However, an official announcement is expected in early October, before auditions begin for the new season. After a long negotiation process, "it ended up working out and they have a good agreement," Usmagazine.com quoted an insider as saying.
The star's rep had no comment. The insider added that Lopez, 41, was selected as replacement for recently departed judge Kara DioGuardi, who quit the show on her own accord.
Washington, (ANI): Jennifer Lopez has struck a deal to become a judge on American Idol. Lopez, Randy Jackson and fellow newcomer Steven Tyler have signed the final contract.