But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Nah! Just another one of those fun loving rumors peeps like to get started!
The latest gossip to come out of Idol territory is that Jennifer Lopez isn't interested in returning to the show for a second season and that producers are looking for someone equally as hot and talented to replace her. While we have no idea if that is true, we can report from a well placed source that the rumor Shakira is in the running for J.Lo's spot is definitely FALSE.
In their words, the story is "not true at all."
And now, we're mildly disappointed! Though we kind of hope Jennifer sticks with it another year, Shakira, Shakira would be a FINE substitute! We know we'd tune in every week just to hear her golden Latina voice throw some truth on some singing hopefuls. That'd be amazing!!!
But if not Shakira, then who? Who will replace Jen if she packs up and books it out of Idol land???
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