Jennifer Lopez Calls It Quits For American Idol

Posted on: 6:45 pm, July 13, 2012, by , updated on: 05:59pm, July 13, 2012

(CNN) – Jennifer Lopez is calling it quits. The “American Idol” judge says she will not be returning to the Fox singing competition show next year. Lopez confirmed the news on “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest’s radio show today.

The 42-year-old actress/singer said it was a tough decision.

But she said was starting to feel like she had too much on her plate and she wanted to get back to doing the other things she loves.

The news comes just one day after fellow “Idol” judge Steven Tyler announced he was leaving the show to focus on his music.