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Jennifer Lopez Dazzles In A Silver Sequined Bodysuit For New Year’s Eve 2021 Performance

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Jennifer Lopez celebrated New Year’s Eve 2021 in a Balmain gown, which she wore to perform on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ in Times Square.

Jennifer Lopez, 51, closed out 2020 with one last incredible performance — and several outfits — for her headlining set on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021 on Dec. 31, which aired on ABC. She gave audiences a thrill with the broadcast debut of her new single “In The Morning.” JLo was standing on a twenty foot tall column with a white coat covered in six large white feathered layers that cascaded all the way to the ground. JLo donned a glittery rhinestone head mask before taking it off, tossing off the massive coat, and showing off a glittering tight pants and a blazer with dramatic shoulders.

Jennifer transitioned into a slow version of “Waiting for Tonight,” then stripped off her blazer to reveal a plunging sleeveless bodysuit as she broke into a cover of Aerosmith‘s “Dream On.” Jennifer then picked up the energy with her hit “Dance Again,” while doing just that with killer moves to close out her set. Fiance Alex Rodriguez, 45, could be seen among the few people allowed in the “audience,” taking video of his talented lady onstage.

Unfortunately, not many people got to witness J.Lo’s moves and sexy gown in person (except for hosts Ryan Seacrest, Billy Porter and Lucy Hale, of course). Due to the pandemic, the New Year’s Eve ball celebration in Times Square went virtual for the first time in its 114-year history, meaning that fans had to stream J.Lo’s performance from their television or phone screens.

J.Lo wasn’t the only celebrity who had the honor of being invited to Times Square amid this special year. Jimmie Allen was another artist on the performer lineup for the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2021 broadcast, while Cyndi Lauper and Billy (who’s co-hosted the telecast, and starred on Broadway with Cyndi) also joined this list as duet partners. Machine Gun Kelly also took the stage!

Jennifer Lopez performs for a crowd, pre-pandemic. (Photo Credit: MEGA)

There were other performances, too, outside of the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve broadcast. Legendary singer Andra Day was a headliner at the ball drop celebration, and other artists like Gloria Gaynor, Anitta and Pitbull also performed.

Even amidst a pandemic, J.Lo has managed to have an incredible year. She started it off with her iconic Super Bowl LIV halftime show performance in February, so it’s a full circle moment to see J.Lo close out the year at another concert that’s broadcasting around the world. Sadly, J.Lo was supposed to tie the knot with Alex in 2020 as well, a ceremony that has been postponed multiple times. But, as you can see, J.Lo’s not letting a sudden change of plans affect what she does best: put on a good show.



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‘Gossip Girl’ Fans Can’t Get Over How Penn Badgley’s ‘You’ Co-Star Looks Just Like Hilary Duff

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Apparently Penn Badgley has a type! Twitter thinks his former ‘Gossip Girl’ lover, Hilary Duff, looks awfully similar to his ‘You’ wife, Victoria Pedretti.

Leave it to Twitter to come up with some wild Hollywood comparisons. In the week since You season 3 dropped on Netflix, fans have been tweeting that star Victoria Pedretti, 26, looks very similar to Hilary Duff, 34. And what makes this comparison even more noteworthy is that the two actresses have both been romantically involved on the small screen with none other than Penn Badgley, a.k.a Joe Goldberg in You, a.ka. Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl. But let’s dive into these connections a little bit more, shall we?

Victoria Pedretti; Hilary Duff (Photo: Rob Latour/MediaPunch/Shutterstock)

So as any Gossip Girl fan knows, Penn, 34, rose to fame thanks to his performance in the hit teen drama. During season 3, he became romantically entangled with NYU beauty Olivia Burke, who is played by Hilary. The two had a brief, but memorable romance, which involved a threesome with Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Zhor). Hilary only played Olivia for six episodes before her storyline with Penn ended.

Now all these years later, Penn is back on the small screen as a psycho stalker-killer in Netflix’s hit You. Victoria was introduced in season 2 as Joe’s love interest, Love Quinn. The two develop a close bond (they’re both killers, after all!) and they get married and have a son once season 3 starts. Fans are now unapologetically comparing Victoria to Hilary in plenty of tweets, which is just hilarious considering their TV connection to Penn. Apparently this guy has a type when he’s at work!

On the screen, Penn clearly has a type. But his lover in real life is much different than either Victoria or Hilary, though not in a bad way! Penn married singer Domino Kirke, 37, in a super secret ceremony at a courthouse in Brooklyn, NY on February 27, 2017. When they tied the knot, Penn became a stepdad to Domino’s son Cassius, 12, whom she shares with ex Morgan O’Kane.

Penn and Domino later expanded their family when they welcomed their first child together, son James Badgley, in Aug. 2020. Penn has absolutely adored fatherhood, and he spends lots of time with his son. Except for when he’s killing as Joe Goldberg, of course.



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Angelina Jolie In ‘Super Isolation’ After COVID-19 Exposure At ‘Eternals’ Premiere She Attended With Kids

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Angelina Jolie brought along five of her six children to the Marvel event in Los Angeles, where she, along with several co-stars, were reportedly exposed to COVID.

