Alex Rodriguez must think Jennifer Lopez is the best fiancee ever. Lopez reportedly prepared her new Hustlers stripper role by taking her fiancé to gentlemen's clubs for research purposes.

The singer-and-actress plays mature stripper Ramona in the upcoming drama about a crew of NYC strippers who fleece wealthy Wall Street clients by overcharging their credit cards.

To prepare for her role, Lopez, 49, and Alex Rodriguez, 43 went to strip clubs to watch pole dancers in action.

"She and Alex went and visited a strip club, and she was able to give me some… insights," Hustlers writer and director Lorene Scafaria tells Vulture magazine.

The all-star cast of the new film, which Lopez also produced, features Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Madeline Brewer, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Lizzo and rap superstar Cardi B.

Lopez also received tips from Cardi B, who is a former stripper.

"(I) had to be in this movie," Cardi told Entertainment Tonight in May. "This movie is something I can relate (to)... All the actress [sic] in the movie, I can tell them, like, 'No, no, no. This is how it goes'.

"The club that the movie is based on, that's... the first type of club that I worked in... This was my life."

Hustlers hits cinemas in September.

Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images | T. Jackson/BACKGRID

  • iWasteTime

    I bet he was so uncomfortable

  • hottlanta

    A morehouse dean charged with sexual harassment. Folks aint playing.

  • Gloria

    Smh

  • Coy little wink
  • Jethro

    JLo's hind parts are still impressive. OWW!!!

  • Brooklyn23

    As uncomfortable like he was in that goofy pic up top. He looks like a cornball

  • the guest

    Something about them is off. You can always tell when a man of color that has a preference for white girls is dating of color seriously for the first time. If she wasn’t Jlo, Arod wouldn’t even speak to a Puerto Rican let alone a girl from the Bronx. Like if Taye Diggs starting dating a sister, he’d be all stiff and obviously uncomfortable. Alex looks like Jlo is a novelty not love of his life.

  • Junkanoo

    JLO has private danced her way through the entertainment industry she ain't new to the game researching for a role you've basically lived is assinine

  • the guest

    He’s so visibly uncomfortable dating brown.

  • tintin

    I brought my husband to the strip club and even ordered him a lap dance. Then we banged all night and it was great. Who cares.

  • Junkanoo

    Kevin Spacey had sexual harassment charges against him dismissed which means he probably payed cash under the table. Only the black men are doing prison time so this more house Dean is probably on his way to prision.

  • free

    i watched some of the sexually harrassed guys' videos and that dean was off the MF chain!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Li-Wright

    Oh hell no!....as IF ARod aint never been to a stripper club....LMAO.

  • Li-Wright

    He's with her because she raises his profile. Honestly, can you see him with Cardi B? LMAO. If anything he would be with a high profile actress or business woman anyway. Jlo did alright by him.

  • Logan Roberts

    *yawns*

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile A Rod knows exactly what goes down in strip clubs

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Exactly! Wtf did he have to show up there for

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Banged you all night while thinking about the stripper

  • EasyBreezy

    No surprise here. Seriously. No surprise here. My male relative left MH SO FAST AFTER YEAR ONE. As a heterosexual male - ACCORDING TO HIM- he felt uncomfortable MOST OF THE TIME. And no, it was not a homophobic issue at all. Please MH men, do not shoot the messenger. TY.

  • onelove

    i'm sure he wanted to go..he is no stranger to strip clubs..he is and will always be a player..she is not going to change him..

  • Let them eat cake

    lmaoooo right?!!

  • Let them eat cake

    so true!!! she is white latina passing and upgrades him with her money and status so he threw her a bone!

  • Let them eat cake

    this is my favorite lol

  • MrsSpice1

    Exactly!! Stupid af!! Im not taking my HUSBAND to watch other naked dirty stank cooch broads rub all on my man candy and cash them hoes out the he fantasizes about dem while sleeping with me! Hell no! Throw money at me not some skanks in g strings! Smfh Im my mans only stripper eye candy etc!! Period!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Has anyone seen Girls Cruise? Mya's body is sick! she is sooooo sexy! Marc Jacobs boy toy is a cutie! Lil Kim is trying to be normal even though she looks like she was created in a lab, and Chilli is sooooo boring, such a Debbie downer and stop saying you love being a mom girl ur son like 30 not 3 lol overall I like the show.

