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Mariah Carey

You Are the Next ... 'American Idol' Judge

7/23/2012 12:08 PM PDT UPDATED: 7/23/2012 4:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

4:55 PM PT -- Mariah Carey will actually make a record $18 MILLION for her first year on "American Idol" -- more than J.Lo made before her ... and more than Britney on "X Factor."

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 her 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.


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Robert Brown    

As a devoted fan of Mariah's since 1990, I couldn't be happier that she is a judge on American Idol. Mariah has been #1 in my book for as long as I remember. I am even more excited about how being apart of Idol will contribute to her already stellarly successful career with the coming release of her new album. On another note, I just want to see her on television as often as possible. What will bother me are the naysayers and haters because Mariah is a person you either love to love or love to hate.

817 days ago

Ahkeelah Lamb    

I really love mariah carey I think this a good career move for her.

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