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Exit the J. Lo

January 12, 2007 12:50 PM


Jennifer Lopez is famous for, among many things, maintaining a high degree of diva-level demands for her event appearances. Her charity concert rider contract is one of the highlights of The Smoking Gun, with its descriptions of an ethereal white dressing room complete with white flowers, white tables, white drapes and white candles.

For her appearance at TCA in support of her new MTV reality series “DanceLife,' the network was ready.

MTV rented the Ritz Carlton “Tournament of Roses Suite,' a two-story, $3,000-per-night accommodation, complete with spiral staircase and baby grand piano.

Lopez arrived at the Ritz at 4 p.m. for her 5:30 panel, and brought along actress/Scientologist Leah Remini. Lopez said she would not need her suite. MTV ushered Lopez to the Green Room—but not before clearing out their own executives and other TCA talent, so Lopez would have the Green Room to herself.

At the panel, MTV Networks President Brian Graden said it was forbidden to ask Lopez any questions not related to “DanceLife,' which is sort of like dating an Amish bikini model.

After the panel, Lopez skipped MTV’s TCA dinner party and left the hotel.

Never ones to let money go to waste—and recognizing an opportunity when they see it—some of the MTV Networks team decided to have a private party in J. Lo’s suite.

All that said, one source said Lopez was remarkably laid back: “Low maintaince,' “good mood' and “extremely professional.'

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