Angelina Jolie, 46, was one of several people to reportedly be exposed to COVID-19 at Marvel’s Eternals premiere in Los Angeles on Oct. 18, according to Variety. The actress attended the star-studded event with five out of her six children — but now she is in “super isolation” along with co-stars Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan and Lauren Ridloff, as well as director Chloe Zhao. All five women had to miss the Elle’s “Women in Hollywood” event on Tuesday, where editor-in-chief Nina Garcia reportedly told the audience the the group was “just exposed, so to keep everyone safe those superheroes are now in super isolation.”

Angelina Jolie at the ‘Eternals’ premiere in Los Angeles on October 18, 2021 (Photo:Rob Latour/Shutterstock)

Disney also confirmed the possible exposures to Variety. A spokesperson said that while the premiere attendees have tested negative for COVID-19, the entire Eternals cast — which also includes Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and more — will be “pivoting to virtual appearances rather than in-person events” to promote the new action film, which arrives in theaters on November 5.

It remains unclear how the cast members were exposed to COVID-19. It’s also unknown if guests at the event, including Angelina’s kids, are in isolation as well. The Maleficent star had brought along Maddox, 20, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, Vivienne, 13, and Knox, 13, to the big event. Only Pax, 17, did not attend the outing with his famous mother, who shares all six of the kids with ex Brad Pitt.

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Angelina Jolie and her kids at the ‘Eternals’ premiere on October 18, 2021 (Photo: Rob Latour/Shutterstock)

At the Eternals premiere, Angelina rocked a stunning, strapless brown draped Balmain Resort 2022 gown. She also wore a gold chin cuff that was fastened between the inside of her bottom lip and all the way around the bottom of her chin. She posed for many photos on the carpet with the five kids, as well as with her fellow castmates.

Angelina stars in the Marvel movie as Thena, a fierce warrior Eternal who can form any weapon out of cosmic energy. While the film isn’t out yet, reports have said that Harry Styles (!) appears as Eros — though this has yet to be confirmed by the heads of Marvel/Disney.

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Eros: 5 Things To Know About The Superhero Harry Styles Is Reportedly Playing In ‘Eternals’

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Eros is a Marvel character you may need to keep your eye on. Here are 5 key things to know about the superhero Harry Styles might be playing in ‘Eternals.’

Marvel fans are very curious to know if Harry Styles is coming to the MCU. The “Watermelon Sugar” singer is reportedly playing Eros in the upcoming movie Eternals, according to Variety. HollywoodLife has reached out to Disney and Harry’s team for comment. 

While the news has not been confirmed by the heads of Marvel/Disney, Eros is a fascinating character from the Marvel comics. In Greek philosophy, Eros is the god of love and sex. So, who exactly is Eros in the Marvel world? HollywoodLife has rounded up 5 key things about Eros.

Harry Styles at the ‘Dunkirk’ premiere. (Shutterstock)

1. Eros is Thanos’ brother.

“Eros grew up on Titan alongside his brother Thanos, embracing all the pleasures that life has to offer,” the character’s official Marvel bio reads. Every Marvel fan remembers Thanos, the supervillain who turned half the population to dust with the snap of his fingers after getting all of the Infinity Stones. Thanos was defeated in Avengers: Endgame, but his impact is still felt within the MCU.

2. Eros is an Eternal.

The Eternals are taking center stage in the upcoming movie. Eternals are god-like immortals created by the Celestials who have settled in various places around the universe. When it comes to Eros, the superhero can “harness cosmic energy for various purposes.” Eros also has “superhuman strength (Class 25), durability, metabolism, and regenerative powers,” according to Marvel’s bio.

He is “immune to terrestrial disease, he is practically immortal, and also ages far more slowly than most humanoids; he is over 1000 years old.” The character also has the “ability to stimulate the pleasure centers in other people’s brains, often emitted unconsciously, causing a euphoric effect.”

3. Eros later goes by Starfox.

In the comics, Eros eventually leaves Titan for Earth and joins the Avengers. He has teamed up with the Avengers, the Guardians, and the Dark Guardians against his brother Thanos. His name is eventually changed to Starfox when he becomes an Avenger.

4. Harry has been rumored to be playing Eros for a while.

Rumors have swirled for months that the Grammy winner may be joining the MCU. Kit Harington, who stars in Eternals as Dane Whitman, addressed the speculation on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in August 2021 and stayed tight-lipped, as usual. “I have no idea,” Kit said about the rumor. “Unless I’ve been recast and he’s playing my part, I have not a clue.”

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The cast of ‘Eternals.’ (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Marvel Studios/Everett)

When Jimmy asked if Kit and Harry did scenes separately, the Game of Thrones alum responded, “No comment.” He also added, “I hear he’s a great guy. Lovely chap, I think. I don’t know, I’ve never met the guy.”

5. Eros was first introduced in 1973.

Eros makes his first appearance in the Marvel comics in a February 1973 edition of Iron Man. The character was created by Jim Starlin.



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