Howard Stern: Idol Would Be "Best Thing That Happened to Me"
Howard Stern says filling Simon Cowell's seat on American Idol would be the "best thing that happened to me" — but he would have to make "a ton of dough. "
"Yeah, I would do that show for $100 million," Stern told his Sirius satellite radio listeners Monday, reports TheWrap.
According to a TVGuide.com poll, 69 percent of users thought Stern should replace Cowell, while the rest opposed the idea.
"It might be possible, we'll see, "said Stern. "They'd have to pay me a ton of dough, because I already make a ton of dough."
Is Howard Stern replacing Simon Cowell on Idol?
Stern's five-year $500 million contract with Sirius expires at the end of this year.
Stern, 56, said he might be the only person who could fill the void left by Cowell.
Who should replace Simon Cowell on American Idol?
"If I do say so myself, I can't imagine anyone else but me replacing [Cowell]," Stern said. "I mean, I don't know. How else are they going to make that show work? Who knows how to broadcast and who knows how to be interesting? And who's not afraid to speak their mind?"
What do you think?