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While Jennifer Lopez has publicly said she has yet to make a decision about her future, numerous sources say she's all but officially leaving American Idol.

Having just been ranked as Forbes' most powerful celebrity in large part because Idol revitalized her career, J. Lo may be ready to take her talents elsewhere.

"She's just too busy," one source said, and with a tour with Enrique Iglesias kicking off this summer, with plans to go worldwide in the fall, there's no doubting that.

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If nothing else, the next round of Idol auditions would begin while she's overseas, and all that time away from her kids is said to be wearing on her too.

"It is just like any working mom's dilemma," Lopez, who can also been seen in What to Expect When You're Expecting, told E! News this week.

"It's tough. You put them first and then you have all these other things that you have to do, and you have to make sure that they're OK. It's a balancing act."

One that may cause her to ride off into the sunset ... but not if Fox has its way. A network source said, "Fox does not want to let her go. They love her."

Enough to double her $20 million salary to keep her? Stay tuned.

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With $52 million in earnings over the last 12 months and a huge amount of fame, Jennifer Lopez is No. 1 on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list for the first time.

A few years ago it looked like Lopez was done, too. Her albums failed to find the broad audience she once enjoyed, and several of her movies were flops.

Then in 2010 the singer landed a judge's chair on American Idol. The job gave her a platform to promote her music and turn her image around. She did.

She also split with husband, Marc Anthony, a move that, while said, gave J. Lo even more media attention and subsequent big-money endorsement deals.

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With contracts for L'Oreal and Gillette, a line of clothing at Kohl's, a fragrance, and a whopping $20 million Idol salary, she's got it made here in 2012.

Her 6.6 million followers on Twitter and 12 million fans on Facebook are a testament to her social popularity, as well, cementing her #1 Forbes ranking.

Lopez unseats Lady Gaga, who topped the list last year.

The pop star slides to fifth place this year with $52 million in earnings, down from $90 million last year (the Gaga didn't tour much in the last 12 months).

In second place is Oprah Winfrey, whom Gaga unseated for No. 1 last year. Winfrey had a rough 12 months, too. Oprah's down years are #2 overall.

Ranking third on our list is Justin Bieber, with $55 million in the past year thanks to touring and record sales. Rihanna came in at #4 in the rankings.

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Hollie Cavanagh may have been eliminated from American Idol last night, but a great deal of buzz surrounding the show afterward centered on Jennifer Lopez and, specifically, her very sexy rendition of "Dance Again."

Alongside boyfriend Casper Smart.

"I don't think we'd work together if we didn't work well together," Lopez told Ryan Seacrest this morning about grinding all up on her 25-year old man in front of millions. "It has to be easy or it's not worth it."

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Lopez her certainly made her two years on American Idol worthwhile, using them to kickstart what had been a floundering music career.

So we'll see back for season 12, right? Not so fast. Let the contract negotiating begin

"I don't know," J. Lo said. "I have some movie things in the works and I have the tour. I love the show and it hurts me to think about not doing it, but I'm just taking it kind of day by day. We'll see."

Do you want to see Jennifer Lopez as an American Idol judge on season 12?

 

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He's much more than a boy toy at this point, folks.

Following six months of dating, marriage talk is surfacing between Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez, with a source telling People magazine that the 25-year old dancer treats his woman "like a queen."

"Casper centers everything on Jennifer," this insider adds.

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The couple reside together in J. Lo's Hidden Hills mansion, and Smart is photographed constantly these days around Lopez's twins, Max and Emma.

Has Lopez fallen too hard too quickly? She and Casper will tour together this summer, with Jennifer singing and Smart choreographing.

A Lopez family friend does acknowledge that some in J. Lo's inner circle "worry that Casper will take advantage of her," but the American Idol judge just can't help herself. She even admitted as much during a recent press conference, saying:

"I'm a bit of a romantic, if you hadn't noticed."

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Jennifer Lopez is featured in a new music video, assisting Wisin & Yandel on the duo's single, "Follow the Leader."

The video is directed by J. Lo's boyfriend, Casper Smart, which is ironic: because an insider tells Us Weekly Lopez wants Smart to direct her for life, husband-and-wife style!

"She's telling friends she wants to marry Casper," claims a J. Lo friend, saying that Smart lets his woman be "in control" and: "She's certain she wants to be with Casper forever."

