Jennifer Lopez talks 'Idol' rumors on 'Katie'
September 14th, 2012
04:12 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez talks 'Idol' rumors on 'Katie'

Katie Couric appeared to have some insider knowledge Friday as she asked former "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez what she thought of the new "Idol" lineup.

Lopez, who announced she was departing the show over the summer, wasn't aware of what Couric was referring to, as the new daytime host hedged that she thought Fox had announced the new judges to be Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and the previously announced judge Mariah Carey.

Fox hasn't made that announcement, but there has been heavily speculation about Jackson, Minaj and Urban, who recently announced that he was departing his gig as a judge on "The Voice" Australia.

Urban said in a statement to CNN Thursday that he's been "so fortunate" to have worked on the show and would love to do it again, but couldn't because of "the recording and promoting of a new album, a tour and other commitments."

If those "other commitments" do happen to include an "Idol" job, then Urban has Lopez's approval, at least.

"That's an eclectic group," said Lopez, who was particularly happy to hear Couric tell her that Randy Jackson would stay on. "They all have something different to offer, so it should be interesting."

It should be interesting indeed ... if it happens. The only new "Idol" judge that's been formally announced since Steven Tyler and Lopez departed is Mariah Carey.

Lopez, meanwhile, is looking forward to having the time to take on more projects.

"At the end of the day," she told Couric, "I'm not a judge, I'm a performer."

Filed under: Celebrities • Jennifer Lopez • Music

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    December 7, 2012 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |

    i love jlo at least she has something to offer people....not BULL watching her every waking moment of the day.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
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    September 17, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
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  12. Dr swollen

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    September 17, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  13. Linda

    Uhh she left marc he didnt leave her,and sounds like some jeolos biatches! She is beautiful so u have every right!:)

    September 17, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jennifer needs...

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    September 17, 2012 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
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    September 17, 2012 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  16. Jennifer Lopez

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    September 17, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  17. fat wench

    is home doing nothing today...

    September 17, 2012 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  18. LandLine

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    September 17, 2012 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  19. Glad Mark Anthony dumped her also.

    she's a poor example of a wife...

    September 17, 2012 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  20. shawanna brown ingram

    Jennifer lopez is got talent & can dance to she was raise right

    September 17, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  21. Mammy says

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    September 17, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  22. carl westwood

    She's got a huge azz and the top of her legs are too.

    September 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Babba Booey

    I think I'll take a pooh now.

    September 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Name*sita

    nicki the clown ? no way

    September 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  25. throwdown(m)


    September 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Really! Is there a chair wide enough for her butt and is Frebreeze powerful enough for the stank?

      September 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Dr swollen

    I could use a good j blow

    September 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Folks... .judy is becky

    did you find you push up yet?

    September 16, 2012 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  28. Judy

    Wow!!! We have some clueless racists in this blog."Colored person:". Well, JLO is Puerto Rican, Just Like me and Im proud of it.

    September 16, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  29. sarge

    She is hot. She needs to work on her big thighs and big but though.

    September 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  30. warren

    jlo? Who cares

    September 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Atis


    September 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Name*sita

    jlo is a dancing queen

    September 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  33. adam


    September 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Dan

    the little engine that could is coming out with a new movie.

    September 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  35. ADAM

    iam from estanbol i can not speak english and my english is very bad but ican say ilove j-lo iam gonna goto in newyourk for j-lo yes iknow is very funny but j-lo is my life very important i like jennfer read my letter. i do every thing because of you please messag to me and ineed help. i like all of the people in usa help me. iam 15years old.(in the next messag i write my email adress)

    September 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  36. pups2


    September 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Mark Anthony...

    did the right thing. he's probably met someone anyway by now

    September 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  38. JLO

    i have a huge rack i don't need a push up.

    September 15, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  39. Your such a bore


    September 15, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  40. Poor Jennifer

    i'm so happy mark anthony dumped jennifer lopez...for a married woman she was such a desperate wench

    September 15, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  41. Push Up Bra....

    I love those don't you?

    September 15, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  42. who would know better about a slugo then


    September 15, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  43. Dr swollen

    I like to see a bright rouge for dem pooched out dslips wraped around slugo

    September 15, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  44. JLO

    i don't like her make in this shot.....most of the time..she uses dark eyes and light lips, which is a better look for older women.

    September 15, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  45. Magic Colors....

    you do want to look nice - very light pink vitamin e type(kimmie k's colors)–
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    September 15, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |

    what color are we talking about when they mentioned she ia a colored person

    September 15, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  47. Dr swollen

    i cant believe that we are back to j lo whats up with that just more old mundane crap next

    September 15, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  48. With A Smile

    I watched Jennifer Lopez on the Katie Show and let me tell you, she looked stunning! She is beautiful, talented, humble, and real. I enjoyed her honestly, and stories. She is definitely an example of a woman that had dreams and worked hard to conquer them. She is simply glamourous and entertaining! Love you Jen!!

    September 15, 2012 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
    • lover

      Last time she looked good was about ten years ago, I bet you with the help of let say 5 persons would look as good also.

      But take off the makeup, the nice outfit, good shoes. Oh, oh, the hair take it all off and you got No Jlo you just have some latin looking girl . And we have a lot of those here in L.A.

      September 16, 2012 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  49. Mrs Melanie

    We had a colored person once that worked as a maid. Untrustworthy. I'll never hire another.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      No worries, racist pig! We don't want to work for the kkk!

      September 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  50. you like that....

    she makes alot of movies..

    September 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  51. lai

    if your attracted to that type.

    September 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Melae

    I like the show and J Lo always looks good.

    September 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Good4Mark

    thank god mark anthony left her. these guys are not taking what they use to take for these biatches.
    i'm glad to see it. they give them their check and say go.

    September 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Lepez

    wear a dress.

    September 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Eva Young

    checked it already

    September 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Viashima1

    Check on lepez eva young.

    September 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Fuego

    Too bad Steve Tyler is gone. Out of the new judges i thought he was the most honest.

    September 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  58. ArtVandolay

    So long as Randy is no longer a all that matters. He was so misguided in his backsided mean-spirited comments on Holly and Jessica last season. Any judge crowning that awful Phillip guy, should be fired. And now they are all gone. Good riddance. -Art

    September 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Love

    Who cares what she ironic it was for her to be judging talent when there was lack of it!

    September 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Mert

    Why didn't someone running that show tell the lady in the front row to STOP THE YELLING AND HOLLARING – it was very much uncalled for and truthfully I think very embarrassing for the show. Doesn't anyone there control the crowd!!!!!!

    September 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Mark

    Didnt she used to be on that show called Good Times back in the 70s? She was awesome as JayJay's little sister.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Cartman

    I am Yennifer Lopez. I like tacos y burritos. Although I have lots of money I still like those tacos honey.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Becky

    I didn't watch the show today or read this article. I'm not really a JayLo fan. She looks like a colored person.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |

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