J.Lo Loses Major Gig Over Diva Demands
'She priced herself out,' says source
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2013 10:54 AM CDT
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart arrive at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIX at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Phoenix.   (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – When will Jennifer Lopez learn that diva demands don't pay? The singer was in talks to perform at the Premier League cricket tournament opening ceremonies, which is a big, big deal in India. But sources tell the New York Post J.Lo demanded a private plane and tons of hotel rooms for her entourage, and the organizers decided to book Pitbull instead. "The demands made on behalf of Jennifer were outrageous. She effectively priced herself out of the event," says a source. "It was an idiotic move because the audience for this event is huge. It’s like the Super Bowl halftime show. Last year it drew 56 million viewers."

Her reps insist, of course, that it was actually Lopez's schedule (they say she's busy recording an album) that prevented her from taking the gig. Lopez also had to dispute another unflattering story this week: Star reported that she was insisting boyfriend Casper Smart sign "a contract to protect her image and growing empire," whatever that means. But, according to Fox News, a source close to the couple told Gossip Cop the story is false. (That source refers to the supposed contract as a "pre-wedding confidentiality agreement.")

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Apr 3, 2013 8:06 AM CDT
Isn't that a cute picture of Jennifer and her son..I mean boyfriend ;)
Mar 30, 2013 12:04 PM CDT
Not unusual in the biz. Stars have lost out in movie rolls for the same thing. I know of one project that did a second unit shot in Los Angeles where a star lived because he insisted on a charter jet flight, a luxury condo for three months, and an ungodly amount of cash. The result was a drastic reduction in role to bit parts in a few scenes, one shooting location, and one camera perspective. It was matched up back at the first shooting sight with reverse shots. It worked and the project came in under budget.
Mar 29, 2013 11:52 PM CDT
Couldn't care less! Next!