JLo Gives All She Has in Vegas!

I flew across the country to see All I Have last week, and I must say it was absolutely worth it! JLovers, you do NOT want to miss the show. I attended the show on Wednesday and on Saturday.

The show, of course, takes place at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood. Once you enter the venue, you are presented with some of Jennifer’s famous outfits, including her green Versace dress!

Then it’s time for the show! The opening was absolutely spectacular and one of my favorite parts of the show. I don’t want to spoil too much, but it was magical, beautiful, over-the-top, sparkly, and dance-heavy! It was put together so creatively, from the first moment when the “instruments” started tuning. It was really the perfect start to a JLo show!

After the big opening with If You Had My Love, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Got a Lot o’ Livin’ to Do, and Get Right (with the cane dance, of course!), it was time for a brief interlude to take things back to the Bronx. The video screens worked particularly well during the Bronx act, simulating a subway ride through the Bronx.

Jennifer interacted with the crowd throughout the show, grabbing hands, singing with some lucky fans in the pit, and even letting a fan borrow her sequined Yankees cap.

Being a Jennifer Lopez show, of course there were plenty of outfit changes, both on & off-stage. At one point, she playfully sang a few lines from Louboutins as she glamorously switched shoes while on stage, which I absolutely loved! That’s still one of my favorites, so I was thrilled to see that tiny tidbit live.

Another highlight was the Feel The Light, I Hope You Dance/Clarity segment. As soon as Jennifer announced the residency, I hoped she would include a performance similar to her 2015 American Idol performance, so I absolutely loved this. It was visually stunning and such a sweet, emotional part of the show. Plus, I never thought I’d hear Jennifer sing a country song, though she put her spin on it, just like she tells the Idol contestants!

It would be crazy not to mention the Celia Cruz tribute. This section featured some of my favorite dance sequences. It was so fun to watch and I couldn’t help but dance along, even though I have no rhythm and should never dance, haha.

My favorite interlude was just before the last act, when two dancers manipulated Waiting For Tonight-esque lasers. Very very cool! Just when you think she will be launching into Waiting For Tonight, she appears singing TENS, which was completely unexpected!

Watching Jennifer perform, it is completely evident how much she LOVES to perform. I just love watching her, and the finale, with Dance Again and On The Floor was another highlight. I always love when she performs those two. I don’t know if it’s because I love them so much, but she always looks so happy to me when she performs those songs and the crowd jumps and sings along.

After the show, I had the opportunity to see Jennifer and gush about the show and how much she inspires me. She was so beautiful and so nice, as always. I posted some photos of the stage in the gallery along with my photos of the show:


I can’t say it enough – you do NOT want to miss All I Have, JLovers, so get your tickets now! The show is spectacular and everything a JLo show should be & more.

Tickets and VIP packages for performances through June 2016 are currently on sale. General ticket prices range from $59 to $229, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at JLoVegas.com or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office.

As I recall it, here’s the set list for both shows I attended:

If You Had My Love
Love Don’t Cost a Thing
Got a Lot o’ Livin’ to Do
Get Right
I’m Real (Remix)
Feelin’ So Good
Jenny From the Block
I’m Into You
Girls
Booty
Feel the Light/Clarity
I Hope You Dance
Ain’t It Funny (Remix)
All I Have
Hold It Don’t Drop It
Quimbara/Bemba Colorá
Let’s Get Loud
TENS
Waiting for Tonight
Dance Again
On the Floor
Exits to Live It Up

Finally, thanks to Jennifer & Team JLo for all their support!

Shades of Blue Renewed!

A bit late, because I was in Vegas to see All I Have, but Shades of Blue has been renewed for a second season! Via NBC’s press release:

“We want to thank Jennifer, who is the hardest working woman we know, for her incredible efforts as both the star and producer of this show, as well as well as our other amazing producers and cast for all their tireless work in creating one of the most compelling dramas on television today,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “We’re so excited to find out where this story will lead and have them raise the stakes even higher in what we know will be a fantastic second season.”

In Live +3 results from Nielsen Media Research through its first three telecasts, “Shades of Blue” has averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.2 million viewers overall. “Shades of Blue” has delivered NBC’s first Thursday 10-11 p.m. ET time period wins with in-season regular programming over original competition on ABC and CBS since March 2010 in 18-49 and since March 2008 in total viewers.

