Jennifer Lopez to Return to 'American Idol' Judging Panel

After leaving the show, Jennifer Lopez is now reportedly re-joining the 'American Idol' judging panel.

After leaving the show, Jennifer Lopez is now reportedly re-joining the 'American Idol' judging panel.

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Jennifer Lopez is headed back to American Idol!

As the reality show copes with the loss of three of its four judges (Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Randy Jackson), the producers are reportedly bringing J.Lo back to the panel. The "Jenny from the Block" singer will join lone remaining judge Keith Urban, while the third slot remains open. The 2013-4 season will be the thirteenth season of the hit competition show, which is responsible for bringing us talent like Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Jennifer Hudson.

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J.Lo could use the good press right now. The 44-year-old singer and mom of two recently caught a wave of negative publicity when it was revealed that she performed for the dictator of Turkmenistan, who is known for violating human rights in his country. She reportedly made $12 million per season on Idol.

There are still rumors swirling about who will fill the third judges' chair on Idol. Will.i.am is rumored to be the front-runner after a successful stint hosting the British edition of The Voice.

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