It might have been because the ratings for this season haven’t been so good but according to sources connected to American Idol the producers were trying to find a way to FIRE Mariah and replace her in the middle of the season with Jennifer Lopez! Now I don’t like when anyone gets fired but lets be honest if that happened it would have been AMAZINGGGG to watch!! I really do miss J-Lo though! Well apparently when Mariah caught wind of this plan her people threatened legal action against the show if she got fired so the show decided to back off! Now when asked about the story Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told The Hollywood Reporter, “I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season.” – mmmhmmmm sounds like a nice little cover!