Mariah Carey’s “American Idol” Takeover

“American Idol” Judges And Host Photo Call

The legend of Mariah Carey’s American Idol reign continues.

One day it’s rumors of infighting between she and Nicki Minaj, today it’s talk that she’s telling people who have been on the show before her how they need to be. Here’s to hoping Mimi will be as interesting on the set as she is storied to be off it. Who am I kidding? Of course she will be, it’s Mariah Carey.

In the meantime, here’s the latest of the rumor mill from Radar:

The Always Be My Baby singer, 42, has suggested to stylists that it might be an idea to update host Ryan Seacrest’s look, suggesting that maybe he should dye his hair a funky color and appear more casually-dressed, to get a more "youthful and trendy" feel to the show.

Needles to say, no one has passed the advice on to style-conscious Seacrest, 37, who has been hosting Idol since its launch in 2002, and is known for his smooth, clean-cut style.

“No one would even dare to bring up the subject with Ryan, or feels that it is needed," a source tells RadarOnline.com. "Ryan, and everyone, is very pleased with his style and look. It is totally the right feel and fit for Idol.

"Mariah mentioned some kind of bizarre ideas for re-styling Ryan, in terms of making him appeal to a younger audience. She said she feels that sometimes he appears far too serious and that he needs to lighten up a bit.

"She has a very definite sense of style and loves to leave her stamp — this likely won’t be the first or last we will hear on the subject!"

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