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Russ Says: It Would Be In Jennifer Lopez's Best Interests To Return To 'American Idol' — Here's Why!

Mon, July 11, 2011 6:52pm EDT by Russ Weakland Add first Comment

After an amazingly successful season of ‘American Idol,’ fans have been clamoring for all three judges to return to the show, with Jennifer Lopez being the only one on the fence — but the show rejuvenated her career and she owes it to them to return!

The multi-talented mogul better known as J. Lo or her maiden name, Jennifer Lopez, has revitalized her entire career thanks to the hit Fox show, American Idol — but instead of instantly returning next season like fellow judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, she has reportedly held out for a few more dollars. Apparently $12 million dollars for one season of work wasn’t enough!

Not only did her popularity on the show help her become the 2011 People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the world, but she had a monster hit song, “On The Floor,” along with a successful new album. Plus, she even managed to make her husband, Marc Anthony, relevant again too!

E! News’ Marc Malkin has reported the chances of Jennifer’s return are almost a guarantee and mentioned an announcement will be made any day now. But why make it a big deal and a “surprise?”

Well, that has been the Idol mold for years — they love to stretch out the announcements on judges to the very last minute, so people (like me) talk about the show ad naseum. It’s a clever tactic, and has worked for a decade…why stop now?

But back to the topic at hand — Jennifer, here are a few more reasons to return to American Idol:

1. Before this latest career resurgence, many wrote Jennifer’s film career off. As famed movie critic Richard Roeper mentioned in a review to one of her recent films, The Back-Up Plan, “Why even bother?” But thanks to Idol, now people want to bother with Jennifer, and her next film could easily be a critical and box office hit!

2. Do you really think she would be named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman without Idol?

3. Who wouldn’t want atleast $12 million dollars to work a few hours a week listening to hit songs performed in front of millions of people.

4. The #1 star on the #1 show. It speaks for itself. Why lose that power?

So HollywoodLifers, do YOU think it will be a good thing or a bad thing for Jennifer Lopez to return to American Idol? Sound off below!

Russ Weakland