Katy Perry Rejects American Idol

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With seemingly every artist having been connected to the open American Idol Season 12 judging spots over the last couple weeks, we can cross one name off the list:

Katy Perry.

Sources tell TMZ the singer turned down an offer from the Fox competition this week. A $20 million offer, that is.

Katy Perry Photograph

Why would Perry reject such a massive payday? Insiders cite her busy schedule and also her belief that it simply wouldn't have been the proper career decision.

So, who does this leave as a possible partner for Mariah Carey? Who doesn't it leave?!?

Everyone from Lenny Kravitz to Keith Urban to Kanye West to Nicki Minaj have been considered for the gig, with the latter rapper seemingly on the verge of signing a deal.

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Who cares ronnie it is not your American
Idol so go away and get xxxx

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They really need 2 get someone great like Annie Wilson or Pat Benatar NOT Brittany Spears jLo pleeeze STUDIO ENHANCED JUNK NO REAL VOICE I SHOULD KNOW I'M A TRAINED COUNTRY VOCALIST!!!

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what I've been thinking/wishing for that for the third judge /American Idol would have past idols as the judge, not just the winners but all the favorites, even if they would switch people during the season, that would be great and not boring. What do u think of that?. That way they could make some $$$ yet American Idol would still save $$$ not having a permanent "famous" celebrity such as M. Carey. I think A I should pay me for the idea. apologies if ever mentioned before.

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Awww too bad I think she would have been a great judge. Oh well the search continues...

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@honeybadger - oh, unlike American Idol?
talk about a tired show format. Good for Katy, showing some class, unlike all the other worn out has beens that jump at this kind of cash to do absolutely nothing new or fresh on that show.

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At lease their considering more talent judges than they had before, the last pair of judges Jlo & Steve according to News Corp, headquarters for Fox Entertainment broadcast stated that season 11 was the worst Idol in the history of the show, and they need to replace Jlo & Steve immediately before more damages occurred to the show.

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:O thank goodnes for that.

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Wow IS SHE GOING TO SING FIREWORKS FOR EVER? HOPE NOT ITS GETTING OLD-PEOPLE ARE SICK OF IT