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Could J-Lo Get $20-Mil for Another Season of 'Idol?

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lopez reportedly has 20 million reasons to return for another season of American Idol. reports J-Lo is returning with a contract from Fox that will pay her, according to one individual, “a smidge over” $20 million.  The report says Lopez earned $12 million in her first year as an Idol judge.

While another insider close to the show denies that a deal is in place, the report quotes two individuals as saying the $20 million deal is done, but the contract has not yet been signed.

 According to one of the individuals, the only item left to be resolved is scheduling. says Lopez will be working on two movies which will require adjusting American Idol audition dates for the upcoming season. further declared it has also confirmed that Lopez will be continuing her talent search show, Q’Viva!.  The series features J-Lo and her now-estranged husband Marc Anthony traveling through Latin America in search of hot vocal talent.

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Appeals Court Kicks Lopez Dispute Out of Public Court System

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- An appeals court in California says a dispute between pop star and American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez and her first husband should be handled through arbitration and not in the public court system.

Lopez and her first husband, Ojani Noa, have been in a court battle for nearly two years over his plans to use eleven hours of home video featuring him and Lopez in a movie.

The 42-year-old singer announced the end of her seven year marriage to third husband Marc Anthony earlier this month.

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Jennifer Lopez to Sign New 'American Idol' Contract This Week?

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lopez's return to American Idol appears to be imminent.

The Hollywood Reporter says Lopez is expected to sign a deal sometime this week that would have her serve as a judge on Idol for her second season.  This isn't much of a surprise, despite Lopez previously hinting in an interview that she wasn't sure if she'd return to the Fox series.

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that both sides were closing in on a deal.

The Hollywood Reporter says Lopez earned $12 million this year for her debut season on American Idol.  The other two judges, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, are already on board for the 2012 season.

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Did Marc Anthony Have a Fling with a Flight Attendant?

PRNewsFoto/Kohl's Department Stores, John Shearer(LOS ANGELES) -- Now that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have called it quits, all of the alleged dirt about their rocky relationship is being revealed.

Us Weekly is reporting that the former couple came close to divorcing two years ago after Anthony had a fling with a flight attendant.

A source told Us that Anthony met the flight attendant on a private plane on which Anthony was a passenger in 2009.

Another insider added, "Jennifer was going to leave him then, but Marc begged her to stay.  They went to marriage counseling and she decided to give it another shot.  He was someone she truly loved."

Ironically, the magazine reports that it was Anthony's "unfounded paranoia" about Lopez and other men that played a major part in their decision to split.

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Did Ben Affleck Help J-Lo End Her Marriage to Marc Anthony?

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lopez famously broke off her engagement with Ben Affleck shortly before she married Marc Anthony. Now it seems she may have turned to her ex-fiance as her marriage to Anthony was crumbling.

Us Weekly reports that Guadalupe Lopez, the singer-actress's mother, sought Affleck's advice on July 12, days after she accompanied her daughter to the BAFTA bash with Prince William and Kate Middleton in Los Angeles.

"Guadalupe reached out to Ben over email. She wanted advice for Jennifer," a source told the magazine. "She always liked and trusted him. [Ben] replied back on email, wished her well and offered what he could."

Three days after that reported email exchange with Affleck, Lopez and Anthony announced they were calling it quits after seven years of marriage.

"This was a very difficult decision," the couple said in a joint statement last Friday. "We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time."

Lopez, 41, wed Anthony, 42, in June 2004, just months after she and Affleck split. Affleck, 38, is now happily married to Jennifer Garner, with whom he has two daughters.

Lopez and Anthony also have two children, three-year-old twins Max and Emme.

This was her third marriage, and the second marriage for Anthony.

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Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Split Was No Surprise, Report Says

PRNewsFoto/Kohl's Department Stores, John Shearer(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's split after seven years of marriage may have been a shock to fans, but People reports it was no surprise to those who knew the stars best.

