Charlie Sheen to Judge 'American Idol'? Seriously?
Report: Actor actually responds to ridiculous offer
Wait, it's not April 1 again. And yet, TMZ is treating like a real scoop an obvious put-on from "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. He told the gossip site that he would "LOVE" for recent crazy town returnee Charlie Sheen to judge Season 12 -- alongside elderly comic legend Jerry Lewis -- should current judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson leave two or more vacancies.
"Nigel would not say if he was joking," TMZ reported, "but he repeated his wish list several times during the conversation."
TMZ even elicited a response from Sheen to the "offer": "If the numbers move the needle AND 'Idol' matches 20 percent of my weekly salary for Autism Speaks, JDRF, and the Boys and Girls Club ... then the hell with it." (Translation: Sure, if they pay me enough and support my charities.)
Sheen also said that FX -- which airs his new sitcom, "Anger Management" -- would have to approve. If so, Sheen concluded: "As we say, pour the smoke." (Actually, only YOU say that, Charlie.)
Where to even begin on this one? First of all, why would a music show aimed at teenagers hire one guy known primarily to their parents and another to their grandparents -- neither of whom possesses the slightest relation to the music business?
The real answer is that they wouldn't, and that Lythgoe probably just wanted to generate some controversial headlines for himself. While appearing yesterday on "Showbiz Tonight," he repeated his wacky wish list, but admitted, "I’m not sure how far I’ll get with that, but I think that would be fun!"
Lythgoe has yet to even reach an agreement to oversee Season 12 , so the casting decision may not be his. And if he still even has a shot at keeping his job at this point, we wonder whether making crazy statements to the media is the smartest way to avoid being fired. (The next time they speak, Lythgoe should ask Sheen about that.)
"American Idol" returns next winter on FOX.
Charlie Sheen is as bad as that ugly long haired big mouth on Americas Got Talent, Howard Stern.
I quit watching that show too when that arrogant **** came on.
I think it is a music competition and they should get people involved and have a good ear or singers and know music not some one who is washed up or knows nothing about music or is to knew to know what they are doing. "Treat the show right and get the right judges in there and make it a fantastic singing competition.
Oh my starts really first Adam lambert now Charilie Sheen have they lost their minds. I will never watch it again for sure and i am sure ratings will die and so will the show.
I would like to see judges like Michael Bolton, Diane Warren, Walter Afanasieff, Barbara Streisand,
or other successful artists and producers that have a real ear for talent and a diverse success in different genres of music. Otherwise, it just becomes becomes a reality show in it for ratings only. The show shouldn't be about the antics of the judges. It should be about talent. Good, honest talent can be entertaining enough. It is just an opinion.
To me it was no great loss that Simon Cowell was no longer a judge on American Idol. Granted he was one who was considered the judge you loved to hate. But I found him to be extremely arrogant and conceited as all hell.
OK so with that said, Lythgoe, if he was the one to have Jlo and Steven Tyler as judges, brilliant addition. I absolutely think Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopaz and Steven Tyler made an awesome team. Ryan Seacrest, just a wonderful host.
With this all said, if Lythgoe is going to replace all three......................then buh bye, nice seeing the show, time to move on.
With rumors of Adam Lambert as a judge, WTH? Now there is this rumor of Charlie Sheen, well, the only think he would bring is his comedic personality. I would much rather see him on the reruns of Two and a Half Men and the new Anger Management.
All in all, I think American Idol has pretty much ran its course, nothing against the present judges or RS, but I think the enthusiasm and anticipation has lessened.