Source Close to Idol Says Howard Stern Not a Front Runner

Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Slezak spoke to an Idol insider, and here’s what they had to say about the possibility of Howard Stern taking Simon Cowell’s seat at the American Idol judges panel (as reported in the New York Post this morning)

a source close to the show tells EW that “the search has just begun, nor are there any front-runners at this time.” Furthermore, “nobody’s going to be offered a job [as a permanent Idol judge] for a while, ” the source added. “We’re doing a very thorough search.” A call to Stern’s PR rep was not immediately returned.

I’ll bet Stern’s people planted the story as a publicity stunt and negotiating ploy…

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