Carey, speaking to the group briefly by speakerphone, welcomed the new assignment. “I am so excited to be joining Idol,” she said. “I can’t wait to get started.”
Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly confirmed the hire on the phone with Carey in front of television critics.
He was less forthcoming about her salary, which is reported by multiple sources to be $12 million for her first season.
That’s the same rate at which Lopez was hired. Lopez reportedly made $15 million her second season, during which the show’s ratings tumbled, and unconfirmed sources said she was rebuffed when she asked for a raise to return for season three.
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