Dawg pound, meet Jenny from the block.
All official channels, including Lopez's rep, Fox and producer FremantleMedia, are remaining mum at the moment, but Deadline Hollywood has a source saying J.Lo's manager, Benny Medina, put the deal in motion a month ago.
Lopez, who has served as a guest mentor and performed on Idol in the past, would be quite the glamorous—and, we would imagine, costly—addition to the panel. And she might not be the only one...
The addition of Lopez (and possibly Tyler) would likely also spell the end of Kara DioGuardi.
Fox is expected to announce the rebooted Idol lineup during its presentation to the Television Critics Association on Monday.
(Originally published July 29, 2010, at 8:38 p.m. PT)
Think of all the new fodder for our Fashion Spotlight gallery if J.Lo were on American Idol every week!