mariah-carey-j-lo.jpg Trading one diva for another?! Let the claws come out!

Reports surfaced today that Fox executives were looking to replace Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez on American Idol, but now the network is scrambling to do damage control!

The show is in some serious trouble, with last week's ratings the worst since its debut in 2002, and the head haunchos believed J.Lo's star power could give a much needed boost to the singing competition. However, it appears everyone got their stories a little confused! Turns out, the Latina stunner will simply be performing on the May 16 finale.

"This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale," a Fox spokeswoman said in a statement. A rep for Carey denies the allegations as well.

And there you have it folks!