An insider close to "American Idol" says that the show is closing in on its judges' line-up for season 13.
Jennifer Lopez, who earned about $15 million a season as an Idol judge in 2011 and 2012, is at the top of the producers' wish list- but talks have stalled over money.
Idol is also reportedly in talks with season three finalist-turned-Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson, and super producer, Will.I.Am, who spent the last two seasons as a coach for the UK version of "The Voice."
Keith Urban, the well-liked country star and season 12 judge, looks set to return as well, and pop producer, Dr. Luke, was also in the running at one point.
Even at this late stage -- auditions for season 13 are taking place now, with 8,000 turning out for try-outs in Detroit