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.”
“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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