Remember all that chaos last week when it was reported that American Idol 2013 was considering replacing Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez or possibly another former judge? According to new gossipy rumors it was a reverse situation where JLo was actually the one trying to get back on the show.
“J.LO had her manager Benny Medina approach FOX to alert them of her interest in rejoining Idol,” a source close to the situation revealed.
The 43-year-old pop superstar, the insider said, realized after her 2012 “Dance Again” world tour that she no longer wanted to endure the grind of touring and the constant travel it required.
The same source claims JLo never wanted to replace Mariah specifically or even get on this season of Idol but rather had her eye on next time around.
A source clarified to RadarOnline.com that JLO “never suggested” to FOX that she replace Carey, 43, who has struggled to build chemistry with season 12 judges Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.
“If there was a ‘secret plot’ to replace Mariah, as has been suggested, then it was all FOX,” the source said, adding: “JLO’s approach was about the future. Not the present. She’s talking about next season.”
I’m thinking Lopez shouldn’t have demanded nearly $20 million to sit in a chair and say “goosies!” Is she worth five or six times what Keith Urban is earning as an American Idol 2013 judge?
What do you think? If the judges panel changes for Season 13, would you want to see JLo in one of those chairs again?