Jennifer Lopez Opening Night In Las Vegas

Posted on January 21, 2016

Jennifer Lopez performs during her opening show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Just another day’s work for The Hardest Working Lady in Show Biz:

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We understand she even sang a song or two between gymnastics routines.

 

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  • servilletasucia

    What? I am speechless.
    I will say this: as stage wear it’s interesting, but this is one step away from a burlesque show. Or is it one already?

    ETA: The description of the “concert” is: Fans can expect a mix of pop, R&B and fan favorites tinged with the singer’s glamorous Latin flair. ¡Ay!

    • I think she stepped right in it.

    • gotgreyhound

      The various poses had me saying, “George Costanza!!”

    • Allison Drury

      It was mostly a concert with hip hop dance numbers and some broadway theatricality. There were one or two burlesque elements, but nothing too over the top.

    • Boobs Radley

      Burlesque girls do it without full body stockings. Safety net(ting) is for pop stars.

  • Poeta Paz

    Caliente! Love her!

  • Spreecord

    I’m not sure illusion thigh highs should be a thing.

    • PeggyOC

      And yet, given the level of gyration, I’m pretty grateful that this is all connected and thus not likely to slip or malfunction.

      • Marceline

        Exactly. I think it’s a smart choice given the level of…activity.

      • Spreecord

        Agreed. But given the proliferation of horrible illusion netting on the RC, I live in trepidation that this could be the start of a micro-trend.

        • kittyvscupcake

          Well, at least you wouldn’t have to worry about them rolling down. Besides, I think overall fashion is leaning towards a more covered up, longer skirt look. So fear not!

    • Only appropriate for stage, I think. And very appropriate for stage lest we end up with seeing more of Jenny’s block than we anticipated.

    • kimmeister

      I was thinking that they are a genius way of dealing with the inevitable elastic-digging-in line caused by real ones (the ones that don’t have a garter).

  • cat772

    I don’t know what I’m seeing. But it can’t be as bad as Shades of Blue.

    • Nancy Arseneault-Heald

      I feel like Miley Cyrus has maneuvered other performers into accepting that crotch shots are a thing now. There is no need for J-Lo to skank it up quite so hard.

      • smayper

        This. It just plain looks bad. I understand the context, and the other shots seemed OK given the performance and setting — but that one just made me cringe. Not. Flattering.

  • boweryboy

    She continues to exhaust me. There’s so much “of course” in these photos that my head is spinning.

    • Gatita

      Exhausted is exactly the word that came to mind when I saw these pics.

      • ireneY

        Exactly! Three shows a week, a TV series, American Idol, etc. How long before she falls into a heap?

        • boweryboy

          Her efforts at “sexy all the time” exhausts me.

          • ireneY

            This show, by far, has been the most overt demonstration of her “I’m so sexy” act. Frankly, it’s surprising that she feels she needs to go to those lengths.

          • frau_doctor

            But she is so sexy. What should she have performed instead? In Vegas?

        • 3boysful

          You forgot Mother, Neighbor, Concerned Citizen, et al.

          • jen

            Speaking of Mother, when do her poor kids see her? 🙁

        • Lovely Rita

          How is she possibly doing all that? I read that she shoots the show during the week and flies back to LA for American Idol on weekends – how can she possibly do Vegas 3 times a week on top of that? And seriously, her kids must never see her. I don’t know whether to admire her stamina or just shake my head.

          • Nicole

            She’s done shooting the show from what I’ve read. So it’s Idol and this. LA is like an hour flight from Vegas (if that – it’s a 3 hour drive), and, in all honesty, I doubt Idol is that much work for her (show up, shoot for an hour, go home).

            JLo reminds me of a friend I had in high school who had to be busy ALL the time to function, and somehow managed it all amazingly (and happily). She’s the same way now and cooks fabulous meals for her children every night. Me, not so much, but more power to her. Maybe this one is the same way 🙂 I mean, really – who knows? But it’s her life

    • Gatita

      Also, do you remember the Iris Chacón show? JLo has hit peak Iris. All she needs is a flock of shimmying chorus boys to carry her around the stage.

      • boweryboy

        OMG! How is it that I’ve never heard of Iris Chacón? She’s batshit crazy in the most awesome way. I’m going to binge on her YouTube videos later today. Thanks!

