I wrote about this a month ago, but it’s popping up again and American Idol news is slow today so here’s more news about Jennifer Lopez clamoring to keep the spotlight on her (and my begrudging support of that).
Right now we know Randy “For Me, Yo” Jackson and Steven “Hellfire Matches” Tyler are definitely back for American Idol 2012. They both have contracts in place and enjoy making boatloads of cash. Then you have Jennifer “Goosebumps” Lopez. She’s not so sure she likes making money, she tells BBC (video below):
[Lopez] added that her schedule is filling up for the remainder of 2011, “I had an amazing time doing [Idol] and I loved it but I have a lot 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 and we’re not really at the breaking point of ‘You have to make a decision right now! I’m just really enjoying the time of just waiting and seeing.”
To recap: Jennifer Lopez had an album that sat on the shelf unfinished for years and she was dropped by her label, Sony. Then, along comes Idol, offers her a job, and props up her former career. What does she do in return? She spends months talking about how she’s really busy now and not sure she wants to come back to the show that put her back in the spotlight.
Lopez either seriously thinks she won’t flop again out on her own like last time or she’s doing that thing where she wants people to say “oh no, you’ve got to come back!” No thank you. Lets get someone behind that table that wants to be there and contributes to the show, not someone who thinks she’s doing us, the viewing public, some huge favor by taking time out of her busy schedule to tell us who gives her goosebumps.
What do you think? Should Idol offer Lopez her seat back or find someone new?