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Jennifer Hudson, 'American Idol' Judge? Singer In Negotiations, Close To Deal (REPORT)

May 24, 2013

If the latest reports about Jennifer Hudson and "American Idol" are any indication, Season 13 of the long-running Fox reality series could see the all-alumni judges panel rumors become a reality.

Vulture reports that Jennifer Hudson's deal to become an "American Idol" judge is "essentially done," while a source told The Wrap that "she got the offer and her reps are currently negotiating with [the show's production company] Fremantle."

Season 12 judges Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson are already out for next season, and The Wrap previously reported that remaining newbie judges Mariah Carey and Keith Urban are leaving the panel as well.

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