Jennifer Lopez talked about the American Idol cancellation, her Las Vegas residency, rumors that she is dating Casper Smart again, and more in a freewheeling interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Yes, it was quite a slate of topics and the video, which you can see here, is going viral.
The 45-year-old superstar entertainer is in the news for many reasons. Not least, a memorable performance on the season 14 finale of American Idol which saw her cover Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ along with fellow judges Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban.
The finale was as much bittersweet as triumphant as it is marks the next to last season of American Idol, as Fox has announced that next season will be the final season of a show that has produced many a star from Kelly Clarkson to Carrie Underwood.
Jennifer Lopez said of American Idol, ““It’s not over ’til it’s over.” She went on to say, “After the finale this week and you feel that moment. You remember why you love this show. It just gives opportunity where there is none. And it’s about dreams. And it’s about everything that America is about.”
And, of course, Ellen DeGeneres was formerly a judge for a season on the show and she broached the topic of whether the end really is the end, as she noted, “Well Cher has retired many times too.”
To which Jennifer Lopez said, “That’s right. Rolling Stones have gone on their farewell tour how many times?”
But there’s something else on the horizon for Jennifer Lopez and that would be her newly announced residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. She said of it, “I’ll be doing like 40 shows there next year and for the next couple years.” She went on to say, “I’m like, ‘Should I do magic? Should I disappear? Maybe I’ll do like this and then I’ll have a new outfit on … maybe I’ll fly. Maybe I’ll swim.’ I don’t know.”
And there was yet another topic to address, as least as far as the clamoring celebrity watching public is concerned. Who is Jennifer Lopez dating now? And might it possibly be that her ex-boyfriend, the 27-year-old Casper Smart is no longer a “ex?” It was just a few months ago that she confronted with yet another set of rumors that she’d been dating her costar in ‘The Boy Next Door,’ Ryan Guzman, also 27 years ago, and she denied those rumors, yes, to Ellen DeGeneres.
Well, here we are again, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and it’s more rumors, and the host was quite insistent on getting answers including as to whether or not she had lied about being single.
Finally, Jennifer Lopez admitted, “No, I don’t. First of all, I don’t lie. I say what my truth is. Whatever anybody else wants to perceive about me hanging out with people or other people or different people, it doesn’t matter. I know the truth.”
Asked if she was now “not single,” Lopez said, “I kind of am and I’m kind of not.” She went on to say, “I am not sure about anything.” She later added, “When I have something really to say that’s permanent, or in a way that’s really important that I feel like I have to say something, I’ll say it.”
And so that was that, plenty to keep fueling those Casper Smart dating rumors without confirming them. Watch Jennifer Lopez talking about American Idol and more in the video below!