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Jennifer Lopez Says New Series "The Fosters" Is Like Her Own Family 

Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lopez is an actress, singer and dancer, but now she's putting on her executive producer hat for a new ABC Family series called The Fosters.

Speaking about the show on Wednesday's Good Morning America, Lopez said, "This is definitely a non-traditional sort of family. This really has base themes that are important, which is family equals love, a place where you are accepted, completely, loved unconditionally, protected."

The Fosters, starring Teri Polo and Sherri Saum as the multi-ethnic moms, features one biological child, an adopted set of twins and a teenager the couple takes in as a foster child.  For 43-year-old Lopez, who raises 5-year-old twins Emme and Max with ex-husband Marc Anthony, Lopez admits the series reflects her own family in many ways.

"Yes, me being a single mom, their dad doesn’t live at home with them. They have three step-brothers from two other moms. You know what I mean? That’s not traditional," she explained.

Lopez split from Anthony, her third husband, in July 2011, when Max and Emme were three. She's now dating her backup dancer and choreographer, Casper Smart, who, at 25, is 18 years her junior. The couple is often sighted together with Max and Emme, but when it comes to tying the knot, Lopez said that won’t happen “anytime soon.”

"Listen, there is no perfect what family is supposed to be. It’s about love," Lopez said on GMA. "And that’s what I constantly remind myself of because I kind of let society kind of get in my head as well, 'Oh, it shouldn’t be like this. I failed. I did this, I did that.' And it’s like, no. [The kids are] happy, they’re healthy, they’re loved more than anything in the world and they’re going to be fine. I want them to know that."

So, can we expect Lopez to step out from behind the camera and appear on The Fosters?  "I don't know. I feel the show stands on its own," she says of a potential guest spot. "Of course, I’ll do whatever I can to make sure people know it’s out there and they watch it, but is a cameo the perfect way to do that? Maybe, maybe not. I don’t know. Whatever happens, I’m up for."

The Fosters premieres on ABC Family on June 3 at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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Jennifer Lopez 'Happy' that Ex Ben Affleck Won Golden Globe

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lopez was happy for her old flame, Ben Affleck, when he won the Golden Globe for best director last weekend for his work on Argo.

Lopez made an appearance Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the host noted that Lopez stood up for her Gigli and Jersey Girl co-star at the Globes when his name was announced.

Lopez said, “They were really hard on us in the press when we dated back in the day, on movies and things like that, so it was a nice moment.  It was nice to see him have that moment.  I was really happy for him.”

Ellen DeGeneres also mentioned that Lopez ran into another ex, Diddy, at the Globes, but Lopez commented that it wasn’t awkward for her because they run in the same social circles.

When the topic of American Idol came up, the former judge of the Fox competition said she misses working on the show because of the camaraderie she felt with Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler. 

DeGeneres noted that the dynamic between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will be interesting to watch this season, but Lopez didn’t bite, refusing to comment on the tension between the new judges.

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Jennifer Lopez and Al Roker Sued over Bounty Hunter Show

Spike TV(NEW YORK) -- A man in Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against Jennifer Lopez and Al Roker, claiming their Spike TV reality show called Big Easy Justice falsely labeled him a criminal on national television, reports

Everette Draughn, who is 19 years old, said the show made him the subject of a nationally-televised manhunt.  The show, which is produced by Roker and Lopez, is about a New Orleans bounty hunter named Tat-2.

Draughn's episode aired in April, and the show labeled him as a fugitive who had committed grand theft auto.  However, Draughn claims he did not commit a crime and he was not a fugitive.  He adds that he was forced into signing a release agreement.  He is now suing for unspecified damages -- alleging the show ruined his reputation, caused him damages and cost him his job.

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Jennifer Lopez Denies She Got a Maid Fired Over an Autograph Request

Steven Lawton/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- There's been plenty of gossip about Jennifer Lopez over the years, but she took to Twitter on Tuesday to deny a very specific accusation: that she'd gotten a hotel maid fired because the woman dared to ask for her autograph.

The British paper The Daily Mail helped spread the claim by reprinting a story from the German tabloid Bild, which claimed that while J-Lo was staying at a hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany, a maid named Bete Dodaj knocked on her door to ask her for an autograph.  Two assistants turned the maid away, and the next day, she claims, she was fired because the star had complained about being "disturbed."

But Jennifer tweeted on Tuesday, "C'mon thought you knew me better than this... Would never get anyone fired over an autograph. 1st I heard of this was on twitter. #hurtful."

You may recall that Jennifer actually played a hotel maid in the movie Maid in Manhattan, so for all we know, she might treat maids better than other stars.

By the way, things ended up working out for the allegedly fired maid: Bild later reported that she had received two new job offers in one day.

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Ben Affleck Still Stays in Touch with Jennifer Lopez

Chris Weeks/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez ended their “Bennifer” relationship nearly 10 years ago, but the actor and filmmaker tells The Hollywood Reporter they still keep in touch.

“We don’t have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do have the kind of relationship where there’ll be an email saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great,’” Affleck said.

Affleck tells the trade paper, “I remember when she got American Idol.  I said, ‘this was really smart.  Good Luck.’  I touch base.  I respect her.  I like her.  She’s put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I’m really pleased to see her successful."

Their relationship ended in 2004, a year after their box office bomb, Gigli, was released.

