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Jennifer Lopez Signs $12 Million 'American Idol' Contract

A month after the singer-actress's initial deal with American Idol fell apart -- thanks, in part, to demands that had gotten "out of hand," according to a source -- Lopez will after all be joining the judging panel for the show's upcoming 10th season, sources tell PEOPLE.

Lopez's $12 million contract, which was first reported by Deadline.com, comes two weeks after DioGuardi confirmed she was leaving the show, following in the footsteps of both Simon Cowell and new judge Ellen DeGeneres.

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