Jennifer Lopez Almost On Board for “American Idol," Keith Urban Returning

Posted Thursday August 1, 2013 2:50 PM GMT

She spent two seasons behind the judge’s table at “American Idol,” and it sounds like Jennifer Lopez will be going for the hat trick.

The “Waiting for Tonight” songstress is “very close to signing a deal with FOX to return to American Idol next season,” according to an insider.

The source continued, “Both FOX and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much.”

Meanwhile, it turns out rumors of J. Lo getting dissed by “The Voice” were completely unfounded. "Jennifer never had discussions with NBC about being a judge. She was approached by NBC about performing but had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts."

And if/when Lopez returns to “Idol,” she’ll have a seat next to Keith Urban, who will reprise his role for the new season. FOX honcho Kevin Reilly announced, "Keith is going to return to the show. The fans really liked him. Keith is a really funny guy."

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