Friday, July 13, 2012

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez talks about her American Idol plans

Now that Steven Tyler has announced his departure from American Idol, all eyes are turning to Jennifer Lopez to see what the pop star’s future holds with the reality series.

On Thursday, Lopez appeared on NBC’s Today show to promote her voice work in the new animated film, “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” which opens Friday across North America.

In addition to the film, NBC host Natalie Morales asked J. Lo what her plans are in terms of coming back for a third season of Idol.

"It's been on my mind a lot, as you can imagine," said Lopez. "You know, I signed on to American Idol to do one year, and … I wound up doing the two years. And now it's like, 'OK, do we continue on this journey?' I've loved it so much. I enjoy the show so much. I enjoy just the whole process of the show and the whole thing. So it's a tough decision either way. But I have to say that there are so many other things that I do, and that I put on hold for that. At the end of the day, whichever way, it's a heartbreaking decision if I'm going to have to go."

"I know everybody wants that definite 'yes' or 'no,' and ... all I can let you in on is my own thought process with it, because that's where I truly am,"
added Jennifer. "And the truth is, I love everybody. I love all the guys on the show. I love the family that's there. Like I said, I've just enjoyed it so much. But I am thinking that maybe it's time for me to go and do other things that I really love to do."

Lopez joins Enrique Iglesias and Wisin Y Yandel for a summer North American tour, which will hit nearly 20 cities starting this Saturday in Montreal.

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