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American Idol: Did Jennifer Lopez Almost Sign With X-Factor Instead Of Idol?

February 18, 2011 08:30 AM by Lisa Princ

Jennifer Lopez sure is settling in nicely to her new position as judge on American Idol on FOX but with that comes plenty of criticism and gossip. The latest is that Jennifer Lopez almost signed on to be a judge on X-Factor instead of Idol, but is it true? Keep reading for more details!

American Idol‘s Jennifer Lopez has been accused of a lot of things, but most recently it being reported that she apparently was about to sign on with Simon Cowell’s X-Factor and American Idol stepped in. According to The Mirror, a British newspaper, Simon Cowell offered Jennifer Lopez a ridiculously huge offer if she would agree to join his show, but then American Idol stepped in and pulled her back to them with her $10 million judging deal.

The paper quotes an inside source who says “Jennifer was perfectly happy with Idol, for which she earns $10 million, until Cowell lured her away with all sorts of ludicrous promises. Fuller flew in specially to have a quiet word with her in which he pointed out that he wouldn’t be making the Latino project she is so keen on unless she stayed.” Supposedly Simon Cowell is on the lookout for a judge who will make his show click in America and has now approached Jamie Foxx. But did he approach Jennifer Lopez first? We can’t find any confirmation of this aside from what the paper reported. If we get any more on this story, we will be sure to share it!

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