If American Idol producers want Jennifer Lopez to remain as a judge on American Idol in season 11 they will have to pay the superstar $20 million.
Along with her American Idol pay raise, Lopez is also said to be a front runner for a new Latin America talent show being produced by Idol creator Simon Fuller, a show she would judge with husband Marc Anthony.
Lopez is already making $12 million this season, while Mike Walker of National Enquirer says she has requested the extra cash to stay on the show.
Walker says in the tabloids May 2 issue:
“Industry insiders concede diva Lopez drove this season’s skyrocketing ratings and Idol honchos are literally at her mercy. ‘They’ll have to do whatever it takes to keep her happy,’ said my source. ‘Her new contract’s their major priority. They’ll have to come up with megabucks to appease Steven Tyler as well, but he only makes about half of what Jennifer earns.’”
When interviewing on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show last week Lopez said of her future:
“…Here’s what’s the great thing about this moment [is] for me. There’s tons of possibilities, and I’m open to whatever God has in store for me down the line. And whatever it is, I’m going to do my best.”