LOPEZ LEAVES "IDOL"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oh no, J-Lo don't go. Jennifer Lopez says she's got other things that she needs to do, and told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that's why she's quitting "American Idol." Her announcement came on the heels of Steven Tyler's departure. "American Idol" has been TV's most popular program for nearly a decade, but ratings are slipping with more talent shows on the air. Lopez's "Idol" contract was reportedly worth $12 million, and the stint gave her career a big boost. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez both bailing out of "American Idol," there's plenty of guessing about who's stepping in. Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Mary J. Blige are among the names being tossed around as potential replacements. But, are they too old? Some experts think Fox will turn to younger judges to bring in younger viewers, not celebrities in their 40's.