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FIRST LOOK: Mariah Carey already shoots promo for ‘American Idol’ (she looks SKINNY!)

FOX just released their first promo pics for their fall lineup, which include Mariah Carey for ‘American Idol’ and Britney Spears for ‘The X Factor’.

Carey shows off her tiny figure (unless the photo has been photoshopped) in a tight sparkly orange dress. Britney looks equally amazing in her closeup.

Both stars are getting paid a pretty penny for their hosting gigs. Mariah is reportedly earning $18 million for one season, while Britney is earning $15 mil.

I think Mariah will do amazing as a judge on ‘American Idol’, but I think the jury’s still out on Britney. I have a feeling she’s actually not doing so well as a judge, but only time will tell!


Posted Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 9:09am
Filed under Britney Spears, FOX, Mariah Carey | 4 Comments

Brad Paisley: New American Idol Judge?

Brad Paisley might be the next celebrity on the American Idol judges panel!

The popular series is seriously considering country star Paisley for one of the recently (and unceremoniously) vacated chairs on its judging panel. Though it isn’t where Idol usually goes in terms of recruiting judges, Paisley makes a lot of sense: the show’s biggest star, Carrie Underwood, is a country singer and some of the show’s recent winners (Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alana, to be more specific) are also in the country genre.

Paisley has also performed on Idol, and has a relationship with both Underwood and McCreery. Paisley recorded the song Remind me with Underwood and is going to tour with McCreery later this year.  Other shows are going country, too: NBC’s The Voice had country star Blake Shelton, as a mentor and that worked out pretty well for them, in my humble opinion.

What will new judge Mariah Carey say?!

Photo: Fame/Flynet

Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 3:15pm
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How Jordin Sparks lost 50 pounds!

Jordin Sparks landed the August cover of Shape Magazine. The singer posed in a bikini, showing off her recent 50-pound weight loss! So how did Jordin lose the weight?

“There is no secret,” the 22-year-old Sparkle actress told Us at the event. “It’s just eating better and working out! It’s definitely a daily thing.”

Among her favorite ways to get her sweat on: high-energy dance classes like Zumba. “My mom’s best friend is a Zumba instructor and I loved it,” she gushed. “I started with walking then went to jogging and then Zumba. I started [working with a trainer] and we did 30 minutes of circuit training so I didn’t feel like I needed to be in the gym for two hours.”

In addition to intense cardio sculpting sessions, Sparks, who had been dating fellow singer Jason Derulo since last August, had to makeover her diet as well. “I stop now when I’m full,” she admitted. “I love food and I love to eat. My thing was, do I really need seconds or do I want it just because it tastes good?”

But leftovers and second helpings have proven to pay off for the season 6 American Idol champ, who admits that she got extremely emotional when shooting her first bikini cover.

“I could only dream having a cover and looking like that,” she said. “I thought, ‘I did it!’ I had to walk back to my dressing room and I had to pull myself together because I was overwhelmed. I cried. I shed a little tear but I’m really happy with how it turned out.”

She looks amazing, but honestly…….she doesn’t look much different to me. I know she was a bit pudgy, but did she really have 50 pounds to lose? Either way, good for her. She looks beautiful on this cover!


Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 7:07am
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Mariah Carey being paid $18 million to host ‘American Idol’ for ONE season!

You think ‘American Idol’ producers are getting desperate, ’cause I’m thinking they’re desperate for ratings. Why else would they drop $18 million for ONE year to secure Mariah Carey as the judge? The reported $18 million paycheck will make Mariah the highest paid judge in reality TV.

Her deal is rumored to be just under $18 million for one year with an option to renew,” a source familiar with the negotiation tells PEOPLE.

Carey, 42, will reportedly be the highest paid judge on any reality show, although departed judge Jennifer Lopez raked in $20 million plus bonuses her second year, according to a source.

With Lopez – whose exit had nothing to do with dollar signs, said a source – Steven Tyler and potentially Randy Jackson out of the mix, Carey’s panel companions (and their pay rates) have yet to be confirmed.

“It’s gonna be so much fun working on @AmericanIdol,” Carey Tweeted Monday when her new gig was made official. “As a singer-songwriter, I’m excited to help find and nurture new talent.”

And Carey isn’t the only one who pulls in serious pay on reality TV. According to reports, Christina Aguilera will make about $10 million on the third season of The Voice. Howard Stern’s turn as a judge on America’s Got Talent came with a $15 million paycheck.

Money aside, Carey is “totally elated,” adds the source. “She’s in the studio, and she’s getting ready to record the video for her new single, “Triumphant” – certainly an appropriate title, and it was written before the deal.”

Seriously though – $18 MILLION!! I loved ‘American Idol’ for the first couple years, but it is sooooooo past it’s prime. I think they should stick a fork in it and call it done. I can’t even tell you who won the last – say – 5 seasons!

Do you still watch ‘American Idol’?


Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 7:07am
Filed under American Idol, Mariah Carey | 2 Comments

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