Howard Stern is Serious About Leaving Sirius for 'American Idol'

We hoped it was a horrible rumor. But it appears there's more truth than fiction to the report that Howard Stern is being considered as a replacement for Simon Cowell on American Idol.The shock jock took some time on his show this morning to discuss the Idol rumors and in a very Howard way, he managed to stir up even more controversy.

While FOX has denied approaching the shock jock, Stern confirmed that there has been interest in him permanently joining the Idol judging panel. Perhaps most shocking of all, Stern thinks he'd be just the guy for the job. "If I do say so myself, I can't imagine anyone else but me replacing [Cowell]. 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?"

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