It’s a female money war! J Lo will only return to ‘American Idol’ if her current $12 million salary is boosted above Britney’s, a source tells Hollywoodlife.com exclusively.
Jennifer Lopez is leaving us hanging about whether she’ll return to American Idol next season, but she could return if the show offers her more than the $15 million Britney Spears is getting for joining The X Factor, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively!
“J LO and American Idol are striving for headlines, along with it being ‘strictly business,’ she is also for sure wanting more money than Britney Spears to return,” our source tell us, adding that J Lo is playing hardball because she can with always sign a one year contract.
Nigel Lythgoe, the show’s producer, and J Lo are “in the same boat with negotiations,” and will do everything they can to make it work.
“She is not signed for next year but nothing is better in Nigel’s eyes than people talking about American Idol and who the judges will be all summer. Look what it did with The X Factor!” the insider tells us.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think J Lo will sign on for another season of American Idol after all?
— Reporting by Russ Weakland, written by Kaydi Poirier