Katy Perry Scores a $25 Million Deal with ‘American Idol’
Katy Perry is about to make serious bank as a judge on American Idol.
Sources familiar with the financial negotiations happening behind the scenes say that Perry is getting paid $25 million to become a fixture on the show.
Multiple sources tell us ABC was desperate to sign a name before the Upfronts last week, when honchos announced she was the lead judge. As one source put it, “Katy had all the leverage. If ABC ended up announcing the show without a judge, they’d be screwed.”