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Jennifer Lopez

I'm Quitting 'Idol' Too

'The Time Has Come'

7/13/2012 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jennifer Lopez just announced ... she will NOT be returning to "American Idol" next season.

JLo called in to Ryan Seacrest this morning, saying, "I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do."

She said, "Something has to give" ... adding, "We had an amazing run."

Lopez made the announcement a day after Steven Tyler bailed from the show. And there is a strong buzz that Randy Jackson may not be coming back either, leaving Ryan Seacrest the last man standing on the show, which has lost a third of its ratings in the last year.

Obviously, producers now have to make a decision that will make or break the show.
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magentapyramid    

Like rats from a sinking ship........

801 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Carlos Estevez is the only savior for this show!

801 days ago
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Vitaminc    

Put a fork in it!

801 days ago
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scoopie    

She wouldn't have Steven to hang on anymore; no fun.

801 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

AI has had it's good run. Ever since the other networks running their copycat show it's time to throw in the towel. They burnt the spot. Too many mofo's want to be stars. Then cry later when they become exploited.

801 days ago
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Dennis Johnson    

Realllllllllllllllllly.........................who cares.The show has been over 2 years ago.Time to move on.

801 days ago
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toasty    

maybe if they got judges that spoke the turth and didn't play favorites, the show would have better ratings. who wants to see them all telling the contestants you were great when they weren't. they were the worst judges ever! they need someone like Simon. don't be afraid to tell them they suck when they do!

801 days ago
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Ih8Taxes    

Oh yes, I knew the show was absolutely doomed when they mentioned having Kelly Osbourne host it. I'd rather have a root canal than watch that hideous creature.

801 days ago
9.

Truth    

NO 1 CURR!!!!!!!!! GLAD SHE READ THE TMZ COMMENTS YESTERDAY. ADIOS BIATCH! #TRUTH!!

801 days ago
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toasty    

*truth, sorry!

801 days ago
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gamepro    

i think if they replace them with other popular celebrites then it will keep going strong because remember jlo and steven tyler was not the original people who started the show but it kept going on

801 days ago
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JJ    

I think Kate Upton should be a judge. Put it in her contract, that she must wear a sting bikini at all times.

801 days ago
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Gretel    

Idol's 15 minutes was up a few seasons ago. Hopefully Jennifer Lopez's extra 15 will go the same route quickly.

801 days ago
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roll3567    

Imagine having so much money that you can turn down want prob is a staggering offer. It's certainly not an integrity thing. We already know she has none of that.

801 days ago
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PathFinder    

AI strayed away from what it started out to do, which was finding talent. Now the theme of the show is to see what clowns they can put in as judges. Maybe Ryan should put in his KKK bunch (Kris,Kim, Kloe) to boost the show, that way it would be NO talent judging real American talent.

801 days ago
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