Arts & Entertainment

Signs deal with 'American Idol'

Mariah CareyJennifer LopezBrad PaisleySteven Tyler
After the exits of judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, "American Idol" announced Carey would come on as a judge for the show's 12th season. The one-year contract was for $18 million. MORE: Mariah Carey is just what 'American Idol' needed: A real singer | Brad Paisley as 'American Idol'... Lionel Cironneau / Associated Press