Deadline reported earlier this month that Jennifer Lopez had reached an agreement on the major deal points to re-join Fox’s American Idol as a judge on its upcoming 13th season. An announcement was expected from the network, but it may have been Lopez’s boyfriend Casper Smart who unwittingly did the honors. Speaking to E! News this weekend, Smart answered “Yes” when asked if Lopez was heading back to Idol. He apparently thought the network had already officially released the info. Lopez would join returning judge Keith Urban and host Ryan Seacrest. The third Idol judging seat is still open, with will.i.am tipped to take it.
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