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LOPEZ SPLITS FROM PUBLICISTS

Jennifer Lopez has parted ways with her longtime publicists after an alleged dispute over her manager Benny Medina.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the singer/actress is no longer represented by top publicist Leslie Sloan and her BWR colleague Nanci Ryder, who have provided the star with good PR since 2004.

The trade magazine reports the split came about because of a falling out between the BWR heavyweights and Lopez's management team.

Ryder refuses to go into details about the split, but tells the publication the news is true, stating, "I think Jennifer is fantastic and I'm very sad that we're not going to be representing her anymore."

Medina adds, "Artists and PR companies parting ways happens all the time. This is as much news as me re-doing my furniture."