Posted by WTF on February 05, 2010 at 09:37:02:
I guess with all of the non-radio-qualified people getting radio gigs, there has to be some reciprication. Ellen on Idol? Sure she's funny but she has no music experience whatsoever. Stern? He's a decent radio guy but he has no music industry credentials. Idol is trash. -
"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.
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