National Enquirer offers an explanation of why Lopez is holding out on the show that saved her career and why she’s scheduled a world tour during the next round of auditions: Smart is telling her she’s too big for the show… moreover, “they’re” too big for the show since he’s got ideas above his station.
This is another example of how Lopez is in love with being in love, and clearly likes being dominated by shrimpy men. And she stops thinking for herself when she’s in a new relationship. At least estranged husband Marc Anthony was successful and wealthy in his own right; Smart just got lucky. And now Smart appears to be giving Lopez business advice, making business decisions on her behalf, and talking for her during meetings even when in the company of her manager, Benny Medina, who has been very vocal in his dislike of the 25-year-old.
Jennifer Lopez’s young lover acted like he was calling the shots for her when the American Idol judge recently met with Fox executives, sparking a battle with her manager Benny Medina, sources say.
“A bitter tug of war is going on between Casper and Benny over Jennifer’s business affairs, and it’s causing problems between her and Casper,” a source told The Enquirer.
“Casper would love for Jennifer to fire Benny and hire him as her business manager, but Jennifer is torn. While she loves Casper, she realizes Benny knows what’s best for her professionally.”
The 25 year-old dancer recently joined Jennifer, 42, and Benny in a private meeting with Fox bosses regarding Idol, said the source.
“The meeting was a disaster,” said the insider. “This 25 year-old kid was telling executives that Jennifer did not need Idol, that Idol needed her and ‘they’ were thinking about heading in a different career direction.”
“Benny almost blew a gasket. After the meeting, he and Casper had a huge screaming match, with Benny telling Casper that he’s nothing more than a gold-digging backup dancer.” - via National Enquirer.