  • starbright9449

    Really?? What went down???

  • PYT

    Thank you. This people kill me acting like they new to the game.

  • Dowoop

    I haven't watched it but you are not the first person I heard say that a b out Chili.

  • Let them eat cake

    im obessed with girl cruise! I have always loved mya i met her before and she's great! Seeing these ladies together on air really brought back great memories.

  • PYT

    Huh? Be careful of the doors you open. Would be me and my husband. https://media2.giphy.com/media/9Vkm7LGgrPTcA345Sb/giphy.gif

  • MJF

    I haven't watched and don't think I will but Chilli looks boring overall.

  • CookieMobster
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Do you even know the whole story?

    The kid who was 18 at the time was texting his 'girlfriend' the entire time that Spacey was supposedly groping him.

    That sounds like gay for pay to me.

    Besides you're comparing apples and oranges.

    Unlike R Kelly Spacey wasn't dumb enough to record his sexual encounters on video or involve others to procure the people he wanted to bed.

  • CookieMobster

    I did the same thang, but I paid this fine hoe, just his exact type to give him a lap dance whilst I went to the potty. I came back and he was rubbing her leg and making that sex face he makes, while she was grinding all on him. I know you aint supposed to touch the skrippers, but my,man is fine, with more game than Milton Bradley so he always can, if he wants. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b1fb7b7f0623cfa9c3eecd07c4f757809953b6802280956cf90d319a30b2dea1.gif I said, um your song is over ma'am and she tried to dance threw another, until I threatened to bust my whiskey glass on her head. Chile, we aint been back since.

  • free

    he was talking straight dirty to these lil impressionable freshman boys and hooking them up (like food and shit), basically grooming them. they did not go into detail in terms of what they did but you can see that he was using his power to convince them to accept their gayness and screw him.

  • Eileen

    These two so deserve each other.

  • tintin

    LMAO. hahahhaha

  • tintin

    yeh i was thinking of her too. she had me dripping.

  • samuel severino

    Pretty sure it was all “just for research.” Out here in Hollywood it is pretty much known that she goes both ways. ? ?

    Hell, even on some of the gossip blogs they have recited stories about her getting down with the ladies, especially on LSA and CDAN.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    A-rod went from the most “ cringe worthy - trying to hard “ joked about MLB player of all time behind Jose Canseco and Sammy Sosa to a respected businessman and sports commentator. Proof that hard grind will get noticed eventually.

    Side note : That stripper movie with Jlo and sadly will be a hit and will be the most successful film in Jlos career, even over Selena.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    As if Jlo didn’t hop from relationship to relationship like the wind.

  • hottlanta

    Betta say it.?????

  • ???

    JLO a bisexual freak that hits up plenty of strip and sec clubs LOL...PR at its finest lol

  • Renee26

    Sounds like foreplay to me

  • Renee26

    I caught a lil bit. Mya looks great but too slim to get my sexy vote... Kim seems sweet; I felt sorry for her disfigurement. Chilli was irking my nerves too, not wanting to participate... Bish why you here??

  • Renee26

    Heyyy!!

  • Renee26

    LMAO you can't be acting jealous in those situations chile ? ? ?

  • CookieMobster

    Normally, I would not. I think it was the combination of the likka, and the fact that she was his exact type, like if he played build a bitch it would look like her, and then I seen that face he was makin and the strain was just more than my green eyed monster could bare....

  • Renee26

    Ok!!

  • Renee26

    He'll just do it behind your back...if he likes to look.

  • Renee26

    Chile I had to send that link to my son... I sideye his HS teachers that mentored him too. He knows I'd fugg them up so he never said anything about inappropriate behavior but I didn't like them allowing him to be on a 1st name basis or hang out in their offices (cutting class)

  • Renee26

    Ok!! All the girls like your ? ???

  • Renee26

    ? I feel you

  • Parent

    I always wanted to go to the strip club with my man, or else I just think I do. I love females and their bodies but he is old fashioned and doesn't like that kind of stuff, or he just doesn't like it with me. He said girls have offered him 3somes prior to us and he turned them down. Says he doesn't know what women get from it. I'm like hot horny sex, duh!

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Yea I caught a few minutes but couldn’t take the super extra FB chicks serious..They were doing to much and not needed.

