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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
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Mariah Carey In Serious Talks To Become Idol Judge

Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez...and rumors about Randy Jackson leaving… the judging panel is getting pretty thin over there at American Idol.

There’s someone new who might be moving into Idol neighborhood, however!

Mariah Carey!

The 42-year-old singer may be making her way to the Fox singing competition, confirms sources at People, who say that Carey and her crew are in “serious talks.”

The judges table has seen new faces since Paula Abdul left in 2009, and now the only original judge on the panel is our old friend Randy Jackson. Jackson has collaborated with Carey throughout her career, so it seems like a natural choice that Idol producers would consider her for a judges slot.

Still, does she has what it takes to mentor young singers?

Photo: Fame/Flynet

Posted Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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Lindsay Lohan LIED to police after her car accident on Friday

TMZ is reporting that Lindsay Lohan lied to police shortly after being involved in a car accident on Friday. According to Lindsay – she was NOT driving the Porsche that slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler on Pacific Coast Highway. She claims her assistant was driving. Turns out the assistant actually knew better than to lie to the police, and when questioned, admitted it was Lindsay who was driving.

If prosecuted, Lindsay could have her probation revoked.

Our sources say, when Lindsay was in the hospital getting checked out after the accident, cops from the Santa Monica Police Dept. paid a visit.  Lindsay told police she was a passenger in the Porsche and her assistant was driving.   But the lie didn’t stick because later Lindsay’s assistant told police Lindsay was behind the wheel.

We’re told police are writing up a report that will include Lindsay’s lie.  It’s a crime to provide false info to a police officer.  In addition, lying to police could trigger a probation violation in her shoplifting case, which means she faces the possibility of jail on 2 fronts.

Several eyewitnesses at the scene tell TMZ, after the crash Lindsay and her assistant both got out of the car on the passenger side, which means Lindsay had to climb over the console.  It appears Lindsay had concocted the lie almost immediately after impact.

I know Lindsay’s scared to do ANYTHING at this point – but she should know by now that lying to the police is probably not in her best interest.


Posted Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 3:15pm
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Britney Spears walked off the set of ‘The X Factor’ during her first day on the job!

Here are some new pictures of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato arriving in Austin, Texas, where day 1 of ‘The X-Factor’ auditions were to begin. Everyone has been dying to see how Britney would handle being a judge on national TV, and from the sounds of it, her first day didn’t go so well.

According to TMZ, she stormed off the set not far into taping her first episode.

Britney Spears walked off the set of “X Factor” moments ago … and according to several people in the audience, she was upset after a contestant butchered her song, “Hold It Against Me.”

Britney did not come back immediately … and four contestants auditioned in front of the remaining judges … and an empty seat.

Someone connected with the show tells us Britney was not upset over the song — and that she “Just took a short break.”

The show is currently on a break — so we don’t know if or when she will return to her seat.

I have said all along I wasn’t sure how Britney was going to be able to handle something like this. Something on TV, with cameras pointing right at your face. I know why they hired Britney – but I don’t know if she can actually handle it!

Along with Britney’s $15 million paycheck for judging, the list of her dressing room demands have also been made public.

34 Herve Leger dresses
12 Snickers bars
10 snack-size bags of Doritos
six cases of Diet Coke containing 24 cans, which must be replenished every week
12 vases of magnolia blossoms in her dressing room
10 pieces of chicken
four pints of potato salad every week.
beauty team which includes a personal manicurist, a facialist and a massage therapist

Fried chicken and potato salad! You can take the girl out of the country – but you can’t take the country out of the girl!

PS: Demi looks totally cute!

Source 1, 2, Photos: Fame/Flynet

Posted Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 7:07am
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