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Jennifer Lopez loved herself enough to walk away from Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez has given her first post-divorce announcement interview to Vanity Fair, and in it, she made three things clear: She and Marc Anthony both wanted their marriage to work, it’s sad that it didn’t, and she hopes to find love again. “It’s still my biggest dream. I am positive — determined to move forward with my life, bring up my babies, and do the best job I can as a mother, entertainer, and person. I now look forward to new challenges. I feel strong.”

Explaining her decision to separate from Anthony, she says, “It’s not that I didn’t love myself before. Sometimes we don’t realize that we are compromising ourselves. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself — if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now.” READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lopez: Can 'Idol' make her an A-list movie star again?

In Hollywood, the path to success is rarely a straight line. Case in point: Jennifer Lopez. The once-scorching movie star has starred in only one film that played in over 1,000 theaters (last year’s romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan) in the last six years. But this morning comes the news, first reported by Mike Fleming over at Deadline, that Lopez is close to signing onto two big-budget films: The action thriller Parker with Jason Statham, and the ensemble comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

What’s different about her these days? Well, American Idol, of course. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, and... Vin Diesel (!?) among 2012 Walk of Fame inductees

It’s time to rev up those “2012 is the apocalypse” jokes again: Fast Five star Vin Diesel is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, before the likes of, say, Bono, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert Redford. (We’re chalking Diesel’s inclusion up to his awesome break dancing skills… haven’t seen Bono do this, now have we?!)

But Diesel is just one of the stars in the very eclectic pack just chosen by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to be inducted to the Walk of Fame in 2012. Oscar-winner Kate Winslet will get her own star thanks to an impressive acting career, as will other Motion Picture inductees Scarlett Johansson, Malcolm McDowell, Sumner Redstone, and Pixar wiz John Lasseter.

Interestingly enough, Jennifer Aniston will also be given a star for her work in movies, but as any Friends fans might argue, the actress is, and always will be, Rachel Green. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lopez is 'on the fence' about an 'Idol' return. Three reasons she should stay -- and three reasons she should go.

Seems Jennifer Lopez might not stay on American Idol‘s block for an additional season: During an interview with Scott Mills of BBC Radio 1 (embedded below), the singer/actress/dancer/reality show judge/most beautiful woman in the world said her future with the reality juggernaut is not clear-cut:  “I don’t know,” she told Mills. “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very kind of on the fence about it.” According to Lopez, the star has “a lot of other things happening” — including a new reality project, Q’Viva — and “it’s going to come down to making a choice.”

Well, I’ll admit: I’m on the fence too, Jennifer. Though I enjoyed the singer’s antics throughout the course of the season, the last year has proven that Idol can revolve its panel of judges successfully. So let’s help Lopez out: Here are three reasons why she should stay on Idol, and three reasons why she should exit the Idoldome: READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lopez launches new reality series. Should she return to 'Idol' next season?

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It’s only been one season, but, honestly, now that Jennifer Lopez has proven to be an apt, attentive, and charming judge, I can’t imagine an American Idol without her. (As Steven Tyler would say, she’s simply “beautiful” on the reality series.) So I can’t help but feel a bit nervous hearing about her new Idol-esque reality show with husband Marc Antony, in which the pair search Latin America for the best undiscovered singing talent. (EW exclusively broke news of the series, tentatively titled Que Viva.) Since The Most Beautiful Woman in the World is signed on for only one season of Idol, does this mean she could part ways with the Fox hit? Not necessarily: As EW’s James Hibberd reports, it’s likely that Lopez could pull double duty, since Idol hasn’t kept other judges from pursuing their own passion projects. (See: Randy Jackson and America’s Best Dance Crew.) Still, it begs the question: Should J.Lo return to Idol next season? READ FULL STORY

'American Idol': The disastrous booting of Pia Toscano reveals why critics, yes, DO matter

Anyone who’s a critic these days has to contend with a steady anti-mainstream-media drumbeat, one that sounds something like this: Critics don’t matter! They’re out of the touch with The People! They’re snobby hacks whose opinions carry no more validity than anyone else’s! (Memo to haters: Have I left out any of your complaints?) If you accused me of being defensive on this issue, you would probably be right. It’s how I make my living, so of course I’m bound to get a little touchy about it. Yet I also think that I’m capable of setting my personal bias aside to talk about why critics, at their best, really do matter. And offhand, I can think of no better illustration of why they matter than what happened on American Idol last week, when the golden-throated songstress Pia Toscano got booted off before her time. The audience voted, presumably with their hearts, but where were the judges, the tastemakers — the critics! — when we needed them? READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lopez named 'People' magazine's Most Beautiful Person

What a difference a year makes: In 2010, Jennifer Lopez was making headlines for the critically reviled catsuit she wore while celebrating New Year’s, just months after she fell onstage at the American Music Awards while singing “Louboutins.” But now, thanks to her judging stint on American Idol, Lopez has reinvented herself as a media and audience darling after proving to be kind, attentive, and, yes, extremely shiny (The sequins! The eyeshadow!) on the Fox reality TV show. So, in turn, People has named the multi-hyphenate 2011′s Most Beautiful Person.

In the issue — which also includes celebrities like Mila Kunis, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lawrence, and The Office stars Mindy Kaling and Ellie Kemper — Lopez talks about how she survives life in front of unforgiving HD cameras. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lopez's 'American Idol' breakdown: Was that some great TV or what?

Jennifer-Lopez-cryingImage Credit: FoxFor nigh on many seasons now, fans of American Idol have grown accustomed to watching the wannabe superstars who flood into Hollywood each season dissolve into puddles of tears and heartache amid the pressure (and sleep deprivation) of the competition, the devastation of getting cut, and even the elation of making it on to the next round. Year after year, it always makes for a fizzy cocktail of empathy and melodrama, spiked with a shot of schadenfreude — in other words, it’s usually darn good television.

But watching Jennifer Lopez crumple into the ugly cry in the face of (SPOILER ALERT!) letting contestant Chris Medina go? READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' poll: Did you like the new 'Idol'?

american-idol-njImage Credit: Michael Becker/FoxWe knew the faces were going to be different and the show would have a different vibe, but there was no way of knowing whether the changes worked until the lights came on for last night’s American Idol. Could Steven and J.Lo fill the void left by Simon’s departure? Does J.Lo have the mean-girl capacity to crush a contestant’s dreams? Can Steven be succinct or will his ramblings require subtitles? And will the inclusion of 15-year-olds turn Idol into glorified tryouts for Glee? So much to take in, but let’s bottom-line it: Did it work? Vote below.

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This Week's Cover: An exclusive 'American Idol' roundtable with Randy, Steven, Jennifer, and Ryan

With Simon Cowell’s ballyhooed exit (to bring his British talent show The X Factor Stateside this fall), Ellen DeGeneres departing after just one season, and Kara DioGuardi’s contract left in the dustbin, American Idol is suddenly in its most uncertain condition since its June 2002 debut. But in EW’s exclusive roundtable interview with host Ryan Seacrest, returning judge Randy Jackson, and new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, Idol‘s new team doesn’t appear to be sweating Life After Simon.

“It’s aged the show down a bit,” deadpans Seacrest of Cowell’s absence, while Jackson laughs. “There are less clouds of smoke. We start earlier. There’s less — what is that English dish he always ordered for lunch? Shepherd’s pie? He loves shephrerd’s pie.”

“No, it’s the blood pudding,” jokes Jackson, before he turns serious. READ FULL STORY

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