Mariah Carey Getting Closer to “American Idol” Judges’ Desk

Filed in Gather Entertainment News Channel by on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

Fun-size singer Mariah Carey’s crimes against pop culture may go beyond Glitter and excruciating Christmas albums: She’s allegedly thisclose to joining American Idol as a judge. Then again, aren’t we all?

E! Online is reporting that Fox is optimistic it can close the deal with the aging cherub. “She wants it,” a “source” is quoted as saying. “She’s seen what America’s Got Talent has done for [husband/onetime movie star Nick Cannon] and thinks it will be a good career move.”

Apparently the AI game plan is to wait until everything’s set in stone before officially announcing just who its next judges will be — an odd strategy, considering how much ink they’re getting already just from the conjecture. The previously reported Steven Tyler deal will thus be officially revealed in conjunction with the announcement of Carey, or whoever they end up with. (Rosie O’Donnell? Fabian? Dick Cheney?)

If only the country was this riveted over who its next Supreme Court justices might be…


(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.)

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