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Mariah Carey Reportedly ‘in Talks’ for Idol

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01:  Singer Mariah Carey attends the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

Mariah Carey is reportedly in "serious talks" to join American Idol as a judge next season, or so says People magazine. This isn't the first time there's been a rumor about Carey joining a reality music show — she was allegedly a contender for an X Factor gig once upon a time. Now that J. Lo is leaving, though, Idol has a spot for a fortyomething pop star with young twins looking to get back into mix.

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images