February 12th, 2010
01:56 PM ET

Howard Stern slams 'Idol's' Ellen

testing captions
testing captions

And Ellen DeGeneres thought Simon Cowell was mean!

Howard Stern let loose on the new “Idol” judge in an expletive-laced bit during his radio show.

After commenting on DeGeneres’ deal as a spokesperson with Covergirl cosmetics (“Ellen DeGeneres looks like somebody punched her in the face,” he said. “She gets on that Covergirl and you’d think she’s Heidi Klum”), the shock jock dived into rumors he’s up to take Cowell’s spot.

“[DeGeneres is] going to ruin ‘American Idol,’ ” Stern said. “Everyone goes, if Howard Stern takes over ‘American Idol,’ Ellen DeGeneres might leave. Well yeah, that's the whole (expletive) idea. I’m not going to sit there with her – that dummy.”

Stern declined to comment on any discussions that he may or may not have had about the gig, but admitted that he watches the show. He claimed that he heard from at least one celebrity who is all for the idea of him serving as a judge on the show.

“This is a woman, a very well-respected woman,” he said. “She said to me, I never watched ‘American Idol’ but I tell you, if you are on it, I will watch it."


soundoff (1,359 Responses)
  1. buy proxies

    Somebody necessarily help to make critically posts I'd state. That is the first time I frequented your web page and thus far? I surprised with the research you made to create this particular publish extraordinary. Fantastic activity!

    September 11, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. dee

    Bring on Stern!! He's awesome!! He would be great on the show!!

    February 16, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. shlavens

    Can all those losers and bring in Howard, Robin and Fred as the judges. That would be a show worth watching. American Idol sucks monkey b@lls.

    February 16, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bostonian

    I have been a regular American Idol watcher since it first came on the air. I have also been an Ellen Degeneres fan. Although she doesn't have any music "industry" experience, she does have industry experience, and has always have the Idols voted off on her show. She has also always been very forward thinking in her musical guests. I really enjoy having her on the show, and I must say more than Paula Abdul, who DID have musical background. Paula for me, didn't bring anything to the table. She was very nice and supportive of all the contestants, which as a young performer, I'm sure they needed. However, if you say say nice things to EVERY contestant, it kind of takes away your credibility. So far, I think Ellen has done a great job balancing criticism with encouragement. As for Howard, I was actually always a fan. I did always like his honesty, especially when it came to Kathy Lee Gifford (gross), but even I must admit, I stopped watching or listening to Howard after Selena died, and he
    played gunshots over and over again, mocking her death and the impact it had on people. Although I know everyone makes mistakes, that was one horribly offensive decision that I found unforgiveable. I can't believe he had no thoughts or concerns for what that stunt did to her family and friends. I think he would be terrible on Idol, and would make it all about himself.

    February 16, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Barbara

    Howard is disgusting in my book. I can't stand who he stands for and I would be ashamed if he was my father. But, if Ellen said something about him publicly, she has to be able to take the heat. I tried to make AI about the contestants and not the judges so I would hope it wouldn't matter to me who was judging but if the judges are trying to take over the show, then I might stop watching it sooner than later.

    February 16, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. David

    Both American Idol and Howard Stern appeal to the lowest common denominator...why not...that's be two reasons for me not to watch it.

    February 16, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rebecca

    ELLEN looks (or "like" as he incorrectly puts it) as if someone punched her in the face? Look at Mr. Stern! Please address your teeth and gums! Black gums on upper anteriors, upper right looks as if your cheap bridge is FAILING or you are a SERIOUS BRUXER (you grind your teeth you arrogant jerk). It is extremely RICH to hear someone so completely unattractive being critical of a normal looking human being.

    Howard is sub-human – in actions, looks and lifestyle

    February 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. C avg

    television has violence and ads for poisonous products aimed at our children... i think howard stern would be the least of our worries. i'd rather have him than fast food ads and guns pointed at people.

    February 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lady Di Florida

    Raised 3 beautiful daughters? How horrified they must be to even admit that their father is Howard. I can't even imagine what they've been through growing up-with most of the decent people hating this disgusting man & his filthy mouth. Put him on AI-I don't think Fox is that stupid. I think Ellen is a perfect fit. This is a family show & all of us can enjoy watching the show week after week without worrying about inappropriate language or behavior... let Stern keep his filthy show & stay where he is....

    February 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. KC

    Howard Stern, “brilliant”?? UMMMM Also, Do people you know say they listen to his show to hear his great interviews? It sounds very much like those who are buying Playboy for the articles.
    For the men who admire Howard Stern, I pity the women in your lives. Do you think the way he treats women and speaks about them is just “all in good fun”? Even if it's only “2% of his show” as someone alleged, that is 2% too much. Would it be O.K. with you if someone spoke about the women in your life that way?
    For those women who are defending him–I'm afraid you are you are wearing a "kick me" sign on your backs.
    You may believe that he is a great, upstanding member of the community in his private life and that his show is just “for fun”. Don't you think that by now we should have gotten past this school-yard level of “fun”? Trash talking about women is not fun, nor is it funny.
    If women allow men to speak about them in the way Stern does–and approve of it–then there is something sadly wrong. We continue to set the bar lower and lower in regard to the way women are treated in our society.
    Women, grow a spine! Stand up for yourselves and stand up for your daughters and your sons and teach them what's right, We don't want them to sink to the lowest common denominators of society. A world without the king of... misogyny– would be a better world–on the T.V. or radio.

    February 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hubahuba

    Howard Stern, he's not for evening prime time TV, he's disgusting. He's not even ON the show yet and he's causing such negative publicity for the show. Who goes and talks about a peer/co-worker in the manner he has in regards to Ellen. He has absolutely no class. He's immature, hateful and so hung up on sex it's a turn-off. I'm sure he doesn't get any anytime.

    February 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jimbo

    Stern is the highest paid high school mentality on the planet. I was interested in his show for about 5 min back when he first went nationwide. Then I looked for something with some sort of intelligence level. You have to give him credit for changing the entire industry.

    February 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Paula

    I like Howard Stern, but REALLY? He actually has the nerve to call Ellen DeGeneres UGLY?

    February 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Katherine

    Simon cannot be replaced with anyone especially Howard. I really don't like Ellen on there either, but I an not fond of change. I just really liked the Simon, Randy and Paula trio. I hate the four judge format.

    I would like Ringo Starr to have filled Simons seat. Drop Ellen, add Jessica Simpson and keep Randy. You would still have your brit, your ditz and the original dawg.

    February 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Carolyn

    Howard is in the same cesspool...with Rush Limbaugh....big mistake...

    February 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Carolyn

    I have spoken to many people and if howard stern becomes a judge we will stop watching....

    February 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Martha Stuarte

    I have watched American Idol a few times, off and on. Sometimes it is just so boring and I have no desire to watch it. If Howard joins, I will watch every single episode just to see him and hear his comments. Howard is witty and has a good sense about music, performers, talent and pop culture. He has interviewed hundreds of musicians, and plays in a band. He is a very witty, funny and descent entertainer. Sadly, those who badmouth Howard on this page do not know anything about his show, his personality and what he is about. They've got him all wrong. Ellen is boring, goofy, and NOT funny! I cannot stand her show and will never watch American Idol if Ellen becomes a judge!

    February 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  18. K SMITH

    If Howard Stern is on American Idol, I will no longer watch the show.

    February 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Stacey

    Howard Stern is brilliant! If he joins idol, that would do nothing but improve this ridiculous show!!

    February 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  20. otto

    I guess people still dont know Stern's MO. He's angling for the job, but certainly doesnt want to compete with anyone that's a threat to him. It doesnt matter if you like Ellen or not, she's more relevent than Stern has been since he left terrestrial radio. Every once in a while he has to pop his hairpiece up into the limelight to let people know he still exists.

    February 15, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  21. Zkelly

    I had already planned not to watch if Simon left, but there is no way on this green earth that I would watch for a single second if Howard Stern was a judge. And for those of you that say we should listen to his show before we make a comment – I DID listen to his show. I enjoyed it although I had problems with some of the more lewd topics. The very last day I listened to his show was the day of the Columbine shooting – I turned it on to see what he was saying about the tragedy and found that he was discussing breasts. That pretty much did it for me. Genius? Maybe he is a genius in figuring out ways to stash away a lot of money, but do any of us know the true state of his soul? There is no way for us to know that, but we can see the things that are important to him. That speaks volumes. I agree with Krigah who said "Howard Stern is the perfect example of what is wrong in America." – Greed, immorality, ego and just plain meanness!!

    February 15, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  22. Lou

    Horrible Stern is sitting on his rat throne reading all this loving it and laughing, this is just what he wanted. He is lovin this. I have never watched Idol, have no intention of EVER watching Idol. So Stern can't make or break the show for me.

    February 15, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  23. LC

    Howard Stern.....how gross, he has ZERO class and is just about the ugliest person on the face of the earth. AI would be stupid to put him on the show, he doesnt even belong on TV. thats why he does Radio, so no one has to look at his ugly face

    February 15, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  24. Christopher

    I think its funny- for each one of you that wont watch the show because of him 2 more will tune in... He is rude and classless but guess what- its what the people want.. if they didnt he wouldnt be making millions. all of these complaints are just feeding his fire and generating more intrest in him.

    February 15, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  25. kite005

    I don't know why people watch any of these shows. Allthough Ellen might be a reason to watch. As far as Howard goes, I rode to work for a while and he listened to Howard every morning. I was glad that didn't last long because Howard is not funny or entertaining in any way. He's even worse than Tom Barnard in Minneapolis. You have to wonder about the mentality of people who listen to this idiot.

    February 15, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  26. Adam

    I got a question. Has almost everyone forgotten that Howard has been a radio personality and been dealing with music his ENTIRE career. You can say he's brash, crude, rude and a pig but fact is fact that he DOES have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to music. I've been watching A I for some time now and if Howard joins the ranks I for one will definately keep watching. Also I bet those of you who are bashing Howard will watch even though you say you won't will, why because you will want to see what kind of judge he is and want to find anything that you didn't like about the show with Howard onboard so you can try to justify why you don't watch A I anymore.

    February 15, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  27. Pootie May

    Howard Stern is the best thing for AI...He's an outspoken American who is not afraid to swim out of the mainstream with his comments...I admire his boldness he is a true American...Howard Rocks!!!!!!

    February 15, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  28. jayman419

    Wow. I doubt the talks were for him to take over... he probably wanted the open chair and didn't get it.

    But trashing Ellen? Seriously? What has she ever done to anybody, except give away an adopted dog?

    February 15, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  29. GWR

    Degeneres and Stern on American Idol ? Now there is a show to watch!

    February 15, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  30. rr

    Ever since his move to satellite radio Howard Stern seems to have vanished from the mainstream media. I'm guessing he is feeling a bit under-noticed right now and this sort of comment is the only way he can get through to people any more. I bit sad if you ask me, there is no doubt Howard is sliding down the downside of his career.

    February 15, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  31. KW

    Howard Stern is just jealous that Ellen is married to Portia de Rossi.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  32. rw

    Howard Stern is mean, nasty, crude and does not deserve any type of show. He will ruin idol and I cannot believe they would even think of hiring him to replace Cowell. Idol is a family show and Stern does not belong on that type of show or any other. ANYBODY would be better than HOward STern. Ellen Degeneres is wonderful, and she will do well as an Idol judge.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  33. justsane

    i've never watched idol; i've never listened to stern's show. i have seen stern on talk shows and in interviews, and i have seen ellen's show. those things are enough to tell me that ellen degeneres is a charming, funny woman, with a self-deprecating, observational type of humor, while howard stern is an ego-maniacal blowhard who thinks that the sun rises and sets on him and his show. should he end up on american idol, it would certainly be the death of that show, which wouldn't bother me in the slightest.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Blarpo

    PWS, thank you for making my day. You had me laughing hysterically for a good five minutes with your comment " Ellen, on the other hand, is amusing in a kind way, judging by the few times I've caught her show or seen bits of her stand up routine."

    You were of course being sarcastic....

    right?....

    hopefully?.....

    yeah, no way someone could say that seriously

    February 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Blarpo

    Idol doesn't deserve a talent like Stern. They should stick to talentless hacks.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  36. CBB

    The last person that would influence anything I think or do would be Howard Stern. Ellen on the other hand is a loving caring human being. We should all love our neighbor like she does. Howard is a disgrace to all men in general.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  37. pws

    For those who wonder if Howard is "funnY' but have never listened to his show, read the article above. That's how funny he is... A good example of his style, and yes, I've occasionally listened to his show.

    Ellen, on the other hand, is amusing in a kind way, judging by the few times I've caught her show or seen bits of her stand up routine.

    BUT I agree, if Simon is going you need someone on the show with something of his acidity–that's not who Ellen is replacing. It also needs to be someone who keeps the focus on the show, as Simon did and Howard won't. Howard just seems to be mean for the sake of being mean-yes, Simon was mean at times, brutal even, but he did respect the point of the show and his meanness was focsed on that. They need someone, but not Howard.
    And I'm not a big Idol fan, be fine with me if it went off the air, have only watched a few times, but enough to get a feel for the cast.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  38. rcc

    Ellen doesn't know squat about music and it was dumb to add her. But compared to Stern she is a freaking genius.
    The person to replace Simon needs to have a background in the recording business.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Lucy

    I used to be a fan of Howard Stern. Ellen is awsome and she is a very beautiful woman. I think its wrong for him to slam her on his show or in the media.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  40. kari

    I was once a huge Howard Stern fan but lost interest when he went to satellite and became all about the f word and strippers. On regular radio, he was edgy and I think he would bring that to Idol. It would be interesting.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  41. lc

    I heard the whole segment on his show. She ran her mouth first. His reply was funny radio.
    BABBABOOEY to you all!!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Ta Ta Toothy

    I cannot believe that fox would let a low life piece of trash who has NO talent, NO sexual appeal, or NO morals for decent humanity on thier network.....just the thought of that perverted, morally bankrupt, judgemental "celebrity" makes my skin crawl....wait...we ARE talking about Ellen aren't we??? I mean, let's face it Howard has been a success in EVERY media venture he has tried...2 best selling books, a number one movie, a number one soundtrack...and the highest rated radio show EVER....what has Ellen done??? Howard has his finger on the pulse of REAL people....while Ellen "Degenerate" appeals to ????? Exactly....Howard forever...
    And a Ba Ba Booey to you all!!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Susan

    Howard Stern is an ANIMAL, period. He is the most disgusting
    creature on this planet.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  44. sternfan

    Pig? Vulgar? Sounds like the rhetoric ignorant people just hear and repeat (must be FOX News watchers). As a very wel educated professional, I find Howard to be no only entertaining, but articulate and insightful. He is honet and and backs his opinions with well thought out positions on various and wide ranging topics. Howard would be a great add to any show, but I hope he doesn't stoop down to American Idol.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Laurie H

    Howard Stern gets my vote for the worst possible choice for ANY TV show...ugh ugh ugh. Idol is shameless exploitation and merchandising but with this guy on it we would never be able to forget it and at least try to like it.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Bobbi L.

    Neither HS or ED are funny in my book, they both suck and won't watch AI anymore the show has def. run its' course.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Karen

    What a joke! Stern a judge on American Idol. That would sure end the show. Ellen is great and so is Randy and Kara. Sorry to see Simon go.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jason from Hollywood

    Oh and all the people who say Howard Stern is a pig or a no talent hack or whatever AREN'T LISTENERS. Howard is actually quite grounded, but Ellen snubbed him in the press, bad move El

    February 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  49. T-Ballgame

    It is funny to read all these bad comments about Stern from people who dont even listen to him! It is the people that do not listen to his show and know how he does an interview that say this is bad. All you people that say you wont watch IDOL anymore...Who cares becuase he will bring over 7 million loyal viewers to that horrible karaoke show!

    For the people that said he is doing this because he feels insignicant is just absurd. he brought a satellite radio company from 600,000 listeners to over 7 million listeners in the matter of months! he has more listeners on Satellite Radio then Letterman, Leno, Conan, and any other talk show that is on TV and he is able to do it for 5 hours a day. How is that insignificant?

    To be honest i hope Howard doesnt take it because he will then leave Sirius and the 1st 6 hours of my day will be empty!

    February 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Zack

    Idol is done. Who cares what they try and do to inject life into it at this point. Ellen is a walking joke, who brings nothing but tired cliche humor to an already doomed program. Stern needs to stick to not-so-shock jocking. The only way they could make Idol worse at this point would be to threaten to bring in Rosie O'Donnel

    February 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  51. HiThere

    Howard Stern is a piece of garbage. He is the ugliest human being on the planet. He looks like a gorilla's behind that got burnt from the flames of hell. He is repulsive and a dirty bag of flaming dog turds. I couldn't even compare him to a diseased pig with warts. He would look worse than that. Here's to Howard and his ticket to hell. You big jerk.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  52. maria

    He said Ellen looks like she's been punched in the face. Does he look in a mirror? He looks like he's been in punched in the face with booze and drugs.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Franklin Flapjack

    Ellen Degenerate is indeed a mediocre shrew: the perfect person for the kind of bums and slatterns that find any entertainment in a show like American Idol.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Quinn

    The only thing shocking about Howard Stern these days is that he's still on the air. His shtick was interesting in the '80s, but not 30 years later.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Former Howard Fan

    Howard's ego is monumental. He claims repeatedly how he doesn't care or want to do Idol. however, that is all he talks about lately and thinks just because he has an opinion he would rescue the show. What a dummy. He needs a dose of reality. Actually, everyone on his show does – except for Sal and Richard. The rest of them, and worst of all Howard, all talk about how popular and cool they are as if they're still in high school. it's been getting lame and tired for many months now.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Leslie Burzacki

    I have never watched American Idol in my entire life!! But if Howard became a judge, I'd watch every episode!! Love you Howard!!! ...Get better Artie!

    February 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  57. MK

    whooohoooo! YOU GO HOWARD! Talent, and a double dose of Simon to Idol! The show NEEDS it!

    February 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Kat

    Howard Stern is the bottom of the bottom feeders. He has no talent, no class and no reason to be anywhere in any media outlet. He represents the end of society.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Debster

    I can't believe they even considered Howard Stern to replace Simon. Please tell me this is a publicity stunt! I mean really, what idiot thought up that one? A foul mouthed talk show host to judge a music competition and be a mentor for youth..... unbelievable. Ellen has done a great job and her humor is not only entertaining for us the viewer, but helps with the tension of the contestants. Howard Stern would be the death of American Idol. What a joke!

    February 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Kevin in A2

    I enjoy watching AI with my teens, because they enjoy it. IF STERN GETS THE GIG I WILL DISALLOW THE SHOW TO BE VIEWED IN MY HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is the epitome of baseness in this country. And BTW, I am a liberal Republican.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Noel

    Battle of the boring.

    Reality shows are like Heroin to the TV enslaved morons that sit and drool over it.

    Degeneres is a talentless mouthpiece fo "alternative lifestyles" and Howard Stern has the IQ of a drain clog.

    Having said that, it would be hilarious to see Stern go on, eviscerate the judges and the talentless pukes n the show...and get it canceled.

    GO HOWARD

    (PS, to the twit that said Howard is jealous? why? HIs last 5 year contract was worth more than Degeneres has ever or will ever make and he gets more women than she does)

    February 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Natalia

    Howard Stern is a sexist pig to say the least...I can hear it now" ..mmm take off your top honey, oh that sounds much better now".

    What a pig, I doubt American Idol would stoop as low to even entertain the idea of Stern as a judge.

    I love the addition of Ellen.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  63. krigah

    Howard Stern is the perfect example of what is wrong in America. When a disgusting person such as he is can make it in the world of entertainment it shows a following of people just as sick and disgusting as he is to support him. I'm glad he is now on stations I can choose not to watch.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  64. mpaul2012

    Howard Stern, the pig, will ruin American Idol if he takes over in Simon place. I will and I'm sure most of my friends, will stop watching American Idol. This is probably the worst decision Fox can make.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  65. sbbs

    If Fox is listening, be warned. I and everyone I have spoke with agree...we will not watch Howard Stern.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  66. miamian

    Howard, have you looked in the mirror lately?

    February 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  67. yabbi

    Neither of these 'celebrities' have any redeeming value.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  68. JC

    I think the Idol producers will see the 1200+ comments on this short blog entry and know that Howard Stern is the way to get Idol into everyone's conversation. Love him or now, I know most of you will still watch the show. We love to hate characters (like Simon) ... and Stern is the only possible "true" replacement for Simon.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  69. CAR75

    hopefully he joins, then you all stop watching then the show gets cancelled. Only in a perfect world....

    February 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Chris

    Howard will be an excellent addition to American Idol.

    Among other creative abilities, his talent to "develop talent" is what he does best. You surely won't see anyone match his ability. Try picking a crack addict off the street and turn him into a sought after public speaker. Howard did it. This decision is a no brainer.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  71. idolfan

    Um, Actual Listener, why do you think people are coming out of the woodwork in protest if they hadn't heard his show? Vulgar may be refreshing to you, but to mainstream America (American Idol's target audience), vulgar is not acceptable. He is a chauvinistic pig that has no business on a show called American Idol. Now if they want to do a show called American Slime, then he'll work. TV programming has gotten so decadent and disgusting – he'll be the breaking point. No, I'm not a self righteous 'prude', but I am a very well educated mother that for one will boycott any advertisers that would stand behind a show on primetime that targets young audiences with him at the helm. He needs to stay in the arena of adult entertainment for those that can stomach his crude ways. Articulate and well read? Those that use the language to the extent that he does generally don't have better vocabulary to fall back on. His statements sound like those of a middle schooler just discovering the female sex.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  72. G. Chai

    I am all for anyone replacing Simon Cowell, even if it is that Howard Stern.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  73. TC

    He's just jealous that her girlfriend is hotter than his

    February 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Sweet & Spicey

    I actually like both of them (both for being real), and I would love to see Howard and Ellen on the show together. Everyone looks at train wrecks right? Oh and Simon, quit trying to part a flat top down the middle...

    February 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  75. DTS

    Howard on Idol, I'd watch in a Heartbeat. The man would be cutting, true, have an opinion, and guess what? The man WAS a disc jockey spinning records at one time, has MANY bands on his show (see giving the likes of Bon Jovi, Billy Squire, and Sugar Ray the boost they needed to get national recognition.) What musical prowess does Ellen have to compare to that? NOTHING. Good thing she'll be the vocal person of the show now that Simon is gone. It'll turn into "American Idol: The View edition." Please keep the cackling group of women yenta'ing it up over each other off a good show.

    The problem is, people think of Stern from his old E-network television show. They picked a half hour of raunch for the most part out of a very interesting 4-6 hour show dealing from a wide range of material dealing with current events, politics, women's rights (he's prochoice, and not for sexual reasons...), gay rights (as a gay person who normally listens to the Stern show, yeah there are some jabs, but he sticks up for us in a big way whenever it gets serious, something no other straight person has done with his reach to a mostly straight crowd.) On the other hand, I also watch Idol now regularly, and believe me, the show needs someone who can nail some zingers. I want entertainment, not a watered down karaoke pageant which it would become.

    In closing, Baba Booey and vote for Sanjaya!

    February 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Joanie

    stern is such a low-life, if he goes on American Idol, I will NEVER WATCH IT!!

    February 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Jake

    Americans will cuss out and criticize the rain drop that finished second down the window. It's all about winning, competing, polls, critics with you folks. Chill.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  78. BC44

    And the Tom Cruise of shock radio has spoken.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Kiki McGaha

    Stern is a pig, and has always and will continue to be one...if he's ever on American Idol, the show will go down...

    February 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  80. An Actual Listener

    Reading many of the comments negative to Howard Stern's involvement in Idol, I have to wonder how many of the authors have actually listened to the Howard Stern show? He is articulate, well-read, knowledgeable about both pop culture and world history. Can he be vulgar? Absolutely, and it's refreshing. Can he be aggressively honest and blunt with those things and people he disagrees with? Definitely, and if more people were like that the world would be a better place. I have watched Ellen's show. I have seen her on various other shows these past ten years. Quite honestly, I have no idea what she is doing in media. She is talentless and unappealing, and has no knowledge of music.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  81. jane

    I still think of Howard Stern has being that goofy (can't look cause I'm embarrassed for him) guest on Letterman years ago. He ditched his old persona (and life/wife...) and somehow became "glamorous" – but I still don't get why he's famous (fartman? really?). I'm not a big fan of Ellen's either, but she was at least a pretty good comedian and did funny without cheap sucker punches. American Idol – it's better to burn out than fade away.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Blarpo

    HAHAHA, I love Stern. All these comments about him being disgusting is music to my ears.

    American Idol? seriously? Worse most pathetic excuse for a show ever. Goes to show you how bad mainstream music has become when a show like American Idol is popular.

    Hey Howard, if you are reading this, PLEASE TAKE THE JOB! Its a win-win situation. Either Stern makes Idol great (which he would no doubt) or he pisses so many people off that the show plummets in ratings! Can you say cancelled? Either way I'd be thrilled! Howard, you are a filthy scumbag and I love ya.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Shannon

    Ellen looks like she has been punched in the face???? Seriously??? Ummm Howard Stern... have you had a chance to look in a mirror lately??? You ain't very pretty, sorry to say...and you are NOT funny.... you are a pig that likes to subject other people to what you feel is funny... I don't watch American Idol as it is now... but if I ever thought I may, I certainly will NOT if Howard Stern is on it.... GROSS...

    February 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  84. FortWorth

    Stern on AI = salt in coffee. It just doesn't fit.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  85. PLM

    I agree with Steve L.–Gene Simmons would be great. He wouldn't pull any punches and he's actually a musician (who, as Steve pointed out, seems to love money). I'd be afraid Howard Stern would destroy what little credibility the show has left because all the women would have to do would be to show up in a skimpy bikini and talk dirty to him and they'd be on the show.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Disturbed

    If Stern joins American Idol, I'm moving my family to Europe!!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  87. janice healey

    i sure would watch idol if howard stern was on. he'd tell it like it is and be funny at the same time!! we want howard!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Nostrafatu

    Ok you Stern haters, why do you think HS is being mentioned as a possible replacement for Simon Cowell ??? Because he brings reactions from AI fans...

    I'd like to hear who has the same characteristics that Simon has that would have the appeal and the rudeness Simon brings to the show...

    Who? Betty White, David Foster and some of the other names mentioned? I cant even remember as they all are unqualified to be the nasty one... Cmon haters give some names and show how brilliant you really are!!!!!! Like I said Howard would not do this show anyways as it has jumped the shark, why do you think Simon is leaving??

    February 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  89. AmeliaSue

    Howard Stern is crass, and vulgar, and absolutely appeals to the lowest common denominator. I know, I've watched and listened enough to know that his idea of brilliant journalism is getting some aspiring starlet to flash her breasts or discuss anal or oral sex.

    It would be the death of Idol.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  90. danimal

    Here is Howard's guest list for the last couple years.>>>>>>>>
    Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Robert DeNiro, Quinton Tarintino, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Rodman, David Arquette, Gilbert Gottfried, Steve-O, Joe Frazier, Janice Dickinson, Bob Saget , Sarah Silverman, Cyndi Lauper, Nancy Sinatra, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Andy Richter, Angie Everhart ,
    Gene Simmons, Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Tobey Maguire, Lisa Lampanelli, Jimmy Kimmel, Dee Snider, Joe Piscopo, Bijou Phillips, Kathy Griffin, Robin Givens, Jimmy Fallon, Michael Moore, Fran Drescher, Pam Anderson, John Bon Jovi, Russell Simmons, Scott Baio, Charlie Murphy, Tracy Morgan, Bob Saget, DL Hughley, Jamie Foxx, Nikki Sixx , Jerry Rice, Kid Rock, Duran Duran, AeroSmith, AC DC, Tommy Shaw, RuPaul, Mario Cantone, Daryl Hall, Colin Quinn, Martina Navratilova, Blues Traveler, Dave Attell, Ricki Lake, Don King Penn Jillette, Tito Ortiz, Dave Navarro, Lisa Rinna, Richard Lewis, Wyclef Jean, Gallagher, Arlen Specter, Reverend Run, Al Roker, Jose Canseco, Neil Patrick Harris, William Shatner, Chuck Zito, Piers Morgan, Donald Trump, Tommy Chong, Perez Hilton, Brooke Hogan, Chevy Chase, Tom Arnold, Christian Slater, Cheech Marin, Lawrence Taylor, T-Pain, Sandra Bernhard, John Stamos, T.I., Akon, Flavor Flav, 50 Cent, Rosie O'Donnell, Jesse Ventura, Sam Simon, Denise Richards, Francis Ford Coppola, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark McGrath, Rob Zombie, Geraldo Rivera, Stephen Stills, Dane Cook, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Snoop Dogg, >>>>> NEED I SAY MORE. HOWARD STERN IS THE GREATEST

    February 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Scott

    It appears that the “King of All Media” has become so insignificant that this is the best he can do for publicity. It is sad to see that he now just makes up things to get attention, i.e. taking over American Idol. I am sure you invented that too Howard, oh yeah thanks for air and food. Had you not invented those either we would not have survived. Anyone that is taking this old senile fool to his word needs a serious reality check. No major network is going to allow this guy on TV. Not to mention he is the last person that should be judging anyone’s talent based purely on the fact that he has none. He used to be funny now he is the old guy sitting on the park bench talking to himself looking for attention. I really pity him and his fans, at least the ones he still has.

