Following their painful divorce in 2011, both Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez went on to find happiness shortly after with much young partners. So perhaps it was a case of battle of exes on Thursday, as J-Lo, 43, and Marc, 44, took to the stage

What caused a slice of the Twitter-verse to take issue with Marc Anthony singing "God Bless America" at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game? Some might say ignorance. Others might call it racism. You be the judge. See, apparently 

Just over a month after Texas' Sebastien de la Cruz received a slew of racist tweets for performing the National Anthem at game three of the NBA Finals, Grammy-winner Marc Anthony withstood his own downpour of xenophobic Twitter remarks after singing 

“There were some statements made that people were upset that they would have someone from another country sing the national anthem,” Anthony said this morning on “Live with Kelly and Michael.” “Let's get this straight. I was born and raised in New York.

Anthony said he was born in New York and added: “You can't get more New York than me.” One critic had tweeted: "Why is a Mexican, Marc Anthony, singing god bless America? Doesn't he know this is AMERICA's song?" Another commented, "Why is Marc