Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Mariah Carey replace Jennifer Lopez as judge on American Idol with $18m-a-year deal

Newly appointed judge Mariah Carey has reportedly trumped Jennifer Lopez when it comes to her American Idol pay packet. 

The 42-year-old diva is said to be receiving a whopping $18m for her first year on the show, making her the highest paid judge on reality TV of all time.

The sum is a massive $6m more than Jennifer earned for her first year on the show.

It also trounces Britney Spears's $15m pay packet for her judging duties on X Factor USA.

Despite Mariah receiving more money than Jennifer, the Latina star still however had some advice for the Butterfly singer, upon hearing the news that Mariah would be her successor.

The departing panellist believes Mariah will do great as long as she remembers it is all about the contestants.

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