Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has now learned -- as numerous politicians and negotiators before her have found out -- that wading into the Cyprus issue leads to nothing but trouble.
Turns out the American star had agreed to perform (most likely for very big bucks) at the opening of a ritzy new casino and resort on the coast of northern Cyprus, otherwise known as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a country only recognized by Turkey. Lopez's management probably imagined the difference between north and south Cyprus as being about the same as the difference between North and South Carolina, but they probably didn't imagine the kind of pressure the performer would come under from Greek and Cypriot groups opposed to her performing in the TRNC.
Now Lopez has informed the world that she will, in fact, not be going to Cyprus to perform in the north. As the gossip site TMZ.com reports:
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