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Exclusive: Jennifer Lopez Talks Blazing Her Own Path While Resisting Being Boxed In

On Friday (Mar. 10), The Real hosts welcome multi-talented, award-winning singer, dancer, mother and fashion icon, Jennifer Lopez.

On Friday (Mar. 10), The Real hosts welcome multi-talented, award-winning singer, dancer, mother and fashion icon, Jennifer Lopez. The former Fly Girl and now Shades of Blue star opens up about blazing her own path in the industry, while rejecting being compartmentalized in the world of entertainment.

"Women in general, but also artists—they’re always put in a box, you know what I mean? […] when I started acting [people would say] “You can’t record an album.” And I was like, “No, no, no really, I want to record an album. I really, I can do it. I can do it. I promise.” And then it was like, okay so then I got the chance to do that. And then it was like, okay I’ll do my live shows. Okay, I want to do branding. I want to create a perfume. You know I worked in a perfume store when I was sixteen and I have a lot of ideas! " said Lopez in a roundtable discussion with Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Houghton (Bailon).

Tune-in this Friday to see co-host Houghton tearfully meet her idol before going against her in a game to prove who knows Jennifer Lopez the best. 'Til then, catch an exclusive sneak peek of what to expect from J. Lo's takeover below.


About The Real
THE REAL is a daily, one-hour Emmy® and NAACP Image Award nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET. Led by bold, diverse and outspoken hosts – Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley -- these women reflect the home audience and unapologetically say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through their candid conversations about topics ranging from their own personal lives to the news of the day to beauty, fashion and relationships. Emmy® nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment in its second season, THE REAL is unlike other talk shows, since each of the hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invites the viewers into their lives. Their fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have turned the traditional talk show on its head. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real originates from Los Angeles. Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) is Executive Producer.  

 

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