Katy Perry Is Getting Big Bucks For Judging American Idol

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May 23, 2017

Katy Perry Got a Ton of Money to Do "American Idol" 

There has been a lot of talk about how ABC is keeping the new "American Idol" on a tight budget, but apparently, they prioritized landing KATY PERRY, because they threw a TON of cash at her.

Sources told TMZ that Katy got $25 MILLION.

There were rumors that the old "Idol" was trying to get Katy back in 2012, but she rejected $20 million, so they knew they'd have to do better than that. 

For what it's worth, JENNIFER LOPEZ was making $15 million in her last season.


At Least 19 People Were Killed in a Terrorist Attack at an Ariana Grande Concert in the U.K. 

At least 22 people were killed and close to 60 were injured after an explosion last night at the Manchester Arena in England, right after an ARIANA GRANDE show.

It happened OUTSIDE the arena at around 10:30 P.M. local time, as people were filing out of the building.  Police are investigating it as an ACT OF TERRORISM, and it appears to have been the work of a suicide bomber.  No one has claimed responsibility yet.


Scarlett Johansson is Hooking Up with Colin Jost from "SNL" 

You know what they say?  Woman love men who have a sense of humor. 

E! News says SCARLETT JOHANSSON has been spending some quality time with COLIN JOST from "Saturday Night Live".

Scarlett was on "SNL" this weekend to play IVANKA TRUMP, and they were together at the after-party.  It was pretty obvious that they’re more than “Just friends.”  But that wasn't the first time.  A source says, quote, "They're not in a relationship, but they have fun together.”