American Idol 2012 To Be Jennifer Lopez’s Last Says Insider

Jennifer Lopez on American Idol

While Jennifer Lopez’s comments last week to E! News went mostly unnoticed until she repeated it on Ellen this week it now seems all but official that JLo will not be returning to American Idol next season.

E! News’ Marc Malkin cites inside sources as confirmation that Jennifer Lopez is out and done after this season of Idol:

While J.Lo has publicly said she has yet to make a decision about her future on Idol, sources exclusively tell me that she she’s planning on calling it quits.

“She’s just too busy,” one source said.

If E! News’ sources are correct then there are just three more appearances with JLo on American Idol before she says goodbye to a two-year job that paid her $32 million in total.

Fox has already promised big changes for next season which inevitably conjures up thoughts of a new judges’ panel. Perhaps Lopez sensed the changing tides and is just pulling a “You can’t fire me! I quit!” move or maybe she’s looking to play hardball and get yet another pay hike.

Do you think Jennifer Lopez is really going to leave Idol or is she just pressing for yet another massive pay raise?