Are there shadowy forces at work trying to sabotage Jennifer Lopez's bid to become the next 'American Idol' judge? According to a new report, FOX execs believe enemies of the show as well as Lopez's competition are planting rumors about the star's so-called "diva demands" before signing on the dotted line.

Well-connected sources tell TMZ that negotiations between the two parties have been "normal" and that Lopez is expected to officially be named a judge on the show any day now.