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Jon Bon Jovi

I'm NOT the Next American Idol ... Judge

7/19/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jon Bon Jovi's ass will not be sliding into Jennifer Lopez's old seat at the judge's table on the next season of "American Idol" ... this according to sources extremely close to the singer.

Lopez threw Bon Jovi's name into the mix during her farewell media blitz this week ... telling ABC News she'd like to see someone like Jon ... or Mick Jagger or Bono take over her spot.

But one Bon Jovi source, who is definitely in a position to know, tells TMZ ... "With all systems go for a new album and a mega-tour on the horizon, Jon wouldn't be able to give those aspiring singers the guidance they deserve."

The source adds, "Jon wouldn't commit to anything unless he can give 100%. With planning for the next album already underway, he's focused on the band."

The search continues ...

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16.

Flying Blind    

Jon Bon Jovi or Mick Jagger or Bono - Jennifer Lopez.

What name doesn't belong in this sentence?

724 days ago
17.

Zarley    

AI sucks.Who cares about the ****in judges ..They areall greedy POS.

724 days ago
18.

nORRis8    

To name one of 3 rock legends to replace herself...J-Lo...its like Pee Wee Herman not being able to complete a film and seeing if George Clooney was available.

724 days ago
19.

Connie Cave    

I think Gwen Steffani and Justin Timberlake would fill those seats very well!

724 days ago
20.

Flying Blind    

"TummyRockets" has the best idea. DAVID LEE ROTH -come on TMZ, get on the hook to your connections and suggest David. He'd make Howard Stern look like a choir boy.

724 days ago
21.

gamepro    

oh well i just hope what ever they decide to be the judges actually give truthful and dont just agree each contestant (i think i spelled that word wrong) that it was good or your so amazing. we need a simon type judge back on american idol

724 days ago
22.

writenow    

His hair is thinning.

724 days ago
23.

DaveT    

Bring back the Simon and Paula and Randy trio, they had the best chemistry and argued the funnest.

724 days ago
24.

philw    

www.HearTheTruth.imgur.com

724 days ago
25.

philw    

www.HearTheTruth.imgur.com

724 days ago
26.

LCS27    

3 words: put a fork

724 days ago
27.

tomestokes    

LOL !!! I thought that was the Zoolander, Mr. Ben Stiller.

724 days ago
28.

DaveT    

ooooo....she's a little runaway...daddy's girl learned fast...all those things she couldn't say...oooo-ooooo....she's a little ru-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-un-away...

724 days ago
29.

Silverado Mom    

How about Rick Springfield. He could use the money. Or Peter Frampton, Arlo Guthrie, Basia, etc.

724 days ago
30.

Tim    

Good God, does this woman have an exaggerated sense of her own star power.

Jagger or Bono? Seriously?

Jennifer, the difference between them and you is that they still have viable careers outside of AI.

724 days ago
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