Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez is said to be “this close” (**pinches fingers together tightly**) to finalizing a legitimate deal with “American Idol!”

Sources close to the deal tell TMZ that despite the rampant rumors, “there has been no drama and no diva demands” and everything has been “typical negotiating.” If everything goes according to plan, J.Lo could have her name signed on a dotted line as early as next week.

Idol executives feel as though Jennifer and the new panel of judges, which according to recent rumors also includes Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, will bring some much needed life into the otherwise dying show.

Thoughts?