Jennifer Lopez Needs a New Agent, Today
According to Variety, which obtained an internal ICM memo, the firm's vice chairman Ed Limato informed his staff members on Tuesday, "We have decided that we no longer wish to represent Jennifer Lopez, and we have so informed her manager."
The publication interprets this as meaning that it was the agency who gave Lopez the old heave-ho, and not the other way around.
A spokesman for ICM would only tell Variety that Lopez, 32, "was no longer represented here" and declined to elaborate on the circumstances of her departure.
Limato had personally represented J.Lo since June, says Variety. But as the Hollywood Reporter points out, Lopez goes through representatives very quickly. During the past four years, the paper says, she has gone through four business managers and two talent managers.
The Reporter also says that Lopez, who has met with several agencies in recent months, has yet to land at another firm.
J.Lo is next due to hit record stores Nov. 26 with the release of her third album, "This Is Me ... Then." She follows on Dec. 13 with the romantic comedy "Maid in Manhattan" (formerly "The Chambermaid" and "Uptown Girl"), costarring Ralph Fiennes.
Also due: the comedy "Gigli," with real-life boyfriend Ben Affleck, set for release July 11, and director Kevin Smith's comedy "Jersey Girl," also with Affleck.