It's understandable if they didn't want to re-sign contracts with either of them. They already have an idea of what kind of ratings they would bring, and they are really intent on raising ratings. The new people they sign on could bring the higher ratings.... Or it could backfire.
I thought Everyone knew she was done when she booked out her next 6 months for her world tour.
Why are people surprised.? The clue was when she booked the world tour.
Lopez was paid $12 million for her first season on the singing competition show and $15 million for her second. When negotiations opened for season three, her reps asked for $17 million — but the network “surprised her” by not making a counteroffer.
She was paid 20mil for the sencond season, not only 15mil
This is absolute fake
What are you saying? Jen has been debating for a really long time though, even last season.
Nobody really thought she was going to come back for another season after her first, but she did. This year with the tour and stuff, which she has been talking about during "Idol", we had a strong feeling she wasn't going to return. Therefore, it wasn't all of a sudden.
The people at Fox already knew about her ordeal, not sure about Steven though.
“I’m becoming a little more comfortable in front of the camera. I wasn’t used to it before. I was thrown into a new lifestyle and everything I do is kind of filmed or photographed. I’m a private guy. I like to keep to myself. I’m shy, maybe. It gets kind of tricky for me but, I’m beginning to find the fun in it. I don’t take myself too seriously so if I’m front of the camera, that’s what you’re going to get, me clowning around."(Bruno Mars)
American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe admitted to Ryan Seacrest Monday morning that he is “really upset” about the recent departures of judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, who announced they were leaving TV’s top-rated program late last week.
“I spoke to Jennifer last Friday. She called me just after she spoke to you, and I have to respect both Jennifer and Steven’s decisions,” he said Monday on On Air With Ryan Seacrest. “They’ve got a much bigger career than just sitting judging Idol. They’re both very talented people, and you have to respect their decision to carry on and do what they were doing before Idol. It breaks my heart, because I love them both dearly.”
With Lopez and Tyler now officially out, Lythgoe also admitted that replacing their seats on the judges’ table is going to be “tough.”
“At the end of the day, I think what we’ve seriously got to talk about is just using people for a year,” he said. “Because if we do want these big stars, and we do, you cannot take them away from what they do. That’s depriving the public of a star for a start, but also earning a lot of money.”