Mariah Carey, highest paid judge!

Jul 25, 2012, 07:56 IST | IANS

Singer Mariah Carey has become the highest paid reality show judge after she signed a one-year deal worth about USD 18 million with the 'American Idol'.

The 42-year-old surpassed ex-judge Jennifer Lopez's fees of $12 million for her first year of the show, reports Carey also left singer Britney Spears behind with her making USD 15 million in reality show "X-Factor".

Expressing her excitement about working on the American singing reality show, she wrote on Twitter. "It's gonna be so much fun working on 'American Idol'. As a singer-songwriter, I'm excited to help, find and nurture new talent," she wrote.

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