Jennifer Lopez Strikes A Deal With FOX

As part of Jennifer Lopez’s deal with Fox, the floundering pop star has apparently tried to leverage some deals with the network so as to get promised movie deals and possible tv deals.

One interesting chip that Camp Lopez had in their corner was that apparently Simon Cowell asked Jennifer to be a judge on the US version of The X Factor, debuting in Fall 2011.

But it seems that Fox called JLo’s bluff and Camp Lopez folded and accepted the piddly $12 million paycheck. Poor thing was apparently holding out for $15 million…she really got low-balled, right? Ugh. But if the deal is done, why are we still awaiting the final judges announcement?

It could be that Jennifer asked that the announcement coincide with her new single off her new album with Island Def Jam, due in mid-September – so pretty soon.

I’m thinking that since her latest box office bombs, Jennifer can’t be pulling her weight around and expecting to get her way since she no longer has much clout or success. She’s not a guaranteed money-maker anymore.

Check out Ms. Lopez at the Tommy Hilfiger 25th anniversary celebration at The Metropolitan Opera House last night in NYC!