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Katy Perry ‘set to become new American Idol judge’

Katy Perry is reportedly set to become the new American Idol anchor judge and negotiations to secure her fee have almost been completed.

According to TMZ, the announcement is expected to be made on Tuesday after a planned deal with Kelly Clarkson fell flat and she joined The Voice. 

Sources told the site: ‘Idol’s goal is to announce Katy is joining the reboot during the ABC Upfronts this week. 

 

Getting her chair: Katy Perry is reportedly set to become the new American Idol anchor judge and negotiations to secure her fee have almost been completed

‘Our sources say they will not announce the other 2 judges because Idol hasn’t even decided who it wants.’

Ryan Seacrest is thought to be returning as host, but TMZ reports that the other judges are likely be a songwriter and a music producer. 

The show, which premiered in 2002 with the original line-up of Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, is reportedly keen on Perry taking the first highly coveted seat. 

Jumping ship: According to TMZ , the announcement is expected to be made on Tuesday after a planned deal with Kelly Clarkson fell flat and she joined The Voice

Jumping ship: According to TMZ , the announcement is expected to be made on Tuesday after a planned deal with Kelly Clarkson fell flat and she joined The Voice

Sources told the site: 'Idol's goal is to announce Katy is joining the reboot during the ABC Upfronts this week'

Sources told the site: ‘Idol’s goal is to announce Katy is joining the reboot during the ABC Upfronts this week’

Who will it be? Ryan Seacrest is thought to be returning as host, but TMZ reports that the other judges are likely be a songwriter and a music producer

Who will it be? Ryan Seacrest is thought to be returning as host, but TMZ reports that the other judges are likely be a songwriter and a music producer

Sources tell the site, that Katy is also ‘very interested’ and ‘is open to scheduling potential tour dates around the show’s taping schedule’.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for further comment. 

Katy sizzled on Sunday in a sexy futuristic bodysuit and pink latex leggings as she performed at the KIIS FM Wango Tango event.

And the singer rewarded herself with a slice of cake as she emerged from The Nice Guy in West Hollywood on Saturday night.

She wasn’t as fond, though, of the cherry pie DJ Chuey Martinez served her on the red carpet, spitting it out and calling it ‘disgusting,’ as seen in red carpet coverage video KIIS FM have posted to Facebook. 

Perks of fame: DJ Chuey Martinez fed Katy Perry a bit of cherry pie as they stood on the red carpet before her Wango Tango performance on Saturday

Perks of fame: DJ Chuey Martinez fed Katy a bit of cherry pie as they stood on the red carpet before her Wango Tango performance on Saturday

Not for her: The pie didn't, however, appear to take for Katy

Not for her: The pie didn't, however, appear to take for Katy

Not for her: The pie didn’t, however, appear to take for Katy

Before trying a morsel, Katy informed DJ Chuey of KIIS FM and Chelsea Briggs of Billboard that ‘this is not the first cherry pie I’ve gotten, or received, in life.’

She and DJ Chuey wound up feeding each other mouthfuls for the cameras – ‘It’s like a wedding!’ Katy quipped – before her revulsion became clear on her face.

Though the DJ trumpeted the moment as his ‘career highlight,’ Katy grimaced before vamping: ‘This is disgusting,’ to laughs from Chelsea and Chuey.

Leaving a bad taste?: The 32-year-old singer was seen spitting out the offered dessert

Leaving a bad taste?: The 32-year-old singer was seen spitting out the offered dessert

Katy seemed happier with the dessert she chowed down on that evening at The Nice Guy, having donned a funky tasselled dress to the hot spot. 

Katy looked completely at ease as she giggled up a storm while exiting the upscale eatery – all while whetting her appetite. 

Despite a day of glamorous outfit changes, Katy ensured she did no wrong on the style front with the glittering multi-coloured dress. 

She teamed the look with a pair of racy thigh-high suede boots, which allowed her to sexily strut out of the restaurant.  

