Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Jenny from the Fox!
Get ready to call her Jenny from the Fox (Broadcasting Company). Or maybe the $12 Million Woman. Jennifer Lopez will be joining the judges’ panel for the 10th season of the network’s ratings giant, American Idol, in a deal worth $12 million, according to an anonymous source who spoke to People.com. (The contract was first reported yesterday by Deadline.com.)
Lopez has been the subject of intense media scrutiny with regard to a coveted spot on a rebooted Idol panel. Her name first surfaced for the gig in late July, before a number of media outlets counted her out of the running due to alleged “diva” demands. A source close to the show set the record straight that “no deals have fallen apart due to unreasonable demands” and that “This may simply be a case of one diva’s rep slinging mud to make another potential candidate look like a diva.” Soon after, Lopez’s name was back in the mix — along with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and original panelist Randy Jackson — as a front-runner for one of the three most coveted chairs in the reality TV universe. The J.Lo.-Tyler-Jackson rumors got a further shot of adrenaline when Fox announced — the Friday night before Labor Day — that judge Kara DioGuardi would not be returning to the show for its 10th season.
So what do you think, does Jenny have the chops to work on this block?