'American Idol': Jimmy Iovine hopes Jennifer Lopez stays as a judge - because he doesn't want to be one


Despite the fact that Jimmy Iovine's critiques of each contestant are by far the best part of "American Idol" each week, the Interscope Records chairman tells reporters ahead of the Season 11 finale that he has no plans to join the judging panel permanently -- and he hopes Jennifer Lopez stays despite rumors she's leaving. "You know, no one has asked me and not right now," he says. "I like working with musicians, and I like the creative aspect of what I do on the show. I really enjoy that, that's a lot of fun for me, and [becoming a judge] would change that, so probably not."He'll likely keep his current role as mentor to the contestants, and continue to share his opinion of each performance on the results show each week. Besides, he doesn't want to be a judge anyway."The judges, what they do is so difficult -- to go on the road and...



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