A source close to Anthony tells the magazine that rumors that he was unfaithful are not true, but the couple "started to see life differently."  The source adds, "Though they love, admire and respect each other very much, they just needed to be apart."

Meanwhile, Us Weekly paints a less rosy picture.  The magazine claims Lopez was motivated to move on by Anthony's controlling nature -- and possibly by her former boyfriend, Ben Affleck.  Lopez's mother, Guadalupe Lopez, "reached out to Ben over email," the publication reports.  "She wanted advice for Jennifer."

Us Weekly's source says of Affleck and his once-future mother-in-law, "She always liked and trusted him.  [Ben] replied back on email, wished her well and offered what he could."

Three days after the exchange, says the magazine, came the bombshell that Lopez and Anthony were splitting.

"It was a very bad marriage, and Jennifer got the courage to end things," declared the magazine's unnamed source, who claimed Anthony "was a terrible husband."

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Did Marc Anthony Control What Jennifer Lopez Wore?

PRNewsFoto/Kohl's Department Stores, John Shearer(LOS ANGELES) -- Us Weekly is reporting that Marc Anthony was very controlling over what his wife Jennifer Lopez was going to wear during a photo shoot for the magazine last year.

An insider told Us that during the shoot, Anthony objected to a photo that he felt was "too sexy and unbecoming for a 40-year-old mother of two."

Another source said, "He would make her feel terrible about herself if she wanted to wear something sexy.  He likes her to dress in a demure, 'wife' style.  He hated the fact that she was a sex symbol."

A third insider chimed in, "Marc has always been a very dominating husband.  He wants to control everything Jennifer does."

Lopez and Anthony have been married for seven years.

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Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Argued 'Non-Stop' Before Split

PRNewsFoto/Kohl's Department Stores, John Shearer(LOS ANGELES) -- Why did Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony break up?  Apparently, they just couldn't get along.

A source close to the couple tells People magazine that the two decided to split "after months of non-stop arguing," and adds, "[They] decided it's best to go their separate ways for the sake of their two kids."

The couple has three-year-old twins, Max and Emme.

The source also claims that Lopez is "sad" that the marriage didn't work out, but both she and Anthony "feel they have tried everything."

Further, E! Online reports that one of the points of tension was Anthony's allegedly controlling ways.  E! quotes a reputed friend of Lopez's as saying, "He would micromanage their lives together....He was all over her all the time -- about everything -- and I know she tried very hard, and for a long time, to act like it didn't bother her, but I know it did.  A lot."

For her part, E! reports that Lopez wasn't crazy about Anthony's ongoing relationship with his ex-wife, Dayanara Torres.

Meanwhile, fans may be wondering if Lopez and Anthony's joint clothing and accessories line at Kohl's, which they were planning to launch this fall, will continue despite the split.  The answer is yes.

A spokesperson for Kohl's told Women's Wear Daily, "The Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony brands have always been positioned as two separate, distinctive collections that offer high-quality contemporary style for men and women, and we look forward to a successful September launch."

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Split

PRNewsFoto/Kohl's Department Stores, John Shearer(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are calling it quits on their marriage of seven years. The pair released a joint statement Friday saying, "We have decided to end our marriage."

"This is a very difficult decision. We have come to amicable conclusions on all matters," they said.

Lopez and Anthony, who wed in June 2004 at a private ceremony at Lopez's home in Beverly Hills, asked that their privacy be respected as it is "painful time for all involved."

Together J-Lo and Anthony have two children, 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme.

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Report: Jennifer Lopez Agrees to Another Season of 'American Idol'

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lopez hasn't publicly committed to another season of American Idol, but E! Online is reporting that it's a done deal. The website reports that Fox could announce JLo's return "any day now."

In a recent BBC Radio 1 interview, Lopez said she wasn't sure if she'd be back as a judge on American Idol for a second season.

Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler are already on board for the 2012 season.

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