Ryan Seacrest met with ABC execs this week to hash out their remaining differences, and is close to becoming the host of the reboot of American Idol.
As TMZ first reported, Seacrest had agreed to a salary between $10 and $15 million. ‘A.I.’ wanted Lionel Richie to join the judges panel, and it looks like the deal will be made and he’ll get somewhere between $3 and $5 million. ‘A.I.’ producers and ABC want Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue as the third judge and he will get less than Richie.
But really, who cares how much Sixx is getting paid? He gets to look at Katy Perry every day. Isn’t that enough?
Unbelievably, ‘A.I.’ signed Katy Perry for a whopping $25 million – and the show is still on budget!