There have been countless names thrown into the mix of possible replacements for Simon Cowell on American Idol. But the latest person is definitely the most shocking!
Howard Stern is reportedly in talks with executives to join the judging panel alongside Ellen Degeneres, Kara Dioguardi and Randy Jackson. A source tells Page Six, "(American Idol) is one of the few shows that could compete with Stern's $100 million-a-year Sirius contract, and Idol bosses think he'd be even nastier than Simon."
Well Howard certainly isn’t afraid to speak his mind! In addition, Stern recently announced he is looking for work when his contract with Sirius XM Radio expires next January, and during his radio show on Wednesday he hinted he has been approached by TV bosses about a new job.
He said, "Recently I was approached by a major TV network to take over a TV show and leave here and do that next year - and I did turn it down. Well, I didn't turn it down. I started to entertain it and think about it, and then I probably think my demands are pretty heavy and they were attempting to negotiate and I said 'you don't have to'."
We think Howard’s honesty would be a perfect fit for the show, but the radio host might be a tad too sleazy for such a family-oriented show!