Katy Perry is being paid a huge amount to be a judge on “American Idol” — and new host Ryan Seacrest might be ready to quit over it.
Page Six is reporting that Seacrest is angry that Perry is being paid $25 million to be on the ‘Idol’ reboot, when he was initially offered over $10 million to host the show.
Representatives for Perry and Seacrest have not yet responded to TooFab’s request for comment.
Perry recently said in an interview, “I’m really proud that, as a woman, I got paid. And you know why? I got paid, like, more than like pretty much any guy that’s been on that show.”
The comments rankled with Seacrest, who was “suddenly asking himself why he would come back for a 16th season at a salary [much smaller than that] of the newcomer judge,” according to Richard Rushfield, author of “American Idol: The Untold Story.”
Rushfield said Seacrest “has grown notably cooler on the prospect” since he is already busy preparing for his new gig at “Live With Kelly & Ryan” in New York, which would require weekly cross-country trips to LA.