    As for the Ellen thing, who cares? Talk show DJ’s like him, Opie and Anthony, Bubba the Love Sponge and the others make their livings picking on people for no other reason than to just pick on them. Do I care what he thinks of her? NO and neither should anyone else. It is just a talk DJ being a talk DJ. No I will not call him a shock jock. Howard has not done anything shocking in 10 years. Actually I am shocked that anyone is even paying attention to him.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  92. producer

    You people are way out of it. Howard is the only thing that can SAVE this stupid show when Simon Leaves.

    Go Howard!! By the way, anyone who says he's unfunny hasn't listed to the show.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Jayne

    Poor Stern is just projecting. He has gotten uglier through the years (if that is even possible) and never could really get the respect overall for his comic abilities (or lack thereof) so he lashes out at someone who has what he desires.

    I used to listen/watch him all the time years ago, and at first he was sorta funny but he went downhill and became so friggin boring I'd rather gouge out my eyeballs with a dirty butter knife than have to watch his pathetic attempts at entertainment. Ellen, on the other hand, is delightful to watch and I've never tired of her. Just my humble opinion.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  94. ladybug

    Why is Stern even around any more?

    February 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Tonya

    Why would I want to listen to Howard Stern judge contestants on American Idol–he only would talk about boobs and butt–we get that on his show. Howard Stern bad idea for American Idol–not the right crowd for him!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Jeremiah

    Howard Stern and Ellen Degeneres both stink...why does anyone watch american idol anyway, it is all staged.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  97. heyhay

    hahahahaha someone said educated people that watch this show. I couldn't stop laughing. The whole show is fixed and a joke, How bad could Mr. Stern be to it. I might actually watch it if Mr. Stern was on the show.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  98. bubba boey

    at least he will tell it like it is !!!!!! hey now!!!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Jane

    If Howard Stern is your last chance to keep a show going, I feel sorry for the show. If you like a show where women show their boobs, Howard's there. That is all he is good for. He is a sick, ugly pervert...

    February 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Fred

    I don't believe Howard will go to American Idol. Howard has ranted about going on American Idol non stop. When Simon leaves, no one will save the show. American Idol is over! Howard is playing it up because he knows when American Idol flops when Simon leaves he will get tons of "what if" press. Howard could save the show. The reason why people would watch is because he would be 10 times more brutal than Simon. Howard would send people home crying!! Love him or hate him he is the master of fighting with words.

    Ellen started the fued with Howard by saying she would leave the show if he was to take over Simons spot. This is a low blow. Crying to the FOX execs, "if you hire Howard I will quit!" What is that about? As big as a star anyone becomes the lowest of the low is to block someone from trying to work. Big cry baby Ellen!! When Howard doesn't go to Idol and Simon leaves!! the end of the show.

    Let's put it this way, they will be replacing Simon here not Paula Abdul! Think about your place in history Ellen! Idol needs someone edgy, dirty and mean..meaner than Simon. That man is Howard Stern. Love him or hate him that is the truth.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Fred

    I don't believe Howard will go to American Idol. Howard has ranted about going on American Idol non stop. When Simon leaves, no one will save the show. American Idol is over! Howard is playing it up because he knows when American Idol flops when Simon leaves he will get tons of "what if" press. Howard could save the show. The reason why people would watch is because he would be 10 times more brutal than Simon. Howard would send people home crying!! Love him or hate him he is the master of fighting with words.

    Ellen started the fued with Howard by saying she would leave the show if he was to take over Simons spot. This is a low blow. Crying to the FOX execs, "if you hire Howard I will quit!" What is that about? As big as a star anyone becomes the lowest of the low is to block someone from trying to work. Big cry baby Ellen!! When Howard doesn't go to Idol and Simon leaves!! the end of the show.

    Let's put it this way, they will be replacing Simon here not Paula Abdul! Think about your place in history Ellen! Idol needs someone edgy, dirty and mean..meaner than Simon. That man is Howard Stern. Love him or hate him thats the truth.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Simon45

    I believe that if Howard would be picked to take Simons spot people would tune in to see the controversy and hear what Howard has to say next. Look what hapened to Sirius when Howard came on board, their listener list doubled.

    I think he'd would be a great replacement.

    Go HOWARD!!!!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Anti Idol

    The show itself is worthless. It totally takes away from legitimate "stars." I don't understand why it has lasted so long. Everyone on TV right now is really mediocre.I can't tell one American Idol from the next because they're so generic and Howard Stern is one of them. I'm pretty sure I can be just as crude and distasteful as him.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  104. rob101

    Im pretty sure that the majority of you would watch his first apperance on Idol if it came to be. As much as you hate him you would watch just to see what happened. As a matter of a fact I would bet the buzz of him appearing as a judge would bring many viewers that dont even watch the show to sit down and tune in just to see what is going to come out of his mouth. I dont think the shock appeal would last very long and he would become more annoying than entertaining after a few episodes but the fact remains... you would watch atleast for a bit.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  105. Jeff

    Like him or hate him, Howard is certainly polarizing. Those of you that are claiming that his addition will result in your instant departure as a viewer, everyone knows that isn't true. You'll all watch, just to heap your hatred on him.

    And for those that seem to "know" who he is, without listening to his show (recently), all I can say is this: he's not the same person that you remember. His show has grown up over the years, and while he does have moments of racy content, the show is very well-thought out, and not the trainwreck that you remember it to be.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  106. leh

    Ellen has no place on AI, what are her qualifications? She has NONE...
    She is a worthless piece of flesh and is doing nothing for the show but taking up space.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  107. Anne

    For one thing I can't understand why they chose Ellen for Cover Girl. Makes me want to puke when I see her on that commercial. Of all people. Then she gets picked for American Idol. It's just like their forcing her down our throats. I was an avid watcher of Idol, but with her on it I won't be watching. I just wait until the last night to see who is going to win. Now with mention that Howard Stern might be replacing Simon I will do the same. Both Ellen and Howard know nothing about the music business. Why can't Idol find someone from the music business? Looks like their just pulling anyone in to keep the show going. I could probably stand Howard if he didn't use his foul mouth, but with Ellen no way!

    February 14, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  108. Alex P

    Steve has got it right-

    Howard is incredibly funny and very, very smart. If you think he could have a top radio show, basically carry an entire new media on his back, produce a best selling book and not be, you're the fool. He caters to his audience, right now males 18-38 year old, and delivers the raunch they prefer. If he bothers to do this gig, (and I'm sure not a few dollars are at stak for Fox), he'll tailor his comments for prime time. In terms to honesty, he'll make Simon look like the contestants' mothers! Bring him on!

    February 14, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  109. Steve

    If Howard become a judge on the show...not only will all of you watch...so will millions of people who cant stand to watch that show as it is right now.

    Howard has been in the music business his whole career...anyone who says he isn't qualified for the show is an idiot

    February 14, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  110. Mike

    I feel sorry for Stern. Even though he's rolling in millions of dollars, he sold his soul to satan who uses him to corrupt the masses. It's the same for many entertainment world celebrities, movie makers, and video game creators. Even if Stern suddenly gave all his money and possesions to charity and joined a monestary, it's probably too little to late. The damage to humanity is already done.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  111. celia Varain

    Howard Stern, what aPIG, the man has made a living on T&A, and appeals to the lowest form of humanity, he is crude, crass, and totally full of himself, anyone that would have a show and ask to see his "guests" to show their boobs and ass is one "hella of guy", not to mention all of his so called fans!!! If he is the new judge, I WILL NEVER WATCH AMERICAN IDOL again!!!!!! So network please listen to your audience !!

    February 14, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  112. Rita

    I will NOT watch American Idol if Howard Stern is a judge. He is was not vulgor for me.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  113. Melissa

    Howard who? Oh, yeah,...wasn't he some kind of "shock jock" back in the 70's or something? If I recall, he more than lost his credibility along the line, and was relegated to some silly little radio show off the main networks. This topic, like everything else in the world, is mere fodder, nothing but a joke to Howard, and he's milking the publicity for good reason, trying to gain some footing in an attempt to crawl up out of the gutter.
    What a waste of flesh.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  114. Linda

    Howard Stern is a waste of air and space. I really hope he is not seriously being considered. While I admit that I am not a big Ellen fan, she doesn't deserve his rude and tactless comments. I do know that I will NEVER watch American Idol again if that... thing... is made part of the panel.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  115. Simon

    Stern has now proven he is irrelevant. Should he replace Simon it will mark the beginning of a very rapid end of AI.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  116. idolfan

    American Idol has been seen as a family show; Howard Stern is not only anti-family, but he's a sick freak that should have never been given air time; he is a testament to how low society has sunk. If he goes on American Idol, it will become disgusting and perverted as that's all he knows. And to comment on Ellen's looks? He's the ugliest (looks and person wise) ever seen. AI has way too much tied up in ratings and advertising dollars to risk that.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  117. ducdebrabant

    They must have turned down his salary demand, or told him they sampled public reaction and he'd hurt the show. He's bitter about something. What a jerk. She hasn't done a thing to him. After the backlash against her when she came out of the closet, and the impressive way she's gotten back in good with the public, it's really low of him to go after her this way. If he were really a man, he'd go after Fox TV (which put her on the show) but he doesn't dare do that.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  118. Brian Riback - Waldwick, NJ

    I happen to like the both of them...and I have to tell you, I think either of them will destroy idol. American Idol is already done in my eyes...Simon leaving seals the deal. Teenie boppers aren't going to watch with Howard and after a while, will stop watching due to Ellen.

    All of you that knock Howard Stern really need to understand...you can hate the way his sends his message...fine. But you have GOT to respect his achievements. If you don't like are living in a fantasy world...seriously. Look what that man did for Satellite alone.

    And while all of your Politicians are ACTUALLY cheating on their wives...he never has. He is an honest man in real life...playing a role on the radio. Unlike people you have voted for...HE is believe it or not, the honest one. Just think about it before you keeping badmouthing him.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  119. stratego

    I'm sure Howard's mother will appreciate that he refers to her as "...a well-respected woman..."

    February 14, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  120. franc black

    Howard Stern.... hmmm.... sounds like a desperate choice, but who else in the entertainment industry could provide the weight of a Simon?

    I'm sure he'll moderate himself a bit for prime time TV, I mean, he is a professional (aren't you Howard?).

    Ellen Degenerate? Whatever. "Accept yourself for who you are". What a load of b-s...have you seen those Revlon commercials... insult yourself and millions of insecure females in exchange for some cash. Big cash.

    I'd like to see if Howard can 'man up' for idol (meaning, shelve/contain alot of that adolescent humour). If so, that franchise could have a bit more life in it. And if that annoying egofreak Ellen leaves, then all the better for the music-loving audience.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  121. Tammy

    He is the lowest form of a human being

    February 14, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  122. jpd

    I love all the posts this news bit generated. That goes to show how deeply howard Stern is imbedded in pop culture and especailly love all the people that hate him but at the same time do not listen to his show....how do you people form your opinion then? I find his show extremely entertaining and entertaining. He is also the only person and I mean the ONLY ONE who can get the best answers out of a celebrity interview.

    As far as idol goes...I doubt he would do it. He'll probably extend his satellite contract by another 3 years. If he did do idol though, they would at least have someone that has actually programmed music and collaborate with musicians professionally. So those dopes that merely think he is a shock jock,I would say please get your facts straight before you speak. Oh yeah, I'm 43 and a successful business owner so I guess I don't fit the mold of the "typical Stern listener"...along with 20 million other daily listeners who are supposedly low brow frat boys.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  123. Sally

    Howard Stern is a complete idiot! If he joins American Idol, I will not watch it again. Ellen is great on the show! He is vulgar and rude, his radio show should have been yanked years ago!

    February 14, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  124. justjo

    I will watch American Idol – Howard has played music for years and promoted artists – he can only make it better. Ellen the comedian – what talent does she bring to the mix? What makes her think she is able to decide who appears and who doesn't on the show. Who died and left her the almighty?

    February 14, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  125. Carla Condino

    Stern is boring, boring. I guess he is controversial if you're turned on by grade school poo jokes. His comments generate negative attention. That is his skill. He doesn't have the brains of Ellen or SImon. Maybe Howard and Jerry Springer could team up to make the show into a poo-fest. Wake me when it's over.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  126. Stern?ByeBye!

    Count me among the millions who would abandon Idol if Stern shows up. Whether or not I like Ellen is immaterial, Stern is horrid. And I have tried to give him a chance, both on TV and radio...but he is simply appalling in both formats. Disgusting. The weird thing is, his biography was very entertaining. But he, himself, is the kiss of death for any project he would be attached to, as far as I'm concerned.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  127. Anonymous

    "self respecting,educated people?" Though I have only watched this garbage when changing the channel, and have only listened to Howard Stern's radio show a few times (it is the same show repeated over and over ad infinitum – Titties and Beer etc.), I have to admit that it might be remotely interesting to sic Howard on the pathetic wretches starving for fortune and fame on this show. Though America is talent starved in general these days; I don't think Susan Boyle is the answer though in all fairness, she does have a nice voice (a little removed from Maria Calas or Marian Anderson or Natalie Merchant etc.) and I found it a pleasant surprise that despite her frumpy looks, they let her on the show bearing in mind that appearance seems to masquarade as talent these days. Unfortunatley for her, she is not the next Mama Cass or Karen Carpenter and there is no one that comes close to either of the aforementioned or exudes talent, skill or presence but instead we are left with a group of marginally talented people getting their 15 minutes of fame. Intellectually stimulating – maybe if Howard is on the show. I'm sure he respects himself and he is intelligent and has the stage presence and charisma to turn this show into what it should be – Clowns 90210.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  128. Carolae

    Stern says "if Ellen leaves"????? He's the one that should get his head out of the sewer long enough to know he will NEVER be asked to join Idol.....it will doom FOX if he does. I think he thrives on how the people feel about him....self-importance seems what motivates this guy.....yuk.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  129. Reality

    People of this country,

    Please stop hiding from the reality that we talk, think, and act like Howard Stern everyday of our lives. This man brings something that you sheep clearly don't see. Everything that the radio and TV feeds into your brain is garbage. Howard Stern is the only man with the guts to be original on air. To call him a pig is juvenile. You need to understand that we are the pigs, taking orders form the man. In this world of political correctness, he's the only not afraid to act like a normal human being. So to those people who are against him – you are against freedom and are hiding behind a mask. Life isnt perfect and that means you arent either! Dont lie to yourself.

    Howard Stern would be a much better judge than Simon. This man worked hard and became good at what he does. It just goes to show that you dont need to be a model, have fake breasts, and a tightened face to be famous. You rock Stern! And you deserve it – take the $100 million.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  130. Danimal

    Do you really think the network would take as big a chance with Howard Stern ? I surely hope not ! He has nothing of value to offer.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  131. Trax

    The people who are making comments about Howard Stern being nothing but mean and vulgar truly have no idea what they are talking about. This is a man that has built a life and career on integrity. Is he honest? Of course. Is that exactly what Idol needs? Of course. He takes every part of his job very seriously and throws himself into everything with 1000% effort. If you truly think he'll come to idol throwing out F bombs and sex references then you will be sadly mistaken. He's no idiot. He'll take the job seriously and play appropriatly within the boundaries of the job. If Idol has a problem its always been the hosts. People like Paula and Ellen bring nothing to the show. Even Randy struggles with having anything good to say. Howard is a great option and should be hired no matter what the other hosts think. I know this will blow your mind, but the man is extremely smart, well spoken and actually pretty charming. You can hate the humor, but you can't hate the man.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  132. Robert Horwath

    Whether it be Mr. Stern, or even a no body off the street whom has a good ear for ALL varities of talent it does not matter, the public watch the show for the CONTESTANTS, the good, the bad and the funny.

    At the end of the day dawg the public do the real judging.

    I would place place everthing I owned on that nothing would change in the ratings in the slightest way if FOX put on someone like Mr. Stern or simply a witty, knowledable (SOBER), decent looking and charming MR or MRS Jones as long as 2 well known judges remained on the panel (pertaining to placing an unknown, the proof is in the pudding, look at Adam Seacrest), and FOX would also save millions of dollars on a overated position.

    Heck, I would do the show for 100th of the Salary of any Judge that ever appeared on the board.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  133. DJ

    If Stern is on Idol I will never watch again. I have followed the show since the beginning. Stern is a disgusting Pig.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  134. william russell

    it is amazing to read oxymorons like intelligent people watch idol, the media industry dosn't want to pay for good script writing so the industry has come up with idol and other reality shows to entertain the proliteriat, ha the joke is on every one who "watches" this mindless swill, yes bubble gum for the mind.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  135. John

    This was a horribly condensed and unfair version of Stern's comments re: Ellen.

    He made those comments after she came out against rumors of him joining the show.

    Perhaps Ms France is not a Stern fan but she owes it to the readers to give the full story.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  136. Adamh

    Amazing to see people bash stern for having a mindless show. Is American Idol that much better? The show is painfully repetitive. why anyone would watch American Idol over quality dramatic programming is beyond me.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  137. Doug

    PIG is too nice a word for this man.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  138. nick

    i will the first person gone if this idiot gets on american idol. i just don't get what the big deal is about someone who debases people for a living.he seems to take pleasure out of someone else's misfortune that to me is a character flaw.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  139. Dave

    Howard Stern is spot on. Ellen DeGeneres is so nasty with her butt ugly dancing. Is she supposed to be sexy when she does this? Who is she trying to impress when she doesn't even like men? I can't see a talentless dancer such as herself having the gall to judge any one elses performances. That's for sure. By the way Howard Stern was never going to fill that spot anyway. That was just a rumor made to create controversy.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  140. Jennifer

    He has the audacity to say someone ELSE looks like they have been punched in the face? Does he even have a mirror in his house or is it a funhouse mirror? He is a radio personality for a reason. The day his mug occupies prime time TV, it is time to take up stamp collecting. And, he need not EVER stack up his marketability against Ellen's. Howie has the male 18-30 demographic. Ellen has the 18-80 women demographic, the Oprah demographic, and the minority demographic. Hellooooo...

    February 14, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  141. Dan

    Bababooey will replace Seacrest!
    For so many to say Howard would be bad...there sure is alot of talk. I don't remember seeing this much chatter when Ellen was announced. Maybe Rosie can replace Ellen.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  142. QMAN

    It's funny – I would bet the same people that say they won't watch are the same people that voted for Taylor Hicks.

    And Ellen is a great person? Anybody remember that puppy that died due to her poor judgement? Look it up.

    And he's "irrelevant" and "nobody listens to him"? He has more listeners that Ellen has watchers even though her show is available for free.

    The company that drove him out of free radio wants him back – a lot of the radio stations he was on have tanked and lost a ton of money. It's called show BUSINESS for a reason folks – and bottom line is Howard brings in the money. But don't worry...he will not be on your precious American Idol.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  143. Don

    That fool Should never be seen or heardfrom ...EVER

    February 14, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  144. Brad HB

    Howard Stern is a brilliantly gifted comedian. The comments at the beginning of the story DID come from him but were part of a "bit" for the air. Maybe he really does feel this way... but it was hilarious when he did it. Once again, a quote out of context is all some people have with which to form an opinion. FYI... he will NEVER do the show. He's pretty happy where he is.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  145. susan

    No Howard Stern for me, Ellens rocks and Howard sucks

    February 14, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  146. Sean

    Howard Stern is a GOLD mine. Everything he puts his hands on is successful. You have to be out of your mind not to use Howard is he wants to do it. Howard says it how it is. The people that don't like him are the people that have never heard him.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  147. michael

    I do not find Howard Stern any more offensive than a 4 year old playing with his own poop. Same mentality. Same level of respect. I am not a fan of Ellen's either but at least she has made me laugh in the past. Stern is plain boring with very hollow humor.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  148. ANDROLOMA

    American Idle, Howeird Stern, and Ellen Degenerates all deserve each other. The untalented contestants singing to the unqualified judges for the unappreciative public. What a human circus.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  149. northeast4707

    Although Howard may have brought up 3 beautiful daughters, this doesn't qualify him to be a judge on a family show like American Idol.
    When Simon provides feedback, he may be mean in his comments, but Howard comments are just
    Dis- tasteful!!!
    How can any women take feedback from a man that has no respect for women? Look at the type of women he has on his shows. Just because he is straightforward in his comments doesn't mean he’s a fit for the show.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  150. peggy

    It seems most men want Stern to be on Idol. What a surprise?

    February 14, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  151. Dr. Fegg

    Howard is right on the money. Ellen is talentless, not funny, and is happy to walk over who ever she needs to in order to advance her career. As much as I love American Idol, I will not be watching until she is voted off the island. If NBC execs were running the show, she would be gone in a week, but so would all the people with any talent.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  152. americanidolfan

    I refuse to watch this show if this jerk takes Simon's spot. I don't think that the show will succeed when he's gone, but I will not watch a jerk that thinks he's all that and has heard from ONE celebrity that he is right for the show. Who cares!! It is wrong to be such a jerk to someone that IS a judge on the show and all you want is the money.

    If he is added on the panel, I'm done with Idol.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  153. Misty

    Wait a minute.....HE called ELLEN ugly? Hmmmmm.....

    February 14, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  154. stevie68a

    Stern will only find out what a degenerate he is if he puts his daughters
    through what he does with strippers and midgets.
    Have them all on the show together, and spew all the filth he can think of.
    Maybe then he will realize that "being real" for him is like defecating in public: Not really necessary.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  155. Zonk

    I just have to agree wholeheartedly with Paul Fortune! Very well said. Even if he was freshly scrubbed and perfumed, I wouldn't stand downwind of Howard Stern; it's just the idea, ugh, what scum.

    And as a straight 50-ish guy, I have to say I was delighted and had to grin the first time I saw Ellen in her Covergirl commercial. You don't have to be attracted to enjoy a stunning smile. Something HS would probably sell his mother for.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  156. MikeG

    Stern was "edgy" twenty years ago. Now, the best I can say is that his humor is very dated and dull. The people who still listen to him....Dull.
    The guy is boring.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  157. LS

    It wouldnt make any difference to me if Howdy Doody were put on the panel... I wouldnt watch this no-collar type of entertainment no matter who is there.

    I dont care too much for DeGeneres, but she is probably as capable and interesting as the rest of them, past and present.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  158. flo

    I must have watched howard show just ones, i think he is ok and I think when people making or forming their openion they should speak for themself, stop saying they and a lot of people will stop watching. Howard can make a good judge.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  159. Sara

    Bring in Pierce!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  160. George

    If Howard made the show maybe someone other than tweens that like recycled pop music sung by untalented wannabe's might watch it. This show is a plague that needs to be wiped out.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  161. Sara

    Sometimes I think the people making decisions are idiots! Idol is a FAMILY SHOW! With Howard Stern, NO LONGER FAMILY SHOW=LOSS OF VIEWERS!!

    February 14, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  162. David

    The only way I will EVER watch idol is if Howard is on. I have never watched that drivel, and won't... unless he's on the show. Having said that, I hope he re-ups with Sirius...American idol is for sissys.

    February 14, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  163. Craig

    Please... Howard, cut the hair.... it is so 90's..and more people like Ellen over you, sorry but that is the truth

    February 14, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  164. Rick

    He's creating controversy in order to drive up ratings now and when/if he's Simon's replacement.

    February 14, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  165. MN

    Have you all forgot? He is the KING OF ALL MEDIA!!

    February 14, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  166. Jason

    You will all watch, don't kid yourselves

    February 14, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  167. Jeff Lachter

    Howard Stern is about nothing but himself. American Idol is also about the individual. Bu that is where the similarity ends. AI is about talented artists who strive to bring out their best for the world to see. Stern is all about bringing out the worst a person can be. His rudeness, callousness, mean-spirited, hate filled nastiness is just his own sick and perverted way of making a buck. It's a sad commentary of the american mindset that pervades our society especially in politics. "Let's kick the opponent when he is down or not looking" is a sad and disturbing method for bolstering ones viewpoints in the media. What's saddest is that is what we as a people respond to.

    It's time to join those who make an effort every day to avoid this behavior and choose to look for a more humanistic method to interacting with our fellow human.

    AI is watched by millions of people every week and is a prime opportunity to show the world that we are turning our back on the worst behavior that we embrace in the USA and instead, denounce Howard and choose Ellen to be our spokesperson for positive re-enforcement of all that is good and possible in this great country.

    February 14, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  168. nova guy

    I liked another poster's comment about taking a bath after reading this article...Stern serves no point but to shock people, which attests to his LACK of talent. Any of us can sit down and put others due and spew rude commentary! He is a loser and will make Idol a loser if he joins it.

    February 14, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  169. geoff

    He would liven up that crapfest...that's for sure. I don't waste my time with that show now but if he were a judge, it would be like watching a car crash...far more entertaining than it is now. Still I don't see it happening.

    February 14, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  170. ron

    Well the show completely sucks now – he is a great choice and if he doesnt go to it then you know it will just be off the air soon – which mnight be great – it just wastes valuable time when better shows can be on – in fact except for Carrie Underwood – the singers that came from there really suck!

    February 14, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  171. wendy

    Howard Stern is sewage -personified!! He is walking, talking garbage.
    However in the world did he think he would ever be asked to be an Idol judge?? Wow... he really doesn't have a clue! Well, let it be said that NO ONE would watch ...if he were a judge!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  172. Rob

    "Stern is a wonderful choice...sort of like going 'all in' in poker."

    Um, no. Stern isn't stupid. He simply has found his fortune feeding the needs of the low brow, beer guzzlin', slightly slutty, pool hall crowd. There are plenty of rednecks and white trash that will listen to guys like him. Does he have the looks to compete with Brad Pitt. No. Can he toss a football like Peyton Manning? No. But he's pretty fast on his feet, has a decent support team, and realizes that he doesn't have to be lofty of thought to make money and satisfy his ego. He's Hollywood. As for Idol, no, that would be a bad match-up. He couldn't be his vulgar self, and that's the only way he can generate laughs. Fox will find someone, and the show will go on. In its 9th year, it is still the 800 pound gorilla. Losing Cowell won't be a death knell.

    February 14, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  173. jamie

    Facts:
    – Look at the buzz this clip has generated on CNN. I bet you those who say "I won't watch" will be the first to watch. Everyone will be curious, whether you like him or not.
    – 80% of viewers are tweens/young teens. Most have never heard/seen Howard stern. If the majority of youngsters strive to be ON AI, of course they are not going to like Howard, he will most likely fail them. Most of the reactions here are biased imho.
    – Ellen has no musical background. What qualifications does she have to be on Idol? All your comments on why Howard Stern shouldn't be on Idol can be applied to other judges. The comments have no merit.

    February 14, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  174. M. Raymond Sheppard

    Howard Stern is trying to generate enough publicity to get a spot on the Idol show. Ellen is a excellent choice for the show.

    February 14, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  175. Dazlinn

    Howard Stern on Fox? No more Fox... ever.

    February 14, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  176. terri

    Howard Stern's brain is narcissistic. If it benefits him, he's all for it. We have a serial "i don't care about anyone but me" person here folks. If he joins American Idol, the founding seed that grew American Idol will rot in time. Maybe overnight. And why??? For ratings. Yup! Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely! If you want a 'visual' of how viruses spread, hire Howard.

    February 14, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  177. whattayakiddinme

    AI is a family show. If the kids aren't watching, parents are taping it
    for them to watch on the weekend. With Howard Stern, it is no longer a family show.

    Stern may be "smart" or a "genius" according to some on this site, i have watched his show, haven't seen that side of him. what i have seen is the ways he denigrates women.

    as for ellen looking like someone punched her in the face, actually, i think she resembles his wife.

    February 14, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  178. Lady

    I'm a woman who loves Howard and his honest crass humor. Ellen is ok too but it is a completely different sense of humor (cheesy and cute). These two should not be on that show together. Suggestions: Kelly Ripa and Howard. or Ellen and Howie Mandel. They need people who can play off each other. I suppose one of them should know something about music. Howard doesn't seem to like the cheesy kind of song and style they sing on American Idol so I don't see him liking any of this....

    February 14, 2010 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  179. Shelly

    Come on! Of all the men in the world do you really think they would pick that! Yuck! I want to see someone attractive and with morals like Kevin Bacon!

    February 14, 2010 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  180. klb

    How about Howard Stern, Gene Simmons, Larry Flint and Ron Jeremy for the panel of judges on A.I.?
    If you're going to kill it, you might as well throw it overboard without a funeral.

    February 14, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  181. Ray

    Bring Howard on!! I've never watched a full episode of AI but if he is on I will be DVRing the whole season.

    shoot put them both on together let the drama begin!

    As far as Ellen being Covergirls spokesperson, well I guess to each their own, but I always thought she was the guy in the relationships.

    but once again it was being amusing to see them on the show... time will tell.

    February 14, 2010 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  182. Alisha

    Stern is nasty and has always disgusted me. I wish he'd go away.

    February 14, 2010 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  183. High Register Shawn

    I agree that the people that hate him haven't listened to him once. If you see him on Letterman or any other show, he doesn't get bleeped. He would be amazing on this show. Everyone would watch.

    February 14, 2010 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  184. Char

    As a person who loves animals, I feel a need to defend pigs. Do not classify them in the same category as that good for nothing Stern. How would you feel to be compared to that human garbage?

