Mariah Carey, America's take on the Princess of Hearts, is getting paid $18 million dollars to be a new judge on American Idol, making her the highest paid reality show judge of all time. What an honor. How reasonable. Don't forget to extend you congratulations to Mimi via whatever social networking platform seems most appropriate to you. The $18 million dollar deal puts her a couple million ahead of Britney Spears, who's going to be judging X-Factor next season, and $6 millon more than Christina Aguilera, who's going to continue to lend her esteemed opinion to the third season of The Voice. Nice to see that Miss Carey is finally getting the recognition she deserves ... Discuss
As we prepare to move in to what promises to be a crazy year (2008), we can reflect on the highs and lows of 2007. Instead of a rundown of the biggest news stories of the year, however, I’ve opted to highlight a few things to be sad about and a few to be happy about—because 2007 was, as every year tends to be, a mixed bag.
There were no shortage of memorable media moments in 2006 with movements in technology, entertainment and culture breaking new ground and rediscovering some old tendencies. We break down some of the highlights and take a look at the year that was through the lens of six pop-culture trends: