Mariah Carey has been named the new judge on American Idol replacing the recently departed Jennifer Lopez.
Mariah’s appointment was announced by Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly Monday (July 23, 2012).
Jennifer Lopez left the show after a pay dispute for what would have been her third season for the show. JLo received $12 million for her first year and $15 million for her second but Fox drew the line when she stood her ground for $17 million for this year.
Mariah is reported to have signed for $12 million for this season.
Reilly also confirmed that Lopez has 100% left the show.
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler also left the show this year. His replacement is yet to be announced.