Hey Scooter Braun, Jennifer Lopez wants you!
After leaks revealed Lopez will indeed be back as a judge for season 13 of “American Idol,” the star is supposedly now clamoring to get Justin Bieber’s manager to join her.
"Jennifer loves Scooter and feels he'd be an excellent choice," a source told US Weekly. "She would love him to be a judge."
While Braun has expressed interest in signing on, only Lopez and Keith Urban have said they’d be judges next season, according to online reports.
Aside from helping Bieber make his ascent into the pop music stratosphere, Braun is also responsible for managing the careers of stars like Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted and Korean pop star Psy.
Along with JLO, it appears another familiar face to the “Idol” family is returning.
Music producer Jimmy Iovine, who served as the show’s in-house mentor for the past three seasons, is being replaced by former judge Randy Jackson, Deadline TV reports.
Jackson, the last original judge left on the panel, announced he was leaving “Idol” in May to focus on other business ventures.
Another rumor floating around the “Idol” universe is that Sean "Diddy" Combs turned down an offer to be a judge on the show because he did not want to be around Lopez, whom he dated over a decade ago.
An insider said Combs was in talks to join the show until he learned of Lopez’s return, saying “it was a 'her or me' situation.”