Jennifer Lopez Is Leaving American Idol, Too

The American Idol exodus continues: Just one day after Steven Tyler announced that he's tipping his fashionable hat and exiting the Fox singing competition, Jennifer Lopez is following suit.

The actress confirmed the rumors that have been spreading about her departure to Idol host Ryan Seacrest, telling Seacrest during his syndicated morning radio show that "The time has come." The time for what, you ask? In her interview she alluded that her kids played a vital part in her decision, along with the desire to get back to "the other things" that she does. But there are so many "other things" to choose from that it's hard to predict what she'll focus on next.

Rumors are already surfacing that suggest Randy Jackson, who's been with the show since its debut, may also walk. The departure would prompt producers to consider an entirely new look for the show, which could make or break its winning ratings streak.

I'm truly going to miss Tyler. J.Lo less so, but hey girl, do your thing. If Randy leaves too and young'uns like Miley Cyrus take over, well, I doubt I'll be alone in ditching the show for good.


Fantasy re-casting time! Name the three people who you'd love to see at the Idol judges' table in the comments.

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I can't think of anyone who is going to be able to fit in Steven Tyler's shoes or J Lo's panties Both made that show. Especially J Lo! She is one hot chick!
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I also will miss Steven Tyler more than J.Lo

I don't really see who else could make me watch the show again...
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My question is: When is American Idol leaving?
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Lou Reed, Bjork and Madonna.
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TO be honest, I have found American Idol to be boring and very stale. Time for it to go.
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Anthony Kiedis and Beyonc Knowles new judges..
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Since Simon Cowell has a hand in both American Idol and The X-Factor, is it possible these exoduses and rumors of exodus from American Idol are part of a plot to improve The X-Factor's ratings, passing the torch, so to speak?
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When ALL the judges on a show like this including the one who was there from the start leave it's time to pull the plug. Of course given that it's on FOX one sure fire way to get rid of it would be to attach Joss Whedon in any sort of way possible.
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How about a re-invention of the show to make it a bit more global: "World Idol with judges: Sade, Rain and Shakira".
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paula abdul, randy and simon

ha, i haven't seen it ever since simon left it...

don't care about it anymore

like The Voice 100X times better
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Its time for the show to end.
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Time for Randy to leave, too.
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disregarding how j-lo or mr tyler judge, they gave the show a new look in terms of contestants. wasnt the same type, over and over again. i'll miss that. they had an great input on what they were looking for. it's a sad week for AI if you ask me.
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adam lambert, kelly clarkson, carrie underwood
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no need to re-cast time to AI to hang up the notes and retire, RIP AMERICAN IDOL
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That's whats up!
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Just end the show already, jeez!!
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I thought they made a good trio, maybe the best so far. Don't think they'll be able so find someone as fun to watch as Steven Tyler.
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Screw recreate just cancel the thing
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Shame Clarkson landed on Duets as she would have made a nice addition. Certainly would bring a nice loop to the show to see one of their own go out, do great and come back to see others off.
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I bet she is kicking herself now.
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I did not watch this most recent season of American Idol, but i have watched seasons 7-10. It is too bad that Steven Tyler is leaving, he was awesome, but i like the fact that she is leaving. I hope Randy stays.
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God, I hope they keep Randy. Really would be nice to keep one judge that hsant been affected by the constant changes.
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I'm from the Czech Republic and we have our own Idol. Needles to say that after I saw season 10 of AI, I have forsaken every other singing show. Sure it has its flaws but trust me, things could be a lot worse. As for judges, how about Kelly Clarkson? She made the most out of winning Idol the first time. I don't know about the rest.
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Good choice. Kelly isn't doing much between albums.
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Kelly's involved with the (horribly boring) Duets show though, but yes Kelly and Carrie have made the most out of their winning.
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good for them, I left when Simon did.
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Nobody, how about replacing it with some good scripted television?
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How about a drama about the behind-the-stage activities of people involved in a singing reality show?
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I don't think Aaron Sorkin can take on another project right now.
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