Celeb Reality: Best Judges and Mentors

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  • Mariah Carey, American Idol
  • Diddy, Making the Band
  • Yolanda Adams, Sunday Best, BET
  • Vivica A. Fox, Starlet
  • Tyson Beckford, Make Me a Supermodel
  • Cee-Lo Green, The Voice
  • Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Nicole Richie in Fashion Star
  • Flavor Flav, Flavor of Love
  • RuPaul, Drag Race, Drag U
  • Lil' Mama, America's Best Dance Crew
  • Kelly Rowland, The Fashion Show, Clash of the Choirs
  • TLC, R U the Girl
  • L.A. Reid, The X Factor
  • Teena Marie, Road to Stardom

Mariah Carey on American Idol

When American Idol returns for its 12th season there will be a new megawatt superstar at the judges’ table — Mariah Carey. So since Mimi will help mold today's hopefuls into tomorrow's singing stars, here’s a snapshot look at celeb mentors and judges past and present who schooled scores of reality contestants into shape.

(Photos from left: Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET, Courtesy of FOX)

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