The rumors have been rampant as to will JLo or won’t JLo return to ‘American Idol.” Her boyfriend, Casper Smart let the cat out of the bag when E! News asked him if she was coming back. He said yes, thinking that Fox had already announced it, according to that same E! News on Aug. 16.
"Jennifer has been a close part of the show all along…there have been discussions there," said Kevin Reilly, Fox Network President.
So when will the news be official? Soon, according to host Ryan Seacrest. A few weeks back, Seacrest told E! News that ‘American Idol’ would be announcing a new judging panel “very, very soon.” I guess it’s all in your definition of soon.
Okay. That’s two seats filled out of the four chairs from last season. Who might be taking the other two? Again, we have to hit the Hollywood rumor mill for possible judges.
So who’s been rumored as possible contenders? Some folks think it will be former AIs like Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert. Also mentioned were will.i.am, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and/or Fergie. That’s quite a possible lineup! Unfortunately, we’ll all have to wait on the official announcement.
“American Idol” returns for Season 13 in January 2014 on Fox.