Jennifer Lopez Out as Idol Judge?

UPDATE:, the gossip site that broke the story first, claims that Jennifer is still very much in the running for Idol judge.

Gossip Cop has learned from our rock-solid insider that “negotiations are still going with Jennifer, ” and that today’s reports of the star’s demands thwarting a deal “are wildly exaggerated.”

Of course, anything can happen until a deal is officially signed.

But as of now, Lopez is absolutely still in the running, despite rumors.

Read more at Gossip Cop

According to a source People magazine reports that,   Jennifer Lopez is out as Idol Judge:

Jennifer Lopez is out as a judge on American Idol, according to a source close to the situation.

The singer-actress had been in talks to become a judge on the show this season but the deal fell apart.

“Her demands got out of hand, ” says the source. “Fox had just had enough.”

If this is true, the producers better have a backup!  Those judges auditions begin in September!

Maybe TPTB could give Mariah Carey a call. Heh.  Or maybe Jessica Simpson could be reconsidered? (Although she recently said Idol didn’t call her…)

If JLo is really out, who should take her place? You peeps got any ideas?

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