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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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106.

why is she there ?    

JUST SAY NO,
IT WILL DIE A DEATH, THE RATINGS WILL HIT ROCK BOTTOM THIS SEASON,
STICK THAT FORK IN DEEP.
FINISHED .
DONE
DEAD.

1490 days ago
107.

JEmerson    

Well that sucks. I wanted Shania Twain as the new judge.

1490 days ago
108.

C    

she can't sing, she can't act...married to the ugliest skinniest dog on the planet, and they want her on this loser show?

1490 days ago
109.

NimbleBean    

Is it too much to ask that at least one of the AI judges be able to sing?

1490 days ago
110.

Mee    

Latin people hate her because she snubbed them so bad until recently she started licking up to them (is in need)
The rest of the people can't stand her either
NO TALENT

1490 days ago
111.

Onalee    

.... CAN'T STAND THE BITCH !!!!!!!

1490 days ago
112.

tim    

...and American Idol is key re-energizing J-Lo's career, which has been going nowhere.

1490 days ago
113.

thehoch    

I have watched every season....until now. If she is the judge, I WILL NOT WATCH! Seriously....She adds nothing, her personality isn't right for this forum, she jumped the shark just after Jenny from the block.

Done! Put a fork in it....Steven Tyler isn't much better.

Who's getting paid the big bucks to make these decisions. I could do a WAAAAY better job for a quarter of their cost.

Call me, seriously....

1490 days ago
114.

joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Okay ATTENTION all NETWORKS that cancelled some of their shows that were opposite AMERICAN IDOL and drowned because of A.I'S ratings. Please bring back "Old Christine" etc. because I will now have those time periods available again to watch your shows now that Simon is gone. No interest in Idol whatsoever anymore........

1490 days ago
115.

JoJo    

Please no! I love the show, but can't stomach her.

1490 days ago
116.

Bob Smith    

OMG! are you guys that desperate for a judge? You guys are better of hiring William Hung..... people will acutually watch your show......

1490 days ago
117.

EMA444    

How can a person be a judge if they can't sing?!?!? American Idol is already gonna be crap now that Simon is gone.

1490 days ago
118.

MissAnn    

Blah. AI is done for.

1490 days ago
119.

rene    

YEA! I am soooooooo happy JLO will be on American idol

1490 days ago
120.

Rebel    

No way will I watch this show now, I am sorry J-Lo has no right to judge others as she is not that good of a singer herself,,, Simon was the show and with out him no way is it going to last!!!!!!!!!!!

1490 days ago
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