The two music stars, who are at the top of producers’ wish lists, are said to be “hilarious together.”

The new American Idol judges panel is slowly coming together.

As The Hollywood Reporter first reported on July 25, Idol alum Jennifer Lopez and hitmaker Will.I.Am are at the top of producers’ wish lists for the 13th season of the Fox show, and, according to sources, are inching ever closer to joining the official lineup. Lopez’s deal is expected to be signed any day now. Will’s, however, is looking a little further off.

Lopez had served as judge for two previous seasons, in 2011 and 2012, while Black Eyed Peas frontman and prolific producer and songwriter held a seat on the U.K. version of The Voice. Read more on this release here…

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