Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez may stand to get quite a paycheck if she becomes an "American Idol" judge. Deadline.com reports that she'll be earning 12-million dollars to work on the Fox show. But that's after some compromising on her part. "Jenny From The Block" originally asked for a 15-million-dollar-per-year contract as well as a movie deal with Fox. But the network refused, as did "Idol" production companies Fremantle 19 Entertainment. Lopez took the 12-million dollar deal without the added movie she wanted. But "J. Lo" and her manager, Benny Medina, reportedly had a decent bargaining chip to use in their negotiations. Outgoing "Idol" judge Simon Cowell allegedly asked her to be a judge on his U.S. version of "The X Factor" TV show when it debuts on Fox in 2011.
Lopez may also be the reason behind the timing of the upcoming announcement about who the judges will be on the next season of "American Idol." The announcement is reportedly being delayed until mid-month because she wanted it to coincide with the release of the first single from her new album, "Love?"