Nick Cannon: Mariah Carey Wants to Be 'Idol' Judge
Billboard sister publication the Hollywood Reporter spoke today with Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey's husband, about his just extended term as chairman of the teens-only TeenNick network, his hosting duties of NBC's "America's Got Talent," as well as Carey's interest in being an 'Idol' judge on the upcoming 10th season of the show. Here's what he said:
THR: What do you think about all the "American Idol" shake-ups?
Cannon: Simon Cowell was the anchor of the show. And when he stepped out, it's like, now what? But as long as Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson stick around, I'm watching.
Has Mariah been approached to join the panel?
You know what? She talks about it. She says, "I would love to do that." She is one of the greatest singers of our time; she would be great. I don't know if she has enough time, though, but if they could work with her schedule, I know she would love to do "Idol." Let's start the campaign!