Howard Stern, Simon Cowell
Stars are clamoring to replace Simon Cowell at the American Idol judges table, but is America's favorite "shock jock" really one of them?
Howard Stern, 56, is the Idol producers' top choice to replace Cowell, according to The New York Post. The Sirius radio host's hefty contract expires next year and Stern recently said on-air he had been approached by a major TV network for next year, but also told listeners he turned the offer down. Sources rebuffed the Stern report to Entertainment Weekly, saying there were no front-runners yet to replace Cowell when the acerbic judge heads to The X Factor.
Who should replace Simon Cowell on American Idol?
In a recent TVGuide.com poll, 37 percent of readers thought X Factor and America's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan should fill Cowell's seat, with recent Sing-Off judge Ben Folds coming in a distant second with 15 percent of the vote.
So what do you think? Would Stern make a good replacement for Simon? Vote below in our poll and share your personal picks in the comments.