Conan O'Brien name in hat to replace 'American Idol' Simon Cowell
By: Amy Andrews | Published Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 10:35 AM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:29 PM
Rumor has it that deposed comedy king Conan O'Brien
might be throwing his hat in for Simon Cowell
’s old job with "American Idol
Idol producers are frantically searching for a high-profile replacement for the bitchy Brit.
"Idol bosses think he’d be a huge draw now after all that Leno fuss," a source tells us.
Simon's signed a deal to leave FOX
to leave "American Idol" in 2011.
Other names in the ring include Elton John
, Jamie Foxx
, Piers Morgan
and Tommy Mottola