American Idol

Trump Wants to Replace Simon Cowell on American Idol

One reality show apparently isn’t enough for some attention-seekers: The Hollywood Reporter says that Donald Trump “has quietly lobbied” for the judging vacancy left by Simon Cowell on American Idol. Thankfully, Fox appears likely to go another route. THR says the network has met twice with singer Chris Isaak about the job and Harry Connick Jr. is also under consideration. Even Brett Michaels was considered at one point, though he is now out of the running.