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Idol Wants Diddy

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 04:  Recording artist Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives at a pool party at the Palms Casino Resort September 4, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Oooooh, here's a rumor we love: "Page Six" is claiming that American Idol producers have asked Diddy to be a judge for the upcoming season. That would be great, although it does not sound particularly likely. Once upon a time, Vulture was a dedicated Making the Band viewer (miss you, Babs), so we know Diddy enjoys the mentoring and weeding-out processes. But it's tough to picture him enduring some nervous 17-year-old's 45-second rendition of "Turn the Beat Around" and then telling him that his personality really came through because everyone's still afraid to be "the mean judge."

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images