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Ay Papi: Jennifer Lopez works it on new album cover

 

Who’s afraid of being 44? Jennifer Lopez is nearing middle age but doesn’t look it on the cover of her eighth album, AKA. Front and center, J.Lo beckons in a skintight leather skirt and corset. You may have already heard the first drop, I Luh Ya Papi with rumored Khloe Kardashian squeeze French Montana. The single includes lyrics like, “Got that hourglass for you, baby, look at these legs / No brakes, go green, no red / If you wanna kill the body, gotta start with the head / Put it on you, I’mma need about 4-5 beds.” The video was shot on a yacht with the Miami skyline in the background.

No comment from the pop diva’s camp about recent comments Selena costar Edward James Olmos made about her to Telemundo’s Suelta la Sopa: “She has done a lot of things, but she has not dedicated herself to her culture,” Olmos said, who also rapped Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia. “[T]hey don’t like the limitations of being a Latino; they only want to be artists.”

Staying put

Naya Rivera is still a Gleek. “There is no truth to the rumor Naya has been fired from the show,” the Fox Network noted in a statement released to The Associated Press, which concluded, “She remains under contract to Glee.”

Getting help

Zac Efron’s getting better all the time, the actor told the Today show's Matt Lauer Monday. The Neighbors star, who opened up about his problem with alcohol and cocaine to The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview, told Lauer unloading to the journalist about his problems felt “fantastic.” Efron admitted to Lauer that Alcoholics Anonymous had changed his life. On a press tour in January for That Awkward Moment in Miami, the troubled heartthrob was unable to come to the interview as organizers said he was sick in his room (the actor had been to a Heat game the night before, just sayin’).

Playing dress-up

First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon on the new $40 million Anna Wintour Costume Center, named after you know who, on Monday. Obama joined a who’s who of designers like Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Donatella Versace, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and others. An exhibit opens there Thursday featuring the work of the late couture designer Charles James, who had such clients as Marlene Dietrich and Gypsy Rose Lee. The museum hosted its annual celeb-filled gala ball for the Costume Institute later in the evening.

Down to business

When your athletic career goes into the toilet what are you gonna do? Figure out another way to make megamoney, that’s what. Page Six is reporting that during his suspension, Alex Rodriguez is spending quality time of late with finance whizzes like Steve Cohen and Warren Buffett. Sources tell the paper that the disgraced Yankee may even go back to school for an MBA.

Alaska tragedy

On their Facebook page, National Geographic Channel’s Alaska State Troopers show said they are “reeling from the loss” of their slain colleagues. Nathanial Lee Kangas appeared in a Fairbanks court Monday two days after the the cable show’s stars, Gabriel Rich and Patrick Johnson, were shot to death. Kangas was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and a count of third-degree assault. The troopers had gone to arrest Kangas’ father on charges of driving without a license and threatening the village’s unarmed public safety officer.

No way

Just (not) married: Despite rumors that Kimye did the deed in in Los Angeles, a source close to the family insists to People that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West didn’t make it legal.

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Tim Gunn attends the 13th annual New York Restoration Project Annual Spring Picnic at General Grant National Memorial on May 29, 2014 in New York City.

    Celebrity birthdays on July 29

    Actor Professor Irwin Corey (“Car Wash”) is 100! Actor Robert Horton (“Wagon Train”) is 90. Actor David Warner (“Titanic”) is 73. Singer-bassist Geddy Lee of Rush is 61. Filmmaker Ken Burns is 61. TV personality Tim Gunn is 61. Singer Patti Scialfa with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 61. Country singer Martina McBride is 48. Actor Wil Wheaton is 42. Actor Stephen Dorff is 41. Actor Josh Radnor is 40.

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Michael Franit

    In concert

    Michael Franti & Spearhead bring Soulshine Tour to Boca Raton

    Usually, when lead singers of rock bands shout to the crowd “Are you feeling good?!” they don’t mean it in a holistic or spiritual way. But that might change at the Soulshine Tour Featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, which hits Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton on Tuesday.

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Javier Mascherano of Argentina looks on during the National Anthem prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at Arena de Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Scene in the Tropics

    Soccer stars spotted in Miami

    Argentine soccer star Javier Mascherano was seen with friends Friday at the Wynwood shop Toys for Boys, where they enjoyed a bottle of Dom Perignon while talking to the owners and browsing the luxe items. As far as we know they didn’t buy anything.

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