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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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31.

Celebrities Suck    

If they pick Jlo from the block I believe that she can only judge the contestants on their dancing skills because JLO from the block can not sing yes I repeat myself, SHE CAN NOT SING. Have you people ever heard her sing live? Why not Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Diana Summer? These people are real singer they are natural. They sound good live unlike jlo she sound karaoke live.

1478 days ago
32.

Celebrities Suck    

wtf is up with idol 1st Steven Tyler, now JLO? Steven Tyler is a mess!

It seems as Idol is desperately looking for judges. Just shut the show down because Steven Tyler and JLO aren't people I'd take serious when it comes to judging! Steven Tyler is a total mess and JLO is a home wrecker.

1478 days ago
33.

soulofanangel    

Meaningless info in the big universe.

1478 days ago
34.

Tina    

Are you sure J. Lo wasn't a Fly Girl(In Living Color) before she was in a Janet video? I think she will make a good judge.

1478 days ago
35.

Christine    

I think this is a GREAT move on AI part! I will DEFINITELY watch it now! With Steven Tyler and J.Lo on there it will be a BLAST! They both have amazing energy and contrary to what others seem to think, she DOES have talent. Also, she got her first big break as a Fly Girl on In Living Color...just an FYI.

1478 days ago
36.

jim    

Shania Twain would have been better Judge.

I hope no-one watches big ass J-lo.

1478 days ago
37.

JLS    

Wow, bad move! It appears AI is dead for good. Why take all these has been singers and put them on AI? Catastrophic move.

1478 days ago
38.

bring back recent posts    

Simon couldn't sing or dance, not criteria u dumb idiots, with that said..Jennifers " personality" will irritate the peeps who still watch the show, bad idea!!!!!!

1478 days ago
39.

Dan    

How can AI take advantage of JLo when she'll be sitting on her only (somewhat) redeeming quality

FAIL

1478 days ago
40.

gutsygirl    

Shania's a better singer and a much nicer person. You blew it, AI.

1478 days ago
41.

Leila    

I will watch American Idol with JLo on it and then decide if it's worth continuing to watch. It has changed so much in the last few years and not in a good way. JLo is not the greatest singer, but maybe she has a good ear for spotting talent. We'll see what happens.

1478 days ago
42.

Leila    

I will watch American Idol with JLo and then decide if it's worth watching. It has changed so much in the last few years and not in a good way. JLo is not the greatest singer, but maybe she has a good ear for spotting talent. We'll see what happens.

1478 days ago
43.

Superman    

Worthless show sucks!!!!

1478 days ago
44.

msfaye    

what is up with these people, don't they understand jennifer lopez is only running on gas fumes. she is 15 minutes past her 15 minutes of fame. i still haven't figured out what did she do exactly to get the popularity she has now. well i quit watching idol anyway once paula had to share the stage with kara and i didn't like kara, so i quit watching. so really they can put anybody in there i still won't watch. all the acts are cookie cutter singers anyway. any real talent is always voted off because they are either the wrong look or they are the wrong race. that is why they added that option to keep some of the acts on. bye bye forever idol.

1478 days ago
45.

Quinn    

didn't she get her singing "break" when she was sleeping with Puff Daddy?

1478 days ago
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