J-Lo nixes idea of replacing Paula on Idol

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 27th 2009 7:03PM
jennifer_lopez_halterFile this one under the header, "Thanks but no thanks." According to reps for J-Lo, Jennifer Lopez will not replace Paula Abdul on American Idol. Apparently, there's a hot rumor out there that Jennifer had some interest in taking over in light of the lack of progress in Paula's negotiations with the producers for her return.

This sounds like a bunch of malarchy. Jennifer Lopez has no need to appear on American Idol as a judge. She's got a thriving career -- something Abdul did not have when she got the Idol gig in 2002. For J-Lo to plunk herself on American Idol would likely impede her career, although it would give her lots of visibility.

But J-Lo is too busy to worry about exposure. In addition to having just finished a movie called The Back-Up Plan that's coming out in early 2010, she also has a new album due later this year. Then there's her marriage to Marc Anthony and their twins who are a little over a year old.

Do you really think she's ready to schlep around the country doing American Idol auditions, basically taking a seat beside Simon Cowell and watching others try to make it in show business? Doubtful. And if you believe her camp, it's not happening.

Before the end of the week, chances are good that Paula Abdul will settle her contract and re-sign, then all will be as it was on American Idol.

[via TVTattle.com]

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Since when does this bitch have a thriving career?

July 28 2009 at 7:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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From wikipedia: "Lopez has sold over 48 million albums worldwide. Lopez made the 2007 Forbes magazine's list of The 20 Richest Women In Entertainment, ranking ninth. Her wealth is estimated to be $110 million."

Sounds like she's thriving to me.

July 28 2009 at 10:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

J-Lo > Idol > Paula

July 28 2009 at 7:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My vote would be Cyndi Lauper. Loads of hits, tons of talent, personality to spare. And a certain Paula-ness, tempered with actual smarts.

July 28 2009 at 12:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

...ssssssoooo, when are they going to ask Rosie Perez?

July 27 2009 at 10:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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