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Jennifer Lopez will reportedly get $12 million to judge 'American Idol'


By Reality TV World staff, 09/13/2010 

Jennifer Lopez will reportedly be very well compensated for her new American Idol judging position.

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Lopez will receive $12 million to serve as a member of American Idol's tenth-season judging panel, Deadline Hollywood reported Sunday.

The singer and actress had reportedly originally asked for $15 million and an overall deal that would include a big-screen movie and television pilots and threatened to pull out of Idol if Fox and the show's producers didn't meet her demands -- resulting in last month's reports that the negotiations had fallen apart and Fox was moving on to other candidates.

"In the old days, these were called a 'vanity deal' for good reason. They simply don't exist today," a source told Deadline Hollywood.

However Lopez's demands were apparently just negotiating. 

"I think it was just positioning," another Deadline Hollywood source said.  "In the end, she didn't turn up her nose up at $12 million. I would have been very surprised if she had walked away."

Lopez's negotiations -- which had first surfaced in late July a few hours after Fox and Ellen DeGeneres announced she had decided to follow already departing judge Simon Cowell out the door and leave Idol -- also reportedly hit an another snag when additional reports that Steven Tyler will also be joining her on American Idol's new judging panel broke.

"[Lopez's team] was pissed that the Idol producers never discussed ahead of time their decision to offer a judging job to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler," Deadline reported.

Although complete, the formal announcement of Lopez's Idol addition is reportedly being delayed until later this month to coincide with the mid-September release of the new first single from her upcoming new album.

While it has since confirmed Kara DioGuardi is also leaving Idol, Fox has had no comment on reports that Lopez and Tyler will be joining remaining judge Randy Jackson on the show's tenth-season judging panel.

(Photo credit Fox)


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