JENNIFER LOPEZ - MARC "NOT GOOD" FOR ME: JENNIFER LOPEZ is opening up about her split from MARC ANTHONY in the pages of the latest Vanity Fair.
And although she doesn't share any details on why she walked away from the marriage, she did wax philosophical on the "hardest decision [she's] ever had to face."
"Sometimes we don't realize that we are compromising ourselves," she says in the interview. "To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself -- if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now."
J. Lo adds that things went south when she returned to the spotlight. "We had the first three years of our marriage just for us. I wasn't working, it was mainly about him. Then we got pregnant. Then it became about the kids. And then I started working again." That, she reveals, led to her and Marc fighting aobut "everything."
Jennifer also spouted the obligatory "I still love my ex" BS ... saying, quote, "I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer. He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children."
MEANWHILE MARC HAS COVERED UP HIS JEN TATT: As peachy and amicable as Jennifer makes their split sound in the "Vanity Fair" interview, Marc didn't even wait for the ink to dry on the divorce papers before ridding himself on his "Jennifer" tattoo with new ink ... (Click pic for larger view)
Me thinks there's either some serious heartache, some serious anger, or a new lady in the mix.
WATCH RIHANNA SKANK IT UP IN BARBADOS - THE VIDEO: You loved the pictures and now there's video of a scantily-clad RIHANNA getting her skank on at that parade in Barbados the other day.
WARNING!!! Grrl is totally getting her freak on!!! May Not be safe for work. Or kittens. Possible adult content!!!
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY LIST FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3 INCLUDES TOM BRADY AND EVANGELINE LILLY OF 'LOST'
WATCH MILA KUNIS CHEW A REPORTER OUT IN RUSSIAN: MILA KUNIS and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE were in Moscow the other day doing press for the foreign release of "Friends with Benefits", when one of the reporters asked Justin why he's doing movies now instead of music.
That, for some reason, set Mila off and she told the reporter off - in Russian, no less! She said, quote, "Why movies? Why not? What kind of question is that? Why are you here?" (Mila was born in the Ukraine back in 1983, when it was part of the Soviet Union, and moved to the U.S when she was seven.)
The question/answer happens at about the :40 mark ...
WATCH MATT DAMON CHEW OUT A REPORTER WHO QUESTIONS TEACHERS: MATT DAMON was doing press at the Save Our Schools March in Washington over the weekend and a reporter interviewing him asked him if teachers would be better motivated if such things as tenure didn't exist.
That's when Damon - whose mother has been an educator for decades - gave her a pretty good verbal beat-down ...
ROMANCE REPORT - BLAKE LIVELY AND LEO DiCAPRIO STILL TOGETHER: Evidently recent reports of the demise of the LEONARDO DICAPRIO/BLAKE LIVELY romance have been greatly exaggerated. The couple - still very much together - was spotted riding their bikes together through New York city the other day.
LINDA EVANGELISTA LOOKING FOR HISTORIC CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT: Supermodel LINDA EVANGELISTA wants SALMA HAYEK'S husband to pay up. It was revealed earlier this year that Hayek's husband, François-Henri Pinault, is Evangelista's baby-daddy as well.
And now Evangelista wants the billionaire to pay her $46,000-a-month in child support. Pinault fathered the supermodel's four-year-old son Augustin James in 2006 when he and Hayek were on a break.
According to Evangelista's lawyer, the $46,000 monthly payment would cover 24-hour nannies and drivers, armed with guns. When asked to explain just how busy she is, that she needs 24-hour nannies, Evangelista explained, "On days when I do not work, I am working on my image. I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete."
SAMANTHA RONSON'S DUI MUG SHOT ... Gangsta!!!
SHOWBIZ QUICKIE - WAS AMY WINEHOUSE ENGAGED???!!!: The man who was dating AMY WINEHOUSE before her death now claims he was secretly engaged to her. A source tells the not-always-reliable British "Sun" the pair got engaged a few weeks ago and was planning to wed next year.
TV TIDBITS - TWO AND A HALF MEN TO OPEN WITH FUNERAL: Apparently the rumor that Two and a Half Men plans to kill off Charlie Sheen is true.
Deadline.com reports that the season premiere of the CBS hit (airing Monday, September 19th) will begin with a funeral for Sheen's character Charlie Harper, which will be attended by several of Charlie's former girlfriends. Charlie's beachfront property will then be put on the market, with celebrities stopping by as potential buyers. Eventually Ashton Kutcher's character will buy the house and Alan and Jake (Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones) beg him to let them stay.
In other Charlie Sheen news…yesterday the actor and his ex-wife Brooke Mueller released this family photo of the exes and their twins Bob and Max. The photo was taken Sunday at Charlie's Hollywood Hills mansion while Brooke was apparently on a break from rehab.
KELLY OSBOURNE SHOWS US HER PICS: I don't know why KIM KARDASHIAN had her booty x-rayed recently to prove it was 100% natural when all she had to do was ask KELLY OSBOURNE. .
“I got to feel @cocosworld ass today", Osbourne tweetd. "& let me tell you it's 100% real and a force to be reckoned w/!”
ICE T'S wife, Coco, tweeted back ...
And linked it to her own getting felt up pic.