Lopez will soon head on tour with Enrique Ilgesias.

In other new music video news, meanwhile, have you see Justin Bieber's latest effort? If he were your boyfriend, J. Lo, this 18-year old would never let you go. Just sayin. Or singin, really.

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Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias are about to set off on tour together, as the artists gathered yesterday for a press conference discussing the anticipated concerts. There's just one question:

Who will open? And who will headline?

"Neither Jennifer nor Enrique care who opens or closes," J. Lo's manager tells TMZ. "What we want to do is give the fans the best show possible and whatever that means, that's what we will do."

But is that what Iglesias will do? He pulled out of a Britney Spears tour last year, reportedly, because he did NOT get top billing. Which leads us to ask:

Which of these singers would you rather... see in concert?

And the Winner is?

They are going on tour together, but who should headline: Jennifer Lopez or Enrique Iglesias? View Poll »

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Up until last week, Marc Anthony hoped to reconciliation with his estranged wife Jennifer Lopez, only to learn she was madly in love with new BF Casper Smart.

Marc filed for divorce Monday, nine months after the couple separated.

Sources indicate that Anthony didn't make the decision on his own, really. He wanted J. Lo back and had a heart-to-heart with her about giving it another shot.

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Anthony reportedly make his intentions clear and asked to give the marriage another try, but Jennifer confessed tht she was "deeply in love" with Casper.

She said she wanted to pursue that relationship, and that was that.

Marc was blindsided, according to insiders, because while she and Casper Smart have been an item for some time, he had no idea things were so serious.

He was hurt, and has now filed for divorce, officially.

You gotta feel for the guy ... but on the flip side, they did split up for a reason, and by all accounts mutually. He's also been seeing Shannon De Lima.

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Jennifer Lopez is getting ready to dance, and then Dance Again, for a worldwide audience this summer.

The singer/American Idol judge has announced a mammoth world tour, one that will kick off the second week in June in Venezuela and travel to Chile, Argentina and United States, among other locales.

Exact tour dates are yet to be announced.

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Lopez is expected to hit the States some time in July, finishing up in time to once again sit alongside Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson for season 12 of American Idol, auditions for which typically begin in early fall.

And don't worry about J. Lo feeling lonely at any point during this trek: boyfriend Casper Smart will choreograph all performances and, of course, accompany his gorgeous woman everywhere she goes.

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Almost nine months after their separation, Marc Anthony has filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this week.

The catch-all "irreconcilable differences" box was checked.

Anthony's filing seeks joint legal and physical custody of the couple's twins, Emme and Max, 4, and that the judge dismiss any spousal support for Lopez.

Should she ask for it, that is, which is doubtful. This is likely a formality to make legal a split that has for all intents and purposes been settled already.

J. Lo and Marc

The duo married in 2004 and announced their breakup in July, but seem to have kept things amicable, at least when it comes to their reality show, Q'Viva!

Both have had relatively little to say about it publicly, but Anthony spoke out about the split afterward, and according to him, "It wasn't shocking."

It wasn't long before they moved on, either.

Marc has started dating a 24-year-old Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima and Lopez has become inseparable with backup dancer Casper Smart.

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Jennifer Lopez celebrated her dancer boyfriend Casper Smart's 25th birthday Friday night with an intimate dinner party - and a giant ass pickup truck.

"Jennifer had planned a fun day to celebrate Casper's birthday," a source says of the day that ended with Smart's customized white Dodge Ram truck.

J. Lo "knew that Casper really wanted a truck, and Casper was very excited about the generous gift," says the source. Lopez herself also Tweeted:

"@BEAUcasperSMART 'Beau has a birthday we're so glad we hope it's the happiest Birthday Beau ever has!' #singingtweet. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR!!!"

Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez

After a shopping trip and lunch in Beverly Hills, the smitten couple continued the birthday celebration with a fun dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood.

With a group of friends, they enjoyed Northern Italian comfort food, including pasta, fish and wine in the restaurant's private Butterfly Room.

The birthday boy even brought his present along for the celebration.

Casper Smart "was so excited about his new truck that he decided to drive it to dinner," adds the source. "She was smiling about Casper's excitement."

Bottom line: It pays to be Jennifer Lopez's rebound plaything.

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