Jennifer Lopez was part of the all-star cast that helped lead Ice Age: Continental Drift to the top of the box office over the weekend, and the entertainer is eager to focus even more attention on her once white-hot movie career.
“I do miss doing films. I feel like the last two years with American Idol, I’ve really, really focused on, you know, my music. … It was all kind of very synergistic, it worked really well together,” said Lopez, whose movie hits include Maid in Manhattan and Selena, and who was in What to Expect When You’re Expecting earlier this year. “But (film) is something that I really loved, it’s how I kind of started in this business, and it doesn’t leave you. I am an actress, I need to do that, too.”
She’ll certainly have more time now that she’s not going to be a judge on American Idol. She announced last Friday that she will not be coming back to the Fox talent competition, following in the footsteps of fellow judge Steven Tyler, who announced a day earlier that he would leave the show to devote more time to his band, Aerosmith. READ FULL STORY