    February 14, 2010 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |
  185. karen

    Howard is intelligent..genius wouldn't go that far. He is good at what he does he's been doing it a long time. Howard definitely doesn't belong on American Idol. I think he would get bored, there is no way that he can be himself on that show while children are watching and listening. I like Howard but there is no way that this could work-he's adult entertainment not family entertainment.

    February 14, 2010 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  186. - d

    Thank God he's not on E! anymore. I can actually watch the channel now.

    February 14, 2010 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  187. David Z

    The whole concept and EVERYTHING associated with the "talent" search has totally run its course. It is time for true, new innovative entertainment that let the unknown become a part of "15 minutes of fame" or more appropriately "15 nanoseconds of fame by no-talent wannabes.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  188. Scott

    He makes 50 million a year on his "feeble" radio show. Nuff said.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  189. arch

    How can anybody watch that crap. What they should do is make these idiot so-called entertainers get up on the stage and do a little singing. The judges love to embarrass these people. All of these reality type shows are such a waste of time. I guess it makes these judges feel like they have power over others.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  190. whut

    Protip: In a climate where competition for jobs is fierce, nothing makes you look uglier than bitching about how bad your rivals are.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  191. Tony L

    Howard Stern will be a big mistake by FOX. This guy is too vulgar, vile and immature for the prime time audience. They need some one else soon to continue at the same pace. How about Danny Devito? The show has run it's course, maybe it's time to can the show and start something new but similar in nature.

    February 14, 2010 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  192. Ryii

    Howard Stern is the reason I refused to purchase any Sirus products, and the reason I later requested my XM account be canceled after the two companies merged. If he moves to American Idol I'll sell my TV.

    I have no respect for someone whose entire living is made from the degradation of others around him.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  193. fariss

    who is he to judge ellen? he is a moron,i will never watch that show again if he shows up.he makes me sick.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  194. Steve

    I am a college grad....earn a pretty good living...married...2 kids.... happy life. I am not a sicko, a pervert, or a creep. And I like Howard Stern.

    People are very quick to judge Stern. Over 70% of the people on this board, Ellen, Kara, everybody seems to dislike Stern....but the facts are the facts....

    *Who else could have gotten such a flow of folks over to an unproved medium as satelite radio? Oprah couldn't do it.... Ellen sure could not do it either. Stern could and did.
    *Who else could generate this much buzz about taking over the Simon slot on American Idol? David Foster? Quincy Jones? Please.

    Put yourself in the shoes of the American Idol producers. Simon leaves, your show is gone. They are trying Ellen because they are hoping she could be the new leader....it will not work. They must already see this. Next year, no Simon. Will a cast of Ellen, Kara & Randy work? Not a chance.

    So what can the producers do? They have to come out with a person who will generate buzz. The show will die if they do not keep their edge.

    Stern is a wonderful choice....sort of like going "all in" in poker. You are basically down to your last stack of chips when Simon leaves...why not take a last stab at keeping the franchise alive a few more years?

    February 14, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  195. Sally

    I love all of these comments, from what appears to be mostly men, that we should "give Howard a chance". Not on your life. Disgusting is disgusting. Listening to his dumbass show is not going to change my opinion. And the look- God is he ugly. That face should not be on TV. His followers obviously haven't gone to charm school. Not my kind of people thank you very much.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  196. HKS

    Go ahead, threaten not to watch if Howard Stern joins American Idol as a judge. Wake up! They don't need you! American Idol will become one of the most watched shows in TV history, and will be interesting as well as immensely entertaining. Tons of people will tune in who have never watched the show before... trust me. So keep it up, be negative and don't watch. We won't miss you a bit!

    February 14, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  197. viola campbell

    I thought that Ellens hair do made her look like Barry Manilow. What a joke to have her an American Idol. Ha Ha!

    February 14, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  198. Bill Surrey

    Never watched the show, and never will, no matter who the judges are.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  199. Steve L.

    Forget about Howard; They need to get Gene Simmons of KISS. He's a musician, a producer, and a marketing genius. Everybody knows Kiss and Gene. He'll keep it honest and keep the ratings. Plus, he
    L-O-V-E-S money and getting his hands on something else to show himself off. He'd do it in a heartbeat if offered.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  200. HikaruTV

    I didn't think self-respecting, educated people watched American Idol.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  201. MO

    If this scumbag is on AI I will never watch it again.

    Ellen is a class act.

    HS is a piece of excrement.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  202. reaves7263

    You have got to be kidding me...right? He put down someone else? My God, he is the most vile human being. He makes a monkey's butt look good.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  203. dc3gal

    not sure this will be posted as none of my other comments have been. They were rather clean and easy compared to what is on here now too. Stern needs to clean up his own act before putting anyone else down. Also, there shouldn't be any judging of anyone here because you are going to be wrong. TV has corrupted alot of things in life and is one of the main reasons the world is as ugly as it is now. There are other reasons of course, but TV is one of them. I like Ellen as an entertainer, that is all I can say because I don't know her. I have listened to Stern in the past, I won't again. I also think Ellen is pretty enough to be on any cover. There, said and done.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  204. Dave

    American Idol is on the decline. Howard Stern would make it the most interesting show on TV.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  205. greg

    Stern is no talent... other than being a shock jock, in the truest sense. We can all do that. But I have to give him credit for being the first to make it in that genre. He is as classy as that Larry Flynt guy from Hustler. Male sluts.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  206. Tracy

    I love American Idol and have always enjoyed Simon. Very sad he's leaving. I do not understand why Howard feels the need to say such mean things about Ellen. I thought she was great and she is very likeable and entertaining. Howard loves to trash talk people just to get his name in the headlines. If Howard comes to Idol, I will tune out for good. I can't stand him and I do not find him funny or entertaining. The show will go to hell real fast with him. Hopefully FOX realizes Howard is not liked by the majority of American Idol viewers. Howard's fan base is not the type to watch that show. Let Howard stay put as we do not want him!!!!

    February 14, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  207. T in Dallas

    I'd thought I would never agree on anything Howard Stern could spew out of his sewer mouth, but he is right. Ellen sucks as a Cover Girl model and is a no talent as an judge on idol. On the other hand Howard's only talent is his foul mouth and lewd behavior. Maybe he could model underwear and judge idol too! Honestly, I do not watch idol. When great talent like Jennifer Hudson gets dissed, well it's that obvious...the show is out of touch. Simon ca$hed out long before he announced leaving the show

    February 14, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  208. Becky

    Wow. One of the ugliest men alive is making fun of a woman's looks. Howard, look in the mirror. You are a bully and a jerk. Idol didn't want you becuase they know if you were on veiewership would plummet.
    Talk about the pop calling the kettle black, as they say.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  209. Lee Bartholomew

    Well at least Howards funny. Ellen's never been funny let alone know anything about music, but then again american idol is all about not knowing a thing about music.

    February 14, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  210. Debba

    Lets face it ,Howards appeal is for immature guys from 15-27. I used to watch his tv show & yes it had some funny parts, but was also demeaning to women. I don't know how Robin could take it all those years. Bad choice A.I. He should only be suggested as a joke.
    Whats Louis Farrakahn doing these days? just kidding :-/

    February 13, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Jeff

    I've been a fan of Howard's radio show for years, and yea, it's pretty crude but he includes himself as the brunt of many of his jokes. But having said that, I'm not so sure he'd be the right choice for Idol. They may want someone "contoversial" but what are Howard's qualifications musically? The radio show is a riot, but it all centers around him. I happen to think that he'd use it as a platform for himself to be funny. Could he handle the fact that the show is focused on the contestants and not him?

    February 13, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  212. gonzothesilenced

    johny,

    Ellen might or might not know a thing about music, but watch this clip:

    youtube.com/watch?v=VAB-SS-KCQE

    The look on that kid's face when Ozzy came out made my frickin day. For that, Ellen is cool.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Tommyboy

    If American Idol wants to be looked at as American Degenerates then Howard Stern is the man for the job.God help civility in America if he is asked to model the way. American Idol is supposed to be about the singing, not about some idiot arrogant judge.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Karen

    While Howard is often funny. His glaring personality defect is that he thinks women who don't give him a chubby are worthless. Sorry Howie, we're not all here just to service men's libidos. So what if you think someone is unattractive. Some people might think you're not that attractive. Who really cares? Ellen is funny and yes, you can be funny too, just not all the time.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Catherine

    I suspect that those who are making derogatory remarks regarding Howard Stern, The King of All Media, do not have satellite radio and really do not know what they are talking about.
    As Howard has always said, "Listen to me for 2 solid weeks and then decide". I did 15 years ago and have never looked back. He is brilliant !
    (PS – Come back soon Artie).

    February 13, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Rose

    No to stern he is one classless man and if he ended up on idol I would stop watching.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Pete

    I would watch if Howard was on for sure. I do not watch now. He tells the truth and is direct and straight with people. Ellen is a phony 2 faced sack or crap. Her entire persona is fake and she has never been funny.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Colleen

    Vulgar,crass,un-funny-and a pathetic,mealy-mouthed and un-intelligent species of his own.

    @ Paul Fortune. You havent the first clue of what you're talking about to make that statement. None! A highly intelligent man including probably the best interviewer for all walks of life including no names to 5 star celebs to folks of all socioeconomic levels. He has entertained and graced an equal audience of all backgrounds. He would do an excellent job! In fact, he'd probably be lowering himself to do that gig.

    You couldnt be more ignorant about him.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  219. tstewartt27

    Hilarious...morons wondering if Ellen or Stern will ruin the reputation of a SHOW ABOUT NOTHING!! And replacing a MAN who IS NOTHING! And we wonder why our world is going to hell.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Sharon M.

    I never understood why anyone watched this show, then I figured out the fact that so many wannabe stars are so awful, it's hysterically funny.

    I don't want the show, and never have for more than 2 minutes (channel surfing.) But, it just goes to prove how stupid the younger generation(s) of the American public have become, believing this kindof garbage is actually entertainment.

    First, the title of the show was so completely wrong from the start. It should've been called, "Wannabes Humiliate Themselves." However the chips fall, Howard (who has class of a cockroach) is not relevant to the music industry, and neither is Ellen. Just shows how desperate the show is to try to shake things up to keep it on the air, in a feeble attempt to attract new viewers.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Nicole

    He is truly disgusting. Here's a pointer, check out the movie made by Jackson Katz called "Tough Guise" on Masculinity and how it ruins our society. You'd never guess who is mentioned for probably 5 minutes. If they put that crude, disgusting, lackluster, piece of crap on American Idle, it would be suicide.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  222. JC

    This guy should talk. He looks like Uncle Fester the M*olester. Go wash your mop, Stern, and get out of my face.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  223. C. Otto

    I certainly am not alone. If Howard Stern joins American Idol, I will not watch. Would conservative right wing Fox lower itself that far to actually consider this pathetic excuse for a man as a judge for American Idol or anything for that matter? While Ellen was not a great choice to replace Paula, even considering Stern as a replacement for Simon is insanity.
    I would rather watch a blank screen than that neanderthal.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Carrie

    Howard Stern is a worthless pig and who cares what he says about anything. Ellen is great! Never been a fan of AI...

    February 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  225. dylan555

    I love it. Howard would make the show worth watching. He'd bring such a breath of fresh air to the show that I'd start watching it.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Christy in Buda Texas

    Love or hate Howard (I use to lve him now I think he is pathetic) you have to acknowledge that the massive number of comments means he is getting what he lives on...... attention. Good, bad, or ugly.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Fred

    If the desire is to kill idol and lose viewers, they should add Stern.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  228. DM

    I have to agree with Stern that Ellen probably knows little to nothing about spotting musical talent. I occasionally watch her show, and her taste in music is mainstream pablum. She is moderately funny and personable, which gives her a leg up over the rest of the hosts.

    I used to listen to Howard Stern, and watch him on TV, but then I grew up. I imagine his audience is still young men (read: frat boys) who still chuckle at crude jokes and get a rise out of sub-famous bimbos taking commands. Is that really the audience you want to attract to Idol? Also, since when is Stern some great judge of talent? I say put an actual VERY successful MUSICIAN on the panel.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Joy

    howard Stern is a foul mouthed,talentless puke.Ellen is a good hearted star. If that piece of crap is a judge,I will never watch again.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Doug

    I can't believe all of the comments on this! I may be the only person posting on here who thinks that both Howard and Ellen are very funny, smart comedians. I do agree that most of the people who spew hate about Howard have likely never listened to his show for any length of time, but it is increasingly typical in American society for people to get all worked up into a frenzy based on little or no understanding of the truth. Heck, Fox News has made an industry of leading sheep into outrage over nothing!

    February 13, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Joy

    Howard Stern is a foul mouthed piece of trash. Ellen is a good hearted talented star. If that jerk Stern is a judge ,I will never watch the show again.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  232. gwenz

    It's funny how mostly men are saying that he'd be great, he rules, etc. Howard is disgusting to say the least, and exploits women. Last I knew, Idol is a family show and we certainly don't need his type of influence on families. As Daniel said above, he represents everything that is wrong with America. Although I hardly ever watch the show, I certainly will not ever watch if HS is on it.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Kelly

    Honestly, though I don't always agree with Howard, this is also the only way I would EVER watch American Idol.
    I don't see it happening, maybe in their 20th season desperate for ratings, but then Howard probably wouldn't do it then,

    February 13, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Anthony

    Howard Stern needs to be tied down, given a good hair cut, shaved and have his filthy mouth washed out with soap.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Tom

    Howard Stern being on American Idol.....this is great (and I'm not being sarcastic). If this happens, then millions of people will turn off American Idol....this is absolutely great. For god's sake people, the show is a joke itself. These untalented, annoying, lame, people pretend to be celebrities all because they can.....sing songs that aren't even theirs. Give me a break! Its sad that there was a bigger voter turnout for the 2004 season of American Idol than the 2004 Presidential Election. As an American, I'm disgusted.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Pam

    These comments were taken out of context. You had to hear the whole conversation on his show. Howard was hurt by what Ellen said, so that is how he responded.

    Everyone that has an ill opinion of him seems to not listen to his show, which I guess makes sense (if you don't like him), but if you don't listen , how can you criticize? It's just his bad reputation. Howard is intelligent and compassionate.

    Ellen was mean to say she'd leave if Howard came on. Who is she to mess up someone else's opportunity?? Luckily, Howard will be fine, but he has a lot of fans that would love to see what he would bring to the show and he would make a lot of new fans. Many people that have never watched American Idol would tune in. Howard can behave himself when appropriate. He has a wonderful wife and together they give a lot of their time and money to help animals- homeless, wildlife and otherwise. That makes them awesome in my book. I would advise the haters to listen to the show once in a while. Great radio happens without censorship.

    I think Rosie O'Donnell should replace Ellen and Howard in for Simon. Mark my words, that would be really EXCELLENT TV! Hey, please, bring in Conan O'Brien too in place of Kara, who was ignorant when she claimed Howard doesn't have a musical background. I don't even think I should have to explain that, but he has been on radio, and the most successful at it, for many, many years and of course music has been a huge part of it. He helped start Billy Squier's career, along with Bon Jovi and Sugar Ray. Howard has also made music (remember his version of "Hurdy Gurdy Man"?). People are just so mean and uninformed.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  237. lynn

    Give Howard a chance! he is hysterical, truth telling and can reel it in if he has to. Off air he is a gentleman- im sure if push came to shove he would find both sides of him on Idol. Their viewship would double. ( if that was possible) just to see the fireworks if nothing else. I agree- its been quite boring the last couple of years. Lets go Howard!

    February 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  238. lilbit

    It has always amazed me that anyone likes Howard Stern. He is a nerd with a foul mouth who wants women to come on his show and expose themselves. What could he possibly offer the American Idol audience? Nada......................

    February 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  239. lizzyq09

    I have seen Stern's program and I find him totally disgusting. Fox would be so wrong to even consider him.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Bianca

    Howard comes across as a fake and phoney. He says and does stuff just to get attention. I doubt he dislikes Ellen. He probably doesn't even know her. I think he's just saying that silly stuff to try to stir up some controversey and get himself some attention, much like those talk show guys do on FOX News. I hate fakes and phoneys!! I don't think Ellen is a fake or a phoney. She's too likeable.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Al

    American Idol is the epitome of over-hyped, nonsensical drivel. The addition of Howard Stern would add to the sense of overblown pretense, and thus bring the show to a new level of commercialism and a new low in taste.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Jodi

    I have watched and listened to Howard Stern. I have watched Ellen. If Howard Stern takes Simon's place it will be the last year for American Idol. Millions will stop watching and only a couple hundred thousand will tune in to watch Howard. What a joke that will be. Thought this was a family show. Who in there right mind would want their children to watch such a rude, crude and disgusting person.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  243. esquire

    It is uneducated to say that educated people do not listen to Howard. I am an attorney (and a woman) and I have been a loyal listener of Howard's since 1997. In my experience, those who are the most critical of Stern are those who have never listened to his show. He is intelligent and honest with a sharp sense of humor. Sure there are times when I enjoy his show more than others, and sometimes it does get to be a bit much ... but those times are relatively few. Howard is a great entertainer. He relentlessly worked his way to the top of the entertainment industry, and in that vein I think he would be a great asset to American Idol. He would push the envelope certainly, and that is just what AI needs. I have watched AI sporadically in the past, but rest assured that if Howard joined I'd watch it every week.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Jordan

    I've always thought Howard S. was amusing for the white trash/blue collar crowd but for someone so smart how come he could not tell that the Covergirl ad that Ellen DeGeneres did and is now showing is a SPOOF on those kind of commercials. She purposely clowns around like Fanny Brice would have – another non-beauty who graciously made fun of herself and her looks in much the same way Ellen did in the very clever commercial for Covergirl. Howard is too smart not to have seen that it was a spoof so I guess he's just being his typical self – not thinking before he speaks. If he's so secure a guy, how could he let someone as insignificant to the American culture as Ellen DeGeneres threaten him so badly he has to bad mouth her? It reminds me of when Rosey and the iDonald went at it.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  245. One Voice

    Ellen is one of my favorite celebrities. She's the kind of person who's company you'd actually enjoy. Howard is really much too old to act as immaturely as he does. I would NEVER associate with a man like him.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Penny Dever-Reynolds

    The show itself is painful.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Robert

    Biggest difference between Ellen and Howard Stern? She's funny, He isn't.End of story.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Robert

    Stern on IDOL – never will my family watch the show again. Don't take a decent show and trash it with TRASH.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Emma Lou Diemer

    Stern is ugly, ugly, ugly both in looks and talk.
    Vive Ellen!

    February 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Drew Slevens

    Howard is so last year....er...I mean last decade. He really won't add much to the show other than the fact he may be able to get the bra size of some of the contestants. Shame Simon is leaving but adding Howie isn't the thing to do. We need that dude from Shark Tank (the bald mean guy in the middle). Now that's an Idol I'd watch!

    February 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  251. sharon

    I have watched Idol,but I won't again if this idiot becomes a judge!!!!!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  252. satsuma girlt

    Who died and made this disgusting excuse for a man, God? He's a developmentally arrested PIG!

    February 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Artie

    waaaahh housewives wont watch idol if stern is on it waaahh. idol's key demographics are adults 18-49 especially the 18-34 range. and guess what, stern's key demographic are adults 18-34. idol's ratings will skyrocket with stern on it. the bottom line is ratings equals money. that's what fox cares about. this has nothing to do with lewdness, gender or ethics. cash is king

    February 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Eva

    I don't watch American Idol...But I'm a Howard Stern fan..I would watch it for sure if he took the job!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Claudia

    Liz, oh my God! How can you compare Howard to complete idiots like Rush and Glen Beck???

    You are comparing a nice apple to some old, moldy oranges.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Donna

    Howard Stern is the most talentless person in show business so what would he know about judging a talent show?

    He's made a name for himself by being an annoying shock-jock. Big deal – you're no different from Gilbert Godfried.

    If Stern joins idol – the show might as well be cancelled as far as I'm concerned.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Claudia

    Howard Stern is superfunny. He is so refreshing and different and outspoken in this country of politically correct, conservative and humorless people.

    I am female, liberal, well educated, 40, wife and mother and I think, Stern is refreshing and unique. Yes, I am inmature at times but I am proud of it.

    I like Ellen, too, though. But with Stern I laugh tears.

    I grew up in Europe, maybe we are not so closed minded over there. I find that men do appreciate Howard a little more. Chicks just need to chill out some.

    Greetings,
    Claudia

    February 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Craig Church

    Howard Stern has no room to be calling people names. Especially a class act like Ellen. She is intelligent and charming, he seems to be neither in my estimation. I do not watch Idol now, and even if I were a little interested in the show, HE would be a big consideration for not watching.

    II consider him to be a catalyst for reading a book when he is on the air. Thank you Howard for one thing, I have re-discovered my love of reading!

    February 13, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Anne

    Stern is the scum of the earth.
    I will NEVER watch Idol again if he is hired. Ellen is a delight.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  260. dc3gal

    Steamroller, good name by the way, I am one who doesn't like Stern and doesn't mind saying it. I know exactly why he attracks so much attention, stupidity attracks stupidity. I am NOT stupid but thanks for prejudging me! Way of the world as well. Too many people watch tv and all the crap that is on it no matter if it's fox or whoever. Why do you think this has become such an ugly world? No I am not living in disneyland either. You have no idea what I have been thru in my life and why I feel what I feel. Everything is perception and mine is right where it needs to be thank heavens. I have had my AH HA moment. Wonder when yours will happen.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Layla

    Howard Stern will be the end of Idol. He is the epitome of disgusting. My family won't watch that.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Warrior78

    I've watched American Idol from the beginning, but they put that idiot Stern on the show I'm done. It will kill the show.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Edward Hyde

    Howard Sterns Sirius XM show is hilarious! You won't find a better interviewer anywhere. He asks questions that "mainstream media" pussyfoot around–and get's answers!
    Whenever I tried watching Ellen –or was exposed to other family members viewing it - the bland treacle her show consists of drove me nuts!
    I think Howard Stern is too good for the American Idol program, but his presence would make it a must watch.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Kunsan

    Of course Howard Stern has 20 million listeners...after all, this is the society that made the Jerry Springer Show so popular. Howard Stern's success says more about our classless culture than it says about him.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Bobby

    Howard Stern is an embarrassment to all media. I have seen American Idol and it is a fairly interesting and inspiring show. I can not imagine it would endure with Howard Stern as a host or a judge. He is the only person I have ever heard that makes me wish we could modify the first amendment.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Rob

    Howard Stern rules and would kick ass on Idol. Ba Ba Boey.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  267. liz

    Maybe Glen Beck., or Rush. That would carry about the same interest level for me.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Sarah

    They are both pretty boring.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Alan

    Most criticism of Howard are from people who have never listened to him on air. They form opinions based on what they hear from people who do not get that Howard is the Real deal not fake like Leno, Ellen, etc...In fact he is too good for this show and probably should not take the offer if asked. Stay on Sat. radio where your talents shine!

    February 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Michigander

    Howard, you've had your 15 minutes of fame...which was PLENTY for most of us. Keep your has-been crusty self off of my television. You are a pathetic excuse for a "man". Time to grow up!!

    February 13, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  271. fuzzy monkey

    Stern is a scum sucking bottom feeder. Fox, let's see how low you can get cause you are doing real good so far with the quality of shows you air.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Jeremy

    Not to worry. Fox isn't THAT stupid. Howard Stern will never see himself sitting at the judges' table on American Idol. Regardless of what anyone thinks of Ellen or the show itself, Stern would be ratings poison for a network that can't afford to take any gambles at such a critical time in television history. The show's not "broke" so don't try to fix it! Unless of course Fox is LOOKING for a reason to cancel the show.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  273. MIke

    It really is amazing that so many people will judge a person based solely on second hand information instead of actually forming their own opinions. In addition, to each their own. Some people get Howard's humor, some people do not. Move on. Live and let live. Some people like a certain kind of music, some do not. Every hear about how variety is the spice of life? Personally, Howard is certainly very spicy but I still at least have the intelligence and tolerance for others who choose not to listen to him. I certainly would not choose for force my opinion on them. Isn't this what makes America great? Tolerance for other groups, religions, beliefs? Everyone who is dumping on Howard and saying they would not watch the show need to wise up and grow up. It must be easy going through life not willing to challenge anything you believe in and thinking there is nothing else out there! Why would you stop watching the show? Simon made the show popular because he was willing to say things, sometimes personal/painful truths that no other judge would. Please people. Open you minds–expand your horizons. Its not just about giving Howard a chance, its about be willing to consider alternatives. Even if you don't change your opinion, at least you can speak intelligently about more than just your own beliefs.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Sal Goobernali

    Never watched the show, but have listened to Howard for 20 years. If he becomes a judge, I will definitely check out Idol. Fox executives should pay him whatever he wants!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Lisa

    I would stop watching if Stern were to become a judge.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  276. me

    Me: a soon-to-be 45-year-old college educated, mother of two AND an avid Howard Stern show listener.
    He's smart, funny, and actually, pretty much dead center politically.
    Probably why I like him so much as that's pretty much where I am, too.
    Yes. He did say those things about Ellen, but the comments here are also largely out of context. (as are most comments in the news. duh.)
    His show is hysterical and he would actually give some good constructive (and yes, funny) criticism of Idol participants.
    I actually like Ellen, too (see. we don't have to agree on EVERYTHING)
    If people, including Ellen, are too thin skinned to take it, F em.
    LOVE you Howie! And loved your idea of wearing Eric the Midget as a hat to vie what Aretha wore at the inauguration. Priceless!

    February 13, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  277. eunice fontes

    i will NEVER watch the show again if HOWARD is on it.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Rob

    Stern is a washed-up hack who took his crap-show that was languishing on terrestrial radio to satellite so he could control the cash flow. He's just a braying fool with fools for followers.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Happyfrenchman

    Howard Stern is a vulgar pig. I am sure he has an audience but I don't see it as the American Idol audience. He is too polarizing. And DeGeneres is a genuinely nice person who would I am sure leave immediately Stern was hired. So it is up to the people at American Idol. Do they want a vulgar pig. Or not. I hope they choose not.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Sean D.

    Hey Now! When Simon leaves, this show is over! They will need someone who is funny and who won't beat around the bush! (Pun intended) Ellen is NOT funny and only appeals to gays, and people with a minimal sense of humor! And Ba-Ba Booey to ya'll!

    February 13, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  281. js

    Howard doing the show would be awesome. Kara is horrible....Ellen shouldnt even be there.

    This show is pretty much done once Simmon is gone anyway...Put Howard there and let us be entertained for the last season.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  282. jasperkasper

    And to think the world considers AI, EG and HS to be American culture.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  283. XFM

    Give Stern a channel called American "Porn" Idol, and let Ellen have idol with Randy and Kara.
    I ain't no Stern hater ... but each type of entertainer has it's place.
    Imagine a 16yr old idol wannabe getting ridiculed by Stern....get the picture??

    February 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Pete Cottrell

    Thats about the only way i will watch A.I. Even though i did see "pants on the ground". Thats the last time i watchedthe show. I think they can do alot better than Ellen! yuck!

    February 13, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  285. bob

    I think they should get Betty White, she`s always looking for a job!!

    February 13, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Melanie

    Howard,

    Ask Ellen if you could use her makeup artist......you sure could use it!

    February 13, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Scott in Maine

    Stern is highly intelligent and one of the most entertaining and successful people in the world of entertainment. He has crafted is persona and knows how to get his name into the media. This whole thing is a ploy to get people worked up because he knows that he has entertainment value. American Idol is nothing more than a glorified karaoke program and the only people that are benefitting from it are the people behind the scenes and in front of the camera. It is just another pathetic reality show for pathetic americans who have nothing better to do in life. If I had the opportunity to make $50 -$100 million dollars for four months of watching people sing karaoke and show the world how pathetic people can be I would do it in a heartbeat.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Barb

    American Idol is a family show – how could the producers even consider putting someone as vulgar and disgusting as Howard Stern on it? Maybe they are tired of being the #1 show every week. And we wouldn't hear half of what he said – everything would be bleeped out.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  289. chickpea

    And I will STOP watching, if Howard Stern joins the AI judging panel.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Greg

    For the person calling his radio show "feeble" and "nothing but interviews with porn actresses", you obviously don't listen to his show. He is the most succesfull radio personality in history, nobody has come close to his ratings or come into new markets then crushed them like Howard Stern. Rush Limbaugh, or terrestrial radio personality can even come close to his ratings. The porn interviews are a very small part of the show, I guess you missed the interviews with Paul McCartney, Benecio Del Toro, and about every other star that has a movie or new album coming out.

    Howard called the epic failure of Jay Leno moving to primetime, and even Jay got so desperate he stole Howard's writer John Melendez and copied several of his skits. He even called the failure of Adam Lambert for going all crazy about his open sexuality, and like Howard predicted, Adam has faded out because what Adam delivered at that performance wasn't what America wanted. American Idol needs someone like Howard, you don't spend 30 years as the top rated, top paid radio personality for nothing.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  291. edjube

    If he's on, I assure you I will never watch another Idol

    February 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  292. deb

    I Love Ellen -no matter who she is attracted to in her personal life. That does not matter.She is FUNNY Ellen is fresh air: and Howard needs to go away to his sad little place where he continues to live.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Janet L.

