Jennifer Lopez Returning To American Idol

Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend reveals in a new interview that J.Lo will be returning to American Idol as a judge for the upcoming season of the Fox reality competition show.

Casper Smart was being interviewed by E! News about his new television show "A Step Away" and was asked if Lopez was returning to Idol and he replied, "Yes."

The network and producers have yet to announce who will be taking the judges seats for the upcoming season following last season's drop in ratings with judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who have both confirmed their exit from the show along with longtime judge Randy Jackson.

Country singer Keith Urban is the only judge that has confirmed that he is returning to the show for the new season and there is wild speculation about who will fill the other seats.

E! spoke with an anonymous insider that said that the deal with Lopez has not yet been closed. However, they also report that Fox Network President Kevin Reilly revealed at the Television Critics Association press tour that Lopez has been approached to return to the show. Read the E! report for more details.

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