In today’s entry for things that make you go, “Seriously? REALLY?!” American Idol producers are looking for Simon Cowell’s replacement in the unlikeliest of places. Namely, in strip clubs. Namely, Howard Stern.
That’s right, baby, the King of All Media might be coming to Fox to judge your singing talents. And to make comments about your body, like why is it pear-shaped and upside down, and show us your boobs, cause you can’t sing anyway, sweetheart. That sort of Howard Stern. The man who has been running radio for the last twenty some-odd years and has an incredibly insane and dedicatedly loyal fanbase, THAT Howard Stern.
Rumor has it, the producers of American Idol are courting his favor. But these are just rumors. I can’t imagine how different that show’s landscape would be without Simon Cowell and with Howard Stern in his place. I can’t imagine too many families would be happy about the raven-haired shock jock casting aspersions on impressionable southerners, teenagers, and teh gheyz. It just seems like too much of a risky move for Fox to make.
However, if they brought in Artie Lange to be an additional judge, I would be in full support of the idea. In fact, I might actually watch American Idol.