    Love the job Ellen is doing. She's so talented across the board. Howard's fine for radio and that kind of audience. Keep him there please.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  294. jim

    2 people of questionable morals is not a good thing to expose our young people to. When Ellen started on the show, I stopped watching, and if Howard starts on it I will cement that button on my remote so i can NEVER watch it again

    February 13, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Roo

    I've watched Idol faithfully for years and if Howard joins in any capacity, I WILL NO LONGER BE WATCHING.FOR SURE! Please listen American Idol if this rumor is true – you will lose alot of viewers.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Bryan

    It would be great if he did, but he won't. He is too smart. Once Simon leaves, the show is going to go downhill fast and he is too smart to be sitting there when it does. Ellen is terrible on the show. It's all about her and her jokes when it should be about the contestants. As to 90% of the people talking trash about Howard, they have never even listened to him. Go Howard!

    February 13, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Carol Jones

    People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
    Howard is a poor excuse for a human being.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Roland

    How can Howard Stern make so many people this angry? How can a reality show make so many people this passionate? Howard has whores on his show and American Idol has made whores out of its viewers. Classic

    February 13, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Deb

    Classic Stern. Lots of mouth, no class. The delinquent at the back of the class who's cooler than everyone else and thinks he needs to set everyone straight.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  300. jake

    this guy is so hateful. he hasn't gotten over being bullied as a child.

    ellen is one of the nicest people on the planet. he sounds jealous...

    February 13, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  301. remi

    His comments just guaranteed he will not be on Idol.

    February 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  302. ellenrocks

    our comment is awaiting moderation.

    Howard is a pig – wait, pigs are smarter and better looking. He's an over the hill idiot with the same old repertoire of tasteless jokes and topics. I find him BORING. His humor is beyond silly. How old is he??? 60? His jokes work for middle schoolers at best. Yeah, he's mega rich, still, I pity the fool....

    February 13, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Kathy

    And, he looks like he smells! Yuck!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  304. dee

    Ok, I stopped watching The Apprentice after Trump had the "fouled mouths" River women on and I'll stop watching American Idol if this "mouth" Stern is on.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Mishka

    I don't much care for Ellen but I'm still watching Idol. I've watched since the first season. However, If this waste of skin, called Howard Stern gets anywhere near the show, I will turn it off faster than you can ask "Are you the next American Idol?"

    February 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Robert

    If this immoral pig joins the show it will not air in my home!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  307. cuthere

    i'm sure he'll be the same success for Idol as he's been for sirius radio!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  308. MOJarry

    So Howard ( potty mouth) Stern & Helen (the degenerate) are going to help us determine the next entertainment hit? Yeah – right!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Jan

    A piece of trash like Howard Stern with his foul mouth and stupid comments would mean that I'd be watching somethng other than Americal Idol, He must have an audience somewhere, but they have to be the lowest of the low.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  310. muldoon in ohio

    stern is a scumbag – this is like the pot calling the kettle black. if it weren't for stern i'd subscribe to sirius/xm radio, but thanks to him they are doomed to bankruptcy

    February 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Akimbo

    Howard Stern? Anna Nicole's lawyer?
    I knew of a Howard Stern in radio a while back but he disappeared into obscurity.....hmmmmmm

    February 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  312. HorseToothedJackAss

    Howard is getting exactly what he wanted and needed our of all this - publicity. Thank you all for doing your part!

    And Bababooey to y'all!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  313. KC

    I listened to Howard Stern to see what all the fuss was about him –from both sides. I find him to be a pathetic old man. He has evidently based his whole "routine" on trying to be shocking. YAWN. He may have been shocking 20 years ago, but now everything he talks about is just routine.
    He seems to appeal to dirty-minded little boys of all ages. How many times can you think farting is funny???
    I'm thinking also, that his show must have been born from his own terrible physical ugliness. Poor thing must have been turned down so many times that his whole show has become a misogynistic diatribe.
    I don't watch American Idol–but he of all people shouldn't throw any stones at anybody in regard to looks. He would have to do the show with a bag over his head. He tries to hide behind his hair–but he just looks like a homeless person with lice! UGH! Stay on the radio–or nowhere!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  314. MattinNJ

    I used to listen to Howard all the time, but he passed the point of relevancy long ago. He'd just be wrong for this type of show.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Terri

    I can't stand American Idol-(I hate it more now that that fake Ellen is on) but if Howard Stern was a judge I would watch it all the time-or tevo it!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Tim

    Stern on Idol? Another faithful viewer will be g-o-n-e!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Joyce

    All we need is this foul mouthed egomaniac on the show.. he can't get over himself so he will just want to hear himself talk>>> Yikes, Kill me now!.. Plus here is a man with a real vicious streak.

    And Hello? how dare he denigrate Ellen as a CoverGirl, she has beautiful skin and gorgeous blue eyes..MUCH prettier, btw, than his celeb wanna be wife ( whatshername) who is just another blond with no character in her features. Anybody gives this creep the AI job needs a good slap.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  318. 6speed

    I can't believe that anybody watches that pathetic show...Stern or no Stern. Bunch of stargazers singing canned and cheesy pop songs. Goes to show the stupidity of the American public, who seem to be obsessed over the phony drama and staged "controversies" that go along with it.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Self-Respect...WHAT!?

    "You go on Idol mate,and I and millions of other self respecting,educated people will stop watching."

    Take 2 minutes to stop and think about what you just wrote. The problem here is obvious.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  320. PaulC

    Stern is a master at stirring the pot and pumping the ratings. Both Rush and Stern knows that no one will tune in to listen to a nice guy so they turn on the rant, get people excited and the rating shoot through the roof. The best approach is to ignore both the idiots and maybe they'll go away.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  321. jasperkasper

    Stern to join the panel? Dumbing down of American television can't get any lower than that-sad, sad and triple sad that anyone would applaud this move.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Cynthia

    Howard is a opinionated fat mouthed fool who sometimes gets it right but most of the time he does not. If he gets Simon's spot he's the one that will ruin the show not Ellen. I can't imagine him being a fair judge even though he is such a judgmental person. Like he has a right to sit in judgment of anyone. He has nerve to talk about how Ellen looks has this freak looked in a mirror? He is not handsome nor good looking. It's like the pot calling the kettle black. PLEASE! Give me a break Stern and this is from a straight woman, who wouldn't be interested in you will all the money you have. I hope they do not give you the position and find someone who isn't into bashing other people. You must be a real trip to live with on a day to day basis I feel for those who do.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  323. M Cianci

    If Howard Stern becomes an Idol host, the ratings will go through the roof. Love him or hate him he is big ratings.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Colleen

    He is jealous, plainly, because she got it and he didn't, he sounds like a child.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  325. AIdolisajoke

    Howard who be doing this joke of a show a favor. I pride myself in never watching one episode of this show, lets hope Howard just kills it!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Matt

    I'm sure Fox realizes that for every "well-respected woman" (giving Howard the benefit of the doubt that he even knows any well respected women) that would start watching Idol with him as a judge, Idol would lose another 1000 self-respecting fans. It's up to them if they want to make that trade off, but I'm assuming Fox wants to keep American Idol popular.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  327. GDavis

    If this baboon gets a judge's seat on Idol, I'll never watch it again. I can't believe people still listen to this ignorant neanderthal.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  328. MXD

    To Lin – I believe you meant, "moron".

    February 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Corey

    I hate Idol!! But I will be forced to watch it the King of All Media is on the panel. They should consider replacing Ellen with Wendy the Retard and get rid of Randy and replace him with King of all Blacks. That's a panel!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Tom

    Howard on Idol, I stop watching. I have never understood what people see in that uncouth bum.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Guest

    Howard Stern, celebrity, of what? He is trash. Who thinks he could ever judge anything. Why he is even on air...well I suppose someone, somewhere listens to him. He makes a lot of money for being a DOG.
    I am no fan of Ellen's either. She has no talent to decide someone else's fate. WHO MAKES THESE DECISIONS ANYWAY...SOMEONE ON DRUGS????

    February 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Florida Viewer

    If Stern is a judge on American Idol, then our family will quit watching!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  333. MXD

    I'd wager money that most of the people here (and elsewhere) who label Stern "scum" and "slime", etc, have never listened to his show. He happens to be the funniest, most honest and original personality on radio (and has been for the past 25 years). There's a good reason he makes 100 million a year – because he's WORTH it. He's single-handedly drawn over 8 million subscribers to Sirius – that's 8 million times about $150 \ year in subscription fees – or 1.5 BILLION in income that Sirius sees – because of STERN. In my book he's worth MORE than 100 mill \ year. As far as Ellen goes, anyone who likes her sense of humor would probably never appreciate Stern, anyway. (most are probably Leno fans, too). Besides, TV is not Stern's medium – radio is. Let Idol sink with Ellen tied to the deck.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  334. Wendy

    Howard Stern is an idiot, he offers nothing but negativity, he has no talent what so ever!! Ellen is a million times nicer, she is a better human being than most!!

    Howard is toxic waste!!
    Ellen is a class act!!

    February 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  335. JOSEPH

    In Australia we love and adore Ellen.
    She has a wonderful following, all we have ever heard of Stern is a bigotted, overpaid egotistical bigot.
    Ellen has brought humanity to IDOL.
    Stern can go to hell.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  336. smoothnj

    Who would you fan rather have be a judge. Face it the reason you watch it is for Simon. If he leaves you will stop watching. He makes the show. You all would watch cause Howard would make it interesting and entertaining. the same reason all you who say you hate him listen to him, you what to see what he does next. Stop joking yourselves.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  337. davetharave

    Furthermore –

    American Idol . . you broke the mold of American Idol judges who are in some way part of the music industry with Ellen DeGeneres. That has worked out OK because everyone likes Ellen (well, everyone apparently except Howard Stern) This will not work out as well, however, with Howard because a lot of people really don't like him. Make him a judge and find out exactly how many.
    Fox Network .. just another day in Fox-land I guess. Go ahead, make him a judge. I think American Idol has been on long enough anyway, it's losing it's appeal. Let Howard toss the first shovelful of dirt on it's grave.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Ginger Smth

    Both Ellen, the no-talent Lesbian and Howard the vulgar low class pig would be great for idol, if they get it off the air. What a waste of air space.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  339. babs

    Howard Stern is in the same class as an arrogant SOB and he admits it, why people and I will target the younger people like this moron is beyond words , no wonder the youunger generation is in competent, immoral and just plain stupid

    February 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  340. CJJ

    UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE will I waste one moment of my time or my families time watching this idiot on IDOL. That will be the end of that show...no doubt ruin everything it ever could be.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Kcut

    Steph February 12th, 2010 5:30 pm ET

    Every person that has a negative opinion about Howard has cleary NEVER listened to his show and has no idea what they're talking about. If they have listened to the show and they still feel negatively, they are obviously no fun to be around at all. Howard would be the best thing to happen to American Idol since season 1. He will never do the show!! He loves all the attention and hype that is being tossed at him for this though! Howard is a genious!!!

    Clearly we have NO clue what he's talking about and are no fun to be around if we don't get his warped and twisted humor...ummm yeah right..LMAO.....hey Steph...How bout this....genious!!! is spelled...Genius! Clearly you just proved why it isn't good to listen to trash like that...Thank you!!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  342. mm

    amazing how such an ugly man inside and out makes all this money and gets all this airtime...

    February 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Joe S

    Stern would take a show with some class to a show featuring an ass. I certainly would not want to be a judge on any panel he was on, nor would I watch it. Perhaps Fox could feature Sarah Palin as a guest judge. What conversation those two would add to the panel! Can Fox really be serious about hiring Stern for this job?

    February 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  344. ricardo laredo

    If Howard was on American Idol the FCC would shut it off in 30 seconds because he cant say a sentence without a vulgar word. It is a joke just trying to picture him on American idol.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  345. whocares

    What can you say about Howard......hasbeen he needs some mainstream headlines since nobody cares about sat. radio

    February 13, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Kari

    I have been watching American Idol since Season 1. If Howard Stern takes Simon's place, then I will never watch it again. I can't stand the man for even one second, so there will be no way I'd watch a show with him in it.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Kate

    'I don't pretend to know enough about Stern to assess his judging abilities, but his rant certainly shows he has no class at all. Of course, he gets millions for his 'shock jock' ways – I just find him dull and tedious. I see no excuse for this kind of attack on another person – I find it pathetic.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  348. davetharave

    Howard:
    Aside from being a radio celebrity you have zero qualifications to be an American Idol judge. What do you know about singing ? Your presence on that judging podium will be a joke and your judging style will no doubt be universally reviled and criticized.
    American Idol:
    Be prepared for the end of American Idol if Howard Stern becomes a judge. Millions of people will stop watching because of this. You know this to be true.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  349. KC

    I noticed this article didn't talk about why he said the things he did about her. She started it.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  350. thehammer1969

    I quit watching idol when ellen came onboard and will never watch it again until fox puts judges with integrity and values back on the show.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  351. ellie welsh

    Howard Stern is a jerk. If he goes on American Idol
    replacing Simon Cowell or anyone else thats the last
    time I would watch it. He would ruin that show.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  352. Carolyn

    This is why the show is starting to tank. They should try to get someone who has been is the music industry. Not a comedian or a shock jock.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  353. Jake

    I've never watched a minute of this show and wouldn't watch aminute of it God was on the panel.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  354. Buckster

    675 posts in a few hours to an obscure CNN newsblog?
    That's what Howard does for you. Notariety, even if it is infamy. Ratings sell adverts.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  355. Mike

    Wow. I wonder if Howard knows hes not attractive.... He does. If any of you had bothered to listen to the show, you would know that. He is perfectly aware. But, he is not doing endorsements for covergirl (though if he were, I would find that pretty amusing). Ellen is doing endorsements for covergirl. Does she look like a cover girl? Look, I'm not saying I should be on the cover of GQ (believe me, I shouldn't), but come on...

    On his show, Howard is about truth, and not covering things up. Prime example is Rosie O'Donnell. When she was in the closet, they were enemies. When she came out, he was very supportive, and respectful because she was finally truthful. In fact, he has had her on his show and while I am not a Rosie O'Donnell fan, it was probably one of the best interviews I have ever heard. They are actually friendly now towards one another. He has done other excellent interviews in the years that I have listened.

    He has also done some pretty nice things for people that have been down on their luck. And is very generous to the members of his staff, who are firecely loyal to him. And yes, he does tend to make fun of people. Both in the studio, as well as out of the studio. Just like most of my friends and I do. Its called busting each other's chops.

    He also has been involved with charity work (discussed above), and he has also raised three daughters. Just like some of you I'm sure. What he does on the radio is his JOB. It doesn't mean that he acts like he does on the radio at home. Maybe he does, maybe he doesn't. The point is, none of us have any idea how he acts outside of his studio (except for his family and friends). What he does is SHOW BUSINESS, and is designed to gain attention and viewers/listeners.

    Does he do raunchy shows? Yes he does. Do I enjoy them? Yes, yes I do. Why? Because I find them amusing. Am I low class? I don't really care if you believe I am. I am a grown man, closer to 40 than 20, with a college education plus some additional education. I certainly wouldn't want my wife on his show, as yes, he would more than likely try to get her to take off her top. God forbid he enjoys looking at attractive women. But it would be HER choice to do so. Just as its YOUR choice to not listen. Even easier since he is on Sirius and you would need to pay to listen to him. If you have Sirius and don't want to listen, stop whining and turn the channel.

    If you think he would be able to say some of the "vulgar comments" he says on his radio show, you are deluding yourself. By the way, most of the vulgar comments and words he uses are words that most people use in their daily life. Maybe not in front of their children, but he is on a pay service now..

    I don't watch American Idol (I refuse to call it AI as some of you have above). I would probably check it out to see what Howard says. As all of you that are fans of Howard's show know, he is a fan of American Idol. For which, if he were my friend, I would make fun of him.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Deborah Groenheyde

    I could not agree more.........Bye Bye American Idol if Howard #$%%^&* Stern takes the helm.....

    February 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Tony From Jersey

    I never watch Idol, but I would if Howard were on there!

    February 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  358. deb

    I think once Simon leaves the show it will be all over. Ellen, btw, looks great in the Cover Girl ads. I don't particularly like her new shorter hairdo but she has always been an attractive woman. Her being gay shouldn't and doesn't have anything to do with whether or not she's a good spokesperson for Cover Girl. I haven't listened to Howard in years but started reading his book (again, years ago) and got bored. He seemed like an egomaniac to me and totally disrespected his wife's privacy talking about their sex life in such detail. Yuck...

    February 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  359. deb

    I think once Simon leaves the show it will be all over. Ellen, btw, looks great in the Cover Girl adds. I don't particularly like her new shorter hairdo but she has always been an attractive woman. Her being gay shouldn't and doesn't have anything to do with whether or not she's a good spokesperson for Cover Girl. I haven't listened to Howard in years but started reading his book (again, years ago) and got bored. He seemed like an egomaniac to me and totally disrespected his wife's privacy talking about their sex life in such detail. Yuck...

    February 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Len B

    They're both trash (Idol and Stern). But years ago I did listen to Howard. Howard threw away developing his talent for toilet humor decades ago when he moved to NY.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Brandon

    Anyone who is freaking out about the idea of Howard Stern obviously doesn't listen to his show or know very much about him... He's just honest, and he simply lets whatever happens on his show, happen. I don't think he'll ever do American Idol, but it would absolutely NOT be a bad addition...

    February 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  362. inthedustofyeshua

    I won't watch AI with Howard Stern on it. He's a foulmouthed, perverted man who would ruin the show. If he becomes a judge, there goes the Christian audience. For sure.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  363. SternAport

    Howard on Idol? Won't happen. He would put himself in the same position Jay Leno was when Leno switched to the 10:00 p.m.–it's all or nothing and for Jay it was no ratings and the end came. Same for Howard.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Go away, Stern

    Stern is a jerk who makes splash by being obnoxious. Fox would lose AI fans on account of his personal rants. Stern wants a stage for himself, and would not want to share the stage for up-and-coming singers. Climb back under your rock, Stern. And take your supporters with you. AI doesn't need you.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Mike Wrathell

    I wish Paul Fortune would say what is on his mind. This is the Internet, buddy, no reason to hold back! *s*

    February 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  366. zuperstar111

    I like all the Stern bashing and people saying, "Millions of well respected people will stop watching." My say is if you watch this boring show you are probably only 'well respected' by people that play world of warcraft 16 hours a day. Stern is the only honest guy around. If you watch the predictable idol show right now, you are already a boring loser.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  367. Jackie the Joke Man

    It's amazing how many of you have not even listened to his show. Yes, he's vulgar, but I find that he is usually saying what most people are thinking anyway. His analysis are usually spot on, he predicted that Leno's ten o'clock show would be a failure. After being in broadcasting for over thirty years, he knows what works for pop stars and what doesn't. Also, he would bring brutal honesty to American Idol, which was why people like Simon. I don't think A. I. will pay him enough to do it, and the show is a joke anyway. They have produced maybe two pop stars?

    February 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  368. Brian

    Howard Stern is so 10 years ago. Go away dude. You are not relevant anymore.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  369. jmason

    Stern may be useless, but watching American Idiot shows just how empty our lives have become. Ours is a society of moronic "celebrity" worship. Keep drinking the kool-aid, kids.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Wolfgang

    Good god ellen is so not even remotely funny. maybe in a kid friendly, disgusting disney way. Never really liked idol either. After the beginning and the morons try to sing, the watch-ability dies... unless you're a woman (or a feminine male). So, Howard or no Howard, Idol will die without cowell, to which i say, THANK gOD!

    February 13, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  371. hannah

    Stern is just trying to stir up controversy and push buttons. He stopped being relevant years ago and is now hitting at whatever soft target he can find.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  372. WilliamVegas

    Why does CNN fall for this stuff? ALL of this "Howard Stern-Idol" stuff is manufactured by Howard to get media attention. He's not going to be on Idol...are you kidding? When on terrestrial radio his audience was estimated at 12 million...on satellite radio he has a mere fraction of that...He's simply making noise to attempt to regain relevance. Sorry, but the "King of all Media" lost his crown some time ago...Don't buy into this BS non-story.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Idol Fan

    I'm certainly no Ellen fan, far from it. But Howard Stern is just a guy that used to be moderately funny, but no longer has anything funny to say. And yes, I've listened to Howard all the way back to the WNBC days and now on Sirrius. He thinks he's gods gift to comedy and entertainment...just ask him. However and undeniably, he pretty much only appeals to the uneducated, gutter dwelling portion of our society. They can have him if they want him, but leave Idol alone. Idol is a fun, family oriented show that would be ruined by a no talent, poison spewing, hack like Howard Stern. Keep him and his ignorant fans where they are and off American Idol. Why does anyone even talk about him anymore?

    February 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  374. Paula

    Silly Show, Silly Contestants, why not a Silly Judge. Shoot KEEP 'EM BOTH I would LOVE to see Howard and Ellen go at it, (my money is on Ellen) the contestants would be a sideshow...hehehe.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  375. rachele

    Jealous much Howard?He hasn't been relevant since the early 1990s. His time was up and long ago andhe knows it. He's expired and he looks it. I'll bet he smells like sour milk. Hius radio show always sucked it.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  376. Robin

    Ellen Degeneres is beautiful, talented and amazingly funny. Not to mention that she has more class in her little finger than Howard has in his whole body. She is "every woman", sweet, and kind. To see her as a Cover Girl spokesperson is refreshing. We are not all 15 and forever young. Go Ellen! And I hope Howard finds the rock he crawled out from under. Why is it people like him never seem to go away???

    February 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  377. Kevin

    Next year's judges: Howard Stern, Ellen and...wait for it....Rush Limbaugh! Liberal, lesbian and conservative. NOBODY would make it to Hollywood.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  378. johnrj08

    Howard Stern– the lowest common denominator in entertainment who appeals to the most base and disgusting aspects of human nature. An example of the fact that anybody can be a celebrity if they're willing to say whatever pops into their vacuous head, no matter how outrageous and vulgar.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Ron Butcher

    I have never watched "American Idol" and I sure wouldn't with Howard Stern on. Howard Stern is the biggest jackass around. Why he is still on the radio, I don't know. I spent a number of years in radio myself and I know you don't have to be dirty to be funny. It would be a blessing for "idol" to go off the air because of Stern being a judge. We are sick and tired of reality shows and getting rid of "Idol" would be a good start. Educated people don't watch this crap!!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  380. Bob Lejeskey

    The reason people don't like Howard Stern is because he is brutally honest. He says and does what most people only secretly think about.

    Some things are better left un-said and un-done... but Howard doesn't follow that rule and that is why he has such a large fan base.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  381. EC

    I would only watch AI if Howard is on. Simon is classy? That's news to me. The only thing even remotely classy about him is his English accent. And Howard is smart – there may be some negative publicity surrounding him, but don't diss him if you never heard him live. At least he is honest, and he is no more disgusting than any of your sons, brothers, or husbands – he is just open about his thoughts.
    And Howard only appeals to the "lowest form of humanity"? And who exactly do you think AI appeals to? Howard will be 100x more entertaining than Ellen. FYI, people who work with Ellen hate her because she is a phony in public. People who work with Howard get taken care of.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Patricia

    So is American Idol going to change into a boob-feeling contest?

    That's the only competition Howard Stern is qualified to judge.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  383. Blossom

    If Howard Stern becomes a judge on American Idol, that will be the last year for the show. What a joke he is. I can't believe anybody even listens to his radio show. I would never watch the show again.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Pat

    Howard has a nasty mind and a filthy mouth. It' so extreme it's sick. If that's the direction Fox wants to go, we have a choice, change stations or turn it off.

    Pat & Jim

    February 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  385. j moore

    Stern is a JERK, if he's on Idol.......that's the end. What are his qualifications? Everyone I have talked to has said, I will not watch if that idiot gets on the judges panel or even guests.

    “This is a woman, a very well-respected woman,” he said WHO? Well respected? Doubt it! This is not the venue for a goon like Stern.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Steve

    Howard Stern's wife is not very attractive? Are you nuts? Just look up images of her; Beth Ostrosky Stern. I'd classify her as gorgeous.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Shelly B

    Don't watch the show much, but I'm more likely to watch if Ellen is on. Her comedic style is well-suited to this type of entertainment, whether or not you agree with her personal taste in music. (I do not like her music choices.)

    Howard Stern? He's still out there? WHY?????

    February 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Tim

    funny how it's mostly ladies that are trashing Howard. Also funny that my wife's grandmother (god rest her soul) thought Howard was tremendously funny. like many others have said, if you don't/haven't listened to him don't judge him, he is funny. And by the way Ellen sucks!

    February 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Tammy

    Stern will probably say something stupid on idol and some poor contestant will commit suicide bacause Stern put them down, sterns comment will be more powerful then Simon..because Stern is an icon.

    I

    February 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  390. Frank Mondana

    He's laughing at everyone making these comments. Hasn't anyone figured out why he says these things??

    February 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  391. soneill

    Both Howard and Ellen are completely worthless manufactured pieces of crap. She because she is openly gay, he because he is filthier than anyone else – both owe their success to manufactured "shock". Its a shame that shock has replaced talent. Whoever "goes the farthest" is the coolest- ooooohhhhh. Nobody is impressed with maybe the exception of the young ones (who really don't have a clue anyway) This show has produced some amazing talent, really. It should always be about the competitors, not the judges. I think we've seen enough of Howard and Ellen.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  392. JC

    I never watched that glorified Karaoke contest. I'll go to a bar if I want to hear bad singing. However if they hire Howard Stern at least the show would be worth watching.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  393. elkreepo

    To see the amount of comments is to see how interesting a person is.
    Howard invokes a reaction whether viewed as a villain or a king...
    One thing I know from seeing all the reactions here. You really really need to know what you say before you post it. If you simply reacted to the comments Stern made about Helen then you are only seeing things one way, same if you decided not to watch AI because Stern would be a judge...How do you really feel about Simon? You like the way he is?
    Whats the point? You need to see what the other side really looks like before you make up your mind otherwise you are all followers and have no right to comment one way or the other....
    Show me a successful rich man and I'll show you a bunch haters who think that particular person does not deserve the money or the fame.
    If Stern is so irrevelant how come so many people follow him? Would you pay $12.95 a month to watch Ellen or American idol for that matter? Who else in the world can hold an audience of millions of people 4 days a week for over twenty years in a four to five hour show in a consistent manner???? Who H S thats who he is an American Icon Say what you will this guy has been an incredible influence in culture. Controversy isn't that what you all are craving for..
    Hate to burst your bubble Stern fans Howard will not do this show as it is a dead horse that jumped the shark. Besides why would he work for $50. Million when he certainly will be making a lot more when he becomes a part owner of Sirius satellite as part of his new contract...
    The end for terrestrial radio as a moneymaker died when Stern left now as seen by the failure of Jay Leno and the lousy shows that exist the end is coming to Television revenue as the web takes over. It's over people. Get a grip and get used to it....

    February 13, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Rick

    While you've found someone as crude as Cowell but with a much limited vocabulary. Allow me to throw in some expletives so he might pretend to comprehend what I'm saying. Then of course there's appearance. Does he bathe? Or is that what he calls "good taste"? And how will he handle not being the center of attention? Let alone the Universe.

    In the past I joked about something like this concept. Concerts were frequent and I wondered about pairing Frank Zappa with the Carpenters. I knew it would either be a crazy success story or a complete flop. What do you think? Of course the proplem with this analogy is I like Frank Zappa, the Carpenters, and Ellen.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  395. kaparrishinatl

    Poor Howard! There are just so many issues here. Yet, he is the face of what is wrong in America. People like him and those who find him entertaining are probably the kids who got their nose's whacked a few times by the school yard bully. Now with time, some money, and other's who had the same bad childhood; guess who the bully is now?

    February 13, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Carburetor

    I love Howard, but he would be terrible on Idol. Totally the wrong vehicle for his brand of humor.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  397. OQueenF

    Howard Stern "Lovers" and Howard Stern "Haters" will make AI even more popular if he becomes a judge....it's the truth! However, Howard will never join AI.....he's too good for that show.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  398. atbo

    "This guy makes his money appealing to the lowest form of humanity." Funny, I thought that's what American Idol appealed to. I don't care for Howard Stern too much but if he were on AI that would be the only reason to watch it.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Vickie

    If Idol puts this poor excuse of a human being on the show as a judge, it will be the single, worst mistake they will ever make for the show!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't even let him come on the set to CLEAN UP AFTER PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!! You are gonna lose a lot of your viewers !!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  400. Tara

    I would definitely not watch if he became a judge. What a jerk to speak so meanly about Ellen-she's beautiful and he's just jealous!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  401. Joel

    Why stop at Howard Stern? Why not fire Randy and replace him with Rush Limbaugh? You'll then have the two biggest, most disgusting blowhards in history on one show!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  402. lorijch

    I don't think they need another non-music person for a judge. This is a singing contest. Wouldn't it be better to get a music producer or at least a talent scout? Howard Stern would have to clean up his language too, and I really don't know that he could........

    February 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  403. no way

    stern has run his course....every since he left the public airways, we all have moved on. Now he wants his audience back...he is just not funny- most intelligent 20 and 30 somethings are not interested in his humor....

