Jennifer Lopez rumored to be replacing Mariah Carey on ‘American Idol’

Getty Images"American Idol" wants Jenny From The Block to be a judge

Getty Images"American Idol" wants Jenny From The Block to be a judge

Jennifer Lopez reportedly left “American Idol” because they weren’t paying her enough, but now TMZ reports that the show execs are begging her to come back and are apparently willing to dish out major bucks for the privilege. Oh, did we mention that this would be after Mariah Carey allegedly gets the boot?

Though a Fox exec calls the rumors “ridiculous,” the show’s ratings are the lowest they have ever been, and we are guessing that not even Beyoncé could save this franchise at this point. Quick: How many of the most recent “Idol” winners can you name? Thought so.

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