Believe in yourself and love your body. And you'll be fine.
That's the lesson Jennifer Lopez learned in the first years of her career when she refused to change (slim, flatten) her body to please industry powerbrokers.
"When I first started on television, people, and even my own manager at the time, would tell me I had to make all of these changes," J.Lo tells Cosmopolitan for Latinas.
"But you have to stand up and say, 'There's nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am. You're the one with the problem!' And when you can really believe that, all of a sudden other people start believing, too."
Mr. Kanye Kardashian?
It has a nice ring to it.
Kanye West on Monday night celebrated his gal Kim Kardashian's 33d b'day by proposing (marriage). He gave her a 15-carat diamond ring by celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz and proposed at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, a ballpark he rented out for their private use. The couple were serenaded by a 50-piece orchestra. The music: Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful," then some Keri Hilson and Ne-Yo and Kanye's "Knock You Down." She did! (Knock, that is.) "Last night was truly magical!!!" Kim on Tuesday told E!News, which faithfully captured her sentiment in exclamation marks. "I am the luckiest girl in the world! I get to marry my best friend!"
Bits and pieces
David Charvet wants his wife, Dancing With the Stars cohost Brooke Burke-Charvet, to shave her head. "I don't think I'd shave my head, but I'd like to cut all my hair off," she says in reply. . . . Here's a good one: Melissa McCarthy was criticized for covering her body - with a Marina Rinaldi coat - on the cover of Elle. She tells E!News she just wanted to embrace an autumnal look. . . . Showtime has renewed Claire Danes' CIA-terrorist barn dance Homeland and sexology seminar Masters of Sex for their respective fourth and second seasons. . . . Jersey Shore alum Pauly DelVecchio tells TMZ he has fathered a baby girl with some 26-year-old Jersey girl he met in Vegas.
Was it just a kiss?
TMZ says it has photos showing married gal Katharine McPhee kissing her Smash helmer Michael Morris, who also is married. Anonymous Source tells Life & Style that Katharine, 29, and her husband, Nick Cokas, have been separated for six months.
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