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American Idol Re-Boot Wants Lionel Richie as a Judge

June 19, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
American Idol

– According to TMZ, the American Idol re-boot is looking to sign Lionel Richie as a judge. Producers think Richie’s legendary music career makes him a perfect pick, he has credibility, an ability to lock in on what is popular and is also outgoing, which is good for TV. There is no word on if the American Idol have officially reached out to him at this time, or what they’ll be willing to pay him. Word is that American Idol paid Katy Perry $25 million to be the first judge signed on for the show, and are paying Ryan Seacrest $10-$15 million to host.