Simon Cowell has announced that Mariah Carey will be making her return to “X-Factor.” Mariah will not only be on the US version of the show, but the original UK “X-Factor” as well.  Cowell says that he and Mariah have been in talks for weeks and recently met in Cannes to finalize the deal. Read more about Mariah’s return after the jump.


MARIAH Carey is jetting into the south of France today ahead of a meet with another well known diva – X Factor bigwig Simon Cowell.

The Butterfly star, 41, has been offered an “international role” on the hit show, filming segments for both the UK and US versions, I can reveal.

The pair, who have been in talks for the past eight weeks, are meeting up at the five-star Hotel Martinez in Cannes tomorrow to finalise details.
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I’m told: “Simon has created a unique role just for Mariah after plans for her to be in the original US judging line-up fell through.

“Four months after having her babies, Mariah is ready to get back to business; she has lost so much weight for her small screen debut.

“The idea is for Mariah to assist Simon at the judges’ houses stage of the US show, as well as helping the other judges. It has yet to be confirmed, but the other plan is for her to be given a special, one-off fifth judge role on the British show.”