Jennifer Lopez Criticized For Not Giving Back To Bronx School

We guess Jennifer Lopez’s new $12 million pay day to join American Idol this season has some negatives. The actress-singer is being criticized by the principal of her former school in New York for allegedly failing to make any donations, especially during the tough times they are facing. Lopez, who grew up in the Bronx and acquired the moniker “Jenny from the Block,” has carved a successful career from music and movies. But Lopez has now been criticized by her former principal, Claire La Tempa, from the Holy Family School, for allegedly turning her back on the community. La Tempa, who worked alongside the star’s mother Guadalupe at the school, tells the New York Daily News, “Jennifer hasn’t even sent us a CD. (Her mother) Lupe was wonderful, a sweetie, and wonderful with the kids. When Jennifer became famous, I asked Lupe if Jennifer could donate a scholarship in her name, and Lupe just said, ‘Uh-uh! That’s her money and that’s it.’ “The recession has hit parents hard. Many of them are single mothers. A lot have lost their jobs. I have one mother who worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital for 25 years – and she’s out of work now. It’s hard for families to make the tuition… I keep praying she’ll donate the pink diamond engagement ring Ben Affleck gave her.” No word yet from J.Lo’s camp but a rep says she doesn’t discuss the star’s financial affairs.

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