According to TMZ:
It’s official … Mariah Carey has joined “American Idol.”The announcement was made moments ago at the TV Critics Association Summer Press tour in Beverly Hills. The 42-year-old singer is rumored to have signed a deal worth $12 million for her first year … the same amount of $$$ Jennifer Lopez made during he first year with the show. So far, it’s still unclear if Randy Jackson will remain on board. ‘Idol’ still has one more spot to fill at the judge’s table … and there are rumors Miley Cyrus and Adam Lambert could be in the running.
Mariah Carey was a “nightmare to work with” during her brief stint as a guest mentor on “American Idol” in 2008 — this according to sources on the show.Sources tell TMZ, Mariah — who made her mentor cameo on “Idol” Season 7 — was incredibly late for her shoot at the Beverly Hills Hotel,” not very nice at all,” and ridiculously nitpicky about tiny details.In contrast, the same sources agree J.Lo was a pleasure — “night and day” compared to Mariah. We’re told J.Lo was all about business, in and out, no mess, no fuss.As we reported, Mariah has been tapped as the newest judge for “Idol” next season. The singer reportedly signed a $12 million deal for her first year on the show.
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