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Howard Stern Confirms He May Replace Simon Cowell On 'Idol'

Howard Stern not only confirmed reports that Fox is interested in hiring him to replace departing 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell but said the interest is mutual.

"There's not a better job on the planet than judging a fu--ing karaoke contest," Stern said on Monday. "It might be possible, we'll see."

Stern, who is a fan of the show, joked that producers would have to give him a hefty paycheck to take the gig.

"They'd have to pay me a ton of dough, because I already make a ton of dough. A $100 million to judge a karaoke contest? Yeah, I think I would do that show for $100 million."

"It would be the best thing that happened to me. What a cush job: $100 million for four months. Who wouldn't take that?"

Stern's five-year, $500 million contract with Sirius XM is set to expire in January of next year.

"I'm not going to comment about any discussions I might or might not have had," he said. "I watch 'American Idol.' People seem to think that if I was on it, because I'm such a foul-mouthed, miserable f--k, that I would get them thrown off the air. I know how to judge."

"If I do say so myself, I can't imagine anyone else but me replacing Simon," Stern said. "I mean, 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?"

Stern also said he wouldn't be afraid to use a taser on Ellen DeGeneres and gave a demonstration on how he would judge the show.

"Hey Fantasia, you're not getting little boys hard. You look like you stepped out of a cartoon. They want a Britney Spears (photosBritney Spears photos) or a Rihanna (photosRihanna photos)," he said.

"Little boys are scared that you are going to sit on them. You're out. You've got to go clean up your act. Get a haircut like Rihanna if you want little boys to like you."

February 9, 2010 |

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