The latest buzz around the popular but aging "American Idol" is that "Jenny From the Block" has signed on.
That's right. Jennifer Lopez is joining "American Idol." Rolling Stone is reporting that the singer has inked a one-year, $12 million to be a judge on the show. She will be joining Randy Jackson (the only returning judge) and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler as the show goes to a three-judge format for the new season.
J-Lo's newest job hasn't been made official yet, though. Rolling Stone says that, FOX won't make an official announcement regarding judges until October. However, that said, the magazine's site goes on to say that "...Lopez seems to bring stability to panel that's seen many recent changes. Idol's fourth judge, Kara DioGuardi, announced two weeks ago that she was leaving the show after two years. DioGuardi's exit followed that of Ellen DeGeneres, who felt her role wasn't the 'right fit,' and Simon Cowell, Idol's marquee name, who left the show to work on the new American version of Britain's The X Factor."
Could Jennifer Lopez bring needed stability to the show? Will this turn into more than a one-year gig? Will this boost the show's ratings? It seems that only time, and the new season of Idol, will tell.