who do you guys think makes worse romantic choices: Jessica Simpson or Jennifer Lopez? And I’m not juts talking about the guys they choose, but also the amount of power they let them have, free rides, cheating, etc…

    I realize Lopez has a handicap in that she is older than Simpson, but do they both seem like they are going down pretty similiar paths or is it just me?

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      There is a difference between these two. They are both equally stupid when it comes to men and I think it speaks loudly about their personalities that they CANT attract quality men of equal stature.
      I think Jess Simpson is kind of gross with the vulgar over sharing. I cant believe who she has ended up with but, unfortunately, I think he’s the best she can do at this point. For me, from where she started to where she is now is a huge disappointment as I expected much more interesting and exciting things for her.
      There is one thing in her faivor: at least she is loveable and not at all malicious. which brings me to J.Lo. She is dumb as well as mean. Mean and dumb arent a good combo. What makes it all worse is that she has an overly inflated view of her own self importance. talented peple who are truly intelliegent are humble and recognize it can all go away in the blink of an eye.
      As well, shes got issues because shes been married too many times…..and now this young clown embarrassing himself in the meeting. Beyond dumb. Its laughable. Well, shes no genius,But neither one of them are.

  34. the original bellaluna says:

    May Benny & AI both dump her!

  35. Kim says:

    One day she will look back and be MORTIFIED the world watched her date a kid and how she is a laughing stock.

  36. Le says:

    She’s being set up for a huge fall. I didn’t really care about her before idol and now with this guy and all the talk of her not sure about Idol has made me not like her again.
    Idol should fire her and teach her a lesson.
    I have a feeling she is being set up to be so great and the fall is going to be huge.
    I’m no longer impressed and get someone else for Idol. It doesn’t have to be a singer either since the public others know what good music is and are’t the public the ones who pick the winner anyway? Simon wasn’t/isn’t a singer, nor was Ellen. Anyway, getting a little tired of JLO. She isn’t loyal and it’s all about her. I predict she will be another Paris Hilton where the public is going to get tired and her music isn’t all that great anyway. What has made her popular is Idol and after Idol she may stay relevant for another year or two and she’ll be back where she was a couple years ago, making el caliento movies. No one likes a me me kind of girl and this new guy gives me the creeps.

  37. GIrlyGirl says:

    He’s her own Yoko Ono

  38. sarahtonin says:

    She looks kinda munted on pills in those party shots. Totally ridiculous in itself, but in that dress, with those guests (esp. last shot), the rent-a-dj, plus the white curtains, it looks like she’s on one at some Puerto Rican kid’s first communion party at a reception centre in Spanish Harlem.

  39. JD says:

    I though her second hubby, Cris Judd, was a decent guy. Seemed to care about her, treat her right, and he wasn’t a famewhore. I’ve never heard him say anything about her.

    Plus, he was better-looking that the other men she has dated/been married to.

    The poster that claimed JLo likes the drama and having men fight over her hit the nail on the head, in my opinion. She acts just like a high-school freshman most of the time.

    • Sara says:

      I agree. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and say her first marriage was just a youthful mistake, and Diddy was a temporary thing.

      However, Benny Medina did say that she had a real and instant connection to Cris Judd from just a photo! (casting)

      I don’t think her marriage to him would have ended like it did (or as quickly as it did) if she hadn’t been so swayed by Ben Affleck’s attentions (the Variety ad and the flowers at her restaurant opening). I don’t think her E! Hollywood story is the best except for Cris Judd’s dad interview. He made Ben out to be a homewrecker and said his son was too much of a pushover and didn’t fight for his wife.

      Anyway, I get upset and start to find it hard to “support” her as a fan with all the things that people say about her and her poor choices. Like, I feel she should focus more on acting and less on music but she also shouldn’t throw away her gig at Idol because to an extent it’s helped her out a lot. I don’t think her career was soo bad before it’s was her relationships with Ben and Marc that have hurt her the most.

      I don’t even think she is all that much of a diva (maybe a little but not a lot). I love her confidence and I think she appreciates her fans. It makes me sad for her if she is going to take Casper’s advice over Benny’s!

      Does she have any family or friends that will give her a talking to?



  40. madonna iz doing it says:

    Nobody. Says anything when older MEn date YOUNGER CHICKS…leave her the fuck ALONE people.

