Rumor: 'American Idol' Replacing Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez

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American Idol may be trying to get rid of Mariah Carey as a judge and replace her with Jennifer Lopez.

Lopez was a judge before Carey took her seat. Many viewers favored her, but they are not expressing the same approval for Carey.

Viewers have said that Carey does not give good enough critiques, as they come off as passive. But they said Lopez gave passionate and exciting ones.

It was rumored that when Carey heard of the replacement plans, she threatened litigation, causing the show to not go forward with it.

FOX then released a statement saying, "This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer perfuming on the finale."

A producer for Idol, Nigel Lythgoe, said he had "not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season."

Sources: Gossip On This