Lopez and Marc Anthony may become judges on Cowell`s US talent show
The 50-year-old music mogul is launching an American version of his hit UK singing contest The X Factor next year. He is currently choosing the celebrity judging panel and is said to be keen to include a married couple.
At the top of his list are pop star Jennifer and her husband Marc Anthony, who is also a singer, or Mariah Carey and her rapper husband Nick Cannon.
Simon is also rumoured to be considering Paula Abdul, who was a popular judge on American Idol before she quit last year over an alleged pay dispute, Christina Aguilera, Jamie Foxx and UK singer Cheryl Cole, who stars in the British version of the show.
"Simon needs diversity on the panel if the US X Factor is going to be a big smash," a source told British newspaper The Daily Mirror. "Paula Abdul seems like a given which leaves three slots.
"He thinks J.Lo or her hubby would be fantastic additions so it could be bad news for Cheryl."