  41. A. says:

    I was just thinkin how much better she’d look together with that dj she’s talking to on that pic…
    She’ll just never learn. Shame shame shame.

  42. Mandy says:

    Mmmmm…I kinda hope this does ruin her career and she will go away again.

  43. d says:

    She’s what my grandma would have called “a silly woman”, who, despite her potential, throws it all away, or lets things go, or outright messes things up, all because of her ego. It happens in showbiz, and happens elsewhere, including in my company. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and resources wasted, all because the egos at the top can’t get over themselves and see reality staring at them in the face, that they are totall effing things up. When some people make a certain amount of money, I think it blinds them to things to the point, it would take a real disaster for reality to sink in. Which I think is what it was actually take for Jennifer to realize what she’s doing. I mean, that’s some serious self-sabotage.

  44. Aubra says:

    The hell??? If this little abortion don’t shut the eff up and play his damn position…GET MONEY!!!

  45. Carpe Diem says:

    Relationship addict.

    A real anti-role model for girls, and I hope she gets some damned help because she’s too talented to let a silly fear of being alone make her look crazier than she [probably] is.

  46. Jennifer12 says:

    This woman doesn’t have a brain in her head. She goes from one relationship to another, constantly looking for romance, attention, affirmation, or whatever. She refuses to keep her business and personal lives separate, trying to prove that some of these losers she hooks up with has value. Benny should either kick her to the curb, or have her sign a contract that says he and she are alone in business decisions. She is a terrible singer, despite Marc Anthony’s best efforts to make her sound good, and her years as a sex symbol are fast waning. She better get it together.

  47. ria says:

    Couldn’t agree more Jennifer 12.

  48. PeachesChichez says:

    She kray. Wish she’d set a better example for her kids.

  49. leslilly says:

    If this is true, she’s an even bigger idiot than I previously thought. I can just hear her (annoying) voice saying, “I believe in love” when asked about her rebound relationship w/a guy young enough to be her son.

  50. lisa says:

    I think she will stay with Idol another year. With What to Expect not fairing well at the BO. I think that will push her to stay. If that movie had done well she would be gone.

    She can date whomever she wishes. I just have this thing about women with small children dating men that are not “father material”. I know I’m old fashion

    But I hope she does leave Idol. She has used that show for her own benefit. And so has Steven Tyler to a smaller degree. They both have turned the show away from the contestants and it is all about them. More Jennifer than anyone. Why in the world does she need to perform on the show. Why is the show being used to sell her music and relationship. I don’t like it and such a shame for the young talent. Idol is suppose to be about them..not the judges building their careers.

  51. lennydee says:

    Benny Medina is a brilliant manager. He often builds stars careers, then they hit the big-time and he gets dumped. (Will Smith,Puffy,Mariah,Tyra to name a few). Benny and Jennifer should be married, only problem is that he’s gay. Ever notice… either Benny prevails over Jennifers lovers or they prevail over him. Ohani, Chris Judd, Ben Affleck got the boot and then Marc Antony booted Benny. As soon as Marc and Jennifer had problems, Benny came back. Benny and Jennifer are soulmates. I say Casper will soon be out because of that, and also because Benny Medina is one Magnificent Bully.

  52. skuddles says:

    Careful Casper… sure you should be messing with the Momma money train?

  53. Jill says:

    Given her track record. It will be a matter of time.

  54. Ed Varilo says:

    This is July 21, 2012, Jlo failing career has arrived again like in 2010, fired from Idol, due to poor TV ratings in season 10, 11, her concert tour is in big trouble, one of the main artist on the tour quit just before the tour started, many fans demanding their money back leaving less selling tickets (income for the concerts), sources also says Jlo & Iglesias are not really getting along (cat fighting) even at the start of the tour, you watch, I can almost guarantee the tour will never finish to the end knowing Jlo past history, she either get sick, or use her children’s as an excuse to stop the tour, are blame her management for the cause of ending the tour, and her new album “greatest hits” will never make it, just like last “Love album, was a flop, believe me this women is evil, just ask the people that have work or had a relations with her, she tear your head off, that’s why before Idol pick her up as a judge her career was completely gone, that’s because of Jlo herself?