Will JLo Return to American Idol? Not Likely

Jennifer Lopez in 2012
Jennifer Lopez, Photo: Tom Sorensen

Water Mill’s Jennifer Lopez reportedly had a top-secret meeting with Ryan Seacrest in Beverly Hills to discuss rejoining American Idol, which she left after two seasons to focus on other projects.

Unfortunately, at last Thursday’s amfAR gala in Manhattan, Lopez told E! News “It’s not looking that great because my year is getting booked up.”

There’s no question that JLo is busy. Along with various clothing, fragrance and accessory lines, the pop star has released a new hit record, she’s producing a television show for ABC Family, launching a wireless brand with Verizon and continuing to act in films and perform live. Adding to that, Lopez announced in May that she has taken on the Chief Creative Officer role for NuvoTV, and collaborated on two shows for the network’s 2013-2014 programming lineup.

First, NuvoTV will air a biography special about Lopez‘s life, followed by a reality series about the backup dancers on her world tour.

American Idol returns for lucky Season 13 on Fox in January, but original judge Randy Jackson will not. If Lopez does decide to rejoin the cast, she’ll be doing it without any of her fellow judges from previous seasons.

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