Haute 100: Jennifer Lopez Talks ‘Shades of Blue,’ Las Vegas Residency, Motherhood & More

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January should be renamed Jenuary this year, as Haute 100 lister Jennifer Lopez takes over the month. In an interview with the Today show, Lopez sat down with Natalie Morales to discuss celebrity and motherhood as she prepares for the debut of a new police series Shades of Blue, a Las Vegas residency and the farewell season of American Idol.

If you missed the interview, thanks to work, here are some of the highlights:

On the new police series Shades of Blue:
[What] I loved about this story and this piece mostly that is was very human. People at the core are good, but we do things that are questionable all the time. We make bad decisions and then we have to live with them….I’ve played so many cops through the years so I know a lot about it, but it’s not so much about cops as it is about the world and about human nature.

On her career and being an inspiration after 40:
It’s important to me being in this business since I was in my early 20s that there was always a moment when they were gonna try to write you off. Don’t write us off at a certain point in our lives. We have so much to offer. I feel like I knew nothing in my 20s, but I thought I knew everything and I know in my 30s I kind of realized I knew nothing, like I actually didn’t know anything. Now I feel like I am starting to accept myself for who I am.

On her Las Vegas residency:
It doesn’t seem like it’s the right name. We’re not ready yet. We’re getting there. We’re in the middle of it right now. I think Vegas give you a unique opportunity to have a more intimate experience with your audience. I want them to know me as a person and as an artist and as an entertainer when they leave there. I named it all I have not only because I have a song called “All I Have,” but because I really feel that embodies who I am as an artist and as a person that I really give all I have to everything that I do.

On motherhood:
They just made my life better number one. But I think they just change your perspective on the whole entire world.

“American Idol” final season premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6th at 8 p.m. EST. Shades of Blue series premiere Thursday, Jan. 10th at 10 p.m. EST. Jennifer Lopez: All I Have, which will take place at the AXIS Theater at Planet Hollywood, will begin Jan. 20th.

To watch the interview, click here.

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