'American Idol' is in turmoil after judge Steven Tyler quit and Jennifer Lopez said that she was unlikely to return for a third season.
The 64-year-old Aerosmith singer said that he had 'strayed too far' from his band and wanted to concentrate on music again.
“After some long... hard... thoughts... I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' before she boils my rabbit,” he said, in reference to the infamous 'bunny boiling' scene in 'Fatal Attraction'.
“I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I'm back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I've got two fists in the air and I'm kicking the door open with my band.”
Jennifer Lopez also expressed her doubts about returning to the next series, saying: “Maybe it's time for me to go. It's been on my mind a lot, as you can imagine, and now it's like, 'Do we continue on this journey?'”
“I've loved it so much. I enjoy the show so much... It's a tough decision either way.”
There are rumours that remaining judge Randy Jackson may be axed, with talks said to be going on to sign up Mariah Carey. [Daily Mail]
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