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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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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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