Jennifer Lopez announced today that she will not be returning to American Idol just a day after Steven Tyler announced his departure from the show.
There is also speculation that Randy Jackson, may not be coming back either, leaving Ryan Seacrest as the only original member on the show since its inception.
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 went on to say, “Something has to give” … adding, “We had an amazing run.”
Yesterday Steven Tyler has issued a statement saying, “After some long … hard … thoughts … I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit.”
The comment is a reference to the movie “Fatal Attraction” … in which an obsessed woman kills her lover’s daughter’s pet rabbit.
Tyler continued, “I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover.”
“A.I.” co-creator and executive producer Simon Fuller released a statement saying, “I completely understand his desire to get back to his life as the singer in America’s greatest-ever rock band. AMERICAN IDOL will miss him!”
Now with Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler gone and Randy Jackson possibly leaving as well, who do you think American Idol producers should choose for the open judging spots?