Last December both Christina and Cee Lo separately announced their exits (uh, hiatuses?) from the reality competition show, so it's only fitting that the two judges return to the show together — or at least we think so! An NBC executive with knowledge of the Cee Lo deal exclusively revealed to The Wrap that advanced negotiations are looking good, "We are not there yet, but working toward it." As Christina will reportedly be paid anywhere from $10 to $17 million, we wonder what Cee Lo will be able rake in? According to Celebrity Networth, Cee Lo is worth $22 million, and he was rumored to have been paid about $75,000 an episode in previous Voice seasons.
Though we'll miss Shakira and Usher, we can't wait to see the same magical chemistry the original judges had on the show. More Christina and Adam flirting and fighting, please!
And as a total sidenote: We wonder if American Idol will take a page out of The Voice's book and pull some old judges back onstage? Ellen DeGeneres, anyone?