Jennifer Lopez banned her ex-husband, Ojani Noa, to audition on American Idol

The singer seemed to have a nice attitude towards her fans and also from Fox staff even if reports said that her future demands would be huge.

Rumors say that her former husband, Ojani Noa, might be on the show but the singer declared: ‘I was like, “Listen, it’ll be gone tomorrow. Don’t worry about it. I was just looking forward to getting started.”

An American Idol insider told RadarOnline: “Jennifer told Fox to make sure that the screeners at the auditions would not let Ojani anywhere near the auditions.

“Fox made it clear he was not welcome and that he could be arrested if he showed up so he dropped the plan at the last minute.

“It was a shame because all he wanted to do was to showcase his voice and show people that he can really sing too.”

The source added: “Whenever Ojani tries to do something Jennifer just tries to block it any way that she can – nobody really knows what she’s so paranoid about.”

Regarding J. Lo’s diva demands, Nigel Lythoe even joked about it: “We heard that she only likes yellow M&Ms,” he said. “I’m thinking, ‘Who’s going to pick them all out for her?'”

It seems that the singer signed a contract estimated at $12 million and not a $15 million as rumors said.

“I can tell you from the Fox standpoint, the deal was not tough. There were no diva demands. It was a really easy, comfortable deal with both parties.”

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Jennifer Lopez had no diva demands on judging American Idol

The American Idol new judge said: “After as many years as I’ve been in this business, I’m used to that kind of stuff. I’m used to speculation.”

The singer/actress revealed how she tried to calm down the Fox staff after so many negative headlines appeared about her being on the show.

“I was calming the FOX people down. I was like, ‘Listen, it’ll be gone tomorrow. Once they hear who we are and what we’re doing, it’s going to be fine. Don’t worry about it.’ I was just looking forward to getting started.”

It seems that even executive producer Nigel Lythgoe made fun of this situation by saying in a recent interview: “I said to Jennifer today, we heard that she only likes yellow M&Ms,” he said. “I’m thinking, ‘Who’s going to pick them all out for her?’ She said, ‘No, where did that come from?'”

Nevertheless, Mike Darnell, head of alternative programming on FOX revealed some details about the negotiation process they had with Lopez: “I can tell you from the Fox standpoint, the deal was not tough. There were no diva demands. It was a really easy, comfortable deal with both parties.”

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Jennifer Lopez – $12 million American Idol judge

Other reports say the singer failed in negotiating a much more amount of money, meaning $15 million and a movie.

A source said: “She was angling for an overall deal at Fox, including a put picture, to keep the movie career going. But Fox said, ‘No’. In the old days, these were called a ‘vanity deal’ for good reason. They simply don’t exist today. Will Smith doesn’t have put pictures.”

Moreover, as sources tell, the singer seemed to agreed with the sum and signed a contract that stipulates a $12 million annually.

“I think it was just positioning. In the end, she didn’t turn up her nose up at $12 million. I would have been very surprised if she had walked away… She lives very, very well. It comes at a cost.”

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American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi is leaving the show

The singer’s close people revealed how frustrated she felt recently due to speculations about her leaving the show and being replaced by Stephen Tyler or Jennifer Lopez.

Kara has been a judge for two years, and she wanted to make public her opinion about the recent rumors.

“I felt like I won the lottery when I joined ‘American Idol’ two years ago, but I feel like now is the best time to leave ‘Idol,'” she said. “I am very proud to have been associated with ‘American Idol’ – it has truly been an amazing experience. I am grateful to FOX, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, as well as the cast, crew and contestants, for all they have given to me. I look forward to my next challenge, and want to thank everyone who has supported me. All the best to everyone on Season 10!”

On the other hand, singer Jennifer Lopez is in final negotiation to join the show, and Tyler is officially in, informs the sources.

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American Idol apparently hunts without a bait

But none of them have decided or accepted. Just yet. What do they have in common? Steve Tyler’s latest reaction – show me the money!

They negociate, they talk, call each other and they apparently ask too much. But one question rises: Are the execs of American Idol so greedy? Or are the stars expectations – in terms of cash – just too big?

As TMZ found out, Steven Tyler is playing a little bit of hardball with “American Idol” execs – saying they better “lay out the bread” if they want him to come on board.

Less than two weeks ago, the Aerosmith singer said “I’m doing it” when asked if he was gonna be on “Idol.” But yesterday in New York, he seemed to be playing coy when asked whether or not he was going to take the gig.

Another superstar may still end up on the judging panel for season 10 of FOX’s American Idol. Shania Twain has long been at the top of the network’s list, according to a source close to the singer.

“They’ve been after her ever since she was a mentor on the show last season,” the source says. “And they haven’t given up.”

Twain stepped in for the Chicago auditions and “everyone thought she was a great addition to the judges’ table,” a show source said at the time. She also mentored the contestants in April.

Her name came up – along with other celebs, including Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Chris Isaak and Harry Connick Jr. – as a possible permanent judge after Simon Cowell announced his departure last year.

“Shania’s a huge fan of the show and she had a great time as a mentor,” the source says.

Asked whether she’ll join the show, Twain’s rep had no comment.

FOX has no comment except to note that no judges have been confirmed yet for the show.

Jennifer Lopez won’t judge on the American Idol because “Her demands got out of hand”

“Her demands got out of hand,” a source said. “Fox had just had enough.” Sources also said that J. Lo. was not on the top of the list of possibly judges.

“J.Lo was definitely not the first choice,” a source told the PopEater website. “In fact, she wasn’t even the second or third choice. “It became clear that neither Elton nor Barry was ready to stop doing what they did best, writing and performing.

