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Expect those American Idol judging rumors to only grow louder now.

Appearing this morning on The Today Show, Jennifer Lopez was asked about her status on the Fox smash and told Natalie Morales:

"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."

Jennifer Lopez on Stage

This isn't the first time that J. Lo has hinted at a departure, though it was seen as a contract negotiation a year ago.

However, following a disappointing ratings season, producers may want to go in a wholly different direction on Season 12. Potential replacement, according to recent chatter, include Adam Lambert, Miley Cyrus... and Charlie Sheen?

Do you want to see Jennifer Lopez as a judge next season?


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Many questions can be raised about last night's American Idol finale. To wit:

Should Phillip Phillips have defeated Jessica Sanchez? Should Diana DeGarmo have accepted Ace Young's proposal? How incredible is Jennifer Holliday?!?

But THG is focused on the truly important issue of the night: With both Rihanna and J. Lo taking to the stage and performing a couple sexy, scantily-clad singles, the topic can no longer be ignored. Which of these beauties would you prefer to bang?

Study their finale outfits and vote now.

And the Winner is?

They each ooze sex appeal, but you can only invite Rihanna or Jennifer Lopez into your bed. Who will it be?!? View Poll »

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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.

Pic of Jennifer Lopez

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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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."

Jennifer Lopez, Boyfriend on Stage

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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Oh, it is on between American Idol and The Voice.

During their panel discussion at yesterday's Television Critics Association winter press tour session, judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler left little doubt that they don't care much for NBC's singing competition, which gets underway on February 5.

Three Idol Judges

Among the disses lobbed at The Voice by this trio and/or Fox executives:

“It’s a compliment to Idol. We’re not hiring a lot of people from The Voice to be on our show.” - Fox reality president Mike Darnell on Kelly Clarkson joining The Voice as a mentor

"It was almost like second chance people; it wasn’t some new artist.” - Randy Jackson on The Voice champion Javier Colon having had a contract with Capitol Records

 “This is the show that produces the stars.” - Producer Ken Warwick

“We will never, ever rip of Star Trek like The Voice did with the chairs.” - Jackson

Finally, Randy responded to a question about why four consecutive Idol champions have had a penis, saying: “May the best talent win. If it’s another boy this year that’s the most talented person, that’s who should win... Look at the success of Justin Bieber; there are a lot of girls who vote for boys, that’s just what happens.”

Which singing competition do you like best?


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The incredible journey of American Idol kicks off again on January 17, and contestant should be warned: there will be no more Mr. Nice Judges.

"It was hard for me in the beginning to say 'no' at all," Jennifer Lopez tells TV Guide Magazine. "[This year] we're just as honest and just as compassionate, but maybe a tiny bit more blunt about it... it has to be tough love. Maybe we're a little tougher on the tough-love part."

American Idol Cover Story

What about the presence of The X Factor and The Voice? Is the team worried about singing competition overkill?

"There's only one Coca-Cola," Randy Jackson said in response. "There may be many different variations made, but this is the original one. That's why I still call this the greatest talent show of its kind."

Jackson adds that there's a big difference between Idol and Simon Cowell's British important: the former is a "more intimate show," he says, elaborating:

"I think that's what really helps these kids. It's focused on us, yes, but not so much that you lose focus on the kids' talent. We never want to overshadow that."

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We have an update on Jennifer Lopez, and it does not concern her personal life for a change.

The newly-divorced singer may not be go back to Marc Anthony (no matter how much he begs and pleads), but American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed today that she's signed a deal to return to the show for season 11.

Season 10 Panel

"I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol, is back for the next season," Lythgoe said on brilliant host Ryan Seacrest's radio program today.

Terms of J. Lo's contract were not disclosed, though earlier reports claimed she would be receiving a salary of $20 million/year, a wild sum of which Steven Tyler is allegedly jealous.

That is merely a rumor, however. All we can say for certain: you won't be seeing the above act repeated on next May's finale.

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Let's leave Jennifer Lopez's messy personal life aside for a moment and focus on her professional universe: Just how close is the singer to returning in 2012 as a judge on American Idol?

VERY, according to Cécile Frot-Coutaz, the CEO of FremantleMedia North America, which produces the Fox competition.

“We’re in good shape," she told The Wall Street Journal. "No worries. No dark clouds on the horizon.”

Steven Tyler, J. Lo and Randy Jackson

An announcement may be made any day this week, which would seemingly be welcome by most Idol viewers.

Despite losing Simon Cowell and despite upheaval at the table due to the departures of Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres, season 10 of American Idol garnered huge ratings with J. Lo and Steven Tyler on board.

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It may be a negotiating ploy, but Jennifer Lopez continues to claim she's uncertain about her future on American Idol.

Soon after the conclusion of season 10, the singer - who only signed a one-year deal - said it was "too early to tell" if she'd be back on the judging table in 2012. Now, a few weeks later, she says she's still uncertain.

“I don’t know. I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very kind of on the fence about it," she told the BBC, citing "a lot of other things happening" at the moment.

No, that's not a sex tape reference. She actually has a reality show of her own on the way, Q’Viva.

Do you want J Lo to return for season 11?


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Randy Jackson says all three American Idol judges will return for season 11.

We hope he's right, but there's a problem with that prediction: Jennifer Lopez only signed a one-year deal with Fox, and she hasn't committed yet to a new one.

"It's too early to tell," if I'll return, Lopez said soon after this week's finale.

Do we think she'll be back? Absolutely. American Idol resurrected J. Lo's music career, as her single "On the Floor" shot to the top of the charts.

But do you want Lopez back on the panel? Vote now:



Jennifer Lopez Biography

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