  • Parent

    My fantasy!

  • Parent

    Oh wow. Always wanted to experience this with my man but he is a prude. lol

  • Parent

    I wouldn't be able to handle all that! You good ma!

  • Parent

    lmao you got me going! I can't!

  • Trace da Ace

    chile'.....smdh

  • Trace da Ace

    fell asleep right in the middle.....i hope it picks up cause this first episode was a snooze fest....

  • ViolettaBliss

    I'm so over this old Ho, she is just so desperate to stay relevant. Tell me why they gave the role of a 28 year old stripper to a 50 year old woman? And why would a 50 year old successful woman want to play a stripper in a corny unrealistic depiction that glorifies stripping and robbing men? UGHH

  • free

    I WAS DEAD WHEN I SAW THAT!

  • T Willis

    Yeah she played gay way too well in that one flick lol

  • Connie

    LMFAO! Whew chile....that was funnee!

  • Bree

    I'm not sure how to even imagine A-Rod in a strip joint. He seems pretty low key to me, but then again you never know. My husband isn't a fan of strip clubs, so I could never take him there. However, I do drop it like it's hot from time to time.

  • samuel severino

    Hmmm.....it has been very well documented that up until to this day that A-Rod has 2 strippers that he pays all of their monthly bills.

    Don’t always believe the public image that people put on. If there is one lesson that I have learned more than any after 15 years in Hollywood it is that one.

  • samuel severino

    Ding ding ding. We have a winner!

  • samuel severino

    That is why I had to laugh at the poster up top who said that she can’t picture A-Rod in a strip club. ??

    This is the same guy who has an open window so people can see him showering and on the toilet.

  • Bree

    I had no clue. I have never really heard of A-Rod until he and JLo started dating, so I stand corrected. I don't watch much baseball either. But that's why I said you never know. I know Hollywood is glitz and glamour, that's why I have no desire in being apart of that world.

  • Reina1718

    Heard the same, thats y jlo not marrying him

  • Reina1718

    Yes!!!

  • Reina1718

    Jlo used other ppl voices for so many of her songs its a shame... now thats 1 who does anything for clout... with diddy she was a “hood chick” barely knowing spanish. With mark anthony she turned straight spanish, spanish speaking, spanish album... culture vulture ass

  • hottlanta

    Has jlo sent the wayans brother a thank you basket yet. Just wondering????

  • hottlanta

    Sounds like eddie long strokes.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ?????

  • GottaBigOne

    You Know What?
    Ms. Jennifer Lopez is a woman Vulnerable to men.
    She of course, is a Beautiful-Looking woman; driven by a very strong work ethic and apparently a loving mother to her own kids and that of her fiance's.
    However, She is seemingly very needy and insecure about herself (as regards to her relationship with men) evidenced by the Youtube Behind-the-Scenes videos of her recent show tour.
    If I was her Confidante (I would tell her that) whatever she does - - Do NOT Marry her current fiance. He is a Fraud in more ways than one . . . .

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO... this is good :-)

  • Karen Brady

    Aint' that funny? PUN INTENDED. Ashanti Ashanti Ashanti and where did that get that girl? *smh*

  • GottaBigOne

    So Correct!

  • Junkanoo

    She must be practicing witch craft because she has done a lot of unscrupulous things but somehow is still adored by many a people .

  • ???

    You stupid lol

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    ???

  • ???

    His last one was a school teacher...

  • CookieMobster

    It was fun, at 1st! What these girls can do with their bawdee puts me to shame and is very educational. Lol!!!

  • Society has changed

    Alex looks perverted in this picture, and Jen gets my usual lack of attention....

  • Maxx

    I doubt it seriously.

  • the guest

    Big fraud!

    I keep saying this but it’s true. Arod has a history of being obsessed with white girls. Jlo even after Ben Affkeck won’t get it she doesn’t pass for white. If Arod wasn’t old and retired, he wouid not be with her, THATS why she should not marry him.

  • Let them eat cake

    she does practice witchcraft just like cardi b. two folks that get away with it all.

  • the guest

    And she only went full on Spanish because she couldn’t pass for white with Ben Affleck.