        And yeah, after watching Iris, JLo has most certainly hit that level of craziness but somehow she’s not as fun.

        • Gatita

          Iris had a sense of humor. Look up her coolant commercial.

      • jen

        Ha! Iris Chacón was amazing!

    • Allison Drury

      I went to the show and it didn’t feel try hard at all. I’m not a huge JLo fan but the show made sense, including the more Vegas elements like this strip tease. If this was part of a regular concert tour I’d be rolling my eyes right there with you. She danced her booty off. The singing was… not as good. But she had the good sense to sing over a track. The show was a lot of fun!!

      • boweryboy

        Good to know, but she still exhausts me.

      • your face

        I’m so glad you made this comment. This outfit and performance in the context you describe (a J. Lo. Vegas show with a sexy strip tease element) makes perfect sense.

        Perhaps I am more fond of J. Lo than others, but comments along the lines of “she’s gross” to “how desperate can you get” to “J. Lo is going to give that chair an STD” seem pretty unfair.

  • Mr Carlos

    she looks good, but i’m surprised she’s doing something so similar to beyoncé’s “partition” video…

    • Micaela Cannon

      And not as well, IMO. Not that the partition routine was a super new idea

      • llll

        That wasn’t super new. She stole whole partition routine and visuals from Le Crazy Horse. Bey don’t get new ideas, they all ‘inspiration’

  • imspinningaround

    Dancing (“dancing”) in Louboutin 165s. Respect.

  • berkeleygirl

    Sorry, J.Lo, you are not – and never will be – Madonna.

  • GregoireNYC

    What am I even looking at? My eyes sting. There’s something deeply horrifying about these images, so empty, so desperate. If you told me this scene culminated in a bucket of pig blood and entrails being poured on her, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised.

  • DeniseSchipani

    See, I can SHOW my children what I do for work. Can JLo? But whatever. It’s JLo. It’s Vegas.It’s perfect.

  • merciblahblah

    I don’t consider myself a prude at all, but WHY is she humping a chaise longue?

    • Wink

      Because it’s there?

      • merciblahblah

        TOUCHE!!

    • Glam Dixie

      Adam Lambert did it first and did it better.

    • ireneY

      It’s Vegas, baby!

    • portlandmermaid

      It’s kind of how I feel about my down pillows.

    • CatLady

      Before she bought it she needed to make sure it was comfortable?

  • ccinnc

    I’m grossed out but can’t look away. Does she practice those facial expressions in front of a mirror?

    • littlemac8

      Yes! I”m sure she tapes herself running through her numbers and get a note saying, More open mouth!

  • Wink

    What happens in Vegas… is often a hot mess.

  • If she enjoys that sort of thing, more power to her.

    Personally, I would hope that with world pop culture domination comes the power to put away my crotch, and the ability to fill seats without having to hump a piece of furniture.

    • GemFemme

      “Put away my crotch”, should be in the dictionary as a new verb.

    • Wink

      I believe this is what Chrissie Hynde was talking about when she said today’s female pop stars sell their music by ‘bumping and grinding’ in their underwear.

      • Beardslee

        Exactly. Can you imagine Chrissie doing this? Or Joni Mitchell??? They came to fame at a healthier time for women. And I can’t believe I’m saying this apparently the 70’s were kinder in some respects.

        • Scarlet39

          They didn’t have to! Both Chrissie and Joni can actually sing!

      • susan6

        Well….Chrissie lost most of her feminist cred when she blamed herself for being raped. But….yeah, grinding in underwear shouldn’t be mandatory to have a career as a pop star.

      • MacrameTrumpToupee

        She also said that rape victims who were wearing skimpy clothes are to blame for being irresponsible enough to get themselves raped, which I seriously doubt is a mentality that J-Lo shares. So Chrissie Hynde can stuff her opinions on female pop stars bodies where the sun don’t shine.

        • Wink

          Well, alrighty then!

          • MacrameTrumpToupee

            Sorry, that was probably a bit strong. I just find it gross that particular women are held up as either role models or bad influences for young women due to the image they project rather than the values they actually hold.

          • Wink

            No apology needed, but thanks.

