Jennifer Lopez Makes a $20+ Million Deal to Return to 'American Idol'


Jennifer Lopez will return to American Idol for at least one more season and it won't be cheap for the hit Fox singing competition. The Wrap is reporting that La Lopez has signed on for season two for a cool $20+ million!

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Sources are telling the website that though the deal has been agreed upon, nothing has been signed so it is still not set in stone. Either way, everyone is expecting the Puerto Rican pop star to stick around for season two.

Jennifer Lopez Close to Deal with ‘American Idol’

The new $20 million deal is a pretty sizable raise from her salary of $12 million she received last year. The only wrench in the works at this point seems to be scheduling. Jennifer is going to be super busy over the next 6 months. She is currently filming the romantic comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting (set to hit theaters in May, 2012) and will be shooting a new action film opposite Jason Statham entitled Parker shortly thereafter. This likely means that the AI crew will have to adjust audition dates for the newest season of the reality show.

Prepare yourself for 2012 to be the year of Jennifer Lopez!


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Mariela Rosario,

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