Do you think someone from Jennifer Lopez’s camp planted this item? Or maybe it was a lovesick Nigel Lythgoe!
Mariah Carey was a “nightmare to work with” during her brief stint as a guest mentor on “American Idol” in 2008 — this according to sources on the show.
Sources tell TMZ, Mariah — who made her mentor cameo on “Idol” Season 7 — was incredibly late for her shoot at the Beverly Hills Hotel,” not very nice at all,” and ridiculously nitpicky about tiny details.
In contrast, the same sources agree J.Lo was a pleasure — “night and day” compared to Mariah. We’re told J.Lo was all about business, in and out, no mess, no fuss.
As we reported, Mariah has been tapped as the newest judge for “Idol” next season. The singer reportedly signed a $18 million deal for her first year on the show.
I wonder if that 12 million dollar figure is correct. Entertainment Weekly reported that Mimi’s salary negotiations began at 12 million and would probably ended at 15. Some sources reported her salary could be as high as 17 million. No word yet on the length of the contract she singed.
UPDATED: TMZ changed the figure to 18 million.