J.Lo's 'on the fence' about returning to 'Idol'
June 15th, 2011
11:39 AM ET

J.Lo's 'on the fence' about returning to 'Idol'

Jennifer Lopez had the chance to show her softer side as a judge on “American Idol's” 10th season – which also saw a ratings boost – but Lopez tells BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills that she’s still unsure if she'll return.

“I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very on the fence about it,” she says. Last fall, Lopez signed on to fill a vacant seat at "Idol's" judges' table for just one year, a deal that was reportedly for $12 million.

The mom of twins explains that she’s just got a hectic schedule - on top of the album she just released, she's also signed on to voice a character in "Ice Age 4" and is working on a reality series with husband Marc Anthony called "Q'Viva! The Chosen."

Lopez says she had "an amazing time" doing "Idol," adding, that she "loved it but I have a lot of other things happening, and it's going to come down to me making a choice of what I really want to do for the next year."

The 41-year-old singer/actress/entrepreneur has teamed up with "Idol" creator Simon Fuller for "Q'Viva," a show that will take her on a 21 country quest to find the best performers of Latin music, artistry and dance, starting in July.

“We're not really at the breaking point of 'You have to make a decision right now! So I'm not," Lopez says of her "Idol" decision. "I'm just really enjoying the time of just waiting and seeing.”

Check out the full interview below:

Filed under: American Idol 2011 • Jennifer Lopez • television

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    October 30, 2012 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. VV

    OMG – what's with all the HATERS??????? People – get a life and stop hating. Envy is one of the deadly sins – not good for your soul. Go get a life. Do you actually think she cares about what all you fools are saying about her? NOT!!!!

    June 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ushnoalo

    raise your voice

    June 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ddestinyr

    i didnt know about jeniffer until american idol and when i did first see her on american idol i knew she was a nice lady and i knew she was popular from all the people that came on idol were soo happy to see her!!! soo that is y j-lo is now my idol

    June 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LoJenkins


    June 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lori

    she cannot sing or act

    June 18, 2011 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
    • jujubeans

      who cares? She's hot!!!!!

      June 20, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • dddddd fifi

      uuummm yees sshee iss sheess a greeaat acctorr , great mmothher ,greeatt perrson and grreaat singeer ,... so dont be hatin lori u wish u were like jeniffer lopez .... dont be jealous because shes beautiful if u dont like her maybe u shouldnt be commenting here

      June 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kerri

    she has no talent and is too old to be wearing those short dresses

    June 18, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. mukazzi

    Can you see why a good manager is also a good lawyer? JLo signed on with "AI" with the conditions that you see right now coming into fruition. "AI" was NEVER a vehicle for the judges' self-promotion (Paula did it because she KNEW she was leaving), and this season was discussing (btw...anyone drop by Randy's bake sale?). What JLo did NOT expect was the way she was being skewered and roasted over the spit of pulblic opinion. This season of "AI" was a mess, and unless Simon (Fuller) and Nigel (L) decide to go back to original purpose of the program: it's to be showcase of those who are to be MENTORED, GUIDED, INSPIRED by the judges. Bring back the vocal coaches (no more INSTANT recording; consistently work on the pitch problesm -they don't go away in one night). No more 'star' mentors -too distracting (Lady Gaga provided the best advice in putting the "performance" into the song).

    June 17, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. James Rideout

    Hit Ctrl F and type Alumette she hit the nail right on the head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Nobody N. Particular

    Please let's just cancel AI, too much BS. On top of that J.Lo is not all that, too much ego for what little talent she has.

    June 17, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. dee

    who give a crap about j-ho and Idol,,,,,,,,,,,the Voice is so much better.

    June 17, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. Soledad

    Brief history...she was a back up dancer and was lucky because of someone's death "Selena" a tex-mex musician who won a few grammys in her music background...it if wasnt because of her missfurtune adn the fact that her father Abraham Quintanilla wanted to make a movie about her upbringing...this woman so called "Jenny from the block would have never ever made it to where she is today." She might be pretty and dress beautiful but at the end of the day she doesn't do anything for society, can't sing, can't act (all her movies have sucked), she is ghetto when she talks but pretends to have class a damm ho who slep around to get what she wanted and on top of that she thinks she deserves respect, money, fame and recognition...

    June 16, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 16, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Steven Tyler

    I hope she doesn't return. Her breath is just horrible. Not to mention, somebody lied to her about being hot

    June 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. England Forever

    Please, would people speak clearly! In other words enunciate!! If you can't be bothered to speak English properly, don't speak!

    June 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Kimberly

    Jennifer made AI a better show just by being there, she added class and glamour to it (wheter you like to admit or not) she's way better than Paula and Simon combined! PLS COME BACK JLO!!!!

    June 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  17. skarrlette

    Ya she needs to come back because she needs the money-Enough of her already she already has it all and frankly this show is stupid I wish it would go off the air

    June 16, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. bs

    these "celebs" say this, but they have the top paid nannies raising their kids. no real momma stays away from their kids this much. celebs pop em out, play with them when they are cute like puppies, then when they poop and cry, "where is that @#$@#% nanny at?

