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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 08/11/2010

Jennifer Lopez reportedly out as 'Idol' judge

By Jen Chaney

J. Lo an "Idol" no-go. (AP) | GALLERY: 'IDOL' REPLACEMENTS

Looks like Jennifer Lopez won't be sharing her musical wisdom as an "American Idol" judge after all.

People magazine reports that Lopez is officially out of the running for the "Idol" gig. An unnamed source that People describes as "close to the situation" said J. Lo's demands got too excessive for Fox executives, so they walked away from the deal. (Wonder if it was because she demanded that her dressing room be decorated all in white?)

Presumably that means previously discussed judge contenders -- Steven Tyler, Jessica Simpson, maybe even Howard Stern -- could have their status reconsidered if any of them had already been dismissed as Simon-Cowell-replacement options.

Either way, it's going to be hard to make the new season of "Idol" as interesting as all this pre-game speculation.

Source: People Magazine

By Jen Chaney  | August 11, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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Comments

Once a diva.... always a diva.

Posted by: rikkirat | August 11, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious!!! You would think she'd be happy to get some sort of pseudo job to rehab her career...oh well

Posted by: townhousekids | August 11, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Buh-bye.

Posted by: kbockl | August 11, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I was looking forward to her being a judge.

Posted by: mbrumble | August 11, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I get very disappointed when people, when they gain fame, lose their humility. You're a PERSON, not a GOD!

Posted by: sigmagrrl | August 11, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

This has the fingerprints of Mitch Connor all over it...

Posted by: Ted_Striker | August 11, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I've even lost my desire for jello.

Posted by: kabuki3 | August 11, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE let it be Howard Stern.

Posted by: yeayea911 | August 11, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Piers Morgan is the only choice to replace Simon Cowell. He's British, he's a lout and he's unapologetic about it because he's usually correct.

Posted by: BurgundyNGold | August 11, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

"Presumably that means previously discussed judge contenders - Steven Tyler, Jessica Simpson, maybe even Howard Stern - could have their status reconsidered if any of them had already been dismissed as Simon-Cowell-replacement options."

If these are the options, give it up now.

I guess Simon Cowell was the show, after all.

Posted by: RossEmery | August 11, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Idol as we knew it is over. Idol's success was Simon Cowell. Without him, there is no Idol. Fox better get another show lined up, otherwise they will loose big!

Posted by: maitami | August 12, 2010 1:11 AM | Report abuse

JLo is demanding? Lies, I tell you. Shocking, shocking lies.

Seriously though...nobody saw that coming?

Posted by: jljardon2 | August 12, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Uh...anyone ask Paula to save the show?

Posted by: snowbucks | August 12, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

How cheeky of her. Guess the judges can all sit down again.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 12, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Guess her ego really is bigger than her ass.

Posted by: quintdavis | August 12, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Good job, Fox!

Posted by: MDey | August 12, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

i agree w/townhousekids. you'd think w/her career in the dumpster, she'd have been happy to get her face out in public to a new audience. ego foiled her again. she was never much of anything, but she did have that white heat fame that some people attain for awhile for who knows what reason and then it's over. it's over for her.

Posted by: frieda406 | August 12, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

How stupid is she? This woman's career is hanging by a thread and even a Simon-less Idol would be a boost. Now that she's off, it's only a matter of time before she becomes completely irrelevant.

Posted by: dudesaplenti | August 12, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

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