There has been speculation regarding Jenifer Lopez’s return to the popular reality competition show “American Idol”. During a number of interviews following her departure from season 11 Lopez seemed sure about pointing her focus towards her singing career but it was clear the singer was not firm on her decision.
"Returning to “American Idol” makes sense for Jennifer this season," a source tells us, "as the show's schedule will allow her to focus on new film and TV projects" at the same time. "And, of course, her twins are starting school this year and she will have time for her family."
Smart may have been under the impression that FOX had already shared the news about Jennifer Lopez return, but had no comment on the future cast of Idol.
"Jennifer has been a close part of the show all along…there have been discussions there," Fox Network President Kevin Reilly said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour about Lopez’s return for season 13.
E! News has claimed the deal is not closed yet, as Fox has not released a statement.