Monday, June 7, 2004
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A very important post about.... Jennifer Lopez
I have no doubt that hundreds of tabloid writers and millions of Americans are salivating over Jennifer Lopez's third marriage -- this time to Latin crooner Marc Anthony. [There are other reasons millions of Americans might salivate over J. Lo--ed. You know my preferences when it comes to Latino film stars.]
Far be it for danieldrezner.com to deny Americans their God-given right to mock celebrities. However, since I've been defending American celebrities as of late, let me stick up for J. Lo's recent nuptials. Consider the following:
1) J. Lo's moving up the talent chain. This Bill Zwecker column in the Chicago Sun Times nicely encapsulates J Lo's romantic history:
There is an encouraging trend here. With each successive relationship, J. Lo's beau seems to have an increasing amount of talent -- which presumably raises the level of mutual respect between Miss Lopez and her significant other. One can easily make the claim that Anthony is the best singer of the lot, but one could also say he's the best actor of the lot -- Anthony's
2) "Marcifer" have a lot in common. Turns out J. Lo and Anthony have known each other and been friends for more than a decade. Furthermore, as the Sun-Times story notes:
Maybe these two crazy kids have a future together.
3) Compare J. Lo with some of her peers. Consider the recent statements of some other women who aspire to achieve celebrity status in more than one artistic realm.
The Associated Press reports the following about singer/actor/dancer Janet Jackson:
Meanwhile, here's the latest on fashion designer/model/actress Paris Hilton, according to MSNBC's Kat Giantis:
4) J. Lo's marriage has already lasted longer than Britney Spears'.
By celebrity standards, Miss Lopez seems to have her head screwed on reasonably straight. We here at danieldrezner.com wish the newlywed couple the best of luck!
UPDATE: Kat Giantis has further details on the wedding itself, plus the following:
posted by Dan on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM
Her next marriage ought to be to someone named "Luc."
You'll get it if you think for a minute.posted by: david on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
You're a creepy dude DD.posted by: Dutch on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
The marriage will probably be on the ropes within three months. Divorce papers may likely be filed before November’s election.posted by: David Thomson on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
It's always good to see Dan take on the really tough issues that other political scientists avoid.posted by: Pincher Martin on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
In keeping with this blog's general theme, let me say that I hope the happy couple is able to erect impenetrable protectionist barriers around their marriage, and drastically limit the outsourcing of their affection to others.posted by: fingerowner on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
HA! Shit like this is why I keep coming here.posted by: Jim on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
[sighing, shaking head]posted by: Jacob T. Levy on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
It's nice to see Dan get back to some serious writing, instead of trolling for hits with those outsourcing posts.posted by: Al on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
Spears' -- with an apostrophe. Spears has lasted 22 years on this fair earth. Spears' marriage lasted about that many hours.
(I would even argue for "Spears's," with the apostrophe-S, because one actually says "Spearses," pronouncing the extra S-sound, Gollum-like ... "Tasssty Spearses, my preciousss!")
I'm always impressed that Mrs. Drezner is so cool with the pin-ups fixation. Way to hang, Mrs. D.! Keep up the good work, Mr. D.!posted by: Andy on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
One can easily make the claim that Anthony is the best singer of the lot, but one could also say he's the best actor of the lot -- Anthony's one film appearance was a lovely turn as the mute waiter in Big Night.
This Marc Anthony?
He's been in lots of films. I thought he was pretty good in Man on Fire.posted by: MattJ on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
Dan: Please stop.
The possibilities for future posts on the celebrity set are just endless. You could go on for pages on the Kobe Bryant rape case alone. You could make the Drezner site "the world headquarters for hot reviews of celebrity apparel lines." You could even bring the whole blogosphere into disrepute with the mainstream press!
By the way, did you know that Janet Jackson has another personality that the AP didn't write about. This is Janette, an expert on tariff law and intellectual property, who STILL has a crush on Barry Manilow.posted by: Zathras on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
J-Lo jumped the ass, er, shark, shortly after "Out of Sight" - her only good acting job to date.posted by: Zach on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
Shouldn't that technically be "preferences when it comes to *Latina* film stars"?posted by: Kevin on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
And I can't decide whether "Marcifer" is catchier than "Manifer."posted by: Karl on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
I for one hope that Jennifer and Marc's marriage lasts far longer than the lifespan of the lackwit enterprise, Air America, which I think will be defunct by Nov. 3.posted by: John Cunningham on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
To marry Don Johnson once might be considered unfortunate. To marry him twice is sheer carelessness. No defence!posted by: Dave F on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
Jennifer Lopez has the profile of an unstable person: marrying too many times, not marrying the person she should have married, etc. SHE WILL BE SIMILAR TO MARILYN MONROE AND/OR ELIZ TAYLOR, which is UNHAPPY, lost, unfulfilled...j lo's marriage won't last BECAUSE she married on a rebound from the BENnifer connection...Marc can't bring her happiness; that is Self attained through spritual efforts.posted by: voiced on 06.07.04 at 03:41 PM [permalink]
No need to be "Actively" surfing
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