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IT'S FINALLY DONE! J. Lo Will Be a New Judge on 'Idol' — for $12 Million a Year!

Tue, September 14, 2010 4:45pm EDT by Chloe Melas 3 Comments

Maybe this is why it took so long to close this deal — turns out she had ridiculous demands, including a $15 million-a-year payday!

Jennifer Lopez, 41, claims to not be a diva, but she definitely has diva demands! Our sister site is reporting that Jennifer was holding out for more than the initial $12 million offer to be a judge on American Idol. Reports are stating that the singer demanded that Fox give her a “guaranteed go” film along with a $15 million paycheck.

But in case you’re wondering why it’s taking so many weeks for an official announcement, here’s another doozie. J.Lo wanted American Idol to delay releasing the names of the official judging panel so it could coincide with the release of her first single in mid-September — are you kidding?!

Either way, we think J.Lo will make an amazing judge, along with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler — but when will we hear about that?

— Chloe Melas