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Tuesday September 3, 2013

Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. Confirmed as ‘American Idol’ Judges

Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. Confirmed as ‘American Idol’ Judges

Photo: Jennifer Lopez Back on American Idol

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Sheeee’s Back – Jennifer Lopez has been confirmed as a returning judge on the this season of ‘American Idol’ while crooner Harry Connick, Jr will be joining AI for the first time as a judge.

This morning the Fox Network confirmed what many had suspected that Lopez would return for Season 13 after taking a hiatus during the last season.  The 44-year-old Puerto Rican entertainer was a judge during the show’s 10th and 11th seasons.  Lopez and Connick are replacing the feuding duo of Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

Lopez will join new judge Connick, Jr and returning judge Keith Urban.  Randy Jackson is returning but not as a judge but rather as the show’s mentor. 

Filming for Season 13 starts today and will once again be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

Lopez can also be seen on the cover of Cosmopolitan’s October 2013 issue.  In the issue she shares insight on her relationship with the much younger Casper Smart.