    February 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  404. vinny

    idol jumped the shark – now they show dudes getting arrested laying on the ground getting cuffed stern or ellen who cares the show has turned corny

    February 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  405. jim d

    Wendy February 12th, 2010 8:23 pm ET says:

    "Howard Stern is scum. He is disgusting and is degrating to woman"

    Your spelling is degrading to the English language.

    By the way, the plural of woman is women. Unless you are just saying he is degrading to a single woman.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  406. jim d

    Marrilyn February 12th, 2010 8:41 pm ET said:

    "No one with any level of commom sence, or education can realize that."

    well, no one with any level of common sense or education would know how to spell "common" or "sense" and wouldn't use a comma after "or". take that!!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  407. Linda

    Howard Stern is a pig!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Paul

    Don't feed the troll. Howard Stern is essentially a failure at what nearly every young white male with internet access is capable of achieving. His comments are intended to incite some fashion of reaction from others offended by them but he's pretty transparent and pathetic. Not even creative or funny, just... bleh. He wants negative attention but he lacks the intelligence to achieve that while appearing funny to anyone other than his legion of low brow, shit stain fans. But the real question here is: why was this even news worthy for CNN.com?

    February 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Mark

    Has anyone considered this whole controversy was planned by Fox, in order to stir up interest? Regardless of which way you lean on Stern's comments, it's caused a lot of passionate responses. Seems too much like we are being manipulated.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  410. jason

    Howard Stern is a moron

    February 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  411. rmntexas

    I have been an avid fan of this show, but I will also not be watching if this idiot is a judge!!! Can not stand him!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  412. Paul in KC

    Howard is the King of All Media....let us not forget....and no doubt would make the show awesome! The greatest interviewer of all time and a great family man, Howard is the one to keep this show going forward. Hey now!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  413. chris

    The only person funny on his show is Artie Lang. Robins not funny and Stern is a old pervert.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  414. Mark Sivad

    Stern is the best!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  415. mh

    finally something Stern and I agree on!! Ellen Degenerate looks like somebody punched her in the face!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  416. nadine

    Well said, if this foul mouth demon takes Simon place, there will be no idol watchers. I don't like Ellen's lifestyle but she has a heart of gold. Get your mouth off of her!!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  417. cb

    Vulger, crass, unfunny...oh yeah, somebody already used these terms to described this moron. Stern is a no-talent narcissistic creep. Why anyone with an ounce of intelligence cares what he thinks about anything is beyond me. He would indeed be the death of AI. Ellen is funny, smart and adds a nice touch of humor to the show. Stern would just want to make it all about him...and there's nothing about him.that's either interesting or funny. He's the lowest common denominator that all the other mental dwarfsseem to be drawn to, They deserve each other.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  418. Marcia

    Howard Stern is one crass individual. He makes millions of dollars a year in salary and still can't be grateful and keep his mouth shut . If he becomes a judge on American Idol, I definitely will not watch. This is a shame because I believe many other people feel the same way. It seems as if everyone likes Ellen. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body and is a real human being.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  419. Nani

    Ellen is beautiful!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Michael

    Vulgar, disrespectful, low life, whatever. Someone's listening as he laughs all the way to the bank.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  421. David

    I hope you all know Howard is probably the only person who could replace Simon and the show could keep going well.

    People who say he has no musical background really know nothing about him. Everyone forgets he found Bon Jovi,and Sugar Ray amongst others. His soundtrack to his movie was the fasting selling soundtrack in history. So I think he knows something about the industry, unlike Simon who ran a record company into the ground "because he couldnt fine talent!!!" I do like Simon however

    Who has Ellen found? She is a joke.

    I think its funny with people who call him a slime and vulgar. True he uses language that is profane but he is probably one of the most intelligent and well educated people in the media.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  422. ccmama

    I won't let my children watch this "family" show if Howard Stern joins the show. With his mouth, you never know what will come out.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  423. tricia

    If howard stern becomes a judge on IDOL i will not watch ever again and for those of you who say give him a chance i did i watched his show and he was discusting ...his poor daughters have to admit he is their father i feel for them i rerally do.. hey howard how would you like your daughters to appear on a show like yours ?
    if you are a good father i dont think you would like it at all

    February 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Marie

    This guy is no dummy .. riding on the publicity wave of Degeneres debut on Idol. That's all this is .. so predictable.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  425. Shawn S

    If Howard Stern takes over for Simon you'll all watch it because you want to see what he'll say next.......love him or hate him!

    Mark my words.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  426. nurserachet

    Rude, crude and common. Didn't watch AI before, and will certainly not watch with this used toilet paper person. Disgusting and followers can be considered painted with the same feces brush.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  427. karl

    What a joke! Howie is a looooser. I'll find something else to watch. What a way to ruin a show.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  428. Craig

    While I have usually agreed with Howard Stern's opinion on many different topics in the past, I just can't do it here.

    Ellen is hilarious.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  429. Jet

    They'll never turn the show over to Stern. He's too unpredictable.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  430. james

    Ellen is great! Shes great for the show!

    IF this jackass gets the spot then I will never watch the show again!

    Enough said about that creekp!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  431. Ray Striegel

    I heard Howard (piece of filth) Stern several years ago. I can,t beleive he is still on. I would like to find out who his sponsres are so I won,t buy any of there products. Can you help me out? RS in IN

    February 13, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  432. Shar

    ugh...Ellen is terrific, Howard is an ugly creep ! If he goes on Idol it's over for the show!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  433. z. jamakizowi

    Worth repeating many times!!!!>>>>

    Hopefully Howard joins that awful show and makes such a mockery of the whole karaoke contest that it ends. What a plague it has been.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  434. Julia Weyenberg

    You guys are just playing his game. He's making an attempt to start a little feud, and you people are gasoline to his flame. Ignore him, he goes away. Buzz about him, Twitter it, and he has a case to become the judge, because the idiots at FOX will just say, see? The kids can't shut up about the rivalry between Ellen and Stern! They're magic together!

    I can understand how you people out there who are truly interested in the competition between the game show players (and that's what all this reality stuff is...the 2000's version of game shows) can miss seeing that you are being pawns in the media's little game. It's sad that a straight competition between good singers isn't enough anymore, and that the media feeds us this crap. If you really love the competition and hate the BS, I would write to FOX and tell them that competition without titillation is enough. I don't think they can hear you over Glen Beck, though.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  435. Rexxx Thoreau

    Its business – Fox will weight the amount of audience lost because of Howard versus the amount of new audience gained because of Howard and how much of that audience will continue to tune in after the initial fanfare has worn off

    Howard is more than strippers and crotch jokes – he is rather conservative. Remember Johnny Carson who was an icon not only had Presidential Candidates on his show he also smashed an egg in Burt Reynold's pants which was very risque for the medium and the times.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  436. Gunners

    American idol, used to watch it, not anymore. Ellen does not belong on american idol, neither does Howard stern. That show has become a joke.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  437. Bill

    It would be a great idea to put Howard on the show and the only way I would ever watch it.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  438. G.S.

    I'm not a fan of Idol at all but I do watch clips now and then. If Stern is added to the show, I won't even do that.
    Worst of all, how can an Idol judge have credibility without talent of their own? What does he do? Use profanity to degrade others while offering nothing positive in return? He's useless and caters to a specific mindset that is not Idols target audience.
    Lastly, do I need to point out the obvious regarding his comment about Ellen's looks? It's called PROJECTING. Look it up.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  439. georgebayside

    What is His problem with Ellen. I think She is a beautiful person unlike His ugly face. Whoever thought of having Him on Idol. I enjoy watch Amercan idol rewind on TVGuide and hearing the comments of the the performers now as to how they did then.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  440. Gina

    If this idiot joins Idol, that will be the end of me watching it.
    He is way too controvercial for this show. This move would be very detrimental for Idol. Everyone I spoke to said they would stop watching it if he were on.

    Fox, I hope you're listening.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  441. Gail Snail

    I stopped watching American Idol about 1 year ago. The show has changed for the worst.

    They should never have made changes when the original formula worked just fine. Originally there were 3 Judges. When they brought in a 4th Judge, the show started to go downhill. Now they are bringing in judges with NO musical background to judge a musical show. That just doesn't make any sense.

    Time to put American Idol out of its misery and give it a proper burial.

    Good-bye American Idol. Rest In Peace.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  442. AdamB5000

    Howard is the only person that can replace Simon and be straight-up honest and blunt. The only chance the show has as surviving is with Howard.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  443. susan

    having him on AI would be the end of the show. he shouldn't be on TV or radio for that matter, especially in primetime. Sad that the only way he can earn ratings is to be so vulgar and crude.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  444. Lana

    Howard Stern is such an Idiot. If he was on Idol I would never watch it. I think he is so trashy. He should never talk about anyone looks, he is so gross looking.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  445. jay

    I suspect most of Howard's detractors do not or have not actually listened to his show. Howard would be an excellent judge and suspect his TV persona would be very different from the radio one. He is very intelligent, honest and would be a huge improvement.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  446. cindy

    Everyone that is slamming Howard about not having class etc...look at your own comments. A lot of class there. Do you even listen to his radio show? He is so freaking smart. He would have Idol back in the top spot so fast....he is awesome. I will watch Idol again if he takes over for Simon.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  447. Zturner

    I hope so! American Idol needs Howard badly! Get rid of Simon and get Howard!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  448. Straightandhappy

    Stern is not worth wasting my time on
    Degenerate is not worth wasting my time on
    Television is not worth wasting my time on
    Guess I'll just read a book

    February 13, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  449. Ryan

    Howard Stern really is a repulsive human being. Why would anyone pay him money to do anything? Of course he's going to attack Ellen, just like he attacks everyone else. At least she has a great personality and talent unlike Stern who has a disgusting personality and no talent. Ellen's doing a great job and will continue to do a great job I'm sure.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  450. Rodney Hostos

    Great, Howard for Judge!!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  451. Al Kedda

    I can't believe people actually have nothing better to do than to watch American Idol in the first place.

    The real American Idols are the men and women serving their country, both home and abroad. Real men don't wear mascara.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  452. Cindy

    Howard Stern is just an idiot. He's looks ugly and he acts ugly.So whatelse is new. Not a big Ellen fan but she deserves as much of a chance as the next person. At least she acts nice in public

    February 13, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  453. reality hear

    All this energy, effort and passion about a TV show? You have gotta be kidding me? If half of it was channeled toward a better good, we might find a cure for cancer, eliminate poverty, end global warming and
    develop a non-fat. calorie free potato chip.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  454. billythebigbone

    Howard Stern acts the way he does to get his name in the news. nothing more nothing less. i dont like him, dont care for him, dont listen to him, i have the freedom not to listen to him, so i dont.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  455. Rose

    PLEASE PUT HOWARD STERN ON IDOL. I do not watch the show now, but if Howard is on it I will watch it every week.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  456. mick koons

    that idiot being a judge would be the final straw for me.. and not just for the show – for the station.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  457. Blabne

    Stern Rules!! Do you honestly think he would treat idol just like he does his show...and so what if he asked a girl to take her top off!! The show will die after Simon leaves!!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  458. Bart Crowe

    Everyone acts like Ellen is funny and that can't be farther from the truth. Hell her own wife was 1000% funnier then her on Arrested Development, Ally McBeal, and Better off Ted. She isn't even a comedian.
    I haven't watched American Idol since Season 2 or listened to Stern in over a decade but to have someone be vicious and brutally honest to a bunch glorified karaoke singers seems intriguing. Real artist write their own songs and play their own instruments.
    You know who they should of got instead of Ellen if they wanted a gay female comedian ? Jane Lynch who is a hysterical improv actress and since she is on Glee has slightly more credibility then DeGeneres.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  459. Joyce

    I won't listen to Stern and I won't watch Stern. He's the genuine scum at the bottom of the bucket.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  460. Angelo

    I was so happy when I heard Ellen was going to be on Idol. If Howard joins the team I'll stop watching.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  461. linda

    I only saw a brief part of this man's show once and felt so sorry for his family. What a disgrace to humanity. I got a sick feeling in my gut. He has no respect for women or his his family. I have no interest on his thoughts on Ellen or anything and would not listen to his radio show or anything he does on T.V. I love watching Ellen and hope that someday she makes another movie. She makes me laugh and forget about my problems. God bless her.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  462. Joyce

    I won't listen to Stern and I won't watch Stern. He's the genuine scum at the bottom of the bucket.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  463. PHM

    Howard Stern is TRASH. He has made millions by insulting people, exploiting women and giving the words rude, crude, and disgusting new definitions.

    The attack on Ellen's looks shows that he is unable to come up with any real constructive criticism.

    Idol will DIE if Stern replaces Simon. Idol is no place for someone who thinks it is funny to make women take off their tops or dry hump a stereo speaker.

    It is worth repeating, Howard Stern is nothing but trash.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  464. CJMATL

    Neither one of these "degenerates" should be on A.I. Stern is only famous for being vulgar, and Ellen is only famous for being gay. Neither has any real talent and know nothing about music!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  465. shawn

    Go Howard! Ellen knows nothing about music to be on that show. Let he dance like a fool on her own show! Howard would make me watch for the first time. But I would much rather keep hearing him on Sirius Radio where the FCC can't get him.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  466. BaBa Boey

    This would be the GREATEST thing ever!!!!! I am a well educated mother of 3 and would actually watch this pop culture trash known as American Idol if Howard Stern was a host. Give him a chance people – you don't know what you're missing!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  467. Cyndy

    I honestly think that if Howard Stern replaces Simon on AI the ratings will go down. How about someone like Alice Cooper? Mutt Lange? You need someone with a musical background and they will be honest and blunt when needed. I just wish Simon would stay!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  468. kamen

    Im a Stern fan but havent listened to him for years. Although he is funny and sometimes very creative he tends to be a one trick pony. His book was about him, his movie was about him, his other book was about him...when he gets up against the wall or stressed he retreats to penis jokes and insults. That being said however I think he would be good on american idol AND I like Ellen on AI. Anyone, repeat anyone that believes that AI is anything but the WWE version of a talent show is crazy. Clearly scripted and planned once it gets down to the 24 or so acts, hell you can read the credits and see that ( thats why they go by so fast, get it?) So adding Stern to this carnival would just be the next logical step.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  469. cjf

    Let me put it this way...if Stern DOES join Idol...I will not be watching it!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  470. Donna Lee Thompson

    Wow cares what this PIG says...who is he anyway..he is really a disgusting man and if he should be put on American Idol, I will no longer watch it...How dare he makes comments on the way Ellen looks. HAS HE EVER LOOKED IN THE MIRROR!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  471. CHRISK

    CRAWL...he makes my skin crawl!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  472. john

    I used to watch Idol since the start. After their push of Lambert and now Ellen, Idol has lost all its credibility. I haven't tuned in since the last auditions week.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  473. The Unknown

    Stern is without a doubt the most disgusting excuse for a Human Being on the Planet. The only show I'd watch him in would be Celebrity
    Boxing, in hopes he would get his head knocked off. There's your show: Stern Vs De Generes. The viewers win – no matter the outcome.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  474. Milore

    The JUNK that is on television is amazing. The fact that people watch these shows is even more amazing. Getting rid of my cable was the best decision I ever made.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  475. Just me

    Howard Stern's mouth is too foul for any major TV station and is why he was thrown off the regular major station(s) and then went to Sirius.

    I personally can't stand him though I did like his movie Private Parts.

    Keep him off AI or most of us will not watch what would be a trainwreck of a show.

    just my 2 cents worth

    February 13, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  476. Bud

    Howard, aren't you making enough $$$ nowadays without putting your foot in your mouth time after time ??? Focus on your job, not someone else's...Idol's ratings will be downhill if you join the show – don't waste everyone's time...

    February 13, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  477. Jon

    Howard Stern would make Idol worth watching. He has been in the radio business for over 30 years AND he is a fan of the show. Ellen has not experience in the music business and will be exposed when the show goes live. She was terrible as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance and she will be awful on Idol. Hope Howard takes the job and continues to keep Idol #1.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  478. Dutch46

    Stern is the poster boy for the Decline of Western Civilization.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  479. No T.V.

    American Idol has to be the worst show on television. Adding a rude, arrogant schmuck like Stern would only further depreciate the intellectual level of the time slot. Simon Coward & Ellen DeGenerate aren't much better.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  480. Dan

    Stern is the "king of all media".....just look at this list of comments about a few statements made about ellen....already 675. Pure Genius.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  481. Andrew L.

    Howard Stern is the ONLY viable replacement for Simon Cowell and the people that are against this obviously do not listen to the show. There is nobody else that can fill this spot as good as he. Although he won't take the job if offered...Wake Up America!! Don't judge Howard if you do not listen to the show. He is critical, honest and entertaining. Also, he does have experience in music from having watched and rated hundreds of musical guests on his show ranging from Bon Jovi to The Jesus Twins!!

    February 13, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  482. Pat Metcalf

    I don't watch "Idol" very often, but if Stern were judge, I wouldn't watch at all. Ellen is an attractive person inside and out. Stern is just "butt-ugly" inside and out. Never liked him, never will......he is a horrible person.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  483. Cathy

    Howard Stern is a disgusting PIG. No one in their right mind would want to listen to, or even look at him. He sickens me. He is cheap, rude and a pathetic excuse for a man. No respectable television show or station should put his face on the air.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  484. tony

    It's like what was said in his biopic: "He strikes a chord with people. More than half the people who listen to him can't stand him. The reason why people who like him listen is because they want to see what he's going to say next... The people who hate him, they listen because they want to see what he's going to say next..." This would be a smart move by FOX. Whatever viewership they would lose from those who can't stand Stern and refuse to listen to him, they would make up with the millions of people who listen to him and didn't originally watch AI and those on the margin would tune in at the beginning just out of curiosity and could possibly become fans after seeing it for the first time. Those who choose not to stay with the program couldn't be considered a loss because they were never regular viewers to begin with, and those viewers who did stay with the program would be a positive gain for the network.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  485. carrie

    Sure hope this is just a bad rumor about Stern, he is disgusting!
    It would ruin the show for decent people.
    I would or could not watch if Idol put him on ......AI better rethink this even if it is being considered.....

    February 13, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  486. El Gordo

    All of you will be watching every episode of Idol. Every week you will post spluttering comments about how much you hate him. Every week you will plan to watch the next episode.

    There's nothing people love so much as indignation. It is a self-righteous emotion that provides huge satisfaction. You will become addicted to it.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  487. cttech

    I will NEVER watch Idol again if Stern is on!!!!!!!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  488. Beth

    I couldn't care less if HS is on American Idol, since I've never watched it and never plan to. Where do people get the time to spend listening to the likes of HS anyway? The guy's an idiot.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  489. Bill Culp

    Are you kidding me. If Idol picks Howard, I am done. Howard is a royal jackass. Everyone has their place, but he should not be on Idol.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  490. Virginia

    Howard Stern is a foul mouthed sleaze and if he replaces Simon this will be the last season I will be watching.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  491. snoopy

    I don't understand how someone who can be so outright mean to people, verbally abusing to them, is funny. Stern only thinks you are worthy if you are big busted and "hot". Even then I don't think he is thinking about the women's intelligence. There is nothing wrong with having fun with people and being a little risque but he is the extreme. Who is he exactly and and what gives him the right to talk about people like they are worthless? I don't get it. Don't get me wrong, he may be really good on the show, maybe he would make a good judge, but for those of us who value respect and being treated for who we are and not what we look like, they should skip on hiring him.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  492. Shan027

    "Bad hair, bad looks, bad grammer and foul mouth. If it weren't for crass and rude remarks ... this man(?) would have nothing to say."

    Are you talking about Howard or Ellen?

    February 13, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  493. Cathy

    I have never understood how the no talent judges could sit there and judge the contestants talent. I love Ellen but she is not the one for the job and Howard Stern should crawl back under the dirty rock he came from. He is nothing but trash. I stopped watching long ago because of the bickering between the judges, they acted like the show was all about them.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  494. inNYnow

    Hello geniuses – Stern INVENTED American Idol in Detroit 20 plus years ago, so I think he has the ability to judge it. I listen to the show and don't agree with everything he says all the time, but he ain't dumb. (I have a post-graduate education, so save some of the responses on that.) While some of the humor is old to me – he does obsess on some things that bore me, usually sexual – I have found that mainly he has the courage to say the things in public that EVERYONE says in private. Sometimes he adds some 'show' to them for effect. Ellen ain't a saint by the way, from what some of her former staffers have said. She sounds like a nightmare to work for. He just doesn't wear two faces. As for Ellen – I just cannot take any of that stream of consciousness, deliberate stuttering delivery anymore. I want to blow my head off listening to her. Plus it is ALWAYS about her, even when someone else is performing. Stern should NOT join this show. Get some sleep and stay on yours. We need Artie back too.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  495. Bandera

    Yes!. It's about time someone knocked Ellen down a few pegs. She was a terrible as a comedian, about as funny as Margaret Cho, – enough said! I am no Stern fan, but at least he would add some thing to a show that should have been off the air after it's first week. That it has lasted this long says a lot about the trash that we accept as suitable for viewing. Reality TV has taken the place of entertainment,and we have become a nation of fame seekers, no matter what the cost. They churn out the junk, and we watch...what a country.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  496. reality

    AI is not about to put Howard Stern on. He appeals to a completely different demographic than their show. Starting a rumor that they might is almost certainly a publicity stunt to generate buzz about the show at the finals begin.

    So like lemmings, we buzz.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  497. JR863

    For someone who has zero talent, he has made it big somehow. I don't get it.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  498. Tom

    It is so incredibly gratifying to me to see the majority of comments here support what I've always thought of Howard Stern. That he is a filthy obnoxious, repugnant, revolting excuse of a human being. The fact that this man gets the attention he does is a sad statement on the condition of our society.
    I've never watched American Idol and so it goes without saying that I wouldn't watch it should he show his stupid face on the tube.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  499. Dave

    Has Ellen or Stern ever sung a song? What in God's name do either one of them have to do with the music business? The judges are suppose to know something about music or what good are they? Ellen should go, Stern should be told to shut up, and a person that knows music should be brought on board, someone that can actually make intelligent and constructive critiques to the contestends. So much for the Ted Mack Amature Hour.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  500. Mary

    Howard used to be funny now he is just a desparate fading boring old shock jock. His show is stale and old now. I can see more shocking things on the Internet.

    I love Ellen but am not sure she is going to be a good judge it is too early to tell.

    Don't know what the X Factor show is but I believe the public will follow the guy they love to hate and AI will falter and die anyway.

    100% AGREE WITH EVERYONE who has said AI has ruined music. They have made stars out of sadly average performers and given them a stage so the airwaves are clogged with women who all sound the same, middle throat singers with no range and men who scream and will ruin their throats very early on.

    The great voices on AI have been given no stage because they didn't appeal to 15 yr olds, Fantasia, Mindy, Lakisha, Archuleta, and a handful more. So if it goes away I won't cry I only watch to hear Simon tell them the truth while the rest of the judges say every performance is the best performance of the night, DAWG

    February 13, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  501. Zup

    I like Howard Stern and can't stand Ellen. However idol is not the place for Stern. It would be like Micheal Vick becoming the new spokesperson for north shore animal shelter. (and I think Vick is one of the best QBs in football or could be) Or Alec Baldwin becoming father of the year. (I love Alec Baldwin) Howard would be screwing his loyal fans and also loyal viewers of idol. Only a show in real trouble should be going to this level, which idol is certainly not about to go off the air any time soon. Also because of this whole thing i cant even listen to howard any more because his whole show has become dedicated to two topics This and Leno.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  502. knowbetter

    Howard Stern's radio show is radio for idiots!

    February 13, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  503. terry wright

    This is the first time I have commented on anything in the news. Howard Stern says these things to get you riled up and then he sits back and watches what happens. Howard knows how to push buttons and you people just follow. Whatever Howard does is insignificant, especially on AI. AI is a mindless show that follows many mindless shows that most people watch because they are bored with themselves. In other words Howard says to all of us, SUCKERS well maybe a little more crass then that, After all he is THE Howard Stern. I don't watch AI and I don't listen to Howard Stern. Wake up people, you are wasting your time!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  504. jane doe

    Howard don't you look in the mirror? "Cover guy" yuk

    February 13, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  505. holtram

    Let's face it, this isn't an argument about which of the two, Ellen or Stern belong on Idol. Neither of them do. No argument.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  506. ricko

    Howard as a judge....GREATEST NEWS EVER!!!! It'll make the show worth watching.
    How in the world did Ellen become a Covergirl model. She's hideous looking. Don't get me wrong, she's a good comedian, but ugly. How desperate is Covergirl.
    Howard is just about the smartest man you'll hear on radio in this day & age. His insights are incredible. He may do some things that alot of people don't like but, the man can see things in a way most of us don't.
    Rush Limbaugh is a pig, Howard is a visionary.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  507. Mandy

    Howard Stern is nothing but porn for your ears. Being on American Idol, he wouldn't be able to talk about sex and degrade women and others the way that he does. What's left? NOTHING!!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  508. Jory bamslam

    I am sure Howard will miss you. Howard is thje Mozart of potty humornot a pig. Who cares if you are not watching. I think that show (AI ) is rediculous and self agrandizing. I would watch it if Howard were on. Id like it even better if the would subtitle it so I didnt have to go through the pain of listening to the lame assed singing. Go Howard.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  509. Barbara from Florida

    This is the lowest form of entertainment. Right up there with Jerry Springer. The TV producers are putting both of these polarizing personalities together to get comments and create controversy with the viewing public. Free self propelled advertising. And we are all feeding right into it. Positive or negative comments it makes no difference to them. This show is not about talent. It is about buzz and ratings. And, unfortunately, this is the not so nice part of what makes America the great country it is. We are all victims. Very sad.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  510. AaronL

    Wow, I never knew people were so passionate about their TV judges.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  511. Porchiaknows

    Sorry, but neither Ellen or Howard should be on that show. She is loud-mouth, NOT funny at all and obnoxious. Wait a minute, didn't I also describe Howard? Well, shucks, maybe they BOTH should have a show together. Just on some obscure network so the majority doesn't have to listen or watch.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  512. De`Yolanda - Atlanta

    Howard Stern is a jerk! I love Ellen Degenerres. She is a very beautiful person inside/out. If he joins American Idol the show will instantly loose at least 95% of their viewers and the show will go under. He says a lot of b.s. just to try to keep his pitiful name and ugly face out there! He is a jerk and always hasbeen!

    February 13, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  513. Brenda S.

    Ellen is cool. That's it. Cool. and she is doing a fantastic job. No matter what she does, it turns out great. She is the real deal.
    Howard is a disgusting slob with a filthy mouth. I am tired of people like him with his influence over the simple minded. He is a contributor to the down fall of our country.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  514. VK2R

    What made you guys think that Howard also has a singing talent? He can't sing at all! I think he is very perverted and disgusting. What would he do at American Idol, let the aspiring contestants sit on his lap or take their clothes OFF? hahahaha. I hope this is all a joke.

    February 13, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  515. pierre

    i always have detested that show
    now it is an abomination
    i would like to know how is it that this microbe
    lands that kind of spot??
    oh!i know a show without substance to cater to the dumbing down of our youth deserves an equally unsubstantial host.
    get the remote and delete fox.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  516. Raya

    I have listened to his show and was a fan for a while. He's a pretty funny, intelligent guy, however he is just way too vulgar and the main thing he focuses on to boost his ratings are sex talk and naked women. It would be a huge mistake to put him on AI.

    Since Simon is leaving, they should just cancel AI altogether.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  517. Idol fan

    I've not yet missed a season of American Idol, but, I will never even make an attempt to watch it if this guy is cast as one of the judges. Just hearing that he might be considered is enough for me to cast serious doubt on even watching it this year. The four present judges are doing a great job. When and if Simon leaves, I would hope that the show would want to stay a "tasteful" show and never ever ever put Stern on as a guest, in the audience, or cleaning the toilets!

    February 13, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  518. MLB

    This whole situation is very confusing. I thought the American Idol judges had to have a background in some form of music. How can someone judge a musical ability if you have never had that type of background. I don't recall Ellen Degeneres being a musical performer nor the foul mouthed Howard Stern. I knew this show would lose it's popularity somehow. When I watch Ellen judge the singers, I'm thinking how does she know, she's not a singer and I lose interest.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  519. Kat

    Did Stern ever look at his ugly mug in the mirror?
    If he ever appears on Idol, I will absolutely never go near it again.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  520. s

    Neanderthal. No well respected woman would have anything to do with this creep. And if he went on Idol it would shortly be taken off the air. He is the epitomy of "in-bred".

    February 13, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  521. hazelnutt

    um, why on earth would Stern become a judge on A.I???? It just doesnt make sense. But I guess the way America is loosing its morals, this would not be a big surprise (if Stern gets the spot). Sex and dirty talk sells, unfortunately. Ugh, this disgusts me (if Stern gets the spot). I would watch A.I. just to see what a fool Stern makes of himself.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  522. John

    Please if all these people stop watching AI because of Howard then I hope he does come on. Cancel that show and all the reality(BS) shows.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  523. Amy

    Yes, I have listened and watched his show, so I can say. It WILL NOT happen!! Howard Stern can not control his trashy mouth long enough to make it on T.V. (It's the reason he had to go to sirus radio.) Fox will not put him on a show where they have to have someone constantly hitting the censor button. Nor will people watch a show so cut up from words being cut out. Just not going to happen.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  524. Mary

    Let's talk about what you look like Howard, shall we? If the producers of American Idol put that guy in as a judge, this viewer is signing off for good.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  525. sam

    Howard Stern – what a classless act. You couldn't pay me enough money to watch him for 1 minute.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  526. Marcy from Pittsburgh

    Really this is a waste of time. Why would they have Howard Stern? Why would they have Ellen DeGeneres? To have a decent show about singing talent you would think they would have 3 or 4 judges from 3 or 4 music venues. To get a well rounded talent you need a judge from Pop/Rock,Rap,Country,R&B ect.......producers,singers,even a talent scout would make a better judge for finding good singers. Because the show is about singing not acting or who is going to be the next talk show host??????

