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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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31.

Christian    

lol she makes it sound like she was there forever....its been an amazing run....you were there for 2 seasons, get over it

646 days ago
32.

nof    

Next year singing Henny Youngman-types will be allowed -


Also jugglers.


They're also gonna change the set around.

646 days ago
33.

Kari    

Time to let the show go! Please.

646 days ago
34.

Premium234    

J Lo was a joke! good bye!

The show needs Charles Barkley!

646 days ago
35.

nof    

Producers have asked Ryan Seacrest to dye his hair either red or jet black -


For next years' show.


Also bring an English accent - wear more turtlenecks.


A Vegas card-girl is gonna walk across the set.


Indicating which contestant is up:


"Next up - contestant number nine, number nine, number nine."

646 days ago
36.

Joey    

THAT IS GRETA NEWS ABOUT LOPEZ. NOW WE DON'T HAVE TO SEE HER BIG FAT BUTT PIMPING HER "NEW ALBUM" WHICH WILL BE ANOTHER DISASTER. "ON TO OTHER THINGS" REALLY?

646 days ago
37.

nof    

Canned laughter is also tap for next year.


And dog tricks.


The new co-host is a Lassie-type.


Has a little Shepherd in her.


Barks when someone good's on.


Otherwise looks around bored -

646 days ago
38.

Susan    

Say Good Night American Idol.

646 days ago
39.

Amber    

Thank goodness!!! I don't watch the show, but maybe she will fade away again!!!! There is just something about this woman that irritate's the Heck out of me!!!!!

646 days ago
40.

Billy    

American Idol is over....Nobody is going to want to be a judge on a sinking boat.

646 days ago
41.

DaveT    

I liked the old Idol when Simon would speak his mind then him and Paula would go back and forth when she disagreed, and Randy would say..."aw c'mon dawg, you know, we don't all agree all the time dawg, but, you know, that's what's great about the show, we give different opinions."
Hasn't been the same since the original judge trio changed.

646 days ago
42.

nof    

I wouldn't say stick-a-fork-in-the-show.


Unless, of course ...


It's a really sharp fork.

646 days ago
43.

chucklehead    

who cares!

646 days ago
44.

nof    

Naked judging is a thought...


Also naked contestants.


Then everyone coming into the studio -


Has to drop cloth.

646 days ago
45.

Steve    

Sign in here :-
)

646 days ago
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