Monday, August 5, 2013

Hollywood Life: Jennifer Lopez & A Lock To Be ‘American Idol’ Judges

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Aug 6th 2013, 01:30, by Russ Weakland

The new judging panel for ’American Idol’ is shaping up fantastically, and negotiations for Jennifer & are going so strong that FOX anticipates locking down the two stars for next season’s show very soon, has EXCLUSIVELY learned.

Out with the old and in with the new….ish American Idol panel, which is a mix of past judges and at least one fresh new face. Also, AI bids a not-so-tearful goodbye to Nicki Minaj, who was a major headache for the cast and crew last year. Read on to find out all the dirt on what’s next for the hit show!

Jennifer Lopez Judging ‘American Idol’ Alongside

“Everything you have heard about JLo and the other judges who are being considered is true,” source close to the show tells EXCLUSIVELY.

“She [Jennifer] is looking to sign her deal hopefully by the end of the month,” the source adds. “It’s going through lawyers, and specifics are being hashed out and details are being covered, but its a virtual lock at this point.”

This is so exciting! JLo is a fair but honest judge — plus, her return means more fabulous outfits, hair and makeup!

Now that JLo is confirmed to be back on the show, that leaves one spot open for a new judge to join her and a returning Keith Urban — and that will be former Idol mentor, our source reveals!

“ is putting the finishing touches on his deal as well,” the source says. “They are looking to make a splashy announcement once the fall season of their other shows is released. They are carefully building this next American Idol to be a brand new kick in the a** that the show needs.”

Sounds like we have a lot to look forward to, and will definitely keep the contestants on their toes!

FOX Is Happy That Nicki Minaj Is Leaving ‘American Idol’

Will JLo and be able to save the show, which struggled last year with a less-than-stellar judging group that included the volatile Miss Minaj? Well, it couldn’t be any worse, our source tells us.

“Everyone from the cast and crew is happy that they don’t have to deal with Nicki Minaj. She was a nightmare,” our source reveals.

Although American Idol loves a little drama, apparently Nicki was not what they had in mind. So will this eclectic new group work out? Only time will tell, and our fingers are crossed. Good luck — we’ll be watching!

So HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see join JLo and Keith Urban on next season’s American Idol? Let us know!

– Russ Weakland
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