Last Lap: Is Jennifer Lopez Really Returning to American Idol?

Darius Rucker gets ready to take the stage at the CMT Music Awards, Jay-Z’s business empire grows, and Justin Bieber may be very close to releasing a new single.

  • More whispers surround the American Idol judges’ panel, as Jennifer Lopez reportedly is still being eyed to come back to the talent competition show. Lopez had been rumored to be replacing Mariah Carey before she officially announced her departure. Now that Carey has left on her own accord, is the path clear for J. Lo? [Perez Hilton]
  • Musician Darius Rucker is psyched for his performance with Lady Antebellum at tomorrow night’s CMT Music Awards. Read more about what Rucker has in store and make sure to tune in to the ceremony June 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT. [CMT]
  • Jay-Z’s power moves just don’t stop. The rapper has reportedly signed a $20 million deal with Samsung, just one more step toward taking over the world. [AllHipHop]
  • The Biebs tweeted that a new single called “Heartbreaker” could be on the way. A potential summer jam, perhaps? [MTV]

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