Word is J-Lo is working on a deal that could land her $20 million in exchange for another season of American Idol but her other cast mates are not feeling it!
According to reports, both Tyler & J-Lo have long since signed on for another season of Idol. But Tyler, who reportedly inked a two-year contract that gives him $10 million a year, now wants his payday to match J.Lo's.
"Steven is halfway through a two-year-deal, and his management has asked for more money,"a source said.
"They argue he was just as sensational and as popular on the panel as Jennifer. But, on the other side, show bosses argue he's tied into a deal and has to stick to it. However, it's hoped they can come to a compromise to keep Steven happy, because the producers love him."
Reps for Fox and the Aerosmith frontman turned down for comment. Jackson's people didn't respond. As for Lopez's camp,they say
"Talks are ongoing -- she has nothing to announce as yet."UPDATE:
All judges are returning to American Idol. Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe, made the announcement on Ryan Seacrest's radio show this AM, saying,
"I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of 'American Idol' are back for the next season."
J-Lo did get that got a huge pay bump -- from $12 million last season to $20 mil next season. Steven Tyler still has a year to go before his contract is up, but we're hearing he got an increase as well.