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Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) looks so cute and carefree in this scene from The Back-up Plan. She sits back and has a laugh, dressed stylishly in her dark blue Diane Von Furstenberg pants, Ann Demeulemeester ivory vest, L’agence striped tank, Burberry scarf, and Yves Saint Laurent platform sandals, with her trusty Diane Von Furstenberg bag by her side. Shop exact items now for a great, versatile look!
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In Jennifer Lopez's new film, The Back-up Plan, she returns to romantic comedy mode as NYC single Zoe, who's ready to have a baby on her own. As luck would have it, the day she gets inseminated, she coincidentally meets a handsome stranger named Stan (Alex O'Loughlin), who — wouldn't ya know it — just may be the one for her.
Even though it's a comfort to see Lopez in the strappy sandals of a leading lady, pregnancy-centric The Back-up Plan takes her to new territory: namely, burping, stuffing her face with food, and peeing onscreen. These attempts to distance Lopez from her real-life glamorous image are the film's first reach for humor, but they flop like most of the film's other jokes. Some genuine romance could have made up for these blunders, but instead, the movie focuses on how hard relationships and pregnancy are — not how wonderful they are.
To hear why I didn't love J. Lo falling in love, just read more
Ever since I spotted the very first commercial for The Back-up Plan, I've been excited for this film's release today. Yes, I know I'm biased but that pooch belonging to Zoe (played by Jennifer Lopez) is absolutely adorable! As it turns out she also owns a Greenwich Village pet boutique, Hudson Mutts, which caters to pet adoptions and environmentally friendly, healthy pet care in addition to this smooshy in the film.
Now, onscreen the Boston Terrier's name is Nuts, but this lil fella is Nubbins, one of the three rescue pups that played the main pooch. None of the dogs were actually handicapped but Nip, Tuck and Nubbins were all pretty cute and each had their own talents as Jennifer said:
One was good at faces, one was good at walking in the chair, and one was good at moving his head and fighting with you.
I know I'm excited to see if I can spot the different dogs in different scenes so see all angles of the red carpet star when you read more
Talk about kudos: Jennifer Lopez was just named Us Weekly's Style Icon of the Decade. But it wasn't too long ago that the superstar was poking fun of her post-pregnancy bod: "I remember my flabby belly hanging out right after I gave birth," Lopez, 40, tells Us Weekly. "I kind of laughed and said to Marc, 'Look, baby! Isn't this crazy?' I just didn't care."
Now that she's whipped her body back into shape, Jennifer feels a little different looking back at that time in her life: "I look back at pictures from that time, and I'm like 'Oh, god, I was fat. I was still heavy eight months out!'" Jennifer confirms that she is back to the size that she was before giving birth and couldn't feel better. We think she looked absolutely fab at last night's premiere of her new film The Back-up Plan. However, it wasn't Hollywood, her music career, or a new film that motivated her to get in shape, it was her twins, Emme and Max.
"You get to the point where you're like, Where am I? What happened to me? I got to get myself together for my kids, you know? They need to know what I really look like."
To lose the weight, Jennifer put herself on a regimented meal and exercise plan in order to drop a whopping 50 pounds. To read more about Jennifer's weight loss, pick up an issue of Us Weekly, which is out on newsstands now.