Casper Smart might have accidentally prematurely spilled some big Jennifer Lopez news. Though there are reports that Lopez would return to “American Idol” in Season 13, Smart flat out confirmed it during a recent interview.
E! News asked Smart while promoting his new show “A Step Away” if Lopez would be returning to the hit reality series, and he simply said, “Yes.” According to the site, Smart thought FOX had already made the announcement of Lopez’s return.
This still isn’t an official confirmation, but it sounds like that should be coming soon. Also returning to “Idol” is Season 12 judge Keith Urban. Rumor has it will.i.am could be in the mix for a judge’s chair as well.
“American Idol” returns in Jan. 2014.