Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jennifer Lopez says Steven Tyler influenced decision to leave American Idol

Jennifer Lopez is sharing more details behind her decision to leave American Idol.

A day after Steven Tyler announced his departure from the reality show to return full-time to Aerosmith, J. Lo went public with her exit plans on Friday when she called in to Idol host Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. “I honestly feel like the time has come that I get back to doing the other things that I do,” she said. “We had an amazing run.”

In an ABC-TV interview on Sunday, Lopez spoke further about the situation.

"We had magic," Lopez told ABC News' Amy Robach. "I don't know, with him [Tyler] gone, it might be a different formula."

Jennifer did share some thoughts on some possible new judges for the series.

"I think like Bono or Bon Jovi or Mick Jagger," she said. "You know me, I think big."

On Saturday, Lopez kicked off a North American tour with Enrique Iglesias and Wisin Y Yandel in Montreal.

On July 24, Jennifer will release her first-ever greatest hits package. “Dance Again…the Hits” features a dozen career-spanning hits and two new chart-topping songs: “Goin’ In” (featuring Flo Rida) and “Dance Again” (featuring Pitbull).

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