            Women AND men – especially entertainers – are often judged by their clothes and the image they project. That ‘image’ may have almost no relation to who the person really is, but that is the only thing that most people (i.e. fans) see. So, by default, the image is reality.

          • MacrameTrumpToupee

            Yes, you’re right of course. However, I think when we have statements from people that don’t align with those images, then perhaps we should reassess the weight we give to those individuals statements. I never thought I’d give credence to anything that comes out of Miley Cyrus’s mouth, but she’s made some intelligent statements about sexual identity and privilege that has given me a lot of respect for her.

    • In_Stitches

      It’s not like people are there to hear a honest renditions of “I Luh Ya Papi” or “Booty”

    • Karen B

      Maybe she was performing an ode to the Value City “Chaise” commercial?

    • Tee

      Sadly it’s gotten worse as the internet is a sea of crotches from those who don’t even try to sing, dance or act. And they do it for just a “like” and a shot at being the next Kris Jenner spawn.

    • EveEve

      I was only a little surprised to see she’s sporting a full-length sleeveless leotard with a rip-away corset on top of it. It certainly lessens the changes of an unintentional wardrobe malfunction during her stripper act…I mean her song and dance performance.

    • stellavision

      But she can’t actually sing, so I guess she needs to do something else.

      NappyTabs, please tell me this wasn’t you. If it was…you’re better than this!

      • Leah Glasscock-Sanders

        If this was NappyTabs, I will be SO disappointed.

    • 3boysful

      Most excellent comment, BP!

  • GemFemme

    Crickey! Those shots of JLo humping the couch and spread eagle on her back are both funny and eye rolling.
    Gyrate for your life!

    • KittieLynnNYC

      Perhaps JLo mistakenly thinks that Vegas audiences are stocked with OBGYN’s, and she’s in the market for a new one (hence, the whole spread eagle thing).

  • Cara

    50 Shades of Blue

  • CommentsByKatie

    I just realized now how much confidence performers must have to get up there and dance around, especially now with long distance camera quality so high. She looks kind of crazy in these pictures, but hey, get it, girl.

  • steph

    From a costuming POV, I think the bodysuit that is faking lingerie and stockings is cool. Probably easier to perform in than the real thing.

    • Sam Smith

      Except it wrinkles, I had to go back and do a double look on the butt wrinkles since I thought it was just her butt.

      • steph

        True, but almost impossible to avoid. She’s probably assuming that from stage you can’t tell its a bodysuit.

        • berkeleyfarm

          Yep. We’re seeing this in a zoom-in photo.

  • Anna

    HOLA LOVERS!!! BEHOLD MY SEXUAL ECSTASY!

    • I am (morbidly) curious to know if there’s a dance “scene” with Mr. Butterface.

    • ccinnc

      Ha! That sent me straight to the Fug Girls to see what they had to say. Nothing yet. Can’t wait.

  • Glam Dixie

    I am obviously not the target demographic for this ‘show’ but ew.

  • I frequently think back to what you guys wrote about Jennifer Lopez in a different post. In an age where people are famous for taking selfies, she puts in a considerable amount of work to maintain her fame and fortune.

  • Lily

    Well, there’s that …

  • Janet B

    Just happy that she’s wearing some sort of fancy body suit.

  • kazibear

    It reminds me a lot of what I saw out on the streets in the Red Light District in Amsterdam last summer. My husband loved it.

  • From these shots, there is a lot of desperation happening here.

  • cocohall

    This looks like a photo shoot for an ad for erotic furniture that you see in the back of magazines. She is diversifying her investment portfolio! I would just have liked to be a fly on the wall when she was putting her show together. “I’m going to need a custom-built couch and footstool that can support simulated sexual gymnastics that would make those little Olympic athletes blush. GET ON IT!”

    I blame Marc Anthony. He kept her on a rather short leash during their years together – she wasn’t so overtly sexual in her public attire. She certainly is making up for lost time. But deep in my heart, I’m cheering for her. You can’t say she doesn’t look good. She works hard for that body and why not show it off?

    • ccinnc

      Right, but there are less grotesque ways of doing that. As Glam Dixie said above, I’m not her target demographic either.

  • B_C_J

    …so that’s how the magic is created. 🙂 I had to look twice to determine that it’s a unitard – very well done.

