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”!



  • Ben

    Hope this is true Mariah, Paula, Simon and LA would be a great panel.

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  • BritishGirl

    Cheryl Cole??? She has no right giving people advice about singing and music in general. Love the rest though! <3

  • Chrissy

    Love her doing this, she is the best singer in the world.

  • $k8orDIE

    @chrissy… I think mariah is talented, BEST SINGER IN THE WORLD? You went A LITTLE TOOOOO FAR WITH THAT!! #imjustsayin #keepinitreal

  • theBlackPocahontas

    finally someone with ACTUAL talent who has had actual success

  • Juliemango

    Mariah and nicki m on the same sho we’ll see how they interact with eachother, but then again the show is supposed to be about the talent showcasted. The two divas may make it all about them tho. should be interestin!!!

  • Sasha Flop

    mariah is SO pathetically transparent! all these years, and she’s STILL trying to upstage Jennifer Lopez? SMDHWLMAO…

  • lynn

    I like Nick Cannon, he seems like a good man.

  • Me

    Mariah is talented. I would want her advice. Now that Whitney Houston can’t sing anymore, I also think Mariah is the best pop singer (that I’ve heard thus far). And, IMO, Mariah has JLo beat BY MILES.


    Her children will be raised by her nanny Nick.

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