Howard They Going to Replace Simon?
Is American Idol going to replace the King of Mean with the King of All Media? Howard Stern can think of 100 million reasons why they should. Last week, the NY Post reported that the show's producers were lobbying hard to get the shock jock next season in order to replace outgoing judge, Simon Cowell. "Idol bosses think he'd be even nastier than Simon. They know he would be great TV and would clash with the other judges such as Ellen DeGeneres and the contestants," a source said. Stern has devoted hours of airtime to the show in the past, promoting contestants like wild-haired Sanjaya Malakar three years ago. Stern finally acknowledged the rumors on his Sirius radio show Monday, saying he'd gladly replace Cowell...for a hefty price tag. "Yeah, I would do that show for $100 million...They'd have to pay me a ton of dough because I already make a ton of dough," he said. The newest judge, Ellen DeGeneres, makes her premiere on Tuesday.