Jennifer Lopez's $12 Million 'American Idol' Deal

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Though Fox execs have denied reports that Jennifer Lopez's diva demands were keeping the pop star/actress from inking a deal to be a judge on American Idol, J.Lo was able to secure no less than 12 million dollars for the new TV gig! She might not be as divalicious as everyone assumes, but she certainly doesn't come cheap.

Source have told Latina.com that La Lopez is set to announce her new job any day now and wanted the buzz to coincide with her the release of her first single with Island Def Jam "Run the World." Lopez—the smart business woman she is—apparently also negotiated a Fox motion picture and TV pilot deal to accompany her $12 million judging gig.

Lopez will be joined by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and longtime Idol judge Randy Jackson. Reportedly, American Idol producers will hold off until early October (right before the premiere of the 10th season) to announce the official roster of new judges.

 

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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