In the world of celebrities not many can live up to the rank of the high caliber stars. Forbes magazine has declared Jennifer Lopez as the most powerful celebrity on the planet, and her judge act on “American Idol” has a lot do with it. However, reports suggest that J. Lo is leaving “American Idol”.
For J. Lo a lot have changed thanks to her gig with “American Idol”. And Forbes’ list of the most powerful celebrities on the planet confirms it. Last year it was Lady Gaga stealing the No. 1 in Forbes list, but this year it is J. Lo topping the list with some $52 million in revenue, a clothing line, the Fiat ad and a fragrance.
J. Lo had such an amazing year that she outclassed even Oprah Winfrey, who made last year an impressive $165 million. Justin Bieber comes in third position and Rihanna is at No. 4. For Jennifer Lopez, the media coverage and importance judging “American Idol” are without a doubt the underlying factors of her success last year.
However, a report from E! Online suggests that J. Lo is leaving “American Idol”, after season two. Marc Malkin writes on E! Online that although “J. Lo has publicly said she has yet to make a decision about her future on Idol, sources exclusively tell me that she’s planning on calling it quits”.
Apparently, J. Lo has too much on her plate and it’s beginning to feel overwhelming. In June, the singer will begin a tour across the United States with Enrique Iglesias, which will go worldwide in the fall.
Earlier this week, J. Lo talked with the press about her hectic schedule: “It is just like any working mom’s dilemma. It’s tough. It’s a balancing act”. She added: “You put them first and then you have all these other things that you have to do, that you have give your time to as well, and you have to make sure that they’re OK in the process”.
As one source told E!, J. Lo is “just too busy”. But calling it quits with “American Idol” might be a very expensive mistake. If the reports confirm, then J. Lo is going to lose a minimum of $20 million and major media coverage.