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She may be off American Idol, but she isn't taking a career break. Far from it. Jennifer Lopez is off on tour with Enrique Igelsias these days.

So she may be too tired or busy to read this at the moment, but it's worth saying anyhow: today is J. Lo's 43rd birthday! Send in your best wishes now!

Life is pretty darn good for the actress/artist at the moment. She raked in millions through Idol, she resurrected her career and she's getting hot and heavy with a much younger dancer named Casper Smart. Far from shabby!

Jennifer Lopez in Toronto

Other stars celebrating the anniversaries of their birth today include: Anna Paquin (30), Summer Glau (31), Barry Bonds (48) and Michael Richards (63).

Almost all of them have gone their entire lives without ranting racist taunts at stand-up comedy shows attendees!

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Calling all Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias fans: this is the giveaway for you!

With this pair of superstars teaming up for a summer tour, THG will be handing out TWO FREE TICKETS to various performances, starting with this Saturday night's show in Newark, Jersey.

J. Lo Poster

How can you win? Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Register for The Hollywood Gossip or Log-In if you already have an account. (NOTE: Only registered users are eligible.)
  2. Answer this question in the Comments section below: What is your favorite Jennifer Lopez single and why?

That's it! The winner will pick up his/her tickets at Will Call and is responsible for all other expenses related to the trip. We will announce a winner tomorrow, July 19 at 10 a.m. EST.

Good luck to all!

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by Hilton Hater at

She's off American Idol. But not off the marriage bandwagon.

Despite having struck out three times with husbands, Jennifer Lopez tells ABC News that she'd absolutely walk down the aisle again if the opportunity presented itself.

"For me, the biggest dream is the fairy tale," Lopez told ABC News's Amy Robach."I will never give up on that dream."

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Photo

The most likely candidate to be husband number-four, of course, is J. Lo's current boyfriend, Casper Smart. The 25-year old told the same network that he's totally smitten with Lopez, but it wasn't love at first sight.

"I don't think it was for either of us," he says. "It was very natural how it happened. There was nothing before. No flirting, nothing before. Just natural. It just happened."

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Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez may be gone from American Idol, and chatter may already be buzzing over their replacement (Adam Lambert? Mariah Carey? Aretha Franklin?), but these judges will never be forgotten.

By their now-former co-star at least.

Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez

"Steven and Jennifer are truly two of the most talented and consummate professionals I've worked with," Jackson told Gossip Cop in a statement. "I was friends with them before we hopped on this crazy journey together and I have no doubt our friendships will continue long after. I will love them for life."

Lopez confirmed her departure to Ryan Seacrest on Friday, while Tyler released his own statement earlier in the week.

There's been talk that the series is now looking to start over and will next give Jackson the axe.

What do YOU think, THGers? Which of the following stars would you most want to see as a Season 12 judge?


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by Justin Dweeber at

American Idol needs judges! Just a day after Steven Tyler announced he will be leaving Idol, Jennifer Lopez has decided to hand in her notice as well.

Lopez teased the decision on The Today Show yesterday morning, but now it's official. Just like Tyler, Lopez cites a desire to focus on other things as her reason for leaving.

Jennifer Lopez in Vogue

The singer told Ryan Seacrest this morning on his radio show, "I honestly feel like the time has come for me to doing the other things I do that I’ve kind of put on hold."

So who will take the places of the departed judges? Adam Lambert seriously wants the gig, with Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and - why how when why WHY!?? - Charlie Sheen also being thrown around.

What do you think the judge's table will look like for Idol Season 12? Let us know in the comment section!

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by Hilton Hater at

Expect those American Idol judging rumors to only grow louder now.

Appearing this morning on The Today Show, Jennifer Lopez was asked about her status on the Fox smash and told Natalie Morales:

"I love everybody, I love the guys [Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and host Ryan Seacrest], but I am thinking it's time for me to go and do other things I love to do like films."

Jennifer Lopez on Stage

This isn't the first time that J. Lo has hinted at a departure, though it was seen as a contract negotiation a year ago.

However, following a disappointing ratings season, producers may want to go in a wholly different direction on Season 12. Potential replacement, according to recent chatter, include Adam Lambert, Miley Cyrus... and Charlie Sheen?

Do you want to see Jennifer Lopez as a judge next season?


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by Hilton Hater at

Jennifer Lopez is a really big fan of boyfriend Casper Smart. She believes he's a good egg.

But that doesn't mean the singer/American Idol judge is ready to walk down the aisle for a fourth time, regardless of any bling that may be on her finger. After all, remember the refrain from a certain 2002 J. Lo single?

"Rumors!!!" Lopez wrote on her website Friday of chatter that she and Smart were engaged. "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got."

Casper Smart Picture

Lopez and Smart got together last fall, and their relationship has only heated up since, both personally and professionally.

Smart, in fact, will anchor an upcoming reality show that follows around Lopez and her backup dancers during their world tour.

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by Hilton Hater at

You might wanna avert your eyes, Casper Smart.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony took the stage Saturday night at the Mandalay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas because they brought their American Idol-like reality competition, Q'Viva!, to Sin City.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony in Las Vegas.

A program that seeks to find the very best Latin American talent, Q'Viva! will feature a number of its top contestants throughout its run in Vegas, with J. Lo and her ex helping tickets sales by performing separate acts during the show's opening week.

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Casper Smart will be accompanying Jennifer Lopez on tour this summer. But you won't need to purchase a ticket in order to see this dancer in action.

E! News has confirmed that Oxygen has purchased a reality show from J. Lo that centers around her dancing tour troupe, and will be led by the singer's 25-year old boy toy.

Casper Smart Image

As the group's supervising choreographer of the group, Smart will be highlighted on the series, but he won't be the only mover, shaker and grinder to appear on the show. Look for it to take viewers behind the scenes of Lopez's tour.

It's unknown if Jennifer herself will make any appearances, but the program will premiere in early 2013. Think you'll tune in?


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by Hilton Hater at

Many questions can be raised about last night's American Idol finale. To wit:

Should Phillip Phillips have defeated Jessica Sanchez? Should Diana DeGarmo have accepted Ace Young's proposal? How incredible is Jennifer Holliday?!?

But THG is focused on the truly important issue of the night: With both Rihanna and J. Lo taking to the stage and performing a couple sexy, scantily-clad singles, the topic can no longer be ignored. Which of these beauties would you prefer to bang?

Study their finale outfits and vote now.

And the Winner is?

They each ooze sex appeal, but you can only invite Rihanna or Jennifer Lopez into your bed. Who will it be?!? View Poll »

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