Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman and others struggle to get back on top
The Situation: "American Idol" may have launched J. Lo's comeback in the world of TV and music, but on the big screen she's never really gotten over the one-two punch of flops "Jersey Girl" and "Gigli." 2005's "Monster-in-Law" was her last bona fide hit, while "The Back-Up Plan" was modestly profitable, "An Unfinished Life" flopped and "Bordertown" went straight-to-DVD. "El Cantante" received only a limited release and became a success on DVD.
Why there's hope: For now, she's sticking to supporting roles. The ensemble comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and Taylor Hackford's update of Donald E. Westlake's "Parker," starring Jason Statham, should boost her silver screen profile, but likely won't resurrect her status as a leading lady.