Mariah Carey in 'Serious Talks' To Be 'Idol' Judge

By CHANDRA PRICE

Mariah Carey is reportedly in "serious" negotiations to become a judge on American Idol.

"She's in play," a source close to the FOX singing competition tells People magazine. "They are in serious talks."

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Steven Tyler announced Thursday that he was leaving his seat at the Idol judges table to focus more on making music with his legendary rock band Aerosmith and Jennifer Lopez has been strongly hinting that she may depart the show as well.

The only original judge that is seemingly remaining on the 10-year-old show is Randy Jackson, who has collaborated extensively with Carey throughout her career.

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