“Shades of Blue” is also one of the most time-shifted shows on television, with its most recent Live +7 Nielsen results lifting the show by +95% in 18-49 versus its live plus same day rating (from a 1.32 to a 2.57) and by +4.7 million viewers overall (6.6 million to 11.3 million). The +95% gain was the #1 biggest percentage increase for the week of Jan. 11-17 on the Big 4 networks and was the #1 biggest Live +7 percentage lift so far this season for Week 2 of a new series on those nets.

The series and its cast have been critically applauded by several prominent publications, including The New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and TV Guide.

Congrats to Jennifer and the rest of the cast and crew!!

JLo Nominated For Kid’s Choice Award!

Fun news! Jennifer and her projects are up for THREE Kid’s Choice Awards! The relevant categories are:

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Home
Hotel Transylvania 2
Inside Out
Minions
The Peanuts Movie
VOTE: http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-awards/vote/favorite-animated-movie

FAVORITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Amy Poehler – Joy, Inside Out
Jennifer Lopez – Lucy, Home
Jim Parsons – Oh, Home
Justin Long – Alvin, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Sandra Bullock – Scarlet Overkill, Minions
Selena Gomez- Mavis, Hotel Transylvania
VOTE: http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-awards/vote/favorite-voice-animated-movie

FAVORITE TALENT COMPETITION SHOW
America’s Got Talent
American Idol
Dance Moms
Dancing with the Stars
The Voice
Vote: http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-awards/vote/favorite-talent-competition

Starting today, kids can cast their votes via Nick.com and the Nick app on iPad, iPhone, Kindle and select Android devices. People can also vote using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee. You can watch the show live on Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

JLo Calls Ryan Seacrest!


Jennifer Lopez called into On Air With Ryan Seacrest this morning to chat about her Vegas residency, All I Have, and her NBC show, Shades of Blue. You can listen to their chat above.

Jennifer had appearances scheduled on Watch What Happens Live and The Wendy Williams Show, but had to reschedule because of the blizzard that hit NYC this weekend. We’ll post new dates when they are announced.

JLo Debuts “All I Have”

After months of rehearsals and preparations, Jennifer Lopez kicked off All I Have, her Las Vegas residency, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with a sold out show last night! Jennifer performed many of her hits, including On The Floor, If You Had My Love, Waiting For Tonight, etc. But she also made time for several covers, like Got a Lot o’ Livin’ to Do (Bye Bye Birdie), I Hope You Dance (Le Anne Womack), and Quimbara (Celia Cruz). It was a huge night for Jennifer and she brought three special guests on stage to perform with her: Ja Rule, Ne-Yo, and Pitbull! The hard work paid off, because she received rave reviews! Billboard gave the show 4.5 out of 5 stars, and The Guardian rated it 5 out of 5!

The show, directed by Napoleon Dumo and Tabitha Dumo (aka Nappytabs) features a live five-piece band, 16 dancers, state-of-the-art technology in sets, lighting, video and special effects, and 10 extravagant costume changes! Costumes were designed by Versace, Zuhair Murad, Nicolas Jebran and Lilly e Violetta, and feature nearly 260,000 Swarovski crystals.

The show was celebrity-packed, with the following in attendance: Justin Bieber, Ryan Seacrest, Rebel Wilson, T.I., Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kelly Osbourne, Leah Remini, Gina Rodriguez, Hoda Kotb, Camilla Belle, Wilmer Valderrama, Ryan Guzman, Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, Nicole Scherzinger, Keenen Ivory Wayans, and her “Shades of Blue” cast including Ray Liotta, Sarah Jeffery, Warren Kole, Santino Fontana, Gino Pesi and Dayo Okeniyi.

Immediately after the show, Jennifer celebrated with an after party at MR CHOW at Caesars Palace. Here’s an interview after the show:

You don’t want to miss the show, JLovers, so get your tickets now! Tickets and VIP packages for performances through June 2016 are currently on sale. General ticket prices range from $59 to $229, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at JLoVegas.com or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office.

Check out 100+ pics in the gallery:

Setlist

If You Had My Love
Love Don’t Cost a Thing
Got a Lot o’ Livin’ to Do
Get Right
I’m Real (with Ja Rule)
Feelin’ So Good
Jenny From the Block
I’m Into You
Girls
Booty
Feel the Light
I Hope You Dance
Ain’t It Funny (with Ja Rule)
Very Special/All I Have (with Ne-Yo)
Hold It Don’t Drop It
Quimbara
Quien Sera
Let’s Get Loud
TENS
Waiting for Tonight
Dance Again
On the Floor (with Pitbull)