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JLo's new album

Looking at this latest album cover, it's hard to believe that JLo is heading into her mid-40s and is the mother of two young kids. The pop star shared the cover of her new album on Twitter. 

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JLo Covers Cosmo

Jennifer Lopez appears on the October cover of Cosmopolitan with a lot ahead of her in the coming year, including a much anticipated return to "American Idol" for the 13th season. Here are a few excerpts from her interview. Click here for the whole thing.

Admitting that her appearance at the birthday party of the president of Turkmenistan earlier this year was a mistake: I know that being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions. I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes. But I promise that when I fall, I get back up. When I am wrong, I will learn the lesson and move on to face other challenges. For me, that’s what creating your own life is. Doing your best work while being your best self.

(Matthias Vriens-McGrath/Cosmopolitan)

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On being the creative force in business meetings: Everybody in there might be more business-minded, but for me, if I’m talking about marketing or promotion or why a piece of clothing is made, it all comes from an emotion. I’m more of an artist, so when I’m able to use that muscle, I feel like I’m in my element.

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On not feeling secure about herself until later in life: It was after I had kids to be honest…The biggest insecurity I had was my singing. Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, I’m not good at this. And while I was married to Marc, he helped me get over it. He kept telling me, ‘You’re the only one holding yourself back from reaching your full potential as a singer. You have to let go’…I was always so insecure and just kind of going along. Then I grew, little by little, and realized, wait a minute, this is not a fluke. I’m not a mistake – I work my ass off. And I know what I’m doing.

Jennifer Lopez in Allure

Once the queen of the tabloids, the original "triple-threat" Jennifer Lopez was back on the cover of Allure after a long hiatus from the spotlight.

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(Photo credit: Michael Thompson for Allure)
 

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On knowing she had talent, but not an extraordinary talent:
“It’s wasn’t like it was with Marc, who opened his mouth at age three and was blessed with a voice from God,” she says. “That wasn’t me. I had to work at it, but I knew that once I had achieved it, people would respond to me in a certain way.”

On her days of being the number one “get” for paparazzi:
“It’s cool for awhile. You’re happy because it’s part of knowing you’re successful...and then, finally it becomes destructive.”

(Michael Thompson for Allure)

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Jennifer Lopez in Allure magazine

On motherhood:
“To a certain extent, having children did change me, but it made me want to look at the places that I wasn’t great and learn to love myself and take are of myself more.”

On her high-profile ex-boyfriends:
“It’s a business. Once they stop making money off of you they stop coming around.”

(Michael Thompson for Allure)

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Jennifer Lopez in Allure Magazine

On the pressure to look good in Hollywood:
“Part of my business is about being in shape and looking good. You can’t lie to yourself about it. But I’m not the monster I used to be in the exercise department.” 

(Michael Thompson for Allure)

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Jennifer Lopez on Set

July 20: Actress Jennifer Lopez works while filming scenes for the movie "The Back-up Plan" in New York.

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July 21: Jennifer Lopez holds a Miami Dolphins jersey with her name and birth date, given to her by her then-husband Marc Anthony during a news conference announcing his minority ownership in the NFL football team in New York.

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Sept. 13: Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York.

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Jennifer Lopez performs

Nov. 22: Jennifer Lopez performs at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Nov. 22: Jennifer Lopez performs at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Dec. 6: Singer Jennifer Lopez and her now ex-husband Marc Anthony watch the Miami Dolphins New England Patriots NFL football game in Miami.

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Jennifer Lopez at the premiere of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
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Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.
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A pregnant Jennifer Lopez with husband Marc Anthony
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Jennifer Lopez smiles for the camera
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Jennifer Lopez appears for a media event
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Jennifer Lopez in a publicity still in 2000
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Jennifer Lopez and Sean 'Diddy' Combs
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Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd's wedding ceremony
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Jennifer Lopez looks lovely for a premiere in 2004
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Jennifer Lopez in 2005
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Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony
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Jennifer Lopez smiles for the cameras.
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The lovely and talented Jennifer Lopez

Fun photos of one of America's top singer / dancer / actress triple threats.

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