The interview rounds: Before trying a morsel, Katy informed DJ Chuey of KIIS FM and Chelsea Briggs of Billboard that 'this is not the first cherry pie I've gotten, or received, in life'

The interview rounds: Before trying a morsel, Katy informed DJ Chuey of KIIS FM and Chelsea Briggs of Billboard that ‘this is not the first cherry pie I’ve gotten, or received, in life’

Crossing arms: She and DJ Chuey wound up feeding each other mouthfuls for the cameras - 'It's like a wedding!' Katy quipped - before her revulsion became clear on her face

Crossing arms: She and DJ Chuey wound up feeding each other mouthfuls for the cameras - 'It's like a wedding!' Katy quipped - before her revulsion became clear on her face

Crossing arms: She and DJ Chuey wound up feeding each other mouthfuls for the cameras – ‘It’s like a wedding!’ Katy quipped – before her revulsion became clear on her face

Mugging: Though the DJ trumpeted the moment as his 'career highlight,' Katy grimaced before vamping: 'This is disgusting,' to laughs from Chelsea and Chuey

Mugging: Though the DJ trumpeted the moment as his ‘career highlight,’ Katy grimaced before vamping: ‘This is disgusting,’ to laughs from Chelsea and Chuey

Not her cup of tea: Katy very transparently wasn't a fan of the treat she'd been served

Not her cup of tea: Katy very transparently wasn't a fan of the treat she'd been served

Not her cup of tea: Katy very transparently wasn’t a fan of the treat she’d been served

Bon Appetit indeed: It is not known why she let this guy spoon feed her

Bon Appetit indeed: It is not known why she let this guy spoon feed her

Sweet tooth: Katy, 32, ensured she rewarded herself with a slice of cake after her Wango Tango performance as she emerged from The Nice Guy on Saturday night

Sweet tooth: Katy, 32, ensured she rewarded herself with a slice of cake after her Wango Tango performance as she emerged from The Nice Guy on Saturday night

Rewarding herself: She seemed happier at The Nice Guy - topping off a powerhouse few days which has also seen her become the 'top choice' for judge on the American Idol reboot

Rewarding herself: She seemed happier at The Nice Guy – topping off a powerhouse few days which has also seen her become the ‘top choice’ for judge on the American Idol reboot

Sexy: Katy looked completely at ease as she giggled up a storm while exiting the upscale eatery - all while whetting her appetite

Sexy: She was sensational in the funky tasselled dress

Sexy: Katy looked completely at ease as she giggled up a storm while exiting the upscale eatery – all while whetting her appetite

A slice of action: Reports via TMZ have emerged of Katy being a hot favourite to join the judging panel for American Idol - which is being brought to ABC after its cancellation last year

A slice of action: Reports via TMZ have emerged of Katy being a hot favourite to join the judging panel for American Idol – which is being brought to ABC after its cancellation last year

Roping in the best: The show, which premiered in 2002 with the original line-up of Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, is reportedly keen on Perry taking the first highly coveted first seat

Roping in the best: The show, which premiered in 2002 with the original line-up of Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, is reportedly keen on Perry taking the first highly coveted first seat

Rising to the occasion: Sources tell the site, that Katy is also 'very interested' and 'is open to scheduling potential tour dates around the show's taping schedule'

Rising to the occasion: Sources tell the site, that Katy is also ‘very interested’ and ‘is open to scheduling potential tour dates around the show’s taping schedule’

Meanwhile, Katy was her usual sex-kitten self as she took to the stage in a revealing ensemble for the annual radio station bash in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The songstress was hard to miss in a futuristic inspired neon bodysuit, tight pink suspender leggings and silver boots as she showcased her vocal prowess.

As one of the event’s main performers, Katy pulled out all the stops in her attire which consisted of the bright one-piece with silver embellished detailing throughout. 

All eyes on her: Katy proved hard to miss at the KIIS FM'S Wango Tango event in Los Angeles earlier on in the day 

All eyes on her: Katy proved hard to miss at the KIIS FM’S Wango Tango event in Los Angeles earlier on in the day 

Sexy display: The singer donned a funky neon bodysuit, tight pink suspender leggings and silver boots as she showcased her vocal prowess

Sexy display: The singer donned a funky neon bodysuit, tight pink suspender leggings and silver boots as she showcased her vocal prowess

A thick silver belt cinched in her trim midriff and was adjoined to a choker around her neck.

The star paired the look with bubblegum pink latex leggings which boasted a suspender style design – teasing at her enviably toned legs. 

She boosted her height with a pair of shiny silver exposed zipper boots which gave her enough comfort to perform up a storm on stage.  

Sizzling: As one of the event's main performers, Katy pulled out all the stops in her attire which consisted of the bright one-piece with silver embellished detailing throughout

Sizzling: As one of the event’s main performers, Katy pulled out all the stops in her attire which consisted of the bright one-piece with silver embellished detailing throughout

Fashionista: A thick silver belt cinched in her trim midriff and was adjoined to a choker around her neck

Fashionista: A thick silver belt cinched in her trim midriff and was adjoined to a choker around her neck

The Roar songstress wore matching latex gloves to match and accessorized with white rimmed shades.

