“The rumour of Jennifer Lopez throwing herself in the ring to take over for Paula Abdul is completely false," People magazine quoted her representative as saying. The rep added: “Jennifer loves Idol but just as a fan. She just wrapped the feature film The Back-Up Plan, due out January 2010, and will release an album then as well."
Speculations had grown after the 'Waiting for tonight" singer was spotted enjoying dinner with the show"s host Ryan Seacrest at Madeo in Los Angeles. In fact, Ryan had further fuelled the rumours by saying to the paparazzi that 'Jennifer and Paula would be a hell of a combination' on the show. Also, Abdul still hasn"t signed a contract with Idol producers to return for season 8.