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Jennifer Lopez: Returning as 'American Idol' Judge?

Jennifer Lopez: Returning as 'American Idol' Judge?

Great news American Idol fans: rumors are swirling that Jennifer Lopez may be back next season as a judge!

The 44-year-old entertainer is “very close to signing a deal with Fox to return to American Idol next season,” People reports.

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“Both Fox and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much,” a source also said.

JLo was already a judge for the reality singing competition for two seasons.

ARE YOU EXCITED that Jennifer Lopez may be back on American Idol, if the news is true????

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  • dorothy

    No not excited, she was so annoying; very grating voice. They should have and Lambert, they would be an excellent collaboration, and it would be nice to have someone with music knowledge who actually cared about the contestants.

  • Notafan

    Nooo! This would be horrible news. If the rumor is true I will not be watching, she was one of the most annoying judges ever.

    Why don’t they just get past idol winners or the ones with careers are judges, I thought thats what they were going to do?

  • StartedFromTheBottom

    I think she probably turned it down back in May, but after LIve It Up flopped she probably realised she needs the show.

  • Alyson

    I would be SO happy!!!!! She is amazing, and made the show amazing!!

  • solecito

    I liked Jennifer as a judge on American Idol. Glad she’s coming back, but they need to bring back the three judge panel format.

  • LMAO

    The Voice turned her down so now she’s running back to Idol! Pathetic! I’ll be watching The Voice anyways! The return of Xtina!!!! Yaaaasss

  • Oywithpoodles

    It seems she’s desperate to appear anywhere that will take her.

  • Robocop

    Well, with both her acting and music opportunities stalled — this is a $10 million life saver they’re throwing her. Unfortunately, it won’t make one iota of difference for AI’s ratings. Their audience is looking for the next hot show — even The Voice is getting old.

  • Elena

    I hope not! I can see why she wants it, her career is going downhill fast and AI can give her exposure. But AI saved her career once, lightning doesn’t strike twice.

  • Lupe

    she has to keep her boytoy employeed somewhere .Or else he goes back to his boyfriend

  • mimi

    @Oywithpoodles: You really don’t know what you’re talking about lol.. She is doing very well, she has a movie coming up, her new Nuvo T.V. show she producing is doing really well. She will do great in idol…people love her!!!

  • Dave

    This story article is not correct, The Fox Chief said their has always been talk with JLo on her behalf, that’s mean she confronted Idol, just like she confronted ” The Voice” and got rejected. The Fox Chief also stated their was nothing seal with Jlo or any other person, he also stated The Fox chief said he doesn’t want the judges to overshadow the contestants. “”"(he talking about Jlo)”"”
    The Fox Chief also stated “We want judges that are good at the job, that people like and refocus our attention on the contestants. I think even our own marketing maybe skewed that a little. It really became too much about the judges,” he said. “”"(he talking about Jlo)”"”" so he telling the public JLo is no going to be back with Idol, can’t the person that made the article know how to read the true story and not put your own words to the real story???

  • She Stinks!

    The show will be canceled for sure, if that self absorbed no talent hack returns. The ratings dropped because of her, why would they throw good money after bad? No one wants that old sloppy HO back in their living rooms three times a week!

  • stinky jealous

    @She Stinks!: Here we go again stinky jealous of Jlo. Her Parker show has been picked up again and her Nuvo reality show is a huge hit…I think you are the jealous hack …don’t forget to take your meds. You wish you were Jlo. While you wallow in your hate she continues to make lots and lots of money. Whatever she’s doing people are buying it because you don’t become the number one celebrity in 2012 for be talentless.

  • jen

    @stinky jealous, what do you mean by her Parker show? To be honest, I think that she can see that what she’s doing is not succeeding ( i.e. her music e.g. “Live it Up” and her movies – she never has a hit on those!!) so befoer she disappears off the radar she probably thinks, I better get as much exposure and money as I can. She is, and always will be, her no.1 priority. GOD FORBID, SHE’S NOT IN THE PUBLIC EYE ANY MORE – THE END OF THE WORLD FOR HER!!!!!!!

  • Lillian

    NNNNNOOOOOOOOOO. I got sick of her “Oh Baby, that’s a beautiful thing” Her same ctritiques got very redundant and boring so I really don’t want her back. Why can’t they get someone young, fresh and in the now star. Any one of those AI contestants can out sing Jlo

  • Adam

    They were never going to hire Lambert. That was more fan fiction from the Glamberts. They said no last year. He got dropped his second CD bomb. He couldn’t even sell Platinum in the U.S. with FYE.

  • She Stinks!

    @stinky jealous:

    Sorry, not jealous of fat untalented trash! LOL

  • Honeywest

    Oh I’m happy if she goes back on American Idol that will boost her career so quick! But she has to be a better judge with a sharper tongue and a more precise attitude, righteous, stern critique. The contestants has to learn how to take criticism. She needs to do some practice at home so she can get it down pat! The third time would be a charm for her and it will get her alot of exposure of her career! It helped the last time so why not? While you people are hatin’ on this woman she still making her money and more money by the millions so what you say won’t make her any less talent than wjhat she is now! So get over it! Find somebody else to pick on! She do just fine!

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  • Elena


    You made a good point! If the producers want to save the show by focusing on the contestants and not on the judges, Lopez is the worst choice. She was always about self-promotion and using the show to showcase her own projects. They need someone fresh with talent!