Conan O’Brien Replacing Simon Cowell On “American Idol?”

Conan O’Brien, jilted former host of NBC’s The Tonight Show, is the latest contender rumored to be in the running to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on American Idol.

Irish Central celebrity spy Amy Andrews is reporting that Idol producers are considering casting the recently-unemployed O’Brien as a music critic when Cowell hangs up his spurs at the end of the show’s current 9th season.

“Idol bosses think he’d be a huge draw now after all that Leno fuss….”

Other celebs courted to possibly fill the empty chair on the judges panel include Elton John, Jamie Foxx, Piers Morgan, and Tommy Mottola.

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