  • the guest

    Brujaria

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    But she is anglo. And anglo and ordinary is status quo fitting in with white, what brown men who like white girls consider to be marriage and mother material. That’s why you fine brothers with plan, fit, normal dressed surburban types.

    Jlo is the brownest Arod is going and only cause she’s RICH.

  • Reina1718

    Chk the facts, thats old news.

  • samuel severino

    Umm.....she has NEVER sung ANY of her songs. EVER. One of the worst/best kept secrets in Hollywood depending on your point of view. The few times she has tried to sing live it always comes out terrible and she blames it on the equipment, stress, dehydration, etc. Uh huh.

    Natalie Ramos, Brandy, Ashanti, Candye and others have done the singing for her and she just lip syncs over the track.

  • samuel severino

    That is the recipe for most people in Hollywood

  • samuel severino

    Other way around. JLo would marry him in a heartbeat. Just the wedding planning alone would give her a years worth of major air time and magazine covers. Right Ciara?

  • Keira

    News must be slow coming in?

  • Chicagowise

    And when she's done thanking them, send Janet Jackson a little something. After all, that's the way love goes. ?

  • GottaBigOne

    CREEPY, Indeed (to say the least).
    I have had a psychiatric diagnosis for him for quite some time (BUT) I will keep that to myself!

  • GottaBigOne

    Oh Yes, Chicagowise . . . I almost forgot about our Girl, JJ!
    The Legendary Diva with the Humble Attitude!
    Love Her
    GBO

  • GottaBigOne

    I understand Ben Afleck's mother put a stop to Ben almost marrying Ms. Lopez. I heard she wasn't having none of it!
    GBO

  • disqus_IyEJdAN9NX

    Fraud how?

  • free

    EXACTLY!

  • sjames

    which is why i was surprised he was upset that his ancestors were slave owners like....wheeeettt?!?!?

  • ???

    I meant she was not high profile...

  • Shira Harding-James

    Wasn’t he and Madonna dating at some years ago?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Help me out guys , I’m lost!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oops lol

  • Shira Harding-James

    I won’t be watching because of Mya
    She is my favorite

  • GottaBigOne

    Yes. They were seeing each other.
    It wouldn't last though as he is a Conqueror of Women. Sorry, Madge BUT you were just another notch under his belt!
    I don't even know if he is even capable of ever appreciating Romantic Love . . . For Real.

  • Thee Jaguar Doll

    Okay! That ain't nothing special tho! Women have been hitting up strip clubs with their men since they could! Because they are celebs we should be like, Ooooh and Ahhhh!

  • reddfoxxy16

    Lmfaoooooooooooooooooooooooo??????????!!

  • reddfoxxy16

    More game than Milton Bradley... I'm dead...???????

  • reddfoxxy16

    A messsssssssss...??????????????

  • Malai

    I’m out the loop.. can I get a backstory? I know jlo was on living color back in the day... did she discredit the wayans brothers for her success?

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  • davine puddin

    If arod was active playing ball they would have been broken up. Jennifer is needy. The reason why this one works is because he has his own money and time to be at her needy back and call. Casper and the rest was there for her but having someone on payroll is draining. Rod will be better suited for a actress. Jenn is a high energy needy person.

  • Reenaface

    I feel like I keep seeing this theme of women in movies with the plot revolving around trying to take down "the man". i.e. Widows, Oceans 8, Hustlers, and Kitchen with Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish. The the rtheme It'sis easonso redundant and it's why I tend to avoid them and end up streaming and catching them on cable.

  • Reenaface

    Don't forget he was seeing Cameron Diaz too, I remember when she crashed his car getting coffee with one of her friends.

  • Reenaface

    I'm going to wager that she acts as far removed away from that show as she can actually get. Everytime there's a reunion she's a no show, but Jim Carey who's an even bigger star than she is still pulls through and takes pics with the cast. I saw a recent pic of him posed with the cast.

  • Reenaface

    I remember way back when she was dating Diddy and how her mother couldn't stand him but liked her other boyfriend's.

  • Reenaface

    That is why I knew I wasn't assaulting my ears listening to her sing along with to Motown songs for that performance at the Grammy's, dancing too because she's sometimes stiff.

