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    Default Record label looking to dump Jennifer Lopez after CD tanks in the 1st week

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    Jennifer Lopez might have to start looking for a new label if she wants to make another original record. A source close to Epic Records and Epic’s parent company, Sony BMG, says that the label is fed up not only with J.Lo’s paltry album sales, but with the amount of money it’s costing to promote the diva.
    “She costs too much money and doesn’t sell enough,” says the source, who is familiar with the issue. “Her last album cover alone cost $60,000 in hair and makeup, lighting, photographers, re-touching, etc. The video budget was in the neighborhood of $300,000.”
    And that’s just what it costs to get the album out the door. Lopez performed on “Good Morning America” earlier this month, and all the costs were absorbed by the label. “Epic had to eat the cost for that entire performance. From her makeup — which typically costs in the neighborhood of $8,000 per day — to the backup singers, to the rigging, lighting and sound,” says a source close to the Lopez camp. “The woman requires everything short of flying monkeys to get on a stage.”
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    Lopez also appeared on “Dancing With the Stars,” and a source who is familiar with the standard costs of performing on the ABC hit estimates that it cost Lopez and her label at least $60,000.
    Lopez has been promoting “Brave,” her first studio album to not debut in the top 10 on Billboard’s charts. “Brave” was released Oct. 9 and sold only 53,000 copies in its first week. The record label makes an average of $4 per CD, according to most estimates. Any way you do the math, the label is not coming close to breaking even on Lopez.
    “Sony and Epic might keep her,” a source who is familiar with the situation says, “but she’ll be doing little more than greatest hits albums. That you can do without incurring a huge cost. The label is tired of throwing money away.”
    Reps for Epic say Lopez has not angered them. “We love Jennifer at Epic,” a spokesperson said.

    -MSNBC
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    J-Ho stinks. Have never liked her and her fake music.

    Drop her fat ass!

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    “The woman requires everything short of flying monkeys to get on a stage.”
    Haha..i love that line

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    Jennifer Lopez Greatest Hits albums??????????

    Did I miss something.

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    She's a dancer, no she's an actress, no she's a singer and a dancer and an actress! She pees on white lilies! Don't look her in the eye!

    Idiot.

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    Oh...And she's a designer, and a perfumer (if thats a word)

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    I thought this day will never come, i remember when everyone couldn't get
    enough of her and that was what made her into this stupid 'diva'.
    I really don't get how someone can be a fly girl today and then start acting like
    a diva like she's got talent.

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    They have to dump Ho after her last three albums bombed. Her diva act was tolerated when she was a superstar, but now that she's a washed up has-been, no one is going to put up with her demands. I bet this time is a real blow to her ego.

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    “We love Jennifer at Epic,” a spokesperson said.
    Which is music industry talk for "don't let the door hitcha in the ass."
    “What are you looking at, sugar-tits?” - Mel Gibson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily View Post
    She's a dancer, no she's an actress, no she's a singer and a dancer and an actress! She pees on white lilies! Don't look her in the eye!

    Idiot.
    She was pretty good in Selena, though. At least I thought she was.

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    ^I think she was good too.
    In the beginning she as humble and really wanted to make it and i actually
    followed her career... took her almost 12 years to make it and then she did and
    she forgot where she came from. Very disappointing.

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    She's a much better actress than a singer or a dancer. She should diva-down by focusing on that and taking some small roles to build up her acting chops/reputation again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    She's a much better actress than a singer or a dancer. She should diva-down by focusing on that and taking some small roles to build up her acting chops/reputation again.
    Diva-down!!!! I love it!!!! My new fave phrase!!!!

    Diva-down, honey, diva-down!

    So true too... Bennifer was the start of a downward spiral for J-Lo cause people are just sick of her. She's so over-exposed. She's so up herself.

    And she married a corpse...
    vaya con dios

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilaf View Post
    “The woman requires everything short of flying monkeys to get on a stage.”
    Milli?

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    Looks like Jenny from the block is gettin' kicked to the curb. Good.

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