'American Idol': Lady Gaga demands a fat check for her performance. Worth it?

american-idol-fox-lady-gaga-demands-huge-check.jpgIt's going to be a ratings bonanza when Lady Gaga appears on " American Idol" on Wednesday (May 5). But, it also sounds like the singer is making out pretty well herself.

OK! magazine reports that Lady Gaga demanded a fat check for $250,000 for the "Idol" performance. The producers apparently thought that was ridiculous.

"They thought it was just crazy she was asking for so much money," a source tells the magazine. "It was just too much money to pay talent for a performance."

Obviously, the producers sang a new tune and paid up. We don't know exactly what they paid her, but we're sure it couldn't be much less than what she asked for.

We hope the top five Idol mentor, Harry Connick Jr., is still happy with what he was paid. If not, we're sorry, dude!

Do you think Lady Gaga's pre-taped "Idol" performance is worth $250,000?

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