When asked if she’s returning to the judge’s chair on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez has played coy, but sources say that’s she’s close to inking a deal for at least one more season. The rumor is that J. Lo will get close to $20 million if she signs on for more Idol, a pay raise that has fellow judge Steven Tyler itching for more cash, too, even though he’s only halfway through his two-year contract.
A spy tells Page Six: “Steven is halfway through a two-year deal, and his management has asked for more money. They argue he was just as sensational and as popular on the panel as Jennifer. But, on the other side, show bosses argue he’s tied into a deal and has to stick to it. However, it’s hoped they can come to a compromise to keep Steven happy, because the producers love him.”
Hopefully, producers won’t tell Steven to “dream on”.