Elton John and Justin Timberlake Probably Not Replacing Simon Cowell


A rep for Justin Timberlake tells Nikki Finke that reports about his being pursued by Nigel Lythgoe to join American Idol as a judge are "just silly," since JT is too busy for a twice-weekly TV show. Even better is the following glorious, since-removed quote from Elton John's rep: "Absolute rubbish … This story’s three months old. There’s more chance of you fucking me than Elton appearing on US Idol." [Deadline via Awl]