an Idol deal Mariah Carey nearing $17m American Idol deal

Husband Nick Cannon
may have laughed off
the rumours, but Mariah
Carey is allegedly
thisclose to signing a
deal worth $17 million to
join American Idol.
The figure dwarfs the $15 million dished out to
Britney Spears for The X Factor USA and, more
importantly, the $12 million paid out to Carey's
Idol predecessor Jennifer Lopez.
Limelife claims that the singer is nearing the end
of negotiations with producers, who have at least
two empty seats to fill following the departures of
Lopez and Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler.
Founding panellist Randy Jackson is also thought
to be on the fence over next year's 12th season.
Carey and Lopez are notoriously far from being
the best of friends.
Told in the past that the 'On The Floor' hitmaker
manages to get eight hours sleep a night, Carey
had quipped: "If I had the luxury of not actually
having to sing my own songs, I'd do that, too."
In terms of who else will join the panel,
candidates as bizarre as Charlie Sheen have been
linked, but no convincing gossip has emerged just
Jackson, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul were
behind the desk when the show made its Kelly
Clarkson-packed debut in 2002. Since then judges
have also included Kara DioGuardi and Ellen

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