Jennifer Lopez Kicks Off Season 2 of Her NBC Series ‘Shades of Blue’

by Sydney Sadick

Jennifer Lopez is back in her native New York City for the press tour of her NBC small-screen series Shades of Blue, season 2. In her fifth outfit change of the day—that’s what back-to-back TV appearance does for you!—the singer/actress chose an embroidered metallic Zuhair Murad two-piece for last night’s Cinema Society and NBC premiere of the series, held at the Roxy Hotel in Lower Manhattan. Lopez plays Harlee Santos, a charismatic single mother and resourceful detective at the heart of a tight-knit crew of Brooklyn detectives, led by enigmatic Lt. Matt Wozniak (Ray Liotta), who often leads the team to step outside the law to effectively protect their precinct and their own. Those from the series who came out for the shindig included castmates Ray Liotta, Warren Kole, Hampton Fluker, Sarah Jeffery, Dayo Okeniyi, Margaret Colin, and executive producers Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, and Pearlena Igbokwe. Others who came out to support Lopez and celebrated at the after-party at Tutto il Giorno? Harry Connick Jr. (former American Idol judge, along with Lopez), Joe JonasKevin JonasPaul HaggisMaxwellRachel RoyFern MallisJeremy CarverRobert VerdiBrendan Fallis, and Timo Weiland, among others.

Lopez made news earlier in the day when a photo of her flanked by two men holding large umbrellas over her head while she was taking a selfie went viral. “Oh, when they were outside my house? They upset me,” she told The Daily. “I really feel like I play so fair with the media all the time and I’m super gracious with everybody and all I ask is for them to stay away from my kids. It’s disrespectful. I don’t want people around my kids like that, in that way. I don’t know what you saw, but it was in a moment that was not happy for me today because everything’s so wonderful in my life and we’re having such a great day.”

On a lighter note, Lopez just wrapped her successful and fierce Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood and is already thinking of new ways to “change things up” for a potential next round of performances. “I was thinking about changing some songs, to be honest. I haven’t told anybody yet, not even my team, but I was thinking maybe there’s something we can update here and there.” Also on the horizon from the famous Jenny on the Block? “I have some Spanish music coming out and [maybe] an English single here and there coming out, so I might add some new stuff to the show.”


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