Yesterday, Steven Tyler quit “American Idol”. Today, Jennifer Lopez finally admitted that she would not be returning to the show for a third season.
Speaking on KISS- FM on Friday morning, she told her co-worker Ryan Seacrest that it was time to say goodbye to the show that resurrected her career again and renewed interest in her.
“I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do, that I put … on hold because I love Idol so much,” she said.
“I could do Idol for the rest of my life,” she said, “but that would be giving up a bunch of other things. We had an amazing run.”
Speculation is rife that Mariah Carey could be her replacement, with sources saying that she is in “serious” talks to appear on the Fox show.