  • Reenaface

    I remember during the time that they dated how white girls would go online and talk shit about her, they thought that Ben could do better. After that movie Gigli that they did together bombed and his career took a dip his buddy Matt Damon phone in during an intervention meeting to try to talk some sense into Ben. He dumped J Lo and apologized to the white community and was welcomed back with open arms and his marriage to Jen Garner solidified his return back to Hollywood as their golden boy.

    It's funny how the Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana relationship mirrored Ben and J Lo's relationship.

  • Cali

    Yep, I love that Jim Carey still isn’t too big of a star to go back to his roots. But JLo?

  • Cali

    Isn’t it funny that JLo was invisible when she was next to Janet in “That’s the way love goes”. She then picked up some tips from the queen.

  • Cali

    In her moms defense, Diddy is a doggy dog dog and she probably didn’t want to see that mouth on her grandkids.

  • Reenaface

    He was a doggy dog, and JLo used that to her advantage to propel her career and to give her hood status.

  • currvalicious

    That is true. She wouldn't be his "type". He likes athletic white women.

  • currvalicious

    Ooh, I loved your play on words.

  • currvalicious

    Seems she doesn't know who she truly is. She morphs into whomever she's with. I don't feel this relationship will last either.

  • currvalicious

    He wasn't going to marry her anyways. She wanted that A-list white man something fierce. Ben actuality made a bet w/his friends (Matt Damon & 'em) that he could bag Lopez. Ben & Matt were quite the ladies men back in their hay days. So not only did he get her, he proposed, but there was no way in hell he was going to marry her. The bet wasn't supposed to go that far. His Mom wasn't to keen on him being w/Lopez either. Of course her Mom Guadalupe loved Ben. He had to get out of it somehow. The rest is history. And notice how not to long after breaking things off w/Lopez, Ben was married to Garner.

  • currvalicious

    They're from Boston, soo they weren't having a non-white taint the blood line.

  • currvalicious

    She doesn't have credible acting chops; so A-1 scripts aren't coming her way.

  • currvalicious

    When does it come on? May worked really hard to revamp her body. Even became a vegan. I must check it out.

  • currvalicious

    Lmao....I bet you haven't.

  • currvalicious

    Wow....my little one is 7, Hey Den Den..! I always envisioned him going to MH. Our family is originally from Ga.....so I don't like this at all.

  • currvalicious

    Kevin Spacey',s accuser's story fell apart on the stand. They claimed to have lost the cellphone which allegedly contained the evidence (against Kevin). And the alleged victim's Mother deleted a portion of the text msg from the phone claiming she was uncomfortable w/the exchange. But if your son is a so-called victim, why & what are you afraid of. It was clearly a money grab & her son was a willing participant in whatever went down between he & Spacey. Some parents aren't excepting of the child's gayness. In this case maybe they didn't even know their boy was gay.

  • Cali

    And that’s what the phuck he gets. He let her in. I just leaned that DIDDY is the one responsible for JLo stealing her first hit song from Chante Moore, phucked her album up! ? Then JLo went on to become a Latina too by learning Spanish and used Marc Anthony for sperm and to push her horrible Spanish albums, I really can’t stand her now.

  • Karen Brady

    Lmaooooo

  • Reenaface

    Yep, leave it up to some of these dumb ass black men to throw their own kind under a bus for a non black woman. I remember that situation with Chante' and she was pissed about it and rightly so. JLo screwed Tommy Matola that's how she even got a record deal and possibly Benny Medina too although he was flaming. Tommy was trying to get back at Mariah for divorcing him that's why he was big hyping J Lo at the time.

  • Cali

    I just saw a YT video about all of this and was disgusted. I thought Mariah was just being petty with her “I don’t know her” ish but learned all that was done to her by JLo and Matola. And poor Chante, fake azz BLACK LOVE Diddy gave and gives no phucks about the Black woman!!! And because of him JLo kept stealing from Black women ( she was comfortable) and tried to steal “One Thing” by Amerie but her team released the song asap with the video?

  • Reenaface

    Yeah, Mottolla was putting Mimi and JLo against each other. Diddy, like the majority of rappers are colorist nothing he does surprises me. Never knew she was trying to steal "One Thing" from Amerie who could actually sing. Wow!?

  • EMILY POST

    Wow he is a different looking dude.

  • Reina1718

    Yessss!

  • Reina1718

    Lol

  • Reina1718

    She dances like a old wanna b toop

  • starbright9449

    Wow