Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler made separate, official exits from American Idol last week, claiming it was their decision to move on from the hit reality franchise. But a new report suggests salary demands and disinterest got in the way and ultimately got them both dumped from the show!
The Wrap is reporting that Jennifer asked for a $2 million pay raise for a third season of Idol. Jennifer allegedly received $12 million for her first season and $15 million for her second season. This time around, she was hoping for $17 million.
The Wrap’s insider said Fox “surprised her” by not making a counteroffer — leaving Jen no choice but to bounce!
According to the same report, talks with Steven didn’t even get that far! The show, which has been declining fast in the ratings, didn’t pick up Steven’s option for another season!
Randy Jackson, the only judge remaining as of July 15, has finally reacted to the news telling Gossip Cop, “Steven and Jennifer are truly two of the most talented and consummate professionals I’ve worked with. I was friends with them before we hopped on this crazy journey together and I have no doubt our friendships will continue long after. I will love them for life.”
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