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'Hustlers' Director Lorene Scafaria Fired Extras for 'Ogling the Girls' While Filming

Lorene Scafaria did not mess around on the set of Hustlers.

The 42-year-old director fired “a number” of extras on the set of her hit Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu-starring hit 2019 movie, actress Mercedes Ruehl revealed in a recent interview with News On Media.

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Mercedes discussed her experience shooting the movie.

“My agent tells me that Jennifer Lopez just wanted me. I don’t know if that’s true because people pump you a lot of sunshine,” she explained.

“It was five days’ work and fairly good money, et cetera, et cetera. I was very impressed by the young writer/director [Lorene Scafaria]. She knew her stuff. It was interesting to me to see a young woman. I mean, she looked like an undergraduate from Smith or Wellesley. Very attractive, very open, friendly. Obviously it was a lot of strippers and a lot of T and A and everything, and boy, did she rule with an iron hand,” she went on to say.

“There was nobody on that set who was anything but entirely respectful of all the women. In fact, the more they came out with less clothing on, the less the guys on set would look at them. They didn’t even want to get caught ogling because there were a number of extras who were fired, whether it was remarks that they made or just ogling the girls. It was my first post-Harvey [Weinstein] experience, and it was really interesting because this young woman kept a tight grasp on respect for the actresses.”

One of Jennifer Lopez‘s famous exes also recently praised her work in the film…

Jennifer Lopez Sparkles on the Carpet at Spirit Awards 2020!

Jennifer Lopez hits the carpet at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 8) at the pier in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 50-year-old entertainer is nominated for Best Supporting Female for her work in the movie Hustlers. She was joined at the event by her director Lorene Scafaria, who is up for Best Director.

Hustlers is also up for Best Cinematography at the event, which celebrates the best in independent film.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Valentino top and skirt, Jimmy Choo shoes, a Judith Leiber clutch, and Anabela Chan earrings.

10+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lopez at the Spirit Awards… More Here! »

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Olivia Wilde, Taylor Russell, & More Celebrate Their Spirit Awards Nominations at Brunch Event!

Olivia Wilde and Taylor Russell walk the carpet while attending the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch on Saturday (January 4) at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Calif.

The ladies are both nominated at the upcoming awards show – Olivia for Best First Feature for Booksmart and Taylor for Best Supporting Female for Waves.

Olivia was joined on the carpet by her film’s screenwriter, Katie Silberman.

More stars in attendance included Best Female Lead nominees Alfre Woodard (Clemency) and Mary Kay Place (Diane), Best Director nominee Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers), Best Supporting Female nominee Shuzhen Zhao with her The Farewell director Lulu Wang, and In The Heights director Jon M. Chu.

Parasite is nominated for Best International Film and the movie’s director Bong Joon-Ho and stars Song Kang-Ho and Lee Jeong-eun were all there.

READ MORE: See the full list of Spirit Awards nominees!

FYI: Olivia is wearing rings by Toni + Chloë Goutal and Retrouvai. Taylor is wearing Chanel.

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Jennifer Lopez Makes Epic Entrance at Palm Springs Gala with Fiance Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez is joined by her fiance Alex Rodriguez on the red carpet at the 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Thursday night (January 2) in Palm Springs, Calif.

The 50-year-old entertainer is being honored with the Spotlight Award at the event this evening for her work in the movie Hustlers.

Jennifer‘s Hustlers director Lorene Scafaria was also spotted on the red carpet.

Make sure to tune in for the Golden Globes this weekend to see if Jennifer wins for Best Supporting Actress!

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Richard Quinn dress. Lorene is wearing an Azzi & Osta dress.

15+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lopez and more at the awards gala… More Here! »

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Post Malone, Lil Nas X, Jon Hamm, Darren Criss & More Live It Up at GQ's Men of the Year Party 2019!

GQ celebrated their annual Men of the Year issue last night!

Grammy-nominated hit-makers Post Malone and Lil Nas X showed off their fierce style while hitting the carpet at the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Party held at The West Hollywood EDITION on Thursday (December 5) in Los Angeles.

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, Darren Criss, Glen Powell, Edward Norton and his wife Shauna Robertson, Cody Simpson, James Blake and his love Jameela Jamil, Charles Melton, Charlie Barnett, Finn Wittrock, Nick Kroll, Billy Eichner, Gus Kenworthy, Kevin Bacon, Al Pacino and Nicholas Braun all hit the carpet as well for the big bash.

Other attendees at the party included Brett Gelman, The Good Place star Manny Jacinto, Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, Matthias Schoenaerts, Slave Play creator Jeremy O. Harris, Debby Ryan, Julia Fox from Uncut Gems, directors Lorene Scafaria and Bo Burnham.

Musicians G-Eazy, Offset, Swae Lee, Saweetie, Quavo, 6lack, Vic Mensa, Steve Aoki, Pete Wentz and Billy Idol also attended, as well as Lucky Blue Smith, Gabriel Luna, Keegan Michael Key, Mike Epps, Hopper Penn, Dylan Brosnan, Paris Brosnan with girlfriend Alex Lee-Aillon, Inhumans star Mike Moh, EJ Johnson, Diggy Simmons and designer Jerry Lorenzo.

FYI: Post Malone is wearing Tom Ford. Lil Nas X is wearing an Asos mesh t-shirt and Dr. Martens shoes. Darren Criss is wearing Dior Men. Vic Mensa is wearing Pierre Hardy boots. Pete Wentz is wearing an Etro suit, Paul Smith shirt and Prada shoes. Swae Lee is wearing a Pyer Moss in collaboration with Sean John suit. Manny Jacinto is wearing Saint Laurent. Jeremy O. Harris is wearing Raf Simons. Offset and Finn Wittrock are wearing Ermenegildo Zegna. Lucky Blue Smith is wearing a Dzojchen suit. Quavo is wearing Dolce&Gabbana. Alex Lee-Aillon is wearing a Likely dress. Karamo is wearing Aquatalia footwear.

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Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, & 'Hustlers' Stars Support the Film at Gotham Awards 2019!

Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu walk the red carpet at the 2019 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday (December 2) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

The ladies were joined at the event by Hustlers co-stars Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, and Julia Stiles, as well as director Lorene Scafaria and producer Will Ferrell.

Hustlers is nominated for Best Feature this year alongside The Farewell, Uncut Gems, Waves, and Marriage Story. The Gotham Awards honor the best in independent film!

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Ralph & Russo dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch, and Yeprem jewelry. Constance is wearing a Zuhair Murad gown. Julia is wearing a The Row coat, dress, and bag with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Chopard jewelry. Keke is wearing a Khyeli gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

40+ pictures inside of the Hustlers stars at the Gotham Awards… More Here! »

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Jennifer Lopez & 'Hustlers' Cast Brave the Snow for SAG Event in New York!

Jennifer Lopez braves the snowy weather while heading to a SAG-AFTRA Foundation event for her movie Hustlers on Monday afternoon (December 2) at the Robin Williams Center in New York City.

The 50-year-old entertainer was joined by her co-stars Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, and Julia Stiles, as well as the film’s director Lorene Scafaria.

The movie is eligible for awards this season and the SAG Award nominations are going to be announced next week!

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Saint Laurent look with a Coach bag. Constance is wearing a Chinti & Parker sweater. Keke is wearing a J.ING dress and jacket, Ganor Dominic shoes, and Jennifer Fisher jewelry. Lili is wearing an Emanuel Ungaro outfit and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Julia is wearing an Escada suit.

40+ pictures inside of the Hustlers cast at the SAG event… More Here! »

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