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Jennifer Lopez

Is a Go On 'Idol'

... for One Year

9/14/2010 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has confirmed ... Jennifer Lopez has signed a 1-year deal with "American Idol" for "a little more than $12 million" -- this according to sources connected with the show.

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It's somewhat surprising that the deal is only for one year ... given the nature of the "A.I." franchise.

Nonetheless -- as first reported by Nikki Finke at DeadlineHollywood.com, it is a done deal and Jennifer Lopez is expected to be at the judges' table for auditions next week.

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Pat    

Sounds like Idol is about to jump the shark. Lopez is a bad actor and a worse singer. Just ask Jamie Fox. If you seen one of his old stand up specials he talked about how untalented she is.

1416 days ago
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Anonymous    

I will be watching my babe,my honey,my love,my all-time #1 favorite woman celebrity J.Lo as a judge on American Idol. From George William Gockel.

1416 days ago
123.

Sarah    

People think she's really going to add something to the show? She's only going to help it sink faster. Keep your money execs!!

1416 days ago
124.

whateverpeeps    

Hearing JLo talk for more than 2 minutes is unbearable. How the hell will anyone last an hour? Way to make your own show more unbearable than it was, AI. What were you thinking? Does this chick have some really noisy 5 fans or something?

1416 days ago
125.

Mee    

And the husband she stole from Dayanara (ex Ms Universe)

Who's going to be watching him while she works?
her ex- Sean Diddy?

1416 days ago
126.

mnike    

People are so ridiculous. Seriously try and use those brain cells people, if JLO is such a horrible bitch.. GREAT! That is what the show needs for ENTERTAINMENT purposes.

Also, she is more than over-qualified for the job. She has been successful in every field in the arts. Whether you like her or not she has had #1 albums (over 40MILLION sold), #1 singles (all over the world), #1 movies (highest paid actress 3x), #1 Fragrances, the list as you can see is pretty much endless.

1416 days ago
127.

Linda    

Don't want her.Want look anymore.

1416 days ago
128.

vrw    

No one wanted to be on Idol until they found out what the salaries were. Now everybody wants on. Paula just wanted a little bit of extra money and you pay this bimbo $12 million and she hasn't been a guest on the show. Even Tyler kept saying show me the money. They don't give a rat's azz about the contestants. Only watched 1 show last season and whatever Simon said Kara and Ellen repeated. After Adam Lambert there's no reason to watch. Loved Kris and yes he's the cookie cutter but Adam was the powerhouse. But then again I keep forgetting if you win you don't control your own destiny at least for a year. Also, you know its tanking when they cancelled most of the concert shows last season.

1416 days ago
129.

susy    

jennifer lopez shouldnt be judging anyone its a waste she is there to just put her self back in the spotlight it will be all about her just watch and see

1416 days ago
130.

tlynn    

AI was over when Paula left and surely when Simon bailed!! Now producers are bringing in a poor-ho-rican d-lister with absolutely no talent to do what exactly? The audiences will be overrun by illegals and before you know it people will be calling it "3rd World American Wannabe's" and shown in spanish. WTF man?? Oh well, not a biggie, haven't watched it since Paula left anyways! Now you have talentless has-been's judging? Stick a fork in it already - it was done a long time ago!!!

1416 days ago
131.

Vote NO Meg Whitman    

Never have watched Idol but sure wont start now with a no talent Juanita Lopez being a judge.

1416 days ago
132.

Carol    

IAM WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO BRETT MICHAELS....CAN SOMEONE TELL ME? SO IT'S J.LO, RANDY JACKSON AND WHO ELSE? I THINK THE SHOW SUFFERED THIS SEASON WITHOUT PAULA AND WILL DEFINITELY FALL EVEN LOWER WITHOUT SIMON. YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT THE WINNERS. I THINK CRYSTAL SHOULD HAVE WON OVER THE GUY AND SURELY I THINK ADAM LAMBERT SHOULD HAVE WON OVER THE GUY DOING THE FORD CAR COMMERCIALS WHILE ADAM IS TOURING AND MAKING ALBUMS.

1415 days ago
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anotherstupidtmzpost    

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Jlo all day yo! People have a serious case of jealousy when it comes to this women. She's great and I can't wait to see her shine. WHAT!

1415 days ago
134.

Nancy    

Maybe the Producers need to be replaced. JLo?? Worst decision ever!!

1415 days ago
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anotherstupidtmzpost    

@tlynn: What a slap in the face to the millions of Latino Americans living in this country who are rightful citizens. Whatever hatred you may have for Lopez aside, make no mistake that Jennifer Lopez is just as American as you are. her ethnic background in no way negates her right to pursue whatever career choices she wishes to, and to use as many opportunities as the next white actress. OWNED.

1415 days ago
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