Jennifer “j lo” Lopez is returning to American idol for season 13.
Jennifer Lopez is returning to American Idol to judge for season 13. But she won’t be bringing Puffy with her.
Lopez will be joining fellow musician Keith Urban, who has already signed on for another consecutive year.
“I can’t talk too much about it . . . I will confirm one thing is Keith [Urban] is gonna return to the show,” FOX chairman Kevin Reilly announced at the 2013 Summer TCA Press Tour in early August.
It’s been more than a decade since Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jennifer Lopez broke up, but it looks like there’s still some lingering awkwardness between the former loves. A source tells Us Weekly exclusively that Combs, 43, was in contention for the third spot on American Idol’s season 13 judging panel, until his ex-boo signed on to fill the second spot. Puffy felt like it was her or him. Puffy’s camp denies any truth to this rumor. They claim his decision not to do Idol had nothing to do with Lopez or Benny Medina, Puffy’s former manager.
Combs isn’t the only hip hop star who’s had a near-miss with Idol recently. As Us Weekly exclusively revealed earlier, North West’s dad, Kanye West was being considered for the final judging spot, too. Other contenders included Will.i.am and Rodney Jerkins.
What do you think about Lopez’ return? Could you work with an ex? Who do you think will be selected for the fourth chair on Idol?
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