It's official, Jennifer Lopez is returning to American Idol.

This time with a bigger paycheck. While specific details have not been annouced yet, reports are circulating that she signed a $20 million contract.

American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed that she is returning to season 11 of the hit Fox TV show.

The auditions for American Idol have already begun from June 28 and are still going on. Lopez's re-entry is sure a boost to the show's ratings.

This comes as a great boost to the career of the newly single mother Lopez..

Here is a photo gallery of gorgeous J.Lo.