“Plus, they are international legends. They certainly don’t want their legacy to be [as] the guy that replaced Simon Cowell on Idol. On the other side, rumors say that Jessica Simpson was on the point to sign a deal for the show.

“You won’t find many folks that like Jessica’s movies or music, but who doesn’t love watching Jessica on TV,” a source said at the time. “She would be the perfect person to replace the void that Paula Abdul left. Jess is funny, caring and a total ditz. Just what the show needs to make America start caring again.

“[But] Benny dazzled the Idol producers in his pitch of J.Lo, and how the power of his client could put Idol back on top. “This was literally music to Idol’s ears after seeing their show drop over 20 percent in the ratings in just one year.

“All of this has left Jessica heartbroken, she has known for some time that she needs a Benny Medina-type manager to secure her the big opportunities when they come along, but how do you fire your own dad?”

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Jennifer Lopez suicide intentions

Jennifer was twice-divorced and has had several unsuccessful relationships with stars including P. Diddy and Ben Affleck.

“I always made the same mistake: I threw myself passionately into a new relationship because I believed in love, as I still do, despite all the disappointments, pain and depression,” she said.

“There were moments I wished I didn’t have a heart, because it hurt so much. When a love ended, a love I had believed in so hard, I wished I could crawl away like a dying animal.”

But all those hard times are over because the singer has a happy marriage with Marc Anthony and they are the proud parents of Max and Emme twins.

“I have learned not to give up,” she said. “Not to run away being resigned after every contention. In my opinion there is no couple made for each other, two people are just too different.

“To love means to adjust and to accept that my partner is not the ideal man because he doesn’t exist just as his ideal woman doesn’t.”

Will Jennifer Lopez be the new judge of American Idol?

Recently Ellen DeGeneres announced her departure from the show after one season and now Kara DioGuardi is rumored to be out too.

According to site tmz, she had been already fired twice from the show. Recently there were several rumors about the show in which Jennifer Lopez will be joining as a new judge.

According to a source the rumor ‘It’s true. She’s excited about it.’ On the other hand, some rumors say that Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler would replace Simon Cowell judging seat.

Some other singers that were rumored to be judging the show were: Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Simpson. As for an official opinion about this matter, a spokesperson for the Fox network said: ‘We are not commenting on any rumors or speculation.’

The next series of the show returns in January.

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No more concert for Jennifer Lopez in Cyprus

Moreover, the singer was accused of according legitimacy to northern Cyprus, a breakaway state recognized only by Ankara.

“Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse,” a statement on Lopez’s website said. “After a full review of the relevant circumstances in Cyprus, it was the decision of her advisors to withdraw from the appearance.

This was a team decision that reflects our sensitivity to the political realities of the region,” it said.

J. Lo and her family: husband Marc Anthony and their two children booked to stay at the Cratos Premium Hotel, located in a region where thousands of Greek Cypriots were displaced from in 1974. Jenny from the block was booked to perform there on July 24.

“Her fee had been paid and everything was ready, but she felt it was not safe for her to travel. She was led to believe there was a war going on,” said Feza Firat, whose Istanbul-based F&F Agency represents Cratos Hotel.

“Several Greek Cypriot families who had made reservations to attend the concert are just as disappointed,” she added.

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Oscars 2010 Best Dressed

DEMI MOORE

Wore a Atelier Versace tiered blush gown, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, Versace heels and Ferragamo clutch.

SANDRA BULLOCK

She impressed us with a shimmering gold beaded gown with a sexy slit. She finishes off her polished look with sleek hair and bright pink lips.

ZOE SALDANA

She wore a over-the-top Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci ruffled purple gown, along with a clutch and shoes from the brand with Lorraine Schwartz amethyst and diamond jewelry.

KRISTEN STEWART

She was beautiful with an utterly feminine, custom Monique Lhuillier navy trumpet gown, H. Stern diamond bracelet and a fresh updo.

JENNIFER LOPEZ

She wore an Armani Privé pale pink gown with a dramatic train, Ferragamo heels and Cartier diamonds.

PENÉLOPE CRUZ

She wore a red Donna Karan couture duchess satin pleated gown, Chopard jewels and soft updo.

KATE WINSLET

Kate wore an shades of soft champagne bustier-topped YSL dress and $2.5 million Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace.

CAMERON DIAZ

She impressed with her glamour, from the gold-dusted Oscar de la Renta gown to the perfectly curled locks and down to her Cartier jewels.

MILEY CYRUS

Wore a bustier-top Jenny Packham gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a soft bun.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER

Sarah wore a pale yellow Chanel Haute Couture gown with silver embroidery at the neckline, a dramatic retro bun and Fred Leighton jewels.

ANNA KENDRICK

Anna floats in her pale pink draped Elie Saab Haute Couture gown, a crystal Judith Leiber clutch and Kwiat diamonds.

VERA FARMIGA

Vera was amazing in her fan-pleated red Marchesa gown and Fred Leighton jewels.

MARIAH CAREY

Mariah balances sexy and glam in her Valentino Haute Couture midnight-blue gown with a thigh-high slit, H. Stern diamond bracelet and Chopard diamond earrings.

AMANDA SEYFRIED

The Dear John star plays off her pale beauty with a mint green Armani Privé gown encrusted with Swarovski crystals, Brian Atwood sandals and a slick bun.

ELIZABETH BANKS

She wore a sweeping gray Versace gown accessorized with a Ferragamo clutch and a sparkling Fred Leighton diamonds.

RACHEL MCADAMS

She looks like a beautiful lady of spring in her pastel-patterned Elie Saab Haute couture gown and Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.