Conan O'Brien name in hat to replace 'American Idol' Simon Cowell
By: Amy Andrews | Published Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 10:35 AM | Updated Saturday, August 3, 2013, 8:34 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.