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Jennifer Lopez reveals she considered stripping early in her career

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Jennifer Lopez, nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of a New York stripper in the movie “Hustlers,” has divulged that she once considered stripping at the start of her career.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Lopez played Ramona, a woman who found a criminal way to profit after the markets crashed in 2008. Lopez said she struggled initially getting into character because she hadn’t played someone so dark and complicated as Ramona.

But there was a part of the character’s life that Lopez almost could’ve identified with: Lopez told W Magazine she had once considered stripping like on most male strip shows.

“There was a moment in my life when my friends, who were also dancers, told me about making thousands of dollars at clubs in New Jersey. They said, ‘You won’t need to be topless,'” she explained to W.

While it may have sounded like an appealing way to earn money quickly, she decided against it.

“It sounded awfully good when I was broke and eating pizza every day,” Lopez added. “But I never did it.”

For her role in the film, which she produced, she did her own dance moves. She wanted to dig into the authenticity of the role, she told the USA TODAY Network.

“Every role I do, I try to make it as authentic as possible, make it as real as possible, really go for the grit in it,” she said.

Lopez said she wants to make more movies focused on the stories of women — the good, the bad and the interesting. “Hustlers,” she said, was a big deal for her.

“One of the things I want to do at my production company with my partner (Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas) is to take the women from the background and put them at the forefront and tell their stories,” Lopez said. Her company, Nuyorican,  has also produced “Second Act” and “The Boy Next Door,” among others.

“Hustlers,” based on true events, tells the story of adult entertainers who were arrested in 2014 after drugging wealthy men and charging their credit cards — making $200,000 in unauthorized purchases — at New York City gentleman’s clubs. The film is based on the report by journalist Jessica Pressler, who published “The Hustlers at Scores” in New York Magazine in 2015. Four adult entertainers and a club manager were arrested and charged with conspiracy, assault and forgery.

SOURCE: USA Today

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Cardi B admits she’s struggling to make Offset ‘happy’ following Takeoff’s death

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Cardi B has been struggling to make Offset smile following Takeoff’s death. (more…)

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From Apple Music With Love: John Legend Shares Piano Versions Of Songs From His ‘LEGEND’ LP

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Apple Music is getting into the giving spirit this holiday season with the return of From Apple Music With Love, a special countdown to the holidays. Each day at 8:00a PST from November 25 – 30, Apple Music subscribers will receive exclusive gifts from some of the biggest and brightest names in music, stamped with love and ready for unwrapping. This year, gifts range from live concert recordings, new renditions of favorite songs, a classic album rerelease alongside a brand new holiday album, and party-crushing mixes to close out the year. Do yourself a favor and enjoy the musical experiences we’ve put together with Apple Music listeners in mind.

Today’s exclusive gift comes from John Legend as he shares piano-driven versions of some of his favorite songs from his 2022 album LEGEND.

“The songs are about love,” John Legend tells Apple Music. “They’re songs about expressing yourself and being inspired and telling your authentic truth when it comes to who you are and how you feel about the people you love. I really thought about each song and what songs I could do cool versions of on piano,” Legend says. “Some of them, I would want to stick closer to the original vibe and energy of the original recording. But some of them, I thought it’d be fun to do a really fresh take on it. I wanted to record them in a way that was more intimate so that people could really feel and listen to every lyric.”

Tune in every day at 8am PST to keep counting down the holidays with an exclusive gift on Apple Music and check out John Legend’s new piano versions from LEGEND HERE

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Manchester United is up for sale

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The news that lots of Manchester United fans have been waiting for and one that should signal the end of the Glazer’s ownership of the entire club. It comes during the Premier League break while the World Cup is kicking off over in Qatar, this site will give you all the best World Cup odds, that one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League will be looking to sell up.

Background to the Glazer ownership

There have been problems with the ownership of Manchester United ever since the club was acquired by the American owners back in 2005. It was protested by the Manchester United fans when they realised that the Glazers would be bringing in all their debt and dumping it on Manchester United. The Glazers have since siphoned off money for their own greed and not put in a single penny; the money is all the revenue from Manchester United football club not from the Glazers.

Protests have been ramped up in the past two years due to failings on the pitch and the lack of ambition from the board but protests are nothing new about the ownership. There were huge protests from the club in 2007 and 2010, even in between, there were anti-Glazer chants.

The times under the Glazers have not been all doom and gloom on the pitch with Sir Alex Ferguson papering up the cracks for many years with his managerial prowess but in recent years, since his departure and the departure of David Gill the CEO. The major issue was the arrival of Ed Woodward who was good friends with the Glazers and not a footballing economical man. This has left the club light years behind rivals and money spent unwisely over the past 10 years.

Will the departure help improve the standards of the club?

The club has been left to rot with poor training facilities and Old Trafford needs serious improvements to help keep it the Theatre of Dreams, especially in the current space.

One of the main issues is the structure of the club with poor judgement on players and over spending on players that were not worth the value. United seem to have the right man in charge with Erik ten Hag gaining respect from fans and players, maybe not Cristiano Ronaldo, but he needs support and help along the way which previous managers have found difficult when working with the Glazers.

Why now?

Well if you ask any Cristiano Ronaldo fanboy they will say off the back of his interview. However, nowhere in the interview does he really lay into the Glazers for them to sell up. Yes, he criticises his now former employees over facilities but he also used the interview as a distraction technique because he is not performing on the pitch as father time catches up to him.

Some have speculated that the Middle East is at an all-time high due to the World Cup currently being held in Qatar and Saudi Arabia beating Argentina. Many feel this is the ideal opportunity to get the £4-8 billion the Glazers are expected to want.

However, there has been so much speculation about Sir Jim Ratcliffe who is still interested in a football club after he failed in acquiring Chelsea.

This story has only just begun but with the Glazers wanting to leave it is good news for United fans but it could be a difficult path ahead if they have to question their moral compass with bids expected to come from countries with poor human rights records.

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2022 Soul Train Awards: full winners list

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The 2022 BET Soul Train Awards finally hit the small screen Saturday (Nov. 26) night, and while the show was full of stunning performances from Ari Lennox, Tank, Xscape and more, only two awards were handed out during the televised portion of the ceremony. (more…)

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Cristiano Ronaldo offered £62 million-a-year deal to join Saudi giants Al Nassr’

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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered a bumper three-year contract in Saudi Arabia. (more…)

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The talented Nikola Pilić

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Croatia is a country that has had plenty of excellent tennis players during its sports history. The most prolific online betting in Nigeria is only on 1xbet.ng/en, and it can be used to wager on all those highly talented names. (more…)

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