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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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Ashlyn    

Her face bugs me in this picture. She's trying too hard for the puppy dog look.

741 days ago
242.

mick    

The show was over the minute Adam Lambert did not win

740 days ago
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j duran    

Jennifer always leave the option to return in the event you get too old to do anything else.
Wanting to speak to you for years. Some of the love and life you are leading. Consider all the lust and love and what you are really seeking in life. You need to go to church and get the Lord's intervention on things. So you should plan maybe better programs or tours etc. With some exceptions on your provocative behavior and lusts of these men who hang around you. Now also stop having relations with men who are related and stay away from the married ones. you have responsibilites to a family and children lead them well

740 days ago
244.

bunny    

Why would Randy Jackson quit? He's the only one dedicated to that show. Unlike slutty Lopez and bj mouth Steven. The show sucks, PERIOD.

740 days ago
245.

AV    

No Jlo, we think you got dump, like when Sony Records dump you back in 2010. read link.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2173772/American-Idol-Jennifer-Lopez-Steven-Tyler-dumped-according-new-reports-alleging-J-Lo-wanted-raise.html

740 days ago
246.

MarkatLarge    

She was forced to leave: http://markatlarge.com/the-j-lo-effect-is-over/

740 days ago
247.

Areader    

J Lo will be missed.....she was very good on Idol!

740 days ago
248.

Daniel Asamota    

The only one who could definitely save this show is Daniel Asamota!

740 days ago
249.

Marie Jones    

JLo used American Idol to get back in the eyes of the public. Remember she had just become the mother of twins. Now with the younger man before divorce is final, the millions Idol paid her, all the revealing outfits, she is very popular again! As she said she has to get back to what she does which is an excellent job of using various men to get to where she wants to go in the entertainment field. It is amazing the power of the booty!! Because we all know her so called talent is very limited!

739 days ago
250.

Jennifer    

jennifer lopez shoud not leave!!!!!!!

739 days ago
251.

Dan    

How about Mel Gibson. Talent who needs positive public exposure

739 days ago
252.

TexasDey    

I don't think replacing Tyler and Lopez will do much to improve AI. The voting process needs a revamp as much as anything. I mean lets be real here. Philip Philips is not a strong singer and has a very limited vocal range. Watching him struggle to reach his notes was painful. Yet he won. That's pretty sad. I don't think teenage girls was the producers target audience, yet judging from the conclusion, my guess is they were the only ones voting.

739 days ago
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Lil' Geronimo    

WHO IN HELL'S 1/2 ACRE GIVES A FAT RAT'S ASS?

739 days ago
254.

Brooke    

Why are they all leaving?

737 days ago
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