It’s been FOUR MONTHS since ABC announced that they’re bringing “American Idol” back, and that Katy Perry will be the lead judge. And now, they’ve finally secured Judge #2.
Luke has been in “Idol’s” cross-hairs for a while, but according to reports, he was holding out for more money because the show was low-balling him.
There’s no word on how much he’s making, but it’ll be a fraction of the $25 million that Katy is raking in. There’s still no word on a third judge, and at the rate this is going, you might not want to hold your breath. That said, filming is set to begin in a week, so they’re really under the gun.
Luke hasn’t commented, and he probably won’t until the ink dries.
Ryan Seacrest wouldn’t comment on the judge situation in an interview with “Billboard”, but he did suggest that “Idol” could be the thing that HEALS THE COUNTRY. He said, quote, “[It’s] what the country needs right now. I think it’s a good time for a big family show.” (Here’s video.)