Jennifer Lopez Has Not Signed Her Idol Contract Yet

According to Jacob Wieselman of the Insider, who tweeted from the SYTYCD final tonight, “Jennifer Lopez is NOT officially signed on for #Idol season 11 according to Nigel Lythgoe. “The contract has not been signed,” he tells me.”

Nigel announced on the Ryan Seacrest radio show on Wednesday that all three judges, including Jennifer Lopez, would be returning to American Idol.

Deadline reported earlier today that Jennifer’s deal is still being finalized. I hope Nigel didn’t jump the gun on announcing Jennifer’s comeback, because if there’s a snag that turns into a showstopper…things could get embarrassing.

Reportedly, the issues that were left to iron out had to do with scheduling, which shouldn’t be a big deal, right?  In any case, don’t wait around your computer tomorrow for that press release (as I’m sure you were all planning! Heh).  We probably won’t get the official word until next week now, I suspect.

  • Truthiness

    Please. I should be so lucky, that JLo would be stupid enough to walk away from the thing that revived her justifiably stalled musical career.

  • larc

    JLo won’t walk away. She’s not as stupid as the ones who are paying her so much.

  • Kylee

    JLo won’t walk away. She’s not as stupid as the ones who are paying her so much.

    Didn’t Simon make more?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Idol has revived JLo career. She’ll be back.

  • chessguy99

    They probably have a verbal agreement, and JLo’s management is just putting out “she’s not signed” to keep her name in the entertainment news. If Nigel didn’t have a verbal from JLo, he wouldn’t be saying she’ll be back. I expect she’ll ink the deal right before she flies in for the first audition taping.

  • Pam

    Please. I should be so lucky, that JLo would be stupid enough to walk away from the thing that revived her justifiably stalled musical career.

    THIS. Heh I would be a happy clam if she decided not to come back but if not for this show, she wouldn’t be where she is right now with her career so yeah, she would be an idiot to walk away now.

  • mada23

    I hope they change their plans about giving her 20mil before she decides to sign. There’s still time to make the right move!

  • joeschmoe319

    Color me f***ing amazed! What a waste for Nigel to announce that J.Low is coming back for another season yet she hasn’t even signed s**t!

    I hope they change their plans about giving her 20mil before she decides to sign. There’s still time to make the right move!

    THIS! I hope it’ll be “Sorry b*tch, but we decided to get new judges. You know? The ones who are actually relevant, talented and have balls to tell the truth. Go take that other irrelevant, insufferable fat oaf and that useless, lazy dips**t whit you! Oh, and don’t let that door hit your big butt on the way out!”