Rosie Perez has a memoir coming out, and everybody knows the best way for a celeb to sell a memoir is to bash another celeb in said book. (See Tori Spelling's remarks about Katie Holmes.) In her upcoming tell-all, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life, Perez goes off on Jennifer Lopez, claiming that she was the one who discovered Jenny From the Block, not Keenan Ivory Wayans, like Lopez claims. Perez says Wayans didn't want Lopez as a Fly Girl on his show, In Living Color, because he thought she was "chubby and corny."
And if you think Perez stops there, you are sorely mistaken.
Perez went on to say that Lopez clashed with a lot of the other girls at the job. "All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage," Perez wrote, claiming that Lopez thought the other girls were just "jealous." She then said that Jennifer dropped her "sweet girl act" and "went off" on Perez like "some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest." Perez claims Lopez screamed, "You pick on me, me and only me, every f**king day! Every f**king day! I work my ass off, deliver and you keep pushing me aside, treating me like s**t! I know I’m good! I’m better than any of these girls, and you know it." Meow.
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Perez also said that years later, Lopez approached her in a club, and tried to act like nothing happened. Perez said that she "killed Lopez with her biting tongue."
I'm not quite sure why Perez would include any of these tidbits in her book, because they kind of make her seem like the bad guy. She's saying that she picked on Lopez during In Living Color; she's calling her "chubby and corny," which is just plain mean; and she's saying that Lopez then tried to squash their issues years later, but she was having none of it. This isn't really anything to brag about.
But, hey, I guess if it sells books for Perez, mission accomplished, right, Rosie?
Do you think Rosie is being too harsh on Lopez?
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