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Perky JLo Salutes High-Def Oscar Watchers

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Jennifer Lopez apparently wasn't thinking about the miracle of high-definition broadcasting when she picked out her Marchesa dress for the Academy Awards. Viewers who watched Lopez present a medley of songs from Dreamgirls got an unintentionally intimate look at her famous physique. (Let's just say it was perhaps a bit chilly in the Kodak Theatre.) Those who watched on ordinary TV sets got no such perks.

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Was it Lopez's finer points that prompted announcer Don LaFontaine to introduce her as a "recording star, film star, and excellent reason for high-definition television"? LaFontaine's agent, Ilko Drozdoski, said his client could not immediately be reached, but doubted he was making a joke at Lopez's expense: "He just reads off the script that's written for him." Meanwhile, Lopez's spokeswoman, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, says she was unaware of any inadvertent transparency, and a call to Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman—also known as girlfriend to Harvey Weinstein—was not immediately returned.

UPDATE: Drozdoski further clarifies, "The material was written for Don far in advance of anyone knowing what JLo would have been wearing last night. The HD reference was definitely meant in reference to her facial beauty."

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