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While the Bronx is a huge borough in New York City, with many different neighborhoods, the Lopez family called the Southeast area of Castle Hill "home."
Before landing her famous Fly Girl position on 'In Living Color,' Jennifer Lopez was a backup dancer for New Kids on the Block in 1991.
While we don't doubt Jenny probably auditioned for some of these other pop divas, she's a stand-out extra in Janet's classic 1993 video for "That's The Way Love Goes."
In a legendary 1998 interview with Movieline, Jenny called out a huge movie studio for paying George Clooney $10 million for 'Out of Sight,' twice as much as she was making. "[Universal] thought they were going to get me cheap from the beginning, but I kept telling my agent, 'No, no, no! Keep asking!' When my agent called me saying, 'What should we say to them?' I said, 'Say, who's going to break their ass to promote this movie while George is on 'ER'?'" Booyah.
In January 2001, this feat made Jennifer Lopez the first person in history to score a No. 1 movie ('The Wedding Planner') and No. 1 album in the same week.
Jennifer has recorded duets with ex-husband Marc Anthony (including "No Me Ames" off her debut album), danced with ex-husband Cris Judd (in her "Love Don't Cost a Thing" video), danced with boyfriend Casper Smart (in her "Dance Again" video), and Diddy even recorded a remix of her 2000 single "Feelin' So Good." Jennifer never got creative with first husband Ojani Noa. (At least not for our eyes or ears, she didn't.)
Despite becoming a trademark J.Lo song, and one of pop music's most recognizable hits, the 'J.Lo' album's lead single "Jenny From the Block" peaked at No. 3 on Billboard. Regardless, the album went on to become Lopez's most-successful album to date.
While recording his 'Confessions' album, Usher worked on a song called "Ride" that had the same production and vocal line as "Get Right." When the song didn't make the record, producer Rich Harrison (Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love," Amerie's "1 Thing") brought it to Jenny.
Jennifer Lopez's film career is full of lead roles in some of the biggest romantic comedies, but it was actually the 2012 animated hit 'Ice Age 4: Continental Drift' that scored her highest opening-weekend box office numbers. The singer/actress voiced the role of saber-toothed cat Shira.
Jennifer first judged 'Idol' for seasons 10 and 11 (in 2011 and '12) and returned to host seasons 13 and 14 (in 2014 and '15), for a total of four seasons. The 15th season was the series' last where J.Lo finished strong with her judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.
Believe it not, Iggy Azalea's appearance on J.Lo's 2014 album 'A.K.A.' is her first female collabo from her own discography. Lopez typically enlists male musical collaborators, like Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Pitbull and Flo Rida.