After all of the judges on American Idol
were given their walking papers, rumors started that Mariah Carey
was on tap to be one of the judges for next season. Now it's all but confirmed. FOX says
Mariah is on board for season 12.
Her salary is expected to be between $12 million and $17 million. For reference, Jennifer Lopez
started at $12 million for her first year.
The only original judge remaining on the show is Randy Jackson