Are 'American Idol' Producers Lining Up Replacements for Jennifer Lopez?

by PopEater Staff, posted Jun 29th 2011 4:30AM

Jennifer Lopez recently told the BBC that she's "on the fence" about returning to 'American Idol' next season. Although many insiders have dismissed it as just a ploy to get a pay hike, 'Idol' execs are already discussing possible replacements should they not be able to entice J.Lo to return.

"Right now the star of 'American Idol' is Steven Tyler," an insider source tells Popeater. "Everyone thought after Simon announced he was leaving that [Lopez] would fill the void. How wrong were they? It's all about Steven, who's already signed on for Season 11."

Jennifer, who currently earns a reported $12 million for her one-year deal with 'Idol' -- a touch below the $35 mil Simon Cowell earned -- needs to ask herself how much her contribution to the show is really worth.

"'Idol' has resurrected her much-stalled music career," one music exec tells me, referring to 'On the Floor,' the singer's first radio hit in a while. "Likewise, 'Idol' didn't fall apart when Simon left and Jennifer has to get some of the credit for that. But let's also remember the show didn't increase in ratings and that is also thanks to J.Lo."

Jennifer told the BBC: "I loved 'Idol,' but I have a lot of other things happening, and it's going to come down to me making a choice of what I want to do for the next year ... We're not really at the breaking point of 'You have to make a decision right now!'"

Be careful, Jennifer, I'm being told the names Shania Twain and Shakira are already being mentioned in hopes of bringing in viewers!

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Jlo talks too much and more kind to the boys than the girls. Jlo favourites Colton n Deandre. Even if these 2 sings average, she still says its great,

Hopefully next season, someone will replace Jlo.

March 15 2012 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Casey Anthony loves music, maybe she could be a judge, wow would the ratings go threw the roof!!!!!!

July 25 2011 at 11:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think Jennifer Lopez mads the show this past year, she gave great advice and constructive critisism.

July 25 2011 at 11:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow. Is that like the worse ever pic of Steven Tyler of what? He should never allow his profile to be shot.

June 29 2011 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How could they think Steven Tyler was the star. He "loved" everyone and it looked like he wasn't paying attention most of the time. He was a joke. He was great in the heavily edited audition rounds but was horrible on the live shows.

June 29 2011 at 10:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Is Madonna available?

June 29 2011 at 8:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Mr. David Bowie, please be a judge on Idol.

June 29 2011 at 5:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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