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American Idol Judges: Jennifer Lopez Has Diva Demands, Hates Harry Connick, Jr. — Report

posted Mar 11, 2014, 6:48 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 11, 2014, 6:50 AM ]

March 10, 2014 at 05:48PM EDT by Marnie Brodersen


Jennifer Lopez on American Idol 2014

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Rumors of diva-dom (just go with it) continue to plagueAmerican Idol judgeJennifer LopezStarmagazine previously reported there’s been feuding going on between the preternaturally preserved J.Lo and man of the hour Harry Connick, Jr.

RumorFix contacted Harry’s people, however, and was told this was much ado about nothing. According to Harsh Harry’s rep, “This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Harry has said repeatedly in every interview he’s done how much he adores Jen and respects her. It’s also evident in what you see firsthand on the show. This is a silly, factually inaccurate, made up story.”

Jennifer’s people are likely eager to quash all these types of stories too, as it was only recently that Rosie Perez penned a tell-all book in which she touched on working with J.Lo during their days on In Living Color. According to the actress and choreographer, Jen dropped her “sweet-girl act” and “went off like some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest.”

Music website Classicalite is back with new claims, which reportedly also stem from Star magazine. The problem supposedly started with diva demands made before Season 13 began. According to the source, Jennifer said she would only come back to the show if she were the only woman on the panel, as she didn’t want to share the spotlight. However, the source claims she obviously hadn’t factored in Harry’s immense popularity.

Jennifer “can’t stand him, and she thinks Harry is one of the most childish grown men she’s ever met,” the source continued. “She thinks he's immature and lame, and she only talks to him if she has to."

The source claims J.Lo’s sweet, TV persona is a complete facade, adding, “J-Lo may be great at masking her feelings on camera, but behind the scenes she is definitely still a diva."

What do you think? Is this a bunch of bunk or a case of “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”? Sound off in the comments!

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