Add yet one more contender for the coveted third spot on the American Idol judging panel! A source close to the show tells Us Weekly that Scooter Braun is in talks to become the third judge for the 13th season of the Fox smash reality competition.
The insider tells Us that the 32-year-old talent manager has met with producers and returning judge Jennifer Lopez to discuss his possible role on the show. "Jennifer loves Scooter and feels he'd be an excellent choice," the source says. "She would love him to be a judge." (Sources confirmed to Us on Aug. 17 that the 44-year-old singer will be returning to the show after serving as a judge in 2011 and 2012. She will join Keith Urban, who has already signed on for a second consecutive year on Idol; Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and longtime judge Randy Jackson announced their departures earlier this year.)
Braun certainly has had success turning a young musician into a star before. He is manager to some of the world's biggest pop stars including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen (who placed third on Canadian Idol Season 5 in 2007), Psy, The Wanted and other celebs.
The only possible problem? The insider tells Us that Braun would want to manage the American Idol winner, but creator Simon Fuller already has the job.
Braun isn't the only one being considered to join the judging panel. A source told Us earlier this week that songwriter and record producer Dr. Luke (he's worked with the likes of Ke$ha and Britney Spears) is also in the running after Will.i.am reportedly dropped out due to money negotiations. Sources also told Us that Kanye West and Lopez's ex-boyfriend Sean "Diddy" Combs also passed on joining the show.
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