One of the judges on "American Idol" is demanding more money from Fox amid reports that Jennifer Lopez has a huge deal — worth as much as $20 million — to return to the singing competition, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
Steven Tyler is restless as he’s in the middle of a two-year contract worth about $10 million per year, the story says. His management has approached Fox to ask for a bump in his deal, the piece reports.
The executives behind the show have been arguing that Tyler is tied in to a deal, but a compromise may be in the works to keep Tyler happy.
Randy Jackson, the show’s third judge, has said he’s committed to returning to the show.
A representative for Lopez said negotiations are ongoing about her contract renewal and declined to comment on the other judges. A representative for Tyler declined to comment, while a representative for Jackson didn’t respond, the story says.