PEOPLE has learned that superstar singer Jennifer Lopez is "very close to signing a deal with Fox to return to American Idol next season," according to a source very near to the star.
"Both Fox and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much," the source adds.
As for recent reports that Lopez was shunned by The Voice as a judge and a performer, the source says the rumors are false.
Candice Glover may have recently won American Idol, but she has also lost something, too – 30 lbs.!
"Over the course of the show, from January to May, I probably dropped 20 lbs. And I've lost about 10 more since the finale," Glover, 23, told PEOPLE Tuesday while rehearsing for the American Idol Live! 2013 Tour.
"It is always good to be healthy, so I am happy about it."
Ruben Studdard has already won the title of American Idol. Now he may become The Biggest Loser.
The "Velvet Teddy Bear," who won season 2 of the Fox singing competition in 2003, will compete on the NBC weight loss show as he attempts to battle his obesity – a task he has attempted previously with limited success.
"I was losing weight, but I was exhausted. It was making me sick," the 35-year-old told PEOPLE in 2006 after attempting an intense workout regimen on about 1,200 calories a day with trainer Gunnar Peterson. "I'm a big man. There was no way to do those workouts on that amount of food, so everything was contradicting itself."
Guests at an event in West Hollywood were in for a rare treat from Nikki Reed and hubby, Paul McDonald on Tuesday night.
The former Twilight actress and American Idol alum performed three co-written acoustic songs at Erik Wahl's UNthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius book launch, where Reed couldn't keep her eyes off her man while they were on stage.
"At the event, they talked about how they have polar opposite pre-performance rituals," a partygoer tells PEOPLE. "He's a 'rock 'n' roller' who drinks whiskey. And she isn't much of a drinker, so she just meditates and takes deep breaths before going on stage."
Surrounded by friends and family, American Idol finalists Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo were married Saturday evening at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles, PEOPLE confirms.
"Today was the best day of my life," Young, 32, tells PEOPLE. "Diana and I are in it forever. She's my best friend."
DeGarmo, 25, wore a form-fitting Sareh Nouri gown with pearls and rhinestones.
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are singing their swan songs to American Idol.
On Thursday, Carey reTweeted a post by her reps that announced, "W/ global success of "#Beautiful" (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol."
Minutes later, Minaj Tweeted: "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"
Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo are tying the knot on June 1!
The American Idol alumni, who got engaged on the show's 2012 finale, are putting the finishing touches on their wedding preparations – from the clothes, to the cake, to the guest list – and they're giving us a sneak peek of it all. Well, almost everything. Diana won't reveal the wedding dress until she walks down the aisle. Not even a hint!
From now until their wedding, we'll have exclusive videos of Ace, 32, and Diana, 25, as they count down to their big day.
Time slowed down, and when the moment of truth arrived, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison both found themselves muttering the other's name – each believing the night belonged to their close friend and rival.
"I was saying her name, because I was just certain he was going to say it, so I was like, 'Oh yeah, Kree, Kree, Kree,' and she was like, 'No, Candice, Candice, Candice,' " a stunned Glover told reporters shortly after Wednesday's American Idol finale.
In the end, Harrison was right. But while there is only one American Idol, these two women both found, in each other, a friend for life.
There were plenty of divas on the stage at the American Idol finale Thursday night. But two of them had the distinction of being – at one time or another – judges on the show. (They're also both moms to twins!)
Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez took the stage during the two-hour musical extravaganza, which crowned Candice Glover the winner of season 12.
Mariah, dressed in a glittering, feathered gown and gobs of jewels, performed a medley of her hits, including "Vision of Love," "Make It Happen," "My All," "Hero" and "We Belong Together," as well as her new song, "#Beautiful." It was a fluttering – and, yes, pre-recorded – performance of vocal acrobatics from the singer and current judge.
After months of auditions, eliminations, performances and judges' feedback, American Idol finally has its season 12 winner.
Candice Glover and Kree Harrison each performed three songs on Wednesday night – a favorite of their choice from the season, one picked by producer Simon Fuller and the song that would become the winner's first single – in front of fans, friends, family and the Idol judges at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
Mariah Carey said, "It's going to be very, very difficult for America" to decide a winner. Indeed, PEOPLE readers voted, giving R&B diva Candice only a slight edge over authentic country girl Kree.
So, who's the winner? Candice Glover is the new American Idol! And Kree Harrison is season 12's runner-up.