Mariah Carey is joining Simon Cowell on X Factor

By brendon April 18, 2011 @ 12:06 PM

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American Idol is actually having a decent year, mostly thanks to Steven Tyler, but Pop Idol was a huge smash in the UK too before Simon Cowell left to start a show that was damn near identical, the X Factor, and forced it off the air. Now he’s putting together an American version.

Last month he somehow convinced LA Reid to be a judge, then yesterday it was reported he won’t be on the UK show this season to focus on being the second judge here, and just in case American Idol still wasn’t ready to hang themselves, then he went on the radio and said

“I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows. I met her recently and she was on great form. And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with. She’ll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits.”

Carey is still 8 months pregnant with twins, so she probably won’t be a weekly judge, though I would assume that’s Cowells ultimate goal. For now the rumored names as a third judge are Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, Nicki Minaj and Cheryl Cole, with Nicole Scherzinger as a potential host. Basically the only way Cowell could own Idol any more would be to build a trap door under their judges table and drop them into a pit filled with strobe lights and snakes.

Thursday afternoon headlines

By brendon March 17, 2011 @ 4:32 PM

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DARREN ARONOFSKY – will no longer direct the Wolverine sequel, stating that it would keep him in Japan for over a year, and he didn’t want to be apart from his family for that long. Also Japan glows in the dark now. (e.w.)

THE X FACTOR – has found their first judge to join Simon Cowell, and its LA Reid, arguably the most powerful man in music. While chairmen of Island Def Jam Records (he resigned today to take this and move to Sony) he signed Rihanna, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, and The Killers, among others. The only way the third judge could be more respected is if they got Yoda. (huff post)

COURTNEY LOVE – considered snorting Kurt Cobains ashes. She should just shit on them, since that’s what she’s doing figuratively anyway. (p.e.)

KARISSA SHANNON – is always up for some attention whoring, and St. Patricks Day is no exception, so she went to Malibu in a green bikini. Maybe for Easter she could wear a white bikini and come out of a cave. (pcn)