Jennifer Lopez No. 1 on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list
May 16th, 2012
04:12 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez No. 1 on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list

In a ranking of the 100 stars who've amassed major amounts of both fame and wealth, Jennifer Lopez has landed in the top spot.

Thanks to the $52 million Lopez earned over the past year and her ubiquitous media presence, the now single mom of two is the No. 1 celebrity in Hollywood, according to Forbes.

The "Idol" judge even bested Oprah Winfrey, who came in at No. 2 on the list, and Lady Gaga, who slipped from being No. 1 last year to No. 5 on the 2012 ranking.

And while Forbes notes that Lopez's decision to sign up for "American Idol" contributed nicely to her $52 million in earnings for the year, the singer/actress/reality star isn't sure if she'll return to the reality show that revived her career.

Now that things are moving again at warp speed for J. Lo - her upcoming world tour, movie career (her latest,“What to Expect When You're Expecting,” arrives Friday), and even her alleged romance with choreographer Casper Smart - she just might be too busy.

"I don't know," the 42-year-old singer said Tuesday on “Ellen” about her future on the singing competition.

"I enjoy it. I really do enjoy it," Lopez said. Still, "I miss doing other things,” she explained. “It really does lock you down."

Then there’s the issue of her two young children with soon-to-be ex-husband Marc Anthony, whom Lopez said need her now more than ever.

"They're getting more mobile,” she said of her 4-year-old twins Max and Emme. “They're about to go to school. I just don't know. I don't know."

If her indecision feels remarkably familiar, it's because she had the same hesitation about signing on for another season of "Idol" last year.


soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Enough Already

    over explosed...go away

    May 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CiscoKid

    JLO is living proof of: no talent and you can still make big money in USA.

    May 18, 2012 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. GaPeach

    I think she is a gorgeous woman but a good actress...must be kidding! Maybe if she took some time off for her kids and perhaps doing something for charity wthl all her big bucks, I would think more of her! My top is Angelina Jolie in the looks and selfless part. Also, why is she dating a 24-year old kid!!! Give me a break! Go find a man! Oh well, at least he will be famous when it's over and she will still look stupid for dating him.

    May 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Free

      Let's see... Could it be because she is hot enough to attract a 24-year old? What's wrong with that? As far as I am concerned, 100-year olds can date 18-year olds. Adult people take responsibility for their own choices. It's a free country, ain't it?

      May 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rick Wired

    What really made her famous in my head was her green dress open in the front. She has a great looking body. And she looks warm and cute too! She isn't that bad of a singer either. Just search on "jennifer lopez green dress" on Youtube.

    May 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Peter Jeff Marmon

    she is my hero.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Michael Calaizzo

    We need heroines and she is my pick.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. Michael Calaizzo

    She is a Great Star.

    May 17, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. cnnlicksit

    I aint no Mexican, I'm Puerto Rican. I am Hennifer Lopez. I like tacos and burritos.

    May 17, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. personalitytestonline

    I hope JLo does come back for another season on American Idol. I do enjoy her being a judge.

    May 17, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. LC

    Not one of her fans, I do like looking at her, let's just leave it there.lol

    May 17, 2012 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. Augustynn lopez

    Ma girl tops,,
    yaayy go hard gal
    finqers crossed yh

    May 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. trisha monroe

    I have to admit, although J_Lo is getting older, I'm a bi chic and I would enjoy sleeping with her any night! I think she is pretty and I want that butt!

    May 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. SirDoggy

    I meant way....

    May 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skeptic

      you mean go away, right? JLo, we've had enough. Pack it in and take care of your kids. They need you more than we do.

      May 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SirDoggy

    why to go girl

    May 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |

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