“American Idol” Producers Looking to replace Cowell with Howard Stern
Rumors have been flying in from various sources claiming that American Idol producers are eager to convince famed radio shock jock Howard Stern to join the judges on American Idol following Simon Cowell’s leave for X Factor.
AI approached the ‘King of All Media’ after he repeatedly mentioned on-air that his exclusive Sirius XM Radio deal expires next January and he was open to other offers.
A source connected to “Idol” said, “It’s 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”
Other sources say the talks haven’t actually occurred and this is just a ploy to get Sirius to increase his pay. But if Sirius couldn’t come up with the money he would do “Idol” on the side as he is not yet ready to leave radio and tour the US with the judges.
Right now, it’s all a mess of hearsay, but if this were to go down how would you feel about it?