Jennifer Lopez dismisses her 'Idol' days
Former judge says her singing, dancing and acting come first
To best understand how much "American Idol" helped Jennifer Lopez make a career comeback, listen to the song "Louboutins".
The 2009 flop didn't chart on Billboard's Hot 100 and got very little airplay. When Lopez debuted the song at the "American Music Awards," that same year, she fell on her bottom and the mishap, not the tune, was all people talked about. And then the singer, actress and mom became a judge on "American Idol," and her entire professional outlook improved.
Months after Lopez, 43, took the job on the top-rated show, she had a hit song with "On the Floor" (2011) and a clothing line at Kohl's. She also made a reported $35 million in two seasons. She left the show last year. So surely, Lopez credits "American Idol" with her return to the top, right? Wrong.
"I'm not a judge for a living," Lopez said in the February issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I'm a singer. I'm a dancer. I'm a performer. I'm an actress. That's what I'm supposed to be doing. It makes me a better parent, a better person."
Good for her. But J.Lo would have appeared more gracious had she said, "Thanks, 'American Idol.' I couldn't have done it without you." Maybe she needs more time.
"American Idol' Season 12 airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
American Idol needs to thank J Lo for her time spent on the show, she was excellent with the young contestants, warm and encouraging. She was fun, classy and so glamorous.
She has always been an incredible performer, best dancer in the business and a pretty good actress. Her fragrances and clothing have been very successful over the years. She certainly would have survived without Idol!
Tyler was also fun.
This season should be interesting, After one episode I might not be able to tune in again, I find Minaj very rude, classless and too much of a punk to be on Idol.
I enjoy Rap but her personality is strange, some of her acceptance speeches at Awards shows have had violent tones.