Insiders think Jennifer Lopez is holding out for a bigger paycheck before committing to another season of American Idol, according to Pop Eater. Lopez told the BBC that she’s “on the fence” about returning to the show that helped resurrect her stalled music career: “I loved ‘Idol,’ but I have a lot of other things happening, and it’s going to come down to me making a choice of what I want to do for the next year … We’re not really at the breaking point of ‘You have to make a decision right now!’”
This is no skin off Idol‘s nose, apparently. An insider told Pop Eater that Steven Tyler is the show’s golden goose. “Right now the star of ‘American Idol’ is Steven Tyler. Everyone thought after Simon announced he was leaving that [Lopez] would fill the void. How wrong were they? It’s all about Steven, who’s already signed on for season 11.” With Lopez holding out for more money, Idol is already looking at replacements like Shakira and Shania Twain to bring in more viewers.