We’ve known for weeks now that Katy Perry will be joining ABC’s retooled version of American Idol, but we’ve been wondering which other big names would show up as the other judges.
According to TMZ, producers think the ideal second judge would be Lionel Richie, and they are probably right. He has an expansive career in the music business and has won many awards in support of this.
The only thing that may cause some issues is Richie’s fee. We have no idea what the heck the producers would offer him, but Katy Perry’s $25 million fee will likely make negotiations difficult.
Yes, we’re still in shock that Katy got that much, but we’re happy for her. Her people sure know how to negotiate to get their client a good amount of money for her services.
There are also rumors that Ryan Seacrest is ready to sign on the dotted line to host the series. He will apparently receive between $10 and $15 million for his duties.
With the potential of Richie being attached, something tells us he would command a higher fee than Perry because of the length of his time in the music industry. …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip
Source:: Fresh News – Culture