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Jennifer Lopez Initiated Potential American Idol Return, But Not As Mariah Carey's Replacement!

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WHOA! Things are getting innnnneresting as the Jennifer Lopez v. Mariah Carey saga continues!

It turns out J.Lo reportedly sought out American Idol to open discussions about her return to the show’s judging panel — not the other way around.

A source revealed:

“J.Lo had her manager Benny Medina approach FOX to alert them of her interest in rejoining Idol.”

Why? Well, with two young kids, Jenny from the block thinks it might be time to settle down — something “Idol allowed her to do.” The source added:

“The twins will enter kindergarten in the Fall and stability is important for them – and J.Lo – at this time. She’s looking for possible schools for the kids in Los Angeles at the moment. Plus, if she’s living in L.A. full-time she will be able to focus on her film career and other ventures, including her fashion business.”

Despite her interest in returning to the show, J.Lo was never after Mariah's spot on the show. The source explained:

“If there was a ‘secret plot’ to replace Mariah, as has been suggested, then it was all FOX… J.Lo’s approach was about the future. Not the present. She’s talking about next season.”

Hmm, guess we’ll have to wait and see…

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10 comments to “Jennifer Lopez Initiated Potential American Idol Return, But Not As Mariah Carey's Replacement!”

  1. Brunie says – reply to this


    Why Mariah…why not Niki…don't like Niki as a judge…never did…doesn't bring in the maturity in the business and class…has none….just saying!

  2. John says – reply to this


    Sources in the industry are saying that they knew all along that Jlo and her management team started this rumor so she could try to get back in the show, but their saying Jlo doesn't seem to understand that she was fired from the show for the worst TV rating in Idol history, and that News Corp which is the headquarter of Fox Entertainment wanted Jlo and Tyler replace for that reason, we all know that Idol was the only gig that kept Jlo career going, sources are saying that Jlo is so desperate to get any gig in Hollywood that she’s is going as far as to creating any rumor’s to get her in the spot light for the benefit of landing a gig, what a shame???

  3. Gary says – reply to this


    We think Jlo got caught starting a rumor to replace Mariah on American Idol, as we knew all along it was her and her management team, and now is changing her story that they approach Idol because they knew sooner or later the real truth would come out on how JLo and her team do business in this industry, what a shame.????

  4. DLOC says – reply to this


    OH YEAH SURE jennifer, you inqiure about a possible position as a returning judge on an already crowded American Idol panel next season, because you really want to sit next to Mariah??
    WOW this proves all those terrible rumors about the real backstage you, & how cowardly the public you now seems as you continue to fake the "innocence latina" persona… WOW
    At least Mariah can now scratch your name off dem twins birthday party list, if not your eyes!!!

  5. Steward says – reply to this


    Someone is begging for a job, and it sounds like Jlo????

  6. 6

    shes always done this her whole career..and it was her and her manager who started the Jlo to play Jenni rivera after her death..RIGHT after…then they act dumb like if its a shock….theres a good vid on you tube..jennifer lopez exposed with 2 parts..worth looking into

  7. Steve says – reply to this


    You are so correct about Jlo, she has done this many times in her 25 plus year in her career, that’s why she has Self-Sabotage (destroyed) her career over and over, that's why she never won any major awards in her life time besides not being a talented singer or actress, mental expert have a named for people with these conditions, Self-Sabotage: A Pathway to Destruction, anyway she does have some major mental issues that she needs to take of before it’s too late ?

  8. guest says – reply to this


    I thought she "left" the show because she was supposed to be so busy with her incredibly thoughtful music and movies? Too funny.

  9. Layne says – reply to this


    Re: John – They should just cancel the shit and end it already, damn. It's like they made a deal to stay on forever regardless. I don't love Mariah or Nicki or Lopez. Mariah's opinion is the only one I respect because she is a true singer musician and songwriter. Not a studio popcorn act. Nicki and Lopez are crap singers and are not artists period. Crap is crap and their music is double crap. Just end the show and call it a day.

  10. Taylor says – reply to this


    JLo career has hit rock bottom, spreading rumors for the benefit of her career has to be the lowest point in her career?? How said???