Jennifer Lopez Doesn’t Know If She’ll Return To Idol Next Year (UPDATED)

Update: Sources tell ENews that Jennifer Lopez is leaving American Idol EOnline

While J.Lo has publicly said she has yet to make a decision about her future on Idol, sources exclusively tell me that she she’s planning on calling it quits. She’s just too busy,” one source said. The next round of Idolauditions will begin while she’s overseas.

Nigel Lythgoe tells TMZ “We want her back. I want her back.”

Jennifer Lopez, out promoting her new movie What To Expect When You’re Expecting, told Ellen Degeneres on her talk show Tuesday that she didn’t know if she’ll be returning to American Idol next season.  Jennifer signed a 1 year contract last spring.

“I really do enjoy this is my second year…I don’t know if I can go for a 3rd year. I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down. Which was nice the first year with the babies being 3 and 4. But now they’re more mobile. They’re about to go to school. I just don’t know. I don’t know,” said Jennifer.

“I get it. Believe me,” quipped Ellen, who was a judge on Idol Season 9.

Is Jennifer fishing for more money? Or is her career re-rehabilitated (thanks Idol!) to the point that she doesn’t need the show anymore?

If she wants more money, Nigel should say no.  Part of next year’s re-boot should include new judges on the panel. If only Nigel would replace the useless Randy Jackson…but only in my dreams.

Would you be sorry to see Jennifer Lopez go?



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