    June 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Bucktooth

    Move on! Where's Paula???

    June 16, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  20. preshus

    Jennifer lopez is not the kind of woman that takes herself to seruiously.She has the right mind set and smarts for the business she is in. Her performances amd music reflect her personality, for her it is about being in a career she loves,and not about materalistic rewards,she does ejoy what she has eanrned but does so with class.She knws the business, she worked her way from rags to riches. I think she is perfect for idol,she makes more sense than Ellen or any other judge as a replacement for Paula in my opinion. To those leaving nasty comments well it is believed hatred is more a reflection of low self esteem. Good luck to JLO.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  21. oli

    Hey, U all leave JLO alone! she is great and fine. One of my favorite Puerto Ricans.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • skarrlette

      Oh please she grew up the Bronx she's as Puerto Rican as I am and I'm Irish

      June 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Art Vandolaye

    Who is she kidding? She used Idol to pimp her new CD-which is awful btw. But she is hot, so I hope she comes back. Dump creepy Tyler instead. And put Gary Busey in his chair! -Art

    June 16, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  23. Rock

    It may be a good idea in the future to re-do your hair after 10 guys nail you to the headboard sweetheart. WTH is going on with that hair???

    June 16, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      Not to mention that the picture makes it look like she is trying to swallow something...something that may have been deposited in her mouth and she is having trouble getting down in one gulp

      June 16, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  24. jer

    I hope neither JLo or Steve Tylor come back. They were both way to soft on the contestants.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  25. fun

    People I enjoy the show and want to thank the idol team for giving the opportunity. I would like to remind us that the world is in such a mess and this country needs to focus on it. What will you do with all your money when there is no air or water? When is a common person going to have a chance to run for any political position? When are we going to stop buying all our products from other countries and get jobs back here. Please consider an american president idol show where the peoples votes seem to count.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  26. charlie crack

    On the fence is an uncomfortable place to be. Pick a side Jlo, pick a side......

    June 16, 2011 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  27. Kym

    American NON idol should just go off the air period. I don't understand why people still watch it.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  28. loca

    Whatever...my student loan payment is late

    June 16, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  29. Mournblade

    She is past her prime vying for a market driven by teenagers. She's still attractive but that's not nearly enough for idol. Everyone watched for Tyler, not JLo. She could easily be replaced. Tyler is a legend of rock.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
    • CK

      Let's see what you look like when you are 41. She is a beautiful woman, not a skinny little tooth pick girl, and has worked hard for her millions! Now go back to your job as a Walmart greeter!

      June 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Tamiya Abukari

    SomE of u make some stupid comments.Just nasty and ignorance.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  31. ArmyguyDan

    American idol please die already

    June 16, 2011 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  32. Dawn

    Jennifer brought compassion, intelligence and beauty to American Idol this year! I sincerely hope that her schedule will permit her to stay on for another season! She is one of the reasons I watch the show – I have been watching since Season 2 and this was by far the best American Idol season yet! Mainly because of Jennifer!

    June 16, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  33. noIMREAL

    Eww marc anthony is so ugly she married him to get some extra cash..cuz she cant sing sh!t i can hit all her notes but she does have the look and the body

    June 16, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  34. Floria Sigmundi

    I laughed really hard


    June 16, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  35. Dubz

    Everybody gots something to say about J-Lo but she's doin her thing. And that's a lot more than most of you negative people can say!

    June 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  36. rebecca

    Jennifer lopez can't sing. Why she was ever on idol is beyond me. If anything she used them for publicity for her cd. Jennifer is actually a decent actress and dancer and should stick with that. Does anyone else think her husband looks sick? Too bad for those twins though because they look like him.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  37. zoe


    June 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Name*joshu

    She is a terrible singer and had no place judging people when her own career was tanking. Her new album sucks from the reviews I read so let her move on. She was lucky the picked her but I could not stand to watch the show because of her this year.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  39. grampy19521952

    Am going to lose a lot of sleep on this one wondering if she will return or not.
    American idol is about as interesting as watching golf or cars rust. Right up there with baseball. All guaranteed to cure insomnia.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • pennylane

      I disagree, golf is more exciting than watching JLo on American Idol, for that matter I'd watch golf...at least the golfers have talent.......

      June 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  40. jen

    I have a Dream about a movie. It will make an impact on how people will come to know us Boricuas

    June 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lola

      She's not even a true boricua... the times she's been to PR is cuz Marc takes her.. and she stays shelttered in her lil Luxury Hotels.. She is from NY born to PR parents... not the same to be born and raised there...

      June 16, 2011 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  41. The Idolman

    I was torn with season 10. For the first time, I really felt the whole season was rigged from the beginning. There was also a time where I though Ford and Coke bought the show over. J lo was a treat to watch but continually said the same thing. If she doesn't return, get Mariah Carey. I will definately not watch season 11 if it appears rigged again.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Rose

    Hi Jennifer,

    I think your great and your real.


