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The Latest 'American Idol' Rumors Are Here

Who are the latest celebrities rumored to be judges?

June 28, 2017

As we get closer and closer to the kickoff of the new American Idol auditions we are hearing more and more rumors about who may be in talks to become a Judge for the rebooted season starting in March 2018. The first auditions will be held August 17th in Orlando so the judge's panel will have to be secured and signed by that date. 

We already know Katy Perry has signed on the dotted line and is rumored to be getting $25 million for the season. And a few weeks ago it was rumored that Idol producers were in talks with Lionel Richie to join the show as well. There was a second meeting that allegedly occurred a few days ago where he was offered between $3 and $5 million.

And now there's a new rumor about a third judge. TMZ is reporting that Nikki Sixx from Motley Crew has been offered a position on the show as well, but will make less than Richie. If I were Lionel or Nikki I would be ticked off that Katy Perry is making $25 million and they are making far less but to each their own. 

I still wish Paula Abdul and her odd behavior could come back. I would definitely watch the show if she were back.