JLo & Arod Cover Vanity Fair

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are on the cover of the December issue of Vanity Fair! The power duo spoke with VF about how they met, how they mesh, and more. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

It was just one of those things where you feel compelled to do something you wouldn’t normally do,” says Jennifer Lopez, explaining how she and retired Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez, who made their red-carpet debut as a couple last spring at the Met Gala, came to be a modern Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio—that is, if Monroe and DiMaggio had been happy, highly functional fortysomethings who had apparently done battle with their demons and emerged the victors.

It was last winter as she was having lunch in Beverly Hills that she saw Rodriguez walk by. “I almost yelled out ‘Alex,’ but I am the shyest person when it comes to things like that,” she says. When she went outside, he was still there, facing away from her. “I could literally just have walked away,” she says. “But I walk over and tap him on the shoulder and say ‘Hey.’

Read the rest at VanityFair.com! But first, check out the beautiful photos, which were shot by Mario Testino here:

JLo Spearheads Disaster Relief Benefit & Performs

Jennifer Lopez spearheaded disaster relief efforts alongside Alex Rodriguez and Marc Anthony, organizing One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief, a special benefit concert and telethon. The live event, which aired simultaneously on Univision & Telemundo and at 10 PM began airing on NBC, MTV, BET, VH1 and other channels, raised over $26 million with the help of dozens of celebrities including Ellen Degeneres, Mary J. Blige, Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, Ricky Martin, Gwen Stefani, and Stevie Wonder.

Earlier this week, Jennifer told People Magazine, “This is my new full-time job. It’s been crazy, but it’s a passion project. When you want to do something, you can do it! Everybody has stepped up to the plate to help pull this off.”

Jennifer hosted the show from Los Angeles. Always a multi-tasker, Jennifer also performed twice! First up was an acoustic version of “Ni Tu Ni Yo”:

Later on she performed Let’s Get Loud:

Support the cause and donate now at SomosOneVoice.com or call 1-800-593-9700!

“Almost Like Praying” for Hurricane Relief

Jennifer Lopez joined Lin Manual Miranda’s new song benefiting hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The song, called “Almost Like Praying”,  cleverly borrows from “West Side Story”. You can listen to the song and watch the music video above. Download and stream it here because proceeds will benefit The Hispanic Federation‘s UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund to help meet hurricane-related needs and recovery in Puerto Rico. For more information or to make a donation, you can visit hispanicfederation.org/unidos. You can check out the lyrics, Jennifer’s lines, and the song analysis here.

“Almost Like Praying” will also be featured in a special benefiting hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, set to air commercial-free this Saturday, October 7th on Telemundo. The television special will see appearances from all of the participating artists appearing on the track, as well as an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the single’s creation.

As previously mentioned, Jennifer is also spearheading The Somos Una Voz Alliance, which has raised over $500,000 on GoFundMe. Donate now to show your support! The “Somos Live!” benefit concert, which will take place in Miami on October 14, was announced earlier today. Jennifer will host and perform from Los Angeles. She will also perform live at the TIDAL X Benefit in Brooklyn benefit on October 17.

Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 million to Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

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Jennifer Lopez joined New York governor Andrew Cuomo in a press conference earlier today to announce she is donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas show, All I Have, to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

The press conference was live-streamed, so you can watch it below. Jennifer started in Spanish at 12:02 and then repeated her speech in English at 16:36:

Jennifer said that she still hasn’t heard any from family members in Puerto Rico. She and Alex Rodriguez are using all of their resources and relationships in their respective industries to garner support for the relief effort. With Marc Anthony, they are spearheading additional relief efforts and organizing the Latin community’s efforts.

To find out how you can help, visit NY.Gov.

Jennifer also participated in Telemundo’s “Todos Unidos” telecast:

Fans can donate by supporting the Somos Una Voz alliance created by Jennifer and Marc Anthony on GoFundMe.