Mariah Carey Cutting Hollyweird Maternity Leave Short To Join Simon Cowell As X-Factor Judge

- By Bossip Staff Categories: American Idol, Congratulations, Gut Full of Human

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Mariah Carey’s gut full of Cannon cornballs may be about to pop any minute now, but don’t expect the new Mommy to sit around on her a$$ like some Susie Homemaker.

Mariah will be going right back to work — as a judge on Simon Cowell’s “X-Factor”

Rumors have circulated for months about who will join the ex-“American Idol” man’s new British import singing competition, but since the announcement of producer LA Reid as one of the show’s three judges, Cowell has gone silent with any confirmations, offering only a shortlist of candidates. He shot down the reports that Mariah Carey was set to be one of the judges, citing her pregnancy, but during a recent radio interview, he admitted that the star would have a role on the show.

“I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows,” Cowell confirmed to host Jackie Brown. “I met her recently and she was on great form. And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with. She’ll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits.”

Carey makes two confirmed participants for the show, with stars such as ex-“Idol” co-judge Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, Nicki Minaj and UK star Cheryl Cole as rumored judges and Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger as a potential host. It’s a frustrating situation for fans, but one that Cowell admits is being dragged out on purpose.

“The media have got it because our company leaks any information — if we meet anybody, the whole world knows about it. But I don’t have a problem with that,” Cowell told the Huffington Post in March.

Auditions for the show are currently taking place around the country; it begins airing on FOX in September.

Mariah was not even trying to sit around and let Jennifer Lopez hog the spotlight! Good thing she has her little BEETCH husband Nick Cannon to watch “Dem Babies”!


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