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Jennifer Lopez Exits 'American Idol'

Jennifer Lopez Exits 'American Idol'

Jennifer Lopez has officially announced that she plans on leaving American Idol.

“I honestly feel like the time has come for me to doing the other things I do that I’ve kind of put on hold because I love Idol so much,” the 42-year-old singer said to host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show this morning.

“No matter what you guys need over there, I’m always going to be here. I feel there’s that tie there. I just can’t be there every day like I was for the last two years,” Jennifer added.

News of Jennifer‘s departure comes just one day after Idol judge Steven Tyler announced his leave from the show.

As for who will be replacing the judges, Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, and Mariah Carey‘s names have all been tossed into the mix.

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  • Maria

    I’m going to miss jlo and tyler on the show

  • ColinG

    This show needs to end!

  • lexy hates bilson

    She got her foot back in the door and now she’s dumping this nonsense. Probably better for the contestants. Who is this talentless hack to decide someone has no talent! Steven Tyler is an actual musician.



  • casimiro

    she’s sooooo beautiful

  • Simon

    I guess this demanding aging delusional old hag didn’t get her way when the Idol producers refused to give her teenage gigolo boyfriend a job. Good riddance know one wants to see you anyway although Steve will be greatly missed. They should have hired Britney for this role in the first place and they wouldn’t have lost viewership by the millions.

  • Little Monster

    WOW!! look at that honker time for a new nose job JLO now hit the road.

  • Lilly

    Wow are they all leaving AI now? That’s crazy, but it’s high time my eyes had some rest from seeing her all over in her ridiculous outfits…

  • Rocky


  • Rocky


    Tyler ‘Yes’. JLo — HELL NO!!!!


    JLo will be missed on Idol but on the good side we’ll get to enjoy more movies, we have yet to see her in an action movie.

  • Big Mistake

    It won’t be the same without Jlo and Tyler.

  • Kimberly

    It won’t be the same without Steve but it will be better without no talented JLO.

  • Happy Days

    Jennifer LOpez has been Box office poison since Ben dumped her all of her terrible movies go straight to DVD. Hopefully, now she will spend more time with her abandoned children.

  • interesting

    Please she got fired, her and Tyler. When the ratings didn’t go up hell if anything they went down and they lost $171 million in ad revenue they said they failed to deliver so they droped BOTH of them. She is so full of crap, just like when she got dropped by Sony in the middle of promoting her album, “I ve decied to leave blah blah blah. Woman knock it off.

  • Bella

    Best looking 43 year old woman I’ve ever seen and Orange looks very pretty on her.

  • kev

    I hope that from now she can focus more on her movie career. I like her as a singer but I think she’s actually a better actress. Starring in one movie per year is not enough

  • Jealousy

    All the delusional anti-JLo paid trolls on this site are hilarious.

  • who’s that

    I’ve heard they are considering Mariah which is what they should have done in the first damn place. Having a judge with an actual octave range would be refreshing. A singer that knows how to sing, what a concept. Newscorp is letting her save face by saying she’s leaving, it was either leave or get fired publicly.

  • jayne

    @Jealousy: Yes everyone who doesn’t like Mrs. Lopez for whatever reason is jealous. It’s not like they have their own opinions and can see through the bullshit. Some people eat it up some don’t.

  • Good Docs

    Lots of cosmetic surgery will make any 43 year old look better.

  • Adiois JLOW

    Poor thing has been in the music business for 20 years and never won a single Grammy or even an Oscar nomination.

  • nonya

    seriously miley cyrus!?! what were they smoking

  • YAY

    20 Million plus must be hard to walk away from but on the other hand she has more time for Movies and Producing other show.

  • awyeah

    I just did a cartwheel, now I’m clicking my heels three times, please go away mediawhore PLEASE!

  • Celia

    She was FIRED!!! JLO wouldn’t walk away from a quarter lying on the street. She’s just trying to save face they fired her ass! Good luck paying for Casper.

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  • Bird

    I think she got fired because American idol needs a revamp with the Britney spears x factor and the voice competition.

  • aha

    She was fired people.
    She is not that stupid to quit a 20mil job for just sitting on her big rear end.
    Because of rating going south, AI needs new judges.

  • Brad’s Hair Grease

    So long, wide load.

  • Rocky


    Sorry, but I’m not one bit jealous of JLo. I think she’s a beautiful woman and has a slammin body, but she can’t sing, is a ‘mover’, not a dancer and can’t act herself out of a paper bag. Only woman I’m jealous of is Charlize Theron! If I could only look like her I’d be saying something.

  • Guy

    I hope Ryan Seacrest is the next one to annouce departure from AI. I never understood how Steven Tyler became a judge, because no network executive would hire a woman who look like Tyler, regardlesss of her ability. Take note, American Idol and X-Factor only recruit women with sex appeal or beauty and their judging ability is considered last; on the other hand, the men are recruited based on their ability to be judges, appearance of the male judges have always been average or below average. Make you wonder who actually make the decisions at the top?

  • Rocky

    @Adiois JLOW: @Adiois JLOW:

    We ALL have to remember the reason she’s even discussed. PDiddy took her to bed and the rest if history. Kim Kardashian makes a sex video and everyone knows who she is now. NONE of these women would have even been news if it weren’t for the man one dated and the other for the sex video she made.

  • You Know!

    Just by the look on her face you know that pussa stank.

  • solecito

    Jen and Grandma are gone :(
    Is the Dawg leaving too?

  • Frenchy

    These should be the judges: MARIAH CAREY, JIMMY IOVINE, BABYFACE EDMONDS. No less than those people.

  • She Stinks!

    She was FIRED! This is public relations spin. Since ratings dropped dramatically since she joined the show, she was FIRED. America doesn’t want to see this low class untalented tacky old trash in their living rooms on a weekly basis. She would NEVER walk away from the cash – remember she’s an old school money grubbing street HO, she’ll do anything for cash. America is tired of her disgusting antics and ignoring her children. Maybe a real singer will replace her? Let’s hope so, she will NOT be missed. Go back to obscurity JHO BAG!

  • Yoco

    @Frenchy: Great choices

  • Louise

    Missed……….NOT! Over joyed she is leaving.

  • plez

    Jennifer Lopez leaving Idol. Start the countdown before her career is in the toilet again.

  • michelle

    she just did it to get her name back out there and now that it is she wants out.

  • jase

    FINALLY!! @plez I agree with you. She will go into oblivion again. Everything she does will flop, as usual. THERE IS A GOD!!!!!!!

  • mick

    @awyeah, that was funny!!

  • lulu

    Yawn, whatever. Totally over the aging JLO.

  • zaza

    Finally….her career is over