It's happening, after all.
Jennifer Lopez's deal is set to become a judge on American Idol, an insider confirms to UsMagazine.com.
Final contracts are currently being signed by Lopez -- plus Randy Jackson and fellow newcomer Steven Tyler, with an official announcement expected in early October, before auditions begin for the new season.
After a long negotiation process, "it ended up working out and they have a good agreement," the source tells Us.
The star's rep had no comment.
The insider adds that Lopez, 41, was selected as replacement for recently departed judge Kara DioGuardi -- not Ellen DeGeneres, who quit the show on her own accord.
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