Jennifer Lopez is getting $12 million to serve as an American Idol judge upcoming 10th season. JLo’s deal was set.
Jennifer Lopez’s $12 million contract, which was first reported by Deadline.com, comes two weeks after DioGuardi confirmed she was leaving the show, following in the footsteps of both Simon Cowell and new judge Ellen DeGeneres.
After a long negotiation process, “it ended up working out and they have a good agreement,” the source said.
Jennifer Lopez was hoping for movie and TV development deals to accompany and even larger Idol salary as well as input about her new co-judges, but Fox made no commitments and she settled for a cool $12, according to reports.
She joins longtime Idol judge Randy Jackson and newcomer, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.
Kara DioGuardi recently confirmed she has left the show, along with Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres.
No official word on who may be Lopez’s fellow judges but Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler said he will “probably” be a judge. Shania Twain, Harry Connick Jr., Elton John and Chris Isaak had also been rumored as possibilities.