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Confirmed: Jennifer Lopez Will Return To American Idol!

August 18, 2013 08:26 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

The speculations regarding this year’s American Idol judges continue. Earlier rumors suggested the return of Jennifer Lopez, and now, Casper Smart has let slip that the singer will definitely be back!

Fans everywhere are thrilled to hear that Jennifer Lopez is set to return to the judging panel for another season of American Idol. The diva had long been rumored as a possibility for season thirteen, with the Hollywood Reporter confirming that, as of July, her manager was still working out a deal with the show’s producers. At that time, Ryan Seacrest dodged questions about JLo’s return, but did admit, “I think, based on what I have heard, the audience that watches American Idol is going to be very excited about the panel that we’ve put together for this season thirteen.”

All the signs seem to point to a panel that includes Jennifer Lopez, including, most importantly, confirmation from the singer’s boyfriend, Casper Smart. During an interview with E! Online, Casper let slip that JLo had expressed her intentions to join the season thirteen Idol judging panel. At the time, he thought that FOX had already confirmed JLo’s return. Sorry Casper — it looks like, this time, you were the one to let the cat out of the bag!

Another source tells E! Online that, in light of her kids’ entry into the school system, a return to American Idol makes perfect sense for Jennifer Lopez. The insider adds that the “show’s schedule will allow her to focus on new film and TV projects.”

Would you like to see Jennifer Lopez join Keith Urban on this season’s judging panel? Leave a comment and let us know!

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