Howard Stern Says He’d Leave Radio for American Idol, Tons of Money


On his satellite-radio show today, Howard Stern confirmed last week's reports that there's been some discussion between him and Fox about possibly replacing Simon Cowell on American Idol: "A $100 million to judge a karaoke contest? Yeah, I would do that show for $100 million," said Stern, whose $100 million-per-year Sirius contract expires next January. "I can't imagine anyone else but me replacing [Cowell] ... Who knows how to broadcast and who knows how to be interesting? And who's not afraid to speak their mind?" Then, to demonstrate how perfect he'd be for prime-time television, he called Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres the C-word and announced tentative plans to placate her on the air with a sex toy (here's the audio). So yes, this is probably a ploy to renegotiate his Sirius contract.

Howard Stern Confirms 'Idol' Talks [Wrap]