    February 13, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  527. echyone

    I wonder how many of you Howard haters have actually listened to his show?

    February 13, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  528. Cindy

    Howard is the best. I can not stand people that make these rude insane comments about Howard that haven't listened to his show. Simon rocks as well as Howard!!! Please try to be educated about Howard's show before you comment about it!

    February 13, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  529. sheryl

    Stern: don't know the man but what his show represents is nasty and will have to agree, if he joins the Idol show I will not watch it any longer. I am sure many feel the same, so Fox I hope you think real hard on this before you make a big mistake.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  530. RightOnTrack

    Of course this is all for publicity. They want to create a sense of drama and tension for Howard to arrive on the AI scene and have "issues" with Ellen. A magnified version of the Simon-Paula dynamic. The same tired show that "The View" keeps putting on. etc.... It's just Show Biz people!

    February 13, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  531. Ronni

    What would anyone see in Howard Stern that is even remotely appealing. Hes Ugly as hell, vulgar,..How can you compare that to Simon who, although can be crude is neat, clean, attractive..If Ellen has to sit next to Stern I hope she brings disinfectant and bug spray with her..he is vermin after all.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  532. Ronni

    Howard Stern is a disgusting PIG..how anyone can even entertain the idea of thinking he has talent let alone judge someone else's talent is amazing in itself. He is nothing more than a "shock Jock" and if he didnt have that he'd probably be nothing...but hey he's laughing all the way to the bank right?!

    February 13, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  533. jk

    If Stern is a judge on Idol, I know many, many people who will stop watching it. I can't stand his deep cutting, vulgar comments. He is too nasty for the contestants to even want to be on the show. Simon does comment on their talent or lack of it; but Stern would be much worse with his low-life ways. I listened to him for about 5 minutes, once, and never turned him on again.
    Trust me, Stern will ruin Idol forever. BIG MISTAKE if they hire him as a judge.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  534. frank

    Just goes to show all the money in the world can't buy ya any class. Howie is true to form, a classless pig. He should talk about anyone else? With his hair dye and make up, is he kidding???

    February 13, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  535. nwilson

    How would anyone know if he is intelligent? Has he ever uttered more than one sentence without spewing profanity? Does that make him intelligent? Does that actually appeal to people? Have we really sunk that far as a society that we elevate the Howard Sterns, Gordon Ramsays and the Osburns to celebrity status because they lack the ability to speak normally? That using that kind of language day in and day out is okay? That is a very sad commentary on us as people.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  536. John

    If anyone has actually scrolled this far down then a) you really should have something better to do and b) you will realise the reason that America is always at war somewhere in the world: Soooooo over-reactive

    February 13, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  537. Monica

    Howard Stern is NOT a good idea for the AI judges table. I listen to his show and I like it most of the time. He's good at being a shock jock. But his skills should stay on the radio. I don't see him as the type of personality they need on AI.

    Ellen is doing an excellent job. Her personality is just what the show needs. I wish her luck this season!

    February 13, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  538. Mike

    This may be the only way to save the sorry show. The king of media can't do anything but bring up the ratings. He is one of the best artist of our time. People who only say bad things don't understand him or his show. Keep on being closed minded on miss out on a great artist.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  539. Carolae

    This is the creep that MAY be taking Simon's place on American Idol? Even on one of his best days, he wouldn't clean up well. I can just picture the filth that would come out of his mouth during a performance. IF Fox hires him, that will be a death sentence for that show.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  540. JD

    I've watched "Idol" once or twice, only because my wife or a co-worker was watching it prior to me walking into the room. Based on the comments I've read so far, it seems like the number of current viewers you'll lose vs. the number of new viewers you'll gain is pretty much a wash. Like they said in Howard's movie "Private Parts", people who love him and hate him both tune in because they want to hear what he'll say next. I might tune into "Idol" if Howard took it on....

    February 13, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  541. Stewart

    Stern would be incredible. The reason ratings are high is because Simon tells it like it is, and Stern would do the same.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  542. Uncle Jetski

    It seems to me that the real issue is whether or not Howard Stern would make appropriate judgments.

    Would he (or even could he,) vote for good, talented, marketable performers? Or would his vote be a joke? If it's the former, he should get the gig. If the latter, he shouldn't.

    How he voiced his opinion is peripheral to the goal of the show (i.e. that of identifying a new star), although it is important for ratings.

    February 13, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  543. Carrie

    Idol will not be on my T.V. is Stern is on. I have two young sons and a universe where they don't know who he is, is the universe I want them to grow up in.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  544. SG Long

    If Howard is added as a judge, American Idol will suck.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  545. barbara

    I guess I am too much from the old school, but why does this man think that unkempt and dirty looking is attractive?

    February 13, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  546. Gooseman

    The sad part is the over 675 people (OK, myself included) felt it necessary to comment on this clown. He's a public embarrassment that stretches the limits of "free speech" and decency. A very sad, sad man.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  547. cwells

    To say that he isn't funny...well, you must not have a sense of humor, or have never listened to his show. As an educated woman, I don't find him insulting in the least. His show is far more thought provoking than Idol. It's not just strippers, people. Politics and social commentary usually dominate the show. He's not a pig for saying straight up what most well-balanced people are thinking.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  548. Lynne

    Howard is a poor excuse for a human being. He wouldn't know class if it came up and bit him.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  549. Kat

    I have never been a fan of Howard Stern, and have made my opinion known whenever I can: if he goes on Idol, this will be my last season as a viewer. Simon is sometimes harsh, but Stern is crude and ignorant.

    As for Ellen, her Covergirl ads are for those of us who are mature women. I enjoy her ads, even if I don't use the products. She's also aware of what the public wants to see in an Idol star, both as a fan and as a successful star herself. I like her approach on Idol already.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  550. Frank

    Stern...what a pathetic individual. He made his bones appealing to testosterone laden teenage boys who don't give one crap about talent or ability. All they want are a few cheap thrills while they power drink their beers. He's not fit to polish the shoes of Ellen and a fast way to destroy this show.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  551. J.

    I hope Howard doesn't go on Idol because then I'll be forced to watch the crappy show!

    February 13, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  552. ken

    Howard who? Is that the guy that was supposed to launch satellite radio to a whole new level? What's their stock worth now , 38 cents?

    February 13, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  553. ABN Rick

    I cannot stand American Idol, and have only watched maybe 5 minutes of it. It is not a bad show, i just don't care for that type of programming.
    Howard Stern is the funniest person on earth. I used to bash him without ever having listened to him. All my coworkers had him on and i soon realized how talented he is. No one has his interviewing skills and that also parlays into his ability to observe and describe a situation better than anyone I have evern listened to. I believe he would be as powerful as Simon because he speaks the truth, even when it hurts. And it is that kind of honesty that the show needs from at least one judge. I don't care who else is on there, but i believe Howard would make it better. He is not going to take the job anyway, so you haters of Howard can relax.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  554. Ben

    I think Idol has made a few mistakes. Paula became a laughingstock and people still bring up her relationship with Corey Clark. I think Ellen is on the show for pure comic relief, which is fine. Like many others posting here, I would stop watching if Howard joined the cast. His stupid antics have created 4,000 idiot radio "shock jocks" nationwide who have pretty much wrecked local radio.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  555. Mel B. Toast

    Howard Stern's possible appearance on American Idol already has my entire roster of friends and family talking about never watching the show next season.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  556. Vicki Adair

    If Howard Stern were ever on IDOL I would definately stop watching. I'm sure that a lot of people would. Do I think that Ellen should be on IDOL-DAH NO!! This is a musical talent show. They need someone from the recording industry that knows what they are talking about. The contestants need someone trained in music to give proper guidance-whether as a critic or supporter. Afterall the judges really do have the fate of people in their hands. You can say whatever you like about Simon Cowell but he does know music and he does know what he is talking about. Perhaps some think that he is too outspoken and I say suck it up and listen to him. No one said life in the industry would be easy. Many contestants have listened to Simon and have bettered themselves. Let's give all these contestants the kind of judges that they deserve not someone who is a "shock jock" nor someone that makes jokes about everything BUT someone who will give solid advise whether it is good or bad. It is very unfortunate that Simon is leaving. The producers next choice probably will either make or break this show.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  557. harry nutts

    He would be the best and most honest judge they could fine.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  558. mommyof4

    I feel that if Howard Stern takes Simon's place the network will lose ratings. Howard Stern is not a nice man, does not have respect from most of us, not a good example for our younger crowd watching the show and will not judge the contestants fairly...he's a pig and will judge the women based on their looks not their talent. Hopefully whoever has the last say in this decision will make the right choice and not allow that man to be a judge...I don't want to have to explain to my kids who Howard Stern is...American Idol is too good of a show and if Howard is a judge the show will never be the same again...

    February 13, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  559. Long Island

    I watch American Idol with my young children & I am sure alot of other families do the same. Unless Howard intends to shed his "shock jock" image and shows only his professional side it doesn't seem like a good fit to me.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  560. show dog mom

    Everyone's missing the big question: What does Howard Stern know about music? Would he know if a tune were sung off key? I'm a native New Yorker and used to listen to Howard Stern before he morphed from simply outrageous into a bona-fide CREEP! And how dare he slam Ellen!
    Remember this is the show whose viewers couldn't appreciate Adam Lambert's musical genius because he was rumored to be GAY???!!!!!!

    If Stern joins Idol, cancellation will soon follow!

    February 13, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  561. Budgemuch

    I always believed Stern was a degenerate low life. He's not funny. He's not insightful. He's not overly-bright. He's a one-dimensional pervert. So why is he famous? Sad commentary.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  562. JoeMaz

    Without Simon the show is over. Howard is the only one that would have a chance of saving the show. I say let the show crash and burn and Howard can go be a judge on X-Factor with Simon. Ba Ba Booie can take the Seacrest job.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  563. Michael Ostomy

    Can you IMAGINE the caliber of mind that finds DeGeneres funnier and more entertaining than Stern?

    Then again, the complainers seem perfectly satisfied with the witty repartee of Ryan Seacrest. That's what show biz has become. The last day of the Mayan calendar can't come fast enough.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  564. Amyrose

    "No one with any level of commom sence, or education can realize that." That sentence speaks for itself. HAHAHA.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  565. Sacco

    Ellen knows nothing about music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Howard has showcased all forms of new music on his show for decades. Howard watches AI all the time so he would know what he is getting into and he at least knows the music business.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  566. The_Mick

    “This is a woman, a very well-respected woman,” he said. “She said to me, I never watched ‘American Idol’ but I tell you, if you are on it, I will watch it."
    ======================
    What an idiotic statement. She's never watched idol, but her opinion that he should be on it should be taken seriously because she's "a well-repsected woman". A typical Howard Stern con-job.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  567. Amyrose

    Also, it is quite obvious by the replies who has ever listened to Howard and who has not.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  568. Maxine

    One more person who will NEVER watch Idol if Stern is anywhere or anyway involved with that program!!

    February 13, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  569. Amyrose

    You Howard bashers have it all WRONG! American Idol is the plague to this society. It has completely destroyed music. I love Howard but I don't think I could stomach American Idol even if he was on the show.(Well maybe just the first few) I do so hope that Simon's departure will mean the demise of the great distraction called American Idol.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  570. Jake

    Listen up FOX... This is one household that will stop watching if this idiot joins American Idol. We love the show but WE WILL STOP WATCHING.. Im sure we are not the only ones either

    February 13, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  571. RVT1K

    I have had zero interest in that horrible show....until now.

    Howard would add a dynamic of truth unlike what anyone else could bring.

    Most of the people who bash him have not listened to the show as I have for over 15 years. The man has showbiz savvy in his DNA and would make a great judge.

    I just hope he doesn't do it because that means the radio show would go away.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  572. brones

    I find it funny how many people have such a strong opinion on Howard Stern yet don't listen to his show. I am a listener and a woman (imagine that) and don't see where all of this hatred comes from. He is a caring father, husband and coworker. He has never said anything that has offended me personally and anyone on his show has chosen to be on there and never made to say or do anything they did not want to.
    As for a judge, he would be perfect since he tells it like it is. He has worked in radio and certainly knows more about music than Ellen.
    This uproar is hilarious and the people who "won't watch" are people that have a stick up their rears and probably don't laugh at anything.
    As a listener I know he would never do a show like that but constantly talks about it to upset all the losers who actually watch this stupid contest. I love it...

    February 13, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  573. Bill

    If he is a judge the ratings will go through the ceiling. A lot more people will watch they shown and then comment on what an
    disgusting pig he is, which is just what he wants. The more outrageous he is, the more people will watch and the more money he will make.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  574. jakibro

    Freedom of Speech is a basic right in America no matter how disgusting, misleading, egotistical, foul or pornographic someone wants to be on television or radio. Thank God I have the right to shut it off, change the channel or just read a good book. Corporate American Television can't help themselves by creating or converting shows into useless pieces of excrement for ratings boost. It's no wonder America ranks low on the global scale.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  575. nomoreplease

    Stay in your gutter, stern.
    You don't belong with humans.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  576. bp

    Howard Stern = IdIOt = MoRoN
    This is a 'wanta be' young again (grecian) man, who has ONLY made it to the radio level.

    On the otherside, Ellen has integrity, is entertaining and has made it on her own. TV, comedian, talk show, American Idol and Cover Girl WITHOUT VULGARITY.

    Howard is jealous. He is in dire need of a haircut 'mop head,' low life whose only function in the radio world is to interview porn stars or wanta be porn stars.

    I am not a fan of America Idol, comparing H Stern and Ellen D, I would rather watch Ellen. America wake up! You want your children watching him weekly on American Idol with his profanity, degradation of females and his language is limited to vulgarity.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  577. JESS

    Yuck. It's bad enough having to hear him, but having to see him?? This is just about the ugliest person, inside and out. No thank you.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  578. Arlene

    If he is chosen to be on that show as a Judge, I'm out for American Idol. What is wrong with TV producers? Please enhance the quality of TV shows. Teach our young ones to enjoy life without the bulgarity...

    February 13, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  579. Johnathan

    I can tell you that I am an avid watcher of American Idol, But if Howard Stern becomes a judge on AI, I will never watch it again! He is the worlds worst person that Fox could ever chose to take Simon Cowell's spot! Sorry that would just be it for me!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  580. Blackcurry

    I don't think Idol will be on for very long with only one person watching. Howard Stern is a waste of sperm. He is a no-talent, low life whose 15 minutes of fame should have been up long ago.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  581. Carl

    Stern may be crass but if you've ever listened to his program, he is very real. Some people dont appreciate a humorous and honest take on daily events. There is too much political correctness, too much phoneyness and too much soft soaking in this world. Stern's frank honesty is refreshing and he says what a lot of people think but are too afraid to express. If that isn't your cup of tea then dont listen. But American Idol could use a cold dose of reality. With the exception of Cowell, those judges are useless. They add absolutely nothing to the show. Is someone really tuning in to see Randy or Cara?? Give me a break.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  582. Jay

    Put him on the show! Somethings got to save it!

    February 13, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  583. Craig

    Stern's egotistical and condescending mouth can't replace Simon. Everyone I know has seen Ellen's show at least once, often regularly. Only one person I know listens to Stern's show – and it isn't me. There's your yardstick. If Stern is do good, why is he listened to by only a cult following? Ellen is mainstream because she's good, she knows how to relate to viewers in terms most people get, and has a sense of humor that is quick, incisive without being vulgar.

    February 13, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  584. Mine

    wow – Ellen was a waste of human genes, I watch nothing she does – Howard – he's crass, but i'd watch for the mere humor of it, at least he shows signs of intelligence...

    February 13, 2010 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  585. Ben Milano

    1. Simon leaves the show is done in 2 years
    2. Ellen is fine but knows nothing about musicianship
    3. Stern is a jump the shark type move that is crating good buzz for him and Idol. He is a polarizing figure that in the long run would hurt the show if chosen

    FYI – I stopped watching Idol about three years when I realized that the voting public has no clue when it comes to choossing talent. I just love the way that ALL contestants always go for what I call the Barry Manilow moment. That is, all of Barry's song are like elevvator rides, they start low and then build up to this huge crescendo with a big note near the end. Idol singers all do that, here is always that one big note that they MUST go for so the audience can clap during the song.

    Totally pathetic.

    Try singing a saloon ballad like "Quarter to Three" or "In the Wee Smal Hours of the Morning" – let's see how well their breath control is in attempting to vocalize either of those.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  586. theManinPajam

    I wonder how many of you guys have actually ever heard his show? He interviews more than just Porn Stars, he interviews EVERYONE! He's had actors and actress, hell, even Simon, Paula and Randy have been on his show. He has musicians, rappers, rock stars, country stars. And, he DOES know exactly what he is doing. His "creepy" ways have earn him more money and fame than most people will have earned there WHOLE freaking life! Howard is not a comedian, he is a radio personality.. so, he does not have to be funny, but, to the millions of fans he has, he is the Greatest! Four hours of forgetting your troubles because there is someone out there who talks in a high pitch, a midget with a chip on his shoulder, or what ever.....HE ROCKS and I would watch that horrible, worthless crappy show if he where on it!

    February 13, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  587. honthraj

    What an extraordinary move for the producers of American Idol. Prior to going to Satellite Radio, Howard Stern dominated the morning radio slot across the nation through syndication. After the move, his audience dwindled largely due to the fact, despite enjoying to listening to Howard's antics, they couldn't really come to terms for paying for radio. All of these people have not heard from Howard in 4 years. What American Idol is doing is not only jumpstarting the show, they'll change the audience entirely. And for the millions starved for Howard – they just might do it.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  588. christopher

    ps... stern knows far more about music and talent than ellen ever has or will. he has a 30 year track record of playing music and bands that went on to become huge successes ..... just ask bon jovi!

    February 13, 2010 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  589. Mike Tramp-look-a-like

    I simply love all the "I'll never watch Idol again if Howard Stern takes over for Simon"! What a bunch of sheep.

    First off, Howard could only make that borefest more interesting.

    Secondly, Ellen is allegedly one of the nastiest personalities in television once off the air and it's well known that HS is one of the nicest in all media.

    Finally, American Idol was originally Howard's idea when he was in the early stages of his career in Detroit. He would have unknowns come in and have three record execs judge them and the winner would get a production contract.

    If though he was only screwing around, now I hope he takes the job and runs with it. XFactor would most likely sink like a stone in comparison.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  590. Debulator

    Stern is the primary reason Sirius is losing $$. It turns out he wasn't the savior of satellite radio they'd imagined. Having said that, he's a man (and I use that term losely here) with no class. Ellen has added warmth, intelligence and humor to the show, and most watching American Idol know that. Stern is a pig. Now I realize he may take that as a compliment, but I assure you it's not meant as one.

    February 13, 2010 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  591. mark

    Howard has no more talent then a 15 year old boy without any parents around. If you ever listen to him he is just one angry, miserable, pathetic human being. I used to listed to him 25 years ago and he was funny! Of course I was a teenager too. His show hasn't changed at all but he still appeals to the immature or those without a well developed sense of humor.

    February 13, 2010 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  592. Bill

    Johny said, "Yes ! and I will watch it ! Ellen is so overrated.... and knows NOTHING about music ! Pathetic !"

    While I'm not a huge fan of Ellen, what makes you think that Stern is any more qualified to judge music? Unless someone comes on and makes music using fart sounds generated in their arm pit, I doubt that Stern would have any appreciation for it!

    Fox, time to shut down this pathetic excuse for a karaoke party!!

    February 13, 2010 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  593. stern faced

    Who would want to look at his ugly mug week after week?? UGH!
    While some may chose to listen to his foul mouth daily, the rest of north america does NOT want to look at his face and listen to his garbage. Leave him where he is or he will be the runination of American Idol. IDIOT !!

    February 13, 2010 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  594. Eric Nicolas

    The idea of Howard cutting-up the losers in auditions is tough to resist. But during the actual competition he would be a pain.

    February 13, 2010 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  595. janis

    With the mention of Howard Stern being an Idol judge,it makes me want to puke.This guy is pond scum.Ellen would be great as an Idol judge.

    February 13, 2010 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  596. purpletustin

    We have so much nasty in this world, having HS would be the ultimate low. He's vulgar and "common". I'd stop watching the show if he's on.

    February 13, 2010 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  597. topcat

    Sadly, Howard thinks he matters. He made a bad move by going to sirius radio and now he has a chance of going mainstream and he's gonna' blow it.I miss him on TV...I hope it he turns things around. He has a lot of fans(myself) who aren't 15 years old... talking about boobs goes only so far.

    February 13, 2010 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  598. California Jerry

    All I know is that it seems like everyone has a strong opinion. To me that says, great television!

    Just like the Jersey Shore, people love it or hate it, and that's why it's so popular and gets so muck ink. Howard would bring a lot of energy into Idol. Some would say positive, some would say negative, but it would not be ignored.

    I don't watch now, but I would watch Stern.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  599. Monito

    Who dat Stern dude is ? From all the comments made, dat dude sure's pissed off a lot of people. He would be a great replacement for Bozo the clown, or that purple dino on kids morning shows ... .

    February 13, 2010 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  600. Mark Pinto

    With the addition of Degenneres American Idol is already in it's death throes. The addition of Stern should be enough to put the last nail in it's coffin.

    It is sad because I have enjoyed the contestants on the show over the years. Now it seems Fox wants to start injecting these no talent hacks to turn the emphasis from the talent (and in some cases the hilarious lack thereof) to these incredibly annoying "celebrities" who have absolutely no musical credentials whatsoever. OK, so Paula's credentials were a bit thin, but at least she experienced fairly moderate success as a performer (and I have always thought she is cute as heck).

    February 13, 2010 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  601. sandra

    Why soil family programming with the likes of Howard Stern? His dirty mouth and ignorant slanted views has no place on prime time....perhaps his comments are welcomed at a mud wrestling contest, but I can't fathom that any criticism that he would have to offer would be constructive or entertaining......Please!

    February 13, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  602. Marcus

    That's funny... I ONLY started watching American Idol, BECAUSE OF Ellen.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  603. guest

    "Idol" stinks anyway. It ireally is a Karaoke contest. In almost 10 years only 2 real successes (Clarkson & Underwood). Ellen is an annoying and unfunny and she only appeals to housewives. Bring on Stern, he's given more bands their first shot (Bon Jovi & Sugar Ray to name two) than Cowell and the only thing Randy Jackson has uncovered are cheesburgers from McDonalds wrappers"-–

    your right....only clarkson and underwood...oh wait and daughtry and lambert and hudson and sparks and studdard and aiken....none of them had any hits...hmmm..maybe you should check your facts...Idol produces what it sets out to produce....a proven singer with millions of followers equals automatic platinum...while I don't watch it regularly it is a great business concept and it works....Ellen is a better judge then I thought she would be...I doubt Howard would do any better

    February 13, 2010 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
  604. Jensen

    I don't watch Idol often, but I would boycott it if Stern was on it. Stern lives to shock and offend people, do we really need to see his ugly face on TV getting any more coverage than he already does???

    February 13, 2010 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  605. boricuatex

    Howard is just a high school nerd who just happened to make it big on radio, that is, until he moved to satellite radio. No one listens to him anymore so why should AI have someone who is now a has-been. Come on, FOX, you can do better than that.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  606. d

    I would watch it if he was a judge, I know he is rude but i think he would have to clean up a tad for the show as fox does promote this show to families. i think it would be interesting and alot of banter and tension between those two. his radio show, is that, his radio show, he decides what content to air and what guest to have, he goes to idol, its a whole new ballgame. i like his radio show and i am a woman. it does have much more than porn interviews. I think it would be a far strecth that fox would hire Stern, but I would watch it.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  607. Ammie1

    I use to listen to Howard Stern for a few years because my boyfriend liked him. Howard Stern is just a typical loud mouth radio host, except he's dirty. I've also watched Ellen. Apparently, many people writing against Ellen haven't one clue that Ellen DOES know about music. She actually sings very well. I think Howard Stern is bad mouthing Ellen right now because Ellen just lost him a couple of million dollars. Tough luck, fella.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  608. Joyce Eichten

    One word. egomaniac.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  609. Thomas H.

    Didn`t Howard Stern promote the "Vote For The Worst" campaigns in which people who don't like American Idol would vote en masse for the most pathetic singers to keep them around longer? Why would Fox consider hiring someone who deliberately tried to undermine the show's credibility (such as it is)?

    February 13, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  610. Sally

    Once again, the self-proclaimed Shock Jock is talking and only talking to get a rise out of the crowd. Does he think he is any better than Ellen??? I dont. Howard Stern is not any better today than he was on the radio when I was a kid (77 WABC). American Idol Execs, please do not hire Howard Stern, he's all talk, not substance!! Ellen is kind, understand and an amazing person.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  611. Nicole

    Howard is more intelligent than most of Idol's audience and would probably have to dumb it down for them. Ellen is a complete terror behind the scenes. At least Howard is honest and real. He may be blunt, but that is exactly the reason everyone loves Simon.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  612. Ringo Starr

    Peace and love......peeeaaaaacceeee aaaannnnddd looooooove!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  613. Robin

    If Stern goes to American Idol I will never watch it again!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  614. Shelby

    Well Howard Stern knows more about music but, Ellen is very funny and kind like Paula. So to me this is a hard decision to make.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  615. whataworld

    Oh boy, where to start. My husband and I have been fans of Howard's show for over 15 years. Both of us have Master's degrees (Molecular Biology and Organizational Psychology) and are fairly successful, respected professionals. Anyone who thinks he is a despicable person, is an idiot – plain and simple (he has raised three very nice children, most people who have been on his show – celebrities, regular people, etc. – hold him in high esteem and constantly talk about his kindness and generosity off the show). Either you have not listened to the show, or you're too dumb to understand what's going on when you do. Now, I understand that the humor can be crude and some people are not into that (although I think most people secretly are, on some level), but most of it is honest commentary on current events and culture. As for his credentials to be a judge – he has been in radio for over 30 years, used to be a disc jockey and a radio station programmer (would decide what music would get played on the station) and has had numerous amazing musicians and singers on his show. Will he a good replacement for Simon? I don't know. But he is honest, funny and genuine. Not too many people on TV like that these days.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  616. Dick Pepper

    The Biggest Loser = American Idol = Wal-Mart = Target=

    WAKE UP!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  617. robert L

    Who cares if you LOSERS who don't like Howard don't watch! You guys know nothing of what you are talking about. You take a miniscule part of Howard's show and what the media tells you he is and draw a very uneducated opinion. Listen for yourself for one week, go look in the mirror and say to yourself 'I was such a lemming'! Quit letting the media draw your conclusions on topics. If my memory serves me correctly, Ellen has had more than a few late-night stand up routines on cable. So it is okay for her to have X-rated humor but not Howard...GET A LIFE!!! You all are such hypocrites. Ellen was so annoying on IDOL, I had to turn it off. Absolutely NO credibility, at least Howard has had a lot of success in media. He is responsible for the launch of a whole new media format for pete's sake! And please look up Kara's resume (Mark Drennen), she has more credibility than Simon. Go look at her Grammy and ASCAP mantle. You all have NO idea how clueless you all sound.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  618. Dick Pepper

    American Idol = FAIL

    February 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  619. Mr. Potato

    Ellen DeGeneres is phony and an idiot. She says whatever she thinks makes her look good. Stern is more than a porn actress interviewer, he also has serious interviews with big names and asks questions others don't dare. He also interviews musicians that play live on his show. You want honesty? He'll give it. You want fake and scripted idol? You want DeGeneres. The haters of Stern know little about him, only what others tell them.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  620. ronmexico2001

    Elliott Degeneres is a talentless hack.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  621. Lucas

    Howard Stern is the man, but I probably still wouldn't watch that crapfest that is American Idol even if he were to take Simon's place.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  622. Jeremy Blunt

    Its painfully obvious that the people who are talking trash about Howard Stern have never listened to his radio show. Most of the repulsive garbage coming out of the stern bashers shows their lack of intelligence and proves to a regular stern listener that they indeed have not given stern a chance and chances are not even listened to them even once. Its almost as if they are jumping on other stern basher morons bandwagons.

