As Twitchy reported, Mariah Carey has been close to inking a deal to become the newest judge on “American Idol.” Today, that deal has been confirmed.
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) July 23, 2012
Fox president confirms Mariah Carey is an American Idol judge now.
— Kristin Dos Santos (@KristinDSantos) July 23, 2012
Twitchy will update you as details come in.
Mariah Carey confirms.
It's gonna be so much fun working on @AmericanIdol. As a singer-songwriter, I'm excited to help find and nurture new talent. LYM! –MC
— Me. I Am Mariah (@MariahCarey) July 23, 2012
As does “American Idol.”
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) July 23, 2012
TMZ is now reporting some details.
Mariah Carey — You Are the Next 'American Idol' … Judge! http://t.co/SOTM1blS
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 23, 2012
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.
TMZ also reports that there is still no confirmation that Randy Jackson will stay with the show.
Some snark, natch, floats in across the Twittersphere.
The weirdest part about Mariah Carey becoming an American Idol judge is that if a gigantic monster butterfly tried out, it would win.
— Julia Segal (@juliasegal) July 23, 2012
— Audarshia Townsend (@IAmAudarshia) July 23, 2012
Congratulations pour in as well.
I can't wait to watch @mariahcarey as a judge!! I LOVE her!!
— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) July 23, 2012
— LookStyleGlam (@LookStyleGlam) July 23, 2012
— Lisa Breckenridge (@lisabreck) July 23, 2012
— Erik Bradley (@EBUNC1) July 23, 2012
— Giblet (@VegasGiblet) July 23, 2012
Update: Seacrest weighs in.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) July 23, 2012