Yeah!!! Maybe I will start watching again.
Jennifer Lopez has graced the American Idol judging stage for the last two seasons.
There has not been an official announcement made about her departure, but the singer/actress/dancer has been hinting to the media that she probably won’t be returning for a third season.
“Little by little I’m making up my mind,” Lopez, 42, told Today’s Natalie Morales during a Thursday chat discussing her role in Ice Age: Continental Drift. “I love everybody, I love the guys [Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and host Ryan Seacrest], but I am thinking it’s time for me to go and do other things I love to do like films.”
Currently on a summer concert tour with Enrique Iglesias, the mom of twins says she’s eager to return to the projects she put off when inking a one-year deal with Idol in 2010. “It’s a huge decision, but I have to say there are so many things I do that I put on hold for that,” Lopez reasoned. “It’s a heartbreaking decision if I have to go.”
While no official casting announcement has been made, a source tells US Weekly there is no way Lopez could return to Idol, given her hectic touring calendar, which conflicts with Idol‘s initial filming dates.
“There is just too much going on for her right now,” says an insider of Lopez. “She regrets she can’t stay on the show. It’s been an incredible experience and she is forever grateful that she did it.”
The rumor mills are already swirling on who will replace Lopez on American Idol. Some of the names being thrown out there are Fergie, Mariah Carey, Adam Lambert, and recently Charlie Sheen.
I still would like to see Bret Michaels, Cyndi Lauper, or maybe Belinda Carlisle on the judging panel. Personally I didn’t care for Jennifer Lopez’s judging style and haven’t wanted to watch the show since she started.
Who would your ideal replacement for Jennifer be?
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Posted Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 10:10am
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