Truth rating: 1
5:23 pm, August 1st, 2012
According to Star magazine, “The ink has barely dried on Mariah Carey’s American Idol contract, but the new judge isn’t shy about telling the producers exactly what she requires… starting with an $18 million a year salary!”
Um, we’re not sure how Star thinks these things work, but salary is usually determined before a contract is signed.
And the tabloid says it’s not just money Carey craves.
The singer is “dead set on looking better than her predecessor” Jennifer Lopez, alleges the magazine.
A so-called “source” tells the tab, “J. Lo showed up week after week in some pretty amazing outfits, and Mariah wants to make sure that hers are better.”
Star’s “insiders” say Carey’s must-have list includes a “dressing room fit for a queen” and a play space with organic baby beds for her 15-month-old twins Moroccan and Monroe to spend time with her husband Nick Cannon during the show.
The mag really should have stuck to Carey’s salary — because whenever Star strays into grandiose claims about her family life, it tends to be completely wrong.
That’s the case with these alleged “diva demands” for “Idol.”
A rep for Carey tells Gossip Cop the Star story is “totally absurd.”
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