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Jennifer Lopez to quit ‘American Idol’

Cast member Jennifer Lopez poses Los Angeles premiere film 'WhExpect When You're Expecting' Monday May 14 2012 Los Angeles. The

Cast member Jennifer Lopez poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the film "What to Expect When You're Expecting," Monday, May 14, 2012, in Los Angeles. The film is released in theaters on May 18. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

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Updated: May 16, 2012 4:20PM



Jennifer Lopez is expected to say goodbye to “American Idol” after next week’s season finale.

“She’s just too busy,” a source told E! Online. The report — confirmed to the Sun-Times by a Fox network source — said Lopez wants to free up her schedule next year in the hope of spending more time with her kids.

In July, Lopez begins a concert tour with Enrique Iglesias that comes to Chicago’s United Center on Aug. 3/

She is completing her second season as an “Idol” judge. Today Forbes placed her at No. on its list of the world’s most powerful celebrities, citing her $52 million in earnings and her Kohl’s clothing line in addition to “Idol” and her recording career.



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