“American Idol” producer says Jennifer Lopez coming back

(Reuters) – It is not quite official, but it is pretty close. Singing star Jennifer Lopez will return as a judge on top-rated TV singing contest “American Idol,” the program’s lead producer said on Wednesday.

Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe, in an interview on “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, was asked whether Lopez would return for an 11th season, and he said yes.

“I believe we’re still waiting for the official announcements, but I’m delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of ‘American Idol,’ is back for the next season,” Lythgoe told Seacrest.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez returns to join longtime “Idol” judge Randy Jackson and rocker Steven Tyler, the Aerosmith frontman.
Her decision to rejoin the No. 1-rated U.S. TV show has been the source of much speculation in Hollywood since the singer said earlier this summer that she was undecided.

Indeed, just last week at a meeting of television critics in Los Angeles, top programing executives for the Fox network, which airs “Idol,” were tight-lipped on the subject.

Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly told reporters that he had no headline-making announcements — “maybe like confirm Jennifer Lopez or something. No luck there.”

Showbiz news web site TheWrap.com has reported that Lopez had already closed a deal that would pay her just over $20 million to return for the upcoming season, which will begin in January

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