Jennifer Lopez & Bradley Cooper in Tom Ford: who seemed more glum?

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Was it just me or did Jennifer Lopez have a weird vibe at this year’s Oscars? In so many photos, she just looked rather glum and out of sorts. I got a certain feeling from her posing with Alex Rodriguez, something like… this is their last red carpet. I thought they would get married. I thought he would have proposed by now. Maybe that’s the problem – maybe Jennifer thought he would have proposed by now too. Anyway, it’s just a feeling I have, maybe I’m totally off-base. But if they breakup in the new few weeks or months, I will not be surprised.

Jennifer was the one celebrity dressed by Tom Ford at the Oscars – every year now, Tom Ford will only do one woman (he tends to dress multiple men though). This year J.Lo got to wear Tom Ford, and it looked like at least ten other gowns she’s worn before. The mirrored disco ball look has been done, and it’s been done by J. Lo many times. Snooze. (This is actually the silver version of the dress Amal Clooney wore to the Met Gala afterparties last year, btw.) Her makeup is tragique!

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I was expecting Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk to have a similarly glum vibe, but no. They seemed okay. Irina even seemed happy to be there with Bradley and his mom Gloria, who continues to be THE BEST. No shade: I personally think Bradley took a Quaalude or something to take the edge off and he was just sort of tranquil and having a nice time. He seemed really happy for Lady Gaga when she won, and their performance was easily one of the highlights of the evening. Irina’s dress is Burberry – it’s not great, but it’s far from offensive or bad. One thing though: Bradley’s hair plug situation is a MESS.

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  1. Helen says:

    what reason does bradley have to be glum, he was nominated for best picture on the first dang film he made!! he’s a rich good-looking white man, i hope he starts to realize how charmed his life is soon. ugh

    as for j.lo, it goes with her look lol

    • xdanix says:

      I mean, I didn’t think Bradley really did seem glum? I thought he seemed pretty fine. He was apparently very nervous before singing, but other than that seemed to be ok- you could tell he knew he wasn’t winning anything, and he looked delighted for Lady Gaga and the other writers when they won. He and Irina both seemed like they were having a nice time, and that performance was gorgeous.

      (Though I would just say- a person’s life can be very charmed, and can absolutely be great overall, but that doesn’t mean stuff doesn’t hurt. I hope he does know how lucky he is, but I also don’t think that should disqualify him from having feelings either. It’s been a rough couple of months for him and his movie, and whatever your feelings on the movie, I think it’s pretty fair to say that after putting 4 years and a lot of his heart into it, that it would hurt to go from being seen as frontrunner to win to losing so repeatedly that the losing was more talked about than some of the winners! Regardless, I think he well knew by last night that it wasn’t happening for ASIB, and he seemed to have made his peace with that.)

      • Yup, Me says:

        You make some good points BUT the fact that Bradley Cooper could have in any way thought that his fourth version of a movie that doesn’t actually move the narrative around Hollywood, self harm, relationships, death by suicide, the price of fame forward in any meaningful way would win ALL THE AWARDS! is kinds what white guy privilege is all about.

      • Helen says:

        asib should have only been remade with beyoncé as the female lead, that difference/twist would have been worth remaking. otherwise – like yup said – what was the point?

      • Helen says:

        xdan, what you said about stuff hurting is very true, it’s the idea that he expected to win everything on the *first* movie he made that wasn’t even an original idea… that irks.

      • xdanix says:

        Well, I’m not him, obviously, I’m not in his brain, but I’m not sure it’s fair to say he expected to win it all, or anything? I mean, the movie was ABSOLUTELY predicted to win a ton of awards from the time of its release right up until that got derailed at the Globes, and even then after that it was talked about as a strong possible winner for another ceremony or two (after that it became VERY clear it wasn’t happening, obviously.) so if he and they started to believe that it could really happen, started to believe what critics and journalists were saying and writing and pretty much everyone was telling them for months, well… I’m not going to judge them harshly for that.

        But I don’t think I’d go as far to say as he or they expected to win it all. Wanted to win? Absolutely. I don’t believe there’s an actor or director alive at that level who doesn’t want to win! Hoped to win? Yeah, if you’ve put so many years and so much effort and love (because I think there was a lot of love put into the project, whether or not people loved the end result!) into your movie, who wouldn’t hope for big things for it? But expected? Eh, maybe, maybe not. (Certainly not by last night!) You can hurt when something doesn’t work out regardless of whether or not you actually believed it would.

    • vxd says:

      How does he look glum? He’s smiling.

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Kaiser said she thought he would look glum but he did not. Don’t y’all read the entire post before commenting?

    • 90sgirl says:

      Bradley and Gaga were amazing last night, the media and Twitter is still buzzing about that song performance and chemistry.
      iTunes downloads on the song were said to have gone up 70% just after they performed together. The video of the performance uploaded on Twitter is in the millions of viewers already since just last night,

      I think Bradley looked amazing and showed what a talent he is, He looked happy to me.

