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J.Lo parlaying show into clothing-line launch?

Why would Jennifer Lopez invite a reality show into her life? The singer may have  a financial ulterior motive.

When it was announced that Jennifer Lopez would do a reality show, many wondered why she’d submit herself to an such an intrusion, not to mention the accompanying public scrutiny.

Now, a clue: J.Lo is gearing up to launch a new line of clothing, and, wouldn’t you know it, the creation of the line and the publicity from her show will dovetail nicely.

A source told OK! magazine that the idea behind the line is that Lopez “wants to look great in the gym and in the street.”

This isn’t Lopez’s only clothing brand: She created the J.Lo, Sweetface and JustSweet brands. Sounds like Lopez, who with husband Marc Anthony is raising twins (without a nanny!), is going to have plenty of material for the cameras.

Kirstie Alley’s diet woes
Kirstie Alley’s plans to market her weight loss part deux are well underway.

The “Fat Actress” star has gained back nearly half the weight which she lost on her Jenny Craig diet (that’s the same weight loss that landed her on “Oprah” in a bathing suit) and will share her new slimming secrets in 2009, reports In Touch.

“I’m developing (the diet plan),” Alley told the magazine. “I want to create something new that will help millions of people end the never-ending fatty roller-coaster ride.”

She lost 75 pounds in 2006 and put 30 back on in just five months. A source for the magazine said Kirstie gained the weight by eating regularly at Pinkberry frozen-dessert restaurants and a Chinese restaurant. “I’ve been a kid in a candy store,” Alley said.                      

Julia Roberts and the perils of filming outside

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As many New Yorkers know, catching a glimpse of a celebrity filming a movie scene can be a fun reward for leaving the safety of your apartment. The experience can have its downsides for the actors, however.

On May 29, Julia Roberts was filming a scene in Rome for “Duplicity,” and when a crowd of photographers gathered to watch the mom of three kiss co-star Clive Owen, she refused to film the scene.

A source told Us Weekly that Roberts “didn't want her kids to see the pictures because she thought they’d get upset. It was agreed to leave the scene out.”

Weekend box officeThe days of easy picks appear to be over. Adam Sandler’s comedy, “Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” opens in 3,463 theaters. But don't rule out “Kung Fu Panda,” the family-friendly animated film with voices by Jack Black and Angelina Jolie (this one might sound familiar, as “Panda” press in Cannes also served the purpose of confirming the Jolie-Pitts were expecting twins). Given that “Kung Fu Panda” is opening in more theaters (4,114 to be exact) and that it’s been a few weeks since a big G-rated opening), “Panda” is mostly likely to take No. 1.