A few months ago we learned American Idol producers had a very long list of celebrities they pursued before giving the position to Jennifer Lopez. “J.Lo was definitely not the first choice. In fact, she wasn’t even the second or third choice. Once producers realized it was going to be impossible to get an artist who was still selling millions of concert tickets and CDs to join the show, they started to look at celebrities whose careers were basically stuck in neutral.” Then deadline.com reported “it was Jennifer Lopez who initiated the meeting with Idol producer in June. By the end of July, J-Lo accepted the offer to be a new Idol judge.”
The latest scoop: She is furious with Steven Tyler.“This was meant to be Jennifer’s big comeback,” an insider reported back to popeater. “The entire re-branding of the show was built around her, but now it’s all about Steven 24/7. While Jennifer’s the one normally lavished with attention, I’m hearing she’s getting annoyed with all the people asking her about the Aerosmith legend. Snarked my source: “She’s mystified at how this happened and has made it very clear to the producers that the cameras need to spend a little more time adoring Jennifer’s favorite idol — herself!”
Are we really surprised? We are talking about someone who probably fills her house with her own pictures. I bet the only movies she has seen in the last two years are The Wedding Planner, Selena, and Gigli. She probably had to be reminded by the priest at her own wedding that she couldn’t take herself. It is all about her all the time. Her kids are the face of Gucci. Not because they are the perfect models to shill overpriced luxury cargo pants and blouses, but because she is trying to rebrand herself as an Earth Mother to the MiniVan Majority of America. Remember when she wanted to protect her kids from the glare of the media? Oh how things change when you are afraid your status is slipping through your fingers.