Jennifer Lopez says she’s “on the fence” about returning to American Idol

Jennifer Lopez may or may not return to American Idol next season, although she said she “loved” her time on the show but is “on the fence about it.” She had a $12 million, one-season contract.

In An interview with BBC 1 Radio, which is on YouTube, Jennifer said, “I don’t know. I don’t know. 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. I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it, but I have a lot other things happening, and it’s going to be, come down to making a choice of really what I want to do for the next year. And I just–we’re not really at the breaking point of, like, ‘You have to make a decision right now!’ So I’m not. I’m really enjoying the time of just waiting and seeing,” she said.

Sounds like she’s waiting to see what kind the network and producers’ offer.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.