• Movies / Text / Poppin' and lockin' and cussin' and fightin'

Morning Sideboob: Rosie Perez Calls JLo a Ghetto Biatch

Rosie Perez’s 20-Year Feud With JLo
Those Fly Girls sure know how to hold a grudge. Back in the ’90s, when Vanilla Ice and Milli Vanilli were in high demand, there was a little TV show called “In Living Color” that became a huge hit. An unknown Rosie Perez served as the choreographer for the Fly Girls, which included an unknown Jennifer Lopez as one of its dancers. Here’s a reminder of how the Fly Girls used to throw down in all their spandex glory.

You could say Rosie and Jennifer didn’t exactly hit it off. And now Rosie is spilling the beans on the battle that has waged for two decades in her new memoir, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life.

All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage,” Perez wrote in her memoir, saying Lopez thought the girls were just “jealous.” She then went on to say that the Grammy winner dropped her “sweet girl act” and “went off” on Perez like “some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest.” Perez claims Lopez shouted, “You pick on me, me and only me, every fucking day! Every fucking day! I work my ass off, deliver and you keep pushing me aside, treating me like shit! I know I’m good! I’m better than any of these girls, and you know it.”

Jennifer left the show after two seasons and went on to become a huge megastar. Rosie went on to make White Men Can’t Jump. Rounds one through 12 go to Jennifer.

Christina Aguilera Gets Engaged

Every year on Valentine’s Day there’s bound to be at least one celeb who wants to share their V-D with the world and show off the blinding rock person X gave to them. This year, it’s Xtina. She said yes to boyfriend of three years Matthew Rutler. This will be her second marriage, following her divorce from music exec Jordan Bratman in 2011. Ready to see the rock?

Screen Shot 2014-02-17 at 9.46.55 AM

Oh, yeah, and they were in some expensive, tropical locale when they decided to spend the rest of their lives together. So ingest that along with the stale See’s Candy you bought yourself on Valentine’s Day.

The couple met on the set of the horrendously great Burlesque, where Matthew was working as an assistant. We wonder how long it’s going to take him to pay back Christina for the ring. Best of luck, you two!

Cate Blanchett Dedicates BAFTA Award to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Award season is a time to celebrate cinematic achievements of the last year, but it’s also a time when we remember the celebrities we’ve lost. On Sunday, Cate Blanchett won the best actress BAFTA for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, but she was quick to shift the focus to her friend Philip Seymour Hoffman—whom she worked with on 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley—and dedicate the award to him.

Always a class act.

[Rosie Perez thumbnail photo by PR Photos]

You may also like...

  • Ok. JLo (or J-Ho as my students referred to her back when I taught high school) may have the better career, but I still like Rosie better.

    • Ambignostic

      Number of Peter Weir films with Rosie Perez ÷ Number of Peter Weir films with J-Lo = infinity

  • Hey, “White Men Can’t Jump” wasn’t that bad of a movie, although Perez’s career didn’t seem to go anywhere after that flick.

  • Deleted

    This post was deleted.