With Ellen DeGeneres out, there’s a new report that singer/actress Jennifer Lopez will join the judges panel for the 10th season of American Idol. Deadline reports:
We hear her [Lopez] manager Benny Medina (whom she once fired) orchestrated the meeting with the American Idol producers a month ago, and negotiations have been ongoing ever since. We’ve learned a deal was closed earlier this week under the utmost secrecy.
And what of Simon Cowell’s replacement? Gossip Cop adds that an offer has gone out to Aerosmith front-man Steven Tyler.
There are rumors that Fox is readying a big announcement for their TCA panel on August 2. That announcement is more than likely related to ‘Idol’ casting.