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Jennifer Lopez returning to American Idol, Nigel Lythgoe confirms



rsz_tbd-jenniferlopez081111.jpgWell, is Jennifer Lopez officially coming back to American Idol? Like, officially, officially? No? Well, Nigel Lythgoe told Ryan Seacrest she was, so that's good enough for us.

Seacrest was rapping with Lythgoe on his syndicated radio show Wednesday when the subject of J.Lo's contract came up. "Do you want to do the Jennifer announcement here, or are we still waiting?" Seacrest asked Lythgoe, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"I believe we’'re still waiting for the official announcements but I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol, is back for the next season," Lythgoe responded. Fox did not confirm the announcement, but yeah, that sounds like it's going to happen.

What remains to be seen is just how much Jenny from the block managed to squeeze out of the show. Judging panel partner Steven Tyler apparently has a problem with it, however much it is. Maybe Steven can hang out with Jon Cryer while J.Lo and Ashton Kutcher go on a spending spree together.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:53pm]


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