N.Y. Post Report: Stern On 'Idol'?
February 5, 2010 at 5:00 AM (PT)
Was the TV show that HOWARD STERN claimed approached him to take over from another personality "AMERICAN IDOL?"
The NEW YORK POST's PAGE SIX reports that its sources say STERN was approached to fill the judge's slot to be left vacant when SIMON COWELL leaves the show after this season, with one source insisting that the "IDOL" producers "will do what it takes to sign him," but another saying that STERN has given out mixed messages and "isn't ready to leave radio and would like to stay on at SIRIUS," using the "IDOL" bid as "a ploy to make SIRIUS pay up and keep him on his huge contract. But if SIRIUS can't pay him the money he wants, he may negotiate to film 'IDOL' on the side."
The POST says that its calls to STERN's agent DON BUCHWALD and producer GARY DELL'ABATE and to FOX were not returned.