After the grim opening of “Gigli,” Jennifer Lopez has decided she needs a new agent. Of course, her existing one, CAA, had nothing whatsoever to do with “Gigli,” which co-starred Ben Affleck. Indeed, Lopez has only been repped by CAA for six weeks.
Nonetheless, the actress, who fired both her agent, Patrick Whitesell of Endeavor and her manager Benny Medina, now is returning to Endeavor — but the rapprochement does not apply to her manager.
Lopez apparently felt she’d made too many changes at one time and that she was hasty in letting Whitesell go. Hence, she once again will be repped by the longtime agent of fiance Affleck.
She originally ankled Endeavor because the Endeavor partner had issued the ultimatum that he could no longer work with Medina. Since Affleck favored Medina’s removal, speculation was that Lopez didn’t want it to appear that the actor was making career decisions for her.
Lopez continues to be represented by the Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz.
Lopez has already brought on a new producing partner, Julio Caro, to her Sony-based Nuyorican shingle.
Caro most recently produced the Lopez-starrer “The Cell” at New Line Cinema. He is also expected to produce “Monster in Law,” also at New Line Cinema, which Lopez is negotiating to star in.
(Claude Brodesser in Los Angeles contributed to this report.)