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Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart step out in NYC

Jennifer Lopez and her lead-choreographer boyfriend Casper Smart stepped out last night in NYC. The former ‘American Idol’ judge is currently on tour, and the couple were taking a night off to spend together. People are making a big deal about how JLo promoted her boyfriend to lead choreographer on the tour, but who cares.

Jennifer turns 43 tomorrow – and rumor has it her 25-year-old boyfriend may be popping the question. I sure hope to God this is just gossip, and not true whatsoever. Jenny needs to stay single for a while, she’s obviously not very good at the whole marriage thing. She recently told Good Morning America  “Yes, for me the biggest dream is the fairy tale,” when asked about marriage. “I will never give up on that dream.”

Maybe you should give up on it a teensie bit.

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Posted Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 10:10am
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JLo’s Post-Idol Plans

Jennifer Lopez announced last Friday that she will NOT be returning for another season of hit reality show American Idol, right after Steven Tyler said the same. So, what are her plans besides judging and inspiring young singer/performers?

According to The Huffington Post, Lopez says she wants to get back to acting!

“I do miss doing films. I feel like the last two years with `(American) Idol,’ I’ve really, really focused on, you know, my music. … It was all kind of very synergistic, it worked really well together,” said Lopez. “But (film) is something that I really loved, it’s how I kind of started in this business, and it doesn’t leave you. I am an actress, I need to do that, too.”

Of course, she’ll still be musical.  The 42 year old star is  releasing an upcoming greatest hits album, and this summer, she’ll be touring with Enrique Iglesias. She’s excited, as her twins Max and Emme will also be on the road with her, along with some helpers from her close-knit family.

“From a personal standpoint, I just want it to be (an) enjoyable, healthy, exciting experience for us, something that we can look back on and say, `Oh, we did this,’” she said. “I don’t even know if they’ll remember, they’re only 4 (years old) right now, but I want it to be something that will be good for them.”

Well, you’ve got a lot on your plate, JLo!  We wish you all the best!

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Posted Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 4:16pm
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Mariah Carey In Serious Talks To Become Idol Judge

Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez...and rumors about Randy Jackson leaving… the judging panel is getting pretty thin over there at American Idol.

There’s someone new who might be moving into Idol neighborhood, however!

Mariah Carey!

The 42-year-old singer may be making her way to the Fox singing competition, confirms sources at People, who say that Carey and her crew are in “serious talks.”

The judges table has seen new faces since Paula Abdul left in 2009, and now the only original judge on the panel is our old friend Randy Jackson. Jackson has collaborated with Carey throughout her career, so it seems like a natural choice that Idol producers would consider her for a judges slot.

Still, does she has what it takes to mentor young singers?

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Posted Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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Jennifer Lopez confirms her departure from American Idol.

Buh Bye Jennifer.

Jennifer Lopez finally makes the official announcement after hinting around that she will not return as an American Idol judge.

Lopez officially made the confirmation while talking with Idol host Ryan Seacrest on his Friday morning radio show On Air With Ryan Seacrest.

“I really have been torn,” said Lopez, who has been juggling her music, film and Idol duties with motherhood to twins Emme and Max, 4.

“When I signed on to Idol [in 2010], I signed on to do one year. I wound up doing two years because I fell in love with the show,” she told Seacrest in a tearful voice. “I didn’t know I would be so moved emotionally . . . it was just such a lovely surprise in my life to do it.”

Lopez, in the midst of a tour with Enrique Iglesias, added: It gets more complicated as the kids get a little bigger. Somethng had to give. Something had to give. I really was dreading this phone call with you!”

Continued the star: “You’re gonna make me cry. The time has come.”

I am looking forward to a fresh judging panel.  The show lost it’s appeal to me when Simon and Paula left.

Who would you like to see as a judge on American Idol?

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Posted Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 11:11am
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Is Randy Jackson also leaving American Idol?

Two judges down and one to go!

It looks like Randy Jackson may be following Steven Tyler’s lead and be leaving American Idol.  Jennifer Lopez has also been hinting that she may exit the show as well.

Rumors are spreading that there may be whole new judging panel on American Idol next season.  Randy Jackson may continue on as a mentor to contestants but not as a judge.

“[Show producers] think they need to freshen everything up now,” the source explains.

One very likely new judge? Mariah Carey, whose manager is Jackson himself, and who could fill a similar judge’s role assumed by fellow superstar Lopez, 42.

“They are in serious talks with Mariah and it’s very close to being a done deal,” the source says. “And they will move Randy into a more mentoring role.”

Insiders are speculating that Fergie and Adam Lambert my join the judging table of American Idol.

Do you think they would be a good fit?  Will you miss Randy Jackson as a judge?

Source, Photos: Fame/Flynet

Posted Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 7:07am
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