Jennifer Lopez and American Idol: Where's the New Contract?

With nothing too major holding up final deal, find out when producers will be ready to make announcement for singer's return to judges' table

By Marc Malkin Jul 25, 2011 9:03 PMTags
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Jennifer Lopez had more than her birthday to celebrate this weekend.

I'm told the newly single mother of two is just one detail away from signing her new deal with American Idol...

As I was the first to tell you earlier this month, Lopez has always told Fox and FremantleMedia North America (which produces the show) that she has no plans to leave the judges' table.

"She just has to work one thing out," a source says of the final negotiations. "It's nothing major. An announcement will probably be made within the next week or two weeks at the latest."

Lopez and Fox were hot to get things done sooner, but as we now know the singer-actress was also in the middle of ending her marriage to Marc Anthony.

The eleventh season of Idol kicks off in January.

Reps for Lopez, Fox and Fremantle declined to comment for this story.

However, Fremantle exec Cécile Frot-Coutaz told the Wall Street Journal yesterday, "We're in good shape. No worries. No dark clouds on the horizon."