J-Lo's American Idol Return: "It's Not About The Money"
"I’m doing it because I want to. I love it!” says the singer…
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 20:25
The rumours were finally confirmed this afternoon that former judge Jennifer Lopez would be returning to the American Idol panel for season 13.
Now, the superstar - who previously acted as a judge on seasons 10 and 11 of the hit show - has insisted her return to the franchise is "not about" the money.
Speaking to Idol host Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show today, the On The Floor singer revealed: “It was one of those things …it was so hard for me to leave the first time …[but] to be honest right now is the worst time for me to stop and do Idol!
"I’m doing two movies and I have my album coming out, but I’m doing it because I want to. I love it!”
The 44-year-old star continued: “I know people like to make a big deal about the money, but for me, it’s not about that.”
Lopez joins jazz crooner Harry Connick, Jr. and country singer Keith Urban on the panel, and promises fans can expect plenty of humour from the new line-up.
The trio sat down for dinner recently, and Jennifer said: “it was like a lot of people taking little dives at each other … Harry’s a real joker and he’s really straightforward, but with that New Orleans charm.”
American Idol series 13 started filming today in Boston and is slated to hit screens in January 2014.
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