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'Idol' producers want Howard Stern to replace Cowell : Are they friggin Insane?


While I have to admit that I was never really plugged into the American Idol phenomenon I have to wonder if its producers have lost their minds.

The New York Post is reporting that 'Idol' producers want Howard Stern to replace Cowell. I don't think they will be able to keep the show on television if they do that.

Simon Cowell was edgy enough for broadcast television with his crude comments and stinging criticisms. Stern on the other hand is just crude and lacks any real redeeming qualities.


"American Idol" producers are eager to hire Howard Stern to replace Simon Cowell as the show's tough-talking judge, sources tell Page Six.
An insider said that producers of the hit Fox show say Stern, America's highest-paid radio personality, is their top choice to take over from Cowell, who leaves at the end of this season. They 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. Cowell was paid $50 million a year.

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.

They had better prerecord the show and have censors handy. I have a feeling the show is about to take a turn for the worse.


http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/idol_producers_want_howard_stern_YUKlMlwQkfqa7EgK1nvRaN

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