Jennifer Lopez is undeniably beautiful, slim, curvaceous and glowing. However by Hollywood standards, she is short, mousy, squat and unremarkable. Cast her against a super-tall, spectacularly lovely blonde, such as Bridgette Wilson, and acting skills apart; Cinderella and the Ugly Sister have swapped places.
This is a severe alert situation that is occurring with increasing frequency to stars of silver and small screen. In tribute to poor Ms Lopez, we shall christen it The Wedding Planner syndrome
Variants of The Wedding Planner syndrome include The Dr Who factor
, when a heroine is cast against a slighter, prettier male lead. Compare Billie Piper cast against the big, tall, ruggedly jug-eared Christopher Eccleston, with the thin, fine-featured, pretty-faced David Tennant. Against Eccleston Piper looks slim, petite, beautiful. Tennant makes her look large-headed, large bodied and far less attractive.
Then there's The Chicago effect
. This is when two co-stars, both beautiful in their own way, clash. Renee Zellweger makes Catherine Zeta Jones look big, broad and buxom. Zeta Jones makes Zellweger look scrawny, flat-chested and shapeless.