According to E! Online, Jennifer Hudson has agreed to a deal to be a judge on the next season of "American Idol".
The show has been doing badly in the ratings the past few seasons, so producers are trying to bring back successful contestants to give things a boost.
Kelly Clarkson is also said to be negotiating a deal, along with Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken. (A Clarkson rep denied the report.)
More details will be announced soon.