Jennifer Lopez's manager 'negotiates Idol return'
Jennifer Lopez's manager is reportedly negotiating for her to come back to American Idol.
The star sat on the panel of the singing contest for two seasons, leaving last year. Since her departure ratings have plummeted and it's been confirmed judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson are all stepping away from their roles next season.
Jennifer is apparently keen to reclaim her position on the show.
"JLo’s manager, Benny Medina, was in talks with FOX [Broadcasting Company] even before Mariah and Nicki announced their departures last week," a source told RadarOnline.com.
"Benny told FOX that she does indeed want to return. They’re talking. Negotiations are in their infant stages, but they’re underway to get her back to the judges’ table."
Keith Urban was also a judge on the latest series of the show. The country star is yet to confirm whether he will be back, but it's thought he is unlikely to return.
It's known that the network is planning a drastic revamp of the series, which first hit screens in 2002. Many names have been linked to next year's season, with one rumour suggesting previous stars of Idol like Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken could be taking seats on the panel.
Jennifer left with plans to focus on her music career, which she has done. Now her five-year-old twins Max and Emme are getting older, she has apparently realised she needs to provide a stable home life for them.
"Idol allowed her to do that," another insider explained. "The twins will enter kindergarten in the fall and stability is important for them – and JLo – at this time. She’s looking for possible schools for the kids in Los Angeles at the moment.
"Plus, if she’s living in LA full-time she will be able to focus on her film career and other ventures, including her fashion business."
In May, Jennifer said the TV show's door "wasn't closed" to her and she still loved watching it.
© Cover Media