January 16th, 2013
05:28 PM ET

What's next for Jennifer Lopez?

Without a new season of "American Idol" to pencil in her calendar, Jennifer Lopez is eyeing some studio time.

The actress and singer told CNN Tuesday while discussing her new crime thriller, "Parker," that the past few years haven't allowed for extra time to put toward her career.

“With 'Idol' I had that for two years, and right before that, you know, it was like baby time [with twins Max and Emme], and I wasn’t doing as much," the 43-year-old said. "But now I’m back to it. Now, look out!”

One of the top priorities on her agenda, as she's recently wrapped her world tour, is joining the slew of artists who are working on releasing new music.

“The tour was amazing. ... It was fantastic, seeing all the fans all over the world. And now we have this film coming out and I’ll probably just get into making more films right away," Lopez said. "I’m also making my tenth album this year.”

We wonder if a certain Casper Smart will inspire any love songs on this new album, as Lopez told People magazine in its new issue that her 25-year-old boyfriend has helped her pull through the aftermath of her 2011 split from Marc Anthony.

"I just got out of a big, heavy, devastating thing, and he's helped me heal," Lopez said. "He's been there for me."

She's well-aware of their age difference, however, and isn't afraid to call him on it.

"I ask him, 'Why don't you go find a young girlfriend and get out of here? What do you want with me?' And you think, 'How long is this gonna be?' You think, 'Okay, in 10 years I'm going to be like this and you're going to be like that' and … men at that age are … I think all different things," she said. "The truth is we don't know what's going to happen. We're loving this moment right now. We make each other happy."

soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. Ernestina Vaccarella

    Lopez's public image and personal relationships have attracted worldwide media attention. Lopez's first high profile relationship was with media mogul Sean Combs, who accompanied her to the 2000 Grammy Awards where she wore the infamous Green Versace dress. She became romantically involved with actor Ben Affleck, who would later became the muse of her third studio album This Is Me... Then (2002), while still married to her second husband Cris Judd. *;^;


    May 21, 2013 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Film at 11

    January 25, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kate

    J lo is a bottom feeder. She hung out with Puff Daddy back in the day when she was trying to get her "career" off the ground...she screwed him, screwed Marc Anthony and had babies so he will be handing her money forever...she has no talent and no personality. She's a cheap knock off of other gorgeous Latinas like Penelope Cruz and Selena Gomez. She is just another Kim Kardashian, except J lo is trying to sing...lol

    January 25, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Kate Hater

      Kate is a HATER! You have no talent but to hate!
      Go F*** your ugly low life self because you can NEVER get what JLo has accomplished
      and in a million years.

      January 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

    She should stop releasing pictures of her feces to magazines. Nobody wants to see her stinky sloppy nuggets!

    January 23, 2013 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. mukazzi


    January 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. My LIttle Flower

    polite and sweet usually is =======3

    nasty phuck =3-–your 2nd mother will make you understand,.

    January 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nikki Notes?


    January 22, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. 2 Phat Phucks in Hollywood

    jennifer lopez and marc anthony are useless–they are NOT good public relations

    January 22, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. Imad

    take a 10 yr vacation? talentless? really? if u dnt like someones movies or her music..just say so. Its kinda childish and dumb to say such crap like that

    January 22, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. The couple are haters...

    and thats fine because they offer nothing but hatred to everyone they do not feel is at their level or weak.

    wall up kay?

    January 22, 2013 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. Last Friday-Lock

    as much as one can anyway at this point anyway....jlo and her man are just low lives and poor examples of a couple and they are not really business people....they do not care about anyone..they parade are like they are the kings
    sh-s of holly when in turn hollywood knows the real deal

    January 22, 2013 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. Margaret

    tell mom wall up jlo asap

    January 22, 2013 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. 2 phat phucks of hollywood

    make sure you never deal with Jlo and her stupid boyfriends...they have no respect anyone and make sure you start to wall up.

    January 22, 2013 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. sandy

    Instead of finding a man, you have a kiddie. Do not be surprised when casper the ghost is no more. He wants cars, money clothes and fame. When he gets a share of it you will see him with a kid his age. Your wasting time, their must be the right man out there for you. You look silly chasing this kid...no confidence in yourself.

    January 22, 2013 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jennifer Lopez

    looks great for her age..

    January 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • big richard

      She's smokin'!

      January 22, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Wally

      When you've got a face and a body like that, you can write your own ticket. And that's all the talent she needs!

      January 22, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard Fore

      That azz keeps me a walking hulk of erectile tissue! <=====3

      January 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  16. alumette

    RETIRE !!!!!

    January 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  17. i'm lucky

    i get my cars from the boss...bruce john.

    January 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jaggar

    Really Jennifer? He is around for your bank account. Who wouldn't stick around when you are buying him cars. You and Demi Moore have serious issues and it is very sad. A beautiful woman with two children who should be enjoying her family. Instead, you are running around with someone who could be your son and setting a horrible example for your children. You just can't be with out a man!

    January 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  19. maria

    Casper(the ghost) lol lol will leave herafter she send a lot of money on him ,when she gets older and not more famous we will see it! karma works !

    January 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  20. maria

    I saw J-Lo in the awards and I was thinking how many men had she been bringing to this party? I count seven so far ....she even introduced the last one to J-Diddy whaoo it is record ,she is getting old and she had two kids ,it is time to get serious be a good mom and spend time with her kids really! how can she had the time to be with her kids ?she is in tour ,making movies all that stuff ,you have to be in business or mother otherwise you are not doing a great job! besides that after 40 you are not longer young not more ,never had been a follower of her music or buying her tacky products I am not helping her to get rich anyway!

    January 19, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  21. JLO

    have you seen her dance at 45 years old? she is hardly a has been.

    January 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pablo695


      January 19, 2013 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Zinnias

      That is not dancing. That is gyrating, like stripping without actually taking your clothes off. That's because she hardly wears clothes, just makeup. I hope she will now have time to take some singing lessons or learn how to read music.

      January 24, 2013 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  22. Anonymous


    January 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. JLo Fan

    I love this woman! She's perfect!

    January 18, 2013 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  24. stinkyhousewives

    What's next? Obscurity we hope. She has no talent. She can't sing, dance or act. She has no class and is pure trash. It's over JHO!

    January 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      What is next? another man ,and maybe more babies .....she change me's like changing shoes!

      January 19, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  25. GaPeach

    I am not a fan of her! And could care less what she does next! Just wanted to comment that I hope she really understands the age differennce with her "boy toy" because he will move on! Inevitable. Ask Demi Moore and anyone ele that went this route! Of course if you can just enjoy the moment, go for it but don't kid yourself that it will last long.

    January 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Jujubeans

    Boring video, no skin.

    January 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • big richard

      Yeah, she should do Playboy before she starts to sag ( o )( o )

      January 18, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  27. poo poo butt

    She takes a lot of poo's.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  28. peacemonger

    I would recommend skipping the studio time and take a 10 year vacation in the Caribbean and after that just retire in comfort. Peace and Love

    January 16, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |

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