10 Hollywood stars who need a hit
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. Ensemble comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and Taylor Hackford's update of Donald E. Westlake's "Parker" starring Jason Statham were greeted with yawns. "The Boy Next Door," as a B-horror, was a titillating move for Lopez but doesn't have that big star buzz of her earlier films.
Why there's hope: J-Lo is conducting her energies toward new TV show "Shades of Blue," with her front-and-center and in a more active role as a single mom who works undercover for the FBI. As you do.