Star Scoop: J Lo is In Love, Channing Tatum Strips Down, Beyonce Cashes Out


Jennifer Lopez—booty and all—is single, but not ready to mingle. In a sit-down with Huff Post Live to promote her new book, True Love, the 45-and-flawless performer recounts her relationships with Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony, and asserts that at this point in her life, self-love prevails. “I don’t need anybody else,” she said. “I want somebody else, that would be nice, but I’ve got to be happy and whole on my own first. I’ve got to heal from things. You’ve got to give yourself time and space… to grow and to realize things about yourself, to become your own best friend, to love yourself.” Amen, girlfriend! [Huffington Post]

From skimping down to his skivvies to… entering the Oscars race? Stripper, turned actor, turned stripper in a movie Channing Tatum is one of the most likable guys in Hollywood. Now, after three back-to-back $100 million box office smashes, he could contend for an Academy Award thanks to his lead role in Foxcatcher opposite Steve Carell—a role he almost passed up. “I didn’t understand why to make the movie. There was no resolve,” he told The Hollywood Reporter of his initial talks with filmmaker Bennett Miller. “[A few years later] we started talking about Foxcatcher, and I read it again, and it was interesting.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

While you’re worried about Beyoncéswaying back-and-forth at a Brooklyn Nets game, she’s laughing—and counting coins—all the way to the bank. Forbes’ new Women in Music list ranks the Queen Bey at number one due to earnings of $115 million between June 2013 and June 2014. Taylor Swift follows at a far second with $64 million, while PinkRihanna, and Katy Perry round out the top five. [Vanity Fair]

Clay Aiken for Congress… #ornah? The American Idol alum’s bid for a seat in the House may have failed, but he’s still willing to let us in on the highs and lows of his political campaign. Esquire Network will air a four-part docuseries chronicling the “strategy meetings, debate prep, town halls, bus tours and door-to-door canvassing,” that marked Aiken’s run against North Carolina incumbent Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, early next year. [The Hollywood Reporter]

A series of unfortunate events is coming to Netflix. The streaming giant is adapting the Lemony Snicket (pseudonym for Daniel Handler) work for the web, with Handler tagging along as executive producer. “I can’t believe it,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.” The same books that have been translated into 43 languages and sold 65 million copies worldwide. NBD. [TIME]

Two of Motown’s biggest acts are headed to Broadway—and no, we’re not talking about the hit Great White Way musical. The Temptations and Four Tops are uniting for a weeklong residency at New York City’s Palace Theater from December 29—January 4. “Get Ready!” [Variety]