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'American Idol': Keith Urban And Nicki Minaj Close To Judging Deals (REPORT)

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"American Idol" is reportedly close to hiring Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj as judges.

After months of rumors and speculation, "American Idol" is reportedly close to choosing two new judges for Season 12: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Minaj will receive $8 million to join "Idol" with additional allowances for wardrobe, hair and makeup.

Meanwhile, Urban has allegedly agreed to take a seat a the "Idol" judging panel for somewhere between $3 and $4 million, according to THR's source.

Mariah Carey is the only new official "Idol" judge and is reportedly making $18 million for the gig.

Two seats were left vacant on the panel when Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced their back-to-back "Idol" departures in July. Reports also surfaced that Randy Jackson -- the only original "American Idol" judge still standing -- will be moving on to a mentor role on the show.

Other rumored judges include Kanye West, Nick Jonas, Pharrell Williams, Alanis Morissette and Sean "Diddy" Combs.

To find out what was reportedly holding Minaj's "Idol" deal up, who dropped out of talks because of money and more scoop, head over to THR.

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