Steps After Dark with Kerry Lee Crawford
Kerry Lee Crawford

     THE JUICE WITH JEM (Tue, July 24)

July 24, 2012
COMMON'S MONEY WORRIES Common may have some money problems on his hands.  Word has it his Chi-town apartment is facing foreclosure. According to legal docs, back in 2008, Mr. Lonnie Lynn and his manager secured a mortgage through Bank of America.  But starting March 2012, the two stopped making the $2285/month payments. BOA has filed for foreclosure as they want to take back the apartment and sell it to recoup their cash.     MARIAH IS OFFICIALLY AN IDOL JUDGE It's now official:  MARIAH CAREY will judge "American Idol" next season.  Fox confirmed that it's a done deal yesterday. Mariah also released this statement:  Quote, "I'm so excited to be joining 'Idol' . . . I can't wait to get started in a couple months.  It's going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back." Sources say she's getting $18 MILLION, which trumps the $15 million BRITNEY SPEARS got to do "X Factor".   It's too early to say if Mariah is open to sticking around beyond one season . . . but "Idol" doesn't seem concerned with that.  Producer NIGEL LYTHGOE says, quote, "I would like to see the judges change every year."  Since the show is entering its 12th season, the revolving judges would allow for it to keep from getting stale . . . and for them to get bigger, more active celebrity judges who can't afford to step away from their careers for more than a year. Fox noted that RANDY JACKSON was "instrumental" in bringing Mariah to "Idol", which makes sense since he's her manager.  This could mean that Randy will return as a judge . . . and not be switching to a "mentoring" role. For what it's worth, so-called "sources on the show" say Mariah was a, quote, "nightmare to work with" when she was a guest mentor back in Season Seven. Regardless, landing Mariah is a big deal for "Idol", and Fox knows it.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! If today is your birthday, you share it with the following celebs Anna Paquin - 30         Jennifer Lopez - 43           Rick Fox - 43  





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