At Jennifer Lopez’s place, ex-husband no longer Marcs the spot
WITH BILL ZWECKER December 12, 2011 8:29PM
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 05: Singers Marc Anthony and singer/actress Jennifer Lopez arrive to the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on March 5, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marc Anthony;Jennifer Lopez
Updated: January 14, 2012 8:11AM
When Jennifer Lopez is done with someone — she really is finished with them!
Reportedly that goes for ex-employees, discarded friends and, it seems, former husbands and lovers.
Lopez is said to be systematically eliminating visual memories of Marc Anthony from all of her homes, removing photos of her future ex-husband from all rooms — except the couple’s children’s bedrooms.
On top of that, J. Lo also reportedly is quietly selling all the jewelry Anthony gave her — and he gave her quite a lot. She also is said to have given away any clothing gifts as well.
A source close to Lopez says this is how she has always operated.
“It was true when she split with Ben [Affleck], Diddy [Sean Combs] and obviously Ojani Noa,” the ex-husband with whom Lopez long has been locked in various legal battles.
“When Jennifer moves on, she totally moves on,” added the source, who also added that current lover — J. Lo backup dancer Casper Smart — “will likely discover he will ‘disappear’ when she tires of him too.”
As for now, however, Smart seems very much in the driver’s seat, with Lopez insisting he be present for all kinds of business meetings — not just personal party time.
POUND OF FLESH: All those celebrities who hook up with the various weight-loss outfits are paid big bucks to make those ubiquitous TV commercials.
Jessica Simpson’s new deal with Weight Watchers is said to be one of the richest deals. Yet a Weight Watchers insider whispers that while Simpson clearly is eager to drop the pounds after she gives birth early next year, her negotiating approach seemed much more interested in the $3 million she’ll reportedly be paid.
“With other celebrities, they barely talked about the money and had far more questions about the nutritionists and trainers they would be working with to shed the weight,” said the source
“With Jessica, I kept thinking of that line from ‘Jerry Maguire’: ‘Show me the money!’ ” added the source with a laugh.
‘THE OFFICE’ HERE: Fans of the long-running show “The Office” know well the sitcom is set in the offices of the fictional Scranton, Pa., paper company Dunder Mifflin.
So “Office” aficionados will want to know a Dunder Mifflin truck will be zipping around Chicago streets this week, pretty much during working hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — handing out free reams of Dunder Mifflin paper, thanks to a joint effort by Quill.com and NBC.
To find the truck, follow @DMPaperTruck on Twitter.
THIS ’N THAT: Chicago native Jami Gertz has been tapped to co-star in an ABC sitcom pilot about moving into a gated community, where all her neighbors are aliens disguised as humans. ... The New York press reports Mike Myers is developing a Broadway musical based on his “Austin Powers” film franchise.
SAD BACKLASH: Given it was Ashton Kutcher’s alleged straying that doomed his marriage to Demi Moore, it’s not surprising the actress’ daughters — Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Willis, who previously adored Kutcher — have been very cool to his numerous attempts to reconcile with them.
HO, HO, HO: Carrie Fisher and Carson Kressley are teaming up on a modern-day spin on Charles Dickens’ holiday mainstay A Christmas Carol. Set for a late 2012 premiere on the Hallmark Channel, “Caroling” is about a ruthless book publisher (Emmanuelle Vaugier) whose life has no room for personal relationships. Kressley plays her long-suffering assistant who yearns for the “good old days,” when the firm’s founder (Fisher) was still alive. Not surprisingly, ghosts are involved, just as in the Dickens’ classic.
RING! RING! Mark Monaco, founder and CEO of MyMVPs.com — the Wheaton-based kids’ sports social networking site, which counts Mike Ditka as a partner — will be in New York for a special occasion Dec. 23. Joined by Coach Ditka, MyMVPs.com employees and family members, Monaco will ring the bell at 8:30 a.m. (Chicago time) to open the New York Stock Exchange — a big deal for a small, one-year-old company.
SEEN ON THE SCENE: Justin Giles from “So You Think You Can Dance” dined Saturday at Rosebud Old World Italian in Schaumburg. … “Mr. Cub” himself, Ernie Banks, stopped by the Globe Pub on West Irving Park Road to watch the Bears game and attend the Ogden International School’s annual athletic fund-raiser.