    • unbornfawn

      Shhh…. Costumers have their little secrets.

      • B_C_J

        I’m learning. :-))

  • Debra Mandich

    Any idea who made the undercuts? Wonder if it has a needle busk like burlesque corsets or if it was a laced striptease kinda thing….ordinarily I would straight assume burlesque busker but the furniture demands a slow strip

  • Pato

    “agent provocateur: the musical”.

  • rumsey

    Back in the days of bourbon straight and lots of cigarette smoke, a woman named Blaze Starr took this show to every podunk train stop she could reach. With the magic of airplanes and illusion netting, the audience comes to the show.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Wasn’t the movie “Blaze” based on her life?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Yes, it was. Blaze Starring graced The Block in Baltimore back in the day when the city had a robust burlesque scene

  • Eva_baby

    That is the most unsexy thing I have ever seen. Maybe it is the ice-skating tights with the visible seams? And the affected O-face?

    • Gatto Nero

      Or the desperation?

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Or the THIRST?

  • She’s in her mid 40s and she’s bringing it. Not to my taste but kudos for the divatude.

    • kbshee

      I just looked up her age because yeah.

  • Bland Gland

    It’s 2016, aren’t her hips tired already?

  • mmebam

    Fly Girl realness! I am here for this.

    • Leah Glasscock-Sanders

      Realness? I don’t see that being a goal here.

  • lizajane1776

    Leggings may not be pants, but apparently, under certain circumstances, they can be stagewear/lingerie.

  • KittieLynnNYC

    Oh, good lord. Dita Von Teese she definitely ain’t.
    Also…am I the only one who started laughing at the wrinkles in her stockings in the first picture?

  • DyanSwan

    The costume says Dita wannabe to me. Heaven forbid she should just stand in front of a mic and sing.

  • JosieKat

    What is happening with her butt in that first picture???

    • Fan

      Those are wrinkles in her jumpsuit or tights. She’s not wearing high stockings and panties – those are tights designed to look like stockings and panties.

    • Gatto Nero

      She’s wearing a full-body onesie.

  • 60Gal

    I long for the day when singers would…..you know…..sing. Sit on a stool (or stand) and belt out a song. Would Judy Garland do this? Even Celine Dion just sings. Maybe to make up for a lack of actual talent? I am becoming a curmudgeon and a crabby Appleton, perhaps, but showing off one’s Netherlands is not entertaining to me. Even Taylor Swift sings without being obscene.

    • Tammy_4

      I thought my family was the only existent users of the term “Crabby Appleton”! Hail, fellow Crab.

      • portlandmermaid

        Rotten to the core!

    • your face

      Hey, if that’s what you want, I’m sure you can go to an Adele concert and get it. J. Lo. is a different thing- she’s a dancer and a performer, so if a little unfair to expect her to put on a show like Judy Garland.

      • 60Gal

        Fair enough. I just finished a book that had the line, Can’t (or don’t) buy milk at a hardware store. I guess I should expect what she’s not known for. I hope those who went enjoyed it.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I hear you, it seems that the time when performers would do a show based primarily around the songs isn’ t enough for a venue such as Vegas.

  • shoebee

    She must really love the chaise lounge.

    • portlandmermaid

      To be fair, it’s a very comfortable looking chaise.

  • funkydonut

    THIRSTY.

  • MaggieMae

    I think Prince did something similar in the 80s.

    • Gatto Nero

      Funny you should write this. I was thinking that, with the possible exception of Prince in the early days, there’s no other male pop/funk/whatever star who would hump the stage props, dress so (faux)-nakedly, and exploit his sexuality so purposefully — or be expected to. (Except that Prince was genuinely seductive, whereas JLo is not.) This level of exhibitionism still seems to be expected primarily of women.

  • Nerka2

    walk on by, walk on by…
    Foolish pride That’s all that I have left
    So let me hide

    • 60Gal

      Except that she’s not.

  • bookish

    Wow! My sister and her 12-year-old daughter went and had a ton of fun. The photos are a bit racier than I expected…

  • Gatita

    She wasn’t always like this. Back in the 90s it wasn’t all cut to the navel Versace. She also wore a Valentino caftan to the Oscars and a Pucci sheath that was strapless but not revealing. But like Madonna she’s devolving and desperate to prove she’s still hot, STILL HOT.

