According to TMZ reports, Lionel Richie has met privately with producers to join the reboot of American Idol.
Reports say Richie met with the Idol producers for two hours, and view him as a "nice judge" aka the Paula Abdul. However, no judges will be signed until American Idol reps negotiate Ryan Seacrest's contract.
Seacrest was upset following a contract offer (of only) $10-15 million. Part of his anger stems off of Idol judge Katy Perry scoring a $25 million deal. Other rumors say, Seacrest wants to be the Executive Producer and Idol isn't giving in.
The show is set to come back on ABC in 2018.
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