According to celebrity rag Us Weekly another big name star may be signing up to join top talent search show American Idol. The magazine reports that the MC will be signing a contract any day to join the shows 12th season as a judge. This news comes just a month after the announcement that Mariah Carey had signed on as a replacement for Jennifer Lopez who stepped down to focus her energy on family and her music and acting career. With Steven Tyler of the band Aerosmith also leaving Idol had to step up its game in order to compete with the addition of Brittney Spears to the cast of their main rival The X Factor. Lots of celebrity names have been bouncing around from Nick Jonas and Pharell Williams to Katy Perry and Miley Cirus but if Us Weekly is to be believed it looks like Minaj beat out the competition for the job.