Katy showed off her short blonde pixie cut that she debuted in April while looking tan from her recent trip to Mexico.

The American beauty – whose set included some of her biggest hits including E.T., Firework and Dark Horse – seemed in her element as she put on quite the animated display while thrilling the crowds. 

Earlier in the day, Katy made yet another statement as she arrived to the Wango Tango red carpet in a bright yellow jumper dress that boasted grey sections throughout. 

Flashing flesh: The star paired the look with bubblegum pink latex leggings which boasted suspender style design - teasing at her enviably toned legs

Flashing flesh: The star paired the look with bubblegum pink latex leggings which boasted suspender style design - teasing at her enviably toned legs

Flashing flesh: The star paired the look with bubblegum pink latex leggings which boasted suspender style design – teasing at her enviably toned legs

Standing tall: She boosted her height with a pair of shiny silver exposed zipper boots which gave her enough comfort to perform up a storm on stage

Standing tall: She boosted her height with a pair of shiny silver exposed zipper boots which gave her enough comfort to perform up a storm on stage

Accessorising: The Roar songstress wore matching latex gloves to match and accessorized with white rimmed shades

Fun: She seemed to be having a blast on stage

Accessorising: The Roar songstress wore matching latex gloves to match and accessorized with white rimmed shades

‘It was a working vacation, it was an office by the beach. We are landing a space ship as we speak right now, obviously you can see with my spaceship outfit,’ she said on the red carpet.   

On Friday, she shocked fans with a video for her single Bon Appetit featuring rap group Migos, which shows a nearly-naked Katy being covered in flour while a group of male chefs knead her body like pizza dough. 

While talking to KIIS-FM about the music video on the red carpet, Perry said, ‘It’s purposeful pop for sure but it’s not just one thing that’s purposeful. 

‘For me the whole record is this 360 degree liberation. Mental liberation, sexual liberation, negative liberation, spiritual liberation.’ 

Mane attraction: Katy showed off her short blonde pixie cut that she debuted in April while looking tan from her recent trip to Mexico

Mane attraction: Katy showed off her short blonde pixie cut that she debuted in April while looking tan from her recent trip to Mexico

Doing what she does best: The American beauty seemed in her element as she put on quite the animated display while thrilling the crowds

Doing what she does best: The American beauty seemed in her element as she put on quite the animated display while thrilling the crowds

Going solo: She proved to be the ultimate one woman show

Going solo: She proved to be the ultimate one woman show

Multi-talented: Katy even busted out some serious dance moves while on stage 

Multi-talented: Katy even busted out some serious dance moves while on stage 

California Girl: Earlier in the day, Katy made yet another statement as she arrived to the Wango Tango red carpet in a bright yellow jumper dress that boasted grey sections throughout

California Girl: Earlier in the day, Katy made yet another statement as she arrived to the Wango Tango red carpet in a bright yellow jumper dress that boasted grey sections throughout

Very Perry: The bright frock was on brand with Katy's attention-catching outfits

Very Perry: The bright frock was on brand with Katy’s attention-catching outfits

‘I think what you’re seeing right now, which can be confusing, is you’re just seeing parts and you’re about to get the whole body of work. It’s all about liberation for me and I think that liberation is from the soul.’ 

At one point during the interview, the KIIS-FM presenters gave the singer a pie in the spirit of the edible theme of her new song. 

Katy especially stood out on the red carpet in her yellow dress since the fashion theme of the night appeared to be black and white outfits with Halsey, Camilla Cabello, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Corinne Olympios and Olivia Holt all sticking to the simple color scheme. 

Leading lady: She kicked off the concert which also featured Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5, Hailee Steinfeld, Halsey and Niall Horan.

Leading lady: She kicked off the concert which also featured Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5, Hailee Steinfeld, Halsey and Niall Horan.

Center of attention: All eyes were on the singer during her hit-packed set

Center of attention: All eyes were on the singer during her hit-packed set

Bright as a firework: The singers yellow dress highlighted the tan she got while vacationing in Mexico earlier this week

Bright as a firework: The singers yellow dress highlighted the tan she got while vacationing in Mexico earlier this week

Bright as a firework: The singers yellow dress highlighted the tan she got while vacationing in Mexico earlier this week

Famous friends: Katy posted a video with Miley Cyrus, encouraging people to buy her new single Malibu on iTunes

Famous friends: Katy posted a video with Miley Cyrus, encouraging people to buy her new single Malibu on iTunes

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