Jlo’s dance goes on

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - FRONT PAGE -

a sin­gle mother who’s been voted this year’s most pow­er­ful celebrity by Forbes mag­a­zine and re­cently walked away from a TV job on Amer­i­can Idol that paid her $US12 mil­lion ($A11.4 mil­lion) a sea­son for judg­ing wannabe singers. Now Jen­nifer Lopez is ex­tend­ing her plan for world dom­i­na­tion by bring­ing her Dance Again tour to Aus­tralia in De­cem­ber – the first time she’s played Down Un­der. Since launch­ing her first world tour in June to pro­mote her lat­est al­bum, the ca­reer ret­ro­spec­tive Dance Again ... The Hits, Lopez has played South Amer­ica, Canada and the US. Cur­rently tak­ing a break, she will next head to Europe, Asia and Aus­tralia. Lopez’s four-year-old twins, Max and Emme, are ac­com­pa­ny­ing her on the world tour, in­clud­ing the Aus­tralian leg. ‘‘I love them,’’ she says. ‘‘I want them close to me.’’ Lopez, 43, says her split from their dad, singer Marc An­thony, was ‘‘tough’’. ‘‘I wanted my fam­ily to be to­gether for­ever but at the end of the day you have to do what you feel is right and most healthy for you and your chil­dren.’’ Lopez, who has been dat­ing dancer Casper Smart, 25, the chore­og­ra­pher for her tour, says she still feels youth­ful and vi­brant. ‘‘I feel like you get to a cer­tain age and you re­alise it is al­ways go­ing to be a learn­ing process,’’ she says. ‘‘Just en­joy the mo­ment.’’

Jen­nifer Lopez plays the Bris­bane En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre on De­cem­ber 18. Tick­ets range from $102.85 to $793.70, which in­cludes a meet and greet.

Jen­nifer Lopez

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.