      I don’t get the Bradly hater-aid from some.
      He is educated, Georgetown University, speaks languages , studied at Actors Studio, is a extremely talented actor and performed amazing last night and is racking up major Oscar nomininations in the past few years. He’s fine too, IMO lol

    • Mia4s says:

      Well I’m not sure how Bradley felt, he made a hit movie and that’s great….but I will confess to having a laugh over how pissed off Sean Penn probably is. 😂 Do you think he will bless us with more of his “writing”? 😏

  2. Dttimes2 says:

    Perhaps Arod was one of the ones caught in the RubNtug sting. 😛

    • whatWHAT? says:

      oh, good guess. I wonder…

      and honestly, these are the first pics I’ve ever seen of JLo where she’s looking her age.

      not OLD, by any means, but the close up of her face (and it could be the terrible make up) shows that she has, in fact, aged. usually she’s a vampire!

    • ann carter says:

      I thought that. She looked so so sad.

  3. OriginalLala says:

    I dont think JLo was glum at all, she just looks really Botoxed to me

    • ByTheSea says:

      I thought it looked like her botox was wearing off? She looked her age to me, which she never does.

      • OriginalLala says:

        I wonder if she is just following the Kim K “never smile because wrinkles” rule? ;)

      • FHMom says:

        I said the same thing about JLo looking her age. The dress looked like a giant mermaid pillow. Her makeup, omg.

      • whatWHAT? says:


        sorry to shout but this is the FIRST time I’ve see her “aged”.

      • perplexed says:

        She did the 10 day no-carb, no-sugar plan. Maybe that made her face look more gaunt.

        I don’t really think her make-up is helping though. Her make-up artist seems to have done some weird plumping thing with her looks which doesn’t go well with her signature small-open-mouthed look.

      • KeishaMarie says:

        That was m thought too…”Jlo looks her age for once!!” but sadly, not in a good way, she looked all hard angles and shiny and just too taut.

      • perplexed says:

        I don’t think she looks 50. She looks 35, which I guess is still unusual for her.

    • Barrett says:

      Funny, just watched monster in law movie from 2004 and she had all these forehead wrinkles! Oh Botox!

    • 90sgirl says:

      Love JLO, the dress is ok, she can carry it off, I just think she is so beautiful that she needs to stop with the Botox, she doesn’t need it. She is starting to look stoned face.

      I also think her hair needs to come down a few shades, the strong blonde around her face is giving her a harsher look, but even with all that she is still gorgeous,

  4. RBC says:

    This is the first time I have seen Jlo not doing that “ partial open mouth” look while posing for her life. She just does not have that spark in those photos. Could she and ARod be on the rocks?

  5. Andrea says:

    Bradley cooper has hair plugs???? Really. I find him looking a little puffy, but I never would have guessed plugs.

    Jennifer looks annoyed. She’s not feeling herself. I can relate.

    • hunter says:

      The internet is constantly tracking Bradley Cooper’s endless facial procedures and hair adjustments but honestly he always looks the same to me, I seem blind to these changes.

      Line me up a Megan Fox or Sweet Potato Face and I can see all the changes but for some reason I can’t see nothin on B Coop, it’s weird.

  6. anniefannie says:

    She posted a video on twitter about her no carb no sugar challenge and it was clear it was all ARods idea and he was persuading her to do it. I got a weird vibe that he’s constantly pushing her for body perfection and policing her. I can’t tolerate guys like this, as I recall Cameron Diaz had a similar experience with him. I hope Jlo dumps him…

    • Lizzie says:

      and his ex wife was like – a body builder. he’s into muscles and lots of them…

      • vxd says:

        Cam also got implants when she was with him. God I wonder what he tells them all about their bodies, every woman he’s with ends up obsessed with working out. And I’m saying that as sb who loves the gym

    • Yup, Me says:

      That’s interesting. Just the other day, when she was on Ellen, she said her trainer suggested it since she’s prepping for a role where she plays a stripper. She also joked that she loves sugar and carbs and this cleanse was something she chose to do AND that she would be doing it again. But definitely- go with your vibe about the situation rather than her own words about it

      Also, a guy liking a certain look is not the same as a woman choosing to go along with his suggestions to achieve said look.

      • Lizzie says:

        perhaps. she is also known for changing herself for men and he is known for being a grade A jerk – but – sure – maybe she totally wants to change her perfect shape that she is famous for and the routines that have kept her looking like she’s preserved in amber for…herself.

      • Snowflake says:

        Every woman that he has publicly dated has gone from fit to practically a bodybuilder. That’s not a coincidence imo. He just seems like the douche who makes demands about how his gf/wife should look. Presented as “suggestions” or “tips”

    • Esmom says:

      Ugh, that’s a depressing thought. I actually think she looks thinner than she has in a while, so…

    • Kristic says:

      ARod likes his chicks super muscular. J lo is in fantastic but isn’t super muscled. I think it’s probably more difficult to achieve the older one gets. Not age shaming bc we’re about the same age. I’m ARod shaming.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      She’s doing it for her Hustlers movie with Constance Wu.

    • Bella Bella says:

      I’ve always read that JLo is kind of like Madonna in that she works out many hours of the day by her own choice. Pre A-Rod. To keep that butt that she and everyone likes so much. So I wouldn’t lay this on Rodriguez. I will say, however, that he always looks dumb as a bag of rocks to me. So if that’s what she wants, whatever.

