Jennifer Lopez Will Get $15 Million For American Idol Return

Monday, August 5, 2013

Jennifer Lopez Honored with the 2,500th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 20, 2013JENNIFER Lopez is returning to American Idol — and she’ll get $15 million to so.

Lopez’s deal with FOX will make her one of the highest paid judges in reality television, RadarOnline reports.

The one-year deal with AI will be worth at least $15 million PLUS bonuses.

Though it’s less than the $20 million Lopez made on her second season at the judge’s panel, the contract will dwarf the $12 million she earned for debut during season 10.

Lopez’s return to the show is expected to be announced in one to two weeks along along with a return to a three-judge panel that will include country music star Keith Urban and an as yet unsigned third member.

Lopez approached FOX as she wanted to be grounded in Los Angeles and have a settled life for herself and her five-year-old twins, Max and Emme, as they prepare to go to kindergarten.

Idol allowed her to do that,” a source said.

“The twins will enter kindergarten in the Fall and stability is important for them ­ and J.Lo ­ at this time. She’s looking for possible schools for the kids in Los Angeles at the moment.

“Plus, if she’s living in L.A. full-time she will be able to focus on her film career and other ventures, including her fashion business.”