Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Jennifer Lopez Waves While Denzel Washington Announces Her as a National Spokesperson for The Boys and Girls Club Of America on November 30, 2010

Along with the cast of Jersey Shore, Justin Bieber, and Sarah Palin, Jennifer Lopez recently joined Barbara Walters for the ABC Special, 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010. From motherhood to her humble South Bronx beginnings, Lopez dished with Babs about a variety of topics. Of course, our favorite parts were all about American Idol!

When Walters asked her to address rumors of diva-dom during contract negotiations, Lopez called such perceptions "ridiculous," saying, "I'm not a pussycat, but I am a good girl… I just go to work and act very professional, and I always have."

Lopez chatted about the process by which she became an Idol judge. "When they first offered it to me, I said 'no.' But then I thought… I would get to be home with the babies. And we'd get to have a little bit of a normal life for seven months. That could be fun!" Of course, we remember the "No, I won't/Yes, I will" drama surrounding Lopez's signing on to the show, and it's nice to hear her characterize the episode in terms of a family decision. But something doesn't quite jive between this story and the part where she denies being difficult.

Walters wanted to know if Lopez could be mean during the Idol judging process, and J.Lo was quick to set the record straight. "I can be honest but I don't like being mean," she said. "I don't like when people are mean to me, so I don't want to be mean to anybody." Well put, but that contestant pool isn't going to narrow itself down! A snappier Idol would make for much better television, in our opinion.

We aren't expecting epic Simon-level harshness from Lopez, but a little sass never hurt anyone! Judging from Steven Tyler's general "Sweet Emotion" demeanor, it looks like the judging panel may be stacked with more sugar than spice this upcoming season. We just hope Randy isn't the only one dawgin' on the contestants..

Source: OK!

Credit: Abc.com Photo: Barbara Walters Grills 'Fascinating' Jennifer Lopez About Idol on December 9, 2010