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'American Idol'

We Really, Really Want

Jennifer Lopez Back

5/16/2012 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jennifer Lopez isn't sure if she'll come back for a third season of "American Idol," but the big cheese on the show says he wants her back in the worst way.

"A.I." EP Nigel Lythgoe tells TMZ, "We want her back. I want her back." Nigel is reacting to Lopez' comment on "Ellen," saying, "I don't know if I can go for a third year. I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down."

Nigel says, "I know how much she loves doing the show and how much she cares for the kids."  That said, Nigel adds, "It's a business. She has to weigh everything. I know she's gotten lots of offers to do movies and other things."

Ever the optimist, Nigel says by saying she "doesn't know" if she'll come back, it's classic negotiations, which means the door is open. Welcome to Hollywood.

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1.

Thomas Jefferson    

First

893 days ago
2.

ChloeMarie    

Just skip to 4:20 and pass on these two...

893 days ago
3.

Babydoll0630    

Just get Mariah Carey.....

893 days ago
4.

charlei harper    

who cares? I mean seriously...who cares? or is it whom cares...

893 days ago
5.

Timmy Boy    

Wasn't she known as j-Ho some years back?

893 days ago
6.

yup    

She's completely useless and self-serving. Get rid of her.

893 days ago
7.

northern gypsy    

there's an old gypsy saying....never over stay your welcome...always leave with them wanting more !!!

893 days ago
8.

steve    

just a ploy for more money ... ego has a lot to do with it , LOOK AT ME I'M SUCH A BIG STAR

893 days ago
9.

RaineeDrops    

I say, get rid of her, she is lame and just stirs all of this up for PR for the show and attention. She is needy.

893 days ago
10.

static    

Gigli.

893 days ago
11.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

How in the hell can Jennifer,Britney and Demi be judges on a talent show when they have no talent outside of special effects done in a recording studio? WTF!!!

893 days ago
12.

Jordan    

It is not like she is really there to judge you could put in any Kardashian Lindsay Lohan now she has experience from Glee. It does not matter you put in a celebrity with contraversy and the show ratings will go up. Jennifer did nothing to improve the quality of the show. Besides it is not the voters who control on who stays and who goes it is all up to the producers on who they want to win and who they want to work with. why do you think they put in the save to say that a contender is going home when in reality they were never leaving. Book Lindsay a kardashian it does not matter who because no one really judges them anyway.

893 days ago
13.

tracker    

So tired of these whining,useless,ungrateful sons of bitches,your fellow americans are out of work,losing their homes,yet you sit on your fat asses for 2 hrs. a wk. and wonder,hmmmm am i paid enough?because gee there really are other things i could be doing...fire them all.

893 days ago
14.

RaineeDrops    

Narcissists like to garner attention, threatening not to come back as if she thinks she is all that. She's not. She is no better then any person anywhere.

It is all about stroking her ego, getting people to beg her to come back.

Kick rocks J-Lo.

893 days ago
15.

Ace    

Time for new judges. Get some that will not sugarcoat everything.

893 days ago
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