Katy Perry Talks ‘Idol’ With Kimmel, Jokes About Pranking ‘Uncle’ Lionel Richie On Set: ‘We’re Ruining His Legacy’

ET Canada | 3/6/2018 | Staff
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Katy Perry will be making her “American Idol” debut on Sunday, and TV’s latest talent-show judge dropped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Monday night to discuss her new gig.

Chatting with Kimmel about reviving “Idol”, for which she’s reportedly picking up a cool $25 million a season, she discussed the dynamic between herself and her fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. “Luke Bryan and I are like brother and sister,” she revealed, “and Lionel’s kind of like our uncle.”

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Perry joked that she and Bryan aren’t afraid to send some good-natured ribbing, and the occasional practical joke, Richie’s way. “Well, we respect Lionel just about as much as his kids respect him,” she quipped, “but it’s not a lot.”

After Kimmel pointed out how his daughter Nicole Richie “tortured” him, Perry admitted, “Here’s the deal: he’s like giving some eloquent statement about how when he was with Whitney or Michael...
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