Rosie Perez arrives at the Los Angeles Film Festival Spirit of Independence Award ceremony in Los Angeles in this June 28, 2007, file photo.
Rosie Perez arrives at the Los Angeles Film Festival Spirit of Independence Award ceremony in Los Angeles in this June 28, 2007, file photo. (Matt Sayles/Associated Press)

Jennifer Lopez and Rosie Perez aren't very close.

Perez had plenty of non-flattering things to say about Lopez in her new book, "Handbook for an Unpredictable Life," which comes out Feb. 25.

According to the New York Post, the two Puerto Rican actresses met in 1991 in New York at a casting call for the sketch-comedy show "In Living Color," where Perez, now 49, was a choreographer.

Perez wrote she noticed Lopez was a beautiful girl with a "big ass."

Uh-oh.

Show host and creator Keenan Ivory Wayans reportedly said Lopez was "chubby and corny" and didn't want to hire her.

Uh-oh.

Perez convinced Wayans Lopez would work out -- if she cut her hair and dropped 20 pounds.

Perez said Lopez quickly started acting like a diva. "All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage," Perez wrote.

The Post reported Lopez, now 44, shrugged it off, saying the other girls were just "jealous."

Perez wrote that Lopez dropped her "sweet-girl act" and "went off" on Perez like "some ghetto (expletive), screaming and pounding her chest!"

"You pick on me, me and only me, every (expletive) day! Every (expletive) day! I work my (expletive) off, deliver and you keep pushing me aside, treating me like (expletive)! I know I'm good! I'm better than any of these girls, and you know it," Lopez supposedly yelled.

Lopez left the show after two years, but allegedly didn't lose her animosity toward Perez, whom said she made "disparaging comments" about her after hitting it big in Hollywood.

"I was blindsided," Perez wrote. "I'd thought we were cool. I called her up. She wouldn't pick up. Frustrated, I left her an irate message on her answering machine. Instead of calling me back and hashing it out like friends do, she went on a major talk show and reiterated my lashing."

It doesn't sound like they were friends. Ever.

Months later, Perez wrote the two bumped into each other at a club.

"Jennifer came over to me, smiling, saying hello as if nothing had happened. I should've let it go, played it off, too. Instead, I killed her with my biting tongue," Perez wrote, without elaborating.

The two have a new beef with each other over the film rights to the story of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina on the Supreme Court, according to the National Enquirer.

"We ladies of color all know how hard it is for us in the entertainment business," Perez wrote in the book. "This kind of (expletive) hurts us all and those that follow in our footsteps."

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