Jennifer Lopez is ushering in 2015 with a highly anticipated documentary film about her blockbuster 2012 world tour, airing on HBO late Wednesday night. “Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again” chronicled the singer’s performances across 65 cities and five continents, along with behind-the-scenes footage from the tour, according to the Associated Press.
The 45-year-old artist said in an interview that the film was more than a concert reel but was actually a mirror of her life. “Looking at all my music and putting this show together and seeing, 'Who was I as a person? As an artist? What did I want to say with this show?' ... It was self-reflective,” she said, in comments reported by the AP. The intimate look at her life also includes interviews with the artist’s family as well as footage of her reconnecting onstage with singer and ex-husband Mark Anthony, who she divorced two years ago.
The concert special is not the only thing fans of the singer can look forward to. Lopez is set to resume her judging duties on “American Idol” on Jan. 7 and teased fans this week with behind-the-scenes photos of the next season of the contest program, reported the Daily Mail. Wednesday night’s concert special features footage of Lopez reflecting on the difficulty of leaving the hit show after two successful seasons.
In June, the singer released her eighth studio album, the poorly-reviewed “A.K.A.,” which debuted No. 8 on Billboard’s top albums list, selling just 33,000 copies in its first week. Despite the disappointing showing, Lopez has continued to build her entertainment empire, with film work, an autobiography, fragrances and fashion projects, according to Billboard. Her HBO special is just the latest in this line of creative endeavors, and one her fans have been eagerly anticipating.
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