  • Erica

    So, I’ve been to more than a few Vegas shows. You spend WAY too much money for something you wouldn’t spend two dollars on to watch at home. This is how I’ve seen Tom Jones (actually pretty good), and a topless revue, and a number of stand-up comics, and several Cirque shows (although I actually really like those). And I could see spending an outrageous amount of money to see Celine or Elton or Mariah while I’m there and looking for something to do other than play blackjack. But spending hundreds of dollars to watch JLo gyrate on a couch and either lip sync or sing with her terrible little voice? Different strokes, I guess.

  • Sekhmet6

    “I’ll have what she’s having!” NOT!

  • Wendy

    You expect sexy glamour from JLo, but this level of exertion just seems desperate.

  • What is she selling here? I can’t quite tell.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Whatever it is, I don’t want any.

  • Betsy

    I can’t unsee this.

  • Psychic Muppet

    Does J.Lo even have any classics? Most of her songs really just came and went.

  • MilaXX

    I ain’t mad at her. I won free tickets to see her in AC last year. She puts on quite a show.

    • JauntyJohn

      Looking at these pics I was reminded of what Johnny Carson said to Bette Midler one time after she sang on the Tonight Show, about how at that point in her career she could kind of take it easy if she wanted to, but she comes in and blows the roof off. Any broad who, at 46 (again, thanks, Google!), is rolling around on a giant fainting couch doing air splits… well, that’s a trouper. Respect, regardless of how much is sung vs. how much is lip synched.

  • yayito83

    as I was scrolling down I was thinking ” um… is this a concert? is she singing somehitng?” then i got to the end and read your comment and burst in laghter. Do men go to her concerts?

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • Annmarie Kane

    That couch is gonna need a round of Cipro…

  • 3boysful

    Hardest working . . .Lady??

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    This makes me miss the days when a singer, who could actually sing beautifully, would just come out and sing a song. All these gymnastics seem like a device to hide the fact that one is not all that talented. JLo may be a very talented, but all this makes it look like she has to overcompensate for a lack of talent instead. At least that’s how I see it.

    • she’s as much a dancer as a singer, and always has been. i guess it’s a question of taste in a way. taste and style. as nina garcia might say, the taste level here is questionable.

      i enjoy the show, myself.

  • Cheryl

    I have nothing against strippers, heck I know some well educated people who paid for their education by dancing, but I’m not going to pay $200.00 plus to see one, especially a mediocre one.

  • DeTrop

    Lest we forget she has evolved. She’s an actress, songstress, and dancer. Some would call her an all-round entertainer. You go girl, imnsho.

  • hot pink faux nudity, not meant to be examined closely. enticing stage wear for a burlesque show.

  • MaggieMae

    How many jobs does she have? She seems to be working a lot!

  • ashtangajunkie

    I’ve got nothing but love for this. Lady looks fantastic.

  • Of course.

  • Patty Frost

    I admire this lady chose work over crumpling onto a pile of drugs and alcohol.

  • PlaidChad

    Does this remind anyone, in a really twisted way, of Marlene Dietrich singing The Laziest Gal in Town? I know that’s not what’s going on here, but I’d love it if it was her take on the Cole Porter classic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g-NkaFYpmE

  • Irina Ryabchuk

    Are those shoes glued to the costume, or she has superhuman ability to keep them on while swinging around?

  • FridaStaire

    Now that’s a pole dance!

  • Kim Elmore

    By “working lady” do you mean …of the night?!

  • fromanotherplanet

    Is she “singing?” Jlo’s career has 9 lives I swear. Bless ha!

  • Andrea

    This is approaching Madonna-esque levels of try-hard. She looks great, though.

  • She went full Partition and I’m INTO it. JLo is just PERFECT for a Vegas residency.

  • crash1212

    Gads. Still pictures of something that’s meant to be seen in motion are frightening.

  • d4divine

    Hahahahaha

  • MissAmynae

    Thank, J-Lo, but I’ll just watch Dita. She does it better.

  • JynxTheCat

    She quite Raquel Welch isn’t she?

  • La Dominicana Negra

    Jlo, you will NEVER be Beyonce, k?