'American Idol' 2013 Season 13: Jennifer Lopez Wants To Join Judge Jennifer Hudson, Says Source (VIDEO)
After three judges confirmed they will not return to the judges' table for season 13 of American Idol, former judge Jennifer Lopez has reportedly expressed an interest in returning to the singing competition show.
Lopez' longtime manager Benny Medina, has reportedly been "in talks" with FOX even before 12 judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj announced their departures last week, a source told RadarOnline.com.
"Benny told FOX that she does indeed want to return," said the insider. "They're talking. Negotiations are in their infant stages, but they're underway to get her back to the judges' table."
Another source told Radar Online in earlier report that Lopez would like to return to the judges' table because as a mother of five-year-old twins, Max and Emme, it will provide her with the stability she needs now that they are set to begin attending kindergarten classes in school in September.
"Idol allowed her to do that," the earlier source shared. "The twins will enter kindergarten in the Fall and stability is important for them - and J.LO - at this time. She's looking for possible schools for the kids in Los Angeles at the moment."
The first source also claimed that the last season 12 judge standing that has yet to confirm his exit- Keith Urban- will likely not return for season 13.
"It unlikely that this season's fourth judge, Keith Urban, will also stick around," the insider revealed.
The first source also said that with sagging ratings, season 12 drew the least viewership in Idol history, the show "needs an overhaul."
E! News reported on May 24 that sources confirmed that Hudson has signed on to be a judge this for FOX this fall. Accoring to the insider, the show is considering returning to the three-judge format and they are also considering other successful former Idol alumns. The second seat is likely reserved for Kelly Clarkson and the third seat will go to either Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken.
Watch Lopez as a judge on season 11 of American Idol here.