Here’s the latest American Idol judges’ rumor which is best taken with a grain of salt, as it comes from Bonnie Fuller’s Hollywood Life, which is basically a gossip rag:
Nick Jonas recently tweeted that becoming an American Idol judge would be a “dream come true,” and now HollywoodLife.com has learned exclusively that Mariah Carey is the only thing standing in the way of his dream becoming a reality! “He hasn’t met up with Mariah yet, but if she signs off on it, he will be the next judge,” an Idol source reveals. “It’s completely her decision. If they have chemistry, and she’s for it, it will be official.”
The two would have to meet so the producers can size up whether there’s chemistry or not, and I would imagine if Mariah was dead set against him, there is some language in her contract that would allow her to nix him. But. Who knows.