    June 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  43. fer

    Jennifer m da tanta pena q a veces hagas quedar mal a nosotros los latinos, por tu forma de actuar terminaras sin fama y olvidada

    June 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Samantha

    Half of American Idol this last season was promoting JLO and her music and videos. Shameless. Personally, I think she could leave Idol. Idol is getting so extremely commercial and promotional that I watch less. Even the contestants were too experienced from the beginning.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Katy

    I hope she comes back next season. Everyone that has left and will probably leave rude & nasty comments about her are just jealous and downright hateful. If you don't like her that's your problem, you don't have to read articles about her or leave comments. Just keep it to yourself & take your potty mouths elsewhere.Haters can take a hike.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  46. reggie

    Hi guys j lo just,got lucky at the right time besides if a show really needs a boost they will pay the money but you better produce because if you dont trust me they screw you good.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  47. laquisha moesha

    erry body kno dat sawn poopy combs is da baby daddy...dang he still tapping on dat azz....

    June 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  48. georgiavburkins

    Leave jlo alone she knows what to do in the best interest of she and the family

    June 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Mo

    I think she adds class and sizzle to the show. I like her alot and hope that she returns.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nobody N. Particular

      Mo, you must not know what class mean, J Lo has NO CLASS, she is still the little Ho that gravitates to men who can give her something, and then when she got it all, moves on to another. The list of those bodies are to numerous to post here.

      June 17, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • jujubeans

      He meant ass, not class.

      June 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  50. jj

    she is sooo hot!

    June 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  51. jujubeans

    I hope she returns and wears low-cut tops every week.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  52. drexel

    Its tough on a person to be on Idol as judge. Ok j lp whoever u sucked off its gonna come out rite paula tell her we will hear bout it stay tuned Mr Anthony

    June 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  53. aquaboy

    Simon wants idol off the air to make room for x factor. Worried idols ratings up, he lured jlo away. Slick

    June 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  54. jus sayin

    she should stay gone. She can't sing a bit and should be judging a dance show, not this one. Besides, she didn't do that well judging and put through (along with the other 2) at least 5 lames who had no business there on the show. How it must suck for the contestants that sing better than her to have to stand there and listen the her tell them that THEY'RE not good enough. BOOOOOOOOO......

    June 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pablo695

      Can't sing, can't act and can't judge – at least she is consistent...

      June 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  55. bella

    j.lo got the money and she running,12million i run to....

    June 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  56. tom

    let me help you make the decision Ms. Look at Me....DON"T DO IT...please...do it for the viewers. Better yet would be to talk those other two dim wits who sat next to you this year to join you in NOT doing the show. Can't take Randy one more year...and Grandma Tyler's "that was beautiful....beautiful" every performance was boring.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      I'm with you. Randy is tired and sickening. Tyler looks so uncomfortable.

      June 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Sunshine Girl *

    J Lo made American Idol better than it has been in all 10 yrs of being on the air. Now we know both Steven/Randy will be back In January for the new season. It just wouldnt be the same w/out her! I really hope all her contracts/commitments dont stop her from coming back. American Idol finally was just starting to get good now that blowhard Simon is gone. Well good luck to you Jennifer no matter what your decision is.

    June 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      I hope she doesn't come back. She's too good for that corny ass show anyway. Like somebody already said – maybe with the right $ she might do it. Simon's new show and The Voice will put Idol to shame. Ten years is long enough anyway.

      June 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  58. comeon

    She needs to get off that fence soon b/c it wont be able to hold her cellulite a$$ very long, let alone her ego.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  59. ?

    Her reality show will fail, just like her being a judge on Idol. "Oh baby".

    June 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      She is one of these people that annoys me. She wears fur...bad; she tries to control people to get what she wants. She has an irritating nagging voice and speech that shows her lack of education and consideration. She only relates to people who share her roots and I think she has no talent herself. Without the dancers and the background music around her, she is flat and quickly getting too old for her style. Tasteless is a good description to fit her.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  60. pedro

    LOL 😉

    June 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Anthony Weiner

    I will try out for next judge. It will be called, American Weiner

    June 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Boof

    I was taught that if you don't have anything nice to say about someone, you shouldn't say it. So, I'm keeping my mouth shut.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  63. WLM

    I loved her so much on Idol! I hope she comes back!!

    June 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  64. tony

    Idol should be feeling the fool about now. She used them to promote her tired cd and sagging career and now that they helped her she’s ready to bolt..nice!

    June 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lola

      That's what she's good at.. using people.. she did it to Angelo Medina.. she did it to Diddy who set her singing career / perfume and clothing lines up.. and many others who've helped her along the way... She uses people and then she poops on 'em..

      June 16, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Kelly Rowland

      She a JHo.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  65. Takin a Deuce

    Awww...Im sure a couple more million could change her mind.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |

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