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‘American Idol’ Confirms Judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson Will Return Next Season

American Idol Judges
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During an appearance on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Wednesday, ‘American Idol’ producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson would be back for season 11 of the show.

“I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of ‘American Idol’ are back for the next season,” he told Seacrest, who happens to be the aforementioned “brilliant host” of ‘Idol.’

Tyler and Jackson had committed to returning earlier this year, but Lopez was a little slower on the draw. She has quite a busy schedule — she’s the mother of three-year-old twins, has a recording career of her own, and is working on developing a Latin-themed talent show. And then there’s her recent split from husband Marc Anthony.

But sometimes money does all the talking.

According to TMZ, J.Lo got a big fat raise — she’ll make $20 million this coming season, a healthy bump from the $12 million she got last year.

‘American Idol’ returns to the airwaves in January.


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