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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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211.

idol fan    

So sad to hear Steven is leaving he will be hard to replace because of his uniqueness.....however Jennifer can be easily replaced by another outstanding performer like her.

768 days ago
212.

CHRYL    

Jennifer and Tyler and Randy all need to leave; they brought the shows rating 300% down; It appears that None of them could think for themselves, or had an opinion that was worthy of a someone in the industry; the public saw how stupid this show was with them on it and people stopped watching it, including me;

They have no idea how to pick talent; and IT APPEARS THAT JENNIFER USED THE SHOW TO PROMOTE HER ASS AND HERSELF AND THIS IS WHAT MADE PEOPLE REALLY SO SICK UNTIL THEY WANTED TO PUKE!!!!!

I AM GLAD THEY ARE ALL GONE AND HOPE AI GET SOMEBODY IN THERE THAT KNOWS TALENT; THE VOICE, THE DUET AND OTHER SHOWS MAKE TALENT ON AI LOOK SICK; THESE PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO PICK TALENT; AND THEY ARE NOT AND ECHO OF EACH OTHER...."YOU ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD", THE "BEST THAT HAS EVER BEEN ON THE AI IN THE HISTORY OF THE SHOW", THESE WERE SOME OF THE DUMBEST, STUPIDEST (IF THERE ARE SUCH WORDS), COMMENTS I HAVE EVER HEARD;

WHO EVER PUT THESE 3 PEOPLE ON THE SHOW NEED TO GET OUT OF SHOW BUSINESS AND NEVER EVER ATTEMPT TO JUDGE ANOTHER SHOW;

THIS WAS BY FAR AI WORST, VERY WORST SEASON EVER AND UNLESS YOU REPLACE ALL THREE JUDGES, YOU NEED TO SHUT THE SHOW DOWN!!!!

768 days ago
213.

Frankenstien    

Remember how washed up she was a couple years ago before she joined American Idol? I wonder what next washed up music "stars" they will prop up in those chairs to resurrect their carreers.

768 days ago
214.

CHRYL    

HOW ABOUT USING THE PUBLIC TO JUDGE THESE SHOWS, PEOPLE THAT HAVE NO CONNECTIONS TO THE SINGERS, OR PEOPLE THAT HAVE NO CONTROL OTHER THAN PICKING THE TALENTED SINGERS....SUCH AS THE "APOLLO THEATER" ; YOU COULD NOT GET PASS THAT CROWD UNLESS YOU HAD TALENT;

STOP USING FAMOUS STARS THAT HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDA - TO PROMOTE THERE CAREER;

INTERVIEWING PEOPLE FROM THE STREETS TO BE JUDGES COULD PROVE TO BE, UNPREDICTABLE; EXCITING; NEW; AND ABOVE ALL THEY MUST NOT BE COACHED BY FOX OR ANYBODY ELSE AS TO WHO THEY SHOULD PICK;

JENNIFER AND TYLER AND RANDY PUSHED THIS SCREAMING KID THROUGHOUT THE COMPETITION AND ALL COULD DO WAS SCREAM, YET THEY WERE TELLING PEOPLE AND TRYING TO STEER PEOPLE IN HIS DIRECTION BASED ON DECISIONS WHICH APPEARED TO MADE BY THEM, WHICH AS WE NOW KNOW APPEARED TO BE SOME OF THE "WORST DECISIONS IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY"

768 days ago
215.

MJB's #1 Fan    

Best news of the day. I don't have to see that talentless whore. She used Puffy, she used AI. She is a slut. She will fizzle out once again -- and hopefully forever. You've made enough money to sustain -- now allow real talent a chance. Close your legs and mouth from allowing anything possible to enter it and go away.

P.S. American Idol, don't think that Mariah Carey or Justin Timberlake can do anything to your ratings but bring them down further.

It's time to say goodbye, AI. You have really killed the show.

768 days ago
216.

Tim    

Jennifer Lopez is an idiot.

Her career was going nowhere when she joined A.I. CD's not selling... Movies tanking. Now she's leaving?

Great career move!

768 days ago
217.

Trooper Tom    

Thank god for that...... don't let the door hit ya big arrsse on the way out

768 days ago
218.

Trooper Tom    

Thank god for that...... don't let the door hit ya big arrsse on the way out

768 days ago
219.

There's a problem here    

I can only hope her overtime on her 15 is going down the tubes. Her nose makes her look like a boxer.

768 days ago
220.

SheisHot    

Good I'm sick of this saggy ass old ho!

768 days ago
221.

TheRodster21    

I would watch if Charlie Sheen joined

768 days ago
222.

Monk Bucket    

I'm thinking Quincy Jones would make a good judge, as would Adam Lambert. I thought when J Lo and Steven signed on, the show became a lot nicer and more encouraging. They need people that will do that, not start drama like Paula Abdul.

768 days ago
223.

CHRYL    

HOW ABOUT USING THE PUBLIC TO JUDGE THESE SHOWS, PEOPLE THAT HAVE NO CONNECTIONS TO THE SINGERS, OR PEOPLE THAT HAVE NO CONTROL OTHER THAN PICKING THE TALENTED SINGERS....SUCH AS THE "APOLLO THEATER" ; YOU COULD NOT GET PASS THAT CROWD UNLESS YOU HAD TALENT;

STOP USING FAMOUS STARS THAT HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDA - TO PROMOTE THERE CAREER;

INTERVIEWING PEOPLE FROM THE STREETS TO BE JUDGES COULD PROVE TO BE, UNPREDICTABLE; EXCITING; NEW; AND ABOVE ALL THEY MUST NOT BE COACHED BY FOX OR ANYBODY ELSE AS TO WHO THEY SHOULD PICK;

JENNIFER AND TYLER AND RANDY PUSHED THIS SCREAMING KID THROUGHOUT THE COMPETITION AND ALL COULD DO WAS SCREAM, YET THEY WERE TELLING PEOPLE AND TRYING TO STEER PEOPLE IN HIS DIRECTION BASED ON DECISIONS WHICH APPEARED TO MADE BY THEM, WHICH AS WE NOW KNOW APPEARED TO BE SOME OF THE "WORST DECISIONS IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY"

768 days ago
224.

Rufess    

Bring her back if not Mariah Carrey would be great.

768 days ago
225.

monique    

!!!gwen stefani!!!

768 days ago
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