Hot and bothered: Jennifer Lopez's new video may be whipping her fans into a frenzy, but it has proved to be a love fest too far some quarters.

The video for the singer's new single Dance Again features the 42-year-old diva bumping and grinding with a bevy of scantily clad dancers, including her real-life love interest, Casper Smart.

In one scene, the Jenny from the Block songbird writhes in a strapless black basque amongst a pile of half-naked bodies, followed by a close-up of her famous derrière - which her glitter-adorned, 25-year-old beau is only too happy to get to grips with.

Cuban rapper Pitbull, who features on the RedOne-produced track, also makes a cameo in the video.


It's not the first time the singer has recruited a real-life love for one of her promos.

She met backing dancer Cris Judd on the set of My Love Don't Cost A Thing in 2001. They tied the knot on September 29, 2001, but divorced the following June.

Lopez famously enlisted then-fiancé Ben Affleck for 2002's Jenny from the Block (remember Bennifer?). The Gigli co-stars parted ways in 2004.

Ex-hubby Marc Anthony popped up in the video for 2009 track, No Me Ames. The couple announced their separation in July 2011 after seven years of marriage.

I'm sensing a bit of a theme here.

And then there's Casper, who, at this very moment, has no doubt twigged that starring as the man candy in one of the singer's videos might be tempting fate.

But nay, if J-Lo's recent comments are anything to go by, it appears that the lovebirds are solid as.

"He's adorable. But you already see that," she recently told Vogue magazine.

"He really is [sweet]," she cooed.

"He's a good egg. I don't want to talk about it too much. It's my private thing."

'Jennifer Lopez's skanky new video...'

Lopez debuted a 30 second clip from the Dance Again promo on American Idol last week.

Introducing the video during the show's broadcast on Thursday, Idol host Ryan Seacrest deadpanned: "Is there any special chemistry with you and any of the dancers?"

Lopez replied: "It's fun and dancy and full of joy. It's a good video. I can't wait for you all the see it! Enjoy it, enjoy the song, it's very close to my heart. It has a great message, and I hope everybody likes it."

Not exactly everyone.

Scandal sheet Radar Online reports that J-Lo's new vid has drawn criticism from a media watchdog in the US.

The conservative-based Media Research Center's Culture Media Institute is particularly incensed that the video - which wasn't shown in full on Idol - was inappropriate for a "family friendly audience."

"Even the supposedly family-friendly TV shows like American Idol are never safe in the hands of Hollywood," a rep for the Culture and Media institute, Dan Gainor, told the website.

"Jennifer Lopez's skanky new video shows how desperate she is to retain her fame despite her fading relevance."


"A video filled with an enormous orgy scene of dozens of people groping one another serves as a backdrop for such high-class lyrics as 'Let me open your treasure chest'," Gainor added.

"Such sexualised videos aren't appropriate for any children to watch, including Lopez's own twins."

Gainor echoed to Gossip Cop: "J-Lo's new orgy video is a typical example of why parents have found there are few family-friendly programmes on TV.

"If even American Idol can't be trusted, is there anything appropriate for families anymore?"

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