Actress Jennifer Lopez has defended her back catalogue of movie flops, insisting she's only ever signed up to films with "great" scripts.
The Latina star - who's suffered critical maulings in pictures like The Wedding Planner, Maid In Manhattan, Enough and Gigli - admits many of the projects that had early potential to wow audiences have turned out to be disasters.
But far from shouldering the blame herself, Lopez is adamant she's given her best performance in every film - and she's only ever pursued a part if the script captivates her.
She tells Britain's Empire magazine: "It's hard to choose what's going to be a great movie. I've chosen great material but it hasn't always turned out to be a great movie. I would be disappointed in myself if I walked a way from a movie and I was like, 'I didn't even f**king try. I sucked in that movie, I didn't give all that I could have. I phoned it in.' Then I'd be mad at myself, but I've never done that so I don't feel that way. I do n't feel that I've had huge failures in my life because of that."
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A 6ft shark from the Great White family has washed up on a Kerry beach. The female porbeagle shark was discovered by local photographer Bernard Fitzgerald at the weekend as he was walking on the Aughacasla beach in Castlegregory.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield's ability to make his adventures in space accessible to a wider audience has been credited by a minister for a large increase in the number of Leaving Certificate students choosing physics and other science subjects.
Justice Minister Alan Shatter is expected to come under renewed pressure to apologise to two Garda whistleblowers after a "damning" Garda Inspectorate report criticises the cancellation of penalty points by members of the force.
A topical conference about cybercrime takes place today at Cork Institute of Technology. Organised by the MA in Journalism with New Media class, 'The current state of cybercrime and cyberwar' will explore a number of perspectives in the world of online crime and journalism.
Former Irish Nationwide chairman Michael Walsh wrote to the late minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, warning him against bank mergers as the financial crisis escalated, according to a letter obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health, Colette Bonner, has responded to assertions from the wind lobby that her review on the health effects of turbines was "extremely limited and incomplete".