JLo demands £21 mn matching Simon Cowell to return to ‘American Idol’

Updated: Jul 26, 2011, 14:06 PM IST

London: Pop star Jennifer Lopez has demanded 21 million dollars to continue as a judge on the ‘American Idol’.

The 42-year-old singer, who recently broke up with her husband Marc Anthony, gave the show’s bosses a tough time last week after it was learnt that she would not make a comeback to the hit ITV2 series.

However, the executives claimed that the star has returned to the negotiating table - and admitted they were confident she would return.

“We’re in good shape. No worries. No dark clouds on the horizon,” the Sun quoted show boss Cecile Frot-Coutaz as saying.

However, the negotiation will cost the bosses a big sum as sources now have suggested that Lopez has claimed an equal amount to what Simon Cowell had been earning when he was a judge on the Fox TV show – 21 million dollars.

Lopez received 8 million dollars, nearly three times less than Cowell, last time.

ANI