Report: Idol Planned to Replace Mariah Carey With Jennifer Lopez
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Idol producers and Fox executives wanted to replace Carey with Lopez in order to “jump-start” the falling ratings. Once a ratings juggernaut, Idol‘s performance show has been averaging around 12 million viewers, the lowest a season has garnered since its debut. But apparently the switcheroo idea led Carey to threaten litigation, so the plan was nixed.
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