Word is out — singer Mariah Carey is finalizing a deal to join Fox’s American Idol as a new judge.
And it looks like she may even set a record — she’s commanding a $17 million salary for next season alone…ca-ching!!
According to Deadline.com, Fox didn’t waste any time to secure Carey, who was previously courted for the network’s other singing competition, Simon Cowell’s The X Factor.
Photo: Pacific Coast News. Mariah seen greeting waiting fans while leaving the Dorchester Hotel in London. (June 25, 2012)