Sorry, "American Idol" Fans: Kelly Clarkson Isn't Judging Season 13
(LOS ANGELES) -- While having Kelly Clarkson sitting on the judges' panel of American Idol sounds like a pretty awesome idea, it's not happening. That's according to a rep for the singer, who tells The Hollywood Reporter that despite claims by both E! and New York magazine, Kelly has not inked a deal to be a judge on season 13 of the Fox show.
E! had said that a three-judge panel made up of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and one other Idol alum -- possibly Adam Lambert -- was "95 percent there."
However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam's reps haven't been contacted about a slot on the panel. Furthermore, an insider tells the publication that the producers' first choice is actually to bring Jennifer Lopez back. In addition, the insider claims they're eyeing Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, but a source says it's "doubtful" the rapper could fit it into his schedule.
Looks like it's going to be a long summer of non-stop Idol rumors...buckle up.
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