    I for one am a highly educated PHD, make over 800,000 a year, have contributed highly to society in the form of life saving research and have listened to howard stern since I was 14 years old on a daily basis. I also came out of a deep depression as a child and didnt kill myself because of Stern's radio show. Its precisely the people on here that talk trash about Howard stern that have no compassion for other people and are selfish miserable human beings. If Howard Stern was on i'd definitely watch American Idol and he would probably be the only person to whom I would actually pay money to watch that show.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  623. bcolny

    HS is irrelevent? Really? When he announced he was going to Sirius thay had roughly 600K listeners. When he went live they had roughly 6 million, 85% , when asked, cited Howard Stern as the reason why the signed up... And he is such a pig that Kelly Ripa, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman, Barbara Walters, Rosie O'Donnell all love him. Never mind that he is a charitable man and a humble one at that: He never annouces what he does because it is not a promotional tool to him. Further more, let's not forget what he did on 9/11: When most people were, understandably, running for their lives, he stayed and made sure people knew what was happening. And how is a frank discussion about sex so wrong on his show, yet Oprah can have a panel on to talk about "Rainbow Parties". (Look it up)

    February 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  624. MEGADETH

    Just you do you people think you're fooling? Your selves? Please! You stand in judgement of someone you know nothing about. Oh, that's right, you heard "somebody" say he was "bad". So just hop on that bandwagon, just the same way you did when somebody promised you that big "change" thing.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  625. bon

    I like Ellen and I bet this guy is only trying to get rating for his poor radio show.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  626. Lauren

    You, of all people Mr. Stern (and I use that title loosely) should be the last person to comment on people's looks. Have you seen the photo posted of you on CNN? Ellen on her worst day will never look as pathetic as you. Furthermore, it seems to me your expertise has only been with hookers and porn stars, because that's as far as YOUR talent goes. At least Ellen has a fan base more expansive that someone who brings someone on their show only to ridicule, embarass and degrade them. Stick to Serius. If they'll still have you. I hope America will not.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  627. pruneenutbag

    Howard is the undisputed King of all Media!bababooey!!!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  628. Don of the Dead

    So Howard with destroy the worst show on TV if he gets on?
    This glorafied Kareoke garbage will go away?

    GO HOWARD GO!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  629. Joe Smith

    I have not watched American Idol in years, it is boring. If Howard Stern joins, I will definitely watch it. Finally, it'll be good again. he is honest and will help choose REAL stars, not Ruben, Fantasia, and Diana Degarmo.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  630. Shermi

    The "look" of Stern lends to a stereo-type of the kind of guy a woman does not want to "touch"...guess it is a good thing that he has the money to pay for "love"?

    It would be nice if people would find the "voice of value" and dismiss a LOT of the characters that are jammed down our throats. My only choice is to "keep them out of my vision" and "away from my earshot".

    Ellen, Rosie, Brooke, Oprah, Jolie, Stern, Rush....not enough room to list the objectionable "ones". The standards of entertainment...are very low!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  631. Pieman Turk

    could care less about "Idol"...but Stern is an absolute loser and has no right criticizing ANYBODY, so he should fit right in on that show...I mean, it started life with a Nobody, a Has-Been, and a Never-Was for its first crew and managed to last this long...who'd a thunk it????

    February 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  632. mgodinez

    simple fact is...he brought over 6 million people to satellite radio...a dying medium at the time.

    how many do you think he will bring to idol? even if 1 million of you leave...

    mgodinez

    rain...

    February 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  633. jmpb

    Well, I won't watch it with HER on there. She is a sad role model for anybody. Our country is going to crap because we have let people like her be out in the front lines. She condones very bad morales and tries to make her lifestyle look attractive to our youth. I am with Howard on this one. Cannot stand her or anyone else that live her lifestyle either. It is WRONG!!!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  634. Jeff

    Who really cares what Howard Stern says about Ellen Degeneres???

    February 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  635. whatthehellever

    Ellen did a great job! Howard Stern is a disgusting, vulgar used up shock jock. If he starts judging on American Idol, I'm done. I'll never watch it again. He just makes me sick. Who the hell does he think he is?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  636. sara

    He is evil. I won't watch it if he is on the show. I watch nothing he does and never will.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  637. Kincaid

    Who cares about Ellen? for you people who say you will stop watching Idol if Stern is on it...please, get a life. Stern would increase the ratings. Ellen has always hated Howard. Does anyone know the reason why??? NO, there isn't one! Im glad Stern ripped into her. c'mon Porchia, what does Ellen have that Howard doesn't???

    February 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  638. trish

    why doesn't fox create a "creep reality show" that Howard Stern can be a judge for because that is all he is qualified to do. PLEASE don't let him be a judge on American Idol. Ellen is the best addition possible for this show to survive without Simon. She brings humor and honesty without being downright cruel.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  639. Dave

    As a Jew, I'd like to give Howard back to God. We don't want him! :)

    February 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  640. marvin Rhodes

    Americans must be idle or addled to take any notice of this show which takes no-talent individuals and foists them off as pop stars. It worked for the Monkees but those four had legitimate talent. The clods on American Idle have none and I don't care who judges it.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  641. hotel26

    I completely understand those that have some apprehension about Howard joining Idol. I am a semi-fan of idol (i only watch the try outs) and a huge fan of Howard. When Simon leaves, Idol will take a big ratings hit if it cannot replace Simon with someone who can draw an audience. Howard can do just that. He still has millions of fans, very loyal fans I might add, as we PAY to still listen to him – you all watch Idol for free! He will bring sincerity and harshness to the show for sure, but also will be the first one to praise a good singer. To me, that means more than someone who hand hold each person that comes up there. When someone is honest and critical of the contestants, it makes him/her that much more credible when they praise a contestant. For those that don't want Howard on, I recomend you change your tune, cause your best hope for that karaoke show you love so much to go on, is for Howard to become a judge. Bababoey to ya'll.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  642. SHELLY

    ALL OF YOU LOSERS WHO DON'T THINK HOWARD WOULD BE AMAZING ON ADOL ARE ALL OBVIOUS IDIOTS!! CALLING HIM A PIG?? LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRRIOR BUMWADS....HOWARD TELLS IT HOW IT IS!! I LOVE HIM!! SUCH A FAN, LISTEN EVERYDAY!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  643. ella jay

    maybe the re-casting of the judges is *another* type of reality show: let's set up two famous people in a conflicting situation that's ostensibly about something else, just to watch them go at it. as a friend suggested at the time of the leno/o'brien debacle, perhaps NBC did it on purpose just to cause the furor, just to get more ratings.

    well, maybe the AI folks got a copy of the memo, liked how the leno thing played out (what happened to NBC's ratings?), then decided long before they put on ellen that they would later put on howard, just to see the sparks fly as well.

    let's not be party to it. boycott the show if he comes on. AI is ageist anyway because there are some awesomely talented folks who are older than – what? – 29? i have never once watched the show. but i hate the manipulation that is going on, i hate that everything is a reality show, i hate all the (#$(*&@%%$%&(#@ drama

    February 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  644. ellenrocks

    Howard is a pig – wait, pigs are smarter and better looking. He's an over the hill idiot with the same old repertoire of tasteless jokes and topics. I find him BORING. His humor is beyond silly. How old is he??? 60? His jokes work for middle schoolers at best. Yeah, he's mega rich, still, I pity the fool....

    February 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  645. Linda

    I don't understand what makes Ellen qualified to be a judge on Idol, but at least she is funny. If this other one is a judge, that makes 2 that have no experience with the music industry and shouldn't be judges. I for one, will never watch anything with Howard Stern in it. He has no talent whatsoever and is so full of himself, that no one really cares. If he is on Idol, I will never watch it again. The show as it is, is fun. With Stern on there, it will be trash.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  646. Fran

    Poor Howard ... you're becoming more and more insignificant every day and the only way you can get press any more is to slam Ellen. You both suck and blow and everyone knows it so please, please crawl back under your little SIRIUS rock and shut up! Ellen ... you go girlfriend!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  647. Michelle

    Stern is perfect for American Idol.
    If you actually listened to Howard you know he's MORE QUALIFIED to be on American Idol than meanie Ellen. Howard has been in radio since '76 and has discovered & promoted many new bands, he has jammed & recorded songs w/ many artists and interviews many people in the recording industry – Sir Paul MacCartney a couple of times, James Taylor,Dave Stewart, Janis Ian, Sharon &Ozzy before they even had a reality show, Pharrell Williams just to name a few. If YOU listened to him, you WOULD KNOW that!
    He has a band (the Losers). He's qualified to do it.
    He's interesting, fun + honest. He never got bleeped on Letterman.
    Let's see Howard on American Idol! <3

    February 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  648. Tim

    Honestly, is it really worth saying such horrible things about someone because they say something you don't like on the radio? He's a loving father and a faithful husband, which is more than can be said for most of the celebrities, political, and religious figures that you all idolize.

    Turn the radio off. Don't let your kids listen. You are free to do as you wish, as we all should be.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  649. Shawn

    I don't watch that dump of a show, but if Howard were on it, I would watch it. If Ellen has any balls, she'll stay on the show with Howard. Their bickering alone would make the show worth watching.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  650. diane

    Bring it on!!!!! There is room for all to play. I love it!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  651. Ken Hansen

    What a piece of crap this dude is. At his age he still gets off on watching chicks show their breasts and private areas. Where is Himmler and Adolf when you need them. Too bad you can't practice reverse genocide and wipe out this filthy dude's forebearers. No harm done there and no this is not racist.....Howard is the RACIST of the century....just ask any female.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  652. stern warning

    wow..you guys are really making a big deal out of nothing... i mean you had simon the d-bag, paula the drunkard and randy 'uncle tom" jackson. now you got ellen "heart on sleeve" degeneres. so why not have howard stern at least he won't make the show suck any worse than it already does. and as for calling him pig and degenerate grow up! howard says whats on everyones mind that are afraid to say it. so lets breath some fresh perspective into it.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  653. Dave

    lets get a panel of 4 howard, simon,randy and wolf blitzer and watch ellen ride the SYBIAN ! COMMENT

    February 12, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  654. Gus

    I can not watch any of them .. ha ha!

    February 12, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  655. Tim

    The "Howard can't judge because he isn't a musician" argument is completely worthless. Life is all about judging. You judge whether a movie is good or bad yet you aren't a filmmaker, you judge whether a TV show is good or bad yet you aren't a TV director, you judge whether an album is good or bad yet YOU ARE NOT A MUSICIAN.

    And, ironically, you judge whether or not Howard Stern is worth listening to yet you aren't in radio.

    It doesn't take an expert to tell whether something is good or bad. It takes an expert to actually perform and create something. Howard is an expert at creating entertaining radio, he's had a #1 TV show (yes, I know, cable), a #1 movie, and a #1 album that he actually performed on. He has already helped countless musicians with their careers. I think he can give an honest opinion about whether or not someone can sing well.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  656. Suze

    Howard is repulsive. Even on radio when you can't see him. He's a grown man with the mind of a twelve-year-old jerk.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  657. Marc in Atlanta

    I love Ellen, but I'm still not sure why she's on AI. But still......Stern is a prick and has made a fortune being just that. So what's the big shock???

    February 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  658. Fred L. Fraud

    YES – Howard should be on the show. Spice it up. All you anti-Howard people are just sissies.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  659. Julia

    I don't think Stern should put anyone down for their looks. Mr. Stern is NOT an attractive man. He's just pissed that Ellen is a MILLION times funnier than he is.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  660. MOBADTHANGOOD

    Oh yeah, thats the ticket. One of the biggest pieces of crap in the media wants to be on Idol. Get rid of Ellen DeGayus. Don't let that nasty gross piece of crap Stern even on the set to watch.
    You had someone as gorgeous and talented as Shania Twain and now you want to follow it up with trash and garbage.
    Why don't you just let Kanye West, Imus, Dr. Kervorkian, Dr. Phil, Roseanne Barr, that other fat gross smarta$$ woman Rosie O'Donnell and a few more idiots on the show.
    Oh what the hell, I won't be watching it anymore. I don't care who you morons put on it.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  661. Guest

    Howard Stern is a big pig! I lost respect for him years ago. I can't possibly see him being hired to replace Simon Cowell. In any case, if that were to happen I'd never watch the show again. Besides, with his nasty mouth there would be so much censoring going on that all we'd here is dead space. Oh wait, every time he opens his mouth that's what I hear....dead space.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  662. Mick

    Howard Stern? I never hear about him anymore. Maybe he needs a job. Don't watch, don't plan to.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  663. Bridget

    Only the people who have the same mind set like Howard Stern , sexist, racist, ignorant, disgusting, loud, talk loud and dont say nothing attitude would love to see this man on American Idol. I dont listen to his show for a reason and I love American Idol and would hate to stop watching it if they put this media whore on the air

    February 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  664. Medicated Pete

    Almost 700 comments about this story?

    THAT'S why it would be agenius move by FOX to bring Howar Stern to American Idol. The people that love him will watch. And the people that hate him will definitely watch

    February 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  665. Joe Shmoe

    People become so outraged when people like Howard Stern or Rosie O'Donnell speak their minds and typically present other celebs, politicians, etc as the people they really are in real life. The American public loves everything sugar-coated instead of hearing the truth about people or situations as they really are! The American public is truly quite immature and scared when they hear things in a realistic tone–makes them nervous or scared I suppose.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  666. Gary Wilt

    If "POND SKUM' Stern gets the job... NO MORE "AMERICAN IDOL" for me!!!!!!!!! Ellen has the talent, humor, good taste.. Is it really a choice?? Who cares if she's Gay. At least she's a good human being!!

    February 12, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  667. RJ

    Well, let's see...Howard Stern would bring in about 3 million viewers? OK. And what's Idol's average audience now? About 20 or 25 Million? Hmmm, 20 Million people Not watching, being replaced with 3 million watching...yeah – that's a good trade-off.

    Ellen – YES.

    Howard – NO.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  668. Reality2010

    All celebrities are, to people who have lives and priorities, irrelevant, and anyone who gets this fired up over who will host American Idol next are just pathetic morons. Do you understand that these people don't really need you to defend them? Is this the only way you can feel important? Stop embarrassing yourselves and go be productive.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  669. Tre

    Majority of the whiners are women. Ever think they want a male demographic to tune in?

    February 12, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  670. Roderick Piper

    "All Turds are within you, you can dump anything and everything."

    February 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  671. Florence

    Add me to the list of those who love IA but will boycott if this closed-minded, rude, unintelligent, man is a host. How can anyone listen to him?

    February 12, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  672. shanghai119

    I don't see how American Idol will get that low by hiring that clown.
    The lowest of the lowest

    February 12, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  673. dellabate

    You fools that wont watch if howard is on are the same fools that probably hated simon in the first half of the first season. the best thing that could happen to that show is for the viewers who threaten to not watch, actually follow through on their threat. . that way , the show could get away from the lame seacrest cookie cutter ways of doing things that it has turned to and get back to being interesting.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  674. Andy Murray

    Get over yourself Stern...what a loser.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  675. Dee Reed

    I've watched American Idol when it first aired..........I love it. However, if Howard Stern takes Simon Cowell's place I will no longer watch it. He makes a mockery of everything, not pleasant, vulgar, looks like he never took a bath, he is not funny. American Idol has young children watching what parent would like to have Howard Stern speaking to their child..he is not a SIMON COWELL........Channel 5 listen to your viewers............YUK!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  676. Captain Janks

    Steve Langfords mother is a whore!

    February 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  677. Erik

    @noname

    Really?? A plague??
    Really??

    If you didn't or don't watch the show, does it really affect your life that badly? I watched a couple seasons, no regularly, but the seasons I didn't watch didn't plague anything...it didn't have any bearing on my life at all

    you should seek help

    February 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  678. K.B.

    Personally, I think they should make Sarah Palin a judge.... Then the viewers would have someone they can understand and relate to – a lack of talent & intelligence.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  679. Roberta

    Now why would Howard call Ellen a dummy? She's not dumb. She's smart enough to draw millions of viewers with out resorting to crude language and disgusting stunts. I managed to watch her whole comedy routine on television without having to here bleeps. As to what either of them knows about music, you don't have to have technical knowledge to know if music is entertaining or not. American Idol is not about skill but about entertainment.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  680. Christine

    If they let this horrible, indecent person anywhere near Idol...I'm gone.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  681. Dominic

    I wonder if everyone who hates Howard Stern has every seen anything besides his E! show.

    He may be the interviewer of our generation. Give him a chance.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  682. Lipstick

    If howard was on I would actually watch- he's truthful and funny. Ellen is hardly funny and is dopey. Howard will say when someone sucks- which none of those buffoon judges can do. They should replace all four of those dopes with howard.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  683. Adam

    Ok, reality check time folks. You're up in arms over a kareoke contest show. A show that you get off watching in the first stages so as to laugh and berate the poor kids that audition and can't sing. Then, when we make it to the next stage of the contest, blogs are created about singer's hair styles and weight issues. Oh, then you have the host and judge making homosexual jokes about each other, Paula so hopped up on whatever one night she criticized a performance that hadn't even happened yet, and judges fighting so viciously that it once led to a walk out. Ah yes, family entertainment. Listen, Stern isn't going on idol. He doesn't really want t do it, and idol realy doesn't want him. It's a stupid idea. So is the show. So are most reality shows. So let's move on. Man, I wish there was a rumor that Stern was going to host a kareokee show in Haiti, maybe you folks would learn there's a few more pressing issues over there.

    February 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  684. Mark Drennen

    I agree, If this frazzled haired uncouth loud mouth freak becomes an Idol judge, I refuse to watch it..it's bad enough now to have deal with Kara, who knows nothing, but seems to have an opinion about everything...Keep Randy, Ellen and bring back Paula and let Simon do his thing on XFactor

    February 12, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  685. barbara

    i hope stern does idol. he is very funny. go stern.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  686. Rick

    Howard blew me in the Sirius men's room. I kept telling him "no!," but he forced himself on me.

    He wouldn't stop until I came deep in his throat. At one point, I actually thought he was going to take my cock *and* balls in his mouth.

    He really is a cock whore; I'll give him that much.

    Howard – call me! xxxoooo

    February 12, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  687. Mona19595

    Now wait a minute why would Howard Stern go to a show he can't control? He control's what he does on his radio show and says whatever he wants. Do you think he could be serious enough to be an AI judge? I don't. I realize he is different outside the studio BUT like an earlier post said he doesn't need the gig so why would he do it? I think they can do without 4 judges so if Simon goes what is the point of replacing him? If Ellen decides to go then yes they would need someone but I think they need another judge from deep within the music industry, someone who has been around for a while. Someone like Quincy Jones or Clive Owen etc, etc.......

    February 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  688. LolaS

    A "plague"? You don't even know what that word means. I'm not a big fan of the show but it's turned out to be an entertaining endeavor. And massively successful.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  689. Ho Now

    I had the misfortune to waste my time watching a televised Howeird show. The attractive slim fit bikini clad women stood in front of him while he insulted them the whole time. Pervert. Whack job. I will never watch Idol ever again if he is on it. But then again, he would likely say something in his nature on the show and get canned after taking a hugely public "lashing".

    February 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  690. John

    Both Stern and that freak Ellen shouldn't be on the show.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  691. Kendrix

    I have watched AI like 5 times since it was created. Simon is just as worthless as Ellen. They need a vulgar person like Howard to draw crowds. It is public television you think they will allow for Howard to talk about porn on AI? I do not think so but I am sure he will come up with other funny things that will entertain the audience and draw the crowds in. AI needs it and if Howard is given the shot I will be there to watch it every time the show aired.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  692. Marrilyn

    H. Stern on any show is totally bad news, day time night time or ever!
    He stinks, rinks, and is a great disgrace to the U.S. No one with any level of commom sence, or education can realize that.
    And we ask " what's wrong with the younger generation"?, yea right you don't have to look (or listen) far to see that H. Stern is part of the problem!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  693. AmplifiedtoRock

    Well this thread really is a case-in-point, isn't it?

    I remember a scene from the film "Private Parts.""

    Guy 1: The average Howard Stern fan
    listens for...are you ready for this?

    An hour and 20 minutes.

    Guy 2: How can that be?

    Guy 1: Answer most commonly given "I want to see what he'll say next."

    Guy 2: All right, OK, fine. But what about the people
    who hate Stern?

    Guy 1: Good point. The average Stern hater...listens for 1 1/2 hours a day.

    Guy 2: Look, but if they hate him, why do they listen?

    Guy 1: Most common answer: "I want to see what he'll say next."
    ______________________________________________________

    Considering that scene and the number of posts on this thread on ONE OF MANY news sites...how could there possibly be a better move for Fox and American Idol to make?

    February 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  694. FLEXX

    BOTH OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT MUSIC, none of them should be a judge to anything that involves music! Victoria Beckham has no right to be a judge, she has no talent, & Kara DioGuardi is a joke! she picks people according to their looks! this is a talent show, not a friggin cat walk KARA! didn't we learn anything from SUSAN BOYLE?? she didnt have a LOOK! but a damm good voice! they can always work on a LOOK after they get signed! she sold about 15 million cd's so far! no thats talent! wake up american idol! your show sucks!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  695. Ham Hands

    Stern rules! Baba Booey.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  696. Pat

    Hey Now! Stern will be the best person for this show. He is very qualified for the job, way way way more qualified than Ellen. Not only will his fans come and watch but I guarantee all these haters will too. The ratings will go through the roof.

    BABBA- BOOEE!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  697. Easternhide

    Read this and read it carefully, Howard Stern is too good for American Idol. I can't name another host TV or Radio that could get their audience to go with them to a pay service. Oprah couldn't bring her audience to XM, Guess what happened? The once smaller Sirius bought XM. You should be honored that the most talented interviewer on this planet is being linked with that Karaoke contest.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  698. Gloria

    Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh are twin personalities. They, both, are mean spirited, big mouths with little ability to take criticism, and
    are vulgar and nasty with their remarks. I wish the two of them would go hide in their caves and spare us their comments. The world would be a much better place. Their radio shows spew their warped views and nothing else.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  699. AL

    All you Stern haters will still watch that peice of crap show even if he goes on and you all will probably like it even better.
    Howard is the only one out of all those ass-clowns (except Simon) that tells it like it is.
    Howard going on America Idol would be huge because he would bring over his legion of fans.
    Rock-On, Howard!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  700. Reader57

    So unfortunate we need to rely on being "ugly" to get ratings. Howard Stern does not belong on any prime time TV show.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  701. Tony M

    Listen to all you pathetic LOSERS!!! – "Boo hoo hoooo, if Howard Stern becomes a judge than I'll stop watching." Get a life!!! What pathetic morons you are!!!! The only thing people like you know how to do is try and judge other people, and guess what no one cares!!!!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  702. Melissa

    I'm having a difficult time watching with the loss of Paula. I honestly don't even know the other woman's name – as I don't care for her style at all although she often has a keen ear. Ellen – at the least she knows how people are judged when performing as she's been through it for years...but I'm not sure she can explain to a performer what she needs to do to get better, as music is not her gig. But, she's a pleasant surprise. No – as for Howard Stern...sad to even think the producers would consider him as it then becomes a show all about the judges and zero about finding an Idol. I agree with many of the others commenting – I will not watch the show at all if Howard Stern arrives...have listened to him only once and that was too much.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  703. klheitz

    Isn't Howard Sterns dead? No kidding ... i really thought the guy was dead!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  704. Dan

    American Idol is a joke. The fact that millions here in the US watch this generic, scripted trainwreck of a show truly is embarassing for the U.S. Ellen Is right up there with Rosie O'donnel as the unfunniest wretchedly annoying people on the planet. As for HS, he is funny and his show works most of the time. Not a huge fan though. He would improve the show. Only the Sheep would disagree with that.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  705. maria

    Howard Stern is an ass.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  706. DIANA

    This man is an idiot.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  707. Mike

    Hey Paul Fortune, your comments just go to show that you have never listened to Howard Stern, porn and strippers make up about 2% of his show, Howard would bring a much needed jolt of "reality" to this show and he certainly knows how to win a TV audience, FOX would be stupid to not hire him.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  708. Wendy

    Howard Stern is scum. He is disgusting and is degrating to woman. I don't understand why people listen to his trash talk. Ellen is entertaining and earned her success. She doesn't have to use crude, language and have a f word in every sentence. Ellen has a strong sense of self and I am sure she will sleep just fine tonight regardless of his comments. What a pig....

    February 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  709. Paul from Mass

    I would finally watch that sorry excuse for a show. He is the king of all media for a reason. Hit TV shows, radio, movie, books, & music album. How can you say no musical background, duh he was a DJ and a program director before he became a talk show host.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  710. Bill

    Not that all of this diatribe matters, but Degnerate is just odd...certainly not the Idol or musically talented type of celeb'. Stern is an ass...but he prides himself on that; he does not belong on a show that inspires young artist. The both of them would rate well on a TV Show in the same time slot as Jay Lame-o...aka the Elephant Man.
    I know the horribly odd is the "in" thing...but please, spare us.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  711. Kristy Howard-Clark

    Howard Stern is just jealous that he was not born female.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  712. Lecter - Western Australia

    who cares?

    sheesh!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  713. J Carroll

    Fox is a LOW CLASS network,It is so far down in the gutter,there is nowhere else it can go but BOTTOM out. HOWARD STERN, He's on Satalite radio,because his language is so FILTHY,a dog would blush hearing it. Ellen,ask her about her LESBIAN gorlfriend. Now between these Two , neither of them would win a Gold Medal for being squeaky clean, Howard? His looks would cause a TV to catch fire...

    February 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  714. ff

    If Stern signs on the ratings will go through the roof.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  715. A. L. Fuller

    This guy proves the great American Dream – even an ugly, nasty loser can become a name in some households, and actually make money being an idiot at the same time. I probably would have stopped watching AI if he came on board – but his jealous, nasty comments (like HE would know anything about Cover Girl make up, and who is suitable to be models? LOL) make me want to puke. He would probably lap it up – the bottom sucking scum. Lay off Ellen, and try to make your own mark in life without trashing those who are successful – loser.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  716. lovesHoward

    If he joins, i will start watching. Simons boring, Randy's fat, Ellens a drunk and Cara is not sexy–HS is f'n high larious.]!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  717. won hung lo

    howard is a very tall man with big hands and feet yet he's hung like a squiral. I say let him be judge, maybe it will keep Beth happy for a while cause we know he's not getting the job done in the old sack.
    Hey Beth call me I'm a tri-pod.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  718. Iman

    Everybody gripes about Howard Stern, but you know he's the best. He always has been and always will be. He's the King of All Media. When he sits on the panel of judges for American Idol, the show will break all previous viewing records. That's entertainment, and the executives at American Idol are hip to it. You should be too.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  719. Anonymous

    I despise Stern. He is crude, offensive, and not remotely funny. I don't why American Idol would fiddle with the idea of allowing a pig like Stern to join the show. But perhaps it's due to how transparent reality TV has become. Pathetic.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  720. kiki

    Yuck, if he is a judge I surely won't be watching it anymore! Tasteless!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  721. DJ Roomba fan

    Too funny, DJ Roomba! (And great nom de plume! Viva Aziz!)

    I can't believe people are so upset about either Howard on Idol or about his comments about Ellen. Who really gives two damns? Idol is a silly distraction of a show for tweens and isn't taken seriously by anyone else but 30-year-old virgins, Simon Cowell and his accountant.

    IMHO, Ellen is incredibly boring and unfunny... the same ol' schtick she's been doing on her talk show day after day got boring after the first week (which I can tell every time I try to tune in for five minutes once every six months or so, every time someone tells me "oh, Ellen is SOOOOOOOO FUNNNNNNYYYYYYY... and it doesn't matter if that 5 minutes is when she's dancing, doing her monologue, nor does it matter WHO she happens to be interviewing. B-O-R-I-N-G).

    And I wholeheartedly agree with whomever it was on here who said that anyone who thinks Howard is crass and unfunny hasn't truly taken the time to actually listen to him... if you've only tuned in for the 5 minutes when he's interviewing a porn star, that's all you'll ever know. Listen for a day or two and you'll actually be surprised by an intelligent, humorous, thought-provoking individual. Hopefully one too busy and smart to lower himself to the ridiculous circus that is American Idol. But... if he does, I'd have to actually become a regular viewer!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  722. Just Me

    Howard in – I gone. And I guess 60% of the rest of the viewers. But maybe this is what is needed. Shut down the show – the maestro has left?

    February 12, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  723. Lin

    No way will Stern get on Idol. Too many preteens and their parents watch the show and the ratings would go downhill. Not to mention, he's far to offensive for the average Idol viewer and has no place on this show.

    February 12, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  724. Karen

    Ellen has class, something that Howard Sternhas never heard of, he is not right for prime time tv, he is a bully!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  725. Jdawg

    Howard will be the reason American Idol survives. Take Simon away and all you have is a bunch of hens (Randy included) that over compliment the most untalented bunch of losers. Simon keep the show going with his direct and to the point criticism. Love Howard or not he will eb the reason the show survies. Trust me I have watched every epsiode since day one but if Simon leaves and these Hens are left to roost you can bet this is one cat that will fade away just as the show will. Simon and Howard...the only reasons any one would want to watch the show that is not a hen themselves.

    LONG LIVE THE KINF OF ALL MEDIA...LONG LIVE SIMON....FADE AWAY HENS.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  726. Sharon

    I can't STAND Howard Stern!! He is so vulgar and such a disgusting tool of a man (if you want to call him a "man") he degrades women at all costs. I will never, ever watch American Idol again if he is on. He is not funny at all and is so ugly to look at. American Idol will go down the tubes if he is on – what a HUGE mistake for this network even contemplating having him on there. Howard, go crawl back under the rock from where you came from – no one likes you – you disgusting pig & I wouldn't even use the word human being in the same sentence as you because you do not even fall into that category. PIG, PIG, PIG!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  727. Lorie

    What is Fox/AI thinking. Stern is obnoxious, degrades women and an all out pig. And there's not enough Cover Girl in the world that could fix that face.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  728. cr8r

    He's a giant walking, talking pubic hair.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  729. BayouMan

    I have on occasion listened to and/or watched Stern's radio and television broadcasts, usually against my will because somebody in the room wants to partake of his brand of performance.

