Lopez’s “American Idol” Finale Appearance Part of a Plan to Bring Her Back Next Season?

Could Jennifer Lopez’s appearance on the American Idol finale be part of a greater plan to get her to return to the judges’ table?

As previously reported, the 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress will perform on the Fox reality singing competition’s season 12 finale on May 16.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez will allegedly perform her new single “Live It Up” from her eighth album. The singer’s album is being released through RedOne’s 2101 label that’s distributed by Capitol Music, which signed her to a big new record deal.

Lopez’s return, according to Deadline.com, is reportedly part of the network’s master plan to bring Lopez back to the show next year after the unsuccessful addition of Mariah Carey this season.

”Fox is chasing her. They want her back. She has not made her mind up about it. She is on the fence,” a source told Deadline.com. “They wanted her to replace Mariah. There was no way she was going to do that. They started talking to her hard about next year. She really liked doing it but big question if she should do it again.”

Lopez to Perform on the “American Idol” Finale

Jennifer Lopez is heading back to the American Idol stage…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress, who will perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, will reportedly return to American Idol for the first time since ending her judging stint last year.

Jennifer Lopez

La Lopez will perform on one night of this season’s two-part finale, according to E!.

Lopez will take the stage in front of current judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson on either May 15 or 16.

J. Lo shared the judges panel with Jackson and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler for two seasons.

While a song hasn’t been confirmed for the performance, Lopez will presumably play “Live It Up,” the first single from her next album, which will be released on May 8.

Like previous hits “On The Floor” and “Dance Again” — both of which were performed on the Idol stage — “Live It Up” was produced by RedOne and features Pitbull.

Shakira Collaborates with Pitbull on “Get It Started”

The wait is over… Shakira’s finally back with a new single… And, this time around she’s getting it started with Pitbull

The 35-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter has collaborated with Mr. Worldwide on “Get It Started,” which has been leaked on the web.

Shakira

The dancetastic track starts off with an introduction by the 31-year-old Cuban-American rap superstar before Shakira belts the song’s catchy chorus.

Produced by RedOne and Afrojack, “Get It Started”—which name-checks several celebrities, including Tom Cruise and boxers Manny Pacquiao and Muhammad Ali–will reportedly appear on Pitbull’s forthcoming studio album, “Global Warming,” which is expected to be released in the U.S. later this year.

Meanwhile,  Shakira will reportedly come out with a new album sometime before the end of 2012.

Pitbull previously appeared on Shakira’s single “Rabiosa,” which was part the superstar’s Latin Grammy-winning album Sale el Sol.

Rubio Releases New English Track “Boys Will Be Boys”

She scored a massive hit with “Don’t Say Goodbye” a decade ago… And, now Paulina Rubio is back with another potential English-language smash.

The 40-year-old Mexican singer—who released her latest album Brava! last fall—released the English single “Boys Will Be Boys” to iTunes this week. And, she’s performing the song live during tonight’s Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.

Paulina Rubio

Produced by RedOne, the electronic-style dance song was released in Europe on March 24 and has already reached the Top 5 on iTunes in Spain.

Following Rubio’s performance on the Billboard Latin Music Awards, the London-filmed video for the song will be released tomorrow on Vevo.com. Here’s a sneak peak:

“Boys Will Be Boys” could be the leading single of either a new English album or the deluxe edition of Brava!, which contains includes the English tracks “All Around The World” and “Heat of the Night.”

Lopez Releases Her Steamy “Dance Again” Video

Talk about some serious sparkle! Jennifer Lopez isn’t afraid to dance again all covered in body paint and glitter…

During Thursday’s American Idol results show, the 42-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and dancer released the music video for her latest single “Dance Again.”

Jennifer Lopez's Dance Again Video

“It’s a good video,” Lopez announced, blushing and giggling, after some . “I can’t wait for you all to see it! Enjoy it, enjoy the song, it’s very close to my heart. It has a great message, and I hope everybody likes it.”

Directed by Paul Hunter, the oh-so-steamy clip features la Lopez looking as hot as ever in everything from a form-fitting black leotard and flowy black wrap-skirt to nothing but her birthday suit, some paint and a whole lot of glitter!

But that’s not all… The gravity-defying video features an appearance by Lopez’s dancer boyfriend Casper Smart, including a sexy dance number between the couple.

“Dance Again” is produced by RedOne and features Pitbull, marking the trio’s second collaboration since “On the Floor.”

“I love being able to collaborate with the producer RedOne again, and working with Pitbull again. We had a great chemistry the last time, and it was like ‘We’re going to have to do something again.’ And this was the perfect song,” Lopez said. “I love the message of the song. That when something bad happens, your life is not over. You have to get up. You’re gonna live. You’re gonna be okay. You’re gonna dance again.”

Pau Pau Reveals Details on Her New Album…

International superstar Paulina Rubio is revealing the latest details about her tenth studio album…

The 40-year-old Mexican singer and actress announced the title of the new album, “Brava!” via Twitter just moments before sharing the name with the press, as well as giving fans a look at the artwork for the album.

Paulina Rubio's photo Ready to start some interviews but I wanted you guys to be the first to see the album cover for BRAVA… My new baby!!
Paulina Rubio on WhoSay

“Ready to start some interviews but I wanted you guys to be the first to see the album cover for BRAVA… My new baby!!” wrote la “Chica Dorada,” who has sold more than 20 million album worldwide.

She later wrote messages to her fans about the significance of the album name to her fans: “Valiant, most excellent, applause after a great presentation of ‘Brava,’” she explained.

The highly anticipated 10-track album, Pau Pau’s first in more than two years, will include seven songs in Spanish and three in English. “Brava!” will include the track “Hoy me toca a mí“, a duet with Taboo of  The Black Eyed Peas.

The first single, “Me Gustas Tanto,” has already started getting some serious radio airplay. Produced by RedOne, the track is available on iTunes. The official music video will premiere on October 14th.

Meanwhile, “Brava!” will be released on November 15.

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