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American Idol Reportedly Has Their Sights Set On Lionel Richie To Judge! Wait, WTF?!

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Lionel Richie seems to be the man of the hour for the folks over at American Idol: a new report out this morning alleges that he may in fact be the top pick for a judge spot on the show, to go alongside Katy Perry and an as-yet-unnamed third judge!

Really, though?!?!

Related: Seacrest Has One Request To Host American Idol

Nothing against Richie — he's just… past his prime a bit?! Perry is a younger star, Ryan Seacrest obviously has that whole hosting thing down pat considering the original version of the show is where he got his start, but Lionel Richie?!?!?!?

It seems so… random???

But according to the report, it may not be random — and here's why:

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Ryan Seacrest's American Idol Contract Negotiations Hit A Snag Over THIS Little Request!

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Ryan hasn't signed his 'Idol' contract

Ryan Seacrest's contract for the American Idol reboot isn't a done deal yet!

As we previously reported, the TV personality has been offered somewhere between $10 and $15 million to once again host the celebrated singing competition. While new judge Katy Perry is making significantly more than the 42-year-old, *cough*$25 million*cough*, the industry vet isn't upset about his paycheck.

Related: Two Jurors Reportedly Refused To Convict Cosby

Reportedly, negotiations for Ryan's contract have reached a standstill over the fact that Seacrest wants an executive producer credit in addition to his host title. It's said Fremantle Media and Core Media are hesitant to hand over that title to Ryan and have been stuck in a stalemate over the issue for the last week. Yikes!

So far, it's unclear if Seacrest is trying to snag more day-to-day responsibilities. Although, we doubt that's the case as Ryan is already spread pretty thin thanks to his Live! gig, radio show, production company, etc.

Nonetheless, as the producers are still scrambling to lock in another judge (potentially Lionel Richie), we're sure they'll cave and give Ryan what he's asking for. We mean, it's hard to imagine Idol WITHOUT Seacrest!

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Is He What American Idol Is Looking For?? Lionel Richie Reportedly In Talks To Judge Alongside Katy Perry!

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Could he be the next piece to the reboot puzzle??

Apparently Lionel Richie is being tapped as a judge for American Idol!

TMZ reports producers feel he would be a perfect fit because of his legendary status and outgoing persona.

Related: Ryan Seacrest To Sign Multi-Million Dollar Deal With AI!

No confirmation from the Hello singer's camp, but the AI rumors have been pretty spot on thus far. The money also must be really good — we mean, Katy Perry got a hefty $25 million to sign on!

Guess we'll have to wait and see…

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Ryan Seacrest Reportedly Will Sign 'Multi-Million Dollar' American Idol Deal — But It's Not Even The Biggest Money On The Show!

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Good for Ryan Seacrest… better for Katy Perry.

The longtime host who got his own pop culture start on the original version of American Idol is reportedly all set to be back with the show for its second go-round, according to media reports in TMZ.

Related: Oops! Not Great, Ryan…

Seacrest's deal is very, very rich, but it's certainly not as good as what

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EXCLUSIVE! Our Adorable Correspondent Iain Armitage Interviews Your Favorite Celebs At The 2017 Tony Awards! WATCH!

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This is Broadway's biggest night!

On Sunday, our fantastic correspondent Iain Armitage — aka the star of CBS's Young Sheldon — attended the 2017 Tony Awards where he talked to your favorite celebs on the red carpet!

Related: Take A First Look At Young Sheldon!

From film legend Glenn Close, to American Idol alum Justin Guarini, to Madonna's nemesis Patti LuPone, Iain rubbed elbows with them all! At one point, a Broadway hunk even uses Mr. Armitage to do some bicep curls!

To see the awesome clip, ch-ch-check it out (above)!

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Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Are Pitch Perfect As They Perform A New Rendition Of The Fighter At The CMT Music Awards!

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This is why they're country superstars.

On Wednesday, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood did a special performance of their collaboration, named The Fighter, at the CMT Music Awards. The twosome didn't miss a single note as they rocked out to their hit — and we couldn't be more impressed!

Not to mention, the duo looked like they were having a total blast as they belted out the country banger. Like, is this even work for them?? LOLz!

Also, we kind of love that they have a weird American Idol connection. What a small world. Anywho, be sure to ch-ch-check out their A+ performance for yourself (above)!

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Katy Perry Says She’s 'Really Proud' Of Her American Idol Money After Calling The Industry A ‘Fucking Nightmare’

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Katy is getting her millions!

Katy Perry is getting paid and she's letting the world know!

After it was reported the new American Idol judge could be picking up a $25 MILLION paycheck for signing on to the ABC show, the songstress is talking about being a big deal.

Ahem, we mean her big deal!

Video: Katy FINALLY Addresses Her Feud With Taylor Swift

When asked about her money situation while sitting down for WKTU's Cubby And Carolina Bermudez In The Morning on Tuesday (airing Wednesday), Katy explained:

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