Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez has been signed on as a judge for American Idol for another year.
Rumours were rife that Lopez would be returning for a second season of the talent show, but she had yet to sign on the dotted line. Fox TV has reportedly agreed to a deal of $20 million for her second year.
Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed that the 11th series of the show would feature Lopez, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and renowned music producer Randy Jackson on the judging panel.
The announcement was made on Wednesday Idol host Ryan Seacrest’s radio show in LA. Seacrest expressed his delight at the return of the three judges for the next season.
Auditions for the show are scheduled to begin later this month.