  7. minx says:

    JLo looks over it. Not sure if the “it” is ARod or something else.

    • 90sgirl says:

      Someone on one of the comments under a JLO picture on Twitter said that maybe JLO was frustrated, or just was not in the mood for Oscars last night, after receiving a ton of criticism for the Motown performance and also she did an Elvis tribute on a Elvis Special that a lot of people also criticized.

      I just hope things are ok with her and A Rod.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    My guess is Bradley was nervous about having to sing. His mom is so tiny! I kind of like Irina’s dress.
    Jlo does look a little glum, maybe she was just having a bad day.

  9. Ash says:

    Bradley’s face…SO MANY FILLERS.How can he move it?

  10. Avamae says:

    Dear Deities above, JLo crushed a Discoball to wear it.

    Cooper and Girl looked OK.
    MOM looked COOL.

  11. Singrrr says:

    Jlo looked like an uncomfortable disco ball

  12. Megan Hurwitt says:

    She always looks like she’d rather be anywhere but where she is to me. But I love that dress.

  13. stormsmama says:

    Agree that JLo looked tired and her makeup was BAD- when presenting (with Chris Evans?) I expected her to be her charming flirty self- feeling herself and stealing the attentions- but she just looked orange and bronze and glum

  14. Melanie says:

    How is it clear that Bradley has hair plugs? I don’t see anything different about his hair.

    • EMc says:

      Yeah, I don’t see the mess, personally. I can’t even see them. I mean, if I had the money for hair restoration I would do it in a heartbeat. no shade here. Women do plastic surgery all the time, leave the man be for trying to fix hair loss.

  15. sassafras says:

    It’s stories like this that make me realize I stan for J.Lo. Like, there are a thousand other reasons the woman didn’t feel like smiling tonight. Maybe she’s sick or her kids are sick or maybe that dress was f*cking uncomfortable or maybe she just would rather be at home in her pjs (that would be me!) She and he looked fine during some other shots in the audience so why do we do this to her and not Charlize? (Who always has a RBF, imo.)(Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

    • DiegoInSF says:

      Thank you, she was always smiling and clapping during the audience reaction shots. I actually love her makeup.

      P.S. doesn’t Bradley’s mom look like Tan Mom?

  16. Veronica S. says:

    The dress is gorgeous. You can see why Ford only does one woman – the dress is always the standout. Not sure if it’s very comfortable from the way she’s standing, but definitely a showstopper.

    • hunter says:

      I suspect it’s quite comfortable if the panels between the mirrors are all stretchy. As long as you’re wearing the right size I bet it feels pretty awesome on, while smoothing any skin puckers because hello – mirrors.

  17. Pandy says:

    That was what I said to husband: waiting for JRod break up announcement. She looked
    P I S S E D!!!! And she’s a total carpet whore, so I’m waiting for the announcement.

  18. KeishaMarie says:

    Something was up, she was not loving herself and glowing like usually. She is looking pulled and tight and not soft and younger like she usually does. Not sure if it is AROD related

    I was wondering if she (like Madonna) probably was feeling a bit jealous of GAGA and the praise, awards, industry love she has been getting this award season. And Gaga was sitting right in front of her and Gaga’s voice is a wonder.

    She looked all smiles when the camera was on her, but I saw her a few times looking glum otherwise.

    JLO prides herself on hard work ethic but she rarely gets praise for her acting and she works non-stop but has never been close to a nomination (deservedly…all her movies are always the same fluff) – yet here is Gaga ,nominated after very little acting. Maybe she was feeling her middle-ageness and feeling low about her place in the Hollywood food chain (they ALL crave praise more than anything).

  19. Usedtobe says:

    I was surprised there was no half open sexy face look from Jennifer. I also noticed that she was looking smaller than before through the hips. The smiling she was doing seemed very forced.

  20. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    Because I follow JLo on IG, I saw the stories when she was getting ready and, naturally, I think she looks amazing. So, I don’t see the glum, because she seemed pretty cheery getting ready. I just see the usual non-smiling posing that many celebs do at events. I love the dress too, not everyone could pull it off. It’s nice that Bradley brought his partner and mom, that’s all I got on him.

  21. Pixie says:

    J.lo undereyes look really puffy. Girl get some cucumber and sleep. Bradley Cooper gives me the creeps.

  22. Beech says:

    Freshly injected Botox wouldn’t let them smile?

    • Snowflake says:

      Nah, I’ve had Botox. Takes almost a week to kick in and then you can still make expressions unless it’s been overdone. Imo, the weight loss has made her face thinner. Happens to me if I lose weight quickly

  23. Karen2 says:

    That dress is phenomenal. Both on JLo & Amal.

  24. SM says:

    JLo may have looked gloom because she expected a Tom Ford but ended up being rolled on the floor where a mirror ball fell from the ceiling. She just should have worn her dress she wore the after party as well as her hair was more fun during the evening part. Having said that, if he likes it, ARod needs to put a ring on it