Although no contract has been signed, this will be a big raise from the $12 million she made in her debut season earlier this year.
FOX must work around Lopez’s hectic schedule. The singer/actress will be starring in two new films: the comedy “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” with Cameron Diaz and the thriller “Parker” alongside Jason Statham.
On top of these projects, Lopez is also working with her estranged husband, singer Marc Anthony, on the talent-search show “Q’Viva!”
Despite the paycheck, Lopez is still unsure about returning to “American Idol.”
In June, she spoke with “Extra” saying, “Nobody’s made me make the decision yet, and it could, you know, kind of go either way,” adding, “I’m not saying I didn’t love it. I loved it, but you know, I only signed up for one year, so the second year, we don’t know yet.”