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Jennifer Lopez

'American Idol' Deal

Imminent

9/2/2010 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer Lopez is in the final stages of negotiations with "American Idol" -- and we're told it's all but a done deal and Jennifer will be the last critical link in the chain.

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Sources connected to the negotiations tell TMZ ... contrary to some news reports ... there has been no drama and no diva demands.  As one source puts it, "It's been typical negotiating."

We're told ... absent a last-minute snag (which is highly unlikely) ... the deal could be inked as early as next week.

"Idol" sources say producers believe Jennifer is the key to re-energizing the show.

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TJ    

"Contrary to some news reports". TMZ, why don't you mention they were YOUR news reports.

1420 days ago
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Lake    

She was always a good dancer. But qualified to judge vocalists? er...no....

1420 days ago
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Disgusted    

Boring !

1420 days ago
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ezze    

paula abdul got her start in a janet jackson music video.

jennifer lopez got her start in a janet jackson music. video.

janet jackson should be the next idol judge.

1420 days ago
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Jen    

If J-Lo is a judge, I will not watch. She has little talent as it is, and big Diva issues. No thanks.

1420 days ago
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sam    

Well, the producers have it wrong. She is not someone I would tune in to watch just because she is on the show. She is too high maintenance with an attitude to match

1420 days ago
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gemini81    

The final nail in the coffin of that ridiculous show. That woman has no right judging anyone's voice, any music she's made has been auto-tuned to DEATH, she has absolutely zero talent.

1420 days ago
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GEL    

Yet another reason for me not to watch this show.

1420 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

Um.. please the girl can't sing... Why do you think she just chimes in to her pre-taped vocals...Auto-Tune can malke anyone sound like they can sing...Her movies bomb, her albums don't sell squat these days, what else was Ass-lo going to do..I don't think this is going to help Idol's ratings... but then again, its a bunch of crap anyways

1420 days ago
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Marilyn    

Ridiculous decision.
She is too full of herself to care about anyone else.

WILL NEVER WATCH BUT THE TRUTH IS I STOPPED WATCHING WHEN KARA
CAME ON.

1420 days ago
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Michael Knight    

She's the last person who would be qualified to judge other people's singing. She's worse than Paula Abdul.

And every time Nigel is talking to the press about changes he keeps stressing that the major change is that the attention should be taken off the judges and focused back on the contestants, yet they hire J-Ho and Steven Tyler??? Way to put the focus back on the contestants.

1420 days ago
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sam    

People in Hollywood live in a bubble. They are sometimes really out of touch with the REAL people. They socialize with their own kind, playing the politic game and this is proof. She is the wrong person and RIP for the show the last nail in the coffin.

1420 days ago
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.:Loki4Ever:.    

This shows a disaster.

1420 days ago
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.:Loki4Ever:.    

NO WAY would I watch this show anymore. I quit watching years ago, and now that Simon is gone...nope, not going to happen. Just cancel this show- most of the "Winners" don't end up successful anyway.

1420 days ago
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hfn    

ah well, it was no real big deal not watching last year so i'm sure i won't mind not watching this year either. i did have an interest in watching steven tyler, but not enough to sit through jlo. i'm sure i'll read about it on here and watch clips of steven on youtube anyways so.............whatevs, it is their show. wonder how many tweens watch jlo?

1420 days ago
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