Jennifer Lopez Leaving American Idol, Sources Indicate

Jennifer Lopez, who was recently named the most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, has publicly announced that she has yet to make a decision regarding whether or not she will stay with American Idol, however, E! Online has indicated that their sources have told them that the pop star intends on leaving the popular show.

In regards to why J.Lo is intent on leaving American Idol, one of the aforementioned sources was quoted having said:

“She’s just too busy.”

Lopez, who rose to fame in the late 1990s with her breakthrough role in the biographical film Selena, told Ellen DeGeneres this week that she wasn’t sure whether or not she would renew her contract as a judge on the popular television show in which contestants sing before a televised audience and a panel of judges in the hopes of becoming the next American Idol winner; the winner receives a car and a $1 million recording contract. During her May 15th interview with DeGeneres, the actress-singer told the talk show host:

“Now this is my second year – I don’t know if I can go for a third year. I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down, which was nice the first year with the babies being three, but now they’re getting more mobile, they’re about to go into school … So I just don’t know [if I will renew my contract as a judge on Idol].”

Jennifer, whose career was revived by signing with the show, has three movies expected to be released in the next year. She also intends on hitting the road with Enrique Iglesias in July and August of this year for her North American tour.

What do you think, will Jennifer Lopez stick with Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler for another year of American Idol?

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