    Simply put, the man panders to the worst and most prurient side of human nature. It is no wonder he faced the largest obscenity fine from the FCC. I won't say he's unintelligent. I'll say he has no decency. To put him on network television invites catastrophe. Remember, this is the man who wore a$$less chaps on MTV's Video Awards and calls himself Fartman.

    Southpark's Eric Cartman would be a more mature choice than this clown. His show routinely features such wonderful segments such as Anal Ring Toss. This isn't comedy. It's mental illness run amok.

    What's scary is his fan base because they are the lowest common denominator and they're allowed to hold jobs and drive cars. I gave up watching Idol because it became repetitious...after season 2. I know some people still like it. It is after all about music. However, neither Ellen or Howard are about music. They're comedians of a sort.

    The show has jumped the shark.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  730. lame

    THE SHOW IS GARBAGE.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  731. S H

    One of my great ambitions in life is to kick Stern's a..,
    with provocation, of course, and it would take me all of three seconds.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  732. nohoward

    I started listening to Howard in his early years in NY where he was actually funny, then eventually stopped once he just became crass and obnoxious. He would be an awful replacement for Simon and I would not watch.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  733. BigUps

    Howard is the best. He owns everybody. If you hate Howard, you're a hater. Life is full of HATERS.

    I LOVE when people say they won't watch it if he's on. Good, don't watch it. That's one less uneducated white person that will stop watching the show.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  734. bstill

    So let's see here. Ellen whom I don't really care for, nevertheless she's already in. How – Weird is obviously trying to get in. Surely this would raise some eyebrows with the producers of the show as they have chosen all of the judges.

    Doesn't it sound like that as big a mouth as he has that his AHole dwarfs his big mouth and his peanuts down below as well as a peanut for a brain.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  735. Jamarcus

    Of course all of you bufoons watch American Idol. That's who the show caters to: Morons. Howard becoming a judge would be the only thing that would get me to watch that garbage.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  736. Gayle

    HOW CAN FOX RUNAWAY HIT PROGRAM
    MAKE IT'S LOYAL AMERICAN IDOL FANS, DISLOYAL?

    WELL LOOKS LIKE WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO WATCH AND SEE.

    Frankly the show has no where to go but down hill,
    and it's down hill spiral going to pick up speed and snowball fast
    now that Ellen on board,

    What about Howard Stern?

    I guess FOX wants us to watch a train wreck, instead
    of the talented singers. Grrrh!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  737. Lynda Elhard

    This guy is disgusting but look at all the publicity he is gettting for this, hopefully, untrue rumor. He's been out of the spotlight since being booted off mainstream tv/radio so he needs something to get people stirred up. And by slamming Ellen, that gives him even more publicity. I just don't get what anybody sees in this guy. If he goes on Idol, I would never watch it again. What knowledge does he have at all in deciding if somebody has talent???

    February 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  738. DL

    I just think it's funny that all the people who are complaining about how 'rude and crude' Howard is are pretty much acting the same way...funny how that works out isn't it. :o)

    February 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  739. Julie

    Howard Stern and American Idol....

    Two of the STUPIDEST forms of "entertainment" ever to be unleashed onto the American public. All the braindead idiots will think they've died and gone to heaven if the two come together.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  740. David

    It's funny, all these people say they will leave if Howard joins. Well, bye!

    I mean really, this is what you're upset about? Howard joining a TV show? I wish people would be this upset about congress having unlimited term limits. This is what you're pationate about, a TV show?

    By the way, baba booey.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  741. Craig

    What a disgusting, vulgar, blowhard. As if anything he says is even relevant. You're old news Stern. Nothing when compared to Ellen!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  742. tina

    I have been a Howard Stern Listener for a long time. He might be crass and vulgar, but he is a great interviewer. Unlike Ellen who likes to adopt dogs and after she grows tired of them gives them away. Howard and his wife both promote the North shore animal. He doesn't fluff any interviews he gets the info that everyone wants to know, Lets talk about shows that he invented on his radio show 10 – 15 years ago that other people are claiming they invented. Hmmm Are you smarter than a 5th grader, Howard played this game all the time. Seems like Ellen IS a little nervouse about her job. What does he have to be jealose of he signed a 500 million dollar contract. And whoever said he's only looking at idol because his ratings are down. with srius is totally wrong. As you must know his contract is up in January. It's amazing that since he left fm radio that noone has been able to fill his spot. GO HOWARD STERN

    February 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  743. Jimmy

    I love Ellen and cannot stand the repulsive things that come out of that mans mouth. I have listened to his shows many many times and you just get to a point that enough is enough. He has nothing to offer except trash talking and it gets old hearing it. You can only hear about boobs and sex so much and I am a man and even get tired of it. I would much rather listen to Ellen.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  744. Furey

    593 comments already about Howard. People can write about how they WOULDN'T watch American Idol if he took over. I will leave you this quote from his movie (which is based on Howard's true story):

    Researcher: The average radio listener listens for eighteen minutes a day. The average Howard Stern fan listens for – are you ready for this? – an hour and twenty minutes.
    Pig Vomit: How could this be?
    Researcher: Answer most commonly given: "I want to see what he'll say next."
    Pig Vomit: All right, fine. But what about the people who hate Stern?
    Researcher: Good point. The average Stern hater listens for two and a half hours a day.
    Pig Vomit: But... if they hate him, why do they listen?
    Researcher: Most common answer: "I want to see what he'll say next."

    Guys, TV shows are about ratings. If Howard Stern was on Idol, everyone, even the haters, will tune in.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  745. kris

    If he is on the show, it will be the last time I watch. He is disgusting, not funny and totally in it for the shock value. Would ruin the show.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  746. shane

    this whole thing is a huge joke, but i think it'd be the best thing EVER if stern went on idol. all you people who *claim* you wouldn't watch it if he's on there are liars. you'll be watching along with the rest of us because you're dying to hear what he'll say and do to mix things up. like him or not, he makes things interesting, and could certainly add some much needed life to this very stale show.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  747. Matt

    Loooove Howard Stern! The King of All Media! You people are just haters. He's AWESOME. American Idol is crap anyway. He would DEF. make it better. He would be a GREAT judge! hahaha Too cool!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  748. J

    What a loser!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  749. rhonda

    for those of you who dont know this... howard stern is an exceptionally intelligent individual and a wonderful family man who has raised children that have been able to stay out of the media circus because they were raised well and know right from wrong.

    as for howard becoming a judge on Idol i feel that would be a HUGE mistake. he is rude, vulgar and insulting within the media which is part of his "draw' for many people but not for me. i personally feel he would be very detrimental to the people who are on Idol because he would treat them horribly and belittle them beyond belief, if not for anything other than ratings. Simon is rough enough but stern would be worse.

    i could not in good consiounce watch Idol ever again if Howard became a judge. I hope that the FOX network understands the repercussions that Howard being a judge could have. from what i have read and heard from avid idol watchers that would be the end of them watching idol. which in turn would mean the demise of what some of us feel is and entertaining program that is a great springboard for some into a new career.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  750. Seren22

    No one cares what this man has to say. Maybe he's intelligence but I'd rather be ignorant than mean.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  751. BUNNY

    UGH.....

    February 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  752. Pablo

    What a Group of Loosers.
    Ellen and her "new look" isn't working. The face is fighting the make-up.
    Howard is nothing more than a tall 14 yr old boy that has a talk show where he begs women to take thier tops off or asks "would you sleep with me?" But, he's got that NY following and they love hearing it over & over.

    As for Idol, It's a lot of pretty flashing lights that people love.
    The show should be titled "So you think you can sing like a 5th grader".

    Howard would only judge the females and ask if they will bang him.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  753. D

    This is sad. What Howard does is a radio show...I bet the people who disagree with him think movies are real to. That's his audience, and that is who he caters to. If you've ever heard him speak outside of his show you would realize that. And truth be told, he probably knows more about the music industry and artists than any of the current idol judges. He's not an idiot, the 'Howard' you get on the air...won't be the 'Howard' you have on Idol.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  754. Gary G.

    Oh, yes, American Idol and its audience is SOOOO above him. *rolls eyes* It's fans of shows like this that make me lose faith in the judgement and intelligence of humanity. Stern isn't vulgar: He's human. Everyone talks about the stuff he does, but the difference between him and everybody else? Everybody else won't admit it. They're afraid to talk about real things, like he does. People who say he's crass and dirty are all hypocrites. Every last one of 'em.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  755. tina

    he's pathetic. Guess he needs the publicity and that's the only way he can get it. No one else gives a *"& about him.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  756. Southern Girl

    Like Ellen or leave her, one thing's for sure: If Howard Stern comes on the show, it won't last much longer. He has always made me sick with his nasty personality and filthy mouth. This coming from a woman who is not a stranger to a bunch of potty-mouths, being that I'm one of them. Everything that comes out of his mouth is colored by his lack of respect for his fellow human beings. I've learned to consider the source, as they say. But I, for one, will not let Howard Stern into my living room under any circumstances. Ellen, you can come in any time.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  757. CH

    I would really hope that American Idol would not put him in there. As far as him putting Ellen down its crazy, she at least does a lot for a lot of different people. You can't really compare him to her because he is not even in the same league as her. He is trashy and she has a lot more class. I would be one that would not watch the show. I would not be a family show any longer.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  758. Olga

    I am an "Idol" viewer and enjoyed each show because it had a degree of quality and credibility, however, with Howard Stern you lose the "class" and turn it into a circus. If he is on...I will no longer watch it! He truly is a "low" life.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  759. ned

    howard stern has had some great musical performances and performers on his show, including paul mccartney, green day, foo fighters, etc. he knows talent. he also does some of the greatest interviews i've ever heard, arlen specter, john kennedy jr, paul mccartney, sometimes he will announce a guest is coming on and i will think it sounds boring, but by the time he's done with the interview i thought it was great. as others have said, if you haven't listened to his show you really don't know anything about him. he would be great on american idol.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  760. linn stinson

    you gotta be kidding...Howard Stern is ugly enough to STOP the show!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  761. Vincent Nowaczyk

    There is a reason Howard Stern is "The King of ALL Media"

    February 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  762. Tammy

    I think Howard Stern is in la la land. If he was on American Idol I would no long watch the show. I think that he is a PIG! Only think he would be judging is the tits and ass on the show!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  763. Vincent Nowaczyk

    Are you people even smart enough to realize that everything Howard Stern has predicted has come true when it comes to MEDIA???? This is what will happen, he WILL become a judge, piss off Ellen ( but she will stay on for ego sake) and all his fans will tune in PLUS everyone who hates him just to watch the show train wreck, which it wont since there are so many people watching!!!! People love to watch a possible disaster. Man you people are idiots!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  764. Nutterbutter

    OMG- that is sad. You think he is a "brilliant social satirist "? He is not brilliant at anything other than at taking advantage of people even stupider than he is. UGH he is the ugliest person I have ever come across that is allowed an audience and I'm not talking about his appearance (although that isn't really nice either). Exactly what talent does this man have? As far as I can see he appeals to a large number of people ..but guess what, you only need to look at a bell curve to understand that numbers don't mean much. Stupid is as stupid does.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  765. pokeyjones

    A big Baba Booey and Howard Stern to you all! If Howard leaves radio I'll be crushed. But I will for sure start watching Idol.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  766. Amber

    OK Ellen is the one that started talking about Howard, He's only defending himself. I don't know why everyone is freaking out. Neither one of them need to be on Idol. Ellen has not one thing to do with the music industry.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  767. Robin Hall

    There was a time in years past that I was somewhat entertained by Howard Stern. I was younger and enjoyed the shock effect of his type. But no longer, I've grown, and I just find myself offended by him. He may have an audience, a place, and I believe that's where he is now, on the radio. For him to be taken seriously as a judge on AI seems ridiculous. I just would no longer tune in.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  768. Simonsays

    Can't stand Howard Stern, don't care what he thinks.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  769. taffyd

    he's simply a geek that has a foul mouth–if crap learned to speak,it would also be as famous as Stern. No comparison between the two when it comes to respect. Stern is just a novelty act that thinks way too highly of himself

    February 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  770. diana brest

    i cannot belive someone like Howard Stern would say something
    awful about Ellen. She is great as a jude on the American Idol show
    and she goes well with the other judges and adds humor and fun
    with Simon Cowell. I refuse to watch it if Howard Stern takes over
    because of his insults and comments. I think Ellen has class and style, and so far the shows rating are even higher now. She is great with
    Simon Cowell.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  771. L Blanken

    If that slimeball perverted, sorry excuse for a man is judge on American Idol, I will NEVER WATCH American Idol again PERIOD....

    February 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  772. mentalRay

    Is Stern even relevant anymore??

    O&A RULE!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  773. dylonius

    I too shared the low opinion of Howard Stern until I saw "Private Parts" and listened to his show on a regular basis. Yes, he appeals to a lowest common denominator audience, but to say he's dumb is totally off the mark and shows a complete ignorance about who he really is. He's done more to expose touchy topics like sexual abuse than anyone I can think of and has more insight into the lives of the women he supposedly "exploits" than the self-righteous critics here will ever know. Idol is on it's way out unless it makes a move like this. Ellen is great but she can't save this show.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  774. big bad brent

    It lends credibility that you didn't use the word "shock jock" because as Stern listeners know that label is old, tired and not a discription of the best interviewer on the planet.

    I am glad he told the truth...that what you can expect from him as a judge...nothing but the honest truth...I have never watched AI...however, if they are lucky enough to secure him...they should get rid of all the other judges...you would only need one-Howard.

    She is crass and not honest because I know for a fact she is not a nice person...you know how...because Howard told me so.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  775. simon lebohn

    Look at all the folks commenting... Howard does draw and that's what advertisers want of course.

    They'll sell boat loads of Coke if they can get Ellen and Howard to stay put... American Idol will have to have a lottery for ad spots!!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  776. Bob

    What qualifications does Ellen have to be a judge...so she can dance on her show..wow. Howard has been on the radio for several years and runs the show for hours. That alone would make him a great judge. He started on radio just as a regular jockey many years ago. He played and listened to music and still does to this day. How long has Ellen been around??? and how did they decide on her of all people

    February 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  777. Donna

    Howard:

    If your face happened to be on any kind of product, there would need a cleanup for the aisle because your ugly ass face caused all of the customers to vomit.

    Go look at the mirror again.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  778. Samuel

    An abosolutely horrible reporting job by Lisa Respers France. No wonder everyone hates Howard, with reporters like this who'd like him. Howard didnt say anything bad about ellen, during this whole AI talk. Then ellen went to the people of AI and told them, she wouldn't work with Howard, and thats when he got ugly. I dont watch American Idol, and even if Howard was hired I still wouldn't watch, because to me American Idol "STINKS".

    Please Miss France, report the whole story not just the part that feeds everyone's mania! You should be ashamed of yourself.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  779. krichar

    Stern is a low-life egotistical jerk. I can't believe his 15 minutes wasn't really 15 minutes. I don't make any effort to hear/see him now, why would I want to see him on any prime time show?

    February 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  780. paul

    Come on people this is entertainment. Howard has nothing against Ellen this came out to get people's shorts in a wad. Controversy, drama is what sales tv. You watch Ellen will have something to say on her next show and once Howard get's the job can you imagine the ratings for the first episode ?? Making a big deal out of this does nothing but add fuel to the fire. I myself enjoy both of them. They are both entertaning and smart business folks.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  781. ACTION

    I think howard is really phil Spector..I think they let him out and had some surgeries

    February 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  782. pickled4u

    All of you people on here bashing Howard have you even listened to his show? Do you know how difficult it is too make celebrities sound even slightly interesting. This man can interview and puts any other talk show host to shame. He gets out of people what the viewers really want to hear. None of this nonsense softball bullsh*t questions filled interviews like Oprah and Ellen give. He is a very smart man who doesn't take himself too seriously and neither should you. He's got all of you all worked up and concerned and has put himself all over every news show. If you dislike him so much then stop talking about him because you've given him the publicity he knew he would get. There is a reason he gets paid 100 million a year. He is smarter then you.
    Besides, Howard wouldn't degrade his talent by judging a glorified karaoke contest. Which you would all still watch because lets face it, what have you got better to do.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  783. JB

    So, for the people that say they won't watch if Howard is a judge......do u watch the show for the performers or the people commenting on them? And what point are you trying to prove by stopping watching a show you love just because of a perception of who Howard is? those who think Howard's show is just strippers/porn stars, clearly don't listen regulary. Like him or not, he's a brutally honest, brilliant social satirist. People in the public eye do not want to get on his bad side and want to be liked or atleast respected by him, so he doesn't go nuts on them. And that is exactly the way contestants feel about Simon. Jeez, the only reason people are even talking about American Idol now is because Howard's name was floated. And that type of polarizing figure is what the producers are looking to bring in. No way he does American Idol anyway but if he did, he'd judge with a combination of honesty, sarcasm and humor to make an otherwise stale show more interesting/entertaining.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  784. K.B.

    There's no way Howard would do Idiot, er I mean Idol .... He has talent & that show is for no-talent idiots who dupe the lemmings, er I mean the public , into thinking they are anything more than music industry manufactured garbage!!! I can proudly say I have NEVER watched an episode & don't see myself ever watching it ( unless I have a lobotomy)

    February 12, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  785. PaulE Louisville

    Ellen's pretty awesome – jealous much, there, Howard? You're pathetic.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  786. Annie

    If this pig replaces Simon, there goes the show. He degrades women, disrespects people and is just a pig in general. I don't watch it now, I certainly won't watch if Stern joins next year.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  787. Tish

    Definitely what "Idol" needs to keep the drama and magnetism going, not to mention some higher level comments for us adults vs. all this corny stuff that has dominated the program these past few years. But Howard has to keep it clean and no profanity allowed.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  788. jimbo

    Sure...put this scum-bag on Idol!..then the audience will disappear and Fox will lose in the ratings and get what they deserve...the show was/is great the way it is...just let this excuse for a human being on it...and we'll all watch it implode..way to go!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  789. Adam

    Howard Stern may be a crass personality on the radio, but when you stand him up to most other "beloved" celebs, he's Mr. Rogers! Charlie Sheen is on a hit family sitcom, no issue w/ his drug past or recent abuse of his wife. Alec Baldwin is going to host the Oscars, why not? He only called his child a pig and degraded her over and over again! I could go on, but instead let's go over Sterns "crazy" past, and why he can't judge a kareoke contest show on FOX (which airs cartoons that make light of rape and abortion, ahem, family guy). He' was married for over 20 years, he has had a number 1 movie, 2 new york times best selling books, a number 1 selling soundtrack that he produced AND sang on, has three lovely daughters all of which have avoided the ever so trendy party girl scene, had a number 1 rated show on E! for over 7 years, and has been a broadcaster for over 30 years. Oh, he talks about sex though. Ahh, never mind. Bring back Paula, just make sure she has plenty of "meds" and a cute male contestant she can have an affair with.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  790. luvvida

    I think the show has been in the toilet for a while. After Paula left, my only source of real entertainment I stopped cold turkey. The whole show is bull. I really do not understand why Ellen or Randy are on there. Randy is Mr. Cosign. Rarely does an original opinion come out of his mouth, and Ellen is not in the music business at all. Who the heck cares what she thinks. Simon is my favorite, but the other three losers make it not worth watching aside from the normal pop-candy they keep choosing.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  791. Craig

    Not much of a Howard fan,although he does have his moments.I cant imagine he would ever go to prime time,the censors and all the uptight advertisers would freak. I personally think all reality tv shows are a waste of airtime.The only thing more pathetic than what some of these morons will do to humiliate themselves on national tv is the idiots who watch and are entertained by it.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  792. Ryan

    Ellen DeGeneres and American Idol are two of the dumbest things on tv.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  793. Carol

    I havent watched it for years so i dont give a crap.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  794. timetomoveon

    I quit watching after last year, and when they signed deGenerate it only reinforced my decision. With Howard Germ possibly added to the cast, there's no doubt this may very well be the last season of AI.

    February 12, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  795. EP

    There is a reason Howard is on the radio..he has a face for it..needs to keep his comments to himself. Ellen Rocks!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  796. LB from Ga.

    Howard Stern would be a HOOT on Am Idol. He happens to be a very good DJ (and yes does know about the music industry, he was a music DJ on radio for years, before he became a talk show DJ) and Talk Show Host. Ellen is doing a pretty decent job so far, but, what does she know about the music industry, nothing really, other then liking different groups and songs.

    I say Give HOWARD a chance. He can't be too crass or obnoxious on FOX, they would "bleep" him. I suppose you would rather see that obnoxious Know IT ALL Limbaugh??? I think not....

    Go Howard....I've been a FAN of yours for many YEARS :-)

    February 12, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  797. Julia

    Howard Stern is a PIG.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  798. John

    The show is going to take a big hit with Cowell leaving. Stern is the only hope for keeping the show alive, and I am all for it. He is the only personality that is willing to say exacly what is on his mind without sugar coating and bowing to the politically correct. He says what most others think, but are afraid to say.

    Those critics who think he's all about boobs and fart jokes, don't know the real Howard, and probably haven't listened to his show. They merely pile on with the conservative bible thumpers because they're too brainwashed to form their own opinions. His honesty and point of view are right on, and I think he would make a perfect replacement for Cowell.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  799. Mary Ann Hoogeveen

    This man is a PIG!! How did he get such a beautiful wife that he has? Money and she is probably doing every good looking guy on the side to give her every thing he lacks.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  800. Nataly

    Yay, Howard!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  801. Someone Great

    I hope to god this guy joins this cast. I'd watch it. And I hate it now and refuse to watch it. You know my type. Early 30s, intellectual, actually making $...top 1%...

    February 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  802. quicktime

    And people pay Howard for this???

    February 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  803. liz

    OMG! how old is he now? shouldn't he be retired? he's not a music critic, or music professional, so why would he be a qualified judge? nor is Ellen...so why is she there? ratings I guess...she won't stay longer than a season..you can tell that from her speech pattern. There is no length, width, or depth to her conversations..just short comments, or self questions, followed by one liners. I would NEVER watch AI if Howard was on, & I wont watch this season with Ellen. Seems as if, in a musical format, the only people having a good time are the performers. Same reason I never enjoyed movies classified as musicals..Who's having fun? not me. Someone on a stage or on film singing or dancing does NOT engage me, or my mind. jmo..I doubt Howard could curtail his love of obscenities and swear words long enough to do a show, never mind a season..As for Ellen, her short term attention span will run out soon. Personally, Ill miss Simon! I laugh at mean Brits.!

    February 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  804. Chelsea

    hopefully American Idol execs pay attention to these comments. Like a lot of other people, i will NEVER watch the show again if he's a judge. Ellen is one of the most amazing people on this planet, if stern were in front of me right now, I would punch him square in the face for saying mean things about her.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  805. bob

    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE
    BABBA- BOOEE

    February 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  806. malcom

    ha ha ha! First, Howard rules. He is a master at getting a rise out of people.
    Second. There is NO chance in heck that Howard will be on American Idol. This is all just for publicity, and for Howard's leverage in renegotiating a contract that will be significantly less then the original he signed 5 years ago.
    Seriously, this is the same guy who was watching Columbine unfold on tv, and when he saw a hot looking teen girl in a belly shirt running for her life, he said "at least I would have banged a few before I shot them..."
    Do you think FOX would actually risk losing ALL 28 million viewers?
    LOL – the joke is on people who think this is even a remote possibility

    February 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  807. Lorie

    Ignorance? Ellen is on/in Cover Girl FYI because of her complexion and her age. Women want soft smooth unwrinkled skin at any age!!! And She looks fabulous. As far as a judge on Idol.. Well tell me who there has any "real" qualifications that should allow them to judge and say "who's got the potential," to be the Next American Idol!! So Why shouldn't Ellen have this same opportunity? There are all types of Music, all types of singers and all types of opinions.. That's why there is Pop, Jazz, Country, Blues,Rap,Rock and so on... Duh!!! Its all about preference.. And Howard Stern is just bad... a real bad "boy" and He is about publicity and not about talent. We are good at some things and not in others... Howard American Idol is not for you! Let America continue to have this show and quit trying to tarnish it. You keep acting out about the show, it screams childhood misfortune and someones loss talent and you need to let it go, whip your inner demon and move on!!! Don,t be a hater!!! and oh yeah, Who Dat!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  808. Howard Haters

    I guarantee, 95-99 percent of these negative posts about Howard are from people who have NEVER OR RARELY LISTENED TO HIS SHOW.

    Sorry everyone, as far as mainstream media goes, he is by far the most honest, fair, tolerable, and generous host out there. Moreover, he is a master interviewer – it doesn't get better.

    Idol is a waste of life for people who watch it, Howard would make for a great turnaround.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  809. Cathy

    Hey Paul Fortune! You obviously don't listen to Stern and dont' know what you're talking about. Interviews with porn stars? yea, maybe, but also a lot of BIG names. Benecio del Torro was on this week. I've heard Paul McCartney, Arlen Specter, Francis Ford Coppola, Herschel Walker, and countless other great interviews over the years. Stern is talented, amazing, funny. So he's not uptight about sex? Neither are his five million fans, apparently.

    He has three beautiful daughters and a lovely and kind wife who gives her time to help animals. His kids are successful and talented, too. You act like he's a deviant. HE'S REAL!

    The only disgusting person is you with your ignorant and uninformed comments.

    Ellen deserves the battering she got from Stern. I will never watch it again due to her rude comments on her FIRST DAY. She may be the queen of lesbians, but she's not the queen of idol (that would be Seacrest).

    February 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  810. David

    WOW...I never watched the show, but if Stern is on.... count me in!

    February 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  811. Bill

    Stern is so pathetic... FOX is stupid enough to put him on Idol and that move will be the end of the show.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  812. Candace

    Howard Nasty A_ _ Stern......you are a disgusting pig and you should be ashamed of the life you are leading. America does not want your input on American Idol or anything else for that matter.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  813. sternfan1000

    This would be the best thing for the show. Ellen is not funny and she has no musical background. Stern has written songs that have appeared on SugarRay albums...he put together a soundtrack for his movie and he has been a DJ his whole life. What more experience do you need? Randy Jackson is a broke down ex-bass player from Journey. Paula could dance...she should be on SYTYCD. Kara has the most experience since she sings and writes. GO STERN! DO IT JUST TO GET ELLEN TO QUIT.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  814. La Vonne

    Given how ugly Howard is I find it facinating that he ALWAYS has an opinion about beauty. Howard wouldn't know beauty if it slapped him in his ugly face. Keep your job interviewing stupid bimbos. You are not qualified for anything else.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  815. Shari

    I am sure he is a fine person and yes, I have listened to him. I just don't care for his brand of humor.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  816. Micheler

    Howard Stern is nothing but a big mouth gutter snipe biggott who thinks he's the smartest mfer in the world!!! WRONG He's not funny, he's not bright, he's just another wannabe somebody special.=!!

    February 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  817. Nancy

    By the way....ever heard of tooth whitening? eeewwww....I'm sure the porn stars he oogles over are really turned on by his disgusting mouth.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  818. Mike

    The war of words between Ellen & Howard has to do with their public personas versus their private reality. Howard and his wife are very involved in pet rescue, Ellen claims to be but has abandoned animals many times after "adoption"... In many ways, public perception of him is poor ONLY from folks that have never listened- a small but vocal minority. And vice versa with her- nobody watches her show, but she acts sweet & goofy in public and people *think* they like her.

    As for talent, Howard has been a DJ and amateur musician for 35 years! Ellen likes to dance. You tell me whom has a better background for evaluating musical talent!

    The show is doomed without Simon unless they get a strong personality like Stern.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  819. Laura Keefner

    Howard is pond scum. Plain and simple. The lowest of lowlife in
    this world.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  820. Shari

    Agreed, if he is on I will never watch another minute, and I typically watch each week.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  821. Breanna

    I would definitely not watch Howard Stern, he is disgusting and perverse. Ellen is a great woman with great skin – a perfect spokesperson for skin care products.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  822. Nancy

    What makes the fans of Howard Stern so sure that those of us who find him disgusting haven't listened to him and aren't making an informed statement when we call him someone who "appeals to the lowest form of humanity"? It takes a truly ignorant person to assume that those who disagree with their point of view are doing so because "they just don't know what you know". I think all of us have suffered through enough of his sexual innuendos and tasteless conversations to make an informed judgment call that American Idol would be slashing it's wrists to hire the "shock jock". I doubt they would even consider it. As far as Ellen....I doubt she's lying awake over the disapproval of Howard Stern. She's probably cheering over the fact that he doesn't like her!!! She & her gorgeous wife surely don't subscribe to Howard's tasteless excuse for entertainment.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  823. Pete

    Both Stern and Degenerate suck. Either would do well at killing Idol.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  824. Chuck

    I do not listen to this guy nor would I watch him on American Idol. I do not care to hear what a guy like him has to say. A real low life.</