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Elton John Has No 'Idol' Time

1/14/2010 8:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

No matter that Elton John is perfect for taking Simon Cowell's bitchy British seat on "American Idol" -- we're told the Rocket Man will not be landing an "Idol" contract.



We're told Elton's schedule is way too packed to bash amateur singers -- so a golden ticket to Hollywood is out of the question.

Wonder what Robbie Williams is up to next year?

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itsallaboutthebag    

CHER

1650 days ago
17.

PolarBear    

That's it, his career is over. So is Elton going to be hosting the Tonight Show at 11:45 or 12:35 or 10:15 or the next morning at 02:15? Also, Elton needs a new writer, as Bernie Taupin is just NO GOOD for late night comedy, let's face it.

1650 days ago
18.

What ABout    

DAVID FOSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1650 days ago
19.

Andie    

Awww, too bad for us! But they probably couldn't pay him him enough or he'd have done it, it's always about the benjamins.

1650 days ago
20.

disturbed    

13. Thank God. Sir Reginald is wayyyy too good to be on Idol. Madman Across the Water Anyone? Elton is a briliant genius and Idol, while being a fun distraction, is a junior high school talent show.

Posted at 6:39PM on Jan 14th 2010 by Midwestern Melt
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You know, I was also glad that he chose not to be on Idol. It's as if he is of a different caliber. I'm glad that talented ones get discovered on Idol, but I'm happy that Elton decided not to be an Idol judge.

1650 days ago
21.

Jennifer    

it's called "American Idol" people....it's only created and produced by British people who started similar shows first. Simon Fuller who once managed "The Spice Girls" and Simon Cowell who need's to stop whining about not making enough money per episodes....Simon...borrow money from Ryan Seacrest! Conan O'brian should be the new American Idol Judge....Leno is a whiney money hungary bitch too. GO AWAY JAY!

1650 days ago
22.

Christopher Nelson    

It is bad enough that American Idol screwed up and lost Paula{replacing her with Ellen degenerate). This is also most likely the reason to blame for Simon leaving if he does. So getting another homo to take over on the show would not be very wise. Because, it is bad enough with Ellen. Bye Bye American Idol, you will not last long. Losing the two main people, and replacing one with a Homo has killed you.

1650 days ago
23.

Mariah    

I would actually start watching the show if they brought Robbie Williams on! Good suggestion, TMZ, though I agree with the other poster who said AI might be too negative for Williams. He has always been good at fostering talent (Lily Allen and other young lesser known British acts that Americans probably wouldn't know), I don't know how big he would be about the idea of having to dump on people...

1650 days ago
24.

The Dude    

there is no pill I can take to stop the vomiting that happens when he shows his face. I vomit even harder when I realize he thinks he's "little sister" (Mick J has referred to him as that and he has referred to himself like that).

He is not... and is nothing like anyones little sister! :( He should correct himself and refer to himself as "singing toad".

1650 days ago
25.

Southern Boy    

Gene Simmons would be a good choice.

1650 days ago
26.

Wil    

Why would you want to replace a bitter old queen with another one? Robbie Williams........Who. Are you referring to that tired C@#K Tease who use to have a music career?

1650 days ago
27.

Tricia    

oh c'mon, just get Piers Morgan and be done with it! The show is history once Simon leaves anyway, so who cares?

1650 days ago
28.

Delilah    

I don't really watch AI but if Elton fell through, they should contact Cher! Ha! Cher would be perfect because she would brutally honest with all of the contestants. You a power house to replace Cowell and I don't see it being Robbie, he's too nice. You do need an edgier and much more honest judge for those contestants.

1650 days ago
29.

I BE DARNELL    

REGINALD,HAS NEITHER THE TIME OR PATIENCE, ..... FOR ALL/ OR ANYTHING, MEDIOCRE.....BE, ASSURED.

1650 days ago
30.

isitin    

Piers Morgan would be the ideal person to be a judge. He is great on Britain's Got Talent.

1650 days ago
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