adam lambert mariah carey american idol 'American Idol': Adam Lambert still in talks, Mariah Carey reportedly mad about Nicki MinajThe rumors are a-swirling for the “American Idol” Season 12 judges panel, which so far only consists of Mariah Carey. Maybe we should just leave it at that — Mimi and Seacrest can get us through, don’t you think?

We kid. But TMZ is reporting that Carey is not pleased with the latest rumor that a deal to sign Nicki Minaj as a second judge is almost done. Sources tell the site that Carey was led to believe she’d be the only woman on the panel and is mad about the younger woman horning in.

There are also sources that say some of the FOX/Fremantle head honchos think the panel can’t not have two men, so then they are wondering if they should have two men and two women. Yes, ’cause that worked out so well in Seasons 8 and 9.

Meanwhile, Adam Lambert tells the Herald Sun of his “Idol” talks, “I am still waiting on the green light; I am still being considered as far as I know and it was really lovely to talk with them.”

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."