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Jennifer Lopez's 'Engagement Ring' Just Jewelry

Bryan Steffy/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lopez has been photographed in Paris wearing what appears to be an engagement ring, reports People

The singer has been dating her backup dancer Casper Smart for one year.  But a source tells the magazine that the jewelry is no more "than a pretty ring."

A second source claims that Lopez is not ready to say “I do” anytime soon, adding, "This ring could just be for their anniversary.  She's in the middle of her tour and her manager doesn't want her distracted.  He wants her to focus, and an engagement would distract her too much."

In fact, Lopez is not believed to be divorced yet from Marc Anthony.

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Prince Harry Parties…With J-Lo?

Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Forget the need for bodyguards or disguises.  When a prince wants to go incognito in the U.S., all he has to do is party alongside the queen of bling, Jennifer Lopez.

That was the lesson learned by Britain’s Prince Harry, who went virtually unnoticed while partying at the same place as J-Lo herself this weekend, MGM Grand’s Wet Republic in Las Vegas.

The 27-year-old, fun-loving royal wore baggy red Bermuda shorts, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat while partying in a VIP bungalow Saturday with five male and five female friends, the UK’s The Sun reports.

Perhaps inspired by the hours he spent watching women’s beach volleyball during the London Olympics, Harry was spotted carrying a giant inflatable beach ball and reportedly running after it in the crowd.  Apparently he remained anonymous.

“Harry looked to be in his element, being able to enjoy himself without anyone outside of his group recognizing him,” a source told the Sun. “They were dancing away and throwing a beach ball around, like any other young people having a good time.”

Also up for a good time, in a very high-profile way, was Harry’s surprise paparazzi cover for the afternoon, J-Lo.  The former American Idol host, now on tour with Enrique Iglesias, hosted the pool party just hours before her Sin City concert and happily kept the spotlight on herself, walking the red carpet and then sunning in a two-piece white midriff-baring outfit.

Lopez and her beau, Casper Smart, ate, drank and relaxed in a bungalow just a few short steps away from Prince Harry, although the trio never appeared to interact or greet each other, according to

The prince, who is the third in line to the throne, continued the fun after the sun had set, moving from the pool to the casino at the Wynn resort, where he played craps, a source told the Daily Beast.

The next day, Harry reportedly stayed at the Wynn for another pool party, this one at the luxury hotel’s Encore Beach Club.

Harry last tried his luck in Vegas last November when he played several rounds of blackjack and hit the dance floor at the Wynn’s Tryst nightclub. He was in the United States for a two-month helicopter training program in California and Arizona.

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J-Lo Fires Back at 'Exotic Massage Parlor' Claims Involving Boyfriend Casper Smart

Bryan Steffy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez is backing her man all the way in the wake of tabloid reports that claim boyfriend Casper Smart paid a recent visit to a so-called "exotic massage parlor" and a gay porn shop in New York City, reports E!

The couple's attorneys, Howard Weitzman and Shawn Holley, released a statement Wednesday saying, "These statements are false, malicious and defamatory." The lawyers added, “Ms. Lopez and Mr. Smart will pursue all remedies available to them under the law."

Star magazine/RadarOnline and InTouch Weekly published quotes from a masseuse and a porn shop employee, who claim Smart visited the massage parlor for about 10 minutes on July 23, the day he helped J-Lo celebrate her 43rd birthday. They also claim he dropped by the adults-only store.

A source tells E! the couple's lawyers have demanded an immediate retraction, and have threatened to file a lawsuit against the magazines.

The source insists the 25-year-old Smart was in the Manhattan neighborhood to get his shaved head clean in time for the party, and to have a tattoo artist make some small changes to his ink.  The "Love, Hate" tattoos Smart has spelled out in between his fingers were changed to "Love, Hard," says the source.

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Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Her 43rd Birthday in New York City

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez was all smiles at her surprise party on Tuesday in New York, reports

The Bronx-born singer celebrated her 43rd birthday with boyfriend Casper Smart and dozens of friends and family aboard the Utopia II Superyacht in New York City.

Lopez was treated to a cake in the shape of a giant pink teddy bear.  "Happy birthday BEAR!" it read.  The couple lovingly refer to each other as bear.

Smart tweeted on Tuesday, "(yelling) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEAR IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE U.. ') @JLo."

Lopez replied, "@BEAUcasperSMART LOL!! Thank You my sweet Bear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Jennifer Lopez "Sad" About Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Split 

Theo Wargo/WireImage for Tommy Hilfiger(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez spoke to Entertainment Tonight on Thursday night about her friends Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' recent split.

Lopez, who has been through a few divorces over the years herself, said, "I'm sad for them." She added, "They're both really lovely people, and just like Marc and I, it's not what you want to happen. You fight and you try until you realize you can't anymore."

Lopez, who split from Marc Anthony last summer, said she hasn't spoken to Tom or Katie, but she has "thought about it a lot."  J-Lo first got word of the TomKat divorce when she was in South America, and she recalled being "stunned" by the news.

Lopez added that it's the children that often are affected the most by divorce -- Tom and Katie's daughter Suri, and his two children with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, Connor and Isabella.  She explained, "You know, I just wish them, you know, peace in their decision. And really for Suri and their other children as well, because you become such a family, it's not just Suri, it's Connor and Isabella and everybody, you know, you all become a family. And when that breaks apart, nobody wins, everybody's heartbroken in some way. And I just wish them peace."

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