Jennifer Hudson may be a new judge on 'American Idol' next season

That's what happens when you sing on your former show.

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That's what happens when you sing on your former show.

Word around the E! News campfire is that American Idol is ready to sign a new judge in the form of Jennifer Hudson. You know, the E! News that swore up and down Beyonce was pregnant again.

Hudson is close to finalizing a deal to repopulate the panel, which is on the chopping block to revitalize the franchise for season 13. Of course, E! already says Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken are in talks for the next spot, but Clarkson has already denied that.

Fox apparently wants to fill up the group with its former stars to prove it's a show that works. "It's Idol alums bringing in the next generation," a source said. Well, we're pretty sure Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks are available.



[Last modified: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:59pm]

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