Press Trust Of India Friday, July 30, 2010 (Los Angeles)
Popstar Jennifer Lopez has joined the list of probable celebrities to be roped in, for judging talent show American Idol.
According to sources the 41-year-old actress has closed a deal to become a permanent judge on season 10 of the show, People magazine reported.
“It’s true and she’s excited about it,” said an insider.Justin Timberlake, Sir Elton John, Chris Isaak and Harry Connick Jr have earlier been rumoured to become the new judges on the show.
The news comes on the same day that Ellen DeGeneres announced she was quitting from her position as Idol’s newest judge.
According to sources, the If You Had My Love hitmaker’s longtime manager, Benny Medina,orchestrated the deal.
If it comes true, she will join judges Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi on the panel as Simon Cowell also announced his departure from the show earlier this year.
Lopez previously served as a guest mentor to the contestants in 2007.