"I'm used to it. I'm used to speculation," J. Lo said during a press conference after announcing she’s officially joining the show.
"I wasn't really worried about it. I was just looking forward to getting started."
Jennifer says she even told the Fox execs not to worry about the speculation. "I was calming the Fox people down," she explained. "I was like, 'Listen, it'll be gone tomorrow. Once they hear who we are and what we're doing, it's going to be fine. Don't worry about it.'”
And it seems like executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is supportive of his newest judge. He said, "I said to Jennifer today, we heard that she only likes yellow M&Ms. I'm thinking, 'Who's going to pick them all out for her?' She said, 'No, where did that come from?'"
And don’t expect Lopez to be anything like Simon Cowell. She said, "I don't think I will ever, as an artist, put down another artist."
She says she’s all about “tough love” when it comes to critiquing the contestants. We’ll believe it when we see it! We see her being a softy just like Ellen Degeneres!