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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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Holy Shit! Katy Perry Is Making HOW MUCH From American Idol??

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Katy Perry is getting a fat paycheck!

Katy Perry's American Idol deal is even bigger than we would have thought!

As we previously reported, the Swish Swish songstress signed on to be an American Idol judge on its new network ABC.

Now, it's being said the 32-year-old is pocketing $25 million, according to TMZ's sources!

Related: Ruby Rose Walks Back Defending Taylor Swift In Katy Feud

They're reporting Katy had the upper hand when it came to negotiations as they wanted to have someone on board ahead of their ABC Upfronts! One source spilled:

"Katy had all the leverage. If ABC ended up announcing the show without a judge, they'd be screwed."

Meanwhile, the network is still trying to sign Ryan Seacrest on, who was making $15 million at the peak of the show.

We can only imagine how much he could pull in now, but we have a feeling it won't be near Katy's big payday!

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Taylor Hicks Seems Shady About Chris Daughtry's New Judging Gig On American Idol

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Taylor Hicks shades Chris Daughtry about judging on AI.

Someone sounds a little jelly!

Taylor Hicks seems just a tad bitter that he wasn't asked to be a judge on the American Idol reboot, especially since fellow AI alum Chris Daughtry was given a spot alongside Katy Perry.

Related: Ryan Seacrest Is Definitely Returning To Idol

The Season 5 winner appeared on the Domenick Nati show Tuesday, sounding less than enthused about Daughtry's new role, as he said:

"I think a winner should be [a judge], personally. Because, what you go through to win the show is a lot different than what you go through when you're third or fourth, you know, or fifth. Or tenth. If they were going to have a judge that's from the show, if they're going to have someone from the show who was actually a contestant, I would feel like a winner would be the best suited."

Mmhmm. Tell us more, Tay.

The 40-year-old also said he'd be interested in a judging role but that the show should've waited a few more months before its return.

As for whether he's been approached for a judging gig? He said:

"I'm just gonna be tight-lipped about everything. I'm not confirming or denying it."

Guess we'll just wait and see!

Would YOU wanna see Taylor as a judge???

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Ryan Seacrest Is Definitely Returning To American Idol — But Who Are The Potential Judges??

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It wouldn't be American Idol without Ryan Seacrest!

As we reported earlier this month, the radio personality has been in talks to host the ABC reboot which could air early next year. Fast forward to this week, the new Live! host is reportedly very close to reaching a deal, meaning he is definitely in!

While Katy Perry has been confirmed as a judge, many are wondering who will take the remaining spots.

Related: Fox Is Salty About Losing Idol

According to sources, the network is hoping to fill the slots with Idol alums, which could include Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, and Chris Daughtry (although other sources say he hasn't been contacted).

While there were rumors that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin could become a coach, a rep for the British crooner says there's "absolutely no truth to this."

Either way, it's going to be an A-list panel!

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Katy Perry Is Officially An American Idol Judge As ABC Also Announces 'Format Changes' To The Show

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Katy Perry announced as new American Idol judge.

It's official! Katy Perry is going to be a judge on American Idol!

She hinted at it during her latest appearance on Ellen, but now it's 100% confirmed, and we couldn't be more excited! She's gonna rock it!

Related: Fox Is Salty About Losing Idol

There are also reports that there will "absolutely" be format changes to the show when it debuts on ABC in early 2018.

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said:

"You will see clear ABC hallmark and brand [in the format changes]."

They should have revolving chairs! LOLz! Just kidding.

Dungey further insisted that it wasn't too early to bring the show back, saying:

"From where we sit, it's the perfect time to bring it back. What I love about it, it's about heartfelt, uplifting stories of people who make their dreams come true and that's our sweet spot. For me it feels like the perfect home and the perfect time."

Hmm, sure.

Will YOU be tuning in to watch Katy Perry make or break people's dreams, Perezcious readers???

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Katy Perry Explains How She Pees Standing Up On Ellen — & The TV Host Presses The Popstar About Those American Idol Rumors!

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Katy Perry talks peeing standing up on Ellen.

Katy Perry revealed A LOT during her recent stop on Ellen!

The Bon Appétit singer talked hair, peeing standing up, and her upcoming album and tour, and was a bouncing ball of energy the whole time. She's so cute!

Related: Katy Teased Her Album Title At The Met Gala!

First, talk centered around her new short platinum 'do, which Katy described as "a little Ellen, a little Alfalfa," and explained:

"I [cut] it about a month and some change ago…I don't know if you've ever dyed your hair blonde, and too blonde. Sometimes your hair falls out when you go too blonde. So, this is the way I handled it."

Then, Ellen brought up the popstar's upcoming album, Witness, and her long hiatus prior to this release. Katy said:

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Chris Daughtry Is Reportedly The Next Fox Turncoat To Join ABC's American Idol!

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Damn! And Fox was already upset about having American Idol stolen from their dumpster! (What? They weren't using it anymore! Fine, from their attic then…)

But it looks like ABC isn't content to just take the iconic singing competition — they want the stars too!

Related: Though They're Also Competing With The Voice

They may be keeping their judge shortlist a secret to avoid being sniped again, but a source has spilled one big name to UsWeekly: Chris Daughtry!

Another Idol contestant? Yep! And supposedly that was ABC's plan all along! A source told Us:

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