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Mariah Carey Gets $18 Million for Idol

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 01:  Mariah Carey performs during Escape To Total Rewards at Gotham Hall on March 1, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)

That's for one season, with an option to renew, according to People, and it makes Carey the highest paid judge on a current reality show (Britney Spears is making $16 million over on X Factor; Christina Aguilera will reportedly get $10 million for her third season of The Voice). Related: the (old) Carey diva reports are already starting! Buckle in, everyone.

Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images