jennifer lopez american idol judge 'American Idol' report: Jennifer Lopez to join judges' panelEllen DeGeneres“American Idol” body is barely cold and now word is leaking that Jennifer Lopez may be replacing her at the judges’ table.

Both Deadline and Gossip Cop are reporting that Jennifer Lopez has been tapped as the new “Idol” judge. Deadline says Lopez’ old manager Benny Medina “orchestrated the meeting with the ‘American Idol’ producers a month ago, and negotiations have been ongoing ever since.”

Gossip Cop is also reporting that an offer has been extended to Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. This comes on the heels of rumors that FOX is readying a big announcement as to the future of the “Idol” judges for their Summer Press Tour panel on Monday, Aug. 2. Could these be the new judges?

Zap2it reached out to FOX for confirmation and they have no comment at this time.

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