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Jennifer Lopez

I Might Return to 'Idol'

... I Might Not

7/12/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jennifer Lopez is telling friends ... she HAS NOT made up her mind on her future with "American Idol" ... and WILL NOT make a decision until after she finishes her current concert tour with Enrique Iglesias.

There are reports Jennifer has already informed producers she's a no-go to return to the judge's table next season ... but sources close to J.Lo tell us the reports are absolutely not true.

We're told Jennifer wants to "see where things are in her life" when the concert ends.

Translation: If Jen's popularity is UP after the tour and she has more options, she's more likely to bounce off the show. If she's not ... "Idol" ain't a bad fallback gig.

It wouldn't be the first time J.Lo waited 'til the last minute -- last year, she held out until late August and finally gave in when producers reportedly agreed to fork over $20 mil for a 1-year deal.

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Lopez appeared on the "Today" show this morning ... and said she's "torn" about the decision ... but notes, "I think it’s time for me to go.”

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Truth    

SRUSLY, WHO THE F*CK CARESSSS!!!!! COMPLETELY OVERRATED LIP SYNCING BIATCH. VOTED 5 TIMES FOR A RAZZIE AWARD FOR WORST ACTRESS AND NEVER WON A GRAMMY FOR HER AUTO-TUNED MESSES OVER THE YEARS. HER MOVIE CAREER IS A FLOP HAS-BEEN AND PEEPS WHO ATTEND HER CONCERTS ARE DUNCE X-GENS WHO NEVER HEARD REAL SINGING IN THEIR SHORT PATHETIC SOCIAL MEDIA LIVES, JUST SAYIN... #TRUTH!!

647 days ago
17.

kitty    

PLEASE do NOT come back, haven't watched it since Paula left.

647 days ago
18.

kitty    

Duets is AMAZING!!!!

647 days ago
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Gloria Unread    

Gotta love the awful picture TMZ picked for this story! No question about how they feel about her...

647 days ago
20.

jen jen    

I didn't know who she was before Idol, I still don't care. This is either a publicity stunt or she is in desperate need of attention and feeling needed.

647 days ago
21.

Kingsalami    

Why don;t your fat ass just make a cameo appearance ?

647 days ago
22.

Orlando    

The self-promoting format for the new judges is tacky. The only way AI gets new judges is to promise they will heavily promote their new project and they can perform on the show. The show jumped the shark two years ago. It’s a joke that has rarely chosen the most talented winner.

647 days ago
23.

Tee    

Jello was a hasbeen untl AI revived her career. She should b more respectful and give them a definite answer...the money grubbing, no talent thing.

647 days ago
24.

victory    

Don't put yourself out, Jennifer. They're are plenty of talented artist that would love the gig.

647 days ago
25.

laffnbear    

20 mil for one season? I wouldn't buy HER for that kind of money.

647 days ago
26.

STFUP    

This is jus like last year - another ploy to try and up her salary.
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She's not worth it. Let her go & get someone better for cheaper.

647 days ago
27.

Northerngirl41    

Why don't they just find someone else of her caliber and stop chasing her around? I mean she gets paid $20 million dollars for a one year deal and obviously she is holding out for another huge deal. Screw her.

647 days ago
28.

Joan K    

Is that show still on? I think I watched a few shows the first season and lost all interest and haven't watched a show since.

647 days ago
29.

Tanabanana    

Whatever...like anybody really cares!

647 days ago
30.

Orlando    

The self-promoting format for the new judges is tacky. The only way AI gets new judges is to promise they will heavily promote their new projects and they can perform. The show jumped the shark two years ago. It’s a joke that has rarely chosen the most talented winner.

647 days ago
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