Jennifer Lopez Seals American Idol Deal – For $12 Million
Jenny from the block has moved on over to a new kind of neighborhood – American Idol lane.
[lastfm]Kara DioGuardi[/lastfm] is out — [lastfm]Jennifer Lopez[/lastfm] back in.
A month after JLo’s initial deal with American Idol fell apart — thanks, in part, to demands that had gotten “out of hand,” according to a source — Lopez will after all be joining the judging panel for the show’s upcoming 10th season, sources tell PEOPLE.
Lopez’s $12 million contract, which was first reported by Deadline.com, comes two weeks after DioGuardi confirmed she was leaving the show, following in the footsteps of both [lastfm]Simon Cowell[/lastfm] and new (old) judge Ellen DeGeneres.
Sources say Lopez was hoping for a movie and TV development deal to accompany and even larger Idol salary as well as input about her new co-judges, but Fox made no commitments and she settled for a cool $12.
“She’s very excited,” a source close to Lopez says of the final deal.
Fox has no comment and a rep for Lopez did not return calls for comment.
No official word on who may be Lopez’s fellow judges but [lastfm]Aerosmith[/lastfm]’s [lastfm]Steven Tyler[/lastfm] said he will “probably” be a judge.
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