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American Idol: Jennifer Lopez Not Joining Judging Panel

August 12, 2010 08:00 AM by Nancy Floyd

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Not surprisingly, there are even more shake-ups happening over at American Idol. The revolving door of judges keeps on turning as old judges leave and new celebrities are rumored to be joining the panel. A source close to singing superstar Jennifer Lopez says she was thisclose to signing a deal, but it fell apart at the last minute. Keep reading for more updates on the American Idol judges for season 10…

Rumors about stars coming and going from American Idol have been circulating for weeks, growing in intensity as new big name celebrities get thrown into the mix. After Ellen DeGeneres announced her own departure from the show, it was reported that Kara DioGuardi has been fired. Since Simon Cowell has already vacated his seat on the judging panel, producers for the show are scurrying to find suitable replacements to join Randy Jackson for season 10.

Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez is among the recent list of celebrities allegedly slated to appear on the show. According to a source, she very nearly closed a deal to appear as a permanent fixture on the judging panel next season, but in the eleventh hour things fell through. According to the insider, J.Lo herself is to blame for the failed contract. “Her demands got out of hand,” says the source. “Fox had just had enough.”

If Jennifer Lopez is out, that still leaves Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler as a potential candidate, as well as some of the producers’ earlier choices like Harry Connick Jr., Chris Isaak, and Bret Michaels.

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