17 May 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jennifer Lopez couldn't be leaving American Idol at a better time. At a better time. And, no, not because a Mariah Carey is waiting in the wings. More: Jennifer Lopez at the What to Expect When You're Expecting premiere If Lopez exits Idol, as E! News reported Wednesday she will, then Idol has a chance to be Idol again. That would be the show that didn't need a velvet rope around the judges' table. With The X Factor landing Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, the pressure will be on Idol to keep up with the divas. But Idol went there with Lopez and Steven Tyler, and before them, Ellen DeGeneres. The show won in the TV ratings, which is the point, but lost some of its »

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