by Hilton Hater at

Now this would have made for some serious must-see TV.

According to an Us Weekly insider, Kanye West was offered a seat at the American Idol judging table for next year, only to turn it down for the most ironic of reasons:

"He didn't want to go that mainstream," the source tells the tabloid "He didn't want to lose any street cred."

In related news: Kanye will appear on Kris Jenner's talk show this Friday.

Kanye West with Kim K

West, it seems, has been constantly wrestling with his role as the boyfriend of Kim Kardashian, someone who lives solely for media attention.

He's fought with the paparazzi, bristled over the release of North West photos and seems to not realize just who the heck he knocked up.

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by Hilton Hater at

Just when you thought American Idol had narrowed down its selections for the Season 12 judging table to a few names...

According to TMZ, producers have reached out to Kanye West about sitting alongside Mariah Carey on the Fox juggernaut - and the rapper has expressed interest in the gig.

Kanye West with Kim Kardashian

West, of course, would bring major legitimacy and name recognition to the show. Although he's really only been in the news these days because he's dating Kim Kardashian for some reason.

Insiders say Kanye is "on the fence" because he isn't sure if Idol would be a solid fit for his brand, while those behind the program would need to consider writing another huge paycheck. West would not take a penny less than Carey's $17 million/year, sources say.

Nicki Minaj, meanwhile, is considered a near lock for one of the judging positions, much to the chagrin of Mariah.

Would you want to see Kanye join them?

 

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With an assist from Kanye West, Katy Perry brought her futuristic new single "E.T." to American Idol last night - skin-tight LED-laden bodysuit and all.

Performing her new hit song, the singer warbled her way through the pop song as she was surrounded by dancers dressed in alien-inspired costumes.

Much like the "E.T." music video, Katy embodied the outer-space theme, carried onto the stage by her alien dance troupe at the start of the song.

The studio audience, who also saw David Cook perform last night, was surprised to see West joining Katy on stage for his verse. Here's their duet:

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