Word is breaking from E! that Jennifer Lopez will not return for a 3rd season as a judge on American Idol.

Lopez has hinted recently with Ellen DeGeneris on her show that she just did not know if she wanted to come back - siting other interests, the commitment that judging on Idol is, and her twins are now 4 and getting bigger (creating a "working mother's dilemma).  About 24 hours later comes this bombshell.

J. Lo is scheduled to be in Atlantic City with Enrique Iglesias on July 29th at Boardwalk Hall.  Lopez is also going to be on the big screen in the upcoming movie What To Expect When You Are Expecting.

FOX has declined to comment on Lopez's future with the show, but according to E!, a source close to the production says that "Fox does not want to let her go.  They love her."

Idol is back on tonight with the Final 3 starting at 8pm.