TMZ reports today that sources very high up in the American Idol publicity chain claim that someone wants to hurt Jennifer Lopez with ugly rumors and slanderous accusations.
Jennifer Lopez is slated to become the third judge on American Idol ‘s new revamped season but somebody doesn’t want that to happen.
Could it be Paula Abdul who wants to return to the show? No, just kidding. Nobody is accusing the loopy but adorable Paula.
TMZ is claiming that they were told by this secret high level someone that a rival TV show such as ” Dancing With The Stars” is behind ugly rumors that J-Lo is being a diva and making unreasonable demands for pay and compensation.
Such as a padded diamond studded seat and a 25 million dollar movie deal?
American Idol knows that signing Jennifer Lopez would pro bally crush that dancing show on the other network and they feel the other network will do anything to kill the deal with Jennifer Lopez using psychological warfare.
If you remember American Idol was almost dead in the water after a lackluster season where ratings for ” Dancing With the Stars” went through the roof.
It seems plausible that Dancing With the Stars was hoping American Idol would throw in the towel and let them win the ratings sweep.
This year DWTS has a very boring line up of stars and they will surely lose the ratings sweeps, with or without the glorious JLO gracing us with her presence.
But Jennifer Lopez has herself lost a bit of her luster in recent years with a record label that dropped her for poor sales and movies that flopped.
J-Lo may need this deal if she wants to keep her star from fading into the sunset so come what may she is signing on that dotted line and sitting in that rhinestone padded chair this season.
The back-up plan of Shania Twain– who incidentally looks like JLO’s twin these days–will have to wait.
Can’t wait for sweeps season!