“American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez will definitely be returning the Fox show for a second season.
“I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of ‘American Idol’ is back for the next season,” Lythgoe said Wednesday on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.
Just last week, The Wrap reported that insiders had shared that Lopez would be returning to the show with a substantial raise, though Lythgoe’s announcement Wednesday morning was the official confirmation.
—August 1, 2011—
The Wrap is reporting that Jennifer Lopez has inked a deal to return to ‘American Idol’ as a judge. It is also being reported that the Puerto-Rican beauty is getting a whopper raise from the Fox Network.
Jenny from the Block laid down the Latina law – pay me $20 million or I go adios – and they paid. Lopez made $12 million last season. She is definitely busy from putting the finishing touches on several movie projects while working on her joint venture with ex Marc Anthony - “Q’Viva!” and then of course there’s her singing career.
Insiders are noting that most of the details are done on the J Lo - Fox Network deal it just needs to be signed.