Mariah Carey Is Indeed Your New American Idol Judge

It is a beautiful day for gay men and all people who love ridiculousness. TVbytheNumbers reports: "Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly announced at the network's TCA session that Mariah Carey has officially signed on to judge the upcoming season of American Idol." Mariah Carey being forced to say many words on live-ish television is only a good thing for pop culture. You know how she gets.

Mariah is joining her good friend/collaborator Randy Jackson on the panel and effectively replacing Jennifer Lopez, who has left the show after two seasons. Mariah and J.Lo have a deep, catty history as arch-rivals, and the idea that Mariah is taking over a spot that her (one-time?) enemy has now been there and done is somewhat surprising. However, a reported $17 million payday does make the sloppy seconds go down easier. If nothing else, Mariah will have no time besting Lopez in making good-TV because she is insane and the best celebrity alive today.

In other news, fuck you American Idol because now I have to watch you multiple times every week.

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