Jennifer Lopez announced on Ryan Seacrest Show that she had decided not to return to American Idol and concentrate on music career and her kids. But a new report says that they were fired from the show.
Lopez and co-judge Steven Tyler made separate statements on their exits from American Idol last week, claiming it was their decision to quit from the hit reality singing competition. Read the report below.
The Wrap is reporting that Jennifer asked for a $2 million pay raise for a third season of Idol. Jennifer allegedly received $12 million for her first season and $15 million for her second season. This time around, she was hoping for $17 million.
The Wrap’s insider said Fox “surprised her” by not making a counteroffer — leaving Jen no choice but to bounce!
According to the same report, talks with Steven didn’t even get that far! The show, which has been declining fast in the ratings, didn’t pick up Steven’s option for another season!
Randy Jackson, the only judge remaining as of July 15, has finally reacted to the news telling Gossip Cop, “Steven and Jennifer are truly two of the most talented and consummate professionals I’ve worked with. I was friends with them before we hopped on this crazy journey together and I have no doubt our friendships will continue long after. I will love them for life.”
Seacrest also posted the news on his Twitter page, posting: ‘Just confirmed w/ @JLo she’s made up her mind…will leave idol. gonna miss her.’